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Akashla
Akashla

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Location: On the far left of sane
Member Since: 28th Jul 2005
Total posts: 72
Posted:I cant find an answer to my newbie question.

The cobra II poi i own have two loops for your fingers, but im unsure on which way to use them.

Do you use them palm up, or palm down?

Sorry to anyone who has answered this question before, and thank you to anyone who answers it now.


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Glåss
Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 8th Nov 2001
Total posts: 2523
Posted:goof question:
the answer is... either!
I hold palm up do the strin comes out of my knuckles
arashi holds palm down so the string comes out of his palm

Play around experiment, choose which feels better for you smile

Drew


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Seye
Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 27th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1261
Posted:If you hold them palm down you can hold the string between your thumb and your (umm whats its name...?) 'something' finger.

I find that gives to better control.

As Glass said - its a matter of what feels right for you smile


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Richee
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:
If you are sure where is the center of your circles, than you hold them
right smile.

:R


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Akashla
Akashla

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Location: On the far left of sane
Member Since: 28th Jul 2005
Total posts: 72
Posted:Thanks everybody.

I thought it may have been a stupid question, but i have a habit of asking them anyway!


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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:Well holding them palm up or down makes it easyer to spin in different directions, if you prefere to spin farward then its palm down, backward palm up. Its nice to get used to switching between the two so you can go from farward spinning to backward without having to stop your poi too much

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Never mind have a lemon
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Member Since: 31st Aug 2005
Total posts: 7
Posted:"apparantly" acording tosome guy at WOMAD you use them palm up one looped over your pointing finger on over ur ring finger with your centeral finger with nothing on. If you are using more advanced poi this is the only way to do it. But i still my two forefingers palm up on my normal ribbon poi (no make, they were home made smile )

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coleman
coleman

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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:Written by: Never mind have a lemon

If you are using more advanced poi this is the only way to do it.



umm

beware of statements like this i say.


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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UCOF
UCOF

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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:ditto

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Sporky
Sporky

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Location: Glasgow
Member Since: 25th Jul 2005
Total posts: 663
Posted:Does it really matter that much which fingers you hang your poi from?

Its whats comfortable for you that should matter so play around and see what feels best. I use my middle and index but thats only because its what felt natural for me.

I find Cobras are a pain in the arse if you don't tie up the tails...


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Sassfire
newbie
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2005
Total posts: 15
Posted:I find holding the poi with my index and fourth finger the best for me. It gives me for control coz the middle finger kinda helps to hold them in place. I find the poi tend to come off my fingers and sometimes fly away into the distance if i hold them with the index and middle finger.
Palm up/down is confusing. To me it doesnt matter because once you start spinning you end up doing both...it just depends on whats more comfortable to start with.I think?


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thelost
thelost

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Location: Birmingham
Member Since: 20th Aug 2005
Total posts: 355
Posted:Written by: One Forgotten Soul

I use my middle and index but thats only because its what felt natural for me.




Same here and i hold my poi palm face up, but that's only because the person who got me into poi did palm up (never actually seen anyone palm down yet)


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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:In general, I'll switch up my grip depending on what I'm doing and the size/lengths of the wicks I'll be spinning.

I've got 4 radically different sized wicks and maybe 3 different chain lengths that I use.

Anyone that says their is only one way of doing anything poi related is flat-out wrong.

Having different fuel mixtures, poi lengths, weights, chains, grips, and wicks all have different pros and cons. Going back to that old millitary saying "It depends on the situation and the terrain".


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:handles? loops? havent you peaple heard of buttons?

check the tech.

oh, and key grip all the way for me, but dont let that stop you trying anything.

T wave


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
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jinvincible
jinvincible

king of the hedgehogs
Location: Madtown
Member Since: 18th Nov 2004
Total posts: 125
Posted:Buttons, buttons, buttons! Why is it always about buttons?!?

Yellow and blue make green.

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:I'm not Jedi enough for buttons. wink

But I did touch Andy's buttons once.

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