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FlyingPoiGuy


FlyingPoiGuy

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Total posts: 15
Posted:What do you think about flying poi?

Flying Poi on Youtube


HyperFlyz.com

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:it's not a staff, it's a plane! wink

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Is it really necessary for people to continue slating this guy now?

Come on, we've already frightened the guy away. shrug


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:my last comment was intended purely as a joke:

but yeah, I kind of feel for the guy. A little bit. Just remember kids, market research pays off!

TBH I've been keeping an eye on his site and forum just to see how he's getting on, but I fear this guy has really shot himself in the foot financially.

Oh and if you want a bit of a giggle, check the websites of his latest forum members: they're really hilarious!


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted:I was merely trying to give some constructive criticism as to why people have reacted in the way that they have. It was not my intention to 'slate the guy', just to try and explain to him where he is (in my opinion) going wrong...

Cake or Death?

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Quite.

I think it's testament to Jon that as he said, people have applied equally cynical eyes at Hyperlights and he hasn't been slated in any shape or form.
(Though seriously Jon, get on with it wink )

Market research (and well, market knowledge...) are a must when trying to market new props.


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted:*grumble..* *..gets back to work*

Cake or Death?

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:My post wasn't aimed at anyone in particular...

i could just see the way this thread was heading...

smile


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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squarefish
SILVER Member since Sep 2002

(...trusty steed of the rodeo midget...)
Location: the state of flux, Ireland

Total posts: 403
Posted:Heading?
more like ""Headed" and "Reached"
Poor guy, hope he didn't invest too much money in them.
M.


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Stout
SILVER Member since May 2004

Stout

Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada

Total posts: 1872
Posted:These may be an already existing product ( in India ) that's been imported for sale in the west. There's probably a higher investment in labour for marketing these things than there is an investment in cash to develop and package the product. Any guesses as to what these things wholesale for ?

The main problem, as I see it, is the " If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit", marketing ploy.


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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:Did I just imagine a post...

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Yes! I made one suggesting the whole thing was a satire and linking to what must be the worst promotional/spin vids ever made. But it seems one must embed (or whatever the word is) vid links these days cause the post just came up with massess of space instead of a blue linky thing.



But as I look further, it seems that flyingpoiguy has come across one chap in India who does basic moves very fast, with silly equipment, and decided that this is the state of the art that the rest of the world should admire.



 Written by: FlyingPoiGuy



A regular poi is just dead weight in the air.







No, a 'regular' poi (eg sock poi) has momentum. Working with that momentum is what gives elegance to spinning, and leads into a whole world of isolations, loops, wraps stalls etc. You can also SEE 'regular poi' rather than the persons hands/body twisting around which is mostly what i see in these vids.



 Written by: FlyingPoiGuy



Hyperplanes have different way to be controlled. The handles have some weight so you can throw the whole Hyperplane in the air and it will keep turning, and then catch it again.





Um. Try wibbles. Or any other handle weighted poi. However the weight ratio is still that the head of the poi needs to be heavier than the handles to have a nice movement.



I had a look at the instructional section of the site. (um...) Using a toy aeroplane on a string means that the standard poi tech term 'plane' has to be replaced by the clumsy 'axis circle'. Another leap backwards methinks. Leap in a teacup seeing that poi terms are hardly the stuff that empires fall on, but still. Annoying. Not so much reinventing the wheel as replacing it with a paper plate.



I rather like spinning teddy bears on strings. Winnie the Poi. wink


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Post deleted by newgabe

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:this has turned out to be such a robert heart thread. frown

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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FireNix
BRONZE Member since Apr 2001

FireNix

old hand
Location: India/Bristol

Total posts: 904
Posted:I agree Bender - Theres a difference between constructive criticism and blatant badgering.
For me its entertaining to read, for the other guy its gonna mean years of counselling!!
I dont think he's gonna post on here again, so dont know wether all you guys 'advice' is really worthwhile now.
Remind me never to ask for constructive criticism here!!
Anyone heard of the sandwich technique + - +
Anyone seen Robert Heart about by the way? or has he crawled away in despair aswell?......Unlikely (OOOoooohhh you BITCH!)
Peas out


Feel the Flame
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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:This chap has done the equivalent of going on a bonsai site and asking for people's opinion of a plastic christmas tree.

I doubt that he will need counselling over it, Rob. I think people have been fairly nice, and tried to give reasonable feedback and advice, considering the quality of the product and its promotion. We are after all on a site which tries to do things well. Inhabited by a bunch of folks who take swinging things round on strings rather seriously! ubbloco wink


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 4993
Posted:I don't regret or withdraw any comment I've posted here.

I have an opinion, I have the right to post it within reason.

Until an Admin tells me I've overstepped the mark, I shall post with tranquillity.

Doesn't take a physicist to work out how big this community is to know that he might get slated for his posts and products. MHO!.


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Posted:ditto

(miss you Peekay hug2 )


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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

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Posted: Written by: UnbearablyColdOrFreezing


ditto

(miss you Peekay hug2 )



hug


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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georgemc
BRONZE Member since Oct 2006

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Sitting down facing forward . . .
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Total posts: 2387
Posted: Written by: PK_

Until an Admin tells me I've overstepped the mark, I shall post with tranquillity.



Ooooh, PK - is that a challenge??!! wink



Ok, has everyone quite had enough fun at the poor mans expense? The consensus seem to think so, so I'm locking this thread.



George


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