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bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel
Member Since: 12th Jan 2004
Total posts: 1113
Posted:how long do you practice a day?

I practice from 1 hour to 4 hours a day.

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Tao Star
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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 30th May 2003
Total posts: 1662
Posted:i practice differently depending on what ive just learnt and waht i'm about to learn.

i've been juggling like all day for the last week or so, but haven't really done any poi for ages.

sometimes i go a week without, sometimes it's constantly.


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Yeah - it changes...
Currently about 2 hours a day, but I'm on a bit of learning streak at the momnet, coupled with Glasto rehearsals eek


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hexagonic
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Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 18th Feb 2004
Total posts: 1687
Posted:I usually practice for about two hours a day

Every day


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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:at the moment alot, cos im sposed to be revising and its sunny.

probably a couple of hours a day- but i dont call it practise... tongue


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Beth
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Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2003
Total posts: 1262
Posted:Hardly at all. About 5 minutes every other day... if that! But now its sunny its up to about 10 minutes cool

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:It varys. My staff is at school, so I can practice a lot, but I love practicing in the summer!

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Bird
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Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:Hmmmmm!

Normally about an hour or so every day, maybe a bit more when the weather is nice!

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Mele
Mele

A perth girl gone walkabout...
Location: Back home in Perth WA
Member Since: 30th Oct 2003
Total posts: 396
Posted:
I practice when other people are, i don't really have time to set aside as dedicated practice time, so when we meet up every week for a burn, I practice then smile


I smile because i have no idea whats going on!! biggrin

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Medusa
Medusa

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Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...
Member Since: 25th Nov 2003
Total posts: 1433
Posted:Practice?? What's that?

I am a bit slack I practise whenever someone organises a get together or someone wants a fire twirler at their party.

I generally lead a very busy lifestyle so I don't have much time to practice at all.


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MEERCAT
MEERCAT

A Meerkat that eats chicken
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 27th May 2002
Total posts: 194
Posted:
God dam it i have alot of work to do ..i wish i could practice bout 4 hours ..i only get bout 1 hour...... and thats pushing it .....how do people find the time to practice more than that ????????confused


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Location: Portland Oregon USA
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 8506
Posted:just depends with what is going on. Normally 3 to 5 times a week and for a couple of hours each.

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Location: brizvegas
Member Since: 13th Oct 2003
Total posts: 3776
Posted:wow...you guys practice a lot!! i get in maybe an hour or two a week! no wonder i'm still pretty dodgy at it! ubblol



i guess not having a backyard could be a problem! i practice inside a lot - but my roof has this wierd sponged-on paint that sends little white flecks of paint everywhere when i hit it! (dang being tall!)



hmm... ubblol



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Location: Portland Oregon USA
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
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Posted:Practice alot? eek Is that what this thread is about? I thought it was "What do you do when you get bored" thread. wink

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Faberg
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Location: Dublin, Ireland
Member Since: 26th Aug 2003
Total posts: 1459
Posted:hmmm.... anywhere between 1 & 7 times a week, for anywhere between 10 minutes & a few hours. just depends on how busy/bored i am..... weavesmiley

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:I have a lovely big garden so when it's sunny I'd say an hour a day minimum on the grass, but when it's not sunny then I spend the same time in my living room smashing cups and candle holders and hitting GeorgeB with flying poi biggrin

erm....I mean....I don't actually practice only in my mind and then my spirit quides me when I spin ubbangel

All my practice is with (glowing) socks tho, thus my fire is not as high a standard but that will change during falmouth/Glasto I'm sure!


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Eera
old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay
Member Since: 29th May 2003
Total posts: 1107
Posted:Not as much as I used to. If I see a new move I'll play with it until I've got it, but otherwise I'm being a bit slack. I need a good spanking to get motivated.

There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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Durbs
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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:spank
That help?
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:about an hour a fortnight frown

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:I juggle everyday with balls and when my clubs are here (dammit butterfingers are soooo much slower than HoP!) that will go up tenfold. My poi have broken and i havnt got round to fixing them yet, but i have around 2-3 burn nights a week plus spinning with random objects at home and school all the time. And with my devil stick i pick it up as and when i feel like it. ive been neglecting the poor thing recently frown

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coleman
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big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:me too smile

i at least have a quick juggle every day but i wouldn't call all of it 'practice' - sometimes its for fun others just to waste some time waiting for trains and such.

when i do that i generally juggle solid tricks that i don't drop much.

more often than not i manage to get between 30 mins and 2 hours in most days and anything over 30 mins is usually spent on refining things i can't do very well or learning new stuff rather than juggling tricks i can already do well.

what clubs did you choose aimee?


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Parafinfairy

old hand
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 5th Sep 2003
Total posts: 845
Posted:Apart from the last couple of weeks when Durbs has been setting a strict practice regime, I'd say I practice once a week for about three hours with the Burnt Toast people. Then again a lot of that time is taken up talking and eating pies!!

Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

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Pheonnexx
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Location: Plymouth, UK
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2003
Total posts: 89
Posted:Hmm having exams recently has slowed my practice down but i usually get an hour every couple of days which lets me learn slowly. Sometimes i have these great learning spurts after meetin up with sum1 else that use poi but those arent very often.

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Richee
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Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:
I do not practise, just do.


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GottaLoveIt
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Location: Stevenage
Member Since: 21st Sep 2003
Total posts: 883
Posted:Ya know what, I think I spend more time on here than I do spinning.... I'm a big old fake.

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Mags The Jedi
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Location: Cornwall, UK
Member Since: 30th May 2004
Total posts: 2020
Posted:I "practice", by which i mean "attempt to learn something new" about once a week.

I haka poi every day.


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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:I try to have a play every day for about an hour and a half (when it's not raining, too windy or too hectic, so really, about 3/4 times a week!!).
But I only set fire to them about once a fortnight (cos my wicks are kinda wrecked).
I'm going to do my first fireshow tonight, outside Milk in Belfast.
I'm kindof nervous... when I was travelling it was ok, cos I was meeting lots of other twirlers and we could all encourage each other, but because I'm on my own here I seem to be losing confidence that the dance actually looks ok...
Oh well, I know it'll be ok once I get going smile


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NOiA
NOiA

stranger
Location: The Netherlands
Member Since: 19th Jun 2004
Total posts: 2
Posted:: ) i practise only when i saw i new move i want to try...en than i will practise untill i can do the trick...and...i'm bored again : ) ubbrollsmile

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Written by:
what clubs did you choose aimee?


ah just some cheapees cos im just starting. Beard flare one peice club. mum looked at me like this umm ubblol when i asked for radical fish ones tee hee.

btw. the reason there being so slow is because they won't have them in purple until next week mad so naturally me being and impatient moose, rang them and asked for blue instead biggrin


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lorry
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Location: cheltenham, gloucestershire
Member Since: 8th May 2004
Total posts: 19
Posted:i dont have a set amount of time but i get outside a couple of times a day every day. sometimes i twirl for hours, other times only 5-10 minutes.

at the moment i have my finals and i go outside about once every hour. i find it really de-stresse me and i can concentrate so much better when i cum back.


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Lyra
spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it
Member Since: 24th Feb 2004
Total posts: 314
Posted:damn, you guys practice alot, i dont think of it as practicing at all, i just spin whenever i see my poi sitting there and feel like picking them up....peace

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