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Jo


Jo

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Location: Sheffield, England

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Posted:My poi addiction has always intrigued me and over the years I have thought about it a lot.

I've always come to the conclusion that it is founded on my extremely 'scientific' mind.

Has anyone else considered the origins of their addiction and thought of this explaination?

Any other theories?

Jo. smile weavesmiley


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bluecat


bluecat

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Posted:its all about sex, jo.
wink

and glowey things in your case.


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:"its all about sex, jo"

Rob, again you reinforce your genius biggrin

And it can't be based on a scientific mind. I know nothing about science... but like my literature and arts.

However, I'm not outstandingly good at poi either... so nevermind tongue


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nearly_all_gone
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nearly_all_gone

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Location: Southampton

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Posted:Well.. I think it looks and feels nice, which is why I started it and why I continue to do it.. Sorry to be so simple smile

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Sniper
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Sniper

Snoochie-boochie-noochies!


Total posts: 663
Posted:anyone who's ever seen vixen, midian, loki's gf amy or most of the lovely ladies on here spin will understand the term 'poiagra'...



hell it almost manages to make ME look sexy!

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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

KaelGotRice

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Posted:Jo combines sex with glowys?

O.o

I feel it's just a simple love. I don't know how else to put it into words.


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Gnarly Cranium
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Gnarly Cranium

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Location: San Francisco

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Posted:I've been wondering about this one in another thread for a while now, I just made a post about the more scientific end of it in fact.


Ummm sex is definitely not part of MY theory, I personally feel that swinging things around at high speed (especially flaming things!) is NOT the sort of thing that should be combined with that unless the participants are seriously into self-flagellation.... wasn't there a self-harm thread floating around here the other day? That discussion should go over there...
wink


"Ours is not to question The Head; it is enough to revel in the ubiquitous inanity of The Head, the unwanted proximity of The Head, the unrelenting HellPresence of The Head, indeed the very UNYIELDING IRRELEVANCE of The Head!" --Revelation X

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ado-p
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ado-p

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Posted:hmmm

as soon i started to learn staff i went on a serious 'learning how things work' binge

being inerested in the mechanics is definatly a huge influence.

it also puts me in 'that place' where i dont need the mechanics anymore. im not sure which is more addictive or more satisfying.

and i like the fire

and the sex... wait... sex?

theres sex too?


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_pOp_
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Location: amsterdam

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Posted:there is a girl called gnarly cranium (self-acclaimed newbie) who started a thread called What IS it about the CIRCLES . in that first post she describes that she's not good at it yet, but is trying to explain why this thing called poi has completely taken over her mind. one of the conclusions is that it is like Yoga, or religion.
it is a beautyful post that might look well in the big Poi-recrutement flyer. go read it.


meditate eRic.

I'm not normally a religious man, but if you're up there, save me, Superman!

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Spank


newbie


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Posted:It's all about the fire...fire and the photos, my digital camera never used to leave my hand, now i have this struggle between poi and camera, but ive taken some amazing pics, just check my website...

www.queenhanna.com

especially...

http://www.queenhanna.com/gallery/firepoi1/DSCN4883
which you gotta love!

Spank x


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PK_
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PK_

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Total posts: 4991
Posted:sex... poi.... both always on the mind!..

dreams of jennifer steel tonight... that way i get both.


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Pink...?
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Pink...?

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Posted:Pk - ubblol

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Dragon7
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Dragon7

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Posted:PK Written by:
jennifer steel



Isn't that the p*wn st*r who... eek biggrin ubblol


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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:yup it is...


I have always believed that my poi addiction comes from the implant in my brain from the aliens. ubbloco its true I tells ya


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Birgit
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Birgit

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Posted:I've noticed that most people in my science course at my old uni did play instruments or arts. Here at juggling there seem to be LOTS of computer students. So maybe it's just some kind of balance for people with a very scientific mind?

My real theory however is juggling, poi etc are for people who still have a bit of a child's attitude or are pyromaniacs wink The bit about the not-being-completely-grown-up correlates nicely with scientists if you see how many of them are Trekkies or roleplayers, too!


