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420orion727
420orion727

Tha 'hootah of tha funkeey buhdah!

Member Since: 24th May 2009
Total posts: 3
Posted:First off, Im new here so hey pplz, whaddup? My name is Orion and at this point I spin a contact staff and a home-made LED rope-dart (using a rainbow glow-ball from inside a set of jailhouse poi)

Okay, so here's the scoop... Im completing my high school education these days and Im doing a program where I can create my own electives and get credits towards graduation from doing so... naturally I'm making a course on poi/fireplay/etc and Im wondering where I should go next... I've done a write up on the history of poi, as well as a write up on readiness and safety... now what should I do? Any ideas?

I was thinking I might try to document the process of teaching myself a new trick (Im working on 'the steve' these days) but Im not entirely sure how to do it... maybe film it and talk about it or something?

Id love some ideas... anything you can think of that I might be able to incorporate into my course...

BTW... this is a self-design course, so I can be as thorough or brief as I want... it's all up to me and I get an A pretty much no matter what, so don't be hesitant to share an idea with me...

Thanks, Orion



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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:maybe a bit on the physical benefits of spinning?

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JayKitty
JayKitty

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Location: Central New Jersey
Member Since: 7th Nov 2004
Total posts: 534
Posted:Do a paper on philosophy of object manipulation and then another on the physical benifits of it. Make a sylabus about how you plan to teach others and the learning outcomes and such. I'm kind of questioning the merit of a school that lets of do whatever you want all day. Can I facebook on my phone all day and call it a communications elective?

Don't mind me, just passing through.

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Mynci
Mynci

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Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
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Posted:I have a massive dissertation on the health beneffits of juggling and circus skills. it's a pretty easy topic. also includes fun learning techniques with circus props the sources are easy to find and the science not overly complicated although It can be, using friction, turning moments etc for staffs and effects of gravity, time etc on Juggling. you can be as scientific as you want or give historical info, your choice A big paper on this is pretty easy.

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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420orion727
420orion727

Tha 'hootah of tha funkeey buhdah!

Member Since: 24th May 2009
Total posts: 3
Posted:I hope you were kidding about the Facebook crap... check it out if your interested(, but no, stupid things like that are not worth a course... for example, I had to ask about using poi as a course subject and was told that it falls under the predetermined category of 'Visual and Performing Arts', so it's gotta have some form of artistic or learning merits...

I've done a write up on the physical benefits of spinning and the mental/psychological benefits...

The physics aspect is certainly something I've been considering for some time, but I dont know where to start it.


Anyone have any ideas on the best way to doccument the process of learning a new move? All I can think of so far is to just film hours of practicing and edit the footage to find where I make breakthroughs and then annotate that censored but IDK...



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Fire_Moose
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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:Learning a move: Try something over and over until you get sick of hitting yerself/dropping it

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