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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:Sweeeeeeeeeettttt!

A whole new year of practise! Ready Set Go!

Yeah, so this thread, again, is for logging your goals per year / per month and seeing how you progress at them, as well as just plain remembering them...

This is for all staffers, (poiers, get your own thread, if any of you can unslack long enough to make one) not just the contact staffers or whatever... jugglers, doubles whatever if it's with sticks, it flies.

Here's mine:


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 and Julian Wong...
12) Go to the CJC.
13) Learn Handstands and Aerials.

WooHoo! I love these threads...


"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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dalef
BRONZE Member since Oct 2007

dalef

dubbles extraordinaire


Total posts: 36
Posted:1. More contact practice
2. More tosses practice
3. Learn to teach better...
4. Make shorter staffs
5. An east coast doubles video
6. Teach at firedrums
7. Meet Meast and Malaman grin
8. Fire promo

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willworkforfoodjnr
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Total posts: 1046
Posted:1) 8 RH throws 4 staff shower solid;
2) 10 different 3 staff 360/180 variations;
3) Dual fishies
4) Learn every contact trick I can do back the other way
5) Basic footwork techniques from a few dance styles
6) Finish off the Mr Scruff doubles routine
7) Get a multi-trick 3 staff juggling sequence solid and performable on fire, every time
8) Throws video

oh, and afterthought 9) Make some decent practice juggling staffs so I don't keep ruining the wick on my fire set!

grin


Working hard to be a wandering hippie layabout. Ten years down, five to go!

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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:here we go...

1) get better at staff
2) do at least 75% of the list meg sent me.
3) make 'organic cow: the milk strikes back' video
4) make a new V+O sketch
5) re-drill all the old moves.
6) make an interesting multiperson fire routine....
7) finish, get illustrated, and print the first book.


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:1) Get a new staff (thank you KLM)
2) Get Buugeng
3) Get back in shape with doubles
4) Learn contact moves the other way
5) Continuous Jesuses
6) Matrix
7) Fishtails in all directions, antispin fishtails, some other fishtail variations
8) Be able to do neck combos continuously.
9) work on body movement (be more like banyan)
10) go to england again
11) perform more. loads more.
12) new routines in everything.


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squid
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

squid

sanguine
Location: sur

Total posts: 382
Posted:shoot, #1 is to get my back to heal (bad fall)

1) theraputic stretches and stuff
2) more fire with the staff
3) learn a bunch of leg pinches, wraps, and kickups
4) re-learn the matrix (Im sure I'll be awful once Im able to bend that much again)
5) practice double staff, especially contact doubles
6) clean up all fishtails
7) start saving for a new toy: 3-piece fire staff, glow doubles, OR Buugeng (cant make up my freaking mind)
8) try to make it back to Ireland for some video shooting.


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

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Total posts: 3597
Posted:1. Matrix....I'll have it by '10
2. start practicing again with staff
3. develope a 1 and 2 club routine
4. juggle more....that's why I stopped practicing staff...
5. modify my flow staff


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Posted:1) Continuous steves
2) Second half of the matrix
3) Get my super-duper LED+Picaxe glowstaff to be reliable enough that I can:
a) Make a glowstaff video
b) Not come home from spinning stinking of kerosene
4) One-handed cartwheels with staff
5) Back somersaults consistent to do on grass (staff optional here)


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Live_in_a_spin
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

Live_in_a_spin

Dude where's my Poi?
Location: neather here nor there

Total posts: 383
Posted:1. Fishtails.
2. Tidy up what i know.
3. lern what i know the other way.
4. Doubles.
5.And i realy realy need to work more on neck spins.


Live life in a spin!!!
but if you fall don't come crying to me!!!

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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:1. play more staff less poi
2. practise and nail old moves both ways
3. more different fishtails
4. more 2 person 1 staff, two person two staff routines
5. footwork and acrobatics
6. variations of different moves


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-sandy-
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

-sandy-

old hand
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 716
Posted:1. Get back into contact so i train it more than once or twice a week.
2. get the convict matrix properly (one of last years goals but doubles and clubs got in the way)
3. get my multi plane doubles hybrids solid
4. more quarter time hybrids.
5. Teach Rob staff wink
6. Perform 'Voodoo Sticks' routine at lots of conventions and get it booked by people that will pay me.
7. Solid Ultimate roll.


"Don't do it naked!"

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tim_marston


addict


Total posts: 614
Posted:LOL TRY DOING THE WASHING UP FIRST!

