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


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?

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


jaeroSILVER Member
your new best enemy
246 posts
Location: over the river, through the woods, USA


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.


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


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
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


RaveRepresentSILVER Member
addict
567 posts
Location: USA


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.

"I don't know what you are talking about"

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[Nx?]BRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


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
-><- Kallisti


Sambo_FluxGOLD Member
Introverted
833 posts
Location: Norf London, United Kingdom


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


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


.:star:.SILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,785 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


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

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


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


MikeIconGOLD Member
Pooh-Bah
2,109 posts
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA


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

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We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me


Kathain_BowenGood Ol' Yarn For Hair
422 posts
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA


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."


Adya MiriyanaGOLD Member
*slou?
6,554 posts
Location: Adelaide, Australia


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

Circus MidgetSILVER Member
newbie
45 posts
Location: Perth, Western Australia


Posted:
You're pretty Lou.

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


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


Posted:
different wing shape but similar in size

thanks all for help

keep suggestions coming

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


StoutBRONZE Member
Pooh-Bah
1,872 posts
Location: Canada


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

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


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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