Category Archives: Back in the Day

Staff videos from way back when

’80s Strong Man Contact Staff

This is all kinds of awesome! The music is great but the dude’s costume is amazing. The staff spinning, with a wee bit of contact, starts at 5:27 but, if you can stomach it, watch the whole thing! Only in … Continue reading

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Kyle McLean – Garden Domes

This video from Kyle McLean won the 2009 COL competion and blew me away at the time. It features a contact staff macaco/Valdez long before No Sweat was a twinkle in its metaphorical mother’s eye, awesome doubles contact and SoSC, … Continue reading

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MCP and Kyle Mclean Aussie Xmas

More old school shenanigans. It seems all the best contact staff videos are made at Christmas.

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Past Inspiration Part 3: Inspinerate

Inspinerate, along with MCP’s site, provided most of my inspiration before YouTube took off. Inspinerate is run by Sandy McClure but Tim Chown (aka T+B) also features heavily in the videos hosted there. They got a great selection of tutorials … Continue reading

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Past Inspiration Part 2

This video, probably more than any other, has been an influence on me. Meast seems to be one of those people who’s good at everything; great contact staffer, contact juggler, he’s a gymnast and I’d wager he’s got many other … Continue reading

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Past Inspiration

I’m going to do a few of these posts as there’s too many for one post. Today we’ve got some epic videos from circa 2006. First up are the LAB series from MCP’s website http://tutorials.firestaff.net/tutorials/lab/. The ones that particularly inspired me … Continue reading

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