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Dentrassi
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Posted:The SuperHappyFun Definitive Contact Thread



edit: finished for the night - after an epic battle involving UBB code and a toaster. if you have any other links ive missed let me know.



Ive basically listed here every single contact thread I could find on HoP, with a quick summary of what is in each one. Ive divided it up into 3 sections

1. Newbies

2. More Advanced Stuff

3. Combination Ideas



A couple of threads are listed in a few places because they discuss a range of moves.



Part 1 - For newbies:

The key difference in contact staff compared to conventional spinning is that you move your body around the staff as much as it moves around you.

*yoda voice* You must be at one with the staff



Its hard to explain, until youve seen some videos. For videos of individual movements:

- MCP's website has a range of videos with supporting explanations and tips.



For videos with nice smooth combinations:

- www.poiinthepark.net

- www.soton-firespinning.co.uk

- knoxs stuff, in particular the videos knox2 . Where im living no-one else has even started contact, so ive been on my own - Knoxs video has been the best resource ive ever found.

- this video http://www.londonjuggling.org/vids/DrewAndStaff.avi
is also rather helpful.

- the spinach sessions Part 2 has some lovely contact and general shenanigans

- a whole bunch of other stuff by bluecat, glass, and others which im too tired to make the effort to find right now.



here's some descriptions of the fundamental moves. being HoP threads, the conversation meanders somewhat....

incidently, ado-p is writing up stuff as he learns contact moves so beginners may find that useful.



i think the basic contact movements are the:

-elbow-wrist-wrist-elbow

-shoulder-neck-shoulder

-halo roll [shoulder-backpivot-shoulder]

-the half steve [palmspin-arm-neck-arm-palmspin]

-fishtails [back of hand]



Elbow-wrist-wrist-elbow

- Robs Contact Thread gives a description

- im sure i remember another one somewhere...



Shoulder-neck-shoulder & halo rolls

- Mcps shoulder-neck-shoulder variants thread

- shoulder-neck-shoulder-halo moves

- a very old description of the halo roll

- many moves can be done on both the back and front of the neck



The half steve

This move is a fraction of the steve- named after steve from mushypea juggling who is one of the pioneers of contact staff.

- palm spin to neck wrap transfers thread give a range of tips

- backspin to quarter steve exits gives some info on a variation of the move



Fishtails

- fishtails thread

- another fishtails thread



Part 2: More advanced stuff



neck spin to head spin transfers



forehead spins & aspirin



contact catches



crude staffing umm



Inverted Fishtails



foot stuff

- the mullen

- the lynx

- Silly contact knee roll

- Contact stalls and foot juggles

- Contact Leg Throw



Part 3: Combinations & Random Ideas

heres some threads which may give you a few more ideas.



Robs Contact Thread is a rather large thread from a colourful feline. This has enough funky singles and doubles contact moves and ideas to keep you going for a while



nice contact combos thread



random ideas thread



more contact ideas



look mum! no hands! - another older thread



another older random ideas thread



one more....



Variations of neck-spins



the double steve [also described in robs contact thread]



a thread on doubles separations and combinations that uses some contact



a few mentions of doubles crosses and contact



an old post relating contact & baton twirling



contact staff vs baton twirlers...



stuff about contact grip contstruction



Contact staff size & construction



a philiosophical discussion about what is a contact combo



a random post on the origins of contact



fishy neckrolls & bitching about baton twirlers



An old thread with dead links...






EDITED_BY: Dentrassi (1096468548)


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UCOF
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Posted:Do we get to talk about Badgers in here too?

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like in the Hyperloops and tangles thread?



Dentrassi
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Posted:certainly! kitten related crimes can also be discussed!

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UCOF
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Posted:Hows this:

http://www.advocate611.com/hb11lng.htm
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ubblol



Dentrassi
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Posted:*shudder* legal stuff...

i never paid much attention to laws.


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Posted:Written by: Dentrassi

certainly! kitten related crimes can also be discussed!



