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Richie_Boy
Richie_Boy

newbie
Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire
Member Since: 18th Jan 2005
Total posts: 10
Posted:i know this has come up before, but they look to be old posts...

do we have any devilstickers here? ubbrollsmile


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Ifrit
Ifrit

The GF of HoP
Location: Somerset, England
Member Since: 17th Aug 2004
Total posts: 492
Posted:Not to be picky but theres no harm in bumping a old thread. In fact ppl will be very pleased with you if you do in the future.

Anyway im pretty sure there are a few devilstickers about, more than there was a while ago anyway (or there only just coming out of the devilstick closet).

I do a bit but i would call my self a devilsticker as im still very crappy.

Keep an eyeout for devilstickrussel, he rules the short piece of wood.


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Medusa
Medusa

veteran
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...
Member Since: 25th Nov 2003
Total posts: 1433
Posted:I am just starting out with Devil sticks.

I don't know much but I have a really good teacher!


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Evildman
Evildman

member
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 11th Jul 2003
Total posts: 46
Posted:>Bow<

Well Devilsticks also happen to be my primary prop.
And IMHO I have recently rated myself as reasonably darned good.
Not quite master, but I can do a few things that my poor little mind says should not be possible, except for a beatuiful thing we call physics.


We are all atheists, some of us just believe in fewer gods than others. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
-Stephen F. Roberts

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Juggling_Arcs
newbie
Location: Levan UT
Member Since: 17th Oct 2004
Total posts: 23
Posted:Any movies Evildman??

I am pretty bad a devil sticks, but I don't practice enough.

Juggling_Arcs


If at first you don't succeed, Sky Diving is not for you.

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DoktorSkell
DoktorSkell

addict
Location: Van Diemans Land
Member Since: 11th Jan 2005
Total posts: 475
Posted:

Devil sticks were probly the first performance art prop i ever picked up.
i have a nice set but i never got anywhere with them.

I saw nice juggling and took that up instead.

I would like to learn Devilsticks properly tho


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it shines at night but fades too soon
fair luna moon, fair luna bright
forever we dance
we dance under starlight

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Devilstick_Russell
I like devilstick...
Location: Falmouth
Member Since: 10th May 2004
Total posts: 196
Posted:hmmm devil sticks i am performer collecter and lover of devil sticks. i have about seven devil sticks and i have been doing it intensvivly for about two years i absolutly love WRIST TRAPS because they are the best trick in the world i can do about 10-15 different types. I've got to go but i will be back

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Richie_Boy
Richie_Boy

newbie
Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire
Member Since: 18th Jan 2005
Total posts: 10
Posted:sounds good

ive learnt most of my tricks from here: http://www.devilstick.org/devilstick.html


and

here: http://www.lunastix.com/moves/index.html


i think my fave trick is leaving the hand stick behind my back after passing behind the back, if you've got some bright hand sticks it really stands out and looks like its just sitting in the air for a moment, darn physics!

something thats good to try is some baton twirling with the devilstick...Toss it up and take both handsticks into one hand then catch the devilstick with the other and you can twirl away Then toss it back up smoothly and carry on devilsticking, takes a couple of attempts to be a really smooth and fluid transition but its not too hard and can catch people out.


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Devilstick_Russell
I like devilstick...
Location: Falmouth
Member Since: 10th May 2004
Total posts: 196
Posted:if you go here and watch the stix n sox video you'll see me about 9 months ago doing sum stuff, if've improved since but i've promised myself to get new videos up one day.

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Evildman
Evildman

member
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 11th Jul 2003
Total posts: 46
Posted:There are also some nice instruction videos of most of the basics here http://www.devilstick.de/english/animationen/animationen.htm


Anything beyond the basics though starts to become very difficult to explain verbally. There is a lot of mixing and variations that can be done to the basics, and combinations thereof.

