Actually quite impressive, but not as impressive as I thought. I mean, don't get me wrong, it must be incredibly difficult to do all those bends and stuff while juggling. Like... INCREDIBLY difficult. But looking at it from a performance vs performer perspective, it's like the contortion act is an entirely separate act from the juggling act. In other worse, each piece individually is an act on its own (though the juggling act is probably less interesting). 


 
 
Just got the calendar up and running. It has weekly spinning events displayed as well as some monthly events as well. We will use the Google calendar to inform ya'll about other events coming up as soon as we get information about them. 

Enjoy and spin everywhere, because no you don't have an excuse :D

Brian D
 
 
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Tonight was amazing!!! 

Russell, Corey, and I went to the first meet of the year of Universal Flow ॐ. It was so inspiring to see how it has changed. There were loads of spinners out that I had never seen. Many new people who wanted to simply come and watch. I handed out tons of JaxFlow info to people and I hope they can come join our monthly flow family too :D

People from all the flow groups were out at the meet representing their corners of Jacksonville.  
Thomas Apollo LoRusso from Got Fire Entertainment was spinning staff all night so nice. Devin Scooter Reid from Fahrenheit 360 was killing it on the devil stick along with Corey's craziness. There were tons more people I only just met and it was so worth going. 

Because of this great time it got me thinking, "We should make calendar of all the monthly/weekly flow events and jams in Jacksonville!!!" So shortly we will have a calendar page up that will show the continual events like JaxFlow and Universal Flow so spinners can have a source for information the best spinning spots for each day of the week :D We will try to have a short description of each group or event as well.

Good night and thanks for the fun!!

Brian

 
 
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It's been a bit since we've spoken, everyone! JaxFlow has been incredibly busy putting together F.L.A.M.E. and FAM at One Spark.

We took a whole bunch of pictures and had a ton of fun spinning things with all of the peoples. Those of you that are friends with me on Facebook have seen the pictures of FLAME and One Spark. However, for those who haven't...

You can find our FLAME photos HERE.

And our FAM @ One Spark photos HERE.

So, how did it go? Well... It went pretty excellent. I'm happy the whole thing happened, even though I was sick for a portion of FLAME. But, I learned a lot and had a ton of fun and met new people and oh my gosh it was awesome. Also... I probably bought way too much stuff. There's that.

Theresa, Devin, and Corey walked on hot stuff. We spun a lot of fire and apparently went through somewhere near 90 cans of camp fuel over the weekend. I DJ'd a pretty cool set, despite the cold. And I managed to pick up my now favorite pair of fabric poi. They're remarkably excellent! If you want a pair, go here. I filled them with remarkably heavy juggling balls. Very slow spin and great for techy things! I'll hunt them down and post an edit to this post in the future.

One Spark... boom. Stuff went down. It was mad excellent. We spun some fire in downtown Jacksonville and had an amazing time. In fact, the picture above is Casandra, FAM's illustrious leader with the Main Street bridge right behind her. Very cool, I think.

ANYWAY... Rhythm and Flow is this evening. And then JaxFlow two weeks later. If you wanna spin between now and then, Brian and I are mostly free, now. Peace out, all!

-Siraph

 
 
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This week has been good for JaxFlow.

Most of us are at F.L.A.M.E. Festival in Georgia spinning it up and selling contact staves and dream-catcher poi. The weather I hear is beautiful and the landscape even more so.

I stayed behind, however, to valiantly show off JaxFlow's splendor to the crowd at Suite Nightclub last night.  Sarah Ashlee Zippel came out to perform with me and we had a blast. The Little Star Center was holding a charity event for Autism and the number of people who came out was great. I wanted to thank them and Suite for having us out and giving us the chance to perform for them.  

Tonight's JaxFlow Meet is going to be small since most everyone is out. I am hosting a Spin Jam at 5 pm in Memorial Park so please do come out! 

Brian D.




 
 
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onight was the second anniversary of Rhythm and Flow in riverside and it was a blast. There were loads of people who came out to drum to their hearts content as well as spin poi, hoop and staff. I met people of all skill levels and from far off places. The peeps from Fire Magick came out again and blew out minds with a dragon staff made of axes. Danny came up from south Florida again as well. It was just so much fun and I was glad to see everyone there and teach all that I did. If you haven't been out yet, make sure you hit up one of their monthly meetups.

