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Sporky
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Posted:I've posted a few crazy ideas in my time here but this one isn't one of my more outlandish ones. I was wondering if anyone has tried having a staff in one hand and a poi or meteors in the other and if it is possible to perform wraps and suchlike with this set up.

I was thinking about performing with poi, dropping one at the end of the routine and then doing rope dart stuff with the remaining poi (I use long enough chains for this to work) and then picking up a staff and spinning that with the poi in the other hand.

I have a set of poi that I think will burn for long enough allow me to do this and might use my three wick poi for the hand that I 'discard' part of the way through the routine.

What do you all think?


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mcp
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Posted:I personally don't find ropedart interesting unless you've got enough length to really differentiate it from poi, and to really wrap yourself up in it. But y'know it might work for you.

I saw some staff and one poi stuff at bristol and it's quite interesting. Odd number of fire wicks makes your brain go eh? To an extent...


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ma'tina
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Posted:ola!

aukay, i've tried staff in one hand and poi in the other, it worked, but didn't find it that interesting or inspiring to stick with that....

....but once, while in london, clapham on a sunday, there was a guy on walking sticks with a long staff and poi on each end of the staff so that when he was spinning the staff the circle was surrounded by an even bigger circle, made by those poi at each end of the staff....that was wicked peace


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*robyn*
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Posted:i know someone who likes to experiment with a short staff in each hand as well as poi. or 2 hats and poi. or 3 balls and poi. he's just super special though.

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Mr_Chutney
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Posted:'special' wink

I know the guy....

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VampyricAcid
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Posted:how about poi on the end of a staff???

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mcp
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Posted:I think I just sarcasmed prematurely. redface

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UCOF
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Posted:Weasel Staff smile
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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Wasn't Cantus doing double glow staff and Poi down at Falmouth?

That was fairly bad ass..


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Sporky
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Posted:I was trying it out last night and thought of some interesting little things to do but other than that I can't get my head around it. I guess it'll need more work.

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bluecat
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Posted:aaaah durbs, where are you when we need you most?

have you finished the rotating box stick yet meg?


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Richee
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Posted:Poi and staff stick out like a sore thumb, or like a square peg in a round hole if in meen what I want to say.
Putting two diffrent things together is work for Sisifos.

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mcp
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Posted:I just got back! Plus we need more money to order fancy stuff and the like. (Will probably need some custom tube too... )

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I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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Durbs
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Posted:Written by: bluecat

aaaah durbs, where are you when we need you most?




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UCOF
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Posted:mmmmmmmmmmmmm.... skidmarky.

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shen shui
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Posted:i know a chap who spins a staff in each hand, and holds onto a poi in each hand too. all he does with it is 2 beat weave, though.
some people get impressed.
it has potential..
but i wonder if the more bits and pieces you hold the less room you have to do things?
hmm.


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UCOF
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Posted:you just have to throw them higher.

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Azrelle_
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Posted:I found it so much easier just to tie the poi to the ends of the staff smile

you'll need a lot of space for this manouevre....


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Sporky
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Posted:I tried it with a long staff last night but keept getting tangled so I'm gonna borrow an ickle staff and try later on. The poi on the ends of a staff sounds interesting.

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Richee
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Posted:Still impressed smile

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ma'tina
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Posted:Written by: ma'tina

....but once, while in london, clapham on a sunday, there was a guy on walking sticks with a long staff and poi on each end of the staff so that when he was spinning the staff the circle was surrounded by an even bigger circle, made by those poi at each end of the staff....that was wicked peace



that's what i meant, go to clapham or try it yourself, but you'll need loadsa space!!!

have fun!

tina


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Posted:That was guy on the stilts smile

Bleedin' show off wink


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Azrelle_
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Posted:when you get up on stilts a whole new arena of moves becomes possible smile

You just have to be careful you dont fall over!!


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ma'tina
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Posted:Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog

That was guy on the stilts smile

Bleedin' show off wink



....still looked quite impressing, never seen such a big circle out of fire before!

frd: next time when i will be in london you can show me your knowledge and wisdom of fire....etc - if you want to...then we can continue this chat


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