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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted:I know the site is Poi based but there is a staff move forum.

Is there a reason or is it just that sticks are not as popular as poi & staff?


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Beth


Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford

Total posts: 1262
Posted:Devilsticking doesnt seem to be as popular on this site as poi and staff but there are plenty of threads with loads of tricks. Have a look on the Other Toys forum.

Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3136
Posted:Written by:
Is there a reason or is it just that sticks are not as popular as poi & staff?



maybe it's because this is forum designed for adults not kids wink tongue


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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath, United King...

Total posts: 3099
Posted:well as soon as you add more forums there would be complaints there aren't others (juggling, unicycling, diablo.....)

UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

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In other words, it's the thumps bump

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Home of poi is essentially a staff and poi forum.

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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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Poi falls under well..Home of Poi
Staff falls under the "and fire twirling", even from a historical perspective.


Everything else concidered a circus art or object manipulation and doesn't have as wide of a following and so gets covered under "Other Toys". That is much easier than a forum for every tool we have now figured out how to set fire to, since it would then turn this site into a circus site, and there are already loads of those.

*shrug*

In other words...it doesn't need one.


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Noddy


Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK

Total posts: 2865
Posted:Written by: Beth

Devilsticking doesnt seem to be as popular on this site



but there are many devilstick fans on here though but i do get your point that it is not a popular as poi and staff


Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Go *other toys* Now.There's at least 2 active threads.... probably more if you do an historical search and revive some old ones.

For the record, my flatmate does a lot of fire devil stick and is currently concentrating on incorporating contact moves.. round the wrist and up the arms....round the back of the neck... round the leg. Looks very grown up, Flid! tongue


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:I'd guess that about half of the kids here do staff as well as poi. Mabey one in ten dabble in devilsticks.

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted:fair enough.

I cant help thinking of devilsticks and staff being essentially two vatiations on the same theme though.

{ducks for cover}

Back to the garden with the Poi and my 'miniture staff with 2 extra sticky sticks'.
wink


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Lyra
SILVER Member since Feb 2004

spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it, USA

Total posts: 314
Posted:i do poi, devilsticks and im learning staff, but i am only aware of a very limited amount of devilsticks moves,if anyone knows of a good website with devilstick vidoes/lessons i would very much appreciate it if you could refer me to it, thanks
lyra


if you think that our kiss was all in the lips, come on you got it all wrong man, and if you think that our dance was all in the hips then, oh well, do the twist -The White Stripes

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_VT_
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx, USA

Total posts: 1173
Posted:here is one .



and another.


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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1626
Posted:Written by: newgabe

Go *other toys* Now.There's at least 2 active threads


That's just it, isn't it? How many active poi and staff threads compared to this? No point having a forum for it if there's only going to be 2 active threads in it smile


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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Lyra
SILVER Member since Feb 2004

spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it, USA

Total posts: 314
Posted:Thanks Violently Tame, now i just have to locate my devilsticks, if only Trillian hadnt borrowed them and then flew of to Caifornia/Hawaii

if you think that our kiss was all in the lips, come on you got it all wrong man, and if you think that our dance was all in the hips then, oh well, do the twist -The White Stripes

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted:this is quite handy for trick video's

http://www.devilstick.de/english/home.htm
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and theres Rob's forum at http://www.devilstick.nl
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Not too many members yet but the word will spread soon I'm sure smile


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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Written by: Seye


I cant help thinking of devilsticks and staff being essentially two variations on the same theme though.

{ducks for cover}

wink



ubblol

Not surprised you run for cover!
Did you ever read the extensive... um.. discussion on glowstringing and Poi? well, if they're different animals, Devilstick is a separate species!

(We like sticky things chez nous, specially with fire on them...and easier on the grass than Great Big Flaming Spin Monsters

Thanks everyone for the links to DStickStuff, most useful ) ooh where was that rating thinga again

*goes off to be a good forum citizen...*


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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