Step one, learn to keep the Devilstick off of the ground.
Step two, make it do stuff.
Step three, and this is the most important one, try not too look terribly surprised when it actually works.

Honestly a whole lot of things come simply from continously playing with the sticks, and when something odd happens, trying to repeat it.

Everything after that is merely polish.


We are all atheists, some of us just believe in fewer gods than others. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
-Stephen F. Roberts

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Richie_Boy
Richie_Boy

newbie
Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire
Member Since: 18th Jan 2005
Total posts: 10
Posted:Yeah i'd agre with that, definitely demands practice and patience. But finding a source of knowledge can show you things you just wouldn't have thought of on your own. Or watching others...

In the summers I often do several workshops (with the street theater company im with) aimed at kids in the community, they come along to the workshops for a couple of days or so and we teach them some basics. One kid i thought some devilstick basics to started to play about with it and improvised some moves that id not thought of before.

Russell: I think ive got wrist traps right, do you know of any sites with a decent description?


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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:Devilsticks are indeed fun. I've been doing it for about 9yrs, and still have much to learn.

If you get a chance to, check out DsAds. His moves by the power of mind bullets...


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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Nucleopoi
Nucleopoi

chemical attraction
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
Member Since: 6th Nov 2004
Total posts: 1097
Posted:I bought a set of devilsticks but have rarely picked them up since i got introduced to poi.i have learned a few of the basics but am finding it hard to progress further.must try harder. devil

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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:Yes, You should try harder!

Naughty girl!!


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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Nucleopoi
Nucleopoi

chemical attraction
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
Member Since: 6th Nov 2004
Total posts: 1097
Posted:what you wantin me to try harder at then other than what you already think i do profficiently! kiss ubblove

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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:Well, you know, practise is always good, stops the technique from getting forgotton...

*whistles in innocent way*

Why don't you come down here and give it a go? wink ubblove


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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Nucleopoi
Nucleopoi

chemical attraction
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
Member Since: 6th Nov 2004
Total posts: 1097
Posted:you help me do enough of that.u generally get too tired after a while and cant continue.lack of fitness me thinks.or my technique is too good and you get exhausted watchin me and wana go to bed....

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Nucleopoi
Nucleopoi

chemical attraction
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
Member Since: 6th Nov 2004
Total posts: 1097
Posted:you should come trainin more with me to build up your stamina for all sports.

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ezeeckiel
member

Member Since: 15th Jan 2005
Total posts: 32
Posted:Hi !



I've been devilsticking for 3 years, and i've now so many tricks totally different i want to pratice that i don't know if my living will be enough.

Evildman i'd be pleased to watch some of your vids really !

Here you can find a 6months old video i made in Lille, France when i was living there. Hope you'll enjoy it.



Olivier

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Devilstick_Russell
I like devilstick...
Location: Falmouth
Member Since: 10th May 2004
Total posts: 196
Posted:ezeeckiel thats some pretty cool stuff going on there. I like that back thing from buzz saw. Some of those poi like wrist traps will have to be stolen too. i'm gonna watch that video again.

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DsAds
Poi? Never!
Location: London
Member Since: 20th Feb 2003
Total posts: 316
Posted:Hey Ezeeckiel, nice vid some lovely wrist trap suff wink, am i mistaken in thinking you are one of the people that did my contact devilstick workshop at the EJC? I thought i recognized you.

Ed thanks for the cudos, lol.

Also Russel like the vid, some of those traps are looking tight!! biggrin

One day i'll get round to doing a vid but alas work and lazyness just keep geting in the way.

Oh, and of late i've been working on some juggling tricks with DS, 531, 531 with the 1 behind the back, and almost got a 531 mills! juggle ubbloco

Easy guys, catch ya later.

Ads


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ezeeckiel
member

Member Since: 15th Jan 2005
Total posts: 32
Posted:Hey Ds

Do you mean you toss the sticks like clubs in a siteswap way ?

