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FireTom


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Posted:Is there any such thing?



I mean we have certainly seen male spinners using Poi over the extent to merely use them as an excuse to wiggle their backsides and instead of wearing lingerie wink and as far as I heard there are female spinners out there, who can play with (double) sticks and are confident in there femalehood wink



But we (recently) had the question here: Are Poi for girls only? umm ubblol rolleyes



Therefore my question to you: Is there any toy at all that can be attached to a certain sex(ual behaviour)?



Enjoy biggrin



... errm should I attach a poll to this? I mean I could now list every individual toy and ask: "for girls, or for boys (only)... whatya reckon?" *ponders*



The fast version:



(Fire/ Acrylic) Balls

Candles

Clubs

Devil Sticks

Diabolo

Hoops

Fans

Nun-Chakkus

Poi

Staff (doubles)

Swords



In alphabetical order, please feel free to spank me if I forgot one - you have indications?



[edit] umm thanx for the spank - how on earth could I forget fans and acryllics (sic) ubbloco redface

EDITED_BY: FireTom (1170221677)


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Posted:spank What about meteors? or yoyos for that matter, both valid juggling toys IMO

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Posted:you better add acrylics before Durbs checks in! and fans spank
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Ummm as a more or less non-participant, it's my impression that things like hoops are more widely used by girls than boys and things like staff are more widely used by guys. Not that they're exclusive domain of just they appeal more to them.

Is this a valid impression? Please correct me if I'm wrong!


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Skatto
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Posted:I always link hoops with girls, but I know I shouldn't really. tongue
I don't think poi are girl-toys though, in our culture anyway, but that may be because I spin them and don't ant to think otherwise. wink


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GothFrogette
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Posted:nope i don't think there are any boys toys and girls toys in the 'circus' world. Traditionaly on the other hand things may well be different, eg with Poi. sure we may love the sight of girl's hooping more than boys but it doesn't mean that they are better at it or that boys shouldn't do it as its all down to opinion.

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jo_rhymes
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Posted:There are some pretty kickass male hoopers out there: sexy Simian for one!! ubblove

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GothFrogette
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Posted:i have never seen him hoop, is there vid proof of this or am i going to have to wait till play?
ubblol hug hug


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jo_rhymes
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Posted:Miss Frogette, you are truly missing out on some seriously saucy sexy hoopy action!!!

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Posted:frown i need to see it now i do feel as though i have missed out hug

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Posted:simian is a hella good hooper! i was fascinated watching him at falmouth!

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FireTom


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Posted:Hooping I considered pretty girlie, btu I might widen my horizon, vids please...

Fans also are very movement dependant and look sexy on girls... I have a set, but my performance is generally more martial-art-like...


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Posted: Written by: GothFrogette


i have never seen him hoop, is there vid proof of this or am i going to have to wait till play?
ubblol hug hug



Simian gives hoop tutorials on this years play dvd smile

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GothFrogette
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Posted:oooh even more of a reason to buy it.when its coming out again *ducks* ubblol

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Posted:March - is the plan biggrin

It kicks the arse off the last one..........

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GothFrogette
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Posted:wicked *uber excited* and whats better more no footage of me in this one. lol. although i may need to pick your skills again this year, i have not learnt anything new with staff sine you taught me.
See i stayed on topic too... i am a gilry and am trying to do staff ubblol


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MikeIcon
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Posted:I'm a guy and my favorite toys are poi and hoops. Roller skates too.

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Posted: Written by: FireTom


Hooping I considered pretty girlie, btu I might widen my horizon, vids please...



Hooping is the new poi.

Trust.

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Posted: Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog



Hooping is the new poi.



Trust.





word. and were it not for the space constraints hoop would probably be my second favorite toy. but acrylics are just so much easier to travel with.


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Mordfabrik
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Posted:Some toys are certainly more gender oriented than others, but that doesnt mean someone isnt doing it.

I dont know how it is in the rest of the world, but here it seems like Poi is actually popular with guys, with a steady female following as well. In fact, its the only one I can think of thats really not gender defined at all.

Never seen a female contact juggler, meteor spinner, or fire whipper, although i'm sure they exist somewhere. This isnt a really hot place for performance arts.


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FireTom


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Posted:umm never seen a female contact juggler? Man, you definately seriously missed out on some beauty...

I can imagine that guys do hoops - and they do not even have to be gay wink Same applies to fans and candles... I certainly can imagine girls do all the rest, including swords - maybe it's the same thing vice versa?

It's not so much about the gender that performs, but about the attitude of the gender observing... do I make sense here?

Trust (sic!)... any vids for god sake? Hooping guys on stage! wink Nobody supports that? ubblol


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Posted:poi and staff are my faves.. as well as my fire-eating wands.

the only thing i see more women using than men are hoops.

but i will say that it's much much more enjoyable to watch the ladies spinning hands down!


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Posted:"but i will say that it's much much more enjoyable to watch the ladies spinning hands down!"

its always better watching the ladies perform, they brings a little something sexy to their performance that guys just dont/cant bring.

the only hooping ive ever done is a mellow hoop with large hoops, between 5 and 8 feet round. i'm partial to poi, devil stix, and still struggling with diablo. thinking about contact juggling some though...


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Posted: Written by: Mordfabrik


Never seen a female contact juggler, meteor spinner, or fire whipper,



*raises hand as [albeit pretty bad] female meteor spinner*
I always thought fire whip was a quite female thing, in a kinda dominatrix context wink

How 'bout flags. Now I've seen guys spin flags, hell, I've taught guys to spin flags, but it is a little bit girly really isn't it :P


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FireTom


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Posted:ouch - flags spank where you have your thoughts, Tom rolleyes

But IMO flags (as Poi) are definitely for both genders, as is staff - hence I haven't seen a girl do sword - which I would consider x-tremely sexy.


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GothFrogette
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Posted:i want to learn real sword.i do have an old sword that needs fixing and is a bit crap .i also have a white oak Bokken, a Bo, two tonfa's, and a pair of Sai's biggrin but i would love a pair of hook swords.

what i do need is someone to help teach me. there is only a certain amount of things you can learn just by picking them up on your own and i tend not to get them out when the kids are around.


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FireTom


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Posted:rrrreaow - girls with swords ubblove

Be aware: fire/ swords have to be treaded differently - i.e. never hold a fire-sword blade down rolleyes - one for the "nono list"

If you watch some easterns (martial arts) and medieval type of movies, you may get a few ideas already - other than that I can only recommend DVD's and one of the two EJC's coming up wink


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Posted:i think its going to have be dvd's frown unless some one is going to be there at Play that does it. i did figure about not holding it in the usual way but i get stucks realy quickley and give up. i shouldn't but i do.
i have seen a couple of martial arts vids but i don't suppose you can recomend any? biggrin


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Posted:Srry i made that thred frown frown ooooops

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Posted:why would you be sorry confused

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Posted:a sword workshop would be great at play 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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Posted: Written by: FireTom


Trust (sic!)... any vids for god sake? Hooping guys on stage! wink Nobody supports that? ubblol



"ZOMG! like, totally give me a vid, rather than me search for one. Noob". :P

I jest! I jest!

Here's one vid of fire hooping done by a talented chappy...



And then endurance! Hooya!



and one more for giggles



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