On to other things!!

JaxFlow is now in the main circle to help jump start the Flow Arts in Florida. Casandra Bambolê Tanenbaum is starting a project called Flow Arts Movement or FAM. This is an amazing step forward because what she wants to do is two things with it:

            1.) Make different programs certifying people to teach the various skill toy arts.

            2.) Make a push to bring the Flow Arts inside public schools. 

For the upcoming One Spark event where the FAM is going to be crowd fund raising, I am helping to coordinate where people from out of town will be staying. If anyone has room for flow spinny bodies and would like to help or participate in FAM let me know. The event will consist of many different workshops and performances by people from out of state and from in state. I only have a single futon and It might hold 2 people if they are small. If you want to help the Flow Arts community in Jacksonville and beyond, this is your chance.

To talk to me about any of this just email us: jaxflow@gmail.com

Thanks again for the great night,

Brian

 
 
JaxFlow has been hard at work putting together some new poi. You must be thinking, "But, Russell, those are dreamcatchers." And to you I would say, "Yes, sir or madam. You are correct. But," I hesitate, seeing you hold your breath, "These are also poi."

Wut?

That's right. JaxFlow has made dreamcatcher poi. WHEE! Each one is COMPLETELY hand made. Like... Except for the fact that we didn't cut the wood circles... weave the cloth... or the strings... and we didn't melt down the plastic or metal for the beads... or the feathers... and kill and then tan the hide of an animal... We didn't do that. But I figure that was obvious. 

We did, however, make the dreamcathers themselves. It's pretty dope, if you ask me. And you probably are.
Now, you may be thinking, "But won't it wobble and stuff in the air?" And it doesn't. It stays entirely in the plane of spin. There is a swivel attached to the handle and to the dreamcatcher itself, allowing for free rotation of the weight. 

Each handle and tether is made of leather. The strings are made of hemp. The beads are made of whatever they look like they're made of. And the cloth is made out of... well... cloth. I don't know if it's cotton or polyester or whatever, but it IS made out of dreams. Because you've got to made dreamcatchers out of dreams. True story...

Anyway, these will be on sale at FLAME Festival. See our booth for more designs. We have a very limited supply since all of them were hand made. 

Big thanks to Theresa for coming up with the idea and doing a massive amount of work on these. Also, thanks goes to Jessi for putting some of them together for us, too. 

More pictures after the break.
By: Russell "Siraph" Paac

 
 
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We recently decided that we need a blog, store front, an about page... things a proper spin group needs. SO... We did that thing. After lots of deliberation, we ended up on Weebly and so far it has been treating us nicely.

So, what can we do here? Well, we're going to start posting select photos for the gallery. Most of these photos will come from our Facebook page and other people who submit them. We would love to see what you have available for us to post!

Also, we added our storefront. It's going to have quite a few things up on there very soon. Since we're preparing for FLAME festival with products to sell, we'll be posting things that we can sell now. YAY!

The other sections of our page are pretty self-explanatory. We'll be posting up some blogs, vlogs, and other forms of lumber. So, keep up with us!

Also, we are proud to be part of the Flow Arts Movement. Our good friend, Casandra, and the JaxFlow crew have been getting ready to host a Flow Arts Movement booth for the Jacksonville based crowdsourcing event, One Spark. To learn more, head over to the website, http://flowartsmovement.com/ 

By: Russell "Siraph" Paac
 

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    Russell "Siraph" Paac: Poi spinner, double staff, occasional contact staff, and occasional DJ... occasionally sane


    Brian "Don't call me Brian 'Brian Davis' Davis" Davis: Resident poi guru, randomly spins everything else, randomly beatboxes.

    Theresa "T-killa" Lopez: Hoops. Fans. Pretty things. Also... cats. Lots and lots of cats.

    Devin "Devon Skywalker" Deschenes: Swords, more swords, and rope dart. Also, fights stuff. We don't know what, but it's stuff.

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