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Jack

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Spintops classified as a "Flow-Art"???
« on: March 26, 2017, 06:26:43 PM »

what do you think??? i think in the instance of freestyle spintop play it most certainly would be considered a "Flow-Art"
heres some reading material regarding Flow arts

https://www.flowtoys.com/flow/

https://flowartsinstitute.com/definitions-of-flow/


this may be the answer to the question of what should spintops be classified as @-@
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Re: Spintops classified as a "Flow-Art"???
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 08:14:59 PM »

Sounds like an excellent fit for the kind of string-based spintop play that you and most of the other folks here focus on.
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Re: Spintops classified as a "Flow-Art"???
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 08:53:01 PM »

I went to a flow arts group for several weeks until I was slowly allowed to not know where they were meeting!!!  I thought I was fitting in but they were all 40 years younger than me.  Most were into hoola hoops and fire.  I would often spend my time juggling on my own and going through my bag of tops and diabolos.

Flow arts makes sense to me but I am guessing they are not as intense as we are about spinning things.
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Re: Spintops classified as a "Flow-Art"???
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 10:47:37 PM »

I went to a flow arts group for several weeks until I was slowly allowed to not know where they were meeting!!!  I thought I was fitting in but they were all 40 years younger than me.  Most were into hoola hoops and fire.  I would often spend my time juggling on my own and going through my bag of tops and diabolos.

Flow arts makes sense to me but I am guessing they are not as intense as we are about spinning things.

Sounds like they weren't really into "flow arts". I swear, a group I was working with, they decided to all get into fire so they could perform in what I suspect was a highly flammable theater. I broke away from that group since I didn't want my audio gear to go up in flames.

I think the group you were trying to participate in was more than slightly intimidated by someone who knows a thing or two.

I struggle to meet with the yoyo groups I meet with, but when I'm there, there's little to no attitude issues. Bring something other than yoyo? We're all for that and more! Flow arts, skill toys, it's all welcome.

I think via definition via those links, tops counts more as a "flow art" than yoyo, mostly since a lot of the "flow" and "grace" stuff is largely absent from modern play, especially modern dense tech play. Josh Yee, however, seems to have figured out how to put flow back into yoyo play. While his performances don't tend to win him contests, it's hard to deny how visually appealing his performances are.
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Re: Spintops classified as a "Flow-Art"???
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017, 01:03:48 PM »

"Flow-Art"??? why not >:D

here in europe the concept  doesn't exist

we have, besides the classic juggling skills:
arts de la rue
arts du cirque
mixed techniques (including puppets and ventriloquism)


"flow art" seems to be one more marketing gimmick to me


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Re: Spintops classified as a "Flow-Art"???
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 02:31:56 PM »

"Flow-Art"??? why not >:D
"flow art" seems to be one more marketing gimmick to me
jim

That sounds mostly right to me, but I've never seen a flow art performance billed as such. I do like the underlying concept of "flow" in a mental and physical sense -- and the way it extends the idea of "being in the zone" beyond the world of athletics.
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