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djevca
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Location: somewhere between heaven and h...
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 32
Posted:ive learned 3 moves so far but i cant stop getting tangled up when i do the butterfly.........any tips??????????

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:i suggest that for now, slow down as much as possible.
This will up the ratio of concentration to poi movement.
learn accuracy, then the right speed, then grace, then French. Italian is optional.
later you won't need much concentration at all, as muscular memory from hours of practice will prevail.

the one hard obstacle can be overcome by the many small efforts.

Can a mod please move this to the yelp section? other keen poi starters would be purleased and will luv u long time!

[ 11 October 2002, 18:41: Message edited by: bender ]


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(andrew)
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Location: lost in pink sugar musing
Member Since: 30th Jun 2002
Total posts: 140
Posted:bender is right, the most important thing is to SLOW DOWN. the faster you swing, the harder they hit you.
other than that

dont cross your hands over

dont stay up past your bed time

and dont accept food stuff from strangers, ecspecially candy flavoured.


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djevca
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Location: somewhere between heaven and h...
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 32
Posted:thanx 4 the advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted:It some times helps to weight you poi.. if you are using tennis balls you can put a slit in then and feed then pennies.. thats what i did with mine - I can slow them right down but they hurt more..

Keep going!
Stix


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NickC
Monkey Wrangler
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 183
Posted:Make sure one hand is above and in front of the other.

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Paddy
back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2002
Total posts: 884
Posted:practice up against a wall. it will teach you to do a nice flat butterfly and will hopefully guide the poi enough to stop a bit of the tangling.

also, get ballchain. it comes untangled very easily and will make your life 10 times easier while you learn. mind you this won't actually help you learn to stop tangling, but it makes things far easier for you as you do.


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djevca
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Location: somewhere between heaven and h...
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 32
Posted:thank you for the help!!!!!!!!!just got in from 2 hours outside and i think i have it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:congrats and props to the dev!
may your dev not be null!


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