daize
daize

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Location: Falmouth, Cornwall
Member Since: 29th Dec 2005
Total posts: 175
Posted:I hope this isn't a silly question..... I've been trying to learn the air wrap, yet I get the funny feeling I should be using chain poi or sock poi, rather than a measily thin polyester cord-with a tendancy to get tangled. Am I right or wrong??

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animatEd
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Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:It can be done with any type of poi, but sock poi are the easiest to learn it on.

there should be a video tutorial for this move added to the free lessons in the near future... Good things come to those who wait biggrin


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fNi
fNi

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Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:rubbish! ballchain's the easiest way to learn biggrin

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shen shui
shen shui

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Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:either way...
strings are Real hard to learn tangles with.
definitely go for socks.. OR chains..
you'd probably find socks easier, imo, as chains have big smelly wicks on the end that can hurt when you get wrapped up hard in them and stuff.

mmm socks... ubblove


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Suibom
Suibom

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Location: Oregon, USA
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2005
Total posts: 577
Posted:String cords are crap.. utter complete crap.
Chains need connectors, and sometimes other parts, which can be annoying.
Socks just need filler, they are otherwise self contained and very very fun.

mmm socks... ubblove


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Twiggy
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Location: Birmingham, UK
Member Since: 8th Jan 2006
Total posts: 162
Posted:Ive recently rediscovered air wraps. I figured out you can do them in corkscrewes (up and down) instead of the weave. Im now trying to do them from my right side then my left continously because i think it would look like a funky poi version of a MillsMess. Does anyone else do them in corks?

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newgabe
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Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:yep I found it easier up and down

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infinite
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Location: ashland OR
Member Since: 9th Nov 2004
Total posts: 110
Posted:I can do them with any type of string, dog chain, and ball chain. The real trick is to speed up the upwards poi head ever so slightly, so it continues out of the tangle. Just ry tot increase the upwards poi head and it should start to work. It takes forever.

dont make peoples heads turn, give them whiplash.

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shen shui
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Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:.. easier with socks..
-ahem-
smile

mmm socks...


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Tir_na_nOg
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Member Since: 20th May 2005
Total posts: 55
Posted:And then you can try horizontal infinite hyperloop things

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bradhorn
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Location: West Orange NJ USA
Member Since: 13th Jan 2006
Total posts: 28
Posted:good luck with your learning. i still havent got it. AIR WRAPS ARE HARD

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coleman
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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
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Posted:Written by: Suibom

String cords are crap.. utter complete crap.



boo hiss! wink

"'Poi' is the Maori word for 'ball' on a cord"

call me a purist, but balls on strings are far and away my poi of choice.

having said that, i agree that this setup is not nearly as forgiving if your airwrap technique is a little sketchy...

horses/courses innit smile


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shen shui
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Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:you're a purist.



and we love you.



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infinite
infinite

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Location: ashland OR
Member Since: 9th Nov 2004
Total posts: 110
Posted:I would have to agree with everyone with socks they are really much easier. hard trick to learn, try to turn so they tangle goes buzzsaw then exits on the other side of your body, hyperloop.

dont make peoples heads turn, give them whiplash.

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