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JeStEr
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Posted:Ok tonight I went through all the animations on devilstick.de and I thought i'd get this thread up and running with a couple of moves I didn't see displayed on it.

To go in to the saw from a helicopter: start with the heli and have the sticks close to each other and almost contacting the devil, then allow the hand sticks to contact and wrap around the devil while crossing over, the devil should get caught in a V, move the hand sticks/(V)upwards; now depending on whether you do this last bit above or below the central axis of the devil you can get it to spin either way for your prefered saw direction.

I guess it's in the heli family, what to call it?
start with a heli (I do generally do it ccw) and when you hit it with your right handstick give it a bit extra so it does 1 full rotation, catch and hit it with the left hand stick (another 1 full rotation) and repeat vice-versa continuously. I guess it's sort of an alternating outside-inside heli move.
Tip: Your hand/sticks should move from low-high and from the side to in front of your body.

Did that make sense, if not i'll try and explain when straight,

S#!t, proof reading on the grey and I already found 1 sentence that didn't make sense



[ 09. January 2003, 08:44: Message edited by: JeStEr ]


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DsAds
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Posted:Hi Guys

Thought I would just try and write out a trick as am bored at work, so here goes:

From idle, at the moment you catch the stick on your right, turn 90 and knock the devil onto your shoulder. From this stop position, you then place your right hand stick on top of the devil, about 4 cm from the end and the left under the devil another 4 cm above the right hand stick. In this position you are grabbing the devil with the hand sticks, you then swing the devil down and under your right armpit. Once you reach the critical position where you can go no further release the devil which should spin up over your shoulder from behind. Then you just catch the devil in buzz saw and continue.

Hope that makes sense. Need any clarification, let me know!

Oh an thanx tennis tried that trick posted above, is simple and looks really nice!

Ok have fun and one of these on me

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DsAds
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Posted:Well seeing as this thread had kind of died off thought id post again and bump it!

So any of u Devil sticking types got anything new you wish to share?

If so plz post it. I need all the new input i can get!

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tennis
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Posted:really quick one

in idle instead of hitting from one stick to the other use your foot to kick the devil on one side.
If you get cocky try to kick onto your other foot and then back into idle again. Looks really cheeky and i like it.

shouldn't tell you this one it's my favourite move/thing. If you have a little one stick routine. Put the spare handstick in your teeth! It's just really cheeky too.

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tennis
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Posted:As i have never seen anyone do the helicopter around the neck before i'm a bit in nthe blue about the set up. I'm pretty sure i have the right technique and i've read a few bits about it, but i'm just not getting one bit. Any help would be appreciated.

I'm left handed and i'm flat spinning clockwise and spin the devil once around my left stick as i lift it to my right shoulder and just then as the devil makes contact with my skin i realise i cannot get the hand stick out of the way with out taking all of the momentum and the devil just rolls down my back?! What's going wrong? It kind of feels like this

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DsAds
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Posted:Ok Tennis, if you want to do the left hand placement to the right shoulder, i found that the easyest way to do it is if you use the curl pinning the stick with your finger. Take the devil up to your neck at the point where you first pin the stick with your finger.

Alternatively you can pop the devil up and slightly towards your neck from a heli in the right hand. and then step into the devil so that it rotates round your neck. Obviously try and slow the rotations of the devil as much as poss to start with ti get the timing.

Well hope that helps, oh and btw have writen these instructions taking into account that u are a lefty and spin clockwise.

Have fun spinning!!

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tennis
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Posted:Aha! i see i'll be back with more results....

and a new trick for you all as a thank you.


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tennis
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Posted:Here's your new trick. (possibly?!)

Tapped heli...
Instead of tapping the devil every half rotation try and tap every full rotation and as soon as the devil has left the handstick toss the handstick let it do half a rotation and catch it again. This has to be done EXCEEDINGLY fast but looks amazing. You can also do this with the propeller. These are my new ones.

