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roachSILVER Member
stranger
11 posts
Location: Canada


Posted:
I just started out and I try to get 30min-1 hour of spinning a day.

How often do you spin and how long?

-roach

Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
I spin little bits throughout the day. Like 1 min, 2 min at a time.

Depends how much I've got to do but I spose I usually get like 15 min a day. Then once a week or once a fortnight I try to get a good chunk of time in.

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pineapple peteSILVER Member
water based
5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
if i span as much as i did calculus id be a much better spinner..

unfortunately, by doing that much calc, theres not much time left in the day to spin! tongue2

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"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*


MannimalGOLD Member
The Mannimal
13 posts
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA


Posted:
I've just started about a month ago, and I try to spin at least 1 hour a day, sometimes 2. If I miss a night, I usually spin three hours the next time. But I'm one of those that dives into something until I learn a bit of it.

-M

Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
Yeah, I HAMMERED at it in the beginning, tis the best way, get all those basics rolling then build on em more slowly and with a little more thought to the direction you want to take.

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pineapple peteSILVER Member
water based
5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
yeah.. overseas was a completely different kettle of fish.. spinning lots on most days.. really learnt a lot, experimented a lot, developed a *lot*... fun and important times indeed smile

hug

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*


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


Posted:
Actually very little at the moment. Need to get some quality time in....

'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


FreakyHairstranger
18 posts

Posted:
Just bits and bobs throughout the day,, i have them on me all the time so I spin quite a lot at school. Also spin a lot whe Im out chiling with mates. Its good to get an hour or so in by yourself whe you start off, I did about an hour a day for a while.

You need to get the feel of the poi and i find that doing it while chilling out is a good way to do that.

peace an love

philisweatlySILVER Member
life's a garden, dig it
115 posts
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.


Posted:
finals are almost done so I'll have a little more time. but working two jobs gives little time to spin. But I have sets all around my house so I'll grab a few minutes here and there.

haha


Chloe'GOLD Member
enthusiast
324 posts
Location: SouthDakota, USA


Posted:
It varies for me. I try to spin at least 30 minutes a day though. Weekends are at about 1+ hours.

Listen to Your heartbeat and dance...


bbrittaneePoi + Hoop
21 posts
Location: Ontario, Canada


Posted:
I just started about a week ago.. I havent picked them up every day.. but i def. want to start. Ive just been busy all day and at night i just rather pass out.

Though when i do get into it, i spin for about an hour. Usually until i improve a little more from the previous time.

Beginning is fustrating.

-- When we communicate with one another and we feel that we have connected and we think were understood.. i think we have a feeling of almost spiritual communion
I think its what we live for ♥


roachSILVER Member
stranger
11 posts
Location: Canada


Posted:
Just got back from spinning for 1 1/2 hours smile And it was my first time seeing someone spin fire.

philisweatlySILVER Member
life's a garden, dig it
115 posts
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.


Posted:
good times

haha


feelscapestranger
13 posts
Location: bremen, germany


Posted:
between 30 minutes and 5 hours a day, depends on my mood.

KitanneBackyard Spinners Brigade
5 posts
Location: Minneapolis, MN


Posted:
During the spring/summer, I spin throughout the day. I'm do twenty minutes here and there two or three times during the day. I like spend some time working on new tricks or perfecting old ones during those short spins.

At night, once it gets dark enough for my LED poi, I tend to just spin for myself as sort of dancing meditation? I just sort of go blank and let my hands and body do whatever it likes until I feel tired or bored. I probably average 2 hours a day.

I spun for three hours with a few five minutes breaks a few weeks ago. I could barely raise my arms the next day! Won't do THAT again.
EDITED_BY: Kitanne (1242782010)

When can I go back to New Zealand?


Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
Originally Posted By: Kitanne
I spun for three hours with a few five minutes breaks a few weeks ago. I could barely raise my arms the next day! Won't do THAT again.

I put deep heat on before I spin if I'm going to go crazy like that and whenever I do so I end up feeling just fine!

hug


cleezyBRONZE Member
journeyman
58 posts
Location: augusta, georgia, united states


Posted:
i spin atleast it 30 mins a day an hour on days hen i dont have homework/don't feel like doing homework. hour and a half when i get that gay spin vibe goin... smile
me love poi!

Laura_OHareSILVER Member
newbie
26 posts
Location: Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
I only started this week but I have been doing at least half an hour every day, but usually about an hour. I'm in the middle of exams at the minute but as soon as they're over, I'm aiming to get at least 1-2 hours a day in.

