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molab
newbie

Member Since: 11th Jan 2006
Total posts: 5
Posted:Hi,
I've seen this site a few times and have seen some people spinning staff down in the city a few times at night, It's always beeng great to watch and now I'm considering investing in a fire staff to learn some moves and enjoy myself.
I'm just wondering if anyone has any guidelines on how long it takes to become decent, and if they'd recommend any course of learning, like what to buy etc?
I've just started unicycling, so I'm looking for something else new to pick up that works out my arms smile
Thanks again



Mattimeo
Mattimeo

newbie
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Member Since: 10th Aug 2006
Total posts: 12
Posted:Just receintly I did an indoor performance with staff - we attached LED glow-sticks to the ends, worked really well. They're the ones you can get from the HOP shop for $3.50nzd ea...

Studentcity Fire Spinner


TotalEclipse
Member
Location: Nr Petersfield
Member Since: 26th Aug 2006
Total posts: 120
Posted:Thats a good idea actually, seeing as I ordered some earlier this week for use with poi...I'll see if I can fix them into the end of some chrome plated piping (seriously shiny smile) that I bought today as part of my self-igniting staff project...


faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:question: having just started, when should the shoulders start cooperating?

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


acidchild
acidchild

member

Member Since: 3rd Jun 2006
Total posts: 117
Posted: Written by: faithinfire


question: having just started, when should the shoulders start cooperating?



What do you mean by that?


Too many secerets are locked in side your minds, but your all equal in life, equal in love. your all building castels in the sky dreaming of a better world.


Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8735
Posted:when you've practiced wink also i advise you broom handlers to whack a tennis ball on the end as it makes the weight distribution MUCH nicer biggrin

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.


faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:oooh but i so enjoy getting hit in the face with the sharp ends...now i have to get new tennis balls, because i am not taking apart the socks

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


Zolgar_the_Insane
Zolgar_the_Insane

Member

Member Since: 22nd Nov 2006
Total posts: 22
Posted:>.> I started with a quarter staff. 6' (about 2 meters) long, and weighs alot. Built the arm muscle up nicely, and Istill play with it.

If you don't want something that heavy, then deffinately go with the broom stick. Broom stick is good, I play with one at work when I can.

.... Though I could take my real staff to work, boss might get mad though. (it's nice and portable)

To "get decent" depends on your meaning of decent, I find the staff to be easy to work with it's predictable and won't tangle on you (unlike say Poi). I did my first burn like 2 weeks after getting the fire staff, but I'd been working with a quarter staff off and on for a couple years before.

The exact time it'll take depends on how fast you learn, how good yoru hand eye coordination is, how much time you have to devote to practicing, and, ofcourse how good you want to be before you burn.

But remember. No matter how good someone is, they always started out a beginer, and no matter how good you are, you can still get better. (And still screw up. wink )


There's a fine line between genius and insanity.

.... I ran away from the genius side.


Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8735
Posted:agreed Strugz still lets slip the occasional conveyor much to my chagrin...

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.


faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:does anyone have suggestions on spinning in winter outside...since i'm still learning, i stub my fingers alot and because it's cold (sometimes) it stings all the way down my arm...
my mother will not let me practice inside and gloves get in the way
i might need to give up staff till it warms up frown


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


acidchild
acidchild

member

Member Since: 3rd Jun 2006
Total posts: 117
Posted:Toughen up faith, and motorcross gloves.

Too many secerets are locked in side your minds, but your all equal in life, equal in love. your all building castels in the sky dreaming of a better world.


faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:ooh but it hurts frown
hmmm maybe i can borrow bfs


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


acidchild
acidchild

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Member Since: 3rd Jun 2006
Total posts: 117
Posted:I can't argue with that.

Too many secerets are locked in side your minds, but your all equal in life, equal in love. your all building castels in the sky dreaming of a better world.


faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:that it hurts or that i should borrow my bfs gloves

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


acidchild
acidchild

member

Member Since: 3rd Jun 2006
Total posts: 117
Posted:That it hurts, not too fond of catching tennis ball poi in the ear either. If you can handle the staff with his gloves go for it, it should help some.

Too many secerets are locked in side your minds, but your all equal in life, equal in love. your all building castels in the sky dreaming of a better world.


faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:i don't mind the tennis balls, it feels more like a slap

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


acidchild
acidchild

member

Member Since: 3rd Jun 2006
Total posts: 117
Posted:Their not bad if your ears arn't frozen

Too many secerets are locked in side your minds, but your all equal in life, equal in love. your all building castels in the sky dreaming of a better world.


faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:hats and bandanas keep ears warm and don't get in the way

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


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