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Title: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 19, 2015, 05:49:09 PM
Set to music, done in costume, just for practice, we are all interested to see what other people are doing with their spin work. Got a saber spinning routine to share or find one you think we should see? Post it here.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 19, 2015, 05:52:25 PM
Let me start things off. This is a re-post of the 2014  year in review. This video is the result of an open submission call for videos on various saber forums. The following montage blends footage from the three participants (Darth Venturous, Darth CH3M15T, and Darth Cephalus) featuring saber spinning in different weapon combinations to music by the Noisy Freaks. Videos taken during 2014.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_fabiOtA6Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_fabiOtA6Y#ws)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Dauntless Seven on February 19, 2015, 06:50:37 PM
Fantastic!  If this doesn't get the members racing for a saber to practice spinning then nothing will.   8)  :o  ;D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on March 11, 2015, 11:51:31 PM
I'll post one of my older videos here to try and revive this thread, as I feel there needs to be more submissions to it. Hopefully before too long, I'll have a much bigger one with more content uploaded that I will share as well.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=J74XyZF-ais (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J74XyZF-ais#ws)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on March 12, 2015, 05:29:48 PM
Wow that one is a blast from the the past. Thanks for posting it and have a point.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on March 18, 2015, 09:19:57 PM
Practice saberstaff freestyle routine set to Kismet by Bond. Edited down a bit for length. Features green blades in honor of the season. I tried to work in a few contact rolls I have been working on though they are still works in progress. Enjoy.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDPXbzv3rc4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDPXbzv3rc4#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on March 29, 2015, 11:08:05 PM
Now that I've finally gotten some new batteries, I thought it appropriate to make a new video with these.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg#ws)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: SleezogTrang on March 30, 2015, 01:07:42 AM
Sweet. Seen some things I haven't seen you do before. More to learn now.... This spring, once I've learned staff, I'll do some videos. Since you guys are better, I'll just have to find better locales. However, I will soon post a video about a small exercise routine I do to cycle between hands, direction, and flowers for single saber. It helps coordinate my hand switches and gets that offhand involved.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on March 31, 2015, 03:05:50 PM
Now that I've finally gotten some new batteries, I thought it appropriate to make a new video with these.

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg&feature=youtu.be]www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg&feature=youtu.be[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg#ws[/url])


If I could give you several dark side points at once, I would. Glad to see your work take a theatrical direction. Superb and very well timed.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on March 31, 2015, 03:11:01 PM
If I could give you several dark side points at once, I would. Glad to see your work take a theatrical direction. Superb and very well timed.

Many thanks. I've been wanting to do something like that for a while now.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: JediXIX on March 31, 2015, 04:19:35 PM
Now that I've finally gotten some new batteries, I thought it appropriate to make a new video with these.

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg&feature=youtu.be]www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg&feature=youtu.be[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg#ws[/url])


And thats why YOU are a Master....... all the points man   :)

Respect   8)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Qui-Lar on March 31, 2015, 07:21:58 PM
Now that I've finally gotten some new batteries, I thought it appropriate to make a new video with these.

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg&feature=youtu.be]www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg&feature=youtu.be[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg#ws[/url])
Well done sir! Thank you, enjoyed
that very much! Dark point to you


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Logos on April 01, 2015, 06:00:08 AM
Now that I've finally gotten some new batteries, I thought it appropriate to make a new video with these.

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg&feature=youtu.be]www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg&feature=youtu.be[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg#ws[/url])


Points for the exceptional dual wielding. Straight up Starkiller style.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: hazard502 on April 01, 2015, 07:18:18 AM
Now that I've finally gotten some new batteries, I thought it appropriate to make a new video with these.



Master Venturous....so nice!  The video editing and music was a really nice touch I have to say.  Point!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on April 01, 2015, 09:05:55 AM
Thanks for the points :) There's just something about spinning a glow stick to Lindsey Stirling that is just fun.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: hazard502 on April 01, 2015, 11:46:29 AM
Lol agreed!  And not just any glow stick but the expensive kind.  Cool I was gonna ask who you had playing in you're vid, we like her stuff :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: EchoEternal on April 02, 2015, 08:51:36 PM
I've been watching all of you guys' spin videos as well as Master Venturous' tutorial videos, and I made a video--thank you guys for those videos that taught me how to do this! Spinning is so much fun. My camera quality is not good, but my shadows do some cool stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpzef4U0Pg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpzef4U0Pg)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on April 02, 2015, 09:17:03 PM
I've been watching all of you guys' spin videos as well as Master Venturous' tutorial videos, and I made a video--thank you guys for those videos that taught me how to do this! Spinning is so much fun. My camera quality is not good, but my shadows do some cool stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpzef4U0Pg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpzef4U0Pg)


Well done and good choice of music. :) The only thing I would recommend is to do one during the daytime outside so we can see more of what you're doing. Sabers don't always need to be lit to have fun with them. ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: EchoEternal on April 03, 2015, 02:12:30 AM
Thank you! I have one with the light on, too, I just hadn't uploaded it. Your wish is my command:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMZZTNqgYM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMZZTNqgYM)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on April 03, 2015, 02:19:18 AM
Thank you! I have one with the light on, too, I just hadn't uploaded it. Your wish is my command:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMZZTNqgYM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMZZTNqgYM)

Very cool :) Well done


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 03, 2015, 07:22:22 PM
I've been watching all of you guys' spin videos as well as Master Venturous' tutorial videos, and I made a video--thank you guys for those videos that taught me how to do this! Spinning is so much fun. My camera quality is not good, but my shadows do some cool stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpzef4U0Pg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpzef4U0Pg)


Very nice. I particularly like the timed ignition. I don't know that I have seen that before. I am guessing you have stunt saber with a latching switch and you are spinning with your thumb on it and lightly depressing it to the beat. The effect is especially good in the dark version. I also like how the black outfit makes only your face illuminated in that version. Gives you a floating head look that works well with the shadow. Now you just need to get a good camera sometime withing the next several months and you are all set for this year's year end spin montage.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: hazard502 on April 03, 2015, 11:01:58 PM
Thank you! I have one with the light on, too, I just hadn't uploaded it. Your wish is my command:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMZZTNqgYM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMZZTNqgYM)


Wow that was fantastic  :D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Noctis on April 04, 2015, 11:10:41 AM
Thank you! I have one with the light on, too, I just hadn't uploaded it. Your wish is my command:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMZZTNqgYM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMZZTNqgYM)

Super awesome!   I would have destroyed that TV, I'm sure.  Me + indoor spinning =  OH CRAP.   :D



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: JinhamKlyean on April 15, 2015, 09:40:34 AM
Thanks for the points :) There's just something about spinning a glow stick to Lindsey Stirling that is just fun.

I was going to ask if that was Stirling.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 21, 2015, 09:39:11 PM
Practice saber-staff routine with spinning and some contact moves to Peter Gabriel's Steam. In this video: various spins, tosses, and rolls. Also two halo 360 rolls, some halo transitions, neck rolls, under-leg spins, and a couple things I don't know the names of. A couple near misses, but I am starting to get the hang of these things, and my modified saber-staff is working out well.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAjp9N60104 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAjp9N60104#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on May 05, 2015, 12:50:40 AM
Half spinning video, half music video, here's my first attempt:

http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=23929 (http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=23929)

I also want to say a big thanks to Venturous for the awesome YouTube tutorials, which I'm using to learn to spin. Great work!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR1bX1OucgsmuuBmdcNU5kw (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR1bX1OucgsmuuBmdcNU5kw)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on May 05, 2015, 01:21:13 AM
Half spinning video, half music video, here's my first attempt:

[url]http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=23929[/url] ([url]http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=23929[/url])

I also want to say a big thanks to Venturous for the awesome YouTube tutorials, which I'm using to learn to spin. Great work!

[url]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR1bX1OucgsmuuBmdcNU5kw[/url] ([url]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR1bX1OucgsmuuBmdcNU5kw[/url])


That is true love right there. You've found your diamond in the rough with your girlfriend and that was a cool video you made together. Also, great job on the spin work. I especially like the speed at which you use that staff. Great job. :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on May 05, 2015, 07:00:29 AM
That is true love right there. You've found your diamond in the rough with your girlfriend and that was a cool video you made together. Also, great job on the spin work. I especially like the speed at which you use that staff. Great job. :)

Aww thanks a lot! I loved your Saber Shadows video, the dynamic lighting effect of the sabers against that white background was fantastic, especially with the Guardian Blue :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on May 05, 2015, 11:30:28 AM
Aww thanks a lot! I loved your Saber Shadows video, the dynamic lighting effect of the sabers against that white background was fantastic, especially with the Guardian Blue :)

Glad you enjoyed it :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 05, 2015, 07:42:09 PM
Very nice tomofoyle. Music + Spinning + cosplay= triple threat. Point to you sir.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: SamVonAwesome on May 10, 2015, 11:20:40 PM
Hey guys all these awesome spinning video and tutorials inspired me to pick up my very first Ultrasaber. I can't wait to start practicing. Keep up the fantastic work,


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 12, 2015, 03:48:14 PM
Hey guys all these awesome spinning video and tutorials inspired me to pick up my very first Ultrasaber. I can't wait to start practicing. Keep up the fantastic work,

I am glad they helped and welcome to the forum. I will start you out with a point. Are you light side or dark side?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: SamVonAwesome on May 12, 2015, 09:23:57 PM
Light side please  :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Logos on May 13, 2015, 05:47:08 AM
Light side please  :)

Then have a point


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on May 22, 2015, 05:37:51 PM
Here i am practicing a couple of new moves.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoT-_XyfvkM

and this is my favourite move duel reverse grip move
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCfv3PiVyuU


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 26, 2015, 07:40:46 PM
In honor of Star Wars Day 2015 (which also happens to be Towel Day, the Glorious 25th, Geek Pride Day, and my wedding anniversary) a bit of triple wield saber. Staff in one hand and single saber in other. Some obi-ani spins, some plum flowers, some regular flowers, a hand switch, etc. Some moves are a bit clunky but it is what it is at the moment, still a bit of an improvement over the last time I tried this. Music by BLEO. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wD8czdKNL8


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: JediXIX on May 26, 2015, 08:23:23 PM
Oh man..... awesome...... my brain struggles with how you did that throw from rh to lh with the staff while swapping your single saber from lh to rh...... just awesome..... +1  :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on May 28, 2015, 04:25:33 PM
Ok so heres some epic graffiti i found. so i HAD to do some spins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRcqHaN4YYs

And some single blade soresu free form spinning.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiXFsJG-aL8



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 30, 2015, 10:33:52 PM
This is what happens when you add long blades on a dual wield practice session in a confined place. You can see me struggle a bit with my environment as I work with some of the more complex spins and turns. I left the mistakes and pauses in so what you see is raw freestyle footage. Please be kind. Music is Wickerman by Iron Maiden.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVkCIZx2Yt8


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on May 31, 2015, 12:13:30 PM
That was some epic spinning C.  Especial when your turning yourself. Good control managing those giant blades.

We should try and get another group video done soon. Like for the end of July or something. giving us a couple of months. I'd want to utilize the general grievous graffiti again or some other interesting back drops or locations. Might costume up to do it aswell if i have time and can be bothered. Even if its just the 3 of us again, Luckily Me you and Venturous can specialize in different skills. Anybody else wishing to contribute would be added bonus.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: hazard502 on May 31, 2015, 01:50:47 PM
Fantastic moves and lightsaber wielding gentlemen +1 to you both. And that is some awesome graffiti.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Inzane on May 31, 2015, 07:21:14 PM
Gents those are some fantastic videos.  Your spinning skills are amazing.

Can you please share some details on your preferred hilts (incl. detail like non-std pommels or sound and/or lith-ion batteries etc. if applicable) and blade lengths?   I'm curious to hear what you guys find works best in terms of size, weight and balance.  Thanks.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on May 31, 2015, 07:26:18 PM
Gents those are some fantastic videos.  Your spinning skills are amazing.

Can you please share some details on your preferred hilts (incl. detail like non-std pommels or sound and/or lith-ion batteries etc. if applicable) and blade lengths?   I'm curious to hear what you guys find works best in terms of size, weight and balance.  Thanks.


I personally use standard pommels on all of mine whenever I use them as a single or dual sabers, but I wouldn't object to trying other pommels. All my sabers are stunt sabers only, so no sound in them, but they all use lith-ion battery setups. As for blade length, I prefer 24" when I use a staff and 32" when single or dual wielding.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Inzane on May 31, 2015, 07:36:21 PM
I prefer 24" when I use a staff and 32" when single or dual wielding.

It was hard to tell in some of your dual wield videos.  Sometimes it looked like you had a 32" in one hand and 24" in the other.  Just an illusion?   
Ps- what hilts were you using?  Thanks.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on May 31, 2015, 07:43:54 PM
It was hard to tell in some of your dual wield videos.  Sometimes it looked like you had a 32" in one hand and 24" in the other.  Just an illusion?   
Ps- what hilts were you using?  Thanks.


Usually when I do videos with dual wielding, I'm usually using my 24" blades, but when it comes to feel, I prefer 32". The hilts I use are Aeon initiates from Ultrasabers that I got as a Phantasm Initiate staff.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Inzane on May 31, 2015, 07:52:03 PM
Usually when I do videos with dual wielding, I'm usually using my 24" blades, but when it comes to feel, I prefer 32". The hilts I use are Aeon initiates from Ultrasabers that I got as a Phantasm Initiate staff.

Oops I just realized I confused your videos momentarily with CH3M15T's.    I think it was his videos where I got that sense of different sizes in each hand.  For your videos it was clearer that you were using 24".


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 31, 2015, 08:09:56 PM
The answer to that for me is complicated.

Staff: For staff spinning, I use two coupled V3 initiates with 24" blades. They have tennis grip covered over with silicone grip tape on the handles. If I am going to do contact moves though, I replace the 24" blades with 16" blades and add a silicone wrapped yari staff extension to the middle.

Dual wield: I usually use my two initiates with their 24" HG blades (the rest of the blades I use are MG) but I am trying to transition into longer blades as the last video shows. The blades in that were 36" with much longer hilts. The one in my right hand was about 50" long and was my usual one hand saber. My initiates at the moment are sporting one 36" in the right and one 32" in the left. I like the 24" blades for speed, because it makes the flips a lot tighter, and because it spairs my legs while learning new moves. They are not as dramatic on camera though.

Single saber: My single saber is an emerald driver saber with sound. It is an archon v2.1 body, a choke and tapering emitter from another manufacturer, and a dark omen pommel. The saber itself is long (16") and the Omen pomel is there to give the back end weight to move the point of balance to the choke. A lot of the flips and rolls I do with are possible because of this length and weight.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: hazard502 on May 31, 2015, 10:13:51 PM
Darth C have I ever seen you're Archon "hybrid" lightsaber in pics? You might have used it one of you're vids but it may not have been recognizable while in motion. I'm always down for some custom lightsaber candy pics. Plus my love for the Archon is partially fuelling this request :D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Inzane on May 31, 2015, 10:21:50 PM
Thanks for the detailed reply.

Dual wield: I usually use my two initiates with their 24" HG blades

Are you using the heavy grade there specifically to shift the weight balance forward?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 31, 2015, 10:33:55 PM
That is partly why, also the saber came with them, and it has to do with durability. The initiates are my working sabers and they take a lot of abuse.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 31, 2015, 10:36:45 PM
Darth C have I ever seen you're Archon "hybrid" lightsaber in pics? You might have used it one of you're vids but it may not have been recognizable while in motion. I'm always down for some custom lightsaber candy pics. Plus my love for the Archon is partially fuelling this request :D

One of these days soon I will see what I can do. Watch the gallery thread.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Inzane on May 31, 2015, 11:39:03 PM
You guys are making a strong case for the initiate V3, both for dual wield and staff.   I might just have to go for a pair next time there's a sale.  (I "like" my Aeon v3 but part of me feels it's a bit too long and that I'd be happier with a shorter hilt).

Have any of you skilled spinners tried the newer initiate v4 or apprentice v4, and if so do you have impressions on how they compare to your v3s for spinning?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on May 31, 2015, 11:44:53 PM
I've never used the V4s, but they look pretty sweet and I'm sure they would feel comparable to the V3s.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on June 01, 2015, 03:45:12 AM
Gents those are some fantastic videos.  Your spinning skills are amazing.

Can you please share some details on your preferred hilts (incl. detail like non-std pommels or sound and/or lith-ion batteries etc. if applicable) and blade lengths?   I'm curious to hear what you guys find works best in terms of size, weight and balance.  Thanks.


My three hilts are the Aeon RGB, initiate silver, and dark initiate red. I got the Aeon first for the cheapest RGB option but fell in love with its simplistic design due to there being very little to hurt your hands and fingers on when rolling and catching etc. I followed it up with the initiate for several reason. 1 again cost, 2 it was in keeping to a similar style and i was intending on dual wielding, so both sabers would look sort of like a pair. 3 it was smaller so easier to controll for my daughter and for my weaker off hand when wielding 2 blades. Using one long blade and one shorted blade for defence is already a legit dual wielding fighting form.
Then i got the Initiate dark red blade with coupler so i could create a staff.

Now my Aeon RGB my favourite blade is a 36" but i chopped off 2.1/2" so its like 33 1/2" or something random. Best length for me. I have a 40" blade but its hella long. have to be careful not to stab the floor.
sometime i'll drop my blade size down to another 36" blade i chopped to like 33" or 32.5" little bit shorter than my other one to experiment with my optimum length. Most of the time It goes in my initiate with its shorter hilt to be my slightly shorter off hand. Or i'll use the 24" if i want.  i have a few lengths of blades to play around with. I'll either have a slightly longer one in my dominant right hand, or it'll be much longer. Theres always a size difference for me. until i can play with both initiates for the first time when i get it back.

Now for me staff at the moment. i couple two different sized hilts with different sized blades in it. So the balence point is slightly off. i try to even the weight out as much as i can. for me it still feels like theres a definate front or leading blade with the weight and feel of it. but i don't mind this at all. when i get my initiate silver back from the shop with the 24" blade i can try an evenly weighted saber staff. I'm considering maybe taking off a couple of inches of one of my 24" blades. i would love a short saber staff i could spin epicly fast.



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on June 01, 2015, 08:40:50 AM

a nice little practice session here. tying in those two saber one hand aerials. I've Been working on another new move today too :D I shall make a video for it and any others soon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fee6UcMIqTQ


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Inzane on June 01, 2015, 07:21:32 PM
and for my weaker off hand when wielding 2 blades. Using one long blade and one shorted blade for defence is already a legit dual wielding fighting form.

A-ha.  So I wasn't crazy after all.  I was seeing what I thought I saw in your videos. ;D

I'm not ambidextrous in the slightest so I could see myself really struggling with left hand development and would probably need to stay smaller on that side as well if I were to try dual wield.

Btw are your aeon and initiates v2 or v3?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Logos on June 02, 2015, 07:11:32 AM
I've never used the V4s, but they look pretty sweet and I'm sure they would feel comparable to the V3s.

The V4s have better styling as far as appearance goes, but the V3s have a more robust overall feel to them. The 3s also, IMO, have better choke points and more secure blade retention.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on June 02, 2015, 09:34:22 AM
Btw are your aeon and initiates v2 or v3?

My initiates are V2 and the Aeon is the The Aeon.  RGB model.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on June 02, 2015, 07:59:08 PM
Darth C have I ever seen you're Archon "hybrid" lightsaber in pics? You might have used it one of you're vids but it may not have been recognizable while in motion. I'm always down for some custom lightsaber candy pics. Plus my love for the Archon is partially fuelling this request :D

Done and posted here. The Archon is the second one down.
http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=24259.msg364943


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Inzane on June 02, 2015, 08:10:46 PM
After watching a few of your guys' youtube videos I kept wondering to myself why do they keep saying "Obi-Ani"?  What the heck does that mean.   I mean I knew you were referring to a move but why was it called that.

So rather than asking I used search (I know... shocking.  lol) and found this thread:
http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=3445.msg348968#msg348968  (discussed on page 1784-1785, between Jedi Nox and Venturous)
I won't fight Venturous.  He fixed my Obi-Ani spin.  Dark and Grey can be friends.

(And seriously.  WHO named that technique??)

The first video I watched wasn't one of yours . . . it's was someone else and when he said, "the Obi-Ani," my eyebrow just about went into my hairline. 

It's called that because of the one scene in Revenge of the Sith when Obi-Wan and Anakin both did the move repeatedly.


So naturally, I'm assuming you're referring specifically to this scene:
(http://imageserver.moviepilot.com/2430134-anigif_the_star_wars_prequels_boiled_down_to_one_gif_25792_1288045878_15-so-what-s-up-with-star-wars-episode-vii-s-new-lightsaber.gif?width=517&height=349)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on June 02, 2015, 08:24:13 PM
It is this one
(http://i.imgur.com/4thrz.gif)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Inzane on June 02, 2015, 08:27:34 PM
In terms of personal satisfaction and achievement it looks like a cool flourish to learn.   

But in terms of the actual duel in the movie, that scene was just plain........... dumb.   A prime example of everything that was wrong with the prequel movies.

George:  "Let's do something cool.  Can we have them do something cool here?  Maybe spin wildly at each other?"
Yes-Man McCallum:  "Sure George, that would be great.   Let's do it."



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on June 02, 2015, 08:35:17 PM
To be fair, that gif is on repeat to make it look silly. They did the move throughout the film but usually only once at a time. As far as I can tell, it is actually a spin that exists in Wushu and is the first part of a plum flower. Mostly in the movies, they use it to deflect blasters, which seems legit to me. Like most of the spins we use though, doing it in battle, especially that close to the other person, would be unwise. That is why it is artistry rather than combat.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Inzane on June 02, 2015, 08:40:27 PM
To be fair, that gif is on repeat to make it look silly.  

Yeah, I know the gif is repeating.  But in the actual movie they did stand there motionless for several seconds while they did it.  I didn't count how many rotations but it was probably a half dozen or so.

It seems completely pointless in combat like that.   If a Jedi did that against a lesser opponent as a form of posturing (think puffer fish), intimidate the opponent into not even bothering to fight him...  that would kind of make sense in their whole philosophy of defense only (avoid a fight whenever possible, etc.) but why would two equally matched opponents do that at each other like that.    It did seem silly in the movie.



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on June 02, 2015, 08:41:45 PM
I absolutely hate the term "Obi-Ani" and I know of others who hate it as well. As such, I have begun calling the move the "shoulder roll" in order to get away from that name. That was the scene I was referring to in that other post, but I simply don't feel that name should be used anymore. The only reason I used it in the first place was because most people know what move you're referring to when you say it.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on June 02, 2015, 08:45:55 PM
Yeah, I know the gif is repeating.  But in the actual movie they did stand there motionless for several seconds while they did it.  I didn't count how many rotations but it was probably a half dozen or so.

It seems completely pointless in combat like that.   If a Jedi did that against a lesser opponent as a form of posturing (think puffer fish), intimidate the opponent into not even bothering to fight him...  that would kind of make sense in their whole philosophy of defense only (avoid a fight whenever possible, etc.) but why would two equally matched opponents do that at each other like that.    It did seem silly in the movie.



I think it was used in the movie as a means of gaining momentum for each strike they did. It was pretty pointless and only made to look flashy, which I suppose looks cool to those who don't know or care too much about the practicality of such things. I have seen the move used in a practical way only once and that is when turning with the move to deflect a glancing strike to the back before countering.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on June 03, 2015, 10:54:57 AM
Tried doing another tutorial. Just basic pointers and tips for building up to dual wielding. I know i'm probably repeating other tutorials out there but i keep getting asked for advice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulwZ_XnHI_c

then i was practicing this weird move. Right hand is doing the plumb flower in reverse while my left is doing the plumb flower forwards. Alternating Natch!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8_5oRYR4U


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on June 26, 2015, 04:54:53 PM
Just another quick vid where i'm trying to tie some new moves in to my learned set.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yda-NHp-o8


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on July 01, 2015, 05:23:13 PM
Lightning storm = Sithy Lightsaber practice :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DoToje9PZI


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: hazard502 on July 01, 2015, 08:25:18 PM
Sooo smooth DARTH CH3M15T...and a suitable background indeed :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on July 02, 2015, 03:36:50 PM
Sooo smooth DARTH CH3M15T...and a suitable background indeed :)


Thank you. And yes i had to seize the moment there to get those shots.

Heres some more dual wield. video isn't edited too greatly as theres numerous fails in there when i was tired and cutting it all together.
Working on some more single saber work later also and maybe part 3 of my tutorial for later on in the pipeline.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk4aLvhz-VU


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on July 06, 2015, 01:18:56 AM
Some single saber practice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPApcDOlQV8


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on July 08, 2015, 04:28:02 AM
More Epic Dual Wielding
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogp1M_vLFTs


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on July 15, 2015, 09:11:08 PM
I finally got caught up on these. Tine has been scarce lately as my son is starting to crawl, so my computer time is limited to a few minutes a day. The rest is guard duty. At any rate, good videos. The work shots are great because we can see the moves in a raw form taking shape. It also gives us decent bloopers like when you almost lost your head at about a minute into the single saber video. The main thing I like in these videos is that you are putting in more footwork and body spins and are getting pretty good at them. I have been trying to work on this myself, but it looks like you are a lot more comfortable with them currently than I. Might have to do with my confined practice area. Gives me something to shoot for.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: EchoEternal on July 28, 2015, 10:22:10 PM
So, I was playing with some foam swords when muscle memory made me spin them both. At the same time. I quit trying to spin two sabers at once because I just hit myself a lot with my awkward right hand and that sucked. However, I continued alternating hands while single spinning because it looked cool, you guys told me to, and I trust your expertise because you all look so awesome spinning! Naturally, I grabbed my sabers and went outside to find out whether I could do this dual spinning with them. I recorded it so I could laugh at my flailing around excitedly (and now you can too). I decided to post it because I wanted to thank you guys. It's silly and there is so much flailing but the fact I can do it at all is so cool! Those tutorial videos and the advice are the reason I am able to spin at all. Thanks so much to all of you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXVEr58ErpU&feature=youtu.be

Also, I saber spin to get my cardio. This is amazing exercise when you do it for 10+ minutes straight. Just put on some dance music and go! Since I already had my amazing recording apparatus (my phone propped on a water bottle) ready, I recorded the tail end of my workout as well. Includes tripping on random fabric in gravel. :D

P.S. Please pardon the pajamas in these videos, I didn't plan to record!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlJLAvD3-dQ&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on July 28, 2015, 10:58:54 PM
It certainly is good cardio, especially when it's hot outside. It looks like you have a single saber down pretty well and are getting pretty proficient with dual sabers. The only thing I would suggest is practicing the dual sabers a little slower and work on smoothing out the transitions. It looked like you were trying to go too fast with the moves before you were ready to, but practicing those things slower helps develop the speed. It also looked and sounded like you were using heavy grade blades, which can make things a bit more awkward, but even better for cardio. Now all you have to do is get you a saberstaff and you'll be golden. ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: EchoEternal on July 29, 2015, 12:03:07 AM
Thanks! I haven't practiced the dual spinning much at all, I didn't realize I could do it until just tonight. That's why I shared it, so I could yell thank you at the internet. Practicing with both hands gave me the muscle memory. There will be much practicing after the rejoicing period, heh. They're also mid-grade blades, rather than heavy. I didn't think I'd be super rough on them so I just went with the standard.


I have the coupler for my initiate v4s, but the staff is MASSIVE put together. Because one of my initiates has sound, I use the vented coupler which is 3 extra inches, both of my blades are the 32" and I'm five foot two. So...Saberstaff is very, very difficult. It's almost two feet taller than me. I also have a 36" blade on my Archon, and even standing on tiptoes when the thing comes behind my back I'm lucky not to hit the ground and then myself. Short people problems. XD I keep thinking I'm gonna buy the shorter blades this fall, but then I think i'm going to use my play money to buy a Catalyst instead. It looks like it would be way less rough on my hand than my Archon is with the smooth grip. But some of you mentioned using the v3/2 initiates, and now I'm wondering about those.

The weight of the bottom of the Archon makes spinning way easier, and because it's so heavy, going back to the initiates means I'm spinning so much faster and more cleanly. It's my favorite for practice. However, the choke on it is awful. I mean, it's great for the holding and the weight and all (and looks awesome), but the ridges beat my hands up. I taped it with cloth tape today, but now it looks stupid and I am aesthetically displeased. Maybe I'll change my mind once I actually use it this way and my hands aren't all sore.

Do your sabers cause any of these problems? How are the grips? I've been meaning to ask the other spinners out there what issues and solutions they have had. My questions about which models you were using were already answered. I did wonder if the flat smoothness of the earlier versions of initiates were better for spinning, and you guys seem to be pretty happy with them. Do they slip through your hands at all?

Inzane asked a question earlier in the thread about the v4 initiates--if you're still around--the standard v4s are pretty great  (I have messed around with them), but I don't recommend getting the emitter windows like I did if you want to spin a lot. A little, it's fine, and the windows make it look super cool. Unfortunately, the most comfortable choke point, at least for me, is right on top of them. :(


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on July 29, 2015, 02:10:44 AM
Initiates definitely make spinning a lot easier and a lot faster in my experience. Especially if you use initiate blades as well, but those aren't for everyone. As for the smoothness problem with the grips, I too had issues with that when I first got my dark standard issue staff with the vertical grooves. They cut my hand up pretty quickly. The way I got around that was to just wear some gloves while practicing until I got to the point where I could do the spins without the hilt hitting my hands in the same spots, so I learned to spin it without having that issue again. That would be my recommendation if you don't want to change the aesthetics of the saber itself. The best way to avoid such injuries though is to practice the moves slow enough so you aren't injuring yourself, then gradually add speed to the moves. You should in turn develop the coordination for the move without it injuring you.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on July 29, 2015, 08:11:56 PM
Thanks! I haven't practiced the dual spinning much at all, I didn't realize I could do it until just tonight. That's why I shared it, so I could yell thank you at the internet.

Glad you got it. In my experience, that double Obi/Ani was the major hurdle. With that and the flowers, the rest is basically just variation. As Veturous said though, take it slow. Don't get too into the body spins yet. Learn the flower and the obi/ani, how to move from one to the other and back, and how to change direction. With one the blades are going in the same direction, with the other, they only appear to be.

I keep thinking I'm gonna buy the shorter blades this fall, but then I think i'm going to use my play money to buy a Catalyst instead. It looks like it would be way less rough on my hand than my Archon is with the smooth grip.

I would go for the blades and a different emitter instead. Get a couple grab bag blades and cut them down if you want to save on cost. Put a warglaive emitter without the claws, a catalyst choke, or a choke from one of the other guys and any low profile emitter on your Archon and you will find it to be a very nice spinning saber. When I am not using my initiates, that is what I use actually.

Do your sabers cause any of these problems? How are the grips? I've been meaning to ask the other spinners out there what issues and solutions they have had.

The V3 initiates are actually not flat; they have two choke points, the higher of which is where I grip mine for spinning. If you have a saber you like though that is not easy on the hand, there are a few solutions. Leather wraps or padded tennis grip work well, as does electrical tape. Duck tape makes some patterned products that work as well. My personal favorite though is silicon tape. The best way to get it is look for duck brand self fusing fix it tape. It is roughly the same thing you get from a juggling shop for half the money. The best way though is to just save the fancy stuff for a saber fit for it. Any MHS saber will work if you swap in the right emitter or emitter/choke combo.

As to your spinning, it is looking good. Keep at it and don't do anything to mess up your hands or shoulders, and you will be pulling off the more complex moves in no time. Can't stress the shorter blade thing enough though. I see you having to hold your shoulders up in those dual wield spins to keep from hitting the ground. Ge the move down with shorter blades where you don't need to compensate, then you can make the adjustment when you switch to longer blades a lot better.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Inzane on July 29, 2015, 09:42:19 PM
Inzane asked a question earlier in the thread about the v4 initiates--if you're still around--the standard v4s are pretty great  (I have messed around with them), but I don't recommend getting the emitter windows like I did if you want to spin a lot. A little, it's fine, and the windows make it look super cool. Unfortunately, the most comfortable choke point, at least for me, is right on top of them. :(

I'm still here.  ;D

That must've been a while ago.  I've since gotten a v4 Dominix which has a similar profile to the v4 initiate. 
I think overall the Aeon v3 and my initiate v3s are very ideal for spinning.  They just feel so natural in hand.

My Dominix is easy to spin too, and like you with your initiate noticed the sweet spot for balance of a v4 Dominix w/ 32" blade seems to be right over the windows.   It doesn't bother my hands at all.  But I wonder if using that as the pivot point over time will wear the anodized coating off the window edges.  It's probably not an issue for the silver hilts but for Dominix and Dark Initiate v4s it could be.

Btw good job on the videos.   


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: EchoEternal on July 30, 2015, 12:14:32 AM
Master Venturous: I hadn't really thought of just eventually being able to spin without hurting my hand, that's a heartening realization. I think my initiate emitter window bothered my hand at first too but it doesn't now, so I must have gotten used to it.  You're right on the body spins, I am definitely not ready for those with dual wielding yet, I'll have to work up to it.

Darth Cephalus--I think it'll end up having been my biggest hurdle as well, once I started doing that spin, I realized I was at least capable of learning dual spinning, where I didn't think I was before. I'll definitely take the advice and work on getting the spins before moving around too much elsewhere. I am so gung-ho about new shiny lightsabers that it didn't really occur to me to purchase just the choke/emitter, that is a fantastic idea and what I think I will do. I absolutely love the Archon's weight.  Yeah, that experiment dual spinning was what sold me on needing shorter blades. It was very difficult to keep them from hitting the ground (which is why to improve at staff I'll have to have shorter blades, since two feet is too difficult to compensate for, as I have to spin at face level). And yes, good advice from both of you on the spinning. I'll have to go over a few of both of your demos again to work on smoothing out some of those spins and figuring out how to transition well.

Inzane--Yeah, it was a long time ago, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to answer anyway. The emitter windows don't bother my hands anymore, but I found myself wishing I hadn't got them because it looks silly on camera when I'm doing choreography or spinning when I can see me holding the window. Not a big deal, as I am very pleased with them overall. To answer about the anodizing, I just examined my sabers (I have the v4 Dark Initiate LEs), and there are a couple tiny silver spots on the very edges of the windows, but they are so small I hadn't noticed them before, and I've spent a few hours a week spinning since April.

Thanks for all the helpful advice! I may be able to get my aesthetic dream saber sooner saving money on a spinning saber. :D



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on August 02, 2015, 05:19:45 PM
Wanted to cover a move that I included in my Saber Shadows video and breakdown how to do it. Something to add to your repertoire to help with movement.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0rrisS_o7A


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Dauntless Seven on August 02, 2015, 05:47:02 PM
Thanks.  Point.   8)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on August 03, 2015, 01:42:01 PM
Awesome tutorial Master Venturous. You can also use the backward plumb flower to turn your body around the other direction. I also think theres away to turn around the other way than you were in the tutial (using forward plumb). sort of against the spin but it breaks up the plumb flower slightly into somthing else. This helps in dual wielding into the staggered plumb flowers while spinning.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB-PwGDpzf4



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on August 03, 2015, 02:40:09 PM
It looks like the move you're doing there is a slight variation of the plumb flower, but it looks cool regardless. I was wondering if it was possible to do it with two sabers and it looks like what you are doing comes as close as possible to that.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on August 06, 2015, 12:36:23 PM
just my latest footage from a few weeks ago that i go around to chopping together. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz59D2sRRsE


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: EchoEternal on August 08, 2015, 11:36:02 AM
Venturous: Thanks for the tutorial!
Ch3m1st: Awesome as always, thanks for the example vid.

Here's a recent freeform workout...odd music, but that's what happens when you tell Pandora to give you dance music randomly. XD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6cScPAMHWU


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on August 08, 2015, 03:45:21 PM
You're welcom EchoEternal. I rarely post any tutorials or that much advice on here. i mainly use these forums to satisfy my own ego or to try and get one up on the other spinning masters  ;D. But sometimes i have my moments and can be useful i suppose. Working on my next tutorials soon. Where i actually demonstrate moves. I'll be focusing on the flowers / windmills and their variations tips that helped me and all the other moves they tie into, so watch this space for that.

Until then i was brushing up on my single saber work too. I've come to a bit of a wall with learning new tricks so i've decided to get better at all the ones i know. resorting to melding two moves together.. Within all the free form and rand tricks, i was practicing the ..... errrm. its like a blade barrier but instead of sending the blade around my body i'm spinning around so it looks like the blade is continually spinning in that locations (forgot what its called now). I added in the aerial hand switch instead of the pass to try and spice it up a bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWSvIS19SRY


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on August 15, 2015, 04:53:03 PM
Awesome tutorial Master Venturous. You can also use the backward plumb flower to turn your body around the other direction. I also think theres away to turn around the other way than you were in the tutial (using forward plumb). sort of against the spin but it breaks up the plumb flower slightly into something else. This helps in dual wielding into the staggered plumb flowers while spinning.

The first way I found to spin in dual wield plumbs was the opposite way. The trick is to turn on the low beat towards the reverse obi/ani, eclipse, whatever we are calling it these days, spin. After I saw your video CH3M15T, I tried your tactic of turning on the overhead beat and it is a bit easier: no chance of clipping your leg, which is nice. The spin is faster though so I found that practicing it was a good recipe for vertigo. I will have to give it more time later when I have the time to spare. You can actually turn either way with an obi/ani or reverse, one direction you go with the transition and let it carry you across, the other, you throw the obi/ani and turn after it. I like that all of us seem to be moving our bodies a lot more these days. To me that seems to indicate that we are getting comfortable enough with our spinning to start to move around and with it. Leads to a lot more sophisticated routines,  even if it does make those routines harder to film without moving out of frame.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on September 03, 2015, 09:37:52 PM
So I have a few new ones. The first is quad wield (double staffs). Here I am trying to prove that despite the lore, you don't need four arms to do this.  This is my first attempt at double staff. These are full length saberstaffs. This is hard to get time to try as it takes two staffs and a lot more room than I usually have to work with.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQwgOFgFirs

The next is fire sword. This was my first go around with a fire contact sword while it was lit. I got brave enough to try a bit of contact towards the end of the routine. I lost a bit of arm hair but it otherwise went off OK.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oey7J6h7YIA

The final is dual wield fire sword. I was feeling lucky so I tried this the same night. First attempt at this too obviously. You will notice I have at least two people with wet towels behind me in case I catch on fire. Thankfully, I did not need them. These things are a lot heavier than my normal sabers and the fire creates a lot of drag, but I think it went well.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eTrTozoOtA


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on September 04, 2015, 01:41:25 AM
The final is dual wield fire sword. I was feeling lucky so I tried this the same night. First attempt at this too obviously. You will notice I have at least two people with wet towels behind me in case I catch on fire. Thankfully, I did not need them. These things are a lot heavier than my normal sabers and the fire creates a lot of drag, but I think it went well.

Wow those fire swords look amazing, good work! I recently bought a fire staff and have been practising lots, but haven't been brave enough to set it alight yet...


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on September 04, 2015, 01:49:04 PM
There is a guy by the name of Ken Hill on YouTube that has a lot of good contact staff tricks and lessons he teaches on his channel for all those interested in learning that type of thing.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Dogo on September 05, 2015, 09:09:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjW4QS3v8l0

I do fire staff as well. Unfortunately this is the only video I could get onto youtube. It's out of focus and it was in my "KEEP IT AWAY FROM ME" stage, so I wasn't doing fancy stuff with it. But here it is. And no, the people in the background aren't reacting to me.

I'm a frickton better at it now. But no good videos...


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on September 05, 2015, 05:12:34 PM
Awesome fireswording Darth Cephalus. I want to give it a try but want to keep hold of my hair.
Still practicing my dual wielding. Heres my latest vid. shot from an elevated angle (my upstairs window). With my new camera (phone).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF3H0xf2P74


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on September 05, 2015, 09:48:36 PM
CH3M15T, I like the simultaneous reverse plumbs near the end of the video. The new camera seems to be working well. I makes the blades pop without some of the grain of your last one. Not sure about the high angle though. Dogo, I know what you mean. I seldom post a video without looking back on it in a week and thinking, "that move looks so much crappier there than it does now" we are our own worst critics. The fire is intimidating and it can go wrong; my sister in law lit her head on fire the other week and lost an eyebrow. If you wet down your hair and have a spotter, it is mostly just psychological though. I particularly love the sound that a lot fire makes when it moves. I did not put the fire videos to music so I could capture some of that. Once I get more confident with it, I hope to try out some of the cower contact moves. Those swords though are hard to get close. The weighted pommels make them a lot like trying to handle two staffs. I doubt the flowers will ever be as tightly contained with them as the ones in CH3M15T's videos. I am always struck by how tight and neat his flowers are.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Dogo on September 07, 2015, 12:19:52 AM
Oh gosh, I would never spin without a spotter. I really should record myself now, this video was a long time ago. The fire doesn't really intimidate me now, though I have a healthy fear of it.

Now I've done performances with it at Celtic Fairs. It's a cool experience.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on September 07, 2015, 02:12:07 AM
"KEEP IT AWAY FROM ME"

Haha I can definitely see myself being exactly like this to begin with!

I'd be very interested to see more videos so if you manage to shoot any then post them up :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on September 07, 2015, 02:21:18 AM
Still practicing my dual wielding. Heres my latest vid. shot from an elevated angle (my upstairs window). With my new camera (phone).

Fantastic video CH3M15T. The sabers look a whole lot brighter and more awesome than they did on your other camera!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on September 10, 2015, 09:25:00 PM
Still a work in progress but here is my version of what I am calling the rotating plum flowers. It is that thing CH3M15T has been doing. Mine rotates a bit differently, and I have pulled it in to fit my confined practice space, but here it is. A plum flower spin modified to work around spinning footwork. This version is designed to work with a slow spin in place. This is still a bit rough and I sometimes miss the overhead transition.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYGOjhHoDR0
Same spin as the last video but designed to cover ground. Instead of a pivot in place, I am alternating.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuEpq7aD0YE


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jamie Stick on September 16, 2015, 11:11:56 PM
Am I the only one who notices the similarity between saber spinning and flag spinning? Are they essential the same techniques? Long, long ago I used to flag spin (and not for the marching band), I always thought it resembled the more show-y type stuff seen in Star Wars.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on September 17, 2015, 11:33:39 AM
There are certainly going to be similarities, though the techniques used in each probably vary quite a bit. The weight is also different, which means there will be differences in how you control it and how you handle it.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on September 17, 2015, 07:22:59 PM
Similar yes. Both deal with orbits, planes, and circular motions. There is also similarity to poi, rope dart, nun-chucks, and a few other things. The main thing about saber spinning is, as venturous mentioned, the weight. Sabers are weighted at the handle, which allows for the tight flips and some of the close to the body spins that require a change in direction. Some of that you can't do with flags or poi, which are weighted at the other end and rely more of centripetal force. All fall under the subject heading of object manipulation. The fun thing is that if you have skill with one kind of spinning object, you can usually adapt a great deal of it to another. You see the same thing when a single saber person starts working with a staff. Yes you will have to make adjustments, and no you will not be able to do all of the moves with one you can do with another, but it will be a lot quicker than starting fresh.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on September 19, 2015, 04:41:07 PM
So I got hold of an Ultrasabers Aeon V4 and I modded it up. Some people asked about the balance and how it was for spinning. I put together this video to demonstrate. It actually spins well but not like I would have guessed. The rubber O rings on the top ridges below the emitter make a nice point of rotation as you see in the first few seconds. Overall, it is well balanced and fun to spin. The only complaint is the light-ish pommel that makes the saber a bit top-heavy. That is not a problem unless you try a contact roll, which I did in the video and nearly dropped it. Also testing a blue color bump on the cheesy video editing software I use to add music.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSDVXPWF4hE


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on September 20, 2015, 09:25:40 PM
second day of spinning with my Aeon V4. I decided to show some of the spins I am working on. In here you will see some horizontal spin/hand switches and some leg work. Towards the end, there is also a neck roll to a toss. I have also been working on incorporating larger orbits into some of my work. Feedback welcome. Music is London After Midnight: Pain looks good on me. I don't know why, but blue blades seem to put me in mind of more Gothic music. I call this one Blue Aeon... creative huh?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JWFg55kAJ8


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jenkosaurus on October 02, 2015, 01:50:52 PM
Hello, after watching Darth Cephalus and Master Venturous on youtube, i managed to (Kinda) get the Obi-Ani down :D Using a 36" Ultra Edge on a Dark Warglaive. Form is terrible and pointers would be cool and it hurts my forearm and shoulder after a while, but here you go :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvecOQJctIw


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on October 02, 2015, 02:06:03 PM
Hello, after watching Darth Cephalus and Master Venturous on youtube, i managed to (Kinda) get the Obi-Ani down :D Using a 36" Ultra Edge on a Dark Warglaive. Form is terrible and pointers would be cool and it hurts my forearm and shoulder after a while, but here you go :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvecOQJctIw

I just addressed this video in another forum topic, but I'll add what I put there in this one so others can comment on it as well. While watching the video, it looked to me like your wrist was controlling the move a lot more than it should be. With the shoulder roll move you were doing, the wrist should turn with the forearm, especially when bringing the saber back to the front. I also noticed you turning and leaning your body a lot more than is necessary. I see a lot o people do that when they first learn this move because they are afraid of hitting themselves with the blade and they want to ensure the saber is able to come back to the front. If you control the move more with your forearm and less with your wrist, that should fix both issues. For reference, here is a video I did that might explain it a bit better or you:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mMbg0ZXjQw


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 02, 2015, 05:50:14 PM
I also noticed that the moment when the blade makes the transition from back to front, your arm and hand are pretty far out to your side. Bring your hand in closer to your hip and you will find it less taxing on your forearm.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on October 03, 2015, 01:17:15 PM
Hey Guys. Haven't posted in a while. Though i'd contribute.
Cephalus, Keep on at those rotating plumb flowers, Its a very difficult move to do but already your showing promise. But you are restricted with space as sometimes you need to stretch out and certain points on some swings to help either change direction, (i.e rotate), or to whip the blade back into a quick spin again. Also you seem only to be rotating in one direction with the rotating plumbs flowers, you should be able to turn your body around in both directions with this move. its just getting down the footwork, timings and being proficient with both forwards and reverse alternating plumbs. Alot more fun outside without the worry of damaging anything, and being able to travel some distance with the move, or just do it on the spot. I also try and change my rotation direction at the end of a long flowers rotation to help un-dizzy myself.


Anyways without further ado. I present to you some alternating plumb flower aerials. Not sure if you've done something like this before Cephalus. But here i am practicing it and tying it to some other simpler and similar moves.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5VxofWbEH8


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 03, 2015, 10:17:15 PM
CH3M15T! good to see you back. I have put the turning plumbs on hold for a bit as I work on my single saber. I plan to revisit it after spin wars 2. To answer your question, no I had not thought to try flips like that...but I have been working on a slightly different variety. I put together a quick video to demonstrate the difference. I didn't jazz it up at all, but there you go. your version looks great, and as usual, the speed at which you do it is most impressive. I will have to give it a try next chance I get. I am also loving the new camera: everything is so crisp.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VO7LK8haKg


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on October 12, 2015, 03:04:47 AM
Your compliments are well received Darth Cephalus. Gratitude.
Here i demonstrate the rotating plumb flower in both directions i think, with variations thrown in. I try to keep my movements slow in parts to help people visualize what i'm doing for each step., but i'm prone to try and speed everything up. Oh i also managed to get some reverse alternating plumb flower aerials in there also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K1wj4RqS60



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on October 12, 2015, 11:49:57 AM
Just some more free form based around the forwards + backwards obi-ani. Flowers and rotating plumb flowers. I need to practice more rotations with flowers and focus more on reverse grip for a bit as i've negelected that area for a while.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC5LHGCJlN8

I also shot this days ago. I wasn't going to post it because the move ended up being used in the video of my last post. but here it is again in better light with an added fail in there to prove i'm still human. lol. I'll probably end up deleting this video at somepoint.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqCz8MghNsQ


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 17, 2015, 08:30:12 PM
I like that horizontal hand switch. I will have to try that out. I have a 1.5 alternating flip I have been working on you might like. I will see about posting a video as soon as I am more confident with it.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on October 19, 2015, 03:26:14 PM
When is Spin wars 2? I need to repair one of the connections in my saber, so its currently non operational *frown*


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 22, 2015, 02:51:30 AM
I was thinking of posting the call for videos soon. I just have to find the music. I am planning on seeing if there are enough participants to have a light side and a dark side video this year. It is the light side music I have not been able to find yet. If I can get it together, I will post the call for videos shortly after Halloween, with a deadline of mid December so that I can work them up by New Years again.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 24, 2015, 05:08:17 PM
In the meantime, here is a collection of all of the flips, tosses, and hand switches I know for two sabers. Set to Hell or High Water by Rosetta Stone. Contains single flips, double flips, 1.5 reverse grip flips, forward, reverse, horizontal, and a flowered flip I have been working on.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVHJzFaQgJI&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 31, 2015, 09:24:22 PM
My son's first attempt at dual wielding LED sabers. The apprentices learn so quick these days. Last week, he was leaning to walk, now he is preparing to defeat the corrupted and self-righteous Jedi Order. They will never know what hit them.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5woshfbMeoc


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on November 21, 2015, 02:57:04 PM
Thought i'd posted theres here already but might have forgot.
Feeling great envy and hatred towards your sons incredible Sith Lord abilities, i decided to unleash my fury onto my daughter and be had a duel of epic proportions. think she might have won! landed a really nice knuckle shot too, ouch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEvXcFZwq7k

then just a vid of the usual stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUizBN2q94U


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on January 22, 2016, 10:08:51 PM
So I have been working on getting my dual wield transitions to be a bit more fluid. I had been finding that I often ended up repeating a move and trying to figure out how to get out of it and into another. This led me to practice more with music to get more used to working in footwork and integrating more variety. These two videos are my most recent progress. The first is a relatively fast paced freestyle routine to Shadows by Lindsay sterling. The second is a slower routine to Caravan by Bond. For the record, these are dark initiate V3s with color discs and added silicone grips. As always, feedback or suggestions are welcome. Enjoy.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPZv5OujLAE
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxVwcS3dYzY


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on January 22, 2016, 10:12:32 PM
Looking good to me. Some Kali would definitely help with transitions. (im sure there are other arts as well)

i'd say keep messing with it because like i said, looks good!! Point for you sir!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on January 24, 2016, 05:51:26 PM
Ok, so i had a few people ask me what i mean when i say combat spinning. I think i saw a video earlier that explained it...but you know me....i'd rather show it.

