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rich



Joined: 10 Aug 2004
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Location: Land of BAM, West Chester PA

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:07 am    Post subject: BHC is no longer in service

As most of you have probably noticed the Bob Hughes Company site has not been around for a while.
Over the past year I have been taking a break from the business. It is time for me to announce the official closing of the BHC door(one guy one door). I was hoping to open it again some day but unfortunately that is not going to be possible.

BobHughesCompany Dot Com is now owned by someone else and so please do not send any emails directed towards me their.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank you to everyone for supporting the company and I look forward to future endeavors that will allow me to help the community.
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Zoc



Joined: 09 Jul 2004
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Location: San Diego, California

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:20 am    Post subject:

::wishing you best of luck in your future endeavors::
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Cannonballjames



Joined: 08 Nov 2007
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Location: Branson MO

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:36 am    Post subject:

I've seen the multisphere video... and despite your instructions, I still can't get the upsidedown palm spin... maybe I need smaller spheres to learn it.
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rich



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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:55 pm    Post subject: What Size are you using

So I guess the question is what size are you using?
I started with 2" and now am working on 2.75" - I have 2.5" fairly solid at this point.

Thanks for the well wishes Zoc
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Cannonballjames



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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:19 am    Post subject:

I'm using 2.5" which is the smallest I have atm... I can't even get a vertical palmspin hardly with them, let alone upsidedown. I'll have to try and track down something smaller. There used to be a store that had chinese exercise balls in town, but he closed. I'm sure I can track something down though.
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rich



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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:19 am    Post subject:

I have several different types and sizes of spheres and balls.
I tried the upside down with larger 2.75" spheres early on and I almost locked my hand solid. It was not fun. Once I down sized I was able to achieve spins one way and over time both ways. The upside down led to the vertical and the small led to the big.

Let me know if you need more help you can post or send a private message. I have not been in the swing of checking the board for quite some time. I need to start again.
The other thing that I have used is mirroring onto a pillow. Spinning them on the pillow. I could do the upside down by then so I don't know if it will help the new person starting out or not. I know I found it helpful for counter spins. Counter to your natural way. Whatever way that is.
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Cannonballjames



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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject:

Thanks. As soon as I find some smaller ones, I'll get to work on them again. I learned the cube or box pattern that Shifty taught, and doing that sideways my hand is basically doing an inverted spin, but of course the spheres are being held up my the ones underneath and would fall if I moved my other hand out of the way. *runs out to find smaller spheres*
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Elsie Dee
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Joined: 24 May 2005
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Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:11 am    Post subject:

Rich, I saw a guy on youtube doing vertical palmspins, he was very buddhist looking.

He said he was inspired by you, I'd just like to say well done, his CJ was amazing!

I can't find the video, if you know which one I'm talking about could you maybe post a link up? It deserves a good audience.
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Jennifaerie



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
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Location: the open road, US

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:54 am    Post subject:

I think you might be talking about Adam Dipert of Harmonized Motion. Here is his You Tube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPd_hKh_SMo

One of the most inventive and creative people we know. I can't wait to play at SphereCamp with him!
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Elsie Dee
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Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:57 am    Post subject:

That's the one, lovely lovely stuff.

Cheers!
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MichaelG



Joined: 11 Aug 2004
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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject:

We will miss you BHC!

You have done an awful lot for this community and we really appreciate it.

RIP


However, Rich is not dead! Yeah, there was rejoicing in the streets! Your community is looking for what comes next from your talented self. Best of all things & future endevors.


Be Great!

PS: See you at Spherecamp!
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