Login/Join to Participate Last Reply: 15th Jun 2012 by dartard Views: 4704 Replies: 10 " Hey people! Ive been spinning for 3 weeks and although I have afew moves they arent even and symmetrical. My planes go off as soon as I do any tricks although I can spin against the wal..." " Can someone please share with me is it possible to transition to the windmill when spinning a butterfly or 3 beat weave?Would you just reverse 3 beat weave or split time into it?I only ..." " Okay, I'd love to do this fountain thing, but alas the videos are over my head. Is it really a 3 beat weave in four positions? I'd have to be weaving really fast to even get it to work ..." Last Reply: 16th Feb 2012 by kuro Views: 3882 Replies: 8 " so i have been spinning poi for several months and have started to learn flower but i have trouble keeping my planes straight what should i do " " There's no vidoes on how to spin with lace and LED sticks. There's just sock and ball! I'm a fav or LED sticks not fire and balls nor hulas. But I don't notice videos on glowstringing!" " I'm having trouble advancing in poi, because I keep looking up tricks randomly, and not understanding previous movements. There are plenty of tutorial video sets on Youtube, but I haven..." Posted: 19th Nov 2010 by se7en Last Reply: 1st Dec 2011 by ColtonB Views: 18054 Replies: 23 " Just curious. I know I like the water flowlights...what goes well with it? I'm thinking either Sol, Fire or Earth..." " ok so ive been working on it not even sure if its possible but wat ive got so far is butterfly in front of me and then take it over my head and hold it there in the now upwards butterfl..." Posted: 29th Aug 2011 by Pawn28 Last Reply: 30th Aug 2011 by aston Views: 1090 Replies: 1 " Hi all My son who is 8 years old and 49 inches tall has been practising staff moves with an old broom handle of mine. I would like to get him a proper staff but have no idea how to buy..." Posted: 5th Aug 2011 by tanz Last Reply: 28th Aug 2011 by tanz Views: 4453 Replies: 15 " Hi all you spinners.Im just asking about linking 3bt weave forwards to the same move backwards. I've watched meeniks youtubevideo, but it didnt help much. So does someone of you have so..." " i ve practising for 500 hours, but still not as good as i expect,just wanna ask guys here, how many hours do u think neccessary to be a professional poi dancer? 1,000? 1,500? 3,000? it ..." Last Reply: 26th Aug 2011 by aston Views: 3452 Replies: 6 " I am new to poi and got my poi about 2 -3 weeks ago. I can now do few tricks but having trouble with two beat weave. I start out in forward split time and start to cross but almost alwa..." Last Reply: 26th Aug 2011 by aston Views: 8041 Replies: 27 " I'm trying to understand plane shift. I saw one mention that said with practice it could be done quickly.Doesn't a weave basically involve a plane shift? When I do a weave, I more or le..." Posted: 23rd May 2011 by Stnd54 Views: 3153 Replies: 7 " I've noticed that with my poi, once I got to a level where I could comfortably dance around to music I lost a lot of my motivation to put in the effort to learn new tricks or properly d..." Posted: 20th Jun 2011 by Bouwe Views: 2232 Replies: 6 " hey guys,I just started playing around with poi, and i decided i'd try learning the buzzsaw, but it's proving a little difficult: the poi don't stay in the "buzzsaw-plane" if..." " I've watched videos and read the poi book and still can't seem to grasp these. I haven't felt more frustrated by a trick. I can't give up on it because it seems that weaves are a lot o..." Posted: 14th Jul 2011 by Yuta Views: 1633 Replies: 0 " Hello, I am Yuta from Japan.I and Okotanpe made charity online lesson for 3.11. Tsunami victims.It's all free lesson and you can request moves that you want to learn.*We will choose a c..." " ...So, let me get this straight...is the two beat weave basically the same as crossing over in same time but obviously the only difference being split time? Because I can do it with eas..." " Hello everyoneWell, my problem is the backward weave, i have been trying all morning to pull it off, but no matter what i do they always end up spinning forward doing a forward weave ..." " Despite watching various tips and lesson vids, I can't get my wall plane spins to spin straight up and down like an l instead my poi are spi spinning like / no matter what speed I spin..." " Hey, was practising doing the Butterfly today and noticed that I had a very, very bad habit of the poi colliding and flying in different directions. Thankfully none painfulThe cause of ..." Posted: 6th Jul 2002 by Darren Views: 9072 Replies: 22 " i have no idea how to do the windmill...ive tried so many times to get into it and i always mess up!!! if anyone could help me that would be great...please be patient..i have only been ..." Last Reply: 21st Apr 2011 by Astephy Views: 1912 Replies: 4 " Is there any tricks that are useful to learn before doing other tricks? for instance i think learning how to do butterflies first is probably easier than doing low waves >.