scaryfirelady
newbie
Location: angus, scotland
Member Since: 6th Oct 2005
Total posts: 13
Posted:hey everyone!!!
Im just needing a bit of help, i got into poi about a year ago, Im now wanting to expand into staff. Im really keen to get into it, but i dont know much about it. My main problems are:-

what size staff should i get?
and
what is the 1st moves i should be trying?

If anyone could give me a fews hints, that would be great!!!
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thanks very much


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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:1) broomstick handle

2) lessons ^ see top of browser page, under "free lessons"

http://www.homeofpoi.com/lessons/staff_lessons.php?lesson=1
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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Size is a personal preference.



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TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:*dirty giggle*

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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:i have lots on different sizes and weights.... have decided that i like mine big and heavy smile my faves are about 5ft

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Rusto
Rusto

member
Location: Gold Coast, Qld
Member Since: 3rd Nov 2005
Total posts: 47
Posted:Hav'nt weighed mine but it is heavy, 1200mm long. I have tried lighter staffs but seem to loose control of them as rotations increase, ditto on the broom stick biggrin

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scaryfirelady
newbie
Location: angus, scotland
Member Since: 6th Oct 2005
Total posts: 13
Posted:i heard the staff sgould come up to about your arm, is that right?
i want to get one soon!!!! biggrin


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Ninja_Dave
Ninja_Dave

member
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 19th Sep 2003
Total posts: 58
Posted:i found if u cut a red bull can up and then screw it onto the end of the broom stick and then wrap some kevlar round u have a perfectly weighted fire staff, and a nice bit of leather for the handle! i'd say the length of the staff depends entirely on wat aspect of staff spinning u would like to get into? i find with contact that i use a longer staff, bout 1.45metres? but when iwas learning doubles i was trying to get the technical side and so started with two1metre staffs and went on from there as some of the moves with two require them to be shorter, and then branch out to two or three long staffs! good luck

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DanScorp
newbie

Member Since: 5th Dec 2005
Total posts: 4
Posted:If you just want to do single staff I'd recommend a length of:
(your height) - 1'
Shorter staves are good if you want to do double staff, but when you're starting out you'll probably want to keep a bit of distance between you and the flame


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jc_firetricks
jc_firetricks

enthusiast
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 5th Dec 2005
Total posts: 205
Posted:6ft with 8inch wicks Hmmmmmm

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JayKitty
JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey
Member Since: 7th Nov 2004
Total posts: 534
Posted:wow, thats a big staff, they;re pretty when they're done right though. I perfer somewhere around 5 foot. Its all preferance.

Don't mind me, just passing through.

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jc_firetricks
jc_firetricks

enthusiast
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 5th Dec 2005
Total posts: 205
Posted:Yer, staffs should be measured of the individual's height.

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spaceboy
spaceboy

newbie
Location: St kilda, melbourne
Member Since: 5th Oct 2005
Total posts: 2
Posted:found short staffs easier to learn with and slow spinning...just hammer lessons 2,3 and 6 in the free lessons til you get the technique down

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jc_firetricks
jc_firetricks

enthusiast
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 5th Dec 2005
Total posts: 205
Posted:Written by: spaceboy

found short staffs easier to learn with and slow spinning...just hammer lessons 2,3 and 6 in the free lessons til you get the technique down



I actually found it the other way around......

With short staffs I noticed they spin much faster with the same wrist moment than long staffs do... I guess this is becasue of their size and rotation. wink

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Thomasfire
Thomasfire

King of potatoes
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Member Since: 13th Jan 2005
Total posts: 169
Posted:The size of the staaf really depands on what you acually wanna do. My first staff came up to my solar plexus. I found it was the perfect length to learn the basics. Now I'm really into CJ and it's obvious I need a longer staff, because I keep burning myself rolleyes

Anyway. if you want to do double staff or if you're more into doing stuff really fast (and non-CJ) you need a staff a little bit shorter than from ground to you d solar plexus.

Remember: short staffs spin quickly, and long staffs spin slower. And an other tip: determine the weight of your staff really carefully. You might find that light staff are easy to spin quick, but are less stabile than a staff a bit more heavy. The best weight is personal and also depends on your strenght, but to learn the basics, just try a weight which feels good, it really musn't be heavy, but neither should iit be really light-weight.

hope ya learn some col tricks son:

Staffasize the world!


Thomas smile


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Surloch
member
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 4th Dec 2001
Total posts: 64
Posted:A good rule of thumb I've found is to make the staff around level with your chin when looking straight ahead (don't look up or down as it throws it off an inch or two). Just seems to be a very good length for me smile

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Written by: Jesus Christ

I help those who help themselves



biggrin wink

Size is all about prefereance smile Although I've found that if it reaches your armpit and fits in snuggly, pushing you up a bit, you'll be in funsville.


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:I think you will find Jesus was talking to a band of robbers when he was quoted saying that.
The wheel on his donkey he was riding from Bethlehem to Jerusalem came off, and he had to call into the nearest inn to find someone to repair it.
Unfortunatly, the first inn Jesus visited was full at the time as Friday nights in ancient Isreal were known as "2 4 1" night, and this particuar inn, "The Cow and Kippah", was known throught the land.
Anyway, Jesus was turned away from this first inn, and had to find help down a dark alleyway full of Philistine crack dealers and other "miscreants".
He was scared that if he didnt say that he helped those who helped themselves, that they would stab him in a crack cocaine fueled knife frenzy. Jesus wasnt so worried about actually being stabbed, what with being the son of God 'n' all, it was more getting the blood stains out of his best white robes.
The was no Shane Richey, Keith Chegwin OR Danny Baker back in those days to do a Daz doorstep challenge remember. The best they had back then, was hitting their soiled clothes agaisnt a rock, and if a particualrly suborn stain was found, they would hit the rock harder.

umm

mmmmmm...tea. smile


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:ubblol

Shouldn't you be working? smile


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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JayKitty
JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey
Member Since: 7th Nov 2004
Total posts: 534
Posted:I rather enjoyed the story ^_^ partly because i SHOULD be sleeping. I want a bumpersticker that says "I'd rather be posting"

Don't mind me, just passing through.

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