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eatyourbiscuiteatyourbiscuitBRONZE Member
newbie
12 posts
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland


Posted:
i need someone to help tell me if im on the right track...I got my poi three days ago and was looking for a bit of constructive critisism...i dont know anyone who can really teach me so ive had to figure it out myself...ive been told im doing it right but just want to check that i am..any and all help appreciated


(click on the link please to see the very brief video)

cheers, Andy

"...be all that you can be, just as long as you are free..."


pineapple petepineapple peteSILVER Member
water based
5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
it seems to be working alright on the right (your right) side. when it comes to the left hand your just stopping the move and going into forwards swing. i think u should try and get what ur doing on your right, on your left.

also, slowing down a heap will help.

cheers, pete hug

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*


RicheeRicheeBRONZE Member
HOP librarian
1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
1. Parallel cross-over - It's ok, Poi went parrallel
to each other and you cross left over right well.

- Practise crossing right over left too.


2. Parallel buzzsaw - It's ok, both Poi went
parallel to each other passing buzzsaw insideout.

- Try the same backward.

3. Weave - It's ok, both Poi went alternate
to each other with "left under right" start.

- Try different starts.

a)Right under left
b)Right over left
c)Left over right

- Try spin the same backward.

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Try tu turn.

light, :R

POI THEO(R)IST


GeezaGeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
^ personally i wouldnt try and turn yet, just try and get forwards parallel and split time then backwards parallel and split time. work on your left side then butterfly. It took me a few more days to learn how to turn, just try one at first and turn with it and see where it goes then do both together

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


Posted:
while your at it
try the butterfly

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


eatyourbiscuiteatyourbiscuitBRONZE Member
newbie
12 posts
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland


Posted:
thanks for the help...out of interest is what i have learned in three days about the norm? i really know absolutly nothing about spinning poi and any help is sooo greatly welcomed....well im off to play with them in the garden and try the butterfly where i cant smash any lightbulbs..

Andy

"...be all that you can be, just as long as you are free..."


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


Posted:
lol
I broke a lamp and nearly my exes nose-that may have been subconsiously on purpose

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


simtasimtaBRONZE Member
compfuzzled
1,181 posts
Location: hastings, England (UK)


Posted:
watch all the tutorial vids on the site, and you'll know whether you're doing it right or not

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle


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