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MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


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


ecaBRONZE Member
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Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA


Posted:
I do!

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"What's a pussy-weevil?"


FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


Posted:
That's a tall order! I'm game...

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astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


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


ecaBRONZE Member
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Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA


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?"


MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


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


FugeeBRONZE Member
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2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


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...


astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


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


Sin Deadlystranger
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Posted:
I must agree it would be fun

ecaBRONZE Member
member
197 posts
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA


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?"


EpitomeOfNoviceGOLD Member
Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
787 posts
Location: Dover, Delaware USA


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

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RivesGOLD Member
Nothing but circles and smiles...
118 posts
Location: Tampa, FL USA


Posted:
I'm in.

triptricianSILVER Member
UFO Spotting
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Location: Queensland, Australia


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)


SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
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Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
I'm totally in.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my Poi up your ass grin


Sister ElevenGOLD Member
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Location: Seattle, WA, USA


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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MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


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


astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


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


MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


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


astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


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


FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts


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

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


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


FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts


Posted:
ooooops spank me wink and where would that be any different from CoL?

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


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


FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts


Posted:
smile sounds great smile

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


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


EpitomeOfNoviceGOLD Member
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787 posts
Location: Dover, Delaware USA


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*)


MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


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


EpitomeOfNoviceGOLD Member
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787 posts
Location: Dover, Delaware USA


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*)


triptricianSILVER Member
UFO Spotting
350 posts
Location: Queensland, Australia


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)


EpitomeOfNoviceGOLD Member
Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
787 posts
Location: Dover, Delaware USA


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*)


Sister ElevenGOLD Member
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Location: Seattle, WA, USA


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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