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vanilla
vanilla

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Location: Germany, Bayreuth
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2005
Total posts: 21
Posted:I really do like the lessons for staff spinning on this site, but I'm not able to perform. My problem is that even if I'm trying the basic move, I have to press the staff to my breast, to get the right grip with the staff over my thumbs and under my palms, that I'm not able to move it anyway. Is there a possibility to turn it only with the fingers, or has anyone ever tried something similar?

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Lavatwilight
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Location: Wellington somerset, UK
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Posted:can you explain what you are trying to do?


ummm if the way shown dosent work, play around a bit, and after a while you will find a way round, that works better for you, individulism makes staff beautiful.....oh no getting all philosophical........hope that helps


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wing
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Location: New Haven, CT
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Posted:There's lots of finger twirling you can do, but it sounds like you should just try a thinner staff. What are you using now?
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Stone
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Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:hi vanilla,

If you are referring to Hop staff lesson #2 - A Full Rotation in Each Hand, the two-handed spin aka The Rotor or Propeller. Then it aint basic, it takes a lot of practice, but you will get it after a while. Read Becs description. Little fingers face up.


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PrayerFireAngel
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Location: Merced, Ca
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Posted:I know when I was watching Bec's version of the rotor I didn't "get it" either. Its different than when Charles does it but after watching Susan Orr's Baton twirling DVD's now I can do it the way Bec does it. I have small hands as well.

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vanilla
vanilla

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Location: Germany, Bayreuth
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2005
Total posts: 21
Posted:Back again and thanks for all your help. So you think it helpful to invest in the fire twirling book, for I found at least charles' description, but couldn't go with that.

@Stone: It was lesson#1. redface

@linda: my staff is about 2-2,5cm, that seems not so much to me.

Thanks so far. I've tried to do the same move over my index, and it works quite good, but I have to check out, how fast one can do that.


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Stone
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Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:confused

Lesson # 1 is Length of Staff not width wink

Becs description is different to Xaeda vid. There is a simpler way, perhaps someone could describe it.

little fingers up

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Mavado
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Member Since: 21st May 2005
Total posts: 11
Posted:I don't blame you vanilla, I can't do even that for myself and yet I can do some more complicated stuff I don't know what it's called.

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