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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?

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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 claim winner on that battle... unless another challenger arises

Rank: advanced?
Class: Techy-ish
will challenge/battle: intermediate to pro.

oh and is any one else getting flash backs to pokemon here?


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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Completely.

Um....

Intermediate - Advanced I guess. Not actually sure.
Happy to challenge/be challenged by anyone.
Style: odd.

I think that that will work. smile


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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:LOL Oh snap, I've done been served! Alright Sis, but for fire I can't upload until the 22nd unless I can somehow wrangle a spotter and convince them to drive to DE! yes

~Rock on!~

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Smurf24029
Smurf24029

Poi Master Smurf
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Member Since: 5th Sep 2009
Total posts: 343
Posted:Skill: Advanced
Style: Tech Flow
I prefer my flow lights to fire but doesn't matter to much. Also will accept challenge from anyone. My only handicap is that camera aren't always available but I have my ways.


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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 will also challenge anyone who dares grin
Now let's see...

Rank: Intermediate-Advanced I think
Class: Tech-ish, more dancy-flowy than most I've witnessed
As said above I challenge anyone who dares to knock over my smoothie!

Will also take challenges in double staff!
Rank: No clue, entertaining maybe? I only know how to spin them not how to compare myself tongue2
Class: Not very techy at all I don't think. Rely move on dancy type movement things and intergalactic radiation.
Will challange anyone who dares to knowck over my (lets make it different) staff-smoothie?


The only luck is bad luck.

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Smurf24029

Poi Master Smurf
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Member Since: 5th Sep 2009
Total posts: 343
Posted:I almost wanna challenge you to double staff SoD. I have only seen it in person once or twice and some vids online. So all my knowledge is from random videos and integrating poi into the staffs. Also what I use is extremely ghetto. A couple pieces of bamboo that are a little to short and not weighted lol.

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triptrician
UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland
Member Since: 26th Feb 2010
Total posts: 350
Posted:AND IN THE RED CORNER WE HAVE SISTER 11 WIEGHING IN AT A MASSIVE ADVANCED TECH. Ok ladies i want a clean spin. Follow all rules touch poi and good luck. *spinners touch poi and go to thier corners getting ready for the first round* DING DING DING

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

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triptrician
UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland
Member Since: 26th Feb 2010
Total posts: 350
Posted:*tv voice over guy* stay tuned folks, in the next bout we have rives v aston on sunday night spin offs

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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Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
Posted:Originally Posted By: EpitomeOfNoviceLOL Oh snap, I've done been served! Alright Sis, but for fire I can't upload until the 22nd unless I can somehow wrangle a spotter and convince them to drive to DE! yes

I'll still need to record new footage this weekend or next, so no rush. Also I'd like to propose a primary guideline: the videos are to be unedited, continuous spinning sessions. Changing the sound is fine, and you can rehearse or re-record as much as you want, but cutting together footage is out. This is to keep the competition from going to the people with the good editors. Sound fair? I'm still in either way.


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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:My lack of current editing ability makes it sound more than fair and looks like we're both on the same time frame so awesome! My only other 2 questions for this match are is there a length(time) requirement and are there disqualifying factors (i.e. throws, alternate types of poi like snakes and such)?

I hope this is a classic monkey fist to monkey fist match, or know up front it's not! grin

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EDIT_REASON: corrections, corrections


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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:My poi are monkey fists, but they are configured for throwing and I usually do simple throws and hand swaps. For the purposes of our match we can rule out throws if you have a strong preference (which might be a challenge in itself since NEB throws are a core part of my style at this point). And I think time should be 5 minutes or so. A white gas burn wouldn't last much longer. 5-7 minutes maybe?

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EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
Posted:I'd like to rule out throws since I've never done nor do I have the equipment to learn thus yet, any other tricks or dancing and such I think is cool along with a 5 minute footage guideline roughly. If that sounds good I guess we can start churning out the moves yeah? smile

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aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Rives: Check your private messages....

