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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
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Posted:Has anyone experimented with spinning ovals instead of circles? Just thought of this idea and was curious if anyone had any experience with it.

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Dom
Dom

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Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
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Posted:Only a little - ovals in weaves and butterflys, but not really pushed it much as a separate concept. Got any more ideas?

Oval butterflies are a bit odd to do, but might look pretty good (I've never seen them from a spectator point of view).


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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
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Posted:Well, theres only one idea I got so far which is that you can turn the oval (such as up and down or front and back) in kind of the same way you can turn a butterfly.

Havent really tried much aside from the same stuff you did but I would assume that any move is theoretically possible in an oval, just a matter of doing it. Basically all an oval spin is, is extending your arm for 1/4 beat, twice per beat.


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Dragon7
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Location: Aotearoa (NZ)
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Posted:Yea man iv done some, i got the idea from pulling the strings while doing buzz hyps and now they totally "oval" but its just so cool cause its new to me. smile I often get ovals when im doing "bad" or half isolations as well. It looks wicket to. biggrin

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Analemma
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Location: West LA
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Posted:"Ovals" are a part of what I call altered circles. Whenever you do only a partial Extension or Isolation (or mix) you get these altered circles. The challenge is to get a real feeling and understanding for them and doing them constantly nice aka fully controlled.
Its one of the areas which I know exist but I want to get my spinning really clean first (understanding the circle) before i start entering this field.
What I was experimenting with so far is moving Ovals (in my case Eggs would be a better name) to the front (kind of boxing) and then slowly to vertical to get a feeling for them (spinning splittime wheel plane)

please keep us updated on your progress

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andy


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Mags The Jedi
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Location: Cornwall, UK
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Posted:Surely, if you spin forwards and just put your hands up as the poi come up over your head, you're gonna be making ovals?

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Posted:That is correct.

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Mags The Jedi
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Location: Cornwall, UK
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Posted:Fort so.

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