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house_of_mill
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

house_of_mill

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Posted:Has anyone ever looked into speedstacking? I've a job promoting them this weekend in Hull and also Cleethorpes.

Basically its stacking "cups" up and down in different combinations of pyramids against a clock. At first I was sceptical about how fun it'd be but found it quite addictive.

Its got the same sort of benifits as juggling, hand eye, moter meconisms etc but no catching involved.
Apparently its going to be as big as Yo yo's were a while ago, but can you really imagine it becoming as big as juggling in the Uk?


*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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Posted:beerchug

saw some people doing this at bristol juggling convenition early one morning, looked suitibly insane, cant see it becoming as popular as yo yo was or juggling because of the table and cups you need dont seem that transportable... but fair play to the speed tackers smile ubbrollsmile


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They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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ElectricBlue
GOLD Member since Feb 2002

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Posted:speed stacking is pretty rad not my thing but it looks impressive


check this out


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VampyricAcid
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Posted:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5yg2VOvII4&search=speed%20stacking
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lol not quite so impressive


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pitman
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Posted: Written by: Skinky





lol not quite so impressive



hahahaha thats more my speed but that girl is [censored] fast ubbloco


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:Oh snap!

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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UCOF
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Posted:Is it me or is Speedstacks completely screwed?
I cant get any of the links to work properly.

shrug


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Mr Majestik
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Posted:its just you UCOF, its always just you tongue

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VampyricAcid
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Posted:WAAAAAAAAAAAAH ive just seen the price on the advert 34.99 for some plastic cups!!!!!!

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house_of_mill
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Posted:I got mine for free so its not that bad

But you get cups timer competition mat and carry bags as well as a dvd for 35. Its really fun after doing for 10 hours I really enjoy it!


*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

Roman, Trippie Hippie,On the way back from Play Festival

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Mynci
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Posted:saw he advet on toonami
*well I was looking afer little dom*

it looks nuts. I just spent over 30 on 2 yo-yos and bough a pair of stilts so doubt i can afford them but i would love to have a go 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.

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ShawnF


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Posted:Well, I got the chance to try it a month or so ago, and it is definitely pretty fun. I do have some issues with it compared to other things though..

I'd agree that it's good for coordination and not any more mindless than learning to race as a sprinter, but one thing I like about yo-yos, poi, juggling is learning all kinds of different tricks, developing your own style, sharing techniques with others, etc.

It also seems a little bit close-knit for my comfort. Just in terms of all the equipment being from the same company, Emily Fox is the daughter of the inventor, the world-wide organization is linked with them, etc. I'm not saying that there's anything fishy, but just that it'd be nice if there was a bit more variety.

Another thing to consider as far as fast skill stuff goes is Rubik's cubes. I've actually seen some vids lately of them using cupstacking mats to help do the timing.

Shawn


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UCOF
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Posted:"that it'd be nice if there was a bit more variety."

Better get practising! wink


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house_of_mill
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Posted:It also seems a little bit close-knit for my comfort. Just in terms of all the equipment being from the same company, Emily Fox is the daughter of the inventor, the world-wide organization is linked with them, etc.
Shawn



I know exactly what you mean very corperation like very sporty and not too hobbyist like.


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Gayle......!
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Posted:i saw an advert for these this morning on kiddie's TV.

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PyroWill
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Posted:I tried it when I saw Millhouse perform it, its bit weird, prob not really mt thing, but I got a free juggling ball bag out of it wink thanks Millhouse

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house_of_mill
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Posted:I wouldnt quite say I was performing Willy, more playing and playing some more!

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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Mr_widd


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Posted:ohh i been thinking of speed stacking ofr a while now as a guy i know, robin gunney, was doing it at exeter juggling club. his best time is about 13.something seconds. whooha fast like!

But anyways, when i got in the other night i put the telebox on and saw a 10minute advert on one of these teleshopping channles with loads of kids playing it. The parents were soo happy they wern't playing computer games. It wasn't the offical speed stack set but it was a cheap copy. Funny thing about it is the world record is held by that american girl its about 7/8 seconds i think, but they just got a clip of a guy doing it, speed it up and said this is the same speed as the world record.

I can see it getting big in a way, but its not an out door sport. I know if i was still at school and it was a rainy day i woud love to play that against other people.


ubblol


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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

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Posted:i gave this a go at work today. its really hard with wet *hot* plastic cups, fresh from the dishwasher tongue



cheers, pete hug


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