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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


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"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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Fire_Moose

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Posted: Written by :Poje


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



GUess it's time for an update....
1. Doubles practice has been negligible
2. Full steves have become much cleaner. Anti-prayer is coming along...
3. Do other direction conveyers count?
4.Left handed fishtails are getting better, still not there though.
5. This one has been going really well. My oppisit direction conveyors and steve are looking a LOT better. Also got other direction conveyors with a halo inbetween.
6. Nope, but made a new alum staff /shrug
7. Nope

I'm doing well. Fire drums may have be cross out a couple of these...


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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted: Written by :LazyAngel



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





post BJC update
1) yup iffy caged luceros and an iffy semi-caged matrix
2)nope, been geeking out... oops
3)yep: got my squares and triangles, starting on the hexagons
4) well, I know more stuff to do.. can't do it that well though so I guess its a no for now
5)hahahahaha..... no
6)so so... needs work
7)yep, capoeira was going well until I got tendonitis
8)hmmmm nope I think
9)yep, (thanks to rob's workshop) but need to make some more suitable staffs for chucking about
10)nope, not even close


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Mynci
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Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:oooh how do you cage a matrix confused
or is it just a matrix with your hands clasped above your head? otherwise surely your arms would get in the way.


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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simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings

Total posts: 1182
Posted:apparently its only caged as it comes around your front

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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LazyAngel
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LazyAngel

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Posted:yep.. hence 'semi-caged'

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

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

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simta
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simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings

Total posts: 1182
Posted: Written by :Mynci

or is it just a matrix with your hands clasped above your head?



have your hands clasped behind your head and you get convict matrix


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Mynci
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Location: wombling free...

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Posted: Written by :simta


apparently its only caged as it comes around your front



got it, So the same as sandys "oh no" or "tragedy" matrix really sweet ubblol


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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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted: Written by :mcp


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.






1) started and continuing!
2) started and continuing!
3) Can now cartwheel and bend down without pain. WIN!
4) started and continuing.
5) maybe, the anti-spin (not anti-turn) matrix is quite fun. But lots of things to work on, none really hard enough yet. Club contact might be.
6) Still and always working on that.
7) Silly bastl, might be down to three weeks...
8) Working on it, thanks to various physios.
9) Kinda... simian doesn't have illusions, but he does have kick ass hoop dance moves. Have found some more, but they haven't been mine.
10) Yup, got a deadline for one of them... So it better get made.
11) triple staff and club manipulation. <- new goal.
12) better club juggling. <- new goal.


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"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted: Written by :bluecat


 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.



1: not practising - i have 'mislaid 2 staffs' and haviong too much fun with two and three, and with (shhhh) poi.
2: same
3: partwin. but not yet.
4: getting there...
5: also getting there...
6: 22 pages and counting.
7: some hug for bastl
8: in planning.
9: like this is ever going to happen frown
10: until 9 happens, i'll have to pay out on a contract for this, i think...
11: yep. MUCH nicer now tongue
12: absolutely. i LOVE fishies now.
13: oooh yes. liek you wouldn't b'leev. meg and sam for teh win.
14: absolute, 100% perfect win. biggrin


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-sandy-
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

-sandy-

old hand
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 716
Posted: Written by :-sandy-


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



1. Sort of, i blagged a sketchy horizontal ultimate roll (steve down to matrix down to legs, cartwheel so staff goes through legs then back up the other side for second half of steve matrix) a couple of weeks ago but ive been hurting a lot each time i try. so only 6/10.
2. Nearly. can do a neck roll head roll but the steve exit isnt quite there yet.
3. Check, did loads of performances for kids in India so concentrated on dancey short routines.
4. I just turned one down, does that count?
5. Check, long way yet to go with it though.
6. Slack. But plans are underway.
7. Define properly.... probably not really though.
8. Well i didnt take a copy of the track away with me so ive been performing to different music, so no.
9. Sorry Noel, might have to be next year (unless i can somehow get to burning man hmmm....)
10. Mostly.


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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:Noel's coming to PLAY... wink

"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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Noelski


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Total posts: 129
Posted: Written by :Noelski


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..



