Toe Delays are a drop to balancing the staff in the foot to immediate kickup. This is a hacky sack term.
Bring your leg up early and match speed with the staff as it's falling, this will give you more control and look nicer. This move can also be done with the staff spinning horizontally, you just need good timing.
http://tutorials.firestaff.net/tutorials/tutorial-videos/avi/bodyrolls/toedelays1.avi (Right click, save target as... )
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