Tutsday – Cassaundra Smyth – Contact Roll to Poi Juggling start

Greetings, fine people of Flowartia.

We are back with another video from the FAI archive for this week’s Tutsday!

This week, we have Cassaundra Smyth from Madtech Manipulations. Cassaundra is a phenomenal poi spinner and juggler hailing from Oakland, CA.

We were able to catch up with Cassaundra at Pacific Fire Gathering 2015, where she showed us a cool entrance into poi juggling using a contact roll.

Her technique combines stack swaps, head to handle oriented movements, and a contact roll.

Obviously, you are going to need 3 contact poi for this trick.

Cassaundra starts this trick by performing pendulum stack swaps with her two “free” poi.
The third poi can either be trapped in the armpit or draped over the shoulder to keep it out of the way.

Use the head to handle technique with your “free” poi to move into wheel plane.

Using the hand holding one poi, perform the toss into contact roll and catch the handle.

Using the hand holding two poi, immediately after the handle catch, toss your “free” poi and release the trapped one into your hand as you continue juggling like the machine that you are.

We are so proud of you.

Thanks for checking out this week’s Tutsday .

Come back this time next week to get your learn on.

Thanks again <3


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