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stroo
SILVER Member since Feb 2003

stroo

trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk

Total posts: 799
Posted:ok ok, call me a newbie, but what do you actually do with fire fans? what actual moves can you do? or is it just urrrrm dancing around? lol. confused ubbrollsmile

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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:if they can be classified as such, you can do weave type and butterfly type moves with fans, depending to some extent on the type of fans you have. Some of the fans dancers in our troupe use throws and even roll the fans across body parts. Learning transitions between moves is really the hardest part I'd say, fans aren't quite as easy to change direction as poi or staff eh wink

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:My fans are designed to develop huge muscles in your arms....

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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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Gidg

Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA

Total posts: 8506
Posted:I have to agree with Musashii. Transitions are the hardest for me, though I still can't catch anything that I throw. Dancing around and slowly moving fans can be very sexy, some do it exclusively and the twirling and tossing isn't even missed.

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arsn


arsn

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

Total posts: 1903
Posted:Ok then... your a newbie... rolleyes

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Devilstick_Russell
BRONZE Member since May 2004

I like devilstick...
Location: Falmouth

Total posts: 196
Posted:Admitidly i dont actually do CJ but having read this thread it seems that people are havinmg trouble thinking of new directions. Heres a quote from a dead guy that might help "with out contries there is no progression" basically think of what CJ is and do the opposite and you cannot fail to be doing the unexpected and innovative. People may make fun of you and say 'thats not CJ' but who cares what anything is if its hard to do and looks good they'll start learnin it soon enough.

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Bit of a tangent....
Didn't see that coming wink


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arsn


arsn

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

Total posts: 1903
Posted:Nor did I... right out of left field on that one... wink

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Mags The Jedi
GOLD Member since May 2004

Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK

Total posts: 2020
Posted:Do fans count as contact juggling then, rather than being a twirly/spinny thing?

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littlepyrowhosnameisamber


member
Location: melbourne (berwick)

Total posts: 14
Posted:yet another stupid question from me, what does 'CJ' mean? that is if its not 2 much trouble.

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littlepyrowhosnameisamber


member
Location: melbourne (berwick)

Total posts: 14
Posted:AH! i think ive worked it out!!! is it Contact Juggling?! that makes sense!!!! YAY!!! never mind, pretend i didnt say anything.

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:I think Russell was meant to post that in the "Advanced CJ Discussion" smile

He's posted it there since


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jamilla1977


stranger
Location: bristol

Total posts: 5
Posted:hey, i was also wondering about the fans, me and my mate ar stilt walkers and we've just made these fantastic flamenco dresses for the stilts, we thought it would be pretty cool to learn sme fan dancing, then i just noticed the fire fans which i have never seen before and that would be just perfect, does anybody have some tips as to how to use them effectively on stilts? i dont think juggling is my forte! what pois or club moves would work? peace

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jamilla1977


stranger
Location: bristol

Total posts: 5
Posted:me again! now searchng the net for non fire fans, the huge ones with handles, think showgirls used to use them, anybody know how to get hold of them? wave

i dont get it.. signature?

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Goddessda


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Location: the smallest state in the U S ...

Total posts: 24
Posted:do you mean the fans with the feathers or more like chinese fan?? or am I not understanding the Questions..
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littlepyrowhosnameisamber


member
Location: melbourne (berwick)

Total posts: 14
Posted:that would be cool. feathers? feathers are good.

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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Gidg

Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA

Total posts: 8506
Posted:I anyone finds the nonfire huge fans that Jamilla was talking about tell me please. I'm looking for a set. Actually I'm just looking for the ribs of a couple of giant collapsible fans that I can cover with my own fabric.

OK Arsn how IS your fire fan spinning and tossing going. Have any hints for the newbie? biggrin

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Fireflye
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

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Location: Nacogdoches, TX

Total posts: 82
Posted:I just got some fans for Christmas, so I guess you could say I didn't really JUST get them, but I haven't played with them much because I feel so limited on what I can do. I don't know the design of other fans but mine are heavy with handles and they are fixed, meaning they don't close. I've tried spinning them around my fingers and thumbs but that tends to give me blisters and I lose the momentum. I have a feeling it's all in the wrists. Any suggestions?

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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Gidg

Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA

Total posts: 8506
Posted:Just three words. Practice, practice and practice.

Sooner or later you'll develop calluses and with that ugly word practice, you'll soon find the right amount of thrust that you need to give them to keep momentum going. And your right, a lot of it is in your wrists.


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Fireflye
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

member
Location: Nacogdoches, TX

Total posts: 82
Posted:Yeah, after playing around with them a little more I have discovered there are a lot of simple moves you can do with them that look really complicated and cool. I lit them up this past weekend and someone got a video of it and it looke surprisingly difficult. I think I often underestimate the appeal of the basic movements and that causes me to feel limited.

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Flagboi


newbie
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Total posts: 4
Posted:i prefer fabric fans,



i find there's more u can do with a completly fluid set of fans, spinning from the rips of the leading edge or hodling on the to leading edge itself, to spinining multiple sets at once.





I've also seen them made out of many different materials, from lame, to tye dyed silk, to being colour chaning, to having LED's embedded in the ribs of the fan.

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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:Flagboi - you might want to check the Fan Moves thread out. Hopefully, you can add a few more moves smile

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Gidg

Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA

Total posts: 8506
Posted:There's a Fan Moves thread? How did that one get created and get past me? umm

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JtJ


JtJ

Check ya later
Location: Lower Shaw Farm

Total posts: 500
Posted:don^t know if anyone else has seen it, but on the diabology dvd (yes, its a diabolo dvd if you dont know it) Tony does some damn cool stuff with closeable fans. im not sure what they are made of but you might be able to find more info at http://www.tonyfrebourg.com


good luck with your fanning missions, and it would be cool to see some vids. anyone know if there are any floating about???


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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:I e-mailed you the link to the move thread over a year ago Gidg - been waiting for your imput since then...

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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Sprocket
GOLD Member since Jun 2004

Sprocket

Member
Location: middle of the outback

Total posts: 140
Posted:Maybe for stilt walking you want to check out a few of the bellydance sites. They have these huge fabric wings (watch out for strong winds) called Wings of Isis.
I found one with a picture... Have a look!

http://www.afraalkahira.com/


hm, pinecones, my favourits!

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