Your personal information you provide will be transfered and stored as encrypted data.
You have the ability to update and remove your personal information.
You consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website.
Allow cookies for
Necessary Cookies Necessary Cookies cannot be unchecked, because they are necessary for our website to function properly. They store your language, currency, shopping cart and login credentials.
Analytics Cookies We use google.com analytics and bing.com to monitor site usage and page statistics to help us improve our website. You may turn this on or off using the tick boxes above.
Marketing Cookies Marketing Cookies do track personal data. Google and Bing monitor your page views and purchases for use in advertising and re-marketing on other websites. You may turn this on or off using the tick boxes above.
Social Cookies These 3rd Party Cookies do track personal data. This allows Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest integration. eg. shows the Facebook 'LIKE' button. They will however be able to view what you do on our website. You may turn this on or off using the tick boxes above.
Posted: HI all saw a m8 of mine doin poi a while back and was jus standing there in awe with my mouth dropped open so bein a bit stoned last weekend i brought sum poi and i love it
So i get them out and am supprised i can do a basic weave (didnt no it was called tht but there you go) and the 1 i think is called the atom.
I can kinda do butterfly but get tangled or sumtimes end up cracking myself in the nuts and falling to the ground.
Had a look at some lessons tryed the 3 beat weave but to no joy as i cant get out of the habit of doing just a normal 1. So i end up jus spazing out or like i said the future childs get a wack.
And there i am just stuck there, not knowing where to go or what to do next.
Anyone with some experence got any tip on what they started out with or recomend some trick for beginers??
squidBRONZE Member sanguine 382 posts Location: sur, USA
Posted: The whole hammer and tongs on the groin is going to be a part of it as you learn, I am sorry to say. As well as hitting yourself in the nose, eye, throat, chest, buttocks, back of the head, etc.
There are several tutorials giving verbal tips and advice for most moves out there. It kind of depends on what you would like to jump into first.
Since you have the basic 2 beat weave (from what I can gather) experiment with trying to follow the poi on as they go to one side and turn 180 degrees and see if you can continue weaving, but in reverse.
One of the most vital things you can do as a beginner is learn to turn as you spin and try EVERY move both forwards and reverse. Hopefully, as you progress, not only will you learn moves better, you will be damaging yourself far less frequently. (it never stops completely )
OH....and Hello! Welcome to HoP.
"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow
Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member Rampant whirler. 2,418 posts Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Posted: As squid said, theres no set group of moves you have to jump into, there's a large number of moves that you can begin with, the most standard ones are butterfly, corkscrew, these should help get a good idea how the poi move...
But there are a lot of other moves that you could easily grab hold of, I've seen absolute, day 1 beginners grasping antispin flowers and stuff like that, can't get tangled up with those, less scary balls beaming toward your head/testicles.
On the topic of pain, there are no real tips... you will probably take a few decent hits while learning poi, these are no problem, they're a reminder of precisely what you're doing wrong. You might want to make sure you've got nice soft poi, or buy a "box" or a "cup" or whatever they might call protection for ones groin for use in sport...
Make sure you don't lock yourself into thinking that there are moves that you can't really get... just start looking for tutorials, (this site has a good number) and go for the most basic of each type of different move, keep trying new stuff, you'll be surprised how fast you can get something that looks really hard by practicing!
DurbsBRONZE Member Classically British 5,688 posts Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Posted: 3 simple tips: 1) Read the free lessons here 2) Search the forums here 3) Learn to type properly
Burner of Toast Spinner of poi Slacker of enormous magnitude
GnorBRONZE Member Carpal \'Tunnel 5,814 posts Location: Perth, Australia
Posted: 2) = Do a Durbs
Spin slower and will hit less hard and perhaps less time wil be spent prone on the gound groaning
Is it the Truth? Is it Fair to all concerned? Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships? Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu