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Way of the Saber => Saber Artistry => Topic started by: finlayfox on March 18, 2019, 02:33:44 PM



Title: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on March 18, 2019, 02:33:44 PM
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFOMQoem7qA#)

Let's see if that works. But took a short video of various tosses I practiced today since it was above freezing.


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on March 19, 2019, 01:22:05 AM
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaixIIeIZCM#)
Today I was trying to do more than what I call the Cossack Back and Forth. Not really liking when I tried to do that isolation staff move, and there were a couple times my movements were looser than I would have liked.
That being said, I am definitely liking what I'm putting out, and am definitely open to criticisms, tips, and ideas.


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: tx_tuff on March 19, 2019, 01:02:12 PM
Everything you are doing looks good. I will add though that you can tell 100% you are coming from using fire. I'm not any kind of real spinner so this is just going by what I see compared to others. With a saber the songs and moves are more geared towards also being able to use while fighting. Your spinning is more of just a flow thing and the way you hold the saber I don't ever rant see a grip you could use the strike with. Keep in mind in not saying anything is wrong with that it is just different. Still very good.


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: Infinit01 on March 19, 2019, 01:05:24 PM
Looking good there, finlay. 


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on March 19, 2019, 01:27:42 PM
Everything you are doing looks good. I will add though that you can tell 100% you are coming from using fire. I'm not any kind of real spinner so this is just going by what I see compared to others. With a saber the songs and moves are more geared towards also being able to use while fighting. Your spinning is more of just a flow thing and the way you hold the saber I don't ever rant see a grip you could use the strike with. Keep in mind in not saying anything is wrong with that it is just different. Still very good.
No offense taken. I also do stage combat as well as have martial arts experience, and I agree with you. There was not a single strike or even defense pose worthy of the name. This was all going with the flow baby.


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on March 21, 2019, 08:54:31 AM
I wanted to say thank you to everyone that has said hello to me (not so much here but in other threads, y'all have made me feel welcome worry not).
So I am getting a resection surgery(post-cancerous, now is the cleanup, so to speak), and shan't be posting videos for while as I heal up. I am planning on using my new sabers to get back to healthy though, so I shall eventually be posting once again.
 I also posted this on the demo thread, but since this is my corner, here it goes as well
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo26gzqmUDU#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on April 25, 2019, 09:07:54 AM
Finally getting pain levels down from surgery. Time to get practicing again.
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRXVZMegX88#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on May 14, 2019, 10:18:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWijYFQL_0w# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWijYFQL_0w#)
I have a few really cool moments in there, and I'm starting to be able to get my speed up, for a time.
Also posting on the flow thread.
By the by, if anyone have any comments or tips for things to add to my flow, critiques on my flow, or whatsnot, I would love to hear them as I'm always trying to get better. 


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 14, 2019, 09:50:09 PM
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFOMQoem7qA#[/url])

Let's see if that works. But took a short video of various tosses I practiced today since it was above freezing.
awesome balance and moves looks good I'd say do it night but you might attract a bear lol seriously looks incredible


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 14, 2019, 09:51:59 PM
I wanted to say thank you to everyone that has said hello to me (not so much here but in other threads, y'all have made me feel welcome worry not).
So I am getting a resection surgery(post-cancerous, now is the cleanup, so to speak), and shan't be posting videos for while as I heal up. I am planning on using my new sabers to get back to healthy though, so I shall eventually be posting once again.
 I also posted this on the demo thread, but since this is my corner, here it goes as well
Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo26gzqmUDU#[/url])  very cool and track was perfect


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on May 18, 2019, 04:31:28 AM
awesome balance and moves looks good I'd say do it night but you might attract a bear lol seriously looks incredible
Thank you, and I am planning on a night video when it gets  a wee bit warmer. We do live in Bear Country, but Black Bear Country, so not too worried.


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: Jaymes1980 on May 18, 2019, 05:40:28 AM
Awesome bro that sounds great, I put my regular staff together last night I need to work on a few tricks but what a blast


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on May 28, 2019, 10:27:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI5valjOxYE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI5valjOxYE#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on October 26, 2019, 12:11:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u46EEEOx3WU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u46EEEOx3WU#)
Let's see if I can res this thread rather than make yet another.


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on November 01, 2019, 07:23:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIaRzoYgfec&t=5s# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIaRzoYgfec&t=5s#)
DISCLAIMER - No children were harmed in the making of this video. Also he's toothless.
Halloween flow.


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: Cyclops942 on November 01, 2019, 12:32:11 PM
Toothless's utter disregard for the artwork in your motion, or even the presence of your saber, is proof over and above your skill that you practice a lot... a WHOLE LOT, in his presence.


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on November 02, 2019, 08:52:27 AM
Toothless's utter disregard for the artwork in your motion, or even the presence of your saber, is proof over and above your skill that you practice a lot... a WHOLE LOT, in his presence.
hehe. Indeed... I also may or may not be teaching him basic stances and blocks during playtime as well.