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Faberg
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 1459
Posted:i'm of the opinion that spinning somehow has an affect on our body's electromagnetic field or 'luminous energy field' or 'aura'

i like to think of my energy field being stimulated by the constant motion of chains or sticks (with or without fire) swinging by.

peace


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Orbit
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Orbit

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Posted:I agree with Rob :-)

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spacey
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spacey

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Location: Sydney

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Posted:I like to think that my poi obsession is about balance.
like the way the earth orbits the sun and the moon orbits the earth....or weather and seasons are all a cycle or circle...even our hormones (especially if female) go in cycles.
when spinning poi i find that i find a bit of inner peace and when finished im relaxed and happy and feel more balanced.....a bit deep i know but hey what can ya say....
...oh yeah it could be about sex too!!!! wink


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Gnarly Cranium
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Gnarly Cranium

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Posted:Written by: Birgit

instruments... arts... computer students... pyromaniacs... Trekkies or roleplayers, too!



....Guilty as charged, all of the above..... redface

I personally though do not believe that artistic and scientific endeavers contradict each other in any way. Math can create beauty, (I bet the paths of any poi move could be basically defined by a few fairly simple equations, and a computer could generate some of those spiffy trail-patterns we see in photos) and understanding science takes imagination. I loved my physics classes. Course I'm a total sci-fi/fantasy freak-- and in all things, you gotta know the rules before you can break them well... which is to say, you can't write or truly appreciate a story about something fantastical unless you have some clue how the world already works, or the setting you come up with will seem shallow and awkward.

I am an artist, but I love best to work in the computer, since there's that lovely invention known as the Undo button, and the possibilities for experimentation and control of the medium is almost endless. It's just annoying that there's really technical stuff (like programming! aaaaagh!!) involved.


"Ours is not to question The Head; it is enough to revel in the ubiquitous inanity of The Head, the unwanted proximity of The Head, the unrelenting HellPresence of The Head, indeed the very UNYIELDING IRRELEVANCE of The Head!" --Revelation X

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Fear-Tine
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Posted:i love biomechanics and physics and its fun to know whats going on especialy when i say gyroscope on fire recently.

but at the same time my body does stuff i couldnt consiously figure out using science. the Reason im addicted though is, its the door to my world and as soon as i start spinning I step into a place just for me.

My head is full of sex anyway so its hard to separate anything i ever do from that smile


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The Real Fryed Fish


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Location: state of confusion

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Posted:<---------fun, pure and simple fun

i was taking everything WAY to serious till i learned poi, now life is just more fun........


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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

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Jo


Jo

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Posted:Anyone who hasn't already should check out 'Spherculism's 'poibot'



It is amazing and prooves we are really very, very close to having the maths of spinning 'derived'. Good learning tool for all too as I'm sure it will show you stuff you can't do (bloody jedi... wink



Jo.

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PK_
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PK_

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Posted:OMG who much did that dream turn in to a wet one.

Dragon want a lend of this dream dude?


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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mcp
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mcp

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Posted:When I took up staff and poi, I stopped playing computer games.

Nuff said.


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Posted:i stopped watching tv. not that i watched much in the first place.
and stopped playing pootah games.
and having a life outside of playing.
smile


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

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Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:i just spent the last sixteen hours on a computer game



easy known, im injured and cant spin...



too true


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Pink...?
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Pink...?

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Location: Over There

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Posted:16 hours? eek

What game was it?
And will you get better soon? hug


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ado-p
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ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

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Posted:fable for xbox. im not even a gamer...

on the road to recovery

the incredible thing is i've never spent so much time spinning in my head. and when i do pick up my stick, the things i was imagining i could do..., work!!! this is a new dvelopment and lots of fun.

it showed me that im finally understanding some of the fundamentals about the stick and its relationship with my physical self.


Love is the law.

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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA

Total posts: 1584
Posted:Fable IS an addicting game... I'll grant you that.

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:If not a bit long.

I am addicted to poi cos i enjoy doing it. basic stuff. Mayb there is a deeper thing than that, but i havn't figured it out yet...


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Analemma


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Posted:Written by:
Mayb there is a deeper thing than that, but i havn't figured it out yet...




It will come. Some call it Enlightenment, some just the key to the Universe . . . basic stuff. . .

wave

hug


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