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maus
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maus

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Posted:Falmouth 6...14th-17th September



Okay, well wiki is up here now for you all to add your details to please!



All you have to do is press "edit this page" add whatever details you want to the various lists.



My number: 07795294151



To be used incase of emergency/queries/lift from station etc.



Cheers! biggrin





www.gwithianfarm.co.uk





Gwithian Surf Report

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:I don't think it was just the standard of spinning that newbies are intimidated by, its also the strong social circles that have been built up over the years.



Even though no one intends to appear cliquey, it does appear that way to those who aren't in the thick of it. Aside from asking for tips, how can an outsider possibly break the ice? Spinning is usually what we all have in common but how can one discern how to carry the initial 'how are you?'/'who are you on HOP'/'How can I do this?' into something that can carry into a social conversation?



Established HOPpers can also be seen as the equivalent of celebrities so someone who has never met a particular HOPper can feel a bit star-struck and slightly conscious about trying not to appear too sycophantic.



Not to put down the fine art of heckling but such heckling can be quite intimidating too. I totally understand that it's friendly jibing but again to a newbie, if someone who is excellent can still be the target of heckling, what chance do the confidence of newbies have?



angry too at the amount of litter.



I think the disappointment and lack of activity just came from everyone missing the other HOPpers who couldn't make it. You have to admit the turnout has been decimated by about 50% this one...


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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Posted:I will admit as this was my first big meet I was slightly intimidated by the strong social circles people had... although I did meet a few new people and loved it.. I held back when it came to some others... I didnt know what to say or do around you guys. None the less I did have an awesome time and met some awesome people.

The litter was stupid as there was bins close to everyone.


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Posted:No need to be intimidated by the older skool HoPpers, after all, most of us have only been involved for a couple of years...
After all, this is not a hobby where people go to "out do" each other... Chutney for example is the best staller/releaser i've seen, Jon just does, Durbs is so unassuming, Garthy is just sex on a stick... the only arrogant git I know is Cantus tongue

As I have said on many occasions, this hobby is about doing sh*t that looks cool... I'll never forget my first HoP engaged Glastonbury, where Jon and Bov were doing some uber technical stuff, but the big crowd was around one girl doing the weave... Just do what feels right, and feels fun. No-one is the "best spinner" they just do stuff that looks, and feels, good.

its about Fire and Fun, as soon as we forget that, then the art is gone, and next thing you'll see it on Blue Peter...


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Posted:Time for the thank you's...

Chris (ilovethefire) - Thanks for letting me havin a go of one of your fire swords.. that was awesome and also for sharing the beautifully cooked BBQ food! Mmmmm... Chicken

Nate - Thanks for teaching me a little bit of staff, and for becoming a mermaid in the sand... and also for the freakishly stretchy skin

Dave (Neon_Shaolin) - Thanks for letting me share your tent and the endless entertainment from your film knowledge

Steaky - Dude! You became a ninja at the pegging.

Clairbe - Thanks for playing the folk music so I could dance really fast, and also for the amusing drunken state you got yourself into

And thanks to everyone else for just being there to make it an awesome experience


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K__
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Posted:I had a fantastic weekend - massive thanks to maus, mags and everyone who made it what it was. Massive thanks also to Yakumo for getting us there and back and generally being great, and to Hyperlight and Chutney for letting us share your tent and for much amusement smile hug



Personally I wasn't disappointed with the weekend at all. I didn't spin as much as I thought I would, but that was mainly because I was chatting to people and having fun making things in the sand. I figured I went along to have fun, and if that happened via chatting and sand creations, it's all good.



Plus on Sunday I made my first proper foray into the world of contact juggling, which might not have happened if I'd been really into doing spinning and juggling - thanks to LTC and Ravenhill for going through stuff you must have explained a thousand times before.



I have to admit I was a little reluctant to spin at times, particularly by the bonfire in the evenings, though that was entirely down to my own sense of inadequacy in the presence of so many skilled spinners as opposed to hearing disparaging remarks from anyone. If I had heard those comments though, it would have sealed it, as well as tainting my weekend.



Happily, all the people I met were lovely and I really appreciated how friendly everyone was. It was brilliant to see people I've met before, to put some faces to some usernames and to meet some brand new people as well biggrin


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Mr_widd


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Posted:well i loved everyone i met and i forgot to mention it in my first post since i been back though, massive thanks to everyone, Jake and mags in particular for making so much of the weekend actually happen.

