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Location: Falmouth, Cornwall
Member Since: 2nd Nov 2004
Total posts: 47
Posted:Leonardo invented the tank, the helicopter, the double hull, the hang-glider and made major advances in astronomy, geology and physiology, as well as painting the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

More importantly, this...

his 'Vitruvian Man'

is one of the earliest examples of basic poi spinning and mechanics.

Of course, as he did not find time to invent the cotton stripy sock, his inspired work does not feature actual poi. That's why it's basic.

Note the square around the figure in question, clearly demonstrating the concept of planes.

Next, note the perfect circle around the figure, a single, long arm spin in the front wall plain.

Interestingly, the two different positions of the arms suggest an attempt at a long arm butterfly, maybe even a stab at opposite-way flowers. Obviously, during the Renaissance, poi spinning was limited to large, basic arms movements.

Maybe it was Da Vinci's heavy robes restricting the movement.

Finally, notice the inclusion of nakedness. Clearly, even though actual technique is sadly lacking, it seems the need to divest ones' self of clothing was already deeply ingrained in spinning culture.

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Location: Aotearoa (NZ)
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Posted:ubblol I like u man! Looks like anti spin wink Damn i need four arms! ubblol biggrin

Location: Scotland
Member Since: 19th Apr 2006
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Posted:well if it had to be naked, then the robes would not be a limiting factor. =P

sweet theory though, i like it.

Just call me Pop.

Mags The Jedi
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Location: Cornwall, UK
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Posted:Joss, you're so silly, but I love ya anyway. smile Better than tesla poi!

When are you back in Foulmouth?


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Location: Nashville, TN
Member Since: 22nd Mar 2002
Total posts: 380
Posted:i dunno. spinning poi with 4 arms and 4 legs seems far from "basic" to me...

Location: Scotland
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Posted: Written by: Mags The Jedi

Joss, you're so silly, but I love ya anyway. smile Better than tesla poi!

When are you back in Foulmouth?


em.........are you talking to me? or is there someone else called Joss around here?

Just call me Pop.

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Location: Prague
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Posted:Vitruvian man remake by the point of spinning:

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Mcp, I think they are four.





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Posted:Erm. Interesting theory...
I like it! smile

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Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
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Posted:Robots make everything cooler. FACT.

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"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
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Posted:I'm so amused that this thread warns people of illustraed nakedness! ubblol

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:Monkey, that is F***ing genius, thankyou biggrin

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