Login/Join to Participate Posted: 25th May 2001 by Anonymous Last Reply: 9th Jun 2001 by Plazma Views: 2274 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: 8th Jun 2001 by pj Last Reply: 9th Jun 2001 by pj Views: 2094 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: 3rd May 2001 by Axis Last Reply: 9th Jun 2001 by Axis Views: 1861 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: 31st May 2001 by Pele Last Reply: 8th Jun 2001 by Axis Views: 1902 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 ..." Last Reply: 8th Jun 2001 by pj Views: 1081 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: 5th Jun 2001 by knas Last Reply: 8th Jun 2001 by pj Views: 1090 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..." Posted: 5th Jun 2001 by bhawk Views: 1513 Replies: 9 " Hey,I just started poi and Im having some trouble doing the weave. Ive read the instructions on this page a hundred times, but i still cant get it. Any advice on getting this down??BTW,..." " Wussup everyone. ive been reading everyones threads for like a week now and i finally decided to register to join in on all the fun. now lets get down to business...ive been practicin..." Posted: 30th May 2001 by touch Last Reply: 6th Jun 2001 by Pele Views: 1130 Replies: 4 " Tonight I figured that not only is it a good idea to stop spinning one poi to reverse the direction, but this simple idea has let me create more new moves than I could possibly explain!..." Posted: 5th Jun 2001 by Tiki Last Reply: 6th Jun 2001 by Tiki Views: 1173 Replies: 2 " Dunno if it's even worth posting, but I haven't seen it before. Using your wrists you can go back and forth between forward and reverse spins using the butterfly. While doing a butter..." Posted: 5th Jun 2001 by Pele Views: 1567 Replies: 0 " Hmmm...how to describe this????Ever see the video for Janet Jackson's Rythm Nation? It's in there..sort of. In dance it is called a windmill move. One arm extends over your head followe..." Last Reply: 5th Jun 2001 by Drake Views: 1382 Replies: 4 " Alright it's kinda hard to count beats by myself, but i think it's up there around nine..and it's not really a new more than it is a combination of some types of moves. Start of doing s..." Posted: 2nd Jun 2001 by Lamar Views: 1485 Replies: 3 " I just recently starting spinning and have since gotten totally addicted to it. I've managed to pick up all the basics and I now use the weave as my 'base' move. Cool thing is that I ..." Posted: 11th May 2001 by Tiki Views: 1271 Replies: 5 " Playing around earlier tonight I was doing crosses and did something that feels/looks neat, but I dunno if it has a name, or even really deserves one. Also what is a double cross-over?..." Posted: 1st Jun 2001 by Anonymous Views: 1384 Replies: 1 " i'm having trouble with this move. i don't understand how you can do this by swinging backwards. can someone explain a little more clearly than how it is in the lesson guide?" Posted: 21st May 2001 by xes Last Reply: 1st Jun 2001 by N8 Views: 1760 Replies: 15 Posted: 30th May 2001 by Myst Views: 1294 Replies: 6 " What up all, I'm Eric. I think our minds were built and are maintained by our love for poi. I say this because, and stop me if this hasn't happened to you, every time I learn a new mo..." Last Reply: 30th May 2001 by Mr Sock Views: 1183 Replies: 6 " I don't really know what propted me to do this, but i got ahold of a large (like 7 ft) pretty heavy chain, weighted the ends and started spinning it. Its kinda fun, really adds variety..." Posted: 27th May 2001 by N8 Views: 759 Replies: 1 " So the Martian and I were just twirling and she finally figured out the 5-beat weave, she ran over to the comp where I was typing and damn near tackled me, screaming something to the ef..." Posted: 28th May 2001 by Anonymous Last Reply: 29th May 2001 by touch Views: 783 Replies: 1 " So far I have seen a few different styles of equal in skill, just one uses all 5 beat weaves and the other uses 3 beats. I myself just started consistanty using 5 beats for everything, ..." Posted: 14th May 2001 by Anonymous Views: 1259 Replies: 7 " recently i was on fire and feeling cocky i decided to try a new move.... the result was a rather lucky escape as the staff almost hit me in the eye, but put a reasnable gash in my eyebr..." " Forward split time butterfly, cross your wrists so your doing a reverse split time butterfly.Love always,Spanky" Last Reply: 27th May 2001 by pj Views: 1448 Replies: 5 " Easier to pull off than with a local Burnley clampit.....but with more wit and humour.O.K1. forward swing as if you're going to do the low turn2. On the downswing, spread ya legs apart ..." Posted: 26th May 2001 by Plazma Last Reply: 27th May 2001 by Plazma Views: 1001 Replies: 3 " i just wanted to let you all know that i just nailed the koolest move last night!!! you know how in the lessons part of this web page there's the one part where people (us) write in to ..." Last Reply: 26th May 2001 by bobrob Views: 1784 Replies: 16 " Alright, so this one sounds like it is going to be interesting to learn. Forward thread the needle, no problem, almost boring...I cant quite visualize the reverse... do you push from un..." " This one isnt that spectacular, but i thought i would tell you all about it anyway.To