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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:right said fred. some videos for you:



25/9/05 - Orbit has very kindly uploaded all of these videos to a server from where they are downloadable. many thanks to him for doing so



26/05/06 - videos working again, thanks hyperlight and fni for uploading them onto servers this time hug



hug from oli and ros. right click and download to save them,



stix n sox - this is an old one, filmed back in march. features oli walking round a sock, a tree, and russel being silly (7:44, 52mb (for now..))



not a sock in sight - features 3 minutes of oli spinning fire, too fast. i wanted to not do any editing to this, but ended up editing out one bit where i got sketchy in a tangle, this ruins the flow a bit. this video uses the tried and tested formula, fire poi + trance = video, so dont expect anything original. (3:06, 8.4mb)



at the bottom of a cliff - oli spinning socks. if this looks a) messy b) out of control c)like the sketchyest poi ever, then thats because it is. theres some cool bits amongst the maddness though. my excuse for the general ragedness of it, is the wind wink. also some bits are out of focus, becuase when i started filming the sun was out but it promptly went in and it got a bit dark for autofocus. look out for floppy sock. i have one major criticism of this video (aside from it being messy) but im not going to tell you what it is because im not sure how obvious it is. things i learnt making this video: staying upright on pebbles is hard. anyway i hope you have as much fun watching this as i did making it. (8:36, 25mb) ubbloco



the taste of lyme - quick film featuring ninja dave (1:10, 3mb)



strange things happen - this was nearly 'zest of lyme' but daves too slack. this is apparently the first online film appearance of ros (fluffy naplam fairy), she spins poi (and sticks) properly and it rocks smile its quite long because choosing which bits you dont want is hard, so sorry about that. its got some nice views at funny angles in it too, next time the world wont look like its flowing off one side of the shot, i promise. cool (9:00, 24mb)



dinosaurs ate my circles - features a small white fluffy dinosaur and ros and oli doing some tricks with poi in the suuuunnnn biggrin. (8:13, 40mb) or smaller more compressed flash version - made very kindly by matt on www.spherculism.com.





sending signals to spaceships - the video that was then wasnt and now is. ros and oli flag down some passing aliens and teach them how to spin. if anyone knows the music please tell me.





remember: criticism is cool ubbrollsmile and its nice when the sun comes out sunny





rolleyes


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:Nice stuff Oli- I'd love to meet you one of these days and pick your brains finally biggrin

Love all the pendulm stuff and the same direction throw/catches- have you got your left doing them yet?- if not DO! NOW! It makes things so wonderfully silly biggrin

Your general flow is lovely now- more movement and grace which I like lots.

I need to practice biggrin


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Nate
Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Member Since: 5th Aug 2004
Total posts: 1530
Posted:brains......he has more than one!?....well it does figure

it wont let me download it frown, i tried a few times and it keeps on freezing *sulky face*


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:you never fail to impress us oli! biggrin



loverly stuff! far tooo complicated for me to understand!


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fluffy napalm fairy
fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land
Member Since: 12th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3638
Posted:*le sigh*..........

oli ubblove as always I am beside myself - flowers not so sketchy but still need work wink Crazy inside stuff that I can't get my head around looking very smooth - especially suicide-type stuff in the first section biggrin How do you manage to make that stuff flow? tis all part of the Oli magic........

Sunny, happy, smiley, bouncy, technically incredible, inspiring wonderful spinning. Maybe nice to have a few different angle shots to make the vid a little more relaxed n involved to watch but other than that I can't fault it or your spinning biggrin except to say don't forget how much you can link and move between your new accomplishments...... I know how well you do the weave and didn't spot it once wink

love you and will spend much time gazing at this in the near future.........

x


Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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Nate
Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Member Since: 5th Aug 2004
Total posts: 1530
Posted:i am amazed at the flow of this video, no editing needed, and yet you're pulling of moves that would take me about 20 million tries if i could ever do them

beautiful spinning yet again

and i like your franticness as the music gets juicy ubblol

i hope to see you this weekend at some point, i''ll give you a call


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Ifrit
Ifrit

The GF of HoP
Location: Somerset, England
Member Since: 17th Aug 2004
Total posts: 492
Posted:Great spinning as always. Most of it was beyond my comprehension but I simply enabled oli-vision, simply sat back and watched rather than understand.

fire leads to creation

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Lavatwilight
Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 834
Posted:no one told me there was a new video./...goes to download smile

Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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Lavatwilight
Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 834
Posted:ok.....i think here i will just put a ditto to tim's comment and leave it at that!!!

was truly something to watch and, not even try to understand


Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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Pink...?
Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:Utterly sickening as per usual Oli hug

Very, very cool things, i can't wait to acost you at Falmouth and steal some moves smile


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Glåss
Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 8th Nov 2001
Total posts: 2523
Posted:Oli, watch it again and ignore the poi.

I think its time to learn to move the rest of your body with as much control as you have with your arms smile

Good luck and thanks for posting,

Drew


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DJ Dantana
veteran
Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted:oli, that sequence on "not a sock" from 1:30 to 1:40 is the coolest wrap combo I have ever seen.

rock on dude.

and overall very nice spinning. very very very nice. cool


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Bird
Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:Wha...? how?? why can't I have that many joints in my arms, maybe I could do some of that if I did! wink

Sweet vid man, keep up the good work! (and get the camera fixed tongue )


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:righteous! I'll head off to bake a cake while this downloads
:grabs salt shaker labelled 'sugar':


Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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KaelGotRice
KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 1584
Posted:Holy Oli isolations!

