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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

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Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
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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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Y2k-Hippy
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Location: Camden (Sydney) NSW
Member Since: 10th Sep 2002
Total posts: 13
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


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shay
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Member Since: 15th Jul 2004
Total posts: 17
Posted:check this out:



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allfiredup
allfiredup

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Location: nz
Member Since: 4th Apr 2006
Total posts: 19
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

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Mr Majestik
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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

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Antti_Everything
Antti_Everything

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Location: Jrvenp, Finland
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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.

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mcp
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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.

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Antti_Everything
Antti_Everything

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

Point your toes.

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ado-p
ado-p

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Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:Yeah meg, no point in going around commenting on people unless you got the muscle to back it up...

Love is the law.

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mcp
mcp

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Location: Edin-borrow.
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Total posts: 5276
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.

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Antti_Everything
Antti_Everything

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Location: Jrvenp, Finland
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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.

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sketch
sketch

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Location: Lincoln
Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 431
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


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Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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imakokode
imakokode

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Location: Paris
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Total posts: 121
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.... "

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


>> all is full of love <<

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Mr Majestik
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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

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

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FireDesireBruno
FireDesireBruno

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Location: South Africa, JHB
Member Since: 21st Aug 2010
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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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