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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 2523
Posted:Lets see:

I think that the poi, staff and manipulation crowds have quite high turn over.

Lets find out.



Poll: How long have you been doing poi/staff? biggrin

And definatly post if you made more than 15 years!! biggrin

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Tao Star


Tao Star

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1662
Posted:i haven't made 15 yet! i've been going about 6 years, but for the last year i haven't really been doing much, so maybe 5. smile

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it was the book of my dreams.

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poig


poig

marmite and nutella sandwich
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

Total posts: 1590
Posted:I tend to practice lots for a week and then stop for a while.
I have been at it for about 2 years though.


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SunnySammy
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

SunnySammy

Watching the Sky
Location: Cambridge(ish)/Bath Spa Uni

Total posts: 453
Posted:ive been spinning for just over a year, bout a year and .... 2 months me tinks smile

sunny
I jumped into the river, what did i see?
Black-eyed angels swam with me. wink

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GitasGuy


GitasGuy

Pooh-Bah
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 2303
Posted:I have been twirling staff for about 4 months, maybe a little longer now. Have just recently in the last 3 weeks learnt Poi. I also juggle and have just picked up juggling clubs.
I can see myself making the 15 year mark, definately weavesmiley juggle biggrin


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wolfbro001
SILVER Member since May 2006

wolfbro001

Member
Location: Brisbane, Qld

Total posts: 77
Posted:I've been doingstaff for about 6 months, but haven't picked it up for tha last month. I did a few weeks of contact before I went on to poi about 2 months ago. have been juggling for aobut 2 months. diabolo on and off for a few years. capoeira on and off for a few years. rope dart for about 2 months... geez, I've learned alot... and theres still heaps more stuff on my list: devil sticks, clubs, nunchaku, double staff, more contact, more rope dart, perhaps some hula hoop rolleyes

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Mr_widd


Mr_widd

eat my face before i eat yours
Location: Torquay, UK

Total posts: 253
Posted:i been spinning poi for about 18 months but with 4- 6 month break in there somewhere because after learning the weaves and whatnot basic stuff i ran out of things to learn and well thought there was nothing elce to learn. how wrong was i?!

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ma'tina
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

ma'tina

multiplex
Location: somewhere...

Total posts: 611
Posted:my third year of staff, i think, and just about 1.5 years of poi......sth. like that, but i have to practice more staff again.........

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FireTom


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Total posts: 6650
Posted:Ten years of staff, 4 years of poi - and still like a beginner... top that! wink

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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CalvinKlown


CalvinKlown

Eunathist
Location: Hy Brasil - For real now.

Total posts: 280
Posted:Started juggling when I was 15. 13 years ago. Started spinning staff 3 or 4 years ago, started contact staff 8 weeks ago, and I'm a beginner every day.

Never lie down with someone who has more problems than you.

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Larry
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

Larry

Electro Ponce!
Location: Hull!

Total posts: 383
Posted:Less than a year on pretty much everything. i could juggle 3 balls, just, prior to that. the uni juggling club got me obsessed, and here i am!

Paul, you're 28? and here i thought you were younger. christ we're getting old!


What're you looking at?
I assume you're being rhetorical?
What're you callin' me!?

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spinningstarlet
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

spinningstarlet

enthusiast
Location: Bradford *rolls eyes*

Total posts: 271
Posted:Poi for about a month now?

but totally see it lasting much much longer. have just found out that there is a spinners uni society (that i dont have to be at uni to join!! *woop!*) and have found the perfect spot today to practice at while i'm on my lunch break (super quiet car-park up at the top of the hill.... hardly anyone walks past so i can practice in privacy and not get mortified when people see me smack myself in various places when it goes wrong!)


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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Um... I'll go for 2-4 years...

Although I did start Devilstick when I was 11. The huge break I took afterwards make it not count, though...


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Be Water My Friend.

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Posted:Uh I dont know what to say... about the last year I've **attempted** poi every so often, but get too frustrated and stopped, and it was months before I tried it again. But I'd say the last month I've been trying it everyday smile and finally getting better smile

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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath

Total posts: 3099
Posted:staff a bit over a year, and poi 6 months to a year

at least from what i remember thats right, though i could already do cross and follow with clubs (weave)


UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...

Total posts: 2790
Posted:Nearly 4 years, but I don't practice as much as most do so it doesn't show smile

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you are nice woman.

yay,

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:2 years and 2 months, I think. Quite obsessively.

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

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shoshanah
SILVER Member since Nov 2005

shoshanah

enthusiast
Location: london

Total posts: 232
Posted:coming up to a year next month
and really happy with how much i have learned


life is what you make it and what you want it to be

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DavidJNolan


DavidJNolan

Precision instrument of speed and aromatics
Location: Vienna

Total posts: 240
Posted:Nearly four years ... should be much better for that long really frown

Not a spinner!

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Perraforde
BRONZE Member since Jul 2006

Perraforde

Its Wet and Cold
Location: Somewhere far,far away......

Total posts: 120
Posted:I put 2-3 months, but i used to do traditional maori poi at school. Picked them up again after a 15 year break after seeing some cool strobe poi at a music festival. biggrin

weavesmiley


Oh Slothy. I may have been bad. I may have kept you chained up in that room but it was for your own good

Either I have a monster in my kitchen or I'm completely crazy

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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath

Total posts: 3099
Posted:you used to do poi at school!!!!
dang you were lucky


UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

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Perraforde
BRONZE Member since Jul 2006

Perraforde

Its Wet and Cold
Location: Somewhere far,far away......

Total posts: 120
Posted:I belonged to Poly club (polynesian), where we did Maori dancing, poi, sticks and alot of singing all in Maori. It was great fun. But i lost alot of my skills after 15 years! So i class myself as a beginner redface

Oh Slothy. I may have been bad. I may have kept you chained up in that room but it was for your own good

Either I have a monster in my kitchen or I'm completely crazy

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Carrot_Girl


Carrot_Girl

Close your eyes and make a wish
Location: Preston UK

Total posts: 194
Posted:about 8 weeks for me (just learning poi), so still covered in lots of bruises! Met up with the manchester spinners at the weekend and got some top tips tho... so hopefully will start to look slightly more elegant soon!

And 28 is not old... wait until your 30th... eek ... the trauma.... (it required a lot of anaesthetic) ubbloco


Life is a journey ... not a guided tour.

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:yoni!! I thought you'd been spinning for years! you're brilliant!! eek

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath

Total posts: 3099
Posted:redface redface redface

no, i only learnt poi because it started getting to cold to spin staff outside and i could spin poi inside with fewwr costs.


UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

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simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings

Total posts: 1182
Posted:not long enough lol

i been doing devilsticks 14/15 months, staff 7 months, poi jus over 3 months, and i been juggling 2 months

but i really need to get a indoor place to practise over winter or ill get [censored]


"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 2523
Posted:Cool cool, starting to get some results to the poll.
Very nice bell curve smile


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daize
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

daize

member
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Total posts: 175
Posted:I'm so embarassed.... *jaw drops*

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ragdoll


ragdoll

newbie
Location: Dublin

Total posts: 3
Posted:I've been doing it for three years but I still suck!

I want to go home - home to Balbriggan, home to my friends to feel complete once more!

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear

Total posts: 4693
Posted:mmm 3 almost four years, but i juggle more than i spin. i've been juggling for 7 years.

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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TotalEclipse
GOLD Member since Aug 2006

Member
Location: Nr Petersfield

Total posts: 120
Posted:hmm been spinning broomy bits for about 4 years and I've been spinning poi for about 4 weeks, and I only really took up staff spinning properly in the last month as well...what do I put in the poll?!

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