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Meenik
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2001

Meenik

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Posted:ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile bounce bounce bounce2 bounce2 bounce bounce bounce2 bounce2 clap clap clap clap clap clap
It's out! It's done! It's on homeofpoi.com!!!

Yes, I've gone and produced a DVD: The Scales of Poi! A distilation of everything I know about poi. It's loveable. It's funny. It's... well, I can only say so much, because I made it, so you need to order it (yes, YOU) so you can say how great it is, and people will listen to you.

My God, it was a lot of work. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Other people would be more sensible and make a DVD in a sensible way. Me? No. I have to have three camera angles. I have to put myself in a position to turn 24 hours of footage into a 90 minute DVD.

And now it's done! Did I say that already?

Are you excited? I am. Can you tell that I'm excited?

I don't know whether I'm itching to make another one, so I can do it the easy way, rather than the do-everything-the-hard-way way.

Oh, wait, I'm itching to get back to practice. Working on the computer is most definitely different than practicing. I'll just... Oh, shoot. That's right, I'm homeless and I owe the bank money. Should I have listened to my mother? Of course not! I'd be a terrible stripper.

Much love to all of you ubblove

nick biggrin


"They're interdimensional fractal intelligences. That's why they wear funny shoes."

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague

Total posts: 1841
Posted:I consider, if Spherculard DVD thread was moved

to video section, It should be done the same with

this one as well.



lighting,



:R


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Meenik
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2001

Meenik

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 272
Posted:Sure. How does one move threads?

"They're interdimensional fractal intelligences. That's why they wear funny shoes."

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Mark Husted
GOLD Member since Mar 2006

Mark Husted

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Location: Fresno, CA USA

Total posts: 177
Posted:Sounds like your running into the problem I faced about five years ago. You don't know me Nick but I hope to meet you one day. My name is Mark from smack dab middle of California, Fresno. Ever since I google searched for Poi vids and found Deverishly, your constant persuit at taking Poi to the next level has inspired me. I had a choice to go into the Marines, or go full time freestyle footbagger. Well, the world champ in the 2001 world competition only won 100 bucks so the Marines it was. (out now) There just isn't that much money in the alternative sports. It is so damn underground that all I have wanted to do is get these alternative sports exposure. It's too bad Bill Gates never got interested in Poi. What we need Nick, is some rich dude to put some money into the art/sport. That is how footbag got the exposure, that is what you have done for Poi. Except you say your not rich:-( As long as you hold onto your patience and know that people are keeping in touch with your site, me, among many others are your fans. I am always looking forward to seeing what you are going to come up with next. It's great how many conversations can spawn through common interests in activities. Such as how you mentioned in one of your readings how not all people get into poi because you can set them on fire. Let me tell you that it has amazed me with what it has done for my upper body physique. I have gained five pounds in just arm strength from doing poi since the first time I picked them up in March. It has motivated me to pick the footbag up and start freestyling again. Well, I could go on for hours and hours but I am sure you have some Poi to spin and spinners to admire. Take care and I hope to meet you.
Mark


Keep it Lit....

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:smile

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
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Total posts: 7330
Posted:sorry clare but i have to disagree.

i find it to be more a case of: biggrin hug biggrin

wink


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted: Written by: Meenik


Sure. How does one move threads?



Nick, you click the little exclamation mark triangular sign at the bottom of any post and ask a Mod to do it for you. Easy smile


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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BansheeCat
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

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Location: lost

Total posts: 1247
Posted:Cole, you slacker you. That's not it, it is really supposed to be more like :

biggrin hug ubblove kiss ubblove hug biggrin

wink wink


"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."

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Stand_up_philosopher
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

Stand_up_philosopher

Member
Location: Youngstown, OH

Total posts: 15
Posted:I've only been doing this for about 4 months now and when I got my copy of this scales dvd I was really impressed by the good vibes & enthusiasum. Hell somepeople are rather protective of there techneques.
I remember when I was at the rainbow gathering this year (which is where I was first exposed to this wonderful art) There was this one spinner there that completely astounded me with this this move he did where it looked like the poi (there were 3 wicks on the chain) were literally passing through his arms. imagine the move threading the needle only instead of moving your hand down to avoid your forearm it was like it passed right through.(and no I was not on anysort of hallucinagen at least not at that point in time) anyways it amazed me and everyone else that watched as well. I find him the next day to ask him about this strange move, When I asked him about it he looked at me and laughed. ( I had asked him to show me again during the day ) he then proceeded to tell me that "a magician never reveals his secrets" or whatever... sorry for that winded story...

truly a gem of a DVD. Much respect bro, hope to see more.


