certifiedloon
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

newbie
Location: currently New Zealand

Total posts: 29
Posted: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!


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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:

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


Love your enthusiam,

Tom


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

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Nove
SILVER Member since Aug 2003

Nove

Unremarkable
Location: Cochrane, Canada

Total posts: 277
Posted: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."

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted: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?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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frostypaw


Great balls of fire
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Total posts: 643
Posted:welcome to the new hippydom
Non-Https Image Link


i'm so glad it exists


I can SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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mrFlibble
SILVER Member since Mar 2003

Ghostbuster
Location: York, UK

Total posts: 455
Posted:im not a hippy

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere..., ...

Total posts: 2790
Posted: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.

yay,

:R"

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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3252
Posted:quote: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."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


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

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay, Austral...

Total posts: 1107
Posted: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.

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certifiedloon
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

newbie
Location: currently New Zealand

Total posts: 29
Posted: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**


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certifiedloon
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

newbie
Location: currently New Zealand

Total posts: 29
Posted: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

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Ria


member
Location: Essex, England

Total posts: 114
Posted: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!

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Jello


ambiguous
Location: Mpls, MN, USA

Total posts: 646
Posted: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

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woodnymph


woodnymph

member
Location: london,uk

Total posts: 313
Posted: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...

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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Total posts: 3899
Posted: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.

cheers!


-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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