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  1. As long and as weird as possible. Over the years that I've been stringing and taking breaks and coming back etc... I always come back to wrap combos and how fun they are. They just FEEL good. I'd say the "goal" is to keep it going and add in other concepts I learn into them. Like, I'll say "cheating" a combo would be one stick spinning a beat behind me while one is still wrapping and then continuing the combo. So, using what I just said for my goal, I'll use that beat to antispin into a different square (9square Theory) and then continue the combo in that different location of my overall space. Apply that to any other concepts I learn along the way. Manipulations, I'm finding, are more and more like mini wrap combos where I need to keep track of the tangles for an exit, should it present itself. I'll admit, though, that with how popular light shows are nowadays and how lazer-focused people are on ranking others and themselves that the ego definitely bleeds into and at times takes over the original passion that I had. I lose focus on my relationship with my sticks and strings and I start to enjoy it so much less. The crazy/sad part is that I don't notice it until I'm already there and either get a shock out of it or I find some other reminder. It's tough these days to have a personal connection with your flow when so many people are in it for the, in my opinion, the wrong reasons...
  2. Make an event page!
  3. WestCo GlowFlow

    Hey guys! Just wanted to give you all a heads up if you're near the San Gabriel Valley. We have a semi-weekly Flow Jam at Cortez Park in West Covina from 4:30pm~8:30pm. All Props welcome. It tends to be 2-4 stringers and about the same amount of hoopers. pm me for more info or find me on fb. FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1687769071446539/
  4. GSC V2016 - Looking for Help and Ideas

    In my years, on both sides of the states, I've seen more negativity arise out of the "hate of battling" than actual battling. I don't battle, and won't, because of the culture here and how it raised me to view sticking. Which I'm still thankful for, but that's because I'm not a competitive person anyway, at least in a creative sense. The negativity that came with it was nothing more than the same kind of bullying/jackassery you'd find at a high school/college then. Just insert a topic, in this case glowstringing. Reading Zin and Danika's ideas; I think social media would be the perfect way to create the outside community (meetups/etc.) We do have a forum that addresses other styles of dance. Just maybe some more activity. Or even with the social media shift, re-advertise all the various topic forums we have/create new topics (hooping)... maybe not all at once. Just a more focused topic instead of "hey GSC is here!"and send the links in various flow arts groups that we're all connected to. But I wouldn't put as much focus on the progression of the art on here (being it's glowsticking dot com), but I'm all for being open and welcoming to all kinds of creatives. I'm sure a lot of us have experiences with other art that has affected our own.
  5. GSC V2016 - Looking for Help and Ideas

    Ok, don't promote it here. But ostracizing them from this site/community because of any type of pro-affiliation with something that isn't supported here?
  6. GSC V2016 - Looking for Help and Ideas

    How about a revamp of the rules that don't claim ownership of an art form? Ones that don't create an unwelcoming environment to people from a different angle of life/understanding, but are interested in learning. Guidelines that promote the art and how creatives should treat each other, giving us a chance to create a community where we all grow, share, and make connections on the exterior as well as in. And lift all bans that currently pertain to the old rules. There is a lot of experience still around eager for a community, but these rules take away 100% focus on glowsticking to the point the site is where it is now. This website started me on a journey of meeting people from all walks of life where I've come to understand that I won't agree with every single one of their opinions and still be friends that care about each other and can enjoy life together. I believe this site should be: - A database of information for self progression - A safe & encouraging place to be creative - An interactive community - A place to promote this art These are just my thoughts and I could be alone in this way of thinking. But it's my attempt at bringing back something that helped me in my life immensely, and I'd like more people to be afforded the opportunity.
  7. Recently got into gloving

    I've actually started messing around with gloving also. This actually looks pretty promising. I'm checking out the tutorial vids Good post!
  8. Sorry for being a month late! You're name does look familiar. But that's awesome that you're incorporating your freehand into it as well. Those isolations at the beginning! 0.0 I don't have much to critique other than it looks like your shoulders are the base of your poi for the most part. That's not bad for things like extensions, but the smaller stuff looks clunky, which is a bit jarring when your freehand was so clean. practice on spining from your wrists (they're already extremely limber from FH). Keep it up!!!
  9. Wow it's been a while

    It's like riding a bike
  10. Hello hello!!!

    So have we! which ones?
  11. Am I too late?

