poiwonder 21 posts
Location: Washington District of Columbia


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Does anyone else have a problem with learning moves so fast that all you have time for is poi. I learn at least 2 moves a day. I practice at least 3 hours a day, and can only think about poi at work and class. My friends are telling me I have a problem, and I'm gonna end up ruining my future, perhaps even my sanity. Does this make me an addict:P, and if so are there any Poiaholics Annonymous meetings? If this disease is new to science can I name it Twirlitis, or maybe Spinnerculosis?

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CantusSILVER Member
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Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


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You could join the chess club...------------------C@ntus

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


Dm 128 posts
Location: Londonish


Posted:
There's a few threads on this already, search for 'addict', start with https://www.homeofpoi.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000342.html
We're all addicts!Don't worry, your obsessive addiction will fade to just addiction in time ... give it a few years
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Whenever I'm bored I tend to think about poi moves, sometimes even doing the hand movements to figure something out (I also do this when dancing without my poi). And I can't play pool without spinning the cue as a staff replacement.Go with it, it's better than a lot of other addictions!

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Whiffle Squeek 416 posts
Location: Hartford, CT USA


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heh, i def do the hand movements while dancing, it looks cool, and yeah, ill join

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CantusSILVER Member
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Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


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I find myself wandering around everywhere looking for things that'll make surogate staffs.I was in this guy's garden yesterday. I was working on his land and his wife brought me drink. I found myself eyeing up the canes in his vegetable garden.Luckily i found a small fence post later so i didn't have to upset his Sweet Peas
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"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


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two moves a day, everyday. sounds like you will be finished with poi in about 2 months...and dominating the world in 3. good for you!Josh

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Josh! Don't encourage them! They'll think you're serious.
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"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


KatincaSee my vest.... see my vest...
693 posts
Location: Adelaide - South Australia


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What are you talking about he is serious.
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AnonymousPLATINUM Member


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yeah for sure! I learned all the moves in the world in 4 months (2 hours practice a day), there's no reason why this kid cant learn all the moves in the world in 3 months @ 3 hours a day...and as for world domination...been there done that. Ho hum
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KatincaSee my vest.... see my vest...
693 posts
Location: Adelaide - South Australia


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Whiffle Squeak, yeah I am guilty of that hand thing too. It's fun, I really enjoy doing that when I dance. *funky tunes rock*------------------ ~*~ Katinca ~*~

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Mark PBRONZE Member
1,031 posts
Location: Bath, England


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I definately want to join!I have only been Poi twirling for 3 weeks but we did some at a big fireworks display on Saturday and then also did Sunday and Monday nights too!Started experimenting too made 4 wire wool cages on Sunday and have also been playing around with double length fire set (extremely tiring on the arms). My staff arived last week though so I will have to try and put down the Poi and try to learn the staff too :P------------------Mark P (the mad chemist)

PeleBRONZE Member
the henna lady
6,193 posts
Location: WNY, USA


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It doesn't really get better though, you just expand your repetoire past "the norm" moves.I have been at this for over a year seriously. When I first started, even on this board, no one talked about poi throws or wraps a whole lot. Staff is an incarnation that is sweeping the board. This tells me that I am not the only one getting worse and looking for ways to push the limits. Just sit back and enjoy the ride!
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Oh...and wanna know how bad it can get?I was sleeping all snuggly in my bed having a very pleasant XXX dream when you know what happened? Dream changed into moves/show elements and I woke up to write them down!
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How pathetic on a major scale is that??????????? Ugh!------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...https://www.pyromorph.com

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


Knagi 397 posts
Location: Brunswick, Ohio


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I'd like to post the collection of gear I've aquired since april this year. As a way of getting over this feeling of loss from packing it up till next year.5 sets of chains with wicks. Combinedable into 6 foot long 5 wick chains. Or any other conciveable chain variation.1 5 foot staff with 4 soild wicks and 2 static inside wicks. 1 12 pound galvinized steel cross. 1 set of liquid dancing/trailing hand torches 2 kevlar wrapped eating torches.And a good handful of human volcano'sI had an amazing self-esteem boosting year with your guys help. Now that all the events are over with and it's getting cold outside. I just wanna hibernate till next year. Getting out of bed every morning is difficult to say the least. With no burn sessions insight. Even doin practice chains seems to bum me out. I've got the addiction bad! Is there a doctor I can turn to and say "I did insane fire play all year and now it's OVER!" and have him gimmie some prozac or somethin? How do you guys get around the winter blues?------------------We are all in the cosmic movie. That means the day you die you watch your whole life repeating for eternity. So you'd better have some good things happen in there and have a fitting climax. --Jim MorrisonMost Memerable crowd saying "Hey look that dude's gonna set himself on fire again!"

