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bluecat
bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:And so, announcing the worst kept secret in history.

Uberpoi will almost certainly be held on the weekend of the 16th of July.

Teachers will be confirmed in the next few weeks. but don't you worry, they're going to be DAMN good.

price will be 45.
why the increase you ask?

because the uberstaff teachers were paid a very small amount, certainly not enough for the time they put in. and we would like to pay people a reasonable amount for their work. 45 is still very cheap when compared to most weekends of this type (approx 40 per day is the usual rate).

Accomodation will be fun to sort out, but i'm going to try to find a cheap location for all.

i am away in bristol for the next week, so will not keep you up to date until after i get back.

*invites excitement*

wink

much love

Rob ubbangel


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:this weekend was amazing for so many reasons ubblove

to my friends i saw again, to the new friends i made, to each and every spinner that was there, to all of the kind and generous hosts, and to all others that helped make this weekend happen, i would like to say thank-you from the bottom of my heart.

grouphug

i will never forget those five days ubbrollsmile

till next time oobaspinners biggrin hug2 biggrin


coleman. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:hug hug grouphug hug hug

Wow. What can I say?!!

I've just had one of the best weekends of my life - what a fantastic group of people, inspiration and poi-epiphanys biggrin

Thank you so much to Rob and the assembled gurus.

Thanks to the pooks and Edinburgers who made us feel so welcome.

And much thanks to Drew for teaching me to change direction. hug kiss

Hope to see some of you tomorrow in Falmouth biggrin

Love and hugs
Clare xxx


Getting to the other side smile

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Beth
Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2003
Total posts: 1262
Posted:That was an incredible weekend, i cant believe how much i learnt!

Thankyou to all the wonderful teachers who showed me silly new moves and arashi for introducing me to the wonders of yoga (still a bit achey!) hug

Thanks to everyone who was there for making my birthday such a memorable one, i'll not forget it in a hurry!

Also big huge giant thanks to Dunc, George and Rossco for putting me up for two nights and being great company when we broke down hug hug hug


Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Well, I've made it back home and had a little bit of sleep... and my brain still doesn't work! umm

I want to say a huge thanks to everyone for a great weekend.
I learned so much, and the doors of possibility have been opened up wide for me to explore.
Thanks to Kit and Kat for putting me up for the weekend... and for giving me a room and a double bed to myself! biggrin

I have a special thank you to Rob, for organising everything, and being such a star. hug
To Bam Bam, for teaching me the matrix. hug
To Nick and his flowers. hug
And finally for Coleman, for totally screwing with my head! hug


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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Meenik
Meenik

enthusiast
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Member Since: 7th Nov 2001
Total posts: 272
Posted:URGENT
Hi guys...this is not really, Nick, it is Andrea, using his codes... sneaky hey...

While N just lost his mind at Uberpoi, I obviously did not have one to start with... Oops. While there I managed to lose something else very important to me!

It is a little plastic container of beaded silver necklacesand some other stuff~( including my favorite ring!) I had brought it to show someone, and then sell to get enough funds to survive to the end of the trip... I lost it somehow on Saturday, probably just before the UberBATTLE ???

~If any one found it, I would be overjoyed to provide you with my undying gratitude, welcome you to home in beautiful SaltSpring Island, create a custom jewellery design of your choice,offer you tigerbalm for your nipples...??? or ?
whatever you desire...

I am so hoping it gets found, I simply can not afford to lose so much! And it is my art, so it is sad to lose it this way. I may be getting very thin my last few weeks here...If you saw it or have it, email nick. or find me at falmouth, or email me at rowanlee@fastmail.ca, or tell Rob...

Other than this mishap, things have been extraordinarily brilliant. thanks for a fabulous time... I loved meeting eveyone, and learned so much.

see you at Falmouth!
smiles,
andrea hug ubblove


"They're interdimensional fractal intelligences. That's why they wear funny shoes."

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Ronopotamus
Ronopotamus

addict
Location: Ireland, but floating around a...
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 412
Posted:Rob ya flaming beauty! I didn't even get a chance to give you a big hug goodbye, so here's a virtual one til next time hug. Well done, you put together an amazingly class weekend!
Nick that was truely inspiring stuff, I'll be breaking as many locks as possible til we bump into each other again!
Drew, cheers for the movementdanciness
Nice one to everyone who shared this deadlyness grouphug
To that lovely girl whoes name I cannot remember (ooooops), who gave me a set of flaming poi and a red hat, I have a terrible confession to make, not only did I forget to give you back your hat at the end of the night...but I lost it on the bus, I'm so sorry! I'll try and find a hat for you for the next uberness!
I also managed to lose my fire poi somewhere along the line....if anyone finds them please give me a shout and mind them til we can be reunited ( 4inch wicks with too long ball chain and no handles).
I never got a chance to get one of those uber teeshirts, any xlarge ones left rob?
And a renegade to finish it off, funkilicious...cheers to whoever's flat that was, if you find a shoe in the rubble it might be mine smile, what a silly idea to leave so soon after uberness biggrin
Don't worry bonzai, not your flat, thank you so much for letting us stay, and cheers to your flatmates for everything.
Oh and cheers to everyone I forgot to say cheers to.
Nice one,
see ye all soon (EJC anyone?)
Ronan


Don't bolt your door with a boiled carrot...