I understand what everyone means about social circles and well i hope by persistent attendance at events it will become much easier to just chill out with more people. such as the HOP celebs as it were. As for meeting new people this falmouth it was much easier than the last one. i kept myself to myself a lot and after i felt as if i waisted a chance to meet more people so i promised myself that i would make it different this time as in bothering to talk to new people and well i tried and i have made some good new friends i feel.

I am hopefully going to organise a meet of my own next year. I have organised meets before and they have been good successes so this time i will plan on doing something bigger and better, and the plans are to include a big top. It will be in the westcountry as its where i am from so we will still get the country/ seaside feel to it. The thing i want to mainly get sorted for it though are to things that i think will help everyone meet/ integrate would be organised workshops and a few shows. who thinks this is a good idea and who would be interested in coming?


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*HyperLight
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*HyperLight

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Posted:Hell yes Mr.Widd! Organise it and we shall come (in flocks) smile

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:and socks! D:

Well, armed with socks anyway...

Or come bearing flocks of sheep, wearing socks (us, that is, not the sheep, though that would be interesting)

Sheep poi anyone?


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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K__
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Posted:I think it's a great idea. Workshops provide a really good context to meet / get chatting to people, and they also create a structure for the meet, which means it feels like more happened and you learnt more when you get to the end of it. Give us a date and I'll pencil it into my diary wink

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Posted:I can kind of see what people mean about social circles, but i really think it also has a lot to do with location and what events you go to... Now, so many UK meets are really really big, and you just can't expect to meet and have a decent conversation with everyone. you need more time for that. it's really ambitious to go to a meet with say 500 people like Play and think you will go home knowing the name and vital statistics of everyone of them. even though Falmouth (gwithian) was a lot smaller, it's still a not very long period of time to get to know a relatively large number of people... so give it a chance, generally HoPpers are the most open and friendly people i've ever met, and although we might know each other through the forum and whatever, actually meeting people is completely different...

i also think if this "HoP celeb" idea could be removed from people's heads, it would be easier for everybody, at the end of the day we're all just people who like spinning. grouphug

i don't know if that's an explanation or what, but i do know my brain was already on the verge of crashing after the first night, and it doesn't work weekends... biggrin

and yay! mr widd, you have beach, i come biggrin


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borganique
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Posted:cheers all, it was brilliant to meet loadsa spinners just down the road from me. and was very sad i had to dissappear super early on sunday, my lift told me i had to go NOW just after i woke up and that was that, not even time for goodbyes, so goodbye all!!
cheers mr widd, a pleasure to watch you spin and cheers for you and company for being sociable.
cheers chris, i'll work out something silly with a traffic cone for next time i see you.
cheers matt for getting me stoned as smile
cheers louise for the seemingly constant use of your doubles, see you in camborne soon (i'm up at CC tuesday for a tour - student bar, middayish?)
nate for doubles lessons, ta very much.
err, local people i'll see you soon so i won't thankyou here.
bob and sara, see you soon in london, and no thanks to you bob, teaching toby matrix - really not on, i'm gonna lose 30! wink
and generally cheers to everyone, great weekend. and if anyones coming down on holiday, pm me and i'll do more special sundances - (but maybe not 3 a day, for a week this time!)


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Cantus
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Posted: Written by: *HyperLight

Cantus for not being too miffed at me not remembering who you are - you rock dude



Rock might be an over statement. I remember swaying quite often. And i fell off a hill at one point....

I'm just glad you didn't get as cross as that Chutney chap did when i was critical about them flashy things wink hug



 Written by: idancelikeatwatme


if any red,green or blue plastic pegs were found, they were more than likely from me...some were passed on to others, mainly steaks, for use though. that guy has amazingly good technique! cantus however, does not!


Is it because I tend to say things like "can you hold still and look over there? I'm just trying to peg you..."

I can imagine that sort of thing might give me away wink



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the only arrogant git I know is Cantus


Now are you confusing me being thinner/better looking/generally nicer than you with arrogance?
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"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Tabt

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Posted:i can't do isolations either biggrin

i really enjoyed myself, i can understand people's criticisims but as it was my first falmouth i didnt have super high expectations.

the only thing that censored me off were the seagulls.

