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Posted: by Heulyn
Last Reply: by NathanielEverist
Views: 4429    Replies: 21
"Hey.Righty-ho,my first HOP topic... -nervous-.Well, I'm a poi beginner.I started off by accident , in a child's workshop (I don't think the poi were suposed to be out, haha), and can d..."
Posted: by libwitch
Last Reply: by NathanielEverist
Views: 6839    Replies: 25
"I have looked at the existing threads, and also at the video on, and I just can't get a hip reel to save my life. I can do the two arms separately with no problems - I can ..."
Posted: by TobinWright
Last Reply: by MikefromGlos
Views: 2186    Replies: 8
"(I apologize if this is the wrong section to post in.)Hey guys!I wanted to ask if you thought this was a good idea. I had the day off today and felt kind of lazy yet bored so I started ..."
Posted: by Sarah_P
Last Reply: by astrea
Views: 4320    Replies: 16
"Apologies if this has been posted before, but I'm curious how long it took those of you who incorporate dance or some form of artistry in your poi spinning to start moving about with th..."
Posted: by xomspinner
Last Reply: by Nee
Views: 63622    Replies: 165
"Hiya people!! This is my first thread in this Forums, and I thought this subject should be in here. If that isn't the case, I'm really sorry and please correct me *Gives fire staff* ha..."
Posted: by Soverntear
Last Reply: by TobinWright
Views: 6811    Replies: 49
"Hi, thanks for looking. So i decided to get back in to poi after finding my strings the other night. so far in about 8 hours ive gotten the butterfly, 3 beat weave, low turn and my ..."
Posted: by bentforkx
Last Reply: by LynxLynx
Views: 1706    Replies: 3
"HelloDid a search and couldn't find anything relavent to my question, but it could be a terminology issue, to which I would apologize for.Quick question, I am practicing "counter spinni..."
Posted: by deadkenndys1105
Last Reply: by mangomaz
Views: 1501    Replies: 3
"How does everyone get there poi moving? Personally I start with a horizontal spin above my head with my right hand then do a wrap to get the left poi moving. Then I go into a few cros..."
Posted: by Haggardeffect
Last Reply: by Mucky
Views: 1527    Replies: 6
"I have recently learned my first move which is the 2 Beat Weave, nice and simple to start with (although not without being smacked with poi in certain places).I am fine with my right ha..."
Posted: by aston
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"This is following off the back of discussion here and is AlienJon's idea.Hijacked ThreadI do not have too much to add to that, except that the idea of having a list of moves/move famili..."
Posted: by frusciante
Last Reply: by Stone
Views: 1179    Replies: 1
"hello, im marina from argentina and i began to do swing a month before, i have these we call'em antorchas and i..."
Posted: by bluecat
Last Reply: by inthepaddedroom
Views: 71288    Replies: 197
"once upon a time, when my horizons were small, and the total number of members on hop was less than my currrent member number(aaah the good old days when i went by mineiro ), i harbour..."
Posted: by JohnoUK
Last Reply: by NathanielEverist
Views: 1245    Replies: 3
"Howdy!I'm a little confused as to what I'm doing wrong with the butterfly, now I can get it going and do moves with it, but I am constantly moving in an anti-clockwise direction, every ..."
Posted: by FoxxyLove
Last Reply: by NathanielEverist
Views: 2653    Replies: 13
"So I started out my day deciding I was going to learn fountains. I get the whole FWD 3 bt.>Windmill>REV 3 bt. and back again concept but I still can't wrap my head around it. Pl..."
Posted: by GoaFire
Last Reply: by RaverBebe
Views: 8753    Replies: 20
"hellooo...okay i can do the fwd weave n btb weave but when i try n do the 5 beat body wont let hands fuck off over to the other side so i can only do the normal weav..."
Posted: by GiGi-D L'Amour
Last Reply: by WildThing
Views: 2907    Replies: 13
"hey all just started playing with this 2 sets of poi one set each hand... came rather natural for me.. single handed was always a breeze (weave, cages or butterfly etc) so while spinnin..."
Posted: by sp1ke333
Last Reply: by esmokah
Views: 3937    Replies: 10
"Hello everyone! I saw this move on the beginner section but I can't really understand what it is...It looks like a crosser or a "double" tuck turn but I'm not sure and I can't really un..."
