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fireinspired
BRONZE Member since Aug 2006

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 26
Posted:hi, im completely new to fire spinning, i was introduced to it by my sisters boyfriend last week and am now very interested in it. just wonderin if anyone had any advice on wot kind of staff to purchase first, i was thinkin i want to get a proper one straight away so im practisin with the right weight and all that, but obviously i wudnt be lighting it. also, just wonderin if ppl had any general advice on the best ways to teach urself. thanks.
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Asena
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire, Unit...

Total posts: 3224
Posted:Ok, firstly welcome to HoP hug

You've come at a bad time for newbies, but thats another matter ubblol

Secondly, I don't know how much help I can be, as I don't do staff, I'm a poi boi myself, but I'll do my best.

The length of your staff depends on what you want to do with it. I've heard ( i think ) that up to shoulder height is a good height to play with... so about 5foot or so. You may want to double check.

As for teaching yourself, the internet is a wealth of information, and I'd recommend looking here:

God in Human form

It dont get much better than that.

Check out the "staff moves" forum for more hints and tips, and a place to add all your staffy questions. smile

Lastly, I might suggest you use the search function within HoP, as it allows you to easily find the wealth of information already stored here (and saves on multiple same subject threads). Its located as one of the choices in the community tab up top.

Hope that Helps biggrin

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fireinspired
BRONZE Member since Aug 2006

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 26
Posted:wow, first reply, special feelings. thankyou for ur help. seem to not be able to view any hop videos, i think its cos i hav a mac.....any suggestions? why's it a bad time at the moment, cos of that thing in turkey?

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear,...

Total posts: 4693
Posted:no, because a group of people from another forum all joined HoP specifically to antagonise and incite cruelty and foster anger, but they were n00bs and got busted.



it means we're wary of n00bs now.



but anyway, welcome to HoP, if you cant watch the videos maybe you could go to the meet others section and find some people near you that are willing to teach smile


"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted: Written by: Asena


God in Human form

It dont get much better than that.




ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol

Yeah it does!


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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fireinspired
BRONZE Member since Aug 2006

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 26
Posted:well, u'll be happy to know that i am most deffinately not a n00b... at least not to my knowledge. ill check the meet others section out, thanks.

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Asena
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire, Unit...

Total posts: 3224
Posted: Written by: mcp


 Written by: Asena


God in Human form

It dont get much better than that.




ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol

Yeah it does!



redface It does?!?

Your performance at PLAY was wikid! And I havent seen any better staff learning websites... but then, I haven't been looking for them! ubbangel


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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted:then next play will blow your mind.

I'm already almost at the point of being embarrassed at that routine.


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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Asena
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire, Unit...

Total posts: 3224
Posted:eek Really?

I've improved [censored] all from PLAY, well, apart from the contact Ed taught me...

I've progressed no where near enough as much as I wanted to tho... :shame:


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say_cheese
SILVER Member since Nov 2005

say_cheese

Brown
Location: Behind You!, United Kingdom

Total posts: 288
Posted:We Are Not Worthy!

We Are Not Worthy!

*hides behind a tree*


Official Nutella Fan Club

Go Nutella!

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted:almost, I certainly have a lot of ideas for a new one with obviously more hardcoreness.

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:go meg wink I've had a thought to enhance a move you taught me at play... well srtugz "taught" it to me but I couldn't do it. you showed me and I could.... maybe I was just better when I saw you 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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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted:well are you just going to keep your thoughts to yourself?

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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mophandle


mophandle

newbie
Location: newcastle

Total posts: 2
Posted:hi, just starting out on fire staff's too, im partnering with olly tbh



im not exactly a n00b with staffs as i have been doing it without fire for as long as i can remember (the vid on my myspace is a good demo actualy, its not fire, but its good www.myspace.com/mophandle )



but as yet i have not learned any contact or throw moves and the lessons on this site are not useful to me, any good sites or events to pick those up?

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SunnySammy
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

SunnySammy

Watching the Sky
Location: Cambridge(ish)/Bath Spa Uni, U...

Total posts: 453
Posted:@ mophandle: mes afraid your myspace is private!

@ fireinspired: Hi ive been on HoP for a while now but im a noob at staff. I got an extremely cheap single staffy from a market stall in bath for 7! so check your market out these guys go everywhere! as for the learning mcp definatly has the best stuff and believe me... Ive looked everywhere!

Ooh ooh and Hi! wave


sunny
I jumped into the river, what did i see?
Black-eyed angels swam with me. wink

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jackyneo
SILVER Member since Mar 2006

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Location: singapore

Total posts: 48
Posted:i think just have to keep trying and don't give up..

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fireinspired
BRONZE Member since Aug 2006

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 26
Posted:wow, this thread went off on sumwhat of a tangent (is that how its spelt?) cheers for the advice. However, that website mcp gave dusnt seem to be working, non of the hyperlink url's work. maybe its temporary, ill try again later. thanks again.

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted:yeah, I accidentally broke it. Sorry bout that. Should be working again now.

http://mcp.tepookatoys.com


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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mophandle


mophandle

newbie
Location: newcastle

Total posts: 2
Posted:the myspace link should work now, my mum has been at sidmouth foak festival this week and has picked me up a firestaff at a stall there guess the pricetag, 55!! at that price i expect it to be made out of gold or something

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fireinspired
BRONZE Member since Aug 2006

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 26
Posted:55!?!?!?!?!? cook a cat, does it do its own tricks? mone was only 30 frown. i spose its not that expensive really, if your love for spinning is unconditional. which im sure it is moppy.

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lilith_in_london
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

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Location: floating about, United Kingdom

Total posts: 149
Posted:how about making one? it's not that hard, and you'll love it even more...

c'est pas nous qui sommes la rue, c'est la rue ktanou!

1st official camden town (uk) meet 21st october! see the events bit

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