They pooed on my tent and dive bombed it to get to the daddy long legs angry rolleyes


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monserat
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monserat

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Posted:That was an excellent weekend! Very chilled out, just what I needed. Only sorry I missed Friday night on the beach due to, um, overindulging shall we say, during the day and passing out in my tent redface



many many thanks to: maus for organising things (will make an effort to say hello properly next time rather than just wordlessly handing over money for firewood and wandering off again), asena and freya for keeping me entertained and on a sugar rush during the journeys, anyone who gave me advise on getting the 5-beat weave and not laughing too much when I caught myself right where I didn't want to, mags for everything he did and introducing me to ultimate frisbee (still a bit sore from that), Non for being the first person ever to peg me, anyone who entertained me with music and everyone for giving me ideas on what I can do next and being pretty gosh darned cool all round



hug hug hug


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sketch
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sketch

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Posted:im probably of the same opinions as twat dancer, but the atmosphere around the fire at night WAS amazing.

Just thought id mention, the henna workshop was good!

oh and after leaving on sunday (looking sad) it was good to see a play t-shirt walk past as we had lunch in Padstow mr durbs!


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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:I'm usually quite animal loving and wouldn't even hurt a fly but the about of daddy long legs was ridiculous you'd think they had a group booking at the campsite as well...

Monserat, hope you enjoyed the peanut butter I brought especialluy for you(!) tongue

A few pics uploaded to my gallery...


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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monserat
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monserat

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Posted:Neon, yes I did! thank you! knew I'd forget someone in that list. What was that stuff called and where do you get it??

Chaos is the natural state of the universe

Some days I'm the pigeon, some days I'm the statue.

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If it wasn't for displacement activity I wouldn't get half as much done

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strugz
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strugz

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Posted:Well doesnt Mags sound like he had fun wink tongue



Personally i had a great weekend, not the best of "falmouth meets" by far, but then to be fair it does have a lot to live up to for all you old skoolers - change is a must in some respects as "the norm" will always start to get boring. If you notice, all of the people that have been to lots of falmouths thought it "so so," where as all the new kids on the block loved it smile go figure wink



The only problem i found was it was tooo short, i have usually had a good 5 days to enjoy down that way this time it was 2 - and when you stay up until the sun comes up it kinda makes you miss out on the day time rolleyes still - im very much a nocturnal creature wink ubblol



Im a bit miffed by the conversation about "newbies being shite" where did that come from Durbs - who had the conversation?

I remember a conversation with mags, myself and you where it was mentioned that the level of spinning here was not as high as previous meets due to all the "old skool slackers" that didnt make it and it was suggested that there should be a "over 2000 posts only meet" to raise the standerd ubblol it was clearley just an observation and a joke............ id be sad to hear if it was this that put linda off........... frown



Still, on a brighter note - the weaher was super sweeet, the people i saw always looked happy....... and just for the record, Hyperlight and Chutney would make a great couple wink



No more falmouth...........pfft as if ubbloco



grouphug



(PS to brighten this post up even more - i have just had delivered a prototype aerotech ultimate staff for a good testing! biggrin - ill be bringing it to bistol!)

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:It's just called 'WholeEarth Crunchy Peanut butter' you can get it from most supermarkets and healthfood shops now. Some supermarkets even do their own brand of Wholenut Crunchy Peanut butter. Shop around!

Was making peanutbutter and/or jam sandwichs in the car on the way down! biggrin


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maus
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maus

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Posted:Well, slightly more awake now so I'll say some proper thanyou's! biggrin

I had a blinding weekend, biggrin for all the other people that had a good time, and frown for all the people that didn't have such a good time, hopefully all enjoyed some of it though.

Thanks to all of those that carried/chopped/burnt wood etc, Mags and Jake especially need a big hug and kiss for that. smile

Thanks to all the people that ran any of the workshops, was very sad to have missed the henna one especially, but what I saw of it looked great!

Massive thanks to Gayle who not only cleaned up the campsite once, but 3 times I believe, and had to deal with the campsite owner the morning you left. Couldn't get through to him last night, but will try again tomorrow. smile hug kiss You rock missus!