Not so much spinning, as just beating up an immovable object.

DISCLAIMER - Do Not Use Your LightSaber Like This!!

You'll see as it progresses i get more and more violent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaDjltfPjME


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 24, 2016, 11:59:35 PM
I've got to figure out some new transitions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9FtXUqTsRU


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on January 29, 2016, 08:44:39 PM
Nice.

Just finished this one...was quite a bit of fun..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBdTigs0Fd4

When my staff gets here i'll post some spinning.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on January 30, 2016, 01:36:58 PM
Nice.

Just finished this one...was quite a bit of fun..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBdTigs0Fd4

When my staff gets here i'll post some spinning.

Very entertaining video, love it! You have a flair for the dramatic. I look forward to seeing a saberstaff video :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: hazard502 on January 30, 2016, 04:04:24 PM
^Super fun RyanG83Jkd I really enjoyed your video!  Point awarded!  Looking fwd to your next one as well :D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Spades on January 30, 2016, 05:08:11 PM
Nice.

Just finished this one...was quite a bit of fun..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBdTigs0Fd4

When my staff gets here i'll post some spinning.

sick..


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: EchoEternal on January 30, 2016, 06:13:56 PM
Hey everybody! I finally had some time to record some progress so I can see where I'm at. Stumbling around a bit, probably because of sprained ankle. :( It's a pretty long video--Single spinning until 3:20, dual spinning until 4:20, and the rest is saber staff. I'm finding the dual spinning learning curve much steeper than the rest. Still stuck at the basics there, but will continue trying to improve! Nice videos everybody, and the instructional videos are fantastic as well. Thanks for all your help! I love spinning. :) Also I have no skills in video editing so that's awkward.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_YNapamVSg


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 30, 2016, 07:31:18 PM
Hey everybody! I finally had some time to record some progress so I can see where I'm at. Stumbling around a bit, probably because of sprained ankle. :( It's a pretty long video--Single spinning until 3:20, dual spinning until 4:20, and the rest is saber staff. I'm finding the dual spinning learning curve much steeper than the rest. Still stuck at the basics there, but will continue trying to improve! Nice videos everybody, and the instructional videos are fantastic as well. Thanks for all your help! I love spinning. :) Also I have no skills in video editing so that's awkward.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_YNapamVSg[/url]


This is great!  I need some pointers on transitions like this.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on January 30, 2016, 11:33:58 PM
Looking very good with those spins Echoeternal. The dual wield does have a steeper learning curve, but you seem to be getting there. With the staff, I am rather fond of that horizontal behind the back to overhead transition myself. I suggest spinning in the same direction as the blade as you bull it out from behind your back. I makes the slow part of that move look a lot faster.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on January 31, 2016, 08:32:10 AM
Real nice Echo. Looks to me like you might even be holding back the speed a little bit ( not saying you went slow by any means, again, impressive ). I don't normally do too much spinning...besides my " think " mode...which is the behind the back spin...or more commonly known as the blade barrier here on the forums. Don't get me wrong, when i first picked up the staff 15+ years ago that is mostly what i focused on. I find myself coming back to it. Everyone here loooves that Obi - Ani spin. ( A lot of martial artists will call this the " Senseless " spin, but i find anything that changes rhythm can be used as a PIA attack. It throws your opponent off...that being said, if your sparring someone who is known to be aggressive...or a fencer or kali practicioner....be careful with spins, they love to crash and a spin will most definitely get you hit. )

You can turn the Obi - Ani into an attack of sorts. You still do everything the same, but as the blade comes to the front of your body you torque your feet/Hips more and the blade can slash at the upper body/neck/head. Do not try this fast though, you must condition your hip and shoulders...especially shoulders...for this to be effective. Anyway, this last rambling was probably better suited for the combat section. Felt the need to share it here.

Reposting your link because of this rambling!! Great job!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_YNapamVSg


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: EchoEternal on January 31, 2016, 04:07:18 PM
Cephalus: Thanks for the advice! I did see I sort of spun during it in the video once and it looked a little better, so I'm going to work on doing stuff like that more often.

Samhain: I think I'm full of transitions primarily because when I spin, I just turn on music and turn it into a cardio workout. I just constantly try to keep the blade spinning, and doing this forced me to figure out different transitions. For instance, if you're spinning one direction on the side, say upward, if you turn your body the other direction the spin will reverse and be going the other direction. The obi-ani can reverse the direction of your spin as well. Just play around with it with some nice music and it'll happen eventually on its own. There are also some good tutorials from Cephalus and Venturous that are helpful in that regard. I think I remember one of their videos specifically showing this.

RyanG83kd: I was holding back some due to the sore ankle, and I was sore from the night before. I'd been terribly out of practice and spun for like two hours straight followed by an hour of dagorhir drills (foam weapon fighting). I was sore all over (dagorhir works those shoulders and hips you mentioned :)). I love doing the Obi-Ani, but I do know it's really hard to work into a combat situation. We've managed to work it into choreography routines twice, but it doesn't naturally happen when we're coming up with it, we have to put it in intentionally. In foam weapon fighting, not really at all. Most spins in combat end in getting stabbed. The spinning seems to come in handy in dagorhir most often when faking. Really easy-to-do fakes with a pointless spin that looks like a strike.  The opponent tries to block it, then it rotates into a strike on the other, unguarded side. Other dag players that don't spin have trouble executing them as well (it's more obviously a fake), I'm guessing because I'm working mysterious spinning muscles they aren't.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on January 31, 2016, 08:33:08 PM
Hey everybody! I finally had some time to record some progress so I can see where I'm at. Stumbling around a bit, probably because of sprained ankle. :( It's a pretty long video--Single spinning until 3:20, dual spinning until 4:20, and the rest is saber staff. I'm finding the dual spinning learning curve much steeper than the rest. Still stuck at the basics there, but will continue trying to improve! Nice videos everybody, and the instructional videos are fantastic as well. Thanks for all your help! I love spinning. :) Also I have no skills in video editing so that's awkward.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_YNapamVSg[/url]


Well done. I really like the speed at which you do a lot of the staff moves, especially the halo spin. Keep it up!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on February 01, 2016, 02:22:37 AM
Hey everybody! I finally had some time to record some progress so I can see where I'm at. Stumbling around a bit, probably because of sprained ankle. :( It's a pretty long video--Single spinning until 3:20, dual spinning until 4:20, and the rest is saber staff. I'm finding the dual spinning learning curve much steeper than the rest. Still stuck at the basics there, but will continue trying to improve! Nice videos everybody, and the instructional videos are fantastic as well. Thanks for all your help! I love spinning. :) Also I have no skills in video editing so that's awkward.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_YNapamVSg[/url]


Awesome video Echo, great work. You're really nailing those throws! Keep it up :)

I completely agree about the challenge of dual wield. My puny mind struggles to concentrate on two sabers independently, so I haven't made much progress with it.

I like the transition at 4:39. I've been finding it difficult to find smooth ways to switch between the vertical and horizontal planes with staff spinning so I might have to give that one a go :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on February 04, 2016, 10:01:37 PM
i just realized the only video i had was a staff spinning video....and that doesn't count... so here is my contribution. It was raining outside, so i kept it limited...was still a good workout.

Constructive criticism appreciated.

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=i1VGGhU2QAM


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on February 05, 2016, 02:04:34 AM
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=i1VGGhU2QAM

That link isn't working for me. Just takes me to My Vidoes page on YouTube. Try going to the video and copying the link you get if you press Share?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on February 05, 2016, 07:10:45 AM
Sorry about that. Im planning on going outside later tonight and doing another one. I really had to slow myself down because of the ceiling. The one for tonight will most likely turn into shadowboxing....but i'll do my best to keep it spinning.

Combat Experience = 15 + years..
Spinning Experience = Limited....Maybe 2 - 3 years of off and on training ( i've actually only been trained in combat spins ) The only really cool spin i've ever learned was the Plum Flower many many years ago. Realizing after checking out everyone's videos that if i deconstruct the plum flower, i can do other spins i wasnt even aware of.

I do a staff warmup often. Halo spins, behind the back and such. Echo and Sam have me wanting to try flipping now too.. Very impressive!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1VGGhU2QAM

All im practicing in this one is mostly the plum flower. I like to try and work lots of different angles. Again, Constructive criticism appreciated.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on February 05, 2016, 08:19:03 PM
ok, so i went for it on this one. Tried a little bit of the flipping...that's going to be a new skill set i have to master. I really need to work the left side more, injuries prevent me from training. That side fatigue's rather quickly. Still conditioning though. Train train train!!

Any pointers appreciated. Left a lot out. Im fastest with the behind the back and plum flower spins so that's what you'll see.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltd1RB87rps


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: EchoEternal on February 06, 2016, 02:36:32 PM
Great videos! You're great at this! :)  The combat experience makes you look much cooler and more stable than I do while spinning, as my balance is awkward and my movement looks a lot like stumbling because I am much more aware of the saber's positioning than my body's positioning. Seeing the way you move is helpful in this way, I can try to mimic this. Also I should hold my hand up near my chest like martial artists do. I have recently noticed that I hold my hand up there, but limp-wristed, and it looks pretty silly flopping around like that. XD I don't think I have much in the way of pointers, you have a strong handle on the spinning already, and can just add more moves to plum flower and obi-ani. Throws just require practice. The higher throws are accomplished by switching to reverse grip during the senseless so that you can backhand it pretty high. Saberproject on Youtube shows some of these in convenient slow motion in their Youtube videos.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on February 06, 2016, 02:58:46 PM
Thanks. And I'll try the reverse grip flip tonight. I actually started adding Palm spinning during the plum flower. Need to speed it up, but it adds a full rotation to the top and obi ani ( bottom ) parts of the spins. I think I can add a flip as I bring it back to front as well. Having fun exploring.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 07, 2016, 03:15:26 PM
I find with the tosses that you can get more heft from a reverse grip toss but more rotation from a regular grip. You snap it over your thumb. I do a lot of practicing indoors so rotation is more important to me than heft. I am loving the freestyle by the way Ryan. Just as a pointer/suggestion, you do a neat thing with your first plumb flower in the video where instead of the top spin, you pull the blade across quickly behind your head while keeping it horizontal. It is a stall almost and it looks good. You never did it again so I was thinking it was unintentional. If it was, you might try doing it on occasion intentionally as a variation. The butterfly kicks are looking good too. I would never be able to pull off those things.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on February 07, 2016, 03:22:09 PM
Thank you kindly sir. As for the horizontal sweep, it's from the Chinese broadsword. I wasn't sure if it looked good cause it does force you to slow down quite a bit. Still trying to speed it up. And for the life of me I can't halo spin with just the lightsaber....staff no problem....but this lightsaber....!!!!!

Almost have the palm spin transition for the obi ani mastered. It'd be much easier with a staff. Thanks for the tips on flipping. Still messing with it....almost knocked myself out earlier.....  :D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 07, 2016, 03:28:43 PM
That happens. The worst are the horizontal over-head flips. They are easy to miss and will brain you if you can't get out of the way quick enough. CH3M15T posted a few some time ago, so I was trying them out.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on February 07, 2016, 06:22:29 PM
Halos with a single saber are more awkward than with a staff, but still doable. They are easier with a staff because obviously you have more of a handle to grab, but you can still use the same technique to grab the end of a single saber as it comes behind the head. Not sure if I've ever done any videos on doing it with a single blade, but you can apply the same technique to it as you would with a staff.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on February 07, 2016, 08:04:24 PM
Got it to work tonight. Also got the palm spin added to the obi ani. Extra rotation On the spin. When I ice pick grip the obi ani it's easy to generate an extra spin in front, so now I'm adding a flip ( trying to ) when holding hammer grip.

I find it very meditative when moving in continuous motion.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on February 07, 2016, 10:46:24 PM
Did a warmup and tried adding some flips in. Left in my mistakes. Still feel like im muscling it, cant seem to find a flow with it yet. I will, just have to keep at it!

You'll see at the end the palm spin during the obi ani i was talking about. When i get the lightsaber staff i should be able to do a double palm spin. Cant wait to try it. Still smoothing it out a little bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWShpY3a530


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 08, 2016, 02:11:38 PM
Sharing some practicing I did today.  I didn't get to work the reverse grip throw in there like I was doing before I recorded.  The camera started to die as I was about to go for it, you'll see I look at the camera and slow down a bit at the end because of that.  Thought I'd share anyway though.  I was mostly trying to figure out ways I can change directions and switch hands.  All that good stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwD1agUIK_4&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 27, 2016, 09:41:27 PM
Some single saber test footage. Partly to try out my new gloves, partly to play around with the echo feature of my editing software. Set to Neon Tiger by The Killers.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IXhChLt32Y

Also realized I posted this one to the wrong thread. I had it over in choreo so I am moving it here and taking it out of there
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kApB120VDdo


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on February 28, 2016, 08:20:36 AM
Very nice. What did you use to get that effect with the blurred/streaking motions? Looks amazing!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 28, 2016, 04:08:49 PM
That was the echo effect in after effects. I found it installed on a computer where I teach, so I decided to play with it.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Cpt James Flint on March 06, 2016, 08:04:10 PM
It's nothing special, but my gf snuck a little video of me and my first night with my Emerald Bellicose and my stunt Apprentice V4 for the first time!
https://youtu.be/gbIvEVFcnWA


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 07, 2016, 01:23:37 AM
I shot this to send a friend and show him about where I'm at with spinning.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePViKLxRD04&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: shade_1313 on March 16, 2016, 08:53:07 AM
If y'all would just delete the "s" in the "https" URLs you're posting, the video would embed.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Mivew128 on March 16, 2016, 10:02:39 AM
I'm working on a playlist of saber training, and there are enough spins for everyone. ;D

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5tx91JroW-Wa-_vuf3KXvw/playlists?sort=dd&shelf_id=0&view=1



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gab0aMrG_m0&index=1&list=PLl9wmduKa380mmnspRW6yOcev850vfNlO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gab0aMrG_m0&index=1&list=PLl9wmduKa380mmnspRW6yOcev850vfNlO)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Cpt James Flint on March 16, 2016, 11:08:44 AM
Didn't realize my video link had the HTTP"S" on it, so here we go. My girlfriend snuck a video the first night I received my Emerald Bellicose and coupled it with my stunt apprentice V4.  Afterwards I tweaked my sensor settings so ditch the false clashes and such. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbIvEVFcnWA


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: JediXIX on March 18, 2016, 09:38:31 PM
Some single saber test footage. Partly to try out my new gloves, partly to play around with the echo feature of my editing software. Set to Neon Tiger by The Killers.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IXhChLt32Y

WOW . . . Really love that echo effect DC, especially with the FoC . . . +1  :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on March 18, 2016, 09:58:24 PM
WOW . . . Really love that echo effect DC, especially with the FoC . . . +1  :)

I did too. Maybe this year, I will offer that as an option on footage submitted for spin wars 2016.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Calculon on March 30, 2016, 05:02:10 PM
Lots of great stuff in here! Anyone using a CF8 and the spinFX? Piecing a saber together and wondering how seamless it may be?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 30, 2016, 05:57:29 PM
After seeing that echo video I'm like now I have to learn all of this.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on March 30, 2016, 08:04:59 PM
Yes, I am completely new at effects editing but it is pretty fun. I found another fun effect called time warp. I especially like the way power on and off look with this one. The second video is the original footage. It is a first run at blade on blade contact spins with lightsabers. I learned this from Lucian Kane. He calls it stickie blades.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og1GprPaIOY
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ysV-At_93M


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 01, 2016, 10:38:46 PM
Just practicing a bit before work.  I wish I had more time to work on this stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE58XzxP1L8


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 02, 2016, 03:34:01 PM
The finger rolls are looking good. The best thing I can suggest to spice it up from there is try using stalls and reversing the pattern. You are always doing obi-anis with the right and inverse with the left. Try to get used to doing each with the other hand.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 06, 2016, 05:42:52 PM
Second attempt at blade on blade contact spins with lightsabers. I threw some dual wield flips and hand switches in here as well. One thing I particulary like is that I figured out how to roll one blade around the other while passing the stationary blade to my empty hand. Basically I discovered a new hand switch for dual wield based off this move. I get better at as the video goes on. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnCm4oHyo7U


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Calculon on April 07, 2016, 05:45:50 PM
Second attempt at blade on blade contact spins with lightsabers. I threw some dual wield flips and hand switches in here as well. One thing I particulary like is that I figured out how to roll one blade around the other while passing the stationary blade to my empty hand. Basically I discovered a new hand switch for dual wield based off this move. I get better at as the video goes on. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnCm4oHyo7U

Outstanding! Looking really good and excellent control/restraint.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Blue of the Far Star on April 29, 2016, 04:16:16 AM
Thank you! I have one with the light on, too, I just hadn't uploaded it. Your wish is my command:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMZZTNqgYM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgMZZTNqgYM)

Thank you very much. I really loved watching this. I know that the "sheet of light" effect is an artifact of digital cameras software and your speed, but it was still very hypnotic. I think this was much better than the one in the darkness.

I only hope that I can move that well with practice.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Mivew128 on April 29, 2016, 06:06:23 PM
Hey, look who did an Obi-Ani video? ;D I feel so proud of my speed here!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWU_KOnED8I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWU_KOnED8I)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 29, 2016, 08:54:18 PM
Looks good. And you are turning with it too. Strikes are not really my thing but yours are done with quite a bit of feeling. Keep up the good work. Point.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on April 29, 2016, 10:39:09 PM
The speed is good, though I would caution against that whipping action you're doing to bring the saber back to the front. That can really take its toll on your shoulder if you do it too much or too intensely like that. Other than that, it looks good to me. Next step would be the plum flower.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Mivew128 on April 30, 2016, 10:27:35 AM
The speed is good, though I would caution against that whipping action you're doing to bring the saber back to the front. That can really take its toll on your shoulder if you do it too much or too intensely like that. Other than that, it looks good to me. Next step would be the plum flower.



I'm glad you mentioned that ;) I learned my lesson with it, and whip my arm up to a certain intensity, so as to not harm the shoulder. ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on May 03, 2016, 10:39:01 PM
This is just a simple video I make in honor of May 4th of me spinning to Elements by Lindsay Stirling.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMNgCd4H0pI&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on May 04, 2016, 02:38:23 AM
This is just a simple video I make in honor of May 4th of me spinning to Elements by Lindsay Stirling.

Amazing as usual. Love that little slow motion part at 3:00, so cool!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 04, 2016, 05:00:55 AM
This is just a simple video I make in honor of May 4th of me spinning to Elements by Lindsay Stirling.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMNgCd4H0pI&feature=youtu.be

Always good to see a full demonstration from you.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on May 04, 2016, 11:48:43 AM
I wish the cameras I used had picked up more light than they did, as it is a bit hard to see what I'm doing. Next time I do a video like this, I'll have to film it in my apartment where the light actually shows up more. Was still fun to make though :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: azn86.jedi on May 04, 2016, 06:47:55 PM
As always, a pleasure to see your spins, Master Venturous!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 04, 2016, 08:21:20 PM
Aerials and a light pike? Who are you and what have you done with Venturous? Awesome and inspirational as usual. Makes me wish I had time to film something today. Alas, out of town relatives are hindering my ability to spin. I will have to live vicariously through your videos and reward you with points.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on May 04, 2016, 08:40:41 PM
I was looking forward to seeing a video from you for May 4th. It was like another opportunity to make something similar to the spin wars. Maybe you can post something when you get back from the relatives.

And yes, aerials and pikes is a thing now. I was going to include double staves in there too, but realized I only had a set of batteries for one staff. Maybe next time.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 04, 2016, 08:47:03 PM
Double staffs? I can't wait. I have been wanting someone else to pick those up so I can steal appropriate some moves. I may be able to film something tomorrow. Perhaps I will just have to respond with a Revenge of the 5th video.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on May 05, 2016, 02:55:24 PM
Double staves requires that you have pretty much mastered dual-wielding. And dual-wielding is my weakest weapon style, so it will probably be a while before I get around to tampering with that. I was playing around with a shortened pike earlier and thought double pikes would be fun to try out. I'm going to focus on the combative side of things for a while, then maybe I'll start dabbling in those kinds of videos.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 05, 2016, 09:06:59 PM
My revenge of the 5th response is filmed, but it will be tomorrow before I can post it. That makes it at least partly on time. Since yours was a day early, I am going to count it.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on May 06, 2016, 02:37:22 PM
We shall look forward to your video with great interest.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on May 06, 2016, 05:30:11 PM
Very nice. I know I'm late. But here you go  :)

http://youtu.be/ub0KCwJhE4E


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 06, 2016, 07:10:53 PM
We shall look forward to your video with great interest.
Took a while to format but here it is. Double lightsaber staff spinning to Dream On by Aerosmith. Still not perfect but I think much improved over my last attempt at double staff. Ambient light was high and my red filters on my initiate staff were a bit aggressive, but the red comes through on occasion.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw_vAINYvCs


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 06, 2016, 07:31:06 PM
Very nice. I know I'm late. But here you go  :)

[url]http://youtu.be/ub0KCwJhE4E[/url]


Are those single sided saberstaffs you are using?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on May 06, 2016, 08:12:12 PM
Nice vid, I'm still working those flips.

The green is a saber staff. The red is the dark sentinel v4. It's almost the same length as the staff though.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on May 06, 2016, 10:07:16 PM
Took a while to format but here it is. Double lightsaber staff spinning to Dream On by Aerosmith. Still not perfect but I think much improved over my last attempt at double staff. Ambient light was high and my red filters on my initiate staff were a bit aggressive, but the red comes through on occasion.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw_vAINYvCs

Nicely done. Dual staff can be pretty cumbersome, bit it looks like you handle them pretty well. You easily carry a lot over from your dual wielding.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 06, 2016, 10:30:56 PM
I coulden't resesit answering the challenge from your earlier post. I wouldn't say easily though. The last time I tried this (a few months ago) I hit myself in the face and busted open my lip. Round two went a bit better.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 07, 2016, 06:36:29 AM
The pacing for that double staff video is surprimgly easy to follow.  It almost makes me feel like I could go out and try it.  Usually I'm lost in the woods rewatching over and over trying to figure out what you're doing.  Maybe I've just watched one too many Darth Cephalus tutorial and I'm starting to understand XD


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on May 07, 2016, 06:54:36 AM
Wish I could get in on this with you guys, only have one staff. I suppose I could order another sentinel v4. Doubt it though...this child of mine can get expensive. Thus why I lurk in the shadows more.

Something kinda funny happened Cephalus. I remember you saying you were teaching a seminar or something of the like for spinning and such. Turns out a teacher at one of the schools who is a student of mine at the academy asked me to teach the cheerleaders and some members of the marching band how to walk, move and dual baton little flower ( obi ani ). They were a talented little group and we only had two students whack themselves while practicing. I had them learn on short staffs for strength development and told them to move on to redwood or red oak once the rattan started to feel like air and/or an extension of their body.


I guess if you would like to see my techniques I could use my combat staffs. You'd actually see me throw on a helmet due to the weight of them. One mistake at speed is a visit to the ER.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Medwyn on May 07, 2016, 10:57:44 AM
Took a while to format but here it is. Double lightsaber staff spinning to Dream On by Aerosmith. Still not perfect but I think much improved over my last attempt at double staff. Ambient light was high and my red filters on my initiate staff were a bit aggressive, but the red comes through on occasion.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw_vAINYvCs

That's marvellous, you really deserve the "Four Hands of General Grievous"-award!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 07, 2016, 08:59:50 PM
The pacing for that double staff video is surprimgly easy to follow.  It almost makes me feel like I could go out and try it.  Usually I'm lost in the woods rewatching over and over trying to figure out what you're doing.  Maybe I've just watched one too many Darth Cephalus tutorial and I'm starting to understand XD

Partly that is because I had to force myself to slow down. That was one of my problems last time. The full staffs are so heavy they get away from you with one hand (especially the left) if you are not careful. The solution was to start slow and build up speed then get faster, then slow down, then transition. I was learning that as I spun this time. The slower pace and larger moves though does make the timing a lot more evident.


I guess if you would like to see my techniques I could use my combat staffs. You'd actually see me throw on a helmet due to the weight of them. One mistake at speed is a visit to the ER.


I would really like to see this. I have s-staffs which are short and the rules are different. If the staff fits between your body and your hand with your arm extended, there is a lot more you can do with it. I don't know if that is the case with yours but it would be interesting to see. Just slap an imperial cog sticker on the helmet and call it cosplay.



Quote
That's marvellous, you really deserve the "Four Hands of General Grievous"-award!
Two staffs would actually be Pong Krell, but I have never turned down an award and don't intend to start now.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: phantompencil on May 09, 2016, 02:13:22 AM
I don't know if this would be considered spinning since it's primarily based around strikes, but the intent was to look flashy.  I was trying to sync saber sounds to my stunt through Sony Vegas.  Some manual pitching, stretching, and timing and this is the result.  Not perfect but that's okay for now :)

Using a stunt Dark Apprentice LE V4 w/ Fire Orange.  30-second video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ_aMBRW-lA


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 13, 2016, 09:55:59 AM
I'm trying to expand what I'm doing with finger rolls a bit.  Here's a quick clip of what I'm doing.  After recording I'm thinking it would be worth trying to go straight from the aerial into the finger roll on the right side.  The issue is it takes a bit of momentum to get that reverse finger roll to get going.  It's worth a try though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL_XzvHaLJI&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on May 14, 2016, 02:33:35 PM
Looking real good! Smooth.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on May 14, 2016, 02:38:11 PM
https://youtu.be/NRbWgZ7N1nc

Added some drills that would normally be done with two broadswords (Chinese to be exact.)

THe two staff's in the beginning are my combat weapons. The red oak in particular is very good at smashing things with little to no effort....thus, my training speed in the video. I switch them out for my training staff and saber staff. In order to give you a better demo I would need two weapons the weigh close to the same. ( typically half a pound will not mess me up. Anything more can mess with the " sync " )


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Medwyn on May 14, 2016, 02:42:53 PM
@phantompencil: I like that move! Also the sound editing was great!

@Samhain: Where has that wreck of the pickup gone from behind you? :) (Nice spin!)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 14, 2016, 06:17:29 PM
https://youtu.be/NRbWgZ7N1nc

Added some drills that would normally be done with two broadswords (Chinese to be exact.)

THe two staff's in the beginning are my combat weapons. The red oak in particular is very good at smashing things with little to no effort....thus, my training speed in the video. I switch them out for my training staff and saber staff. In order to give you a better demo I would need two weapons the weigh close to the same. ( typically half a pound will not mess me up. Anything more can mess with the " sync " )


That downward crossover is a tricky SOB isn't it. For the record, you can do the super obi-anis and dual plumbs with two staffs as well. Watch out for the former though as they put your face at risk.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on May 14, 2016, 06:54:07 PM
It can be. I'll have to give those a try. I'm going to be putting together a lightsaber spear with some pikes. Real excited. Allows me to use to more like an actual staff. For the most part.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 14, 2016, 06:56:08 PM
@phantompencil: I like that move! Also the sound editing was great!

@Samhain: Where has that wreck of the pickup gone from behind you? :) (Nice spin!)

The camera is sitting on it lmao


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on May 15, 2016, 09:02:36 AM
@ Ceph

Forgot to mention, i have never tried the standard plum blossom with two staff's. We do it all the time dual wielding. The school I use to attend 15 years ago used it as a precursor to the next rank. ( with swords , not staffs )

I tried it today, easier than i thought but i definitely see your point with watching out for the head shot! I started doing it " at speed " and had to let one go so it didn't whack me! I might just get another saber staff so i can do these properly. The weight still throws me off if it is not equal.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 15, 2016, 10:54:44 AM
All this double staff stuff and I'm like "I can try that". Then I immediately realize I've never spun a staff in my right hand on its own.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 15, 2016, 12:37:15 PM
@ Ceph

Forgot to mention, i have never tried the standard plum blossom with two staff's. We do it all the time dual wielding. The school I use to attend 15 years ago used it as a precursor to the next rank. ( with swords , not staffs )

I tried it today, easier than i thought but i definitely see your point with watching out for the head shot! I started doing it " at speed " and had to let one go so it didn't whack me! I might just get another saber staff so i can do these properly. The weight still throws me off if it is not equal.

If the unequal weight gets you, you should try triple wield. Staff in one hand and saber in the other gets you used to dealing with the discrepancy. I find triple wield with the staff in my less dominant hand to be a lot of fun.

And Samhain, yeah I would say going from single saber to double staff would be a bad idea. There is a reason that there are only two people on this forum that I know of who have done it. Like Venturous said, you want to be a fluent double user with a decent proficiency in staff before attempting it or you will clock yourself. The dual wield is more important than the staff proficiency. I would say get dual wield with short blades, go to long blades, pick up staff skills, get used to staff in one hand, maybe try triple with the staff in the dominant hand, then try it.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on May 15, 2016, 05:39:23 PM
Double staff is one of those things that you shouldn't even attempt unless you have a good amount of experience with dual wielding single sabers. Even then, you're going from two blades to four blades, which essentially doubles the chances of wacking yourself. As Cephalus said, it would be better to try a staff in one hand and a single in the other first before progressing to dual staves.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 24, 2016, 11:41:12 AM
Just playing around with some ideas.  I kind of like DC's idea of doing moves backwards so I wanted to try a full plum flower in reverse.  Not sure if it's right but it's still pretty weird looking.  I also wanted to try throwing in as many unnecessary spins into a plum flower as I could using finger rolls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOjW-V8vV-k


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 25, 2016, 09:59:15 PM
So I actually reversed the video and my reverse plum flower looks almost exactly like a normal one.  So I think I pretty much got it.  I might should post it because man aerials look funny on a reversed video.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 26, 2016, 06:50:36 PM
I was going to say that the reverse looked right to me, but that would still be interesting to see. I have never viewed one of these in reverse before. Great way to test the form though.

As to the reverse plumb, it is an odd move, just like with the reverse Obi-Ani. Basically in a standard Obi-ani and plumb, the blade follows your hand. You throw the shoulder, the shoulder pulls the hand, and the blade follows. To reverse it, you are letting the blade lead. This is what leads to that dangerous shoulder whip in the reverse Obi-Ani. If the hand follows and the shoulder does not, you have the momentum to hurt yourself. With the standard plumb, you turn the shoulder throw into a turn by keeping it going and transitioning across the body for the upward stroke. With the reverse, you stab behind and let your hips follow the path of the blade. In some ways, the plumb is easier because it harder to not have the shoulder move at the end if you are already moving towards it; you just let the shoulder finish the action.

The only suggestion I can give on improving what you have is that you work on moving your off hand off your chest. If you can find a better place for it, you will sell the moves more.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 27, 2016, 07:55:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwJluIvJS8k&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 27, 2016, 08:53:33 PM
I see what you mean. The odd bit is that in reverse, the aerials pick up speed rather than lose it. My favorite part though is the first/last move. A finger roll into an aerial is impressive, but an aerial into a finger roll with no pause to grip looks insane.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 27, 2016, 09:26:19 PM
I see what you mean. The odd bit is that in reverse, the aerials pick up speed rather than lose it. My favorite part though is the first/last move. A finger roll into an aerial is impressive, but an aerial into a finger roll with no pause to grip looks insane.

I feel like I might could do that.  I was already doing something similar in a previous video. An aerial at the end of the reverse obi ani directly into a finger roll.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on July 10, 2016, 09:39:26 PM
A brief dual wield freestyle to Transcendence by Lindsay Sterling. Working in a very enclosed space. It had been a while since I posted, so I figured I would throw something together. Also fiddling with a video filter. It will be a while longer before I can post anything serious, but this at least shows that I am still alive.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX3fCxXAtWw


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on July 10, 2016, 09:47:57 PM
You always make this stuff look so effortless.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on July 13, 2016, 03:00:49 PM
I'm still alive also. I'll post my latest video her also. I've been practicing different moves by using the back of my hands to either catch, knock reversal some moves and some balancing in there. Very difficult, little control and minimal room for error. Also trying moves like these are proper knuckel brusers. be warned. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8n87swcAfE&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on July 13, 2016, 04:47:44 PM
I'm giving you points again because it's to impressive.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on July 13, 2016, 06:11:34 PM
CH3M15T my old friend. You disappear forever and then come back with an epic viking beard and contact moves. Good to have you back ... and challenge accepted.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: D.Steel on July 14, 2016, 11:38:08 AM
I'll post one of my older videos here to try and revive this thread, as I feel there needs to be more submissions to it. Hopefully before too long, I'll have a much bigger one with more content uploaded that I will share as well.

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J74XyZF-ais]www.youtube.com/watch?v=J74XyZF-ais[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J74XyZF-ais#ws[/url])


Man, Venturous, I have been watching and studying your youtube videos for a long time now.

Good to see where you stomp.

You are excellent with a blade and staff.

Just wanted to say what up and good videos, good technique!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on July 15, 2016, 11:22:57 AM
Well heres your next "Challenge"  double / simultaneous arial tricks. Some old some New! Super difficult. Enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OWMf3zJPZY


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on July 15, 2016, 04:12:57 PM
There are a couple of those I have not tried. That dual one where you throw one after the other will have to wait until I can get outside. Out of curiosity, did you ever see the dual blade barrier I came up with. I thought it would be up your alley. I have smoothed it out lately but have not been able to get a video. These are a couple of old ones though that show it from in front and from behind.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRJ3Ur2_T0Y
www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7KPDjzAdDw

The other thing you missed while you were gone was the dual wield sticky blades. This was based on something you had started to do some time ago and something that I saw Lucien Cain doing more recently. This video also has some of the dual aerials you mentioned in it as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnCm4oHyo7U

Also dual staffs.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw_vAINYvCs

Now we each have something to work on. ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on August 07, 2016, 05:00:26 PM
Work and the baby keeping me busy. I still find time to train! My " force enhanced " staff in action.  ;D ;D

https://youtu.be/V6ZoUoZ_3c4


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: eyeguy72 on August 23, 2016, 05:51:42 PM
Too old I am. Yes. Too old to begin the training.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on August 23, 2016, 10:43:27 PM
Too old I am. Yes. Too old to begin the training.
Alright, I'll bite. How old are you considering to be too old if I may ask? I think the company you find may surprise you. There are plenty on here who saw the original trilogy movies in theatres.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on September 03, 2016, 04:45:21 PM
So I finally had the opportunity to light my fire staff the other day... and it's such amazingly good fun!  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDE2MRZpK-A


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on September 03, 2016, 06:21:53 PM
So I finally had the opportunity to light my fire staff the other day... and it's such amazingly good fun!  ;D

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDE2MRZpK-A[/url]


Good stuff. Feels a bit different when you light it doesn't it? Most of that is in your head but there is a bit of drag as the fire pulls to the back of the spin, heats up the air there, and actually attempts to go the reverse direction. Jeans and a T-shirt is a good choice. If you plan to get more dangerous with it, I highly suggest leather. One other thing is that I notice some fire spitting out the end near the early part of the video. You seem to have very thirsty wicks on that thing, so be sure to spin them out before you light it. That will make it easier to put out as well. Otherwise, looks great. It is nice to have another fire spinner on here. Point.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Dauntless Seven on September 03, 2016, 06:27:11 PM
tomfoyle... you have been practicing and like the lady said at the end there was no dropping !  ;D

Well done and thanks for sharing.  Awesomeness point for you.   8)

And you get another in an hour cus when I'm slightly down in the dumps I often go to your May the 4th music video and still get a good chuckle.  I especially like the flying sabers and garbage take out parts.  Hope that hot girlfriend is still with you.  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on September 04, 2016, 03:30:11 AM
Good stuff. Feels a bit different when you light it doesn't it? Most of that is in your head but there is a bit of drag as the fire pulls to the back of the spin, heats up the air there, and actually attempts to go the reverse direction. Jeans and a T-shirt is a good choice. If you plan to get more dangerous with it, I highly suggest leather. One other thing is that I notice some fire spitting out the end near the early part of the video. You seem to have very thirsty wicks on that thing, so be sure to spin them out before you light it. That will make it easier to put out as well. Otherwise, looks great. It is nice to have another fire spinner on here. Point.

Thanks for the tips! Can't wait to do it again and put in some more interesting moves. It would indeed be great to have more fire spinning stuff on the forum. I think a couple of people have mentioned it but there haven't been many videos. I went back to rewatch your fire sword videos from a while back, very cool stuff! I'd definitely like to try fire swords at some point. And don't you just love the roaring sound the fire makes? Feels really nice swinging it around!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on September 04, 2016, 03:38:33 AM
tomfoyle... you have been practicing and like the lady said at the end there was no dropping !  ;D

Well done and thanks for sharing.  Awesomeness point for you.   8)

And you get another in an hour cus when I'm slightly down in the dumps I often go to your May the 4th music video and still get a good chuckle.  I especially like the flying sabers and garbage take out parts.  Hope that hot girlfriend is still with you.  ;)

Haha thanks. We performed the Star Wars medley again in costume at an open mic night on May 4th earlier this year, it was pretty funny. With the taking out garbage, I was actually just moving it out of the way to make space but when I saw that I had caught it on camera it made me laugh so I had to include it!

P.S. Hot girlfriend is still here, she was in charge of fire extinguisher!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on September 06, 2016, 01:53:53 AM
A bit of slow motion sabering, just for fun! Obi-Ani and Plum Flower.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAFEzJ6Q7g8


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 12, 2016, 07:41:32 PM
Just some stuff I was doing last week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMEH0XlP74I


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on September 12, 2016, 09:48:51 PM
You're getting really good with those aerials.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 16, 2016, 01:23:45 PM
It's hard to keep the momentum going with the 4 finger roll.  I almost think it's not worth the effort.  I've always struggled to find any real application for it.  While I don't feel this videos much to look at, I do feel like I demonstrate a lot of control over the saber using aerials and finger rolls.  That was really what my goal was.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3myhK9mkqZo&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on September 16, 2016, 05:09:39 PM
That finger roll blade barrier looks nice. As to them being worth it, my favorite use of them is above the hear. It is something I picked up from CH3M15T. It lets you make a bunch of rotations far from your body, that you would not be able to do without using the finger rolls.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on September 23, 2016, 05:38:17 PM
Thought I would stick these in here as well. I had the opportunity the evening before last to try out a different camera and a couple new fire tools. It gives you some of the moves you will be getting in the upcoming tutorial reboot series (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/717541782/light-saber-tutorials-for-everyone). Please keep in mind that this is behind the scenes non-choreographed practice footage. It contains some moves I do not know well yet but will have mastered before I share them with you in tutorial form. I have left the drops and bloopers in as well as the side talk. The camera I will be using on the series will be better still than this one, but this is a step up I am sure you will agree from the project video. The first video features fire saber, the second double fire saber, and the last is fire staff.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=szQQz4gfOyQ
www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6F0axxnC8A
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSMAClz5bn8


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on September 24, 2016, 02:42:27 AM
Outstanding! Looks like a lot of fun, and well done for having the guts to try some moves you haven't mastered yet. But do be careful, looks like you came close to getting a flame up your back at one point!

I'm becoming sorely tempted to invest in a fire sword or two, they look great  ;D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on September 24, 2016, 05:52:28 PM
That tabbard is leather, so the only thing at risk was a bit of hair. Still, glad I did not set my head on fire. I have seen that happen.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 12, 2016, 10:30:29 PM
Figured I would post this in here as well, so it gets to sit in this timeline. This is a more or less finished version of my flying or levitating lightsaber technique. It includes five different levitation techniques. The learning curve was steep on this one, but I think I got there in the end. Hope you enjoy.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-8pd1Gn4YU


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 15, 2016, 07:24:07 PM
Spinning for my niece and nephew's school fair. The commentary in the background cracks me up.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bSsikFiryo


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 15, 2016, 07:38:49 PM
One more from the same venue. I was not planning to do fire spinning, so I had to be a bit careful. As things were, I freaked out my fire safety by performing without my hair tied back.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOIivQNfTsY


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gari on October 25, 2016, 10:16:34 AM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO-XZWBRnfg&feature=youtu.be
www.youtube.com/watch?v=krEv3ofFxSc&feature=youtu.be
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ids4ki0Gs5Y&feature=youtu.be


First tries with my new sabers.

I just got my saberstaff ready. Makes me happy.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 25, 2016, 04:08:23 PM
First tries with my new sabers.

I just got my saberstaff ready. Makes me happy.

Fixed the embedding on these. For future reference, that "your video will be located at..." link does not work right. If you go to the watch page for the video, coppy the address and remove the s from https, it will display as above. Good spinning by the way.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on November 05, 2016, 02:55:59 PM
Figured I'd post this here.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTATfcgVWUw&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on November 05, 2016, 03:08:59 PM
Fixed your embedding.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on November 08, 2016, 04:55:24 PM
Figured I'd post this here.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTATfcgVWUw&feature=youtu.be

Nicely done and good music choice, but what connection setup are you using that allows you to go from dual sabers to a staff and back so quickly?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on November 08, 2016, 05:02:46 PM
That is the new Ultrasabers quick connector. It is similar to a pneumatic hose connection but is MHS. Look on their main store page towards the bottom or under accessories. I think it is about $35.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on November 12, 2016, 07:18:24 AM
Hey Venturous. Yes, it's the ultrasaber quick release coupler.

Here's the same velocity as before with new members. We still have 7 others that might post some vids. At the end we string together some other drills. Hope you enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb8C7R0lx0k


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on November 13, 2016, 01:01:02 PM
Spinning for my niece and nephew's school fair. The commentary in the background cracks me up.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bSsikFiryo

Very nice. The kids commentary is awesome. Best line

" Now THAT's how you use a Lightsaber. "

Epic. Point for you good sir.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on November 15, 2016, 12:18:56 AM
Yea the kids are a trip. There were some choice bits during the warm up Irish I had gotten. I did a bit of flying saber and the kids were postulating that I was actually using the force.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on November 15, 2016, 05:13:11 PM
Most recent look at free form flying single saber. This one contains a single hand reel I have  been working on in addition to more polished versions of the moves from the earlier videos. It also includes a couple of those jump strikes I was working on.  I liked the way it went to the music.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORXnuVuQO_A
Also a quick response I did to a dance off video posted by Daniel Lane of TSL.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIfyrbGi6tQ


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: FireFan454 on November 20, 2016, 08:05:46 PM
Here's a quick spin video I made with my Bellicose:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQWaMn_mN9E


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on November 22, 2016, 08:17:54 PM
Pretty quick with that thing fire fan. Good work. That green gives nice illumination too. Might want to turn down the sensitivity on your flash on clash though.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on November 22, 2016, 08:21:19 PM
I meant to post this in October, but I was not done with it. I am thinking I may re-cut the audio and submit the 30 second footage for the light side in spin wars. The sabers are technically white, so it works. Besides, my son is too young to realize that I would be co-opting his dark powers in support of the light.

DARTH TYNAN

EPISODE 22 MONTHS: THE APPRENTICE GROWS

It is a dark time for the galaxy. The young Sith apprentice Darth Tynan, sabers in hand, has driven the Jedi forces from their stronghold and pursued them to the corners of known space. Still the cowardly Jedi resist complete extermination.

Brought to a standstill in his efforts by the stealth of his prey, the young apprentice returns to the Video Store planet and the tutelage of his master. Perhaps if he can unlock the secrets of the Dark Side, he will be able to finally bring his foes to ruin.

The only thing to do now is train and wait....

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmdqvcagviU


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on December 06, 2016, 04:34:14 PM
This is a long version of an alternate video I shot for spin wars light side. I was messing around with some dual wield moves.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7_llsGZkr8
For the final cut, I removed all the spots where the saber went off because I grazed the button in mid spin. The end result was this.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZzfHIL3UMw


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 18, 2017, 09:58:36 PM
This is a rough draft of a work in progress for a simple routine consolidating the elements of set one of my tutorial series. I wanted something that can be done single wield, dual wield, and staff. I show a version of each in the video. This is a draft so I am open to suggestions.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWpgjT-5bCE


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on March 11, 2017, 11:05:50 PM
Thought I would share these. This one is functional looking one of the final routines to my first two sets in my tutorial reboot series at full speed and in low stance.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwV-36kDLHs
The second is a more artsy thing I put together with footage from practice sessions on campus on my way to the car. And yes ... people walk by when I am doing this. Mostly they stare and move on. Sometimes they stop for a bit. They almost never say anything. I even tip my hat to someone about a minute and a half in, but I tried to work it in to the flow. I just consider that I am doing my part to keep Oregon weird. It is set to Winterborn from the Cruxshadows.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzkKWptMCkg


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 08, 2017, 08:19:03 AM
I haven't been doing much with sabers lately compared to you guys, but I do try and a bit of practicing.  I've mostly been uploading short videos on Instagram.  Here's a compilation I did of the last few I've posted.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8vYvVsmZow


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 08, 2017, 01:34:13 PM
I don't know, I see a fair bit of variety in there. The assisted hand roll transition looks good. Also, I just realized I never posted this one on here.

A little Saint Patty's Day thing I threw together. A bit more playful than the usual.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbAUVV76aGY


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on April 09, 2017, 07:19:59 AM
still here, still training!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1HBNHbV3Gk


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 09, 2017, 07:27:35 PM
The stuff I'm doing here's surprisingly elaborate but I'll be damned if you can see it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKT3c2twSt0&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 09, 2017, 08:08:00 PM
@Ryan
Nice echo effect. I may have to try that. It looks like a single echo offset by about .33 seconds? Makes the quick disconnect look more impressive too. My quick release is on a FedEx truck now. I should get it tomorrow, or whenever FedEx actually decides to let me get it as opposed to leaving notes and running without even knocking like they usually do.

@Samhain
Ah the old sabering silhouette in the dark routine. Don't worry, you can still see some of the complexity. You can even see your hand a couple times. :P


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 09, 2017, 08:18:20 PM
I mean there's like this tiny window where I can spin and the blade color show up well while still being able to see the person doing the spinning.  During that windows when I'm usually working or running errands XD


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on April 09, 2017, 09:05:58 PM
I mean there's like this tiny window where I can spin and the blade color show up well while still being able to see the person doing the spinning.  During that windows when I'm usually working or running errands XD

I know that window, and it is quickly going away for me.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 12, 2017, 06:59:06 PM
Trying to get back into the habit of posting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa_e44nHDpk&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on April 12, 2017, 10:06:45 PM
Dang it Samhain. That was awesome. I may not know that much about spinning, but I know enough to know that that was no simple feat. That was gorgeous.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on April 16, 2017, 10:34:53 PM
@ DC -- Yea, close. I had it at -0.30s. Figured out some new techniques with the QRC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG6UH3jnt2g


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on April 17, 2017, 04:27:17 PM
That was awesome Ryan. I'm assuming all the color changes was from VFX. They looked great. My favorite part was when you appeared with the Star Lord mask, the way you did that was awesome. It really looked like you had some form of teleportation/super-speed. Great job.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Grey Jedi Sam Adam on April 17, 2017, 09:02:40 PM
Now that I've finally gotten some new batteries, I thought it appropriate to make a new video with these.