    Welcome to gsc! The site may not be a correct representation of the community, but it's still around. As Ph0ton said, people just gotta post. I just wouldn't rely on speedy replies.
  12. YES! I've been stringing since 2002 and I stop every few years or so for a stretch. And it's exactly like you said, Ph0toN, I never remember why I stopped. I'm sure it has to do with life getting a little too intense. But that's the lazy answer. I picked up my sticks again around Halloween, and I think I'm at a point in my life now where I recognized it's value. Everyone is different and not everyone's form of meditation/exercise is the same. I've worked practice into my daily routine now (before I go to sleep and when I wake up) and now it's what balances me out. I could go so far to say that maybe life got intense BECAUSE I wasn't practicing.
  13. Beyond Wonderland Souther California Line Up: http://www.insomniac.com/media/beyond-wonderland-socal-2015-lineup-released Information: Will Call: 02:00 PM Doors Open At: 04:00 PM Doors Close At: 02:00 AM Glowsticks allowed Gloves not allowed (>.>) Even Location: San Manuel Amphitheater2575 Glen Helen Pkwy San Bernardino, California 92407 Websites: Main Page: http://socal.beyondwonderland.com/Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1534868676780901 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BeyondWonderland Tickets: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/09004E27FF39561A?camefrom=cfc_insomniac_beyondsocalsocial Roll Call: GOING: Camp 1: Camp So Hard -Jaimison + 2 -WushuRaver -Zin Day 1 -Romances +1 -Afro-Nitr0 +2 Day 2 Day 1+2 Jaimison Wushu Raver Zin MAYBE: NOT GOING:
  14. Still a lot of glowsticking going on. Just gotta unite em!
  15. Bassrush – March 7th, 2015 Hollywood Palladium (Los Angeles, CA) Last Saturday we came together at the Hollywood Palladium for Insomniac's Bassrush Massive. I had brought 2 newbies (to raves) there this night and they loved it due to (of course)the music and the vibes. But it wasn't all smooth sailing... Venue 5/10: Despite the great time I had at this event, Los Angeles is still all about taking advantage of party-goers to make a profit regardless of public health and safety. My first and biggest complaint was water, or I should say lack-there-of. Outside containers (such as hydration packs and Insomniac water bottles) were not allowed and water was sold at $6 a bottle (with vendors taking the caps). This made keeping the extremely precious liquid hard to keep in the bottle while navigating through the bustling crowd. There were no water fountains anywhere within public access; so if you didn’t buy water, then you had no water. My second complaint would be the staff. I can only assume they were hired the day prior and told to make people miserable. There is a clearly stated prohibited items list and I was forced to throw out my glowsticks. I was already medicated, so I didn’t want to cause a ruckus over it, but glowsticks are allowed at the Palladium (at least on paper and previous experiences). I’ll also add that he saw my LED sticks (which aren’t allowed) and allowed me to pass with those in possession. That’s not a big complaint, because I’m happy I kept those; but I’ve been throwing away a lot of sticks in LA lately… I still gave the Palladium 5/10 because it is a beautiful venue and getting in was pretty quick. Music 8/10: Snails must always be heard live. It is a much different experience than going to his SoundCloud on your lo-fi speakers. The block from 11pm-2am/3am(Event happened to occur during Daylight Savings Time) was a great time. The sets were exciting, energetic, and kept the crowd screaming for more. Snails, Bro Safari and Zomboy all played just the right amount of Drum and Bass, Trap, Dubstep and Moombahton. I took off (1) point for TC, whom was hit and miss on his set. And an additional point because the opening djs were even more amiss. They stuck to Drum and Bass for a majority of their sets and at points had the entire crowd standing still. I give the music 8/10 because Bro Safari, Zomboy and Snails “saved a lot of livesâ€. Stage & Sound 9/10: Within the past year I’ve been noticing Insomniac’s level of visualizations go way up at every venue I’ve been to. The Palladium was no exception. The lasers alone were so intense that they would trip out anyone, whether under the influence or not. The visuals were just ineffable. I wouldn’t consider this a personal complaint, but on account of now hearing that one of my friend’s ears had actually bled, then I’d say it was a tad too loud. I was rocking some Earasers (Hi-Fidelity Ear Plugs) that cut down about 19dB and the volume was perfect, I heard everything crystal clear (with earplugs, the higher frequencies are the first to be sacrificed). This had me thinking several times “It must be sooooo loud!†We even moved once because another friend’s ears couldn’t take it. I can only assume that my decibel meter averaged 96dB just breaking the threshold of pain (when ears actually start taking damage) and peaked at 101dB was so that you could feel everything, and you could . I didn't get a shot of those final stats. The only dB pic I got was before Bro Safari came on, and after that "ain't nobawdy" had time for pics! I’ll give the stage 9/10 on behalf of my friends ears. Next time bring some plugs. Vibe 9/10: The vibe is coming back to parties in California, guys! It’s almost exactly how I remember in the early 2000s when strangers made a personal goal to make sure everyone around them was having a great time. Whether someone appeared to be having a bad time, stopping potential physical altercations and stopping bros from moshing (done in a respectable manner). Up until this event, I was certain the bros had left the scene and headed back to their frats to prey on the drunk. They are definitely dying out, but the bass genres seem to be home for the dying breed. They were scarce, but present. I give the vibe a 9/10 because there was no real threat to the vibe and the organism that is the crowd was very active in keeping the vibe alive!
  16. You went with us to Group Therapy, no? 2011 I thought...
  17. How many days in a row can you post?

    I've been posting, just not in here hahaha

    Awesome manipulations! Keep going!
  19. I remember when I did handes for a bit. They're fun! Here's a guy in Hollywood still rockin em ( ) There's a trade-off, like every other (grip/tie/string/etc). I'm hesitant to say that you have to give up certain styles like manipulations and anything else people think are impossible with handles. But the way glowsticking has progressed, almost exponentially it seems, I'm positive someone with enough practice can come up with some pretty unique ideas. It's just learning the new feel.