pozee
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Location: san diego
Member Since: 27th Jul 2001
Total posts: 886
Posted:i want to get some ideas of some things that me and my buddy can do together. we have been working on passes and synchronicity and stuff. any suggestions would be cool. i guess i should learn the names of all the staff jargen now thaat i am doing that a lot more...

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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 have an idea. It is a very good idea, but I can't let you have it. Sorry, nothing personal. Just it is too important that I'm part of the team that does it first.

Just ignore me. Everyone else does.

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Cantus
Cantus

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Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:I've been thinking about a staff version of the mexican wave involving 2 people and 3 staffs. But have thus far had no one to try it with.Basically you and the other guy stand, backs facing each other, a slight distance apart. One of you has 2 staffs,the other has one (oddly enough).The guy with 2 begins to perform the mexican wave. As the first staff goes back behind his head the other guy reaches behind and takes it. The whole movement continues with each staffer passing and catching behind him. Like 2 jugglers, maybe, only back to back.I don't think i explained it all that well. Needs some work too. Like i said I haven't actually tried it yet. But it's an idea for you.------------------C@ntusThere's only one way of life and that's your own.

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SickpuPpy
SickpuPpy

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Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1100
Posted:I always thought it looked awesome when two people stood side by side, facing the same direction, and mirored each other.------------------If you love something, set it on fire.

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phuzzz
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Location: saltspring island, bc , kanada
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 160
Posted:here's one im willing to share... two staffers stand back to back. dancer 1: weed wacker(I know you hate that name)-helicopter-pass off to the right/recieve to the left. dancer2:helicopter-weed wacker(I know you hate that name)-pass off to the right/recieve to the left. repeat. sory but its simple im tired im not going into detail.

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pozee
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Location: san diego
Member Since: 27th Jul 2001
Total posts: 886
Posted:i can definately visualize that cantus, let me see if i am right, basically there are three staffs and you do a over the head pass with one of them, so one person has 2 and then the other person has 2? is that right?somebody doesnt like to share. if you are doing group stuff, try this one, its my latest and greatest i guess.one person is facing the crowd, both have a staff. the other person is facing the crowd about 10 feet behind them. the person in fron ducks down and the person in back does kind of a slow front handspring and lands the back of his knees on the ducked down persons shoulders and keeps rolling forward, during that roll the person bending down stands up and they both comence to spinning.basically a hyped up way to get one person on top of the other persons shoulders.anyone else want to share. i really like the acrobatic stuff, it just adds another bit of flare to the performance...

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Cantus
Cantus

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Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:So i did explain it ok then. Yes Pozee that's how you do it.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
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Maximus
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Location: Upland, CA., USA
Member Since: 13th Dec 2001
Total posts: 250
Posted:Yes, nice move, Cantus. I'll try it.We've been experimenting with various group moves in my troupe. A couple of the guys and I do choreographed stage combat with long staffs. And I've been trying out some pair acobatic moves with the smaller females in the group. One move we do is based on the "angel," a common acobatic move. The move starts out with the female twirling two firesticks overhead. I step to her left side, facing the same direction, ducking under the sticks. Then I bend foward at the waist, bending my knees, and wrap my arms around her hips. Then lift her up, staightening your legs, leaning to the left, and rotating her legs past the back of your head til she is rotated 180 degrees, facing forward, stomach down. The female has to tighten her tummy and arch her back. I hold her on my right shoulder and have my right arm wrapped around her waist to keep her there. Once our balance is set, she passes one of the firesticks into my left hand. Then she does a two-handed rotor and I do a finger-spin behind my back, making a flaming two-propellered combo human thing. Then I stagger off stage, trying not to drop anybody. Maximusp.s. here's a sketch...lets see if it works.<IMG SRC="http://www.deadflesh.org/fear/ angelx.jpg">

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Maximus
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Location: Upland, CA., USA
Member Since: 13th Dec 2001
Total posts: 250
Posted:<img src="http://www.deadflesh.org/fear/angelx.jpg">

