1.1. Orbit Glossary
Orbiter- A person who orbits.
Flow Jam- A meetup of orbiters and other flow artists.
Casing- The housing for the LED Chips in the orbit.
String- The 2 ropes threaded through the holes on the orbit. They will wrap around themselves using the momentum of the orbit, creating tension.
Handles- 2 symmetrical objects that are tied to the strings. Handles can light up or not.
Tension- The product of the orbit spinning on the string. Created by swinging the orbit and pulling.
Shapes- The patterns made by the lights. Created by consistently swinging the orbit in the same circle and adjusting swing length.
Wraps- Any time the orbit is purposefully bounced off of the body. All parts of the body are fair game.
Figure 8's- A concept used in all flow arts. Figure eights look like an infinity sign and make smooth transitions.
Stalls- When the orbit is intentionally stopped on a body part.
Body Work and Tracers- When the orbiters uses his body to hide the orbit.
Transitions- The act of changing from one move or concept to another.
Short String- When an orbiter wraps his hands closer to the orbit on the string, creating smaller moves.
Power Moves- Moves like wraps, figure 8's, flares that are larger that can exhibit the force exerted by the orbiter.
Written By: Sean (Ninja)
Last Updated 9/18/2016