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Katrina
Katrina

enthusiast
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 6th May 2004
Total posts: 352
Posted:Couple of things...

Firstly as everyone has already said: Huge big thank you to Rob and all those involved in organising the weekend and teaching workshops, it was amazing. Despite not being able to spin I watched and I think I've learnt some things to try when i can spin again. It was great to see so many talented spinners in one place.

Secondly huge big thank you to our wonderful house guests. 2bags for trying to kill me with my own crutches, garth for having dinner on the table when I got in on friday, mand for teaching me how to make flags, and nate for shouting at me, hitting me and generally abusing me in to the early hours of tuesday morning in an attempt to teach me moves.

and finally it was great to put some faces and talent to the names.

grouphug

Ronan, I believe you are probably referring to Kit's red hat. I will break it to her gently that you lost it in case she hasn't read this yet.

Andrea, i really hope your stuff turns up. hug


One day i'll learn to resist gravity...

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garthy
garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2002
Total posts: 717
Posted:Quick one as I'm Uber Busy at work having missed off two days for uberpoi (one unplanned due to missing plane!)

Much thank's to Kit and Kat for putting up some Random spinners. kiss

Much thanks to Rob for organising it all. hug

Thanks to the Teachers for blowing my mind. :Explodingsmilery:

Thanks to everyone for generally being great. biggrin

See most of you at Falmouth! biggrin bounce


"**grumble*spuriouswindmills*grumble**" - Coleman
"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx

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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:lol kat you make it sound like i'm some sort of a monster

I like Languages.

Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug.gif" alt="" />

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Katrina
Katrina

enthusiast
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 6th May 2004
Total posts: 352
Posted:yeah, that's because you are nana keeping a crippled girl up until 4:30 teaching her moves she can't do and that's not mention all the abuse I got for calling the police station and getting your camera back for you!

Honestly rolleyes

(please note: nate is not a monster, he couldn't have been nicer)


One day i'll learn to resist gravity...

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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:oh yeh everyone i got my camera back!!!, how [censored] lucky was that

thank you sooooooo much


I like Languages.

Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug.gif" alt="" />

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Gav486
Gav486

You have 23 seconds to comply!

Member Since: 23rd Oct 2004
Total posts: 122
Posted:WeekW!

Thank you Rob, for organising such an incredible, inspiring, mind expanding weekend.

Thank you Cole and Nick, for demonstrating so elegantly why I should have been drilling my planes, and thank you Drew, for yelling at us for not having done so already. I'm off to learn poi again, from scratch, properly this time... wink

Thank you Birgit, and indeed Sunbird, for your gracious hospitaltity, and not showing the slightest bit of concern at the frightening mess of stuff that I spread all over your living room. biggrin I promise to visit again soon, and try to be tidier!

hug

Gav


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

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Rossco
Rossco

Official HoP hobbity potato monster!
Location: Cardiff, The Diffshire
Member Since: 4th Mar 2004
Total posts: 434
Posted:yay for nate getting his camera back, i'm glad to hear it nate, now you wont be in trouble with your mummy! wink biggrin biggrin

O.B.E.S.E. Official Potato man.

Remeber kids.... Its all fun and games until someone loses a bol**ck! biggrin

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:ok so now I realise that Mand was there and I never said hi to her, well, directly, and realising it was Mand in the first place.

Mand what do you look like so I can remember you? I don't remember any foreign sounding ladies at all!! rolleyes I really must open my eyes sometimes hug


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:ubblol

Dunc, I was the one doing the double weaves with Simian.
I don't sound foreign, cos I'm from Durham (I just live in Houston).
hug


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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SpitFire
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:*Whispers to dunc* If you go to Mand's gallery, there's a reallllly cute picture of her, that should give you a good idea of what she looks like. Quite cute, if I do say so...

Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.

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TheWibbler
old hand
Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 920
Posted:Thanks everyone for making uberpoi so utterly amazing.

Had a great week.

Wicked to meet up with old friends and even nicer to meet so many new ones...

