poi_kittypoi_kittySILVER Member
Member
32 posts
Location: Whitburn, South Tyneside, United Kingdom


Posted:
I bought myself a pair of fluffy poi today at our local juggling shop, and within 5 minutes had managed the butterfly and the giant butterfly!!!

and my friend, who is getting pretty good at poi is going to give me a few lessons on wednesday in the park, which should be lots of fun smile

i just had to share how excited i am about getting a move sorted!!!!

fluffy poi are so much easier to spin with too....

Fireinamember
143 posts
Location: Broomfield, Colorado


Posted:
I wasn't so keen on them the time I tried them. I found the weight to be annoyingly light. But they're fantasmic for getting the nerve up to try new things. Definitely less painful than fire or glow versions.

"Watch those explosions in the sky and you'll go blind, but not this time. Will you live in hope or dark desire? What can I say? F*ck love give me fire." ~Cities Of Night by Blaqk Audio (Davey Havok)

Proudly MCRmy


poi_kittypoi_kittySILVER Member
Member
32 posts
Location: Whitburn, South Tyneside, United Kingdom


Posted:
i found the weight a lot better for me, than the tail poi with tennis balls in. They are heavier and more steady. guess they are better for me to learn with... and they dont hurt when i get hit!!

thombreGOLD Member
member
74 posts
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: poi_kitty


... and they dont hurt when i get hit!!



Hit yourself in the head yet? biggrin

Buy gerbils cos you can't spin with hamsters


poi_kittypoi_kittySILVER Member
Member
32 posts
Location: Whitburn, South Tyneside, United Kingdom


Posted:
yes. a lot ha ha ha

i had to stop after a while when i got a headache :|

GeezaGeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
Practice new moves with monkey fists like i did. Trying to work out turning with crosses and I planted a monkeyfist into the back of my head and I blacked out for a second.

It makes you not want to hit yourself again and so sort the moves faster!

LizzybethLizzybethLizzy hearts sunshine hoop
272 posts
Location: midlands!


Posted:
heeheee...or not. no need to get a brain injury whilst learning. save it for later! :P yay for fluffy poi. if you love them then great! i think everyone needs a "magical" set of poi that give you amazing abilities biggrin looks like you found yours biggrin

if i could be a busy busy bee...


_Poiboy__Poiboy_PLATINUM Member
bastard child of satan
1,113 posts
Location: Raanana, Israel


Posted:
hehe.. i guess painful poi help you develop the sixth sense (aka: "holy sh*t it's going for my face/balls") quicker. wink

ugoAgogougoAgogoBRONZE Member
member
112 posts
Location: Brighton / Canterbury, United Kingdom


Posted:
i was using stage balls in socks for about 6 months,
i refered to them as "Danger Poi" they hurt quite a bit when you hit your shins ect, the same goes with proballs in nets, they can really hurt if you hit yourself, but just having these props makes you more aware of where the poi heads actually are.

ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. . . . . . . . . . . . . ZAP


LizzybethLizzybethLizzy hearts sunshine hoop
272 posts
Location: midlands!


Posted:
as did my amerstdam poi, as they have fishing weights on the ends biggrin but i bruise easily, so soft poi to start with was a good idea. now i know when its going to go wrong, as i have the muscle memory and can feel it somehow when i mess up a swing - so i know when to duck for cover or get out of its way biggrin

if i could be a busy busy bee...


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