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maus
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Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia
Member Since: 14th Jul 2005
Total posts: 4191
Posted:Falmouth 6...14th-17th September



Okay, well wiki is up here now for you all to add your details to please!



All you have to do is press "edit this page" add whatever details you want to the various lists.



My number: 07795294151



To be used incase of emergency/queries/lift from station etc.



Cheers! biggrin





www.gwithianfarm.co.uk





Gwithian Surf Report

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Yakumo
Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:oo I found I'd got bright yellow pegged when I put my big black combat jacket away to drive off, hadn't worn it at all on Sunday, no idea when/who by but it made me very happy smile

Really helps make you feel a proper part of things.


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Clairebe
Clairebe

Destroyer of kitchen appliances
Location: Liverpool, UK
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 180
Posted:I only just woke up an hour ago, after a lovely 11 hours of travelling. Mucho thanks to everyone for being brilliant, but especially to:

- Steaks, for letting me crash in his tent and for putting up with the random drunken giggling. beerchug
- CJ, as always, for the lift and the loan of sleeping bags, etc.
- Kit, for the fantabulous guitar playing
- All the Liverpool people I met for the first time, for not being too scared of me. ubbloco

Apologies to Andy for me continually falling into him whilst drunk. Er... and to everyone else around the fire for putting up with my drunken flute/whistle playing.


My brain is about as useful as a chocolate teapot, but unfortunately not as tasty.

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Tabt
Tabt

I Doubt, Therefore I Might Be
Location: Horsham
Member Since: 2nd May 2006
Total posts: 1007
Posted:I really enjoyed my first (and last) falmouth thanks to everyone there for making it what it was hug



and thanks to skullduggery for making me a badge, i love it! ubblove



so yeah... lots of thanks and some of these hug2



and ill see you all around biggrin kiss


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travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:if any red,green or blue plastic pegs were found, they were more than likely from me...some were passed on to others, mainly steaks, for use though. that guy has amazingly good technique! cantus however, does not!

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:I wish i could have made it! boooo!!! frown

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maus
maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia
Member Since: 14th Jul 2005
Total posts: 4191
Posted:So do we. frown

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travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:yeah, would have been great to meet you jo! and i was giving out sooo many of these hug on friday night it was unbelieveable!

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


I will be mainly feeling like crap today, woke up 10 mins before I was meant to start work, needless to say I was a little late today! ubblol redface




Yeah, sorry about that! wink

Good weekend, spoilt by tidying the campsite three times. Bloody seagulls angry

Nice to see new faces, wicked to see old ones!

Chutney - Vix's photos ROCK! ubblol


Gayle.....!

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maus
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Posted:ubblol No worries hun, I may well have fallen back to sleep again of you hadn't rung!

So sorry about this morning hun, really hope it didn't spoil it too much for you, I'm going to ring the campsite tonight and have a word.

Pics please everybody!!! Well everybody except for Garthy- I don't even want to know how wasted I must look in some of those! ubblol


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Neon_Shaolin
Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:Jo! Shame you missed it! Oh well... have some of these hug hug hug

Gayle! Thanks for the electric airbed pump! You should know that people like us would have limited lung capacity... hug


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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Fearpig
Fearpig

member - tee hee "member"
Location: Bethnal Green, London
Member Since: 6th Sep 2003
Total posts: 279
Posted:Ola!

Thank you Maus for organising things... We had a wicked weekend! A great last minute decision to come out and play and it all went great.

Sooo many tricks I'm going to have to learn, damn you all!!


"Whats wrong with the cat?" - Mrs Schrdinger

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Fractos
Fractos

Dirty Fire Project
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 13th Jul 2003
Total posts: 133
Posted:Hiya, got only a few pics that I took on my phone and one flame sword video - (for .3gp use Quicktime or Quicktime alternative - www.free-codecs.com)

http://www.torquemaya.net/falmouth6/ls.html
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I'll have more when I get this film developed.

