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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:OK, pesky winter is gone and so is my excuse for not picking up poi in months. So now it's time to dust off my box of poi moves and go out and get some more. I figure if I publicly write down my goals for the next two months, I might have a better chance of actually getting them met.



My poi goals for the summer are:

Become a Freehanding Newbie

Gumbys/Catchcombos with Fire

Learn Flowers and How to Turn Them

Learn Split Time Glowstick Wraps

Freehanding with Fire

BTB fountain or a Waistwrap



I'll be happy to get 4/6 of them.



And I say this all the time and fail, but I want to get some logic and presentation to my spins. They need a beginning, middle and and end. Maybe uberpoi will save me. frown



... And don't get killed by a fire plate or hoop. But that's not poi and more of a life goal. wink



What are your poi goals for this summer?


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ma'tina
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

ma'tina

multiplex
Location: somewhere...

Total posts: 611
Posted:Ill try not to forget my staff, ooooops



keep improving my poiing,

e.g. wanna get more clear and precise and slow-mo like in my playing, integrate my body so that you wont notice a clear separation between my body and my poi, they get one and my body should just be some kind of extension of the poi!!!



wanna expand my usage of isolations, learn more variations! wink



...and finally to throw my poi - I should get more safe, but it already works!



new moves I always wanna learn, but I should start getting more precise with the moves I already know! biggrin



thats it for now!



tina

XXX ubbangel


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

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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:hee hee
Written by: NYC

Hey, get that dancing crap out of here. This is for folks who keep their shirt on and their feet firmly planted. You wanna pick up chicks with that pretty boy fluff, I say you move it over to "Social Chat".





like i said maybe only try a bit

well i think im guna need some mroe aims - got the basic mvoement for butterfly hyperloops lat night - so jst gotta polish it up


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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:<- pure pretty dancing boy

XD

Too bad I can't move my neck now. ow!


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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Crazy raver. wink

Written by: coleman


come to uberpoi - you'll get the opportunity to call me stupid



Heck, that's worth the pride of admission right there. biggrin


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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:But is his reaction worth it?

Because I could call him stupid right now and he'd never know.

wink

Cheers!


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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: KaelGotRice

Cheers!



Yeah, and btw, can you cut that poser sh#t out. You're from Chicago, not Bristol. I know for a fact you'd get your ass kicked for saying "Cheers" in the hood. Biyach.

wink


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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:Depends if you're talking to Cubs or White Sox fans, and what part of chicago you're in.

wink


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:that's silly - why would anyone talk to a cubs fan?!

tongue


cole. 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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Rev
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Rev

Bastard Newbie Messiah
Location: Apparently lost in my ego

Total posts: 1269
Posted:ROFLMMFAO

More useless information courtesy of Rev...
Confusing the masses, one post at a time...
"Obviously, you're not a golfer.."- The Dude
"Buy the ticket... Take the ride..." -Raoul Duke
"FEMA has never done catastrophe planning..."-Michael Brown

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Jastapus
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

Jastapus

member
Location: UK, Essex

Total posts: 39
Posted:Summer poi goals..... hmmmmm!
get my fire poi through customs and then get sum picturesque shots on the beach as the sun sets in turkey.
Spinning goals are going to try and get some air wraps into my spins


Cogito Ergo Sum

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.Morph.
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

.Morph.

addict
Location: Lancashire, UK

Total posts: 669
Posted:goals........learn loads @ Uberpoi......play more with isolations, airwraps, throws......& learn some freehand stuff.



Also, learn how to contact juggle, & get a couple of staffs

Spend plenty time in the sun, learning smile


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Nate
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Total posts: 1530
Posted:i have far too much on my list that i need to learn by tracking down people and killing th...er i mean learning from them

anyway here's a few i have on my list now

hyperloop suicides, airwrap suicides, antispin flowers-butterfly and normal, and some inversions

good luck to everyone, i hope you get all the tricks you wanna get over the summer


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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:Written by: coleman

that's silly - why would anyone talk to a cubs fan?!

tongue


cole. x



Cubbie haters... so mean! ubbrollsmile


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LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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Psyri
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Psyri

artisan
Location: Berkshire, UK

Total posts: 1576
Posted:I think I need to work on some fancier turns and get more flexible too so I can do some silly stuff... I dunno Im just feeling more creative..... therefore bagging 2 moves I've wanted to do for about a year now lol

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Disc0


annoying boy
Location: Sweden

Total posts: 160
Posted:is "get a tan while spinning" a poi goal, or just a normal goal for this summer?

anti-spin weaves.
powering hyperloops.
butterfly waistwrap.
and all the other fancy stuff you can find in oli's videos >_<


fire is just light and heat.
it's you friend!

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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

.:star:.

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1785
Posted:so...did everyone achieve their goals?

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Yup. biggrin

But none of my poi goals. ubbangel


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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:Written by: oli


i want to get started on atomics - i just need to see some one do them smile (okay.. so i havnt got the imagination to see whats possible....)



i want to finallly sort out my butterfly hyperloops. (ie, turning all ways and continuos ones the other way)



to get closer to the bottom of inversions and whatnot.



sort out my flowers a bit more.



