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Posted: by ScRuBB
Last Reply: by pozee
Views: 1711    Replies: 9
"Here's a nifty move that's not terribly difficult but looks impressive if done right.Swing the poi forward into a chase the sun, alternating one swing on each side of you. When the poi..."
Posted: by disco dave
Last Reply: by Anonymous
Views: 1328    Replies: 4
"I want to know if my move, which is similar to the double helicopter/around back move is new or not? When I do the double spin in each hand above ny head, the first spin is through my f..."
Posted: by clydenova
Last Reply: by Myst
Views: 794    Replies: 2
"I've got the rythem of the reverse 5 beat down and am coming out with decent circles on either side, but here's my trouble- it seems that I can only do this when I hold my hands up, abo..."
Posted: by Simos
Last Reply: by s-p-l-a-t
Views: 3047    Replies: 14
"This is my favourite move - it works best if you are swinging in parties, nightclubs etc i only tried it with glowsticks but i bet it will work better with fire Basically you begin by ..."
Posted: by Naganootch
Last Reply: by Anonymous
Views: 1700    Replies: 14
"I'm getting ok at doing the spinning,,and my friend taught me some cool wraps,, but i was wondering if there is a web site that shows you hw to do wraps the way this site shows you how ..."
Posted: by Anonymous
Last Reply: by Superman
Views: 849    Replies: 3
"ok does anyone know a move where u can get out of the behand the back (or butt) butterfly? i can get into it smoothly but have not figured a way to get out."
Posted: by Jeannie
Last Reply: by Superman
Views: 808    Replies: 1
"Okay, so I had a dream last night about poi... I used to be heavy into gymnastics, but I'm so out of shape I couldn't possibly do this move... maybe if I stretch out, I could manage it ..."
Posted: by adamrice
Last Reply: by yeaword
Views: 1965    Replies: 10
"OK, a windmill is sorta like a weave, right? And it is possible to do a weave turn, so it should be possible to do a windmill turn.It is. So far I've only worked out two permutations. I..."
Posted: by Myst
Last Reply: by s-p-l-a-t
Views: 901    Replies: 3
"Recently, I've found myself doing a lot of BTB stuff. I just wanted to share with everyone a couple of good moves that are real crowd pleasers. 1)(skull bash) BTBW (5 reps) to a right..."
Posted: by Blue Phreak
Last Reply: by Myst
Views: 835    Replies: 1
"with the led attached to the end of ur glowstick with a splitring toss one glowstick up and catch it in the elbow joint not open ur arm quick to pop the glowstick up and catch it and si..."
Posted: by bhawk
Last Reply: by Myst
Views: 780    Replies: 2
"Ive been messing around with wraps as transition moves, but Im having a little trouble uwrapping some of them.Ill try to explain the particular wrap Im having trouble with, but if Im no..."
Posted: by Ajtag
Last Reply: by pj
Views: 883    Replies: 4
"i was lookingf at some of the videos and at the start some staff peformers breifly lift the staff and produce 5 ft flames above the staff... i cannot imagine how this is done but 1 it l..."
Posted: by soniqast
Last Reply: by Anonymous
Views: 1023    Replies: 1
"Can someone explain to me the method of going from a weave to reverse or vice versa by sticking out one leg, having both poi hit the same side of the leg, then come out into the reverse..."
Posted: by touch
Last Reply: by Superman
Views: 1120    Replies: 6
"can anybody here pull off the 4 beat weave behind their back. I can do it forwards and am working on doing it backwards. Help me."
Posted: by Lamar
Last Reply: by Superman
Views: 1211    Replies: 10
"I was toying around with the thing I read on here a while back where you can go from a butterfly to left/right hand above your head and the opposite hand behind your back, then meet at ..."
Posted: by Knagi
Last Reply: by Nic
Views: 1102    Replies: 4
"I saw a pic of someone doin a heart shape here. anyone have any idea how this is done?"
Posted: by dask
Last Reply: by Superman
Views: 923    Replies: 1
"Hi,I'm actually a beginner I spin only for one month and a half and I use fire only for two weeks. I have learn all the tricks in the poi lesson (except the BTB weave, BTB butterfly and..."