< im no..." " i think the tutorials in the library are great, but i was wonderin if u could put some up that had glow poi or flowlights so could see it a lil easier? som of the poi are hard to c, and..." Last Reply: 18th Mar 2011 by Ash3s Views: 12490 Replies: 25 " So, 2011 is starting soon, what's everyone's goals for this year?I actually did most of mine this year, maybe because it was Poi goals and not Staff goals My goals:1) Do the poi courses..." Last Reply: 9th Mar 2011 by Jameth Views: 1822 Replies: 5 " Hi I've recently just got my first set of sock poi and have no idea how to hold them. I looked on the "How To" part if this website and the diagrams looked nothing like what I..." Posted: 5th Feb 2011 by HavoK Last Reply: 27th Feb 2011 by Ash3s Views: 2187 Replies: 7 " I started with the Glow poi so I didn't burn myself alive lol. I've had problems doing th basic butterfly move. I'm doing it the way Diane says to do it in the tutorial but i still ca..." " I've been in a rut with poi for the last while, and I was hoping someone could point me towards the next logical move. I do: 2-beat, backwards3-beat, backwards5-beatHip/Shoulder reelsBu..." " Hey guys,I've been away a while, school's kind of kicking my rear, but I'm really feeling the itch to start spinning again.I have a question, though (okay, a couple questions), and I th..." Last Reply: 22nd Feb 2011 by co Views: 2342 Replies: 8 " Hey everybody i remember seeing a spreadsheet with moves down the side column and modifiers along the top (forward reverse isolated ect)" Posted: 31st Dec 2010 by JoshDG Last Reply: 22nd Feb 2011 by co Views: 1065 Replies: 1 " I can spin nice and flat with same direction wall plane and different direction same time wall plane but when it comes to, slit time spinning my right hand poi is nice and flat and the ..." Last Reply: 22nd Feb 2011 by co Views: 1891 Replies: 8 " I am just about to start to learn poi and am looking for classes but havent been able to find anyone locally yet.As I dont have a DVD burner to burn dvds from online vids, and my pc is ..." " So, I just recently learned to do a split time TTN 3 beat weave, and it occured to me, "why not try for 5 beats".Now... when I was doing a regular TTN weave (together time), I..." Last Reply: 19th Jan 2011 by mazda Views: 73062 Replies: 98 " This is the same as the staff goals thread, but for poi.Basically, write down some of your goals for your poi spinning this year.Anyway, here are mine :1) Work on my dancing2) Play with..." " i haven't seen anybody doing a split time butterfly weave or is that called diffrent??my idea is that you do a split time butterfly in front of you then you turn around 180 degrees and ..." " hi, i m new here,and a poi beginnger.yesterday when i was pratising, i hit my lips with my iron poi,bleeding a lot, the lucky thing is i didnt hurt my eyes,so i wanna ask, how do u prot..." " Okay, so I've searched the forums to the best of my ability, and google for that matter, and I can't really find anything on this. I've seen it in video's and I've even played with it a..." " So heres a challenge to all, try clapping your hands with some while doin your moves, even if they don't poi or if they do, start with your dominate hand and then rotate but don't let y..." " Hi Guys.I got bored yesterday afternoon, and I was looking at circular motion with ActionScript, so I knocked up a poi simulator that interactively allows you to adjust hand and poi rot..." " Okay, so, I've been spinning about 6 months. Some weeks are busier than others but I think I'm doing pretty good with my comfort level while spinning. I also came to find out I have pre..." " I think you are supposed to turn, but I don't know if that is exactly right." " I'm finding myself kind of directionless on what to learn next, so I figure hey, I'll ask for opinions.I'm a noob and I have to take this slow because I'm not exactly the most coordinat..." " i've watched the instructional dvd i have over and over and over and i cant quite get it. she says "the poi don't change direction, you do"but do your wrist movements change d..." Posted: 21st Feb 2010 by Lye Views: 4267 Replies: 24 " I was wondering if anyone knew when I should turn with anti-spin flowers. Do I do the last beat down when I turn or towards the direction that I am going. Like. I'm doing antispin flowe..." " Ok after watching a ton of videos of people spinning and I see no actual tutorial based around this I was wondering if doing the spiral wrap overhead is easier to get into and gain mome..." " I'm brand new to poi and I bought myself a awesome set of glow poi in socks. I practice with them tuned off. I find I work well with this, but the second I turn them on the move which s..." " IM NEW AND IM THE BEST EVER!!!! ok not really. lol. ive been doing poi for about 5 or 6 months now and i finally decided to sign up here so i have other people to talk to cause watching..." " I didn't see one, and I thought it deserved its own thread. For when you see a move you really like, but can't wrap your head around it. Then you figure out how or see a tutorial, and y..." Posted: 24th Aug 2010 by JoshDG Views: 1665 Replies: 4 " Before I start this I would like to say that if there is something like this already I do apologise, I did search numerous times and came to no luck.I'm having problems with plane contr..." Posted: 20th Nov 2009 by T-S-A Views: 9790 Replies: 27 " So in most of the performance videos I have seen, very few people have done much BTB spinning.How much do you use BTB stuff when spinning and do you think it's essential? Or just someth..."