IgirisujinSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,666 posts
Location: Preston, United Kingdom


Posted:
To satisfie my own curiosity I want to find out how many spinners are tail spinners. Tail poi gets alot of flack from people and also there is a perception that our numbers are very small but who knows this might just be an assumption and there might be more of us.



So if your a tail spinner fill in the yes option, if your not fill in the no option, and if you answerd yes let us know who you are and why your a tail fan.



My reason, is that my very first set was a pair of tails and the first time I saw poi spinning on tv was with tails attached.

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


colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
i spin cone poi, sock poi, tail poi, wicks on chains and balls in nets.

a separatist poi mentality is unhealthy for the spinny spirit meditate


cole. x

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
ditto

smile
Cones and balls and nets are preffered.

Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
10,530 posts
Location: They seek him here, they seek him there...


Posted:
I rarely spin poi, but if I do, its normally sock.

I started off on tails, and got to frustrated with \'em. Thwap thwap thwaping away...

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."


Suibomaddict
577 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
poi: sock is favorite, then fire then other forms including tails.
Also now spin staff, meteor, a bit of diabolo and juggle clubs and balls.
Peace through diversity! smile

- Sui

Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

Ahnold discussing poi - "It is naht a toober!"


SeyeSILVER Member
Geek
1,261 posts
Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
Joe, you've seen my array of toys. I spin pretty much anything I can get my hands on.

I think spinning different kinds of poi helps you to understand the different possible motions available to you.

IgirisujinSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,666 posts
Location: Preston, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: coleman



i spin cone poi, sock poi, tail poi, wicks on chains and balls in nets.



a separatist poi mentality is unhealthy for the spinny spirit meditate





cole. x





We allready have at least two separatist groups, staff and poi spinners. Not to mention glow stringing. Ide only say it was damaging once taken too far.

Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

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


UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
Yes, we do, but thats because one is poi, one is staff umm
Dont forget all the inbetweeners though.

and aye, but glow stringers are American.
Nuff said biggrin

faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
I like my tails because I learn by seeing things working. I love my socks as they are good for small spaces and windy days, but tails you can see the planes and the moves have to be clean otherwise the tails get tangled. The neon colors are eye catching.
My zuni, I can stall with. I can do reels and ttn. I got my reverse weave with tails when I couldnt with my socks. I dont do any neck wraps with them but I do others. I think since as of right now I remain unlit, my tails are my favorite

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


nonenonenoneSILVER Member
member
129 posts
Location: none, United Kingdom


Posted:
love my tails! but then again also love my socks (especially my nice 'new' home made ones (old rainbow socks! plus handles biggrin), and flags, and of course fire.
got no real preference, but for 'showy off' purposes, tails seem to be better, or flags... more eye catching!
but i agree, socks are great for small spaces/windy days! i tend to learn new things better with socks too!

polaritySILVER Member
veteran
1,228 posts
Location: on the wrong planet, United Kingdom


Posted:
If I had a tail, I'd spin it (any excuse to shake my ass wink )

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.


IgirisujinSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,666 posts
Location: Preston, United Kingdom


Posted:
Damit, how do I change it so you dont need to vote to see the results

Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

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


UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
You can only do that when you make the poll.
Theres an option when you are setting it up.

TinklePantsGOLD Member
Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
4,219 posts
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: UnConvincinglyOvertlyFunny


glow stringers are American.
Nuff said biggrin



Am I american then? whoohoo I can vote bush outta office. rolleyes

I wish ubblol

Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible


UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
No.. you're Tinklepants.

Once again, nuff said biggrin

house_of_millGOLD Member
old hand
896 posts
Location: Manchester England


Posted:
I was a glow chainer(Never stringer too many burns), then found my tights becames quite a wonderous thing as they didnt tangle up in my hands or bag unless I wanted them to and I was able to do more with them as I've never seen tails isolated.

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

Roman, Trippie Hippie,On the way back from Play Festival


CmdyNTrgdyBRONZE Member
newbie
14 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
When I first started spinning, I started with Zuni's (there weren't removable tails on 'em yet.) I ended up cutting them off. Then..I lost them. Right now I'm using plain white tube socks, with tennis balls.

I'm waiting on some Ultra poi, which have removable tails. So yes, I'm a tail spinner smile

JauntyJamesSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,533 posts
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA


Posted:
I used to spin tails, but as they got worn out I used them less and less, and now I've given them to my protoge.

I think they're lousy for practice, but great for show.

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"


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