More Information on the DVD:

This is a DVD to take you from a total beginner to an intermediate to advanced spinner. It has everything you need to learn and master staff spinning, contact, doubles, throws... staff manipulation. Everything but a staff that is. It also has inspiration sections from some of the best staff spinners in the world, from Austria, France, Australia and maybe one from Scotland too...

The DVD also contains sections on learning teachniques, style, motivation, concepts behind spinning, a guide to terminology and a discussion of what staff to use.

The DVD is available in region free PAL format, with a running time of approximately 150 minutes. It features 110 minutes of narrated tutorials in English and 40 minutes of inspiring footage from some of the leading spinners in the world.


Inspiration:

The inspiration section contains footage from:

Sebastien Berger (bastl), Romain Maguaritte(meast), Marcüs Liszt from Fenfire, David Nolan from Fenfire, Kyle McLean, Meghan Pike (MCP), Stephane Cosculluela and Steve Wilson. There is also a section on Uberparis. Each segment is approximately 5 minutes long.

Sebastien Berger - "bastl"
The Fishtail and throw master from the Austria Performance crew, 'FenFire'. Bastl can spin better than many people without even using his hands, using one of the hardest techniques in contact staff, Fishtails. When he does decide to use his hands, he tend to throw staffs and his throws are amazing! He can do some of the hardest juggling tricks with clubs, but with big staffs that are on fire! Backcrosses, mills mess variations, bastl can do it and he can do it with big heavy staffs.

Romain Maguaritte - "meast"
If you don't know who Meast is, you probably haven't been spinning long but you'll remember him after seeing him on this video. From his mastery of doubles contact, single staff contact and doubles spinning, as well as a flair for acrobatics meast is really a joy to watch and doesn't seem to have a single weak point in his spinning.

Kyle McLean - Everyoneishappy.com
Kyle is the most creative staffer on the planet. His organic flowing and seemingly improvised, but perfectly executed spinning is insane to watch, and he also has great character and dance in performance. What he does is amazing, and he's been doing it for a long time. And what's more, his smile shows he still enjoys it.

Marcüs Liszt and David Nolan from FenFire
Marcus is renowned for his mastery of thumbs while doing contact staff and recently he has been learning fei cha. He's an intense quiet fellow, with a creative streak for doubles also. David Nolan is a bit good at Juggling staffs and fishtails, just like Bastl. I wonder how that could have happened?

Meghan Pike - "MCP"
What can I say about myself? Well, not much without sounding immodest, but er, I made all the tutorials and I've also got a freestyle section... You can watch me spin in it. Yay.

Stephane Cosculluela
Stef is one of the best staffers you've never heard of. He's from a french troupe called fire fantasy, and not only is he a amazing poi spinner and a teacher of Kung Fu, but he also does beautifully smooth contact staff. In performance he mixes his own style in with that of drunken master style.

Uberparis
Some of the Highlights from the UberParis Convention, a series of spinning masterclasses organised by Rob Thorburn. See UberEvents.org for more details. There is also time for free spinning at the event, and we've captured some of the atmosphere and talented people who attended. There's also a segment of the fire spinning that went on afterwards.


Tutorials:

Teaching everything you need to know about plainly spinning a staff, as well as a beginners guide to many areas of double staff spinning, contact and throws. And it also contains a lot of tutorials on contact staff, where you don't use your hands and keep the staff in contact with your body. See below for exact details of what's on the DVD.

Each section covers the movement of it's title, teaching that movement in depth and also covering some of the basic variations. Each section contains specific information on how to get the movement clean, it shows it from multiple angles, using close ups and freeze frames to highlight the finer points of the movement.

SPINNING:

Figure of Eight
Rotor
Turning Rotor
Turning Figure of Eight
Passing Behind the Back
Behind the Back Rotor
Pinwheel (aka the clock)
Double Spins (aka shotguns or snakes)
One Beats
Anti-spin
Isolation
Under the Leg
Throws and Catches
Kick ups

CONTACT:

Hand Wraps
Shoulder Wraps
Neck Wraps
The Conveyor Belt
Halo Roll
Pivot (Conveyor Belt to Halo Roll)
Steve (Arm roll to neck wrap to arm roll)
Angel Roll
SNES (Shoulder NEck Shoulder)
Matrix (aka Monster Roll)
Fishtails

DOUBLES:

Basic Doubles spinning
Turning Doubles
Weaves
Basic Throws
Isolation
Anti-spin
Basic Contact Doubles


Comments on the DVD:

WoW ...... Compliment ..... I just have seen your DVD !!!! GREAT !!!! THANKS !!!!! Your explanation of he movements and tricks is THE BEST I`ve ever seen .... and I saw a lot ;-)
Thanks for this great gift :-)

Torsten - Germany


I just bought meg's DVD: I really like it for several reasons:

1) It explains the basics as well as more advanced theory
2) it covers contact, spinning, throws and doubles
3) the inspirational stuff is fantastic
4) It's actually quite funny and had me laughing out loud in a few places (some tutorial dvds can be quite dour)
5) It shows warmup exercises for the more extreme contact moves and gives some decent advice on why to warm up and how to warm up

Guy - UK


I got your DVD the other day and it is brilliant. It will probably turn me onto a pro ace in no time. Ive been trying to get all the hand wraps perfect and now my hands are all red but I shall just harden up. Yay for you making such a great staff-teacher! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Kate - New Zealand


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