eatsumskittles
stranger
Location: Colorado
Member Since: 20th Jun 2009
Total posts: 6
Posted:So i was at a party last night poi dancing as i usually do, and this morning i was talking with one of my friends and he said that when i spin i have a very smooth classic style that all of my moves just flow into each other and i am always moving and dancing with the music. I have seen other people that do a lot of wraps and technical polished style.

This post is just to see what other styles of poi other spinners have come up with.


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DyamiTK
DyamiTK

beginner forever
Location: Santa Cruz, Ca
Member Since: 11th Mar 2008
Total posts: 159
Posted:a guy told me the other day that Bruce Lee once said, the perfect style is no style...

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bentforkx
bentforkx

Should I be spinning around my poi, or should my poi be spinning around me???
Location: Victoria, BC
Member Since: 25th Oct 2007
Total posts: 42
Posted:Then I have perfect style!!!!
no skills yet,
but perfect style!!!!


Spinning makes the world go round

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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:That refers to fighting style and he was talking about being able to flow fluidly within what you're doing and not be trapped by the predictibility and limitations of your fighting style. Essentially, you have to adapt.

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Which still works nicely for poi. wink

'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."
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Yorkshire
Yorkshire

newbie
Location: Springfield, MO in the county ...
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2007
Total posts: 33
Posted:Depends on the music, type of poi I'll be using, and what I'm trippin on! LOL!!! Or I really should say, whether or not I'm on something!

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eatsumskittles
stranger
Location: Colorado
Member Since: 20th Jun 2009
Total posts: 6
Posted:for sure when i am on "things" people tell me that i look blind the way i look around while i am spinning

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Viking
stranger
Location: Amsterdam
Member Since: 26th Jun 2009
Total posts: 6
Posted:Unlike most spinners I know my style is very no-nonsense and controlled. Most spinners I know do a lot of changing planes and going from one move to another very quickly (and not always smoothly, I must say). I'm usually repeating a series of moves, and then gently going on to the next one, without much jumping and dancing about, though I spin quite fast, which makes it look (or at least, friends say so) as if I'm trapped inside circles of fire/light/socks.

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Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:Choking Style....


although sometimes it turns into a bit of stumbling style


O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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CalvinKlown
CalvinKlown

Eunathist
Location: Hy Brasil - For real now.
Member Since: 30th May 2006
Total posts: 280
Posted:Not talking about poi here but, still, this aint a poi bit of forum.

I think style is one of those words like theme. If you have "a" style that's a bit of a trap. Only one style, only one theme? That's a bit lame. Imagine David Bowie had only one style, or Miles Davis, or Stanly Kubrick, or Orson Wells. What a waste of talent that would be. I'll admit that my examples here are Genii, and probably not aplicable to most poi spinners, however, if in searching for improvement, we rule these out, we will only ever be dealing with mediocrity.

Style is an advanced concept. If we talk in terms of style we have to ask what the attempt vs achievement ratio was. Were we trying to achieve a pathetic/ bathetic response with the audience? As in this video?




Or were we just trying to demonstrate our skills in the best possible way? If it be the latter, then style is probably an innapropriate word to use.

I don't want to post a video to illustrate the second point, as it would probably offend. I could have used other videos to illustrate the former however I thought it pertinent to stick with something I know.


Never lie down with someone who has more problems than you.

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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:I think you left style and went into expression...

also wtf?


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"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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CalvinKlown
CalvinKlown

Eunathist
Location: Hy Brasil - For real now.
Member Since: 30th May 2006
Total posts: 280
Posted:Originally Posted By: mcpI think you left style and went into expression...

also wtf?
Might have confused style with expression, dunno, but scince I got back into theatre, I've had a few ideas that have informed my spinning, wish I could elaborate more, but I'm off to the EJC, see ya inna week.


Never lie down with someone who has more problems than you.

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burning_ninja
burning_ninja

newbie
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 5th Jul 2009
Total posts: 39
Posted:my style would be a combination of dance based martial arts, it's usually very smooth and depending on the music exceedingly quick. It revolves entirely around spherical motion and changes planes constantly, you'll never really see me do a linear technique in a fire pit, although I do them in my combative training but I try to keep the dance and the combative styles sepperate, they're not perfected yet but as much as I hate to admit it my poi style is more graceful and accurate than my staff style which is shocking for a guy thats spends four hours a day on staff.

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion

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