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg&feature=youtu.be]www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg&feature=youtu.be[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg#ws[/url])

That was quite impressive Master Venturous!
I have been learning under the tutorials of Darth Cephalus and have about a year of practice under my belt. I am currently working on Intermediate spins and teaching my young padawan daughter the beginning basics. Darth Cephalus tells me that by teaching what I have learned, gives me a better understanding and know how as I progress. I believe he is right. I have watched some of your older videos and love your art form. This new one is done quite well, so much I had to watch it again. I am a big fan!
Just wanted to give you a shout out and show respect where it is due.
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU MY FRIEND


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on April 18, 2017, 05:14:27 AM
That was quite impressive Master Venturous!
I have been learning under the tutorials of Darth Cephalus and have about a year of practice under my belt. I am currently working on Intermediate spins and teaching my young padawan daughter the beginning basics. Darth Cephalus tells me that by teaching what I have learned, gives me a better understanding and know how as I progress. I believe he is right. I have watched some of your older videos and love your art form. This new one is done quite well, so much I had to watch it again. I am a big fan!
Just wanted to give you a shout out and show respect where it is due.
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU MY FRIEND

Thanks very much. You can definitely learn a lot from Cephalus and he keeps pretty active, both on his channel and the forums. And he is right in that by teaching what you know, you'll gain a better understanding of it yourself. A lot of people think there is a teacher and a student, but we are always learners.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on April 18, 2017, 07:09:29 AM
@ Taegin - - Thank you kindly! The color changing effect is just an Fx filter. The Echo effect is at the end.

Teaching is the best way to learn! What works for you, may not work for others. So it gives you a chance to break down the material different ways. Maybe more " baby steps " are required...I have a lot of students who learn visually, some who learn kinesthetically. Whatever the case I agree with Venturous 100%. We are all, always learning. Even the best instructor is still learning ( doesn't matter the art, weapon, or practice for that matter. If you stop learning, you stop growing!! )

One thing for sure, Teaching someone something you know like the back of your hand makes you realize you may not know " the back of your hand " as well as you thought. It will in turn, make you even better every time you teach it. We have a saying ( many ) at my academy. " We learn to teach so we can Teach to learn. "

Keep at it my friend. Time + Consistency = Success!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 18, 2017, 04:03:24 PM
Got in a quick release coupler. Disconnect is easy, reconnect is a bit trickier. This video is my first spinning session with it. Now I am no Ryan with this thing yet, but I think with some more practice, I will get the hang of it.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGlppaL6A-Q


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on April 19, 2017, 04:43:14 PM
Got in a quick release coupler. Disconnect is easy, reconnect is a bit trickier. This video is my first spinning session with it. Now I am no Ryan with this thing yet, but I think with some more practice, I will get the hang of it.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGlppaL6A-Q

You all are going to force me to get one of these... Nicely done though


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on April 20, 2017, 07:29:16 AM
Very nice! I only have 5 QRC techniques at the moment, working on more. I know for a fact you'll get it down quickly.

And yes, Venturous, you have to pick one up as well!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 20, 2017, 06:38:48 PM
I'd kill for a QRC on an apprentice staff with 24'' blades! 

Anyway I recorded some of what I was doing today.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gT9UWw04vE


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on April 20, 2017, 08:05:10 PM
I'd kill for a QRC on an apprentice staff with 24'' blades! 

Anyway I recorded some of what I was doing today.

I don't know that I'd kill for it, but I would probably severely maim. :D

That is pretty awesome. Unless I already know the move you are making, I can't even see what you are doing it is so fast.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Grey Jedi Sam Adam on April 21, 2017, 03:31:09 PM
Got in a quick release coupler. Disconnect is easy, reconnect is a bit trickier. This video is my first spinning session with it. Now I am no Ryan with this thing yet, but I think with some more practice, I will get the hang of it.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGlppaL6A-Q
Nicely done! From what I have seen and learned from you in the past, it will take you no time to get that reconnect down the way you want it. I still thought it looked awesome. I want one of those but I am going to wait until I get enough practice in with my v2 coupler I am getting for my Dominix Le v2 and my Aeon v2. I do have a question though, what do you suggest as far  blade size for spinning a double ended saber? It seems to me that my 36" blades are too long for this sort of thing.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Grey Jedi Sam Adam on April 21, 2017, 03:33:43 PM
I'd kill for a QRC on an apprentice staff with 24'' blades! 

Anyway I recorded some of what I was doing today.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gT9UWw04vE[/url]

Awesome Samhain! Dude you rock with those sabers.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 21, 2017, 09:38:56 PM
Nicely done! From what I have seen and learned from you in the past, it will take you no time to get that reconnect down the way you want it. I still thought it looked awesome. I want one of those but I am going to wait until I get enough practice in with my v2 coupler I am getting for my Dominix Le v2 and my Aeon v2. I do have a question though, what do you suggest as far  blade size for spinning a double ended saber? It seems to me that my 36" blades are too long for this sort of thing.
36" is way too long as far as I am concerned. The ones I use are 31" in initiate sabers. When I use full size Aeons, I use 24". Fot me it comes down to the back pass. If I can't do it reliably without the saber tip hitting the ground, the blade is too long.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 22, 2017, 04:06:20 PM
Just a practice session with some combos I am working on to test the balance of my new Shock. This at least gives me something to contribute until my voice comes back and I can do the review on the new Diamond board. A couple behind the head catches and a lot of flips in here along with some contact-ish moves.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNpv8maL9JU


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 08, 2017, 09:22:09 PM
Here is the final version of the short routine I put together for Michele C. Smith's May challenge. Now I just have to figure out which take to use.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ghSiLvQZyM
Also, I was working with a quick release coupler, and there were a lot of ... shall we say "technical difficulties". I don't usually do blooper reels, but this time I thought I would share some of the trials and tribulations with you.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdJGhMiIzss


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 13, 2017, 08:54:32 PM
Put this in the wrong place the first time. This was my first attempt spinning with an acrylic blade. The weight is about right as long as you are careful not to drop because the blade itself is fragile. It is odd getting used to the idea that it has a front and a back though. Music by Tom Waits.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH7flMgzH_o


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Grey Jedi Sam Adam on May 16, 2017, 12:54:27 PM
36" is way too long as far as I am concerned. The ones I use are 31" in initiate sabers. When I use full size Aeons, I use 24". Fot me it comes down to the back pass. If I can't do it reliably without the saber tip hitting the ground, the blade is too long.
Thanks Darth Cephalus. I took your advice on the 24" blades  with my full size Aeon v2/Dominix Le v2 and it works so much better. I didn't even attempt the 36" blades. They seemed way to wobbly.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on July 15, 2017, 09:05:11 AM
Making some progress with hand rolls and the one handed front spin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyaV1r2eItA


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on July 15, 2017, 02:01:01 PM
That is coming along nicely. Those front rolls look really clean.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on July 16, 2017, 05:53:05 PM
Making some progress!  It feels good when it starts to come together.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y23SwuwFPrc&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on July 17, 2017, 12:36:53 PM
nice! I agree, love that moment when something clicks. Looking good!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Dauntless Seven on July 17, 2017, 06:36:51 PM
Put this in the wrong place the first time. This was my first attempt spinning with an acrylic blade. The weight is about right as long as you are careful not to drop because the blade itself is fragile. It is odd getting used to the idea that it has a front and a back though. Music by Tom Waits.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH7flMgzH_o


Just saw your video.  Ooh my now this in it's entirety is smok'en shmexy !  Great presentation.  Love the coat, hat and that music.  The end reminded me of a fireworks show.  Totally appreciated how strong your movements/spinning continued to be and the closure was perfect.  I would be so nervous tossing that acrylic Ripper blade but as usual you confidently made it look so natural.  :D

totally awesome point  8)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on July 19, 2017, 06:48:55 PM
I'm pretty late to the party with the quick release coupler.  I've never seriously practiced two sabers.  I never really practiced staff seriously until recently either.  So I'm playing catch up all the way around.  I'm making some progress with a staff and this couplers really making me want to learn more dual wielding.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1FAV10bAOE&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tomfoyle on July 31, 2017, 02:05:02 AM
I'm pretty late to the party with the quick release coupler.  I've never seriously practiced two sabers.  I never really practiced staff seriously until recently either.  So I'm playing catch up all the way around.  I'm making some progress with a staff and this couplers really making me want to learn more dual wielding.

Outstanding work! Your spins are fluid and beautiful to watch, as always :)

I have one suggestion: Record in High Definition, if you can? Your videos deserve better than 240p!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on July 31, 2017, 05:46:53 AM
I'm pretty late to the party with the quick release coupler.  I've never seriously practiced two sabers.  I never really practiced staff seriously until recently either.  So I'm playing catch up all the way around.  I'm making some progress with a staff and this couplers really making me want to learn more dual wielding.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1FAV10bAOE&feature=youtu.be[/url]

Wow Sam, that was BADASS!  I LOVE the quick release so staff=>dual-wield with incredible fluidity  8).  Outstanding job sir.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on July 31, 2017, 06:30:27 AM
Outstanding work! Your spins are fluid and beautiful to watch, as always :)

I have one suggestion: Record in High Definition, if you can? Your videos deserve better than 240p!

Unfortunately I'm only able to record with my iPad camera. I can't really afford a proper camera.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 12, 2017, 07:47:41 PM
I'm working with some 29-30 inch blades now, heavy grade.  I'm liking the extra weight for using a staff actually.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MUYOdddfu4&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on August 12, 2017, 10:48:26 PM
I'm working with some 29-30 inch blades now, heavy grade.  I'm liking the extra weight for using a staff actually.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MUYOdddfu4&feature=youtu.be[/url]

B-E-A-UTIFUL!  Sam your spinning is truly spectacular ^^  The progress you have made is nothing short of incredible; thank you for sharing  :D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Dauntless Seven on August 15, 2017, 12:35:11 PM
Here's the latest from my girl crush... the incredible spinner & stunt person Michelle Smith who lives in Vancouver.  ;D



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvCF_SvaxM4


Title: Re:
Post by: tx_tuff on August 15, 2017, 01:00:54 PM
She would have lost a few body parts doing that LOL. You should buy her a couple US sabers to spin with :)

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Title: Re:
Post by: Dauntless Seven on August 15, 2017, 01:31:17 PM
She would have lost a few body parts doing that LOL. You should buy her a couple US sabers to spin with :)

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Michelle actually has one... a gift from a few of her students and patreon supporters.  But I'm definitely going to gift her with a saber staff from my collection.  We just have to figure out what best fits her needs. :)




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgl2wym96k0


Title: Re:
Post by: tx_tuff on August 15, 2017, 04:08:15 PM
She is very good, think I'm going to hurt myself trying those moves.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Lady Agana Kath on August 15, 2017, 04:43:59 PM
Impressive


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on August 15, 2017, 07:46:29 PM
She is definitely worth watching.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on August 16, 2017, 08:36:21 AM
Here's the latest from my girl crush... the incredible spinner & stunt person Michelle Smith who lives in Vancouver.  ;D

This was a joy to watch. Thanks for posting it. If I were even an eighth of as good as her I would be happy. That was a thing of utter beauty, and now I need a staff.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Dauntless Seven on August 16, 2017, 08:54:28 AM
This was a joy to watch. Thanks for posting it. If I were even an eighth of as good as her I would be happy. That was a thing of utter beauty, and now I need a staff.



I have created a staff in different lengths/weights from Michelle's instructions and from polycarb. tubes.  Makes a huge difference to practice with these prior to using a saber staff and much more easy on one's bank account.  The Aeon/Dominix v2 stunts as a staff are the best to start with.  I generally use the 16 - 24 inch blades.  :)

And I'll take a tenth of being as good as her... but unfortunately I'm not dedicated towards putting in all that practice lol.  ;)




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysXY-3k67KI


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 16, 2017, 10:05:31 PM
Snoke had me do a late night training session!  Catching a saber in the dark with a bucket in your head isn't as easy as it looks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXfMqjmqhWE


Title: Re:
Post by: tx_tuff on August 16, 2017, 10:48:22 PM
Nice

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on August 17, 2017, 09:19:03 PM

I have created a staff in different lengths/weights from Michelle's instructions and from polycarb. tubes.  Makes a huge difference to practice with these prior to using a saber staff and much more easy on one's bank account.  The Aeon/Dominix v2 stunts as a staff are the best to start with.  I generally use the 16 - 24 inch blades.  :)


M. C Smith actually has a learning group she moderates on Facebook. Nice to see some of her stuff come up in here. Truth be told, I post over there more often than here these days. Partly still stung on rule 3, partly blocked by it. I like to talk about what I am spinning with when I spin and increasingly that is not something I can talk about here. If you want to do the moves she teaches, you can technically do them on an Aeon, Dominix, or other basic, one piece saber. I would not recommend trying to learn them on anything but a V2 though. You will do yourself harm. Enso uses a V2 Dom pair with weights on the emitters for stuff like this. I use ...something I can't talk about. Point is, it should be basic, with nothing to catch on your clothes, and it should be as thin as you can manage. You might also try wrapping it in grip tape. Cobra Seal tape can usually be found in the plumbing isle of most big box stores.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Dauntless Seven on August 17, 2017, 09:26:07 PM
Thanks for the share DC.  Lot's of helpful words of advice.  And as Michelle says and you well know... it's all about practice and that means successfully completing 100 - 1000 repetition/times or more lol.  ;)

point  8)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 18, 2017, 09:40:36 AM
Some video from my friend I'm teaching to spin.  I think he's looking good.  Our costumes will be finished soon and we'll have a Qui Gon vs Maul spinoff!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_WDY7L0MSk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL8CJpFXXbU


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on August 18, 2017, 06:32:22 PM
Some video from my friend I'm teaching to spin.  I think he's looking good.  Our costumes will be finished soon and we'll have a Qui Gon vs Maul spinoff!
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_WDY7L0MSk[/url]
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL8CJpFXXbU[/url]

You're right Sam: his spinning does look good^^  Point of fact: you both look awesome (I truly wish I had the skills of either of you  ;)).  Very impressive  :D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 18, 2017, 07:37:54 PM
Thanks, I've only been training him maybe a little over a month or so.  We meet about once a week.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 20, 2017, 02:24:50 PM
Had some fun at Charlotte Comic con this weekend!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YY7t-L6uGQ&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on August 20, 2017, 02:50:33 PM
Very nice there.
I may have to learn spinning, especially since my dueling skills are...less than stellar


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 20, 2017, 03:21:36 PM
Why not learn both?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on August 20, 2017, 07:27:48 PM
Why not learn both?
Not saying I can't. Just saying that learning spinning might be a wee bit easier


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: c3p-oates on August 21, 2017, 04:21:40 PM
Why did I decide to check this thread out right when I should be going to bed. I thought I'd be able to have a quick look and head off. What a fool!

 :o


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on August 21, 2017, 08:50:38 PM
Why did I decide to check this thread out right when I should be going to bed. I thought I'd be able to have a quick look and head off. What a fool!

 :o

Right. I've done the same thing more than a few times. :D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: c3p-oates on August 22, 2017, 02:47:03 PM
I figured US might be a wee side forum for me. A tab that I pop into a couple of times a day. Meh, ten minutes.

So much to see! So much to read! I can't get out...is there an exit?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Lady Agana Kath on August 22, 2017, 03:04:22 PM
No, it's just as addicting as the sabers themselves


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Mimiaga on August 23, 2017, 11:05:20 PM
Unedited for my upcoming video, shot fresh just hours ago! When it's in the final video it'll have saber hum and whooooooshes. Just a quick spin demo, the kind of thing that I would use for 2v1 or 3v1 to gain some breathing room (or to look pretty).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8s1_okhCzo


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Sean107 on August 23, 2017, 11:15:05 PM
Very Cool! Simply love the way these sabers look at night.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on August 24, 2017, 07:06:01 PM
Sabers definitely looked cool moving like that


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 29, 2017, 08:49:59 PM
Achievement Unlocked: General Grievous
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHptJmOD1Pk&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on August 29, 2017, 09:23:42 PM
Achievement Unlocked: General Grievous

Yes indeed. Once again, great job.


Title: Re:
Post by: tx_tuff on August 29, 2017, 10:33:52 PM
Killing it

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on August 30, 2017, 07:54:32 PM
Definitely looking good there


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 01, 2017, 12:29:15 AM
We've got our con event coming up next weekend so I'm trying to get him ready!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3EF9d4ESzg


Title: Re:
Post by: tx_tuff on September 01, 2017, 03:57:22 AM
He is ready.

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on September 01, 2017, 11:37:03 AM
Doesn't he play Qui-Gon? I'm pretty sure Qui-Gon doesn't use a red saber. Other than that, the only way I can tell it isn't you is because he isn't quite as fast. Definitely getting there though.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 01, 2017, 11:52:14 AM
Doesn't he play Qui-Gon? I'm pretty sure Qui-Gon doesn't use a red saber. Other than that, the only way I can tell it isn't you is because he isn't quite as fast. Definitely getting there though.
His batteries died so he used mine for the video.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on September 01, 2017, 08:39:04 PM
We've got our con event coming up next weekend so I'm trying to get him ready!
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3EF9d4ESzg[/url]

Sam your friend is amazing!  His progress is marked and incredible  :)

I look forward to seeing the both of you in another spinning video^^


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 01, 2017, 08:44:21 PM
You shouldn't have to wait too long.  We should be finishing up out cosplays this week and headed to our first con as Qui Gon and Maul on the 10th.

Essentially that video shows him doing 3 "sets" and that's going to be the basis for our back and forth on stage.  We've even done a little choreography too, but that's a work in progress.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on September 05, 2017, 10:18:26 PM
Still training as much as possible. I've been using my spar gloves every session no matter what weapon I use now. Almost feels strange without them now. Anyway, the learning curve with spinning and using the QRC was the hardest.

This clip also has me in the costume I'm using in one of our group projects. Kylo Ren tunic and belt.
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kg4YZFuPNA


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on September 07, 2017, 07:00:39 PM
@ Ryan
I didn't mention in the challenge thread, but I love that video. The costume looks great by the way.

@Sam
It is funny to me how much his spinning reminds me of yours. I had not noticed until I saw it on someone else, but you definitely have your own distinct flow these days.

Fun idea for the future: Spinning in the dark with only the blade visible. Guess who the spinner is by the spinning.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on September 07, 2017, 09:02:59 PM
Fun idea for the future: Spinning in the dark with only the blade visible. Guess who the spinner is by the spinning.

After watching some of the vids posted by you three, I can actually almost always instantly tell who it is. In all of the vids that Ryan posts with the filters, I can always tell which one is him, and which ones aren't. It is actually really cool for me, because you always hear of how you can identify people by their fighting styles, and so to see that IRL is really cool to me.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 07, 2017, 10:33:09 PM
Hopefully that's a good thing lol.

It makes sense as we usually practice like a mirror since I'm a lefty.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 27, 2017, 12:03:33 AM
I did a recording of me with the cross guard doing a series of moves I put together for Lee to do.  I'm going to add to it, I just visually wanted to look at myself doing it to see what I didn't like.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WkpR8CXkho&feature=youtu.be

Also this is my new student.  I didn't post this where anyone could see it before, but here she is!  We've only had two sessions, she's picking it up quick.  I hope it means I'm a decent teacher!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2k35N9oNdw


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Lady Agana Kath on September 27, 2017, 05:16:57 AM
Looks good Sam,

If that is what she can do after 2 lessons... yeah you can teach lol


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on September 27, 2017, 06:33:53 PM
I would work with her a bit more on the shoulder roll (aka Obi-Ani), as she is doing the pulling action half way through it like I see a lot of beginner do. Other than that, it looks like she is well on her way to be a challenge even for her master.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 27, 2017, 06:42:43 PM
I would work with her a bit more on the shoulder roll (aka Obi-Ani), as she is doing the pulling action half way through it like I see a lot of beginner do. Other than that, it looks like she is well on her way to be a challenge even for her master.

Funny enough she was doing it fine off camera, she was very nervous about having a camera on her.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on September 27, 2017, 07:36:26 PM
I did a recording of me with the cross guard doing a series of moves I put together for Lee to do.  I'm going to add to it, I just visually wanted to look at myself doing it to see what I didn't like.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WkpR8CXkho&feature=youtu.be[/url]

Also this is my new student.  I didn't post this where anyone could see it before, but here she is!  We've only had two sessions, she's picking it up quick.  I hope it means I'm a decent teacher!
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2k35N9oNdw[/url]

Incredible Sam!  I would not have thought that such fluid spins could be accomplished with one of the cross-guard sabers^^ 

Outstanding work!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 27, 2017, 09:41:19 PM
At this point I'm pretty satisfied with my speed using heavy grade blades.  Using my Menace staff here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZLC2ryXaGk&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on September 27, 2017, 11:44:23 PM
At this point I'm pretty satisfied with my speed using heavy grade blades.  Using my Menace staff here.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZLC2ryXaGk&feature=youtu.be[/url]

Sam I never get tired of watching a master at work^^

You truly are quite the expert  :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on September 28, 2017, 09:59:27 AM
At this point I'm pretty satisfied with my speed using heavy grade blades.  Using my Menace staff here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZLC2ryXaGk&feature=youtu.be

Sam I never get tired of watching a master at work^^

You truly are quite the expert  :)

So true. Great job Sam. I need to continue working with my staff.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 09, 2017, 02:22:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIxYPSsqQxo&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 09, 2017, 02:57:25 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIxYPSsqQxo&feature=youtu.be[/url]


Awesome work! Grip tape helps a lot when you start trying to transition this to the saberstaff. With raw metal, it will slide rather than roll.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 13, 2017, 11:16:18 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es_tfSYweZw
A bit of freestyle spinning to Meatloaf for Friday the 13th.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on October 14, 2017, 07:14:15 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIxYPSsqQxo&feature=youtu.be[/url]

Lol go Sam!  Seriously you make that look effortless  :). And I wholly appreciate the "outtakes" intro  ;). Keep it up my friend^^

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es_tfSYweZw]www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es_tfSYweZw[/url]
A bit of freestyle spinning to Meatloaf for Friday the 13th.

Wow Ceph I WISH I had your dexterity and skills!  Outstanding saberwork!  8)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on October 15, 2017, 07:09:46 PM
Looking good Sam and D.C.!. You've inspired me to throw up a training sessions vid. Practicing in most of my Kylo Ren costume...by the end.... Need better lighting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4MS4w35iMQ



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on October 16, 2017, 06:39:50 PM
Lookin' good Ryan. You got that QRC reattach down.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 21, 2017, 08:42:41 PM
A bit of spinning in costume for my niece and nephewís autumn school fair. For those who watch to the end, I can confirm that no one was injured.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oj-YDB6b5s


Title: Re:
Post by: tx_tuff on October 21, 2017, 09:39:39 PM
Great work, but the ending was the best haha.

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on October 22, 2017, 05:35:35 AM
Looking good Sam and D.C.!. You've inspired me to throw up a training sessions vid. Practicing in most of my Kylo Ren costume...by the end.... Need better lighting.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4MS4w35iMQ[/url]



Wow Ryan, great job!  You have some serious skills  :). I like the camera work; at the end are you over clocking the frame rate? 

Lookin' good Ryan. You got that QRC reattach down.

TR is right^^


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on October 22, 2017, 05:39:21 AM
A bit of spinning in costume for my niece and nephewís autumn school fair. For those who watch to the end, I can confirm that no one was injured.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oj-YDB6b5s
Beautiful fluidity!  But, yeah, that ending is great  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 22, 2017, 10:53:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-epF6dKJj8


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on October 22, 2017, 11:21:06 AM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-epF6dKJj8[/url]

Nice progress on that


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 22, 2017, 01:31:24 PM
I gotta give it to DC, his helps the only reason I've gotten as far with this. 


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 22, 2017, 03:54:16 PM
It's very satisfying to see yourself do something you were completely perplexed by just a couple of weeks ago.  With time I hope to pull this off perfectly every time.  This move has been my arch nemesis for a while now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvsLSIYBeaU&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 22, 2017, 04:04:48 PM
Nice work. All the bruises and mild concussions are starting to pay off.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 22, 2017, 04:12:04 PM
Nice work. All the bruises and mild concussions are starting to pay off.

If only you were kidding.

Also no thanks to you know who's help either.  I'm almost 100% crediting my progress on this move to you.  Your little break down on how to do it with a single saber was my "Ah ha!" moment.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on October 22, 2017, 06:27:15 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-epF6dKJj8[/url]

*And the crowd goes wild! 👏

Nicely done, Sam  :). I applaud you for also showing the "outtakes" as well; shows character sir  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 26, 2017, 08:18:58 PM
Do it for Devo!!!
Frantic saber spinning to Devo's Human Rocket. I took two goes at this and could not decide which I liked better. Don't forget to rewind!!!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmIuJ383n1I


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 27, 2017, 08:47:52 AM
Do it for Devo!!!
Frantic saber spinning to Devo's Human Rocket. I took two goes at this and could not decide which I liked better. Don't forget to rewind!!!
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmIuJ383n1I]www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmIuJ383n1I[/url]

I've already told you how much I liked this one.  The best videos are the ones that inspire people to go practice. -1

I threw together some clips of stuff I've been doing this year.  Tried to keep it under a minute so I could post it to Instagram.
http://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=oWG7_PztfEs

I think it was right around this time two years ago that I started doing this stuff.  I think the most exciting thing to me is that there's still stuff I want to learn, there's still cosplays I want to do, and generally speaking I'm not even close to tired of the hobby yet.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on October 27, 2017, 08:05:05 PM
Definitely some nice work there, guys


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on October 27, 2017, 09:36:20 PM
I've already told you how much I liked this one.  The best videos are the ones that inspire people to go practice. -1

I threw together some clips of stuff I've been doing this year.  Tried to keep it under a minute so I could post it to Instagram.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=oWG7_PztfEs[/url]

I think it was right around this time two years ago that I started doing this stuff.  I think the most exciting thing to me is that there's still stuff I want to learn, there's still cosplays I want to do, and generally speaking I'm not even close to tired of the hobby yet.

Sam...you have got SKILLS my friend!  I would be jealous...if I wasn't so busy cheering for you  :D

AWESOME job!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on October 29, 2017, 10:16:37 PM
you know how I much I resisted this a year ago. Here is my progress...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYImQEj9Tbg


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on October 29, 2017, 11:08:41 PM
you know how I much I resisted this a year ago. Here is my progress...

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYImQEj9Tbg[/url]


So much fun just watching you play around. Is your saber really blade heavy? It looks like you have the tip weighted or something. Love the blade color too. ;D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on October 30, 2017, 05:20:18 AM
you know how I much I resisted this a year ago. Here is my progress...

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYImQEj9Tbg[/url]

Impressive Ryan! That was wonderful to watch my friend, your athleticism really shines as does the fluidity of your saberwork  :)

-1 for an awesome job^^


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on October 30, 2017, 06:22:12 AM
thanks! And its the heavy grade blade. Thats mostly what I've been using lately.
 


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Lady Agana Kath on October 30, 2017, 07:41:58 AM
Very nice Ryan! You look a hell of a lot better than me lol

-1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on October 30, 2017, 07:41:29 PM
Very good work there


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 31, 2017, 07:53:26 PM
Some spinning in my Darth Nihilus costume. Wanted to get some video of how it moved and I was out and about in it on Main Street, so why not?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pol9k0eaq1Q


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Lady Agana Kath on November 01, 2017, 06:21:24 AM
Looks awesome!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on November 01, 2017, 07:55:53 AM
Some spinning in my Darth Nihilus costume. Wanted to get some video of how it moved and I was out and about in it on Main Street, so why not?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pol9k0eaq1Q

Stealing ideas for when I have to spin in a cape.  Looks great and moves well!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on November 03, 2017, 07:42:00 PM
I needed a bit of a costume warm up for a possible event tomorrow.  Man I'm glad I did, it was a lot harder than I remembered.  Hopefully in the daylight it will be easier.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Wum8ofhBk&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on November 03, 2017, 08:04:33 PM
Some spinning in my Darth Nihilus costume. Wanted to get some video of how it moved and I was out and about in it on Main Street, so why not?
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pol9k0eaq1Q]www.youtube.com/watch?v=pol9k0eaq1Q[/url]

I needed a bit of a costume warm up for a possible event tomorrow.  Man I'm glad I did, it was a lot harder than I remembered.  Hopefully in the daylight it will be easier.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Wum8ofhBk&feature=youtu.be[/url]

Both of you...are incredible!  Truly enjoyable and outstanding to watch!  Thank you for sharing  :D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on November 03, 2017, 10:16:29 PM
I needed a bit of a costume warm up for a possible event tomorrow.  Man I'm glad I did, it was a lot harder than I remembered.  Hopefully in the daylight it will be easier.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Wum8ofhBk&feature=youtu.be[/url]


If I just watched the blade itself, and not you as well, I'd think it was one of the Inquisitors spinning hilts. Your speed and accuracy is incredible.

Some spinning in my Darth Nihilus costume. Wanted to get some video of how it moved and I was out and about in it on Main Street, so why not?
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pol9k0eaq1Q]www.youtube.com/watch?v=pol9k0eaq1Q[/url]


I meant to comment on this earlier, but I didn't get the chance. Your costume looks fantastic, and as always, your spinning continues to impress.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on November 08, 2017, 10:22:04 AM
so these are my first attempts doing an angel roll on a 36 inch single blade saber.  I normally use a 32inch blade.  I don't mind showing my progression, eventually I think I'll be able to hit this move like a pro.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taiuMwNz1PM&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on November 09, 2017, 04:18:44 PM
Making some progress.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yghzeklN0Rc&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on November 15, 2017, 12:14:33 AM
Sasquatch Saber: when you are doing some awesome force saber levitation and everything  is working fine, then you discover that your camera was way out of focus the whole time.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hYbk3uguII


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on November 15, 2017, 12:19:39 AM
Sasquatch Saber: when you are doing some awesome force saber levitation and everything  is working fine, then you discover that your camera was way out of focus the whole time.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hYbk3uguII

Haha. Still cool though. You haven't done any videos of you doing saber levitation in a while. Good to see you are still doing it. Even if we couldn't really see any details. :P


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on November 18, 2017, 12:41:37 PM
So many times that has happened to me.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on November 26, 2017, 05:57:15 PM
Nothing special, I'm just trying some stuff out to see how it looks on camera.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywYbScWV9Q


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on November 26, 2017, 06:00:21 PM
Nothing special, I'm just trying some stuff out to see how it looks on camera.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywYbScWV9Q[/url]


Short answer...it looks awesome.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on November 26, 2017, 06:10:49 PM
Short answer...it looks awesome.

Thanks.  The first part is basically a speed test, seeing how much faster I've become.  Then I tried an angel roll in the dark with my staff and lastly I'm attempting to see if I can do an inverted and normal plum flower simultaneously.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on November 28, 2017, 08:23:35 PM
Messing with my video editor a bit. I call this one Chipmunk Killers.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoNe7JZsfhU


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Lady Agana Kath on November 28, 2017, 09:08:45 PM
Awesome! -1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Logos on November 29, 2017, 07:23:12 AM
I love the 1.5X speed Killers. -1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on November 29, 2017, 12:54:52 PM
I love the 1.5X speed Killers. -1

1.25X actually. At 1.5 they mostly just sound like what it use to sound like when your player ate your tape.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Logos on November 29, 2017, 01:04:07 PM
1.25X actually. At 1.5 they mostly just sound like what it use to sound like when your player ate your tape.
Meh, I just knew it was faster than what the album plays at.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on November 29, 2017, 06:52:21 PM
Meh, I just knew it was faster than what the album plays at.
Don't mind me, I was just being a pedant.  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Logos on November 30, 2017, 07:26:11 AM
Don't mind me, I was just being a pedant.  ;)
Don't mind me, pedantic is my mother tongue. :P


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on December 02, 2017, 07:06:30 AM
Messing with my video editor a bit. I call this one Chipmunk Killers.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoNe7JZsfhU
Wow DC, I wish that I had your (ambi-)dexterity!  Wonderfully done!

-1 for you  :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on December 05, 2017, 06:42:23 PM
Ghosts of Saturday Night: Slow Tempo Spinning with an acrylic blade to music by Tom Waits. After several videos lately where I was testing speed, it was nice to get back to something a bit more rhythmic and lyrical: a literal change of pace. The blade is a bit heavy and fragile so I did not want to tax it overmuch. Still it does cut an interesting silhouette. The song is a long time favorite. Hope you enjoy.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsaFtmKdsLE


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Lady Agana Kath on December 05, 2017, 08:15:36 PM
Thanks for sharing DC, that was very relaxing and mesmerizing to watch. I could watch the slow spinning to Tom Waits for hours. -1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on December 05, 2017, 09:44:34 PM
I found this fountain downtown and thought it would be a cool place for a video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldib4sMWDx8&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Lady Agana Kath on December 06, 2017, 03:55:28 AM
Nice Sam


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Logos on December 06, 2017, 08:28:50 AM
Sam, you're gonna cause a wreck. :P -1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on December 09, 2017, 06:07:22 AM
I found this fountain downtown and thought it would be a cool place for a video
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldib4sMWDx8&feature=youtu.be[/url]

Sam that is an awesome backdrop to some incredible spinning!

-1 for you  :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on December 16, 2017, 05:03:38 PM
My mystery box saber handles really well!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pgqQ05DeKw


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on December 24, 2017, 12:02:29 AM
Happened across this May 4th video again and thought I'd share it.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXDoiZC5JGg


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on December 29, 2017, 09:25:47 AM
as always, very nice.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on January 07, 2018, 12:17:19 AM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2win3y-_4I
This is a modified Ultrasabers Initiate V3 with a crap ton of rubber tape on it and a weighted pommel. I think maybe I finally found something I can use to practice some of these moves with a lightsaber. I start off with some hand rolls, then some fishtails, then some neck wrap things, then angel rolls. This is all still sloppy and far from where I ant it, but progress nonetheless.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 09, 2018, 09:42:29 PM
Light side or the dark side, it doesn't matter when you learn the skill!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEIGJOZiqfk&feature=youtu.be

I want to record this with the saber lit in some darker lighting.  Rough to do without being able to see.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNawYpYUBYk


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on January 11, 2018, 09:20:27 PM
Nice Sam, and back at you.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HV9-mCI_vs
A bit of random practice with some contact moves thrown in here and there. The angel rolls are a bit rough with the coat. Cuff links didn't help either. Even without both, they are not as smooth as yours yet, but just you wait.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 11, 2018, 09:33:52 PM
I can't have anything 😆😆😆


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on January 11, 2018, 09:43:58 PM
I envy the both of you with your spinning skills


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on January 11, 2018, 11:33:06 PM
I envy the both of you with your spinning skills

As do I Therion. But it is amazing how much you can learn just by watching them or their tutorials.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 11, 2018, 11:57:24 PM
Don't be envious, learn to do it!  It's easier than it looks (for the most part) and it's a hell of a lot of fun.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on January 12, 2018, 12:36:42 AM
No! be envious. Envy is the path to the dark side. Envy leads to motivation. Motivation leads to practice. Practice leads to skills, and skills lead to sweet moves that make other people envious. Yeeeessss I sense your motivation. Take your saber.  Strike me down with all your envy and your journey to the dark side will be complete!  ...
...
Or, you know... what Sam said.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on January 12, 2018, 12:54:42 AM
See, this is why I love this community. You guys are hilarious.

But I am working on it. Still not nearly as cool looking as either of you, but I am slowly learning new tricks. I really need to go watch more of your tutorials, but I just haven't had the time.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 12, 2018, 07:45:07 AM
See the part you're missing is we are here.  We do things.  We respond.  If you need help, ask us.  I've literally made a video breaking a move down for someone on the spot when I read the question.  If you'd rather, you can pm one of us.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on January 12, 2018, 01:50:02 PM
See the part you're missing is we are here.  We do things.  We respond.  If you need help, ask us.  I've literally made a video breaking a move down for someone on the spot when I read the question.  If you'd rather, you can pm one of us.

Yes, the video was for me. ;D It was quite nice. Still don't have it down great, but it is better than before.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 12, 2018, 02:16:11 PM
I'm sorry, I'm usually an avatar guy and everyone's changing theirs.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on January 12, 2018, 02:23:01 PM
I'm sorry, I'm usually an avatar guy and everyone's changing theirs.

No problem. I am too, so it has taken me a while to get used to everyone else's new avatars. And again, thanks for making that video.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 12, 2018, 03:05:20 PM
Yeah, anything help.  Feel free to hit me up about anything else.  I'll totally do it.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: ForceAcolyteOrdo on January 12, 2018, 08:13:37 PM
https://youtu.be/MsMmNJEgKXU (https://youtu.be/MsMmNJEgKXU)
(not sure how to embed videos yet)

Hi all! Short video of me practicing with my new Phantom V2 (Dominix V2). I'm working with like a 6x5 space in my apartment so I can't get the wide motions or fluidity that I want! But I think I've got the Obi/Ani down pretty well and working on my figure eights and behind the back transfers.

Once it warms up I'll get a better video outdoors where I can really get into it!!!! I'M SO HAPPY I BOUGHT THESE. Can't wait to make another order in a month or so.

Let me know what you think! I know it's a little clunky atm!

THANKS ALL


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 12, 2018, 08:51:56 PM
Your videos not up because of a copyright issue or something.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on January 12, 2018, 08:52:06 PM
https://youtu.be/MsMmNJEgKXU (https://youtu.be/MsMmNJEgKXU)
(not sure how to embed videos yet)

Hi all! Short video of me practicing with my new Phantom V2 (Dominix V2). I'm working with like a 6x5 space in my apartment so I can't get the wide motions or fluidity that I want! But I think I've got the Obi/Ani down pretty well and working on my figure eights and behind the back transfers.

Once it warms up I'll get a better video outdoors where I can really get into it!!!! I'M SO HAPPY I BOUGHT THESE. Can't wait to make another order in a month or so.

Let me know what you think! I know it's a little clunky atm!

THANKS ALL

The video shows up as being blocked on my end due to possible copyright issues.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on January 12, 2018, 08:53:00 PM
Jinx...I guess I owe Sam a coke.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: ForceAcolyteOrdo on January 13, 2018, 01:57:14 PM
-_- i had music on in the background


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 13, 2018, 06:14:09 PM
My dual wield technique is quite a bit behind my other skills.  I'm trying to improve and make it my own at the same time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL2XJdFWJ0o&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: TheDutchman on January 14, 2018, 06:05:17 AM
My dual wield technique is quite a bit behind my other skills.  I'm trying to improve and make it my own at the same time.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL2XJdFWJ0o&feature=youtu.be[/url]

Sam your skills never cease to impress and amaze!  You're awesome  :)



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 14, 2018, 10:27:42 AM
I appreciate it, but this is definitely something I need to work on.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on January 14, 2018, 06:21:22 PM
I appreciate it, but this is definitely something I need to work on.

I don't know about that. The flow looks pretty good to me. The only things would be to get more comfortable with the toss so that your off hand keeps moving. You will have to slow it down a bit, but try to avoid the dead stop. The other thing would be to start working on getting your hands on different patters or on different tempos. Try an upward figure 8 with your dominant and and an obi/ani with your off. Also look at isolating the top part of the wing spin for the over shoulder. At first you will feel and look like a chimp doing it, but in time it can look awesome.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 14, 2018, 06:31:42 PM
I don't know about that. The flow looks pretty good to me. The only things would be to get more comfortable with the toss so that your off hand keeps moving. You will have to slow it down a bit, but try to avoid the dead stop. The other thing would be to start working on getting your hands on different patters or on different tempos. Try an upward figure 8 with your dominant and and an obi/ani with your off. Also look at isolating the top part of the wing spin for the over shoulder. At first you will feel and look like a chimp doing it, but in time it can look awesome.

The wing spins are no problem with a single saber, but I keep hitting myself in the back using it in dual wield.  But I'll give these things a try.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 15, 2018, 04:49:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=KIUQKW6Y3WE


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on January 15, 2018, 09:31:20 PM
Very nice, Sam


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 16, 2018, 09:02:28 PM
I really like how this Apprentice handles and the silver LED looks awesome.  Really glad I got this in my mystery box, as I probably would've never gotten this hilt or color on my own.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tdCMp_QoPU&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on January 16, 2018, 09:41:27 PM
I really like how this Apprentice handles and the silver LED looks awesome.  Really glad I got this in my mystery box, as I probably would've never gotten this hilt or color on my own.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tdCMp_QoPU&feature=youtu.be[/url]


It is my go-to hilt for that exact reason. Once again, nice spinning Sam.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on January 17, 2018, 08:43:48 PM
More excellent spinning


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on January 18, 2018, 06:20:55 PM
Practice session: contact and other stuff
Drilling those angel rolls, but I think I am making progress. Also some fishtails and a few other things I am working on. Weighted Saber seems to be working out well.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYOIHPJ4Z4k


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 19, 2018, 12:42:05 PM
I think it's time to start focusing on something else.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE7JJNmGF34


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DaddyFlip on January 19, 2018, 03:08:22 PM
You da' man! Yes, the boredom, ah- complete control, on your face and in your body was easy to discern.

I just started watching DC's tutorials today and am planning to take up spinning.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 19, 2018, 03:19:54 PM
I'd reccomend Venturous as a good resource as well as DC, especially if you've got a staff.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on January 24, 2018, 04:34:33 PM
This post is really a shout-out to Darth Cephalus, Master Venturous, and SamHain. I wanted to say you three have really been my springboard into taking up saber wielding.  DCís tutorials got me started, Venturousís style caught my eye, and SamHainís video documented transformation inspired me.  So cheers to you three, and cheers to what this new passion has kicked off for me this year!
Iíll have a chance to get some video up soon, but living in the frozen tundra of nearly northern WI has itís outdoor options limited this time of year🙄


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on January 24, 2018, 07:17:44 PM
Ah yes, another recruit for this year's Spin Wars. Goood....goooooood.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: ForceAcolyteOrdo on January 25, 2018, 01:12:16 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZWZ-Rp38vk

I'd been drinking and confined to a 6x6 space (apt is packed with furniture and it's too cold to go outside) buuuut I've got most of the basics down!  ;D as i'm sure y'all can tell I'm focusing on behind the back transfers and fluidity right now. The song actually went perfectly because it was slow and fast tempo and gave me a nice template.

Let me know what you guys think! I can't wait to be able to spread out and get more into it! I love my saber!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on January 25, 2018, 01:50:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZWZ-Rp38vk

I'd been drinking and confined to a 6x6 space (apt is packed with furniture and it's too cold to go outside) buuuut I've got most of the basics down!  ;D as i'm sure y'all can tell I'm focusing on behind the back transfers and fluidity right now. The song actually went perfectly because it was slow and fast tempo and gave me a nice template.

Let me know what you guys think! I can't wait to be able to spread out and get more into it! I love my saber!

Looking good to me.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on January 25, 2018, 06:19:57 PM
https://youtu.be/YPtkAVfj2Qo


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on January 25, 2018, 06:21:32 PM
Whoo!!! It worked!!🤘🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 25, 2018, 07:00:40 PM
Next time guys, just lost the direct link and remove the s from the https

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPtkAVfj2Qo&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZWZ-Rp38vk

Here's a few of my recordings from the last week or so

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc7qPpgx7ik

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snS6PZYO-Qs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvLlo4YQYJ4


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on January 25, 2018, 07:05:00 PM
many thanks, Samhain- appreciate the tip, and moreso the assist! please forgive me if I biff it once or thrice more. that was, after all, my official YouTube cherry ;D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 25, 2018, 07:17:37 PM
Firstly I want to say great start Elwood.  I'd like to see you not try to force it so much though.  Let the moves flow.  I recently made this same point to someone else.  It doesn't have to be fast to look good.  It's more important, in my opinion, that your speed stay steady.  Some moves being fast, some being slow really takes away from it all.  Here's an example of slow and fast demos and maintaining the same speed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YUvxg0AaQ8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpKhkoAfxJQ



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on January 25, 2018, 07:45:54 PM
Thanks, SamHain138. It certainly helps when i have tunes going, too( which i didnít at the time).  Point for the pointers, Sir!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on January 25, 2018, 08:11:31 PM
Whoops! That would be thanks at SamHain13- my bad! Thatís what happens when you try to have a real life convo while posting.aaaaand also finding out you can modify your own posts.  slick!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on January 26, 2018, 05:52:23 PM
Has anybody done much experimenting with a reverse grip reverse obi-ani?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on January 26, 2018, 06:25:20 PM
This is a video I did on the plum flower, which includes the obi-ani in reverse grip.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrG4gArMXEI&list=PLtxs8UJy21n7Sbsd1qRzzLrZO8zVh9mp_&index=19


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on January 26, 2018, 06:39:04 PM
Has anybody done much experimenting with a reverse grip reverse obi-ani?

Nevermind, I just realized you were asking about a reverse obi-ani in reverse grip, which is different that what I show.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 26, 2018, 07:37:51 PM
Has anybody done much experimenting with a reverse grip reverse obi-ani?


Uhh...Challenge accepted?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QwoSBxNWTw&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on January 26, 2018, 07:47:10 PM
Nevermind, I just realized you were asking about a reverse obi-ani in reverse grip, which is different that what I show.

No problem. Still a useful tutorial seeing as I haven't learned how to do the plum-flower in reverse grip yet, so thanks anyways.

Uhh...Challenge accepted?

Nice. I was trying it earlier, and I couldn't tell if I had it right or not, but it looked about like yours (just not quite as clean), so I think I am doing it right. Strangely enough, I find it easier than the regular reverse obi-ani.


Thanks both of you.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 26, 2018, 07:57:26 PM
Haha it feels completely ridiculous to do.  Don't know if I'll be keeping this one in the move set 😆


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on January 26, 2018, 08:00:38 PM
Haha it feels completely ridiculous to do.  Don't know if I'll be keeping this one in the move set 😆

It feels like it shouldn't look cool, but in your video it looks pretty awesome. Though admittedly, everything in your videos looks awesome. :D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on January 26, 2018, 08:02:21 PM
It is a bit since you don't have to fight around the blade as much. General rule of thumb: if it is possible with a staff, it is possible in reverse grip.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 05, 2018, 07:50:11 PM
Stole this from Samhain. Still working on it. This was my first practice session.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwp60O4wkDU


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on February 08, 2018, 04:18:34 PM
*zooming in to the video to find the velcro apparently holding that friggin thing to Cephalusí hands*🧐 hmmm....
Ha! I dig how your ďpracticeĒ is still a thing to watch🤙🏻 Excellent progress, mr. Sir! i am looking forward to having the freedom of space to work on those 360 degree tosses!!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on February 08, 2018, 05:02:06 PM
 http://youtu.be/l8hiHt3DevY (http://youtu.be/l8hiHt3DevY)

Gotta tune down that impact response😬


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 10, 2018, 03:59:32 PM
Yes, my diamond had that problem too. The first time I used it, it sounded like I was being attacked by a battalion of troopers while was spinning.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 10, 2018, 03:59:47 PM
This is the best minute and a half or so from my practice on the way to the car today. Angel roll combo is about where I want it I think.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgC-6WQlW5M


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on February 13, 2018, 04:35:27 PM
Yup🤘🏻 a pretty damn good minute and a half er so! Cheers to you!
Also, a quick question: do you use 36Ē blades, or go for the full 40Ē?  From what iíve seen, youíre in the tall-ish  side.  So it had me wondering🤔



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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 13, 2018, 09:30:02 PM
Iíve never really used this Ray Park style back pass because of the fact it kind of messes my costume up.  But here it is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f39b1oX-IAM&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 13, 2018, 09:51:47 PM
Yup🤘🏻 a pretty damn good minute and a half er so! Cheers to you!
Also, a quick question: do you use 36Ē blades, or go for the full 40Ē?  From what iíve seen, youíre in the tall-ish  side.  So it had me wondering🤔



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I actually use almost exclusively 32" blades. I am about 5'11" barefoot, about 6' with boots. I find the 36" blades require me to pull up on a back pass or else I hit the ground. I can use them and 40" ones and do when I want things to be a bit more over the top, but the 32" ones are more comfortable. You also don't want the added blade weight for things like the angel roll.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on February 14, 2018, 04:25:26 AM
I actually use almost exclusively 32" blades. I am about 5'11" barefoot, about 6' with boots. I find the 36" blades require me to pull up on a back pass or else I hit the ground. I can use them and 40" ones and do when I want things to be a bit more over the top, but the 32" ones are more comfortable. You also don't want the added blade weight for things like the angel roll.

