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Posted:hey,
this is the first time ive seen anything like this and im really interested in it and im considering buying myself a pair to get started with it.

is it a lot of fun? can you guys give me some feedback.
i love to go to raves and people are always giving lightshows and this looks like the perfect skill to have to give lightshows.

also what setup do you guys reccomend i get?


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Aryth
SILVER Member since May 2005

Aryth

in a beautiful daze....
Location: Liverpool, England

Total posts: 134
Posted:Hey man,
All those questions you've asked have been asked a million times before. Do a search through the old threads to find out loads of info about all the different types of poi. Depends on what you want to do too, fire, uv, tails, glow etc...

In answer to your main question though RIDICULOUSLY GOOD FUN


Whatever happened to my green and pleasant land?

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Neh. It's boring.

That's why we do it. rolleyes


-Mike )'(
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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:ubblol

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:I just do it to get chicks

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jeff(fake)


jeff(fake)

Scientist of Fortune
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 1189
Posted:Written by: Durbs

I just do it to get chicks


Don't knock it, it works. wink


According to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle of Quantum Dynamics, we may already be making love right now...

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simian


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Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:But can you prove that it works, jeff? umm wink

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:No... i was being serious

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jeff(fake)


jeff(fake)

Scientist of Fortune
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 1189
Posted:Written by: simian

But can you prove that it works, jeff? umm wink


Yup, with my current girlfriend. biggrin

Now quit being a smart alec. hug


According to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle of Quantum Dynamics, we may already be making love right now...

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:He is not Alec though...
simian surely... confused


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Wild Child
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

Wild Child

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Posted:Guys guys, at least let mapleleaf get his/her first set of poi before you start bamboozling them with HoP's peculiar brand of lunacy ubblol

Mapleleaf - your best bet is to have some practice poi as well as some lights cos you'll need to do a lot of that. little mouse poi or short tails are good - or just make some yourself with cord and tennis balls. Once you've learnt a few basics (from the excellent lessons on HoP biggrin) get yourself some long socks with juggling balls in so you can move onto the more advanced moves.

The more you can meet up woth other HoPpers, the more you'll learn about moves and types of poi and get to try other people's so you know what works for you so get on to the Events bit and see where there's any meets near you

And get involved with the community cos you'll make lots of friends that way and they'll all help you - so go do an intro thread right now! But I warn you - you'll end up chatting more than learning if you're not very careful umm

enjoy biggrin weavesmiley

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

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Posted:its true though, any type of manipulation (like poi, staff, juggling, uni) is a great way to get chicks interested, doesnt mean you dont have to try though

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

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Posted:its great fun...



not that we're biased or anything tongue



light stuff is worth getting but get used to spinning first as it can cost a fair bit depending what you get also they tend to hurt or get damaged



practise with short tails or sock poi smile there are a few lessons on making cheap ones on here i think





back

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FireByNite
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

FireByNite

Are you up for it??
Location: Auckland

Total posts: 349
Posted:other option for home made poi to practice with - roll up some newspaper into tight balls, wrap the end of a plastic bag around it & tie some string on - that's what we used to do at school (years ago) to make the maori type poi, works with practicing these moves as well smile

as far as fun goes, well it must be pretty obvious that everyone enjoys it or else they wouldn't be doing it. gets out energy, exhilerating, strengthens wrists & there's something about spinning a lit ball (or staff) around your body biggrin


Are you up for it?
wink;)

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Lemonkey


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Posted:Written by: Mr Majestik

its true though, any type of manipulation (like poi, staff, juggling, uni) is a great way to get chicks interested, doesnt mean you dont have to try though



... but only if they see you doing it once or twice, or at a performance.

Anything more and they'll think you're obsessed.


Willy - is bad for your health...

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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:well they'd better realise that you probably are....

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

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:"they'll think you're obsessed."

I wish people warned me that when I started.... rolleyes


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