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so_breadBRONZE Member
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Location: england


Posted:
im very new to poi and im finding really hard to do shoulder reels. my poi thats doing my outward reel is always hitting me, in the back mostly or the back of my other arm! any tips from u lot? hug theres one of these in it for u!

[Nx?]BRONZE Member
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Posted:
planes!

concetrate on getting the poi flat behind you, it a lack of confindence thats the problem, you think its going to hit you, so it does. really point your hand backwards and make it spin flat behind you.

T wave

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
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so_breadBRONZE Member
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Location: england


Posted:
thanks il try that hug

squidBRONZE Member
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Location: sur, USA


Posted:
you really have to commit, whenever you swing the poi behind your head or back. Once started, you really want to push it out there. If you hesitate or try and pull out of it, then you will hit yourself.

and ditto to what [Nx?] said.

"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow


thombreGOLD Member
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Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


Posted:
When the poi is behind your head, especially if you're using poi with finger loops, try and have your palm facing the sky. This should mean that firstly, you stick your hand far enough backwards, and secondly that it will be much easier to keep the poi in a vertical plane.

Buy gerbils cos you can't spin with hamsters


JoKittynewbie
21 posts

Posted:
Hey guys,

Just wondering if anyone can help me with shoulder reels too! Unrelated issue though lol.

I can get my hands to do them individually without any trouble at all.....but as soon as I try to do them together, I hit myself in the head!

Is this just a case of "practice makes perfect"?!

Any help/advice appreciated!

Thanks

Jo

GeezaGOLD Member
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Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
What are shoulder reels? am i being stupid

JoKittynewbie
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Posted:
 Written by: Geeza


What are shoulder reels? am i being stupid



Have a look at this.....

https://www.poipoi.info/tuition/tuition-shoulderreels.php

GeezaGOLD Member
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Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
are right. I thought it was something complicated.
Just an equal time windmill

I hate the way moves have so many different names, so confusing!

JoKittynewbie
21 posts

Posted:
lol! now I'm confused at the name!! hehe.

Any tips on how to master it?

GeezaGOLD Member
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Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
Do a windmill then make it equal time smile

Good tutorial on that site. pitty they sell such crappy products!

Im trying to get Split Shoulder & Hip Reels, think ive almost got it one way, now for the other.

That barrel role looks interesting aswell

JoKittynewbie
21 posts

Posted:
I don't know how to do a windmill otherwise I would!! I'm just atrting out you see, so everything is all shiny and new. Yeah the tutorials are good smile