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Posted: firstly: never eat a live octopus before attempting to "chase the sun"
secondly: try with only one poi first.
thirdly: try using the other hand only
fithly: this shoudl be forthly really
second fifthly: you need to do the same number of beats (rotation) of each poi, on either side of your head. I.e. If you do 2 rotations on one side, you have to do 2 on the other side. If you do different numbers, the poi will always tangle, unless you are using Dom's Stringless Poi.
Does that help?
Hang on.. you said hands... erm..
have you seen the animation here
simian110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY 3,149 posts Location: London
Posted: cutting the tails off?
not a bad idea... i find tails really horrible to use.
but i suppose they do look pretty.
try this instead: if you're tangling up, it might mean you're not moving your hands in sync enough. A steady rhythm might help, are you listening to music when you practice?
you could also try doing the move holding both ends of a shortish stick (or wooden spoon or whatever) in your hands to get used to moving them at the same speed, and keeping the distance between them constant - which should help
oh and i'd suggest starting with your hands in front of you, sway the poi to one side, then as they swing back swoosh them up and behind your head.
if all goes well then they won't tangle and/or hit you in the face
ooh and its easier to learn to do it both ways (clockwise and anti-clockwise) than to learn one way and much later re-learn how to do it the other way.
edit - doh. late help. ah never mind... EDITED_BY: simian (1082390186)
"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."
Posted: dammit! I knew i shouldn't have had that octopuss....
that does help...i tink it was the beats i was doing wrong..i was trying to get the hang of swinging them infront of me first without going into the second bit...thats not possible is it? the video dint help...i cant make out her hands properly, but ta n e way