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tralala


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Location: Essex

Total posts: 20
Posted:My two best moves - 'twirl twirl ouch' and 'twirl twirl tangle drop' are starting to make me despair!

I would be out there practising but my sister's little kids just came round and started running underneath my poi and I didn't want to invent a 'twirl twirl CRACK hospital' move. Bah.

The problem is doing anything at all left handed! I had a hell of a job even getting my left hand moving right in butterfly moves. That arm seems to work independantly to the rest of my body - it just does its own thing, and then I smack my poi into my arse or (worse) my tits! And it *hurts*

What can I do?!

I'm very very new at this, and trying to learn chasing the sun, which was easy as to the right - but, ohmigod, the pain when I try and do it the other way!

Any ideas? Other than developing a higher pain thresh hold?

Cheers!


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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin

Total posts: 2617
Posted:As Gary Player once said, the more I practice, the luckier I get.

Keep at it, I don't know of any quick fix, not a lot comes easily sometimes. Maybe when trying something new always practice with your left hand alone first....


I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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Jello


ambiguous
Location: Mpls, MN, USA

Total posts: 646
Posted:Yeah, practice with your left hand alone first.

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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

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Total posts: 4991
Posted:could always give up poi like me.
i dont get hit any more.


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Smugs:
could always give up poi like me. bah humbug!


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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tralala


member
Location: Essex

Total posts: 20
Posted:Been practicing with left hand alone - will let you know when I get the hang of it.

Cheers everyone.


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Jello


ambiguous
Location: Mpls, MN, USA

Total posts: 646
Posted:Cool

You'll find as you go along that every now and again something cool and new will just click. It'll be like, wow, what did I do before this? New moves just appear and it's great


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poiaholic22


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Total posts: 531
Posted:PK you are a putz.

What are you using for poi?If you make a pair out of some old socks they hardly hurt at all when you hit yourself.


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tralala


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Location: Essex

Total posts: 20
Posted:I tried old socks but they didn't seem to spin straight - kindof a wonky shape?

I'm using tennis balls at the moment.


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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land

Total posts: 3638
Posted:mr PK not using anything at all from what I understand.

Unless he was a-fibbing.

????????


Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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_Stix_


_Stix_

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Location: la-la land

Total posts: 2419
Posted:Just keep going hunny-- It might help if you do only concentrate on one hand at a time.. you need to edjucate your brain for the different moves.. one of these days it'll just click in.. and that'll be it.. off you go..

If you ever throw your poi down on the ground infrustration (as I have many a time) please pick them up and try again.. and if it still doesn't go the way you want try again and then stop.. but never walk away in a huff..


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tralala


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Location: Essex

Total posts: 20
Posted:update...

I can do it now (yay).


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