I did a search for Chloe Bruce [ChloeBruceOfficialWebsite], Daisy Ridley’s stunt double. I had no idea legs can be swung in so many different directions. [See below]. She’s AMAZING at handling a “staff” and has been teaching Ridley how. If Daisy Ridley will be wielding that staff of hers like Chloe Bruce does, we will be in for a spectacle!
Talking about that staff. It’s fair to assume that from what we’ve seen in the trailers and many pictures, it’s a one “bladed” lightsaber pike. I did some Photoshop-Fu on a great action stance picture of Rey and came up with this. [Click pictures for highres version].
In “STAR WARS, Visual Guide to Lightsabers” you will find all different types of sabers, including the lightsaber pike. [Click pictures for highres version].