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"What do you other staffers do out there for a warm up, i.e streching and what not to provent injury. I wouldn't mind hearing what you people do for neck shoulder and fore arm streches. ..."
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"yo,playing today i was wandering where i could go from an all the ray round neckwrap. I been catching it in elbow grip and I found if you bend over and keep the staff spinning fairly ho..."
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"I was wondering roughly what the staff length should be?"
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"Today I started to learn the staff with a stick with some socks on the end. I have been doing poi for about 2 months and am enjoying every last second of it...and now staff! I am loving..."
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"Ok, so i couldn't think of a short or descriptive title. And I remember reading once (at least i think i do) that you (being charles) did some of these types of tricks so i thought i'd ..."
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"yo, got a new one today, thought about summing up the other threads but Im not up for the job the now.instead theres this. Y'know when you have both staffs doing backwards figure eights..."
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"Ok ok so I did look at the double staff posts but I just need to know where to start...Been doing a basic staff course for 4 weeks...Picked up staff before (a few times) and have done f..."
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"where to start...?horizontal i thinkboth staffs anticl., left hand does waistwrap(let go btb at right hip, catch in front(same hand) at left hipright hand does waistwrap(let go in front..."
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"Does anyone know where you can buy electro glow staffs which are at least 120 cms long and has the option of two different colours on each end. Cheapest options always appreciated!The ..."
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"where to start? one of my colleagues(no mean staff spinner herslef) came back from a gig in fife(scotland) with a shocked look on her face and speechless. to tell the truth i thought th..."
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"What can I say!?! I introduce myself, say I'm out there for help if anyone has questions, and you guys make fun of me? Why? I thought that this site was put here for us to come t..."
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"I have been doing single staff for about 5 months now and i am not sure if i am progressing well. Anyone got ne tricks to encourage faster spinning. "
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"ok, well, with me not having been trained with actual fire, by actual teachers, i seem to lack a very cool move that i have actually only seen my friend do. it involves lighting the sta..."
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"been playing around with a few odd throws like elbow to other elbow(flatspin).... get into it from btb pass(horizontal onto the back of the hand, contact roll round the hand and arm int..."
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"I recently saw one guy get his staff from off the ground by flick spinning it around one foot using the other then just pasing it up to his hands and carrying on from there. (Sorry if I..."
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"i cant get it! i can do the very basic spin howeven thats all i can do!! can some one please tell me how to do more stuff!"
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"Hey all,well I've been practicing and practicing, and finally last night things were beginning to Gel...what I'm doing in the elbow grip is the same as the baton move 'Fishtail'.At the ..."
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"As a newcomer to staff, one thing I'm having trouble with is finding smooth transitions between spinning in a vertical plane and a horizontal plane.Any tips?"
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"Yo peeps,Well I finally got a nameI smacked myself in the wrist yesterday and although its nice out side I cant play :-) So, instead I thought id list all the staff moves I know for yo..."
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"i just made some double staff. i was wondering if anybody has some advice. the staffs are 2 and a half feetis it staffs or staves?? "
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"Well, there is a good side. The good side being i discovered that a three beat weave with dbls is not too terribly hard. needs some smoothing out, but still, not bad. So then i though, ..."
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"how?that's all i want to know, how?my arms are retarded. i can throw off my wrist, but if i try to throw it form behind my back it goes like four inches... that's a flat throw.if i try ..."
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"Hola:I'm new to this and have a relatively unique opportunity and would like any/all advice I could get from you guys. I have a ghetto-style wooden broomstick staff I made in a couple o..."
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"Well I have been doing some practice around the shop with a broom handle but none the less I really have no clue as to what to really do. I have used Pozee's practice staff spun that a..."
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"Ok, as long as I am learning to spin staff, can someone help me with some vocab here?What is a "quarterstaff"? I mean, duh, I know what a quarterstaff is, but I wonder if there is a sp..."
