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_Poiboy_
_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel
Member Since: 12th Jan 2004
Total posts: 1113
Posted:This is the same as the staff goals thread, but for poi.
Basically, write down some of your goals for your poi spinning this year.
Anyway, here are mine :

1) Work on my dancing
2) Play with stall combos
3) Get better at contact poi
4) Clean up antispin flower stalls
5) Clean up throws
6) Finish my fire poi routine and my manipulation poi routine.
7) Make more tutorials
8) Do paid workshops, preferably outside Israel.
9) Perform a lot more
10) Go to: Firedrums, CBY, EJC, Bristol JC, Motion festival.


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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:1) Work on dancing/flow
2) Work on btb moves without hitting my legs
3) Work on pirouettes and footwork
4) Different kinds of hybrids
5) Btb wheelplane weave turn, YOU WILL BE MINE!
6) Achieve a fire orbital
7) Get really good at stalls, especially the sideways coming from the bottom
8) Surprise my German exchange student by pulling a fire snake without him knowing
9)Become known in my school for firespinning*
10) Really good at crossers and other wallplane business
*starting to happen

EDITED_BY: SpinnerofDetroit (1262646591)
EDIT_REASON: Finished some before new years. Geez that was fast.


The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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leospoi
leospoi

Poi explorer
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Member Since: 2nd Feb 2008
Total posts: 108
Posted:1) Finish exploring and practicing all the horizontal plane moves/combos and figure out how to flow with them
2) Get some basic acrobatic skills in order to do some of those moves
3) Get and practice with proper fire gear so that I can do fire with throws, spiral wraps and orbitals
4) Make more videos
5) Practice all the harder moves on my weaker side/direction
6) Start playing with atomic and split time plane changing stalls


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chemairo
person who like to spin all gears
Location: Germany - Dsseldorf
Member Since: 10th Sep 2008
Total posts: 62
Posted:1) Get to break tricks down so I can teach them to other and get maybe some other funny tricks
2) Improve Floats so I can better put them in Wallplane Flower
3) Improve BTB-Weaves because I just want to can do them
4) Get more Jumps and Acrobatics while spinning Poi
5) Think more about Combination of Isolations Antispins and Inspins to perform other way of nice looking hybrids maybe even
6) Improve Plane Bending maybe that good like G is doing it
7) Improve my actual Routine and get more not that technical for real public non juggling events
8) start glowsticking so I have to get better at wraps
9) Get better at dancing
10) try to do more with Atomic
11) starting exploring inversions


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Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
Posted:1) Movement and transitions. Basically, increasing my visual appeal and getting flexible with the moves I know.
2) Improving behind the back movements. Right now I can do a reverse btb weave badly, and that's it.
3) Fixing my weak handedness/weak directions.
4) Throws.
5) Orbitals.
6) Discover and attend some object manipulation events that I can actually make it to.
7) Set things on fire at least every other week.

EDITED_BY: Sister Eleven (1262611964)
EDIT_REASON: See struck line


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DrexFactor
DrexFactor

Defeats the purpose
Location: Washington, DC USA
Member Since: 18th Jul 2007
Total posts: 72
Posted:1. Complete and write up something on poi symmetry theory
2. Clean up isolations
3. Explore plane bending more
4. Make it to EJC, both Wildfires, and Firedrums
5. Clean up linear extensions
6. Teach a workshop outside the DC area
7. Write a flash program that displays poi movement based upon a few variables of motion
8. Work a lot more on dance
9. Try out hip-hop dancing and tai-chi
10. Further explore diagonal planes
11. Have more tech geeking sessions smile


Peace,
Drex

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Lunaki
Lunaki

Poi Goddess
Location: Oklahoma
Member Since: 10th Nov 2009
Total posts: 16
Posted:1. Learn more poi moves
2. Practice the moves I know and make them look better especially the 7 beat.
3. Make a routine- Daylight and Dark
4. Create new poi moves or string together existing ones or make variations
5. Add in yoga/balancing, spins, and ballet moves into routine or moves
6. Help out poi club, make friends, hope to be an officer next year
7. Teach friends and other members of poi club awesome moves.


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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:1) General timing clean-up
2) improve tech flow
3) improve tech in general
3a) in particular cat-eyes,
3b) various wall-plane symmetry things


'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

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Chloe'
Chloe'

enthusiast
Location: SouthDakota, USA
Member Since: 27th Jan 2009
Total posts: 324
Posted:1) Clean up what I already know
2) Learn as much as I can
3) Teach some friends
4) Get some new sets
5) Possibly come up with a routine
6) Finally start fire
7) Do more to get in shape and help with balance
8) Watch the videos I bought but haven't had time to watch


Listen to Your heartbeat and dance...

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:Originally Posted By: Lunaki
2. Practice the moves I know and make them look better especially the 7 beat.
I can make a video later about that for you wink I figured it out how to make it look nice and elegant. Not much arm movement, I seem to be seeing that people are trying or just think that 7bt can't be elegant and I hate it and decided to make a video about it. Maybe after I get medicine for my acne and I don't look like a pizzaface on video.


The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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This Jaded Flesh
This Jaded Flesh

One soul is as good as another...
Location: England, Durham
Member Since: 30th Oct 2009
Total posts: 323
Posted:Originally Posted By: SpinnerofDetroitOriginally Posted By: Lunaki
2. Practice the moves I know and make them look better especially the 7 beat.
I seem to be seeing that people are trying or just think that 7bt can't be elegant and I hate it and decided to make a video about it.

