James_Hillyer
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Member Since: 18th Jun 2004
Total posts: 16
Posted:Hey guys, had a question. I have been spinning Poi for a while now, and loved the old lessons, you know the ones where you went through page by page and 'read' what to do. I only just ordered a staff, and to my dismay, when I went to go read up on staff, I found these videos....

Now im not saying the videos are that bad, they sure look cool and make me wanna go buy the video, but does Anyone know how to get back to the old lessons?? Cause they were cool and explained how to do the moves, whereas the new videos, half of them give a quick view, and others just talk about it.....

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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RaveRepresent
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Member Since: 7th May 2006
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Posted:Well, im not sure where they are as im new to the site.. but ill try to possibly help you out with another site. What it does, is show the move, then in slowmotion. After it will give a explanation in text. Not exactly my kind of choice, but they cover fishtails, jesus, steve, etc etc.. http://www.firestaff-tutorials.co.uk/
There are different pages to all these moves though, I have given you the contact one, considering thats a pretty sexy one... Sorry if this isnt much of a help, or if you have been here, im just not sure where the older videos went shrug enjoy


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animatEd
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Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:I've had a look, and they seem to still be there... shrug

Old ones, and newer ones...

What seems to be your problem again?


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James_Hillyer
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Member Since: 18th Jun 2004
Total posts: 16
Posted:Haha made a mistake. For all the Poi stuff there is a detailed instruction on how to perform it all, but for the staffs these details are a bit.... lacking. I just looked at the Staff ones and assumed the website had been 'updated', /slaps self

Thanks anyway guys :P


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animatEd
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Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:After a look through all the lessons, I can see what you mean.. redface

The old Staff tutorial videos seem to have been replaced with with .GIFs taken from a staff DVD...

I agree that there doesn't seem to be much more in there than the standard rotations in different places...Do you still have the old lessons somewhere, Malcolm?

I'll try and upload an couple of staff ones myself... Maybe a contact move or two as well...


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Kyrian
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Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:if you are unsatisfied with the videos + explanations on firestaff-tutorials you can ask for text explanations of moves from the site administrator. After years of not being able to figure out fishtails (I'm more of a spin + throw person even now) she gave me a description + an exercise that set me to being ble to do fishtails (badly, I've not really bothered the practice that would make it smooth). So even if her first explanation doesn't help you you can always ask for another.

And if you just want something more like a list you can start from (tho you could use the list here as a reference) she could probably create that too, because if you're interested in it surely a mess of other people are as well.

Now I just need a "notify admin on a completly different site" button... tongue


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RayinRed
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Location: Huntington, New York
Member Since: 3rd Apr 2006
Total posts: 39
Posted:Spinning staff is almost all in the wrist, I think it would be hard to explain in detail how to contort ones or hook the thumb to do a shotgun. I think the best way might be to watch or get an instructor.

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Kyrian
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Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:I can't belive we're having a staff technique discussion in social (well, actually, yes I can, staffers have a hard time with the "forums" concept sometimes) but assuming my shotgun is your shotgun (a risky first step) what do you mean by hooking the thumb? I just twist my wrist more than perhaps its meant to (what I was shown, it works fine) tongue

I had the same opinion at one point but several people have proven me wrong in creative ways to explain in detail how to do basic staff moves. I could even do good explnations for creating solid 360's and stuff from text at this point, altho little else as my good explanations are only the ones i've heard other people say tongue


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bender
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
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Posted:Old free lessons are the new black

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Dentrassi
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Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:you could simply head down to one of the Sydney eventslisted here and get someone to teach you outside the virtual world...

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mcp
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Posted:not the real world! It burrrnnnnnssss......

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Kyrian
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Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted: Written by: bender


Old free lessons are the new black



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bender
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
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Posted:hug

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