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fox_fire
SILVER Member since Aug 2008

stranger
Location: , USA

Total posts: 1
Posted:Anyone else seen the "action pants" over at Flowtoys? Personally, I like them. What are your opinions about them?

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:It just all sounds really raunchy? wink

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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ElectricBlue
GOLD Member since Feb 2002

ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra, Australia

Total posts: 810
Posted:Hmm Smells pretty spamy.

I have seen them though and i had a pair similar, Personaly i don't think they are safe for performing or training in. To much baggyness for things to get caught in or trip on.

Actually i once had a costume kinda similar for a troupe i was in. About ten min before a show i was running full speed back from my car and caught my foot in the other leg of the pants and fell really badly on the rough tarmack. I took heaps of skin of my elbows knees and hip and also badly brusied the bone in my elbow.

They look cool but in my opinion not exatly designed for action.




I {Heart} hand me downs and spinning in the snow.<br /><br />

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Austin_Boyd
BRONZE Member since Jun 2011

stranger
Location: USA

Total posts: 1
Posted:I'd personally love some, but come on! $110 bucks?! its not worth it.

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I love them, They're comfy, take a little getting used to to spin in. You learn to spin around it pretty well. I use them for performing and people love them, the crowd loves them, other spinners love them that I know. And if freshly lit poi hits them and they flame up you don't have to worry cause the performers are a thick cotton that in my experience, just refuses to burn. As well as it stays spaces away from your leg so the heat won't burn you. Oh and they look awesome... At least on me, I look like some type of ninja xD They're pretty expensive though. If you know someone that can make you similar or if you can I recommend it for performances. I also reccomend buying them if you want them for performances or for festivals. All the loops for carrying things are very convenient as well as the zipper pocket for my wallet. A secure pocket for my wallet is important for me when I'm active.

The only drawback, once again, is the price. But someone was nice enough to gift them to me, I was oogling them for a while and they knew me well enough I guess laugh3


The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Seaspray


Seaspray

stranger by the day
Location: At the Back of the North Wind

Total posts: 924
Posted:as someone who bought a pair as a 'well done for surviving horrid exam period' gift... I'd say they're awesome..

and for performance, SoD's videos do do a great job of showing off how well they make a performer look centered and awesome


Just a dancer in the dark

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Gary_Cifers
SILVER Member since Jul 2008

member
Location: Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA

Total posts: 64
Posted:Actually seeing those pants had inspired me to make my own lmao i love spinning in them tho when i don't have shoes on i tend to catch my toes in the cuffs
My Pants
they are blue and the denim i used is knitted so they have a bit of stretchyness and softness to them


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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:Can we get an action shot of you IN the pants Gary? ^_^

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Gary_Cifers
SILVER Member since Jul 2008

member
Location: Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA

Total posts: 64
Posted:For sure! ya'll will just have to give me a day for me to do a "suedo Photo shoot" lamo

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Sister Eleven
GOLD Member since Aug 2009

Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Total posts: 1277
Posted:I'm a big fan of the wrap pants that the Action Pants are based on (if I correctly understand their origin story). The upshot of the wrap pants is they're hella easy to make and well ventilated. The downside is that they're actually just open at the sides, so your legs will often be exposed when you move around. But I like them, and they're good enough for Yuta... tongue2

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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:So, I mean, I've been looking for places other than Flowtoys to buy pants similar to those. Anyone have any ideas?

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Teamo
GOLD Member since Dec 2009

Teamo

Almost again
Location: Finland

Total posts: 124
Posted:I ordered some pants from http://www.thaicraftwarehouse.com
. Not exactly like the action pants, but similar. And high hand crafted quality for low price.
The pants that SisterEleven mentioned are there under the name of "Drive in wrap" pants. The fisherman's wrap is also a nice easy model, which I actually prefer. I got myself some low harem pants aswell, which I actually wore for the video I posted on the video section.


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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:Thanks Teamo.

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Bam Bam


Your Average Every Day Sane Psycho


Total posts: 31
Posted:I just got the performers, the black ones with the circle patterns, they're fuckin awesome!!! Very free, fun to move around in, look totally awesome, andmake you feel totall badass.
Mine didn't come with any of the extra loops or rings so they're VERY impractical as normal pants..... walking around in them can be annoying and difficult..... and u gotta worry about stepping on em.....
But if u limit their use more to performances anfestivals I guess, you should be fine and they're totally awesome XD they're not too difficult to spin in either, just some getting used to and add some.cool flair and feeling to ur performance.
yes, they are very expensive..... I bought them as a reward for getting a job XD


What, me worry?

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Jameth
GOLD Member since May 2008

Jameth

enthusiast
Location: NSW, Australia

Total posts: 378
Posted:I got some of the flow pants without loops / rings a couple of years back - I thought the rings were a good idea when I saw them so I just unpicked the waist straps a bit and added some rings on short lengths of tape.

Works well. smile


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