TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:Here are the first few tutorial links from spherculism.com

spherculism.com

Enjoy,

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MillenniuM
PLATINUM Member since Jul 2003

MillenniuM

Hyperloops suck
Location: , USA

Total posts: 595
Posted:...You're ****ing insane. Insane. ...Insane. You're insane. Ahhhh. Stop being insane. I love you.

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strange/r/st/-ish
Location: upside down

Total posts: 142
Posted:eek

umm

confused

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ubbloco ubbloco ubbloco

ok, so I understood the basic butterfly biggrin


Outstanding!


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Naganootch


AKA CLERIC
Location: Staten Island , NY. USA

Total posts: 172
Posted:Wow,,, dude, That was amazing, i gotta give it up to you for that.


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arsn


arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...

Total posts: 1903
Posted:I like you... you smell of bubblegum... tongue

I'm looking for an emoticon to show you how I'm feeling... but I can't find one the sreams holy sheep flying over paris eating goat cheese... eek

I'm impressed...


I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

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Achluophobia
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Magical Sock Dancer
Location: Newfoundland, Canada

Total posts: 255
Posted:Nice. I think your crazy. Maybe you should be more of a PoiPoisleep. tongue
Great spinning man, if I wan't so tired I might understand some of it.


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mrFlibble
SILVER Member since Mar 2003

Ghostbuster
Location: York, UK

Total posts: 455
Posted:its a pity u have to watch shockwave videos and dont get a choice of video format.

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:cool

biggrin


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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Heath


member


Total posts: 36
Posted:The tutorials are extraordinary. In addition to the flash videos, it would be nice to have them in a format one could download and watch repeatedly. Preferably something of higher quality. I'm partial to mpeg1 which doesn't make really small videos, but the quality is good and it works on every platform.

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Astar


member
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.

Total posts: 1591
Posted:He could put up a link for flashplayer, and also a download link for the individual .swf files so you could download and watch them.

Do you know what would be cool? Play controls on the .swf file that lets you pause, rewind, frameskip, and slow motion.

Actually check out this page http://www.pentrix.com/videos/videolist.php
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It pretty much has the slickest most useful format for flash trick tutorial videos, with all the features I mentioned above.


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Stout
SILVER Member since May 2004

Stout

Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada

Total posts: 1872
Posted:Very well done,,I never even thought of those variations,now if it ever stops raining outside,I'm sure going to be trying those out.

And Astar,,love that video format,that kind of control is really useful when truing to learn from clips like these.

Keep it up mate,,your efforts are appreciated beerchug


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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:Well, I'm glad you guys are getting something outta all my hard work. I've had hardly any time to spin recently - ubbcrying - That's why I just had to go to Synergy in London on saturday. Hello to all you crazy poi spinners I met there - you guys rock!!

Anywho. I will get round to putting all the vids up as downloads. The problem I have is that my home PC is f@cked and I gotta use my work one - which means no premiere. But I had had lots of fun trying to use 'windows movie maker' ~ hmm, no wonder it's free!!

As for keeping copies of the vids on your computer ~you should be able to take the files out of your 'temporary internet files' folder (PC) and keep them, and watch them whenever you like. Tell me if I'm wrong, don't know if you can do that on macs. And I don't think they are protected.

Higher quality? Yep that would be nice but there are over 200 of these clips, and that was only what I got without any preparation ~ there could easily be another 100. I'm trying to keep the file sizes as tiny as possible. The Flash files are about 2 thirds the size of the original MPEGS. I can get them smaller ~ and therefore do them higher resolution but it all takes time. But i'm staying in brighton over christmas and i wanna have at least 100 vids uploaded for the new year.

Link to flash player download I can do. Does it not do it automatically though? It does on my PC. If I go to a flash page without having flash installed it just downloads it and installs it.

I've seen that pentrix site before, about a year ago. Wasn't nearly that pretty then tho. I can do stuff like that pretty easily, I'll have a think about it.

Apparently 2004 is the year in which Poi spinnin is gonna reach 'critical mass' ~ at which point there will be a 'conscious shift'. In other words, what you think is 'f@ckin insane' today will be common knowledge by the end of next year. That's the short term goal of spherculism anyhow.

Enjoy the site, i'll definitely upload some more this week, anyone know how to pass variables from php to flash??? that will make things easier for me, which means more clips for you smile

Tell me if you actually learn anythig from all this, be nice to know.

