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synndarella
PLATINUM Member since Aug 2007

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Posted:So I Finally got myself some contact poi. I went with the 72mm ball.
I've found it its' not that easy to roll them along your arm! I thought they'd just do it themselves tbh.. well.. hopeful aren't I? smile

How do I go about learning to do this. Have any of you bought them without knowing how and learnt? Should I have bought a contact ball first?


Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and in the end, it's only with yourself~

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beaniebob
GOLD Member since Nov 2010

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Posted:Bah, 72mm is horribly smaaall lawl. I've actually found that it gets easier the larger the contact poi. Personal preference is 90mm, which seem to be a nice intermediate size, but that's not so common. I started out with contact using 80mm.

Aside from that, it's really just a whole lot of practice until you get the feel for doing arm rolls, at which point yes, they really just do it by themselves. smirk
(Still not at that point haha)

Being completely unable to do any sort of arm rolling using just a contact ball, I don't think it's really necessary to learn contact juggling beforehand - I've always thought that was a pretty different beast, but someone who actually does contact poi and contact juggling would know more.


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timmeh
BRONZE Member since Jun 2010

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Posted:^ pretty much. you're gonna need some light handles if you're using 72mm. 80-100mm balls seem ideal,

in any case in regards to learning some contact moves,
there are a few videos that may help.

for learning the fishtail, i recommend noel's tutorial:



then i'd suggest learning forearm rolls, probably from drex?
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=drex+contact+rolls&oq=drex+contact+rolls
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and i'm gonna shamelessly put some of my vids here for forearm rolls wink
though they're more like demo's than tutorials








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beaniebob
GOLD Member since Nov 2010

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Posted:Ermagerhd it's Manatim! On HoP! tongue2

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synndarella
PLATINUM Member since Aug 2007

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Posted:Omgosh! Thank you so much smile
You're videos are awesome.. I got miles to go. That's my summer spoken for


Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and in the end, it's only with yourself~

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synndarella
PLATINUM Member since Aug 2007

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Posted:I can't wait to be able to do it. I'm definitely going to sell these ones and get bigger ones! Thanks smile

Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and in the end, it's only with yourself~

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timmeh
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Posted:haha, no worries hey! good luck with your spinning endeavors ! smile

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