We are all in the cosmic movie. That means the day you die you watch your whole life repeating for eternity. So you'd better have some good things happen in there and have a fitting climax. --Jim MorrisonIt's going to come from a direction you didn't predict at a moment of chaos which you didn't see coming. -- NYC


Mark PBRONZE Member
1,031 posts
Location: Bath, England


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Hey forget about packing up your kit and invest in a pair of gloves if your hands really cant take the cold
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I have only been spinning for 3 weeks and there is definately no way I am giving up for the winter - no matter how cold it gets (anyways I recon you could get quite a good effect, with reflections and everything in the snow)

CantusSILVER Member
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15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


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No matter how cold it gets? You live in Bath!You should try coming up and playing in the North for a while
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Generally I don't notice the cold tho. By the end of a training session I've usually taken my shirt off (they get in the way - pesky sleeves, accursed restrictive garments). Although that said it's been really mild this year so far. I might change my tune by December. Or at least start leaving my top on....------------------C@ntus

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


Mark PBRONZE Member
1,031 posts
Location: Bath, England


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Yeah alright Cantus you got me there
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It is a little bit warmer down here admitadley, I havent been twirling for that long though so I still have the bug!Seems I will keep myself warm with some unconventional wraps too (nice burn on the side of my cheek from an unexpected neck wrap on Monday night)------------------Mark P (the mad chemist)

CantusSILVER Member
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15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


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OK. I'll conceed that it is cold (it was 5 degrees C yesterday).I managed 35 mins - and was forced to keep my t-shirt on (damn sleeves) - before i had to come in.That said. It's 8.10am on Saturday and I'm about to go and play outside for a while.I've had no sleep last night. Partly due to chatting with Josh & Kate and partly due to the fact that i seem to have got out of the habit.In the 6 or so months I've been using fire I've never burnt myself. Not even slightly. Lets see what a little sleep deprevation thrown into the mix does for that average
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Just joking kids (before you start shouting)
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------------------C@ntusWe are old, we are young, we are in this together, vagabonds and children, we're prisoners forever, with pulses raging and eyes full of wonder, Kicking out behind us again.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


earthdreamer 116 posts
Location: NSW, Australia


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i started to swing poi, and totally could never put them down, day and night practicing ,for months, then i found this amazing way of learning was to teach other people what i knew...and study those i really admired..also really moving with the poi, dancing feeling the poi as an extention of you..so .letting your body flow and express..it has been a liitle over a year since i started and nowall i want to do as well as poi is get freaky with the staff and double stix too...progression...experimentation, and thinking up new toys!!!!how amazing are they?love Hol.
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CantusSILVER Member
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Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


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I was out spinning for 3 hrs (on and off) this morning. 40 mins lit. Lots of double staff. Quite a bit of single. In the cold. Grinning like an idiot. Watching the neighbours dragging themselves out of the house and struggling to start their days. *Happy Fraggle*------------------C@ntusWe are old, we are young, we are in this together, vagabonds and children, we're prisoners forever, with pulses raging and eyes full of wonder, Kicking out behind us again.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


Knagi 397 posts
Location: Brunswick, Ohio


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Your lucky cantus. I'll be forced into a parka here soon with snow up to my knee's. Now wouldn't that make for an interesting video
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CantusSILVER Member
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15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


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I couldn't do that. Aside from the restrictiveness of a big cumbersome coat. Parkas are a big fashion no-no.------------------C@ntusWe are old, we are young, we are in this together, vagabonds and children, we're prisoners forever, with pulses raging and eyes full of wonder, Kicking out behind us again.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


Whiffle Squeek 416 posts
Location: Hartford, CT USA


Posted:
ahhhh, im so thankful for my big room over the garage with the vaulted ceilings, im not bragging or anything, but i can twirl in my room just so long as i generally stay in one place, i can turn and everything, just not run around madly and throw my poi, hehe, that takes care of the winter blues for me

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