likwid
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Location: dallas, texas
Member Since: 19th Feb 2002
Total posts: 53
Posted:... a sport? [by definition, i mean]
"An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively"
--dictionary.com

"who would think poi is cool? thats a "sport" that needs to be [censored] in the ass." --[some stupid girl on xanga]

feel free to voice your opinion here, on her xanga, whatever...
[im curious as to what you peoples think, as well.. cool ]

ubbrollsmile

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Spanner
Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:Well...I wouldn't want to encourage any "board wars" behaviour...

...but another member of xanga also said...

Written by:
also -- if you want, i could get a poll kinda thing going on your xanga, to see how many people would say they liked or doing poi and or watching someone else do it... just lemme know. (and they could also say if they think poi is a sport or not!)



I wonder if she'd be convinced if we could get the majority of HoP's 7260 members to vote in favour of poi? ubblol

I don't think it's a sport smile


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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

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Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:well, some people consider lawn bowls and ball room dancing sports....

id rather define it as an artform rather than sport - for me it focuses on freedom of expression rather than brute muscle, strategy, and competition.


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likwid
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Location: dallas, texas
Member Since: 19th Feb 2002
Total posts: 53
Posted:Written by: Dentrassi

for me it focuses on freedom of expression rather than brute muscle, strategy, and competition.



my point exactly... there is no set rules w/ poi. and thats why its not a sport =]


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:and I've never played a competitive game of poi in my life! smile

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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duballstar
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Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 2216
Posted:yeah i think it's gotta become competative to be a sport really. but like aerobics it does keep you fit ( see here ) smile

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mrFlibble
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Location: York, UK
Member Since: 1st Mar 2003
Total posts: 455
Posted:she's 16 and yet has the maturity of an 10/11 year old.
and i thought girls were supposed to mature faster...


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Kapura Mataaro
Kapura Mataaro

HoP resident longboarder.
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2004
Total posts: 195
Posted:is she deranged? lolsign and i'm sorry, but i couldn't help myself...

"i couldn't help but notice you have an obsession with

censored ass, i wonder if thats a reflection of your personality...

- poi spinner.

no board war....what board war? where? i want in!!!


"surely a longboarding fire spinner should have no trouble getting some action!"- NYC....

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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:..is like staff, only it's almost as cool ubbangel

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GottaLoveIt
GottaLoveIt

Sponge
Location: Stevenage
Member Since: 21st Sep 2003
Total posts: 883
Posted:Lol, I just went to the page you posted.... what's going on there????
What is a censored ass?
I don't get it....


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lll
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Member Since: 17th May 2004
Total posts: 182
Posted:Dont they have olympic ribbon dancing? If so then this definately counts

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Actually, We had a bit of a competition at a festival I just got back from. It was REALLY fun.

Basically they just matched you up with someone and you spun against them and then the audience decided who won. It sounds competitive and stressful but it was actually really fun and light hearted. It was on the first night and it really brought the spinners together. I got beat by a sexy guy in a G-string trailing on his body... and deservedly so. smile [You don't wanna see me in a G-string... well, maybe you do... but it's an acquired taste.]

But I'd never say it was a sport since it does not have specific rules governing each move. It was a competition. Anything can be a competition. biggrin


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Tao Star
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Location: Bristol
Member Since: 30th May 2003
Total posts: 1662
Posted:Written by:
well, some people consider lawn bowls and ball room dancing sports....



i guess the difference is that anything you can comete in has rules, even more 'free' sports lke skaebaording or something have rules in competition.

never heard any poi rules though, so i would say it's not.


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coleman
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Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:by that definition, poi is not a sport.

by others it is.

but so are figure skating and skateboarding.

i would consider those and poi to be physical artforms (like dancing) that can have competitve elements overlayed.

the competition elements are pretty much independent of the artform imho.

however, for the record i do not consider ass f*ckin to be a sport either - i don't know if this affects the value of my previous opinions...


