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Posted:So, when i first starting spinning last summer i was a tad lazy with learning left and right backwards forwards versions of moves. I learn't alot quite fast untill i felt happy that I could spin at atleast a vauge decent level. So I was thinking I need to go back and learn what i didn't learn..learn to do everything backwards and not just some things backwards ect.

I figured this would be relatively easy. haha..was i wrong



I just spent an hour in the garden trying to do hip reals..yes hip reals redface ubblol I perfected them one way very early on and i only realised when i tryed to whilst spinning the other day that I couldn't the other way. I mean..its a hip real. ubblol How hard can it be. I know how to do it... each hand seperatly fine...but together....i just..can not..do a simple hip real... ubblol



Its annoying when your hands just don't go where your brain is sure its telling them too isn't it?



haha...the joy

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Stout
SILVER Member since May 2004

Stout

Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada

Total posts: 1872
Posted:It can be a real pain in the ass I know, essentially relearning a move you thought you knew, but it will pay off in the long run when you DON'T find yourself transitioning into a move then immediately thinking..aw crap..I can't do this move in this direction....bail out.

Today the price is frustration, but tomorrow you'll be enjoying the benefits of freely moving with your poi smile smile


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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

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Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

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Posted:Yep... if you want to move, or dance with your poi at all, you have to be able to the move in all directions... for the symmetry.

Start again, doing each basic move well... and it feels so much better.

It'll take you Much longer to get onto the tricks... but that's ok, because at least the basics will be good smile


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Daywalker
Location: Dublin!

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Posted:*raises hand* I feel the Pain, I've just started at the basics and my brain tells my hands one thing, they do another, the result is me being hit somewhere painful.

At least you can do hip reels one way ubblol I can't do them at all! (.....yet biggrin)


Speed of Dark: As yet unmeasured, but believed to be faster than light owing to its ability to move so quickly out of light's way. -- Terry Pratchett

[total number of times I've been hit in the head with poi: 10! <--- Double Digits!!!!]

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Moloch
SILVER Member since Dec 2006

Moloch

Shirt-Cocker Extraordinaire
Location: Colorado

Total posts: 47
Posted:I've been trying to learn reverse windmill, its actually way harder than i thought, the reverse double corcksrew was easier, but im determined to do it

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garthy
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England

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Posted:I did something very simalar.. hug

I learnt many techy moves cause I found reels and stuff boring.

I then watched some people spin non-technicly but with beautiful flow and realised I had some learning to do..

I spent the next 6 months practicing all the basic stuff I've missed. I also found reels quite hard to begin with....

but in the end I found alot of the techy stuff easier after all that basic practice

But it's worth the effort.. biggrin

I still do basic practices sometimes. and a while back meg pointed out some deficinecys in my left hand which I'm trying to rectify.... frown


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"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx

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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

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Posted:... ok so i haven't done poi in a year and a half or so.

I went to a jugglers meet in the city on Saturday night and picked up my poi for the first time.

It didn't take me no longer than 30 minutes of playing around to find my planes and toy about with some basic moves.

I was playing with offsets too....

Right there were some italians from g.org there doing poi also... basically trying isolations and stuff, nothing basic other than a 3 beat weave is what i saw... seems that every one did a garthy here too and learnt techy stuff before the basics.

However my point... is that i'm going through and relearning basics too, and it's fun... i keep finding more stuff that i didn't quite fully understand before.

ubbrollsmile keep your chin up!


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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Posted:ahhhh i have the same problem. I can spin all the moves i learnt to a 't', but only forwards, or one way. Like the 3 beat weave. I cant do it backwards!

Ive only just managed to squeeze out a BTB Butterfly!! And I still conk myself in the head once in a while lol!

I guess I'll have to go back to basics too!


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Helen_of_Poi
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Helen_of_Poi

lapsed spinner
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 412
Posted:I never bothered learning reels either. Other stuff seemed more fun at the time. I'm considering banning myself from doing anything else for a while, and really exploring reels properly, because they're so important for transitions. And keeping your planes straight - something else I can't do rolleyes

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Daywalker
Location: Dublin!

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Posted:REELS DRIVE ME INSANE!! for some reason, the just don't wanna work for me! I never had anything against them....but they have something against me!!!! grrrr!

But they won't beat me....oh no...


Speed of Dark: As yet unmeasured, but believed to be faster than light owing to its ability to move so quickly out of light's way. -- Terry Pratchett

[total number of times I've been hit in the head with poi: 10! <--- Double Digits!!!!]

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Helen_of_Poi
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Helen_of_Poi

lapsed spinner
Location: Dublin, Ireland

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Posted: Written by: _3C_


REELS DRIVE ME INSANE!! for some reason, the just don't wanna work for me! I never had anything against them....but they have something against me!!!! grrrr!





ubblol

I'm pretty sure that's exactly why I've never bothered learning them - too annoying!


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Daywalker
Location: Dublin!

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Posted:*nods* yup, definately too annoying!

Speed of Dark: As yet unmeasured, but believed to be faster than light owing to its ability to move so quickly out of light's way. -- Terry Pratchett

[total number of times I've been hit in the head with poi: 10! <--- Double Digits!!!!]

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thombre
GOLD Member since Oct 2006

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Location: Nottingham

Total posts: 74
Posted:I know the feeling, but it pays off for sure. I've spent the last three months without really learning any new tricks, just learning transitions and freedom of movement (reels!). I thought it hadn't changed my spinning much, but I came home from uni and all my Brummie spinning mates told me how much better I'd got. I also just find poi more fun now - I can dance and create moves much more easily

Buy gerbils cos you can't spin with hamsters

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splinterific
GOLD Member since Mar 2007

splinterific

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Posted:started this myself the other night, i got a set of furry poi so its just learn without the fancy stuff, no throws, no isos, jsut flow...tiem to get my reverse 5beat at last :P and im working on windmill turns... bloody tough frown good topic though smile

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