~Adz


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steaks
steaks

former manc tour guide
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 21st Dec 2005
Total posts: 1909
Posted:Thanks for those pegs Twatdancer.
I pegged around 40 people over the weekend. All mine were small wooden pegs, many ofwhich I know were passed on to other people as well though. (remember most of the people I pegged, and where I pegged them. As well as a few cars that were pegged too)

Adam, cool pics. thanks for the beer when I was nursing my blister wink


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Aye, not a bad weekend at all.

Thanks Maus for sorting stuff out, and thanks Mags for making things happen wink

Although, actually, I am going to have a little moan now - I ummed and ahhhed about this but, meh.

Now first off, I enjoyed this year, it was fun, amazing weather, lovely people (as always) and overall it was a weekend very well spent.

But (and you knew there'd be a but) somethings just weren't right for me. Namely:

Criticisms
As in people watching others spin and making harsh/unneccesary comments on their spinning/juggling.
Regardless of weather the crisicism is true or not, people come to Falmouth to learn and play. Making a critical remark about someone's spinning is both pointless (you're not actually helping them by telling someoneelse their planes are dodgy) and discouraging to others. For example both Linda and her friend were both put off spinning after hearing several people make disparaging remarks about other new spinners. This really sucks and you're giving yourselves a bad name. Now constructive criticism, given to the spinner ("That moves looking really nice, just check your planes") is fine, saying "That person can't spin for sh!t" to someone else isn't. mad

Lack of playing
Now, I'm as guilty as others for this, but why on earth was there so little activity this year?! I've got back, looked at all the old Falmouth videos and everytime there's a shot across the campsite, there's loads of people standing up playing. This year, it was maybe 25% of the people there.
I don't think it's the abundance of weed, nor the people going (they're pretty much constant) - but something's definitely changed. Where were the spontaneous fun games, the madness, the group trips into towns, cliff walks, record attempts? All I saw that happened was a game of Ulitmate Frisbee (which i lost frown wink ) and some sand-castles.
Falmouth used to be GREAT because of all the fun things that happened all weekend, this year it was good because nowhere near as much happened.

Rubbish
Seriously guys, I can't think of any other spin meet where there's been so much crap left around the site. It looked a lot like a bombsite most of the time. This is bad for spinners generally, but also for the lovely people who have to clear up your mess. Yes, I know people like cooking when drunk so chucking stuff away as you go doesn't always happen - so do it the next day, before the wind/seagulls spread it all around the campsite/beach. mad


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Asena
Asena

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


All the lovely boys who took their tops off ubblove




I second that biggrin

... and if anyone asked me why I was staring, I said I was admiring their..... spinning technique ubbangel

Oh and a big thanks to all those people willing to burn me on saturday night... Like Cantus said, nothing like a sacrificial burning to bring people together tongue

grouphug


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Mags The Jedi
Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK
Member Since: 30th May 2004
Total posts: 2020
Posted:Well said Mr Durbs... very good points. I don't knowwhat's changed, but i think it's probably for the best that that was the last one.

Thanks to all who came though.

devil


"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

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travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:i agree with what you said durbs. this was my first ever 'big' meet, and although it was fun...it was kind of dissapointing. after all the hype i was expecting a huge turnout and an amazing weekend. Don't get me wrong, i truly enjoyed the weekend and i'm very thankfull to maus and mags for the organising, but for some reason it felt like there should have been more.

feel free to slap me if you think i'm wrong or that as a noob i have no right to say that.


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XxX owned by devilsarmy XxX

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Well, turnout-wise it was good. Not too big, not too small, pretty much perfect Falmouth size I'd say.

But yes, "dissapointed" and "should have been more" are pretty spot on.

Oh, and sorry for being me and not saying hello to you smile
I suck at making friends redface


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travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:i'll let you off, considering the fact that i don't remember trying to talk to you either. i guess we're as bad as eachother! lol. i spent much of my time stoned and concentrating on getting airwraps right, so i was a little antisocial. i did however make up for that on friday night i think.

