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Posted:I'm fairly new to staff spinning and am fine with 3/4 finger rolls (with the thumb) however despite much practise I can't get it spinning fast enough to look great with smaller staffs. I find it easier practising this with batons and want to really nail it. So would be really appreciated if anyone could fill me in on a coupla questions...
- Does anyone know what type of spin a majorette/baton twirler generally uses to get the fastest spin? - And do spins without thumb propulsion actually exist?
Aside from the Art of Staff DVD and Off Jazz (Hat and cane) videos, are there any other really good links or dvds that show spins in VERY slow motion - I don't have the bonus of being able to slow the videos down on this computer... arggh!
Posted:I have never been taught anything with staff up until very recently when I started combing the internet for things, but I can spin a short staff extemely fast through my fingers, but only for around 2 rotations. In order to continue the fast spin, I then need to figure-8 the staff to the other side of my body (where I can repeat the fast spin again), to provide the "break" for my hand to recover its proper position. I use the short fire twirling stick on HoP, so its fairly batonesque.
Now, I filmed a video of this, holidng the camera with one hand and the staff in the other. While this doesn't provide the best view it is the best I can do at this time I'll upload it as soon as I can compress it slightly.
Not sure whether that is what you want...but thats all I know about speed spinning anyway
If other know lots of useful things I'd be very interested
Let me know when you've seen and decided whether to save the video, because it takes up almost all my account space. The link is here EDITED_BY: TotalEclipse (1157227185)