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Gidg
Gidg

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Location: Portland Oregon USA
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 8506
Posted:Poi is an art form. Just like Ballroom Dancing.

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pounce
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Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:i think poi is an artform, and like other artforms we do have competitions (*ahem* COL)

but i don't particularly see it as a sport


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SpitFire
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Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:poi is great exercise, and I'd consider it "athletic," but I wouldn't consider it a sport.

Like pounce, I consider it an artform that requires grace, and practice.


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Kapura Mataaro
Kapura Mataaro

HoP resident longboarder.
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2004
Total posts: 195
Posted:i'd have to agree with pounce, poi and staff and all the variants are all artforms; through and through...thats why skating is a lifestyle, as is poi and staff, but its also like poi and etc...an artform...hmm... ubbloco rolleyes ubbrollsmile

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certifiedloon
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Location: currently New Zealand
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2004
Total posts: 29
Posted:I think coleman's got it!

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lorry
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Location: cheltenham, gloucestershire
Member Since: 8th May 2004
Total posts: 19
Posted:i dont think i'd call it a sport. i agree with people above, it is more of an art form like dancing, + i wouldnt call dancing a sport, but then again i used to enter dance competitions, so does that make dancing a sport? how confusing. ubbloco

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Dr_Molly
Dr_Molly

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Location: Away from home
Member Since: 4th May 2004
Total posts: 2354
Posted:The Edinburgh University juggling society is a society and not a club because the sporting union people say that juggling is not a sport

and they must be clever, what with chosing to live in Edinburgh and all
smile

ps. is unicycling a sport? you could have races!


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Yeah, I never saw the Official Poi Rulebook. Given, I've only been doing this 3 years and I still suck at it...

Swimming is a sport. Poi is not.


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lll
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Member Since: 17th May 2004
Total posts: 182
Posted:seeing as This counts and has a good structure for judging and criteria.... why isnt poi a sport? has anyone ever suggested it to an olympic comittee? confused
are there any UK best poi person competitions? if not WHY NOT!!
what do you think? ubbidea


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MikeIcon
MikeIcon

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:Its really in the eye of the beholder. As someone has said, anything can be a sport.

Take frisbee for example. Two people can toss a frisbee around and its not a sport. But put two more people in there, throw some rules in and you got a sport called Ultimate Frisbee.

NYC gives a good example of how poi can be a sport. It involved multiple people, doing poi, with set rules to decide who "wins" Even if it was light hearted and just a fun thing to do, it can still technically be defined as a sport.


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Sunrise
Ivetka

Member Since: 24th May 2003
Total posts: 211
Posted:POI is ART form and POI ppl is ARTISTS... weavesmiley

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Burzaruka
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Member Since: 13th Apr 2004
Total posts: 233
Posted:Poi, can be a sport, or atleast could become a sport. It really isn't one now, but the foundation is there. Rules for a compitition can be made in a style much like olympic figureskating and what not. You can do whatever move/trick you want, but your preformance must contain a specific list of tricks.

As far as the chick, scary... someone said she had the maturity of a 10/11 year old.... yeah, I think you're giving her a bit more credit than she diserves.

Any how, poi is a wonderfully fun thing to do, be it sport or art, does it really matter? As long as you enjoy it.

Ohh and if that poi doesnt require muscles.... come spin my doubles tongue 12 inches total of wicking ing length and then the chain.... yeah you need some muscle to spin those babies smile Sorry that was a shameless plug form my babies hehe tongue


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Good
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Location: a mountaintop in Colorado
Member Since: 25th Sep 2003
Total posts: 55
Posted:sport (sprt, sport) noun

1. An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
2. An active pastime; recreation.
3. a. Mockery; jest: He made sport of his own looks. b. An object of mockery, jest, or play: treated our interests as sport. c. A joking mood or attitude: She made the remark in sport.

I like # 3 the best!


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