Analemma
Analemma

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Location: West LA
Member Since: 22nd May 2003
Total posts: 384
Posted:Link1

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anyone already tried it?

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fluffy napalm fairy
fluffy napalm fairy

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Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land
Member Since: 12th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3638
Posted:ubblol

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garthy
garthy

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Location: Bristol, England
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2002
Total posts: 717
Posted:I've had this idea! biggrin

Like those wodden animals you get that go all floppy.

I was think of cutting wodden dowl into sections and having a string down the middle.
TIghtening the string would make it solid. losending would return to floppynbess

I wanted to do some stalls and just leave it there!
hehe!

But being slack I've never done it.

May have to buy some magic rope! bounce


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Jo
Jo

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Location: Sheffield, England
Member Since: 13th Dec 2000
Total posts: 517
Posted:I think they could open up an entire genre of XXX rated moves (porn no longer illigal in the UK so illigal moves no longer exist biggrin )

oh, and some awesome, sensible(ish) stuff too smile smile

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Rev
Rev

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Location: Apparently lost in my ego
Member Since: 14th Mar 2003
Total posts: 1269
Posted:isnt this like the what shok used in the sp vs dc battle.. to wow the crowd because his poi were stopped straight up.. gotta love gimmicks..

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Havokist
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Location: Manchester
Member Since: 20th Dec 2004
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Posted:wouldn't you be able to start with rope dart, and then turn it into staff? or is that not how it works?

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:Ive actually met a guy with poi made with this in mind. His chains were actually little metal tubes that sort of fit into one another with a cord going from the heads, through the tubes, to the handles. The handles then had a squeezable grip type of thing which would pull the cord tight making the metal tubes go straight. Unfortunately, this guy wasnt all that great at using them which left me rather unimpressed but I thought it was a cool idea.



I think I actually have a little vid footage of him somewhere, perhaps Ill look for it and post it.


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:Found the footage...

http://s90653204.onlinehome.us/personal/stickchain.avi
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Was taken at the '04 Decompression in NY. Guys name is Natas.


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garthy
garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2002
Total posts: 717
Posted:I think if you got them right you could completly mix poi and staff.

You could do some nice contacty double staff moves then rol then down your arms into your hands and do poi stuff.

Maybe two poi that connect together to form one staff. :Ponders: confused ubbidea ubbloco biggrin rolleyes


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Stone
Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:The old Indian rope trick,

climb up it and disappear wink


Though, funnily enough Ive often wondered if you gave proper (not plastic) rope that special flick, if it was possible to make the rope go rigid.

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:I had several styles of toys like this when I was a kid.

The problem with using these as a staff is that you must maintain tension on the rope in order for it to be rigid. I had one toy that had a locking mechanism but it would still go slack pretty quickly (ie: the brakes don't hold the tension long).

This I could see working fabu for clubs-to-poi but would need some extreme overhauling for any staff work.

It would need not only a tension holding mechanism but also the tubes would have to lock together otherwise I don't think it would stand up to the pressure of contact staff and staff work.
When my toys were tense if we did any quick blows or major pressure on one point and it folded.

Just things to think about when designing one of your own wink


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Stongsfire
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Location: Hawaii
Member Since: 11th May 2004
Total posts: 53
Posted:I agree with Pele........I don't see the tension holding up to staff work....hmmmmmm, there has to be a way

maybe really slow contact....but even that would fold it up more than likely....

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LazyAngel
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Location: Cambridge UK
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Posted:what about if you had a screw thread in the middle of the (theoretical) staff, with the string running through the center connected to the thread in such a way that joining the two sections together pulled the string taught in the center? to deal with the problems Pele talks about, you would need interlocking sections as well for added rigidity..

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