Really? Huh.  I mean it makes sense, it just seemed to me that in your videos your blade to body ratio belies that.  I suppose footwork and a long coat can play tricks on the eyes. Iíve been digging the 32Ē as well- also keeps me from breaking my house while having to train indoors😬 iím at 5í5Ē on a good day, and i canít argue one bit what 4Ē on a blade can change when doing back switches.  I want to give a heavy grade 24Ē a shot to go for some high speed and tighter circles🤔 ever given that a try?


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Title: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on February 14, 2018, 04:28:18 AM
Nice, Samhain!!

Proof that sometimes we must put aside our vanity in pursuit of greatness🤔.....it also looks pretty rad and just a tad baídass as hell🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 15, 2018, 06:37:55 PM

Really? Huh.  I mean it makes sense, it just seemed to me that in your videos your blade to body ratio belies that.  I suppose footwork and a long coat can play tricks on the eyes. Iíve been digging the 32Ē as well- also keeps me from breaking my house while having to train indoors😬 iím at 5í5Ē on a good day, and i canít argue one bit what 4Ē on a blade can change when doing back switches.  I want to give a heavy grade 24Ē a shot to go for some high speed and tighter circles🤔 ever given that a try?


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My first saber rocked a heavy grade 24". I also learned dual wield with a couple of those in initiate V3 hilts. They operate like Kali sticks.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on February 15, 2018, 06:49:29 PM
My first saber rocked a heavy grade 24". I also learned dual wield with a couple of those in initiate V3 hilts. They operate like Kali sticks.
Rad! Then with my new Dark Catalyst hilts, it should be precisely what i was aiming for🤙🏻 my aim was to get the weighting without the length- again to help me work indoors with a bit more freedom. Many thanks for the tips ní info, you spectacularly skilled and Samaritan dark lord!🤘🏻

Point when i get to my puter😬


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 16, 2018, 12:10:20 AM
Iíve never really used this Ray Park style back pass because of the fact it kind of messes my costume up.  But here it is.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f39b1oX-IAM&feature=youtu.be[/url]

You know, I never realized he put that xtra half turn in there until you did it. Maybe I need to spend a bit more time with a staff sometime soon.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 16, 2018, 09:04:38 AM
Thatís probably because he does it lightning fast.  Heís got little routines he does at cons and stuff.  Since I do the cosplay I like to make sure I can do all of his signature moves.

If you do any looking youíll see him doing some variation of this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56wEL4ucIt0

This is sort of my own take on the sequence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13zWPOcqTXQ

I can do it with his style of back pass but itís messes up my belt and tabards, so you see me do the simpler variation usually.  I usually finish that sequence with a throw as youíve seen before (just not in the dark with a $600 lightsaber).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRD5gVVZmrY

I do like to make it my own a bit while still having his moves in there.  The amount of thought I give this stuff that no one ever notices.... ;D ;D ;D


Title: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on February 16, 2018, 01:45:27 PM
I do like to make it my own a bit while still having his moves in there.  The amount of thought I give this stuff that no one ever notices.... 😄 😄 😄
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Yeah, but thatís why it rocks so hard- YOU know the thought you put into it🤘🏻😎 and seriously- you are a smooooove operator with your Menaces, Samhain!



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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 16, 2018, 02:11:23 PM
Also my favorite part about that video of Ray is the Maul in the crowd reevaluating his cosplay choices  :D :D :D

If I ever get to meet Ray at a con it's going down.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 16, 2018, 02:30:05 PM
Also my favorite part about that video of Ray is the Maul in the crowd reevaluating his cosplay choices  :D :D :D

If I ever get to meet Ray at a con it's going down.

I was thinking the same thing. You hardly ever see a proficient fan at one of these things watch one of the stars show their moves and then answer back with better ones. Some day.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Seblaise on February 16, 2018, 02:48:15 PM
On a side note, the choice of Ray Park for Darth Maul is the reason i love TPM so much ... He really helped to make lightsaber fighting so appealing and his duel was so inspiring ...



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 21, 2018, 05:08:12 PM
All the contact sword practice has certainly had an impact on using my old practice staff.  I really want to get a v2 heavy staff for this stuff now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbFrjf-r0wA



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 21, 2018, 05:08:19 PM
This was at a costume event I did recently. One of the stormtroopers said "hey, you should do a thing" Before I knew it, they announced me on the stage. I sent someone for my second saber and improvised.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wup6ZSpr0U


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 21, 2018, 05:10:32 PM
This was at a costume event I did recently. One of the stormtroopers said "hey, you should do a thing" Before I knew it, they announced me on the stage. I sent someone for my second saber and improvised.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wup6ZSpr0U

Haha makes me think of like 90s totally radical Nihilus 😆😆😆


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on February 21, 2018, 05:13:25 PM
Haha makes me think of like 90s totally radical Nihilus 😆😆😆
True story, this video was filmed and edited by our resident Rebel Legion ewok. I think the original music playing at the time was Miley Cyrus.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on February 22, 2018, 02:26:24 PM
True story, this video was filmed and edited by our resident Rebel Legion ewok. I think the original music playing at the time was Miley Cyrus.
A totally rad tad of improv🤘🏻!!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on February 22, 2018, 03:51:16 PM
This was at a costume event I did recently. One of the stormtroopers said "hey, you should do a thing" Before I knew it, they announced me on the stage. I sent someone for my second saber and improvised.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wup6ZSpr0U

Looks awesome!

Also thank you for the great tutorials. They are extremely helpfull.

Greetings  ;)



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on February 22, 2018, 04:59:46 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=APqLbwATtJw

Working on some reverse grip inverted obiís n stuff, then going into a  bit of combat flow.  Fun fact- i used a little fish-eye  camera thingy so i could actually capture more than waist-up!😄


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 24, 2018, 09:37:12 PM
The mask wasnít working out for me today, way too hot.  Kinda ended up looking like Alice Cooper with a lightsaber 😆
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB28eBs-pfk&feature=youtu.be


Title: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on February 25, 2018, 05:05:31 AM
The mask wasnít working out for me today, way too hot.  Kinda ended up looking like Alice Cooper with a lightsaber 😆
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB28eBs-pfk&feature=youtu.be[/url]

Lol!🤣 Mil-e-wau-kai is Algonquin for ď the good landĒ.....also iím about to sith-slice your head off


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on February 25, 2018, 05:06:49 AM
And of course- STILL super smoove!🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on March 10, 2018, 08:57:19 PM
Some updates of some of my recent stuff:

First off...Rain
In Oregon, if you donít practice in the rain, you donít practice.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBahohAj7Og

Next...Sun
If you donít like the weather in Oregon, just wait a bit.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0l7FS96IqE

Finally...some contact work
This is a look at some of my recent contact single saber. I start out with the combo I am working on. Then I move on to some fishtail to toss variations. Next is some angel rolls, and finished off with some weird thing (if it has a name, I donít know it). Yes, yes, I know...the blade makes contact with my arm a few times. If it helps, you can assume my jacket is made of Zillo beast hide.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOYDvya2WEM


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on March 13, 2018, 11:31:55 AM
Very nice! That really is coming along. Lookin' good


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Medwyn on March 14, 2018, 07:23:39 AM
Lovely costumes and displays, DC and Sam!
You do know how to make these events memorable!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 14, 2018, 06:08:38 PM
Nothing really special, I just felt like swinging around the olí Guardian. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6GKjrIa90o&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on March 14, 2018, 08:27:52 PM
Still some good stuff, Sam


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on March 14, 2018, 09:50:56 PM
practice makes perfect Sam. Good stuff.
 this is some random clips. its for a vote but I think it still counts :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qTOxzMgwPE


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on March 15, 2018, 09:39:14 AM
practice makes perfect Sam. Good stuff.
 this is some random clips. its for a vote but I think it still counts :)

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qTOxzMgwPE[/url]



Ryan- iím partial to the pencil filter🤘🏻 and i dig your vids, too!!

And yes, Samís always making me feel like i should be elsewhere practicing with my saber🤙🏻

Aaaaaand Cephalus- dig your new darksaber, and kudos for working through the weather!!🤘🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on March 15, 2018, 09:46:45 AM
Definitely some interesting looks in there


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on March 17, 2018, 09:34:04 PM
Some updates of some of my recent stuff:

First off...Rain
In Oregon, if you donít practice in the rain, you donít practice.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBahohAj7Og

Next...Sun
If you donít like the weather in Oregon, just wait a bit.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0l7FS96IqE

Finally...some contact work
This is a look at some of my recent contact single saber. I start out with the combo I am working on. Then I move on to some fishtail to toss variations. Next is some angel rolls, and finished off with some weird thing (if it has a name, I donít know it). Yes, yes, I know...the blade makes contact with my arm a few times. If it helps, you can assume my jacket is made of Zillo beast hide.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOYDvya2WEM



 More rain Practice please. the heavier the better. Thank you. also do you have tips for protecting sabers in the rain? Particularly Aeon or Dominix V4's? So much style as always.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on March 17, 2018, 09:36:07 PM
Thanks for the points :) There's just something about spinning a glow stick to Lindsey Stirling that is just fun.

Spinning to Lindsey Sterling? I already thought you were cool. Done deal. ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on March 17, 2018, 11:49:27 PM
Spinning to Lindsey Sterling? I already thought you were cool. Done deal. ;)

Thanks  ;D I've done a couple videos now to her music. Something about it just lends itself well to spinning.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on March 18, 2018, 07:42:40 PM
 http://youtu.be/5L0eWvAQnZo (http://youtu.be/5L0eWvAQnZo)

 http://youtu.be/vW7ZNkNxRZ0 (http://youtu.be/vW7ZNkNxRZ0)

Wanted to get these up before the weekend was officially over🍀🤙🏻
Cheers and (in my best Irish lilt) may the force be with you!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on March 18, 2018, 08:28:37 PM
Pretty good stuff there


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on March 19, 2018, 02:43:33 PM
Pretty good stuff there

Thanks, Therion! Much appreciated🤙🏻  and iíll take the opportunity to say iím a HUGE fan of Therionís Wrath!!  Iím primarily wielding a catalyst, so seeing your modwork has been wholly inspiring!
Thereíll be a point for you when i get to my computer next, sir!🤘🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on March 19, 2018, 07:07:28 PM
-chuckles
Thanks. I'm glad you like it


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on March 19, 2018, 07:45:41 PM
Nice Flow!
Point.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 21, 2018, 09:26:54 PM
Hereís me doing some stuff.  I havenít been doing much with sabers lately.  But here I am, screwing around in the dark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUR50prVVUI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN81uL8gVmU


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on March 21, 2018, 10:36:14 PM
It's always beautiful watching you work Sam. Nicely done.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on March 22, 2018, 02:50:06 AM
Great new videos here guys! I enjoyed all of them  8)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on March 22, 2018, 07:32:07 PM
Definitely good stuff here, Sam


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on March 22, 2018, 08:17:11 PM
Hereís me doing some stuff.  I havenít been doing much with sabers lately.  But here I am, screwing around in the dark.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUR50prVVUI[/url]

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN81uL8gVmU[/url]


Very Nice! I gotta get a staff. Points


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on March 23, 2018, 01:36:01 AM
Yuuuuup😯 Thatís beautiful swinginí in the dark, Sam🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 28, 2018, 07:56:44 PM
Iíve got a longer video for you all today.  It was a nice night out and I was doing some practice with the Menace.  Iím planning on doing the cosplay again in a couple of weeks so Iím trying to get back into the swing of things with it.

Its a tricky one to use, lots of sharp stuff on it, but I really enjoy using this saber.  I wasnít going for crazy speed or any particularly difficult moves, just transitions and moving around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h_O_2Y2zKo&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on March 28, 2018, 10:23:58 PM
Iíve got a longer video for you all today.  It was a nice night out and I was doing some practice with the Menace.  Iím planning on doing the cosplay again in a couple of weeks so Iím trying to get back into the swing of things with it.

Its a tricky one to use, lots of sharp stuff on it, but I really enjoy using this saber.  I wasnít going for crazy speed or any particularly difficult moves, just transitions and moving around.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h_O_2Y2zKo&feature=youtu.be[/url]


 That was awesome! I've been hoping you would post some longer videos. Looks fast enough to me. I personally would much rather see smooth controlled spinning like this than super speed any day. Iv'e seen people that are really good go so fast it losses it's appeal. The helicopter spins were the highlight for me.   


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 28, 2018, 11:25:37 PM
That was awesome! I've been hoping you would post some longer videos. Looks fast enough to me. I personally would much rather see smooth controlled spinning like this than super speed any day. Iv'e seen people that are really good go so fast it losses it's appeal. The helicopter spins were the highlight for me.   

I usually practice short sequences to wow people on the spot in costume.  That and I like my posts to be usable on Instagram.  Those posts canít run over a minute.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on March 29, 2018, 12:20:33 AM
Nicely done once again. Like Gar said, it is still plenty fast. Much faster than my own attempts with a staff. I also agree with Gar in that speed isn't always what it's about. I like seeing speed, but I like seeing it with the quality that it would be at a slower speed. Anyways, great job.

I actually don't mind the 30-50 second vids that you often post. Sometimes (though I would like to), I do not have the time to watch all of DC's videos, but if you have a video I will watch it because I can fit it in.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 29, 2018, 07:06:43 AM
A couple of things I took away from this recording.

I like moving towards my audience with the hand changes, Iíd like to pair that with the overhead spins and the slashes.  

I also like how the same moves can look totally different with a little moving around.  Iíve started doing this more,  and I think Iíll work on neatening it up.

Iíve said it before, I can do the Ray Park half arm tuck back pass, but I donít usually because it messes my costume up to do it over and over.  I think I found my solution in this video, start with my normal hand change as I move into an overhead and then hit it as a finish.  One shouldnít be a problem.

My speeds ok, itís not priority with this saber, itís pretty heavy.  I like for the moves to look like they have some power behind them if the focus isnít speed.  The weight does make that easier.

Itís a shame Iím not really comfortable doing contact moves on my Menace.  The greeblies catch hair or clothes so itís hard to practice.  I might be able to fish tail it, I used to do some simple wrist rolls and stuff with it.  Itís just it wobbles a bit with the QRC.  Maybe I should pick up an adjustable one.

I didnít do any aerial moves either, but thatís because itís dark and that saber costs close to $600.  Iíll save them for when I can see 😆


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on March 29, 2018, 09:15:33 AM
A couple of things I took away from this recording.

I like moving towards my audience with the hand changes, Iíd like to pair that with the overhead spins and the slashes.  

I

I didnít do any aerial moves either, but thatís because itís dark and that saber costs close to $600.  Iíll save them for when I can see 😆

Cliffís noted your post😬.  I always dig your staff work, and i canít wait to get my hands on a coupler!(next order, baby!!🤘🏻). 

I agree on using the north/south plane( thatís what i refer to when iím doing a recording) when doing a routine.  Even just getting a couple slashes or a few transition spins when facing or facing away from your audience adds some depth.  I hadnít noticed until i finally got to get outside again and record on St Pattyís weekend. 

Also really digging your movement on this one! Those overhead vined arcs and spins are just awesome with a dual saber🤙🏻

And man, tossing up a favie saber in the dark is indeed unsettling!





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Title: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on March 29, 2018, 04:08:09 PM
https://youtu.be/Mj_Ta7QI8eI

https://youtu.be/PTLYn6yapHE

Couple clips of the good stuff from todayís practice at the studio!
Let me know if these end up blocked or broken- may have some copyright fun😬


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 29, 2018, 05:20:13 PM
Just remove the s from the https in the link and it will embed it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj_Ta7QI8eI&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTLYn6yapHE&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on March 29, 2018, 06:12:28 PM
Weird- i thought i had.  In any case- thanks for the assist, Sam!🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on March 29, 2018, 06:31:24 PM
https://youtu.be/Mj_Ta7QI8eI

https://youtu.be/PTLYn6yapHE

Couple clips of the good stuff from todayís practice at the studio!
Let me know if these end up blocked or broken- may have some copyright fun😬


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 Ok. You just posted a video spinning a lightsaber to RUN-DMC! ;D I wish I could award multiple points at once.
I might have to make you a custom Star Wars themed skratch mix when my arm is better.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on March 29, 2018, 07:09:17 PM
Agreed. Your getting some extra points. Nice training session.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on March 29, 2018, 08:47:33 PM
you guys inspired me to switch gears and go back to some sabering. I've been working Ye Olde' Kali sticks, as always. Haven't really thrown up anything new, so here we go. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfdLYETxgtw


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on March 29, 2018, 08:51:01 PM
you guys inspired me to switch gears and go back to some sabering. I've been working Ye Olde' Kali sticks, as always. Haven't really thrown up anything new, so here we go. :)

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfdLYETxgtw[/url]


I've always admired your level of control and one thing I love about your style is how you very the speed of your strikes. Masterful as always.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 29, 2018, 09:36:00 PM
Nice job Ryan! *hides list of moves heís going to steal from that video*


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on March 29, 2018, 11:12:17 PM
Beautiful as always Ryan.

Elwood, I think those are the first videos I have seen of you, well done. Your reverse-grip has far surpassed my own.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on March 30, 2018, 12:00:12 AM
you guys inspired me to switch gears and go back to some sabering. I've been working Ye Olde' Kali sticks, as always. Haven't really thrown up anything new, so here we go. :)

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfdLYETxgtw[/url]


 That's rad Ryan! A lot of really good stuff from everyone in the last few days. So much inspiration.


Title: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on March 30, 2018, 01:42:12 AM
Nice job Ryan! *hides list of moves heís going to steal from that video*

Right?🤣.  flourishes and control- i love it, Ryan! ....plus i may have snagged a bit from the EclipseFlowerDefinitlyNotAnObiAni thread🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on March 30, 2018, 05:50:24 AM
I've always admired your level of control and one thing I love about your style is how you very the speed of your strikes. Masterful as always.

Thanks.  Slow is Smooth, smooth is fast. We will use speed transitions at my academy to show that you have the weapon and your footwork under control at all times. Keeps you in Flow better as well.Speaking of which, those Saber chukka's you have are awesome! 
Nice job Ryan! *hides list of moves heís going to steal from that video*

Already stolen some of your stuff. I haven't mastered it with the staff yet, but I can pull off an Angel roll 6 out of 10 attempts now and keep it smooth. Smacked myself in the head REALLY hard the other day when I tried it at speed.
Beautiful as always Ryan.

Thank you Kindly. Working on a QRC #4 spin vid at the moment. Definitely have to share some of the bloopers on this one. Don't have anything I like yet, other than a ton of fails.

That's rad Ryan! A lot of really good stuff from everyone in the last few days. So much inspiration.

I agree. Lots of great stuff the last couple weeks. Let's keep it going!
Right?🤣.  flourishes and control- i love it, Ryan! ....plus i may have snagged a bit from the EclipseFlowerDedinitelyNotObiAni thread🤙🏻

Lol. Now im going to end up calling it that.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on March 31, 2018, 09:40:54 PM
Here you go. Different type of expression. Not a single little flower or blossom.  Training for our Fan Film so im going a little outside of my comfort zone with the rigid, two hand, big steppin' movements. I prefer dual wield :)

Venturous, it's no Sterling but the song reminded me of one of your spin vid's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG9zrOVoPas


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on March 31, 2018, 10:48:11 PM
Here you go. Different type of expression. Not a single little flower or blossom.  Training for our Fan Film so im going a little outside of my comfort zone with the rigid, two hand, big steppin' movements. I prefer dual wield :)

Venturous, it's no Sterling but the song reminded me of one of your spin vid's.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG9zrOVoPas[/url]


That song was used in one of the previous Spin Wars Episodes (I think either Episode 2 or 3). I like how it is mostly strike oriented, which is something I need to incorporate more of into my style. Plus, that gave me an idea which I don't believe has been done before. As a new challenge to issue people, you have to make a five minute video of free-style spinning without doing a single little flower or plum blossom. That would teach people to not rely so heavily on probably two of the most common techniques and to learn how to work in other moves. And to be quite honest, I'd probably fail that challenge.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 01, 2018, 06:12:16 AM
Here you go. Different type of expression. Not a single little flower or blossom.  Training for our Fan Film so im going a little outside of my comfort zone with the rigid, two hand, big steppin' movements. I prefer dual wield :)

Venturous, it's no Sterling but the song reminded me of one of your spin vid's.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG9zrOVoPas[/url]


I love your martially rooted vids, Ryan.  Given that iíve been an amateur ninja(insert chuckle here) ever since i was a wee lad, seeing you bridge that with lightsabers just leaves me with that feeing of awe like when i was little.  Watching my first Norris, Lee, and Van Damme- oh the amazing montages!!🤘🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 01, 2018, 03:02:27 PM
Prepare for imminent vid bombardment!!!  In response to Master Vís ďno eclipse/flower spinĒ video challenge:
 http://youtu.be/Y8XycNay3X8  (http://youtu.be/Y8XycNay3X8)

 http://youtu.be/cyNGotide_8  (http://youtu.be/cyNGotide_8)

 http://youtu.be/dxKT7XygDJY  (http://youtu.be/dxKT7XygDJY)

 http://youtu.be/Mm1Y5EAU-Ts  (http://youtu.be/Mm1Y5EAU-Ts)

 http://youtu.be/oDFPxDLVAEY  (http://youtu.be/oDFPxDLVAEY)

What youíre not seeing is the deadly fruit assault we fended off via an Xbox 360, Kinect, and fruit ninja!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on April 01, 2018, 04:19:27 PM
Prepare for imminent vid bombardment!!!  In response to Master Vís ďno eclipse/flower spinĒ video challenge:
 [url]http://youtu.be/Y8XycNay3X8[/url]  ([url]http://youtu.be/Y8XycNay3X8[/url])

 [url]http://youtu.be/cyNGotide_8[/url]  ([url]http://youtu.be/cyNGotide_8[/url])

 [url]http://youtu.be/dxKT7XygDJY[/url]  ([url]http://youtu.be/dxKT7XygDJY[/url])

 [url]http://youtu.be/Mm1Y5EAU-Ts[/url]  ([url]http://youtu.be/Mm1Y5EAU-Ts[/url])

 [url]http://youtu.be/oDFPxDLVAEY[/url]  ([url]http://youtu.be/oDFPxDLVAEY[/url])

What youíre not seeing is the deadly fruit assault we fended off via an Xbox 360, Kinect, and fruit ninja!


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I suppose chopping fruit qualifies.... ;D Nice series of strikes. I definitely need to add more to my style to break up the monotony of spins.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 01, 2018, 04:34:01 PM
No joke- itís a really fun way to work out striking fluidity, and like i said a killer cardio!  My fiancť and i take turns and work on our strike form to prep for our choreography weíll be tying into soon.  Thatíll be a special video posting titledĒ Our First Dance🤘🏻😁Ē


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on April 01, 2018, 07:05:59 PM
That song was used in one of the previous Spin Wars Episodes (I think either Episode 2 or 3). I like how it is mostly strike oriented, which is something I need to incorporate more of into my style. Plus, that gave me an idea which I don't believe has been done before. As a new challenge to issue people, you have to make a five minute video of free-style spinning without doing a single little flower or plum blossom. That would teach people to not rely so heavily on probably two of the most common techniques and to learn how to work in other moves. And to be quite honest, I'd probably fail that challenge.

 That's a brilliant idea. I cant't wait to see the results.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on April 01, 2018, 07:10:41 PM
Prepare for imminent vid bombardment!!!  In response to Master Vís ďno eclipse/flower spinĒ video challenge:
 [url]http://youtu.be/Y8XycNay3X8[/url]  ([url]http://youtu.be/Y8XycNay3X8[/url])

 [url]http://youtu.be/cyNGotide_8[/url]  ([url]http://youtu.be/cyNGotide_8[/url])

 [url]http://youtu.be/dxKT7XygDJY[/url]  ([url]http://youtu.be/dxKT7XygDJY[/url])

 [url]http://youtu.be/Mm1Y5EAU-Ts[/url]  ([url]http://youtu.be/Mm1Y5EAU-Ts[/url])

 [url]http://youtu.be/oDFPxDLVAEY[/url]  ([url]http://youtu.be/oDFPxDLVAEY[/url])

What youíre not seeing is the deadly fruit assault we fended off via an Xbox 360, Kinect, and fruit ninja!


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 You show that fruit who's boss Elwood!!!
Strike hard!
Strike first!
No Mercy for fruit!!!

P.S. Can you saber me up a smoothie? Thanks.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 01, 2018, 10:29:39 PM
Looking through my old uploads I saw this.  Thought it looked kind of cool and forgot even recording it.  Itís weird seeing how similar he moves to me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL8CJpFXXbU


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 02, 2018, 01:16:19 AM
Looking through my old uploads I saw this.  Thought it looked kind of cool and forgot even recording it.  Itís weird seeing how similar he moves to me.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL8CJpFXXbU[/url]

 
Like master like padawan😁.  Indeed, Sam, i think youíd make for a good teacher!  And on a side note- itíd really be a shame if you maybe posted some more of your crossguard saber work....juuuuust saying😛


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on April 02, 2018, 02:29:26 AM

Like master like padawan😁.  Indeed, Sam, i think youíd make for a good teacher!  And on a side note- itíd really be a shame if you maybe posted some more of your crossguard saber work....juuuuust saying😛


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  Yes yes yes! A damn shame!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on April 02, 2018, 08:55:26 AM
Looking good.

Good stuff Elwood, would like to see you with some room so you can move around.

Sam, well done teaching the flourishes! His movements definitely have a Samhain flavor to them, but I can see subtle differences. Points for all.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 02, 2018, 09:44:32 PM

Like master like padawan😁.  Indeed, Sam, i think youíd make for a good teacher!  And on a side note- itíd really be a shame if you maybe posted some more of your crossguard saber work....juuuuust saying😛


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Itís some older stuff but it should suffice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXfMqjmqhWE&index=3&list=PLbCdZ0FCQ3zXPfT9_8lqfvu2C-KJGAsIR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKel3fEHdCk&t=0s&index=5&list=PLbCdZ0FCQ3zXPfT9_8lqfvu2C-KJGAsIR


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 03, 2018, 01:23:54 AM
Itís some older stuff but it should suffice.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXfMqjmqhWE&index=3&list=PLbCdZ0FCQ3zXPfT9_8lqfvu2C-KJGAsIR[/url]

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKel3fEHdCk&t=0s&index=5&list=PLbCdZ0FCQ3zXPfT9_8lqfvu2C-KJGAsIR[/url]


Yup- thatís some pretty good sufficing right there🤘🏻😁

And hey- are those custom blades on that bad boy?


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 03, 2018, 06:47:32 AM
Yup- thatís some pretty good sufficing right there🤘🏻😁

And hey- are those custom blades on that bad boy?


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That whole saber was an amazing scratch build I picked up and I did do the blades myself.  I sold that particular saber.  My current Kylo saber's blades arn't as nice but I had to make them to fit the smaller sockets.

(https://i.imgur.com/YbD7JBX.jpg)

My current one's a converted black series.  I think eventually I'll make some new side blades but I just haven't gotten around to it yet because it's a little tricker with the sockets fit.
(https://i.imgur.com/99tfMIV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IyLGhaL.jpg)



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 03, 2018, 07:06:39 AM
That whole saber was an amazing scratch build I picked up and I did do the blades myself.  I sold that particular saber.  My current Kylo saber's blades arn't as nice but I had to make them to fit the smaller sockets.

(https://i.imgur.com/YbD7JBX.jpg)

My current one's a converted black series.  I think eventually I'll make some new side blades but I just haven't gotten around to it yet because it's a little tricker with the sockets fit.
(https://i.imgur.com/99tfMIV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IyLGhaL.jpg)

Very cool!! You do make the darkside look pretty good, Sam🤙🏻 point when i get to the computer!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on April 03, 2018, 08:37:08 PM
More excellent stuff, Sam
Definitely liking your modded Black Series there


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 05, 2018, 06:18:59 PM
http://youtu.be/Z1WiM6LG6ww


First ever practice session in my Rogue Jedi gear.  I picked up the boots and my thigh piece for the second part. Fun fact: the musicís my composition🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on April 05, 2018, 07:26:37 PM
Excellent work with the Consular there.
Nice motto on the wall, too


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on April 05, 2018, 09:50:26 PM
Nice. Lookin' smooth Elwood. Great transitions.




Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on April 07, 2018, 06:25:31 PM
Hi guys,

after 3 months of destroying my kitchen, the weather is finally nice and I practised outside for the first time (YAY!).
Nothing special, just making myself dizzy  ;D.

cheers

http://youtu.be/YlOrp1n6_-M



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 07, 2018, 06:57:10 PM
Hi guys,

after 3 months of destroying my kitchen, the weather is finally nice and I practised outside for the first time (YAY!).
Nothing special, just making myself dizzy  ;D.

cheers

[url]http://youtu.be/YlOrp1n6_-M[/url]

Cheers, indeed! Looking good, Matt🤙🏻 feels good to stretch out a bit, eh?


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on April 07, 2018, 07:03:31 PM
Cheers, indeed! Looking good, Matt🤙🏻 feels good to stretch out a bit, eh?


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Thank you!
What a feeeeling, I can move now, haha. Congrats to your saber acadamy, it looks great. I wish I could practice with you guys  ;).


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on April 07, 2018, 09:18:47 PM
[url]http://youtu.be/Z1WiM6LG6ww[/url]


First ever practice session in my Rogue Jedi gear.  I picked up the boots and my thigh piece for the second part. Fun fact: the musicís my composition🤙🏻


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Looking good Elwood. So you make music too? What are you working with to make the music?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on April 08, 2018, 12:03:45 AM
Hi guys,

after 3 months of destroying my kitchen, the weather is finally nice and I practised outside for the first time (YAY!).
Nothing special, just making myself dizzy  ;D.

cheers

[url]http://youtu.be/YlOrp1n6_-M[/url]




Also looking good Matt. Everyone is killing it! And Sam, That cosplay is awesome. I particularly like the last pic. 


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on April 08, 2018, 01:52:16 AM
Also looking good Matt. Everyone is killing it! And Sam, That cosplay is awesome. I particularly like the last pic. 

Thank you Gar-Wi (cool profile pic ;) ) and love to the forum. All the videos are great and very inspirational  8).


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 08, 2018, 05:27:22 AM
Looking good Elwood. So you make music too? What are you working with to make the music?

I use Garage Band iOS version exclusively.  I found itís the easiest and fastest recording setup to keep up with how i write.  Plus, having everything for finishing( mastering n stuff) right in one place is awesome🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 09, 2018, 10:59:50 PM
A bit of catchup. I just realized I never posted these here.

This was an April 1st spin session as my alter ego Darth BunBun. It was also the second outing of my drone used to record it. The general rule of thumb here: Beware the parks and open spaces. The dark side is sometimes caught frolicking.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WVrmtQ7K_E

These next two are older videos I revisited with some cheap filters I just found. Expect these filters to be an option in this yearís Spin Wars.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0M-bk-7sOw
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMt8SwXKT-k


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 10, 2018, 01:17:21 AM
A bit of catchup. I just realized I never posted these here.

This was an April 1st spin session as my alter ego Darth BunBun. It was also the second outing of my drone used to record it. The general rule of thumb here: Beware the parks and open spaces. The dark side is sometimes caught frolicking.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WVrmtQ7K_E

These next two are older videos I revisited with some cheap filters I just found. Expect these filters to be an option in this yearís Spin Wars.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0M-bk-7sOw
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMt8SwXKT-k
Paying no nevermind to the freakout factor of a 6 foot bunny with a lightsaber(which is pretty awesome)- those filters are pretty rad, too🤘🏻 also a fan of that rainbow trail one, DC!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 11, 2018, 09:07:53 PM
Just some slow and smooth spins on my crossguard and Menace.  Nothing complicated,  I just felt like showing it doesnít have to be break neck speeds to look good.  Keeping a uniform speed and executing smooth transitions can look really awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkU-sJ549pw


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on April 12, 2018, 06:09:47 AM
Very nice and smooth 8)!. I looking forward to try out a staff soon.
cheers


Title: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 12, 2018, 10:03:36 AM
Just some slow and smooth spins on my crossguard and Menace.  Nothing complicated,  I just felt like showing it doesnít have to be break neck speeds to look good.  Keeping a uniform speed and executing smooth transitions can look really awesome!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkU-sJ549pw[/url]

 Smoooooove and stylish, Sam!🤙🏻 thanks for yet more work with your cross guard!  And your staff work is always enjoyable😁 I think i dig the slower speed stuff with the dark backdrop the best- itís almost like thereís a super-friendly lightsaber hovering around you😄


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on April 12, 2018, 03:04:00 PM
Just some slow and smooth spins on my crossguard and Menace.  Nothing complicated,  I just felt like showing it doesnít have to be break neck speeds to look good.  Keeping a uniform speed and executing smooth transitions can look really awesome!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkU-sJ549pw[/url]


Go Sam! Since I'm just getting over an arm injury, I started to use my sabers for the first time in a few weeks last night.
I can ONLY go slow due to the injury, so it's nice to see others doing the same. You still look faster than me when I was going full speed, I think because you are so much smoother.
You rock! Thanks for sharing your awesomeness. :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on April 12, 2018, 07:46:13 PM
Thanks again for sharing, Sam


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on April 12, 2018, 09:09:31 PM
So very jealous of that menace staff Sam...

DC, I showed Keira ( my daughter ) the Darth BunBun video and you are now a household name.

This is one from the vault, cleaning out all the old video's in preparation for upcoming projects. Anyway, if you have ever seen any of my sword, staff or empty hand freeform video's, there is a good chance you've seen the " skeleton ". I use it mostly for range control. When I was trained with the Staff/Spear, we would use structures like this to force tighter angles/flourishes. Limbs can actually be added to it as well. This one is a very basic version of something we used at the Academy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ9I33yglbc&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 12, 2018, 09:37:55 PM

DC, I showed Keira ( my daughter ) the Darth BunBun video and you are now a household name.


lol. I'm honored.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on April 12, 2018, 11:58:11 PM
So very jealous of that menace staff Sam...

DC, I showed Keira ( my daughter ) the Darth BunBun video and you are now a household name.

This is one from the vault, cleaning out all the old video's in preparation for upcoming projects. Anyway, if you have ever seen any of my sword, staff or empty hand freeform video's, there is a good chance you've seen the " skeleton ". I use it mostly for range control. When I was trained with the Staff/Spear, we would use structures like this to force tighter angles/flourishes. Limbs can actually be added to it as well. This one is a very basic version of something we used at the Academy.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ9I33yglbc&feature=youtu.be[/url]



Nice. Love the FX (I haven't spent the money on those ones, I just use the free ones :P). I think the only time I've seen the "skeleton" was in a video you did testing out an US blade. I wouldn't mind building me one sometime.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on April 13, 2018, 08:12:35 PM
So very jealous of that menace staff Sam...

DC, I showed Keira ( my daughter ) the Darth BunBun video and you are now a household name.

This is one from the vault, cleaning out all the old video's in preparation for upcoming projects. Anyway, if you have ever seen any of my sword, staff or empty hand freeform video's, there is a good chance you've seen the " skeleton ". I use it mostly for range control. When I was trained with the Staff/Spear, we would use structures like this to force tighter angles/flourishes. Limbs can actually be added to it as well. This one is a very basic version of something we used at the Academy.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ9I33yglbc&feature=youtu.be[/url]


Very nice idea for tightening one's form


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on April 15, 2018, 10:49:39 PM
 First videos ever. Lets start with the excuses shall we? ;) Here we go!
I had been up the entire night and was about to go to sleep when my best friend sent me a video of his newborn son, Kenzo.
He asked me to send him a lightsaber video in return (how could I say no to that).
The reason I'm explaining what I'm doing in the video is because he knows nothing about this stuff other than the movies and I'm also just showing off the sabers because I'm trying to get him to buy one. I know, I know, plum FLOWER, but I kept saying BLOSSOM. I'm adding a spin at the top anyway so I don't even know what you call that. I have only been over my arm injury for about two days so it's super sloppy and I was falling into that trap of switching hands and then switching right back.
Also This is my third attempt at dual wielding (as you can see from the slop transition where I smack my blades together). I also hit my leg more than a couple times, and a chair that is off screen.
There is one curse word so I will just put the link. And the Harlem Globetrotter move was just to make him laugh. Wow! That is a lot of excuses.
I have performed as a DJ hundreds of times in front of hundreds of people at a time, but showing you guys my attempts at spinning is way more nerve wracking. I'm also 5 days sober. I promise less excuses from now on. I just felt like if I didn't post something soon I never would. Thank you Cephalus and Venturous. If it weren't for you guys I wouldn't even be able to attempt any of this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUqnBvLOdC4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2_1ad1ffUs



   


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 16, 2018, 04:36:16 AM
First videos ever. Lets start with the excuses shall we? ;) Here we go!
I had been up the entire night and was about to go to sleep when my best friend sent me a video of his newborn son, Kenzo.
He asked me to send him a lightsaber video in return (how could I say no to that).
The reason I'm explaining what I'm doing in the video is because he knows nothing about this stuff other than the movies and I'm also just showing off the sabers because I'm trying to get him to buy one. I know, I know, plum FLOWER, but I kept saying BLOSSOM. I'm adding a spin at the top anyway so I don't even know what you call that. I have only been over my arm injury for about two days so it's super sloppy and I was falling into that trap of switching hands and then switching right back.
Also This is my third attempt at dual wielding (as you can see from the slop transition where I smack my blades together). I also hit my leg more than a couple times, and a chair that is off screen.
There is one curse word so I will just put the link. And the Harlem Globetrotter move was just to make him laugh. Wow! That is a lot of excuses.
I have performed as a DJ hundreds of times in front of hundreds of people at a time, but showing you guys my attempts at spinning is way more nerve wracking. I'm also 5 days sober. I promise less excuses from now on. I just felt like if I didn't post something soon I never would. Thank you Cephalus and Venturous. If it weren't for you guys I wouldn't even be able to attempt any of this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUqnBvLOdC4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2_1ad1ffUs



   
Itís about time, Gar!!😁 honestly dude- looking good!  Your dual wield is smoother than anything iíve attempted yet, and your left hand seems to play along with your right much better than mine(pardon the envy there😜).  Keep it up!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 16, 2018, 07:31:49 AM
I wish YouTube didnít compress my videos so much.  But hereís me fooling around in costume at a con this weekend.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8Io1v5ObRs&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on April 16, 2018, 11:41:05 AM
First videos ever. Lets start with the excuses shall we? ;) Here we go!
I had been up the entire night and was about to go to sleep when my best friend sent me a video of his newborn son, Kenzo.
He asked me to send him a lightsaber video in return (how could I say no to that).
The reason I'm explaining what I'm doing in the video is because he knows nothing about this stuff other than the movies and I'm also just showing off the sabers because I'm trying to get him to buy one. I know, I know, plum FLOWER, but I kept saying BLOSSOM. I'm adding a spin at the top anyway so I don't even know what you call that. I have only been over my arm injury for about two days so it's super sloppy and I was falling into that trap of switching hands and then switching right back.
Also This is my third attempt at dual wielding (as you can see from the slop transition where I smack my blades together). I also hit my leg more than a couple times, and a chair that is off screen.
There is one curse word so I will just put the link. And the Harlem Globetrotter move was just to make him laugh. Wow! That is a lot of excuses.
I have performed as a DJ hundreds of times in front of hundreds of people at a time, but showing you guys my attempts at spinning is way more nerve wracking. I'm also 5 days sober. I promise less excuses from now on. I just felt like if I didn't post something soon I never would. Thank you Cephalus and Venturous. If it weren't for you guys I wouldn't even be able to attempt any of this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUqnBvLOdC4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2_1ad1ffUs


   

Well, color me impressed.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on April 16, 2018, 12:42:07 PM
First videos ever. Lets start with the excuses shall we? ;) Here we go!
I had been up the entire night and was about to go to sleep when my best friend sent me a video of his newborn son, Kenzo.
He asked me to send him a lightsaber video in return (how could I say no to that).
The reason I'm explaining what I'm doing in the video is because he knows nothing about this stuff other than the movies and I'm also just showing off the sabers because I'm trying to get him to buy one. I know, I know, plum FLOWER, but I kept saying BLOSSOM. I'm adding a spin at the top anyway so I don't even know what you call that. I have only been over my arm injury for about two days so it's super sloppy and I was falling into that trap of switching hands and then switching right back.
Also This is my third attempt at dual wielding (as you can see from the slop transition where I smack my blades together). I also hit my leg more than a couple times, and a chair that is off screen.
There is one curse word so I will just put the link. And the Harlem Globetrotter move was just to make him laugh. Wow! That is a lot of excuses.
I have performed as a DJ hundreds of times in front of hundreds of people at a time, but showing you guys my attempts at spinning is way more nerve wracking. I'm also 5 days sober. I promise less excuses from now on. I just felt like if I didn't post something soon I never would. Thank you Cephalus and Venturous. If it weren't for you guys I wouldn't even be able to attempt any of this.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUqnBvLOdC4[/url]

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2_1ad1ffUs[/url]


That was not bad at all. Way smoother than you were making it out to be.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on April 16, 2018, 12:56:01 PM
First videos ever. Lets start with the excuses shall we? ;) Here we go!
I had been up the entire night and was about to go to sleep when my best friend sent me a video of his newborn son, Kenzo.
He asked me to send him a lightsaber video in return (how could I say no to that).
The reason I'm explaining what I'm doing in the video is because he knows nothing about this stuff other than the movies and I'm also just showing off the sabers because I'm trying to get him to buy one. I know, I know, plum FLOWER, but I kept saying BLOSSOM. I'm adding a spin at the top anyway so I don't even know what you call that. I have only been over my arm injury for about two days so it's super sloppy and I was falling into that trap of switching hands and then switching right back.
Also This is my third attempt at dual wielding (as you can see from the slop transition where I smack my blades together). I also hit my leg more than a couple times, and a chair that is off screen.
There is one curse word so I will just put the link. And the Harlem Globetrotter move was just to make him laugh. Wow! That is a lot of excuses.
I have performed as a DJ hundreds of times in front of hundreds of people at a time, but showing you guys my attempts at spinning is way more nerve wracking. I'm also 5 days sober. I promise less excuses from now on. I just felt like if I didn't post something soon I never would. Thank you Cephalus and Venturous. If it weren't for you guys I wouldn't even be able to attempt any of this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUqnBvLOdC4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2_1ad1ffUs

Nice to see something from you, looking good  8)!
It's funny, I'm almost in the same situation. I'm a DJ too and played lots of shows but I'm still nervous most of the time. With spinning is even more worse cause I'm not very extrovert. Thought about hundred times of creating a
youtube account or not, haha  ::).


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 19, 2018, 08:14:39 PM
Practicing on a windy night in the dark.  Not ideal conditions but itís when I have time to do it.  My saber kinda went all wonky on me a couple times.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApoXstirTtg&feature=youtu.be

So when I was doing my photos as Maul I did a little bit of spinning.  I for sure want to head back to the area and do a proper demo.  I did some test shots and I figured Iíd share with you guys.  I need to go back with a better camera and frame some of this up myself.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59KJmLqqpC0&feature=youtu.be



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on April 19, 2018, 09:18:25 PM
Practicing on a windy night in the dark.  Not ideal conditions but itís when I have time to do it.  My saber kinda went all wonky on me a couple times.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApoXstirTtg&feature=youtu.be[/url]

So when I was doing my photos as Maul I did a little bit of spinning.  I for sure want to head back to the area and do a proper demo.  I did some test shots and I figured Iíd share with you guys.  I need to go back with a better camera and frame some of this up myself.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59KJmLqqpC0&feature=youtu.be[/url]




Smooth, as always.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 20, 2018, 02:08:00 AM
Practicing on a windy night in the dark.  Not ideal conditions but itís when I have time to do it.  My saber kinda went all wonky on me a couple times.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApoXstirTtg&feature=youtu.be[/url]

So when I was doing my photos as Maul I did a little bit of spinning.  I for sure want to head back to the area and do a proper demo.  I did some test shots and I figured Iíd share with you guys.  I need to go back with a better camera and frame some of this up myself.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59KJmLqqpC0&feature=youtu.be[/url]

 Smoove n inspiring, Sam!  Your heaven spins are awesome( and insanely level with both staff and single saber!)🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on April 20, 2018, 05:08:49 PM
Hi to all,

I just practiced a bit of new stuff and slowly developing some little routines that I like (like the sit(h) down move, haha).
Sadly I couldn't use the better takes for the video because my camera dicided to make it blurry
but anyway. Have a good one  ;).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-bzc7jFZjE




Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 20, 2018, 06:11:48 PM
Hi to all,

I just practiced a bit of new stuff and slowly developing some little routines that I like (like the sit(h) down move, haha).
Sadly I couldn't use the better takes for the video because my camera dicided to make it blurry
but anyway. Have a good one  ;).

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-bzc7jFZjE[/url]

 Nice! Looking pretty smooth, Matt! So what was the rough development time for the sit(h) down?  Itís so subtle, yet powerful😄


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on April 20, 2018, 06:22:33 PM
Nice! Looking pretty smooth, Matt! So what was the rough development time for the sit(h) down?  Itís so subtle, yet powerful😄


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Haha, thank you. This happens when you practice all at once. Wait for the reverse version  :D.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on April 20, 2018, 11:28:03 PM
Hi to all,

I just practiced a bit of new stuff and slowly developing some little routines that I like (like the sit(h) down move, haha).
Sadly I couldn't use the better takes for the video because my camera dicided to make it blurry
but anyway. Have a good one  ;).

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-bzc7jFZjE[/url]





Very nice Matt. Smooth. How long have you been spinning?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on April 21, 2018, 02:45:27 AM
Very nice Matt. Smooth. How long have you been spinning?


Thank you Gar-Wi. I started spinning 3,4 month ago. Yesterday I got a little bit into reverse grip for the first time and little transitions and throws.
I hope this is not too boring for the advanced spinners here because I've still have so much to learn to make it look more interesting. My goal is to work on several moves in the next monts and developing one nice routine.
What you guys prefer in your performances? Always freestyle or having a concept. I guess combining both worlds works best for me.

Greetings  :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on April 21, 2018, 08:24:14 AM
Lookin' good! I say this to all of my students at the Academy no matter their level of skill. Always go back to basics, always, always, always. They are more important than anything else you will learn. The Intermediate/Advance technqiues are great, but entirely worthless if you do not have a mastery of Basics.

Keep at it, looking great!

As for " styles " for training. I always start with some basic drills, intermediate flourishes and then some Diamond footwork with some Box steps and cross steps. For demo's, Freeform all the way. Dont think.....feeeeeeeeeel.....


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 21, 2018, 09:26:31 AM
Lookin' good! I say this to all of my students at the Academy no matter their level of skill. Always go back to basics, always, always, always. They are more important than anything else you will learn. The Intermediate/Advance technqiues are great, but entirely worthless if you do not have a mastery of Basics.

Keep at it, looking great!

As for " styles " for training. I always start with some basic drills, intermediate flourishes and then some Diamond footwork with some Box steps and cross steps. For demo's, Freeform all the way. Dont think.....feeeeeeeeeel.....
Agreed on all fronts, Ryan! Though iím not as schooled martially as you- i know the importance of building from the ground up.  Whether itís in ballroom, saber work, or choreography, if your feet arenít stable then youíre on your face(or your back given the circumstance😉).     

I find when i do my practice i almost 100% freestyle as well- though if iím working new footwork or body movement, iíll do smaller routines so i can continuously circle back for a smooth repetition drill.  Then i come back to a general freestyle to work on multiple transitions into said new move. 

And again- lookiní good, Matt!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on April 21, 2018, 09:36:49 AM
Lookin' good! I say this to all of my students at the Academy no matter their level of skill. Always go back to basics, always, always, always. They are more important than anything else you will learn. The Intermediate/Advance technqiues are great, but entirely worthless if you do not have a mastery of Basics.

Keep at it, looking great!

As for " styles " for training. I always start with some basic drills, intermediate flourishes and then some Diamond footwork with some Box steps and cross steps. For demo's, Freeform all the way. Dont think.....feeeeeeeeeel.....

Thank you Ryan for sharing your knowledge and being an inspiration! It's exactly what I've learned so far, be patienced and work on the basics. I've tried to lay down a little plan what I want to do when I'm spinning, just to break that habit of repeating myself, but it didn't work, so after a while I said, ok, just do it and have fun  :D.

Also thank you Elwood, means a lot  ;)



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on April 21, 2018, 12:58:52 PM
Lookin' good! I say this to all of my students at the Academy no matter their level of skill. Always go back to basics, always, always, always. They are more important than anything else you will learn. The Intermediate/Advance technqiues are great, but entirely worthless if you do not have a mastery of Basics.

Keep at it, looking great!

As for " styles " for training. I always start with some basic drills, intermediate flourishes and then some Diamond footwork with some Box steps and cross steps. For demo's, Freeform all the way. Dont think.....feeeeeeeeeel.....

