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Laavel
BRONZE Member since Oct 2003

Laavel

member
Location: Halifax

Total posts: 21
Posted:hey, i just joined HOP today ^^. im a beginner poi-er, and want to know if anyone wants to give me pointers and such. I've been doing poi for...about a month now, and i the tricks i know are 2 beat weave, butterfly, cross-overs and am learning the 3 beat weave, thread the needle, and buzz saw

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:check out the technical moves discussion....it should help

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Laavel
BRONZE Member since Oct 2003

Laavel

member
Location: Halifax

Total posts: 21
Posted:hm, yes, but im very messed up when it comes to teaching me. see, im right handed, but my mind likes to think im left handed, so like, butterfly for example, my arms are reverse. and when im learning weav, people try to tell me the over under out method, and i just does not help me >.<

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:tips for begginers eh?

persevere,

get bean-bag poi,

for the 3 beat weave, practice with a stick, hold it with both hands and try and find the motion.

have fun!

I think that covers it, come back in a month and ask us how to do the btb weave!

T


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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Laavel
BRONZE Member since Oct 2003

Laavel

member
Location: Halifax

Total posts: 21
Posted:i have the motion for 3beat weave, had it when we were all poi-ing on sunday for a sec, but lost it. i already have bean bag poi too, i like them better than tennis balls personally. my goal is to get 3 beat and thread the needle, cause i can do that for a few "stabs", but then end up messing up, oh well, trial and error

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Welcome and keep practicing heaps. It may all come.


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay

Total posts: 1107
Posted:Practice, practice, practice.

There is no panacea for easy learning. If there was everyone would be doing it and we wouldn't feel special.

Don't think about it too much, the moves feel natural when you do them right, and if they're back to front, so what?

I'm also right handed, but do one handed moves in my left hand, it's never been a handicap.


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

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Dirty Marmite Spider


Dirty Marmite Spider

Climbing up my leg
Location: England

Total posts: 141
Posted:I think sock poi are even better than bean bags IMHO. Made learmimg stuff twice as easy and have learnt 10 times as much since I started using them than when I had tennis balls.

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:I find that spinning/practising with my eyes shut help me learn new tricks an awful lot quicker. It seems my brain automatically kinda knows where the poi are and you spend less time trying to watch them and more doing whats right.ie.not tangling them up!

Hope you enjoy your steep learning curve!



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