Wooktastic
Wooktastic

the kicker of elves
Location: Dublin
Member Since: 10th Jan 2007
Total posts: 371
Posted:Anybody else ever tried spinning while blindfolded?

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Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:yup,it's an amazing feeling. especially when you pull off a techy move.

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Masked52
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Location: Kiwi land sounds great!
Member Since: 13th Jun 2007
Total posts: 83
Posted:On a unicycle is better. Even better when you're blind.

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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

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Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:Yes and i have taught blind people to spin too (hense why i have done it blind folded) its very hard but very rewarding, have also helped teach scarf juggling to blind people and will be doing hoop teaching to them soon

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marco
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Location: uk
Member Since: 27th May 2004
Total posts: 328
Posted:Yes with fire, and likewise found this to be very rewarding, occaisionally put this into shows, on stilts is good, and on stilts blindfolded (wait I'm not sure thats possible) could be better although there are balance issues with stilts blindfolded.

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Wooktastic
Wooktastic

the kicker of elves
Location: Dublin
Member Since: 10th Jan 2007
Total posts: 371
Posted:Excellent. Glad to hear I'm not the only crazy one, what kind of tools do you usually use blindfolded?

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Danny_
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Location: Brighton
Member Since: 24th Aug 2005
Total posts: 95
Posted:spinning blindfolded is a lot of fun (although i've never tried learning anything blindfolded... that would be an entirely different matter...)

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Yakumo
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Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:great fun, so much much easier with poi than staff or CJ, or juggling though smile

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zamirii
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Location: South Florida, USA
Member Since: 2nd May 2006
Total posts: 44
Posted:haven't tried it blindfolded but i quite often spin poi and staff with my eyes closed.. helps me feel the moves more

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jarle
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 13th Mar 2007
Total posts: 1489
Posted:Blind twirling is fun! If you're practising it can help you get the tricks downpat too; you rely more upon a kinesthetic sense of where the poi are, as opposed to seeing them.

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UCOF
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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Blind Juggling is much better

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:oh it sure is rolleyes especially practising blind juggling is a frustrating experience... but sooooo good for you.

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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North
Member Since: 4th Nov 2005
Total posts: 1965
Posted:I luv spinning blind and just feeling my way through the movements

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Mynci
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Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:blind contact staff is the mutts biggrin

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mari
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Member Since: 25th May 2007
Total posts: 5
Posted:jaja thats very funny and dangerous specially if you are spinning with fire i tried it once without fire and i hit myself but it was pretty cool jaja

b cool dont go 2 school lol...
better...do poi spinnin'

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Posted: Written by: jarle


Blind twirling is fun! If you're practising it can help you get the tricks downpat too; you rely more upon a kinesthetic sense of where the poi are, as opposed to seeing them.



yes indeed, not so distracted by the eyes and seeing stuff.
it can also help with your overall sense of where things are in relation to oneself, rather than just using the eyes the whole time, what if your eyes suddenly started tricking you into thinking something else was there when it wasn't, this way they wouldn't be able to that's what.


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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North
Member Since: 4th Nov 2005
Total posts: 1965
Posted:Normally when spinning blind i just shut my eyes but i used a blindfold the other day and it realy enhances the your sence of position and it was amazing meditation.



and it realy helped with my PoiChi styles peace


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ficklampa
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Location: sweden,stockholm.
Member Since: 6th Dec 2004
Total posts: 81
Posted:its very nice to sping eyes closed with nice music.
i have a problem though and that is that my balance becomes sooo bad when i dont have my eyes.
anyone else have this problem?


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Posted:you should close your eyes more often, usually people use their eyes to determine whether they're sideways, upright ect, that way your body will get used to figuring out where you are in relation to everything else and help you stay balanced (remember: its the fluid in you ears that tells your brain which way up you are, that's why when you spin around in circles for a while and stop you get dizzy because all the liquid in your ears is still moving.), you could try walking along a line blindfolded (i find having your eyes closed rather than being blindfolded doesn't have so much of an effect on people because having something on your face will take your attention away from whatever you'r doing)or jumping to a certain spot on the floor, preferably outside, or just poi eyes closed.

if you want to improve you Blind Awareness and Balance (BAB)that is, in my opinion its good to try and improve wherever you can (that's not to say you should be doing that kind of stuff all the time)doing a wide variety of things, activities and movements, as it helps to have a more balanced and overall healthy body.
on the other hand people may not have time for that kind of thing and may enjoy spending their time in other ways (not that it takes allot of time)

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dirkjently
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Location: melbourne
Member Since: 10th Jul 2006
Total posts: 22
Posted:wow i'm surprised how much of a difference it makes, certanly a very different feeling.

I think it would help with not being distracted with where to look.

I was having issues mastering btb weave, kept stuffing it up, i was actually looking at myself doing it in a mirror which was helping and doing it with my eyes closes was even better.

I think alot of problems when your trying to learn new moves is focusing on watching what your doing instead of focusing on what your supposed to be doing.

Changes your posture if you are trying to watch your hands all the time.


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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North
Member Since: 4th Nov 2005
Total posts: 1965
Posted:entertainingly enough you can't really see BTB moves anyway.

hey look it's a blind fella spinning poiweavesmiley


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Wooktastic
Wooktastic

the kicker of elves
Location: Dublin
Member Since: 10th Jan 2007
Total posts: 371
Posted:Hmmm, flaming cane for the blind guy . . . .

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