Great advice. I dig the Bruce Lee Enter the Dragon reference about feeeeeeeeeel.....


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 23, 2018, 02:05:26 PM
Hi to all,

I just practiced a bit of new stuff and slowly developing some little routines that I like (like the sit(h) down move, haha).
Sadly I couldn't use the better takes for the video because my camera dicided to make it blurry
but anyway. Have a good one  ;).

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-bzc7jFZjE[/url]




I was watching this and it struck me; you guys doing all this spinning now sound so unsure about yourselves sometimes, but believe it or not, you are all well beyond the people who used to be considered the masters many years ago before people like venturous and the TPLA hit the scene. Case in point: Banditcar. Some of you know what I mean. It is just nice to see the skill level of the community as a whole move so far so fast. Keep the videos coming.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on April 23, 2018, 04:22:53 PM
I was watching this and it struck me; you guys doing all this spinning now sound so unsure about yourselves sometimes, but believe it or not, you are all well beyond the people who used to be considered the masters many years ago before people like venturous and the TPLA hit the scene. Case in point: Banditcar. Some of you know what I mean. It is just nice to see the skill level of the community as a whole move so far so fast. Keep the videos coming.

Hey thanks for watching. As I said before I wouldn't even know where to start without you, Venturous and all the other people here who share their knowledge. Big thanks for that again  ;).
As for me personally I'm always very self-critical in my creative work or when I show something to others. I guess this and just having fun keeps me going on.
greetings  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on April 23, 2018, 04:39:34 PM
I was watching this and it struck me; you guys doing all this spinning now sound so unsure about yourselves sometimes, but believe it or not, you are all well beyond the people who used to be considered the masters many years ago before people like venturous and the TPLA hit the scene. Case in point: Banditcar. Some of you know what I mean. It is just nice to see the skill level of the community as a whole move so far so fast. Keep the videos coming.

I'm still amazed at how fast some of these whipper-snappers learn. I show off a move and the next day someone is doing it better, faster, and with three other variations.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 24, 2018, 06:44:19 AM
I'm still amazed at how fast some of these whipper-snappers learn. I show off a move and the next day someone is doing it better, faster, and with three other variations.
Lol🤣 iím 36, dude- so i donít think i can quite class as a whipper snapper.  But i still totally appreciate the kudos from the very folks that got me into it via tutorials🤘🏻 this is just a great community to be a part of!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 25, 2018, 03:53:43 PM
i'm posting this one on behalf of my most amazing other.  She's a competitive ballroom dancer with former ballet training, so she's got some awesome pivots and foot work- just need to get her into her warrioress stance a bit more ;) we begin our choreography for our wedding duel pretty soon- and we've already got a few months of practice on an amazing waltz for our first dance.  yes, yes- it'll be posted(probably with about 30 angles lol) sometime after October 6th ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcPSmHSE2aM


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 25, 2018, 06:38:46 PM
It must be the sunglasses: as soon as she started wearing them, she loosened up and the saber work dramatically improved.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on April 25, 2018, 07:50:56 PM
Thanks for sharing this.
Should be an awesome duel to see at the wedding


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 26, 2018, 01:32:48 AM
It must be the sunglasses: as soon as she started wearing them, she loosened up and the saber work dramatically improved.
Yup- thatís what i thought, too😄


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on April 26, 2018, 05:12:34 AM
It must be the sunglasses: as soon as she started wearing them, she loosened up and the saber work dramatically improved.

That's because she was invisible!


Title: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 26, 2018, 05:08:48 PM
working in a couple recently( and kind of accidentally) learned moves. thanks, DC and Gar-Wi 😄
And also just realized i misspelled  ďKraytĒ in my vidís title😬
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fce_QTw30fo


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on April 26, 2018, 06:17:56 PM
working in a couple recently( and kind of accidentally) learned moves. thanks, DC and Gar-Wi ;D
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fce_QTw30fo[/url]


Man, you got that roll looking sick! Your style is looking more and more like an intricate dance. Nice.
Really cool to see your bride to be getting down too.  :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on April 26, 2018, 07:46:44 PM
Some more excellent saber work there


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on April 27, 2018, 12:34:46 AM
A practice session as seen by an ant. I was out practicing on my way to the car, trying out some new tosses, some different pacing, and my quick release coupler, when I saw this small insect filming me from atop a blade of grass. Turns out he was a really cool guy. He air dropped the footage to me and even said I could post it in exchange for a drop of sugar water.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKp5_yP95ms


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 27, 2018, 02:55:35 AM
A practice session as seen by an ant. I was out practicing on my way to the car, trying out some new tosses, some different pacing, and my quick release coupler, when I saw this small insect filming me from atop a blade of grass. Turns out he was a really cool guy. He air dropped the footage to me and even said I could post it in exchange for a drop of sugar water.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKp5_yP95ms
Awwwww....You found a friend!😁 nice to see some staff work again from you, DC!🤙🏻
I need to look into those day blades...


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on April 27, 2018, 03:09:55 AM
A practice session as seen by an ant. I was out practicing on my way to the car, trying out some new tosses, some different pacing, and my quick release coupler, when I saw this small insect filming me from atop a blade of grass. Turns out he was a really cool guy. He air dropped the footage to me and even said I could post it in exchange for a drop of sugar water.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKp5_yP95ms

If you see that cool little ant again, tell him I said thanks for letting you post this.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on April 27, 2018, 10:02:15 AM
Very nice DC. Couple things I really liked, when you threw both sabers up, that was cool. Also all the contact work. Many of those I am afraid to eve try, because I don't want to drop the sabers, but I have been trying to do the neck roll thing, so that was cool to see someone else do it. Also, you already have green grass, I am kind of jealous, but not too much. I like the cold. I just want the grass to practice on.  :P


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 27, 2018, 02:39:38 PM
Man, you got that roll looking sick! Your style is looking more and more like an intricate dance. Nice.
Really cool to see your bride to be getting down too.  :)
Thanks on all fronts, Gar🤙🏻 i really appreciate the words😁



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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 27, 2018, 02:41:02 PM
Some more excellent saber work there
Many thanks, Therion😁 and thanks again for sharing some of your stuff!🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 27, 2018, 07:40:05 PM
Weeeeeeell the damn batteries died while I was in the middle of recording.  Oh well, posting it anyway.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQjqnCf7-08&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on April 27, 2018, 08:22:44 PM
 Constantly killin' it Sam. Dope.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on April 27, 2018, 10:47:10 PM
You've got some crazy speed in that vid Sam.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 27, 2018, 11:23:34 PM
You've got some crazy speed in that vid Sam.

After training with the fire sword that saber feels like nothing in my hand.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 28, 2018, 01:22:19 AM
Weeeeeeell the damn batteries died while I was in the middle of recording.  Oh well, posting it anyway.


[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQjqnCf7-08&feature=youtu.be[/url]

Awesome Sam🤙🏻 seriously, your horizontal spins are so smooth and consistant! And that is one particularly mega-bright blade!....well until the batteries KOed. 


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on April 28, 2018, 07:18:51 PM
Weeeeeeell the damn batteries died while I was in the middle of recording.  Oh well, posting it anyway.


[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQjqnCf7-08&feature=youtu.be[/url]

Sam, your left hand work looks better than my right...and I'm right handed


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 29, 2018, 03:58:28 PM
as titled- my lady going to town!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiqiJwC87cg


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on April 29, 2018, 05:09:33 PM
as titled- my lady going to town!
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiqiJwC87cg[/url]


Damn! She's fast!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 29, 2018, 06:09:33 PM
Hereís some throwaway practice stuff with my fire sword and lightsaber.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ5DFMRn2FQ&feature=youtu.be

This kids reaction at the park to angel roll made me laugh.  Someone was recording us apparently lol.  Give this one some sound lol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfV8vSrLZ3w&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on April 29, 2018, 07:55:08 PM
as titled- my lady going to town!
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiqiJwC87cg[/url]

She's got that reverse grip going hard there

And Sam?
Yet more good work going there


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 29, 2018, 08:43:39 PM
I donít always go fast, but when I do
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxCj4V5ACFE&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on April 29, 2018, 09:08:54 PM
It literally looks like you set that video to like x2 speed.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 29, 2018, 09:31:14 PM
I promise itís not lmao, Iíll be glad to prove it on skype or a live video if I have to.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on April 29, 2018, 11:34:56 PM
I promise itís not lmao, Iíll be glad to prove it on skype or a live video if I have to.

Oh, I know it's not. I was just merely stating that because of the speed that we usually see things from you, it looks like it is sped up artificially.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 30, 2018, 03:02:40 PM
Iím not thrilled with it, but I tried to do some spinning in costume for May the 4th, I figured Iíd go ahead and share it even if itís early.  For the actual 4th Iím still figuring out what Iím doing, but itíll probably just be hanging out in costume somewhere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgSM0moaQvs


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 02, 2018, 06:39:21 PM
Keeping things going
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBxXkxNQddw&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on May 02, 2018, 08:30:59 PM
Keeping things going
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBxXkxNQddw&feature=youtu.be[/url]


Video is blocked.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 02, 2018, 08:48:06 PM
Had this problem before.  Should work if you try it again.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on May 02, 2018, 09:08:00 PM
Not yet. Still says copyright issues. :(


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 02, 2018, 09:10:32 PM
Iíll pull the audio then I guess.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on May 02, 2018, 09:48:56 PM
 There we go! Sickness! I've got to get a purple saber. Any tips or tutorial links on getting the angel roll or other contact moves? You got that Sh%# down brother!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 02, 2018, 10:22:04 PM
There we go! Sickness! I've got to get a purple saber. Any tips or tutorial links on getting the angel roll or other contact moves? You got that Sh%# down brother!


I posted my progress as I figured it out, there's a thread.  Basically I saw someone do it, and I just went out and hit myself in the face until I could do it on command.

http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=36356.0


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on May 02, 2018, 11:22:15 PM
I posted my progress as I figured it out, there's a thread.  Basically I saw someone do it, and I just went out and hit myself in the face until I could do it on command.

[url]http://www.saberforum.com/index.php?topic=36356.0[/url]


Thanks. :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on May 03, 2018, 07:47:42 PM
More excellent work, Sam


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on May 04, 2018, 05:26:21 PM
Hey guys,

first of all I wish you a great may the 4th and wow, I just watched so many great new videos here. Everybody rocks!  :)
So, I enjoyed my day off and finally had time to practice. I didn't want to cut anything so I just stoped where the track ends.

cheeeers  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVQFunU2IT4&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on May 04, 2018, 05:43:42 PM
Very nice Matt. Loving the Orange blade.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on May 04, 2018, 05:45:17 PM
Hey guys,

first of all I wish you a great may the 4th and wow, I just watched so many great new videos here. Everybody rocks!  :)
So, I enjoyed my day off and finally had time to practice. I didn't want to cut anything so I just stoped where the track ends.

cheeeers  ;D

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVQFunU2IT4&feature=youtu.be[/url]



Great stuff Matt! I would say that is really good considering that you've only been at it for a few months, but that's just really good in general. It looks like you have been doing this far longer than you said. Good music and nice long video too. Impressive. -1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on May 05, 2018, 04:10:38 AM
Many thanks Gar-Wi! I'm quite satisfied with the progress so far. It's just so much fun to learn and discover new things each time.  :)

Also thank you Taegin! The orange blade is my favourite. I wasn't sure of the hilt at the beginning, it's a Initiate LE v3 with a Malice square pommel,
but I fell in love with this thing. It's so comfortable. ;D



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on May 05, 2018, 06:11:59 AM
Hey guys,

first of all I wish you a great may the 4th and wow, I just watched so many great new videos here. Everybody rocks!  :)
So, I enjoyed my day off and finally had time to practice. I didn't want to cut anything so I just stoped where the track ends.

cheeeers  ;D

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVQFunU2IT4&feature=youtu.be[/url]

Matt!🤙🏻😁 super smooth, and looking good, dude!


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Title: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on May 05, 2018, 06:28:30 AM
A day late, but this was my warm-up before studio hours yesterday🤙🏻
http://youtu.be/STrbsbkibcY

Happy belated May the 4th!!
With a special nod to Matt(who happens to rock some good electronica might i add😁)


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on May 05, 2018, 07:05:20 AM
A day late, but this was my warm-up before studio hours yesterday
[url]http://youtu.be/STrbsbkibcY[/url]

Happy belated May the 4th!!
With a special nod to Matt(who happens to rock some good electronica might i add)


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Haha, I had to laugh out loud when I heard the song.
Great video man! I love that jump-horizontal cut-I kill you from above-combo @1.25  ;D.
Hope you had a great day at the acadamy, how was it?
And thank you  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 05, 2018, 06:08:13 PM
Good sabering, but I was also caught unawares by the music. Is that German hiphop? Whatever it is, the tempo is a perfect match. Were you freestyling to that or is that in post?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on May 06, 2018, 04:49:12 AM
Good sabering, but I was also caught unawares by the music. Is that German hiphop? Whatever it is, the tempo is a perfect match. Were you freestyling to that or is that in post?
Thanks, DC! That was Peter Fox, and itís kiiind of a blend of german hiphop and pop.  It was done in post, but i seem to get pretty lucky with my wielding tempo and my tunes😁


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on May 09, 2018, 05:10:43 PM
Trying out some new exercises i'm working out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHaapdcc4QM


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on May 09, 2018, 07:21:23 PM
More excellent work there, EG


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 09, 2018, 09:21:02 PM
Just some practice session with a slight filter of some work with a quick release coupler from Ultra Sabers. Not nearly Ryan smooth with it.  A bit of spinning, a bit of contact, a bit of flow, a bit of Russian Shashka, set to some appropriate Spring music.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVyJ_a3XUMw


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on May 09, 2018, 10:41:31 PM
Just some practice session with a slight filter of some work with a quick release coupler from Ultra Sabers. Not nearly Ryan smooth with it.  A bit of spinning, a bit of contact, a bit of flow, a bit of Russian Shashka, set to some appropriate Spring music.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVyJ_a3XUMw

I'm not entirely sure how the Nutcracker is Spring music, but maybe you know something that I don't.  ;) Anyways, another very nice demo from DC.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on May 09, 2018, 11:08:59 PM
I'm not entirely sure how the Nutcracker is Spring music, but maybe you know something that I don't.  ;) Anyways, another very nice demo from DC.
It is in the nutcracker, but the song is waltz of the flowers.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on May 09, 2018, 11:24:56 PM
Trying out some new exercises i'm working out.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHaapdcc4QM[/url]


Ellwood. I have to describe your flow as tight like hallways. ;) +1

Just some practice session with a slight filter of some work with a quick release coupler from Ultra Sabers. Not nearly Ryan smooth with it.  A bit of spinning, a bit of contact, a bit of flow, a bit of Russian Shashka, set to some appropriate Spring music.
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVyJ_a3XUMw]www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVyJ_a3XUMw[/url]


What can i say? The man, the myth, the legend. Great choice of music. -1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on May 10, 2018, 12:04:47 AM
It is in the nutcracker, but the song is waltz of the flowers.

That makes more sense as to why you'd have chosen it then. It did go really well with the video too.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: KennayGW on May 10, 2018, 01:17:21 AM
Gonna start practicing now. That looks wicked. Gonna go practice and then goto raves with my saber lol. Will be epic.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on May 10, 2018, 05:53:45 AM
lookin' good! Nice training session Elwood.

Loving the music DC. As well as the QRC training! Smooth as always.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on May 16, 2018, 03:42:22 PM
Some late practice at the studio🤙🏻 just a clip from a larger session i trimmed down for instagram.
http://youtu.be/DV1sRKC9eWY


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Gar-Wi Musan on May 16, 2018, 03:52:42 PM
Some late practice at the studio🤙🏻 just a clip from a larger session i trimmed down for instagram.
[url]http://youtu.be/DV1sRKC9eWY[/url]


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Rad. That place looks like so much fun to practice in. I was wondering when you were going to block out the light from the windows.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on May 18, 2018, 03:56:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2BnVEHr8XI

more saber staff practice! two dominix V2's with 24" blades for my semi-wee stature ;D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on May 30, 2018, 09:51:45 AM
I was inspired to do an action tribute to an American Ninja Warrior( that also happens to LOVE StarWars) that I met through Instagram. enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3Lqm4OpiRw


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on May 30, 2018, 07:35:21 PM
Nice dramatic lighting by just using the saber. Excellent


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on May 30, 2018, 08:10:20 PM
I was inspired to do an action tribute to an American Ninja Warrior( that also happens to LOVE StarWars) that I met through Instagram. enjoy!
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3Lqm4OpiRw[/url]


Excellent choice of music there. It also makes a ton of difference having a dynamic camera shot. That is something I would love to start doing with my videos, rather than just have a static straight on view the whole time. Well done sir.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on May 30, 2018, 11:56:13 PM
Yeah! Spinning, light, camera, costume everthing is on point. What can I say...great work!  8)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on May 31, 2018, 01:37:54 AM
Thanks, guys!😁🤙🏻 this one was really fun to do- and i also have to say that my camera woman did an awesome job for her cinematic debut! Iím hoping to utilize those talents again🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on June 01, 2018, 04:31:27 AM
It was a nice night yesterday, so I went out for a practice session  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC4D_28rdcw&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on June 01, 2018, 11:10:57 AM
It was a nice night yesterday, so I went out for a practice session  :)

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC4D_28rdcw&feature=youtu.be[/url]

Matt, you keep getting smoother and quicker!🤙🏻  dig it!😁 also dig the tunes😉


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on June 01, 2018, 12:17:29 PM
Thank you! I'll try to record every two weeks to see progress and keep me motivated.  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on June 02, 2018, 05:14:05 PM
It was a nice night yesterday, so I went out for a practice session  :)

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC4D_28rdcw&feature=youtu.be[/url]



Most impressive. How long have you been doing this? Is this freestyle or choreographed? I would like to do the same type of movements and eventually be able to just let it flow. Any tips on where to start? Sorry for all the questions, I'm just overwhelmed at how much info there is here.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on June 02, 2018, 06:55:27 PM
Hi Darth Silenoz,

thank you and welcome! I started spinning in january this year and had no experience before. The recording is freestyle. I practice each move by its own first and then I try to mix it spontaneously. I learned almost everything from the youtube tutorial series from Master Venturous and Darth Cephalus. These videos are very well done and fun to watch. Best advice I can give you (which I've also learned here  ;)) is: learn the basics first, practice very slow at the beginning (slow leads to smooth, smooth leads to fast), be patient the feeling for the saber will come after a while. You also find tons of information here in this forum and you can always ask everybody. Please forum members correct me and add important things I forgot to mention.
I hope this is a little help for you. Enjoy practice and mtfbwy!  :)




Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on June 02, 2018, 07:03:20 PM
Hi Darth Silenoz,

thank you and welcome! I started spinning in january this year and had no experience before. The recording is freestyle. I practice each move by its own first and then I try to mix it spontaneously. I learned almost everything from the youtube tutorial series from Master Venturous and Darth Cephalus. These videos are very well done and fun to watch. Best advice I can give you (which I've also learned here  ;)) is: learn the basics first, practice very slow at the beginning (slow leads to smooth, smooth leads to fast), be patient the feeling for the saber will come after a while. You also find tons of information here in this forum and you can always ask everybody. I hope this is a little help for you. Please other forum members correct me and add important things I've forgot to mention.
I hope this is a little help for you. Enjoy practice and mtfbwy!  :)

Hey, thanks. I had a feeling people would be helpful here. "Slow leads to smooth, smooth leads to fast." Words to live by.





Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on June 03, 2018, 07:17:20 AM
Now that I've finally gotten some new batteries, I thought it appropriate to make a new video with these.

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg&feature=youtu.be]www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg&feature=youtu.be[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJ8DKtL5Vg#ws[/url])


Man, That was just beautiful. I hope to be half that graceful one day. I think I'd rather do that than duel at this point. It looks so meditative.
Plus you don't have to wait to find an opponent. I was told to watch your tutorials by Matt Nihilus. I'm going to have to get on that. I am just scratching the surface of all these new styles everyone has, but that was like a dance. fantastic. Oh yeah, how long have you been doing this, and do you have any martial arts training? It looks to me like you do.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on June 03, 2018, 08:12:20 AM
Weíre all pretty good about answering questions Iíd you need any help!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on June 03, 2018, 08:33:05 AM
Weíre all pretty good about answering questions Iíd you need any help!

Sure seems like it so far. Thank you. I have a question for you. Can I call you FTBM? Full Time Beast Mode. Or is Sam alright? :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on June 03, 2018, 08:44:37 AM
Sure seems like it so far. Thank you. I have a question for you. Can I call you FTBM? Full Time Beast Mode. Or is Sam alright? :)
Right on- or you can call him more than a little intimidating when heís all Mauled up🤙🏻 Love your getup with that, Sam. 


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on June 03, 2018, 09:52:49 AM
Man, That was just beautiful. I hope to be half that graceful one day. I think I'd rather do that than duel at this point. It looks so meditative.
Plus you don't have to wait to find an opponent. I was told to watch your tutorials by Matt Nihilus. I'm going to have to get on that. I am just scratching the surface of all these new styles everyone has, but that was like a dance. fantastic. Oh yeah, how long have you been doing this, and do you have any martial arts training? It looks to me like you do.

Thank you. That was one of the more artistic vids I've done. I'd love to get a group together and film a saber vid to music, but that probably won't happen anytime soon.

I've been spinning stuff for over ten years, mostly with a staff, but I try to mix it up. As far as martial arts experience goes, I used to study Jeet Kune Do on my own and anything and everything Bruce Lee growing up. That's where I picked up nunchaku. In terms of formal training, I am a black belt in an American martial art named Shim Shin Do. Most of what I know with weapons however has been self taught or from watching YouTube vids myself.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on June 03, 2018, 10:17:13 AM
Thank you. That was one of the more artistic vids I've done. I'd love to get a group together and film a saber vid to music, but that probably won't happen anytime soon.

I've been spinning stuff for over ten years, mostly with a staff, but I try to mix it up. As far as martial arts experience goes, I used to study Jeet Kune Do on my own and anything and everything Bruce Lee growing up. That's where I picked up nunchaku. In terms of formal training, I am a black belt in an American martial art named Shim Shin Do. Most of what I know with weapons however has been self taught or from watching YouTube vids myself.

See, I can usually tell when people doing this have previous martial arts experience. I'm not sure where you are but even if its semi close I have no car and very little to no money to get anywhere, and it's not like I'm very good but I'm determined to get good and and a group saber music video would be about the coolest thing I can think of. I'm getting all kinds of ideas for it right know. And as far as Bruce Lee,

"Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own."
"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do."
"Having no limitation as limitation"
"A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer."
"Don't think, feel....it is like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory!"

Or in other words "be water my friend."
Because of Bruce I like to chuck around myself. I think it will help with the saber work. I need to practice both more.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on June 03, 2018, 03:29:40 PM
Yes. Sijo Bruce Lee says it best. Words to live by.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on June 03, 2018, 04:18:02 PM
I'm based out of Missouri at the moment, with plans to move to Florida within a few years. Do you have a saber already? If so, which one?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on June 03, 2018, 04:19:53 PM
Stop waiting and move already.....Orlando right?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on June 03, 2018, 06:16:20 PM
If Masters V and R where both in Florida, I might have to take a trip down there sometime. ;D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on June 03, 2018, 07:56:12 PM
I'm based out of Missouri at the moment, with plans to move to Florida within a few years. Do you have a saber already? If so, which one?

I have the same three I've had for a few months now. An Aeon V4 Tri AB. A Dominix V4 In Tri FO And a stunt Sentinel V4 in GB with extra weight in the pommel.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on June 03, 2018, 08:03:22 PM
Stop waiting and move already.....Orlando right?

St. Augustine actually and believe me, I would move tomorrow if I could, but I have to wait for my wife to finish school here and finances are already tight. Plus we just found out we're pregnant, so finances are about to get even tighter. We will be relying heavily on tax returns to pay off one of the cars and once that is done, we'll start saving up for the move. Our goal is to be moved within the next three years though.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on June 15, 2018, 09:12:18 PM
Close enough. We actually go to seminars in Jacksonville for Guro Inosanto, Sifu Fong and Sensei Paulson. You'll be close and should come. Excuse to train together!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on June 15, 2018, 09:21:44 PM
Close enough. We actually go to seminars in Jacksonville for Guro Inosanto, Sifu Fong and Sensei Paulson. You'll be close and should come. Excuse to train together!

I'd only be an hour drive to Jacksonville, so I shall keep this in mind.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on June 20, 2018, 10:32:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dzuNrGG7Fs&feature=share

This is a montage of my latest training session on DEKís Fire🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on June 25, 2018, 08:09:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga04HJHrGWE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5WJBrkFj5E&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on June 25, 2018, 11:49:33 AM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga04HJHrGWE[/url]
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5WJBrkFj5E&feature=youtu.be[/url]

All coolness of the fire spinning aside, the badassery of the partially lit angel roll, and the over all smoothness of your set aside- that thing just SOUNDS so rad when itís moving!😄


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on June 25, 2018, 01:34:29 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dzuNrGG7Fs&feature=share[/url]

This is a montage of my latest training session on DEKís Fire🤙🏻


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Very fluid!  Keep it up!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on June 26, 2018, 11:57:31 AM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dzuNrGG7Fs&feature=share[/url]

This is a montage of my latest training session on DEKís Fire🤙🏻


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Looks awsome man! Very controlled and a cool track, cheers ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on June 26, 2018, 12:06:39 PM
Looks awsome man! Very controlled and a cool track, cheers ;)
Thanks, Matt😁🤙🏻 iím getting better, faster, and stronger with it.  And the trackís by Hotei from Electric Samurai(the noble savage)


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on June 30, 2018, 10:50:09 PM
Iím certainly getting more of a feel for doing this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXsbI-NyCv0&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on July 08, 2018, 12:04:30 AM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwyTXrj329E
Spin break in costumefrom a troop today


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on July 08, 2018, 04:49:13 AM

Spin break in costumefrom a troop today
Yeah, that breeze through your robes didnít help make that look epic at all😉



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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on July 08, 2018, 07:59:05 PM
Definitely looking good there, DC


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on July 09, 2018, 02:31:59 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwyTXrj329E
Spin break in costumefrom a troop today

You've been hit by
You've been struck by...


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on July 09, 2018, 06:18:10 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfG3AVYxTx4
This is a pretty complete look at the day performance my fire troop and a few others did at Old Nickís Pub for their event celebrating the anniversary of the movie Labyrinth. The whole thing was 20 some odd minutes in the blistering heat, with fire. This is about 6 minutes of the highlights. Some time soon, I may be able to get a video of the night performance. It was a lot better.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on July 09, 2018, 07:53:22 PM
Good stuff all around. The brunette on the left in the beginning of the video is extremely... umm... entertaining. :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on July 10, 2018, 10:38:33 AM
Just getting caught up. Looking good. Real good.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 11, 2018, 11:43:53 AM
Itís been so hot so I havenít been doing much lately.  I was in a dance circle at a Star Wars after party while I was attending Raleigh Supercon

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIvS3utEOyA#)

I did do my Maul cosplay the second night and was in a lot of peopleís videos pretty much everywhere I went, but I wasnít able to track it all down unfortunately.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_yP4q4STA#)

I was in a pretty big duel with a bunch of Jedi in the afterparty room but I still haven to been able to find video of it other than this gif lol
(http://i.imgur.com/ZF2pQH5.jpg)

And again nothing really special here, I just felt like I needed to get some spinning out of my system and have something to post on Instagram.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pUmhVZQw98#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on August 11, 2018, 11:57:09 AM
Itís been so hot so I havenít been doing much lately.  I was in a dance circle at a Star Wars after party while I was attending Raleigh Supercon

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIvS3utEOyA#[/url])

I did do my Maul cosplay the second night and was in a lot of peopleís videos pretty much everywhere I went, but I wasnít able to track it all down unfortunately.

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_yP4q4STA#[/url])

I was in a pretty big duel with a bunch of Jedi in the afterparty room but I still haven to been able to find video of it other than this gif lol
([url]http://i.imgur.com/ZF2pQH5.jpg[/url])

And again nothing really special here, I just felt like I needed to get some spinning out of my system and have something to post on Instagram.

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pUmhVZQw98#[/url])




Your spinning skills are great, Sam!  All of your spinning videos are mesmerizing. 


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on August 11, 2018, 12:18:01 PM
Itís been so hot so I havenít been doing much lately.  I was in a dance circle at a Star Wars after party while I was attending Raleigh Supercon

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIvS3utEOyA#[/url])

I did do my Maul cosplay the second night and was in a lot of peopleís videos pretty much everywhere I went, but I wasnít able to track it all down unfortunately.

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_yP4q4STA#[/url])

I was in a pretty big duel with a bunch of Jedi in the afterparty room but I still haven to been able to find video of it other than this gif lol
([url]http://i.imgur.com/ZF2pQH5.jpg[/url])

And again nothing really special here, I just felt like I needed to get some spinning out of my system and have something to post on Instagram.

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pUmhVZQw98#[/url])



Awesome Sam.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on August 12, 2018, 06:00:13 AM
Itís been so hot so I havenít been doing much lately.  I was in a dance circle at a Star Wars after party while I was attending Raleigh Supercon



I did do my Maul cosplay the second night and was in a lot of peopleís videos pretty much everywhere I went, but I wasnít able to track it all down unfortunately.



I was in a pretty big duel with a bunch of Jedi in the afterparty room but I still haven to been able to find video of it other than this gif lol


And again nothing really special here, I just felt like I needed to get some spinning out of my system and have something to post on Instagram.


Very cool, Sam!🤙🏻 and double cheers for not slaying any innocent partygoers!😄. After all, who then would be left to admire such awesome and powerful Menace Staff spinning? 
Seriously though, for those that have not spun two V4 hilts with what looks to be 32Ē-36Ē blades takes a lot of forearm and grip strength- and then to do it all Maul-fast like that is pretty effing rad🤘🏻let alone to keep it up(no wonder you took off the mask!).  Totally translates to your V2 staff- itís like when i started wielding a 24Ē blade on a well balanced hilt.  Lightning quick, super-smooth, and light as a feather🤙🏻
Good pile of vids, Sam😊


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 12, 2018, 07:24:22 AM
Yeah I like to keep the ends on the Menace heavy since I take it to cons and sometimes people like to play rough.  The smaller staff is actually a v3 DSI and that hilts bigger then people expect it to be.  I wish I had a slimmer staff like some of the non saber props I practice with.

So that party was 2 nights and I was not in cosplay the first night as I had just made it there.  The second night I went in the full costume, but I havenít found as much footage.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on August 12, 2018, 11:14:13 AM
Yeah I like to keep the ends on the Menace heavy since I take it to cons and sometimes people like to play rough.  The smaller staff is actually a v3 DSI and that hilts bigger then people expect it to be.  I wish I had a slimmer staff like some of the non saber props I practice with.

So that party was 2 nights and I was not in cosplay the first night as I had just made it there.  The second night I went in the full costume, but I havenít found as much footage.
Oh! Yup, those SI hilts are far more beastly than most folks think.  Me included until i got one for the studio😬 but minus the electronics and emitter weight from the menace, still has to be a tick lighter.


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 20, 2018, 08:12:40 PM
Iím out of practice.  Itís been too damn hot to do much.  Here you go, bloopers and all.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngY_qJLMSlY#)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8HbEWen5ec#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on August 20, 2018, 08:39:01 PM
Thatís it big daddy!! You just keep Ďem comin!! That move across the shoulders is boss. Smooth as silk baby!!!!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on August 20, 2018, 08:41:52 PM
Iím out of practice.  Itís been too damn hot to do much.  Here you go, bloopers and all.

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngY_qJLMSlY#[/url])

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8HbEWen5ec#[/url])


Good stuff Sam! Angel rolls on lock!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 20, 2018, 08:43:12 PM
The humidity here makes it rough, I don't think my mess ups were so much my technique, but rather my arms and the hilt being slick lol.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth_Ravn on August 21, 2018, 01:26:31 AM
Good vid'
You lost 1 hand xD lol


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on August 23, 2018, 07:16:09 PM
Just taking my new girl out for a spin...

https://youtu.be/I-uHf1G4QR4


Title: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on August 24, 2018, 02:15:13 AM
Just taking my new girl out for a spin...


Nice, Gumby!🤙🏻😄  good finger rolls swapping into your figure 8s and back again!   And just for the record, your beard/hair combo are straight legit, dude🤘🏻.  As in you SERIOUSLY need some armor and a double-bladed axe!



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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on August 24, 2018, 05:25:28 AM
Thanks bubba, I can definitely live with that!!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on August 24, 2018, 06:22:00 PM
 Nice. +1 for the vid. +1 for the shirt.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on August 24, 2018, 08:02:14 PM
Thank you master! Iím trying to train at least five days a week now. Itís hard because I work on the road. Iím thinkin Iím going to figure out how install a saber mount in my service truck...


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 24, 2018, 08:15:06 PM
Just messing around because it wasnít 100 degrees out tonight lol.   I was trying to cut it down for IG, and cut it a little short so sorry about that.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0EpVixVICM&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on August 24, 2018, 09:13:21 PM
Which saber are you using there Sam? So smooth...


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 24, 2018, 09:36:05 PM
Which saber are you using there Sam? So smooth...

That is an v4 dominix with a flamberge pommel.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on August 24, 2018, 11:08:40 PM
Just taking my new girl out for a spin...

[url]https://youtu.be/I-uHf1G4QR4[/url] ([url]https://youtu.be/I-uHf1G4QR4[/url])


Nice one Gum!

Just messing around because it wasnít 100 degrees out tonight lol.   I was trying to cut it down for IG, and cut it a little short so sorry about that.

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0EpVixVICM&feature=youtu.be#[/url])


Awesome Sam. Is that a 36" blade?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 25, 2018, 06:31:00 AM
Nice one Gum!

Awesome Sam. Is that a 36" blade?

It is.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 30, 2018, 06:23:39 PM
I just got my first fire staff!  Time to start practicing!
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHqpA04dWIk#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on August 30, 2018, 06:27:31 PM
Doesn't look like you need any practice there, Sam.  Looking good!  I can't wait to see your videos with it! Point.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 30, 2018, 06:37:52 PM
Doesn't look like you need any practice there, Sam.  Looking good!  I can't wait to see your videos with it! Point.

Thereís so much to practice man!  So many techniques Iím working on.  Hopefully Iíll have something worth showing soon.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on August 30, 2018, 06:45:50 PM
Everybody back up! Sam's got a new toy!
Fire it up! Fire it up! Fire it up!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 30, 2018, 07:01:48 PM
Everybody back up! Sam's got a new toy!
Fire it up! Fire it up! Fire it up!

Maybe this weekend!  Give me a day or two lol!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on August 31, 2018, 10:38:17 AM
You'll have that thing on fire in no time. Looking forward to the vid.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 02, 2018, 04:57:15 PM
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKRJ8jkoWJk&feature=share#)

In- costume demo of DEKís Fire form😊 iím incredibly grateful for the opportunity to experience these forms and to further my training and skillset.  Iím looking very forward to continuing my training into more of Master Medwynís amazing form work🙏🏻😊


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on September 02, 2018, 05:27:25 PM
I have to say that I really like your costume, Elwood. Reminds me of Smoke welding a lightsaber, haha. As always, your videos are amazing and your performances are always great. Point.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth_Ravn on September 02, 2018, 11:11:56 PM
Good job ! I like it

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 05, 2018, 05:50:31 AM
Good job ! I like it

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 05, 2018, 05:51:47 AM
I have to say that I really like your costume, Elwood. Reminds me of Smoke welding a lightsaber, haha. As always, your videos are amazing and your performances are always great. Point.
Thanks, dude🤙🏻 iím going to film a bit at the studio today in a light training setup, too. A little less Smoke, but still very ninja😎


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 10, 2018, 05:16:20 PM
So Iím finally getting someplace with the fishtails.  Iíve a ways to go with it, but hereís what Iím working on.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7UJJmursas#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 10, 2018, 05:45:23 PM
So Iím finally getting someplace with the fishtails.  Iíve a ways to go with it, but hereís what Iím working on.

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7UJJmursas#[/url])

Thatís looking pretty effing slick for ďhaving a ways to goĒ, Sam🤙🏻!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 10, 2018, 06:01:31 PM
Iím not doing it without thinking about it yet, itís still using a lot of my focus.  The goal is always to perform techniques while being able to hold a conversation at the same time.  Plus I still have to pull it off on fire, and adapt it to a lightsaber.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on September 11, 2018, 06:25:51 AM
Everybodyís looking real good out there. Graestars got his costume going, and soon Samíll be all fired up. Reminds me to get out an do something!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 11, 2018, 04:58:23 PM
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc3KeLR7FHo&feature=share#)

Inspired by a fellow sarberist out there, i decided to make a personal challenge for myself🤙🏻
I sure as hell donít want to be even remotely responsible for anyone elseís saber going in the drink😆!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on September 11, 2018, 06:15:40 PM
! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc3KeLR7FHo&feature=share#[/url])

Inspired by a fellow sarberist out there, i decided to make a personal challenge for myself🤙🏻
I sure as hell donít want to be even remotely responsible for anyone elseís saber going in the drink😆!


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Whoa! Beats, sabers, life. Best spot to spin award goes to...


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on September 12, 2018, 07:30:24 PM
So Iím finally getting someplace with the fishtails.  Iíve a ways to go with it, but hereís what Iím working on.

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7UJJmursas#[/url])


This is awesome Sam.

Give me Fuel, Give me fire!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 18, 2018, 09:15:05 AM
Hurricanes no excuse to stop practicing lmao

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUN3PV8EfLI#)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfaUDjWr_L0#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on September 18, 2018, 04:29:00 PM
I think Sam and Master Graestar should both try some flame on!!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on September 18, 2018, 04:30:08 PM
Obi-Wan Wakanda spinning his newly modified saber...

https://youtu.be/BA4ZgTyd_80


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on September 18, 2018, 04:44:30 PM
Obi-Wan Wakanda spinning his newly modified saber...

https://youtu.be/BA4ZgTyd_80

Yeah buddy! Looking really good! Almost a full plum blossom right off the bat? Clean too! He's going to be really good. Looking forward to seeing his progress.



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 18, 2018, 06:38:18 PM
Iím planning to light these up Sunday night maybe if everything goes to plan. 


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on September 18, 2018, 07:03:48 PM
Be careful bubba! Done be pressured to go to fast, weíre just excited for you!! Silenoz, heís trying so hard, it means a lot to him when you get excited about his progress. I am always grateful to you, and everyone else for the praise.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 18, 2018, 07:22:44 PM
Obi-Wan Wakanda spinning his newly modified saber...


Truly a fierce warrior this one shall be🤙🏻!
I sense it has something to do with his lineage😉



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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on September 18, 2018, 08:05:03 PM
Thank you master. And as I recall, I still owe you a two minute, blind folded challenge! If I DONT work a 12 hour shift tomorrow, I will be coming correct on that!👍🙏🏼


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 19, 2018, 08:56:31 AM
Thank you master. And as I recall, I still owe you a two minute, blind folded challenge! If I DONT work a 12 hour shift tomorrow, I will be coming correct on that!👍🙏🏼
As your time allows, dude🤙🏻 looking forward to it😊


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on September 22, 2018, 03:47:51 PM
Hurricanes no excuse to stop practicing lmao

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUN3PV8EfLI#[/url])

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfaUDjWr_L0#[/url])


Yes! Sam the Man.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 23, 2018, 06:24:16 PM
These are my first steps

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skFtfdzReFg&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on September 23, 2018, 09:23:58 PM
Awesome moves bros


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on September 24, 2018, 04:35:48 AM
That's incredible Sam!  Loving the videos and please keep them coming!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 24, 2018, 08:33:22 AM
These are my first steps

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skFtfdzReFg&feature=youtu.be#[/url])

Whoo!!! Awesome, Sam🤙🏻!! Bring the fire!!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on September 25, 2018, 06:15:40 AM
Obi-Wan Wakanda and I are in awe of your power Samhain!! You are clearly mastering the 🔥!!!!!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on September 27, 2018, 07:42:13 PM
Set to music, done in costume, just for practice, we are all interested to see what other people are doing with their spin work. Got a saber spinning routine to share or find one you think we should see? Post it here.
  this is me today mostly spinning in my driveway not much space in Brooklyn  😫  https://youtu.be/1DcDiLovCnY


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on September 28, 2018, 05:31:40 AM
  this is me today mostly spinning in my driveway not much space in Brooklyn  😫  https://youtu.be/1DcDiLovCnY

Props for using the space you got. It's scary to spin your sabers over concrete.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 28, 2018, 06:52:57 AM
Props for using the space you got. It's scary to spin your sabers over concrete.
Agreed, nothing worse than the sound of your saber bouncing off the pavement😬.  Those back passes were looking pretty good once you got loosened up- keep Ďem coming😊🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on September 28, 2018, 06:55:23 AM
  this is me today mostly spinning in my driveway not much space in Brooklyn  😫  https://youtu.be/1DcDiLovCnY

Looking good there. I like the VA with your dark hilt, Jaymes. Keep it up!

Props for using the space you got. It's scary to spin your sabers over concrete.

Yes indeed, I like carpet or grass myself


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on September 28, 2018, 08:32:22 AM
Props for using the space you got. It's scary to spin your sabers over concrete.
lol its basically all I have or my living room tile 🤣😭, maybe I should purchase some rubber mats or something.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on September 28, 2018, 08:35:31 AM
Agreed, nothing worse than the sound of your saber bouncing off the pavement😬.  Those back passes were looking pretty good once you got loosened up- keep Ďem coming😊🤙🏻


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  😀 thank you Master Elwood, the first few I fumbled back passing and catching I'm still working on perfecting. Any suggestions on other moves I should practice?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on September 28, 2018, 08:37:16 AM
Looking good there. I like the VA with your dark hilt, Jaymes. Keep it up!

Yes indeed, I like carpet or grass myself
  thank you bro I will try 😀


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on September 28, 2018, 07:16:44 PM
I thought it was cool doing a bit of a color contrast

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on September 28, 2018, 07:49:49 PM
I thought it was cool doing a bit of a color contrast

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_YAD5JvqbQ&feature=youtu.be#[/url])
  that was awesome 😀 point for my dark brethren


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 29, 2018, 01:28:24 AM
I thought it was cool doing a bit of a color contrast


Your single saber work is awesome, Sam- but i gotta say: your staff flow especially in your gear is just...Menacing😎  yeah... i went there, sorry Master Ventrous- this little pun is mine🤙🏻🤣



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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 29, 2018, 01:38:20 AM
  😀 thank you Master Elwood, the first few I fumbled back passing and catching I'm still working on perfecting. Any suggestions on other moves I should practice?
I drill a lot of basics, taking the time to work on my non-dominant hand.  Check out Master Ventrousí tutorial on the Blade Barrier.  Itís a front pass/back pass combo that can be done upward/downward wield, inverted and reverse grip as well.  Itís also a ďcircularĒ move that can just go on and on and on until you transition out of it. This gives you a chance to hit that muscle memory while working on the rhythm and coordination for the hand passes. 😊


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on September 29, 2018, 07:25:19 AM
I drill a lot of basics, taking the time to work on my non-dominant hand.  Check out Master Ventrousí tutorial on the Blade Barrier.  Itís a front pass/back pass combo that can be done upward/downward wield, inverted and reverse grip as well.  Itís also a ďcircularĒ move that can just go on and on and on until you transition out of it. This gives you a chance to hit that muscle memory while working on the rhythm and coordination for the hand passes. 😊                  i watched a few yesterday from Cephalus, I practiced last night switching hands went ok slightly improved
https://youtu.be/fTkJDvTRCck   I will check out Dark Ventrous today, my staff parts are out on delivery truck will do some play when it gets here 🤗
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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 29, 2018, 10:45:08 AM

There you go- smoothing out already🤙🏻 now you can use this move to work in other new spins- and this basic set will help you complete the loop when drilling.  Thereís variations to be found, like the halo spin, DCís split clockface(flower/ handpass/ grip swap combo), and i have one i call the Duality Loop(4 flowers, 2 handpasses) and plenty to create!😊


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on September 29, 2018, 11:13:08 AM
There you go- smoothing out already🤙🏻 now you can use this move to work in other new spins- and this basic set will help you complete the loop when drilling.  Thereís variations to be found, like the halo spin, DCís split clockface(flower/ handpass/ grip swap combo), and i have one i call the Duality Loop(4 flowers, 2 handpasses) and plenty to create!😊


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on September 29, 2018, 01:04:50 PM
Your single saber work is awesome, Sam- but i gotta say: your staff flow especially in your gear is just...Menacing😎  yeah... i went there, sorry Master Ventrous- this little pun is mine🤙🏻🤣



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Hahaha, very punny.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on September 29, 2018, 08:04:13 PM
Sneak attack post!
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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on September 29, 2018, 08:16:44 PM
Sweet Cephalus. So cool to see you Force spinning your saber. Looks like you figured out how to do it with your costume on. I remember some of the earliest videos you did like that. So cool to see that you still keep up with this aspect of your skills.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on September 29, 2018, 08:55:36 PM
 Just put my lightsaber staff together, my hands took a beaten worst was the wooden sword lol at end of video I'll show you
  https://youtu.be/fwYSgUOhr48


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on September 29, 2018, 09:14:11 PM
Just put my lightsaber staff together, my hands took a beaten worst was the wooden sword lol at end of video I'll show you
  https://youtu.be/fwYSgUOhr48

After seeing the end of the video, I have to suggest that you greatly slow down the moves and spend more time working with the coordination of them. You'll hear a lot of people around here spout the old saying, "slow leads to smooth and smooth leads to fast." You definitely don't need to beat your hands up like that. While I will admit that almost any new hilt you get has sharp cut edges and it's easy to leave cuts and bruises sometimes, no one should have half of their hand turning that color. It's much better to slow the moves down and work through them gradually than to do them fast to begin with and not be able to pick up a saber for a few days.

Having said all that, your front spin and the blade barrier flourish you had going at the beginning of the vid look great. I also like how you throw in strikes here and there. I know one of my own short-comings is that I focus too much on the flourishing and forget to add other elements like strikes, so well done on that front too.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on September 29, 2018, 09:29:31 PM

 
        You are 100% right, I get over excited a lot and look to see my full capabilities. My Bagua teacher is making me take a break from staff after looking at my hands before this spin. I had to try it out tho, I smashed a wooden sword against my hand while practicing new moves he was teaching me that's probably the color hopefully at least lol. I will slow down after a 4 day break to heal till then wooden broad sword it is 😀. Thanks for the complements I wasn't feeling awesome I'm never as good as I think or hope I am lol.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 30, 2018, 05:26:43 AM
Sneak attack post!
! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b0KHGHzJw4#[/url])

Awesome! Iíve been wanting to try out some levi-saber or wand work, too. What are you using for a pull cable?
Also, very cool to see some saber footage from you, DC😁🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 30, 2018, 05:45:08 AM
Just put my lightsaber staff together, my hands took a beaten worst was the wooden sword lol at end of video I'll show you
 
Agreed with Master Ventrous- slow is smooth and smooth is fast. Master Resolute actually issued an open challenge not long ago to practice at 25% or slower speed for 2-3 minutes- once your hands heal up iíd give it a shot😊🤙🏻.  It helps for maintaining body posture and examining your point to point flow.

Still agreed with Master Ventrous, lots of good technique in there! Just have to find a consistent tempo to bring it all together🤘🏻



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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on September 30, 2018, 10:27:29 AM
Challenge excepted lol was waiting to be challenged 🤣 didn't want to just do it like there you go lol, thank you both for the help won't need healing time for going slow it will be done today my Masters (Vader voice)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on September 30, 2018, 01:34:09 PM
So I put some 36Ē blades on my staff today...

https://youtu.be/UQZVVETqC1Q


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on September 30, 2018, 01:45:15 PM
So I put some 36Ē blades on my staff today...


Damn, Gumby!😲  if you got accustomed to those, thatíd be a pretty scary barrage to defend from!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on September 30, 2018, 06:02:10 PM
Ya, you can see the part where I hit the ground. Clearly itís a bit long. But, itís a super fun workout, and makes the shorter blades feel like nothing. Itís was very slippery out. I was afraid Iíd end up on my ass if I put too much more power into it!!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on September 30, 2018, 06:39:53 PM
Awesome! Iíve been wanting to try out some levi-saber or wand work, too. What are you using for a pull cable?
Also, very cool to see some saber footage from you, DC😁🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on September 30, 2018, 07:02:07 PM
DC, jaymes- I missed you guys vids earlier, frickin awesome!! I canít show my boy that vid DC, or heíll want me to teach him how to force wield his saber. Jaymes, I feel your pain. When I came in earlier my right hand was swollen, and both were completely black!!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on September 30, 2018, 08:39:45 PM
DC, jaymes- I missed you guys vids earlier, frickin awesome!! I canít show my boy that vid DC, or heíll want me to teach him how to force wield his saber. Jaymes, I feel your pain. When I came in earlier my right hand was swollen, and both were completely black!!
   
