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Fyre
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Fyre

enthusiast
Location: Finland

Total posts: 315
Posted:so, i just ordered a pair of fire pois.
I`ve tried poi only a couple of times so I havn`t really practised with `em.
My question is what should i learn first, whats the basic steps of poi-ing?

thank you in advance!


If we can`t live in peace then fu*k it, let`s die.
The owner of Chellybeans right arm!


Peace -Fyre-

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:learn to spin socks first, probably the best thing is not to learn with fire poi - becuase they hurt and they smell, and if you set them on fire they burn you. look at the free lessosn on here, learn all that stuff, then go play with fire smile good luck smile

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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Imbalance
GOLD Member since Sep 2005

Imbalance

not different, just not the same
Location: Charlotte, NC

Total posts: 263
Posted:right, the free lessons are a great starting point. also see the sticky thread at the top of this forum (helpful advice)

also, heres some other links if you dont wanna try and find them all through thread searching like i did.

motsplace
domorepoi
sperculism
Feuershow.de (this one you wanna check out the tutorials)

and heres some really good videos on playpoi


I once learned every move that there was,
Every style, Every technique.
Then I woke up, and forgot it all,
So now I struggle to dream.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:theres a really good site for learning poi.
Its called houseofpoi of something...
I might have a dig later and see if I can find anything.

ubbangel


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Fyre
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Fyre

enthusiast
Location: Finland

Total posts: 315
Posted:ok, thanks for the info... i might never be able to have any kids tho, thanks to "butter fly"

If we can`t live in peace then fu*k it, let`s die.
The owner of Chellybeans right arm!


Peace -Fyre-

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Catsmio


Catsmio

member


Total posts: 37
Posted:Wait till you meet "Mr.3beat weave into the crotch" move.

"Don't be so humble, you are not that great."

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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 355
Posted:ahhh, the 3 beat weave...i think all the guys know that too well for comfort biggrin

don't worry, the more you hit yourself in the crotch, the quicker you learn it..it won't make sense now probably, but you'll see wink


It's better to burn out than to fade away

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
Posted:I recomend learning the butterflys first with either sock or tailed poi. Dont let these fools tell you tails are bad and they get in the way, tho dont if you learn to spin with them first biggrin, tail tails tails lol



I also recomend not worring about learning moves, basicly get used to spinning and try different things when your comfortable.


Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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Fyre
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Fyre

enthusiast
Location: Finland

Total posts: 315
Posted:Yeah ok.
I did meet the "Mr.3beat weave into the crotch" , he`s not a nice guy


If we can`t live in peace then fu*k it, let`s die.
The owner of Chellybeans right arm!


Peace -Fyre-

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Asena
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire

Total posts: 3224
Posted:My worst enemy was mr one handed butterfly to the crotch.... He bought tears to me eyess.... mean mean man, and it was on fire... . ouchy, monkey fists are HEAVY! ooooh

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Sporky


Sporky

addict
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:Mr 5bt weave to the crotch where both heads hit one after the other is pretty bad... thank Zarquan for sock poi!!

My only advice for a beginner is to spin every day for about an hour and to build things up slowly


Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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the_poier
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

the 1337 poier
Location: england

Total posts: 346
Posted:eek buzzsaw weave in the crotch...ten minutes of rolling on the floor making moaning noises...

ive got a fuzzbox and im not afraid to use it
R.I.P. gayfest

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Skenasis


newbie
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5
Posted:Oooh, you people are all smart....I started out with (and still use to this day) a set of poi I made myself. String, tennis balls, ribbon. But hitting yourself = ouchies.

I'm looking for people in my area to learn poi with, so if you're in the keilor/taylors lakes/sydenham kinda area of Australia, gimme a buzz on MSN.

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Bernie_Flame
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

Bernie_Flame

Poi junkie
Location: In your face!

Total posts: 75
Posted:don't be scared, just give it a go. try a figure of 8

man who go bed with itchy bum wake up with smelly finger!

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The Misguided Oracle
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

The Misguided Oracle

the floor is a sea of tigers...
Location: Brisvegas

Total posts: 404
Posted:Written by: Catsmio

Wait till you meet "Mr.3beat weave into the crotch" move.

ah yes, me him too... very familar with him... one mean customer too
probably that's why I spin staff most of the time smile
*clutches staff and runs out of thread*


"My body is a well tuned machine... It just needs a competent driver." - ?

