strooSILVER Member
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Posted:
ok ok, call me a newbie, but what do you actually do with fire fans? what actual moves can you do? or is it just urrrrm dancing around? lol. confused ubbrollsmile

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musashiistarring Skippy the green llama
1,148 posts
Location: Seattle, WA


Posted:
if they can be classified as such, you can do weave type and butterfly type moves with fans, depending to some extent on the type of fans you have. Some of the fans dancers in our troupe use throws and even roll the fans across body parts. Learning transitions between moves is really the hardest part I'd say, fans aren't quite as easy to change direction as poi or staff eh wink

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GnorBRONZE Member
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Posted:
My fans are designed to develop huge muscles in your arms....

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GidgBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I have to agree with Musashii. Transitions are the hardest for me, though I still can't catch anything that I throw. Dancing around and slowly moving fans can be very sexy, some do it exclusively and the twirling and tossing isn't even missed.

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arsnHow do you change this thing???
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Posted:
Ok then... your a newbie... rolleyes

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Devilstick_RussellBRONZE Member
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Location: Falmouth, United Kingdom


Posted:
Admitidly i dont actually do CJ but having read this thread it seems that people are havinmg trouble thinking of new directions. Heres a quote from a dead guy that might help "with out contries there is no progression" basically think of what CJ is and do the opposite and you cannot fail to be doing the unexpected and innovative. People may make fun of you and say 'thats not CJ' but who cares what anything is if its hard to do and looks good they'll start learnin it soon enough.

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Bit of a tangent....
Didn't see that coming wink

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arsnHow do you change this thing???
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Posted:
Nor did I... right out of left field on that one... wink

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Mags The JediGOLD Member
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2,020 posts
Location: Cornwall, UK


Posted:
Do fans count as contact juggling then, rather than being a twirly/spinny thing?

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littlepyrowhosnameisambermember
14 posts
Location: melbourne (berwick)


Posted:
yet another stupid question from me, what does 'CJ' mean? that is if its not 2 much trouble.

littlepyrowhosnameisambermember
14 posts
Location: melbourne (berwick)


Posted:
AH! i think ive worked it out!!! is it Contact Juggling?! that makes sense!!!! YAY!!! never mind, pretend i didnt say anything.

DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I think Russell was meant to post that in the "Advanced CJ Discussion" smile

He's posted it there since

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jamilla1977stranger
5 posts
Location: bristol


Posted:
hey, i was also wondering about the fans, me and my mate ar stilt walkers and we've just made these fantastic flamenco dresses for the stilts, we thought it would be pretty cool to learn sme fan dancing, then i just noticed the fire fans which i have never seen before and that would be just perfect, does anybody have some tips as to how to use them effectively on stilts? i dont think juggling is my forte! what pois or club moves would work? peace

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jamilla1977stranger
5 posts
Location: bristol


Posted:
me again! now searchng the net for non fire fans, the huge ones with handles, think showgirls used to use them, anybody know how to get hold of them? wave

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Goddessdastranger
24 posts
Location: the smallest state in the U S of A


Posted:
do you mean the fans with the feathers or more like chinese fan?? or am I not understanding the Questions..
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littlepyrowhosnameisambermember
14 posts
Location: melbourne (berwick)


Posted:
that would be cool. feathers? feathers are good.

GidgBRONZE Member
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Location: Portland Oregon USA


Posted:
I anyone finds the nonfire huge fans that Jamilla was talking about tell me please. I'm looking for a set. Actually I'm just looking for the ribs of a couple of giant collapsible fans that I can cover with my own fabric.

OK Arsn how IS your fire fan spinning and tossing going. Have any hints for the newbie? biggrin

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FireflyeBRONZE Member
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Location: Nacogdoches, TX, USA


Posted:
I just got some fans for Christmas, so I guess you could say I didn't really JUST get them, but I haven't played with them much because I feel so limited on what I can do. I don't know the design of other fans but mine are heavy with handles and they are fixed, meaning they don't close. I've tried spinning them around my fingers and thumbs but that tends to give me blisters and I lose the momentum. I have a feeling it's all in the wrists. Any suggestions?

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GidgBRONZE Member
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8,506 posts
Location: Portland Oregon USA


Posted:
Just three words. Practice, practice and practice.

Sooner or later you'll develop calluses and with that ugly word practice, you'll soon find the right amount of thrust that you need to give them to keep momentum going. And your right, a lot of it is in your wrists.

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FireflyeBRONZE Member
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Location: Nacogdoches, TX, USA


Posted:
Yeah, after playing around with them a little more I have discovered there are a lot of simple moves you can do with them that look really complicated and cool. I lit them up this past weekend and someone got a video of it and it looke surprisingly difficult. I think I often underestimate the appeal of the basic movements and that causes me to feel limited.

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Flagboinewbie
4 posts
Location: Toronto, Ontario


Posted:
i prefer fabric fans,



i find there's more u can do with a completly fluid set of fans, spinning from the rips of the leading edge or hodling on the to leading edge itself, to spinining multiple sets at once.





I've also seen them made out of many different materials, from lame, to tye dyed silk, to being colour chaning, to having LED's embedded in the ribs of the fan.
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GelflingBRONZE Member
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665 posts
Location: Chepstow & Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
Flagboi - you might want to check the [Old link] thread out. Hopefully, you can add a few more moves smile

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GidgBRONZE Member
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8,506 posts
Location: Portland Oregon USA


Posted:
There's a Fan Moves thread? How did that one get created and get past me? umm

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JtJCheck ya later
500 posts
Location: Lower Shaw Farm


Posted:
don^t know if anyone else has seen it, but on the diabology dvd (yes, its a diabolo dvd if you dont know it) Tony does some damn cool stuff with closeable fans. im not sure what they are made of but you might be able to find more info at https://www.tonyfrebourg.com


good luck with your fanning missions, and it would be cool to see some vids. anyone know if there are any floating about???

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GelflingBRONZE Member
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665 posts
Location: Chepstow & Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
I e-mailed you the link to the move thread over a year ago Gidg - been waiting for your imput since then...

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>So why do you look so sad?
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SprocketGOLD Member
Member
140 posts
Location: middle of the outback, Australia


Posted:
Maybe for stilt walking you want to check out a few of the bellydance sites. They have these huge fabric wings (watch out for strong winds) called Wings of Isis.
I found one with a picture... Have a look!

https://www.afraalkahira.com/

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