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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

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Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
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Posted:I did my first gig there about 2 weeks ago and I found that the music was much faster than what I normally spin to. I decided afterwards that it probably caused me to make mistakes I wouldn't normally make because I was trying to do everything at massive pace.

Has anyone experienced this before and do they have any advice besides the obvious practice at faster speeds.


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Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted:Hiya - I know this feeling soooo well.. I had an audition oinks ago for the festie circuit next year.. the music there was waaayyyy fast.. I messed up loads.. (but it's cool we got the gig anyway and I got a part time job with him - anyway..) try taking every other beat or every third.. helps with hard house and D&B it looks good and helps prevent heart attacks and head aches

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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

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Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:Will give that a try, was just thinking there would it be easier with shorter chains?

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Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted:or.. you could try that too...

although that might limit some of the tricks you can do..

either or - potato - patota


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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Potato please...

In preference to shorter strings which can give a really different feel and limit some tricks, try just using lighter poi. e.g. whenever tries to just spin glowsticks on strings after spinning meaty fire-poi they're always shocked by how fast they are. Also, if they're lighter it's not quite so tiring.


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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:Yea, that was the other thing, I was going to say, I was getting tired soooo fast.

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Paddy
back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2002
Total posts: 884
Posted:Definitely use light poi. I learned with glowsticks and now I can't slow down, period. It's just the pace I'm used to. When I spin fire people think I'm nuts.

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queen of wands
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Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 20th Oct 2002
Total posts: 127
Posted:DNB is probably my favourite to twirl to. Drum and Bass can be sometimes be described as having "jazzy" beats (like 1... 2... 3-4), making them perfect to twirl to. I find big circle/little circle combinations a lot easier with dnb. Another advantage to this genre is that you can find many beats within the music to suit you.

Psytrance is also great, generally having a lower bpm - lots of starts, stops, changing tempo and madarse samples to swing to.


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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:ha ha, I just googled poi fast techno, and the first non-video result was my own post from 11 years ago, but didn't realise until I clicked through to here....he he smile

Good to get the same tips again though wink

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