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FlamingNosh
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Location: Bristol
Member Since: 29th Dec 2001
Total posts: 5
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?

Cheers
Dave


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Burnoff? biggrin

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Chronofracture333
Chronofracture333

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Location: I am worldwide and lush
Member Since: 15th Jun 2005
Total posts: 329
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.



Do not breathe whilst performing trick, your going to be surrounded by lots of fire and fuel mist.

Cover all naked skin.

Goggles, facemask and hat essential.



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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Charles
Charles

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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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Chumpy
Chumpy

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Location: In between you and that spliff
Member Since: 20th Dec 2004
Total posts: 78
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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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
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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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

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Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:Throwing and dropping 3 times and then catching it gets the biggest roar....

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Mynci
Mynci

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Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
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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T&B
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Me
Location: London/Bristol
Member Since: 30th Aug 2003
Total posts: 607
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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strugz
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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
Prancing about like "the gay lord" right meg wink
dropping just when you were going to do something cool wink
pulling your pants down and making funny faces smile


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mcp
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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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Mynci
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Posted:pouting works well ubblol



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TheApprovingNinja
TheApprovingNinja

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Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 8th Jul 2003
Total posts: 371
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

Viva UGLY STAFF

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FlamingNosh
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Location: Bristol
Member Since: 29th Dec 2001
Total posts: 5
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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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:acrobatic staff for sure smile
body movement is hard to miss.


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T&B
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Me
Location: London/Bristol
Member Since: 30th Aug 2003
Total posts: 607
Posted:Written by: FlamingNosh


Timmy





It's such a same you punch someone through the internet


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blu_valley
blu_valley

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Location: Brighton
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Total posts: 197
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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maus
maus

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Total posts: 4191
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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psy_pyro
psy_pyro

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Location: london
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 52
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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entheogen
entheogen

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Total posts: 173
Posted:Three staff juggling- it ALWAYS gets applaus

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Psi
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Posted:Written by: FlamingNosh

Timmy -



ubblol ubblol ubblol


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Sethis
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Total posts: 1762
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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Harry_Potter
Harry_Potter

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Location: Derbyshire
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2005
Total posts: 181
Posted:Three Staff Juggling looks awesome. But Spinny Staffing with strobe lighting looks good. Hurts my eyes though.

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Eveish
Eveish

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Location: Australia
Member Since: 14th Jul 2004
Total posts: 610
Posted:Human pyraids with fire, or when you get two or more people spinning fire around each other, that usually gets a good response.

What if I should fall right through the centre of the Earth and come out the other side where people walk upside-down?!

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say_cheese
say_cheese

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Location: Behind You!
Member Since: 6th Nov 2005
Total posts: 288
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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T&B
T&B

Me
Location: London/Bristol
Member Since: 30th Aug 2003
Total posts: 607
Posted:me thinks he was just taking the piss wink

Maybe I should change this too something abit nicer, humm no I still think your all Ccensoredt

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UCOF
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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
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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T&B
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Me
Location: London/Bristol
Member Since: 30th Aug 2003
Total posts: 607
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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yoni
yoni

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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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Moka
Moka

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Location: Victoria, Australia, Earth, Mi...
Member Since: 31st Jul 2005
Total posts: 420
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.

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jc_firetricks
jc_firetricks

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Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 5th Dec 2005
Total posts: 205
Posted:3 person sync throws.... now I haven't seen anyone else do these......

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