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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


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Oh - found the link:
http://groups.msn.com/PoiStaffandallthingsfirey/homeofpoimugshotgallery.msnw
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All well and good, you'll need a hotmail account or MSN passport but that's it - well, apart from a photo of yourself.


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Spinner of poi
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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:bump. Feeling tres nostalgic.

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:FYI - the link to Cass's pics doesn't seem relevant any more. Only has (what seems to me to be) pics of a gay couple travelling in Italy.

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Why are you feeling nostalgic?

You approaching a birfday or sunfink?


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

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:I remember when they introduced the rule that you had to be registered to post and the only person to complain about it was the guy that had trolled the boards enough to cause it biggrin

HAven't heard from him in ages. I still have his email addy. Maybe i should drop him a line....


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

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mtbeer
mtbeer

ARRRR!
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:Haha, time to break out the walking canes and ear hair trimmers for the old skool HoPers. biggrin

Just kidding, I only wish I knew about poi back then. All those years I wasted.


"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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Wild Child
Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted:what a lovely thread! as an almost newbie - i can't believe how many have registered since i did a few months back! - but a definite oldie I totally sympathise with you mtbeer.

But then the buzz i got from just picking up poi for the first time, liking it, learning more, first burn biggrin, being part of the amazing HoP community both virtual and in the flesh is just a kick-start for the rest of my life.

I'm glad I came to it late cos I'd probably have moved on by now if I was younger and reading this thread gives me hope that the BTB weave isn't beyond me if these guys struggled with it not so very long ago. And you old skoolers are so right - get the basics right first - I still find it easier to do a 5beat than a butterfly!

loadsa love to the post-teens hug grouphug


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_khan_
_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Member Since: 17th Nov 2004
Total posts: 768
Posted:really nice reading this thread. i've poked around in the old poi moves threads too and it's hard to believe there was a time not that long ago when people wondered if btb or 5 bt weaves were possible! That just blows my mind. That's one of the things I'm loving about the spinning world, this sense that we're all creating something new together...

spin on beautiful peeps...


taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco

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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:what's a weave? (bump)

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:It's like being on an archaelogical dig, reading this old thread! Wow, Fossils! ubblol

Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:we newbies have discovered new tricks also. we now have poiggling (bows to devkev) and many other fancy jobbies. fresh blood fresh ideas (and fresh burns and bruises) Wow. old or what.

well done bender this is a great thread to dig up a great way to bring old and new together grouphug


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:Wow, I saw this and I was like... myst... man i havn't seen that kid in ages, three years now i think... whenever dom came to america....

Crazy times.


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:Written by: Mynci

we newbies have discovered new tricks also. we now have poiggling (bows to devkev)



but devkev is oldskool to the bone confused

*makes a cliched passing reference to a detours quote about inventing sh!t and runs off*

wink


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:AT play I heard DEVKEV being referred to as "the responsible sensible looking one who can do everything" ubblol

I'm neither old skool or nu skool.....I must be in middle skool or something! biggrin


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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sunbeam
sunbeam

old hand
Location: Madrid
Member Since: 20th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1032
Posted:group hug everyone grouphug (I remember when there was no group hug smiley and you had to just do this one lots of times hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2

... great thread.. well bumped.. but oldskool newbies soapbox blah blah blah. Viva Home of Poi and its old and new members alike.

clap ubblove love you all angel2 devil

and I love the MSN groups mug shots - some of us look SO YOUNG (bovril, me.. and little fluffy napalm fairy.. the picture of innocence) ubblol


"I don't take drugs. I am drugs" - Salvador Dali

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:I know Devkev is old skool. but I learned to poiggle before I knew Hop existed. i was just bowing down to him as he's bl00dy good at it. but I think i have stuff he doesn't ...yet. just pointing out class when I see it. and stating newbies don't just learn. they can have a fresh outlook on the whole scene because they havn't found stuff that can't be done...so they try!!



I also have a sloppy Stafapoiggle (poiggling with a staff - see gallery) which i have never seen done...needs work but recon there are lots of disciplines which can be done at the same time without it getting too messy wink


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:combination tricks do indeed rock smile
sounds to me like you need a rolabola or a unicycle mynci biggrin

kev is like the francis brunn of poi - he just needs a pair of tighter trousers and he's there wink


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Bubbles_
Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian
Member Since: 25th Nov 2004
Total posts: 3383
Posted:Written by: Kyrian

Once a newbie, always a nebwbie *grin*

I remeber when i was shocked to see we were hitting 3000 members... it's nearing five now isn't it?



ubblol theres 23083 total members now smile


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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:*wonders vaguly how many posting members there are hmmmm*

im off to try and do some foot poi

i will be doing foutains by play2


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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Devkev is fairly nu skool. When i first met him a few years ago at glastonbury he didn't even really know what HoP was. He only joined last year sometime.

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

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Dave in Texas poiggled years ago. He is also the one, as far as I know, who was the first to get a pair of power skips when they were new and poi on those too.

I wonder what happened to him.

So, two years ago I was called Mother Nature in this thread. Makes me wonder who I am now! ubblol

And holy crap...how fast HoP grew if there were only 5 thousand regged in 2003! eek

I'm kinda impressed to see how many old skoolers are still bumping about. This did make me giggle.


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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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:well everyones old skool compared to me. only been juggling a year. and that only about once a week

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Nucleopoi
Nucleopoi

chemical attraction
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
Member Since: 6th Nov 2004
Total posts: 1097
Posted:am i classed as old or new lol!

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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:im definatly new skool and proud of it smile

more to learn that way tongue


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Arty Farty
Arty Farty

I wear yellow on monday
Location: Farnham Ahoy
Member Since: 5th Jul 2005
Total posts: 551
Posted:too true, theres always something new.



*remembers when learning the weave was impossible*



think im middle aged (3years is quite a long time), but newbie here!! wink


You'll find me on the dance floor

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polarity
polarity

veteran
Location: on the wrong planet
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1228
Posted:I'd say I'm an old skool spinner while being HoP new skool.



Been spinning weaves for 6 years, and now I've got into poi again I'm happy spinning circles biggrin



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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 sometimes feel older than i am on this place, I know ive only been here since august but everytime 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

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

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Pele
Pele

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

I sometimes feel older than i am on this place, I know ive only been here since august but everytime 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



LOL....*nods head in agreement*

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.


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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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:but pele you are a goddess among Hoppers biggrin

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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:To be honest, ive nevr considered myself a skooler shrug

Im me, and I spin.... badly. Thats it biggrin


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