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fireninja


fireninja

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Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

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Posted:Hello staff people,

I was goofing around and came up with some variations on that old standby, the neckspin. They have been posted on my website, but I thought I would post them here as well. For all I know people have been doing this for years, but I have never seen it.

It is normal neckspin with a contact roll up the arm and then on to a few different finishes:

http://www.fireninja.com/neckspin_l.mov
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http://www.fireninja.com/neckspin_r.mov
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http://www.fireninja.com/neckspin_to_palmspin.mov
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http://www.fireninja.com/neackspin_to_palm_transfer.mov
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http://www.fireninja.com/neckspin_to_shoulder_pop.mov
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The nice thing about these moves is that they are very consistent -- after a few days of sporadic play I am up to a 99% hit rate with them.

Not a particularly big deal, but thought I would share it here.

-david
david@fireninja.com
www.fireninja.com


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arashi


arashi

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Posted:kung fu, man, kung fu. wish i knew how to do all that video upload internet stuff. at least now i can watch...
rock on, dude!!! thanks for the sharing, even tho i don't really do stick...


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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

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Posted:digging that shoulder pop bro, tis sick.
been working on some other neckrolls n combo's but not good enough to get on film yet.
cheers for sharing the flicks.


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Posted:really nice and smooth man - I'd like to see them in a routine?

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toneman


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Posted:dude, you rule! Along with glass and PK!

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[Nx?]
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

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Posted:yo fire ninja,

the next thing from there is to have the staff com round the neck, up the arm, around the arm (without palmspinning) and back to the elbow, onto the other forarm, up around that arm and down to the neck, around the neck and repeat.

Once thats all easy try going from a neckwrap to round the shoulder, arm strait up in the air, round the front of the neck and under the next shoulder and repeat.

going round the arm below the level of your hand is scary at first but way cool and all thease moves can be done as multipules, (tho im buggered if I can do multipul horisontal shoulder wraps like that insane batton woman (no, the other one))

L8ter

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Mineiro


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Posted:one i just got... bit of a baton thing really... go round your neck constantly... managed 5 full rotations so far, trick seems to be as always with contact leaving the staff in the same place and moving your body round it....
working on the left arm, neck, right arm, neck, left arm... etc thing. but i think i may bow to mr drew on that one
Love
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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

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Posted:leave me out of this one, i'm a poi monster, just dabling with sticks right now.
leave said stick monsters to glass, minero and nix?


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
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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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

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Posted:all respect to the masters

*one day, fairy, you will learn the beauty of the stick - for now, just leave it to the ones who do it best!*

Wow! Fantastic stuff - way over my head but beautiful all the same.


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[Nx?]
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[Nx?]

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Posted:yeah, well i didnt say I could go round the sholder, And I too bow to drew in this respect (and probibly tennessa too), But just you wait for the good weather, ill be there, no worrys.

P.s. on the subgect of continious neckspins, I seem to be having a lot of troble getting this going? any tips?

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Cantus
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Cantus

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Posted:There's a neckspin thread from ages ago that Xaeda posted that you might find helpful Nix?

I'll see if I can find it for you.


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Cantus
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Cantus

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Posted:Ok I've bumped it for you.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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[Nx?]
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Posted:I was thinking more about the continious flatspin neckwrap that glass does, that seems to involve shuffling the staff as you go round it to keep the centre of ballance in a reasonable place.

Hadnt seen that post for ages, takes me back....

thanx C@tnus,

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Kaji


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Posted:Nice! Very nice I loved the elbow kick in the last vid.
What lenght staff do you use? And would you say that move would be easier with a long(5 - 5.5 ft) or a short staff (3.5 - 4 ft)


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Cantus
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Cantus

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Posted:I can get a flat spin on the back of my neck. Does that count?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
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[Nx?]
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Posted:errm, i ment round and round and round the neck, no hands. <shrug>

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Cantus
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Cantus

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Posted:yeah i figured. But i can only get about 1 revolution like that. So i figured you wouldn't be interested in that.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
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pozee
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

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Location: san diego

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Posted:left arm, neck, right arm neck left arm etc... in the horozontal and vertical planes took me forever to get. i can just now get abour 3 or 4 times consecutively in the vertical plane with no hands...

very fun though.


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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

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Location: Auckland

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Posted:(glares infuriatingly at all the staffers who can do a million more contact things than himself).

But at least now I can make a small contribution instead of just being the envious bystander.

A type of continuous neck spin (it may be what glass does, I'm not sure) is to spin the staff around your neck and push it with the neck just off center, exactly like a single-stick devil stick movement.

You usually have to move the whole body to get enough speed to keep the pressure strong enough, but turning on the spot can help as well.

The continuous neck move that I like is to catch it after a neckwrap with my chin/shoulder, then spin it again, in the same or opposite direction.

After a lot of practice you can do that lots of times in a row...

I'll just sit back again now and watch the masters at work


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Cantus
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Posted:Fascinating Charles. Maybe you should release a video to demonstrate it
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Cantus
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Cantus

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Posted:Actually I plan to make a few of the top contact staffers "disapear" and it looks as if saturday i will get my chance.....


But (shh) don't tell any of them


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Mineiro


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Posted:watch it you.....

brain replacement...anyone?

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

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Location: Auckland

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Posted:I deliberately left all this difficult stuff out of the video coz I stink at it! (hence why I call it difficult)

Fortunately, Dom introduced himself to me a while ago her ein Auckland and he showed me some of the stuff you guys have been doing. Ever since then i keep forgetting to practice.

But but but...I'm getting better at long double staffs on my unicycle...

---<looks hopefully for some sort of approval>---



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Glåss
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Glåss

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Posted:approves

And i really hope that charles uses those staffs as mime oars to propel himself along.

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fireninja


fireninja

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Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

Total posts: 34
Posted:Wow.

I haven't checked this forum for a few weeks. All this traffic comes as something of a surprise...

- arashi , PK [Dust-Punk], [Josh] , toneman, fluffy napalm fairy, Frost (Bringer of bad puns),

Thanks! I'm glad you guys appreciate this stuff.

- Frost (Bringer of bad puns) asked:
>What lenght staff do you use? And
>would you say that move would
>be easier with a long(5 - 5.5 ft) or
>a short staff (3.5 - 4 ft)

I use a 5' and 4' staff, and can do all of these neckspin variations with both lengths. As to which is easier... I dunno. Which ever you are more comfortable with, I guess.

- Re the other threads:

This contact stuff is somewhat new to me. For years my focus has been speed, low tosses [which can be done indoors without a high ceiling], and being able to do everything blindfolded [And firewhip! Firewhip is awesome!]. I am really excited by the contact stuff, but there is no one in my geographic area [that I know of] who does contact staff. This makes it hard to pick up, especially when most of the discussion on these boards is not accompanied by video. I am working on it though.

Anyway, thanks for keeping this thread alive. I hope to have some more contact staff videos up soon.

-david
david@fireninja.com
www.fireninja.com

P.S. If some of you contact staff people need a place to host videos of this sort drop me an email.


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[Nx?]
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:yo,

keep at it man, I had to learn contact in isolation till I met minero, just put the staff on your body and see where it goes.

I might well have a few seconds of video for ya....

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