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Skittish


Skittish

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Location: Near to Yeovil, In Somerset

Total posts: 64
Posted:Ok, this is going to sound really rubbish and sucky but does anyone have any tips for begginers like me? Cause i'm really not very good...

So what your saying is, if I take just ONE more pill...

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

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Location: Manchester, UK

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Posted:do these...
http://www.homeofpoi.com/lessons/poi_lessons.php/poi/1
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and just keep practising every time you have 5 minutes spare.

eventually it will all fall into place and feel natural.

It also helps to have others to spin with. It makes it much easier to learn that way smile


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Posted:Ive noticed a few tricks start from the butterfly, so if you cang get that one learned your halfway there.

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'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

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Posted:Pretty much all tricks start from (or are based on) a weave or butterfly.

When you can do both of those the next thing is threading the needle (a butterfly where you swap which hand is on top) and the waist wrap (a weave that kind of bounces round your waist).

Once you have those down you can start moving them about and turning round with them. Dont turn round too much though, you'll get dizzy.

The thing that I found IMMENSELY useful was just swinging the poi slowly and letting the randomly fall in different places around your body. Just keep getting out of the way and see how long you can keep it up and how many different places you can make them swing. This is also a great way to suss out the amount of inertia you need to get isolations.

After that you have wraps, airwraps, hyperloops, etc.

I'll try to do some video's of a few simple ones that there are no lessons for on the site smile


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Skittish


Skittish

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Location: Near to Yeovil, In Somerset

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Posted:Cool, yeah, i just about cracked the butterfly last night so i can start moving on to some others now. Oh yeah, and what is the one where you do the weave but keep them going for an extra spin on each side cause i figuerd that one out as well... by accident.

So what your saying is, if I take just ONE more pill...

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

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Posted:skittish- five beat weave sounds like. Anyway, if you do a search you will find many more sites such as:

www.domorepoi.com
www.motsplace.com
www.tamingfire.com
www.feuershow.de

I haven't done proper links cos I am slack


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Posted:spank



click this



shrug


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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

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Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted:Written by: Unnamed Cutie On Front

*yawn*

click this

shrug


Do you have a bot that just posts that every time certain words appear in a post?

You'll make the newbie's think that poi people are unfriendly.


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Posted:we are not really. smile

See.. i smile sometimes ubbangel


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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

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Posted:You really are No. 1 wink

biggrin


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Skittish


Skittish

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Location: Near to Yeovil, In Somerset

Total posts: 64
Posted:Thanks everyone, these are great.
I watched some of the videos the other night. How long does it take to be so good? How long have any of you lot been practicing?


So what your saying is, if I take just ONE more pill...

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

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Total posts: 3540
Posted:you have no idea!

wink


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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Skittish


Skittish

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Location: Near to Yeovil, In Somerset

Total posts: 64
Posted:huh?

So what your saying is, if I take just ONE more pill...

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

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Posted:Sorry, I was replying to Seye...

In reply to you, I've been spinning about 8 months and I don't see myself as piss-poor... but then I'm not great, either.

The time it takes to 'get so good' as you say, depends on the spinner, the surroundings, actual time spent spinning along with a load of other variables...

Some people pick things up quicker than others. It helps if you have someone else there whom is able to point out where you're going wrong. Whereabouts in somerset are you from? I know there's some really good spinners down that way you should get in contact with.


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

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Posted:you are welcome to join us at our spinny meets, we aren't scary at all really ubbloco and we are happy to help you learn! PM me if you wanna meet up biggrin

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

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Posted:LTS - You're right. Most of the time I truly don't biggrin

I've been spinning for just over a year.
My learning was massively accelerated by having someone to spin with who is generally amazing at poi, devilsticks, juggling, etc. and his twin staff stuff is out of this world! Its a lot harder to get the basics if you cant watch someone who is already good up close.
I also had a big park next to my house all year so we all spent every night in the park playing with fire.

It seems like every time I come on here someone's come up with a whole load of new tricks that I'd never even thought of. I think being 'good' is really just a matter of oppinion.

I found it MUCH easier to learn the basics of poi than devilsticks! I'm still struggling along on that front.
I have no-one to spin with at the moment though frown Its no-where near as much fun on your own. I think I'm starting to lose my touch already.
Bah! My staff should arrive in a couple of days though - time to start all over again. biggrin


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animatEd
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animatEd

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Posted:the no idea thing was referring to UCoF being No. 1.

Don't worry... rolleyes

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Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

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Posted:I know - I just thought it was a pretty good comment about my mental state in general. biggrin

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Skittish


Skittish

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Location: Near to Yeovil, In Somerset

Total posts: 64
Posted:In reply to loves the circus, I'm sorta near yeovil... ish... well i'm about 15 minutes away from yeovil i suppose.
I guess it would help to see someone doing it but then the problem is who?


So what your saying is, if I take just ONE more pill...

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