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Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Member Since: 8th Mar 2001
Total posts: 383
Posted:Hi,I was just wondering who thought that watching (or doing the spinning) super fast looks better or somehow is better than spinning more slowly and gracefully? I noticed after busking my butt off for a week that going into a super fast moves makes a few ppl go ooh. And different ppl go ooh when it was slow =)

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Location: Anchorage Alaska
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2001
Total posts: 6
Posted:I have noticed in watching people go super fast (I myself don't spin like that) that it does look really bad ass!! There is however a distinct differance between someone going super fast and someone just trying to act macho. I personally don't care much for the macho types, I get really turned off by it. But we all have our likes and dislikes. superfast is very cool to watch.


Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe
Member Since: 29th Mar 2001
Total posts: 743
Posted:Hey there Splat,Hey we all have our own styles. When I first started I loved going super fast, But The girls I was learning with where so gracefull and solw. I mix it up alot now, Kind of like a rollercoster, go up slow, come down fast. Start off slow, End fast. Speed veriation is Key!I learned A Lot from Mel, Kelly and Jessica. It takes alot more consentration to do it slow, and graceful like the girls. Hell after all, It started Way back when as a Mayori WOMEN sarimonial line dance Right!
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Location: NY, USA
Member Since: 10th Apr 2001
Total posts: 336
Posted:From the technical standpoint slow moves are more beautiful from the spinners point of view. Simple moves done slowl and smoothly are really clean and really pretty. Slow moves are my favorite. But to an untrained crowd's eye, I gotta do with Firecircle, super fast moves are really bad-ass... of course, if you screw them up the cost to your appendages is much higher
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------------------Care of other people's approval and you become their prisoner.Live fully, Rave wholly.Fluid are the movements of my strings...

Care of other people's approval and you become their prisoner.Live fully, Rave wholly.Fluid are the movements of my strings...

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Location: Liverpool, NY, USA
Member Since: 17th Apr 2001
Total posts: 168
Posted:i am one to do slower more graceful motion. i agree the fast ones look cool. i usually twirl to music, and that normal determines my speed. i try to keep it in sync with what i'm listening to. ------------------the music feeds my soul that glows and grows with every spin i take.

the music feeds my soul that glows and grows with every spin i take.

Posted:i think that slower looks very pretty, especially really slow, like if you went slower it would break out of... "orbit" but then i also like the trails that the fast stuff leaves behind. like a butterfly looks much cooler going fast b/c it seems like they should be hitting eachother, and the trails mix together, so i suppose like ski said: variation


Location: Bristol / London / Norwich / C...
Member Since: 9th Jan 2001
Total posts: 521
Posted:Fast is good and it does take a bit of getting used to but slow with bag poi is WICKED.peace outgarbo
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Location: Manchester
Member Since: 19th Feb 2001
Total posts: 214
Posted:im with skichristian.mix up the speed
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ive found that people like to see me finish with a 4 beat weave while spinning 360 degrees , i get fasyer and faster until, well,,, i either fall over or the poi go out. either ones usually good for a clap
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