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xomspinner
newbie
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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KittyKill
KittyKill

enthusiast
Location: Ontario
Member Since: 15th May 2006
Total posts: 365
Posted:to all guys who gets sacked in the sack here is what I told my guy friends

soft poi & cup....there is a reason they are made smile it works so well


Have you ever notice that poi is spelled backwords on the key board.............................................creepycool

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awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:yeah hitting yourself in the boobies isnt too nice, but we have it a little better than the boys with their thingy things. mind you, hitting yourself in the box is a bit shocking too ubblol



I'm just getting sick of burning my hair off. I think I'm too cool to wear a bandana (jokingly) but I teach myself a lesson every time... only I dont think I learnt it too well....


rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.

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Pogo69
Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo
Member Since: 6th Apr 2006
Total posts: 3764
Posted:I don't know one guy that's tried poi that hasn't joked or made a passing comment about wearing a cup/box/protector... also don't know why guy that actually does.

We all take a hit every now and then... if you don't, then you're just not pushing hard enough. wink

Oi, pip... a bandana is usually my solution to the burnt, crackly hair situation. What are u trying to say? Hmmm?


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:ha ha ha nothing.... ahhhhh nothing... biggrin

he he he... dont worrry it will bandana's, beanies and banana's all the way for me tonight, I think. what? who said.. ummm... nevermind..

Pat, Pat! say you're coming to moonfest tonight !?


rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.

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Pogo69
Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo
Member Since: 6th Apr 2006
Total posts: 3764
Posted:mmm... was supposed to be going to moonfest, pip... and I hadn't missed one since finding out about it back just before the easter one this year...

but I'm sick... asthma+cold turned into flu, turned into chest infection... so I'm drugged to the eyeballs @ home and will be that for the next couple days, I reckon... frown

and... pixie? definitely... evil? wouldn't have picked it... smile


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:ha ha ha... yeah the name got brought up again at moonfest. One of my old friends always used to say that I always look so innocent that I can get away with just about anything.. I'm actually pretty good at it. If you just deny deny deny then smile sweetly... you can pass just about anything off... Theres a few other tricks to it as well. I can teach you... try it one time pat!

So yeah this friend used to tell stories of the crazy lunacy we'd get up to, but people wouldnt even believe it.. cause I can be really really well behaved when I want to. She dubbed me the Evil Pixie... i hope my secrets not out! ha ha... im not reeeeeeeeeaaaly evil... just a little bit naughty and only sometimes. Everyone has to be a little naughty sometimes.
devil

Bummer about missing you at moonfest... I hope you get better soon... get the echinaecia tea and vicks out. Oh hell, but nothing beats some good chemical drugs... *sniggers*


rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.

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awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:Yikes... that was all a bit offtopic

sorry guys.....

I hit my head with my staff last night and now I have an 'ouch button' there?


rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.

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Pogo69
Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo
Member Since: 6th Apr 2006
Total posts: 3764
Posted:lol... ye, I noticed the off-topic-ness too... but it's habit with me... I can de-rail anything... ta, pip... I hope I get better soon too, so I don't have to have any more time off work...

note to self: find the vicks... was only just talking about vicks last night...

on topic-ness... ummm... ok, I *haven't* hit myself with poi for at least, ummm... I'd say a couple weeks... and eek!! eek head+staff is bad combo hug


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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KittyKill
KittyKill

enthusiast
Location: Ontario
Member Since: 15th May 2006
Total posts: 365
Posted:for when comes to breast ..I use turtels no pain for me there every where else....ya pain

Have you ever notice that poi is spelled backwords on the key board.............................................creepycool

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awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:ha ha.. yeah I havent been hitting myself with the poi too much lately. Thats not to say there not some close shaves, and when they're alight that doesn't leave much room for error (hence the lepper-esq "haircut". I just pretend that im making some kind of statement with my radically unveven hair. 'Hey! its ment to be that way! ummmm)

Only just picked up the staff recently, after having eyes only for my poi-love.. so yeah bit unco there. Tops me up on my ouch 'button/googy egg' counts. I reckon you can do more damage to yourself with a staff!!


rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.

