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Dut
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

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Location: Nashville, TN, USA

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Posted:I bought a pair of chained, rubber ball practice poi about a year and a half ago, but didn't practice much. They were basically an impulse buy at a local open air market that had a nice juggling booth. I've never done any juggling before (i still couldn't juggle three balls if you paid me), but I had been into some Medieval Recreation in the past and learned to do a "figure eight" with two swords. This transfered well to the poi, and became my first trick (before I could even spin them overhand or underhand to the side of my body. =) It also took me a bout two tries to figure out what's apparently known as the "low wave". I've found this site, and started practicing again recently. I can do all the fun newb stuff like spinning the balls to the side of me overhand and underhand.. turning around to switch from overhand to underhand (go homeofpoi.com!), all of the front-side versions of the "butterfly" line, etc. I have a few questions that I'll post in the appropriate forum, but I also just wanted to say "HI" and let you all know that I'd been lurking for a bit and joined the ranks. =)Also, if you're in New Orleans, and want to meet up and show off / teach me how not to develop bad habits, I'd love to get an email from you.-- Dutps. Do I tell people that I "spin poi"? or is there some other verb that is more often used? heh. me == silly newb. =)[This message has been edited by Dut (edited 22 March 2002).]

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M@TT


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Location: Pensacola, FL, USA

Total posts: 34
Posted:Hey. I'm from Pensacola, which is relatively close. I should be over in New Orleans this summer visiting a friend. I'd love to get together and spin. Have you worked up to fire yet??? You can e-mail me or IM me. decatur540@hotmail.com AIM s/n: decatur540------------------ -M@TTKeep the fire burning.

-M@TTKeep the fire burning.

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:So you've been lurking for a while but you don't know to put your details in the Home Of Poi Roll Call? Or to look for others in your area in the Meet Others section?

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

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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2996
Posted:Careful Cantus, your nicotine withdrawal is showing!!!
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Hi Dut, nice to have you on board (bad, bad pun). Here are some poi verbs:spintwirlburn (ahhhhh, flamage!!)I am sure you can find plenty more.R.


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:I was actually being more polite about it than Glowshow or Welcome Matt usually are. And at no point did I call points on it. I figured if I came in and got all that out of the way first then it'd save someone else coming along and whining about it being in the wrong section etc later.I gave Dut links to the right sections and everything.

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

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Sorry that was a little harsh. But I think i was slightly fairer than some of the replies there have been of late due to tis damn point system thing.

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

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Total posts: 3989
Posted:Kudo's to C@ntus...Its one thing to tell someone to do a search, but to actually provide a link proves that you have made an effort yourself to make things easier for the new people.I'd like to see everyone who suggests a search or a place to look to at least provide an address if not a link, as I feel it promotes a more responsible feel to our community.Oops and welcome Dut...good to see you on board (hee hee hee, i'm not gonna forget that pun for a long time)------------------Charles (AKA INFERNO)newdolbel@hotmail.comhttp://juggle.co.nz/fire/fire.html

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* Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Posted:Sorry Cantus,It was meant to sound a lot lighter than it did. Blame it on a long long week.Take care of yourself & smile. R.

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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The Welcome Matt


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Location: Manchester NH USA

Total posts: 193
Posted:at no point did I ever think I was being rude... I usually always provided a link to where new people could find thier destination.Sorry if I ever came across in a rude tone or something...
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Matt------------------I dreamt that I ate a 10 pound marshmellow and then when I woke up, my pillow was gone!


I dreamt that I ate a 10 pound marshmellow and then when I woke up, my pillow was gone!

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Dut
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

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Location: Nashville, TN, USA

Total posts: 380
Posted:thanks for the welcome. =) i understand and take no offense to your "points" game. i didn't get the impression that anyone was being rude. =) actually, i had both added myself to the Meet Others section, and visited the roll call already. =)In order to get points for answering a question by telling me to search for something, you'd have to go with this link to go along with the only question i did ask, which was pretty much the "spin or dance?" question. =) hah!POINT!?I think I'm going to go about telling people I "Fire Dance" as opposed to spinning, etc, and even though i have not worked up to fire yet. =)-- dut, newb with points. =){Day 3 of Solo Poi Practice: "Reverse Weave"}[This message has been edited by Dut (edited 24 March 2002).]

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rex


rex

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Location: Holiday, FL, USA

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Posted:heh, i like this guy.welcome to the board Dut
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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Total posts: 3989
Posted:What's this? A newbie being sensible, logical and already trying things before being told???!?!?!?!
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Bugger! I guess all us regulars better start following his example
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------------------Charles (AKA INFERNO)newdolbel@hotmail.comhttp://juggle.co.nz/fire/fire.html


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