Zyanya BellaBRONZE Member
member
70 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
I put down my poi for quite some time due to various personal things which led me to have zero time to practise or play. I've started picking them up again and discovered something rather disturbing. It seems my arms have forgotten how to work. I can still do the basics 3bt... butterfly....carries...and so on but when I try to go into the more difficult moves such as isolations and things I'd become fairly good at I more often end up with the poi wrapped around my neck. Of course I tried the whole "practise makes perfect" mantra but it seems the more I practice the more hopelessly entangled I become. Of course I've also moved from georgia to New York and now I don't know anybody who can help me. What am I doing wrong? eek

Always Beautiful


DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Stop trying - close your eyes, start playing.

If you start getting frustrated, stop, chill, drink tea - try again smile

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


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


Posted:
Then drink moooooooooooore tea.

smile

DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
then look for people in New York, such as NYC, and go to the reguler meeting and practice and be inspired by them.

Then....PLAY, not practice, if you start getting frustrated, stop, chill, drink tea - try again

then drink moooooooooooooooore tea wink

Let's relight this forum ubblove


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


Posted:
Then do a durbs for people in NEW YORK in the Meet otters section.

Then Drink tea.

Then drink mooooooooooooore tea.

smile

*You should be pissing between the drinking of the cups of tea, otherwise you may wet yourself*

colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
speak to oli.

his poi are always tangled but he seems to love it wink

not to mention it often makes people say things like "whaaa...?" or "how the--" or "that shouldn't work" etc.

serious advice: what durbs said ubbrollsmile


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


Posted:
he does love it.

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


MikeIconGOLD Member
Pooh-Bah
2,109 posts
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA


Posted:
New York has quite a few great spinners that get together regularly... Should find those guys. They also come down here to Philly and hang with us, and vice verce, on occasion.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me


Zyanya BellaBRONZE Member
member
70 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
hmm...shall take the tea into account....must find suitable tea....i'm sure it will be much easier to find people once i know where i'll actually be living...at the moment i'm living out of a hotel. not exactly producing wonderful spinning vibes. Learning to do interesting things with my tangles. Rather disappointed that I'm so far away from New York City. Damn the boonies...

Always Beautiful


ImmortalAngelSILVER Member
Scientist!
578 posts
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Posted:
You guys should come up to Toronto ^.^' I only know of one or two other spinning groups up here :P
And even then, I can only get in contact with one person, from one of the groups every few weeks.
It's so lonely frown
I'm getting all my friends into it, but strangely enough, there's a difference between hanging out with a bunch of friends who play around and don't learn anything, and a bunch of masters who play around and either teach or learn something new from their playing around.

Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> STAY SAFE! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug.gif" alt="" />


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


Posted:
you remind me of someone spirally angel...

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


Zyanya BellaBRONZE Member
member
70 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
looking at the map Angel it seems Toronto is closer to me than NYC is. I'm just on the other side of lake ontario. we're moving into Syracuse I believe. Might not be to hard to get up there. Practice is going along semi-well-ish.... frown I'm not up to my usual level yet but I'll get there eventually. As far as tea goes its annoyingly hard to find and make in a hotel...grrr...can't wait to be out of here.

Always Beautiful


spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Written by: oli


you remind me of someone spirally angel...



ubblol

"Moo," said the happy cow.


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