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crazed_bunny
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Member Since: 5th Jan 2002
Total posts: 12
Posted:you may wish to try
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Maximus
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Location: Upland, CA., USA
Member Since: 13th Dec 2001
Total posts: 250
Posted:Right! I thought it was possible to post a pic.That's even the code I typed in but the BB changed it somehow...Show me the code and I'll post some firesword animations.Maximus

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pozee
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Location: san diego
Member Since: 27th Jul 2001
Total posts: 886
Posted:that looks pretty cool, i was thinking of something like that, but mine was mor of her sitting on my shoulder instead of laying down. jsut need to develop a little more strength to lift the said person up...one that we do, is for the female to strattle me and do a back bend while i spin the staff around her body. basically me standing up with her legs wrapped around my waist and bending back. then i support her legs and she does a flip out...

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catboy
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Location: leicester, england
Member Since: 24th Sep 2001
Total posts: 167
Posted:you guys are real dirty... i'm going back to the 'poi moves' discussion board
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Charles
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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:We are not dirty!!!We just don't wash very often...---<thats all>---------------------Charles (INFERNO)newdolbel@hotmail.comhttp://juggling.co.nz

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Phuhzzzie Wuhzzzie the Pumpkin King
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Location: Melbourne, the new Land of Nod
Member Since: 10th Jan 2002
Total posts: 141
Posted:Here's one that me and my pal like to do, and it looks very very cool. We stand about ten running paces away facing each other, run towards each other then leap grabbing your partners' wrist in mid-air. because of the momentum you each have behind you, you will spin 180 and land facing the opposite direction. Be sure to let go. I got inspiration from this one watching The Matrix, it chancged the way I bend.

A wise man once said to me, Hey! You! Get out of my wardrobe! and in a way, I guess he was right.

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Bendy
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Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Member Since: 29th Aug 2001
Total posts: 750
Posted:It didn't change the way you bend, there is no you. (doesn't work quite like a spoon eh?

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Hitokage
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Location: New York, NY, USA
Member Since: 20th Oct 2001
Total posts: 70
Posted:1. Two people standing facing each other.2. Person "A" has dipped, but unlit poi.3. Person "B" has lit staff.4. "A" throws one poi to "B", who literally baseball bats the poi back, lighting it in the process (once you get good at this, try throwing the second poi before you catch the first).5. Poi hits "A" in head6. Repeat until "A" either catches poi, or dies.------------------"Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever" -Mahatma Ghandi"Burning--the process of breaking things down into a simpler form." -Hitokage----FireStorm---(jimidawg@snet.net)

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever -Mahatma Ghandi

Burning--the process of breaking things down into a simpler form. -Hitokage-

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Charles
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Location: Auckland
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Total posts: 3989
Posted:Bendy? What? I didn't undertsand that or Phuzzie's last few rods either...How can doing a combination 180 horizonatl clothline (which is very cool by the way) affect the way you bend?Just a little confused (as always)------------------Charles (INFERNO)newdolbel@hotmail.comhttp://juggling.co.nz

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Phuhzzzie Wuhzzzie the Pumpkin King
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Location: Melbourne, the new Land of Nod
Member Since: 10th Jan 2002
Total posts: 141
Posted:Charles, It wasn't the move that changed the way I bend it was the film The Matrix. I hope I've cleared things up for you.------------------A wise man once said to me, "Hey! You! Get out of my wardrobe!" and in a way I guess he was right.

A wise man once said to me, Hey! You! Get out of my wardrobe! and in a way, I guess he was right.

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Charles
Charles

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Location: Auckland
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Total posts: 3989
Posted:Another option, rather the not-for-everyone super gymnastic events, is to do throws with staffs.Starting off simply.Two people facing each other can do a flat throw (no spin) with one being lower than the other, each catch and break into different moves...Or face each other and each throws a spinning rotor from their right hand to the other's left. Not AT each other, keep it to their left so they can reach out and grab it, without getting sconned.A pretty one is where one person throws a high rotor and moves away while another comes forward and catches it. Doing this so the first person get sa nother staff and then it repeats, gives the first persona very cool way to start a doubles routine too.None of them are rocket science, but they do look quite flashy for non-firies and are definitely fun for all the fireys
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o-o
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Location: london, england
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2000
Total posts: 78
Posted:lmao!nice post hitokage......won't be trying that tho.

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