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Meenik
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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jeffhigh
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Location: Caves Beach, NSW
Member Since: 15th Oct 2005
Total posts: 89
Posted:heyitworkedonmetoomycopyisonthewayyyyyyyyyyyyy

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Schitz
newbie
Location: Rochdale, Lancs
Member Since: 6th Jan 2006
Total posts: 18
Posted:Woooo excellantay !

I'm a big fan of your style ... I can really see where your Tai Chi background comes into your moves too ( being a Tai Chi'er myself also )

Was hoping you'd bring out a dvd ...I read somewhere ages ago that you were going to do and was searching everywhere to no avail.

But alas ! .... I stumbled across this merry post..and so glad I did...off to bag one now...this minute...

Feel like my poi prayers have been answered smile

Are ya pickin up on my " excited " vibe ?

Jaki


Poivert

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:oh nick you are such a funny gorgeous wonderful man ubblove Best groupie ever wink hug hug hug

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

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TheWibbler
old hand
Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 920
Posted:Good work nick, i'm sure it will be excellent. Looking forward to seeing it very much.

Now i've just gotta finish mine off and there will be a pair of great poi dvd's out this year. I think they should compliment each other very well. By the sounds of it they are pretty different. I reckon between us we'll have pretty much the whole lot covered, lol. Your beautiful flowing style and my geeky techy nonsense. Should accelerate the learning quite a bit.

Well done for making it to the finish, i just gotta keep on pushing before my last few pennys run out.

m


Spherculism ~:~ The Act of becoming Spherculish.

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Kombi guy
Kombi guy

HOP OM
Location: HOP Central, New Zealand
Member Since: 21st Nov 2003
Total posts: 224
Posted:Big congrats Nick to you and your crew on making a very inspiring DVD........I got to see the copy you gave to us here at HOP a while ago and was totally impressed...Great to have them here at HOP central now in bulk and on the site smile
Definitely a something for everyone kind of DVD to be sure.....

Nice job in "Mastering the music of movement" ( to steal a line off the DVD)

Looking forward to seeing any others that you make in the future, hint hint......
Happy twirling
juggle weavesmiley juggle weavesmiley juggle


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Ry
Ry

Gromit's Humble Squire
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 2nd Feb 2005
Total posts: 4496
Posted:Congrats Nick! Haven't got one yet, but eventually.. looking forward to it! And unlike in the Scales of Poi workshop at UberOz, we now get to watch you in slow motion..rewind.. slow motion, rewind, slow motion.. rewind.. biggrin

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Meenik
Meenik

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Member Since: 7th Nov 2001
Total posts: 272
Posted:Yes, keep pushing Matt! I will definitely review it on my site, and I also think they'll compliment each other ubbrollsmile

Oh, oh, oh... this is the nervous bit. People have ordered. Now the waiting. Will they like it? Will they throw poi at me? I hope they like it. I'm not always a very organized person. I make up for it by being creative and loveable.

And yes, Kombi Guy, after doing everything the hard way to make this one, I feel a little compelled to make at least one more, so I can do it the less-hard way ubbloco

...That's assuming I get time off from following Newgabe around Europe. It's not easy keeping up with arts-admin superstars ubblol

n


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

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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:"I make up for it by being creative and loveable."

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Getting to the other side smile

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:I got paid today, and now one is in the post on it's way to me biggrin

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Let's relight this forum ubblove

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shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:congratulations, bro.
ubblove


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jeffhigh
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Location: Caves Beach, NSW
Member Since: 15th Oct 2005
Total posts: 89
Posted:Mine arrived this afternoon yeh
Have only watched part of it, looks great ,just what I need to clean up my act and facilitate movement.
Great opening segment nick, wont spoil the surprise by describing it.


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Mireneye
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Member Since: 10th Oct 2005
Total posts: 276
Posted:Got mine today. I live in North Sweden btw. And I ordered it on the 21st. Damn... I never expected it to get here this quick. Watcbed through and enjoyed it very much. I suddenly rediscovered stalls... And started undersatdning that I usually only stall with my right hand. I need to practice the left hand stalls alot.

Thank you so much for this wonderful product! Looking forward to practice! and to see more of this in the future. (is threre mroe?) hehe... there must be... Off to explore now..

Ciao


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Gayle......!
Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!
Member Since: 9th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2444
Posted:mine's arrived. Helz Belz and me are going to sit down and watch it tonight over a bifta biggrin

Gayle.....!