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"and someoen will no doubt come trouncing by saying how easy this is... but hopefully with advice !basically, i'm rolling one staff down my thigh and bouncing it off of my thigh into m..."
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"Cant actually turn a btb weave with poi but found out today it is incredibly staisfying with the single staff. certainly losens thoes shoulders up... pointers:backwards btb hand cros..."
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"I've finally admitted a big gap in my repoitre which is that of using HELICOPTER spins more often. Normally, I need to be thinking about HELICOPTERS to put them into a routine, as when..."
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"I've been fire staffing for a while now and I know quite a lot of moves (all the ones in the staff lessons and more)but I taught myself these moves anyway before I discovered HOP and no..."
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"Hehe Me first post!!!I cant seem to find a comfortable way of doing a dual staff foward figure of eight/ ninja moveCould anyone help me with this since its driving me slowly nuts! "
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"so ive searched the posts and still havent been able to figure out what the heck a fountain is. i know its a DS move but thats about it. HELP! "
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"wahey! dont you adore it when you find a realy simply move that when lit looks fecking amazing??!!maybe its been done a billion times but was on my blades last nite and was practising t..."
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"My friend is learning to do this cool new move that a have never seen before. It's a swift and smooth change from backwards to forwards figure 8's without putting the staff behind you..."
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"I have a bit of trouble with Xaeda staff lesson 2 & 3. When the left hand takes control of the staff, I can't manage to keep turning the staff and get my hand in position to pass back t..."
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"Hey! I'm new to this site and, in fact, new to all things Poi.. I've tried spinning poi once or twice, but finding that I have a lack of coordination with that, I decided to give Staff ..."
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"alright so heres my dillema, I started spinning staff on sunday and have tried to learn from the lessons on the site, but they just dont help, I cant see a thing, the demo videos are ch..."
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"not as hard as it sounds.I'm sure you know how to do this...holding one staff only, spin forward in front of your body in the normal way (the way EVERYONE does when they first pick up a..."
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"I've been looking for some staff video clips to download, but have only found these three so far.. Staff_Twirling3.aviStaff_Twirling4.aviStaff_Twirling5.aviThese are pretty good, he doe..."
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"Hey everyone, I am new to the 'art' of fire twirling. I was wondering if anyone knew any moves that weren't too difficult, as I am still learning, but aren't too hard... ta!"
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"okay kiddies!*looks at various marks on ceiling*"
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"Since I've managed to break my wrist, I've taken up spinning my staff with one hand, but I'm starting to run out of ideas of what I can do without switching hands.So far I can do some b..."
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"I try and do the rotor like Xaeda (lesson 1), and tend to pass it horizontal. Anyhow, I was playing around with rotor passes last night and I found it was fun to take one-hand from the..."
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"Okay, was just about to order one when page re-directed me to an mpeg of it.Glad it did cos its NOT what I thought it was...What I'm after (in fact gagging for... thats sad inst it!) is..."
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"Hey all,Well, I've been dying to really get into this for a few weeks now, and finally got around to making my own practice staff this weekend. A few things though. Firstly, what would ..."
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"Ello, anyone know some easy but good looking staff moves???"
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"Is Xaeda lesson 7 exactly the same as the first one, just above your head rather than in front you."
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"greetings all....now i am new to the world of staff... i have gotten the hang of the standard spinning, passing behind the back and overhead that kinda thing but watching others do it t..."
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"Ive started doing staff with fire (amazing) but I've found it can take a long time getting the staff ready. This is mostly to do with me worrying about parafine dripping down. To give y..."
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"So, I can do all sorts of sick little tricks with my staff, but the thing the eludes me to this day is that dastardly palm spin. I can get about a half rotation before it catches on a f..."
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"Hey!Star Wars episode 1 was screened on aus TV last night and it inspired me to crack out the electroglo staffs and make a double ended light sabre. I attached them in the middle with a..."
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