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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:"I'm sure everyone has groups of moves they tend to shy away from, and some favourites. Let's just say wraps aren't one of my favourites - I still like 'em though in the right time and place." Jo Derry said this in the COL2-What's the Verdict? thread, then he apologized for going off topic (no probs Jo
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). I thought it would be an interesting topic.Are there groups of moves you shy away from and why?Mine are complex behind the back things. They take more work and bruises than they are worth in the audience eyes, since most look the same and are not as spectacular to the laymen as they are to the techies. Because of this only learning the basics seems worth it to me as a performer (and learning them still beats me up!
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).------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com


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Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
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"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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digital milk


member
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Total posts: 37
Posted:i stay away from BTB stuff completly, the closest i get would be stuff like the mexican wave and a overhead butterfly.. and those arent really even BTB things..

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SickpuPpy


SickpuPpy

Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.

Total posts: 1100
Posted:If I'm performing, I tend to shy away from anything that I think is going to make me look like a fool, or that might make me a danger to the crowd, i.e.: any move that I don't feel dead confidant with. My first performance I attemted a shoulder wrap that I was pretty sketchy on, and I almost nailed a spectator in the face when my staff went flying. I felt really bad, but every one was O.K.------------------If you love something, set it on fire.

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MiSsFrOg


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Location: Oceanside, CA USA

Total posts: 187
Posted:All in all I shy away from the neck wraps and trying to do the leg wraps around both legs at the same time. I tryed to do a wrap with both hands on seperate legs and I ended up having welts on my back because my strings were too long. ( this is with glowsticks of course) being as though i only spun fire once, i only did the moves i was comfortable with.
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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Erm, wraps. There's a theme developing here isn't there?Although, like Mr Puppy, I'm talking staff not poi.That said, I nearly nailed a cool shoulder wrap thingy tonight shortly before frostbite set in...

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

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Myst


addict
Location: Oceanside, California, USA

Total posts: 439
Posted:(With fire) I only do btb 5 beat weaves occasianally, but always shin bash, never face bash. I NEVER do btb 5 beat 360 weaves with fire either. Regulare btb weaves and lower fountains are nothing to me, I normally end up doing them a lot.with glowsticks and zuni, you name it I'll try it.

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adrian v


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Location: sydney , australia

Total posts: 5
Posted:(with fire) you name it ill try it
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but im a lil crazy when it comes to fire.the only stuff i rely shy from is majour BTB stuff. one, cos i dont think it looks too muc better for a much grater dificulty rateing, and two, and most importantly, my style of firedanceing is such that im always moveing, spinning, fliping, rolling and running. its verry fluent and twirly so theres not a lot of room with BTB stuff (this is all with poi mind you, i dont shy from anything with sticks, flame or no) in the way that i move...()()(*.*)(____)*


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Jez


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Location: UK, London

Total posts: 642
Posted:I only try moves with fire after about a month of using it in non fire routines. In this way when I do it with fire I do not think about it as being harder I just think of it as a normal routine move. Although I still get a little nervous while doing tricks lying down even though I can do them perfectly well. I think it is because if I fluff it then there is no escape from the burning wicks!However these moves are still incorporated into any routines I do. I just get nervous when doing them.

'Happiness is liking peeing on yourself. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth.'

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Total posts: 3989
Posted:At the moment, anything involving poi...
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------------------Charles (INFERNO)newdolbel@hotmail.comhttp://juggling.co.nz[This message has been edited by Charles (edited 30 December 2001).]


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Whiffle Squeek


Whiffle Squeek

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Location: Hartford, CT USA

Total posts: 416
Posted:ick, BTB weaves, not ecspecially good looking for the amount of effort and pain required, actually like BTB butterfly though, it works well if youre just doing a series of butterfly moves which i usually do in the beginning...

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SickpuPpy


SickpuPpy

Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.

Total posts: 1100
Posted:I'm right there with Charles on this one.Poi is the enemy
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------------------If you love something, set it on fire.


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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Actually I've been shying away from even learning BTB stuff because the "cost-benefit" analysis isn't that great. I don't think that LOTS of BTB stuff or 5 beats look all that cool to spectators.As for wraps, I'm addicted.
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And I've still got 56+ left to learn.


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Yes, let's go.
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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land

Total posts: 3638
Posted:BTB Weave is not for me - though only cos I'm incapable of pulling it off without self inflicted severe head injuries!!Don't 'shy away' from much else but there is so much I haven't even tried or thought of trying - how I wish there was another spinner near me
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I am tired of spinning alone!


Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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phunky


old hand
Location: Edmonton, AB

Total posts: 877
Posted:I shy away from staff, it's the work of the devil.------------------[]Dhuong-Vu Truong==== []Dhunky ====

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SickpuPpy


SickpuPpy

Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.

Total posts: 1100
Posted:Funny, The Devil must like me then.
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------------------If you love something, set it on fire.


Jesus helps me trick people.

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:The devil loves me. I have 5 staffs.

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

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Total posts: 3989
Posted:I have 9 staffs at the moment, although only 4 are in working condition. I really should rip th ewick of the others and make some hybrids.Oh yeah, and two sets of rarely used nasty biting poi...------------------Charles (INFERNO)newdolbel@hotmail.comhttp://juggling.co.nz

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