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insaneglow


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Total posts: 7
Posted:hey me and my friends homecoming football game is coming up and we wanna string at night and we were wondering if there were any certain moves that would amaze? we're using our school colors...

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Julie2022


Julie2022

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Location: Little Rock, AR

Total posts: 145
Posted:any of it is amazing, I think smile

"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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insaneglow


newbie


Total posts: 7
Posted:im trying to learn BTB weave but its hard

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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:3 beat weave, fountains, corkscrew, butterfly, the simple ones always rock... If it's dark, btb stuff doesn't really look any different from stuff in front, so I'd stick with the IF stuff...

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:As long as your spinning is smooth, and you look comfortable with what you're doing, then..you're pretty much sorted

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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham, Australia

Total posts: 355
Posted:Realistically though, when you asked 'what moves would amaze people', my first thought was actually 'everything', since spinning in any pattern to non-spinners looks amazing. (I was sold to spinning when I watched a performer just do a weave to start off the combos ubblol)

I agree that the best thing to do is keep it to what you're happy with and can do smoothly. A smooth simple trick is better looking than a borked complex trick.

Just have fun! biggrin


It's better to burn out than to fade away

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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2523
Posted:How about a:
Isolated-horizontal-reverse-behind-the-back-trinity-hyper-anti-fountain-weave-wrap wink biggrin

or a suggestion from Andy House, hit them with:

"THE VORTEX"

Its a winner every time smile


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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:something showy and non-techy is probably a good bet

leapfrog over each other while doing butterflies?
(made me go wow when i saw ado-p and amelie do it smile )


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham, Australia

Total posts: 355
Posted:Written by: simian
something showy and non-techy is probably a good bet



Hmmm, definitely gotta throw in a fountain then. Simple, but looks pretty if done smoothly, especially if you're using glow sticks.


It's better to burn out than to fade away

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insaneglow


newbie


Total posts: 7
Posted:um dumb questions because ive been spinning for about 6 months now but uh whats a fountain and clips vids etc?

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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham, Australia

Total posts: 355
Posted:Ok...this might be hard to understand in words.



*For this trick, you do NOT move your feet*



plant your feet and twist your body (for simplicity) left.

1. do a forward (only tried 3bt) weave (or backwards but stick with forwards for now).

2. you then bring the forward weave across your body to the right, switching into a backward weave.

*you're doing well if you're still with me*

3. bring it up and over your head again so you're back into the forward weave on your left.



If you're doing this correctly, from the front, it looks like a continuous weave going round and round in a circular path.



Hope that kinda explains it but yeah, try searching other threads, there's been previous stuff but i found most of it hard to understand because some people started asking if there are windmills (when bringing it back over your head) or not.


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JerryD
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

JerryD

member
Location: Maryland, USA

Total posts: 136
Posted:Click ME for a fountain search

ubbidea


I was touched by His Noodly Appendage

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Lurch
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 929
Posted:Are you spinning just to spin? or is this going to be like a halftime thing? If so you and you have a couple friends spinning as well you might want to work on high throw/passes.. you can really whip a glowstick pretty high if you throw it in the middle of a spin, and it looks very cool.

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Warning: Please Do Not Jump On The Seals

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:have you considered also the costume, choerography n smiles?
i'd rather see someone smile than pull off something techinical.
that passes on a tangible feeling of fun for me!
i like fun.


Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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insaneglow


newbie


Total posts: 7
Posted:tangible? passes?

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JonnyRok
BRONZE Member since May 2005

JonnyRok

Look! I'm Darth Bunny!
Location: Sunny South Africa

Total posts: 446
Posted:Giant butterflies and behind the back/head butterflies seem to amaze people, and theyre really easy to do!

Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!
Yo ho fiddle dee dee, being a pirate is alright to be,
Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!

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Superman
BRONZE Member since Mar 2001

Superman

member
Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Total posts: 829
Posted:what i always found that amazes the "crowd" is fast, hard, powerful movements. The smoother earthier spinning tneds to make a mass of ignorants yawn. I guess i had a few too many baton twirling comments thrown at me.

then again anytime you set something on fire..people are amazed and "aawwed"

But i agree with synchronization as well. people looove windmills

good luck and let us know how things go.

Super'


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.


- Mark Twain

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Superman
BRONZE Member since Mar 2001

Superman

member
Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Total posts: 829
Posted:oh yeah!! it better be dark if your using sticks or glow poi or you wont see it well. FIRE FIRE FIRE... best way to do it. if you can get some type of mic close to where you are so that it can be heard as well that would ad to the effect..

Super'


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.


- Mark Twain

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insaneglow


newbie


Total posts: 7
Posted:um ya...guys im on school property that wont work (fire) itll be dark outside ya over where we're gonna string

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tobble


newbie


Total posts: 8
Posted:The behind the back 5 beat isolated weave turning to forawrd 5 beat over the wrist waist wrap!

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