1) I look less scared but now I have more of that tough look going, the one when it looks like your smelling something funny... ubbidea

2) Day job over in less than two months...ohh man..well as long as I don't loose it before FireDrums when many spinner s will be in my house eek

3) been snes'n steve'n the other way, almost caught up..my other way matrix is still kinda weak.

4) Cats aren't doing contact, but one keeps peeing all over the floor...sucks. frown

5) Video done... www.contactarts.com, hope the site is up soon smile

6) Footwork is better, less stumbling around ubbrollsmile

7) Practiced today, I still suck, but I can do a 3 ball box solid, finally...

8) Fire Pheonix, haven't seen him...

9) Solo Routine? Did I say that...dang, not much yet.

10) I make myself laugh? Getting funnier...

See you at PLAY dave? Sandy?

Ohh, yeah come to burning man Sandy!
But be careful if you come, its clothing optional place...so bring sun tan lotion cool


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-sandy-
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

-sandy-

old hand
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 716
Posted:Noel! Damn right you'll see me there buddy. biggrin

haha i can see the youtube video now... lobster contact! biggrin


"Don't do it naked!"

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Total posts: 3597
Posted:Ya Sandy, go to BurningMan biggrin

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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:Just so you guys know - the 'clothing optional' thing is pretty much a blessing for Sandy....

Don't say I didn't warn ya wink

Yes I will be at PLAY... biggrin


"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
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simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings

Total posts: 1182
Posted:Poje - come to play tongue

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ

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Posted:Ohhhh i want to, BM this year, play next maybe.....

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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:time for another update, methinks...


doubles:

 Written by : Pogo69


1) continue to practise




yup yup... I've built a couple pairs of practice doubles with dowel, tape and some rubber stoppers; leave them lying around the place so I can play with ideas, whenever...

 Written by : Pogo69


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




continues to improve; most of the basics are pretty seamless now and I can freespin with most of what I know, improvisationally, in a manner that is less a bag of tricks and more creating pretty patterns, all the time...

 Written by : Pogo69


3) learn more antispin doubles stuff




yup yup... the search continues... I've been putting a bit of time into playing with combinations of simple antispin/isolation stuff... got a lot of it to the point where I'm starting to be able to use the parts to create a brand new whole.

have also started to play with square shapes; staffs alternately parallel and perpendicular to the ground; basically with the staffs creating an L... interesting possibilities, I think...

 Written by : Pogo69


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




still continuing to improve... the muscle memory is there and I can move between forwards/reverse/opposite ok... but I still can't do a proper straight armed antispin flower...

 Written by : Pogo69


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

 Written by : my previous comment


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)...







still playing with these, but not so much as other stuff... linking to the btb stuff a lot better...


contact:

 Written by : Pogo69


6) start practising... anything...




again, every now and then... I don't seem to be motivated towards contact all that much, mostly because I've not seen much contact that takes staff play where I want to take it; for me it's primarily all about the pretty patterns, with coordinated body movement being secondary, and I've not seen a lot of contact that demonstrates that... although, seb's fishtails vid is a BIG step in that direction.

 Written by : Pogo69


7) halo 360 smooth and consistent




ye, can pretty much keep this going whenever now... the occasional slip, but I can usually turn that into something too... odd how something that once seemed impossible, turns into something that you can feel every step along the way

 Written by : Pogo69


8) steves smooth and consistent




most of the time, ye... I haven't played with any variations yet, but the basic (what I think is officially called a half-) steve is down... in fact, I can do em sitting down some of the time...

 Written by : Pogo69


9) fishtails, at all




ye... right hand with a contact staff is solid... left hand is getting there... keep trying occasionally with the lil doubles, but while I can do the motion, I have no control over them

 Written by : Pogo69


10) play with staff more in general without hand contact




nah, not really

 Written by : Pogo69


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




again... some... sometimes...


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CalvinKlown

Eunathist
Location: Hy Brasil - For real now.

Total posts: 280
Posted:Been a long time posting so.....

