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Posted:Hi there all.
I wonder if y'all can help me... (sorry if this gets asked loads)
I can do a fair amount of moves, but i am so bad at linking them.
also, i haven't really learnt or practiced any wraps (bit of a newbie) but i want to do fire so i'm a bit hesitant about using wraps 0.o

are there any tips you can give?
i have only learnt moves by watching others and the free clips on websites,
are there any DVDs that can be recommended to learn new moves and improve fluency?

thanks smile


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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin

Total posts: 3556
Posted:stuff by nick woolsey

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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Posted:yup i heard that name...can i ask for a title? (or are there loads?)

also, i forgot to add in my first post...i'm a little lost with some of the jargon.
what are hyperloops and air wraps?


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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Try reading the articles section, and the moves section.

They'll help you out.

smile


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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BamBam

Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 1810
Posted:The scales of poi DVD by Nick is out of this world..

hey and they sell it in the Hop shop :O)

Happy viewing honey

L
xx


A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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Posted:Thanks smile

d'oh
-_- i've just ordered a loada stuff from HoP, already in the post ><

no worries, i'm kinda broke at the moment anyways.


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DarkFyre
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North

Total posts: 1965
Posted:If you are hesitant about wraps while your spinning fire then you may want to try stalls (stop the spin without any contact and then reverse the spin) alternativly wear a sturdy pair of jeans and do leg wraps.

May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil

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GeoffonTour04
SILVER Member since Nov 2005

enthusiast
Location: Oxford

Total posts: 360
Posted:I wear a hoodie and do wraps round my arms, wrists legs etc all the time any fairly non flammable top with arms will do. Does get covered in black marks though.

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Live_in_a_spin
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

Live_in_a_spin

Dude where's my Poi?
Location: neather here nor there

Total posts: 383
Posted:I just bought the EncycloPoidia from here.
Great section on threds and transitions as well as other cool stuff.
Worth checking out if youre looking for insperation.


Live life in a spin!!!
but if you fall don't come crying to me!!!

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FruityLoop


newbie


Total posts: 7
Posted:Nick has a video called 'secret of flowers' on youtube where he give a very good demonstration. Wraps are good to use for transitions but it still take some practice to get it right. I usually let the poi wrap 1-1,5 revolution around my wrist to get a smooth transition.

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