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Ardarian
Ardarian

newbie

Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 15
Posted:Oy, I'm getting tired of this winter weather! It sure has worn out its welcome. But now it seems spring is beginning to show its face, and it makes me feel so good inside. I've been wanting to get out and spin poi all winter and practice up, and now that the weather is warming up I can! And I'm glad to find that I didn't really lose any knowledge of how to spin poi during the cold months.

Ya'know, this is all coming from a newbie though. I'm going to use this spring, summer and fall to really improve myself at doing this. I want to be good, not just for the sake of it, but because it's fun!

Ahh.. spring. Anyone else have big plans for this year?


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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:I know what you mean!

it is supposed to snow here yet again this weekend!

mad


-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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Josie-Posie
Josie-Posie

member
Location: Clapham, London
Member Since: 14th Mar 2005
Total posts: 82
Posted:I Can't wait it's really nice here and i'm stuck at work, I have only just started learning and i want to go out and play! I hope it's nice enough to go outside this weekend or I shall be cross having been cooped up all week. I think you should be allowed to choose you own weekend! (And have 3 days!)

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Facelessjoker
enthusiast
Location: Exeter
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 249
Posted:It was nice today and iwas at work frown frownI hate when that happens.
Im looking forward to spring but not summer, Im a bit allergic to the sun frown


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:*does a sun dance*

Woooooohhhhhhoooooo! It was such a gorgeous day today here in england! I ahd a great hockey game today, and i wasnt freezing! hehehe! I really hate winter!


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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Gav486
Gav486

You have 23 seconds to comply!

Member Since: 23rd Oct 2004
Total posts: 122
Posted:Yesyesyes! The burnin' season is upon us!

That perfect time of year when it's warm enough to stay outside for a while, but still gets dark early enough.

(disclaimer: this may not apply worldwide)


You cannot trust this boy! His mind has been corrupted by colours, sounds and shapes.

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:I was happy yesterday because it felt like springtime biggrin
Then it was feckin' cold today >.<


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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:I've honestly been EMBARRASSED to call myself a fire spinner since this winter has kicked my a$$ and I haven't picked up my wicks or socks or anything in forever. I can't wait until it's warm enough to get out and SPIN!!!

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

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Gnor
Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:Its lovely outside. Spin morning noon and night and its not too cold but sometimes a bit hot.
Down the beach, on the Jetty, in my yard.



Beautiful Australia..


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

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Ardarian
Ardarian

newbie

Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 15
Posted:Hah, at least you're at the fire stage, NYC. I'm still spinning the regular unlit stuff and smacking myself with them ocassionally. wink

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Kyle McLean
Kyle McLean

Living it up
Location: Brisbane/Berlin
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2003
Total posts: 364
Posted:Written by: Gnorc


Beautiful Australia..


sunny sunny sunny
Some would say we lose the wonderful poetry of actual changing seasons. Others would say the wonderful poetry of actual changing seasons is akin to beating your head with a hammer and then FEELING how good it is when you stop


Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Nice one Kyle!!
Actually although I learned to spin in Australia, I did a lot of my practice in my lounge room with the best ornaments around.... meant I had to really know where the little beasts were! That has meant I am now quite confident spinning even when there's people close up....

I always thought that very close to the body finely controlled style that I think of as 'English' with isolations and airwwraps and stuff....was based on having to do the same thing in tiny bedsits!! biggrin


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Gnor
Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:ubblol ubblol

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

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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polythene
veteran
Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:There's the thing though, all the Londoner go to Spitz and Clapham, where they have aaaall the space in the world- and still spin that way! I think it's akin to the little-kid-football phenomenon, where they'll smack it as hard as they can in their own garden, thus destroying flowers, but dribble with control and precision in the park... umm

The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.

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spiralx
spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:Written by: newgabe
I always thought that very close to the body finely controlled style that I think of as 'English' with isolations and airwwraps and stuff....was based on having to do the same thing in tiny bedsits!! biggrin


LOL I know what you mean about that sort of style wink And maybe you've hit on the answer - I know I have to be quite careful practising inside during the winter! ubblol


"Moo," said the happy cow.

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:You're telling me...

Last year about this time I was pretty sure I'd be back in California next year. Looks like I get to put up with winter a little while longer. But it'll be winter in NYC which is better than winter in Michigan.

It's not that the weather's necissarily any better in New York...it's that winter in Michigan means you're locked inside your house and can't go outside except to go to work. In New York there's still fun stuff to do.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Ardarian
Ardarian

newbie

Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 15
Posted:Hey Mike, I sent you a PM. Before you ever responded to this post. tongue

It was SO nice outside today. I went out and spun poi for about 45 minutes, then came inside, finally put the tails back on my poi (I took them off when I first got them because, since I didn't know what I was doing, they kept getting tangled), and went out and spun poi for a half hour more. I had so much fun. The tails really give me a better sense of what I'm doing, and I can use 'em to make myself more accurate.

Ahh... spring, spring, spring is here!


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