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Rovo
Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
Total posts: 544
Posted:Just from being an active member of this site Ive noticed acute signs of Poi Addiction. Like I've seen on other people's post something about checking HoP every three hours and other "symptoms" ubblol



What do you guys think are some of the common signs of Acute Poioliosis???


Peace, Love, Circles

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Rixatrix
Rixatrix

paranoid of gov't conspiracies
Location: USA
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2003
Total posts: 217
Posted:i showed my 1 1/2 yr old niece my poi today it was cute she was playing with them, i'm definately gonna teach her when she's older!

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bluecat
bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:Quote:
Quote:

Now when I go out clubbing I find that my arms start moving so that I am doing an invisible weave etc. to the music.



Haha yeah! instead of liquid glowstick dancing I move into doing the weave and windmill with them I have no idea what it looks like but hey!




aaaaaah. the classic "personwithoutpoi" moves....

biggrin


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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Wizz
-er-pops
Location: UK
Member Since: 19th Sep 2003
Total posts: 206
Posted:I am glad that it is a recognised phenomena. I will look out for it in others.

It could be a good conversation starter. ubbidea


Poi... it's an obsession.

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:buying lots of licorice laces and making monkey fist poi and braided strings out of them, and then practicing with them

looks pointedly at mech

**giggles**


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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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:Quote:
buying lots of licorice laces and making monkey fist poi and braided strings out of them, and then practicing with them

looks pointedly at mech

**giggles**



what my edible poi are amazing, you know it, i know it we all kno it, poi form starberry laces are cool

thanks p lady kiss


Step (el-nombrie)

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:biggrin

yes the edible poi were quite good....tasting ubblol

and they worked a very lovely whip biggrin

another symptom of poi addiction.......
turning in your resignation to your job earlier so you can go to a poi party

looks pointedly at pink

**giggles**


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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Pink...?
Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:ubbangel Too right!

Working an extra month but missing Joe's...or having a month's less money and going to Joe's.... easy choice biggrin

ubblove


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol

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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Kapura Mataaro
Kapura Mataaro

HoP resident longboarder.
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2004
Total posts: 195
Posted:i gotta say, living in a place like Tasmania (that little island under Australia) the scene is pretty hard-core and you can notice a group of poi/staffers...we talk different, dance stupid and generally don't feel comfortable talking to people who have no idea what we are talking about... ubbloco

"surely a longboarding fire spinner should have no trouble getting some action!"- NYC....

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originalsmit
originalsmit

addict
Location: nottingham, england. cornwall ...
Member Since: 28th Aug 2003
Total posts: 469
Posted:on the symptoms list i think its important to register one thing.
Wthdrawal symptoms.
they hurt, i put my shoulder out with joes monster poi on saturday and had a 4 day break. 4DAYS WITH NO POI
you start getting headaches, nausea, palpitations, loss of appetite, start poiing without poi.
so i did some last night, my shoulder felt good but my knee dislocated, thats really psinful. STILL IT DIDNT STOP ME NO IT DIDNT STOP ME I CARRIED ON YES THATS RIGHT LITTLE KIDDIES DAMAGE IS FINE PAIN DOESNT HURT.
*calms down*
right im off to go and buy some parrafin before tonights spin


my original signature was tooo long.
this one is shorter

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:after having poi dream, waking up and have to try what you just did
otherwise all of the above


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Stained_Whisper
Stained_Whisper

Lighting up the darkness, one performance at a time
Location: south africa
Member Since: 13th Dec 2006
Total posts: 161
Posted:when you start to show off your burns, scars ECT, and telling this amazing poi story how you got them, and immediately pick up your poi to practice the move again

***********************************************
You are the only problem you will ever have
and you are the only solution

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Stained_Whisper
Stained_Whisper

Lighting up the darkness, one performance at a time
Location: south africa
Member Since: 13th Dec 2006
Total posts: 161
Posted:i was told this by my hubby when he started teaching me... never believed him until i played with fire...