do an upside down windmill, use short strings, then do a corkscew in front of your body. Then, star..." Posted: 24th May 2001 by Anonymous Last Reply: 26th May 2001 by bobrob Views: 2143 Replies: 13 " Hey everyone!I'm trying to clear my mind so I can do some work...anyhow - I'm wondering if you guys can tell me how you develop new transitions between moves? I'm pretty comfortable wit..." " what up, ya'lli want 2 know: what is ur newest move??? the one that u just learned.The TRUE Super Saiyajin,SsJ KaKaRoTtO" Last Reply: 25th May 2001 by Plazma Views: 1459 Replies: 6 " Hey, what move makes trailers like around "home" in the home of poi logo? I've seen it done before, and seen pics of it, and i might able to do it, but since i can't see myself i'm not..." " Hey Supes, I heard you mention this one in another thread not too long ago. I need some help breaking this one down. So youre doing the horizontal Mexican Wave, I got that. The poi are ..." Last Reply: 24th May 2001 by Mr Sock Views: 750 Replies: 2 " Alright, funny all the talk on the butterflies has been going on. Ive been experimenting and coming up with some tight stuff.Alright, start of by a forward butterfly right?Next do split..." Posted: 22nd May 2001 by EnigmA Last Reply: 23rd May 2001 by ShawnF Views: 998 Replies: 5 " does anyone out there do single poi? I do but I must use a lot of wraps and fancy moves to make it look good." Posted: 21st May 2001 by ShawnF Views: 1272 Replies: 5 " In the topic about style, someone mentioned stalls a few times. I tried doing a search of the boards but couldn't find more info. I may already know what these are under another name, b..." " I was trying to incorporate my legs into my swinging, and i came up with a turn. I'm a lefty so it might be easier for others to try with their right hand/leg, but it's like this: start..." Posted: 22nd Apr 2001 by Nic Views: 2013 Replies: 14 " I've found a nice combo using some stuff behind the back, start with a normal weave, then pull it up into one beat of a windmill, then as you bring it back down, do a 180 degree turn an..." " forward butterfly..bring it up over your head into a horizontal butterfly (still in standard time) then drop it into a horizontal mexican wave..pretty simple..i have never tried tocombo..." " these last few days or so, we have been really intrerchanging some great information. I have learned three new combonations in a week with all this brainstorming going on...lets keep it..." " okay ive been using showlaces and glowsticks for a while now the round kinds. i saw a video the other day and he was using some sorta thin string which looked alot easier to swing and ..." Posted: 17th May 2001 by Ajtag Last Reply: 19th May 2001 by Mr Sock Views: 1182 Replies: 5 " i absoutily LOVE the weave it is sooo easy and is my base move. and recently i was playing around and came up with the idea of a 'box weave'. basicilaay i cannot do it yet but... hopefu..." " Sup peoples!Dont try this one, it hurts. I finally managed to get the BTB weave, at the expense of my eyes and forehead .I began on my left, and when I swung over to my right, BLAM! po..." " Okay, it's not hard to go from a regular butterfly to a fwd weave, so I reasoned it should be possible to go from a btb butterfly to a btb fwd weave.It is.Start doing a standard inward ..." " Check it..pretty basic, but im listing it with hopes to ignite something in some of you new comers to POI. i know when i started i didnt even know how to be creative. I formed my new mo..." Last Reply: 16th May 2001 by hafsha1 Views: 1209 Replies: 3 " Is there a video in which a wrap is being done? I wanna learn one but have never seen it and think that would help. Anyone? What exactly is being done? Thanks." " YAY! I've been doing btb weaves for a while, but i pulled one off with fire for the first time last night. I'm all excited and whatnot, just thought i'd share. Now on to backwards bt..." Posted: 12th Apr 2001 by Bear Last Reply: 15th May 2001 by Pele Views: 1885 Replies: 13 " Hey everybody, I just learned about this site and am really psyched about it. I wish I'd known it existed earlier... So I lent my poi to this random martial arts dude for a few minutes..." Last Reply: 14th May 2001 by frodus Views: 1614 Replies: 11 " All this talk about neck wraps and arm wraps has got me trying them lately and i finally have a small series of them down...pretty basic, but i am excited so bear with me..Forward butte..." " Alright not sure if anyone else does this, but i was twirling the other day and found an interesting wrap..weave wrap. okay if you're doing a 3 beat weave, when your left hand is doing ..." " I was just pondering...I havent pushed myself far enough to learn the 4/5 beat weave, and am currently making poi that are shorter so i can try the trip/quad corkscrew. I was thinking t..." Posted: 6th May 2001 by Axis Views: 1326 Replies: 3 " Man i love all the info on this site, its wicked!I was wondering if any of you could compile your five top tips for performing and/or practicing.Check out mine under new moves, 'its not..." " I am so struggling. Looking at the video on the windmill I dont have any idea how it is possible. It looks like in so many places that the strings would cross over and tangle. I read th..."