Kazz
member
Location: oxnard ca
Member Since: 10th Aug 2003
Total posts: 13
Posted:hey what do you guys think of astrojacks? i jus saw their commercial and now they glow. doesit seem right to start raving w/ them or does it defile the art of raving? prsonally i think its cool because now ravers have a new way of raving. so what do you guys think? should people start raving w/ astrojacks? or should astrojacks stay out of the world of raving?

Raving...the answer to all prolems. just put on some music, bust out yer glowsticks and rave...raving...*sigh*

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JinX
mushroom collector
Location: JHB, South Africa
Member Since: 24th Feb 2003
Total posts: 208
Posted:MABEY this sould be in discution forum.

i have no idea what astojacks are!!!!!


JinX : If it doesnt kill you it makes you stronger

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:www.astrojax.com/

they're really, really, really hard.

i've only ever seen one person that could use them properly and it blew my mind.
so i got some.

but as it turns out they're really, really, really hard.


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:Nah I'd say other toys forum.

Can't really comment on defiling the art of raving but they look cool and I want one, even though I haven't a clue what the hell it is they do.

Which one did you get coleman, I haven't a clue whether I want one for "rebound tricks", "body tricks" or whatever


I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:i got a saturn cos they look pretty.
you can do the worlds fastest one hand bf with them as well

i found the original ones easier to play with though


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Dom
Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:I've got the Saturns and old glow in the dark ones which are also bouncy. Can't figure out too much stuff with them as it's not really my style.

Like Cole says - I've rarely seen them done properly, but when I do I'm blown away.


quote: defile the art of raving You what!!!!!
If you ever meet a raver snob, laugh at them really, really hard for me. We're talking about dancing and having fun here!


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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:i heard glass was once a raver snob!

PK.

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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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tenticle
tenticle

enthusiast
Location: ati: on: She: ffi: eld: UK:
Member Since: 13th Aug 2002
Total posts: 275
Posted:Isn't the art of raving all that uv stuff on the walls?

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cede
member
Location: hobbs NM
Member Since: 13th Nov 2002
Total posts: 42
Posted:i just got a set of vmax and saturns...these things are crazy...i thought they would be like mini meteors, but they are totaly on a level of their own...honestly i think they sound and look a lot cooler than they are...maybe i'll learn the secret move that seems impossible at first but once you learn it suddenly the whole world opens up...ie weave...i don't know they are fun though

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frostypaw
Great balls of fire
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Member Since: 28th Jul 2003
Total posts: 643
Posted:they just look very messy to me - even if there is one ball orbiting gracefully the rest seems to be a mess

would be interested to see them 'done well!'

defiling the art of raving lol rather cracks me up that anyone could considering raving as having rules - kinda ignores the whole concept surely of doing yer own thing


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Blackass
Blackass

Blueass
Location: Edinburgh badger set
Member Since: 7th Aug 2003
Total posts: 183
Posted:Astrowhat? (Yeah baby)

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Gnor
Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:I was very tempted to take it all apart and remount them in as classic poi style as I like the lights.
Found they are great for kids as long as there is heaps of space. The lights are very pretty especially with the two colours. Couldnt get mine to flash tho and dont get them wet as we had to dimantle them and dry them out.

Great for doing the wrap stuff and under the legs.
Good present for kids at under $20 Aus.


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Is it Fair to all concerned?
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Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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MikeIcon
MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:I have a video of someone using them really well. The guy's name is UFO. I gotta say, when ya find someone who can use em, they're damn cool. Unfortunately, unless you go hardcore on practicing with em, youre probably not gonna get very far. There are no websites (that I've found) that are all that helpful with learning new tricks. Some have vague or complicated descriptions, others have videos that you cant really figure out whats going on. Overall, its not worth the effort IMO.

::Kicks the Astrojax that have been sitting on his floor for 3 months::


Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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NickC
Monkey Wrangler
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 183
Posted:UFO is part of the TYM.de yoyo group. He's decent with astrojacks. There's a video at www.tym.de under download, then videos called 'Toy Fair Nurnberg 2003 Clip 2'. Look for it towards the bottom. One guy on there impressed me significantly with astrojacks (not to mentions yoyoing). The video is approximately 32 mb. I think there are 2 or 3 other videos with astrojacks in them.

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Xanath
member
Location: strongsville, ohio, usa
Member Since: 1st Sep 2003
Total posts: 67
Posted:my freind made a set of astro-poi. they're really fun but the only draw back to them if you only get two wicks, cuz the third is always unlit cuz you need that one to move them around. burns are definetly inevitable with them especially if you are unexperienced with astrojacks.

Power percieved is power achieved.

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Mot
addict
Location: Netherlands
Member Since: 18th May 2002
Total posts: 666
Posted:Hiyall,
I'm pro astrojax, takes alittle messin around but you can get some nice moves undercontrol. They make some funky pics too.

Non-Https Image Link

2 sets of saturns used as poi. Ya let the middle one flop to the bottom and you've got poi.


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Switch
member
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Member Since: 4th Dec 2003
Total posts: 47
Posted:Yo, I do alot of astrojax, i've been playing for a little more than a year now, it seems hard or impossible at first, but now i play with them and they are no challenge, so i've kinda moved on to yo-yo. I say, pick up a pair and play with them, learn all the tricks, master it. It's good for you're co-ordination and it looks cool too. As for the raving part, maybe some modified AJ's with super bright LEDs would be good for that, but normal saturns wouldn't have the right effect.
Later.


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member
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Member Since: 4th Dec 2003
Total posts: 47
Posted:www.aj.tym.de
That's UFO's website. Download the one called "UFOJAX in action" That's the best AJ vid i've seen.


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pengwino
pengwino

suitable for vegetarians
Location: Leeds, UK
Member Since: 16th Oct 2003
Total posts: 300
Posted:I recently bought some astrojax too, finding them so hard though and nothing like poi at all (stupidly thought i may be able to use poi skill with them but it seems not..) It's such a contrast that barely moving your hands can do all that crazy stuff. ubbloco

For those that have mastered this crazy toy - do you reckon if you have good enough coordination to do poi that with a little patience i could 'get' astrojax too? I've not given up yet but...


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member
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Member Since: 4th Dec 2003
Total posts: 47
Posted:Yes definately, Don't give up! To incorperate(sp?) poi with AJ, do a "Thriiller" which is basically a 1 handed butterfly holding the middle ball, or a "Calicopter" which is where you hold the middle ball, letting both the end balls dangle, then pinch with each hand, on each side of the middle ball, and then siple do a corkscrew type thing, in front of you. Go to The astrojax official site and check out the tricks on there, they're fun to learn.
It only takes a little while before you're doing all the tricks in flowing combos. If you can do the basics, try learning the trick called " Venus", it's easy, but looks cool.
It's not really that difficult when you practice. It gets really addictive. Anyway, loiter around the forum Here
Ok, Have fun Ajing...
Switch ubbloco


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pengwino
pengwino

suitable for vegetarians
Location: Leeds, UK
Member Since: 16th Oct 2003
Total posts: 300
Posted:thank you thank you. will persevere for a little longer and see how far i get. keep hearing it gets addictive but almost hoping it doesn't! ubbloco

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pengwino
pengwino

suitable for vegetarians
Location: Leeds, UK
Member Since: 16th Oct 2003
Total posts: 300
Posted:oops, forgot to say: to anyone reading this that there is another astrojax thread in the 'other toys' section, which is probably where this one belongs too, hey ho. ubblol

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