You actually like the smell of the feul and the burnt hair smile


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You are the only problem you will ever have
and you are the only solution

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:starting unofficial poi classes (ages of attendees so far: 12- 50 something) at the school you're teaching in China because

A) you think Chinese kids would be able to do some kickass stuff with a bit of practise

B) you want someone to say: 'Hey check out this cool antispin thing!' to and have them understand you


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Zenooph
Zenooph

psychadelic pyro
Location: Johannesburg
Member Since: 26th Aug 2006
Total posts: 570
Posted:You see someone walking 2 dogs and your first thoughts are:
'Dog Poi'


Normality is the playground of the unimaginative

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Stained_Whisper
Stained_Whisper

Lighting up the darkness, one performance at a time
Location: south africa
Member Since: 13th Dec 2006
Total posts: 161
Posted:you cant stop thinking about it, you busy practicing a new move, and you dopnt get it right, ill fall asleep at night, trying to work out the poi move in my mind... over and over again.

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You are the only problem you will ever have
and you are the only solution

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SunnySammy
SunnySammy

Watching the Sky
Location: Cambridge(ish)/Bath Spa Uni
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 453
Posted:my housemate caught me doing some kind of 'air-poi' redface the other day in the kitchen redface

well it is winter! . . . redface


sunny
I jumped into the river, what did i see?
Black-eyed angels swam with me. wink

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Tom_Shill
Tom_Shill

enthusiast
Location: Brighton
Member Since: 19th Dec 2005
Total posts: 213
Posted: Written by: Zenooph


You see someone walking 2 dogs and your first thoughts are:
'Dog Poi'



Haha, definately! I do all the invisible stuff too, flowers happen a lot when we're all sat around in the kitchen. The real telling one is then switching to antispin flowers and thinking, 'yeah this feels cool' but to everyone else you're just waving your arms around like you were before.

Idiots. smile


Will those capable of telekinesis please raise my hand?

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eeek
member
Location: Cottbus
Member Since: 9th Nov 2003
Total posts: 38
Posted:you think the bartender who juggles two bottle is lame because:
- he uses pyrotechnical cold fire
- uses only two even without a chain

you find yourself twirling each plastic bag after going shopping... even though the content is fragile

you have spend hundreds of hours practising moves, travelling for thousands of kilometers to meet fellow spinner but still think you suck


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MikefromGlos
MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England
Member Since: 10th Jul 2006
Total posts: 985
Posted:for me its being knowen as circus man by new people i meet in glos kinda annoying but hay lol

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:you twirl your scarf because you can

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:you contemplate how to do anything and everything antispin (no, seriously)

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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_3C_
_3C_

Daywalker
Location: Dublin!
Member Since: 13th Feb 2007
Total posts: 215
Posted:You have a bad day (or maybe even not that bad....could be a normal day) and you can't wait to get a lil open space to you can spin spin spin! and that makes the whole day soooooo much better!

You're so eager to learn new tricks and improve your style that, you feel like you're gonna explode

you just love that "new poi" smell


Speed of Dark: As yet unmeasured, but believed to be faster than light owing to its ability to move so quickly out of light's way. -- Terry Pratchett

[total number of times I've been hit in the head with poi: 10! <--- Double Digits!!!!]

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Flamez
Flamez

member
Location: Cape Town The Mother City
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2006
Total posts: 56
Posted:You have been poing for about a year. Moved out of the house a month ago. When you visit your parents, your mother and little brother is standing on the lawn one with a set of commets the other with makeshift practice poi trying to outdo each other.

And your father standing on one side shouting: "Now where's the friggin fire!!!"

I suppose it runs in the family hey!?!


"My mind not only wanders, sometimes it leaves completely."

"Insanity is my only means of relaxation."

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_3C_
_3C_

Daywalker
Location: Dublin!
Member Since: 13th Feb 2007
Total posts: 215
Posted: Written by: Flamez


You have been poing for about a year. Moved out of the house a month ago. When you visit your parents, your mother and little brother is standing on the lawn one with a set of commets the other with makeshift practice poi trying to outdo each other.

And your father standing on one side shouting: "Now where's the friggin fire!!!"

I suppose it runs in the family hey!?!



It's proof that it's contagious anyway biggrin


Speed of Dark: As yet unmeasured, but believed to be faster than light owing to its ability to move so quickly out of light's way. -- Terry Pratchett

[total number of times I've been hit in the head with poi: 10! <--- Double Digits!!!!]

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