New goals:
1) Find more staff on staff contact tricks.
2) Buy/ Make 3 contact staffs the perfect length for triple contact.
3) Find some triple contact tricks.
4) Busk more.


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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Total posts: 3597
Posted: Written by :Poje


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



Post FireDrums Update
1. Nope
2. Steve are looking good, oppisit direction is coming along, working on caged steve which should lead to minimal steves.
3. need to work on other direction more, working on some lifts from/to
4.Left handed fishtails are just about there able to keep em going for a few beats
5. not practicing oppisite direction as much as i should but getting better.
6. no
7. Nope




/flex


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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted: Written by :mcp


 Written by :mcp


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.






1) started and continuing!
2) started and continuing!
3) Can now cartwheel and bend down without pain. WIN!
4) started and continuing.
5) maybe, the anti-spin (not anti-turn) matrix is quite fun. But lots of things to work on, none really hard enough yet. Club contact might be.
6) Still and always working on that.
7) Silly bastl, might be down to three weeks...
8) Working on it, thanks to various physios.
9) Kinda... simian doesn't have illusions, but he does have kick ass hoop dance moves. Have found some more, but they haven't been mine.
10) Yup, got a deadline for one of them... So it better get made.
11) triple staff and club manipulation. <- new goal.
12) better club juggling. <- new goal.





1) started and continuing!
2) started and continuing!
3) Yup, started and continuing.
4) started and continuing.
5) Club Contact is hard enough, but I have a ton of new things to learn from america... some of them aren't hard, but some of them might be... gotta learn em all...
6) Still working on it...
7) Well Quebec in 2009 looks promising, for a whole year. Plus, training is what you make it, I intend to mak everyday a training day...
8) JT in america gave me some good advice... will be using that too...
9) Maybe... quartertime is where it's at... isolation, is that the only illusion? that and the psi illusion...
10) It got made, I finished two now... one needs more work... and two or three more in the pipeline... I'm totally on top of that tomorrow...
11) Not done much on this, a little with Rob and Sam, but three things? It's so new to me, it's hard to grasp it fully yet.
12) Yeah, been working on the club juggling quite a lot. Tis good fun.
13) Club Contact routine. <- New Goal.

And my DVD is finished now. total Win!

three months progress... not bad... how's everyone else?


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"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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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: Written by :mcp


And my DVD is finished now. total Win!




YAY...!!

 Written by :mcp


three months progress... not bad... how's everyone else?



alrighty, then...


doubles:

 Written by : Pogo69


1) continue to practise




still on track; having a pair of doubles pretty much everywhere I go, helps. two sets in the car, one in the loungeroom against the wall; I even built a pair out of pens and sticky-tape at work; they're no good to spin, but enough to work out shapes.

 Written by : Pogo69


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




again; still on track. was at a doof recently, where I spun fire a large part of the night away (till the sun came up, actually) and was quite comfortably doing most all that I know fairly seamlessly; all sorts of pretty patterns coming from freely improvised combos of simple anti-spin/isolation moves.

 Written by : Pogo69


3) learn more antispin doubles stuff




ye... been playing with more odd shapes... squares, parallel/perpendicular with the ground... L shapes... triangles... the odd pentagon (only brief play with that).

 Written by : Pogo69


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




yup yup... any direction regular spin flowers are mine... antispin flowers continue to elude me, predominantly because I haven't paid them any attention.

 Written by : Pogo69


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




yup yup... btb, entry/exit is mine, also been playing with "huggies" (that's what I know them as in the poi world, even though I can't do them with poi, but dunno if it's named the same in doubles-land) and they're getting smoother, but I kinda suck at entry/exit.


contact:

 Written by : Pogo69


6) start practising... anything...




sometimes... when the mood grabs me.

 Written by : Pogo69


7) halo 360 smooth and consistent




mine.

 Written by : Pogo69


8) steves smooth and consistent




mine; most of the time. half steve, anyway...

 Written by : Pogo69


9) fishtails, at all




mine, on the right... most always mine on the left. trying, every now and then to do them with the lil double staffs, so I can start integrating double fishies, but I'm very unsteady there.

taught myself a kickup to fishtail couple weeks ago.

