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FireTom


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Posted:Heyas, I thought to suggest a few names that jump to my mind right here and now:



a) Andy (from Munich, CoL05 winner)

b) Arashi (from Texas, 3 dimensional spinner)



Why?



Because



Andy's a great spinner and teacher (to so many beginners and advanced), combines tough moves gracefully and makes look spinning easy as a bowl of soup. He's getting the Ultra-fractals of moves, plus he's got a great personality, is cheerful and spreads the "easyness of being"... hug



Arashi... as above plus he opened a new aspect of spinning to me...



If you can add some names?

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Doc Lightning
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-Mike )'(
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FireTom


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Posted:Sure Doc, said and done smile Thanks for the reminder...

I'd further suggest both

"Gerome from France", who travel Europe, Thailand and India. They have touched many with their grace and ability. They have attended the EJC (I met them in Slovenia) and were giving workshops there.


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Sambo_Flux
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Posted:Nick Woolsey, alias Meenik, for being having such a fluid mastery of all things flowery and expressive, and also for giving us his AMAZING DVD "The scales of Poi"



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SunnySammy
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Posted: Written by: SamboFlux


Nick Woolsey, alias Meenik, for being having such a fluid mastery of all things flowery and expressive, and also for giving us his AMAZING DVD "The scales of Poi"

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ditto ive learnt so much from him! biggrin


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ben-ja-men
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Posted:*sits down and wonders how long it will take for someone to feel left out and hurt cos they didnt get mentioned*

but while im waiting a few that pop to mind

bluecat - for pushing the boundarys of tech with poi and staff
knoxious - for pushing contact boundaries and being an awesome teacher not to mention a really nice guy
mcp - for creating the most comprehensive source of contact staff on the web
mushy pea steve - for being one of the founding fathers of hop based contact staff and teaching fishtails as a beginners move
RHD - multi staff juggling, i mean really, who does that


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ammre
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ammre

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Posted:nyc - first person who ever taught me anything, as well as awesome spinner.
icon - he just makes it look so damn easy.
DeniseDenise - sassiest spinner ever.
Skunk - when you have a video made simply to mimic your spinning i think you've made it.
Rovo - i don't know how much buzz there is about this kid (i mean if anyone here knows of him), but he'll develop something new and you'll try and learn it and screw up in front of him and he'll go "Oh man that's so cool" then he'll do what you did but he'll twist something extra and something will catch on something and suddenly it will be a plausible move instead of a screw up.

Then there's some videos that are in my mental hall of fame.
dinosaurs ate my circles
blackandbluefull
dervishly yers
yuta's poi

If i'm playing around and a song comes on that was in one of those videos, suddenly my spinning changes in style and tone.


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NYC


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Posted: Written by: ben-ja-men


*sits down and wonders how long it will take for someone to feel left out and hurt cos they didnt get mentioned*




I thought that was my line. wink

Arashi is clearly the best. Just ask him.

ubblol

Wouldn't it be easier just to pick the top 10 ranked spinners to enter the Hall of Fame every year? You could base it on their win/loss percentages while spinning.


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KaelGotRice
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Posted:This list severely suffers from lack of jo and PK and matt from sphericulism



Yuta and Nick, ros and oli, Cassandra... I think that's my list.



You could tell from my youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/KaelGotRice
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EDIT- Did I mention I hate such lists because it leads to contention? It should be the "who inspired you" list.


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Mynci
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Posted: Written by: ben-ja-men


*sits down and wonders how long it will take for someone to feel left out and hurt cos they didnt get mentioned*

but while im waiting a few that pop to mind

bluecat - for pushing the boundarys of tech with poi and staff
knoxious - for pushing contact boundaries and being an awesome teacher not to mention a really nice guy
mcp - for creating the most comprehensive source of contact staff on the web
mushy pea steve - for being one of the founding fathers of hop based contact staff and teaching fishtails as a beginners move
RHD - multi staff juggling, i mean really, who does that




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Triptoe


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Posted:I would suggest: -ME ubblol

because I am the best in getting on other peoples nerves with circusstuff and too much imagination weavesmiley juggle ubbloco ubblol

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FireTom


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Posted:ubblol

isn't the "hall of fame" aequivalent to "who inspired you"?

Yuta certainly should be on it, as would be Art from Thailand who has touched so many spinners from all over the world in Koh Pha'ngan. Many have learned and copied from his style, up until a few years ago he learned most from HoP - autodidactic...


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Mascot


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Posted:I'm more of a juggler really

But matt "wibble" deserves a special mention, for taking poi in a new direction and being so friendly and hyperactive.


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sketch
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Posted:from the angle of who inspired me,

its coleman, arashi, mcp, meenik.


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Vixen
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Posted:People that have inspired me the most:



UCOF

Mr Chutney

Meenik

Fluffy Napalm Fairy

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Dunc
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Posted:Hall of Fame is a world of difference to personal inspiration, they rarely travel hand in hand. I think for Hall of Fame you have to have acheived something specific; like creating hybrid moves or the first isolation or first air wrap, then categorised it and explained it to the world.....as apposed to generally being a great spinner or a good teacher or general nice bloke (or bird wink )



So I'll have to split them up....





Personal Inspiration (for poi only)



BlueCat for inventiveness and imagination and ability to communicate what it is he's doing/is thinking of doing, The Fluff for fluidity and such beautiful style, Meenik/Andy/Matt for pushing the boundries and almost reinventing the spin! Oli for his nuttiness inverted loopidoo craziness style and Rossco Bossco for taking hyperloops and throws to extreme heights (like the pun? wink )Yuta for making me remember that fire is beautiful and Cole for giving the single most important and best poi workshop you could ever take ever in the world EVER!!



I'm sure there are more, I'll try to remember and edit later.....



Hall of Fame

First and fore most from the global spinning scene revolution point of view, Mr Malcolm Crawshay (I can't believe no one has mentioned Malcolm yet!)

Meenik for the Scales of Poi. A video full of teaching you to spin without a single 'move'.....Genius! And for anti spinning anything anywhere long before there was a name for it.

Andy for hybrids

Michal Kahn for teaching for so many years

Drew for those early videos and inspiring so many, same for PK and Bluecat et al.

Matt for wibbling

Me for propellors wink heheh....had to get that one in somewhere ubblol

Strugz/Greenmilk for their comprehensive collation and hosting hours of spinny video media that hasn't just died and dissapeared after a year or two.

Arashi for spinning at angles you're not supposed to! ubblol

That chick who does fire spinning porn, now that should be at the front of the hall of fame, what a greeting for the family! biggrin devil


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Pele
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Posted:Dunc...Malcolm is the top of my list...the only on my list actually for reasons that are too numerable to list.

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Mr Majestik
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Posted:Malcolm gets top of the hall of fame hands down.

mcp definitly gets my vote as someone i've learnt heaps from but never met.


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Valura
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Posted:Thought Id mention some Aussies here...

The Fade for his ability to play with pretty much anything
Moonpixie for her creativiy
Arsn for his style
Bluecat for his talent
and dev kev for his fantastic ability to teach me ANYTHING! ubblove ubblove ubblove ubblove


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Igirisujin
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Posted:First of all Yuta, and oooh someone please help. Who uploaded and was part of the Painted Bride Video???



Those are the two best spinners ive honestly ever seen. Yuta because his planes and spinning is absoulutly perfect within an inch of a degree, and the Painted Bride Festival guy because he spins the opposite to Yuta on it. Fast and wild biggrin



And thirdly, the manchester crew for helping me come out of my shell a little more =^_^=, probably the only group I'll travel too, none could be better.



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