p.h.o.b.o.s
p.h.o.b.o.s

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Location: Canada
Member Since: 3rd Feb 2004
Total posts: 11
Posted:since ive come to somewhat of a halt in my poi-learning at the moment, ive decided to try and pick up staff...what were the best ways to start in your opinion? just curious and bored. I like hearing other peoples ideas of starting these arts without getting hurt. when i first picked up poi, i used electrical tape on the balls...and WHAM! 3 inch bruise up the side of my leg that lasted for a week. Just trying to avoid any of those incidents with staff...! eek
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ben-ja-men
ben-ja-men

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Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 12th Jun 2003
Total posts: 2474
Posted:do the lessons on the site and twirl slow

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simian
simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:Cheap and good learning sticks:

broom handle + tennis balls whacked on the end

or

broom handle + pipe insulation taped on the ends

nice feel to both for spinning and contact and throws
and they don't hurt much even when you forget to twirl slow smile


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:get a good pole, go to a hardware shop and see if theyve got anything like a replacement handle for a long shovel, or a nice thick peice of wood, get it as long as your comfortable with, chin height is a good measure, and although you wont find a very heavy one, heavy is better.

Do not pad the ends. You gota get used to taking a few hits, and it cant kill you, and its more fun. If you wannaa learn contact its a good idea to weight the ends, but dont be afraid of the stick, stick is your friend. biggrin

start learning the figure eights in both directions, and passing between the hands. Then get your body turning, with the staff moving, learn to piroette with the staff. get into throwing early, and vertical stuff requires a bit more working out but is very fruitfull. Have a look at some martial arts stuff for difrent ways to pass and stop the staff. have fun, play! biggrin

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simian
simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:Quote:
Do not pad the ends. You gota get used to taking a few hits, and it cant kill you, and its more fun.



ubblol you are such a sadomasochist


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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musashii
musashii

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Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 14th Dec 2002
Total posts: 1148
Posted:ubbtickled nd he has to be, I don't call this bruise underneath my left eye exactly fun.. wink

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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:I hear ya man, my eye's still sore... tongue

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QualityTeine
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Member Since: 2nd Mar 2004
Total posts: 4
Posted:You could also use plain newspaper to wrap the ends, but bind them hard with electrical tape. Make sure your staff isn't light, and if it's too long for you it'll feel oddly weighted.

Paaiinn goooddd..... I want machete-fireknife... much chance of getting fingers cut? heh....


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