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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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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:7 bt btb
5 bt btb turns
4 bt ttn
work a lot on my isolations
anything else I can possibly learn

On top of all that I've got to learn uni and juggling. My goal is to learn to juggle clubs while idling. I doubt I'll get it, but I'll try like hell.

I love poi.


-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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mtbeer
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

mtbeer

ARRRR!
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Total posts: 529
Posted:I think I'll pick up staff and doubles this summer.

No new poi moves, just cleaning up what I have so far. My isolations and planes still need a good bit of refining.


"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:2005 summer's over!!! melb is cold now!!! wink

i love lamp


Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Hrm...

Well, I dont really have any speciffic moves Im striving for right now. I kinda just let the moves find me these days. I suppose Ill mainly be working towards refining overall control, learning new ways to move and further develop my style, and perhaps do a bit of routining/choreo with Denise and solo. This summer is lined up to be pretty awesome really. Lots of opportunity to share and learn on the horizon. I dont like to limit myself with setting goals.


Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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Cute Little Burning Ball
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Cute Little Burning Ball

member
Location: Here and There... mostly there...

Total posts: 101
Posted:ditto


... be the poi, beee the poi.... wink


Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. - Calvin 'Calvin & Hobbes'

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thegreatnoname


member
Location: under your bed

Total posts: 58
Posted:my plans.....learn everything I can.

Isn't sanity a one trick pony? Rational thought is all you get but when you are crazy the sky is the limit.

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:I was thiking about this the other day! I'd like to nail decent turning flower planes and get waist wraps/extended waist wrap planes nice too. I'm not very bendy so I'd like to work on that to generally help everything else along. We have a ballet school near our house, I might pop along and see if they'll help for little money.



Oh and apart from poi, I'll be working on being a Dad from the beginning of September, I think that might take quite a lot of time away from my spinning but I don't mind ubblove


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:Im goona build my self a set of doubles and see what I can do.

For poi, im hopeing on getting btb weave, and toucheing up on my very bad buzzsaw isolation smile learning to isolate the weave would be fun too, tho I doubt i'll be able to do that smile


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Cute Little Burning Ball
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Cute Little Burning Ball

member
Location: Here and There... mostly there...

Total posts: 101
Posted:ahhh ill start next week lerning bouble staff, just order a few days ago from hop shop.

Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. - Calvin 'Calvin & Hobbes'

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squarexbear
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

squarexbear

....of doom!
Location: Hastings, UK

Total posts: 585
Posted:goal #1 - make mother buy new fire poi as early birthday present
goal #2 - kidnap jedi poi masters and force them to teach me new things


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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: ICoN

I kinda just let the moves find me these days.



Oh shut up. wink

hug


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spiralx


spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Improve all my BTB waist wraps - they're getting there, but there's a way to go.

Flowers - get that bloody antispin flower!

Tangles - moving them all over the place and over and under and so on.


"Moo," said the happy cow.

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:
"Go the ball."
"Join, live in peace"

smile

love nad light,

:R


POI THEO(R)IST

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Mags The Jedi
GOLD Member since May 2004

Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK

Total posts: 2020
Posted:Must...put...the...staff...down...and...play...with...poi...

devil


"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

Bill Hicks, February 1988

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Rev
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Rev

Bastard Newbie Messiah
Location: Apparently lost in my ego, USA

Total posts: 1269
Posted: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..


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EpsilonKias


EpsilonKias

Note to self... Fur + Fire = Hurt.
Location: Bloomfield Indiana. USA

Total posts: 107
Posted:5bt btb weave
Antispin flowers
Cleaning up my glowstringing wraps
Try some wraps with fire
and take some time to learn single and double staff


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Analemma


Analemma

enthusiast
Location: West LA

Total posts: 384
Posted:Nice thread - Goals for 2005?!?

a.) Stop spinning, or at least reduce it to the amount of "Hobby"

and if this doesnt work out

b.) Cleaning up my figure8s - enough for me

weavesmiley

andy


To learn - read. To know - write. To master - teach . . .

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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted: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.


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

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Lavatwilight
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK

Total posts: 834
Posted:well ummm maybe learn some poi, but thats not likley.
so the plan is butterfly angel rolls (if they are actually possible)
more doubly stuff, and work on the legs from matrix's

ooo and learn flowers !


Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
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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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Ki...

Total posts: 2216
Posted:hmmm... i've been refining for a while, it's all about mixing up some new ideas over the summer like....

>more anti-spin everywhere, thinking about how to use it effectively and even get it into weaves an stuff....
>more inverted things. need to really sort out my barrel rolls and get inverted horizontal stuff...
>oli-ing... or at least tighter hyperloops in different places...
>more ideas for turning in and out of patterns cleanly including the use of big arm stuff...
>tighter flowing contact staff with use of fishtails to link moves...
>4 clubs. 5 ball tricks. 6 balls?? wink

should keep me busy! biggrin weavesmiley


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Funny... I had a feeling you'd have something to say about that line, NYC smile Ok ok... The moves dont actually find me... I already know em all and I was trying to be modest wink

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:How can you know them all? There are no moves.
wink wink


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Yes, let's go.
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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:ubblol

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Rev
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Rev

Bastard Newbie Messiah
Location: Apparently lost in my ego, USA

Total posts: 1269
Posted:no moves????

If that were true then there would be no point in this thread... wouldn't it have been better, perhaps, to say that there is but one move, and we're all trying to learn it.. wink weavesmiley


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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: Rev

wouldn't it have been better, perhaps, to say that there is but one move, and we're all trying to learn it.. wink weavesmiley



Yes, that would have been much better. If the game was "Make NYC gag." wink


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Erm, I think youre hijacking your own thread man!

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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Armoured_Raven
GOLD Member since Nov 2003

Armoured_Raven

member
Location: LV, NV, USA

Total posts: 35
Posted:ubblol
...but, back on topic bounce ...

My goals are:
1) smooth out this waistwrap (that I just learned thanks to FNF and Orbit's wonderful vids, along with the excellent advice from all of you that I found by using the *search* function beerchug )
2) Get ANY new freaking btb move (weave, ww, bfww, anything will do really), these elude me like a leprechaun I tell ya... I'm starting to think they're a myth pulled off in the editing process. They don't really exist, do they? Come on, you can tell me.. I won't tell another soul, honest! ubbangel ubbloco
3) Isolations. A better understanding of them would be nice. I've finally felt them, now I just need to own them.
4) get my dance moves more ingrained in my muscle memory so that the poi can flow around the dance, instead of it looking like I'm *trying* to dance inside the poi.
5) NETWORK! I am soo jealous of you who have regular gatherings and such.. I wanna play with others too! /whine.


"I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive." -Albert Einstein

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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

.:star:.

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:I'm not fussed about learning any new *moves*

I just want to work on making what i can do look good which means
-sorting out my wibbly wobbly planes
-dancing more
-managing to smile rather than looking scared or in deep concentration when i spin!


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squarexbear
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

squarexbear

....of doom!
Location: Hastings, UK

Total posts: 585
Posted:Written by: blueboy

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)



ha i think we call it 'helicopters'
awesome for small children and us.


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Puresock


Puresock

addict
Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 406
Posted:It's all about the flow for me this summer. Must make self look graceful. biggrin

"Take that, math!"

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