Oh and another, i can't do this at all but i've seen it done and it looks SOOO GOOD from idle simply start 'three stick juggling' This is really hard cos the devil is so much bigger. I'll get it one day...

Any one got any others my inventiveness is running out

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DsAds
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Posted:Thanx Tennis,do that one already.

Another nice hand stick throw is: catch the top of the devil stick in your hand from idle. Leave about 3-4 cm sticking out the top of your hand, the handstick should also be in the hand paralell to the devil stick. Then throw the devil and hand stick to the opposite hand. At the same instant, the second hand stick is passed to the hand that just made the throw, then your now empty hand catches the thrown hand stick, and the hand that recived the passed handstick uses it to catch and controll the devil.

Well hope that makes sense, hav fun trying it out

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tennis
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Posted:so that's how it's done! aha....

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Posted:hi! um....could any1 here tell me what 'fire fingers' are? cause they sound really kool.

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Posted:He's a clever stick that one..

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tennis
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Posted:Fire fingers in short are kind of like Wolverines claw hand but with wicks at the end i haven't seen anyone do them well but i could imagine they look really good when done well (like anything i suppose) you wear one on each hand and dance like crazy. Thats about all i know and i'm sure someone else will elaborate for you. make some and play. You never know your lack of knowlkege could prove fun and you never know you could come up with something compoletly different!

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tennis
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Posted:Any one know any foot/calf wraps i've hit a brick wall and cannot for the life of me figure any out please help me.

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Posted:Erm, only thing i can think of is a foot stop. Where you balance the devil on your raised foot and one handstick, then you jump the devil up sligtly with the handstick supporting it then with the same handstick hit the top of the devil above and next to the foot. The devil wraps round the foot and spins up into the air.

This the sort of thing you were after? Coz if it is i think i might have a couple more. let me know.

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tennis
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Posted:due to the fact that i don't understand your explanation (my fault not yours) it means that it is a new thing and so it is what i'm looking for but if you have the time coiuld you clarify for me and any other tricks would be much appreciated.

Thank you

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Posted:Erm sorry that trick wasn't very clear. I'll try and clarify:

Raise your right foot (balance on left, or you'll fall over ) holding the DS horizontal place the left end on your right foot, place the end level with the left edge of the foot. The right handstick (RHS) holds up the DS at the right end of the DS. You then pop the DS up with the RHS about 1 or 2 cm. Then straight away hit the DS on top with the RHS again, about 2 cm from the right edge of your foot. The DS then wraps round the foot and should come spinning up and be catchable.

Well hope that helps.

Good luck, is easier than it may sound.

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tennis
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Posted:Thank you. i'm just posting this to put the thread up a bit so i doesn't get lost. But i can't think of any other tricks.
ah Try the behind the back heli but spread your legs apart and try to go through the gap without taking you feet off the floor. i reckon a combination of left leg then right leg would look amazing.
I only reckon though i cant do it

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Posted:Have tried this and pulled it off a few times as you have discribed it, but most of the time for some reason as it comes out the front it comes out in a reverse buzz saw!

At the moment i am working on stalls at different points round the body.

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tennis
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Posted:A reverse buzzsaw? please explain.
i Dont do many stalls on my body i'm just not to keen on them, personal difference.
I'm still toying around with handstick throws. I'm trying to do some 'cocktail waiter' style stuff but not to much avail. still loving it though.

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Posted:By reverse buzz saw i mean a buzz saw that is traveling in the direction of your face (ie it will hit ya in the nose), as opposed to the buzz saw where it travels away from your face( ie. will hit you in the chin). The stalls im trying are not rested on the body at all, they are purely controlled with the hand sticks, for example a propellor which is stalled behind the back. then brought foward again, this looks nice alternating the hands doing this.

Hand stick throws are plentifull, but can't be bothered to try and expain them here!

