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Rovo
Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
Total posts: 544
Posted:A poi set from the Play Poi Retreat in Montezuma last year! What an amazing time it was!







One Take Silliness





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Mr_widd
Mr_widd

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Location: Torquay, UK
Member Since: 9th Feb 2005
Total posts: 253
Posted:very sweet, commented on your youtube. wink

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Rovo
Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
Total posts: 544
Posted:Why thank you Mr Widd smile

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Acciaio
Acciaio

Tangled into my spins

Member Since: 3rd Jan 2006
Total posts: 187
Posted:Great work Rovo!!!
Why nothing of contact?? :P

But it's a really great flow!!!

Cheers!

Acciaio devil


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Rovo
Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
Total posts: 544
Posted:Thanks Acciaio! I seemed to have forgot about contact poi while making this video but I think I have some neat new contact moves that I'm going to try and get on video soon. So keep watching and I should have some fun stuff up before I leave on Wensday.

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Rovo
Rovo

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Location: Austin, TX, USA
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Total posts: 544
Posted:If Crossers are Dorky Video!

If Crossers are Dorky...

This video stems from a discussion I read on tribe. smile


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Motley
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Posted:ubblol love it

and for the record crossers/huggies are cool as cool


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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

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Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:Excellent as always biggrin

I do hope you make it to the UK one of these days (alternatively, are you anywhere near Rhode Island?)


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Rovo
Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
Total posts: 544
Posted:Actually I am only a 4 hour drive from Rhode Island and if you tell me you are going to be there, I am there dude. I will find a way even if it means hijacking a bus/car/truck/plane/train/helicopter/horse/donkey/chinesefoottaxi or any form of transportation. PM me with any details so I can clear out my schedule. smile

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ammre
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Posted:chrisrovo, if i dind't think you were adorable before this (i did, btw) this truely solidified it... everything from the dorky, to the music... i couldn't stop grinning.

that which yeilds is not always weak.

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Ronopotamus
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Posted:Lovely vids rovo!

Nice medium rare clean flowy poi stuffed with fun with a dash af crazy sauce

Delightyful

smile

Ronan


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jc_firetricks
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Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 5th Dec 2005
Total posts: 205
Posted:Very Nice Chris !

Your spinning is soooo clean, you really have a nice clean flowing style !

Can't wait for the next vid, ohh and those funky chicken legs were tops ! Nice bud biggrin Always good to laugh biggrin


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Rovo
Rovo

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Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
Total posts: 544
Posted:Well I have pretty much all of my videos available for download now thanks to Cleric aka Naganootch. Now I won't have to post any new videos to youtube. Yay!

Rovo's Videos Old & New(right clicky save em)


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simta
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Location: hastings
Member Since: 11th Apr 2006
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Posted:you've got a really nice style

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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Rovo
Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
Total posts: 544
Posted:Thanks, dude. smile

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Yakumo
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Posted:aww man, lovely spinning, and I really love the music you pick too, fits your style so wonderfully.



are they home made poi? how did you make them? rope with monkey fists ? the shape of them reminds me of the amazing pair fluffynapalmfairy made that I always want to steal away whenever I catch her at a gathering smile


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Rovo
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Location: Austin, TX, USA
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Posted:Yeah I like to pick all sorts of fun music to spin to. smile

My sock poi are made from mens dress socks. I use rock filled tennis balls for weight. After inserting the balll into the sock, I tie a knot directly above the head to hold the tennis ball firmly down into the bottom of the sock. Then if I am adding a counterweight I add one into the sock and tie it into a knot at the end for a handle. Then to finish them off I rubber band fabric around the head and handle to make them stick out more and to personalize them.

You know people always seem to love my poi too. It's a wicked good design that works well for pretty much every family of moves, except wibbles. I can get one or two but they rotate so quickly it's hard to keep them under control.


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Yakumo
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Posted:fairly similar idea to napalmfairys, but she used different weights, several pairs of tights(US:PantyHose) instead of sox, and many scrunchies (fluffy hair tie things) intertwined all over them.



It's the way some socks give that rope look-a-like chord section that throws me, my socks always just stayed in a cone shape, I guess they weren't thin or elasticated enough or something?

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Rovo
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Posted:Did you tie a knot above the head? Thats what gives mine the rope look. If I didn't tie that knot it would stay cone shaped.

FNF's poi sound really neat. Hopefully I'll get to try a pair like that someday.


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Yakumo
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Posted:na, it's not just that, I've seen plenty without knots that go like that just something to do with the nature of some socks smile

I'll have to make some more soon.


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Lupo
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Posted:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvqVoa3pCMU
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hey, really cool! what's the music's name?


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Rovo
Rovo

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Location: Austin, TX, USA
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Posted:The song is "It's Alright" by Huey Lewis and the News.

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Rovo
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Location: Austin, TX, USA
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Posted:Eh, I made another one, this time it's more of a Tech Poi vid. I didn't spin to music so it's lacking in movement and doesn't always go with the music but it has some good moments.

It's the video labeled Tech Poi Vid at this link Rovo's Vid Archive


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fNi
fNi

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Location: New York
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Posted:dude I can't believe how much you've progressed since I saw you last. I'm seriously looking forward to having you come to boston.


great stuff hug


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Rovo
Rovo

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Location: Austin, TX, USA
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Posted:Thanks man. It's going to be an awesome weekend.

I need to get my butt on promoting it a bit more though.


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Rovo
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Location: Austin, TX, USA
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Posted:Oh and this is the youtube link in case some of you don't want to download the video:

Tech Poi on Youtube


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Suibom
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Posted:Dammit Rovo, when you gonna come up with something original. Pshaw, you suck at this poi thing. Take a lesson or something...

I think I'll go cry in a corner now and give up this poi stuffs.. sigh.

Heh, nice vid man. Keep pushin it. I hope you come visit the northwest at some point.

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sagetree
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Member Since: 7th May 2006
Total posts: 246
Posted:really nice video, your spinning is beautiful.

i thought keller williams was a good choice. that guy is a one man band.


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faith enfire
faith enfire

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Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:*sigh* oh to be that good, stupid work getting in way of practicig

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LazyAngel
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Location: Cambridge UK
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Posted:nice work man, I particularly like the spiral wrap, arm wrap into airwrap about 2:35 biggrin

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Dster
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Location: clarksville,tn
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Total posts: 57
Posted:Wow . Dude .U are Bad Ass. How long have u been spinning . I Love your Poi .

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