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Sporky


Sporky

addict
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:Any kind of release that hits you square in between the eyes! They're always fun

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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Fyre
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Fyre

enthusiast
Location: Finland

Total posts: 315
Posted:I smacked myself in the face with fire poi (the chain part) earlier today not fun... at all.

Oh yeah, and "mr. 5beat weave in the crotch" did visit me today also. ooohhh the pain ubbcrying


If we can`t live in peace then fu*k it, let`s die.
The owner of Chellybeans right arm!


Peace -Fyre-

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Devilsarmy
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Devilsarmy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 2984
Posted:lol sorry is this a male dicussion or is this girl allowed in?

Actually back on HoP guys ...

Owned By MiG
Owns Fyre and Mods_Stole_My_Name

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Zauberdachs


Zauberdachs

enthusiast
Location: The village of Edinburgh

Total posts: 220
Posted:jeez, a whole world of nut smashing...

The insults of your enemy are a tribute to your bravery wink

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Devilsarmy
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Devilsarmy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 2984
Posted:tell me about it and sorry guys but... i fell off my chair laughing sorry i know its mean but u really do sound so funny

Actually back on HoP guys ...

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Owns Fyre and Mods_Stole_My_Name

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crowley2
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

crowley2

official hop cutie
Location: Uk, Essex, Clacton

Total posts: 272
Posted:poi sspinning has to be worst for the male learner
when i came home from irelnad and showed my bro poi
he had a go and hit himself so hard in da nuts he was almost in tears on the floor it was so funney he was jus trying a butterfly


The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry pratchett

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Devilsarmy
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Devilsarmy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 2984
Posted:no offence but im almost in tears laughing

Actually back on HoP guys ...

Owned By MiG
Owns Fyre and Mods_Stole_My_Name

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GeoffonTour04
SILVER Member since Nov 2005

enthusiast
Location: Oxford

Total posts: 360
Posted:you learn real quick to send em into the side of your thighs or something, I've coshed myself in the nuts a few times with heavier poi & it's rather debilitating

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Devilsarmy
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Devilsarmy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 2984
Posted:mmm i hit myself in th thighs i had a bruise but i was in tears rubbing it, never use rock poi (there my brothers)

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Owns Fyre and Mods_Stole_My_Name

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artindoril


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Total posts: 117
Posted:ubblol oh yeh this thread is hillarious. And oh how I know about Mr 3 beat he needs to be stoped by a something if possible. Oh and tip never let go of the poi before it hits you thinking that's just gona stop it. Cos it isn't, that's just asking for trouble.

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Devilsarmy
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Devilsarmy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 2984
Posted:well men could always wear a metal pare of boxer, that way if they hit u it wouldnt hurt.....

Actually back on HoP guys ...

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Owns Fyre and Mods_Stole_My_Name

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:chafing might be an issue though...

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Devilsarmy
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Devilsarmy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 2984
Posted:mmm well i really dont know im not a guy so but im sure u can make them feel better......

Actually back on HoP guys ...

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Owns Fyre and Mods_Stole_My_Name

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Devilsarmy
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Devilsarmy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 2984
Posted:hehe i agree artindoril

Actually back on HoP guys ...

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Owns Fyre and Mods_Stole_My_Name

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Posted:Really, if I were U, I would practice with the fire pois and not spend any more money on [censored].

Ive used my fire pois since day one and learnt with them. Ive been doing poi for 4 months. I set them on fire like 1 month ago for the first time, and ok I agree that now I cannot practice with them without getting all shitty. So I had to order a new pair to practice with. BUT, now after so long time, I know what to buy and not to buy. So Id use the fire pois until they get burnt and need to be replaced because they are good in my opinion.

Sure they hurt a bit, but not as much as tennis balls (Which some use).

U can use the tutorials that were posted here before or use the ones on the HOP Website- they are more than enough for u to start with. And make them in that order. They are all important to know in the end anyways.


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Fyre
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Fyre

enthusiast
Location: Finland

Total posts: 315
Posted:i got my first pair of poi like a month ago(fire poi), but it`s cold a s hell here in finland so i havn`t been able to practise too much yet. I havn`t set them on fire yet but i will soon weavesmiley

I will also need a new pair for practising, what would you guys suggest? I`d rather buy non-fire poi for practising.


If we can`t live in peace then fu*k it, let`s die.
The owner of Chellybeans right arm!


Peace -Fyre-

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