phuzzz
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Location: saltspring island, bc , kanada
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 160
Posted:just had a crazy idea.... has anyone ever used their feet/toes to spin? i just tried and it seems possible with a lot of practice!this could be included in an incredable diverse routine! anyone have any experience or ideas???

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Me and some friends were discussing this. I remembered that about 10 years ago there was this toy which was a plastic ball with a counter on it attached to a plastic cord with a foot loop on the end and you basically skipped with it. I can't rememeber what they were called but it was pretty much a plastic poi...In theory you could have 6 poi at one time - one on each foot and 2 in each hand
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getzaphix
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Location: Madison, WI USA
Member Since: 5th Dec 2001
Total posts: 8
Posted:I think it was called Skip It, or at least that's what the jingle in my head keeps telling me.

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DocLiquid
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Location: Naples, Florida
Member Since: 2nd Nov 2001
Total posts: 97
Posted:Skip It! Yes that's it.I've tries doing moves with my feet as well and yes it is very possible.At the moment I've gotten the tree beat weave and other easier moves but the butterfly is very difficult. your toes need to bend more freely. Any Ideas how to work foot moves into a routine?PLUHRDOC

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Posted:well - I've had lunch with a guy that could eat at a table with a knife and fork using his feet (he had no arms) so well some people may not have evern noticed (I jest not). If thats possible surely something as simple as spinning a fire staff should be possible. Its a nice idea tho.Josh

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phuzzz
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Location: saltspring island, bc , kanada
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 160
Posted:there was a writer guy who got into a car acident and lost use of his arms. he continued to wright longhand or rather long foot he wrote a play "writing withour feet" and became internationally popular thats what got me thinking...

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TheGrynygogg
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Location: England, just north of London
Member Since: 21st Dec 2001
Total posts: 47
Posted:I've been playing with the idea for a while now. Mostly in my mind but with the occasional practice too. Catching and doing various throws isn't hard with your feet. Slightly harder to control but then, I haven't really practiced it so who am I to say? Anyhow. Merry xmas everyone. Sir Grynygogg

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kevan
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Member Since: 6th Sep 2007
Total posts: 7
Posted:i have tried this and found that it can be done but its very easy to trip on the staff and fall over specially if your drunk which i think was probable smile. also is possible to do contact on legs , thigh wraps? calf wraps? im not sure what to call this as i have not seen it documented as yet

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ElectricBlue
ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:There is a whole genre of juggling that uses the feet.
Funnily enough it is called foot juggling, people usually start of spinning and juggling round tubes.
But I have seen people use tables parasols chairs and I saw some girls practicing with what looked like giant fire staves, they were quite thick because as you can imaging using a bigger and heavier item usually makes it easier.

Foot jugglers usually have a special bench that they lie on because it can be vary hard on your back other wise. Imagine a weight lifting bench with the legs on the head end missing.

It is very interesting to watch, you could probably find some cool clips on you tube if you search for foot juggling or canoe juggling.


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Gnor
Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:Can I just say
Twobags


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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Knoxious
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Member Since: 25th Feb 2002
Total posts: 420
Posted:Or Pheonix Fire Project (Josh and Valarie) from Berlin who closed the UberParis show...they got some foot spinning action in their routines...

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Gnor
Gnor

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Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:I think it was UCOF who linked to Miss Bernadette.

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:Blueberry, the name you are looking for is 'Antipode'.

Phoenix Fire Project are kickass. Although Josh needs more practice.


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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entheogen
entheogen

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Location: Berlin
Member Since: 4th Mar 2005
Total posts: 173
Posted: Written by: Limits_To_Contest


Although Josh needs more practice.



You just come back to Berlin................

you will see what you get! spank

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ElectricBlue
ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:"Blueberry, the name you are looking for is 'Antipode'."

*confused* word for what??


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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:people who manipulate with their feet = antipode.

smile


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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ElectricBlue
ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:oh i thought they were just called foot jugglers? thats what we call them here.
oh well


I {Heart} hand me downs and spinning in the snow.<br /><br />

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entheogen
entheogen

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Location: Berlin
Member Since: 4th Mar 2005
Total posts: 173
Posted: Written by: Look_This_Changes


Although Josh needs more practice.

ubblol ubblol ubblol

Aw, dont worry about Josh, when you coming back?


'There are two mantras in life, yum and yuk. I choose yum.'

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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:Um... When i can afford it?



Hopefully in October/november... Reading week spent Juggling in Berlin, anyone? wink



Miss you guys!


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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