certifiedloonSILVER Member
29 posts
Location: currently New Zealand

Just overwhelmed at a number of things:

(a) how cool everyone that does Poi seems to be, no matter where they are from, how good they are, how long they've been twirling etc.

(b) how addictive, facinating and infuriating this artform is. and i'm only on the tip of the iceberg, only in my first month still!

Many thanks to the random fire and glowstick Poi people at reading for spurring me to give the 'bloody swingy things' a try. (Shocking first attempt, far too stoned!)I am now wholly obsessed with said 'bloody swingy things' and can see myself twirling for a very very long time.

PS your arms don't fall off if u do too much do they? Feels like it after 6 hours today!

[Nx?]BRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


your arms dont fall off but sometimes your brain leaks out....

Love your enthusiam,


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

NoveSILVER Member
277 posts
Location: Cochrane, Canada

You mean your brain isn't -supposed- to leak??

*Quickly tries to sweep puddle of fluid on the floor into a pile*

Oh, no! *plugs ears to prevent further damage*

"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."

MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,922 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

You know, this is a nice thing. We rarely stop, sit back, breathe deeply and go, "Wow, isn't this all fantastic?"

So, here we go:

Wow, isn't this all fantastic?


Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura

frostypawGreat balls of fire
643 posts
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

welcome to the new hippydom
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i'm so glad it exists


mrFlibbleSILVER Member
455 posts
Location: York, UK

im not a hippy

SpannerBRONZE Member
remembers when it was all fields round here
2,790 posts
Location: in the works... somewhere..., United Kingdom

Oh, please don't say it's 'the new...' anything. Such phrase doth make mine blood boil!

But yeah, Poi rock

"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.



onewheeldaveGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,252 posts
Location: sheffield, United Kingdom

Originally posted by )spanner(:
Oh, please don't say it's 'the new...' anything. Such phrase doth make mine blood boil!
The new 'anti-newness kickback' rears it's head!

"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32

Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

EeraBRONZE Member
old hand
1,107 posts
Location: In a test pit, Mackay, Australia

Your arms don't drop off but you sure get some funny shaped muscles developing.

There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

certifiedloonSILVER Member
29 posts
Location: currently New Zealand

yeah, no arms falling off but strange growth on back of head after twatting it with Poi over and over again trying to cross btb!!

**apologises to Poi for chucking them on the floor and shouting obcenities at them after trying to learn btb stuff**

certifiedloonSILVER Member
29 posts
Location: currently New Zealand

but yeah no wonder we get these weird muscles developing - does anyone else in the world have to move like poi-ers? Why would you ever otherwise need to perform the movements? No wonder Poi is hard! And that's what makes Poi so great

114 posts
Location: Essex, England

I did my best to knock myself out with my Poi today! And got very cross with myself! but i still love it! Its the best thing ever!

646 posts
Location: Mpls, MN, USA

Poi helps with some of the shoulder muscles used in canoeing, went on a trip over summer and everybody was complaining about how much their shoulders hurt in the beginning. Myself, I was perfectly fine

Fuzzy Dice.......................................

313 posts
Location: london,uk

oh bliss...after reading your thread i felt inspired to attach some glosticks to my Practice Poi,and after a shitty day a big smile came over me......pretty colors!!!like wings...

vanizeSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,899 posts
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Just wanted to pop in and thank circleoflight (what is this about flying circus lions anyway?) for insiring me o take an evening and Practice Poi agian. It's been a long time since I've done that. I mean just me and my Poi and some groovy tunes, not practicing with a group where I wind up spending most my time teaching. I mastered two new multi-wrap moves that I am now very happy about.



Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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