Nick "Houdini" Polini

Keep a diary of what you're hitting, what's frustrating you, and your goals.
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Re: Nick Polini: Secret Weenie

Post by janis » 03 Dec 2016 17:14

F[uns]tylin' Eclectic wrote:Since only diehards use modified, I'm excited to reveal that Bonslaver and I are going to (try) to get together tomorrow and start a new instagram project where we have every main trick on film, in real time and in slow motion, because I think it will generate some interest when people know there's more to it instead of just jumping around. I was inspired by the following page for juggling tutorials. I want to have the color coding for the footbag page, as well as the trick names on the cover slide:
Can you use your own domain name?

I have footbag.tv registered but currently unused and something like this seems like the perfect use for it. If you do go ahead and make this and want that domain name let me know and I'll transfer it over to you.

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Re: Nick Polini: Secret Weenie

Post by F[uns]tylin' Eclectic » 23 Dec 2016 23:34

Janis, I'll keep it in mind. Thanks.

Man, I feel so bad for not updating this blog ever. It was used so hard, like every day in my first 6 years and these last 2 have really been so sporadic. I'll try to update a bit... later.. Zach Hoffa just showed up and we're about to spin fire. Bye!
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Re: Nick Polini: Secret Weenie

Post by isirc10 » 30 Jan 2017 21:15

I miss reading your updates. Seeing you play on Instagram makes me smile. Looks like you're doing pretty well for yourself though, keep on keepin on.
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Re: Nick Polini: Secret Weenie

Post by Tjuggles » 31 Jan 2017 00:15

I can't believe you have been at it for 6 years already. Time flies homie.
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Worlds goals?

Post by C-Fan » 13 Jul 2017 07:34

No posts in over 7 months?

Worlds is in a few weeks. You excited? Any goals?

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Re: Nick Polini: Secret Weenie

Post by Ohios1 » 12 Aug 2017 20:31

Hey, congrats on getting BAPPED. You earned it man. Now i disappear again.
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Post by Tjuggles » 13 Aug 2017 22:19

I agree with said statement. Congrats man!

Nick "The Peenie" Polini would have been a good name too.
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Post by F[uns]tylin' Eclectic » 02 Jan 2018 19:22

Yo, thanks so much, everyone! Worlds was a huge turning point in my life. Getting BAPped has taught me a lot and altered my mind quite a bit since then. I gained so much more confidence in life. I have a lot of thoughts on it, and I'll try to express a few of the main ones here:

1) BAP was my ultimate goal for 9 years. Now that I've reached my star, I have this blank white board in front of me. I'd really like to fall in line with the rest of the BAP players who did amazing life things after BAP, like Jay, Clavens, Felix, etc. I've still got my invention that I'm working on, but I've also gotten back into stand-up comedy and it would be cool to do something big with that eventually. Anyway, I feel like I'm able to achieve some big things in life and I'm going to try to prove it to myself. Now is the time to do it.

2) A lot of players quit once they get BAP. I'm happy to say that I won't be one of them. I'm in it until I break my body, I guess. Just after getting BAP, I feel like I can relax about training a little more, even though I'll still train. I guess I just mean that I don't feel the pressure to get good and prove myself to anyone. It's a shame to say, but I felt the pressure to prove myself for years, especially because I was one of those players that most people really thought had no chance at BAP ever. Fee;s good to prove some of them wrong, but at the same time, I don't care what anyone thinks, because I'm in, so fuck it.

I just got back from NYJ yesterday and it was a blast. Better than any other year, imo. And hey, I'll post some highlights that I'm happy with.. long time, no highlights.. Some of these were great requests from Cass and Anton. Thanks guys.

Highlights:

:arrow: Hey, these arrow things again! Neat.
:arrow: Morpheus> Revup> run
:arrow: Gyro Rev Swirl> Symp Torque> run
:arrow: Ripstein> Symp Torque> run
:arrow: Airing Butterfly> run
:arrow: Gyro DLO> Frankenstein> Ducking Osis> run with midstring Vortex & Pdx Blink
:arrow: Alpine Blurry Whirl> Spikehammer> run
:arrow: Blurry Whirl> Swifter> run
:arrow: Spinning Pdx Twirl> Pdx Torque> run
:arrow: Erik did Big Apple, passes bag, I hit Big Apple Screw 2nd try. Sorry for Mulroney'ing you, Erik, but I couldn't resist :P
:arrow: New trick: Pixie Ducking Muted Revup
:arrow: Vortex Swirl> run
:arrow: Spinning Swirl> Marius> run (footed Spinning Ducking Swirl> Marius too many times afterward)

Lots of good runs all weekend. So awesome playing and hanging with everyone.