I pratice the same when i go from a propeller say right, toss the devilstick in a 5 way, then the left stick in 3 and 1 for the quick pass hand to hand (before and behind back as well) and back to propeller. Is that what you're working on ?

About the EJC i was there (I've been working at the bar 8 hours a day also), and i've done 3 DS workshops, one more contact or static tricks and two from german, one about the furtner fish and one about some wrist traps. So i may have see you there. Were you the japanese guy ?



Salut !

Olivier

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DsAds
Poi? Never!
Location: London
Member Since: 20th Feb 2003
Total posts: 316
Posted:Yep thats exactly what i mean with the site swap.

Oh and no im not the japanese hitleresque "IF YOU DO IT THIS WAY YOU WILL GET HURT, YOU HAAAAVVEE TO DO IT THIS WAY!!!!!!!!" guy. ubblol

Im blond english looking guy with beard/goatee n glasses. Guess i just saw you about then.

Take it easy.

Adam


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Devilstick_Russell
I like devilstick...
Location: Falmouth
Member Since: 10th May 2004
Total posts: 196
Posted:DsAds the legend that is. Your name is allways coming up thanks for the complement for the wrist traps i definatly specialise in them they were like the first trick mushypea steve taught me basically. Tht vid is almost a year old now and i've got tonnes more. I'm currently working on some propellor stuff like Under the leg-over the leg each rotation (as allways a vid probably coming soon) and 'Flourishing' the hand stick 180 degrees between each roation.

Oliver thanks for the PM about the extra videos i don't think i can do it from my college computers (i'm only 17) because of all the extra protection. Thanks anyway though.


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Devilstick_Russell
I like devilstick...
Location: Falmouth
Member Since: 10th May 2004
Total posts: 196
Posted:Ah ha i just watched your video again Oliver the "'Flourishing' of the hand stick 180 degrees" in my above post is actually what your are doing with your hand sticks as the credits come up, except i am doing it in between each roation of a propellor. my record is about five or six times in a row without passing out from brain overload

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ezeeckiel
member

Member Since: 15th Jan 2005
Total posts: 32
Posted:Nice one too !
I also pratice this release of sthe stick higher. I toos the ds and the stick at the same time higher, then catch the stick and then the ds. I've praticed a bit a pirouette under this, it's even more impressive.


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Evildman
Evildman

member
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 11th Jul 2003
Total posts: 46
Posted:Unfortunately, I do not have many vids remaining after a recent HDD crash.

Hopefully I can get some new vids taken this year during my eventing season, as I am without camera myself for now.

If I can get some video taken and digitised, I will certainly put it up here for everyone's perusal.


We are all atheists, some of us just believe in fewer gods than others. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
-Stephen F. Roberts

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Devilstick_Russell
I like devilstick...
Location: Falmouth
Member Since: 10th May 2004
Total posts: 196
Posted:Videos are good they spread the tricks about a bit and help everyone to learn. its never good to be protective of things that 'you made up' jugglings all about cooperation not competition. woah i went a bit hippy there peace

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Evildman
Evildman

member
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 11th Jul 2003
Total posts: 46
Posted:I share, I share, I swear.
Put the patchouli down, and step back slowly, and we can talk about this...


We are all atheists, some of us just believe in fewer gods than others. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
-Stephen F. Roberts

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Devilstick_Russell
I like devilstick...
Location: Falmouth
Member Since: 10th May 2004
Total posts: 196
Posted:does anyone know any good contact or cigar box style tricks (the ones where you balance them on both sticks and then swap them around and stuff) i can do contact propellor, contact buzzsaw, throw all the sticks in the air and swap them over and stuff but i'd really like to expand on this wierd area of devilstick

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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:Matt that goes to Spitz is really into all that stuff- when hes not doing it with a stick hes using a little basketball. Crrrazy smile

I don't think he posts on here (I could be completely wrong)- Kevin (devkev) might have some input.

Chutney smile


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