 Written by : Pogo69


10) play with staff more in general without hand contact




very rarely.

 Written by : Pogo69


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




again... some... sometimes...

12) **NEW GOAL ** - steal everything off meg's new DVD...
ubbrollsmile weavesmiley bounce


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Fire_Moose
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Fire_Moose

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Posted: Written by :Pogo69


taught myself a kickup to fishtail couple weeks ago.



Ya, I was so excited when i learned that, i love it.


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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 - kinda finished.
2.learn some steve variations - prayer, caged (kinda), steve to horizontal angel.
3.learn kickups to angel rolls- fail.
4.learn continuous jesuses- fail so far.
5.learn the bloody matrix - fail, getting closer though.
6.figure out some moves from that chuu chuu video. (is there a video that explains that hugged butterfly antispin thing?) - not any new ones i think.
7.work on my isolations - success.
8.make S staffs - fail, will get some from dai when he stocks them.
9.find something interesting to do with double crosses - let it go for now.
10.make new doubles that will be heavy and long enough for contact while short enough for inside stuff. -let go of that too.
11.learn contact moves the other way. -am working on steves right now.
12.do more dancey stuff. - fail
13.get an indestructible room for practicing contact. -obviously, fail.


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bls337
BRONZE Member since Jun 2008

bls337

staff enthusiast
Location: Eugene, Oregon

Total posts: 21
Posted:Well it's a little late but anyways...

1) integrate more tech into flow.
2) finish my new practice staff, dry glue dry!
3) matrix variations, oh yes i loves them.
4) cutbacks!!! other baton moves..
5) contact stalls involving fishtails, steves, and matrixes.
6) 3 continuous minimal to overhand steves.
7) clean up head contact and headspin variations.
8) roll around on the ground and act rediculous.
9) make a contact routine where i act like some kind of animal. maybe a cat? hopefully not a t-rex. ;P
10) ten is for 10 continuous matrixes, at least.
11) double and triple staff now and again.

Will I even remember this list?


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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:13) **NEW GOAL ** - don't set myself on fire...

--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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squid
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

squid

sanguine
Location: sur

Total posts: 382
Posted: Written by :squid


to follow in the footsteps of those before me. [/color]

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.[/color]

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


This will now be both possible and fun thanks to somebody's DVD being available now.
smile
Unfortunately this wont be accomplished on time. I've squandered my money on materials to build 2 5ft practice staves, a set of 3.5 ft doubles staff, levistick, hula hoop and my newborn daughter. :
love:
-fishtails: left hand is getting good but the right hand is still lacking a lot. On the plus, I've managed a kick up from either foot into a lefty fishtail. (really need to practice that right hand)
-basic full and half steves: yes, but not all the lovely variations I've seen Sandy and Meg do.
- No, but I've gotten a couple of bruises and blood spilled to show I've been trying. Not sure how I knocked myself in the nose still.
- does it count if its a throw coming out of back rolls?
-I dont remember if I learned anything else or not.

honestly, I love doing it, but I just cant practice like I should. There's someone (or two) else that simply distract me with being their adorable selves. ubblovewife and daughter ubblove


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

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Olle


newbie


Total posts: 3
Posted:OGG! (Overall General Goals):
1: Developing some sort of routine with each number of staves from one through six.
2: Start working more acrobatics and swedish folkdancing moves into my staff flow.
3: Start practicing Parkour/Acrobatics + start dancing more (to make the above goal realistic).



Slightly more Specific Goals:

One Staff: Learn to do more tricky contact [censored], mainly Fishtails. And fill in the ridiculous holes in my contact staff book. Keep working on my flow overall, finding more smooth transitions between spin/antispin.

Two Staves: Learn more atomics! Learn/Invent more Hybrids! Start doing contact and juggling seriously. Do more staff-on-staff contact.

Three Staves: Buy staves that don't have Isis wicks i.e. death. More Staff-on-staff/Devilstix stuff and more throws. General improvement of flow and stability. More crazy spinning stuff.
(Maybe someday I'll attempt three staff contact...)

