Mako
Mako

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Member Since: 31st Jul 2007
Total posts: 53
Posted:I would like to say a massive thanks to HoP as all the poi moves I have mastered..not many are thanks to your teachings.

However I was wondering if any of you have had the same problem as me.

I kind of worked my way through the butterfly section (except have just found a link on a butterfly fountain I can't wait to try!), once I picked up the standard the following moves came naturally with minimal head banging and swearing wink

However I've kind of hit a wall - I know with enough practice I'll be able to get past it. But I seem to now have a butterfly mind set, which is hindering new moves!

Anyone else had similar, or any ideas on follow on moves for that matter (I'm tired of getting a headache!)
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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:"not many are thanks to your teachings" umm

Have you er...tried both the poi moves forums - advanced and beginners?
Or trawled YouTube and other poi sites for videos and tutorials?
There's so much out there on a plate for you to learn...

If you're stuck with butterfly moves, either force youself to learn same-direction moves, or just go and discover how many 1000s of moves are out there using a butterfly as a base.


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Mako
Mako

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Member Since: 31st Jul 2007
Total posts: 53
Posted:Sorry Durbs that came out wrong - meant that all the moves I've learnt were from here, thanks to those videos, although I haven't managed to learn many...it was meant to be thank you not an insult.

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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:smile Nay worries, thought it might've been a typo, just couldn't work out what it was meant to say smile

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Mako
Mako

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Member Since: 31st Jul 2007
Total posts: 53
Posted:Let that be a lesson to me - don't thread at ridiculous times in the morning, no matter how bored you are at work!

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Imbalance
Imbalance

not different, just not the same
Location: Charlotte, NC
Member Since: 9th Sep 2005
Total posts: 263
Posted:I hear this "wall" problem a lot from people. Heck I even get it myself once or twice a year. Just hit a point where nothing new seems to be coming along or you can't think of anything new to try.

I've learned to view these times not as an obstacle or as a bad thing, but as a chance to relearn what I already know and perfect it. If you are a beginner then there is no way you have perfect plane control yet, or that you've learned to put the moves you DO know in new places, etc.

So if you aren't getting new stuff, thats no problem, work on what you do know, perfect it, move it around, drill it, do it with your eyes closed, turn with it etc. I've seen people spin doing only 5 "moves" but do them so well that its more entertaining to watch them than some guy who knows 408935302587345 different moves and transitions but looks like a spazz.

I promise you if you drill what you do know you will find that even though you think you know a move, there are many more levels of comfort and smoothness out there to grasp with any one move. In fact, whenever I teach people i constantly tell them NOT to worry about getting new stuff all the time, instead concentrate on making what you do know beautiful, drill the basics, and "connect" with your poi more. The new stuff comes by itself usually once you stop trying to chase it down.

Happy spinning and keep practicing!!


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Every style, Every technique.
Then I woke up, and forgot it all,
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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:I actually hit the wall, and decided to take a break...and then when I pick it up in a few weeks I've found after doing a lot of reading/surfing, the wall is easily bypassed, but that is just me

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Stout
Stout

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Location: Canada
Member Since: 12th May 2004
Total posts: 1872
Posted:Great post there Mr.Imbalance. beerchug

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