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Midkiff
shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois
Member Since: 29th Nov 2009
Total posts: 462
Posted:it might be cool to have spin off competitions anyone else think so?

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

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eca
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Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Total posts: 197
Posted:I do!

"Think of the pussy, Weevil."
"What's a pussy-weevil?"

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Fugee
Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas
Member Since: 26th Feb 2010
Total posts: 2501
Posted:That's a tall order! I'm game...

The popcorn extends life... The popcorn expands consciousness...

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Describe for those of me that do not understand spin-off comp please?

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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eca
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Location: Minneapolis, MN
Member Since: 14th Mar 2010
Total posts: 197
Posted:How would this be set-up? How would the winner(s) be decided? Would it be head-to-head? Tournament?

I would imagine head-to-head competitions judged by non-competitors would be the easiest way to go.


"Think of the pussy, Weevil."
"What's a pussy-weevil?"

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Midkiff
shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois
Member Since: 29th Nov 2009
Total posts: 462
Posted:well because of the distances it would have to be by video so tournament could possibly be easier it could be judged by vote on forums but this is something that is just an idea feel free to brainstorm on ideas and such

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

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Fugee
Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas
Member Since: 26th Feb 2010
Total posts: 2501
Posted:There are inexpensive flights across the pond wink

The UK would be a great place for an international competition.


The popcorn extends life... The popcorn expands consciousness...

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Just start a poll with a link to each video on here?

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Sin Deadly
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Member Since: 19th May 2010
Total posts: 1
Posted:I must agree it would be fun

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eca
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Location: Minneapolis, MN
Member Since: 14th Mar 2010
Total posts: 197
Posted:We could do challenges. One person challenges (publicly, in the forum) another person to a spin off, they each make a video, and then a poll is put up along with the two videos, and the rest of the forum makes the decision.

Could give, say, a week to vote.


"Think of the pussy, Weevil."
"What's a pussy-weevil?"

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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
Posted:Ranked matches would be pretty dope! grin

~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

(All you RLers this is epitome_of_lame *waves hello*)

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Rives
Rives

Nothing but circles and smiles...
Location: Tampa, FL USA
Member Since: 5th Jun 2009
Total posts: 118
Posted:I'm in.

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triptrician
UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland
Member Since: 26th Feb 2010
Total posts: 350
Posted:Originally Posted By: ecaWe could do challenges. One person challenges (publicly, in the forum) another person to a spin off, they each make a video, and then a poll is put up along with the two videos, and the rest of the forum makes the decision.

Could give, say, a week to vote.

Good idea but i rekon challenges should be initiated with a GLOVE SLAP


would rather have a bottle-in-front-of-me than a frontal lobotomy

"The dangers of life are infinate and among them is safety"(geothe)

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:I'm totally in.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

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Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
Posted:I thought a Glove Slap was a little old place where we could get together. I must be thinking of something else... Maybe if go to the beach with my towel I'll remember.

(I really couldn't help it. Sorry, everyone.)


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Midkiff
shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois
Member Since: 29th Nov 2009
Total posts: 462
Posted:sorry for my terrible memory i have forgotten about this since the last time i posted in this thread well yes there are inexpensive plane tickets but unfortunately my rights to getting a passport have been taken as i am a felon frown so i am confined to the us unfortunately cuz yes i am american but i wish i could be elsewhere and about the glove slapping i suggest someone make a smile for one i cannot remember the name of the term for the animations like this smiley but someone should make one that is a glove slapping a face as to challenge people would probably be best to post the glove slap with there name on this thread and as a pm to the person you wish to challenge as well but the only problem with this is people who do not have camera's or tripods or even camera people on hand

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Question: What is the basis for doing well? Are we looking at artistry, technical skill, nice location, overall appeal?

Just trying to clarify, because videos may be quite different....


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Midkiff
shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois
Member Since: 29th Nov 2009
Total posts: 462
Posted:well that is up to everyone i would say all of that but its not just my decision

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Or down to whoever is challenging. shrug

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:Originally Posted By: astonDescribe for those of me that do not understand spin-off comp please?

