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Location: Italy
Member Since: 28th May 2006
Total posts: 5
Posted:Hiya people!! This is my first thread in this Forums, and I thought this subject should be in here. If that isn't the case, I'm really sorry and please correct me smile *Gives fire staff* have fun!

Anyway, to get to the point, while practicing I usually hit myself in the head, leg and belly lots! Lol, it's something I have to work on.

When you are practicing.. do you hit yourself a lot? and if so, and you found a cure for that, this could be a good place to share that information to save up on bandages.

Post away !! biggrin

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Location: South England/Wiltshire
Member Since: 17th Jun 2006
Total posts: 57
Posted:I do. I was trying the btb weave, and I smacked the back of my legs, which left bruises, I smacked my left ear, at the top, where my stud is, that made it bleed. I smack myself all over the place, hurts.

It could be worse - we could all have normal jobs.

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Location: Here and there
Member Since: 26th Feb 2006
Total posts: 143
Posted:if i hit myself than i know i'm having a good practice

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Location: York, North Yorkshire
Member Since: 7th Sep 2006
Total posts: 4
Posted:I hit myself frequently, but as I am just learning then I suppose it's to be expected.

With each new move I seem to find a brand new place to hit myself.

Knocked my galsses clean off more times than I'd care to admit redface

I may not spin well but I spin with enthusiasm!


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Location: neather here nor there
Member Since: 30th Oct 2005
Total posts: 383
Posted:Spining something weighty on a lenth of chain around your head!!!
Its enevitable that you will hit your self ocasionaly usualy thats OK but twice now i have hit myself in the head hard enouth to draw blood and both times iv been on a beach with no way of stoping the bleading.

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Location: Bradford *rolls eyes*
Member Since: 29th Aug 2006
Total posts: 271
Posted:i decided that those pants to make you thinner might help. i've being trying some btb stuff, but my bum keeps getting hit... if only it were smaller...... frown


Member Since: 16th Aug 2006
Total posts: 25
Posted:I'm relativly new to poi too, so still hit myself loads. My head was getting so badly hit when I tryed teaching myself some btb stuff that I had to wear a cycle helmet!! ubbloco

Still haven't really managed it. frown


Member Since: 25th Aug 2006
Total posts: 8
Posted:Well as a n00b I feel this is one thread I can easily jump in on.

I hit myself. A lot. Most of my head hits haven't been too bad but there's one where I keep nailing myself on the cheekbone and it smarts like hell. Someday that's gonna connect hard and give me a shiner. *grin*


Location: aucklamd
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2006
Total posts: 55
well um....
my worst was the night i couldnt be bothered putting up my hair properly so threw it up in a loose ponytale
(now realise my hair was down to my butt) anyway as i swung my poi behind my back it caught the bottom of my ponytale and..... well......... now i have short hair.

Tehehe.....Fairy 'old me....

Location: Odense
Member Since: 29th Jul 2006
Total posts: 12
Posted:In the start i hit myself alot, but now its quite rare. After only 2 weeks of noraml poi's i wanted to try fire. Of course i hit myself and got a few burn here and there. Now i never hit myself, only when trying to advance by learning new stuff.

I know im suppose to write something here... So this is it.


Member Since: 31st Aug 2006
Total posts: 17
Posted:Happily not as much as I used to

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Location: Gainsborough
Member Since: 30th Sep 2006
Total posts: 10
Posted:i hit my self almost every time i spin only once or twice though untill i get going, there very attracted to my head & other gentle parts!

*true story* some on filmed me swinging on there mobile then i fell over..


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Location: Derby
Member Since: 15th Aug 2006
Total posts: 916
Posted:no, not a lot, although i did when i learnt 3bt fwd weave, that was a bitch, but now i'm fine.... until i try to learn something else

ummmm...........anybody have any suggestions as to what i can put here?!

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Location: Manchester, England
Member Since: 22nd Jun 2006
Total posts: 61
Posted:I'm trying to get the overhead butterfly right... and sometimes put my arms over my head too far.... and smack myself in the back... they've also got tangled quite a bit which has led me to smacking myself in the face :P


Location: Leeds
Member Since: 14th May 2006
Total posts: 694
Posted:crosses have been proving quite difficult to me, i can do them and most variations now. Though i have smacked myself around the head and back quite a lot doing so (and nuts, which hurts an aweful lot with 120gram juggling balls!)