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Skatto
GOLD Member since Jan 2007

Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK

Total posts: 687
Posted:1. Get addicted to the staff again, as I've been slacking.
2. Learn everything on the left!!
3. Put together a half-way decent routine.

I won't set myself too many goals, otherwise I'll underachieve. tongue2

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Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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Bonita1600


stranger
Location: Monmouth, UK

Total posts: 4
Posted:I have only just started with my staff. any ideas on goals i should set?

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simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings

Total posts: 1182
Posted:1)be able to do everything i can smoothly without any awkwardness (think this is a constant goal, cos you can always be smoother+sharper)
2)learn more head stuff
3)learn more ohno and convict stuff (didn't do this much last year)
4)more 3d doubles stuff
5)make some staffs to start juggling with
6)work on more ball+staff stuff


"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:Anybody who hasn't written goals, you still can. It's great fun, and really helps you chart your progress through the year...

So Feb update:

1) Write more stuffs down about staff and contact.
-- done a little...
2) Finish the 2nd DVD.
-- Yep, well my part, I've finished, for now.
3) Do more fire.
-- did, stopped a little now.
4) Make those glow videos I've been thinking about.
-- DONE
5) Make that contact video I've been thinking about.
-- Not yet, had a shot at it. Need to do it again but better.
6.1) FINISH the 'blind date' routine.
-- after notebook reversals... its maybe 33% done...
6.2) FINISH 'amazing machines' routine.
-- nope
6.3) FINISH 'pachebels canon' routine.
-- nope
7) Think more on writing down ideas and choreographies for multiple people.
-- A little.
8) Work out doubles in my head.
-- A Little, LAB 3 helped with that.
9) More club contact. + Club Routine.
-- No routine, but a lot of club contact...
10) Make a movement workshop.
-- still working on it.
11) Be more like Wes Peden and Julian Wong...
-- I'll always be working on this...
12) Go to the CJC.
-- trying to find out when it is.
13) Learn Handstands and Aerials.
-- Done a little work... but not enough.

These goals are way different to last years... Hmmmm...


"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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Zazie
BRONZE Member since Jun 2007

Zazie

There Is No Spoon
Location: Brighton

Total posts: 68
Posted:Hmm.

1) Finish routine
2) Perfect back spin matrix thing the 'other' way
3) Make reinforced staff for acrobalance
4) Get six-step/steve solid both ways
5) Work on other breakdance stuff inc. freezes... three-step matrix?!
6) More leg/hip/whole body work
7) Work on freezes with one staff end planted
8) Work out how the f**k to integrate tribal fusion and contact
9) Do some stuff which... isn't contact... like... doubles n shiz... I guess.... Maybe not though.
10) Ooh and contact back-walkover. Big one.


Three years of my life that took. And I get; "... nice."

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squid
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

squid

sanguine
Location: sur

Total posts: 382
Posted:as for an update?

1) theraputic stretches and stuff
yes. back still twinges but a month and a half of daily exercises has me almost back to normal.
2) more fire with the staff
no. Me dont lika de cold, so havent done much outside play.
3) learn a bunch of leg pinches, wraps, and kickups
learned a couple on those rare warm winter days, but Im hoping that spring will get me there.
4) re-learn the matrix (Im sure I'll be awful once Im able to bend that much again)
YAY! I picked it up easier than I thought would happen. Oddly enough, I think practicing that helped aid my back's healing.
5) practice double staff, especially contact doubles
yes on the practice, no on the contact part
6) clean up all fishtails
not much progress.
7) start saving for a new toy: 3-piece fire staff, glow doubles, OR Buugeng (cant make up my freaking mind)
8) try to make it back to Ireland for some video shooting.
not a chance anymore. World's problems are starting to affect us too. Im going to be making new goals.


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

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Noelski


member


Total posts: 129
Posted:2009 Staffy Goals

I guess I didn't make any yet,

1) Finish working on quadrant staff workshop before firedrums, gotta play with more them, should have a video out soonish.

2) Finish Meggies and me's dvd, although I don't think I really have to do anything at this point

3) Finish off and polish Aileen and me's staff routine.

4) Make a some kind of staff solo...I think this might have been a goal for the past three years.

5) Play more with tosses, get my three staff shower solid.

6) Make a new doubles routine with someone...old one is, well, a little old

7) Continue working on footwork things, maybe lift a leg every now and then.

8) Finish up staffy type video with Bri.

9) Divert some of my juggle attention to staff

10) Lock in all that foot contact stuffs...statics, fishtails, would be about time.

I'll check back in, in a month or so,


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bls337
BRONZE Member since Jun 2008

bls337

staff enthusiast
Location: Eugene, Oregon

Total posts: 21
Posted:1) Work on variations of the base contact moves in the other direction.

