faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

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Posted:so you got fairy wings...how does one go about spinning with them on
they are rather large and i keep hitting them
any suggestions
any other topics hit on this already?


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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

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jaero
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

jaero

your new best enemy
Location: over the river, through the wo...

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Posted:stay the wall plane in front of you. I've never spun with wings, but that's my guess

I'll get there too late if I shorten my stride, I'll get there too soon if I find me a ride, I'll never move forward if I try to hide this path that I've troden one step at a time.

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:hmmm sounds a little dull...
must think of good stuff to wow people...
mind you no fire just socks and my tails don't match my wings


Faith
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RaveRepresent
SILVER Member since May 2006

RaveRepresent

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Location: , USA

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Posted:If I may, I could help you find a match of poi for it. What color wings do you have, Faith?

PM me, I'll be more than happy to help you out with anything you need.


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[Nx?]
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Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

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Posted:i really dont advise spinning fire in wings.

They tend to be made of nylon, but even if they arnt its not very safe to have stuff sticking out that the poi can catch on.

my 2c

T wave


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
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Sambo_Flux
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

Sambo_Flux

Introverted
Location: Norf London, United Kingdom

Total posts: 833
Posted:err, you could try stuff with planes that don't cross where your wings are. e.g. angle your weaves quite wide, do buzzsaw, between the legs stuff (maybe), over the head stuff, flowers might work.....

I've never worn wings so I wouldn't really know. Just experiment I guess smile


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Emotions become the Waves
Soul is the Ocean

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:i dont do fire
socks and tails
maybe a glostick or two


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

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

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Posted:I got mine tattooed on, saves the hassle of catching poi on them!

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:seems a bit permanent for me right now

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

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

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Posted:Shorten your poi so they cant reach your wings and dont do any moves which would go behind your back.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Total posts: 422
Posted:Y'know what? When I figure out how to spin right with my yarn hair-extensions (*for non-fire-spinning) I'll let you know. I've been having issues doing 360 weaves because of my long yarn extensions getting snagged in the weave.

.... *cries* my poor, poor, poor, yarn that has earned me the title Good Ol' Yarn for Hair.


"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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Adya Miriyana
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Adya Miriyana

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Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 6554
Posted:Hey there Faith! hug



I've played with poi in wings a few times (no fire of course! wouldn't want to hurt my lovelies! ubblove)



if they're rather large as you say, similar to these wings.. it does limit what you can do, but that doesn't mean you can't do anything at all smile

I find that with mine, I can actually do a btb scoop (like a reel, but only one side at a time) outside the wings - because they're relatively flat at the back. As Icon suggested, shortening the poi works well so they don't get tangled doing other movements..

but tails are lovely for flowy movements of course! as jaero said, wall plane (front) is your best bet - you could try some..



- butterflies and ttn variations (nice to combine with stalls in all directions) try opening out your butterflies, stalling, changing direction.

- fountains (keep them tight)

- wall plane flowers (parallel, same time) i like anti-spinning them too.



as for the tails not matching your wings.. not a huge problem, (i'm a purple fairy but have orange/yellow tail poi).. sometimes contrasting colours might be even better! but that's up to you smile


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Circus Midget
SILVER Member since May 2005

Circus Midget

newbie
Location: Perth, Western Australia

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Posted:You're pretty Lou.

"It was me! I was the turkey all along!"

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:different wing shape but similar in size

thanks all for help

keep suggestions coming


Faith
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Stout
SILVER Member since May 2004

Stout

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Location: Canada

Total posts: 1872
Posted:Lately, I've taken to poncing about with pendulums, that is, simply swinging the poi rather than spinning them ( see Yuta's video for inspiration ). Now I'm not a wing wearing kinda guy, but I can't see why these wouldn't work. You'll figure out how to move from wallplane to wheelplane, same time to split time.

Maybe try playing extensions in the horizontal plane too, which will allow you lots of room for turning


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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:extensions???

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

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