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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 13th Mar 2007
Total posts: 1489
Posted:I'm practising with my meteor at the moment, and hitting myself far more often than with poi - I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not as advanced. Yet.



Member Since: 12th Jul 2006
Total posts: 73
Posted:yh i always hit my self in practice!

back of the heads the worsed for me!

although if im showing ppl poi its normally alrite.

EDITED_BY: fireflyfaerie (1184501253)

Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 6th Oct 2006
Total posts: 74
Posted:I once, when learning btb weave, kept hitting myself in the same place again and again. In my fury i threw the poi away from me, shouting my rage. It didn't occur to me until midway through my hissy fit that the poi were attatched to my hands, thus causing one of them to swing back round and smack me in the teeth.

Not my proudest moment smile

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Location: Charlotte, NC
Member Since: 19th Feb 2006
Total posts: 44
Posted:You will allmost allways hit yourself at least once with new moves. I still do when I try to transition sometimes. Though when I spin I am allmost ALLWAYS transitioning. So I get too wrapped up sometimes. As you get better they will slow and you will know when they are about to happen so you can dodge. Wear tighter cloths (your not alone ive had a blood spot in my eye from glowsticks once and used to get 7 6 in, welts every day)

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Location: Over the hills and far away
Member Since: 7th May 2005
Total posts: 479
Posted:Bizarrely, my wrists always take a battering. Another reason why I always wear leather cuffs... wink

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Member Since: 18th Jul 2007
Total posts: 13
Posted:I just started so yea, i hit myself quite often
almost knocked myself down when i tried the weave for the first time ubblol


Location: Manchester, England
Member Since: 22nd Jun 2006
Total posts: 61
Posted:I smacked myself in the temple the other day >_<

that hurt for 2 days.... it took me a whole day to figure out WHY it was actually hurting there though XD

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Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:I love the random bruises and black eyes, you get to tell the best stories about how you got them...There was these three really huge guys and they came out of no where....

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Location: The sea
Member Since: 24th Apr 2007
Total posts: 197
Posted:I can do all the moves on HoP an am currently studying the encyclopoidia like a man possesed, I hit myself all the time, mostly in the pods. Its actuallly worse when you only just catch them

I figure its a whole negative reinforcement thing, learn that doing it wrong hurts and you learn faster.

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Location: Caerphilly, S Wales
Member Since: 21st Jul 2007
Total posts: 24
Posted: Written by: thombre

I once, when learning btb weave, kept hitting myself in the same place again and again. In my fury i threw the poi away from me, shouting my rage. It didn't occur to me until midway through my hissy fit that the poi were attatched to my hands, thus causing one of them to swing back round and smack me in the teeth.

Not my proudest moment smile

Hahahahahaha.....nearly fell off my chair....

New to poi.....some bruising but at least they're not alight!!!


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Member Since: 27th Jul 2007
Total posts: 1
Posted:I started spinning 1 week ago today, and i'm not TOO bad umm,
but yeah, within the 1st hour of practice i hit myself in the crotch....

Location: manchester, little hulton
Member Since: 25th Jul 2007
Total posts: 13
Posted:iv only been doin poi about a yr but i did stop for a while cos i broke my wrist.....but i hit myself every other time but then sometimes i pick them up close my eyes and dont hit mysef once...i think really hittin urself is the only way to learn..... otherwise theres no incentive to get out the way....lol weavesmiley


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Member Since: 21st Jul 2007
Total posts: 5
Posted:i got my poi only last friday, and been quite obsessed... practiced a few hours daily, and hitting myself a lot, mostly my legs. ... but hey, making progress: today they 've mostly hit each other ;-)


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Location: high peak, derbyshire, u.k
Member Since: 31st Jul 2007
Total posts: 9
Posted:do i hit myself while practising? oh yeah.

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Location: Whitburn, South Tyneside
Member Since: 31st Jul 2007
Total posts: 32
Posted:got my first poi yesterday, so far both my knees have lovely black bruises on them, and i have a bruise on the palm of my right hand (dont ask me how, i have no idea!) but it hurts!!! theres a pic of my poor hand in my gallery!

My boyfriend spent the afternoon in the garden watching me and laughing when i hit myself. very funny. rolleyes

EDITED_BY: poi_kitty (1186649339)


Member Since: 2nd Aug 2007
Total posts: 21
Posted:I'm not too bad ,but yeah I do hit myself.

I hit myself in the face for the first time yesterday evening when I was attemptinhg hip reels....now it really hurts! lol.

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