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on November 02, 2019, 02:32:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG1KIB3VkOk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG1KIB3VkOk#)
I went and epoxied a contact ball onto a pommel nut. I will need to modify my handle wrap, but soon I'll be in getting the contact moves mixed in


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on November 03, 2019, 03:31:46 PM
Took a break between working on a warhammer cane and a seax. Didn't take the time to clean up after the 4 yr old. That's tomorrow morning.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XHD-JD1Nhs# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XHD-JD1Nhs#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on November 05, 2019, 12:56:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouE4-apq9rQ&t=43s# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouE4-apq9rQ&t=43s#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on November 10, 2019, 01:06:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsZ_tBpou6g# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsZ_tBpou6g#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on November 13, 2019, 12:21:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYnswd_U6b0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYnswd_U6b0#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on November 16, 2019, 03:44:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyQnW3_nqzE&t=54s# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyQnW3_nqzE&t=54s#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on November 25, 2019, 09:54:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foTTBRU1P_s# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foTTBRU1P_s#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on January 15, 2020, 04:05:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EebUC0Hsy58# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EebUC0Hsy58#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: Tazflyr on January 15, 2020, 07:33:05 PM
Very nice!! How long have you been practicing? And how long til you didn't hit yourself in the head with it on a regular basis? (I'm certain I'd knock myself out!)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on January 16, 2020, 08:12:07 PM
Very nice!! How long have you been practicing? And how long til you didn't hit yourself in the head with it on a regular basis? (I'm certain I'd knock myself out!)

Huh, I really thought I responded to this. Oh well I am now.  Well, I started martial arts as a wee laddy, then found fire spinning about 8 years ago, and just got the lightsaber this past march.
As for not hitting myself, I would suggest learning leviwand with a much smaller and lighter stick from flowarts.com They are rather cheap, and will allow for a gentler learning curve.


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: Tazflyr on January 17, 2020, 04:35:56 AM
Huh, I really thought I responded to this. Oh well I am now.  Well, I started martial arts as a wee laddy, then found fire spinning about 8 years ago, and just got the lightsaber this past march.
As for not hitting myself, I would suggest learning leviwand with a much smaller and lighter stick from flowarts.com They are rather cheap, and will allow for a gentler learning curve.

Thank You for the info! Have a point on me!


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on January 25, 2020, 02:15:36 PM
You are welcome. Also, another video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A96elvobWdE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A96elvobWdE#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on February 11, 2020, 09:51:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n2Er5RELWY&t=3s# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n2Er5RELWY&t=3s#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on March 14, 2020, 06:18:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt-Et-A8yVk# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt-Et-A8yVk#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on March 19, 2020, 11:13:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3acK1XgtbM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3acK1XgtbM#)
Day 7 Social distancing


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on March 24, 2020, 08:45:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wErRGv9BcCU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wErRGv9BcCU#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on March 26, 2020, 08:07:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95bYakgQzq0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95bYakgQzq0#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on April 07, 2020, 08:13:32 PM
I think it's day 20. I don't know anymore. I know Wednesday is when it started, so I think it's day 21 of this whole social distancing thing. It's all blurring together, but today I finally got all the troubles shot in the 3d printer my wife bought and we have started to get some supplies printed for my local hospital, so woo! I'm actually doing something helpful!
Anywho, I've been practicing leg perches and kick-tosses.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82Zb1Lmr1KA# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82Zb1Lmr1KA#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: Tai Chi Chuan Wijchen on April 08, 2020, 01:54:23 AM
You're getting better and better. Looks great! Like those kicks. Has a bit of a ropedart feel to it.


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: Infinit01 on April 08, 2020, 04:53:32 AM
Good stuff, Finlay


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on April 09, 2020, 08:36:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9WMO03pyj8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9WMO03pyj8#)
Stole 10 minutes of time to stress test this 3d printed n95 filter mask. It is officially tested and maintained it's seal.


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on April 29, 2020, 10:28:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjY6zuL1vY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjY6zuL1vY#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on May 04, 2020, 12:49:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBUgpFg4Omg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBUgpFg4Omg#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: Darth Nivek on May 05, 2020, 11:01:51 AM
"Is it possible to learn this power"?


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: Tai Chi Chuan Wijchen on May 06, 2020, 12:37:26 AM
"Is it possible to learn this power"?

Ask nicely and practice  ;)


BTW, nice flow Finlay!


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on May 06, 2020, 09:04:51 PM
Ask nicely and practice  ;)


BTW, nice flow Finlay!
"Is it possible to learn this power"?

I have a youtube channel where there are a few tutorials as well as instruction on converting you lightsaber into a leviwand!

Mr. Wijchen is also correct.


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: Infinit01 on May 07, 2020, 04:21:24 AM
"Is it possible to learn this power"?

Practice, practice, practice


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on May 08, 2020, 04:28:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9rTaVHBdxY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9rTaVHBdxY#)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: Darth Nivek on May 17, 2020, 08:30:44 AM
Practice, practice, practice

I meant using the force to levitate sabers lol, (I know they're strings) really f'ing cool btw


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: Infinit01 on May 17, 2020, 09:20:45 AM
I meant using the force to levitate sabers lol, (I know they're strings) really f'ing cool btw

Me too, haha. You can learn anything and get good at it with practice is my point ;)


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on May 19, 2020, 04:41:51 AM
I meant using the force to levitate sabers lol, (I know they're strings) really f'ing cool btw
Step 1 - buy and learn how to do short-string leviwand(you can get one from flow toys, amazon, etsy for pretty cheap)
Step 2 - using the knowledge from learning leviwand, drill a hole in your saber blade just above the center of balance and add string
Step 3 - practice a crap ton


Title: Re: Finlayfox's thread
Post by: finlayfox on May 21, 2020, 07:06:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J5oBZ9zlnY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J5oBZ9zlnY#)