Four staves: Buy four short staves, practice the basics a lot! I suck at four staves.

Five staves: Quite simply Lots and lots of quintuple cross practice.

Six staves: Step A: Buy six tiny little staves, Step B: Fire away!
Experiment with more isolation possibilities and figure out how to do the six-staff chaotic equivalent to antispin. Figure out which hybrids make sense and which hybrids only look like mishmash.



So yeah, we'll see how that goes smile


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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:Originally Posted By: mcp</font><blockquote><span class="small"> Written by :mcp</span class="endsmall">

5) Club Contact is hard enough, but I have a ton of new things to learn from america... some of them aren't hard, but some of them might be... gotta learn em all...
6) Still working on it...
7) Well Quebec in 2009 looks promising, for a whole year. Plus, training is what you make it, I intend to mak everyday a training day...
8) JT in america gave me some good advice... will be using that too...
9) Maybe... quartertime is where it's at... isolation, is that the only illusion? that and the psi illusion...
10) It got made, I finished two now... one needs more work... and two or three more in the pipeline... I'm totally on top of that tomorrow...
11) Not done much on this, a little with Rob and Sam, but three things? It's so new to me, it's hard to grasp it fully yet.
12) Yeah, been working on the club juggling quite a lot. Tis good fun.
13) Club Contact routine. <- New Goal.

And my DVD is finished now. total Win!

three months progress... not bad... how's everyone else?

1-4 = Yep, done.

4) dance more, yeah, more and more.
5) hard things - still not found anything super hard. But been practising a lot of stuff recently... next year, there might be something ridiculous.
6) perform better - been thinking about this a lot. Had to do my routine a couple of times this year, it's okay. I know more things about training for performance, which is nice.
7) 3 months of training: fail on this, with two months left in the year. If I didn't have a dvd to make... but I'm getting some interesting training in, just not how I expected it.
8) no injuries: win
9) illusions: maybe... I think I found one.
10) two routines: with the losing of the notebook one has beens et back, bt the other is in progress... so I say win.
11) club manip: I love it. Closer to getting a handle on it.
12) club juggling: yeah win on this too, I keep finding new patterns that are really obviously what I want to do.
13) club contact routine? No not yet... getting there, but not yet.

Club contact looks strange on video thou.

Brandizzle? Are you brendan from eugene?

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So at least for me, being pretty much good on my previous goals... gonna make some new ones and see if they relate...

1) Write more stuffs down about staff and contact.
2) Finish the 2nd DVD.
3) Do more fire.
4) Make those glow videos I've been thinking about.
5) Make that contact video I've been thinking about.
6.1) FINISH the 'blind date' routine.
6.2) FINISH 'amazing machines' routine.
6.3) FINISH 'pachebels canon' routine.
7) Think more on writing down ideas and choreographies for multiple people.
8) Work out doubles in my head.
9) More club contact. + Club Routine.
10) Make a movement workshop.
11) Be more like Wes Peden.
12) Go to the CJC.
13) Learn Handstands and Aerials.


"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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squid
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

squid

sanguine
Location: sur

Total posts: 382
Posted:Wow, its still 2008, isnt it? Its been a long year and I am finally getting comfortable with the basics of contact staff:
1-horizontal and vertical steves: yes
2-angel rolls: sort of. Not consistent enough for my taste.
3- neck rolls, from continuous to snes to jesus: yes! And very happy to be getting better at this.
4-kickups: kind of. I would prefer it if it were going straight into another contact move.
5-Fishtails: No. frown I have reverse with the left hand only. One day, Mr. Berger, one day.
6- I did actually purchase a fire staff finally and have successfully lit it without killing myself. Yay!


If I were to make any new goals it would be only these:
1- more consistency
2- head spins: just caught a few of these the other day
3- groundwork, not quite what Sandy and Noel do, but the transitional kind I see from MCP and Meast
4- more dance, more music, more of an actual routine or pattern.

I gotta give Ms. Meg a big thanks for all the visual inspiration and tutorials I used this year. If it hadn't been for her and ssooo many like her, I'm not sure where I'd be with staff.


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

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