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"i can do them without either hitting myself/tangling the poi i dont know if its the poi i am using (light pois with long tails) or the way i am doing it. The problem is i cant do most..."
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"what's yours? i never go through a burn/practice without doing crossers, longarm 360 turns and the best of all, crosser into a longarm 360 back into a crosser so what are your favourite..."
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"ok, normally i wouldnt be seen dead in the Poi section, but i happened to buy the three dollar LEDS from HoP and have since been playing with them in the evenings a fair bit.last night ..."
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"Right the basic idea behind this is to tie one poi to a staff and spin them together so the poi stays at a right angle to the staff. I think this would look abit odd done with only one ..."
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"Can anyone offer any advice on how to do a tidy turn in the buzz saw from forward circles into backward circles then back again, any time I try it seems to look horrifically messy. Any ..."
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"first of all id like to give credit to dunc for showing me these beasts at falmouthright now it is possible to do something tjhat looks very much like a five beat isolated weave, and i ..."
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"alrighty, so in our troupe we do quite a few poi doubles, but recently Ive been looking to change things up. My goal is to get some sweet staff/poi doubles moves (where one person is sp..."
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"srry bout the new post but I searched for anything related but didnt see anything...my question is.. does anyone out there besides myself have a tremor.. mine is benign femural trems ak..."
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"Where can I get a large mirror (about 5' by 5') for my room? The only ones ive found online are about 190+ for ones that size. In house of fraiser there is a 4' for 3' one in the hal..."
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"I've seen the dip-staff-light-spin-and-chuck-in-the-air-to-make-a-big-flare trick and was wondering if there was anything similar with poi.In an effort not to get Durbs'd to death I did..."
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"ok so butterfly weave........ i have read lots of threads about this and they all basicially say that you do the same motion as the 3bt weave (each hand does 1 circle on it's own side t..."
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"hey ive been asked to do a poi workshop at an event.do you have any idea of wholesalers/manufacturers who would sell me a bunch of swivels/ other stuff you need for poi????????????and ..."
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"heyi've been spinning fire for about 2 months, and i (along with others i've seen) tend to just spin the excess fuel off into the grass. this seems to a) kills the grass and b) wastes ..."
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"any ideas as to how to finish a performance and out out fire poi stylishly?I can't spin them out for some reason (however fast i spin them), and as a chain smoking fiend, blowing them o..."
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"i'm looking at the video, and people keep telling me to learn it, but i don't see what it actually is, i don't understand what your supposed to do. (i'm probably actually doing it and d..."
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"Hey guys, I've heard of the 7-beat weave but can find no videos of it or anybody else that can do it. I've read through a few threads on here and read various directions but I really ne..."
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"I'm very new to poi but I have some background in dance and acrobatics so I am catching on very quickly. I was wondering if anyone has tried to mix these things together. I've looked t..."
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"I've no doubt someone has come up with this idea before as is the case with most poi moves but since ive neither seen anyone doing this and cant find any threads with it in I figured I..."
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"Can wraps be done less painfully with fire. Yesterday I tried a wrap with fire poi and it seems to have stratched/burnt my right bicep. can it be done or did it just happen because i ..."
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"can someone help, i have just started doing this move and not to sure what its called so i will do my best to explain.its a weve in reverse but one hand is btb and one is in front of me..."
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"Can anyone explain to me what a buzzsaw is? I've read many threads but I still don't get it... Thanks!Soraya"
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"Ok, I was playing around today and I think I found something pretty interesting.Ok, so, If you have one poi (best done with contac/sock poi and not fire) with head close to your arm you..."
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"hey guys, how's everything happening! yeah, i've been watching this video relentlessly and i've come across just a couple moves i can't understand much. if you could give me some advice..."
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"Hello all "Manos" ( neologism issued from where i live, quasi untranslatable but completely invariable ) !!!Firstly, i have to prevent you that i am a french guy, which needs some ans..."
