CarcassBRONZE Member
member
8 posts
Location: london, United Kingdom


Posted:
Hi all after getting good at contact {cheers durbs for getting me hooked on that } ive decided to take up short staff can any one give me some pointers??? biggrin biggrin

DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Me?

Did I?

When?

Who are you?



Eh?

biggrin

You're more than welcome though smile



Pointers for short staff...

Hmmmmm



Try a search in the Staff section wink

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DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Hmmm - just tried a search for you and nothing helpful really came up...

Tip number 2:
Start a new thread n the staff section! biggrin

I would help, but I don't really do staff (Which is why I'm a bit confused as to when I got you hooked...)

I'm waffling, ignore me ubbrollsmile

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SpannerBRONZE Member
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2,790 posts
Location: in the works... somewhere..., United Kingdom


Posted:
Waffle indeed, Durbs! The first ever person to show me anything on staff was you. And I got hooked too.

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Posted:
happy birfday spanner biggrin

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
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6,978 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
welcome to the home of staff!

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CarcassBRONZE Member
member
8 posts
Location: london, United Kingdom


Posted:
Hey Durbs met ages ago in ur carpark thing we were doing sword fighting, poi , n stuff then you showed me what contact juggling was eek and i was hooked after that hehee biggrin biggrin biggrin wink wink

CarcassBRONZE Member
member
8 posts
Location: london, United Kingdom


Posted:
ANy one got tips for people starting out on staff??

ben-ja-menGOLD Member
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2,474 posts
Location: Adelaide, Australia


Posted:
all the lessons in the staff section are good for when ur starting, art of staff the video is cool to if ur starting out (in the shop section) watch all the www.poiinthepark.net videos and the videos on www.soton-firespinning.co.uk

o yeah and be religious about ur twirling ull learn heaps faster

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SilvurBRONZE Member
sumthin sumin smmnm....
372 posts
Location: home sweet home, USA


Posted:
Can I recomend to you to find someone to teach you the basics; you can learn on ur own using the lessons here on HOP, but it's so much easier and FUN to go thru this with a buddie.

Raven_WolfeRunSILVER Member
journeyman
91 posts
Location: Houston, TX, in my chair, USA


Posted:
First and foremost, learn movement. Figure out what you can do easily. Twirling the staff with your fingers, over the hand rolls, and just moveing with the staff and it's momentum. Get the feel first, then, when you're comfortable start with twirls like figure 8's and such. Like Ben-ja-men said, check out the HoP tutorial.

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CharlesBRONZE Member
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3,989 posts
Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Posted:
And don't forget that if you do something different to what someone tells you, or is in a tutorial, its NOT wrong, its just another move.

Try to develop your own style with help from others, rather than trying to learn what everyone says and nothing else...It's easier than you think with staff!

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Raven_WolfeRunSILVER Member
journeyman
91 posts
Location: Houston, TX, in my chair, USA


Posted:
Here here, staff looks harder than it is. Myself, I'll tell people to start with the basics (points up) but don't inhibit yourself. Have fun, other wise you're not doing it right >^.^<

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