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Richee
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:What are you doing, w ith the other hand
in single staff spinning?

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What was written is good.

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willworkforfoodjnr
willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Member Since: 8th Aug 2007
Total posts: 1046
Posted:I like to use it for making rude gestures to my friends when they point out I'm off-plane.

Failing that I generally tend to try for a big movement of the arm to the point I'll be switching hands.


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:*This thread wins the award for being the hardest to click on*

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Stout
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Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada
Member Since: 12th May 2004
Total posts: 1872
Posted:Yea...what happened to the OP ?

This is something i try, but quite often fail, to think about, Sometimes i find my staffless arm just sort of hanging there, lost and looking for a purpose and when i do, I'll either pass the staff to that hand, or wave it around in hopes that it somehow "fits" with what I'm doing with the other hand.


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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Awesome! A nearly hidden thread....

I do not play with a staff often enough to answer this.


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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:i rarely play with staff, but I usually find that my arms usually mirror one another, this is probably because of poi flowers and such, my arms tend to stay on opposite sides of one another. I should make an effort to cock my wrist while doing so to make it look deliberate. tongue2

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squid
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sanguine
Location: sur
Member Since: 15th Apr 2007
Total posts: 382
Posted:sometimes I will hold my passive hand behind my back. I think it gives me an arrogant, military or artiste aire. Most times I try to hold it straight out to the side, opposite of the staff hand, like MNS was stating.

rest of the time I use it to help block the damnable thing from bashing me in the head. smile


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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:I use it in a similar way, protection.

Although mucking about with a levi-stick gave me some ideas....


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Fire_Moose
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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:pockets.....both of em

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Stout
Stout

Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada
Member Since: 12th May 2004
Total posts: 1872
Posted:Originally Posted By: Pojepockets.....both of em

You're that good at contact ?

Yowzza !


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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:Lol not THAT good. I can keep duck outs going for a while with hands in my pockets...just recently started a hands in pocket jesus but thats still a bit iffy.

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burningoftheclavey
burningoftheclavey

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Location: over yonder
Member Since: 22nd Jul 2005
Total posts: 926
Posted:hmm.. sometimes I hold it limply to my chest to the effect of a bird with a broken wing, or down at my side, swinging out a little.. or if I'm dancing then it'll be dancing too... smile

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akgraphics
akgraphics

member
Location: Churchill College, Cambridge
Member Since: 25th Jun 2006
Total posts: 133
Posted:having spun double staff for a while, i find my empty hand does the corresponding move to the one my actual stick is doing (regardless of whether its possible or not :P) when staff spinning. for contact? its flailing everywhere!

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DyamiTK
DyamiTK

beginner forever
Location: Santa Cruz, Ca
Member Since: 11th Mar 2008
Total posts: 159
Posted:the whole rest of the body (including my staffless arm) is dancing in such a way that compliments the dance of the staff itself.
Just joking I don't actually do that. Really I use my free hand to hold the pie.


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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Total posts: 3597
Posted:Hey Dyami!

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:Obviously it depends on what I'm doing... but if I'm just twirling the staff in one hand, my other hand is usually clasped behind my back or stretch outwards in the opposite direction.

... or strangling a moose...


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