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Reality is just a state of mind which occurs through a lack of lsd

XxX owned by devilsarmy XxX

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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:Well I for one had a fantastic time. Saturday being particularly good! Great surf, some nice spinning, sand sculptures (I think I may have found my true calling!!), the fire line, drunken entertaining folk from a wedding, cream teas, new hyperloop sock poi, poi golf, lovely pizza from Hayle, long chats (about interesting stuff I'm sure - not that I remember much of it wink) with lots of you... I got a chance to chat to people who I'd not really had a chance to before now.



Thankyou to:



Mags and Maus for the organising.

Mags for a new reason to get my ass in gear and get something people can play with going, for making me grin so much that my face ached, for playing "that f'ing song ONE LAST TIME" wink

Bov for introducing me to the wonders of poi golf and making me chuckle on occasions too numerous to count.

Chutney for the road trip, the company, the laughs and general amusement (and of course being my wife wink).

Neon for beautiful pictures of mermaids and for being being shorter than me for at least 20 minutes wink

Nate for being a drunken fool biggrin

Cantus for not being too miffed at me not remembering who you are - you rock dude.

Two bags for your weird and wonderful chest smile

Gayle for my wonderful socks.

Jake for lugging firewood, making me laugh and the most entertaining van ride and quote I've ever had wink

The weather for being beautiful.

Ollie for being the last at the fire and talking crap with me for hours biggrin

Yukomo and K__ for your body heat (sharing tents is definitely the way forward!), company and general fun biggrin

The surf for being scary and awesome at the same time.

Simian for sympathetic coffee addiction and general hilarity.

Flameboy for the loan of your staff (hope I didn't leave too much sand on it? I'm rubbish at the whole throwy-catchy-staff thing!).

Vixen for being your normal entertaining self (and the photo's wink).

...and finally, everyone else I've been too lame to remember. It's not your fault, I just have a rubbish memory smile



hug hug hug



On a slightly less happy front though, I'd have to agree on the litter front - it seemed rather messy to me too. Everyone disappearing after Mags and Jake had lugged all that wood down to the beach combined with the bins being set on fire sucked a lot too. frown



Generally speaking though, that was one of the most entertaining meets I've been too. Shame it zoomed past so quick!

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Clairebe
Clairebe

Destroyer of kitchen appliances
Location: Liverpool, UK
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 180
Posted:Personally, I had a fantastic time. I can see where people are coming from but I think that partly stems from people expecting to be entertained and just sitting there, instead of getting up and doing something.



Also, for those of us from up north, it was HOT and the heat probably affected people as well.



Meh. I'll be quiet now, since I'm a relative noob and it was my first proper HOP meet. Tell me to shut up and I will. I just really enjoyed myself and the people moaning can all carry on, I'm just not listening.



*stuffs fingers in ears and makes lalalalalala noises*



Edited to say: I do agree with the rubbish issues though, that was something that spoiled it for me slightly.

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NOn
activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
Posted:I'm having cornwall withdrawal symptoms... *makes mental note to move back near a good beach at some point* Lovely weekend, but i confess to being a lame arse spinner and picked up my poi about... once... but that's because everybody scares me with their exceedingly goodness biggrin

Nice to put some more faces to names, and big big thanks to ilovethefire for lifts there and back aswell as stroozel van woozel and matt, for letting me crash in their tent! and on the very comfy airbed biggrin

And to everybody else for being all lovely and HoPpery and everything!

hmmm... i got sunburn again though... c'est la vie.


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted: Written by: Clairebe


Personally, I had a fantastic time. I can see where people are coming from but I think that partly stems from people expecting to be entertained and just sitting there, instead of getting up and doing something.



