Heulynmember
30 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
Hey.
Righty-ho,my first HOP topic... -nervous-.

Well, I'm a poi beginner.

I started off by accident ubbidea, in a child's workshop (I don't think the poi were suposed to be out, haha), and can do, well, pretty much nothing eek. I can swing 'em in time, I can swing them in an arc, a circle, an an cross them in the air, an make them spin into a smaller circle (just about). I have my own home-made poi, which aren't too bad =]

So I want to know what the best place to start would be, and I figured this'd be the best place to ask.
-feels sheepish- redface

So yeah.
Suggestions?
x

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MuckySILVER Member
Rum-Swilling Combustioneer
227 posts
Location: Macungie, PA, USA


Posted:
Yep, right here on HOP!

https://www.homeofpoi.com/lessons_all/teach/Library-POI-3_0_0

Should get you up to speed on the basics!

Good luck... It's addictive!

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


Posted:
What also might help is if you wander over to the Meet Others forum and find other spinners near you.

I find other people teach basics better than video tuts. wink

And welcome. biggrin

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"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
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NathanielEveristSILVER Member
enthusiast
315 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
This handsome chap has a fair few tutorials aimed specifically at taking people from beginner to relatively advanced. He's also very thorough and with a soothing and sexy baritone voice.

https://youtube.com/user/NathanielEverist

Heulynmember
30 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
Nathaniel, your videos are real useful, THANKYOU =D

I haven't had a chance to look at the library yet, but I will.

And there only seems to be one member vaugely in my area =/

Although there should be some more this weekend for the UK party on the pier =]

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willworkforfoodjnrSILVER Member
Hunting robot foxes
1,046 posts
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England (UK)


Posted:
*pst* You know, PLAY festival is in Wales this year, and there will be lots and lots of people to teach you some wonderful things, mmmmmhmmmm biggrin

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NathanielEveristSILVER Member
enthusiast
315 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
Glad to hear it helped.

faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
Don't be afraid to ask anything or go to any local meets, we were all new at one point

Faith
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Heulynmember
30 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
 Written by :willworkforfoodjnr


PLAY festival is in Wales this year



D'know where in Wales?
'Coz I'm buggered if it's in the South =P
x

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


Posted:
Llanfyllin in the north

but why would you be buggered if it was in the south? do your feet melt if you go below the north-south welsh divide?

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle


Heulynmember
30 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
 Written by :simta


do your feet melt if you go below the north-south welsh divide?



Haha, no, it's just awkard for me to get to =]
But it's all good if it's in the North.
Not too far from me either =]
x

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


Posted:
pah awkward, poiboy regularly travels from israel, i remember at my first play meeting someone that was from an island off the west coast of canadia.

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle


Heulynmember
30 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
Well, I don't travel so good...
Either way, it seems to be okay now, as I know where to find people to help me, and Nathaniel's videos are fabulous and helping me loads =]
But thank-you anyway =]
x

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


Posted:
Glad to hear that. smile

And, of course, we are here to help as well.

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"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
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Heulynmember
30 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
Well, so far, I know my planes, same and split time, crosses, a 2bt weave, and a 3 beat weave.
So woo =] go me.
Thank yooooou =]

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LynxLynxSILVER Member
newbie
27 posts
Location: Slovenia


Posted:
Holy shmoley, your avatar looks exactly like my sister!

Just wanted to say that. I'll go hide again now.

P.S. Congrats on your first tricks ubbrollsmile Keep practicing!

Heulynmember
30 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
Haha, funny that, it looks exactly like me too =]

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Sambo_FluxGOLD Member
Introverted
833 posts
Location: Norf London, United Kingdom


Posted:
Good work on the 3bt weave, that's a fairly big jump for a newb! I'd try learning it in reverse next. It's the exact same move, except your poi are spinning backwards (ie coming towards your head at the top of the circle - eek), and instead of each hand crossing over the top of the other arm on the way down to get to the other side, it passes under the other arm on the way up to get to the other side. Good luck!!

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Heulynmember
30 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
I tend to get my hands confused when I'm reversing anything, and keep thinking my left is my right and vice-versa -blush-

But I did get 2 new sets of poi, 1 baby and 1 big =]
they're about a zillion times better than my homemade ones =]
x

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harasuSILVER Member
journeyman
51 posts
Location: that cute valley in the south, Slovenia


Posted:
 Written by :Sambo_Flux


Good work on the 3bt weave, that's a fairly big jump for a newb!


Not if it's Nathaniel teaching, obviously. I learnt it from his vid myself :b ... and started spinning 4 days ago.

I like this thread, Heulyn ... keep it up I'll stay tuned 'cause I have a feeling that if I started my thread over here it would be just the same :b

Cheers!

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


Posted:
Naw.... Getting it is a major step to many other things.

Good going though. smile

'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


NathanielEveristSILVER Member
enthusiast
315 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
 Written by :harasu

Not if it's Nathaniel teaching, obviously. I learnt it from his vid myself :b ... and started spinning 4 days ago.



Thanks man, got me all a fluster... redface

I try to break down the moves to their simplest components, and the three beat weave, while looking fairly complex is pretty simple, although it does certainly lead onto more difficult things.

The biggest step is getting all your reels solid and comfortable with turning, that'll help your poi twirling like nothing else, and is in my opinion the most important of all the poi movements.

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