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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:Is it too early to make a new staff goals thread? Well maybe, but I'm going to press on regardless...

So goals for 2008 please! Itemised if ya wants... I like itemisation.

1) Get rid of job, travel world spinning staff. biggrin
2) make super tech duo doubles routine.
3) Now that my knee is better, get back to the acrobatics + staff.
4) Now that my knee is better, learn better movement, and how it works with staff. (Post-wiggling proto-dance)
5) Find some outrageous contact moves to learn, that I haven't thought of yet and learn them. (I couldn't have imagined myself doing a head roll steve at this time last year.)
6) Perform better.
7) Go to circus school, or devote 2/3 months entirely to training. (Whichever comes first)
8) Don't let my knee get injured again.
9) Find some more illusions, or visit Simian.
10) Make those two new routines I've been thinking about.

I reserve the right to change these goals in january... tongue You can also reserve your right.

Can't wait for Chrimborg P.R.E.S.S.I.E.S!

ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile


"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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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Total posts: 3597
Posted:1 Learn doubles at least a BIT more
2 Steve variations....all of em...i need more
3 Think of/learn new conveyer variations
4 Practice more with my left hand (Left handed fihtails, you'll be mine by feb)
5 learn my moves better the oppisite way
6 make a titanium staff
7 develope a character

All rights reserved smile


O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:1) have solid 4 staff fountain
2) 10 catches, every time with 5 staffs, wall plane.
3) make a video with sebastian and meghan with lots of lego
4) learn lots of lego wink
5) learn how to use the wierd thing i built, properly.
6) make teaching thing
7) learn all the 4 staff stuff in LAB2 with someone
8) hold another Uber
9) see strugz
10) beat him over the head with a stick.
11) work on hyperlightstaffs
12) loads more dual fishtails
13) other stuff


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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Tankboy
SILVER Member since Jan 2006

Resident Demolitions Expert
Location: San Francisco, Ca

Total posts: 103
Posted:here goes:



1) learn all the matrix variations (substitution (front and back) substitution w/jesus (front and back), meastrix, skip beats etc)



2) learn free three dimentional movement with contact (post modern, frilly, modern dance stuff :-P)



3) get solid with my ground work (to intersperse with frilly dance stuff)



4) clean up everything



5) learn more doubles.



6) work on performance quality.



7) perform/teach/work/turn hobby into $$$



edit:

since 7 seems inadequite...



8) figure out this damned antispin angel-angel link



9) finally make some videos



10) make a daily practice regimen and stick to it.

EDITED_BY: Tankboy (1197775294)


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Noelski


member


Total posts: 129
Posted:Here are my goals,

1) Look less scared when I perform, and basically do it better...

2) quit my day job in June to be a full time juggly person

3) Clean up the other direction everything

4) figure out a way to some how make my cats do contact staff

5) Finish that gosh dang contact staff video...

6) Improve footwork (whatever the hell that means confused)

7) Practice more staff juggling and nail my three staff shower so I can juggle with Ima next time he comes..

8) Film the fire pheonix for video awesomeness
(richard P erno)

9) Make "a" solo routine I am somewhat happy .

10) Dance around and look more silly (although, I thought I was doing this well, but I am not sure)

Yeah thats enough..


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Rellizate
GOLD Member since Feb 2007

Rellizate

old hand
Location: Cambridge, UK

Total posts: 719
Posted:1) Learn matrix! Arghh!


Errm that's it. biggrin


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squid
BRONZE Member since Apr 2007

squid

sanguine
Location: sur

Total posts: 382
Posted:to follow in the footsteps of those before me.

to acquire the competency of contact spinning and tossing that I can be burning them by summer

to be good enough that I can buy a collapsible staff for travel and not feel like I will muck it up in 2 days.

specifics:
-fishtails
-steves
-continuous frontside turning halos
-at least one skill in prayer formation.
-everything else that I forgot to write.


"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow

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-sandy-
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

-sandy-

old hand
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 716
Posted:1. groundwork, groundwork, groundwork.

2. headroll steve (yoink wink )

3. do less techy repetition in performances.