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Great vid. Once again inspiring both Ros and Oli. Different type of spinning than what I generally am used to.

biggrin


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:biggrin :hugs:

ros, i spotted a weave tongue
glass, i think so to, thanks
thanks for all the comments , im glad you like it


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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Disc0
annoying boy
Location: Sweden
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2004
Total posts: 160
Posted:that's the crazies vid i've seen.... ^_^
you've never thought about playing it a bit slower? ._." pleeease....
i've got to watch it in slow-mo to apprehend some of those moves. and you keep a nice steady flow even in that speed >_< it's maby the best poi i've seen, but i think some of the stalls, for exemple, will look even better when done a little bit slower.

or am i just thinking this becaus emy own spin-style is relatively slow with lots of stalls =7

i's a damn great vid! hope you can get that cam fixed soon.


fire is just light and heat.
it's you friend!

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Lovely...lovely....lovely

Nice to see you finally cracked those 's' moves! hug


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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duballstar
duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 2216
Posted:nice... especially like the isolated pendula stalls near the beginning... smile

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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MikeIcon
MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:I agree with Glass but want to elaborate a bit on that point...

Oli, youre obviously very talented with all the tech stuff but despite what others are saying, Ive always felt a lack of flow in your style. You can no doubt transition nicely through all your moves but, to me, flow is more than that. Its about presenting a well rounded routine with ups and downs, creating unique patterns which are visually stimulating, and being able to compliment that with your body movement. Your style comes off a bit hectic and confusing to me, even though I know whats going on. Imagine what a lay person must see.

Personally, I think you could benefit greatly from taking a break from tech for a while. Go back to the roots. Try spinning without isolations, tangles, and inversions for a few weeks. Once you can amaze your friends asthetically, go back and find ways to incorporate your technical knowlege into that. Tech moves usually look much better when incorporated into a flowy routine than when they're all strung together if you know what I mean. Its like when a DJ drops a beat before the climax of a song its great right? But what if he did it like 20 times per song?

On the other hand, maybe hectic and confusing is what youre after, in which case Id say youre doing a good job... But thats just my constructive criticism if youre willing to take it.

Now, Im not gonna just sit here and tell you what I think you could improve on. I also wanna say that I really liked the first 50 seconds or so of the Jun21 vid. Some really nice patterns in there. In fact, Ive been working on a similar buzzsaw stall pattern recently but you seem to have it down much nicer than I. I hope you dont mind if I simulate your technique smile


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We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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strugz
strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...
Member Since: 6th Mar 2002
Total posts: 3964
Posted:Hey Oli

Dude, that was mental - i span poi in ireland and thought to myself....."yeh i remember this stuff, isnt it easy"

Youve just broken my head dude - some of the stuff in there was mentally smooth - your isolatining seems like your standard spin these days and the whole inverted box type isolations were just eek

Our bandwidth is off till friday but i will put it up on soton after that biggrin

Truley and insperation - keep it up cool

**puts poi down and picks up staffs**

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minimaniac
minimaniac

The Ladiees Man
Location: near swindon/ oxford
Member Since: 5th Nov 2004
Total posts: 360
Posted:oli when can i find your 4 staff spinning vid?

I'm going to leave the army and run away to the circus

if not i will just become a MI5 agent !!!

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strugz
strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...
Member Since: 6th Mar 2002
Total posts: 3964
Posted:dude its not oli - its olive biggrin

"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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minimaniac
minimaniac

The Ladiees Man
Location: near swindon/ oxford
Member Since: 5th Nov 2004
Total posts: 360
Posted:oh rite,cool cheers!

wheres that vid then?


I'm going to leave the army and run away to the circus

if not i will just become a MI5 agent !!!

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Rossco
Rossco

Official HoP hobbity potato monster!
Location: Cardiff, The Diffshire
Member Since: 4th Mar 2004
Total posts: 434
Posted:dude, all i'll say is... sweeeeet! crazy monkeyboy style is awesome if not a little mind bending nowadays, i cant believe you started poi the same day i did, thats just nuts dude. Well done you! biggrin

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Remeber kids.... Its all fun and games until someone loses a bol**ck! biggrin

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Jo
Jo

member
Location: Sheffield, England
Member Since: 13th Dec 2000
Total posts: 517
Posted:Strange things happen is one of my favourite vids right now. bounce2 hug biggrin

Jo.


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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:Just watched the spaceship one.

Awesome work but freaky music!!


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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_khan_
_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Member Since: 17th Nov 2004
Total posts: 768
Posted:I also just watched the spaceship one, stunning. Fluffy fairy lady, you are one of my favorite spinners right now! Your style is so fluid, and your transitions are seamless. Something to aspire to, for sure.

Also, a great location.


taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco

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milka
journeyman
Location: Limoges (France)
Member Since: 9th Jun 2005
Total posts: 89
Posted:Written by: Rossco

dude, all i'll say is... sweeeeet! crazy monkeyboy style is awesome if not a little mind bending nowadays, i cant believe you started poi the same day i did, thats just nuts dude. Well done you! biggrin



Have a look here

Great vids Oli, amazing stuff !


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Sacha.
Sacha.

member
Location: North London, England
Member Since: 19th Nov 2002
Total posts: 31
Posted:holy bollox can someone please explain to me what on earth Oli is doing from 3:58 - 4:02 on "sending signals to spaceships" - quick or my brain is gonna explode.

sacha

p.s. brilliant videos, they're really brilliant - a thousand thank you's for posting them


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stroo
stroo

trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2003
Total posts: 799
Posted:eek! none of the vids are working! they ust come up with a random page with loads of odd $%&&"&$*@~_}&'s. whats that all about?

Livin' on dreams and custard creams

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