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eightbitpotion


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Posted:So I've been doing staff for a long time... but not on fire. I tried to pick up poi, but my arms simply do NOT want to work with me...but staff is completely different for some reason. Anyway, I'm trying to find different videos of different style of throwers. I've checked out Sage's stuff...and it's amazing! I'd like to find similar...but "quicker" styles out there. By quicker I mean more upbeat. Thanks. smile

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Brenn
PLATINUM Member since Jun 2004

Brenn

Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 3286
Posted:My video thread contains two staff vids which both have throws in them. You can find it here

Hope it helps smile

By the way, i recently started poi after a year of consistent staffwork and I've found it a bit cumbersome to learn too, so it's not just you smile However after persisting with poi I'm finding it easier, and I am certain that most poi spinners have gotten where they are today through persistence.

Keep on spinning hug


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eightbitpotion


newbie


Total posts: 5
Posted:Those firefans are WICKED. Are the difficult to take one!?

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eightbitpotion


newbie


Total posts: 5
Posted:Okay, so if you spin it -not twirl-...it blows out flame!? crazy. Um....how hot DOES the aluminum get? I'm going to make a staff tonight or tomorrow....and I need to know what type of material to make the grip out of.

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Brenn
PLATINUM Member since Jun 2004

Brenn

Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 3286
Posted:If you roll the staff between your hands without 'spinning off' your wicks prior to lighting, it creates a fire pillar-like effect. You can get very toasty from that and it's a nice show-starter, but something you'd want to work up to once you're confident with fire first smile

There are plenty of staff creation FAQ's on HoP which can be found by utilising the 'search' function.

I use tennis grip for my staves and secured by tennis grip tape. smile


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eightbitpotion


newbie


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Posted:Yeah I'm finding these FAQs...super useful. I'm really confident in fire...I"ve been spinning poi for a while (on fire)...and my technique just is NOT working...I guess I like spinning that big ol' stick more :P. Is there any other place besides HOP that has good faqs on tricks? I mean...I can spin staffs around my neck, down my leg...etc...but is there any other sources out there that I may be able to pick up stuff (besides asking about it here)? I'm really excited about making a firestaff tomorrow. smile

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

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

Total posts: 8737
Posted:if you want to see some staff throws check out the staff juggling thread wink there is a great video with all staff juggles
note: seb is just as good live as in the vid 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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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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Posted:Great site for tricks is http://mcp.tepookatoys.com/index.php

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tim_marston


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Total posts: 614
Posted:eightbit
im glad your enjoying the staff therfe are far to many poi players in the world already wink
i have been training with staffs for about five years and incorporate loads of throws and hightspeed twirling alongside staff juggling and running about like a nutter,its all great fun,
i love watching contact staff but im not so keen on practising it,
here are links to some of my videos online

http://www.jugglinginferno.com/video.asp

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7449477139138366739

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7449477139138366739

as mynci says check out the staff juggling thread,there is a great video loads of advice and some of the most skilled staff jugglers in the world regualrly posting ideas and advise,
try and hunt down rubberheart videos also anything by imakakode,bentstix and entheogen,bastl,meast and the anntti (rubber heart)
if you really like high speed stuff you can watch this link
http://www.firestaff-tutorials.co.uk/
((and i will love you forever beacause im pretty solitary speed freak on this forum))

good luck which ever path you choose and remeber to follow you own style as much as possible..
tim


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