I was mugged by a kitten once. Does that count? It was a f***ing big kitten, with a leather studded bow and very little fur, in case anyone thinks i'm a wuss. It approached me and asked 25p for a tin of tuna, and when I asked it how it could opperate a tin opener with those paws, it got a bit worked up and started pushing me around and demanding my wallet. I gave it to him, and he legged it into a park. It was caught when it tried to use my ID to buy beer, but got away when some of its mates rushed the police outside the shop. I last saw it on crimewatch, seems it had held up a fishmonger, got away with ten pounds of fish sticks.

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simian
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Posted:does anybody mind if i go a bit

offtopic

and avoid any mention of kittens, and instead just give some

thankx

to Dentrassi for his most excellent work on his links:



clap Good work sir! clap



and good luck also for the substantial amounts of future editry you will have to endure as and when any new contact thread gets created.

devil bwa ha ha haaaaaaa... devil wink


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Durbs
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Posted:Could I add on a helpful note that there's no mention of the Rubber Heart Duo's video which is an excellent vid for learning throws with doubles...

Congrats and thanks Dentrassi.

Have a kittern


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Posted:psssttt durbs



its coz its a contact staff thread.... smile



Dentrassi,



Nice work dude, very nice indeed.



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Posted:Ahhhh - my bad smile

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Posted:wow, there's suddenly a lot more thread links... Nice one Dentrassi...

I like that the past is all nicely laid out and organised. Now we can get on with making up the future...


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Posted:ditto

:claphands:



ben-ja-men
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Posted:i think u definately need to add

http://www.londonjuggling.org/vids/DrewAndStaff.avi
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to the videos list.



the yahoo group got deleted by yahoo as nothing was posted there for ages.


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Posted:Yes, definitely needs to be added. Was one of the first staff vids i saw and it helped me out a lot. Especially with new ideas and what you can really do with a staff. Plus all the other nifty stuff on it! Glass rocks! So do you Ben! Big hug to all my staff brethren and sistren! grouphug

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Posted:well done Dentrassi!

Josh


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Posted:ooo so much to read ubbrollsmile

Thanx for taking the time to do all this, nice and eezy to follow too! clap


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Dentrassi
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Posted:thanx all! happy reading.

have slipped in the link to the glass vid.

right. im going out into to the late night rain to work out more silly doubles combos.

incidently, if anyone see's mech around - go up and hump his leg for me. i finally finished wicking the contact staff he made when he was staying here - and its an absolutely dream to play with [the staff, not mech wink ].
hug


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Posted:wicked thread dentrassi! hug biggrin

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Posted:*bump*

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Posted:nice on on the thread ed

i can just see you now sitting at your dads machine like the good old days in your shorts and huge socks, working the night away while i sleep like a log in the next room biggrin

this is a really col thread man

cheers

ps hows you and your lady?


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Posted:Most useful, and we wouldn't want it to disappear.

*bump*


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Posted:One of the mods should sticky this. Its far too useful to let fall into the mirky depths of the staff forum. God only knows what else is lurking down there.

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ducky2108
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Posted:How do we go about this, or will the mods just read this and think "yeah, great idea". Do we have to infor anyone?

Ancient wiseman say "It is very strange person, who, when left alone in room with teacosy, does not try it on"


Sporky
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Posted:I notified the mods (if thats the right thing to do) so hopefuly the thread will get stickied.

Thanks again to the mods


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ducky2108
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Posted:Well, it'll either get it stcikied, deleted or we'll all be told off for being naughty and stuff.

We live in hope for the first option.


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ducky2108
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Posted:Yay to the Mods.

Mucho thanks


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Posted:Thank you to the mods and Dentrassi.

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Dentrassi
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Posted:kiss

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Posted:Thanx for Dividing all of that Info up!! That im sure was a great deal of Work!! Thank you! Now back to my reading!! hug

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Posted:i just wish i had broadband so i can downloads them

lol frown


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Posted:yay! i always had trouble searching for contact staff vids, i only ever found one thread with MPC on it, but this is ace wink

good work dentrassi.


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