Fluffy poi member Location: Bradford,England Member Since: 22nd Mar 2003 Total posts: 38
Posted:hi folks, So i havent been doing poi to long but no matter what i try to do i cant seem to figure it out the only trick i can seem to manage is the butterfly and i am having great trouble with my wall planes when one hand goes behind my back. can anyone give me any advice or tips on where im going wrong i bought michal kahns book which is great but i would prefer critism on where i might be going wrongwhich i cant get from a book any help gratefully recieved thanxs fluffy
the henna lady Location: WNY, USA Member Since: 15th Dec 2000 Total posts: 6193
Posted:Hey there sweetie. Two things.
Check the angle of your forearm. For behind the head stuff if you are tilting your arm downwards then the poi will thwak you in the back.
Also check to make certain your palms are facing up, no matter what you do. It can be awkward to adjust to but it makes the movement of the poi eaiser.
Hope this helps. If I think of anything else I will be sure to post!
Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir "Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall "And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK
Clarabel member Location: Scotland Member Since: 23rd Mar 2003 Total posts: 23
i am very new at all this, but one piece of advice i found very helpful in figuring out where i was going wrong and how to repair it was to point your fingers where you want the poi to go
also what pele was saying about your palms facing up, for most of these moves your hands/arm should be in a certain position at a certain stage, if you check on the website here, art of poi video or michal kahns book you will be able to find out what your hand is meant to be doi9ng and then try and see if your doing it, but this is really frustratring!
have you tried practicing with just one hand? i have to learn to do everything one handed first really well.
hope some of this helps, like i say i am very new at this too so fumbling along