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adeathlyaura
GOLD Member since Apr 2011

adeathlyaura

The Poi Spinning Undead
Location: Austin, Texas, United States, ...

Total posts: 173
Posted:I really want to know what this is called. Awhile back I was at a rave and saw a man dancing with long strips of fabric. He was doing jumps and twists, while throwing the fabric into the air and catching it. It was pretty interesting to watch. I've tried googling but all I get are sites about scarf juggling or belly dance veils. I don't think they were either of those, but correct me if I'm wrong. The fabric looked fairly heavy, enough to throw and catch without it flying off somewhere.

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adeathlyaura
GOLD Member since Apr 2011

adeathlyaura

The Poi Spinning Undead
Location: Austin, Texas, United States, ...

Total posts: 173
Posted:I'm not sure if this helps but the fabrics looked like rugs. Not overly thick rugs though (think the flying carpet from Aladdin). Or perhaps extremely large scarves to the point where they could not possibly be used as a scarf. I hope the visual helps. I'm so curious about this.

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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:Flagging?

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adeathlyaura
GOLD Member since Apr 2011

adeathlyaura

The Poi Spinning Undead
Location: Austin, Texas, United States, ...

Total posts: 173
Posted:I don't think it was flagging. Unless there is a form of it with no handles and the fabric is larger. It looked like he was basically dancing with rectangular rugs and doing throws and catches with them. He was dressed in a middle eastern costume though that probably has nothing to do with it. XD Are there contact flags? That would pretty much be it I suppose.

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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:I've never seen a contact flag, but I have seen decent sized flags with no handles, you just bunch up some of the fabric in your hand. Also, as far as I know, most flags are weighted in one corner so they spin right, so maybe he figured out throws with them. *shrug*

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ShadowlessTyger
DIAMOND Member since Jan 2011

ShadowlessTyger

Flow Artist
Location: USA

Total posts: 67
Posted:It sounds like ribbon dance to me. A variant on ribbon twirling but with a bar, sometimes a ball attached to one end so that it keeps its path. I've only seen it as part of magic and color guard performances, so it might help you to start there.

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adeathlyaura
GOLD Member since Apr 2011

adeathlyaura

The Poi Spinning Undead
Location: Austin, Texas, United States, ...

Total posts: 173
Posted:Thanks. I'll be sure to check that out. Do you have any idea where to buy this stuff? I could always make my own, but it'd be nice to have some sort of design to build off of.

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Have a look at bernadettes foot juggling. She does it with square. I think you weight the edges

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ElectricBlue
GOLD Member since Feb 2002

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Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra, Australia

Total posts: 810
Posted:There is a different kind of flag spinning which as you said uses a really big square flag with no handles.

check it out
http://www.dube.com/flag/?gclid=CMainaC_oKsCFQtU4godCiwajw
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often called flaging


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