FlameSILVER Member
addict
435 posts
Location: VIC, MELB, Australia


Posted:
oh my god you guys are so dedicated - So saying there was a point where i think i would of done about half an hour a day - I think i need to get back into the swing of things smile

*In the car while Pink is playing on the radio*
Tristan aged 4 : "Mum is this Pink?"
Flame:"Yes mate this is Pink?"
Tristan:"Are you going to Pink?"
Flame:"Yes i am"
Tristan:"Cool well I'm going to BLUE" smile


FlameSILVER Member
addict
435 posts
Location: VIC, MELB, Australia


Posted:
I am pleased to announce I finally picked up my poi last night for atleast half hour Yay!!

*In the car while Pink is playing on the radio*
Tristan aged 4 : "Mum is this Pink?"
Flame:"Yes mate this is Pink?"
Tristan:"Are you going to Pink?"
Flame:"Yes i am"
Tristan:"Cool well I'm going to BLUE" smile


RivesGOLD Member
Nothing but circles and smiles...
118 posts
Location: Tampa, FL USA


Posted:
I've had alot of free time on my hands and relize I might have been spinning too much.... once I get going its hard to stop. a few hours a day atleast.

-sandy-BRONZE Member
old hand
716 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
About 2 hours a day for the first 3 years now its more like 30 minutes a day with 2 hours on mondays and Tuesdays (at the local clubs)

"Don't do it naked!"


AleciaLJstranger
6 posts
Location: Virginia, USA


Posted:
Today was the shortest time-40 minutes. Typically it's 60-90 minutes a day. Time flies, but I'm still just starting out.

Those who say nothing is impossible have never tried to slam a revolving door.


T-S-ASILVER Member
Magic Monkey Juice
252 posts
Location: Saaf Ingerland Innet, England (UK)


Posted:
I have been spinning propperly for about 4 months, when I was unemployed I would spin for about 2-3 hours a day out on the beach, take some lunch and make an afternoon of it, better than sitting in. I now practice for about 45 minutes before work and 45 minutes after, I take my poi with me everywhere though so whenever I get a free minute or on my breaks I will have a play around with some of the things I have been working on.

"We were making castles in the sand: Now we swim in the seas that swept them away"


DyamiTKGOLD Member
beginner forever
159 posts
Location: Santa Cruz, Ca, USA


Posted:
I don't put my poi down, ever.
Not even when I am spinning something else like staff, I am really still spinning poi.
Even when am am dancing without any props at all, I still feel my poi in my hands.
When I sleep I keep my poi at my feet and we dance together in my dreams.

squidBRONZE Member
sanguine
382 posts
Location: sur, USA


Posted:
I feel so slack. It used to be 2-3 hours every day for the first couple of years (obsessive, I know). then I got distracted by staff, hoop, meteors, club-swinging, contact ball, and tying my shoelaces. Im trying desperately to get my lazy butt off this computer to go be poiactive, but I got yard work and meteors (or staff) that are calling.

If I get 20 minutes in this week, I'd be impressed. *sheepish*

"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow


dylan_jordanSILVER Member
stranger
2 posts
Location: leduc, alberta, canada


Posted:
it does depend on what i am doing, if im just practicing i can work on a routine for about 2 hours but if im trying to learn a move then i can (and have) been spinning for 5-6 hours...i can be pretty bad at some point.

kdldamnSILVER Member
stranger
23 posts
Location: Texas, USA


Posted:
My first 4-5 months, it was 5 hours a day minimum. I was in school and didn't have a job, and my teachers let me spin in class as long as I got all my work done, so I had a lot of time to practice. Now I'm at 1 year, 7 months and I just do it when I'm bored. An average of 30 minutes a day maybe.

So, what's up?


philisweatlySILVER Member
life's a garden, dig it
115 posts
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.


Posted:
it's sad when people slow down with their practice. KEEP IT GOING STRONGER! hell, every time I move onto a new move I practice that much more. I have different sets in all the rooms of my house and outside (when I'm tending to my 40 acres) so it's easy to get a lot of time in. poi is like a song that gets stuck in your head, until you hear it again you can't stop thinking about it. then when you hear it, you want it that much more!

haha


kithGOLD Member
Object Manipulation Student
20 posts
Location: Pennsylvania, USA


Posted:
As often as I can...yet sometimes as often as I cannot.

In the cyclic nature of things I find my desire to spin ebbs and flows. I get into it for months, spinning every day and thinking about nothing else.

Then i'll put it down for a few months and not really focus on it, though I do dedicated burns every sunday no matter how I feel, rain or shine.

I've found that I push myself until I burn out with it, then do something else until i'm ready to come back to it.

This is good beacause...even when i'm not being an active conduit channeling 'it' through my poi into a physical manifestation, I am still thinking about it in the back of my mind.

Whenever I come back to it after a break, not only can I just nail the things i was working on before the break, but i'm ready for new stuff. When your mind works it over while you aren't actively working on it...then everything is cleaner when you come back to it.

So I guess the answer is physically for hours a day (which includes mental by default) or just mentally all day long in the back of my head.

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