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Xorn69
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Location: Brighton
Member Since: 11th Sep 2002
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Posted:I'm reasonably new at spinning my stick and I've developed a method of twirling hand over hand... It's similar to the method shown in Xaeda's staff animations, but it's not the same.. Instead of using the right hand to spin clockwise, I use the right hand to spin anticlockwise! (if you look at the animation, just picture her using her right hand to spin the staff in the opposite direction and you'll hopefully know how I mean)

I've been doing it for a few months and I'm very comfortable with it but now that I want to learn more complex tricks I'm worried that it'll be impossible because of my chosen method of spinning... Am I going about it the wrong way? Is there only one proper way to spin a staff? Should I unlearn what I've learnt?


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Mr Majestik
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Posted:I've always considered the best way to spin to be not hitting yourself(especially in the head)

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stickman
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Posted:I have a question concerning spinning figure 8s..

you got the forward and backward fig 8, then forwards you also have the gunshot or whatever its called where you give the staff an extra half spin at the back and then another extra at the front to it almost rolls over your shoulder (dont know if this is making sense.. if not, please disregard, cuz theres more to come)
the backwards you have the over-the-shoulder-roll as well coming from the back, but is there a way to give another half spin in the front while spinning backwards fig 8?

everyone understand? good..


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loki.c1687
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Posted:i sometimes just roll it over the back of my plam its abit uncontroled but works
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Posted:Stick man

The answer to your question is yes.

There are four that i know of myself.

Think about it this way. Doing a forward fig8 you do an extra half spin at the back (ont he way tot he fron of your body). It goes under your forearm. Then you do a extra half spin at the front (on the way to the back) and it goes under your forearm.

Its the same thing spinning in the other direction. Except it goes over your forearm on the way to the front and under your forearm on the way to the back.

I know i havent really explained how to do it but i think you should be able to figure it out. Let me know if you need more detail.

i'll be posting more about this later. it works in doubles with split time same direction spinning very well.


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Xorn69
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Location: Brighton
Member Since: 11th Sep 2002
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Posted:2 years later and I can safely say that I've figured out a satisfactory method for spinning.



I think the highlight would be twirling on the main stage in front of Public Domain & Ultra Sonic for the Utopia party in Sydney. 5000+ peaking ravers cheering me on! W00t!



I'm living in Brighton now... Bought a nice long stick at Camden markets the other day.. Went out in the 4 degree weather the other night on Brighton beach and gave a demo to some Swedish friends..



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Stone
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Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
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Posted:Hi Xorn69,

Loved your post; two years on and all smile
Much respect for hanging in there.
When I got my first staff, the guy said practice, and come back a star. That kept me motivated for ages. Well I practiced, and I learnt and re-learnt , finally deciding that the star was for persevering. Now, Im into club swinging and juggling.
Cheers


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Charles
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Posted:The BEST way to spin will always be...




wait for it..................




wait for it..................




wait for it..................




wait for it..................





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ben-ja-men
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Posted:omg!!! charles im so very very disapointed *shakes head graemlin* what happened to the conservative level headed moderator?

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Skulduggery
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Posted:Even Mods have their fetishes, Ben. After all, are they not only human? ubblol



Will you be demonstrating how to spin naked Charles in an hour long video featuring naked Mods??


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_Clare_
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Posted:ubblol

I reckon that should definitely be on COL 6


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Charles
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Posted:No problem...1 hour of naked spinning in the dark coming up...Just have to wait for a cloudy night with no moon (no pun intended).

Am I really seen as conservative? I thought I was the (monogamous) Austin Powers of Home of Poi!

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Stone
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Posted:Good grief Charles, nekkid spinning :lol. youre such a worry wink

Austin Powers indeed! Perhaps, is can see Charles the International Man of Mystery.

"Yeah baby, want to come over to the club, for a swinging time and some shag-a-delic waist wraps. nudge, nudge wink wink say no more. Ill teach you a trick or two. "

Heheheh

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_Clare_
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Posted:eek ubblol

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Skulduggery
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Posted:Just remember not to make those front passes too close! We don't want a bush fire now do we!

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_Clare_
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Posted:eek eek

ubblol


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