• All Purchases made this month instantly go into the draw to win a USD $ 200.00 credit to your HoP account.
 

Forums > Social Chat > Poi - the next new craze?

Login/Join to Participate
Page: 123
TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:You've noticed how many newbies have joined recently, So is it me or is poi gradually getting more mainstream? also I keep seeing poi on tv here and there, plus the fact that my child's primary school is beginning classes for the circus arts, to promote healthy living and keeping active.

It looks like it may get bigger soon, and I'm worried it will escalate out of control, but it may, like all the other crazes, disappear quietly and we can continue living by the poi as we have always done.

Oh yeah this is chat so i will say....
....lol!


Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible


fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:i'd say if you remember hopchat, and remember to pop in, you're not a newb biggrin ubblol

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more


UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Well, you're half right there... wink


Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog

Written by: Brit_Joe

Do you think I should make a new thread asking when does one stop being a n00b? Or would that annoy the hoppers?



Its when you stop annoying Cantus and learn to do a search before starting a new topc. wink



Stop annoying cantus?? redface Oh I fear I have a while to go yet frown



UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:I still try to annoy him...
Just for sh!ts and giggles biggrin



Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:cantus called me a muppet! he's free game!

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley


simeon
simeon

enthusiast
Location: semaphore, south australia
Member Since: 22nd Jan 2006
Total posts: 233
Posted:
i would've gone for fraggle myself.



no mummy, please dont make me go to millyways again.

i hate the way it all ends!


FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:oldskool apprentices?

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


Noddy
Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK
Member Since: 25th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2865
Posted:Written by: [Nx?
]
yo,

you stop being a noob after 3 years.

you become 'old school' at 5/9 years





dammit only 2 years....


Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!


GeoffonTour04
enthusiast
Location: Oxford
Member Since: 30th Nov 2005
Total posts: 360
Posted:Written by: UraniumChipOxidationFacility

I would have suggested "Jeff" myself wink



I am greatly offended. Only n00bs spell Geoff with a J. ubblol



Igirisujin
Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:How about...

Under one year - n00bs

Between one and 3 years - Schoolies

5 years plus - Old school


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?


Dut
lurker
Location: Nashville, TN
Member Since: 22nd Mar 2002
Total posts: 380
Posted:Written by: Brit_Joe

How about...

Under one year - n00bs

Between one and 3 years - Schoolies

5 years plus - Old school



too practical. doesn't make fun of anyone gratuitously and philosophically. i have two answers. the first is reflexive, the second, just relative. both i think are the only ways to be "correct", though they could be worded differently:

"if you think you're not a newb, you're a newb".

"you're always a newb to anyone who's been spinning longer".

i'd imagine anyone who's been spinning 20+ years might still need to try not to laugh at your 1-5 scale. but for subtly making fun of people who make fun of other people, i give your thread de-railment two thumbs up! biggrin

-- dut



Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:How about nobody really gives a damn, but if you do it must mean you're nuskool wink ubblol

I'm nuskool, who wants to be oldasthehillsskool anyway? If I keep finding new things to do then it must still be skool time biggrin ubbrollsmile


Let's relight this forum ubblove


Igirisujin
Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:Written by:
i'd imagine anyone who's been spinning 20+ years might still need to try not to laugh at your 1-5 scale. but for subtly making fun of people who make fun of other people, i give your thread de-railment two thumbs up





Well I was thinking in terms of being a noob, schoolie, and an old school hopper, not so much a spinner. Being an active member of a forum for 5 years is quite an achievment!


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?


Fine_Rabid_Dog
Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Its more of a perception thing, innit?

Some people may look on someone as a newbie, and others might not. Its all relative, innit?

I like my definition most. biggrin wink


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."


mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:I graduated from uni, does that count?



Can I be a doctor? Like, doctor who, but of spinning?


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.


ducky2108
ducky2108

A little bit of a board whore
Location: Glasgow
Member Since: 18th Dec 2005
Total posts: 147
Posted:Could this sudden percieved surge in interest be down to the sheer number of people going to Thailand these days. You here all the time how people first saw it on Koh Phi Phi beach or where-ever. Maybe they just don't want to let go of their holidays?

