I've recently started spinning double staffs-i really like how its a totally different approach to dance. The hoop draws circles naturally but with the staffs, you draw them yourself. Also I've been hoping to pick up my fire fans again, I was recently inspired by the Ladies of Vulcan Crew video. I hope to post a video soon incorporating my new toys! I suppose its the same for poi.
I have messed around with poi as well, but I got fed up after hitting myself in the head/gut/hips/crotch/everything hehe. I can do forward and reverse weave and thats bout it!
First I just want to say I'm glad you put up this forum for other 'toys' :]
The only other thing I do is spin poi which I'm holding right now. I only started since Christmas so I'm only a beginner really. I really want to try other things as well like staff spinning. It looks so much fun!
I started out as a flagger actually... and I figured out that learning poi would really help my flagging moves...
but I royally suck at regular poi. Mittens with strings are another matter entirely ~My Mitten Fu is strong~
So I was thinking what else could I do to improve my skills and not have my arms ache all night long (which was what used to happen) and then I saw my friend Hooping and the rest is history.
I don't flag nearly as much as I used to- but then again, I have room to hoop inside (bodywork only) whereas my flags are constantly hitting our ceiling... They are the most amazing pink and green BlackLight reactive flags ever...
I am tempted to try staff too- I used to play around with this old broomstick when I was a kid...
i do staff, poi, flags, orb, and fans. i want to buy a double staff. i am best at poi but i like hoop better lol! fans are great i just need to learn how to dance when i use them. maybe after i take some dance classes i will be better at my hoop and fans.