"spin off" aka "burn off" - throwing the the staff up into the air with high velocity spin along it's own axis, creating a rotation that causes excess fluid to spray off the freshly lighted staff (combustible liquid that expands when exposed to heat)... the spray lights up from the flame and creates a fireball, similar to a firebreath...


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it originates from times where people noticed that kerosene expanded when lit and that the audience and environment was getting sprayed with paraffin. it was intended to protect bystanders and respect nature.

And then came spin off cans.

imo it is a rather environmentally unfriendly act, which is avoided by environmentally conscious spinners. It generally is performed by people who do not use spin off cans, nearly all staff and poi will spray if no spin off can is used.

some performers experience the effect of expanding kerosene, when lighting their fire fans and immediately holding them up in the air (burning kerosene dribbling on their fingers (at best))

though it certainly is a spectacular opening for a fire show/ performance - due to it's excessive use of kerosene - I personally would rather not see HoP sponsor a competition which is purely based on the burning of excess Kerosene. As it would be the main and only objective of the competition, people who participate end up dipping - spin off - extinguishing (at best) - dipping again - spin off... [/sanctimonious, condescending post]

could call it the Monster Spin Off competition... devil wink


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Midkiff
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Location: Carmi, Illinois
Member Since: 29th Nov 2009
Total posts: 462
Posted:well thanks for the info but a bit off topic we are not discussing the spin off for a staff or poi but rather a competition for spinning

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:ooooops spank me wink and where would that be any different from CoL?

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Midkiff
shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois
Member Since: 29th Nov 2009
Total posts: 462
Posted:well i guess not much different just user created and for funsies and also there probably wont be a dvd made from it

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:smile sounds great smile

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Sort of like a dance-off, now that the concept has been explained to me. smile

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
Posted:Who's gonna get served first? Let's get this show on the road and off the hizzy!!! *yes that's why everywhere but here I'm the epitome of lame tongue2 *

Someone needs to bring it SON!!! grin

Does the serving involve video or not BTW???

EDITED_BY: EpitomeOfNovice (1281214250)


~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

(All you RLers this is epitome_of_lame *waves hello*)

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Midkiff
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Location: Carmi, Illinois
Member Since: 29th Nov 2009
Total posts: 462
Posted:that is up to you whom you wish to challenge first

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
Posted:Yeah, going first is totally not my scene... but I would like to see how exactly this works! My inner B-girl is curious! devil

If no one serves anyone by the 22nd of this month (August) someone will be getting served round these parts! wink

*hates going first but will do so if required*

NOTE: If I have to get this party started myself I will be challenging someone in or near my "weight class" (skill level) to a glow or fire match. If everyone could list where they think they are on the scale it would make things easier. The classes I think are easiest to use would be Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, and Pro.

My rank: Intermediate
Class: Dancer-Funky/Modern (NOT a tech spinner)
Will challenge/battle: Advanced Beginner through Advanced


Please state your rank, preferences in match ups, and have some fun with this! I wanna see a good clean bout! yes

EDITED_BY: EpitomeOfNovice (1281377107)
EDIT_REASON: specs: cause y'all included class which I did not last time


~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

(All you RLers this is epitome_of_lame *waves hello*)

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triptrician
UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland
Member Since: 26th Feb 2010
Total posts: 350
Posted:AND IN THE BLUE CORNER WE HAVE EPITOME OF NOVICE WEIGHING IN AT A MODEST INTERMEDIATE...:)

would rather have a bottle-in-front-of-me than a frontal lobotomy

"The dangers of life are infinate and among them is safety"(geothe)

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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
Posted:^^^
Haha I love it! You're a great "LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!" guy! grin


~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

(All you RLers this is epitome_of_lame *waves hello*)

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Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
Posted:If you really want to do this... (puts on her cocky hat)

Rank: Advanced
Class: Tech Spinner
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral

I choose Fire as my medium. Epitome, consider yourself served tongue2


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