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Location: york/oxford
Member Since: 27th Oct 2005
Total posts: 5
Posted:I do lots of trampolining so the other day i decided to do poi at the same time. I got to do things like butterfly underneath me. leg wraps with both legs in front. But my favorite by far was somersaulting over a buzzsaw.

So i was wondering where else have people spun poi thats a bit different and fun?


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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Can you try front somersaults whilst isolating your poi please?
i.e You rotate, must the poi heads keep pointing at the ground smile
And then can you video it for me please.

I have spun on roundabouts/merry go round things.
And whilst hanging upside down from football goalposts.



Member Since: 21st Aug 2005
Total posts: 18
Posted:I've spun whilst hanging upsidedown too... but was off one of those rope-frame-climby things. Got some odd looks weavesmiley

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:I spun on a trampoline at Burning Man this year... Unfortunately, I decided to do it with Beaming Poi and my session ended shortly after I almost took off a knee cap in mid air. I also regularly spin poi on roller skates.

Note to all: Do not spin Beaming Poi while jumping on a trampoline!

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Location: Manchester UK
Member Since: 10th Dec 2005
Total posts: 55
Posted:I've been spinning by moonlight..

Dont know if that qualifies as somewhere "different"

was pretty good.. had tailes on my poi and the moonlight reflects off them fantastically biggrin

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:Ive spun in the rain, it was fun.

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Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:Me runing, rhyming and dancing.




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Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
Total posts: 544
Posted:My girlfriend, my friend Sully, and I all spun on top of different boulders on top of a mountain before but thats more strange then different.

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Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey
Member Since: 7th Nov 2004
Total posts: 534
Posted:I've done the trampoline thing as well, is really fun, if not a bit dizzying at times. Have you tried doing a stradle jump and wrapping both legs like that. it might look cool as a combo with wraping in front. Let me know how it goes, I played with it once, but never got as good as you. ^_^ happy jumping.

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Location: Oregon, USA
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2005
Total posts: 577
Posted:Hrmm.. if I had a giant trampoline, and my old spatial awareness back, I'd say it was time to practice some full body spin thru-wraps! Whoever takes that idea needs to vid it and send me a copy smile

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Location: Brighton
Member Since: 19th Dec 2005
Total posts: 213
Posted:I hpope Andy doesn't mind me linking to his vid, but for interesting places to spin this has to be seen! I think right-click then save target as is the easiest way to view it.

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