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Myst
addict
Location: Oceanside, California, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 439
Posted:this is where the old heads come to laugh about the move/moves they had trouble with as a newbie. just thought the subject was perfect remember the FIRE VS glowsticks threads. LMAO... anyway, I remember bashing the shyt out of my shins and my head with a BTB weave. I remember only being able to do the butterfly for a few beats, I remember thinking WHAT DO YOU MEAN IM ONLY DOING A 4 BEAT WINDMILL, WHY IS IT ONLY 4 BEATS WHEN IM DOING THE EXSACT SAME THING I DO WHEN I DO A 5 BEAT WEAVE. lol ahhh the memories. Im constantly refering people to this site, perfect for poi. well anyway its been nice remembering the past...anyone else got anyhting to add?

-Myst

All you new heads got it easy, i remember when a BTB 5 beat was unheard of, now that most of us can do it, all the old heads learn it alot quicker without the mind barrior.

now advice for a newbie section:

dont try to learn all the technical moves before you learn the basics, cause lets face it, you aint getting any respect if all you can do is a 5 beat weave and you cant even imagine doing a simple butterfly. thats all i gotta say


Its about talent, not make up or costumes.

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Written by: linden rathen

but pele you are a goddess among Hoppers biggrin



pshaw! Yeah...goddess of all things mean and b!tchy. Just look at how many of the older HoPpers aren't here anymore. You think it is cause they got bored? Nah....I just scared them off! wink


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Superman
Superman

member
Location: Houston, Texas
Member Since: 13th Mar 2001
Total posts: 829
Posted:ill chime in on the old school....If Pele doesnt mind....

tons of new people on the board, i remember when it was like 10...well maybe more than 10, but you get the picture.

Super'


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.


- Mark Twain

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Written by: Pele

I've had some scary moments meeting people from here actually. Not because they were nasty but because they were too enthusiastic that I'm me. It was surreal.



You don't know the half of it!

Some people *koff*FRD*koff koff* have been *afraid* to come up to me because of my "legendyness." ubblol


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Pigeon_Wigeon
Pigeon_Wigeon

Say what?
Location: Surrey/Portsmouth
Member Since: 24th Dec 2004
Total posts: 4760
Posted:aww but your soo loovely smile I'm "new school" I do believe but one day I will be old school.. one day..

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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:A few people never meet me cus i'm in Australia and stuff.

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Written by: Doc Lightning

Some people *koff*FRD*koff koff* have been *afraid* to come up to me because of my "legendyness." ubblol



Oh shush

Sheesh, if you're a shy guy, you get nothing but strife tongue


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Pyrolific
Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 10th Jan 2001
Total posts: 3288
Posted:OMG! Superman!!! good to see your still kickin around the place smile

this thread has brought back memories of the good old days...when you knew everyone on the board...and stuff... wink

Josh


--
Help! My personality got stuck in this signature machine and I cant get it out!

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meghann
enthusiast
Location: good ol@ devon. cullompton to ...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2004
Total posts: 302
Posted:i remember the firsat day i did poi, i learned beat n butterfly... and did fire that night... mum looked so scared!

ive learned
life is tough... but im tougher

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I also remember when I first joined the boards... I was nervous whether I'd be accepted or not.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:I was a bit nervous about meeting you mike when i saw u in clapham, likewise it was cos of your legendyness

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Pigeon_Wigeon
Pigeon_Wigeon

Say what?
Location: Surrey/Portsmouth
Member Since: 24th Dec 2004
Total posts: 4760
Posted:Hee hee I didnt know who you were for a bit... then I got cold and you stripped.. smile And then there was the whole popping of cherries sketch.. so natural.. not at all forced smile

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Written by: PyroWill

I was a bit nervous about meeting you mike when i saw u in clapham, likewise it was cos of your legendyness



See see see?

Its not just me...


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Written by: Pigeon_Wigeon

Hee hee I didnt know who you were for a bit... then I got cold and you stripped.. smile And then there was the whole popping of cherries sketch.. so natural.. not at all forced smile



Refresh me?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Pigeon_Wigeon
Pigeon_Wigeon

Say what?
Location: Surrey/Portsmouth
Member Since: 24th Dec 2004
Total posts: 4760
Posted:Hee hee I was cold.. and so you prompty took off your tee and threw it in my direction.. Vanize then removed his shirt and I wore that and you replaced said tee.. Then if you look on the clapham vid LazyAngel made you will see the popping of the cherry of your new staff.. which we did once just naturally.. then Guy wanted iton the vid so we repeated it.. and it was oh so natural..

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Hanz
Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:wow. reading what the boads used to be like is awesome.



