T&B
T&B

Me
Location: London/Bristol
Member Since: 30th Aug 2003
Total posts: 607
Posted:You know when you pick you your poi (or any other toy for that matter) and a particular tick u've been working on just isn't happening, do you reckon it's worth pushing on with the mind set it won't beat me, or give up for afew hours/days and hopefully it'll be working better then?

Maybe I should change this too something abit nicer, humm no I still think your all Ccensoredt

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spiralx
spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:Give up for a bit and come back to it - studies have shown that's a better tactic than just ploughing on smile

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:ditto

frustration will only cause you to avoid training on that move later.


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Wonder Monkey
Wonder Monkey

Certainly confused
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Member Since: 11th Jan 2005
Total posts: 121
Posted:Yeah - as the other guys say - taking a break can be good. I remember when I started juggling that picking them up little but often helped me nail things quicker..if you get too frustrated you can give yourself one of those mental/physical blocks whereby you KNOW you CAN do it, but your body refuses to.

If you ad the pain of Poiindeballs, then thats another mental/physical barrier you have to overcome...which slogging on could exascerbate as the balls get more bruised by the balls.

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Rovo
Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
Total posts: 544
Posted:I find that spinning poi can be one of the most frustrating thing in the world. Yesterday my girlfriend couldn't get a move and she got so angry she threw the poi and yelled how she wanted to burn them cause they were so horrible. She was mad for a while. I thought about how sometimes when unable to figure out a move. I would keep trying getting more and more frustrated until finally I would of course whack myself in the balls and curse at the damn things.

There has to be some unwritten law of poi that states the more frustrated you get the higher the chance of the poi colliding with your sensitive areas. ubblol

Yeah I agree with you guys stopping for a while and relaxing before trying whatever move was frustrating you is definatly the best bet.


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Facelessjoker
enthusiast
Location: Exeter
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 249
Posted:ubblol ^ that sounds exactly like me! haha!
I have to stop. Ive broken sooo many pairs of poi from smacking them against the wall in frustration. ubbangel


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Nate
Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Member Since: 5th Aug 2004
Total posts: 1530
Posted:me too facelessjoker...me too
however dont leave learning the move too long because i always find a day or two too long and i just get frustrated with it again, and the inevitable happens....again lol

leave it a few hours, or try it just before you go to bed or something


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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:Its like a lot of things- I know many sports persons that can end up taking months out of a rigorous playing shedule due to injury or whatever and even then they come bak and feel better than ever- that certainly goes with my understanding of spinning and practice- I went something like 2 months without spinning and when I picked up again I was fresh and open to new ideas, trying new moves. It was then I tried playing with sock poi and the rest is (chutney) history....

sit relax and wait til the passion grabs you again wink


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Penguin Sven
Penguin Sven

member
Location: Australia,Vic
Member Since: 12th Jun 2004
Total posts: 185
Posted:I rekon take a few minute break, but not hours or days, have something to drink, and come back to it when u are feeling more relaxed. don't give up, just keep on trying

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spiralx
spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:There's a couple of good articles here on practising - they're about juggling specifically, but the studies and so on he cites are generic and would apply to poi as well smile

http://www.juggling.org/help/essays/naylor/


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nearly_all_gone
nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:I think the most frustrating thing about poi is seeing really good people.. because they just look like they know exactly where the poi's going with every swing.

I don't, which is why I'm so bruised.

Sorry, how OT of me? But yeah, everyone gets bad days. As long as they don't put you off it's all good. BEcause everyone has them, and that's all they are - a day where poi isn't going to happen.


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Facelessjoker
enthusiast
Location: Exeter
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 249
Posted:Written by: nate

me too facelessjoker...me too
however dont leave learning the move too long because i always find a day or two too long and i just get frustrated with it again, and the inevitable happens....again lol

leave it a few hours, or try it just before you go to bed or something



Hehehe sounds funny hearing (so to speak) you use my net name.
I always leave it days though frown thats why i cant do btb crossers anymore. Grrr.
ubbrollsmile


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Stout
Stout

Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada
Member Since: 12th May 2004
Total posts: 1872
Posted:Try working whatever's giving you problems with one poi for a few minutes, this may help you discover your weak spot that's causing you grief. I'm assuming you're referring to a "new to you pattern" in your op not a pattern you've been doing for weeks that's not working due to a bad day, because if that's the case, then I'll cast my recommendations with the walk away for a few hours camp.

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