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*+*Jo-anne*+*
*+*Jo-anne*+*

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Posted:Does any one here not do poi?
I dont...I dance instead ubblove
hehe.... biggrin


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Doc Lightning
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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Posted:Um...this is a poi board. There are probably a few people here who don't do poi, but they do staff or juggling or other object manipulation arts.

-Mike )'(
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MillenniuM
MillenniuM

Hyperloops suck

Member Since: 10th Jul 2003
Total posts: 595
Posted:Most of the people that don't spin poi you'd probably find on the staff forum.

By the way, if you're a dancer, you might want to look in to Fire Fans or Fire Fingers. They're very much an artform designed for dancers, as you use your entire body to dance and your movements are stylized by the flames biggrin


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oli
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Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
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Posted:i argree that what with this being a poi forum, most of us probably do spin poi smile

what kid of dancing do you do?
i dance with my poi smile


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They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
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Posted:Aye, dancing can only be accentuated by poi. Maybe try out some poi moves and incorporate them in your dance?

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Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Posted:I don't do poi....

however I use double staff, double crosses, fire fans, fire fingers etc


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:You don't poi?

Who knew? I didn't figure you'd be that type of girl, Flash! wink tongue


-Mike )'(
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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:mate for the reckon i had little idea what poi was when i started twirling. don't remember seeing non-staff on fire before that either!
mamma always said i was special ubbrollsmile


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Twisthem488
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Posted:well, ive tried poi, but i cant do much anything other than something like a horizontal weave if its even that. i uh... i suck so i dont consider myself a poi'er, but i do do staff, crystal stix, toss juggling, contactjuggling ect ubbrollsmile

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Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
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Posted:Quote:
You don't poi?

Who knew?



Naturally, I don't do poi. It's soooo three years ago. tongue I made the decision many years ago that I would remain a loyal staffer and would never fall into this poi idol worship thing. Everyone does poi and it really ain't that hard to make it look half-decent to an untrained eye (just do the weave fast!!), but to make double staff look good - well, you have to have SOME talent to be able to pull that off... tongue


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Posted:Ooooh, them's fightin' words!

hug weavesmiley


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
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Posted:Ya know, its funny. I just recently started learning some basic doubles staves moves with that in mind. Im a poi'er at heart and will remain loyal but I like how basic stuff looks good with doubles cuz there are 4 fire balls to play with. I think its also a bit easier to learn the hard stuff with doubles once you know the hard stuff with poi wink

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Posted:ubblol

good one.

wink


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Kaji
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Location: Vansterdam
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Posted:Quote:
Everyone does poi and it really ain't that hard to make it look half-decent to an untrained eye (just do the weave fast!!), but to make double staff look good - well, you have to have SOME talent to be able to pull that off... tongue



I completly agree. It takes talent and skill to spin staff, and make it look good. Now some may say that spinning staff is easier, and they are right. Any idoit can twirl a stick, but it takes real skills and talent to make it look good. I don't (not to say I can't) spin poi because too many people spin them, they are very easy to impress people with and thats not why I spin, staff is way more challenging, and the most important reason of all: The nut cracker factor. This is the likely hood of a large heavy flaming object coming in contact with my nuts. Poi and poi like toys have an extremely high nut cracker factor. Nuff said ubbloco


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:actually, I think this is a personal thing. I thought learning staff was much easier than learning poi. I don"t do double staff though... I'll admit that ain't easy.

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:i'd say quite a large percentage of people who post here don't really do much poi beyond basics, they spend much higher magnitudes of time lazing online talking about it than practicing tongue

Honestly, i can count the amount of times i've spun poi since last summer on my hands (poi is definately a sociable summer activity, the novelty/warmth of fire does wear off on cold rainy days after a while), but i've posted maybe 500 times since then, and I'm sure i'm not the only one!


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Rouge Dragon
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Location: without class distinction
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Posted:*tentatively raises hand*
damn being in year 12...and just as holidays hit i have a sprained ankle! next week! NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (ive been saying that a lot tho...dammmit)


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

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Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester
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Posted:Flid

I quite agree with you. I've probably spun poi 5 times this year. I'm not very good at poi either...can just about do the basics weavesmiley I come on here tho and i spend quite a lot of time on here. I juggle more than everything else i do combined, but I find it very welcoming here. I never go into the poi/staff/toher toys moves threads, but contribute to other threads.

*scratches head and wonder what i'm trying to say*

maybe after the summer i will do some poi and staff worth talking of. This site has so much more to offer than just poi and staff threads ubbrollsmile


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*+*Jo-anne*+*
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Posted:lol...i dance..ballet ubbloco


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Carpal \'Tunnel

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Posted:^*$%^* jo ~][#;#;[#;{~;' anne ..%*$^%*%

may I just ask what your avatar is?

*gulp* It looks like someone out of a boy band eek


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
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Posted:are they from blazin' squad?
they make me want to stick rusty pitch forks in my eyeballs spank


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
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Posted:*eeep!*
ive just been on your teen diary and if you live where I think you live then I can prolly see your house from my kitchen window!!! eek eek eek


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
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Posted:aimee, are you the person whose been standing outside my house with an anorak and a pair of binoculars?

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Posted:Er, sorry, Flid - that was me... I was erm...looking..for...my glasses, yes that was it glasses.

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*+*Jo-anne*+*
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Posted:heehee yeh its KENZIE (mahwha) form blazin squad kiss yum yum!!

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*+*Jo-anne*+*
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Posted::O:O
Where bouts do ya live then?! in pebsham yeh? smile
wow!! ubbloco its jo by the way..if u hadnt already realised
Jo from ict...blonde hair yeh u no?! ubbangel
:O:O
WOW1!!!!


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
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Posted:one of my friends went backstage in one of there concerts this past week end i think.......urgh......

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*+*Jo-anne*+*
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Posted:wow!! so u live in pebsham!! whoooo
lol...mahwha


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Carpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:no i don't tongue i live in the town next to you, but i live on a big hill so i can see all of pebby from my kitchen window, so i can shout out of it and say
'hello pebby tis aimee, here me roar' and you'll hear me = )


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*+*Jo-anne*+*
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Posted:you should shout out now, coz i have my windows open...so i shud hear u!! *opens ears* mahwha cool


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Carpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:ubblol
look outside tonight at about 8.30ish and you should see me with my tsaff screaming cos the flames are getting to near *hands head in shame* hehe


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