Boatz is here now and I don't have running water because I found a way to fuck everything up again lol My landlord is supposed to come soon to fix it, then we're going to have a session in my living room, and hopefully have a place to shower tonight. Really stoked to play again. And it's great to be blogging again!

Oh, Ryan finished my tattoo design. I don't know how to post images here anymore, so I guess I'll post it eventually. I'll leave the post with the new video that Ivan edited for me. I'm so proud of how it turned out:

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Re: Nick "Houdini" Polini

Post by Muffinman » 03 Jan 2018 07:23

Muffinman wrote:by Muffinman » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:14 pm

Awesome.
You're going to be sooo good one day, Nick.
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Re: Nick "Houdini" Polini

Post by boyle » 03 Jan 2018 12:10

Nice to see you blogging again. Some great combos there. I enjoyed the video that Ivan made, he did a great job with that.

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Re: Nick "Houdini" Polini

Post by Ryan_Morris » 03 Jan 2018 16:18

Yay, Nick is blogging again!
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Re: Nick "Houdini" Polini

Post by F[uns]tylin' Eclectic » 09 Jan 2018 07:30

It would be cool to get these blogs poppin again. I'll keep at mine, though. Short post here.

Played with Boatz a few days in a row last week. Didn't really try crazy stuff. Messed with pushing myself steadily. Was hitting some great density with good variety. Stepping from Blurry Drifter, Tombstone, Smoke and Catacomb has been on my to-do list and I did a good bit of those. Also my flip Pdx Flail was actually functioning and that has NEVER happened. I think it might be due to my Barfly practice that I finally got those muscles built up.

Anyway, that session went well. Then I waited a few days and accidentally played again when I got home from work. I messed around with Smog on both sides and figured out a few things to hit them more consistently. Then, I hit a very shoey Nemesis :P Never thought I'd get there, but it's finally in the cards for me. I think I need to get really good at Fury bs and quick Blurriests first. We'll see. I'll mess with it.

So then, I remembered the Pdx Flails that I did the session before and I figured maybe PS Eggs were finally more doable. Holy shit, PS Egg is now one of my easier 5 ADDs. My body used to hate the motion, but now it really enjoys it. I hit so many on both sides. I love watching them in slow motion because they look so bad ass. I was having a lot of fun with them and setting and jumping super high to hit them.

Main highlight:

:arrow: Arrows!!! Sorry, that novelty will wear off soon, I'm sure.
:arrow: Symposium Torque> PS Egg

It's neat looking at some of my recent posts, because they're what I've always dreamed of achieving. Reach out and touch your dreams... Man, that's corny.. How about "Do stuff and try not to die in the process". That's better.
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Re: Nick "Houdini" Polini

Post by Ryan_Morris » 09 Jan 2018 10:04

Definitely keep blogging! We have fun here, us few remaining bloggers.

I saw the video of your link. Absolutely massive!
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Post by Asmus » 10 Jan 2018 00:58

GET TRICKS OR DIE TRYING

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Post by Muffinman » 11 Jan 2018 06:47

Good to see you still blogging. I hope you continue to!
Sick combo as always!

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Post by Tjuggles » 11 Jan 2018 13:02

I also agree. Great to see some action in your blog.
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Post by F[uns]tylin' Eclectic » 29 Jan 2018 07:39

Thanks for the comments, guys. I'm definitely going to try to keep this going fairly consistently.

Session 2 days ago with Boatz. Hadn't played in 2 weeks, and figured the session would be awful, but the rust came off quickly and I was able to push my game a fair amount.

Highlights:

:arrow: 1 run with midstring strong Mindbender, 1 run with flipside Alpine Food Processor (second time hitting that boi)
:arrow: PS Whirl x4 .. Highlight of the year haha My record was 2 before this.
:arrow: PS Whirl> Ripstein bs, almost bsos
:arrow: Spinning Whirl> Barfly *rpt
:arrow: Vanishing (Whirling Cloud Kick> Stepping) Symp Mirage
:arrow: PS Whirl> Reverse Swirl> *rpt
:arrow: Mullet bsos (2nd time I've ever hit flip Mullet lol Feels pretty.. not awful now)

Pretty happy with the highlights in that session. Too busy at work to do a life update. Ok, fine, maybe a little one.

Aerial silks more, made a closet for my juggling props/footbag gear, ordered juggling clubs. Ok done, cya.
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Post by Muffinman » 29 Jan 2018 11:30

Good stuff.
Unsure if I've seen ps whirl to ripstein before

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Re: Nick "Houdini" Polini

Post by Ryan_Morris » 03 Feb 2018 21:12

You have the most badass highlights.
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Re: Nick "Houdini" Polini

Post by boyle » 04 Feb 2018 02:00

NIce one getting the consistent PS whirls on both sides.

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