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"Heya!Ive just started learning and every time i try to spin my poi behind me (behind my head or my back) i either hit myself in the ankles, back or my head. Or they just tangle up... Iv..."
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"Okay, I've searched a bit, and can't seem too find anything on this, I've heard it a few times, but just what is it? Is it that thingy where you go from a butterfly to having one poi ov..."
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"I have a digital camera in my possession for at least a couple more days and would be more then happy to make some short "tutorial" vids for anyone who wanted a video of any obscure mov..."
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"So im pretty new to these forums and all and i have only really seen the tutoriols on HOP. There are these terms that keep coming up that i really want to get clarified. See what i nee..."
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"i've been taking a look at the tuition on this spinning site I think the videos are quite clear and better than the last time i was looking! has anyone downloaded....does it actually w..."
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"under the bridge of spinning goodness i was asked by pyrolific if i cold do a antispin weave.... i didnt know what he was talking about and nether did he apparently... i did an antispin..."
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"Okay, so I posted in the new moves thread that I learned 2nd degree butterfly waistwraps. I realise that this terminology is confusing and this is probably just adding to that, but I'm..."
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"I've done a couple of searches and cant seem to find any good explanation so...What is anti-spin?(this has been bugging me for a while now)What on earth do people mean by a butterfly hy..."
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"hello poi people.Whats your fav type of pOi technique? just curious.me like ehhhh....alot of moves.likeButterfly (not that i can do butterfly fowards. but its fun backwards) and chasing..."
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"I've found when I'm spinning, I prefer spinning forward weaves and anticlockwise (from my perspective, not yours ) , with high and low reels, and I find it hard to concentrate whilst s..."
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"Okay, I'm not sure how i can explain this, but i can link to a vid that has half of this move in it. Clicky here. When Tink says "I'm wiping my arse!" this is half of the move. I can..."
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"Im so made up, ive learned a new move (the barrel role) and its amazing, but im pissed off because me and a couple of my mates went down to the prom to do some fire poi and breathing an..."
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"I bought some poi (before finding this website which is cheeper ) and have been practicing for a few days. They are gourgeour Cobra Poi, I practice without tails on though. I can forwa..."
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"Why when I got to do a 4 beat weave....on the extra circle do my poi stop going split time and go same time...?Im copying the vidio exactly....I've jsut sat and read every 4 and 5 beat ..."
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"Just had some fun last Weds at a party. When I was setting up before hand I was assigned to hang lights. I'm sure many of us had thought of spinning light bulbs before (I certainly ha..."
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"I've been having lots of fun with tangles recently. I thought id try and tell you how to do some of it. I dont know if all of what I'm about to try and describe has been covered before..."
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"OK, i can do some moves like chasing the sun, butterfly, weave, change direction, halo, corkscrew and figure of 8, but i need some new ones. Bear in mind that *CRY* i can't do behind th..."
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"I thought some of you might be interested in this trick that Drew Tetz came up with. It is similar to regular hyperloop buzzsaw except that you don't have to dismount it. You just let g..."
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"Lower & Upper cross-point (learning)&lbr;Move: Butterfly&rbr;Buttefly is key move to understad Figure 8 turning.If we spin forward butterfly wheel plane at oneside and make transiti..."
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"i finally figures out how to do a 3b wave. every time i did it before my chains would tangle, and then i just did it by accident when i was messing around with planes. sorry, just want..."
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"A two handed move for you guys (I know that would be a first from me but oh well!!!). Although note that there is a one handed version of this same move in the jedi thread.Step 1Horizon..."
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"http://www.semlyen.net/cosmosjugglers/lib/lesson1.pdfI havent really looked at them yet but just right click and save as re-naming from 1-20have fun "
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"I was trying to get my hand wraps better from a weave earlier and thought if you could do it with butterfly. I tried and it got a bit tangled then came free.Would it be possible to do ..."
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