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star_industry
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Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Member Since: 9th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2
Posted:Although i enjoy getting bashed in the head and tangling myself up alot i do need a lil bit of direction and help.........its all well and good having courses in london, but what about up here in Manchester?

If anyone knows anywhere in the northwest that do poi lessons/tutoring or events please reply to this post

thanx


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ben-ja-men
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Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 12th Jun 2003
Total posts: 2474
Posted:alot of ppl make tenis ball practise poi etc, ive found that a shot glass of perl barely in a loose fabic bag is good as it doesnt hurt so much when you do bash yourself in the face. ive found the free lessons here on hop are good (thats how i learnt most about poi)

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Jo
Jo

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Location: Sheffield, England
Member Since: 13th Dec 2000
Total posts: 517
Posted:Hello mate,

There is a "poi in the park" in huddersfield on (I believe) the 19th. Check out the thread in the events section.

Tempest, myself and I think NYC will be there, and we should be able to help you loads.

And we've got HUGE firetoys to play with

Jo.

PS. get in touch with Tempest for directions etc.


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Jez
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Location: UK, London
Member Since: 11th Apr 2001
Total posts: 642
Posted:You could also try the meet others section at the top as it also has a box to help you find people who are willing to teach in your area.

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Polifecio
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Location: Mexico
Member Since: 10th Jul 2003
Total posts: 27
Posted:Hey, listes wat really helped me a lot is to watch other people and focus on their hands, then you undestand the movement and practice a lot, based on what you saw
Cheers


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bells
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Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 28th Apr 2003
Total posts: 35
Posted:ok, this makes about 5 of us in the manchester area wanting to poi and practice so lets do it and learn off eachother.

i'm away for the next 6 weeks but well up to plan a poi in the park in manchester then... otherwise, put a thread on the events and i'm sure everyone in manchester / cheshire will see it.

Doesnt seem to be any lessons up here (too far north of watford y'know!) but I've heard via hop there is juggling club at manchester uni which i'll be going to in a few weeks.

There's is so enough of us to get soemthing happening. count me in


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igi
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Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Member Since: 16th Jul 2003
Total posts: 15
Posted:hell yeah - i would be up for a manchester/cheshire area poin in the park type thing =- and i have a couple of mates in liverpool that would probably join in too....

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bells
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Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 28th Apr 2003
Total posts: 35
Posted:

who in mancy/ cheshire would be up for a bif of poi THIS sunday????? anyone, anyone??? ideas of place? i only know of nice open spaces in cheshire.

cuuummoooooon, lets get the ball flying!



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igi
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Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Member Since: 16th Jul 2003
Total posts: 15
Posted:shame - i would have been but have a major family party on sunday.....

where in cheshire to you poi? So far i have done most of my poi in a park in liverpool or at mates houses.....


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bells
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Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 28th Apr 2003
Total posts: 35
Posted:just at local park - its a biiiig one in wilmslow, the carrs. Loads of space, river, trees and all that nature stuff! well, keep eyes out and hopefully by the time i get back on aug bank holiday there will be loads going on up here! if not, watch out coz I'm on a mission to get soemthing happening!

are we all getting excited coz its hot and sunny and perfect poi time? please tell me we'll all be eager beavers as the nights draw in and we are wearing dodgy rollneck jumpers drinking boozy hotchocolate......


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igi
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Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Member Since: 16th Jul 2003
Total posts: 15
Posted:ok - we should definitely meet up if you poi in the carrs park (love that name - heheh)- i live in wilmslow too....i can feel some wilmslow poi coming on

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star_industry
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Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Member Since: 9th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2
Posted:I LIVE IN MACCLESFIELD NEXT TO WILMSLOW.......COUNT ME IN AND YEA POI IN MANCHESTER A DEFINETE MUST!!!!

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bells
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Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 28th Apr 2003
Total posts: 35
Posted:LOVIN IT -- LETS USE CAPITALS COZ WE ACTUALLY are EXCITED!!!! i wont be online for a few weeks but don't forget about me, or DO drop me a mail if anyone is up for poi in mancy land! WAAAAAAAHHHEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! I can feeeeeel it happening!!!



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