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antimatter
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Location: Vancouver, Canada, BC
Member Since: 28th Jun 2002
Total posts: 8
Posted:I have just started learning how to use double staffs, and I was wondering if anyoine has any pointers. I cut myself a pair of extra long ones....4 feet each (I am 6'4", so I have the wingspan to swing 'em). I did this because right now I am trying to focus more on good form and be more aware of the ends of the sticks. Does this seem like a good or bad idea to you? Its really tough, but I figure if its really hard at the beginning, easier becomes easier, or sumthin like that...

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SmokyDavy
Do my poi look too small in this?
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 17th Jan 2002
Total posts: 394
Posted:I'd recommend using shorter staffs, that way it gives you more flexibility. Then practice all your single staff moves with both hands and in every direction..

Pivots are also a good thing to practice and really build strong muscles (not that I have much of that).

If you've played with poi, there's a lot of poi moves that translate straight into double staff.. So its good to practice both so you can conceptualize.

I learned everything I know off of Pyroptix.. that guy is good!! Dan, wherever you are, thanks, I'm stealing your moves even as I type.


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Glåss
Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 8th Nov 2001
Total posts: 2523
Posted:I thought we'd settled this....
a stick is a stick.
Theres no right or wrong length.

You got your sticks so play with them.
If, after a bit you find them too short or two long, change it.

i like the clean form plan though

Glass

Hiya davy hows life over the pond

[ 28 June 2002, 10:43: Message edited by: glass ]


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Sparkfire
Fire coach - Cirque du Soleil
Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 10th Dec 2001
Total posts: 89
Posted:yo davvy, why thank you for the praise, you are too kind. in Madrid at the mo, bout to head to barcelona. just about to leave a post asking if anyone there has a floor or some trance actually can you remember where the gatherings there were? johnny knew. hope all is well back home dude. keep spinning
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SmokyDavy
Do my poi look too small in this?
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 17th Jan 2002
Total posts: 394
Posted:Just so u know, I wasn't saying that long staffs are bad, just that I like short ones for doubles..

Its okay over here.. I miss London a lot though.. Toronto is boring and plain in comparison. Living with my parents isn't fun either.. Must get out before I develop more psychological issues.

Dan!!! Hope you get to find some Barcelona parties. They're supposed to be wild.

http://www.spraci.net/listings/spain/psytrance/


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antimatter
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Location: Vancouver, Canada, BC
Member Since: 28th Jun 2002
Total posts: 8
Posted:Hey Dave/Fieryflow! I was that tall guy at the park on Tuesday night you were showing your repertoire to. Thanks for the pointers!
I am going with the long ones right now because they are hard to handle and they are really building up my strength. But very soon now I will be going shorter just to start getting some tricks down...most tricks are impossible when you grab the middle of the stick and the end nearly comes to your armpit... :/


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