Posted: by ForestCloak
Last Reply: by Sweetdevil
Views: 3352    Replies: 7
"I'm having troubles figuring out the low and high turns . I've watched the tutorials multiple times but I still can't figure it out. I only started poi spinning a few days ago . All ..."
Posted: by NYC
Last Reply: by chrissieb
Views: 47122    Replies: 137
"*edit* Going on the idea that it would be good to have all of the beginner style questions in one very informative place.If you have any questions about beginner poi moves and you don't..."
Posted: by xxXstarXxx
Last Reply: by Jameth
Views: 2860    Replies: 15
"my laft hand isnt as supple as my right ...which means it dosent go round enough to make my 3 and 5 beat weave equal on both sides which make it look like i really dont know what im doi..."
Posted: by cosmicmonster
Last Reply: by LazyAngel
Views: 3306    Replies: 17
"Well, I checked out the other threads about the low wave, none of them helped. Specifically-When you turn your body while spinning one poi, I don't understand what I'm supposed to do wi..."
Posted: by j4m35poi
Last Reply: by Sarah_P
Views: 1747    Replies: 10
"Hey all. Im having difficulty with my flowers. i just cant seem to get the individual hand movements sorted. was wondering if there were any exercises worth doing to build up my ambidex..."
Posted: by wbreslin951
Last Reply: by Kusanagi
Views: 1684    Replies: 8
"hey guys, i just started spinning poi i'd say about two weeks ago.. im gettin pretty good pretty quick. im very good with 3 and five beat weaves, 3 beat reverse weaves, orbitals from 3 ..."
Posted: by flid
Last Reply: by UnscrupulousChavOffersFoot
Views: 2055    Replies: 8
"On the off chance that this doesn't have a name already, i thought i'd get one in there quickly for the badgers. Perhaps then they will stop following me when i'm drunk! You need to..."
Posted: by bluecat
Last Reply: by hamamelis
Views: 2088    Replies: 10
"only way i can describe this one is after two hours smoking and poiing with my much-abused and long-suffering apprentice/master druit is the incredible, the almighty, never seen before...."
Posted: by fireflyfaerie
Last Reply: by Sambo_Flux
Views: 1549    Replies: 7
"the poi tangle. just dont untangle.. no matter how hard i try!...ive tryed relaxing more.. like not pulling them apart, ive tried spinning faster.. yet somehow.. i just cant get the jis..."
Posted: by shilgi
Last Reply: by DarkFyre
Views: 1252    Replies: 3
"i tought myself how to do weave , butterfly, giant butterfly and alternate butterfly...but somehow i just can't do the reverse weave! i mean, i keep hurting myself over and over again....."
Posted: by DarkFyre
Last Reply: by Kizna
Views: 3512    Replies: 27
"I'm just trying to guage how many of the beginner spinners use the library.Reason being is that I was thinking of putting up a series of tutorial Videos for "medium difficulty moves".Th..."
Posted: by adamrb
Last Reply: by Skatto
Views: 2788    Replies: 18
"I've been practicing poi for about a year, and doing a bit of glow stringing.I've not been doing a whole lot of practice lately but want to start doing more, and I really want to start ..."
Posted: by MagicalHATz
Last Reply: by Starlust
Views: 1436    Replies: 4
"I just got my poi a few days ago in the mail. They are the beginner fuzzy poi that are light and have a foam core. I am glad that I got the foam ones, or I would have a shiner right now..."
Posted: by Pink...?
Last Reply: by Mother_Natures_Son
Views: 5927    Replies: 18
"Right i have the reverse 3 beat but i cant seem to do the reverse 4 and 5 beats, whenever i lock my hands in to take them over the other side they seem to tangle up the poi! please help..."
Posted: by FoxxyLove
Last Reply: by DarkFyre
Views: 1030    Replies: 2
"I know this has probably been posted before but I'm bringin' it back like sexy 'cause I'm new here and am having some issues. I can't seem to figure out how to "tuck" it, I just keep h..."
Posted: by Dragon_Drafin
Last Reply: by CaffeinatedKatie
Views: 2358    Replies: 10
"Okay, quick back story. My girl friend is a dancer. Theater and stage dancer. She has never actually seen me spin but has seen poi in Hawaii. She would make the sexiest spinner ever..."
