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Tlight
member
Location: London
Member Since: 7th Sep 2001
Total posts: 189
Posted:This is strictly for people with staff AND poi. Okay to be blunt the question is, do you prefer staff or poi?Currently I prefer staff but that might be because I am far better on staff than poi.

I hope you realize how pissed I am.

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phunky
old hand
Location: Edmonton, AB
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 877
Posted:Most people are going to answer with what they started off first. There's still some biased here. I do prefer poi because of the shear number of things you can do. Though i'm not good enough with a staff to make that judgement, maybe you can do more with a staff i dunno.------------------[]Dhuong-Vu Truong==== []Dhunky ====

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:I'm a thousand times better with staff/s. I've got well into poi in the last 3 days (but the recent bout of sunshine has a paw in that also).I'm gonna vote for staff as favourite. Because I know I'm reasonably good with them and I can do more with them too.

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

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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)
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Location: San Diego, California, USA
Member Since: 21st Dec 2001
Total posts: 1325
Posted:I like both. I'm just better with poi.

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Gruff
member
Location: Gloucester
Member Since: 9th Oct 2001
Total posts: 106
Posted:Im with Kinudin! (but getting rapidly, progressivly better with staff!)

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fluffy napalm fairy
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land
Member Since: 12th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3638
Posted:I'm with gruff - apart from the rapid part

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:Staff works better for me. I have to try soooo much harder with poi, & I get that little concentrating crease across my brow...I don't think I will ever do poi easily or naturally, but i have fun & that is what counts.
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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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adamrice
adamrice

poo-bah
Location: Austin TX USA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2000
Total posts: 1015
Posted:I've been doing poi longer, and it seemed to come more naturally to me. But I'm enjoying the staff a lot, and have started practicing with doubles (hard!).

Laugh while you can, monkey-boy

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MrConfused
MrConfused

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Location: I wish I knew
Member Since: 12th Jan 2002
Total posts: 529
Posted:At the moment, poi, if only because I've been at it longer and can do more with it. But then, even though I've only just started staff, it seems to be coming a lot more easily than poi ever did. Maybe a convert in the making......

If you're not confused, you're not thinking about things hard enough.

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:All the best people do staff. Those that can't, unicycle.....Where is pk BTW?[This message has been edited by Cantus (edited 31 March 2002).]

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

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Spiral
Spiral

Oolering Man
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Member Since: 12th Jan 2002
Total posts: 729
Posted:I started on poi, been poiing for about 7 or 8 months now. Started doing staff last weekend, I think its my favourite, I feel more comfortable with it. So right now my vote goes on the staff.
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:I can do a little poiu, 5beat fountains, btb an stuff but I way prefer the staff, as will be shown by my number of posts in the 'poi moves' section. I however have a reason, when you stop spinning a staff, the staff stops. Its a lovly mecanism and one Ive come to apriceate after doing poi. n'way...LoveN

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:oh yeah, phunky,I think theres an almost infinate variety of moves with both toys, just a case of finding them (there is a large number of thigs you cant do too)
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This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
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Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:Heh, my staff doesn't always stop spinning when i do.... ok, so I'm new! I can't really do much with my staff, but i like it because it really gives me the feeling of dancing (and occasionally the feeling of immense pain and the task of explaining cuts and hand sized bruises...). I like poi tho because they listen to me (i almost always get them to stop away from my body) but yet i'm not really in control, completly... i dunno. it's still sort of a technical thing, but my poi and i have bonded, especially after hitting me in the head a few times. And I can take them anywhere, because they never get that far out of control, where as a wicked staff throw has this way of disapeering off into the distance....

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)
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Location: San Diego, California, USA
Member Since: 21st Dec 2001
Total posts: 1325
Posted:I was wondering where that large stick that hit me on the head came from...

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Hey look, Nix has stopped pretending to be European and has put actual places now.....

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

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:swears at cantus..vote UNICYCLES!!

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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PK_
PK_

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Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:WellPoi is my first choicebut i prefer meteors over staff cos i can do more with meteors than i can with staff and double staff.. not really my cup of teaAs cantus was told staff is for gurls..no offence to you all on HOP just aimed towards cantus there!! haha
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PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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The Welcome Matt
member
Location: Manchester NH USA
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 193
Posted:I just picked up staff a couple of weeks ago and I think that it is just as addicting as poi. But I can still do twice as much with poi so thats my fav. at the moment. Anyone have any pics of meteors in action? I am dying to see what they look like, I can't quite grasp how you do it...------------------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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Charles
Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:Staff are better for fire because you have to try really hard to tangle them and give yuourself thrid degree burns.Poi are better than staff when it comes to transport, coz they take uphardly any room.But unicycles beat both...
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Charles
Charles

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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:Staff are better for fire because you have to try really hard to tangle them and give yuourself thrid degree burns.Poi are better than staff when it comes to transport, coz they take uphardly any room.But unicycles beat both...
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The Welcome Matt
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Location: Manchester NH USA
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 193
Posted:I tried a Unicycle once.. I fell flat on my bum. I don't think I have ever tried since. I couldn't sit comfortably for a few weeks
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I dreamt that I ate a 10 pound marshmellow and then when I woke up, my pillow was gone!

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PK_
PK_

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Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:yay fer charles
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PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Dom
Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:I like all my toys best
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Those toys that I'm good at (poi type things) I can spin happily till the cows wake up. However when it comes to my other toys (staff, contact, clubs, diablo) I really enjoy the challenge of learning and the fun you can have messing around with something you really have no idea about. I may suck bigtime, but it's damn good fun! However, sometimes I'm not in the mood for hitting myself or endlessly picking things up, and then I'll choose poi.


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SickpuPpy
SickpuPpy

Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1100
Posted:Poi are dastardly demonic devices. They keep attacking my floppy bits.

I am a freaking ninja with a staff , but my favorite is chain whip. I'm still working on rope dart though.


Jesus helps me trick people.

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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:Started with single staff and moved onto poi. Probably play with my poi more at the moment. Love both.
ade


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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:Started with single staff and moved onto poi. Probably play with my poi more at the moment - I think it's probably because I have a number of different sorts of poi, so depending on my mood or the situation - there's a poi that suits. Love both though.
ade


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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Damn, now I have pk and charles against me.

Don't you have to be a virgin to ride a unicycle?


"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
Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:You don't have to be a virgin, but it does pay to wear cycle pants

And why am I against you Cantus, guess I've (wait for it...

"lost the THREAD again!!!!!"

(muffled giggling at own silly pun)

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Amber
Amber

newbie
Location: Cairns, Australia
Member Since: 6th Mar 2001
Total posts: 48
Posted:i would have to say poi are definitly prettier. i probably spin faster with poi than staff, but i really love to use both. but then you have double stix, which i would have to say is my absolute favourite after picking them up a few weeks ago. so much more fire and everyone tells me they look amazing

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Akshat Saraf
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Member Since: 15th Jan 2014
Total posts: 2
Posted:I use poi, but I would love to learn staff! I just need gear (can't afford it as of now), and of course, lessons. So would there be an easy way to make a staff (I can't afford LED lights or Kevlar yet).

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