Some of the highlights for me:

Late night tequila workshop

Firepoise shaking her stuff

Ronin spinning gorgeous patterns

Even (sp?) with his badass diabolo style

Arashi's atomics, i finally get it

Dan for being so Dan

Battle was hilarious, i've got great footage of the whole lot

Coleman's battling style (esp. that face-off with bluecat)

Wibbling circle, or sphercle i guess. I'd been wanting to do that for years (spread the love guys and we'll have a huge wibbling sphercle some time)

The whole irish crew keeping me constantly amused

Paperspinning, thanks to alphalight and Andy House wink

Swing dance wibbling

........

The list goes on and on but i've had a really shittty day back at work so i'm off home.

Thanks Rob for having me stay and organising everything, so i hear uberpoi 2 is on Andrea's island wink

Gutted i missed andy's and nick's workshops, guess that means we'll just have to meet up again soon.

Big love to everyone,

matt


Spherculism ~:~ The Act of becoming Spherculish.

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ma'tina
ma'tina

multiplex
Location: somewhere...
Member Since: 20th Mar 2005
Total posts: 611
Posted:wicked, alpalight and Andy House are bringing paperspinning into the world, finally! wink

hug

tina


- Ho Sa -
kisses & peace & love to beautiful madges
*rever le temps le prendre*

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Dom
Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:Uberpoi was incredibly wonderful! biggrin
Many thanks to all the wonderful people I met, friends old and new, silly and sane. It truly has been a honour to meet and play with you all. ubblove

I've uploaded some photographs from the weekend.
The 'full view' has big enough files for normal photo printing but if anyone wants the files from the camera for printing large pictures let me know.

Yes, I would like some nipples for my tiger balm wink


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Written by: Mand


ubblol



Dunc, I was the one doing the double weaves with Simian.

I don't sound foreign, cos I'm from Durham (I just live in Houston).

hug





ubblol Tee hee hee, that's so funny rolleyes Now I'm happy I know we spoke and I also have some really cool footage of you biggrin



Hope we get to spend more time together next time, two person poi is so the way forward, and it garantees a hug! hug


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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TheWibbler
old hand
Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 920
Posted:
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Great photos Dom. The lighting in some is gorgeous. That venue was great.

My photos kinda suck but i've got some great videos, i'll sort them out soon.

Big love to everyone,

matt


Spherculism ~:~ The Act of becoming Spherculish.

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pricklyleaf
pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:wow, check out the dodgey photos of people! What on earth was I doing?! ubblol

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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alphalight
alphalight

member
Location: south germany
Member Since: 20th Jan 2005
Total posts: 103
Posted:sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny
holla how to put a feeling in a sentence when it is growing every day ?

hm i feel inlighted and filled with positiv energies
sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny
the 4 days in the magic city of uberpoi was amazing full of all u need to live a life

hello to all of u and thank u all for making it real or sureal

a superultraspecialmerci de tous mon coeur to rob for finding the uberlight and for hosting myself in rooms full of light and cristals

hope those circles will come together again and again to make our dreams visions alive meditate


peace and light

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alphalight
alphalight

member
Location: south germany
Member Since: 20th Jan 2005
Total posts: 103
Posted:et merci beaucoup for the photos dom bis bald in london
peace to that city


peace and light

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.Morph.
.Morph.

addict
Location: Lancashire, UK
Member Since: 23rd Mar 2002
Total posts: 669
Posted:hug Thanks to everyone for an awesome Uberpoi weekend...Rob for organising it, the teachers for teaching at it, other poiers for poi-ing at it, Ross & Nina for providing a place to crash.

Also inspired....bring on Uberpoi 2

smile


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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:Excellent photos Dom... and great to put some faces to names (NYC!) Love the one of Bam!!! The warehouse(?) looks like a great space...



Now here's the weirdest thing, but I woke up this morning and the word 'sperchulism' was rolling round in my head. I suppose it's the sort of word that rolls around wherever it is! ubblol


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

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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Written by: Dunc

ubblol Tee hee hee, that's so funny rolleyes Now I'm happy I know we spoke and I also have some really cool footage of you biggrin



Oooooh, I'd like to see that. smile


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: Dom

I've uploaded some photographs from the weekend.



The picture of Nick and Drew with their trousers down is priceless. Then again, maybe 20 is a good starting price. wink

Hugs to all the uber kids... except I don't really know all of your screennames. Who are you people? wink


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

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Written by: Mand

Written by: Dunc

ubblol Tee hee hee, that's so funny rolleyes Now I'm happy I know we spoke and I also have some really cool footage of you biggrin





Oooooh, I'd like to see that. smile



you will, don't worry about that! Gimme a week ubbrollsmile


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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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:say Dunc.. 10 weeks to go till...???

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

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