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Author Topic: The Spin Zone: Demos/performances  (Read 71037 times)
Darth Cephalus
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« Reply #270 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.
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« Reply #271 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.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNpv8maL9JU" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNpv8maL9JU</a>
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« Reply #272 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.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ghSiLvQZyM" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ghSiLvQZyM</a>

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.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdJGhMiIzss" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdJGhMiIzss</a>
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« Reply #273 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.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH7flMgzH_o" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH7flMgzH_o</a>
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« Reply #274 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.
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« Reply #275 on: July 15, 2017, 09:05:11 AM »

Making some progress with hand rolls and the one handed front spin.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyaV1r2eItA" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyaV1r2eItA</a>
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« Reply #276 on: July 15, 2017, 02:01:01 PM »

That is coming along nicely. Those front rolls look really clean.
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« Reply #277 on: July 16, 2017, 05:53:05 PM »

Making some progress!  It feels good when it starts to come together.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y23SwuwFPrc&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y23SwuwFPrc&amp;feature=youtu.be</a>
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« Reply #278 on: July 17, 2017, 12:36:53 PM »

nice! I agree, love that moment when something clicks. Looking good!
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« Reply #279 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.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH7flMgzH_o" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH7flMgzH_o</a>



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.  Cheesy

totally awesome point  Cool
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« Reply #280 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.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1FAV10bAOE&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1FAV10bAOE&amp;feature=youtu.be</a>
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« Reply #281 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 Smiley

I have one suggestion: Record in High Definition, if you can? Your videos deserve better than 240p!
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« Reply #282 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.

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

Wow Sam, that was BADASS!  I LOVE the quick release so staff=>dual-wield with incredible fluidity  Cool.  Outstanding job sir.
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« Reply #283 on: July 31, 2017, 06:30:27 AM »

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

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.
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« Reply #284 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.
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