Posted: by poinoob
Last Reply: by Imbalance
Views: 3668    Replies: 16
"i learned most of my moves thru glowstringing and until my poi get in will continue to use them. this is my issue. i have read post by other members who down talk about glowstringing. i..."
Posted: by dnc
Last Reply: by E_a_g_l_e
Views: 1029    Replies: 4
"Ive been playing around with these (and all hyperloops, atm) but my question to the board is... has anyone managed to get in and out of one by going from bottom to top. As when I do the..."
Posted: by linx
Last Reply: by BurdaA
Views: 1494    Replies: 6
"Hi, as the title...I am new to fire poi. "
Posted: by _Clare_
Last Reply: by callygull
Views: 4258    Replies: 25
"PoiBoxII/Andy emailed this text to me recently and asked me to post it up here - as his local internet cafes are not being cooperative! I think it's a really lovely way to consider spin..."
Posted: by Ithaca
Last Reply: by Gnor
Views: 7759    Replies: 33
"ok, this is beggining to piss me off.I personally dont think fountain is:weave/corkscrew/revweave,more:weave/corsckrew/weave/revcorkscrew/weave (as described on the fountain thread)Howe..."
Posted: by highcommander
Last Reply: by poinoob
Views: 2127    Replies: 15
"Could anyone be so kind as to clarify the threading the needle poi move? I can't get a grip on how it's done, or even reallly what it looks like!I find it hard to visualise off that gi..."
Posted: by sp1ke333
Last Reply: by TinklePants
Views: 8317    Replies: 58
"Hello everyone! I looked for videos\tutorial regarding WW but I found only two videos by someone (sorry, forgot your name :P) and i can't see them, dont know why though. Is there any tu..."
Posted: by MikeIcon
Last Reply: by Durbs
Views: 2770    Replies: 20
"Ok, apparently I play with throws a lil too much...I was just in the other room playing with my anti-spin throws and through multiple screw ups, I found that you can throw your poi hori..."
Posted: by technicaltitch1
Last Reply: by Sambo_Flux
Views: 2145    Replies: 11
"I havent seen this before so thought i'd share itits a 16 beat fountain in the wall plane - by adding an extra twist (like that in the 5-weave) at each of the transitions from behind me..."
Posted: by TaiGuy
Last Reply: by Kit
Views: 8569    Replies: 25
"Hmm... got down my forward 5B and now it feels natural, amazing how (for lack of a better word lol) *goofY* it feels when you first get it, and then it becomes fluid after time. And i f..."
Posted: by Penguin Sven
Last Reply: by squid
Views: 3432    Replies: 22
"Which Poi Weight do you Prefer?After watching COL4 Their are a lot of different weights of Poi the artists are using.What would you Prefer? "
Posted: by Geeza
Last Reply: by Pyrolific
Views: 1132    Replies: 4
"I know theres loads of threads on these but i dont understand any of them really or the pictures/videos.I was practicing btb weave and meltdowns yesterday and sort of did a btb weave bu..."
Posted: by TehToast
Last Reply: by GeoffonTour04
Views: 1058    Replies: 7
"I've had poi for about a month now. I can do a butterfly, alternate butterfly, big butterfly, Mexican weave, and a three beat weave, and a three beat weave over the head.Am I doing any ..."
Posted: by mike_juggles
Last Reply: by pineapple pete
Views: 1597    Replies: 3
"I'm not fully sure this is what this move is called. I think it's a funny walk...where your start from either the front or the back, bring the poi between your legs and then back out ag..."
Posted: by Soverntear
Last Reply: by mike_juggles
Views: 3596    Replies: 21
"hi all, thanks for looking. I started making my poi's last night (double loop made from hockey skate laces) so far ive gotten spinning (nothing behind the back yet) and a basic butter..."
Posted: by WikidLikwid
Last Reply: by 16.15.8
Views: 12623    Replies: 30
"Hey I was curious on how people with their own styles hold their poi?"
Posted: by dasemma
Last Reply: by DarkFyre
Views: 997    Replies: 3
"Well, I'm entirely new to poi other than the fact it exists, and catches my interest. I was thinking of purchasing a starter kit, but I was wondering, for a beginner what would be the b..."
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