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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
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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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
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


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Total posts: 15414
Posted:ditto

smile
Cones and balls and nets are preffered.


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
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...


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Suibom


Suibom

addict
Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 577
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!"

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
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.


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
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.


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Total posts: 15414
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


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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin

Total posts: 3556
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


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nonenonenone
SILVER Member since Jan 2006

nonenonenone

member
Location: none

Total posts: 129
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!


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polarity
SILVER Member since May 2005

polarity

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Location: on the wrong planet

Total posts: 1228
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.

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
Posted:Damit, how do I change it so you dont need to vote to see the results

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Total posts: 15414
Posted:You can only do that when you make the poll.
Theres an option when you are setting it up.


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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr

Total posts: 4217
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

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Total posts: 15414
Posted:No.. you're Tinklepants.

Once again, nuff said biggrin


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house_of_mill
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

house_of_mill

old hand
Location: Manchester England

Total posts: 896
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

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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


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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
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

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