Ancient wiseman say "It is very strange person, who, when left alone in room with teacosy, does not try it on"


JayKitty
JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey
Member Since: 7th Nov 2004
Total posts: 534
Posted:Schoolie Heffay (Heff-ay) reporting for duty. I think Heffay might be the Spainish equilivlent of Geoff and quite possibly Jeff. But I never took Spainish in highschool... so what do I know.

The mainstream thing. We did circus arts in grade school, I remembering juggling scarves and doing plates. no poi though. The closest thing I've seen around here is the occasional glow sticker, but they're from a solid glow background... rather than a freakish hybrid of glow and poi like myself angel i sprouted wings as a result.

Being a n00b is a mentality. I've seen people jump right into the forums like they owned it, and they were cool, others jump in and are... slightly less cool. Myself, I was scared to join in the community for a while, but I think I lost my n00b status when Doc Lightining first commented on me ^_^


Don't mind me, just passing through.


animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:Written by: JayKitty

Schoolie Heffay (Heff-ay) reporting for duty. I think Heffay might be the Spainish equilivlent of Geoff and quite possibly Jeff. But I never took Spainish in highschool... so what do I know.




The Spanish word 'Jefe' (pronounced Heff-ay )

Meaning: Chief, or Boss.

smile

Not a First Name, unfortunately, as far as I'm aware. smile


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.


Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:Man, They should have pronounced in Heff-a... woulda been much better! ubblol


_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Written by: Dunc

How about nobody really gives a damn



Hear hear.

Dosnt really matter to me whether or not you're 'old school' 'newschool' or a 'newb'. As long and you don't annoy me that much I couldn't really gives 2 farts about it wink



simeon
simeon

enthusiast
Location: semaphore, south australia
Member Since: 22nd Jan 2006
Total posts: 233
Posted:
what she said.



no mummy, please dont make me go to millyways again.

i hate the way it all ends!


Lemonkey
Lemonkey

Stalking amidst the desert, carrying an oversized scalpel...
Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.
Member Since: 1st Aug 2005
Total posts: 1019
Posted:Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog

Its more of a perception thing, innit?

Some people may look on someone as a newbie, and others might not. Its all relative, innit?

I like my definition most. biggrin wink



Quiet noob.


Willy - is bad for your health...


Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:*pokes the n00bs into the n00b box*

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley


Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Written by: mcp


I graduated from uni, does that count?



Can I be a doctor? Like, doctor who, but of spinning?





you can't be LIKE Dr Who, I thought you WERE Dr Who?! confused tongue




Non-Https Image Link


Let's relight this forum ubblove


Gayle......!
Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!
Member Since: 9th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2444
Posted:ubblol

Great Picture!


Gayle.....!


TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:people people calm down lol - What I should have said was, as we all know, poi is good exercise for toning muscles, and coordination etc. I'm pleased that my kid's school has taken steps to introduce it to the kids and get them active early in life, but I doubt most of them will stick to it for long, sadly. The Highland Council is really pushing the healthy living scheme as far as it can go - like free toothpaste and brush, and a free nit comb. Classy eh?!

Gay duck lol (man I was wasted that day!)


Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible


Lemonkey
Lemonkey

Stalking amidst the desert, carrying an oversized scalpel...
Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.
Member Since: 1st Aug 2005
Total posts: 1019
Posted:Written by: TinklePants
poi is good exercise for toning muscles



Really?

Minimal movements keep the angular momentum going, it's hardly muscle-toning...


Willy - is bad for your health...


animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:Then use heavier poi, Tom... wink

Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.


Lemonkey
Lemonkey

Stalking amidst the desert, carrying an oversized scalpel...
Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.
Member Since: 1st Aug 2005
Total posts: 1019
Posted:It's slight hardly muscle-toning. Keeping the momentum up isn't too taxing.

Willy - is bad for your health...


TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:well its helped me loose 3 stone... plus its fun to dance about looking like a prat while whirling chains!



and swing monkey fists - with or without fire. them dudes are heavy li'l f***ers lol

EDITED_BY: TinklePants (1138805069)


Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible


Page: 123

Similar Topics

Using the keywords [craze] we found the following similar topics.
1. Forums > the new craze grrrrrr [29 replies]
2. Forums > is this at ALL fair? [55 replies]
3. Forums > This is just getting stupid now. [23 replies]
4. Forums > swing wing video remake with hop-ers? [24 replies]
5. Forums > Fire Family [3 replies]

     Show more..