Glad you like it,

m


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jemima (jem)
SILVER Member since Dec 2002

jemima (jem)

Pooh-Bah
Location: london, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1750
Posted:you are a master mate, good on you ! ubbrollsmile

Never assume
Always Acknowledge

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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:Quote:
anyone know how to pass variables from php to flash



I don use php yet, but a good friend of mine generates xml from php, then loads the xml file into flash(ie loads an instance of the xml obj from a url of a php pages that generates xml). I have a data class that you can use that abstracts all of the xml loading/validation/navigation n stuff from a yr ago r so, works the same if youre using php, .net, etc..lemm kno if you'd like to look at it

Also, loadVariables works like a charm wink
loadVariables

ey, tutorials are all good n stuff, but how about just a vid of you freestylin? I'd rather see that, my .002 biggrin


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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:5 new clips added smile



Musashii: Just for you my friend I have uploaded 5 freestyle vids. At last ubbrollsmile



Hit the link at the top of this thread then find the clips in Freestylin'



They are all unedited [ swallows pride ] so don't spank



Enjoy,



m

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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:ooh j00 seek leetle monkee wink tasty beerchug

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Ars Pyronomica

" Life is programmed. Whether death is programmed or not is yet to be determined."

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Quote:
5 new clips added

Musashii: Just for you my friend I have uploaded 5 freestyle vids. At last

Hit the link at the top of this thread then find the clips in Freestylin'

They are all unedited [ swallows pride ]




any man who can drop with such style deserves many claps.

Really REALLY impressed...keep it up man....... beerchug

gnor quietly wonders if I get funky dreads and drop 20kg if that will help me spin better


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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Heath


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Total posts: 36
Posted:Quote:
Tell me if you actually learn anythig from all this, be nice to know.



From this I've learned the 3-beat split-time TTN, after doing that quite a bit I got the reverse 3-beat split-time TTN accidentally. I intended to do a transition into a BF and went into a reverse BF instead. Following that, getting turns was pretty straightforward. Still don't have the 5-beat yet, and it doesn't help that the video is pixelated quite a bit.


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IdubI


HoP Lurker
Location: Medway, Kent, UK

Total posts: 272
Posted:='o)



Beautiful, utterly beautiful. (edit - that is with regards to the site design, colour scheme and the idea in general).



Many, many, many thanks.



About the only thing I could possibly ask for is slow motion and that has already been requested and responded to.



I've not yet watched the freestyle videos but if they flow as well as your looped moves appear to then I am very excited. Actualy I am already very excited but you get the idea.



Cheers,

Drew.



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Summation of previous edits. Couldn't view vids, found out server was playing up. Fixed Server can view vids.

Conclusion, ignore me =o)

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"Don't lie to me," I grumbled.
*But you're so tired...*

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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:weavesmiley

now i just need a better emoticon(or at least one playing silly wink)


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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin, Ireland

Total posts: 2617
Posted:Mmmm. Especially loved the double stalls, the throws chasing each other and the hyperloop wrap stall deely.... ubblove

Nice one dude. Wicked style you got going on. ubbrollsmile


I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:Yep, those double stalls are sweet, I remember Drew suggesting it at Glastonbury last summer.

Been mostly uploading 'Releases' tonight, Enjoy.

These are as high res as I wanna do, Q: Are the files toooo big, or is it worth the wait???

m



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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2523
Posted:thanks PPP,
smile

cool cool

hey matt, I recommend that you treat yourself to a christmas present,
go down to oddballs and get radical club news, the first one ...special report.
maksim, ville and jay will sort you out some inspiration for a few more of these Funky throw's.


and wish that you went to luke wilsons workshop at BJC last april
he was showing ... from forwards direction, reach across the top of the other arm, like doing 4bt TTN, release when the poi is coming up (before it wraps the other arm) 1 spin and catch uncrossed.
enjoy tongue

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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:Glass,

Sound Advice, consider it done. beerchug


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Achluophobia
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Magical Sock Dancer
Location: Newfoundland, Canada

Total posts: 255
Posted:Great stuff. I love the higher quality. Well worth the short wait. I think you've got some mistakes in the releases section, check the last two clips.

Really love how you broke all the moves down in the releases section.

No chance of a PoiPoiPoi all fire video anytime soon is there?



p.s I got that double alternate butterfly thing in time. hug

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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:High Res it is then.

If you're talking about the names:

One is 'Neat Trick'

The other is 'Neat Trick Backwards'

ubblol


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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:Quote:
from forwards direction, reach across the top of the other arm, like doing 4bt TTN, release when the poi is coming up (before it wraps the other arm) 1 spin and catch uncrossed



crazy, I was just playing w this today..tis a sweet move..gives thoughts to btb possibilities of the same thing


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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:Quote:
p.s I got that double alternate butterfly thing in time.



Nice One wink


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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:Quote:
from forwards direction, reach across the top of the other arm, like doing 4bt TTN, release when the poi is coming up (before it wraps the other arm) 1 spin and catch uncrossed




If that's what i think it is i'll try to dig out a clip. Tis a nice way to slip sneaky beats into 3bt TTN.

wink


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Sista Firewire


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Location: Berlin,Germany

Total posts: 18
Posted:Great Stuff!!!! THANX, looks very impressive,downloadtime is fine,but to really see what the hell you are doing there its much to fast,well at least for me... frown
Suggestion: if you have a white background use black or dark poi/socks for better contrast.
you dont wanna come round Berlin? I am starting a new poi-class now.
Always welcome! wave
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