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kash
kash

Dangerous cynic

Member Since: 22nd May 2006
Total posts: 166
Posted:Oooh I did a great one the other week. Hit me right between my eyes bending the bridge of my glasses. I actually had a bruised line where my glasses were pushed into my nose.

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awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:Owy!... *kisses kash on nose* ...better?

rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.

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kash
kash

Dangerous cynic

Member Since: 22nd May 2006
Total posts: 166
Posted:Oooh hug

I managed a nice burn the other day too. Usually when I hit myself witht he fire poi (which will inevitably happen) it glances off and just leaves a sooty smear behind, but I managed to catch myself on the underside of my upper arm where the skin is thin, made a little red square (cathedral wick) and was *really* annoyingly sore for couple of days. Gone now though.

Note to self: with fire poi, you can't just stop in the middle of a move that isn't quite working.

Yeah, I am after more kisses ubbloco ubblove


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awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:ha ha ha ha fishing for kisses. I thought so...I like your style!

*smooooch*

I have a little chain burn on my arm......?

*waits expectantly*


rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.

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kash
kash

Dangerous cynic

Member Since: 22nd May 2006
Total posts: 166
Posted:Yeah yeah you get kisses too, just this once :P

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awaken
awaken

The Evil Pixie (apparently)
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 11th Jul 2006
Total posts: 716
Posted:*smug smile*

Dont underestimate my powers of weasling some more out of you....

*runs off to draw up a plan jay and silent bob style*


rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

Ry: I can't hear you. I'm listening to The Spice Girls.

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Pogo69
Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo
Member Since: 6th Apr 2006
Total posts: 3764
Posted:shameless, pip... shameless... I have much to learn from your evil, evil ways...

as for the hitting thing... btb weave seems a very good way to get hit a lot... every single time I try, *whack* in the chest


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Aurinko
Aurinko

hello!
Location: Amsterdam
Member Since: 1st Aug 2006
Total posts: 1034
Posted:yes, I do. And sometimes I also hit others ... but that usually only happens when I walk along the streets while spinning ...
however, it turns out guys seem to like that. They always start smiling at me then. I think if I really wanted to, I could have gotten quite a few dates like that
(even though I don't know whether I want to date guys that like to be hit with pois ...)


a swapped test-playboy, set free by NOn, idolizing the tea fairy; Dragosani spiritual freedom agreement reached 18th Sept 2006

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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:Oh yeah hitting yourself happens all the time, it dosent matter how long you might have been spinning for. Also poi hit the ground, they hit each other, sometimes they even fly off under there own power.



I got these pair of really sweet LED poi, that have 7 different colours loaded into them, which can be set to one constant colour, alternate quikcly between each one, or fade slowly. All with the press of one button.



The only problem with them is there are housed in this rediculously brittle and hollow shell that is stupidly large at 7cm in diamiter, while the LED unit is a little under 4cm's (stupid). After three days one cracked and had to be replaced. I sent an e-mail to the shop I bought it from and got this bullshit e-mail back saying they have recieved no complaints about the product, or had to send replacments in the post to customers, and I was advised they are not for 'new spinners'. mad



Oh by the way, these are Starburst Glow Poi (bought from sonic stars), avoid them unless you can find a way to replace the poi head with a better one.


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

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simta
simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings
Member Since: 11th Apr 2006
Total posts: 1182
Posted:not been properly hit for a long time but then yesterday i was rudely awoken far too early with a fone call from crazyhippychick tellin me i need to come to the park and bring my poi cos she forgot hers

and being far too sleepy i smacked myself on left shoulder proper harsh

but despite the pain i havent played today, so i shall be pushin pain barriers lol


"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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Imaginary_Grace
Imaginary_Grace

Member
Location: Wales
Member Since: 30th Apr 2006
Total posts: 53
Posted: Written by: Brit_Joe


I got these pair of really sweet LED poi, that have 7 different colours loaded into them, which can be set to one constant colour, alternate quikcly between each one, or fade slowly. All with the press of one button.....
Oh by the way, these are Starburst Glow Poi (bought from sonic stars), avoid them unless you can find a way to replace the poi head with a better one.



