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Khanon
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Khanon

newbie
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras, CA

Total posts: 4
Posted:Hello everybody!!!
thanks for take a littler of your time to read this...
Im a poister from Honduras, I really like this art, but the people here, specially the other poisters, are very conflictive. since I traveled to spain and get a poister book and a two pairs of fire head, I becomed a really good poister but Im interested just in do what i do ,POI, but the others just want to conquest me and if I accept that Ill cant stop this... My question is... Accept or not this battles... what youll do if you are in my situacion... please help me.


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Sethis
BRONZE Member since May 2005

Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 1762
Posted:What do you mean by conflictive? They shout things at you? Try to attack you? Make sarcastic comments?

When you say they want to "Conquest" you, what do you mean?

If people are being nasty towards you because of how you spin Poi, then try to go somewhere they can't see you.


After much consideration, I find that the view is worth the asphyxiation.
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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK

Total posts: 3009
Posted:I think you mean that there's a lot of poi 'battles' that take place, constant competitions to see who's best. Right?

Some communities, like rapping and break dancing, are all about battles and it does drive people forward to be better. But it should be personal preference as to whether or not you take part or not. So depends if you can put up with the peer pressure and not take part, or go away and practise loads and loads and then beat everyone!

But number one rule: have fun!


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Don't accept them smile

Just stand to one side and play

Poi isn't a competition biggrin


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
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Khanon
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Khanon

newbie
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras, CA

Total posts: 4
Posted:Thanks at all! it's very interesting your point of view, you're right this art is not a competition it is to link people; like us right now.

But the other part of the coin is, if I don`t participate in this challenges I won`t have work, I mean I won`t have presentations and this for me it`s very important because it`s a way to make extra money, you know.

So, do you know another way to increse my popularity with the advertising companies to contract me for their shows?

I'll appreciate your coments...


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Sethis
BRONZE Member since May 2005

Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 1762
Posted:Seems like the best way would be to go to each company individually and ask them if they want you or not. Then if they show interest then you can give a private demonstration without other people breaking your concentration.

That may or may not be practical. shrug

Good Luck! smile


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