I think I've been around for a year and 2 months(ish) so I'm still new, but I really feel new, like I have only been here a few months or something.

Someone mentioned being scared when first joining due to not being accepted, I still feel like that, but it is getting better.. grr this only being member number 8036 stuff, lol


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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Written by: Doc Lightning
Some people *koff*FRD*koff koff* have been *afraid* to come up to me because of my "legendyness." ubblol



poor deluded fool that he is....


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:man I remember last summer when NYC was having a get together in queens, I'd been spinning 5/6 months....I was so nervous about meeting such a well respected guy, legend if you will lolsign

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:the only one I ever worried about meeting was Arashi.

So i was quite glad when he completely ignored me all weekend at Falmouth...


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: fireNice

man I remember last summer when NYC was having a get together in queens, I'd been spinning 5/6 months....I was so nervous about meeting such a well respected guy, legend if you will lolsign



Ha! I'm hardly intimidating. Maybe you'd just been watching too many violent movies set in New York City. wink


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Mint Sauce
veteran
Location: Lancs England
Member Since: 7th Sep 2003
Total posts: 1453
Posted:
smileWritten by: Wild Child



this thread gives me hope that the BTB weave isn't beyond me if these guys struggled with it not so very long ago.




but you can do the BTB weave now hug iv seen you and was most impressed weavesmiley


I'm loving this thread I to only joined about the same time as will redface and feel old also

Written by: PyroWill

I sometimes feel older than I am on this place, I know Ive only been here since august but every time I meet ppl, they seem to be like hey YOUR pyrowill, its a bit odd, and likewise they find it odd I cant 5 beat weave, like they expected me to be really at poi or something ubblol



but will you are a freak ubbloco we both went to our first few meets together and by Sheffield you knew everyone hug

and yet I still dont know most people but on the other hand people know me confused how odd I turned up at play and got so many hugs and people point and say oh minty he over there (not spinning lol) redface

I love you lot
ubblove ubblove ubblove


before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:Written by: PyroWill

I sometimes feel older than I am on this place, I know Ive only been here since august but every time I meet ppl, they seem to be like hey YOUR pyrowill, its a bit odd,



I've been here for way less time than you and i found it most strange to arrive at falmouth and have everyone know who i was, even though i had only met about 3 HoPpers before then!


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fluffy napalm fairy
fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land
Member Since: 12th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3638
Posted:it's cos we are all so lurvely biggrin

I find it funny that people know who I am before I know who they are - I always forget about the avatar rolleyes

I'm an Old and a New HoP Head smile (multiway fairy wink )


Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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Superman
Superman

member
Location: Houston, Texas
Member Since: 13th Mar 2001
Total posts: 829
Posted:I remember when i use to spin uphill, in the snow, on the way to school, both ways, bare footed, and all we had to spin with was thread we unraveled from our t-shirts. We didnt even have fire, we had some one stand next to us and make *wooshing* sounds and we'd close our eyes. we didn have these new fangled things like chains and them glow-thing-a-ma-bobs.

i rememberposting a new move that i did, and some one (usually Cassandra, Pele, or Cantus) going...dude that a butterfly.

Crap!!...ok how about this new move i just invented it..

Dude...that is just a reverse weave with a tuck..

pooo!!!

aahhh memories..
Super'


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.


- Mark Twain

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Vixen
Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:I dont know what i am...

There have been times when ive been nervous talking to someone at first because of thier "legendyness"
*cough* *Bluecat* cough* but maybe there has been times when people havent wanted to come speak to me (Altho i hope not and i doubt it! haha)

I think pyroWill is a superstar tho... i dont think i show how much i really appreciate him sometimes... but hes wicked!!! xxx


tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.

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bluecat
bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:umm

spank


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:"I think pyroWill is a superstar tho... clap

He is a true superstar and a fantastic friend.
hug Will


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Mint Sauce
veteran
Location: Lancs England
Member Since: 7th Sep 2003
Total posts: 1453
Posted:what has this turned int a we love will thred

cos we do biggrin

will hug ubblove


before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:i hav stopped getting the "oh your mech"

maybe its cos i now great people as "hi im step, im a kn*b"

hmmm, maybe i should change that?

and will is ok, hes not as good as a flexibe friend thought wink


Step (el-nombrie)

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Mint Sauce
veteran
Location: Lancs England
Member Since: 7th Sep 2003
Total posts: 1453
Posted:flexibe friend eek eek eek

family bord wink


before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:I don't know about me. I'm not an old school hopper...but I'm not so much a new one either. I do post quite a bit so people might have heard about me? I dunno.

Will!! You've only been on here for a year? It seems like you've been on for years. I've been on here longer than you! That seems weird!


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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