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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)
Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)

resident bagpiper
Location: Vermont, USA
Member Since: 12th Jul 2003
Total posts: 342
Posted:help, i need good sources on history of poi, staff, meteor, breathing, ect... and stuff about the subculture currently surrounding them. i also need sites about pyromania and the effect of fire on the brain

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not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:im pretty sure this site has some information on history of poi.... *has a nose around*


go to where it says 'home of poi' at the top left of this page and click on 'what is poi?' and there is lots of information there, and another link to more history information

happy searching.

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Dirty Marmite Spider
Dirty Marmite Spider

Climbing up my leg
Location: England
Member Since: 17th Sep 2002
Total posts: 141
Posted:As poi is a Maori thing you could probably find loads of information if you search under that on the web. I know most libraries have information about it too.

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:To what extent do people see the origins of poi as being Maori?

I know that it's were they started, and where the name comes from, but what they actually did with poi doesn't seem very similar to what people are doing with them now.

I'm not wanting to take anything away from the Maori origins; but it does seem that so much has been contributed, in terms of technical moves, as well as the developing poi culture and philosophy, since they went global, that what we see as spinning today is largely independant of them.

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Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:quote: effect of fire on the brain i dont possess a brain.....

anyways, if you want im happy to up something for you about spinning and the 'subculture' as i see it in sydney. pm me if your interested.

also, you may find this link very useful

the london factor

posted by NYC, it goes into what he sees the important factors in technical ability in the london spinning community.

good luck.

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Great balls of fire
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Member Since: 28th Jul 2003
Total posts: 643
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Dirty Marmite Spider:
As poi is a Maori thing you could probably find loads of information if you search under that on the web. I know most libraries have information about it too. Would be rather cool to go visit and see the real thing in action eh I'd imagine there's a good thesis to be written in watching the growth and change in poi methods around the world



Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:Club swinging's also worth looking at. If you look around the web there's loads of history on it. I know it's not the same but modern poi resembles it more than my impression of what Maori poi was....this is an impression I've gotten from what other people have said, so no offense to anyone.

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