4. get more gigs abroad

5. learn to juggle 3 staffs (and 4 and 5..... eventually)

6. write a glow routine

7. learn butterfly kicks properly with a staff

8. re-write my contact routine so it fits to the track better.

9. get to america to spin with noel again smile

10. learn to use capital letters at the beginning of a sentance biggrin


"Don't do it naked!"

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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam

Total posts: 6120
Posted:1. Accomplish an exhaustive range of Dual Fishtail move and more...

2. Step out of my contact confort zone.

3. Do more with Doubles contact.

4. Perform, with competence, confidence and er... confidentiality...

5. Document experiments with staff stickies.

6. Find more 4-staff cross patterns.

7. Find a partner for two-person doubles routine.

8. Dedicate more time to learn contact moves in the OTHER direction.

9. More leg maneuvers

10. Spin on top of or at least near Ayers Rock.


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Yeah, I'll add some...



...but not many.



1) Make three sticks (or get someone else to make them for me ubbangel ) 1 x 4' and 2 x 3'.

2) Use above sticks more.

3) Solidify the matrix.

4) learn lots of geometric, antispinny, isolatey doubles.

5) Foot fishtails, and make them look good.



Non-staff goals, but will help me out with stick:



1) Stretch at least four times a week, especially my legs and shoulders.

2) Learn some form of acrobatics, even if just some basic things like cartwheels.

3) Be able to hold both legs (but not at the same time) above waist height.

4) Get some weights, and build up my leg muscles again.

5) Improve balance and posture


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Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:hmmm....

right:

1) caged contact
2) continue trying to build up basic moves with style, rather than geeking out and trying to slap style in later
3) more doubles patterns with staight sides (explore squares and triangles more then head for hexagons)
4) get better at contact
5)learn how to do doubles contact without pausing mid flow
6)more cheese!
7)go to capoiera or yoga lessons, or preferably both (yeah right like I'm going to have time for that...)
8)improve footwork
9) practise throws

10) [disclaimer: in the event that i should manage to get through all the above] get started on 3 sticks

going to be a busy year....


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:2008 goals
multi stick action
smooth out and link more single stick
make some new staffs so I can achieve the above.


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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squid
BRONZE Member since Apr 2007

squid

sanguine
Location: sur

Total posts: 382
Posted: Written by: Mynci


2008 goals
multi stick action
smooth out and link more single stick
make some new staffs so I can achieve the above.



no luck on regaining your previous filched staves, huh? Sorry to hear that.


"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow

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Posted:2008 staff goal:
Get this Picaxe-controlled glow staff from one circuit board to a working staff

And I'm thinking that might take all year...


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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted: Written by: squid


 Written by: Mynci


2008 goals
multi stick action
smooth out and link more single stick
make some new staffs so I can achieve the above.



no luck on regaining your previous filched staves, huh? Sorry to hear that.



nope frown


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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Darran
SILVER Member since Oct 2006

Darran

Member
Location: Wales,Pembrokeshire

Total posts: 19
Posted:1. dont be put off by the cold and nasty weather
2. try to remember new moves when i get to the beach and practice
instead of repeating what I know
3. Go back to basic moves and check there spot on
4. Try to forget people watching me and play safe by doing moves I know I can do ok and practice.
5. Become a good with opposite body side moves
6. Study all of Meg's skillz and steal em.
7. Build my own set of Double staffs
8. Get back into practicing 3 times a week.
9. Get the second half of the Matrix sorted out
10. Actualy do what I said I was going to do on this


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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo

Total posts: 3764
Posted:right... my goals for 2007 were an un-mitigated failure. so, here's hoping I fare better in 2008.

doubles:
1) continue to practise
2) make everything I do more consistent and sub-conscious
3) learn more antispin doubles stuff
4) nail reverse flowers and put more work into antispin flowers
5) continue exploring and expanding on the simple things, like one beat variations, btb etc

contact:
6) start practising... anything...
7) halo 360 smooth and consistent
8) steves smooth and consistent
9) fishtails, at all
10) play with staff more in general without hand contact
11) if I get through the above, try and link a few moves with the wrist weave or similar


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Same, like this year before:



1) Grip

2) Grip

3) Grip



brain failior,



:R


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bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted: Written by: bluecat


1) have solid 4 staff fountain
2) 10 catches, every time with 5 staffs, wall plane.
3) make a video with sebastian and meghan with lots of lego
4) learn lots of lego wink
5) learn how to use the wierd thing i built, properly.
6) make teaching thing
7) learn all the 4 staff stuff in LAB2 with someone
8) hold another Uber
9) see strugz
10) beat him over the head with a stick.
11) work on hyperlightstaffs
12) loads more dual fishtails
13) other stuff



and the big obvious one - write the new routine i have been meaning to do for about a year.


