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Julie2022


Julie2022

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Location: Little Rock, AR

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Posted:Ok - so, I've measured out my sock poi properly and I even took away one inch to allow for my cleavage - however, an inch wasn't enough.

What do overflowing women do with this issue? I've seen Armored Raven perform with a corset-type halter than seemed to help "keep them out of the way" - is this the only option? there's also the issues of comfort.
If I have to wrap myself up like a sausage, I want to be able to breath - any suggestions for pattern designs (if I make something) or for something that I can buy that'll help? I could just bind myself underneath my top or buy a sport bra, you think?

I'd rather not make my poi shorter, they're already tiny for my petite arms, taking away another inch or two will make them spin too fast for me, at the moment, anyway.

thankx


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The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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Vixen
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Vixen

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Posted:haha... just keep practising... you can work round them! xxx

tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.

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Julie2022


Julie2022

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Posted:lol! thanks smile around them, literally, is a good idea smile

"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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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:more btb, btl moves!
or take up staff!
failing that, you could just talk in exclamation marks!
like me!


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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

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Posted:socks stretch - remember that! my favourite sock poi are my 4 year old's cotton/lycra mix tights. the cotton gives a good grip, whilst the lycra makes them nice and stretchy. also they're not too long, good for things like buzzsawing!

go buy a pair and chop the legs off!!!

happy spinning!


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Brian:-)
BRONZE Member since Jun 2004

Brian:-)

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Location: London, United Kingdom

Total posts: 37
Posted:For a small fee I will stand behind you, reach around and hold them out of the way. Just don't do too much swinging behind your back. hug2

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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

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Posted:ubblol ubblol ubblol

Vix manages (though I have no idea how!?)

I personally think that breasts are responsible for there being fewer female contact staff spinners than male, and for inside / atomic / barrel-roll type stuff being much mroe difficult for us!

On the plus side - do a few btb moves (or crossers - so I'm told!) and nobody will notice your poi wink


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Julie2022


Julie2022

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Posted:lol! you guys (and gals) are great.

Well, I decided that I'll just make a cozy, snug top to wear whilst poi-ing and I'll be done with it.

In the meantime, it's sportbra city :?

Thanks everyone.


"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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Sniper
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Sniper

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Posted:where the hell is ucof? a thread dedicated to bountiful boobs and he's nowhere in sight!

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UCOF
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UCOF

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Posted:smile

I've been on my best behaviour....


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Julie2022


Julie2022

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Posted:Lol @ UCOF - yes you have, congratulations biggrin

Fluffy - as far as not as many chicks spinning. I have no idea - it's perfect for me. I've seen videos of Armored Raven (incredible- she makes it look so easy and graceful and seductive) and through my chainmaille connections I've met others chicks who spin, too. (Like Enchantress - much support from her, she's the one who pointed me here to get going with my poi)

I was surprised, actually, when I found out that so many guys did this. *shrug* having been introduced to it by women, I assumed is was dominated by women. - Shocker.

I've seen only a few females perform via videos. (spinning poi!!)...women compared to men: Women seem to be more graceful, though the men seem enamored with pulling off tricks. Women seem to belly dance a bit while the guys put all of their movements into their poi/staff/etc. Nothing wrong with any of that - it's just the nature of the beast, I presume smile

Fire and Cleavage! smile
Fire and Brawn! smile


"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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newgabe
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newgabe

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Posted:Yeah poi is for girlies. nana



That's why I just ignore it when sooo many guys are totally graceful elegant skillful sensitively delicate and deliciously beautiful about it... its just wrong wink


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

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Kyle McLean
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Kyle McLean

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Posted:eek eek eek
From the 3 boys in the house!
wink ubblol


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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newgabe
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newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
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Posted:Hi Kyle!
Would you like a cup of tea?


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

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Vixen
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Posted:What kinda moves are you having problems with??? xxx

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UCOF
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UCOF

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Posted:I think it would be something like buzzsaw and btbww (behind the back waistwraps) stuff.

mmmmmmmm...... btbww ubblove


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Julie2022


Julie2022

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Posted:I've been trying to do a 2 hand-figure eight sort of thing...arms straight out and parallel - left once, right once...left, right...etc etc...and I hit myself every time I come through the center.

if that move has a real name, please tell me smile if not then I'll be fore to call it a double-eight.

buzzsaw - I can do if I wrap my straps around my hand once before I go into it...

low turn and tuck turn - anything that involves crossing arms over the chest tightly smile .. I'm doing a little better, though - if I arch my shoulders forward a tad it gives me an extra inch or two.


"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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thelost
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thelost

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Posted:erm, that figure-8 move you're describing may be the 2-beat chase?

if not, i don't understand what you're describing then frown


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Julie2022


Julie2022

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Posted:lol! there you go - that makes more sense smile

"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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thelost
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thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
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Posted:Oh, just noticed. The thing with the buzzsaw.
I think most people wrap it round their hands anyway, otherwise they risk smacking themselves in the face when it comes round.
Either that or my poi strings are way too long...


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Julie2022


Julie2022

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Posted:ok smile so it's not just me, I was gonna say - some of you people take some serious chances - buzzsawing with you poi fully extended. 8D or you have some seriously long arms!

"I'm your Huckleberry."

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Seb


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Posted:I'll look forward to Saan finding this thread...tried a buzzsaw with tails yet Julie?

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thelost
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thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
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Posted:I have...the tails feel like they're cutting you everytime they fly by my face...every 1/4 of a second! ubbcrying

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Vixen
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Posted:btbww and stuff like that it just helps if you turn your hips as you do it.

Buzzsaw pretty much has to be done with shortened poi... but you can work wrapping them around your hands into your routine as you spin (Is routine the right word?) xxx


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TinklePants
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Posted:Written by: Julie2022

I've been trying to do a 2 hand-figure eight sort of thing...arms straight out and parallel - left once, right once...left, right...etc etc...and I hit myself every time I come through the center.





is this what you're talking about??
biggrin

wind the poi around ur hands once - that helps with the buzzsaw ubbrollsmile


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Julie2022


Julie2022

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Posted:so -figure eight sweeps it is! Thank you much smile

"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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pricklyleaf
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Posted:Yey, I'm not the only one who has these problems then! I find that when learning the btb weave the strings can snag my boobs (yes they do stick slightly outwards). Trying to learn the watermill and buzzsaw flowers is a real pain. Plus many other moves I can't remeber.

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.

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Julie2022


Julie2022

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Posted:I suppose that the actual size does count - there's not in the way, kind of in the way and really in the way. I'd call mine to be kind of in the way - your height maters to, in such a situation - shorter arms take away how much room you have to work with.
If I was 5'6" ... I wouldn't have as many problem. However, I'm just 5' - I'm a squirt.


"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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squarexbear
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squarexbear

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Posted:eugh, mine get in the way ALL THE TIME..

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Rick aka Loki
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Rick aka Loki

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Posted:Yeah, I've got the same problem with the.. ah.. trusty sidekicks. Yep. Get much older and I'll have to start wearing a sling...

Like Vixen said, learn to wrap and unwrap around the hands in the middle of your routine, build it in, then save the (ahem) risky moves for the periods when the chains/ropes/socks are shorter.

My typical street routine starts at full length, I shorten, lengthen, then finish short.

If you can build body and arm movements around the 'ole "wrap and grab" moves, you won't have to break your flow.

Cheers,

Rick


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animatEd
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animatEd

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Posted:I like the Idea of using 'bustyness' to your advantage. I call it 'Spinning like a Whore'...

It's quite popular in some circles, and of course, some people have a natural talent for it...


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Be Water My Friend.

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