           Thank you so much Imgumby that's awesome for you to say,lol I know what it is we love to do what we do and don't want to stop. Today my arms and knees started getting bad so for the love of God (myself) please stop 🤣.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 02, 2018, 06:36:09 PM
Just a short clip, doing the fishtail with this lit is a lot more difficult than it looks.  I think I'm getting more comfortable with the fire.
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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on October 02, 2018, 08:54:41 PM
Heíll ya...


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on October 03, 2018, 04:21:47 AM
That is so awesome, have another point Sam!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on October 03, 2018, 11:30:27 AM
Just a short clip, doing the fishtail with this lit is a lot more difficult than it looks.  I think I'm getting more comfortable with the fire.
! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9qvWWpve5Q#[/url])


Now I understand the fishtail. Looks awesome!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 03, 2018, 11:47:11 AM
Now I understand the fishtail. Looks awesome!

This upwards fishtail is basically an upwards figure 8, but the prop is located on the top of the wrist.  Itís a little hard to tell in my low quality video, but the palm of my hand is not on the sword until after Iíve returned to the forward facing position.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on October 06, 2018, 05:57:11 AM
Just put my lightsaber staff together, my hands took a beaten worst was the wooden sword lol at end of video I'll show you
 
Yeah, definitely take it easier on your body, dude🤙🏻. Iíve had periods where iíve just had to wait for the sore wrist or the sore shoulder to get better. Usually i end up working the offhand or single handed if one wingís mending😉.
Your front spin( windmill) and barrier flourishes are looking pretty good! Just be sure to take the time when transitioning from front to back to nail the positioning and technique on those spins. I found it took a while to bring my left(offhand) side to a full orbit vs cutting it a little short, or flat.
Getting that smoothed out will make transitioning to movement and strikes much easier(and smoother).  Thatís where slowing it down will allow you to also concentrate on the footwork needed to transition from flourish to stance and so on😊🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on October 06, 2018, 02:40:01 PM
Yeah, definitely take it easier on your body, dude🤙🏻. Iíve had periods where iíve just had to wait for the sore wrist or the sore shoulder to get better. Usually i end up working the offhand or single handed if one wingís mending😉.
Your front spin( windmill) and barrier flourishes are looking pretty good! Just be sure to take the time when transitioning from front to back to nail the positioning and technique on those spins. I found it took a while to bring my left(offhand) side to a full orbit vs cutting it a little short, or flat.
Getting that smoothed out will make transitioning to movement and strikes much easier(and smoother).  Thatís where slowing it down will allow you to also concentrate on the footwork needed to transition from flourish to stance and so
   yes I completely agree, its hard I want to do something everyday. I didn't do anything yesterday or today lol I'm healing a lot of muscle. Also agree and understand about slowing my skin down to get the perfect grab and rotate forward. I always appreciate your words of wisdom Master Elwood and will be back in a few days when healed. I'm afraid of the staff I realized my steps went out the window , hopefully next time I put it all together 🤙 thank you brother


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on October 07, 2018, 08:13:50 PM
Got a good day of sabering in. I've been really focusing on control and speed transition with weapons training over the last few years and it has really made a difference. Even changed the way I spar. I put in an example of this is the beginning. Trying to accent speed on the strikes.


! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQP0f1Y8d8U#)

It's no fire sword, but it will have to do. Can't wait to see you spinning the fire sword in one hand, and a saber in the other Sam!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on October 08, 2018, 05:29:10 AM
Got a good day of sabering in. I've been really focusing on control and speed transition with weapons training over the last few years and it has really made a difference. Even changed the way I spar. I put in an example of this is the beginning. Trying to accent speed on the strikes.



It's no fire sword, but it will have to do. Can't wait to see you spinning the fire sword in one hand, and a saber in the other Sam!
An inspiring demo to watch, Master Resolute!🙏🏻😊 your body movements and technique are mesmerizing, methodical, and masterful! Thank you for the share, and the extra nudge to grab my sabers and get training😉


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on October 08, 2018, 10:50:44 AM
Got a good day of sabering in. I've been really focusing on control and speed transition with weapons training over the last few years and it has really made a difference. Even changed the way I spar. I put in an example of this is the beginning. Trying to accent speed on the strikes.


! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQP0f1Y8d8U#[/url])

It's no fire sword, but it will have to do. Can't wait to see you spinning the fire sword in one hand, and a saber in the other Sam!


Awesome!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on October 08, 2018, 11:49:59 AM
Iím loving your weak hand work master. I was attempting to to some last week and was really struggling. Itís always beneficial to me to watch your videos for things I need to try to improve my form. Much respect and gratitude.🙏🏼


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on October 08, 2018, 12:38:23 PM
Iím loving your weak hand work master. I was attempting to to some last week and was really struggling. Itís always beneficial to me to watch your videos for things I need to try to improve my form. Much respect and gratitude.🙏🏼

What's up Mighty Gum? Aren't we lucky to have such incredible Resident Masters?
I would call my left hand my weak hand, but when Master Resolute uses his, I would call it off hand. It's too developed to call it his weak hand anymore. Probably been that way for years.

So many questions.
Where is the new relic Relic Wars (rhetorical, I just want it NOW!)? When does Obi-Wan Wakanda get a staff? Will Master Elwood Graestar in a show of extreme gratitude to us all post tutorials 2 days after his own wedding (Yes. The answer to that one is yes.)? Will our heroes be able to save the day?  Will Master Venturous bless us with a new spinning video (please? Like, seriously, come on dude). Tune in next week for more: Tales from the Saber Artistry Section!


Shouts out to everyone!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on October 08, 2018, 02:07:57 PM
I think thatís a fair assessment. Me=weak, him=off. But, Iím getting stronger everyday!! Side note, ordered a b2 coupler with my v5 pre order, so, staff arrival in November!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on October 08, 2018, 02:37:49 PM
Got a good day of sabering in. I've been really focusing on control and speed transition with weapons training over the last few years and it has really made a difference. Even changed the way I spar. I put in an example of this is the beginning. Trying to accent speed on the strikes.


! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQP0f1Y8d8U#[/url])

It's no fire sword, but it will have to do. Can't wait to see you spinning the fire sword in one hand, and a saber in the other Sam!


Still some of the best dual saber work I've seen.


So many questions.
Where is the new relic Relic Wars (rhetorical, I just want it NOW!)? When does Obi-Wan Wakanda get a staff? Will Master Elwood Graestar in a show of extreme gratitude to us all post tutorials 2 days after his own wedding (Yes. The answer to that one is yes.)? Will our heroes be able to save the day?  Will Master Venturous bless us with a new spinning video (please? Like, seriously, come on dude). Tune in next week for more: Tales from the Saber Artistry Section!


Shouts out to everyone!



Perhaps...


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on October 08, 2018, 07:59:41 PM
@ Master Venturous - Much appreciated. It was some good stress relief. How are those is training with the nunchaku " saber " you picked up. I am thinking of making two out of some old US hilts and a chain.

@ Darth Silenoz - Relic Wars is slow going. Still planning on late November. Everyone's schedule will be rough after Oct. 27th, our last official J.o.E. meeting before the holidays. We do two big events in Nov/Dec that are not Relic Wars related.

@ Gumby - My right hand is always a little off. It's getting there though.  8) ;D Here's an old trick for you to try. Your right hand is only allowed to " draw " numbers. Your Left hand however, has to " draw " the Alphabet. One is simple movements, one is more complex. Sneaky way to catch your " offhand " up to your dominant. " Drawing the Alphabet " is a freeform tip we train our Kali/Sword practitioners with.

@ Master Graestar - Any excuse to train I always say. I use a NiN/CellDweller/A Perfect Circle playlist when I train. Rare occasion I mix it up....very rare...


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on October 08, 2018, 08:20:49 PM
@ Master Venturous - Much appreciated. It was some good stress relief. How are those is training with the nunchaku " saber " you picked up. I am thinking of making two out of some old US hilts and a chain.


Honestly, I haven't picked them up since the last Spin Wars video we made. Thoughts have been occupied elsewhere I'm afraid.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Golden Fedora on October 09, 2018, 07:21:47 AM
@ Gumby - My right hand is always a little off. It's getting there though.  8) ;D Here's an old trick for you to try. Your right hand is only allowed to " draw " numbers. Your Left hand however, has to " draw " the Alphabet. One is simple movements, one is more complex. Sneaky way to catch your " offhand " up to your dominant. " Drawing the Alphabet " is a freeform tip we train our Kali/Sword practitioners with.

better than my way. whenever I want to improve my off hand, I tie my right hand behind my back and let my brother have at me. It definitely provides incentive to get better, especially since I do not have any gloves (I can barely feel my fingers on my left hand now.)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on October 18, 2018, 04:36:48 PM
Hi guys,

I hope you all fine! I couldn't practice for a while cause of a small accident  ::). So finally I'm able to jump around in the night again. Yay!
Hope you like it, cheers  ;).


youtube.com/watch?v=FvtAB1dkljM (http://youtube.com/watch?v=FvtAB1dkljM)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on October 18, 2018, 05:03:06 PM
Hi guys,

I hope you all fine! I couldn't practice for a while cause of a small accident  ::). So finally I'm able to jump around in the night again. Yay!
Hope you like it, cheers  ;).


youtube.com/watch?v=FvtAB1dkljM ([url]http://youtube.com/watch?v=FvtAB1dkljM[/url])


Good to see you back! Nice clean flow still I see. Nice music too.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on October 18, 2018, 05:14:16 PM
Good to see you back! Nice clean flow still I see. Nice music too.

Thank you! Next time I'll record with a little bit more light. I couldn't see nothing  :D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on October 18, 2018, 09:13:20 PM
Trying out a few levitation tricks. Summoning the saber to my hand and activating it, throwing the saber, orbiting the saber, redirecting the saber without touching it, creating a floating barrier, and repelling the saber with a force catch. I think I have the balance worked out a bit better this time, so I am able to make more rotations.
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki2YwGdA5Yw#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on October 19, 2018, 05:17:12 AM
Hi guys,

I hope you all fine! I couldn't practice for a while cause of a small accident  ::). So finally I'm able to jump around in the night again. Yay!
Hope you like it, cheers 
Welcome back! Looking good, my friend!😄🤙🏻 i saw a few new moves in there, and it looks like you havenít lost a step😊



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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on October 19, 2018, 05:19:14 AM
Trying out a few levitation tricks. Summoning the saber to my hand and activating it, throwing the saber, orbiting the saber, redirecting the saber without touching it, creating a floating barrier, and repelling the saber with a force catch. I think I have the balance worked out a bit better this time, so I am able to make more rotations.
! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki2YwGdA5Yw#[/url])

Next step- TWO floating sabers!!!😄


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on October 19, 2018, 09:26:03 AM
Welcome back! Looking good, my friend!😄🤙🏻 i saw a few new moves in there, and it looks like you havenít lost a step😊

Thank you Master  ;D. I try to add more strikes and searching for new connections  :D

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Golden Fedora on October 22, 2018, 12:38:06 PM
I tried an asymmetrical staff for the first time the other day, that is harder than I thought it would be. the balance point was almost on the emitter of the longer saber completely throwing me off.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on October 22, 2018, 02:10:52 PM
I tried an asymmetrical staff for the first time the other day, that is harder than I thought it would be. the balance point was almost on the emitter of the longer saber completely throwing me off.
Yup, you have to mind the balance point- thatís where playing with the blade placement in your sabers can make the difference. I had the benefit of a few extra sabers to trim down. Also, if you go for a longer blade on either- it helps if youíre not 5í4 as well. (Judge me not by my size😉)
When i use a 32Ē in the mix, if have to reorient my entire wielding ďground levelĒ, if you will. Meaning unless iím doing a horizontal orbit(or spin) i have to wield it like i have 2 32Ē blades regardless of the mismatched setup.


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Golden Fedora on October 22, 2018, 03:32:00 PM
yes, I noticed that whenever I tried to do a snake (obi-ani) the 32" would hit the ground almost every time. debating buying a 16" to use with my bro's 24". That may make it a bit easier.

btw I was using a 32" and 24" HG on an Aeon/Ini staff.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on October 25, 2018, 08:21:10 PM
finally! a breakthrough. Time to clean it up, add some more catch and release and it's a new way to train for me. DC, I blame my obsession on getting this QRC reconnect on you. :) ;D First thought I had when I got it was " I wonder if I could attempt a toss with two sabers, catch them and reconnect in motion.... ".

Skip to the end to see the reconnect. Was training late into the night, so the video quality suffered.

Only got it on film once. Succeeded " smoothly " a dozen times though, so now I just have to log the training hours.

Time to throw on Ye Ole Ren Suit and get this Halloween Demo Done!

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ohByH4Q1ZU&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on October 26, 2018, 08:11:52 AM
finally! a breakthrough. Time to clean it up, add some more catch and release and it's a new way to train for me. DC, I blame my obsession on getting this QRC reconnect on you. :) ;D First thought I had when I got it was " I wonder if I could attempt a toss with two sabers, catch them and reconnect in motion.... ".

Skip to the end to see the reconnect. Was training late into the night, so the video quality suffered.

Only got it on film once. Succeeded " smoothly " a dozen times though, so now I just have to log the training hours.

Time to throw on Ye Ole Ren Suit and get this Halloween Demo Done!

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ohByH4Q1ZU&feature=youtu.be#[/url])

Ooooohhhhh....iíve messed with the swap-toss,  but now iíve got to level that thing up!🤙🏻

Buttery slick and definitely deadly🤘🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 30, 2018, 08:58:13 PM
Hereís a bunch of stuff I havenít gotten around to sharing

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUTT7RA2Exo#)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhKpj1SFgQ8#)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16J5jlC6Yz4#)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hvfGr6alJQ#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on October 31, 2018, 04:42:57 AM
Hereís a bunch of stuff I havenít gotten around to sharing


Smooooooth and styliní Sam🤙🏻 awesome settings for all of these, too!😄



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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on October 31, 2018, 04:48:39 AM
Hereís a bunch of stuff I havenít gotten around to sharing

You're a Master at the staff, Sam.  Your art is awe inspiring, love your work as always and love that Nightwing shirt


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 31, 2018, 06:26:33 AM
You're a Master at the staff, Sam.  Your art is awe inspiring, love your work as always and love that Nightwing shirt

Thank you, I have felt that my technique has been improving in small ways over the last month and my skills in manipulation are getting better every day.

Smooooooth and styliní Sam🤙🏻 awesome settings for all of these, too!😄




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I enjoyed these locations as well.  I may revisit them with a better camera at some point.  My camera on my phone really sucks 😕


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on October 31, 2018, 07:05:15 AM
Thank you, I have felt that my technique has been improving in small ways over the last month and my skills in manipulation are getting better every day.


You're welcome, I like how you manipulate the staff to spin around your arm, neck, and spin it from one end of your arm to the other.  That's wicked.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on October 31, 2018, 03:48:33 AM
Yíall are looking great out there! Glad to see everyone putting in work!!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on October 31, 2018, 03:39:53 PM
Hereís a bunch of stuff I havenít gotten around to sharing

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUTT7RA2Exo#[/url])

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhKpj1SFgQ8#[/url])

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16J5jlC6Yz4#[/url])

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hvfGr6alJQ#[/url])


I'm all about killer locations for spinning. It would all look great anyway, but these spots make it that much cooler. -1


Title: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on October 31, 2018, 06:39:06 PM
Happy Halloween!!😄 Silenoz may remember this track from a while back😎

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoAlqh-gBLc&feature=share
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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on November 02, 2018, 07:28:23 AM
Happy Halloween!!😄 Silenoz may remember this track from a while back😎

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoAlqh-gBLc&feature=share[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoAlqh-gBLc&feature=share[/url])
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Indeed I do. 8) Nice costume! This video is out of control Flowmie!
Am I seeing some new single saber techniques here and there?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on November 02, 2018, 07:59:29 AM
Indeed I do. 8) Nice costume! This video is out of control Flowmie!
Am I seeing some new single saber techniques here and there?


Master Elwood evolves from his evolution  ;D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on November 02, 2018, 08:35:30 AM
I ran some contact sword stuff I do but I changed it a bit to work on a saber.
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6_A14Ufp0Q#)

Here it is on the fire sword
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZpxhQICm-k#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on November 02, 2018, 08:50:08 AM
I ran some contact sword stuff I do but I changed it a bit to work on a saber.
! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6_A14Ufp0Q#[/url])

Here it is on the fire sword
! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZpxhQICm-k#[/url])


Damn Sam! Fast, smooth, stylish and clean. What more could you want? Oh yeah, FIRE IT UP!!! ;D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on November 02, 2018, 08:53:17 AM
Sam, really cool videos there! I really dig your reversal hand switches and your spin throws and catches.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on November 02, 2018, 10:02:32 AM
Indeed I do. 8) Nice costume! This video is out of control Flowmie!
Am I seeing some new single saber techniques here and there?
Thanks, dude😄🤙🏻 yeah, thereís a few new body wraps, and some inverted flower-to-strikes.


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on November 03, 2018, 04:51:33 AM
Hi guys, today I've tried to learn a horizontal hand switch in reverse grip. Definitely a fun move to practice  :D.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlgGT__q07I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlgGT__q07I)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on November 03, 2018, 11:57:14 AM
Hey there, Matt. Looking good there, have a point


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on November 03, 2018, 05:01:24 AM
Thank you Infinit01 , have a good one!  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on November 03, 2018, 02:26:13 PM
Hi guys, today I've tried to learn a horizontal hand switch in reverse grip. Definitely a fun move to practice  :D.
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlgGT__q07I]www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlgGT__q07I[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlgGT__q07I[/url])

Hey, man!! Awesome to see you posting a vid😊 looking smooth, flowmie🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on November 04, 2018, 03:00:28 AM
Haha flowmie  :D. Thanks man. Your lost & found video is cool and it looks like a lot of fun to shoot. I'm looking forward to see more in the future  ;).


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on November 07, 2018, 12:46:24 PM
The unused portion of the Demo I have planned for this years Spin Wars. Hope you enjoy.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zQC1niSRBI&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on November 07, 2018, 01:06:07 PM
The unused portion of the Demo I have planned for this years Spin Wars. Hope you enjoy.

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zQC1niSRBI&feature=youtu.be#[/url])


Great music as always. Best dual wielding around. And that aerial at 0:56 was just ruthless.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on November 07, 2018, 07:21:14 AM
Excellent stuff. I love your strike patterns.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on November 07, 2018, 06:19:19 PM
The unused portion of the Demo I have planned for this years Spin Wars. Hope you enjoy.


I agree with Silenoz- best dual wield in my mind. And just relentless🤙🏻!



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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on November 07, 2018, 09:11:59 PM
Much appreciated.

Training to do a Demo with a fellow instructor at the Academy with dual machete's. We were told to practice " accenting " the strikes so we get better sparks from the weapons. Easy enough.

It's been sneaking it's way into all my training now.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on November 07, 2018, 09:31:06 PM
I just caught that Master Graestar might be making the music for this years Spin Wars. Perfect! ;D
What are the requirements to be considered for a spot on these videos?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on November 08, 2018, 02:30:30 AM
I just caught that Master Graestar might be making the music for this years Spin Wars. Perfect! ;D
What are the requirements to be considered for a spot on these videos?
Itís still a big MIGHT lol- havenít had a good spark yet, but i may have to kick up the inspiration factory if youíre going to spin some saber for it🤙🏻!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on November 08, 2018, 06:45:42 AM
The throws Master, the THROWS!! Thereís noting about that demo I didnít like, but the throws are friggin awsome. Struggling super bad with that right now, so itís good to see someone who can pull it off so effortlessly. Point


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on November 13, 2018, 05:40:38 PM
I'm back still working on it   https://youtu.be/xxjq89qrbZA


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on November 13, 2018, 05:53:14 PM
I'm back still working on it   https://youtu.be/xxjq89qrbZA
Hey man! Footworkís coming along, and the back passes are looking good too!🤙🏻


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on November 13, 2018, 05:58:02 PM
Hey man! Footworkís coming along, and the back passes are looking good too!🤙🏻


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   Thank you Master Elwood 😀 I'm on a 48" carpet 🤣 thought I was definitely going to fall it moved under my feet a few times. I deleted my Instagram and had to start a new 1 I'm searching you now


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on November 13, 2018, 07:25:23 PM
   
   Thank you Master Elwood 😀 I'm on a 48" carpet 🤣 thought I was definitely going to fall it moved under my feet a few times. I deleted my Instagram and had to start a new 1 I'm searching you now

You Jaymes!  Where have you been, man? Long time no see!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on November 13, 2018, 08:22:45 PM
You Jaymes!  Where have you been, man? Long time no see!
 
    So much work training my son I'm like a pinball machine 🤣


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on November 13, 2018, 09:35:13 PM
It's ya boy leading up front in the fire tunnel
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7IhY3do-mQ#)

(http://i.imgur.com/QY1EQrv.jpg)

Hope to have some more soon


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on November 14, 2018, 03:08:06 AM
Awsome stuff and picture Sam! Point  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tx_tuff on November 14, 2018, 04:55:56 AM
That's a lot of fire!

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on November 14, 2018, 06:14:58 AM
It's ya boy leading up front in the fire tunnel
! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7IhY3do-mQ#[/url])

([url]http://i.imgur.com/QY1EQrv.jpg[/url])

Hope to have some more soon

Very cool stuff, Sam🤙🏻.  Awesome to see you with a whole fire crew!😄


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on November 14, 2018, 06:24:00 AM
Looking really good there, Sam!  You walk real natural with spinning it over the rest where I can tell that they're a bit careful while walking and spinning.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on November 15, 2018, 11:59:11 PM
This is officially my first fire show performance!  Hopefully there will be more in the future!

I wish you guys could see the cool fire tunnel we did for the finale but I've only got the video on Facebook.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSE3VYM_fxs#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: scifidude79 on November 16, 2018, 07:05:53 AM
That's some hot stuff, Sam.  ;D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on November 16, 2018, 12:29:43 AM
Your movements are so fluid, Sam!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on November 17, 2018, 01:47:30 AM
It wasn't planned but I've made some cheap blaster fx after practice  :D

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-ZP0RjBgRo#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on November 17, 2018, 12:10:00 PM
It wasn't planned but I've made some cheap blaster fx after practice  :D

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-ZP0RjBgRo#[/url])

Awesome!😄🤙🏻 good speed and smooth arcs, Matt! Looking good, man.  Blaster effects were pretty nifty, too😉


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on November 17, 2018, 01:09:30 PM
It wasn't planned but I've made some cheap blaster fx after practice  :D

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-ZP0RjBgRo#[/url])


That was awesome! I like the music too. Smooth.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on November 17, 2018, 01:21:45 PM
That was pretty great Matt. Loved the cheesy look of the blaster affects.  :D

On a more serious note, your spinning is looking incredible. I remember some of your earliest vids, and you can definitely see a drastic improvement from them. Well done to be sure.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: tx_tuff on November 17, 2018, 02:39:03 PM
Awesome Sam, you actually too fast for the fire stick LOL. I see for whip in your future.

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on November 17, 2018, 08:19:03 AM
Awesome Sam, you actually too fast for the fire stick LOL. I see for whip in your future.

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I am!  It takes restraint for me to go that speed.  Haha you and that fire whip.  A guy in the group has one, maybe I'll try it lol.  I think DC did it recently too.  I'm asking Santa for a set of fire speed swords, so that's my next prop.  I want to improve my dual wield as I feel it's my weakest skill.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on November 17, 2018, 10:57:33 AM
Thank you very much guys! More cheesy fx stuff will come, haha.  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on November 18, 2018, 06:29:30 PM
I did 3 mins of training while doing laundry I have good days and bad.   https://youtu.be/uD5FEGdZZS8


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on November 20, 2018, 12:32:47 AM
I think I broke some serious ground tonight, I'm not perfect but I hope some of you enjoy this.  https://youtu.be/Sj09w93hC5k


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on November 20, 2018, 08:41:23 PM
Candy cane saber. Yep....
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3q6wVYv21M#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on November 20, 2018, 08:54:19 PM
Candy cane saber. Yep....
! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3q6wVYv21M#[/url])


Sweet! (Pun intended)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on November 21, 2018, 02:51:44 AM
Candy cane saber. Yep....
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Awesome!! Just canít go too crazy, donít want to hook the ďmistletoeĒif you catch my meaning😉



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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on November 21, 2018, 03:35:58 AM
True. I also had exactly no space. An inch or two in any diecection and I hit a shelf. There is a reason I donít usually use 36Ē blades in my store. 


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on November 21, 2018, 05:47:36 AM
Interesting place to spin at.  I like it


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on November 21, 2018, 04:20:07 PM
Candy cane saber. Yep....

Nice. We have quite a few great spinners here now, but you are still in the top 3.  ;D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on November 21, 2018, 05:34:28 PM
Nice. We have quite a few great spinners here now, but you are still in the top 3.  ;D

Agreed


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on November 23, 2018, 11:45:08 PM
My speaker broke so for next month I'll be practicing with stunts uuggghh
https://youtu.be/H_DS-t-617M


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on November 27, 2018, 12:02:47 PM
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cDMSftT_QE#)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0EYlW6hpFs#)

Practicing for my Spin Wars video



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on November 27, 2018, 07:10:46 PM
Awesome sick moves love the mask


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on November 27, 2018, 08:28:28 PM
! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cDMSftT_QE#[/url])

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0EYlW6hpFs#[/url])

Practicing for my Spin Wars video




Maul never lost any of his skills, I see. Not only are you doing staff moves, youíre killing it with dual blades too.  Impressive


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on November 27, 2018, 09:25:56 PM
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoXE9xltZdg#)
ĎTis the Season... for candy cane saber! The dance of the sugarplum faeries seemed appropriate.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on November 27, 2018, 10:58:29 PM
! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoXE9xltZdg#[/url])
ĎTis the Season... for candy cane saber! The dance of the sugarplum faeries seemed appropriate.
  that's so awesome really enjoyed the flows and love the blade, if I get 1 I'll make my wife and inlaws watch my performance like it or not its Christmas 😁


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on November 28, 2018, 12:37:42 AM
Thanks. It is a cheap holiday decoration from Walmart with the lights pulled out and blade film stuck in. I was surprised at how well it did the job. I didnít expect much for something that cost a couple bucks.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on November 27, 2018, 07:59:48 PM
! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoXE9xltZdg#[/url])
ĎTis the Season... for candy cane saber! The dance of the sugarplum faeries seemed appropriate.


With your dual wielding skill, I'm surprised you don't have two of these so you can use them like shang gou (Chinese Tiger hook swords). I think that could lead to some really interesting stuff in your hands.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on November 28, 2018, 05:26:36 AM
Looking good, Darth Cephalus.  Iím really digging it and Iím sure the tosses arenít easy with the candy cane


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on November 28, 2018, 05:44:05 AM
The candy cane saber looks awesome and great moves as always! I love that overhead -and behing the back catch. I've tried it a couple times but I'm still to scared  ;).


Title: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on November 28, 2018, 01:45:37 AM
! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoXE9xltZdg#[/url])
ĎTis the Season... for candy cane saber! The dance of the sugarplum faeries seemed appropriate.

ĎTis the season for Cthulu and Candycanes! Lol🤣 so awesome🤙🏻!!


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on November 29, 2018, 12:13:59 AM
Trying to spin and change hands mirror and back, semi dead batteries but had a decent outcome by last 30 seconds of this video
    https://youtu.be/im5Z8OmZpvc


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on November 30, 2018, 09:20:26 AM
Just working on putting something together, practicing after work for a few minutes every day https://youtu.be/86yw8-EpGk0


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on December 09, 2018, 08:52:45 AM
Just working on putting something together, practicing after work for a few minutes every day https://youtu.be/86yw8-EpGk0
Jaymes, i think this is some of the most controlled, deliberate training jam i've seen from you  :o ! keep it up, dude:)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on December 09, 2018, 08:53:52 AM
Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epvICkHjIYo#)



quick vid from my IG channel:)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on December 09, 2018, 09:03:54 AM
Impressive, Master Elwood and really awe inspiring.  Love your control between speeds


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on December 09, 2018, 05:40:54 AM
Jaymes, i think this is some of the most controlled, deliberate training jam i've seen from you  :o ! keep it up, dude:)

thank you Master Elwood your my Idol bro 100 percent love all of your work


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on December 14, 2018, 09:20:28 PM
One of my favorite things about Spinning is when you are practicing a move and have been practicing it for a long time, and it just isn't right. You can't exactly put your finger on what is wrong with it, but you know it just isn't right. Then you either see a different tutorial or video, or something happens, and the next time you do the move, it is perfect. You can feel that it is right. That moment when it clicks in your mind and muscles and you know for a fact that you aren't doing it wrong anymore. That is a great feeling, and it is so satisfying when you finally get it right. Anyone else know what I'm talking about?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on December 14, 2018, 09:24:23 PM
One of my favorite things about Spinning is when you are practicing a move and have been practicing it for a long time, and it just isn't right. You can't exactly put your finger on what is wrong with it, but you know it just isn't right. Then you either see a different tutorial or video, or something happens, and the next time you do the move, it is perfect. You can feel that it is right. That moment when it clicks in your mind and muscles and you know for a fact that you aren't doing it wrong anymore. That is a great feeling, and it is so satisfying when you finally get it right. Anyone else know what I'm talking about?


Yes man. All of it. Iím like that with everyone move that I learn . My most pride and joy of having that feeling was when I finally did the Reverse Grip Eclipse. I was practicing for three days straight for twice as long and twice as hard. I actually did it correctly early in one of my AM spins but didnít watch it until DS mention the sequence I used was cool so I went back to look st it and noticed that I did it. I then tried it purposely and sure enough, there it was. Just clicked and kept going


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on December 15, 2018, 01:24:33 AM

Yes man. All of it. Iím like that with everyone move that I learn . My most pride and joy of having that feeling was when I finally did the Reverse Grip Eclipse. I was practicing for three days straight for twice as long and twice as hard. I actually did it correctly early in one of my AM spins but didnít watch it until DS mention the sequence I used was cool so I went back to look st it and noticed that I did it. I then tried it purposely and sure enough, there it was. Just clicked and kept going

Reverse Grip eclipse and regular Reverse eclipse were both ones that clicked like this for me.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on December 15, 2018, 06:32:56 AM
My very first entry into the Spin Wars. It was fun working in this and seeing everyoneís entry.

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpIjI7oSjEU&feature=share#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on December 15, 2018, 10:44:13 AM
Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epvICkHjIYo#[/url])



quick vid from my IG channel:)
amazing work Master Elwood loved the jump lol I'm trying to start jumping rough with all my baggage lol


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: hazard502 on December 15, 2018, 10:49:31 AM
My very first entry into the Spin Wars. It was fun working in this and seeing everyoneís entry.


Awesome dude, that was fun to watch and a great entry into spin wars.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on December 15, 2018, 11:13:51 AM
Awesome dude, that was fun to watch and a great entry into spin wars.

Thank you, hazard.  I was nervous making the video but still had fun


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on December 19, 2018, 09:48:00 PM
Master Venturous has issued a new challenge in "Infinit's Spinning Corner" And requested that it be posted here.

Horizontal Only Spins.

"Film 2 minutes using only horizontal spins and strikes. These can be over-the-head palm spins, around the neck, waste, etc. No eclipse spins, no plum blossoms, and so on. Either or both hands can be used, so long as everything is kept in the horizontal plane. Good luck!" - Master Venturous

I'm a minute short, but I learned to do some stuff I wouldn't usually think of. Forcing yourself to think outside your own box and comfort zone is the point of these challenges to me. I have to admit I started to swing straight up vertical right where I cut the video off. Lol.
Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2BFh-K2ejM#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on December 20, 2018, 02:43:20 AM
Master Venturous has issued a new challenge in "Infinit's Spinning Corner" And requested that it be posted here.

Horizontal Only Spins.

"Film 2 minutes using only horizontal spins and strikes. These can be over-the-head palm spins, around the neck, waste, etc. No eclipse spins, no plum blossoms, and so on. Either or both hands can be used, so long as everything is kept in the horizontal plane. Good luck!" - Master Venturous

I'm a minute short, but I learned to do some stuff I wouldn't usually think of. Forcing yourself to think outside your own box and comfort zone is the point of these challenges to me. I have to admit I started to swing straight up vertical right where I cut the video off. Lol.
Sorry...[/url]

Awesome!! Way to swoop in for the challenge, dude🤙🏻!  Smoove action, and that through the legs toss?!! What?!  Yup- i gotta get in on this one😊


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on December 20, 2018, 09:05:04 AM
Master Venturous has issued a new challenge in "Infinit's Spinning Corner" And requested that it be posted here.

Horizontal Only Spins.

"Film 2 minutes using only horizontal spins and strikes. These can be over-the-head palm spins, around the neck, waste, etc. No eclipse spins, no plum blossoms, and so on. Either or both hands can be used, so long as everything is kept in the horizontal plane. Good luck!" - Master Venturous

I'm a minute short, but I learned to do some stuff I wouldn't usually think of. Forcing yourself to think outside your own box and comfort zone is the point of these challenges to me. I have to admit I started to swing straight up vertical right where I cut the video off. Lol.
Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2BFh-K2ejM#[/url])



Awesome moves man, looks great! The leg switch suprised me ice cold, haha  :o ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on December 20, 2018, 09:12:14 AM
Horizontal Only Spins

Film 2 minutes using only horizontal spins and strikes. These can be over-the-head palm spins, around the neck, waste, etc. No eclipse spins, no plum blossoms, and so on. Either or both hands can be used, so long as everything is kept in the horizontal plane. Good luck!


Here's my take on the challenge but couldn't get to two minutes before I dropped my saber.

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmfVbqvcrSE#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on December 20, 2018, 01:47:25 PM
Horizontal Only Spins

Film 2 minutes using only horizontal spins and strikes. These can be over-the-head palm spins, around the neck, waste, etc. No eclipse spins, no plum blossoms, and so on. Either or both hands can be used, so long as everything is kept in the horizontal plane. Good luck!


 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au7vBGYC9ho#)

Sorry for the double post, I uploaded the wrong video earlier


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on December 20, 2018, 02:43:25 PM
amazing work Master Elwood loved the jump lol I'm trying to start jumping rough with all my baggage lol
Thanks, Jaymes🤙🏻😊!  The jumps took a bit, and are still works in progress- but thatís why we train😉 good luck and be safe with your footing! Good grip, no gravel, easy on the knees if you have any issues with them- and plan it out first on the ground😉


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on December 23, 2018, 11:35:26 AM
I did this last week- first time in a while with a staff, and the intent was actually to keep it a little slower, but the song really moved me.  This is also the first time iíve flowed with synched with a full track. Impromtu freestyle with fumbles included😊Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cua8CZ2RDGM&feature=share#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on December 23, 2018, 12:03:19 PM
Thanks, Jaymes🤙🏻😊!  The jumps took a bit, and are still works in progress- but thatís why we train😉 good luck and be safe with your footing! Good grip, no gravel, easy on the knees if you have any issues with them- and plan it out first on the ground😉
Master Elwood 😁, I appreciate it and my jumping has improved I'm waiting for my sabers they return tomorrow from ultrasabers but I'll show you my best jump so far I'll post it in videos under all martial arts


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on December 23, 2018, 12:04:57 PM
I did this last week- first time in a while with a staff, and the intent was actually to keep it a little slower, but the song really moved me.  This is also the first time iíve flowed with synched with a full track. Impromtu freestyle with fumbles included😊Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cua8CZ2RDGM&feature=share#[/url])
I love your staff freestyle I will try to watch closely and try to learn some new material


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cephalus on December 25, 2018, 02:50:49 PM
Merry Christmas

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkPv8gHF9OE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkPv8gHF9OE#)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFCCJaikFSg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFCCJaikFSg#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on December 25, 2018, 07:51:14 AM
Merry Christmas, Darth Cephalus


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: scifidude79 on December 25, 2018, 04:36:29 PM
Great stuff as always, DC. ;D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on December 25, 2018, 07:35:51 PM
Merry Christmas to all!

Love the candy sabers DC especially Nihilus looks very majestic with it  ;)
Here's a quick flow and mask test from yesterday...

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8ELlPHm4-s#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on December 26, 2018, 12:51:22 AM
Merry Christmas
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkPv8gHF9OE]www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkPv8gHF9OE[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkPv8gHF9OE#[/url])
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFCCJaikFSg]www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFCCJaikFSg[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFCCJaikFSg#[/url])

Merry Christmas to all!

Love the candy sabers DC especially Nihilus looks very majestic with it  ;)
Here's a quick flow and mask test from yesterday...

Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8ELlPHm4-s#[/url])

My favorite Nihilus's!  Great stuff guys!




Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on December 26, 2018, 10:23:13 AM
Well done,  Dnihilis and DC!😄🤙🏻  Awesome flow, awesome gear!

I did this one a couple nights ago for some samurai birthday flow- the filter fit the tunes🙏🏻
Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YURTWR5Wbik&feature=share#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on December 26, 2018, 10:32:45 AM
Kudos for spinning in the snow of all places, Master Elwood.  Was getting your footing okay without slipping around?  Kudos to another great video


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on December 26, 2018, 10:49:19 AM
Kudos for spinning in the snow of all places, Master Elwood.  Was getting your footing okay without slipping around?  Kudos to another great video

Many thank, Infinite😊🙏🏻! Actually it was tough at times because it was oretty iced over- and i wore the absolute worst shoes for that scenario😆.  But i one n done-ed it without any faceplants, slip ups or drops- so that had me plenty satisfied😉


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on December 26, 2018, 11:25:41 AM
Many thank, Infinite😊🙏🏻! Actually it was tough at times because it was oretty iced over- and i wore the absolute worst shoes for that scenario😆.  But i one n done-ed it without any faceplants, slip ups or drops- so that had me plenty satisfied😉

You're welcome, Elwood!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on December 27, 2018, 01:27:20 PM
I did this last week- first time in a while with a staff, and the intent was actually to keep it a little slower, but the song really moved me.  This is also the first time iíve flowed with synched with a full track. Impromtu freestyle with fumbles included😊

FIREFLIES FTW!!! (huge Owl City fan here ;)) Nice job, and I totally get the song moving you. Owl City has some great stuff (my personal favorites are Tip of the Iceberg and Shooting Star).


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on December 27, 2018, 01:30:31 PM
FIREFLIES FTW!!! (huge Owl City fan here ;)) Nice job, and I totally get the song moving you. Owl City has some great stuff (my personal favorites are Tip of the Iceberg and Shooting Star).

Agreed


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on December 27, 2018, 08:47:22 PM
Well done,  Dnihilis and DC!😄🤙🏻  Awesome flow, awesome gear!

I did this one a couple nights ago for some samurai birthday flow- the filter fit the tunes🙏🏻
Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YURTWR5Wbik&feature=share#[/url])
  this was my favorite video so far just awesome


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on December 27, 2018, 09:17:59 PM
I did this one a couple nights ago for some samurai birthday flow- the filter fit the tunes🙏🏻
Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YURTWR5Wbik&feature=share#[/url])


Yeah Elwood!!! You have some of the best settings for your vids. And it's really cool to see someone flow in all directions rather than just moving left and right on a 2d plane. Awesome!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on December 28, 2018, 01:43:57 PM
awesome vid's

Loving the Midnight Flow and the Samurai Spirit, good stuff. Lookin' real sharp!

Nice touch with the candy cane spinning DC. In costume no less!

Threw together some random clips for my 2018 training montage. A couple I didn't post, some I did. Montage style. Things are picking up at the Academy. Training two students for Naga Tournaments and two for some Amateur MMA fights. So my Saber training will be light in the coming year. Also going to train with Sifu Francis Fong and Sifu Levonne Martin as much as possible, so there goes the weekends as well.

Might be the last one for a little while, hope you enjoy. ( im going to try to get one more this weekend, before this coming year gets crazy. )


 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xxY6U-Mv14#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on December 28, 2018, 02:41:09 PM
Great video, Master Resolute.  I like the green and red


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on December 28, 2018, 11:11:58 PM
Thank you Master Resolute. Awesome Video! Your Jar'Kai flow is just madness. Love the quick coupler action  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on December 29, 2018, 02:29:49 AM
My 2nd run at spinning a scorpion with a huge blade, its starting to feel better
  https://youtu.be/PO7mcZ8t-8g


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on December 29, 2018, 06:07:23 AM
Thank you Master Res🙏🏻😊 your vids are always an inspiration and a motivator!

Jaymes, looking good with that monster youíre wielding-  the strike from underneath your guard near  the end was particularly smooth🤙🏻


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on December 29, 2018, 09:32:54 AM
Thank you Master Res🙏🏻😊 your vids are always an inspiration and a motivator!

Jaymes, looking good with that monster youíre wielding-  the strike from underneath your guard near  the end was particularly smooth🤙🏻
thank you Master Elwood, I'm trying to find some new moves lol


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on December 30, 2018, 09:28:02 AM
Hi, I've played around with some fx this morning... :D

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLoVte8YeyM#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on December 30, 2018, 09:50:02 AM
Hi, I've played around with some fx this morning... :D

Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLoVte8YeyM#[/url])


Sick! I like the FX. But I'm still distracted by your insane flow!
Every time I see you now I think about what Master Venturous said regarding your Spin Wars entry:
"That flawless reverse grip though..."


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on December 30, 2018, 10:05:55 AM
simply awesome. +1 for the saber flow +1 for the FX


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on December 30, 2018, 11:08:45 AM
Hi, I've played around with some fx this morning... :D

Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLoVte8YeyM#[/url])
Awesome Matt that was very cool


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Solstice Lacer on December 30, 2018, 12:03:33 PM
My humble first entry to saber spinning. I call this "don't hit the ceiling fan" style  ;)

Sorry... (http://youtube.com/watch?v=irViiTma_i0#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on December 30, 2018, 12:14:09 PM
Looking good, SL. What length of blade is that?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Solstice Lacer on December 30, 2018, 12:38:10 PM
Looking good, SL. What length of blade is that?

Thanks :) it's a 36". I'm almost 5'10", so it works for me and my two hand style


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on December 30, 2018, 01:07:52 PM
My humble first entry to saber spinning. I call this "don't hit the ceiling fan" style  ;)

Sorry... ([url]http://youtube.com/watch?v=irViiTma_i0#[/url])


Very nice. "Don't hit the ceiling fan" style is my favorite. It helps develop good environmental awareness. :)
I hope we get to see more soon. 


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on December 30, 2018, 01:29:31 PM
Thanks :) it's a 36". I'm almost 5'10", so it works for me and my two hand style

I thought it was at least a 34. Looking good and youíre welcome



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on December 30, 2018, 02:22:05 PM
My humble first entry to saber spinning. I call this "don't hit the ceiling fan" style  ;)

Sorry... ([url]http://youtube.com/watch?v=irViiTma_i0#[/url])


Very nice hand switches there.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Solstice Lacer on December 30, 2018, 04:05:57 PM
Thank you Darth Silenoz, I agree it certainly does. :)

And I'm honored you think so Master Venturous, credit to you for some inspiration, along with the other Masters and everyone who has posted a video


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on December 30, 2018, 09:03:22 AM
Take it from someone whoís still new at this. I learned a lot from several people. Thereís the saying, it takes a whole village to help raise someone.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on December 30, 2018, 05:00:04 PM
Looking good Solstice Lacer! Great control with such a long blade and limited space.   8)

Also thanks for watching and the kind words guys!  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Solstice Lacer on December 30, 2018, 05:30:21 PM
Thanks Matt Nihilus, your video is awesome :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on December 30, 2018, 07:03:15 PM
My humble first entry to saber spinning. I call this "don't hit the ceiling fan" style  ;)

Sorry... ([url]http://youtube.com/watch?v=irViiTma_i0#[/url])
what a incredible performance on your first installment, I loved it


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on December 30, 2018, 07:04:49 PM
I did some more work  let me end the old year with this https://youtu.be/PqwGP3S7Wow


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on December 30, 2018, 07:22:27 PM
I did some more work  let me end the old year with this https://youtu.be/PqwGP3S7Wow

Nice work Jaymes. It seems like everyone is posting a lot more stuff since the Spin Wars entries. Good work to every one that's been posting!
I hope to contribute more soon.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on December 30, 2018, 07:30:57 PM
Nice work Jaymes. It seems like everyone is posting a lot more stuff since the Spin Wars entries. Good work to every one that's been posting!
I hope to contribute more soon.
  thanks Darth Silenoz I'm  having so much fun over here 😀, yeah the spin wars light up our LED's deep from within lol


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Solstice Lacer on December 31, 2018, 01:09:04 AM
Thanks Jaymes, great performance from you as well


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on December 31, 2018, 10:46:06 AM
My humble first entry to saber spinning. I call this "don't hit the ceiling fan" style  ;)



Nice!! I really like the HEMA  two handed style!  I gave up on the ďdonít hit the ceiling fanĒ style  a while back- two bulbs down and i thought it time to find a different room😉


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on December 31, 2018, 10:52:12 AM
I did some more work  let me end the old year with this

Keep Ďem coming, dude🤙🏻!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Solstice Lacer on December 31, 2018, 04:15:48 AM
Thanks very much Master Graestar


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on December 31, 2018, 02:43:05 PM
Keep Ďem coming, dude🤙🏻!
Will do Master Elwood 😀 happy near year 🖐


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 01, 2019, 10:25:14 AM
Happy New Year guys!  I didnt use my saber, but I did some spinning.

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc-PwzSSjlU&t=6s#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on January 01, 2019, 03:30:18 AM
Happy New Year guys!  I didnt use my saber, but I did some spinning.


Nice run with the fire staff! super smooth and a really even burn on the wicks!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on January 01, 2019, 10:55:14 AM
Looking great with the staff, Sam.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on January 01, 2019, 03:27:28 PM
Happy New Year guys!  I didnt use my saber, but I did some spinning.

Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc-PwzSSjlU&t=6s#[/url])
Sam your balance is insane really awesome


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on January 01, 2019, 04:12:05 PM
Happy New Year guys!  I didnt use my saber, but I did some spinning.

Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc-PwzSSjlU&t=6s#[/url])


That was sick, Sam! I agree with Master Graestar, It looks like the fire stayed lit well and very even. Looks great!
 


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Solstice Lacer on January 02, 2019, 09:24:55 AM
Lovely work as always Sam.

Here's my episode 2: with kicks
(Dog is not as close as she appears)

Sorry... (http://youtube.com/watch?v=-QW52z8yz6s#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on January 02, 2019, 11:04:02 PM
Thought I would do a quick one take video while I have some extra space. All freestyle. I hit the floor a few times avoiding the ceiling but I'm feeling the flow a bit more than usual. Thanks to everyone that's been posting for the inspiration!
Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YRa6-u3fW0#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Lady Revan on January 02, 2019, 11:38:08 PM
That was awesome! Fierce strikes! :D And the sound keeps it interesting without music. ^_^ -1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on January 02, 2019, 11:50:00 PM
That was awesome! Fierce strikes! :D And the sound keeps it interesting without music. ^_^ -1

Thank you very much Lady Revan! I've been trying to incorporate more strikes. I'm glad you like them!
Thank you for supporting all of us in the artistry section! -1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Venturous on January 03, 2019, 12:36:26 AM
That was awesome! Fierce strikes! :D And the sound keeps it interesting without music. ^_^ -1

Agreed. One thing I've notice with your videos is your precision of strikes, especially your thrusts. Well done


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on January 03, 2019, 05:28:59 AM
Agreed. One thing I've notice with your videos is your precision of strikes, especially your thrusts. Well done

Thank you so much Master Venturous! You've always been a huge inspiration to me.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on January 03, 2019, 08:50:52 AM
Love the Reverse grip and strikes there, DS.  Great movement as well, keep it up!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on January 03, 2019, 09:58:58 AM
Love the Reverse grip and strikes there, DS.  Great movement as well, keep it up!

Thank you Infinit01. I really want to get my reverse grip as tight as Matt Nihilus' (Ha! In my dreams!).


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 03, 2019, 10:43:45 AM
Hereís a video I never shared from when I was trying to get a feel for the Spin Wars track.  I almost did something more similar to this.
Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX5_EaIktpA&feature=youtu.be#)

Iím clearing up some old videos on my tablet, hereís another I donít believe I shared here either.
Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzyfsdx-cjY&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Silenoz on January 03, 2019, 10:50:06 AM
Hereís a video I never shared from when I was trying to get a feel for the Spin Wars track.  I almost did something more similar to this.
Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX5_EaIktpA&feature=youtu.be#[/url])


That would have worked too. lol Nice Sam!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 03, 2019, 04:43:19 AM
For NYE I lit up my fire props, the double swords are brand new and Iíve never used them before.  Overall I had a lot of fun!  It was a nice intermission between shooting the fireworks!  I posted th staff video earlier, but this ones a little better because of the angle and lighting imo.

