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bratboy1010
newbie
Location: DC
Member Since: 21st Aug 2008
Total posts: 5
Posted:Hey People,



Have you wanted a personal poi teacher?



Well here i am.



if you have aim or yahoo messenger and a webcam i can help you



if you dont have a webcam i can do one way video



my yahoo screenname: kevinskates12

my aim screenname: kevinrocket1



EMAIL: kevinskates12@gmail.com



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swirlygrrl
swirlygrrl

newbie
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2006
Total posts: 34
Posted:hmmmm. I don't know what I did with my webcam. Could I upload videos to youtube? It would be a bit of a slower process. Would that be okay?

I really need help with over the head and behind the back planes. They just go all wonky. I'm not sure if it's a flexibility or a technique issue.


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:awesome, do we need to wear pants?
it's winter over 'ere


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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:Upload the video to youtube for sure, swirlygrrl, I'll chuck in my two cents as well. ^_^

And Kevin... you should probably provide some example of your skills so people know what you can help them with. Some peoples idea of beginner is different from other peoples idea of beginner.

I still classify myself as beginner-intermediate because i've only been doing it a year and there is SO much to learn, but in terms of the way its classified elsewhere I'm probably advanced.


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:beginner can also be relative to your community.
being able to perform a 3 beat weave in antartica would be an advanced skill, whereas if you were at a twirling festival then it be a beginner skill.


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swirlygrrl
swirlygrrl

newbie
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2006
Total posts: 34
Posted:bender, you are so right. I'm a cool as hell here in southern Louisiana, USA, but if I were still in Portland, I'd be a total n00b. As cool as it is being a big fish, it'd be nice to have bigger fishes around to learn from. smile

With school just starting I'm slammed, but I hope I'll be able to get the videos up over the weekend. Thanks!


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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:Yeah, thats damn right... and my community is HoP! Thats all, really. I've met ONE person that can poi while I've been doing it that I did not personally teach from scratch, so since we've got all the amazing people on here as part of the community I belong to, I classify myself a beginner.



Bender... do you poi? biggrin

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:MNS: I still think you have gotten some more difficult concepts and patterns in your year than I have in my two. wink

I would not say a year is beginner. At least not if you are pushing yourself to learn. I would call myself intermediate, if only because I know the basics at beginners learn (ie, 3bt, 3bt rev, butterfly (both ways), I can stall, TTN (both ways), hip and shoulder reels, corkscrew and move between everything.) This is actually a different topic though....

Back on topic:
bratboy1010: It might be an idea to specify a timezone. I can see you are in DC. But having vaguely set times might make things easier.

Something like you are "able to help 21:00 to 23:00 EST on weekdays, 21:00 to 24:00 on weekends, at best."

Although that can be done once contact is made I guess. *shrug*


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MikefromGlos
MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England
Member Since: 10th Jul 2006
Total posts: 985
Posted:i must say that after 4 years of spinnin i still cant 5 bt properly of do behind the back weaves on the other side of things i can whip catch, wibble and stall and tranistion and flowers in spin and anti spin so.... Begginers not a term i would use inthe poi community for anyone

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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bratboy1010
newbie
Location: DC
Member Since: 21st Aug 2008
Total posts: 5
Posted:sure that could work


my account is thesuburbsshow


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bratboy1010
newbie
Location: DC
Member Since: 21st Aug 2008
Total posts: 5
Posted:my skils are



crossers, opposites, butterfly, reverse butterfly, btb butterfly, 4 beat butterfly, butterfly flower, butterfly antispin flower, two beat weave, three beatweeve, 5 beat weave, all those weaves behind the back, 9 beat weave (yes it is possible). windmill, hipreels, water mill, chasing the sun, shoulder reels and much more


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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:redface aston. But on your idea of zones, I guess I could offer myself up for the Aussies, usually on in the aussie night, sometimes this can be the American morning, or late in the american night, depending where you are.

My email is prancingminstrels@hotmail.com I have MSN atm, I can get an account for other IMs (I use trillian, so its all in the same program anyway)

I can't do crossers or the 9 beat weave, I have a reasonably good knowledge with most of the poi stuff... I'm not quite offering myself up as a poi teacher... but I am a teacher. :P I'm happy to offer myself up as a peer who is more advanced, less advanced or on par... willing to discuss.

Even if I can't do the movements I can usually devise a way in which I could learn them and pass that on as I've got a fairly good grip on the fundamentals of the way the poi move in relation to ones body. smile

(Who knows, I may be talking myself up too much, but I'm happy to help flesh out ideas or instruct if I've got sufficient knowledge, if there are people out there that would like that. )

*End convoluted post*


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:hey doods,
i really encourage you guys to record your lessons for personal reference - it's absolutely essential to evolving your body movement. Also, it would be primo material to polish into a submission for the HOP lessons - if not for a twirling move not already covered then it could be an additional video for an existing lesson providing an alternative perspective or approach.

innovative, motivated peeps like youse could really turn this video conferencing lesson idea into a lasting contribution to the hallowed HoP lessons smile


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Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:Yeah, I'm not innovative or motivated, thats why I need people talking to me about poi to prompt me to make videos so I can help people learn!

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:motivated? i will give you delicious cheese.

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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:You drive a hard bargain, bender, I'll make a few videos by tomorrow, this cheese had better be as delicious as you say...

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natasqi
natasqi

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Location: Perth
Member Since: 4th Jul 2007
Total posts: 489
Posted:Is 4 bt butterfly "thread the needle"?

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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:Well, 2 bt butterfly is thread the needle, 4 bt is pausing for a beat with arms crossed (The halfway point of the regular thread the needle) putting an extra beat on each time the hands swap positions.

Does that make enough sense on its own?


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Mucky
Mucky

Rum-Swilling Combustioneer
Location: Macungie, PA, USA
Member Since: 7th Apr 2008
Total posts: 227
Posted:MNS, the way I have been doing a 4bt TTN is where for each beat the poi also alternate between being forward and behind; in a 2bt TTN the top hand's poi is forward, the bottom is behind, but in a 4 beat the top hand has one beat forward, one beat behind (that second beat takes place with the arms paused in the crossed position). And of course for reverse TTN it's the opposite. Otherwise I just consider it a regular TTN since you can do a butterfly with your hands in any position; the soul of the TTN involves the poi alternating forward and behind.

Just thought I'd throw that out there, but feel free to correct me if I have misunderstood the essence of threading the needle!


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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:I think I get what you're saying and I think its a slightly better explanation than the one I gave.

I can't fully explain whats going on with the poi, perhaps I never really got 4 bt thread the needle, perhaps I just can't explain it well... I'll do a bunch of vids tonight sometime and I'll include the 4 bt thread the needle in that...


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Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418

Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:I should have done a search first...



His is better than mine... and he is better than I am at poi...
But I've got a sexy Australian accent... and a groovy shirt. (Its my favourite shirt...)


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Mucky
Mucky

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Location: Macungie, PA, USA
Member Since: 7th Apr 2008
Total posts: 227
Posted:Yeah Nick definitely explained it better than I did haha! MNS, it's hard to tell in your video but it looks to me like you're doing exactly what I was trying to describe...

Although I think at this point we're getting slightly off topic! Haha. smile


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Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:Not really, the topic is poi teaching, we're just using the community of learners approach to education.

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