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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burningoftheclavey
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

burningoftheclavey

lurking like a ninja with no camouflage..
Location: over yonder

Total posts: 926
Posted:play even more
get a group together in perth
learn and work on more advanced moves and be able to do them continually
learn more doubles
learn more footwork and acrobatics type stuff.


on spam robots - "Burn the robot! Melt him down, and then we can make lots and lots of money from his shiiiny juices!"

Owned by Brenn smile

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:1.finish my doubles routine
2.learn some steve variations
3.learn kickups to angel rolls
4.learn continuous jesuses
5.learn the bloody matrix.
6.figure out some moves from that chuu chuu video. (is there a video that explains that hugged butterfly antispin thing?)
7.work on my isolations
8.make S staffs
9.find something interesting to do with double crosses
10.make new doubles that will be heavy and long enough for contact while short enough for inside stuff.
11.learn contact moves the other way.
12.do more dancey stuff.
13.get an indestructible room for practicing contact.


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simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings

Total posts: 1182
Posted:be able to do everything i can smoothly without any awkwardness



learn head stuff and more groundwork



nail fishtail waistwraps (instead of it just being a crappy btb pass)



more horizontal to vertical transitions round the neck



learn more ohno and convict stuff (espec headspin into ohno matrix)



make all my doubles actually look smooth and nice



make some staffs to start juggling with


"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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Konstantin
GOLD Member since Jun 2007

journeyman
Location: Vilnius

Total posts: 66
Posted:1. improve throws with doubles
2. learn to throw 3 staffs using seb's videos (hope till end of spring)
3. learn to throw 3 4 or even 6 staffs between 2 people
4. add more people to 3rd, teamwork rocks
5. make it good enough to perform
6. improve all kind of isolation stuff with doubles
7. improve contact enough to perform (clean it up most of moves)
8. contact and double staff with actobatics
9. at least start double contact, we'll see how it goes
10. improve S staffs and perform with'em
11. visit play festival 2008

well, and some non-staff goals
-meteor, meteor throws
-devilstick
-improvising devilstick using 3 staffs
-juggling with balls/clubs(to make tripple staff easier mostly)
-fire whip


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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:Okay, 1 month in... And I don't know if I'll be changing these goals... but this is an update to say what I'm doing about achieving these goals...

so:

1) yeah, this one is on track. wink

2) this one too... thou it's gonna be hard work. I might have to make the routine using video...

3) not yet... I have to train up the other knee and be careful with the 'better' one. Always making sure my knee aligns correctly, and keeping on building the muscles to stabilize it.

4) Yeah, I think the way with this is to constantly be thinking about your movement, and trying to be more graceful all the time, even during hardcore drilling of moves. So I'm going to try and do that.

5) have a few more moves, but none of them sufficiently outrageous yet... I need one that'll take at least 3 months to learn, never mind polish, and that's going to be worth it. (I don't think the anti-spin matrix is quite worth it. Or the vertical one.)

6) Well can only learn by doing I guess... This is the one that scares me most. Hopefully the two routines I have to make, and the duo doubles routine will add some more confidence and calmest to my stage 'presence' and add new facets to it too.

7) I think this is sorted. But it's still a bit up in the air.

8) er... well, working on it. I did get nasty shin splints. But They're almost gone now. And it's not patella tendinitis so all is good. But I do think I'll get it in my other knee if I don't work hard on it.

9) Not yet.
10) big not yet.

Any changes I'd make after the SJC?

Well I'm not so concerned with acrobatics and staff anymore, I'd still like them, but I don't want to sacrifice my knees to do it. If I can get my knees sorted, I'm sure it'll come in time.