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEEVo3Bv5EU#)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGSNGc7KBY8#)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9RxRJBPgBs#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on January 03, 2019, 11:48:59 AM
Love all of those videos, Sam.  Great work. I like the fire spins too


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on January 04, 2019, 03:16:59 PM
So I was training and playing around with transitions and moves and while doing the Clockface spin, I realized that every single move I've learned, there's a reverse version or a inverted version of that move.  Why not the Clockface spin?  So here's my take on it, try it out.

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkzOt6xV-G8#)

It's probably already out there, invented by someone else years ago but it came across my mind while I was spinning.

Note: I showed Darth Cephalus the video and he's going to try it out!  Excited!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on January 04, 2019, 08:17:01 AM
Pretty cool, I reverse a couple moves but never had the idea to reverse the clock face spin. Thanks for the inspiration, I'll give it a try ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on January 04, 2019, 03:23:30 PM
Pretty cool, I reverse a couple moves but never had the idea to reverse the clock face spin. Thanks for the inspiration, I'll give it a try ;)

You're welcome and glad you like it, Matt! 


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on January 04, 2019, 05:34:35 PM
good stuff.

right handed people tend to spin clockwise, lefties tend to go counter-clockwise. Which is exactly what you just demonstrated. very nice. +1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on January 04, 2019, 06:18:00 PM
good stuff.

right handed people tend to spin clockwise, lefties tend to go counter-clockwise. Which is exactly what you just demonstrated. very nice. +1

Thank you, Master Resolute.   :D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on January 08, 2019, 02:27:09 AM
I've noticed that I do this a lot in standart grip but I always took a step back when the saber is over my head. This helped me to find out what I'm doing  :D. Thanks for that ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on January 08, 2019, 09:32:43 AM
I noticed that I do this a lot in standart grip but I always took a step back when the saber is over my head. This helped me to find out what I'm doing  :D. Thanks for that ;)

You're welcome my friend


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on January 09, 2019, 07:16:32 AM
Not Saber Related......yet😉 this is my first non-kitchen go with a MichelleCS-inspired DIY flowstaff.  Itís a 7/8Ē diameter dowel(3í long) with 5 7/8Ē washers tapes on either end. I then squished a furniture foot cap on the ends to mitigate injury to both myself and my surroundings. Sportstape hand grip with the center line taped in.  I kept the outtake reel at the end for all the less than awesome bits😄
Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qgxQkxBt6Y&feature=share#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on January 09, 2019, 09:45:40 AM
Really Rad, Master Elwood.  I've been wanting to put together a DIY staff myself so that I can spin and not worry about smacking and break stuff


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Solstice Lacer on January 12, 2019, 09:40:54 AM
Hey Infinit, looking good with that Sentinel le v4 ;) How has it been treating you?

Great stuff as always Master Graestar, and cool music.

On that note, I decided to step my game up a little. I got a music maker app and made a jam inspired by my (current) lightsaber color: Jade (Lee 323).

Then I ignited said lightsaber to do a little routine. So here's my first music video: Jade Flow

Sorry... (http://youtube.com/watch?v=aoBqBc7AXMc#)



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on January 12, 2019, 09:21:33 PM
Nice work in that tight space.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on January 13, 2019, 06:53:31 AM
Hey Infinit, looking good with that Sentinel le v4 ;) How has it been treating you?

Great stuff as always Master Graestar, and cool music.

On that note, I decided to step my game up a little. I got a music maker app and made a jam inspired by my (current) lightsaber color: Jade (Lee 323).

Then I ignited said lightsaber to do a little routine. So here's my first music video: Jade Flow




Well done on all fronts, Solstice!😄🤙🏻 Cool mic, and iím really becoming a fan of your two-handed style!  Very unique movements, and your use of settled stances in your footwork gives you a legit warrioress/ shero vibe🤘🏻 I canít wait to see what you can do when not in such relatively small space😊


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Solstice Lacer on January 13, 2019, 08:25:34 AM
Thanks very much guys :)
Hopefully this spring I will get out in the yard for some videos, because the weather currently is not very pleasant here in Michigan


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on January 13, 2019, 10:45:00 AM
Good job Lacer!! I see a few moves in there Iím stealing. Just so you know.🤫


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Solstice Lacer on January 13, 2019, 12:10:54 PM
Feel free Gum, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Solstice Lacer on January 22, 2019, 03:13:26 AM
Showing off the newly balanced saber, new jam and color (Lee 161 - Slate Blue)

Sorry... (http://youtube.com/watch?v=unVqHjy2HTM#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: RhylisArdhrn on January 22, 2019, 10:39:56 AM
Well that collab montage was magnificent.. wowee


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Solstice Lacer on January 22, 2019, 03:31:46 PM
Thank you Rhylis :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on January 22, 2019, 03:56:17 PM
Looking good, SL. Keep up the good work!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Rapine on January 22, 2019, 09:24:42 AM
That's pretty fast SL.

Nicely done. :)

-1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: scifidude79 on January 22, 2019, 04:35:00 PM
Those are some sweet moves, Solstice. You've got a cool stye, it looks like a blend of combat and flow arts.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Solstice Lacer on January 22, 2019, 07:11:12 PM
Thanks everyone :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on January 23, 2019, 10:32:14 AM
Just dropping a quick one while I work on something better.

 https://youtu.be/oj36Lwqcl3o


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on January 23, 2019, 11:16:20 AM
Just dropping a quick one while I work on something better.

 https://youtu.be/oj36Lwqcl3o

Great video Darth Ch3m15t.  Glad to have you back!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 23, 2019, 11:25:29 AM
Just dropping a quick one while I work on something better.

 [url]https://youtu.be/oj36Lwqcl3o[/url] ([url]https://youtu.be/oj36Lwqcl3o[/url])


Believe it or not, you were a pretty big influence on my dual wield style, which is pretty aparent here.

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuBhXDrJPWE#)

I don't know that we've had much interaction, but I've been a fan for a long time.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on January 23, 2019, 12:00:24 PM


Believe it or not, you were a pretty big influence on my dual wield style, which is pretty aparent here.

Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuBhXDrJPWE#[/url])

I don't know that we've had much interaction, but I've been a fan for a long time.



Wow I'm honoured. You're skill is exceptional. I haven't had that much interaction with anyone for a while. Glad my dual welding has been an influence. I'm out of practice and it's freezing here so more difficult for intricate finger rolls etc.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on January 23, 2019, 01:31:52 PM
Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLJp5KSIAjQ#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 23, 2019, 07:21:14 AM
Iíd say im starting to get somewhere with dual wield finally.
Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZl6E8lC57k&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on January 23, 2019, 02:47:09 PM
Iíd say im starting to get somewhere with dual wield finally.
Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZl6E8lC57k&feature=youtu.be#[/url])


Looking good there, Sam.  I'm digging your style with the dual wield


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on January 24, 2019, 11:18:01 AM

How do I embed video links again?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on January 24, 2019, 04:53:09 AM
Here we are. Warming up doing some indoor tricks flips spins and knocks.


https://youtu.be/MgV8tFEt_Nk


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on January 24, 2019, 12:10:41 PM
Just removed the s from https in the link


Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgV8tFEt_Nk&feature=youtu.be#)


Great video by the way.  I like that you left the drop in there as well.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on January 25, 2019, 09:27:26 AM
Awesome stuff everyone, really enjoyed your new videos!
Cool that the CH3M15T is back! (We never talked but I watched your videos a lot as I started sabering last year ;) )

Here's a practice session from this morning. A couple new strikes and a bit more use of my left hand. Hope you like it...

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHCzYnbACmw#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on January 25, 2019, 09:52:51 AM
Great work and nice tight moves.  Love that reverse grip as always.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on January 26, 2019, 09:02:34 AM
Nihilus, what I like best is the snow action. When I get home Iíll try to shoot some of our action here in Montuckey. If I can get the light right it looks cool like that. Point


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on January 26, 2019, 10:33:27 AM
Thanks infinit01, and everyone drops sometime. I usually try and leave one in for the lols and to remind mysrlf im still human. Lol. And Nihilus your saber skills are dope for only 1 years practice. Glad my videos help and inspire. I only originally filmed myself for my own benifit at first. To see my movements from another perspective, and to show off.   Anyway talking about showing off, ive spent the afternoon jumping around on wet grass trying not to slip on my arse. Practicing some acrobatic saber work.

http://youtu.be/-qB3oesTQN8 (http://youtu.be/-qB3oesTQN8)


And still can't embed the video properly lol


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on January 26, 2019, 01:20:47 PM
Thanks everyone!
@Imgumby - looking forward to the snow action  8)
@CH3M15T - Your videos definitely inspired and helped me. I like the jumps, they will look cool with your flow! Oh btw, you have to click insert hyperlink (second row, third icon with the globe on it) when you post a reply.
In between of the two url's that appear you put in your link and remove the s on https. Hope this helps.  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on January 26, 2019, 06:09:27 PM
Looking good Matt and Chemi5t🤙🏻! Seriously digging on your flow with this one, matt!  And welcome to the Artistry section, Darth chem😊! Looking forward to seeing more!

This is my latest session with a saber staff.  Working with a flowstaff and inching into contact flow helped me with my soees and fluidity here- still progress to be made, but i was pretty happy with this one😊
Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-fpCE6JD94&feature=share#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on January 26, 2019, 06:31:05 PM
Haha no need to welcome Chem, dudes an OG.  Was in the first spin wars.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on January 26, 2019, 07:26:48 PM
Haha no need to welcome Chem, dudes an OG.  Was in the first spin wars.

I stand corrected- welcome BACK to the Artistry section😆🤙🏻


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on January 27, 2019, 09:17:11 AM
Haha no need to welcome Chem, dudes an OG.  Was in the first spin wars.

Points for the recognition. Lol


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: imgumby001dammit on January 27, 2019, 02:39:35 PM
See, I donít care that DC has the fancy style, Iím impressed that he does it in the tiny space!!! I thought I was the only fool who tried to saber in a match box!!!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Lady Revan on February 04, 2019, 01:07:03 AM
Random montage of me failing miserably trying to spin crossguard and staff XD

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bPKmu-aAP4#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on February 04, 2019, 03:16:25 AM
Nope, thats not a fail! Your flow and hand switches look good already and you can do a obi ani spin with such a beast of a saber!  8)
Maybe you can cut your blade a little, that you don't have to worry to hit the ground. Keep going and have fun practicing  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Lady Revan on February 04, 2019, 10:57:37 AM
Nope, thats not a fail! Your flow and hand switches look good already and you can do a obi ani spin with such a beast of a saber!  8)
Maybe you can cut your blade a little, that you don't have to worry to hit the ground. Keep going and have fun practicing  ;)

Cutting would probably help. I have the smallest option possible, but 36 is super long for me, especially given I can comfortably rest my chin on the pommel of the saber when I stick it in the back of my bag lol. Time to find someone with PVC cutter, I suppose!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on February 04, 2019, 02:18:19 PM
I used a simple pipe cutter for 5 dollars. It worked well. You just have to tighten it in small steps and when you through the blade you can use a scissor or scalpel for the foil.
Btw it will have pretty drastic effects on the balance point of you saber. I guess it's all about experimentation until you find a setup that work for you. I still use a Initiate V3 for spinning.
It's not the coolest looking hilt but pretty affordable and easy to use. You propably know the spinning tutorials from Darth Cephalus and Master Venturous but I always recommend watching it. They are super helpfull and easy to follow ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 04, 2019, 04:05:11 PM
I haven't posted much lately, I've been more focused on other things.  But here's some stuff I posted over on IG fooling around with my cross guards.

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omllEOPGaF4#)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFaWGJyz1QQ#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on February 04, 2019, 09:53:26 AM
Your dual wielding got so good, saw it with fire too! I love when you throw the saber over the other. Looks damn cool!  8)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 04, 2019, 07:14:20 PM
I'm still out here playing around searching for some kind of inspiration.  I've been feeling very uninspired lately.  

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yII1MINONnY#)

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&ar=2&video_id=EIupzzaabiE#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on February 04, 2019, 08:33:38 PM
@ Sam -  nice heaven six!!

@ Lady Revan - great training sessions. I see what you mean with the cross guard saber, thing is gi-normous


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on February 04, 2019, 09:01:25 PM
Lady Revan. You'll get there, trust me.

Sam, watching you reminds me that I should really be working with my sabers more


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on February 05, 2019, 05:29:28 AM
Great control with the duel sabers, Sam.  I think that's the slowest I've seen you spin, lol.  Looks good and your control of each side is great


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 05, 2019, 07:24:46 AM
Sam, watching you reminds me that I should really be working with my sabers more

If youíd like some help shoot me a pm and we can work something out Iím sure.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on February 05, 2019, 07:58:22 AM
I haven't posted much lately, I've been more focused on other things.  But here's some stuff I posted over on IG fooling around with my cross guards.

Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omllEOPGaF4#[/url])

Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFaWGJyz1QQ#[/url])


I'm not sure what's more impressive, your finger rolls into a toss with the single cross guard or you actually duel spinning with two cross guards... Most impressive, Sam. Most impressive indeed.  It's hard for me to decide whether you're Maul or Kylo so I'm going to say that you're both. Dark Lord of Crimson Dawn and Leader of the Knights of Ren.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on February 07, 2019, 11:24:57 PM
Worked on a couple new spins and poses and tried to combine it...

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4j-9bAoPrk#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on February 08, 2019, 06:49:48 AM
Looking good Matt. I like the poses man and your spins are always tight and perfect.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 08, 2019, 08:26:26 PM
So uhhhh...Iíve been working on moving around better.  Iíve dropped about 30 lbs or so in the last few months (I was around 365 lbs...oof)  Iím feeling it in the foot work.  I just want to get under 300 and see how well I can move then.
Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOcoqD1RK8M&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on February 11, 2019, 05:13:26 AM
Looking good there, Sam.  I like how you're flowing well with the music and you look great!  Keep up the good work dropping the weight off.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cruelty on February 11, 2019, 10:57:33 AM
Awesome video Matt Nihilus! Literally love everything about it, and you make it look so simple and effortless. Although i know it is not, and extremely difficult. I need much work, and your video is an inspiration for sure, so thanks for posting. Also, MAJOR credit to Samhain! Listen brother, that is a huge accomplishment dropping that weight, and you should feel super proud of yourself! I struggle with my weight, and it is not a fun process dropping it all, but working out while eating correctly and the results of it feel amazing. Not only that, but i feel my strength and movement improve, which is a plus when spinning and dealing with footwork. I for one am proud of you and look forward to seeing more improvement. Keep it up brother!  :)   Point.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cruelty on February 11, 2019, 02:56:51 PM
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9zyAiAJ4ms#)    Please help... Is this motion/spinning correct? Need to know so i can button it up and move on to bigger and better things. Long way to go, but i hope its an improvement from my last video.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on February 12, 2019, 12:21:52 AM
Please help... Is this motion/spinning correct? Need to know so i can button it up and move on to bigger and better things. Long way to go, but i hope its an improvement from my last video.

Looks good to me. Keep practicing it, and you will have it down. Out of curiosity, what length blade do you have on it? Generally I recommend a 32" blade for the Apprentice hilts (well, all of them actually, but since my go to is an Apprentice, and you saber is an Apprentice, I figured it didn't matter much). ;) ;D

Always good to see another person getting into spinning.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Randy Magnum on February 12, 2019, 12:41:46 AM
Whoa!!!!! There is some seriously next level stuff going on in here.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cruelty on February 12, 2019, 07:49:41 AM
Thanks Taegin. Ive been using a 36" blade which is a major issue for me. I'm currently waiting on a 32" and a 24" to come in because the 36" is just too big. I'm glad the movements and spins are correct, I got fed misinformation on a tutorial I watched previously and so I finally got it down from Darth Cephalus' video. So big thanks to him also.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 12, 2019, 08:37:55 AM
Looks good to me.  I find the move looks best when done at a side angle with the camera facing your front side.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on February 12, 2019, 08:50:46 AM
I believe Darth Cruelty understood my video in the other thread but figured I'd leave my video here for future references and anyone new trying to get into Flow Art.

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwtnI6gzlHk#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on February 12, 2019, 07:00:43 PM
Thank you Infinit and Darth Cruelty - your Obi Ani looks smooth. Great work! You have the motion down. As you mentioned before it will be easier with a shorter blade cause you can stay lower with your wrist in the hip area.
Also good video Infinite!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cruelty on February 12, 2019, 11:44:09 PM
Thanks Samhain, matt nihilus, and again to infinit. I agree with infinit and samhain as far as the side angle, and i will be trying to focus on that angle due to the fact that it does look way better on camera and to the onlooker. I also am in agreeance with matt because thats probably the hardest part is coming out from the back spin, i have to turn so far it seems so as to not hit the ground, as well as bring my arm high up on my hip for the same reason. I will get it down, its just taking longer than expected and i was getting a little frustrated because i kept feeling like something was off... it didnt click and have the flow it needed. My transition into each spin was sloppy and off. But im starting to get the hang of it, and with all your guys' verification on the proper execution it'll only get better with time and dedication. Much appreciated to you all, and i will post a video soon on this thread.  :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on February 13, 2019, 05:24:40 AM
Thank you Infinit and Darth Cruelty - your Obi Ani looks smooth. Great work! You have the motion down. As you mentioned before it will be easier with a shorter blade cause you can stay lower with your wrist in the hip area.
Also good video Infinite!

I agree, Darth Cruelty's Obi-Ani looks really good.  I look forward to seeing his video with a shorter blade myself. Thanks, Matt!  I wanted to help him since I had great people who helped me start and continues to help me til this day

Thanks Samhain, matt nihilus, and again to infinit. I agree with infinit and samhain as far as the side angle, and i will be trying to focus on that angle due to the fact that it does look way better on camera and to the onlooker. I also am in agreeance with matt because thats probably the hardest part is coming out from the back spin, i have to turn so far it seems so as to not hit the ground, as well as bring my arm high up on my hip for the same reason. I will get it down, its just taking longer than expected and i was getting a little frustrated because i kept feeling like something was off... it didnt click and have the flow it needed. My transition into each spin was sloppy and off. But im starting to get the hang of it, and with all your guys' verification on the proper execution it'll only get better with time and dedication. Much appreciated to you all, and i will post a video soon on this thread.  :)

You're welcome, Darth Cruelty. I look forward to seeing your video after all the practice you've been doing along with the shorter blade.  Keep us posted


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cruelty on February 13, 2019, 02:40:18 PM
I will most definitely keep you all posted. Tracking this package like a bloodhound, lol. Should be in tomorrow at some point, and I also work Friday, so I'll have a new video shortly after that.  :)   You said others helped you when you first started, and I for one am grateful you passed that training/helpfulness on to me. I will also do the same if the time ever comes where someone ask's me for my help/opinion. Out of curiosity, how long have a been practicing flow art and spinning Infinit?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on February 13, 2019, 03:19:39 PM
You're welcome and I know the feel, keeping track of anything saber related after you order it is like a kid waiting in a 5 hour line to ride a 1 minute ride in Disney World.  Yes, I started off using Darth Cephalus' training videos and had questions where the members here helped me quite a bit.  I also recommend getting to know the resident masters like Master Elwood, Resolute and Venturous just to name a few since they are great in the flow arts and have helped me more times than I can count.  A great member here by the name of Samhain has helped me quite a bit and still works with me (We call him Darth Maul or Kylo.  When you see him spinning in cosplay, you'll understand).  I started getting into flow art last summer but didn't really get serious with it until last October. I spin several times a day myself and will practice a new move or sequence until I get it down, then it's more practice to tighten my form up.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 13, 2019, 04:50:06 PM
This ones been a pain to figure out.

Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7SUaXsXkCw&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cruelty on February 13, 2019, 08:43:50 PM
It seems like Darth Cephalus' videos have been a good training method for many of people, lol. How would i go about finding these masters and introducing myself? Ive been on many different threads on this forum and havent run into any of them that i can recall. Ive known Samhain for awhile now too, i feel. Found him on youtube, started talking with him and we became followers of each other on instagram. Then i also ran into him on the forum here, lol. Hes a cool guy, and very good at what he does with a saber. Im always impressed! Including the video he posted in the midst of our conversation, lol. Good work on that move Samhain, always cool to see your vids man!  :)   I already feel myself getting better, and once these blades are at my doorstep, i should only improve that much faster. Started trying the "reverse eclipse" and i got everything down, but with this massively long blade, i either hit myself or the ground on the way out from around my back, lol. With time, and practice it shall come.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on February 14, 2019, 06:09:08 AM
This ones been a pain to figure out.

Sorry... ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7SUaXsXkCw&feature=youtu.be#[/url])


Impressive, Sam. Your commitment to get it down inspires me to train harder and learn more

It seems like Darth Cephalus' videos have been a good training method for many of people, lol. How would i go about finding these masters and introducing myself? Ive been on many different threads on this forum and havent run into any of them that i can recall. Ive known Samhain for awhile now too, i feel. Found him on youtube, started talking with him and we became followers of each other on instagram. Then i also ran into him on the forum here, lol. Hes a cool guy, and very good at what he does with a saber. Im always impressed! Including the video he posted in the midst of our conversation, lol. Good work on that move Samhain, always cool to see your vids man!  :)   I already feel myself getting better, and once these blades are at my doorstep, i should only improve that much faster. Started trying the "reverse eclipse" and i got everything down, but with this massively long blade, i either hit myself or the ground on the way out from around my back, lol. With time, and practice it shall come.


Darth Cephalus is a great inspiration and a really cool guy since he's the one that started the artistry thread.  As far as Masters go, they're in and out of the threads and forums. I believe you ran into Master Resolute's Relic Wars thread.  They'll comment here and there or you can always PM and introduce yourself if you like.  Believe me, they may not comment all the time, but they're always on and they're always watching. :)

You can always check out their YouTube channels though:

Master Elwood Graestar
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjXX2Bts-5xDxKKW902FYvw (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjXX2Bts-5xDxKKW902FYvw)

Master Resolute
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChihqBQsrR4PJKmNRx2heHg (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChihqBQsrR4PJKmNRx2heHg)

Master Venturous
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR1bX1OucgsmuuBmdcNU5kw (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR1bX1OucgsmuuBmdcNU5kw)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cruelty on February 14, 2019, 04:13:26 PM
Nice! Thanks for sharing their channels. I checked them out briefly and subscribed, I'll have to dive more in depth soon though, at work currently, lol.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 14, 2019, 10:45:25 PM
Idk, just felt like suiting up and seeing how I moved in it.
Sorry... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBHmJO3J3_8&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cruelty on February 14, 2019, 10:50:18 PM
Nice Samhain! Can i ask where you got the Kylo mask/helmet? Also, gave you a point. Always love seeing your vids bro. 


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on February 15, 2019, 02:30:06 AM
Nice! Thanks for sharing their channels. I checked them out briefly and subscribed, I'll have to dive more in depth soon though, at work currently, lol.

Youíre welcome, Darth Cruelty. They inspire me everyday to spin often.

Awesome video, Kylo... I mean Samhain. You make spinning the cross guard look as if itís an easy task


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cruelty on February 15, 2019, 08:49:25 PM
Youíre welcome, Darth Cruelty. They inspire me everyday to spin often.

Awesome video, Kylo... I mean Samhain. You make spinning the cross guard look as if itís an easy task
Yeah he does Infinit! It's not easy with a normal saber, I can only imagine how difficult it would be with a crossguard.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cruelty on February 16, 2019, 11:08:44 AM
Hey guys, i have a new video but for wheatever reason it keeps saying "still processing, cant download try again later"..... its been saying it for days. Kind of starting to get really frustrated. any ideas on what is going on? It says it when i try to download it from google photos, then says it again when i try to upload it to youtube. It wasnt this hard with my first video, kind of confused. Or maybe if there is a way around the google photo youtube thing, to at least get it on here??


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cruelty on February 16, 2019, 11:30:47 AM
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGWCxhP13hA&t=3s#)

I think i got it figured. Bypassed google photos and got it on youtube. Please tell me if for whatever reason you cannot see the video. Nowhere near perfect, i make a few mistakes in the video even, but im proud of myself and feel like im moving fast. HUGE thanks to those who have helped me and continue to help me. Tell me what you think on here, or youtube. Constructive criticism is appreciated, as well as just straight criticism i guess, lol. I have figure 8's, Obi Ani, reverse Obi Ani, switch grips, spins, left and right hands, (attempted plum flowers) etc...


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on February 16, 2019, 08:05:21 PM
Looking pretty good Cruelty. If you keep at it you'll end up like Elwood and Infinit.  :D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on February 17, 2019, 06:26:52 AM


I think i got it figured. Bypassed google photos and got it on youtube. Please tell me if for whatever reason you cannot see the video. Nowhere near perfect, i make a few mistakes in the video even, but im proud of myself and feel like im moving fast. HUGE thanks to those who have helped me and continue to help me. Tell me what you think on here, or youtube. Constructive criticism is appreciated, as well as just straight criticism i guess, lol. I have figure 8's, Obi Ani, reverse Obi Ani, switch grips, spins, left and right hands, (attempted plum flowers) etc...
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Looking good, Darth Cruelty!🤙🏻  Solid skill bases, dude.  Itíll tighten up with more and more practice, and even more once youíre able to get more room.  Weather can suck, but training in the tight quarters will end up being a definite bonus im terms of control.  Keep the vids coming, looking forward to more progress!😊


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cruelty on February 17, 2019, 09:37:03 AM

I think i got it figured. Bypassed google photos and got it on youtube. Please tell me if for whatever reason you cannot see the video. Nowhere near perfect, i make a few mistakes in the video even, but im proud of myself and feel like im moving fast. HUGE thanks to those who have helped me and continue to help me. Tell me what you think on here, or youtube. Constructive criticism is appreciated, as well as just straight criticism i guess, lol. I have figure 8's, Obi Ani, reverse Obi Ani, switch grips, spins, left and right hands, (attempted plum flowers) etc...


Looking good, Darth Cruelty!🤙🏻  Solid skill bases, dude.  Itíll tighten up with more and more practice, and even more once youíre able to get more room.  Weather can suck, but training in the tight quarters will end up being a definite bonus im terms of control.  Keep the vids coming, looking forward to more progress!😊
Looking pretty good Cruelty. If you keep at it you'll end up like Elwood and Infinit.  :D


Thank you Taegin and Master Graestar! It did end up snowing yesterday like i mentioned Elwood, lol, so that is why i was inside. I wanted to go out because i want to practice with walking/moving around also, but i dont need to be slipping and falling either, haha. Your right about it helping with control, because it is super close quaters in my house (not a big house). And im trying to to tighten it up as well as work my muscles to move the way i need them too... for instance, my left wrist does not want to turn like my right one, it is much much harder with my left, but im trying. Darth Cephalus said to allow up to 3 times the amount of time to train with my left, and im starting to see why, lol. None the less, im proud of my improvement, and MOST IMPORTANTLY im having fun, and learning something new which is super cool. Thank you guys for your kind comments and help! If anyone has any criticism that is harsher than cannot be said on here, please comment on the youtube video itself, i will take it constructively, but sometimes its also good to hear some bad things to help improve them, rather than just acceptance... just saying. I appreciate you all though, and i will be posting more videos when i learn more moves and have the time. Im currently only on Cephalus' 3rd or 4th basic spin tutorial, so i have a LONG way to go, and much to learn. But it will be learned. HUGE thanks to Darth Cephalus for the videos, and Infinit for the support to push through, as well as solid tips, and also to you guys for your kindness/support and help!  :D   


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on February 20, 2019, 03:24:54 PM
Iíve gotten pretty consistent with the half Steve on my fire staff, tried it on my Menace and here ya go!

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on February 20, 2019, 03:42:27 PM
Guys, I just realized I need a new move to learn. Any suggestions?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on February 21, 2019, 06:08:09 AM
The wrist rolls are so smooth and the half steve is awesome with your Menace staff, Sam!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on February 22, 2019, 12:11:48 PM
Practiced a couple new movements and variations...

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on February 22, 2019, 12:39:14 PM
And once again we see Matt's beautiful reverse grip. Definitely some of the best on here.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on February 22, 2019, 12:53:24 PM
Thank you very much man. Hope to see you spin again soon  ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on February 22, 2019, 03:25:19 PM
Thank you very much man. Hope to see you spin again soon  ;)

Thanks, not likely though. At least not until about end of April or May.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on March 04, 2019, 11:38:18 PM
It definitely feels good to be back home, back in my office and back with spinning.

Celebrating with AM Martial Flows

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bOTxtZhoic#)

Working on more turns and tosses

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVE0_F2yBlQ#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 08, 2019, 12:31:28 PM
Here's a thing I did at the local comic shop for their anniversary party.

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on March 08, 2019, 12:38:30 PM
Very nice Sam. Your dual wield is amazing (as is your staff and single, but we all already knew that ;)). The speed with which you can spin still constantly amazes me. I can't spin nearly that fast and be as clean and precise as you.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 08, 2019, 12:40:42 PM
I've been working on it a lot.  It is no coincidence I'm starting to resemble Resolute a bit.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on March 08, 2019, 01:50:55 PM
Looks good, Sam.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on March 08, 2019, 02:01:06 PM
rockin' it Sam!

seriously, lookin good. great chambers. Love the heaven six, umbrella's and witicks you snuck in there. with fire no less! +++1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on March 08, 2019, 03:12:52 PM
rockin' it Sam!

seriously, lookin good. great chambers. Love the heaven six, umbrella's and witicks you snuck in there. with fire no less! +++1

I have no idea what you just said, but it sounds good so yeah. :D


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on March 08, 2019, 09:00:57 PM
Here's a thing I did at the local comic shop for their anniversary party.

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Very cool, Sam. Very cool


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on March 12, 2019, 07:14:16 PM
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl9BeM_sqjw&feature=youtu.be#)

My starting point. I'm gonna have surgery on Mar 22nd, and after I'm convalescent once again and get the okay from the doc I shall be using my new v3 to get back into shape with music, and style. Also, I hope to be doing a choreographed fight scene next year with some friends at a comicon of some ilk.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 12, 2019, 07:44:32 PM
Embded that video for you.  Nice to see someone else who is into fire.  Maybe you can help some of the members here out with contact moves.  It looks like you've got a good grasp on them.

I've been into fire and contact moves myself for about a year or so.  I'm still learning.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on March 12, 2019, 08:08:50 PM
oh thank you for that. I guess next time I'll do the embed option from the youtube, and once I get it down I will be happy to give pointers.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 12, 2019, 08:34:40 PM
oh thank you for that. I guess next time I'll do the embed option from the youtube, and once I get it down I will be happy to give pointers.



All you have to do is post the direct link from YouTube and remove the s from the https

I've recently been working on the half Steve on my Menace.  Here's about where I'm at.

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on March 12, 2019, 08:51:38 PM
Looking good there, Sam


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on March 13, 2019, 02:20:57 PM
looks like you are starting to get it, and a question, have you added a grip tape of osme ilk in order to get the saber to stick to you a bit better?  Trust me when I say, grip tape is your friend when it comes to contact moves.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on March 14, 2019, 05:04:20 AM
Back in my office and back to some flow work

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Back to my Martial Flows

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Another video just because ;)

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on March 14, 2019, 04:28:37 PM
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUGsBRz8N5w#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on March 14, 2019, 04:43:58 PM
Awesome video, Master Elwood. You never disappoint and are one of my main inspirations


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on March 15, 2019, 10:12:31 PM
It has been warm and I had the week off, so I decided to record another session the other night. I haven't gotten the other video edited yet. Any feedback would be awesome.

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on March 16, 2019, 07:35:51 AM
Looking good, Taegin.  I've always been a fan of your work, please keep it up and keep posting it. I do like the transition between the BR (or VA, not sure) to the CG blade half way through.  I love your style, it's your own and looks great.  Good work once again my friend.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 16, 2019, 08:10:47 AM
It has been warm and I had the week off, so I decided to record another session the other night. I haven't gotten the other video edited yet. Any feedback would be awesome.

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Well I want to start by saying your movement is good.  I like that, a lot of people just don't move enough with this stuff (myself included).  I'd like to see you try some variation in the throw setups.  I'd also like to see you tighten up some of the spins.  Overall looking good!  I wish we could get together on Skype at some point and go over some stuff, I feel I could really help.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on March 16, 2019, 10:47:12 AM
Thanks guys.

Well I want to start by saying your movement is good.  I like that, a lot of people just don't move enough with this stuff (myself included).  I'd like to see you try some variation in the throw setups.  I'd also like to see you tighten up some of the spins.  Overall looking good!  I wish we could get together on Skype at some point and go over some stuff, I feel I could really help.

I tend to do less throws when it is dark out. I can't see the hilt (especially the black hilts), and I don't trust that it will land where I threw it. My hands were also getting pretty cold by this time, so that may have contributed a bit to some of the not-so-good spinning. This doesn't mean your statements are incorrect, I do need to work on tightening up many of my spins (especially with my left hand), and I am constantly trying to find new throws to try. It is hard to do stuff when I don't have something to base it off of or someone there to teach me. If I did Skype, I would totally take you up on your offer, and I still might someday. I just don't feel like trying to learn a new platform while I am busy trying to keep up with school.  :)

You guys are awesome, thanks so much for the feedback. I really appreciate it.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 16, 2019, 03:25:43 PM
I get that entirely.  I'm just letting you know the offer stands.  You know how to reach me if you decide you want to.

You're doing well on your own though.  I always say to drill your basics a lot and it will tighten everything up! 


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 19, 2019, 01:34:42 PM
Here's a few mins from about a half hour practice session.  My focus is really to keep moving and to have smooth transitions.  I wasn't really planning to post this, but why not?
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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on March 19, 2019, 03:23:30 PM
Here's a few mins from about a half hour practice session.  My focus is really to keep moving and to have smooth transitions.  I wasn't really planning to post this, but why not?
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So feedback - those weaves and crossovers you have going on are top notch, and I hope to be able to get mine to your level.  For the smooth transitions you speak of, I think I saw the problem of which you speak, and my advice is to focus on the breathing(looked like you were thinking too hard at one point), and add in more turns to keep the swords moving by changing the planes with your body instead of with your sword.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 19, 2019, 05:04:01 PM
Well to be fair I was thinking.  I am practicing new variations to mix up the combos.  I'm trying to see where they put me and how I can use them to move in and out of the spin techniques.

I went out to record again but one of my sabers died so I did some single saber.

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_OSq-otU1U#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on March 19, 2019, 07:34:07 PM
More excellent stuff, Sam


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on March 20, 2019, 11:06:39 AM
Just getting caught up ( on this page at least...more to see im sure )
@ infinit - Back at it! seriously, your getting better and better every time we see you demo. Lookin' sharp.
@ Elwood - Good stuff. Lookin' smooth. great transitions.
@ Taegin - I like what im seeing. Good overall control. some good speed variations as well. I'd give some criticism but you are a bit far away and these eyes don't work as well as I would like.
@ Sam - Your technique is really starting to evolve, again. Love everything your showing. Especially fond of the Kali creeping its way in there!

I'll go ahead and add my own. Nothing special here. Some single saber. Working on accenting some strikes with some spins and a little speed variation. The skeleton makes an appearance in there, as well as my " finisher " move challenge that DC issued. Saber spinning is probably my favorite way to warm up before we spar. ( with the J.o.E. LSC )


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on March 20, 2019, 11:37:08 AM
I suddenly want a big wooden structure in my yard for hitting.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on March 20, 2019, 12:09:28 PM
Thank you, Master Resolute!  It's an honor to hear kind words from someone as great with the blades as you are.  Love the new video by the way and I agree with Sam, I have the sudden urge to set up a striking dummy.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on March 21, 2019, 08:27:09 AM
It has been warm and I had the week off, so I decided to record another session the other night. I haven't gotten the other video edited yet. Any feedback would be awesome.


Well done, and good to see some more footage from you! getting comfortable in the dark with tosses takes time, so baby step it as you need to:) I first got comfortable with 180's into reverse grip and vice versa, then to 360's, then to 520's, and so on.  and man, in the dark a good balance on the saber helps!  like Sam said, keep up the movement and keep spinning! looking forward to the next level up, dude!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on March 21, 2019, 08:35:51 AM
Here's a few mins from about a half hour practice session.  My focus is really to keep moving and to have smooth transitions.  I wasn't really planning to post this, but why not?

Really glad you posted this! i've got to put some more work in on my doubles- but the work i have put in also has come from Master Resolute ;) i agree, new evolution to your already stellar style! and ps- keep up the progress in your other journey, looking more fit and nimble!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on March 21, 2019, 08:40:19 AM
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So I'm gonna be LimDu for at least a month as I recover from a resection surgery, and this is the baseline I am going to be striving to get back to.  Which I would say my performance is a solid B at the moment.  Getting better with the converting the contact moves, but not quite there yet. I also did start to get mentally fatigued at the end there and it shows.
also, for samhain138, Hah! I was right *happy dances* So yeah it's just practicing it more then.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on March 21, 2019, 11:31:50 AM
Here is the other video from the other night. Mostly staff practice with a little bit of QRC/dual wield thrown in.

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I've never been super strong with a staff, so any tips or feedback would be awesome.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on March 21, 2019, 11:50:55 AM
Looks good.  I would work on staying on one or two planes first and then work your way up. 

Samhain, Master Resolute and Master Grady would be the ones that will have better feedback.  Looks good though, Taegin.  Keep it up and point incoming.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on March 23, 2019, 05:00:16 AM
Hello, I hope everyone is well! Here's a little something from this morning  ;) ...

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on March 23, 2019, 07:00:53 AM
Looking good Matt!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on April 04, 2019, 04:09:24 PM
Master Resolute fixed up a fire video for me!  Shout out to him!

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on April 04, 2019, 07:34:01 PM
Very cool, Sam


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on April 05, 2019, 04:30:32 AM
Great fire video, Sam.  Love the music that you used for the video. You've come a long way with fire spinning, getting better and better.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on April 05, 2019, 08:11:49 AM
Sam, looking at your videos now (even the recent fire one), versus this video shows a large difference on how far you've come and it's less than 2 months!  Your willing to always learn and never be content with all that you know is one of your great talents along with finding the most complicated moves and perfecting them.  I'm honored to have someone as great as you to take me under your wing.  Being good friends with you is just icing on the cake :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on April 06, 2019, 05:20:15 PM
very good demo Master Sam!

Was an honor and pleasure to help out!!


The night is dark....and full of terrors.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 14, 2019, 04:08:40 PM
Master Resolute fixed up a fire video for me!  Shout out to him!


niiiiice!!!!! well done to both of you!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on April 14, 2019, 04:12:55 PM
Here is the other video from the other night. Mostly staff practice with a little bit of QRC/dual wield thrown in.

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I've never been super strong with a staff, so any tips or feedback would be awesome.
I think it looks like a solid base, Taegin- just keep working on those basics and take all the new moves slow:) love that you're rocking the full QRC, Dual, staff setup to get work on all three :)


Title: Jedi Workout developed in Mexico.
Post by: glechuga on April 17, 2019, 02:46:31 PM
Hello guys. How are you doing.

Im developing a new way of Jedi Training, I used a Menace saber from Ultrasabers.  I would like to hear your comments and advices ok, I would be thankul to hear them. Im from Mexico.

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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on April 18, 2019, 03:40:37 AM
Interesting technique there, glechuga. 

I also embedded the video for you ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on April 18, 2019, 06:59:36 AM
Friday Eve Flows

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One of the best things about spinning is that its fun, great, and relaxing even though it doesn't look like I am

Movement Training
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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on April 25, 2019, 11:42:57 AM
Crossposting from my individual thread, because it belongs here. Also, Sam, is that the dark monk staff you got there?
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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on May 02, 2019, 09:14:38 AM
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Still gotta get the body stuff down for contact moves, but my stalls and cradles are now spot on.  I'm also getting a feel for what works in regards to isolations and making it look pretty and, well, not silly. Or so I hope.  And y'all never you mind those 2 mistakes in there... my brain was getting tired. Yeah, that's what I'm going with.
Also, apologies for the bit of flour on the ground there. It has since been cleaned.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 04, 2019, 01:07:28 AM
Attempted reverse grip obi ani spin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY9Ey7F0Wxo&feature=youtu.be# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY9Ey7F0Wxo&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 09, 2019, 12:06:47 AM
Trying to get some new stuff https://youtu.be/iGPUOi2NSEI


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on May 09, 2019, 07:59:25 AM
Trying to get some new stuff [url]http://youtu.be/iGPUOi2NSEI[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/iGPUOi2NSEI[/url])

your planes are getting sharper and it is allowing for better flow for you. Still catching up a bit on the reverse hand there at a couple points, but more practice and drill will buff that snag out.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on May 09, 2019, 01:02:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6mdoJk55Mw# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6mdoJk55Mw#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on May 09, 2019, 09:37:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhSkD1RxOQ4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhSkD1RxOQ4#)
this was about halfway through a good hour of dancing. My exercise for the day before doing serious stuff of seriousness.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 10, 2019, 03:42:03 PM
Friday Eve Flows

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One of the best things about spinning is that its fun, great, and relaxing even though it doesn't look like I am

Movement Training
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  awesome looks gooood


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 10, 2019, 03:49:22 PM
Will do more with duel obi hopefully tonight if my stone doesn't act up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyyTZNGzWYU&feature=youtu.be# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyyTZNGzWYU&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on May 14, 2019, 10:19:55 AM
starting to get my speed up, for a time, and better yet, I only hit myself once, and lightly at that!  Also, I'm liking this hat for this song. It works, so I'm working it.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 14, 2019, 10:52:27 AM
starting to get my speed up, for a time, and better yet, I only hit myself once, and lightly at that!  Also, I'm liking this hat for this song. It works, so I'm working it.
awesome bro get it 😃🙋‍♂️


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on May 14, 2019, 01:59:25 PM
starting to get my speed up, for a time, and better yet, I only hit myself once, and lightly at that!  Also, I'm liking this hat for this song. It works, so I'm working it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWijYFQL_0w# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWijYFQL_0w#)
... and here's the video


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on May 14, 2019, 03:21:13 PM
One thing about flow art is that I'm always training and will forever be a student, learning new things

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL1m8PP-870# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL1m8PP-870#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 14, 2019, 03:50:38 PM
Finlayfox and infinate cool videos both looking sharp


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 14, 2019, 09:47:45 PM
Custom color more improvements

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wixYQN10I64&feature=youtu.be# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wixYQN10I64&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 14, 2019, 11:35:45 PM
your planes are getting sharper and it is allowing for better flow for you. Still catching up a bit on the reverse hand there at a couple points, but more practice and drill will buff that snag out.
thank you bro, my reverse isn't perfect but I think you are looking at my attempt of obi ani in reverse grip it looks better from the front plus I'm getting better at it lol. Nice to see you on I was away along time Master Elwood told me on IG it hasn't been as active since something happened to tapatalk so I came back to help give life 🙋‍♂️. I see you also have kids mine are 5 and 12 months besides work and other things it's not easy but I will make the time best I can.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on May 15, 2019, 05:08:39 AM
Sup guys. Thought I'd drop this video in here. Might work on the challenges later.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRQORtqg7JU&feature=youtu.be# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRQORtqg7JU&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on May 15, 2019, 07:20:46 AM
Embedded all videos for you fellas.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on May 15, 2019, 10:24:34 AM
Happy Hump Day, everyone! To celebrate, another flow video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpLGq0t0DuM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpLGq0t0DuM#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 16, 2019, 12:05:54 AM
First time spinning 8 foot lightsaber staff https://youtu.be/hPif_32wtpM


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Cyclops942 on May 16, 2019, 08:57:34 AM
First time spinning 8 foot lightsaber staff https://youtu.be/hPif_32wtpM
Even with my 9-foot ceiling height, I wouldn't be doing that.  Very impressive to someone like me.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 16, 2019, 09:02:43 AM
Even with my 9-foot ceiling height, I wouldn't be doing that.  Very impressive to someone like me.
  thank you so much brother, stick with us because not so long ago I couldn't do this. The forum is a great place to learn, check tutorial I think master Venturous Master Elwood Master Resolute and Darth Cephalus not in that order lol they are incredible


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on May 17, 2019, 10:33:47 AM
Hey guys, is see everyone making great progress, nice!  ;)

Taegin and Jaymes - looking really smooth and expanding your technic a lot! Infinit rocks more and more with each video and I love CH3M15T's too! Great flow and creative moves man!
I thought I throw my last 2 in aswell. 1st one is the newest, 2nd is just overloaded with fx, lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctf0wBPZ_ZM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctf0wBPZ_ZM#)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkUL-u8xCDk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkUL-u8xCDk#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on May 17, 2019, 11:51:44 AM
Good stuff, Matt


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 17, 2019, 11:53:43 AM
Matt that was dope as hell😀, I watched the first video moves were incredible but the second 1 🔥🔥🔥 great effects is that a computer program or app?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on May 17, 2019, 12:14:26 PM
Thank you very much Jaymes & Infinit! I use a software called hitfilm express for pc. It's totally free. It takes a couple hours to figure out how everthing works but there are some great tutorials outhere. It's like photoshop for video and it has endless possibilities. You can build your own fx or just download a few and add it to your video. Most of the time I use a combination of both. ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 17, 2019, 10:24:46 PM
My staff and saber got some work https://youtu.be/DISiOdQ42-E


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 21, 2019, 12:47:08 AM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/g6JUDpGM83s" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Cyclops942 on May 21, 2019, 07:30:48 AM
My staff and saber got some work https://youtu.be/DISiOdQ42-E
Nice! 


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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 21, 2019, 10:41:46 AM
Thank you bro, I'm working on it a lot more progress lately


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on May 21, 2019, 10:48:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE1IhYt5FEc&t=119s# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE1IhYt5FEc&t=119s#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 22, 2019, 02:11:43 AM
https://youtu.be/KWkO-lIlThk


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on May 22, 2019, 05:31:40 AM
Using a new LED source and tested it on my Dark Initiate, I need to fine tune the purple, it's showing off pink in person.

The best way to test the color is to spin in my opinion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNaDGNhXDI4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNaDGNhXDI4#)

Training with the Reel Turn and adding the Tic Tac move into it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7D7zXbAAAo# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7D7zXbAAAo#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 22, 2019, 11:25:40 AM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/x73JegoTAnY" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 22, 2019, 03:12:56 PM
Here is the other video from the other night. Mostly staff practice with a little bit of QRC/dual wield thrown in.

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I've never been super strong with a staff, so any tips or feedback would be awesome.
   awesome looked great specially the disconnect and duel wielding lol why did I try and save 15 bucks🤦‍♂️,I know with the staff 2 things get in my way to much thinking about a move I'm about to do and fear of letting it go into my other hand that will cause me to get caught up. I'm no expert myself but that's where it is for me since practice switching hands and learning better flow directions mixed with some catch and release I noticed improvement. Hope you don't mind me sharing that, you look great 100 percent


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 22, 2019, 06:05:23 PM
Boys, I think Iím shrinking lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5PbWsr8cJk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5PbWsr8cJk#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 22, 2019, 06:47:35 PM
Looks awesome and I have to figure out these fonts that music was epic lol


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 22, 2019, 06:57:44 PM
I made that one myself.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cruelty on May 22, 2019, 10:16:20 PM
Boys, I think Iím shrinking lol
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5PbWsr8cJk#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5PbWsr8cJk#[/url])
This is so good man! And your looking good also. Nice flow brother.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 23, 2019, 12:47:17 AM
Broke down play area for my work now I have to put the kids mess back lol https://youtu.be/9ZXvyPLaSzA


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 23, 2019, 12:54:43 AM
I made that one myself.
  that's incredible, if you have time at any point please teach me lol or send me in a good direction I'm these normal fonts are all I have 😭


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 23, 2019, 05:50:10 AM
  that's incredible, if you have time at any point please teach me lol or send me in a good direction I'm these normal fonts are all I have 😭

Get a program called audacity and look around for tutorials in the sound font section.  To be honest I did it so long ago I don't even remember how I did it.  My LEDs Tri cree on my saber so I use it as the lockup since it can't FOC


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on May 23, 2019, 05:57:37 AM
Boys, I think Iím shrinking lol
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5PbWsr8cJk#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5PbWsr8cJk#[/url])


Looking good Sam.  It's good to see you still spinning that beast of a saber.  I also don't recognize you man, you dropped a lot of pounds off! Kudos and point.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 23, 2019, 06:05:18 AM
Looking good Sam.  It's good to see you still spinning that beast of a saber.  I also don't recognize you man, you dropped a lot of pounds off! Kudos and point.