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_khan_
_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Member Since: 17th Nov 2004
Total posts: 768
Posted:hug hug

I'm loving it Nick. Thank you for sharing your artistry with all of us.


taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco

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Meenik
Meenik

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Member Since: 7th Nov 2001
Total posts: 272
Posted:Hurray hurray hurray!!! bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce ubbloco ubbangel

What's a bifta?


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:That Stumbleupon is a bit good isnt it? biggrin



Bifta = Spliff smile


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Adya Miriyana
Adya Miriyana

*slou?
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 4th Feb 2005
Total posts: 6554
Posted:ohh wow! CONGRATS to you, nick!! hug

Can't wait to see it! biggrin


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jeffhigh
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Location: Caves Beach, NSW
Member Since: 15th Oct 2005
Total posts: 89
Posted:I am finding it very useful
Especially the concept of making the planes do what you want rather than just conforming to wall, wheel etc
A very different approach, learning to master control of the poi and versatility rather than just learning patterns.
Already doing me a lot of good


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Gayle......!
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Location: Bristol !!!!!!
Member Since: 9th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2444
Posted:Started to watch it last night. I enjoyed the intro and especially the bit about warming up although i would have liked to have heard the term "range of movement" as that was what you were effectively doing. Taking each joint through it's range of movement. The spinning was gorgeous and really inspiring. I love watching simple moves done differently and elegantly.

I have now decided to have a purge on basics and flowers. for anyone thinking about buying this i would say this follows on from where all previously published tutorial material stops. I found it was sorta the first course for the advanced level or advanced poi basics. If that makes sense??

Well done Nick, i shall finish watching tonight.


Gayle.....!

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.Morph.
.Morph.

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Location: Lancashire, UK
Member Since: 23rd Mar 2002
Total posts: 669
Posted:Congrats Nick!
Just ordered a copy, & eagerly waiting for the post.
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Meenik
Meenik

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Member Since: 7th Nov 2001
Total posts: 272
Posted:Gayle, yes, well described. "advanced poi basics" is just what I was trying to get at. That's what I mean by "learning your scales." It's a metaphore for approaching poi in a manner that will lead you to being the equivalent of a jazz master ubbrollsmile

If things go well I would love to make a second DVD, which would go further into advanced movements and theory. I learned so much from the first DVD that I want to do anther!

It's wonderful that people are ordering. Kind of surprising in a way, as all my other business initiatives have been such flops. ubbloco


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

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shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:but you're cuter now. :P thats the difference.

those that know, dont say. those that say, dont know.

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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:Oh nice only a tenner, im so gonna get this! Itle be just what I need to get me up too a decent standard of spinning ive been doing this 7 or 8 months now and im still useless.



Would love to see a teaser tho if one is still on the cards? Congratulations by the way


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'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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JerryD
JerryD

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Location: Maryland
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Total posts: 136
Posted:Nick - Received the DVD today and have watched it once thru. Excellent! Cannot wait to start wrapping my mind around it all and incorporating everything into my practice. Thanks!

By the way...why do you call them "Moses moves"?


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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Ten Commandments maybe?

Are they the moves Thou Shalt Not?

eg the HyperHairFire or the AntiKnacker?


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

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Meenik
Meenik

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Posted:Oh, yes, the Moses moves. It's because I have this idea of Moses standing before the red sea, and dramatically raising his arms up on either side of his body, then running across the sea bed, then turning around, and dramatically lowering them again.

...and that story is all about freedom, so I like to imagine it as I do the "Moses moves." :P

n


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

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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:every time I see the description on HoP I think of the movie "Waiting" .... "I'm offering you an opportunity to take it to the next level!"

oh well

sittin on the fence waiting for a trailer smile


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

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alphalight
alphalight

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Location: south germany
Member Since: 20th Jan 2005
Total posts: 103
Posted:the magic and secret behind the circles in one dvd

its made to open ur mind and the circles to the gates of freedom




merci beaucoup for that nick

peace light and the scales of poi
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peace and light

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:watched half of this last night, reminds me of a very ber weekend in Edinburgh ubblove

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Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Meenik
Meenik

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Member Since: 7th Nov 2001
Total posts: 272
Posted:Trailer coming. Really, it's coming. I spend my days doing heavy renovation work and my evenings dealing with DVDs and export complications and a million other things that aren't at all like practicing poi ubbloco

Ahhh, but the love really does help! ubblove

Continued thanksiness. I only work a couple more days, and then I can split my time between putting up new videos and everything else.

Oooh, I can't wait....

n bounce bounce bounce2 bounce2 bounce


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