Well hope that, is reasonably eplained

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Posted:Duh, I was a bit messy then I don't think it was the fact that i'd never heard of a buzz saw more the fact that i couldn't really read and comprehend terminology.
I have loads of handstick throws but i'm just trying to really get them sorted.
There's on particular i really like which is REALLY quickly throwing the handstick half a spin, that the devil is about to land on just before it makes contact it's just dead flashy.
oh all that concentrating on typing. i need a rest

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psycoblade.mx
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Posted:Where can i get the best prices on devil sticks...

any help would be good


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tennis
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Posted:Dear mr psycoblade judging form youe alias i don't know whether to tell you or not.Are you planning to turn it into a weapon? Ah go on then i will tell you anyway.
In England the two best companies i know of are Butterfingers
Radical fish

They are both on the net somewhere.
I would say that it is best ordering your stick off the internet cos lots of the shops put a huge mark up on circus stuff simply because they don't really sell that much of it.(unless it is a proper specialist)
Happy hunting!

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tennis
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Posted:Anyone got any tricks for me i've run out of ideas.
There's a prize for the best (or probably only) one!!


In need of inspiration
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DsAds
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Posted:Well, I have been well slack recently at posting! So you want a trick do ya Tennis?......................

Well.. How about: fishtails with a devilstick, or poi style cross follow, or droping the DS into your foot for a kickup then catch in opposite foot and kickup again.

Errrrm one more: Throw the DS in the air from heli, place RHS in left hand (right hand now free), catch the DS in your hand, reverse direction of DS so as to spin in a clockwise palm spin, which is then placed into the neck for a contact roll round (right to left) which rolls down the left arm onto the two HS's. Then flick the DS into the air, and while it's in the air take one of the HS's back into the right hand, and continue.

Well hope there is some inspiration for you there. Anything you want to share with me? Am always looking for new ideas.

Have fun.

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tennis
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Posted:NNNNOOOOOOOOO how can this happen??????? i don't know anyone who does that trick too. The infamous double kick. Ah well respect to us both for working out on our own devices.
Put my hand through a window recently so the devilstick has been gathering dust but had a few ideas, including my all time cocky b*****d thing. I worked out a little one stick stuff a while ago and was wondering where the 'redundant hand stick' should go, i thought of my teeth and then two days ago i just put it in my back pocket. and carried on till i wanted it again. It looks so arrogant i love it.
I'm also thinking about the contact possibilities at the mo so when i know so will you.

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tennis
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Posted:Just been playing around with some contact stuff and tried with a couple of sucesses doing a simple arm roll and rolling onto the other arm. It's simply a question of momentum and having enough.

I will explain further if necessary but i'm too knackered at the moment.

Later

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Posted:Appreciated Mate!

Let me know what you come up with, been doing contact moves since January, got about a dozen, most directly ripped from staff moves, but as always is good to have someone else working on the same problem. Let me know if you get stuck for ideas and i'll help out if i can.

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Posted:Ok mr it looks like your time has come. Welcome to my most prestigious trick i have ever concieved (and to be honest seen! )

THE PENIS ROLL!

No please read on it's not as bad as it sounds.....kind of.

Here we go it's kind of contact kind of stupid and kind of funny.

(in idle)
When the devil is on one handstick simply and quickly put the other handstick round your back and through your legs so that the hand stick is imitating a Happy aforementioned part of the male body then roll the devil over (or try the propellor!!!It hurt's when done wrong though)
You can extend this trick,if you can call it that by 'clenching' with your legs and freeing your hand and going into an arm roll and such.

What a top banana of a trick eh?!

To perfect this trick though you really need to lose all self dignity before performing it.

I'm really sorry to anyone who reads this i will be put back in my nice white padded room when the nurse catches me.

Till then

roll the penis!


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Posted:

If it wasn't half two in the morning, i'd be outside trying it out! I like it...........I like it alot!

Come Sunday and Poi in the park, I'll be attemping this amazing feat of skill and bravery!

Wish me luck.........................

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