Thanks to Skully for the amazing badges, ubblove they all looked great, only wish you could've been there to hand them out yourself! hug

Thanks to Chris I think for the laughing gas on the friday night! wink

Thanks to Garthy for the banana! smile ubblol hug

Thanks to Strugz for nothing!!! Glad to see you're at work today! ubblol ya big gay! ubblol

Thanks to Nate for standing in front of me wobbling and talking crap for about 30 mins on the saturday night! ubblol You sir are very funny when you're drunk! hug

Thanks to Stroo...for the same! ubblol


Thanks to soooooo many other people, all the pings, the pongs, the hugs, the kisses, the drunken conversations.

Thankyou all for making the effort to come all of the way down here.

I was a wreck all weekend! But its how I aimed to be and exactly what I needed!

ubblove you all very much ya bunch of stinkin hippies! wink

grouphug


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*HyperLight
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*HyperLight

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Location: Great Malvern [UK]

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Posted: Written by: Neon_Shaolin

'WholeEarth Crunchy Peanut butter'


Ah, a man with taste.. I can't stand any other kind of peanut butter now. I could eat whole-earth by the jar though! biggrin

 Written by: strugz

For the record, Hyperlight and Chutney would make a great couple wink


I hold Chutney entirely responsible for the reputation we appear to have gained... Just wait 'till I get him home! ...oh dear redface rolleyes


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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:Jon, I'm often to be found with a jar of WholeEarth and a spoon. If no spoon, my index finger will suffice...

C'mon! As much as it pains me to say, you two are perfect for each other. You're like Lenny and Karl from 'The Simpsons'.


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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sketch
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sketch

Empirically random...
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Posted: Written by: Neon_Shaolin


Even though no one intends to appear cliquey, it does appear that way to those who aren't in the thick of it. Aside from asking for tips, how can an outsider possibly break the ice? Spinning is usually what we all have in common but how can one discern how to carry the initial 'how are you?'/'who are you on HOP'/'How can I do this?' into something that can carry into a social conversation?

Established HOPpers can also be seen as the equivalent of celebrities so someone who has never met a particular HOPper can feel a bit star-struck and slightly conscious about trying not to appear too sycophantic.




I think you hit the nail on the head my friend.
Due to my eagerness to learn so much, i have watched the same few people pop up in different videos and conversations, and i have learnt a huge amount from them, but never met them.
This was my first big hop meet, and to see 4 or 5 of them (i wont mention names) pop up on the wiki, was really good.
Unfortunately i only managed to / had the guts to speak to one, and im normally a very confident person.


i think as far as people being too intimidated to spin, its probably partly to do with the fact that those people are going to be watching.

I dont personally feel its avoidable, however, as has been said before, workshops are a fantastic icebreaker.

Cant wait for the next event, im gonna jump on every hopper and force them to have a conversation against thier will biggrin


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Come from afar, far away state of mind,
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Asena
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Asena

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Posted: Written by: sketch


Cant wait for the next event, im gonna jump on every hopper and force them to have a conversation against thier will biggrin



Challenge accepted!!
devil angry


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Posted:hah! dont pull the angry face matthew!



you know you'd love to be jumped on! rolleyes ubblol


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Posted: Written by: sketch


... workshops are a fantastic icebreaker.



Quite. I really liked the workshop-orientatedness of Play. Like meeting Kev in the body popping workshop, since he was one of the first people I'd seen doing double-LED-staff at a Glastonbury years ago. Great to eventually talk to him biggrin

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Cant wait for the next event, im gonna jump on every hopper and force them to have a conversation against thier will biggrin



Ohhh I'm so up for that, hehehehehe biggrin ubblol


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Asena
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Asena

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Posted:umm Have I not told you before, and run the guilt trip before? Its 2 t's dammit! MATTHEW! angry

And as for the "jumping on", what we do in our own time is not for here Freya wink

But Chutney and Jon do make a lovely couple smile

Its the way Chutney so willingly defends Jon and his Hyperlights to the very last. Tis sweet tongue


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Vixen
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Posted:mmmm Chuntney and Jon *dribble* xxx

tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:*Pulls up a seat next to Vixen*

Want some popcorn Vix? It was good to finally talk to you properly... Need more oogling partners smile Though you will do very nicely... biggrin


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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Posted:Yeah it was wicked - you give very nice hugs! xxx

tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.

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