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"Now I know that fire poi and glowstick poi are closly related but there are just a few differences. I would like to see some glowstick lessons due to the fact that those few difference..."
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"I had to post this on it's own because i am really happy to have learned all of this.I got side to side BF transfers last night! WOOHOO! I can do regular ones where it kind of looks l..."
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"there only seems to be 2 threads atached to this subject??!! has any one mastered it and could they give me a few pointesr to do it, I've got them switching from right to keft with the ..."
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"Here's a fun one I just figured out. When doing a 5-beat weave, on the intermediate rotation (I know, that's a lousy description--I mean the one before your wrists twist around each oth..."
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"hey lovely spinning peeps, i just wanted to ask if there are anyother left handed ppl out there having trouble. im finding the reverse weave a bitch-arss move to do, so i kept avoiding ..."
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"This move is driving me crazy, and I'm not entirely sure why..I have the figure eight down... and so now I'm starting to try the Weave...I bring my right poi over my left arm on the lef..."
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"has any one got a funky way of coming out of a 360 weave? I've been working on coming out to a corkscrew but it's still very messy,Could extra beats be added in to a 360 weave??? lets h..."
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"You know, Poi can get pretty frustrating at times. I have been at it now for about 10 months. I started off with glo-sticks (not knowing what Poi was called, or anything else about it..."
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"Dunno if this move's new to anyone but I've discovered that from one handed butterfly you can take it over your head just like two handed overhead butterfly. Just get in to one handed b..."
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"Hello all, I am new to this site so please excuse me if I am asking things which have been amply covered in previous discussions..What I am interested in is hearing from anyone who can ..."
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"Well i got couple of sets of poi to learn this stuff and the boxed collection of COL/COL2 and the Art of Poi. Been trying to get the butterfly move for about 4 weeks now and making abso..."
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"I've got a lovely lump behind my ear after twatting myself at full pelt with PK's aerotechs, whilst doing BTB forwards. It sent me a bit concust for a while (nothing drastic or anything..."
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"hi, i just started spinning a few days ago, with my practice (tennis ball) poii was wondering how fast people perform their moves... i learnt the butterfly and a few other simple things..."
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"I can't decide what I want to learn next. I know the basic forward and backward swings. Butterfly, and recently got the weave. I just can't decide what to learn next, I think I'll go..."
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"I know this topic has been covered and infintesmal amoutn of times, and believe me, ive read the topics, heres what i dont get though, when i go from left to right side, my poi always t..."
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"searching for a combi to come in a butterfly, what I do is just turn them in cross them after 1 or 2 circle. Find a way to come nice out but not in .DO u got some help for me out there "
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"I think I got it, or atleast the basics going. It just feels weird because it's considered a 3 beat, but it feels like I'm only doing two. The one over, the one under, then, it's like..."
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"ok, I finally found something today that shows my whole reflection when I spin. unfortunately i saw I'm doing something wrong. when I do a fwd 5-beat weave, as I'm crossing back from th..."
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"Hi as i said i'm a newbie at poi but i can do like the corkskrew, X above my head,a vaient of the butter fly, spiner and crossover both ways, so can some one tell me some tricks? "
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"Hey, what are all the various types of wraps/direction changing techniques you guys/girls know of? I recently got my weave-->butterfly &butterfly-->weave transitions down p..."
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"Hmm. it falls under easy in the lessons, but it seems like a big step to me. I can do the forward swing, the backward swing, in equal and split timing. I can't do opposite directions ..."
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"As editor of Phunky Phanzine, I have a question to put to you. Are you formally known as Phunky, or formerly known as Phunky?Thousands of your devoted fans are at a loss as to what to ..."
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"I've got sexy new wrap, I call it the 'Cross Strap' basically you throw each of the poi over your opposite shoulder. 'Forwards Cross Stap' lands on your shoulder blade and the chains fo..."
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"ok guys im sorry if there has already been a thread on this, i did look but chances are that i read every one except for the one that answers my question...sorry in advance if this is t..."
