DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

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Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
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Posted:I've been working on throwing my stick in the air an pirouetting to catch it. Firstly I've found it quite dangerous. Once I've thrown it I check that it's been thrown in the correct place, quickly spin and spot it and catch.

I've had limited success so far. I'm finding that the best way to get it to work is to throw higher so I have more time to spot it once I get around. I don't believe this should be necessary and obviously the higher I throw the less consistant my throws are.

Anyway is there some kind of knack to this or is it just a higher thow that I have to get better at? Is there a cerain way I should pirouette?

I can do that fancy footwork spin dance deely, you could imagine John Travolta doing...maybe that's how to get round quicker??

Should I try and keep my eyes on the stick as I turn round by looking upwards or try keep my head facing forwards as long as possible, like ballet or something... confused


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spritie
spritie

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Location: Galveston, TX
Member Since: 9th Sep 2001
Total posts: 2014
Posted:Can you do the throw solidly while staying in one place? If not, make sure you can do it and catch it consistently that way first.

Then, I would work on making sure you pirotte doesn't venture too far off in one direction, i.e. try to stay as close to the place you started as possible.

Once you have gotten both of the above to be consistent, it should be fairly easy to do the throw, do the pirotte and then catch the throw (which I'm assuming you would be doing facing the same direction you threw it from).


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Cody
Cody

That guy from Reno
Location: Reno, Nevada USA
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 556
Posted:The throw is the most important part make sure it's consistant and a good throw before you spin, like in juggling the throw is key.

With the spin, spot in front of you, spin, and spot agin like you said they do in ballet. When you spin, tuck your arms in close to your torso in an equallateral position, you don't want your arms flailing about throwing off your ballance. smile


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Charles
Charles

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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
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Posted:Try throwing it behind and over you head first and only doing a half-pirouette to catch it (ie facing backwards).

This will test both your pirouette skills slowly and your throwing accuracy.

If one area needs a lot of work, work on that first, and get both skills to a similar standard...


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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

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Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
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Posted:My throwing accuracy is quite good. I can throw to a few places consistantly depending on what I'm doing under the throw. It's just that this is dissorientating meaning I'm having to throw higher than usual. I guess getting the high throw down is only going to be a good thing anywho.

I'll try that Charles, sounds painfull wink


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Cody
Cody

That guy from Reno
Location: Reno, Nevada USA
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 556
Posted:Try using something less painfull to throw at first untill you get the spin down, then use your staff. Less trips to the hospital that way. ubbrollsmile

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:there are two diffrent ways,

the first i learnt was to keep your head up and watch the staff all the way through the pirroette.

the second is the ballet techniquique described above, where you spot as it goes up, keeping your head facing the same way as your body turns, then whip your head round and spot again for the catch, this is how blue taught me for juggling pirroettes.

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Charles
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Location: Auckland
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Posted:Theres no need for over the head throws to be painful, just make sure you throw the staff too far, rather than too short...its much easier than it sounds... smile

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TheBovrilMonkey
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Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:Quote:
Is there a cerain way I should pirouette?



Like Michael Jackson.

Complete with crotch grab tongue


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colm
colm

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Location: Ireland
Member Since: 19th Nov 2002
Total posts: 118
Posted:What I do is to take a quick glance at it as you throw it up. You will know where it's going then.
Then do your pirouette, try to stay in one spot or pirouette in the direction of your staff's flight path. You can throw the staff in a direction and pirouette toward it for extra effect.

I'm going to the Juggling Convention in Dublin in 2weeks we can teach eachother some [censored] then if you're there!

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:erm a wushu angle would be a bodyturn

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Staff Man
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Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire,...
Member Since: 4th Mar 2004
Total posts: 15
Posted:What i tend to do is a sort of limbo pirouette so u can almost always see upwards

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