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triptrician
UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland
Member Since: 26th Feb 2010
Total posts: 350
Posted:fully agree only cause i am useless when it comes to vid edititng

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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Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
Posted:Originally Posted By: EpitomeOfNoviceI'd like to rule out throws since I've never done nor do I have the equipment to learn thus yet, any other tricks or dancing and such I think is cool along with a 5 minute footage guideline roughly. If that sounds good I guess we can start churning out the moves yeah? smile

Actually just the chain on your gear would be heavy enough to keep the cord straight during tosses, and as long as you can keep a grip on the chain, you can catch them. I encourage giving them a try some time. There are some pretty easy ones.


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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
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Total posts: 787
Posted:Haha yeah, if I could see the chain at night to catch it *is nightblind* for the sake of this challenge, safety, and common sense we'll just tuck throws away for a later date... tongue2

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SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:As for the length I'd say 1 burn tongue2

The only luck is bad luck.

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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
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Posted:Most dance choreography is no longer than 3 minutes in length which makes sense with how long the majority of songs/compositions are. I'll arrange my music mix to ensure it's roughly 5 minutes in length than bust a move freestyle...

*is a dancer* nana

grin


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SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:I don't like to choreograph tongue2 I'll do a rough style for the song, some genral points I want to hit with things and then freestyle inbetween.

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

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
Posted:Originally Posted By: EpitomeOfNovice*is a dancer* nana

grin

Dance! Tech! They will battle in a battle that can have no winner! WHO WILL WIN??


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SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:The winner is a techy dancer?

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Or a dancey techer....

'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."
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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:(btw, by my handicap on throws, Epitome implicitly acknowledges that with throws, my rank is actually 'expert' ;p)

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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:LOL I don't know anyone IRL who even does throws and I'm pretty green in fire land compared to them, but I'm going to hang in there and try not to be as easy of a kill to the tech spinner regardless...

Unless Sister Eleven is a little nervous without her power play to fall back on... tongue2

*crosses fingers style, flair, and attitude can level the playing field*

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Rives
Rives

Nothing but circles and smiles...
Location: Tampa, FL USA
Member Since: 5th Jun 2009
Total posts: 118
Posted:ok here are some ideas i came up with, that we might want to try down the road.
-1 min battles focusing on one skill or aspect (i.e. hybrids, throws, isos, flowers, movement, contact, ability to create elaborate sock puppet poi shadow shows, ect.)
-have competitors use the same background song. this way we could see how each person reacts and moves to the same music, and eliminates the question of how long a video should be.
-mixed medium battles. in the same battle you might have each person preform 1 min sock poi, 1 min fire poi, 1 min flowlights, and/or 1 min double staff.

oh and expect this duel between Aston and I to end in an epic battle.

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triptrician
UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland
Member Since: 26th Feb 2010
Total posts: 350
Posted:hell yeah thats what we came to see

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:Those are good ideas Rives, in fact themed challenges would really spice things up!

Also for the record and future challenges,

Tool: Flowpoi Trio and/or Fire Torch Poi
Rank: Advanced Beginner
Class: Dancer-Multiple Disciplines
Will Battle: All skill levels on all tools

grin


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Smurf24029
Smurf24029

Poi Master Smurf
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Member Since: 5th Sep 2009
Total posts: 343
Posted:@ Rives
I think the idea of same song is brilliant. However I'm not so sure about the 1 min specific challenge, unless its what the competitors want to do. Or multiple aspects per challenge.

Also the gear on the vid of course depends on what each spinner has access to. I happen to have all of those that you mentioned, but that's after a year and a half. Kinda like the idea of a certain trick then in that, its up to the competitors.

Great ideas though. I think these comps on here are gunna get real crazy. I look forward to it all.


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Rives
Rives

Nothing but circles and smiles...
Location: Tampa, FL USA
Member Since: 5th Jun 2009
Total posts: 118
Posted:@smurf24029
i didnt mean one min for every video, or multiple gear on ever vid, just some ideas for people to play around with.


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Smurf24029

Poi Master Smurf
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Member Since: 5th Sep 2009
Total posts: 343
Posted:Ok that makes a bit more sense. Either ways its good input tongue2

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