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Akashicflamenewbie
11 posts
Location: NSW Australia


Posted:
I'm a little lost in knowing what to do with double staffs ... I use long staffs and feel very restricted with 2 ... don't really know what to do with them ... any suggestions ?

the first time I used both staffs I broke my nose .. I KNOW I don't want them that close to my face again *LOL* ...

Ro

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Mr_JedlyGOLD Member
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195 posts
Location: Perth, West Australia


Posted:
i'm sure this has been discussed alot before somewhere, so do a search. :-) that usually helps.
also try all different lengths... you might find you like short ones better & can move with them more... or less chance of hitting yourself :-P
I cant really help in detail cause i don't know any terminology for staffs...
but pretty much anything you can do with a normal staff in one hand, you can do with two staffs in both hands at the same time. - u just have to figure out how :-P

just start off doing normal figure 8's - all directions and planes, then add extra spins into the mix. then start turning & throwing & catching, fingerspinning, crossingover etc... enjoy!

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Akashicflamenewbie
11 posts
Location: NSW Australia


Posted:
thanks raghkyre smile

I have had a look but unfortunately I don't have as much time as I would like and most of what I found for double staffs involves shorter staffs ... I want to use long ones smile

I shall keep looking smile

Ro

Duct tape is like the force. It has a dark side and a light side and holds the universe together. The only difference is that "may the force be with you" sounds much better than "may you be covered in duct tape".


PyrolificBRONZE Member
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3,289 posts
Location: Adelaide, South Australia


Posted:
there are a few videos with double long staffs that you should download for inspiration.

Anything by Ben-Ja-men or strugz on www.sotonfirespinning.co.uk is bound to be good.

Anything with bluecat / minero / rob on www.poiinthepark.net is also going to inspire the crap out of you.

you will need to join these two sites to download the vids, but membership is free and the vids tell more than....at least 50 moves each smile

If you ever get interested in short staffs, Bender has a nice vid in his picture gallery on this site, Knoxious has a couple on soton, or me (Josh) on Soton.

have fun

Josh

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mechBRONZE Member
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Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


Posted:
on a side note, dentrassi is working on some really nice stuff, so hopefully once i go home, ill be inspired to edit down this footage i have of ed, and make it all sweet and nice so that you can see something form what he is working on

he is in a bit of a staff creativity drout area, meaning all the ppl round him seem to be doing more basic staff than he would like, so hes comming out with soime nice stuff from vids, and tech talks....

*as a spinner i have been very spolit, and have seen what i would consider to be some of the nest spinniers in teh world, i think there is 5 left i have to see,josh being one of them, so i am sorry to all the sydney spinnes if i have just offened you*

Step (el-nombrie)


DentrassiGOLD Member
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3,044 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
thanx mech hug

there seems to be two messages here.

if you hit yourself, slow things down a bit, try to get the moves and transistions smooth before your speed up.

if your running out of idea. for new stuff, get into some doubles contact. that should keep you busy for a year....

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flash fireBRONZE Member
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
that's okay mech... I don't think I really want to be a "nest spinner" anyway smile

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musashiistarring Skippy the green llama
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Location: Seattle, WA


Posted:
eek how do you keep your nest from catching??? better have a good safety biggrin

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Akashicflamenewbie
11 posts
Location: NSW Australia


Posted:
thanks heaps guys ... that should keep me busy for a while smile

I already had a look at Benders's stuff .. or some of it at least ... I like his video's ... unfortunately most the stuff he does is either impossible for a 40 year old mother of 2 teenagers or are for shorter staffs smile

Will have a look at the other vid's as soon as I can ... ta smile

p.s. I only hit myself the once, the very first time I tried doubles *L* it just was a rather powerful hit ...

Duct tape is like the force. It has a dark side and a light side and holds the universe together. The only difference is that "may the force be with you" sounds much better than "may you be covered in duct tape".


Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
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6,978 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
akashic flame, there was a time in my life not thata very long ago that i was *convinced* that i could never twirl. I have learnt since then that the impossible is just a name i gave to things i couldn't yet work out, and quickly is how things do change!
keep practicing and love n light! peace

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mechBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Written by: flash fire


that's okay mech... I don't think I really want to be a "nest spinner" anyway smile




dam you....*rising fist to sky* DAM YOU DYSLEXIA!

anyways, im back in syd for a few days, so i would like to se ewhat dentrassis doing now.....but yeah fire flash, you are one of the ones i wanna watch, cos i hear you have some secret weapons of mass wowness, hidden in your spinning patterens!

laterdays guys!

Step (el-nombrie)


PyrolificBRONZE Member
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3,289 posts
Location: Adelaide, South Australia


Posted:
Woo is flash gonna show you her secret weapons?!!?

lucky you mech wink

:runs and hides:

Josh

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flash fireBRONZE Member
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
run faster Josh wink

Sorry for hijacking thread!

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