- we will see what happens. smile





atomics - started *tick* smile

butterfly hyperloops - not sorted out ubbrollsmile

inversions - not sure... stilll ubbloco

flowers - sorted out a bit more *tick* smile

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Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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Rev
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Rev

Bastard Newbie Messiah
Location: Apparently lost in my ego

Total posts: 1269
Posted:Written by: Rev

hrmm..
1- 6bt btb wallplanes
2- 6bt cork (the other way) and 6bt insides
3- 4bt btb cork (the other way)
4- more btb insides
5- cleaning up the btb cross side arm inversions

*** bonus *** sj flowers


I figure 3/5 ain't bad... but if I get 5/5 I get time to try for the bonus round..



1- check
2- check
3- check
4- doh
5- sorta.. some places yeah other places no..

3.5/5 no bonus..


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"Buy the ticket... Take the ride..." -Raoul Duke
"FEMA has never done catastrophe planning..."-Michael Brown

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:Written by: coleman

10 catches of 5 clubs, 534 with clubs, 3 club backcrosses.
offset 2bt weaves - everywhere
backwards things
keeping my feet on the floor ( wink )
atomics may spark an interest at uberpoi but we shall have to wait and see
and if double-ended nets work out, i might start looking at throws...

all goals are subject to change without notice wink



no, no, 3 of them.
mostly everywhere (no btb or ww positions).
can do most airwrap stuff backwards and some inversions and flowers but not as many as i'd like.
yep smile
understand and can spin some atomics now thanks to arashi's 3am tequila-fuelled crash course, but i have not invested any time in them since frown
i looked at some throws but didn't really learn many - turns out that double ended nets are good for more than just throws though biggrin

targets did change drastically - so much so that most of my study and practice time has been spent on a completely new set of props for me so neither poi or juggling progressed massively this year.

i also learnt to write and give workshops.
whcih was nice smile


cole. 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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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:hmmm.
i don't appear to have set myself any goals smile

success!

biggrin


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:LMAO

me neither blue...

but i did say somewher that I would spend the summer on atomics, and I have, so thats fun.

I got called 'terribly elegent' today tho.

so that was fine biggrin

T wave


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:Well I seemed to miss this thread entirely.

Well this year i got back into poi after a brief affair with a cheeky pair of twins, diabolo's that is.

Remarkably my diabolo spinning seems to have stopped as quickly as it began, but i'm happy with what i learnt in a year.

Uberpoi suceeded in totally getting me back into poi again (nice one mr. blue)

So this summer i've mostly been playing with inversions (cheers rev)

Tidying up my tangles (oli-ing like a pro thanks to the man himself)

Wibbling like a master fishmonger, started on 3 but seems a little excessive, olive's 3 staff juggling has been very inspirational

Hung out with all my favourite people

met arashi and finally get what he's talking about

Worked like a biatch, then Quit my job smile , rented out my flat smile, split up with my lady frown and am heading for The sunny Aotearoan Islands.

So i'd say i've achieved enough. It's been a very hard year tho, think i'm gonna make sure 2006 is more relaxing.

m


Spherculism ~:~ The Act of becoming Spherculish.

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague

Total posts: 1841
Posted:

This year summer is over for me.



:R

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POI THEO(R)IST

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Written by: spherculist

It's been a very hard year tho, think i'm gonna make sure 2006 is more relaxing.




Apart from that INTENSE weekend at the beginning of Feb in Brisvegas, eh
we gonna WORK that biatch! biggrin
hug


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

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
Posted:my goals for this summer, cos us upside-downers are just hitting it:

5bt reverse
fwd btb 3bt
hyperloops
bonus for 7bt cleanly
isolations, maybe.

going to play with my balls a lot this summer, though.


"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Hmmm - I didn't set myself any goals for poi.

Which is lucky, as I haven't really learnt anything all Summer frown

Didn't learn head rolls in CJ either frown

Had fun though smile


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Spinner of poi
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Puresock


Puresock

addict
Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 406
Posted:Written by: Puresock

It's all about the flow for me this summer. Must make self look graceful. biggrin



I was clearly crazy when I wrote this - graceful, pah biggrin

As it happens, I think my flow has improved a lot. Learnt some other pretty stuff too. T'was a very good summer, all in all!


"Take that, math!"

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:Written by: TheBovrilMonkey

As for my 2005 poi goals, I want to work out what an antispin thread the needle actually is, it's doing my head in at the moment.
I've got alot more non-poi goals - being able to juggle burke's barrage is the main one at the moment, but there's now diabolo stuff in my List o' Things To Learn



Hmm, still havn't got the antispin thread the needle sorted properly, I've got very bored with antispin in general really.
I've not done a great deal of diabolo either, although now I can whipcatch semi-reliably
On the plus side, I got burke's barrage mere days after making my earlier post, my juggling seems to suddenly getting better, after many moons of doing nothing smile
I've picked up my swinging clubs alot over the summer, so I've got better at them too. Full head wraps (like a waist wrap but around your head) and plenty of snakes still elude me though.


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted:Written by: blueboy

cleaning up reverse antispin flowers (poi reverse, arms forwards)

tightening up isolated buzzsaw & weave

cleaning up split-direction buzzsaw flowers & same direction buzzsaw fountains

long-arm circle spinning thing (don't know the name of this move--arms are 180 apart, you're spinning your body & not the poi)

it's all about refining this summer -- i've made a conscious decision not to learn new moves till after Burning Man.



check, check, check & check! although my isolated weave is still kinda crappy, looks clean when i don't really do a weave. i think you call what i'm doing a fakey? i don't know that's what someone once told me i was doing.

and for the record, the long-arm windmill pirouette didn't come together for me till just a few weeks ago, so the goal was met, but not during the summer.


taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco

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