Haha was hoping someone would spot in I'm using a heavy bladed Guardian.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 23, 2019, 07:21:54 AM
Get a program called audacity and look around for tutorials in the sound font section.  To be honest I did it so long ago I don't even remember how I did it.  My LEDs Tri cree on my saber so I use it as the lockup since it can't FOC
  Thank you Sam, I'll try to do it today can't wait


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 23, 2019, 11:50:56 AM
I know it's not a saber but whatever lol, I felt like sharing
http://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&ar=2&video_id=rAG3xaKdVJk# (http://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&ar=2&video_id=rAG3xaKdVJk#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 23, 2019, 12:09:02 PM
I know it's not a saber but whatever lol, I felt like sharing
[url]http://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&ar=2&video_id=rAG3xaKdVJk#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&ar=2&video_id=rAG3xaKdVJk#[/url])

            awesome! I learned a few rolls but I have a lot to learn to get close to this level of balance and control


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on May 26, 2019, 11:19:18 AM

            awesome! I learned a few rolls but I have a lot to learn to get close to this level of balance and control
Drills are where you get that. and experimenting, then back to drills, then more experimenting.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on May 28, 2019, 10:26:40 AM
I'm finally starting to get the duckouts down without losing control! Also, I made 4 mistakes in there, but none of them catastrophic failure(dropping/hitting something)!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI5valjOxYE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI5valjOxYE#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on May 28, 2019, 12:07:07 PM
Back to the flow of things (pun intended) after a much needed long weekend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vci-QpjTgI# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vci-QpjTgI#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on May 28, 2019, 07:54:30 PM
Looking good Infinite!  We need to try and plan out some practice time again.  On a side note, you'd make a killer Seraph from the Matrix! 

I'm just screwing around with the staff here, I'm kinda bummed because I actually did a dual wield set, but the video's all out of focus.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrNNGGwVKkU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrNNGGwVKkU#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 28, 2019, 09:50:18 PM
Looking good Infinite!  We need to try and plan out some practice time again.  On a side note, you'd make a killer Seraph from the Matrix! 

I'm just screwing around with the staff here, I'm kinda bummed because I actually did a dual wield set, but the video's all out of focus.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrNNGGwVKkU#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrNNGGwVKkU#[/url])
 
    Awesome Sam love the flow, same thing happens with my galaxy 9 if I use the front cam always bounced in and out of focus. The back camera never gave me problems just cant see where I am lol so from out of focus I'd go to awesome focus but out of frame.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on May 29, 2019, 09:30:07 AM
Busy morning but I still made time to pick up the saber

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsD11QvPvKk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsD11QvPvKk#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Cruelty on May 29, 2019, 02:10:13 PM
Love the vid Infinit. Point.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on May 30, 2019, 11:46:20 AM
My morning ritual which is having a flow session before work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lRBueuo-GI# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lRBueuo-GI#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on June 04, 2019, 09:30:06 AM
I was just tired yesterday so no video until today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUp2I33_kTc# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUp2I33_kTc#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on June 04, 2019, 12:01:29 PM
Here's a short sequence I'm really liking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23JnPBGmthA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23JnPBGmthA#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on June 05, 2019, 07:48:23 AM
To celebrate hump day, here's a flow video from this morning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PezQ_lvzIHA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PezQ_lvzIHA#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on June 12, 2019, 06:15:09 AM
One of the best part to start my day has to do with a saber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdELmQ88hC4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdELmQ88hC4#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on June 13, 2019, 08:46:32 AM
looking good. keep on keepin' on. Hard work pays off.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on June 13, 2019, 09:28:59 AM
looking good. keep on keepin' on. Hard work pays off.

Thank you, Master Resolute! I'm starting on your videos now


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on June 14, 2019, 12:56:50 PM
Just realized that I forgot to post my video this morning, lol. Happy Friday!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gixoP2F1HAU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gixoP2F1HAU#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on June 17, 2019, 07:40:21 PM
Here's a clip from Heroes Con in Charlotte that I attended over the weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhIWqo17xXg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhIWqo17xXg#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on June 18, 2019, 05:13:44 AM
Looking good, Darth Maul


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on June 20, 2019, 02:14:43 PM
Almost forgot to post my flow work from this morning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HxEsS1VIUk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HxEsS1VIUk#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: JNovaarii on June 22, 2019, 02:21:38 AM
Incredible work Matt and the effects in the second video are awesome


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on June 25, 2019, 06:00:05 AM
I'm loving this new saber!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnMq2iw6sts# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnMq2iw6sts#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on July 08, 2019, 05:36:02 AM
Hi, first longer practice session after almost 2 month. Tried to mix a couple new and old things...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DZIHdWL82E&fbclid=IwAR3OR-TDhScnx1NlmE1QDAe4UmzJ89z71HlSyKg-56qqNhJXrwNK5zo68vE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DZIHdWL82E&fbclid=IwAR3OR-TDhScnx1NlmE1QDAe4UmzJ89z71HlSyKg-56qqNhJXrwNK5zo68vE#)



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Bob Loblaw on July 08, 2019, 12:49:08 PM
Hi, first longer practice session after a almost 2 month. Tried to mix a couple new and old things...

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DZIHdWL82E&fbclid=IwAR3OR-TDhScnx1NlmE1QDAe4UmzJ89z71HlSyKg-56qqNhJXrwNK5zo68vE#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DZIHdWL82E&fbclid=IwAR3OR-TDhScnx1NlmE1QDAe4UmzJ89z71HlSyKg-56qqNhJXrwNK5zo68vE#[/url])





So smooth I want to quit. Excellent style, Matt! Your reverse grip is insane. Cool FX as well. :)

Oh yeah, nice music too. It fits really well with your style. 


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on July 08, 2019, 08:55:57 PM
Thank you very much! Don't give up, repetition and slow practice will help ;)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: DARTH CH3M15T on July 13, 2019, 11:13:22 AM
 Tried some triple wielding. Not to bad for first attempt

 https://youtu.be/CEJ-JC-rKgQ


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Bob Loblaw on July 13, 2019, 08:47:06 PM
Tried some triple wielding. Not to bad for first attempt

 https://youtu.be/CEJ-JC-rKgQ

I have to be honest... I saw triple wielding and thought "bull $#&!". I was wrong. Well done sir! 
I like the staff toss at 2:04! First attempt? Seems like you're a natural then. I look forward to seeing more!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on July 16, 2019, 07:22:30 AM
Back to the flow of things (pun intended) after a much needed long weekend

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vci-QpjTgI#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vci-QpjTgI#[/url])


Great job here - so smooth and solid.  I love how you dont go crazy fast either which to me does NOT look as good as something slower but right on the money.  Saber spinning & kata is best when done a little slower, IMO.

Keep it up!!!!  8)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on July 23, 2019, 03:46:34 AM
Hi, first longer practice session after almost 2 month. Tried to mix a couple new and old things...

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DZIHdWL82E&fbclid=IwAR3OR-TDhScnx1NlmE1QDAe4UmzJ89z71HlSyKg-56qqNhJXrwNK5zo68vE#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DZIHdWL82E&fbclid=IwAR3OR-TDhScnx1NlmE1QDAe4UmzJ89z71HlSyKg-56qqNhJXrwNK5zo68vE#[/url])




Excellent!  Smooth and fluid - great use of some reverse grip(my next thing to conquer).  :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on July 23, 2019, 04:33:52 AM
Great job here - so smooth and solid.  I love how you dont go crazy fast either which to me does NOT look as good as something slower but right on the money.  Saber spinning & kata is best when done a little slower, IMO.

Keep it up!!!!  8)


Thank you, S2mikey.  I appreciate that. My martial arts master has always taught me to learn things slowly and all the great resident masters here will tell anyone who wants to spin the same thing.  I appreciate it! Have a point


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvJzEpZ2Pyc# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvJzEpZ2Pyc#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 02, 2019, 06:48:33 PM
Just some con shenanigans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ6G4ddAxhg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ6G4ddAxhg#)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dt09UJB4IQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dt09UJB4IQ#)

I'm getting the half steve down pretty reliably these days so I tried it out on my Menace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPgJWdwZqkE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPgJWdwZqkE#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Bob Loblaw on August 03, 2019, 09:22:15 PM
I'm getting the half steve down pretty reliably these days so I tried it out on my Menace.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPgJWdwZqkE#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPgJWdwZqkE#[/url])


I'm still lost on most of the terminology here, and Far from trying anything like this. I assume the Half Steve is the last move where the saber wraps around you like a snake. That's nuts!
Is there a full Steve? Who's Steve? -1 for the entertainment and skill.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 04, 2019, 05:52:04 AM
Unfortunately I canít really embed video from IG here, but here are some things Iíve been working on.  I use an underarm to neck transition, which I use to get to the half steve.  I toss it into an angel roll and spin it into a halo roll.
http://www.instagram.com/p/B0jKvwxjoi5 (http://www.instagram.com/p/B0jKvwxjoi5)

I donít have my lightsabers set up for doing these kinds of moves, so it can be tricky.  Thatís ok, I enjoy a challenge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23JnPBGmthA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23JnPBGmthA#)

I can fishtail this saber as well, but I need to get these moves more reliably on it.  I also really want that shoulder neck transition on a lightsaber because Iím a vengeful person and I have a bone to pick with a guy would wouldnít help me learn it.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on August 12, 2019, 07:40:04 AM
I never stopped spinning, just haven't recorded in a while. Experience my return

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4KMb1Ry2YQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4KMb1Ry2YQ#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on August 19, 2019, 02:57:31 PM
Throwback from a few months before i moved on from the studio🤙🏻
May the Force Flow with you::..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAXYVSMXXX0&feature=share# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAXYVSMXXX0&feature=share#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on August 19, 2019, 10:08:20 PM
Throwback from a few months before i moved on from the studio🤙🏻

Great video, but I must've missed something (since I kinda stopped paying attention to the Forum). Did you close down the studio/academy?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Elwood Graestar on August 20, 2019, 09:21:25 AM
Great video, but I must've missed something (since I kinda stopped paying attention to the Forum). Did you close down the studio/academy?
Thank you, Taegin! The brick and mortar studio is no more for the time being, but iím still sharing the light, instructing, and now involved in TSL😊!  Weíre becoming a more active group of saberists and call ourselves the Outer Rim Light Knights.  Just more freelance and a little less structured, given that my wife and i are expecting our first😄!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Taegin Roan on August 20, 2019, 12:05:56 PM
Thank you, Taegin! The brick and mortar studio is no more for the time being, but iím still sharing the light, instructing, and now involved in TSL😊!  Weíre becoming a more active group of saberists and call ourselves the Outer Rim Light Knights.  Just more freelance and a little less structured, given that my wife and i are expecting our first😄!

Ah, I see. Also, congratulations.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on August 23, 2019, 04:43:52 PM
Congrats Graestar!


Drive by vid post.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2nlxQMwCF4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2nlxQMwCF4#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on August 26, 2019, 07:32:37 AM
So I got this video back a few days ago.  I recorded this a while back with some friends to use as promotion for shows.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  I know it's not sabers, but I want to share anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6lYvEY6yKU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6lYvEY6yKU#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on August 27, 2019, 04:25:07 AM
Great firework, Sam. You're one of my favorite flow artists that I follow closely


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Bob Loblaw on August 29, 2019, 11:11:51 AM
So I got this video back a few days ago.  I recorded this a while back with some friends to use as promotion for shows.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  I know it's not sabers, but I want to share anyway.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6lYvEY6yKU#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6lYvEY6yKU#[/url])


That was amazing! I wish I could do that stuff with regular sabers, let alone flaming swords! -1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: BadRuter on September 23, 2019, 06:26:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHPuDU2LYWY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHPuDU2LYWY#)




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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on September 25, 2019, 09:01:05 PM
A couple new spins here and there. Cheers  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCunBeCeqfs# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCunBeCeqfs#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Bob Loblaw on September 26, 2019, 07:16:33 AM
A couple new spins here and there. Cheers  ;)

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCunBeCeqfs#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCunBeCeqfs#[/url])


So smooth. So much style. -1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on September 26, 2019, 01:36:34 PM
So smooth. So much style. -1

Thank you very much!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on September 30, 2019, 07:41:06 AM
A couple new spins here and there. Cheers  ;)

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCunBeCeqfs#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCunBeCeqfs#[/url])


Great work - smooooooooooth and perfectly balanced looking.  5 stars! :D

Im slowly coming along but have to get better at hand to hand transitions(I cant finger roll worth a damn, lol) and moving more fluidly.  I have most of the forward and reverse grip spins down pretty good with each hand but have to put it all together nicely like you have here. 


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on October 02, 2019, 02:06:26 PM
I've been practicing with a swivel and deep sea fishing line.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eFvmvslMjc&t=18s# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eFvmvslMjc&t=18s#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Enegue Nodrellim on October 06, 2019, 07:26:33 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHPuDU2LYWY#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHPuDU2LYWY#[/url])




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Great video BadRuter.  8) I'm curious about which of your saber staffs you're using there? How long are those blades?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on October 09, 2019, 07:18:06 AM
Forgot to post this yesterday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6crLViOvpA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6crLViOvpA#)

This morning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=362ECN7x7xc# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=362ECN7x7xc#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 14, 2019, 11:07:53 AM
Forgot to post this yesterday

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6crLViOvpA#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6crLViOvpA#[/url])

This morning
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=362ECN7x7xc#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=362ECN7x7xc#[/url])


Love it.  Keep it up!  Great control of the saber there & thats what makes it flow smoothly.  Ive seen faster spin routines but they look off to me due to a lack of smoothness.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 14, 2019, 12:13:46 PM
Long time no see Infinite.  Looks like youíve not lost any steps!  I particularly liked the second video.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 16, 2019, 05:50:58 PM
All right - I have some questions for the pros here.  Im at the stage where Im past the basics and have gotten pretty good at both hands, individual moves and some strikes & stuff.  Im also adding in some moving around which is making the whole thing look better.  Ill post a video soon but right now Im too shy.  The stuff posted here is WAY too good for me to post  my fumbling around. :)

Heres my questions:

1) Finger rolls are killing me.  Ive been spending a lot of time on these with both hands and I feel like the space between my index and middle finger is not wide enough(normal sized hands for a 6' guy) to reliably do the finger rolls - especially the forward to reverse grip part.  I always feel like Im going to drop the saber or it feels jerky.  Does the hilt need to be super small?  Im using a Dark Sentinel V4 or Aeon L4 for most spinning but if my fingers arent exactly at that top choke point or narrowest point of the hilt.... it hurts and it gets scary.  So frustrating!  Any tips on finger rolls or do I just have to suck it up and keep doing it?  My knuckles are red and sore, lol. 

2) When you do your routines do you actually plan them out or just wing it?  I know its called freestyle but I wondered if ya'll think a few moves in advance like: "OK, Im in reverse grip now and my next move is XXXXX" or something like that.  Sometimes Ill be cranking along and then throw a blank and arent sure what to do next type of thing. 

Keep the killer vids coming.  Im so jealous.  I dont think people appreciate how hard saber spinning is at these higher levels!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 16, 2019, 09:54:31 PM
1. Make sure you're doing them near the balance point.  You're going to have a hard time and potentially injure yourself if you're not doing that.  Should be easy on a sentinel, that's what I learned on.  It just takes some practice I suppose.

2.  I don't usually plan anything.  I know some spots and setups I like to do, but I wouldn't say I plan it.  Once you're strong enough in the fundamentals you can make your own combos.  If you're drawing a blank, think of the last move you did and then say "what can I do from this position?"  

It's easy to get away with repeat moves if you change the angle or move around with it, so keep that in mind.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 17, 2019, 03:46:29 AM
1. Make sure you're doing them near the balance point.  You're going to have a hard time and potentially injure yourself if you're not doing that.  Should be easy on a sentinel, that's what I learned on.  It just takes some practice I suppose.

2.  I don't usually plan anything.  I know some spots and setups I like to do, but I wouldn't say I plan it.  Once you're strong enough in the fundamentals you can make your own combos.  If you're drawing a blank, think of the last move you did and then say "what can I do from this position?"  

It's easy to get away with repeat moves if you change the angle or move around with it, so keep that in mind.

Thanks for the reply! Yes, the spot Im holding the saber does make a big difference with the finger roll comfort.  Its so hard to get it consistently though.  Sometimes the hand/fingers are where Id like them and other times not so much.  The upper choke point on the Sentinel is a good place to do it - I just have to stay there.  Even then, my fingers need to be a little longer and have another 1/4" of space between them, lol. 

Got it on the spinning - I agree that moving and switching hands, reversing, etc is a good way to repeat wwithout the audience knowing. :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on October 17, 2019, 04:57:23 AM
I tend to do wrist wraps(rolls) rather than finger. partially because it adds to the illusion a bit, but also because with a little bit of practice I actually find it a touch easier.
As for blocking/planning - it all depends. Some songs lend themselves to blocking, other's it is better to free flow with it.



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 17, 2019, 06:06:54 AM
I tend to do wrist wraps(rolls) rather than finger. partially because it adds to the illusion a bit, but also because with a little bit of practice I actually find it a touch easier.
As for blocking/planning - it all depends. Some songs lend themselves to blocking, other's it is better to free flow with it.



Not to argue, but wrist wraps and fingers rolls can be used fairly differently.  I suppose context matters.  You can't do something like this with wrist wraps.

(https://i.imgur.com/Uf5WYsu.gif)

That's just an example, and sorry I didn't have one with a saber on hand.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on October 17, 2019, 06:13:34 AM
Not to argue, but wrist wraps and fingers rolls can be used fairly differently.  I suppose context matters.  You can't do something like this with wrist wraps.

(https://i.imgur.com/Uf5WYsu.gif)

That's just an example, and sorry I didn't have one with a saber on hand.

Whoa! Darth Maul is Hellboy who is Nightwing! I knew it!!!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on October 17, 2019, 08:35:02 AM
true that. I tend to think in contact moves, especially when in staff form. dual sword I take most of my inspiration of movement from the cossack sword dancers, which is all in the wrist, with the finger flourishes now and then.
(btw, I am loving this conversation and contrasting styles)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 17, 2019, 10:06:38 AM
I tend to do wrist wraps(rolls) rather than finger. partially because it adds to the illusion a bit, but also because with a little bit of practice I actually find it a touch easier.
As for blocking/planning - it all depends. Some songs lend themselves to blocking, other's it is better to free flow with it.


Interesting.  Didnt even realize that wrist rolls were a thing for saber flow.  I guess I just have to keep at it.  Just seems so hard to get smooth and not feel like Im going to drop the saber.  I am concentrating sooooooo hard on just the finger roll that I feel the rest of my routine suffers from it.  I need bigger hands or a smaller diameter saber :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 17, 2019, 11:47:37 AM
All this saber talk made me feel like going out and messing around.  That and too much coffee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UFtT6bRUE&feature=youtu.be# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UFtT6bRUE&feature=youtu.be#)

Interesting.  Didnt even realize that wrist rolls were a thing for saber flow.  I guess I just have to keep at it.  Just seems so hard to get smooth and not feel like Im going to drop the saber.  I am concentrating sooooooo hard on just the finger roll that I feel the rest of my routine suffers from it.  I need bigger hands or a smaller diameter saber :)


Send me a video of what you're doing.  Post it here or send it privately, I'll help out.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Logos on October 17, 2019, 01:59:33 PM
All this saber talk made me feel like going out and messing around.  That and too much coffee

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UFtT6bRUE&feature=youtu.be#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UFtT6bRUE&feature=youtu.be#[/url])

Send me a video of what you're doing.  Post it here or send it privately, I'll help out.

You are a mad man. Mad props. -1


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 17, 2019, 02:06:31 PM
You are a mad man. Mad props. -1

Man I must've done something great to get praise from Logos...and in the artistry section! 


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on October 17, 2019, 03:25:28 PM
Hi guys, I've built a Jedi Training Ball and edited to one of my Lighsaber Flows. Hope you enjoy, cheers! ;)  / Oh, and thank you S2mikey!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRrMdB8lKfg&fbclid=IwAR17iMrKg35k-kN3274Ysrhof4Qo2qaPNyHpcRJ8UJOVB727fDR3ByJ7VbM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRrMdB8lKfg&fbclid=IwAR17iMrKg35k-kN3274Ysrhof4Qo2qaPNyHpcRJ8UJOVB727fDR3ByJ7VbM#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 18, 2019, 02:31:56 AM
Hi guys, I've built a Jedi Training Ball and edited to one of my Lighsaber Flows. Hope you enjoy, cheers! ;)  / Oh, and thank you S2mikey!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRrMdB8lKfg&fbclid=IwAR17iMrKg35k-kN3274Ysrhof4Qo2qaPNyHpcRJ8UJOVB727fDR3ByJ7VbM#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRrMdB8lKfg&fbclid=IwAR17iMrKg35k-kN3274Ysrhof4Qo2qaPNyHpcRJ8UJOVB727fDR3ByJ7VbM#[/url])


No, thank you for posting killer vids! Love these extra effects, they really add to the performance.  I can almost hear Han Solo saying "hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid!". :)

And, what’s the midichlorian count for the cat? Has to be pretty high.... :D

All this saber talk made me feel like going out and messing around.  That and too much coffee

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UFtT6bRUE&feature=youtu.be#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3UFtT6bRUE&feature=youtu.be#[/url])

Send me a video of what you're doing.  Post it here or send it privately, I'll help out.


Fabulous! The body rolls are just way too cool! Tier 0 stuff.  I appreciate the offer and will try to get some videos posted.  Or, if you have videos that I should watch I will do that too.  I’ve watched many of the training videos that Cephalus and Venturous have posted and they’ve been a great help.  Just some things I get stuck on. Obviously as you keep going things get more advanced so more practice is required.  I remember back when I thought the ObiAni spin or clockface spin was complicated! ;)

To both of you: what hilts and blade length do you guys usually use? Is 32” optimal or would something slightly shorter be better for spinning? Curious. I have just 32” blades right now but have considered something shorter.  venturous uses something shorter in many of his training videos.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on October 18, 2019, 05:25:01 AM
quote thing - "To both of you: what hilts and blade length do you guys usually use? Is 32Ē optimal or would something slightly shorter be better for spinning? Curious. I have just 32Ē blades right now but have considered something shorter.  venturous uses something shorter in many of his training videos."
since I use 2 sabers with a quick connect, as well as close body work, I wint with initiate blades since I am a shorter human(5'7"), and the staff when connected with the 2 heavy initiate blades is just over 5 ft..  On my flow wand setup I also used an initiate blade, because the longer that is, the easier it is to hit myself
When the young one is down for his nap this afternoon I shall see if I can shoot a short video of demonstrations of the things I talked about, as well as things that helped open up more options for me when moving with the saber/s




Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on October 18, 2019, 06:34:59 AM
To finlayfox: Hi, I only have two hilts. Same as Venturous use in his tutorials. Initiate v3 and a hilt from a other company very similar in lenght and weight. The Initiate v3 is not super pretty imo but it's very comfortable.
Darth Cephalus did a review on his channel.
I'm also around 5'7" and cutted my blade to 28". 32" are too long for me cause I hit the ground and with 24" my moves tend to get sloppy and it looks more like a stick on me  :D
I think you should just experiment and find out what works best for you. It all depends on your height, the weight and lenght of your hilt and what you want to do with it. Small changes such as swapping the pommel can also be helpfull to optimze your saber. Greets ;)

To S2mikey: Thanks again! The FX are fun but I'm still suffering through my lack of knowledge, haha


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 18, 2019, 06:48:11 AM
I use a variety of sabers and props.  I change it based on what I'm trying to do.  The sentinel v4 and aeon v4 are two of my fav to use with a full size blade (36 inch).  I usually use heavy 30 inch blades for staff and dual wielding on my Menaces.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 18, 2019, 07:30:08 AM
I use a variety of sabers and props.  I change it based on what I'm trying to do.  The sentinel v4 and aeon v4 are two of my fav to use with a full size blade (36 inch).  I usually use heavy 30 inch blades for staff and dual wielding on my Menaces.

To finlayfox: Hi, I only have two hilts. Same as Venturous use in his tutorials. Initiate v3 and a hilt from a other company very similar in lenght and weight. The Initiate v3 is not super pretty imo but it's very comfortable.
Darth Cephalus did a review on his channel.
I'm also around 5'7" and cutted my blade to 28". 32" are too long for me cause I hit the ground and with 24" my moves tend to get sloppy and it looks more like a stick on me  :D
I think you should just experiment and find out what works best for you. It all depends on your height, the weight and lenght of your hilt and what you want to do with it. Small changes such as swapping the pommel can also be helpfull to optimze your saber. Greets ;)

To S2mikey: Thanks again! The FX are fun but I'm still suffering through my lack of knowledge, haha

Great info guys, thanks.  Gonna hit the practicing hard this weekend and try to get a video up here.  Saturday weather looks good so I can be outside.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on October 18, 2019, 08:14:50 AM
Haven't recorded a video in some time so I'm getting back to it and haven't used my Dominix in a while so why not both

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdtToIP0NQE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdtToIP0NQE#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Logos on October 18, 2019, 08:19:10 AM
Man I must've done something great to get praise from Logos...and in the artistry section! 
I was in here years back, but stopped regard my alerts when YouTube wasn't working. Saw your handle pop up, and decided to take a look.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on October 18, 2019, 10:27:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w2_cW2so2w# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w2_cW2so2w#)
These are VE2 initiates, which I then got the quick connects for the weight differences, staff properties, and general coolness of the effect of splitting a staff during a spin/stage combat scenario.
I also have added a silicone wrap for better adhesion to the skin for adding contact moves in when it is in staff formation.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 19, 2019, 05:34:36 AM
Haven't recorded a video in some time so I'm getting back to it and haven't used my Dominix in a while so why not both

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdtToIP0NQE#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdtToIP0NQE#[/url])


Excellent as always! Great reverse grip spinning there!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 20, 2019, 04:09:43 PM
OK - This is a practice session so go easy on me.  There  are a few good moves but some not so much.  Be nice. Needs work for sure but want to thank Cephalus, Venturous, Matt, and various others for some inspiration & lessons.  Like I said, lots of work needed here but Im slowly coming along.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59vEsC9v3zI&feature=youtu.be# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59vEsC9v3zI&feature=youtu.be#)



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Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on October 20, 2019, 05:13:40 PM
OK - This is a practice session so go easy on me.  There  are a few good moves but some not so much.  Be nice. Needs work for sure but want to thank Cephalus, Venturous, Matt, and various others for some inspiration & lessons.  Like I said, lots of work needed here but Im slowly coming along.

https://youtu.be/59vEsC9v3zI
I hope you don't mind 2 suggestions, because I'm about to give 'em- You are doing great with crossing the planses for continuous movement, and I think something for you to work on that will help is cleaning up those planes. There is a drill in the flow world where you stand facing a wall, then you put your hand out, with your prop in it to where your hand and prop are only an inch or 2 from the wall, and then start spinning it in a circle, being mindful to not hit the wall.
There is some adaptation needed for the saber instead of a ball on the end of a string, but it still works.
The other suggestion is to commit to a pose when you decide to do it. When you go back into a stance, include the leg work, and even go a touch further than you would when drilling for actual combat. Mainly because it looks cool, and people like things to look cool/dramatic.
And I am saying these things as constructive feedback, and not well, out of malice.  So if I come across harsh at any point I do apologize.
And btw, y'all with more experience than I, feel free to contradict me. My knowledge is a whole hodge podge of various elements, and that leaves... gaps.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on October 20, 2019, 06:18:13 PM
so, i had an idea, and I need to practice this! ... outside.  So, proof of concept is saber and levisaber combo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EJYtZa5kUc# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EJYtZa5kUc#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 20, 2019, 06:58:44 PM
I hope you don't mind 2 suggestions, because I'm about to give 'em- You are doing great with crossing the planses for continuous movement, and I think something for you to work on that will help is cleaning up those planes. There is a drill in the flow world where you stand facing a wall, then you put your hand out, with your prop in it to where your hand and prop are only an inch or 2 from the wall, and then start spinning it in a circle, being mindful to not hit the wall.
There is some adaptation needed for the saber instead of a ball on the end of a string, but it still works.
The other suggestion is to commit to a pose when you decide to do it. When you go back into a stance, include the leg work, and even go a touch further than you would when drilling for actual combat. Mainly because it looks cool, and people like things to look cool/dramatic.
And I am saying these things as constructive feedback, and not well, out of malice.  So if I come across harsh at any point I do apologize.
And btw, y'all with more experience than I, feel free to contradict me. My knowledge is a whole hodge podge of various elements, and that leaves... gaps.

I appreciate the feedback, 100%.  I know I need to keep working at it and any tips/suggestions are taken in a positive manner, trust me!  When you say "commit to a pose when you decide to do it. When you go back into a stance, include the leg work, and even go a touch further than you would when drilling for actual combat", what exactly do you mean?  More details please!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on October 20, 2019, 07:20:33 PM
I appreciate the feedback, 100%.  I know I need to keep working at it and any tips/suggestions are taken in a positive manner, trust me!  When you say "commit to a pose when you decide to do it. When you go back into a stance, include the leg work, and even go a touch further than you would when drilling for actual combat", what exactly do you mean?  More details please!
at 1:41 in your video you go into a stance as you're wrapping up. Do more with it, lean a bit further back, go a touch lower, look more sinister. Sam can probably give some good advise on going about that, since he cosplays darth maul on the regular.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 21, 2019, 02:34:10 AM
at 1:41 in your video you go into a stance as you're wrapping up. Do more with it, lean a bit further back, go a touch lower, look more sinister. Sam can probably give some good advise on going about that, since he cosplays darth maul on the regular.

Got it.  Good call and it makes sense.  These are the kinds of things that I can add to make the whole performance better.  Still lots of work to do here. Thanks for the feedback!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on October 21, 2019, 03:44:58 AM
Excellent as always! Great reverse grip spinning there!


Thank you, Mikey!  Reverse Grip is my go-to as you can see

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59vEsC9v3zI&feature=youtu.be#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59vEsC9v3zI&feature=youtu.be#[/url])
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Well figured 8s and the Eclipse is nice as well.  I like how you're playing around with throwing the saber, S2.  Looking good and keep up the good work


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 21, 2019, 05:30:58 AM
Thank you, Mikey!  Reverse Grip is my go-to as you can see

Well figured 8s and the Eclipse is nice as well.  I like how you're playing around with throwing the saber, S2.  Looking good and keep up the good work

Thanks!  Plenty of improvement opportunities for sure but itís slowly coming along.  Ya just gotta keep at it.  Little things get easier each time and Iím trying to make sure I get some spinning in each day. 

Please keep posting your great vids too, I can learn from them plus they are just fun to watch. :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on October 21, 2019, 05:32:29 AM
Thanks!  Plenty of improvement opportunities for sure but itís slowly coming along.  Ya just gotta keep at it.  Little things get easier each time and Iím trying to make sure I get some spinning in each day. 

Please keep posting your great vids too, I can learn from them plus they are just fun to watch. :)

From a fellow flow artist, you're doing quite well. I learned to use my non-dominant hand when spinning which took longer but it's the right thing to do so that you know moves in both hands. Keep up the good work!

Thank you for the kind words, I sure will! Glad that someone is digging it! :)   


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 21, 2019, 01:38:28 PM
Forgive my awkwardness talking on camera, but here ya go Mikey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQepqb8AyYA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQepqb8AyYA#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Logos on October 21, 2019, 02:07:35 PM
Forgive my awkwardness talking on camera, but here ya go Mikey

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQepqb8AyYA#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQepqb8AyYA#[/url])

<golf clap>


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 21, 2019, 04:53:51 PM
Forgive my awkwardness talking on camera, but here ya go Mikey

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQepqb8AyYA#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQepqb8AyYA#[/url])


Great!  Nothing awkward about it.  Nicely shown too.  I also watched Venturous' video on it at first but its always good to get more perspective.  The "drill" idea is a good one to get my fingers trained more for this.  Im slowly getting better but like the idea of drills to do everyday as you've shown. 

Thanks a bunch for taking your time to make this vid.  Its much appreciated!!! :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 21, 2019, 05:34:00 PM
I've done some tutorials and Skype sessions with some forum members here and there, but I always feel awkward talking to a camera without anyone there.  If there's a demand for it, I might could do a series of videos showing some stuff.  I tend to feel better speakers like Venturous and DC have covered it though.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Therion Jinn on October 21, 2019, 07:42:17 PM
You did well with it, Sam
Instruction is never easy


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on October 22, 2019, 04:01:04 AM
Sam is the reason why I know how to do finger rolls, good stuff, Sam!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 22, 2019, 04:41:53 AM
I've done some tutorials and Skype sessions with some forum members here and there, but I always feel awkward talking to a camera without anyone there.  If there's a demand for it, I might could do a series of videos showing some stuff.  I tend to feel better speakers like Venturous and DC have covered it though.

No doubt that we've all watched and benefitted from the great vids availabe from Cephalus and Venturous.  However, it can be beneficial to get other "takes " on certain training and moves.  It can just be a camera angle, a certain way of explaining it, etc that can make the differenc eif you're stuck.  And, I can speak for myself that sometimes you just get stuck!  And dont feel awkward - I thought your video was perfectly good that you posted for me.

If it came down to it Id possibly take you up on a skype session or whatever.  Thats like one on one live training!!!! :D  Let me see how I get along with the latest vids and more practice time.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Darth Logos on October 22, 2019, 11:32:46 AM
I've done some tutorials and Skype sessions with some forum members here and there, but I always feel awkward talking to a camera without anyone there.  If there's a demand for it, I might could do a series of videos showing some stuff.  I tend to feel better speakers like Venturous and DC have covered it though.
Think about it this way: the only people who will see you "talking to the nobody of a camera" will be watching the video, and then you're talking to them.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Cyclops942 on October 22, 2019, 12:56:03 PM
Think about it this way: the only people who will see you "talking to the nobody of a camera" will be watching the video, and then you're talking to them.

Well said!  POINT


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 22, 2019, 01:52:12 PM
Well, is there anything you guys would like me to talk about?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 22, 2019, 02:30:18 PM
Personally some tips or training vids on more advanced topics might help people.  Things like movements with the saber, hand switches, tosses, my favorite the finger roll stuff, things like that.  Getting the basic and even intermediate spins down really sets you up to get a little stuck when trying to really put together a nice 90 second or two minute performance. 

Some of the usual guys do cover some of this stuff but as I said, different perspective and teaching methods can help more people.

So... how about a video on moving with the saber or your take on it? :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Solstice Lacer on October 23, 2019, 12:36:11 PM
Hey everyone, looking good  :)
I haven't posted a video in quite a while, and wanted to show off my customized grandmaster/arbiter mashup saber. With diamond controller for cool fx  ;)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=69JW6j1JMBQ# (http://youtube.com/watch?v=69JW6j1JMBQ#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 23, 2019, 01:36:58 PM
Hey everyone, looking good  :)
I haven't posted a video in quite a while, and wanted to show off my customized grandmaster/arbiter mashup saber. With diamond controller for cool fx  ;)

[url]http://youtube.com/watch?v=69JW6j1JMBQ#[/url] ([url]http://youtube.com/watch?v=69JW6j1JMBQ#[/url])


Awesome!  I'm wanting to do a build with that arbiter piece for a long handle saber too at some point.  Nice moved too!

So here's the trick I'm working on right now.  I think I've got enough of it to show you all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quc1Rzz5voM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quc1Rzz5voM#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 23, 2019, 01:50:33 PM
Awesome!  I'm wanting to do a build with that arbiter piece for a long handle saber too at some point.  Nice moved too!

So here's the trick I'm working on right now.  I think I've got enough of it to show you all.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quc1Rzz5voM#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quc1Rzz5voM#[/url])


Oh you've got enough there to show.  Just silly cool.  :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 23, 2019, 01:53:58 PM
Oh you've got enough there to show.  Just silly cool.  :)

I have recorded a video response to post for you btw, but my tablet isn't cooperating.  It'll have to go up after I finish cooking.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on October 24, 2019, 06:19:10 AM
Ignored the swing sound being off. Working on changing it but have to replace something first in order to do so

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdfpNOaP5ME# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdfpNOaP5ME#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 24, 2019, 12:58:32 PM
So the video I recorded didnít upload correctly.  YouTubeís giving me a fit about it.   I may have to shorten it or do it again.  Just a heads up that I donít know if Iíll be able to get that out to you guys.

Also, looking good Infinite, glad to see youíre at it again.  But I donít know that itís Friday yet lol.

Didnít want to double post so I gave this one an edit.

Nothing fancy here, just trying to keep it clean.  Hope you guys enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCJvTQoMmdg&feature=youtu.be# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCJvTQoMmdg&feature=youtu.be#)



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Tai Chi Chuan Wijchen on October 24, 2019, 11:30:28 PM
Looking good,

I like the 'keeping it clean and nothing fancy'. It makes the different moves stand out by themselves, and better to read.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 25, 2019, 12:18:44 AM
These days I don't feel like those moves really impress people like they used to.  They expect contact rolls or throws or something ridiculous from me.  But I think my real strength is in the fundamentals and clean execution.  It's difficult to do in costume as well, but I like a challenge.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 25, 2019, 06:15:50 AM
These days I don't feel like those moves really impress people like they used to.  They expect contact rolls or throws or something ridiculous from me.  But I think my real strength is in the fundamentals and clean execution.  It's difficult to do in costume as well, but I like a challenge.

Agreed fully that the fancier stuff isnt as impressive as smoothness, nice flow, directional changes, etc.  The basics done in  a textbook fashion look better to me.  Sure, crazy throws, hilts rolling across shoulders, all that stuff are cool but seem to be more out of a circus/marching band act than what a Jedi would do. :). 

I LOVE how you frequently stop after a movement with a nice pose.  It breaks things up nicely and feels authentic or something like that.  Stopping is an important part of real spinning, IMO.  As always, keep up the killer vids!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on October 26, 2019, 09:45:49 AM
Looking great Sam and Infinit.
sam, I love the Angel Roll and toss. and in fact looking at oyu doing helped me realize that my issue is that I need a longer hilt... guess that means now I get to save up for a new saber.
anywho, here is a video from the end of my practice session on Thursday.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u46EEEOx3WU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u46EEEOx3WU#)

also question guys, do the catch and release moves look good or should I not waste my time?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 26, 2019, 11:46:04 AM
I can angel roll the smaller ones too, if you look at DC he does it on the same hilts you have I believe.  I just favor the bigger ones.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on October 26, 2019, 12:05:42 PM
I can angel roll the smaller ones too, if you look at DC he does it on the same hilts you have I believe.  I just favor the bigger ones.
Guess I need to drill more then.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on October 28, 2019, 04:20:07 AM
Also, looking good Infinite, glad to see youíre at it again.  But I donít know that itís Friday yet lol.

Thank you and I meant that it was my Friday.

Great video, Sam! The music goes with the flow


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Cyclops942 on October 28, 2019, 09:11:09 AM
Thank you and I meant that it was my Friday.

Great video, Sam! The music goes with the flow
When my Friday does not align with the calendar on the wall (or the computer, or the watch, or the phone, or the tablet, or...), I call that a Virtual Friday.  Most of my co-workers have now caught on to the meaning, and a couple have adopted the term for themselves.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Samhain138 on October 28, 2019, 04:56:11 PM
I hear the guardian is hard to spin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fe3IKWWut4&app=desktop&persist_app=1# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fe3IKWWut4&app=desktop&persist_app=1#)

*Edit*
Here's some bonus, guardian and spectre together

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z7H6QJW4ew# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z7H6QJW4ew#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on October 29, 2019, 04:43:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M1ntsu3PDk&t=4s# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M1ntsu3PDk&t=4s#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on October 30, 2019, 11:12:54 AM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M1ntsu3PDk&t=4s#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M1ntsu3PDk&t=4s#[/url])


Great vid, as always!  Love the seamless forward/reverse transitions.  I sooooo have to work on that stuff! :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on October 30, 2019, 11:19:48 AM
Great vid, as always!  Love the seamless forward/reverse transitions.  I sooooo have to work on that stuff! :)

Thank you. Just practice, practice, practice like you've been doing. You'll get it down in no time!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on October 30, 2019, 12:17:48 PM
I had to take a sanity break as well as get some practice while trying to clean a living room with an active 4 yr old. So I kicked him outside and got some practice in. The camera is not placed well, my apologies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVQHCkhRHks# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVQHCkhRHks#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Master Resolute on October 31, 2019, 10:31:04 PM
figured I would add this one to the thread. Added some weight to the hilts over the last 4 months or so and it has greatly increased my control factor. My combat staff feels like a feather now! Anyway, hope you enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSpEYnudfH4&feature=youtu.be# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSpEYnudfH4&feature=youtu.be#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on November 01, 2019, 03:36:23 AM
Yet incredible video, Master Resolute. I aim to be as good as you are one day


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on November 01, 2019, 07:35:35 AM
huh, though i put this here - anywho, the child wanted to spin with me for practice, and I wanted to send a video to his grandmother - he instead played with the playdoh *shrug*
BTW, having a child is great training for learning how to not hit people. Because I can't tell you how many times I've tucked myself into a corner of the dance floor(or just a literal corner), and some very inebriated person still just comes stumbling right on through.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIaRzoYgfec&t=5s# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIaRzoYgfec&t=5s#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on November 02, 2019, 11:00:57 AM
figured I would add this one to the thread. Added some weight to the hilts over the last 4 months or so and it has greatly increased my control factor. My combat staff feels like a feather now! Anyway, hope you enjoy.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSpEYnudfH4&feature=youtu.be#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSpEYnudfH4&feature=youtu.be#[/url])


Very much enjoyed.  And, if I ever run into you in a combat situation.....Iíll be running away.... :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on November 02, 2019, 02:36:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG1KIB3VkOk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG1KIB3VkOk#)
I  went and modified a pommel nut with a contact ball. I will need to be very careful not to concuss myself while drilling in the contact moves.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Makubex on November 02, 2019, 10:50:43 PM
I hear the guardian is hard to spin

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fe3IKWWut4&app=desktop&persist_app=1#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fe3IKWWut4&app=desktop&persist_app=1#[/url])

*Edit*
Here's some bonus, guardian and spectre together

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z7H6QJW4ew#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z7H6QJW4ew#[/url])



Very nice smooth movements!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on November 03, 2019, 03:33:15 PM
some flow between blacksmithing projects.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XHD-JD1Nhs# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XHD-JD1Nhs#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Makubex on November 03, 2019, 04:45:50 PM
some flow between blacksmithing projects.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XHD-JD1Nhs#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XHD-JD1Nhs#[/url])


Nice fluid movement! I like how u can match the rise and fall of the beat.. makes for great co-ordination with sound! GJ!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on November 03, 2019, 06:35:58 PM
Thank you! Yeah, my flow style is like the Bass quitar of the flow world - I shall keep the beat and the beat shall be kept.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Makubex on November 03, 2019, 10:23:16 PM
So the video I recorded didnít upload correctly.  YouTubeís giving me a fit about it.   I may have to shorten it or do it again.  Just a heads up that I donít know if Iíll be able to get that out to you guys.

Also, looking good Infinite, glad to see youíre at it again.  But I donít know that itís Friday yet lol.

Didnít want to double post so I gave this one an edit.

Nothing fancy here, just trying to keep it clean.  Hope you guys enjoy!
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCJvTQoMmdg&feature=youtu.be#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCJvTQoMmdg&feature=youtu.be#[/url])




Very nice!!! Very nice!! I know itís not that noticeable but great form! I noticed ur stances and posture! Also kudos! I liked that little bit of kali You threw in there hehehe!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on November 05, 2019, 12:55:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouE4-apq9rQ&t=43s# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouE4-apq9rQ&t=43s#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Makubex on November 05, 2019, 07:11:45 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouE4-apq9rQ&t=43s#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouE4-apq9rQ&t=43s#[/url])



Hahah so this is just a hunch but are you a raver? Specifically a liquid raver?


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on November 06, 2019, 06:21:02 AM
I've been known to go to a rave or 2 in my day. and in the year 2000 I spent some time learning that style... with an orange, that I focused on keeping still while I moved around it. Ah good times. Been a good decade since I've been to a rave though. Kids kept getting younger and I started feeling all Creepy Uncle-ish


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Makubex on November 06, 2019, 11:11:11 PM
I've been known to go to a rave or 2 in my day. and in the year 2000 I spent some time learning that style... with an orange, that I focused on keeping still while I moved around it. Ah good times. Been a good decade since I've been to a rave though. Kids kept getting younger and I started feeling all Creepy Uncle-ish

Hahah true enough!! And ditto for me... I never used any props to learning did the whole sliding hands up and down while curving fingers in tandem with movement... god good enough to be a candy raver light show mvp at the raves I went to.. and like urself eventually got weird... though I have been tempted to go to 18+ events where people my age go to but.. I think Iíll leave it to a story that starts out like... ďwell back in my dayĒ kinda thing hahaha


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Tai Chi Chuan Wijchen on November 07, 2019, 12:13:38 AM
Auch, just to make sure that I'm nog getting creepy or am without knowing: At what age does that creepy-uncle-thingie start?

And you're video won't play. Copyright blocked it here in the Netherlands, maybe different countries as wel.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on November 07, 2019, 05:05:16 AM
Ah sorry about that. Yeah, I got a notification that it was blocked in certain countries - even though I can and do claim fair use because I don't make any money on my videos.  If you have a VPN you might be able to get around that block though.
As for feeling Creepy uncle-ish - started around 28 ish for me. I went to a rave and when I had a 15 year old girl flirt with me after being on the dance floor I decided to stick to 21 and over clubs from then on out.
and the Creepy Uncle vibe starts at a different time for every man. Some are unfortunate enough to give off that vibe at 18, others get all the way into their 30's, but happen it does.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Tai Chi Chuan Wijchen on November 07, 2019, 05:51:17 AM
Hahaha, well in that case, I'm sure I've entered the creepy-uncle-zone without knowing it!  ;D
Or maybe I have went on to visiting different places and festivals so the rest of the audience has grown with me.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Cyclops942 on November 07, 2019, 07:59:14 AM
As for feeling Creepy uncle-ish - started around 28 ish for me. I went to a rave and when I had a 15 year old girl flirt with me after being on the dance floor I decided to stick to 21 and over clubs from then on out.
and the Creepy Uncle vibe starts at a different time for every man. Some are unfortunate enough to give off that vibe at 18, others get all the way into their 30's, but happen it does.
For me, that happened when I went back to my alma mater to attend the memorial service for one of the Administration members we all just called "Doc."  My buddy and I ate lunch in the cafeteria, and he was scoping out the college co-eds, and I pointed out that he was old enough to be their father... and then I realized that I was, too.  Suddenly, they didn't look so good any more; it was just weird.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on November 09, 2019, 12:10:55 AM
Experimenting and smoothing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3oxVoLN_VY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3oxVoLN_VY#)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Tai Chi Chuan Wijchen on November 10, 2019, 01:36:36 AM
Smoothing seems to work. Looks real nice and consistend.
Love the worn out patch of grass, proofs alot of practice.



Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: S2mikey on November 10, 2019, 06:51:00 AM
Experimenting and smoothing...

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3oxVoLN_VY#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3oxVoLN_VY#[/url])


Geez, Matt - could you at least mess up ONCE in a while to make me feel better?  Superb work here.  Like textbook saber flow.  I love it!!!! :)


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: finlayfox on November 10, 2019, 01:05:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsZ_tBpou6g# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsZ_tBpou6g#)
Have an empty basement at my disposal every now and then.


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Matt Nihilus on November 10, 2019, 08:01:22 PM
@Tai Chi Chuan Wijchen - Thank you!
@S2mikey - Thank you! Of course I do, just like all of us  :D. Sometimes I need 1 take and it's done and sometimes I need 25 takes!
@finlayfox - looks smooth and unique, I like it!


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Makubex on November 11, 2019, 03:39:29 AM
Hahaha, well in that case, I'm sure I've entered the creepy-uncle-zone without knowing it!  ;D
Or maybe I have went on to visiting different places and festivals so the rest of the audience has grown with me.

Haha yeah usually the bigger events now are age specific and even serve alcohol hahaha so there are still some events that arenít so bad...


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Makubex on November 11, 2019, 03:40:24 AM
Experimenting and smoothing...

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3oxVoLN_VY#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3oxVoLN_VY#[/url])



Very nice form! Great movements...


Title: Re: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances
Post by: Infinit01 on November 11, 2019, 05:28:52 AM
Experimenting and smoothing...

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3oxVoLN_VY#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3oxVoLN_VY#[/url])


As always Matt, your flow and video are great