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Twisthem488
Twisthem488

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Location: USA
Member Since: 27th Jan 2004
Total posts: 187
Posted:Third time trying to post this. Just found the Yo Stick at http://www.extremespin.com/skilltoys.html
check out the vid. Maybe its a fad like astro jax maybe its actually something really cool. anyone had any experience wih em?


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MikeIcon
MikeIcon

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:I just saw a commercial for these. They look pretty cool, almost like a spinable floating cane. At around 20 bucks Ill probably buy one to check it out. Perhaps Ill try and figure a way to set em on fire smile

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Suibom
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Location: Oregon, USA
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2005
Total posts: 577
Posted:I'd say, as-is it's a fad. However, it would probably make a fun glow-toy for glowstring/sticking kinda moves. Someone could probably make a similar toy with LED lighting. I think to set them on fire you'd probably need the sticks bigger, and the added weight would probably be prohibitive.

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animatEd
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Location: Bristol UK
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Posted:While a PLAY festival, I saw robnunchuks/ninjarob using what he called bungee 'Chuks. They were essentially Nunchaku with a bungee cord attached that you could use in pretty much the same way as that yo stick.

It looked pretty cool, but also rather dangerous.


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ImmortalAngel
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Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 19th Jan 2004
Total posts: 578
Posted:Steve Cousins does a full sized staff almost like that, he has a string or something in the middle and he does crazy tricks with it. Check out his self titled video, about 3 mins in he messes about for abouta minute with one.

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thelost
thelost

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Location: Birmingham
Member Since: 20th Aug 2005
Total posts: 355
Posted:Hmmm... I've actually seen someone use something like this at a dance music festival when they're performing on stage. They spun it like a staff and then could throw it and rotate it round their body whilst the staff itself was rotating etc...looked impressive, but at that point, anything was impressive to me biggrin

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linden rathen
linden rathen

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Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
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Posted:i think a few people have been playing around with similar thing using full length staffs with bungee attached - looked fun but lethal tongue

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Twisthem488
Twisthem488

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Location: USA
Member Since: 27th Jan 2004
Total posts: 187
Posted:Hmmm. sounds interesting. Are these full lenght staves anything like the ones at http://www.flowtoys.com/
? Are they used in the same style as the yo stick? and most importantly of all, how do i make one. Just stick some string on some pcv and attact straps at the end? Thanks for any help.


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NYC
NYC

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Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: ImmortalAngel

Steve Cousins does a full sized staff almost like that, he has a string or something in the middle and he does crazy tricks with it. Check out his self titled video, about 3 mins in he messes about for abouta minute with one.



Indeed. He does it on stilts none the less. He's badass. I held the stick for about a second and almost killed myself and half of Edinburgh. smile


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coleman
coleman

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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
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Posted:there's a guy called jonathan from brighton who kicks arse at bungee staff - understandable as he's been doing it for a long time now.

he uses mainly aerotech as far as i know and spent a ages learning how these mental things worked before performing with them.

he also spins on stilts smile


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bluecat
bluecat

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Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:ubblol

they're great fun smile

and easy to make too.

get a bungee, and a staff, make sure they're well attached to each other, make a wrist loop in the bungee, and go!


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