Posted: by Knagi
Last Reply: by Superman
Views: 1014    Replies: 3
"hehe here's a cool one time move for glowsticks. Do a one handed butterfly as fast as you can then push yourself to make it go faster not sure when it happens but sometime the lines wil..."
Posted: by Firelindancer
Last Reply: by Superman
Views: 1131    Replies: 5
"hey there I all new to this ...I been twirling off and on for about three months now and worked out a move that I havent seen anywhere esle...so here goesstart with a forward swing, the..."
Posted: by Girl From Mars
Last Reply: by Knagi
Views: 816    Replies: 1
"ok you know those balls that you can pull to make a bigger ball, they have like hinges , they are plastic, some glow in the dark? well are there any moves that you can put together to m..."
Posted: by touch
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"I found myself in a puddle of laughter upon discovering this trick. (sorry but its a meteor trick)I have been playing with double neck wraps on poi for some time now, so I tried it with..."
Posted: by Shouden-CrD
Last Reply: by Knagi
Views: 951    Replies: 1
"Here is the practice routine I have come up with that covers just about all the moves I know, however every time I perform the routine, I get to the end and it just doesn't feel finishe..."
Posted: by touch
Last Reply: by Plazma
Views: 882    Replies: 2
"Hey hey poi people.I have been playing with the meteor recently and have discovered something interesting.But I need your help!When doing the one handed butterfly in a forwards directio..."
Posted: by FireSpirit
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"Hey I have done a few shows now blowing fire. and have a few ?s. what was the differance btwn your blowing tourches and your contact ones? Can you put out your blowing tourch in your mo..."
Posted: by Plazma
Last Reply: by CrazyRaverDude
Views: 1537    Replies: 8
"everytime i try poi'ing with two strings on one hand, i wind up getting them crossed, tangled or knotted. i want to eventually move on to doubles with both hands, but i need to figure ..."
Posted: by Lamar
Last Reply: by Shibaki the Jewishmamacho
Views: 1197    Replies: 7
"I've been toying a little w/ doing a forward butterfly and switching to a reverse butterfly w/ a 180, and vice-versa. I've also been toying with going from a forward at one side of my ..."
Posted: by tekknogurrl
Last Reply: by tekknogurrl
Views: 1024    Replies: 4
"do the butterfly, bring it behind your head, then on the downbeat, kick up one leg and wrap the butterfly around it and bring your foot back down. you will now be doing the reverse but..."
Posted: by Shibaki
Last Reply: by Lamar
Views: 1199    Replies: 6
"I stumbled on this one, but it is really neat.Begin like you are doing a tuck turn; as you are bring them out and in front of your body, instead of turning, keep your feet planted, and ..."
Posted: by alterego
Last Reply: by alterego
Views: 922    Replies: 3
"I'm sure someone has probably posted this before however I couldent find it and maybe a refresher would be nice? Do a forward butterfly. Keep your hands together and bring them over an..."
Posted: by Myst
Last Reply: by Myst
Views: 1377    Replies: 5
"Never seen this done and was wondering if anyone else can do it. I was playing around with neck wraps tonight and instead of the traditional, they don't really wrap and you tilt you he..."
Posted: by adamrice
Last Reply: by Cassandra
Views: 1235    Replies: 3
"This is a simple variation on the usual weave motion. Usually I do this with my wrist pretty close together. The main difference with the giant weave is that I don't. This is an interes..."
Posted: by touch
Last Reply: by Cassandra
Views: 693    Replies: 1
"1.get poi tails dirty at free party.2.let the dirt set and go rock solid.3.swing your poi and simply whip yourself in the eye, easy as that. (painful as that)4. the creative side of it ..."
Posted: by touch
Last Reply: by Anonymous
Views: 926    Replies: 1
"Hey poi people.Have a play with this one, I`m almost sure that I made it up, and I love it!spin both poi backwards at split times, as the right poi comes up slacken the chain so the poi..."
