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discoverer of phat and poigling
Location: North London.. England
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 292
Posted:Where did you first pick up the poi???

me, i started in a place called Seaflower, Ao Si Kong beach in west Kao Pan Ngan cool

The huts there are lovely, the resturant and food and owners are great and the beach is nice and chilled.... the sunsets are the most amazing i have seen anywhaere in my 2 year travels of asia and oz... it is a fantastic place to learn poi, you can go to had rin via 2 taxis and party all night and chill out when you get back in you hammock... aww i miss it..
ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile rolleyes

its all about the fun fun fun fun and more fun...


discoverer of phat and poigling
Location: North London.. England
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 292
Posted:hmm did noone start in thiland???

its all about the fun fun fun fun and more fun...


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:My friend did if that counts.
My teacher was hooked in Bondi.

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Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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Location: melbourne, victoria, australia
Member Since: 2nd Nov 2004
Total posts: 2084
Posted:hmmm...its not uncommon to read an intro that says that they started after a trip to thailand, so surely you're not the only one.

Stainless Munchkin
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Member Since: 20th Mar 2005
Total posts: 246
Posted:i havnt seen ne1 in thailand doin poi frown i go there every holiday because my dad lives there, but sadly no poi sightings as yet

Are you that clever that you smile forever? biggrin

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Doc Lightning
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HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:On Florence Moore field at Stanford. I'd been flagging for a bit, but someone handed me some glowsticks on strings (technically they count as poi, right? Weights on strings?) and I did a two-beat weave.

-Mike )'(
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Location: west coast
Member Since: 23rd Apr 2005
Total posts: 99
Posted:devkev, who showed you poi at the Seaflower?

And was there a crazy happy friendly german drug sharing guy there too? And a Thai man with a Canadian woman? A party at the waterfall?

Hmmn... memories...

Lots of Poi in Thailand, if you are in Bangkok or plan to be , check out the scene at www.jugglingplus.com... Poi in the park ( Pra Atit boat stop along the river in Banglumpu area-) every evening at sunset...

wherever you go, there you are


Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8735
Posted:Sorry dev. Learnt to poiggle in bournemouth... biggrin
Still can't really do much more than v. basic poi. but can juggle a leetle.. juggle

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

Yell fire!
Location: London
Member Since: 16th May 2003
Total posts: 151
Posted:Yes, Koh Phangan, March 2003. It is the best place imaginable to learn poi. Very inspiring...



Member Since: 26th May 2005
Total posts: 449
Posted:I'm going to thailand in December. I'll be staying in Bangkok for a while, then i'm heading down to ko pha-ngan for the full moon festival.

Can't wait!

Any suggestions as to where i could find some good twirling?


big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330

born and bred biggrin

cole. x

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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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mischeivious pixie
Location: Sydney
Member Since: 5th Feb 2005
Total posts: 291
Posted:i learnt in worthing...nice.... biggrin

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linden rathen
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:lol here in dorking tongue
thanks to pigeon wigeon



Retro Fyre Wizzard
Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN)
Member Since: 19th Apr 2005
Total posts: 538
Posted:i prolly shouldnt say this, coz i now know how stupid it was...

the firest time i picked up a set of poi was at my home... they belonged to one of my brothers friends, he, stevo & stevo's brother has started playing with them a short time before! They were on fire!

Fortunately i picked it up real quickly and was doing a 4bt weave, corkscrew and butterfly by the end of the evening!

Went to the hardware store the next day and bought all the stuff to make my own pair and made them the following w-end. I didnt touch them for about a week, then i (studip) bought some paraffin dunked them and i have never looked baq! I did nt even own a set of practice poi till about 3 months after i started!

I spose i was lucky, nothing bad ever happened!

Regards hug

(Ice-E FyreStorm - Group Manager & Performer)

You know those people your parentals warned you about?... I'M ONE OF THEM! ubbloco
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