"...Life is mysterious and inherently undefineable... "

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Empress Kylon
GOLD Member since Mar 2006

Empress Kylon

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Location: Golden Bay, New Zealand

Total posts: 28
Posted:I went to buy a copy but its sold out frown

Hopefully HOP will get more copies soon


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Meenik
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2001

Meenik

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 272
Posted:Yeah, we had some troubles with the shipper at the Canadian end. It's a pain because I'm getting my brother to deal with it all, and so there are too many people trying to communicate with too many other people. HOP is being very patient smile

...but they should get there soon I hope!!!

Meanwhile, I'm drafting the next DVD. I've got some great ideas to make this one even more fun. Hee hee hee. Oh, I hope it works. It will be like learning poi and watching The Matrix at the same time wink

wish me luck!


"They're interdimensional fractal intelligences. That's why they wear funny shoes."

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted: Written by: Meenik


It will be like learning poi and watching The Matrix at the same time



eek

Good luck! biggrin


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Mireneye
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

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Posted: Written by: Meenik


It will be like learning poi and watching The Matrix at the same time wink




Full of special effects and with deep philosophy??? Haha J/K.
Best of luck with the next DVD!


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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Nice one Nick... but you still have another vid to upload!!

tongue

Hope you're well darlin

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Meenik
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2001

Meenik

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 272
Posted:Rumors. Vicious rumors. There is not, I repeat, not, a video of me stripping sitting on my hard drive. I would never, ever, take my clothes off and spin poi in a desperate attempt to busk online. This video doesn't exist and I certainly won't be releasing it on playpoi.com soon.

Seriously, the things you people believe...

n


"They're interdimensional fractal intelligences. That's why they wear funny shoes."

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:How soon?!!

I just can't wait any longer!!!

Dammit!

Naked Nick! Naked Nick! Naked Nick! Naked Nick!

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Glåss
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
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Posted: Written by: Meenik


There is not, I repeat, not, a video of me stripping sitting on my hard drive.




I wouldn't do that - you might break it biggrin


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bluecat


bluecat

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Location: everywhere

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Posted:i've got it on my drive, too wink

who wants it, and how much is it worth?


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:biggrin


Hehehehe...

Nick... seize the moment smile

G'on, g'on, g'on....

bounce

xx


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Basstones
GOLD Member since Mar 2006

Basstones

Do you do the poiz?
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 530
Posted:Wow this could bring whole new meaning to things like anti spin...

But on topic: Got a suprise the other day when someone brought a portable dvd player to one of the local fire gatherings, what was he playing? Scales of poi of course!

Was good to watch it in such a large group situation and get to experiment (Well until the batteries died...)


"In the end there is only fire and a waterfall"

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Empress Kylon
GOLD Member since Mar 2006

Empress Kylon

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Location: Golden Bay, New Zealand

Total posts: 28
Posted:Yay HOP has scales of poi back in stock and i now have a copy on the way to me - can't wait till it arrives

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Meenik
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2001

Meenik

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 272
Posted:Ok, here's the thing: If I had such a slanderous item, which I do not (being the virtuous and self-respecting poi artist I am), then I would probably want to wait until I'd launched the new website before launching said video, as such a video could only possibly be part of a poiticipation campaign, and right now I don't have enough ways that people could actually poiticipate.

As I don't have any such video, it's a moot point.


"They're interdimensional fractal intelligences. That's why they wear funny shoes."

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Of course...

But hypothetically speaking... how long are we talking before the release of the hypothetically revamped website?

smile


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bluecat

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Location: everywhere

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Posted:hypothetically, i could magic one, though. with my hypothetic nickstripping wizard....

Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:ubblol

wouldn't it be hypothetically censored?


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Meenik
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2001

Meenik

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 272
Posted:Ok, first off, I definitely am not telling Bluecat to NOT release that particular video, and it has nothing to do with a certain Austrian fire spinner telling me I have to do a better job at hiding my "noodle."

I am, however, releasing some other videos soon, and if I did have this video you're all going on about, which I don't, I would hopefully release it in a few weeks.

I hope that clarifies things.

n


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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Hurrah!!

If, hypothetically, such a video existed... and if, hypothetically, I had seen such a video... I would say that your noodle was well hidden and not to worry smile

Anyways... lookin forward to it biggrin

Hope you're well... and email me soon about the other stuff...

xx


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