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Durbs
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Posted:Well, Saturday was a really nice sunny day and everything seemed to be flowing quite nicely - so I thought I'd record it and make a video as I've been quite slack in that department recently smile



I apologise for the shockingly pale skin but this was the first sunny day of the year ubblol



So, here's 2 videos for your viewing;

Part 1 is some Contact Juggling - nothing too special (it's really hard to glide bare-foot on grass) and I didn't have any music but some ideas and techniques I've been playing with are in there.

Part 2 is some poi - it's a bit too long really, but I was trying to keep it pretty edit-free but then also wanted to get all the different bits in smile



All were done in one take and there's pretty much zero in the way of editting other than taking out bits which were getting repetitive. So, nothing special, but I think they both capture quite well where I'm "at" with CJ and poi at the moment... I was going to do some doubles but ran out of battery smile



Criticism please! biggrin



Right click and "Save As"

Fun in the Garden Pt. 1

Fun in the Garden Pt. 2


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Posted:Written by: Durbs

Criticism please! biggrin





You're looking rather fat there Durbs, almost dont fit in the frame. Been at the pies I reckon. See you next Thursday wink . Love you really. Oh and I've not actually seen the vid so I've got nothing constructive to say as usual hug


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Durbs
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Posted:ubblol hug



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Posted:Durbs - you are a joy to watch.....Although the lack of clothes did make it quite difficult to concentrate!! wink

Nice Vid. Enjoyed it a lot.......bounce


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Posted:how long was part 2 supposed to be? i thought it was too short frown i liked it while it lasted though smile super clean i reckon smile

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Posted:how about "Use the preview option before posting links" as critisism?! wink



Can't really say much about the first vid, cept I loved it! The 2nd has some really nice footage of you, those anti-spins are looking soooo much smoother than at firetoys. There's a few too many of the same moves but seeing as it's 9 minutes long I didn't even notice the time going by smile



Go higher on your iso fountain, and work on the transitions at midday at 6:30 points.

The floor pick up is, of course, genius wink

Some of your throw timing could be better, some couldn't be any more precise!

The mindgames type wraps worked really nice, quick and fluid smile



Overall ace! ubbrollsmile



hug thanks for some more videos



oh Springers final thought....lots of peeps are on broadband these days, could you up the quality rate on your vids? Seems such a shame to be all blurry unless it's really small



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Durbs
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Posted:smile

Oli - Just over 9 minutes smile

Dunc: Link fixed... tongue
I personally think my 6 and 12 flowers are a bit sketchy (especialy the turning ones), as were some of the throws as you mentioned. In the iso'd fountain, I think the timing slips a bit which is where they lose their cleanliness *sigh* yet more practise biggrin

I'll put up a higher quality copy of each if you want - what's an acceptable download size for BB? 50mb? 100mb?


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Posted:1- get out in the sun more.... you are almost as white as me...

2- if you did number one then you wouldnt need this one: do a white test before filming..

joking aside... I think you have some really good control over your antispinning.. are seperations your new 'base' move? wink
I didnt notice the blurryness.. nor did I notice that it was 9 minutes long until afterwards.. it all just flowed kinda nice..


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Posted:A Gumby! A Gumby! A Gumby!

Yay! biggrin

Beautiful, clean stuff Mr. Durbs. Very British but that's to be expected. wink


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Posted:i got about 40 seconds ... ill try and download it again smile

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Posted:I'll have you know that I'm now a deep golden brown after the weekend tongue

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Posted:have you been bathing in gravy agin then? umm

just downloading at the moment... i'll get my shades.... smile


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Posted:sounds to me like durbs mistook himself for toast and got burnt..

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Posted:I dont know enough about contact juggling to really crit the first vid very well but I will say that I feel some of the effect was lost in the distance from the camera.



Your poi vid was nice. I liked your use of the more uncomon flower variations like the anti-spin butterfly and goofy chase ones. You did seem a bit stiff though. I like how you incorporate the glides and stuff into your contact juggling so Id really like to see more movement involved in your poi spinning as well. A lot of times I felt even some simple 360 turns would have added a lot, especially in your flowers. The turns you did do seemed a bit one sided (turning mostly to the right). The timing in your flowers seemed a bit off too. It looks like they tend to stray into same time a lot. In short, I think learning to turn all your stuff 360 both ways would benefit you a lot and all of your stuff could just use a little cleaning up around the edges.


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Posted:oh my
another one reaches god status then

one word,.......... beautiful


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Posted:Durbs has always been a god. Will offer my critique once I've downloaded the bugger.

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Posted:ubblol

Durbs - a god............ ubblol God of late payment and pyjama wearing yes.......... wink

His spinning is ok, i guess rolleyes

Contact vid i really loved Durbs - your movement is looking sweet as ever smile


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Posted:only watched the contact vid so far man and it's real sweet. liquid's coming along really nicely an the little ball strobe halfway through was pretty tight. good choice of choon too, a pleasure to watch... will try an give some actual criticism when i've seen the poi one... biggrin

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Posted:mmmm.... this hasn't worked.
Clicked Save As, it then took ages to download. But I can't seem to play it in Media player... - it says "Windows Media Player encountered an unknown error".

Any ideas what I did wrong?

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Posted:Oh yes, should've mentioned - it's a DivX avi
You'll need to go to www.divx.com and download their free codec and player.

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Posted:ubblol

cheers dude, that turned up at a funny time didnt it - call it coincidence wink

Oh and i have a new ball for you - sunday session still on?

Hels - go here in downloads there is the divx bundle - has palyer and everything else you need smile


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Posted:mmmm - I already have divx installed on my PC....and it still doesn't work frown

Going to try and download it again. Am sure it'll work 2nd time around.

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Posted:lovely tech stuff durbs. Me like very much indeed....
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hmmm... criticism... ubbidea ummm... dance more?
maybe start breakdancing while doing poi?
I don't know, it's hard to find points to criticise in such a sweet vid.


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Posted:I thought it was awesome Durbs! smile I guess the only thing I would have liked ot have seen was a little bit slower and a bit more movement in the body, changes of height and turns.

I hope you make it to Common Ground, I think we could all benefit from spending some time flailing poi in your presence.

When's the doubles vid coming?


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Posted:Eeeeep - I don't think I've ever considered myself techy LazyAngel...Not proper techy anyway smile

Josh - fingers crossed I'll be there smile
Doubles vid is erm...yes.


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Posted:eek....

right then, criticism... erm.... your grass looks a bit dry, could do with being a bit greener to match the bushes... umm

wicked vidyo man, plenty of stuff going on, lots of variation, lovely anti-spin/direction changes, lots of silly little ideas and good timing/changes... once again a pleasure to watch! biggrin


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Posted:inspiration at last!!! loved the CJ vid, guess I'll have stuff to train this evening..: ) and the poi one was awesome too, tho I agree with ICoN, you should turn more while doing flowers.

Smile.. It confuses people..:)

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Posted:confused

am still having problems viewing the spinny magic that is Durbs.

I've got divx, the vids seemed to download ok...I just can't seem to play them - I'm still "encountering an unknown error". Which is all very helpful isn't it! ubblol

any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

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Posted:Ill sort you out............

come to guildford sunday and you can watch on the laptop...... biggrin

Then you can watch Durbs in the flesh...... cool

Bring your shades though wink

*Pong* was that?

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Posted:** toke toke pass **

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Posted:**JOINK**

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