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Spin Doctormember
34 posts
Location: Newbury, Berkshire, England


Posted:
I've noticed that while I'm spinning, my poi don't always follow each other in such a rigid line as they should (Like in a weave) and sometimes one poi sticks out more than the other (Say in like a butterfly the two "circles" of light made aren't quite level enough. Same with in a corkscrew) And I'm not sure how to fix it. It's starting to irritate me now as a lot of people just say "well that poi needs to come down lower" or something and I can't really keep it solved for long. :-S Is there any big secret?

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,978 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
it's easier to cleaup up your paths by twirling as sloooooow as possible - control is easier when your brain has more time to think. As you speed up, your fast paths will be based on your slow paths.
if you have difficik trying to slow down, perhaps it's time to burrow a pair of clubs, inidna or juggling.
above all, HAVE FUNNNNNNN!

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RevBRONZE Member
Bastard Newbie Messiah
1,269 posts
Location: Apparently lost in my ego, USA


Posted:
spin some heavier practice poi.. (I usually recommend hackey sacks in socks because they dont' hurt when you hit yourself) This will help to build your muscles quicker and since its mostly muscle memory that we rely on to do all this poi stuff, it will help build your control faster..

edit: hope no one saw this pre edit..lol... damn typos..

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jonathanenthusiast
210 posts
Location: new zealand


Posted:
seeing yourself do the techniquesis helpful too. either watch yourself in a window at night, or get a friend to tape you.

the harsh realities of your poi style (and mistakes) are a good way to constructively critique you technique.

its just about practise and thinking about what your doing until you dont have to

frostypawGreat balls of fire
643 posts
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Posted:
dunno if there's any easy solution

i spend ages just watching the cross-overed poi in my weaves to check that it's path matches the path of the normal spinning poi all the time, has caused quite a bit of adjustment of hand positions etc, but been worthwhile i think

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simian110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
3,149 posts
Location: London


Posted:
Try practicing spinning in enclosed environments where you have to keep your planes tight to avoid hitting the walls. Places like thin corridors or inside wardrobes. Look out for talking lions though, or you might inadvertently become party to a fantastical christian allegory.

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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by simian:
Try practicing spinning in enclosed environments where you have to keep your planes tight to avoid hitting the walls. Places like thin corridors or inside wardrobes. Look out for talking lions though, or you might inadvertently become party to a fantastical christian allegory.


i share a birhtday with that particular fanatical/fantastical author....

and read all his books when i was tiny...and ama convinced atheist..

as for the lopsidedness... totally agree with the above... get a mirror and spin slowly.

R

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


frostypawGreat balls of fire
643 posts
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Posted:
lol@simian

or any tory ministers

the enclosed space thing does help - was taught to practise stuff like thread the needle close to your body so your planes had to be good or you hit yourself... it worked!

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