TehToastSILVER Member
Member
13 posts
Location: North Carolina, USA


Posted:
I've had poi for about a month now. I can do a butterfly, alternate butterfly, big butterfly, Mexican weave, and a three beat weave, and a three beat weave over the head.
Am I doing any good with poi for my first month, or do I need allot of work for a beginner?
I'm having trouble doing a butterfly behind my head then bringing it back in front of me btw.

oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
whats good? i reckon if its fun its good!!!

weavesmiley

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


TehToastSILVER Member
Member
13 posts
Location: North Carolina, USA


Posted:
Lol, fun is good probably has limitations XD
What I mean about good is if my progress is good.

TanelornBRONZE Member
newbie
9 posts
Location: Wales (UK)


Posted:
heres what it says in the FAQ for this forum matey wink
I know all these moves, and I've been spinning for one month. Is that good? Tell me I'm great...
Ask something like this and you'll get a lot of nice people telling you that you're great and it really doesn't matter as long as you're having fun. People learn at different speeds, people have learnt quicker and better than you, and other haven't.

TehToastSILVER Member
Member
13 posts
Location: North Carolina, USA


Posted:
yeah, I guess your right. But I dont want people just to be like, oh thats good. I want criticism, something to drive me to do better.

simtaBRONZE Member
compfuzzled
1,181 posts
Location: hastings, England (UK)


Posted:
 Written by: TehToast

I want criticism, something to drive me to do better.



go do better

your rubbish

you need to think long and hard about your spinning and wonder whether you even have half straight planes

go put something heavy n nasty in your poi so every time you hit yourself you remember how much more you need to work on everything

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle


astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Simta: Could I interest you in morningstar poi? Guaranteed to do more than bruise you....

Nah, really, you're doing good. Maybe work on neatening it up though? Some of those moves are bound to be sloppy still but that will improve with practice.

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


GeoffonTour04SILVER Member
enthusiast
360 posts
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


Posted:
dunno how good it is compared to other people cause I haven't seen enough people learning, but as a tip for where to go next learn everything backwards (weaves), inwards (butterfly), or just the other direction (mexican wave etc) and start thinking about planes.

ie are you warping planes to get into BF or are you spinning opposite directions & turning? The latter is probably more smooth & lets you keep a flow going during a session.

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