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"Ok. my mate Chris was teaching me the fountain and he said it was like, overhead butterfly, low weave, butterfly, type thing. reading some posts on here seems it isnt. will someone plea..."
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"i am trying to get the over under out thingy working and have come up with a slight problem....i KNOW i am doing something wrong ...but how the HECK do u ladies avoid hitting the fronta..."
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"I find when I'm spinning that lots of other people want a go, but I have no idea what to teach them that's easy and encourages them to keep going with the poi.I've been trying to teach ..."
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"Please help!!I having trying to get this 5 beat weave business sorted for ages, can someone please explain how you do it.From what i have understood (obviously not very well) is that yo..."
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"fellow fire lovers,I have been fire staffing for quite a while now and have decided to buy myself some fire poi. I've had a bit of a look around and have discovered that quite a lot of..."
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"HI i'm kind of new to poi but i knows about 6/7 tricks can someone tell me some more?Email me at nobody_knows67@hotmail.com "
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"I was just mucking around then and I don't know if others can do it or not but has anyone ever tried a split way cross over? Well it's a new move in my mind now and I think it looks pre..."
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"Towards the end of last summer, while I was at the peak of my practicing, I found myself doing all sorts of crazy beated weave/windmill/corkscrew things (never on purpose) while trying ..."
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"Hi,I took up poi about a month ago. One thing I noticed when learning new moves is that it really helps if you choose the right music to learn something new to.For instance when learnin..."
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"I have inveted a new trick called the corkskrew spiner you are spining and doing the corkskrew I think it will look good( ) with fire or gloing poi!"
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"It's a move that's done over the head..it looks to me, as the arms don't cross..kinda like a butterfly...but..it looks like it's one continuous circle..and..I'm not good at descriptions..."
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"I can already do the 3 point weave, i just dont know how to do the 5 point. someone please explain."
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"WAH-HOO!!! I finally learned the btb weave!"
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"Can someone help me?? I have looked through other topics, but cant seem to find the answer, maybe someone can help me... pleeeaaassseee. O.k. so I can do my f/w and b/w weave mana..."
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"I just mastered the behind the back weave five minutes ago and I am sooooo incredibly excited!!! Finally, aftward weeks of practice, I finally got it. My question is on how to do a wr..."
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"GRRRR!!! Ok, so I have the 5 beat weave, it looks beautiful, but apparently i'm doing it wrong?!?! With the right hand, I most definately do 3 beats on the right, and 2 on the left. I'v..."
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"I started out using glowsticks, but i switched to poi and i use two fingers when i hold poi, and i don't know how to hold my glowsticks now, because if i use my thumb agains my for fing..."
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"i've been trying to find out some info on how to do the Fountain...but everytime i see somethin i just get confused anyone got any tips or good websites that i could go to? cheers! "
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"Just out of curiosity, did you guys learn the forward 5-beat weave first or the reverse 5-beat weave?"
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"mm'k, i won't go into details, but i friend of mine was saying something about picking up a btb wevae by turning into it....how? I seriously can't figure out how that would work. I can ..."
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"THE GOOD NEWS: I just got the btb weave.THE BAD NEWS: I can only do it naked.This news is especially bad for my roommate."
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"I just started spinning fire about a week ago and I soon realised you cant't just start with your stuff lit t first you need a little praice first but I've became addicted already. It's..."
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"Ok. what exactly are wraps? and how do you do them?"
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"Do someone now some moves while swinging in opposite direction except various weave and butterflies. I'm just on the way to find a strange move ! If you cross your arms and do a kind ..."
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"Hey everyone...i recently saw a kid at my school do poi with glowsticks at a talent show. It was really cool, so i thought id give it a try. Is there anything i can use to learn, beside..."
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" (im using gowsticks) When ever I do wraps ...around my thigh for example...I smack my knuckles and finger nails so hard...it makes me wanna scream....is there something that im doing w..."
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