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thefrostyweasel


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Location: sacramento cali

Total posts: 4
Posted:ok so i jus started yesterday... and i'm stuck with yarn and tennis balls until my order gets here... but when i am swinging the poi come inwards toward my body... and thus the string gets wraped or knocked around by my fingers or the poi hits my legs or both... same with when i try to do the butterfly thing... or i can't get it to make a circle it makes 2 mini circles and then it pisses me off... lol PLEASE HELP how do i get them to go straight or outward even, thanx - the newbie jeff

PS i am semi raver and want to get into this so i can twirl aka glowstring, it looks tight but all the kiddies that can do it dun wanna teach me...**is a little un-patient and high strung if i can't pick things up semi fast** but this is one of the few things i really wanna learn to do

[ 03. October 2003, 05:37: Message edited by: thefrostyweasel ]


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Cinderpup
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Cinderpup

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Location: Somerville, MA

Total posts: 30
Posted:Hey there bud,

I can relate, I got into spinning for the same reason. One thing you NEED to pay attention to is exactly how your hands are positioned. I was rippin cuz I couldn't get the butterfly down but then when I looked at the animation I jus copied the hand movements. ALSO make sure your poi are at the right length. the first couple things in the lessons page should help. Definitely check the threads on wraps and slaps. A nice lil crowd pleaser. HAVE FUN!!

Nate


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firemonkeyboy


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Location: Laurel MD USA

Total posts: 13
Posted:I always practice each move using only one poi and in my left hand first since I am naturally right handed.I find that if I can get my left side to do movements correctly, then the right side is easier to learn and the whole movement comes together much quicker. It's also easier to control one without having to worry about the other one smacking me in my soft and/or crunchy bits.

Other than that, just keep practicing. Remember that you are trying to teach your body to move in new and different ways.Have fun!!!!


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thefrostyweasel


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Location: sacramento cali

Total posts: 4
Posted:thanx for the tips, i think i'ma wait the couple days for my actual poi cords to get here tho cause twine keeps cuttin of circulation **naturally spinns really really fast** i hit myself in the leg and it looks like i shot myself with a paintball gun

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:spin slow, its less painfull, and you learn a nicer style
i dont know why all people at first spin at light speed its weird, i know i did it.


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They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

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Location: sheffield

Total posts: 3252
Posted:quote:Originally posted by thefrostyweasel:


PS i am semi raver and want to get into this so i can twirl aka glowstring, it looks tight but all the kiddies that can do it dun wanna teach me...**is a little un-patient and high strung if i can't pick things up semi fast** but this is one of the few things i really wanna learn to do There's some really good glowstring vids here: -

http://www.easily-amused.org/video/chicagoGS/


Will.wmv is the best clip, in my opinion.

oli's spot on about spinning slow, it'll save you a lot of pain and you'll get much better technique.

If you learn to spin slow it's easy to do the same stuff fast, the reverse isn't true.

Of course, glostringing tends to be very fast, but on one of the glowstring sites they basically said the same thing- learn all the moves slow, then speed them up.


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But you can make the Bastard work for it."

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frostypaw


Great balls of fire
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Total posts: 643
Posted:quote:PS i am semi raver and want to get into this so i can twirl aka glowstring, it looks tight but all the kiddies that can do it dun wanna teach me...**is a little un-patient and high strung if i can't pick things up semi fast** but this is one of the few things i really wanna learn to douh oh you're in trouble

this is gonna take you a while to learn... and if you spin fast and hectic it's gonna be MUCH harder and take you much longer

chiiiilllll winston.

to sort out your twine - double back the thread on itself and tie a simple knot in that (as if it were a single thread)

voila. loop that won't shut but can be undone easily. spin away


I can SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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thefrostyweasel


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Location: sacramento cali

Total posts: 4
Posted:HAHA been a while since i've seen anyone quote from lock stock and 2 smoking barrels... Chiiiiilll winston

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rorybory


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Location: Florida

Total posts: 7
Posted:My husband and I are both new to poi and he also has the problem of spinning them too fast. Is it a guy thing? As a beginner I have encountered many difficulties, but spinning them too fast is not one of them. My arms aren't that strong.

BTW, I got the beginner poi kit from this site and I think it's great. It doesn't hurt at all when I smack myself in the face with them, which is a lot.

Oh, and I also was originally enticed by the pretty swirling glowsticks at a rave. Someday it will be me. (someday)


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SlightlySinged
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 82
Posted:Spinning fast at first might generally be a guy thing - I never did it, though. I've seen others do it - all male. I don't get it. Much more fun to do it to the beat of a nice psytrance track..

I do poi nearly every day. But it's not like I'm addicted or anything. I mean, sure, I am always conscious of exactly where my poi are at all times, but I'm not obsessed. um.. Anyone have the number for Poi-ers Anon?

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

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Location: In a test pit, Mackay

Total posts: 1107
Posted:It's your hand position that is wrong, check out the basics that the other guys here have suggested and don't be in too much of a hurry, running and walking and all that.

Or the poi could be possessed. See a priest just in case.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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