I bought those off ebay at 10.00 cheaper because they are stained pink in places. Yesterday I whacked myself on the side of the head twice in the same place within 2 minutes with the Starbursts.I had to go and lay down, still have a headache from that frown

Anyway so far I have smacked my head. the ground, and hit them together, and my friend managed to throw one and hit a wall with it, and so far no cracks....

I hit myself alot, but I am learning! I got a nice pair of pink fluffy poi from the HOP shop, and I use those alot because they cushion the blow. I have a friend who spins fire and she says the more you spin, the better you get a dodging them. People think you made a new move, but really you just didn't want to get hit! ubblol


The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head....

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kash
kash

Dangerous cynic

Member Since: 22nd May 2006
Total posts: 166
Posted:Heh heh, I have some the the ebay seconds, sonic stars. They are a little naff, of perhaps I have been spoiled by the lovely LED poi I got from HOP.
IMO they are too large and light. I swapped the chain for a nylon cord (so the poi would be a little heavier than the cord) and that helped a bit.
They also don't have a consistant light, on time lapse photography they appear to pulse/flicker, which means you get a trail of dots rather than a line.
Compare this (sonic stars): http://www.homeofpoi.com/gallery/showpho...=all&page=1
br>To this (HOP): http://www.homeofpoi.com/gallery/showpho...=all&page=1


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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North
Member Since: 4th Nov 2005
Total posts: 1965
Posted:Hi there just to add my 2 cents worth
If you havent hit yourself in the balls recently then your not learning!


May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil

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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North
Member Since: 4th Nov 2005
Total posts: 1965
Posted:Just had a revelation
Not everybody out the has balls and if this is the case please apply whatever term you feel is most apropriate.


May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil

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spinningstarlet
spinningstarlet

enthusiast
Location: Bradford *rolls eyes*
Member Since: 29th Aug 2006
Total posts: 271
Posted:i got myself in my left ear. the ear that has six piercings in it all the way up. that hurt. shortly before that i let my friend Seb have a go, and with five seconds he was writhing around on the grass.... it was mean, but i just could not stop laughing. bless!

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Meeko_Kiddo
Meeko_Kiddo

journeyman

Member Since: 7th Sep 2006
Total posts: 84
Posted:I smack myself all the time, but Im still learning... im a very very new newbie smile But last night, I FINALLY got the 3 beat weave, have no idea why I couldnt do it before, I always always smacked my head, got the poi tangled, or did something messed up. Then last night, I just relaxed and tried it slow, and I got it, I just kept doing it over and over and now I have no idea how I could never do it before. WOOT for learning new moves!

But I still smack myself often smile


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Kathain_Bowen
Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Member Since: 24th Jan 2006
Total posts: 422
Posted:I spent a year with people thinking I either needed to eat more liver "for the iron," take prenatal vitamins (same darned reason!), dump my "obviously abusive boyfriend," or some combination of all of the above.

TTN finally stopped evading me, and the "helpful advice" has stopped. *phew* ubblol


"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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the_mods_stole_my_name
the_mods_stole_my_name

travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:i managed to hit myself in the face with my fire poi whilst they were lit the other day. that was a scary experience.

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

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

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Dream_Catcher
Dream_Catcher

Member
Location: Istanbul
Member Since: 5th Sep 2006
Total posts: 6
Posted:actually YES... because every poi hits to its owner.. i havent got any hits from 12 but my neck still hurts... smile smile smile

Your shadow is my Dream.. and my Dream is your nightmare..

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Bek66
Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place
Member Since: 27th Aug 2006
Total posts: 4728
Posted:I generally beat myself silly at every opportunity!

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin

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