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Hubert_CumberdaleSILVER Member
[psylocibin fingerbobe].
479 posts
Location: London, United Kingdom


Posted:
Ever spent MONTHS perfecting some difficult nitty-gritty technical move only to find that nobody even noticed it and instead everyone loves it when you just throw a staff in the air and catch it again??? biggrin biggrin

So for any of your toys:
What are your alltime favourite cheap tricks?

DarkFyreBRONZE Member
HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
1,965 posts
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand


Posted:
double groin wraps with poi and make sure that the audience is aware that you could set your nuts on fire

May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil


nathaniel_deforestSILVER Member
newbie
12 posts
Location: danbury, ct, USA


Posted:
every time I'm spinning for a crowd and pulling off flowers and hyperloops and what I find to be more difficult moves, all anyone calls out for is the buzzsaw (or "that thing where it goes real close to your face"). It's one of the easiest moves for me to do, and I can yawn while people think I'm cheating death!

do you believe in something beautiful?
then get up and be it.


Live_in_a_spinBRONZE Member
Dude where's my Poi?
383 posts
Location: neather here nor there, United Kingdom


Posted:
Buzz saw laying / sitting on the floor running the circle up and down your body !!

Live life in a spin!!!
but if you fall don't come crying to me!!!


squarefishSILVER Member
(...trusty steed of the rodeo midget...)
403 posts
Location: the state of flux, Ireland


Posted:
Spread yer legs.
poi in opposite directions, split time groin wraps while screaming.

DarkFyreBRONZE Member
HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
1,965 posts
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand


Posted:
It's the scream that makes it a cheap trick eek

May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil


MynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
definately cheapest and best has to be a staff burnoff crowds go nuts ubblol

followed closely by throws and most popular are drops (as long as you have a nice drop recovery (cartwheel or leg flick up)

juggling cheap trick has to be the machine with balls or mikes mess with clubs

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.


Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
hehe, 'Member' huhuh
6,120 posts
Location: Behind you. With Jam


Posted:
I made up a staff move I call 'The Slinky'

It's almost more like a devil stick move than anything

Hold the staff horizontally in front of you on the backs of your hands above head level, nudge the staff up with one hand so it spins over the the other and catch it in the same starting position but at waist level then repeat with it ending up at knee level...

The effect should look like a slinky going down the stairs

biggrin

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock


BamBamPooh-Bah
1,810 posts
Location: London


Posted:
video please beautiful smile

A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.


Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
hehe, 'Member' huhuh
6,120 posts
Location: Behind you. With Jam


Posted:
Soon gorgeous, soon... hug

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock


SkattoGOLD Member
Walking on whims...
687 posts
Location: Eastbourne, UK


Posted:
For me?

Definitely a real simple under-the-shoulder wrap to change the direction of the spin.

Its so silly, but people love it. tongue

Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!


MikefromGlosSILVER Member
Hitman
985 posts
Location: Gloucester England


Posted:
lol Gunna have to say that a simple tick tock on devilsticks seems to amaze everyone because they think the sticks are magnetic. on poi the one that is making people go owww!!! at the mo in gloucester is a Foward hyperloop.... but thats not really cheap so probebly a 3 bt

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing


robnunchucksBRONZE Member
enthusiast
363 posts
Location: manchester uk


Posted:
with nunchucks its definatly speed and bounceing it off parts of your body (like wraps but alot faster)



going fast is realy easy with nunchucks they wanta go fast its harder to do em slow and with bounces (which are a peice of piss) you can reverse there direction very fast and easly to. meening unlike poi you dont realy have to plan what your going to do next and if you suddenly realise you can't go any further in the direction your going you just bounce it and go back the way you came smile



but over all i think burn off on staff is definaltly the cheepist trick of all first thing i ever learnt with fire and still gets one of the best audiance responces biggrin
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My nunchucks vital statictics biggrin

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FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
 Written by: Poiboy


 Written by: maus


Buzzsaw...

squat up and down...a bit of thrusting and wiggleng with fire in your crotch...works a treat for the boys in the audience every time!

Make love to that fire baby!!! ubblol



 Written by: ImmortalAngel


One handed butterfly whilst removing parts of your clothing :O



May i have a video of those? ubblol ubbangel



Would you add me to the mailing list? wink errm, just for the former (as long as she didn't take that as a suggestion help no offence hug wink )

Catches... catch that poi and let go of it (different direction) - that's my cheapest and always impresses the audience (nts tricks seem to work ALL the time)

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


LizzybethLizzy hearts sunshine hoop
272 posts
Location: midlands!


Posted:
mmmm weird...faster huh?? i always found that slowing your poi down, just at the right time gets a fair amout of oooooohs and aaaaaaaars smile or wraps when on fire biggrin

if i could be a busy busy bee...


thombreGOLD Member
member
74 posts
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


Posted:
reallyreally fast weave, then the clever bit:
reallyreally slow weave!
But wait, it then gets turned up another notch with:
reallyreally fast weave again!

'Ooooh wow' I hear them say, 'look at how much control he has' cue big smug grin cool

Buy gerbils cos you can't spin with hamsters


thombreGOLD Member
member
74 posts
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


Posted:
then collect your money on the way out

Buy gerbils cos you can't spin with hamsters


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