Instead I'd like to really concentrate on movement aspects and changing the height of my body.

And I might put learning club manipulation in there. Thanks to sam.


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"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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squid
BRONZE Member since Apr 2007

squid

sanguine
Location: sur

Total posts: 382
Posted:Well, the weather has been crap enough to keep me from having the kind of practice I'd like, but I have managed to figure out a few of reverse fishtails with my left hand and one or two with the right hand. Forward fishies are much trickier, Im finding. So....if it stops raining for a bit, Ill be able to get out and nail these things to knock them off my list of goals.

Same goes for steves and snes. Still cant do a single jesus roll though...


"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow

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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo

Total posts: 3764
Posted:ooooh... is it that time already...?

doubles:

 Written by: Pogo69


1) continue to practise




check!! I've been a good boy biggrin

 Written by: Pogo69


2) make everything I do more consistent and sub-conscious




check!! getting better/smoother all the time...

 Written by: Pogo69


3) learn more antispin doubles stuff




check!! thanks, dave... hug

 Written by: Pogo69


4) nail reverse flowers and put more work into antispin flowers




nope...

 Written by: Pogo69


5) continue exploring and expanding on the simple things, like one beat variations, btb etc




nope...


contact:

 Written by: Pogo69


6) start practising... anything...




barely at all...

 Written by: Pogo69


7) halo 360 smooth and consistent




nope...

 Written by: Pogo69


8) steves smooth and consistent




nope...

 Written by: Pogo69


9) fishtails, at all




tried.failed.on backburner...

 Written by: Pogo69


10) play with staff more in general without hand contact




nope...

 Written by: Pogo69


11) if I get through the above, try and link a few moves with the wrist weave or similar




nope...


all in all... the doubles are coming along nicely; helps a lot that I'm really enjoying it. the contact is virtually non-existent.


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam

Total posts: 6120
Posted: Written by: Neon_Shaolin



1. Accomplish an exhaustive range of Dual Fishtail move and more...



2. Step out of my contact confort zone.



3. Do more with Doubles contact.



4. Perform, with competence, confidence and er... confidentiality...



5. Document experiments with staff stickies.



6. Find more 4-staff cross patterns.



7. Find a partner for two-person doubles routine.



8. Dedicate more time to learn contact moves in the OTHER direction.



9. More leg maneuvers



10. Spin on top of or at least near Ayers Rock.





1. Well, I've learnt maybe two or three fishtail-to-propellor variations but still having trouble with dual fowards!



2. Kinda - I'm freestyling alot more now. Aussie Style - 'There are no moves, just dance b*tch!'



3. See above but not as much. Focusing more on single.



4. Well, one out of three ain't bad. Seeing as one of those defeats the purpose of performing...



5. Me and what camera I can be arsed carrying around with me...In Sydney?



6. I need 4 same-size staves...



7. Always on the move. Bah!



8. Nope. Though I do normal minimal beat steve throws clockwise, yet FeiCha minimal beat steve throws anti-clockwise. Yet cannot interchange... hmmm



9. Exercising my sparrow-legs as we speak before even attempting these...



10. April dear... April...



 Written by: Pogo69



 Written by: Pogo69



3) learn more antispin doubles stuff







check!! thanks, dave... hug







No problem Pat! Never Give Up! Never Surender! hug


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings

Total posts: 1182
Posted: Written by: simta


1)be able to do everything i can smoothly without any awkwardness

2)learn head stuff and more groundwork

3)nail fishtail waistwraps (instead of it just being a crappy btb pass)

4)more horizontal to vertical transitions round the neck

5)learn more ohno and convict stuff (espec headspin into ohno matrix)

6)make all my doubles actually look smooth and nice

7)make some staffs to start juggling with



1) feeling more comfortable every spin

2)can do halo's over the head consistently, head steves still not happening, gettin more control over headspins. groundwork is better, have one lay down+get back up again move that can do quite consistently now

3)i wish

4)yep, happening quite consistently now

5)gettin there,pulling off the headspin into ohno matrix every so often

6)hmmmmmmm

7)not yet,soon i reckons


"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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burningoftheclavey
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

burningoftheclavey

lurking like a ninja with no camouflage..
Location: over yonder

Total posts: 926
Posted: Written by: burningoftheclavey


play even more
get a group together in perth
learn and work on more advanced moves and be able to do them continually
learn more doubles
learn more footwork and acrobatics type stuff.


