StaffCrazed
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Member Since: 24th Jun 2008
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Posted:Hey Guys,

I was at a party and a friend of mine showed me his stick, we're both still TOTAL newbies and I was looking around the internet and I found THREE different staff DVDs

I was wondering if people had seen them and could recommend which one to buy?

There's the staff groove
http://www.firegroove.com/Shop_DVDs.htm

Contact Staff with Noel and the east coast
http://www.contactarts.com/


Staff Manipulation
http://www.manipulation.firestaff.net

Has anyone seen these and which one is the best? I'm really keen to get started and want to get one soon

thanks


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Pogo69
Pogo69

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Posted: Written by :StaffCrazed


There's the staff groove
http://www.firegroove.com/Shop_DVDs.htm




dunno, never seen it...

 Written by :StaffCrazed


Contact Staff with Noel and the east coast
http://www.contactarts.com/




dunno, never seen it...

 Written by :StaffCrazed


Staff Manipulation
http://www.manipulation.firestaff.net




kk... technically, never seen it, but I have watched the previews and I know I'm not alone in wanting to get my grubby lil hands on a copy of this dvd, ASAP... also, while I'm hoping to steal many of meg's secret powers, I watched the conveyor belt tutorial snippet from the dvd and it's a very indepth, detailed explanation of a basic contact move; if it's all like that, you won't go far wrong...


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Fire_Moose
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Posted:I beleive fire groove's dvd is mostly spinning technique

Noel's dvd is great. The tutorials are kinda cheesy but get the point across. The inspiratinal stuff is amazing

meg's i cannot wait to get.


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LazyAngel
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Posted:I just bought meg's DVD: I really like it for several reasons

1) It explains the basics as well as more advanced theory
2) it covers contact, spinning, throws and doubles
3) the inspirational stuff is fantastic
4) It's actually quite funny and had me laughing out loud in a few places (some tutorial dvds can be quite dour)
5) It shows warmup exercises for the more extreme contact moves and gives some decent advice on why to warm up and how to warm up

haven't seen the others yet, but from what I've seen on COL of FireGroove, I'd expect exceptional production values (is that the right word?) and the 'yoga warm up' looks quite interesting


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Live_in_a_spin
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Posted:ditto
Loved it.


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

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Noelski
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Posted:Staff Crazed:
Actually, most of the people are people from the west coast in our dvd except the euro people ; )

Firegroovers:

I like how clean and professional fire groove's dvd is. Also how it walks through a wide variety of basic staff spinning technique...

MCP's Dvdee..
Ton's of instruction, some with cool animations! Win!
Meg's dvd has some cutting edge inspirational bits in contact and doubles in there, amazing stuff...

and super bouns!! You get to hear meg and steve's voices!!! ubblove

I'll not comment about my own, but I'll say, its finished!

Cheers to Instruction!
beerchug


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willworkforfoodjnr
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Posted:Another vote for Meg and Steve's DVD, I got mine last week and my general technique has improved a lot already.

The inspiration stuff is pretty amazing as well biggrin


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LazyAngel
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Posted:yep, the matrix advice is awesome! smile

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

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

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Skatto
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Location: Eastbourne, UK
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Posted:I haven't seen Meg's DVD... but if it's anything like her website - then its got my vote!!

Skatto

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Richee
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Posted:
Non-Https Image Link


Name: Double Staff [manipulation]
By: Mcp , Noelski

Quote:It's all about the doubles this time. Like entirely about doubles. Teaching doubles and watching cool kids who are really good at doubles. They will blow your mind.

http://doublestaff.firestaff.net/index.html
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Part 2 in staff manipulation.

And I heart the color.

surprise,

:R

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entheogen
entheogen

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Posted:Does that mean her third DVD is gonna have to be about triple staff?

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animatEd
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Posted:no, poi. wink

Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
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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squid
squid

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Total posts: 382
Posted:better yet, club contact.

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

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aston
aston

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Posted:Her site says contact staff.

Nearly right squid. tongue2


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_Poiboy_
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Posted:meg's DVD is great, especially if you're new to contact, I've been using the advice there to learn some of the moves i forgot to learn the other way. some nice doubles basics as well.

can't comment on the other DVDs other than the people who made them being awesome.


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tim_marston
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Posted:forgive me for being old fashioned but perhaps you could put some tunes on, forget what everyone else does and try to find you own path, your own skills and your own creative style? whilst i dont want to disrespect videos as a source of inspiration i feel uneasy about them as a tool for teaching.

whilst a lot harder than copying tricks from a screen i reckon figuring it out on your own would be of much more value in the long run, it will also help you develop an original style, possibly allowing you a much great amount of self expression and freedom

if you were going to learn tricks from other people i suggest trying to find a good juggling/spining festival or convetion, seeing what inspires you and then trying to put your own slant on that. who knows maybe you could create something totally unique and inspire others to be creative and follow thier own path? this is an artform after all with no rules and very few limits apart from those you allow to be imposed on yourself


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Mynci
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Posted:True Tim but for some it helps to see what is physically possible, if you know what moves are out there you can meld them into your own style I know I do some moves different to other people. some people have limited funds or are in out of the way places and can't often get to the conventions or festivals or are too young to go alone, so a DVD is a very helpful tool for those who learn visually.

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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tim_marston
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Posted:Fair point.

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Mynci
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Posted:I still intend to get Meg's DVD for doubles to see what I'm missing also because I'm interested in seeinig if she has any useful teaching pointers I can use for workshops/advice as I sometimes stumble explaining what I do to others because I do it automatically.

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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