2) Learn how to do more doubles contact with my 3' doubles.

3) Clean up body rolls to foot fishtails... mostly by learning how to do foot fishtails proper.

4) Learn how to do a meast matrix from a prayer steve while keeping my hands in prayer.

5) Elbow pops on my knees like in that feicha video.

6) Watch more baton videos and clean up my fujimi rolls.

7) Learn how to be an effective teacher, and teach a class at firedrums.


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Shion


Shion

Fire monkey
Location: Yokohama

Total posts: 72
Posted:My staff goal for 2009!

1. Get more time for practice

2. Learn how to teach good and get more contact staffer in Japan.

3. Look for group contact staff performance crew.

4. Make nicer staff video.

5. Practice more acrobatic contact skills

6. Learn more foot contact

7. Clean up my double contact and practice more staff on staff.

8. Practice more triple contact.

9. Play with more isolation double and practice double pattern with others.

10. Learn multi staff juggling.

11. Do more shows.

12. More daytime practice rather than fire.

13. Travel more to meet staffer around the world.

14. Become flow stick geek.

That's about it I think... i might add some more when I know what.

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dalef
BRONZE Member since Oct 2007

dalef

dubbles extraordinaire


Total posts: 36
Posted:1. More contact practice -- Its been atleast an hour a day smile
2. More tosses practice -- Not yet, its cold.
3. Learn to teach better... -- Have some scheduled classes to teach
4. Make shorter staffs -- Soon
5. An east coast doubles video -- Summer project
6. Teach at firedrums -- Don't know if i'm going to do that one
7. Meet Meast and Malaman grin -- FD
8. Fire promo -- Footage in the mail to my house grin


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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:March/April update:

I'm gonna change my goals a lot:

1) Subtitles for DVD
2) Do more fire.
3) Col / Contact video...
4) FINISH the 'blind date' routine.
4.1) I made a couple new routines that need more polishing... need more and quicker thou...
5) Think more on writing down ideas and choreographies for multiple people. Yep, still wanna do this.
6) More club contact. + Club Routine.
7) Be more like Wes Peden and Julian Wong...
-- I'll always be working on this...
8) Get some stuff solid that is currently ridiculous.
9) Dance. or Change my movement.
10) Make a staff that's good for crazy stuff.
11) More Doubles Contact.
12) Practise the tiger roll with a ball.

+ get back to woodford...


"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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tim_marston


addict


Total posts: 614
Posted:1 goal (a bit late i know)
Get backcrosses clean with 3 staffs.


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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:Originally Posted By: burningoftheclavey1. play more staff less poi
2. practise and nail old moves both ways
3. more different fishtails
4. more 2 person 1 staff, two person two staff routines
5. footwork and acrobatics
6. variations of different moves

yay! not even halfway through the year and already my goals coming more into fruition..

1- well - more staff anyways smile
2- coming along nicely
3- well ive got inversions to play with now (thanks steve!)
4- i am confident by summer there will be at least one beautifully choreo'd routine
5-we'll come back to..
6- working on fishtail goodness

i think i need better body strength and agility for 5 so im adding in
7. get into shape! also..
8. get gammy arm to stop being so gammy.. wink


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entheogen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

entheogen

member
Location: Berlin

Total posts: 173
Posted:whats the tiger roll?

'There are two mantras in life, yum and yuk. I choose yum.'

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:it's a stupid roll that's gonna take me maybe 5 years to get smooth. And it'll just use my hand. And end in the hard thumb balance. And once I can do it, I'll need to do nothing else ever.

"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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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:better late than never

1)learn enough moves in prayer to do a routine entirely in prayer
2)keep doing yoga as its keeping me safe from muscle strains
3)dual fishtails
4)sort out the annoying tendency of planes to move from vertical to horizontal when doing multiple turns in contact
5)learn more ground moves
6) get the neckspin cartwheel thing working
7)be able to do handstands (to smooth out the cartwheels)
8)explore footwork a little more, with less staggering around in circles
9)find some new double throws patterns to keep my busy beyond the two staff shower
10)find some better arm/hand positions when contacting


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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:Happy birthday guy!

4) That's a never ending quest.

I should add turn the other way to my goals... wink


"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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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:Thanks meg! I guess I've got one goal per year for the rest of my life now wink

one more - ish
11)look for more crossovers between hoop and staff


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Posted:Just a few:

1. See if I can get a buzzsaw-esque move down with a 5 ft. staff.

2. Spin double 5 ft. staffs (well)

3. Make my own


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