hmm...not really been playing more. but soon!
and we've had a night in perth, found a juggling club in dundee, and together we'll make one..again when the warmer weather hits! rolleyes
working on keeping moves continuous but practise practise practise, and working on fishtail family.. which brings me nicely onto..
foot fishtails! biggrin which im working on. the tongue of my shoe is helping immensely at the moment but again with the practise.
no acrobatics yet but plans for two person performance using acro and each other.. should be starting on that soon. got the cartwheel pick up down though...
its early days i got months and months and months yet! hehe


on spam robots - "Burn the robot! Melt him down, and then we can make lots and lots of money from his shiiiny juices!"

Owned by Brenn smile

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Azadondo
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

Azadondo

journeyman
Location: Los Angeles

Total posts: 59
Posted:So... I started about a week ago. I figure this is a good way to hold myself accountable.

1. Get comfortable with the staff.

2. Practice a minimum of an hour a day 4 days a week.

3. Learn basic spins and contact... with good foot work.

4. Develop a style, so I am doing more than putting tricks next to each other (Didn't realize until it was too late that that is what I had done with poi... by which time I had gotten bored with it).

5. Find some people in LA to spin with.

6. Spin fire on the beach this summer.

7. Be able to do a 3 minute routine by June. 40% Spins, 30% Contact, 15% Throws, 15% Wraps.

8. Learn The Matrix and 3 variations.

9. Learn The Steve and 3 variations.

10. Build a fire staff (so I can put down the broom handle and towels I am using now).


Performing marriages, funerals, baptisisms, last rites and absolving the sins for HoPers for-- not very long actually.

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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo

Total posts: 3764
Posted:oooh... thanks azadondo... reminded me to check in again...


ooooh... is it that time already...?

doubles:

 Written by : Pogo69


1) continue to practise




still being a good boy...!! check...!!

 Written by : Pogo69


2) make everything I do more consistent and sub-conscious




check, again!! still getting more and more smooth... lots of the moves are linking seemlessly... in the right frame of mind (altered state of mind, don't you mean?), I can sometimes get right "in the zone"... flow and stuff, you know?

 Written by : Pogo69


3) learn more antispin doubles stuff




check!! thanks, again dave... hug continuing to learn more and more... linking more too... antispin and isolations... do need to do more work here, though...

 Written by : Pogo69


4) nail reverse flowers and put more work into antispin flowers




ye, reverse flowers all good... forwards totally smooth... mixed (one reverse, one forwards) all good... moving between each, and opposite direction flowers in front plane getting better too...

 Written by : Pogo69


5) continue exploring and expanding on the simple things, like one beat variations, btb etc




ye, I have started on this... linking into parallel btb... then switching to whatever the same thing is called when it's not parallel... ummm, also started with one beat variations, one arm on top of the other (dunno what it's called)... lots of experimentation and lots more to come (meg's and some other misc vids will help me here if I remember to watch them)...


contact:

 Written by : Pogo69


6) start practising... anything...




occasionally... the mood does take me more often now

 Written by : Pogo69


7) halo 360 smooth and consistent




getting multiple complete rotations of halo 360/conveyor belt thingie now... not always, but... when it's on... it just keeps going... cool...

 Written by : Pogo69


8) steves smooth and consistent




nah... although... I can do it periodically... all the freakin wristbands still getting in the way... staff gets caught, although... I was able one time I was trying to miss the wrist altogether and just land the staff above the elbow and move it around the back of the neck... *shakes head at myself for helping my contact by compensating for jewellery*

 Written by : Pogo69


9) fishtails, at all




YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY...!!!! finally... after giving up, entirely, I can do em... need now to work on left hand and forwards... also wanna work on being able to do them with the little double staffs...

 Written by : Pogo69


10) play with staff more in general without hand contact




some... sometimes...

 Written by : Pogo69


11) if I get through the above, try and link a few moves with the wrist weave or similar




some... sometimes...


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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