MrConfused
MrConfused

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Member Since: 12th Jan 2002
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Posted:I have lots of work to do at the moment, so obviously I'm spending more time than usual poi'ing to avoid doing it, and I was just wondering if anyone ever experiences the same frustration with *nearly* getting new moves? I've almost got a couple in the last two days, nothing overly complicated (crossover in front followed immediately by crossover behind (goes well into btb weave, btw) and 5 beat btb weave), but I haven't got them quite right yet, so I can get them going for a few swings and then it'll all go horribly wrong and I'll hit myself. I think this is where the frustration lies - I CAN get them going, but not always.
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Just wondering if anyone else finds it works like this, or can you just suddenly pick up a move and do it consistently straight off (as one of my friends managed with the btb weave - that took me hours of whacking my legs to get right!)?rant overJ


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Glåss
Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 8th Nov 2001
Total posts: 2523
Posted:hey Jeph, I used to... but I found that when I was frustrated, I was fighting against your poi, not flowing with them.So I stopped trying soo hard, Leave the moves for a while and then come back and found that I could do them much betterer.Its not about fighting the poi, its about efficiency of groovement.flow, Glass

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Dom
Dom

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Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:"efficiency of groovement" I like that!I think glass will agree with me when I say - go slow and chill! with a slow moving poi you feel a lot more where they are and where they're going and that really helps when figuring out a move. Slow is the way to go.

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MrConfused
MrConfused

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Posted:Actually, I don't normally swing all that fast when I'm learning (haven't since I attempted to teach a few people, who swung them around furiously and hit themselves lots). It's just that with btb moves, I find the wrist action is quite difficult to get to grips with, so I have to swing a little faster than I normally would to keep the momentum going - you can't feel where your poi are going if they're not going anywhere!Cheers for the advice anyway.Hopefully I'll get that btb 5 beat down in the next week - then I'll stick it on video for the next COL comp.
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Knoxious
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Member Since: 25th Feb 2002
Total posts: 420
Posted:Frustration? Of course! If all the moves came first time, where would the joy in nailing that move you've been practicing for ever be? Practise and more practice is the only way and really the only answer.Frustration and then the joy of absolving your frustration is a major motivator (for me, at least) to swing!ps apologes if I sound like a rambling old hippy heh heh------------------I am the God of hellfire and I bring you...

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bebhinn
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Location: ireland
Member Since: 3rd Jan 2002
Total posts: 18
Posted:yeah, wow, "effieciency of groovement". Mind if i plagerise that to put on a tshirt??

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bebhinn
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Location: ireland
Member Since: 3rd Jan 2002
Total posts: 18
Posted:and sorry for my heinously bad spelling

...that's not flying, it's falling, with style...

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Not for using "heinously" in a sentence?

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

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Glåss
Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 8th Nov 2001
Total posts: 2523
Posted:its a bloomin marvelous expression, but credit for this one, the first time i heard it was our friendly moderator [josh] in reply to his own question in the thread:What makes some spinners sexy? 16th nov 2001 http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001784.htmlIts
quiet a good thread that one(ooh -Dom- and Cantus were in that thread as well, how time flys).Knox you rambling old hippy. You better go post on that thread.heinious, a big word, a bit like marmalade.Gravity, can't juggle with it, can't juggle without it, a bit like frustration really. hang on, no ones made any dirty comments about getting rid of frustration. we got knox, cantus and glass all staff kids in this thread, I'm sure one of us could put together some kind of weak pun about how you could work away your frustration by playing with you stick... can I try first...Latas potatasDrew_____________________________In case of emergency, break...


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Cantus
Cantus

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Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:I have no idea what you mean Glass.

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

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