Yeah, this is why I ummed and errred about posting my whinge, because ultimately I didn't spin enough, didn't really go out of my way to speak to new people, the ultimate frisbee was vaguley my idea but aside from that, I know I have to include myself amongst those I've said didn't play enough smile

But the thing that I don't understand is why. I usually can't put toys down most weekends, and others are the same - just this year everything seemed just that too much of a hassle. Perhaps we're just so over provided now with excellent spin meets we bring less of ourselves to them as we've spread ourselves too thin.

I would like to say again, I did have a great weekend and I'd do it all again - it just wasn't what it used to be.
As Mags said, maybe it's for the best it was the last one, but this does make me a little sad frown


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psycotic_furby
psycotic_furby

Hehe, you said 'Member'
Location: Lydiate, nr Liverpool
Member Since: 25th Mar 2005
Total posts: 105
Posted:Yeah I admit to feeling too intimidated to spin, since it seemed EVERYONE was better than me at EVERYTHING I tried! frown

I had fun, despite the long travel, and to be fair I enjoyed sometimes not feeling obligated to do anything but sit around and talk, watch other people or just eat fairy cakes!

The rubbish was [censored], tho.


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:The first sentance of your post makes me very sad.

No-one, should feel too intimidated to spin. Spin-meets should be (and are, by and large) the best and easiest place to spin - which is why I was so pissed off to hear people criticising "less-good" spinners this year.
We were all rubbish once and the only reason any of us ever progressed is because of the support we got from other spinners.


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What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
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Posted:Ye, plus its an excellent chance to pick those better spinners brains smile

I spent 30 mins talking to some lovely young lady (altho the name escapes me redface ) about contact juggling, and passing on my knowledge (which should have only taken 1 minute, its very limited ubblol ) and IMHO thats how it should be, learning lots and spinning lots. I played a lot of the time I think.

I do semi agree with psycotic_furby, as I felt intimidated to spin at one point, fire in fact, due to a convo I overheard on Friday night. I did feel that my fire spin on saturday night was more to please other people, than to satisfy my own desire as such shrug ...

But ultimately, it was a good weekend, and despite the rubbish left about, the lack of spinning, and the critisms (which I missed out on thankfully smile ) I had an ace time. I managed to giggle my way through most of the weekend, which made it even better biggrin


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giftedweasel
giftedweasel

member
Location: Devon/Cornwall - UK
Member Since: 12th Sep 2006
Total posts: 47
Posted:I had a great time, even though I couldnt spin because i hurt my wrist ; )
Oh, and I discovered today that it WAS broken, 'tis now is a cast... ah well, was great anyway!


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psycotic_furby
psycotic_furby

Hehe, you said 'Member'
Location: Lydiate, nr Liverpool
Member Since: 25th Mar 2005
Total posts: 105
Posted:Well I did spin eventually, but it took a while. I'm easily intimidated though! I was glad there were lots of people better than me, because it showed me where I was weak, and what I needed to work on. Unfortunately the only thing I wanted to learn this weekend was isolations, which it seemed EVERYONE can do (and I still can't. Boo!)

I don't recall hearing any criticisms, and I don't think I made any since pretty much everyone was better than me anyway.


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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted: Written by: Durbs

We were all rubbish once and the only reason any of us ever progressed is because of the support we got from other spinners.


Amen to that! ...and some of us are still rubbish smile I've been spinning for roughly four years and am constantly amazed by how much faster everyone else seems to pick things up. A lot of the reason it took me so long to get things in the beginning was because I had nobody to ask the stupid questions (which is only what they feel like rather than what they are) too.

Teaching people poi or staff or whatever is as beneficial to the teachers as it is to the students. I've definitely become a much better spinner as a result of teaching people because you have to really understand a move to be able to teach it effectively smile

I think if you ask just about any of the spinners to help you with a particular move they'll do their best to help you out. I didn't hear the conversation you mentioned there Durbs although if I had, I think I'd have been slapping wrists!

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Location: Devon/Cornwall - UK
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Posted:Is someone going to start a thread for the official rules of poi golf?

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