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DentrassiGOLD Member
ZORT!
3,044 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


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 [Old link] . 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 https://www.londonjuggling.org/vids/DrewAndStaff.avi
is also rather helpful.

- [Old link] 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 [Old link] 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

- [Old link] gives a description

- im sure i remember another one somewhere...



Shoulder-neck-shoulder & halo rolls

- [Old link]

- [Old link] moves

- [Old link]

- many moves can be done on both the back and [Old link]



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.

- [Old link] thread give a range of tips

- [Old link] gives some info on a variation of the move



Fishtails

- [Old link]

- [Old link]



Part 2: More advanced stuff



[Old link]



[Old link]



[Old link]



[Old link] umm



[Old link]



foot stuff

- [Old link]

- [Old link]

- [Old link]

- [Old link]

- [Old link]



Part 3: Combinations & Random Ideas

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



[Old link] 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



[Old link]



[Old link]



[Old link]



[Old link]



another older random ideas thread



[Old link]



[Old link]



[Old link] [also described in robs contact thread]



[Old link]



a few mentions of doubles crosses and contact



an old post relating contact & baton twirling



[Old link]



[Old link]



[Old link]



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[Old link]



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[Old link]






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Y2k-Hippymember
13 posts
Location: Camden (Sydney) NSW


Posted:
Nice work Ed

Though now it looks like to have so much to work on...
its already taken 2 years to get 2 contact moves.

Though now I have a contact staff thats helping heaps.

see you about

Tree Bad, Fire Pretty


shaySILVER Member
stranger
17 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
check this out:


allfiredupstranger
19 posts
Location: nz


Posted:
sume nise moves but i stall dont have broadband so it hard to see them lol owow ubblol

ignorance is bliss but knowledge is power


Mr MajestikSILVER Member
coming to a country near you
4,693 posts
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear, Australia


Posted:
nice, well made movie. not much contact though.

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley


Antti_EverythingGOLD Member
addict
446 posts
Location: Jrvenp, Finland


Posted:
Yo Shay

I'm having a bad day so I gotta ask.. again.. since this is the 3rd message I found from you promoting your vid in random threads.. why the hell do you spam in all these threads? Take your video to the videos section before I start giving you some unconstructive criticism..

Point your toes.


mcpPLATINUM Member
Flying Water Muppet
5,276 posts
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom


Posted:
he spammed all the threads in the space of like 10 minutes or something. And he's probably long gone by now. I put some unconstructive criticism on youtube for him... biggrin

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.


Antti_EverythingGOLD Member
addict
446 posts
Location: Jrvenp, Finland


Posted:
And he even replyed your comment... ooh.. You should go to the jim.

Point your toes.


ado-pGOLD Member
Pirate Ninja
3,882 posts
Location: Galway/Ireland


Posted:
Yeah meg, no point in going around commenting on people unless you got the muscle to back it up...

Love is the law.


mcpPLATINUM Member
Flying Water Muppet
5,276 posts
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom


Posted:
haven't you seen lab05.1? I'm sooo totally buff. wink ubblol

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.


Antti_EverythingGOLD Member
addict
446 posts
Location: Jrvenp, Finland


Posted:
Whahah... My comment wasn't approved by Youtube..! ??? I posted the comment like 10 hours ago and it's still not there.. Maybe it was because I used the word 'CRAP' in it.

Point your toes.


sketchGOLD Member
Empirically random...
431 posts
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom


Posted:
Its ok Antti ill help out instead, i mean the least we can do is spam him back! tongue



Edit:

oo! i think hes blocked comments. I think you struck a nerve meg.... now go lift some weights! spank

"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"


imakokodemember
121 posts
Location: Paris


Posted:
No !!
don't spam him !! he's so great !! I love him !! he can actually spin with 2 staves IN THE SAME TIME !! and WITH FIRE ON IT !! that's amazing, this guy is a god.
he's my fafourite after Robert heart eek.

ok, let's focus on somting else, it's better for ealth and inspiratrion.
you guy know Dave from Colorado ? :

posted on tribe : "what your about to see is what happens when you take ambien (strong sleeping medication) during the day and try to spin in a very dizzy and confused state.... "

>> https://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5099591670743507141

>> all is full of love <<


Mr MajestikSILVER Member
coming to a country near you
4,693 posts
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear, Australia


Posted:
so if i take sleeping medication will i suddenly be this good? someone pass me the ambien! and maybe some valium too!

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley


HeyNickstranger
2 posts

Posted:
Holy crap, thats awesome! Really good choice of music too, Devotchka rocks...

FireDesireBrunoBRONZE Member
Flame Wielder
20 posts
Location: South Africa, JHB


Posted:
Hey guys here is a link to a nice contact video.

The move being demonstrated is the Prayer Matrix in 1200 frames per second! some really cool footage! Nicely demonstrates how much you actually need to bend your body.

Contact Staff - Prayer Matrix - Super Slow Motion Video

Love, Light & Poi
Bruno

Unity through Love, Light & Poi


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