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The Real Fryed FishGod's illgitament son
1,489 posts
Location: state of confusion


Posted:
ok i seem to be frozen in poi time. try as i might, i just cannt get any new moves down..........been tryin' b.t.b. weave, butterfly weave, and dif wraps, but nothing seems to be sticking.....so any suggestions? confused

You can't avoid pain by fencing yourself from it.
Some times you need the help of others more than anything else
But you have to let them close enough to help......
People want to be needed, I found that out too


grasshoppahBRONZE Member
HoP is teh suxor.
425 posts
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA


Posted:
practice, young grasshoppah

Once in a while you get shown the light
in the strangest of places if you look at it right.


The Real Fryed FishGod's illgitament son
1,489 posts
Location: state of confusion


Posted:
WOW THAT NEVER ACCURD TO ME!!! THANK YOU (in case you cannt tell there is sarcasm here)

You can't avoid pain by fencing yourself from it.
Some times you need the help of others more than anything else
But you have to let them close enough to help......
People want to be needed, I found that out too


UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
You should listen to the hopper of grass.

he speaketh the truth.

Go out and play.

or stay in and play.

unles syou are on a wireless network laptop and in the garden.

In which case.

Go in and play.

Or stay out and play.

Play with one poi. move around it and let it move around you.
try both sometimes.

smile

Disc0annoying boy
160 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
as everybody else, i say: practice!

cut the moves into smaller part and practice each part separately.
the btb weave for example: start with the right hand, and practice to make nice circles at your right side and your left, btb, side. practice that till you feel that you wont be able to lift a paper because you've been working so much with your arm. then do the same with your left. not till after that, try to make the move complete. first just a 2-beat and after that, a 3-beat.

it really helps a lot to simply think about the problem too. watch movies. concentrate how they move their hands, if you cannot imitate that, you will definitely not make it with poi in your hand.

so practice and practice and everything will work!

fire is just light and heat.
it's you friend!


filthy 23BRONZE Member
member
136 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
Sometimes I work on something hard for 15 minutes, then go take a nap. Dreams help! I can do stuff in my dreams that I can't in waking life. Try again upon waking biggrin

Closer than before? Cuz dreams come true. ubbangel

I AM working.


spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Even when you're not able to get something you're still improving. And doing any spinning, even stuff you know well, will make you better in general. Don't stress about it, come back to it in a while and it'll come... everyone hits a plateau in their spinning once in a while smile

"Moo," said the happy cow.


Hanzveteran
1,328 posts
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
Leave it for a day, and when you are more relaxed go back to it, as I found with alternate butterfly, when I was annoyed about not being able to get the move, I couldnt, but I left it for a few days, calmed down about it, and when I went back to it I understood the move a little more....
hope that makes sense

Pink...?BRONZE Member
Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
6,140 posts
Location: Over There, United Kingdom


Posted:
Like what most people have been saying,
practise, go away and do something else or practise something else, then go back to it.

Unfortuantly there is no miracle way to get new moves quickly.

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...


oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: Pink...?



Unfortuantly there is no miracle way to get new moves quickly.




yea there is, im not telling ya though ubbloco

and jon - two poi is hard man.....

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Videos.

If you can't beat em, copy them.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


MayhemBRONZE Member
stick boy!
117 posts
Location: Tampa, FL, USA


Posted:
Watch videos or watch your friends. It always helps me to see what someone else is doing that i cant see myself doing. Or spin in front of a mirror. Saw a guy going btb hyperloops this weekend at Playa Del Fuego as well as under the leg hyperloops and some stuff off the spinach sessions. Was really great! Good to see ya online hoppah and fische!

Mayhem

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
[I'm still so confused as to where you were at PDF.]

That was probably ICoN busting out the crazy hyperloops. We had a decent sized posse and were rocking out most of the weekend. Totally inspirational indeed.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


lexaBRONZE Member
Member
16 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
well may seem pretty crazy but try not think about learing the moves just have fun and befor you know it you will pick new moves up works all the time for me if i get stuck biggrin

nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,626 posts
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
What everyone else said, unfortunatley. Just get better and better at moving, switching between every move you know and turning with every move you know. Practice bending backwards and forwards within moves, take-out sequences which are basically endless... work on favourite combos or patterns, come up with a routine for a particular tune or whatever.

A few weeks ago I posted a message a bit like this, and I have to say that when people told me that "I have all the colours - now go paint" it was inspirational. Even on a bad day I know that by practising I'm getting smoother and better.

I'm off to practise buzzsaws. I'm either going to have the hyperloop this time next week, or I'm going to become a band of travelling acrobats. Which doesn't work. So the hyperloops better had!

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau


[Nx?]BRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


Posted:
start a new prop. stick, juggle, dance, drums. all is one.

T wave

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti


Kinudin (Soul Fyre)veteran
1,325 posts
Location: San Diego, California, USA


Posted:
Written by: [Nx?

]
start a new prop. stick, juggle, dance, drums. all is one.

T wave




I'm working on drums now. Was last month, and it helped much in the way of my poi / stick skills

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