LifesDialatedPupil


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Location: South East Florida (U.S.)

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Posted:This is a rather strange thing to ask, I know, yet I need some help. I have only been been spinning for about 6 months and find i am stuck doing the same things (i.e. staying in one directon,forward, ) and have only recently found this wonderful haven of information that is -H.O.P.- So, I have watched the lessons and have tried them with some success, yet whenever I do a little show for friends I revert to what I know I can do. I mean it looks good, but I just cant seem to PROGRESS! Any and all ideas are accepted, and I wont hold any of you responsible for what happens to me during practice...

[ 08 July 2002, 10:57: Message edited by: LifesDialatedPupil ]


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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

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Location: Auckland, New Zealand

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Posted:* Visualise it in your mind before and while doing the moves.

* Put the Poi down and just do the movements on their own.

* Don't un-learn however, try to add the new moves to your growing list.

* Use one poi

* Use very different music to that you usually practice with.

* reward yourself with chocolate or something when you get something right.

* get a friend to talk to you about things that make you think so you forget about the Poi while paracticing.

* likewise, look at a faraway object while spinning, forget the Poi themselves.

* Do it much much much slower than you think you should.

* etc etc etc

(PS - this should probably be in the Technical Section, if you click on the little pencil-and-notepad icon it will let you shift this out of Social and into the Technical Section).

Good luck!


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LifesDialatedPupil


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Location: South East Florida (U.S.)

Total posts: 9
Posted:Thanks for the info inferno. Hehehe, sorry I had to say it and I will also try to move the topic, thanks again. The distractions, and slowing down I think will help alot....

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Finn


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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 341
Posted:Have you thought about meeting up with some other twirlers? It's a sure fire way to find inspiration. Guaranteed to get you out of your rut.

Check the meet others directory here on Home Of Poi.

Love and Light,

Finn


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

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Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:I read someplace - it was on this board somewhere (you know I never leave the computer) - about shapes and things. You imagine circles round yourself and your Poi spin within these. Like a cube made from a circle on every side.

I'm not explaining this very well.

But anyhoo, when i'm stuck i, rather than try and learn a new move from the tried and tested, try and make shapes within these circles. It works for me anyhoo.

Not sure how much sense that made though sorry.


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

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Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

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Posted:If you find a gorgeously attractive spinner from the other end of the country and go spin with them that's good. I did that. You get SO inspired and you meet your future spouse in one helpful package.

I love my life.


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
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Nyx


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Location: NorCal

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Posted:Lately i've been trying to visualize what i want my body to be doing to the music and then i add the Poi in as a compliment to the dance moves. So far i've mainly succeeded in getting bruises but i think the idea is still sound
I started to think that's what i should do because whenever i try to fit the moves in with what the Poi are doing, i just can't get my body to do what i want because i'm concentrating too much on the Poi. Anyone else do this?


"Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals"

~Charles Baudelaire

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