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Member Since: 1st Feb 2007
Total posts: 4
Posted:So, I'm Chelsea. I'm 14 and I've recently been really interesting in poi and fire twirling. I've watched videos, read articles, looked at pictures, and it's something I would really like to get into. I've actually made my own practice poi and have only been immitating moves I see online for a few days now. I just don't know where to start! I'm in South Jersey and I doubt there is anywhere close that teaches things like this.

So any advice? Or things I should know?

Thanks for your help and time. <3


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:You could post in the meet others threads or do a serch in meet others and see who is close.

Post in your intro and others to have some fun. Its a big and mostly friendly community.

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:just play, watch videos for inspiration and do whatever feels nice smile

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Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:HoP have a nice selection of "teach yourself" DvDs to purchase. biggrin

From absolute beginner to advanced spinner.


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Member Since: 1st Feb 2007
Total posts: 4
Posted:Thanks, guys. My mother is ordering me some videos today! =D


old hand
Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 920
Posted:There's also a load of free vids here


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Location: Gloucester England
Member Since: 10th Jul 2006
Total posts: 985
Posted:The best bit of advice i can give is to join your local juggling socity/club and then experse yourself its an art form

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Location: dark sun
Member Since: 4th May 2005
Total posts: 91
Posted:Well until these videos come (if you haven't already) you can start with the 3 beat weave and the butterfly. And of course spinning the poi in both directions (forwards/backwards)and parallel to your body (which means not hitting you after a few spins). Then try to turn your body 180 degrees and the direction of the poi from forwards to backwards and vice versa. You can also spin them with different timing.
The videos will be a big help, keep visiting HoP to ask any questions (after performing the search function and not having found what you're looking for tongue). The "free lessons" section of HoP is really helpfull.
The most important thing is practise and imagination. Don't worry after a while you'll have everything figured out!
So welcome hug

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