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FlamingNoshmember
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Location: Bristol


Posted:
Hey

What do you think are the most visually impressive staff moves? Ones that always get a good cheer from the audience. Such as:

Continual body rotating neck wraps for one.....

Leaving out the purely techy moves such as the classic 'reverse anti spin elbow fishtails bioflips'

What do reckon?

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Posted:
Burnoff? biggrin

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Posted:
Hmm, contact burnoffs.

Any move where the staff spins along it's axis will do, the faster the spin the bigger the burnoff... Consecutive angel rolls where you burn off fuel until the flames reach normal size are my favorite way of starting a burn. This can be very dangerous, producing massive rotating fireballs with you in the centre.



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Practice unlit lots, really drill the not breathing and practice a sequence which takes you away from the unlit mist left hanging in the air.



Really wasn't sure about posting this, please be careful! Not kidding even slightly about the dangers involved... But it is very eye catching and I'd love to know if anyone else is playing with contact burnoffs.



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CharlesBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Depends whose watching...

Members of the average public....Superfast figure 8's and burnoffs.

To other staff spinners...anything they can't do yet...

To me, virtually any 3 move contact comnbo...

;-)

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ChumpyBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Just any throw....throw it in the air and they think its great. Burn offs as well. But as it says on another thread, some of the techy moves the public don't understand the effort that goes into them, so don't really appreciate them the same as other spinners.

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Posted:
1) Spinning *really* fast with absolutly no control at all wink
2) Throwing the staff *really* high

smile

Thats about it... wink

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Posted:
Throwing and dropping 3 times and then catching it gets the biggest roar....

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MynciBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I found in the summer that dropping the staff (catching it on yer foot) and then flicking it back up to catch in a fishtail seemed to go down well.

I thought the "high impact" bit was about moves that involved hitting you very hard round the head.....that always gets a cheer ubblol

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Posted:
Arcobactic no wait that's not a staff move
getting naked humm you don't need a staff for that
pain leading to lots blood arr [censored] done it again maybe I should give up staff

halo to neck roll and matix combos done clean and fast while dancing
high throws, spinning fast and using more than two staffs

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Posted:
to a non spinny crowd:

really fast figure 8 - its sad but true rolleyes
high throws - another sad but true........
Burnoffs

doubles in general smile

to a spinny crowd:

Any 3 combo contact move smile
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dropping just when you were going to do something cool wink
pulling your pants down and making funny faces smile

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Posted:
whenever I call somebody "gaylord" I mean it in the nicest possible way.

For any crowd: Smoothness, good interesting movement integrated well, funny or interesting manipulation rather than spinning. Covering yourself in fire. Smiling.

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Posted:
pouting works well ubblol



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Posted:
Looking at the crowd and making half decent eye contact You could be farting into a bag and as long as you were interacting well with the crowd it'd go down great

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FlamingNoshmember
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Location: Bristol


Posted:
Chronofracture - what are these angel rolls? Can you explain? I'll do it safely, I've got a fireman uniform for my girlfriend so I'll wear that for protection.

Timmy - "pain leading to lots blood arr" - are you referring to the fact that your currently prostituting your body for the benefits of medical science (and your bank balance). Ive cleared out one of the common rooms at my med test joint to practice staff in, 4 hours a day baby, I'll be kicking your ass before you know it. Anywho back to my figure of eights.

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Posted:
acrobatic staff for sure smile
body movement is hard to miss.

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Posted:
Written by: FlamingNosh



Timmy






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blu_valleySILVER Member
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Posted:
Comming from someone who dosnt spin staff as of yet, all contact moves are really impressive, the closer to your head, the better, but nothing beats a good burnoff.



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Posted:
Written by: FlamingNosh


I've got a fireman uniform for my girlfriend so I'll wear that for protection.





eek**swoon** wink ubblol

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Posted:
to general public...the fact that ur crazy enough to light the wicks...

big burnoffs
random crazyness works for me smile

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entheogenGOLD Member
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Posted:
Three staff juggling- it ALWAYS gets applaus

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Posted:
Written by: FlamingNosh


Timmy -




ubblol ubblol ubblol

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Posted:
Combination Burnoffs and Fire Breathing... Double Fireballs... biggrin (and I would make the words "Fire Breathing" into a link about the dangers thereof, but I don't know how... redface )

Lying on the floor and spinning.

High throws when you do stuff like forward rolls or cartwheels before catching it.

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Posted:
Three Staff Juggling looks awesome. But Spinny Staffing with strobe lighting looks good. Hurts my eyes though.

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Posted:
Human pyraids with fire, or when you get two or more people spinning fire around each other, that usually gets a good response.

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say_cheeseSILVER Member
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Posted:
Written by: FlamingNosh



'reverse anti spin elbow fishtails bioflips'






could some explain what that is? i mean i know fishtails and anti-spin, an i have two elbows so i know what they are. but .... confused confused

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Posted:
me thinks he was just taking the piss wink

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Posted:
apparently...a bioflip... is a backflip 180 smile

So, its doing reverse anti spin fishtails on your elbows, whilst doing a 180 degree backflip.

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Posted:
which still begs the question whats an anti spin fish tail confused

it appears we have a name with no move acttached, quick everyone to action staition we must come up with a move to save say_cheese from lossing his faith in spinning terminolgy...

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Posted:
well i've noticed that some fairgorund rides the carriges are in anti-spin so perhaps if u did elbow fishtails on one of the carriages while doin a half backflip that would count

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Posted:
Written by: Charles


Depends whose watching...

Members of the average public....Superfast figure 8's and burnoffs.

To other staff spinners...anything they can't do yet...

To me, virtually any 3 move contact comnbo...

;-)





Hehehe... It's so true...

Contact juggling was invented by dung beetles.


jc_firetricksBRONZE Member
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Posted:
3 person sync throws.... now I haven't seen anyone else do these......

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