KandyRaverNY
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Member Since: 30th Oct 2001
Total posts: 1
Posted:Hi everyone...I have just started spinning.I have really two questions for this post.1)Any tips on beginning??2) I have read the instructions on the "Chasing The Sun" move....but I cant figure out exactly how to get the poi spinning behind me. any tips?thanks..------------------AOL IM...KandyRaverNY

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phunky
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Location: Edmonton, AB
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 877
Posted:You'll probably want to make some practice poi. Try attaching Tennisballs to your chain or stuffed animals. Guaranteed to make you learn faster because you won't fear getting hit in the face. As for the chasing the sun, to get it behind you, throw your hands behind your shoulders with your palms facing up, as if your trying to lift something above your head. To make the circles infront of you make your palms face down.------------------[]Dhuong-Vu Truong==== []Dhunky ====

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xLessThanJakex
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Location: Reading, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2001
Total posts: 155
Posted:Hello KandyRaverNY, nice to see you here, I can't really explain howto do chasing the sun, it's hard to explain but you will get it in time.F_S------------------Where there is sorrow I seek the Flame - Rumi

Where there is sorrow I seek the Flame - Rumi

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AlterEgo
Location: Londonish
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 128
Posted:Tips: loads, but basically: practice, practice, practice, and practice more with one hand at a time, espically your weak hand.With most spins it's easier spinning in one direction that the other. I find parallel spins anti-clockwise harder than clockwise, others find it the other way round.Parallel spinning is cool, the other night it seemed to impress people greatly doing a lot of chasings, tuck turns and other random parallel stuff.Dom

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bubblez
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Location: clearwater florida usa
Member Since: 27th Oct 2001
Total posts: 24
Posted:WELCOME!!!!!!! tips huh??hrmm, take it slooooooooow
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......try the front moves first, then move on to tha back tricks PLUR..p.s how is ny? i miss it------------------ITS NOT WHAT U KNOW, ITS WHAT U CAN PROVE......


ITS NOT WHAT U KNOW, ITS WHAT U CAN PROVE......

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phunky
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Location: Edmonton, AB
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 877
Posted:One of these days im going to teach someone btb moves first and moves infront of them second... Just to show btb moves isn't as hard as it seems, its just what you're used to.------------------[]Dhuong-Vu Truong==== []Dhunky ====

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Bendy
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Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Member Since: 29th Aug 2001
Total posts: 750
Posted:When I first try anything behind my back - I always make sure I give it plenty of room in case I don't get the plane of the spin right.It may help stop hitting yourself if you lean backwards or push your groin forwards out of the way. It does't help you learn to swing better, but while you work on that, you give the poi more room for error. I guess it is the same as sticking your arms out in front of you rather than trying to twirl very close to the body.

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Eddie
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Location: Sydney
Member Since: 12th Nov 2001
Total posts: 7
Posted:I used to practice in the corridor at home, it forces you to keep them parallel. Just standing there spinning them (a'la skipping rope) helps your hands get the feel of them, and it forces you to have more control when trying trickier moves.

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Mark P
Mark P

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Location: Bath, England
Member Since: 26th Oct 2001
Total posts: 1031
Posted:Onlyu suggestion is lots and lots of practice
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I have only been Poiing for about 1 month now and I started by looking at the lessons from this site. Also a very good way to learn is to watch other people who are better and get some pointers from them.As for chasing the sun I am still having problems with it, I can do something very similar but I am still crossing my hands when I go behind my back.I definately found some of the other moves a lot easier (I have almost got the 5-beat weave now - just need to polish up the LHS) so I would suggest starting with some of the easier moves first
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Cassandra
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Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:Welcome !
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Tips ? listen to music and let it flow !!!After all we are fire DANCING !!!!And enjoy yourself !!!Shine onCass[This message has been edited by cassandra (edited 13 November 2001).]


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Josephx
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Member Since: 28th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1
Posted:Hey Kandy, I am new too. Have been at it for about 2 weeks. The thing is to just keep at it and study carefully the lessons here. Some of these moves seem impossible until you get it *once* then you know you can do it and you just want to go and go. I got the 4 and 5 beat weave 2 days ago and it feels so incredible when everything smoothes out. I agree with the music thing as well, helps to keep you from thinking too much!!!!keep at itJoseph

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GodlovinSponge
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Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Member Since: 24th Nov 2001
Total posts: 125
Posted:My girlfriend found that as soon as she started using her hips more, the poi moved behind her a lot more... Im not going to complain.. she has lovely hips.
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lol------------------May the fire of God burn its impression on your heart.


May the fire of God burn its impression on your heart.

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