Posted: by alterego
Last Reply: by alterego
Views: 958    Replies: 4
"Variation of the Low Wave. Do a reverse or forward butterfly overhead, bring your right poi down your right side then back into the butterfly, then with your left, then screw the butter..."
Posted: by s-p-l-a-t
Last Reply: by Laurence
Views: 750    Replies: 1
"So you do a btb weave with one hand, and keep the other in the btb weave (doesn't really matter which way), attempt to launch into a horizontal butterfly and reflect one of your new sup..."
Posted: by alterego
Last Reply: by Anonymous
Views: 1105    Replies: 8
"What the hell is a fountain?Love always,Spanky"
Posted: by pj
Last Reply: by emthren
Views: 1620    Replies: 17
"I discovered what can be done with the split time butterfly this evening. OH MY GOD! Words cannot describe the experience.(but I'll try. ;-)So, I've been looking for some new moves r..."
Posted: by Axis
Last Reply: by Myst
Views: 1340    Replies: 8
"Howdidoodi?It has come to my attention that some poi people think that by putting together an act or routine will limit them in some way!?!Creating a show can only feed your skills and ..."
Posted: by s-p-l-a-t
Last Reply: by Laurence
Views: 721    Replies: 1
"I was playing around with the btb circular weave last night (trying to ignore fumes =/) and came across a funky 'new' move which goes a little like this,Doing the btb circular weave, ba..."
Posted: by Plazma
Last Reply: by Plazma
Views: 857    Replies: 2
"Sorry peeps, i know i havn't really contributed much to the moves section lately but i thought i'd share some new moves i know now really well. 1.) Ok, this was mentioned before i bele..."
Posted: by Ajtag
Last Reply: by Pele
Views: 1208    Replies: 5
"i was playing around and i am trying to get the hang of about 4 moves at the mo and then i went in to a mad thing where you do fwd butterfly on your right side bkw butterfly on the left..."
Posted: by bean
Last Reply: by Ajtag
Views: 888    Replies: 2
"been trying for awhile but can't land a forward behind the back weave. I was wondering if anyone had some tips."
Posted: by bhawk
Last Reply: by Lamar
Views: 947    Replies: 1
"Ive been looking at some glowsticking (on strings of course) videos and I saw a move in a few of them that Id like to learn. From what I saw, the person starts with a forward weave and ..."
Posted: by evenstar
Last Reply: by evenstar
Views: 937    Replies: 3
"Sorry about posting this... I feel a bit foolish but I've just got to know, as I do the moves but practically have no idea what most of them are called.. but what are wraps? And, how ar..."
Posted: by Anonymous
Last Reply: by Plazma
Views: 2112    Replies: 16
"This has to be one of the stupidest, most perverted things one of my freinds has ever said to me...last wendsday night, i was outside with me and one of the guys i've been trying to tea..."
Posted: by pj
Last Reply: by pj
Views: 1779    Replies: 4
"Here is a totally non-technical staff trick that is simple and looks amazingly cool. It might be old hat to you staff peeps, but it's new to me.During Ben's fire staff demo at the ECS..."
Posted: by Axis
Last Reply: by Axis
Views: 1466    Replies: 12
"Technical tricks may be fun to learn and challange yourself, but if you perform for an audience what is important is how you present your tricks.What are your top tips for performing!?!..."
Posted: by Pele
Last Reply: by Axis
Views: 1811    Replies: 21
"Actually I didn't but since Nomad thought it was on purpose, he named it and everything...what did you call it Nomad? and intentional or not this worked, so...ladies for an interesting ..."
Posted: by wanderinglinton
Last Reply: by pj
Views: 814    Replies: 1
"Since I am relatively new to the fire spinning game, and learned it on the beaches of Thailand where no-one knows any of the names which appear to be in vogue, I was wondering if this p..."
Posted: by knas
Last Reply: by pj
Views: 1054    Replies: 4
"I've found that if U spin the staff on your right side. Switch and take it in just your right hand, and throw it so it makes a single backflip. Then twist you hand forward as far as you..."
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