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Analemma


Analemma

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Location: West LA

Total posts: 384
Posted:Theory: Playing slow, I mean very slow, like 20 Seconds for a rotation and slower.

This is the way Thai Chi is mostly taught and it seems to workout. Always concentrate on the "parallelity" of the staffs, your posture and most important your balance . . . Once one is confident with the slow spinning speeding up seems to be much more easy. ubbrollsmile

Would be interesting how slow some contact Spinners could get . . . any experiences?

An idea of mine is to record slow spinning and then playing the tape with time lapse. The Background is moving fast (e.g. Busy streets, Fast moving clouds etc...) and the spinner seems to move normal - 4D Dancing tongue

grr... biggrin


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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 2523
Posted:Yes. I've been doing the same exercises in contact ball smile
Tis very good thing to do, I might try with stick


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mo-seph


mo-seph

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Location: Edinburgh, UK

Total posts: 524
Posted:No!

Faster, with less control. Don't you people know anything? wink

I haven't got down to 20 secs/rotation, but I'll have to give it a go. Slowness really helps for understanding body mechanics and watching which joints have to move when, so you can anticipate it; Once you've got that, you can spin faster, cleaner and safer all at once! Yay!

(I've been practicing the same thing rolling on the floor - turning a roll into a continuous sequence of balanced positions. Tis great fun...)


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stickman


World Champ Procrastinator
Location: ||...lost...||

Total posts: 580
Posted:thats a great idea poibox!

really, i mean, that is so beyond this world, let alone what ive ever thought of, that it is just mindboggling! im sorry if i sound sarcastic.. not really intended..

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pssst. i really do think its a good idea


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Jenoir


newbie
Location: Midlands, Uk

Total posts: 6
Posted:"An idea of mine is to record slow spinning and then playing the tape with time lapse. The Background is moving fast (e.g. Busy streets, Fast moving clouds etc...) and the spinner seems to move normal - 4D Dancing tongue"


I think that would look really good!! u should try it.


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Disc0


annoying boy
Location: Sweden

Total posts: 160
Posted:think city. think roof. think spinner on top of that roof. together with normal sock-poi. and "4D dance" biggrin
i think it sounds beautiful. i think i'm sad cus i don't have a digital videocam nor acess to a city-roof. frown


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Havokist
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

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Location: Manchester

Total posts: 2530
Posted:i think if you had someone glow staffing slowly in the middle of two glow poi-ers then it might look pretty cool, cause the staffer would be staffing at normal speed, yet the two poi-ers would be doing it much faster, and if the two poi-ers had a routine, it would probably look even better.

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:good staffing and good lovemaking both involve plenty of time, smiles and lubricant.

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Location: London

Total posts: 1810
Posted:Rahhh Bender you're on the ball as usual smile
Gotta love you kiss

Lisa
xx


A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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Fear-Tine
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

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Location: dublin Ireland

Total posts: 227
Posted:does that imply that the better we are at staff the better we are at love making? confused

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Posted:woohoo!

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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 2474
Posted:Written by: Knoxious

woohoo!
tongue



...... but your rubbish at staff ......
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Fear-Tine
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

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Location: dublin Ireland

Total posts: 227
Posted:I think the real question should be how long can you spin for before you blow it and drop your staff! its not all about fancy moves
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Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 1810
Posted:Err I havent had that happen to me yet............what's it like Feartine wink biggrin

Lisa
kiss


A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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Fear-Tine
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

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Location: dublin Ireland

Total posts: 227
Posted:Im not going to lower myself to that remark......

cause my back is killing me from picking up my staff frown
(walks away in shame)


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Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 1810
Posted:there's no shame in having a big stick honey teeheehee wink

A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:what about two little ones...?
or even two big ones...?!

confused

*runs off to play with his balls*

meanwhile, back on topic - taking it slow is a great way to play and if you ask me, the more contact the better.

wink


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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BamBam

Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 1810
Posted:He's right you know wink
EDITED_BY: BamBam (1106672448)


A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:This thread is filth, and to think I came looking for staff tips rolleyes

Made me chuckle tho biggrin


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Disc0


annoying boy
Location: Sweden

Total posts: 160
Posted:this kinds of thread is really horrible..... it makes me laugh to much to do my homework wink biggrin

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Fear-Tine
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

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Location: dublin Ireland

Total posts: 227
Posted:Ok then back to subject playing slow is brilliant. I studied biomechanics in college, thought I would never use it but playing slow really makes you focus on the movement of staff and body

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:there was a british study conducted sometime last year that came to the conclusion that better dancers of either gender were better in bed, both in perception and in actuality.

does it not make sense, then, that firedancers are also decent in the sack?

agility and stamina and the ability to grasp long sticks are useful trait,. erm, baby.


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Fear-Tine
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

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Location: dublin Ireland

Total posts: 227
Posted:Well there goes my good intentions to climb out of the gutter!

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Pooh-Bah
Location: London

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Posted:yayy to Bender for bringing it back to the gutter...........
hey I'm a firedancer wink that must mean I'm great in bed ......Bender you've made my bloody day smile rolleyes biggrin devil clap wow

Snuggles love and spanks

Little Miss Bammy

xx


A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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bluecat


bluecat

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Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:and for those of us who like playing fast? i feel your assertions may be a little premature mr bill..


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Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 1810
Posted:Hehehehe

A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:Written by: BamBam

hey I'm a firedancer wink that must mean I'm great in bed



ubblol like it really takes a random hop innuendo thread for you to realise that rolleyes

had you not already noticed...? spank devil wink


right, back to the firespinner's gutter of double entendres we go then:

on a point of etiquette, is it polite to ask before you dip your wick in someones fuel pot or should you just go for it and hope they like you enough to let you get away with it? ubbangel


cole. x


retro innuendo interlude: ice cream from an a+? yes please tongue


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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Fear-Tine
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

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Location: dublin Ireland

Total posts: 227
Posted:its always nice to ask "can i put my staff in your pot" but i usually put it in and hope they dont mind. just make sure there is enough fuel in there to get your whole wick covered, guess were back to playing slow again rolleyes

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"

Total posts: 6207
Posted:i normally ask if i can borrow some phin

as for being good in bed, next time i have a work shop with you two, cole and bams can we ditch teh staff and balls and you give me some of those sex tips?


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