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Lillie Frog


Lillie Frog

not a stranger
Location: wales

Total posts: 558
Posted:Hello
I was doing poi a lot earlier this year, then Ihad to stop because I was ill. Now I am better I have fixed my fire poiand I am doing it again. However I am still rubbish at it. I am trying to learn from the Michal Kahn book but the girl in it keeps laughing at me. I have seen another book on the website, by a german guy, Klaus Scheuermann. Does anyone use it, is it any good? Does anybody know?
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wouac
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

wouac

Poi-tato
Location: Iceberg 319, Canada

Total posts: 183
Posted:this isn't going to answer youre question but you'll probly find it alot easier to learn if you do it with a mate because then you got someone to work off of and you and comment on each others bad areas so if I were you I wouldn't bother getting a book and rather just find a buddy

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MEERCAT
BRONZE Member since May 2002

MEERCAT

A Meerkat that eats chicken
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 194
Posted:Klaus Scheuermann - dont understand a thing in that book it will confuse you confused ubbloco confused ubbloco

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Mags The Jedi
GOLD Member since May 2004

Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK

Total posts: 2020
Posted:If I can quote Malcolm: "Klaus has developed a more difficult way of learning poi by using a new graphical means similar to musical notes".

Sounds like hours of fun right there. biggrin

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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK

Total posts: 3009
Posted:Klaus is an highly enthusiastic and motivated guy. He's really nice. But his book is rather 'German'. A lot of different people's years of teaching experience got condensed into Michal's book and so it's probably the better of the two for most people.

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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Ki...

Total posts: 2216
Posted:you could try an get in touch with other peeps in wales. i think there's a thread in the events section... wink

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Lillie Frog


Lillie Frog

not a stranger
Location: wales

Total posts: 558
Posted:Thanks for the info, I won't get the German book right now, I'll stick with the cartoon girl, I just wish she wouldn't look so happy every time I get smacked in the face.
I'll look out for things happening here in Wales and for other poi doing people (is there a proper word for poi people) round my way.
Thanks


Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road

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Lyra
SILVER Member since Feb 2004

spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it, USA

Total posts: 314
Posted:its pretty general, but you can call poi/ staff people spinners or twirlers

you would probaly have more luck with a video


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:Lillie Frog I'm not sure how advanced you are in poi (I'm way down here in the beginners classes) but there are some good basic online lessons, here at HoP and Mot's place and Coley's site

I hope that helps. ubbrollsmile


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Lillie Frog


Lillie Frog

not a stranger
Location: wales

Total posts: 558
Posted:Cheers!
Iv'e had a look at them. domorepoi won't show me the pictures, but thats cos my puter needs a smack with a sledgehammer for being crap. Mots place looks good, gives a different view to some of the HOP films,
It should help a bit.
Thanks.


Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:You're most welcome.

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Mags The Jedi
GOLD Member since May 2004

Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK

Total posts: 2020
Posted:I'm kinda thinking about writing a staff manipulation book. Anyone interested (that means you Ben-Ja-Men) should get in touch.

Win and score.


"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:Make sure it has lots of easy to follow pics for people like me that can't get it from text !

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Lillie Frog


Lillie Frog

not a stranger
Location: wales

Total posts: 558
Posted:Text and pics,
idiots like me need loads of explanation, diagrams, pictures and anything else.
I've been looking at the staff lessons on HOP and thinking of finding a broom handle to play with, but there is only the video for most moves and once it has loaded it all happens so fast!


Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road

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