I'm one of those people ^^b Something a bout looking like a spastic that doesn't please my eye. Reverse 5 beat feels the same to me too.


"I may lack virtue, but I'm penitent"

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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
Posted:1) Train my left hand/side to be equal and in sync with my right as possible.
2) Practice outside more to utilize my full range of motion
3) Broaden my full range of motion, flexibility, and coordination.
4) Flowers/Compound Circles, I'd really love to get one clean and learn all the variations
5) Maximize plane control/body movement inside of planes
6) Isolations!!!
7) Choreography
8) Getting comfortable with my array of various poi heads for seamless transitioning between using different weights/styles
9) Building more strength and endurance to enhance performing

***this last one same as the staff forum***

10) Light up the 2010 summer festivals and learn from some very talented people + the workshops there, acquire fire performance blessings at the safety meetings/classes on opening day (mainly GMSF where I got my start as a nice 1 year spinning anniversary celebration)

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~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

(All you RLers this is epitome_of_lame *waves hello*)

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:Originally Posted By: This Jaded FleshOriginally Posted By: SpinnerofDetroitOriginally Posted By: Lunaki
2. Practice the moves I know and make them look better especially the 7 beat.
I seem to be seeing that people are trying or just think that 7bt can't be elegant and I hate it and decided to make a video about it.

I'm one of those people ^^b Something a bout looking like a spastic that doesn't please my eye. Reverse 5 beat feels the same to me too.
Eh, I'm still working on the reverse 5bt, it doesn't look spastic anymore, and that's the least I can say. And I don't trust myself with reverse 7bt yet. Just need to make my hand/arm movements smoother with reverse 5bt. I'll make a vid I guess, might replace it later when I can do it reverse, I'll post it when I get it up. Most likely tomorrow if I make it today.

EDIT: I'm sorry, I made it, but my crappy computer is way too much fail to actually upload something. If I ever, well idk what I can do at this point except get a new computer, I'll put it on fo sho. wink

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The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Ringshadow
Ringshadow

journeyman
Location: SW Michigan, United States
Member Since: 31st Oct 2009
Total posts: 81
Posted:Is "stop looking like an idiot" a goal?

Happiness is a skill, not a commodity
I have been kidnapped by hooping.

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:Why yes it is. Also, another one to add: Host some fire parties and make them by inviting some friends, and then some people I don't know well so I can get to know them, and keep expanding my friend and fan base.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
Posted:Originally Posted By: SpinnerofDetroitWhy yes it is. Also, another one to add: Host some fire parties and make them by inviting some friends, and then some people I don't know well so I can get to know them, and keep expanding my friend and fan base.

I should add hosting to my goals as well. Partially because my neighbors react amusingly to fire play, and partially to... I don't know, foster community? Create more fire opportunities?


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Codfert
Codfert

Dreamweaver

Member Since: 29th Jun 2008
Total posts: 9
Posted:Get a website up with booking info
Teach some workshops
Work on Double Staff


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T-S-A
T-S-A

Magic Monkey Juice
Location: Saaf Ingerland Innet
Member Since: 21st May 2009
Total posts: 252
Posted:1) Clean up my isolations
2) Clean up my flowers
3) Get my Hybrids better
4) Continue at the pace I have been working at over the last 10 months (I have been told that it looks like I have been spinning for about 3 years)
5) Clean up my floaters
6) Work on the little contact I'm interested in
7) It will be my poi 1 year birthday in Feburary and I would like to make a decent video to document it.
8) Incoperate my tech with dance
9) Somehow absorb all of Thomas Nevisouls skills

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

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Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
Posted:Originally Posted By: T-S-A9) Somehow absorb all of Thomas Nevisouls skills

That's been a couple of my eyelash wishes lately; and yes, it's perfectly rational for a grown adult to make wishes on shed eyelashes.


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This Jaded Flesh
This Jaded Flesh

One soul is as good as another...
Location: England, Durham
Member Since: 30th Oct 2009
Total posts: 323
Posted:Originally Posted By: Sister ElevenOriginally Posted By: T-S-A9) Somehow absorb all of Thomas Nevisouls skills

That's been a couple of my eyelash wishes lately; and yes, it's perfectly rational for a grown adult to make wishes on shed eyelashes.

Ditto on both points... Also make babies with him would be nice though I'd be happy with a really slow shag.


"I may lack virtue, but I'm penitent"

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Originally Posted By: Sister ElevenOriginally Posted By: T-S-A9) Somehow absorb all of Thomas Nevisouls skills

That's been a couple of my eyelash wishes lately; and yes, it's perfectly rational for a grown adult to make wishes on shed eyelashes.

I get made to make them. 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."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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gita
gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas
Member Since: 13th Oct 2003
Total posts: 3776
Posted:Originally Posted By: T-S-A5) Clean up my floaters

laugh3 i'm sorry...i'm a child sometimes... laugh3 & i read that statement in the completely wrong & i do mean WRONG context!!!!!!!! laugh3 crazy tongue2


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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gita
gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas
Member Since: 13th Oct 2003
Total posts: 3776
Posted:oh as for my poi goals for 2010? that's easy! grin

1. spin poi more often smile weavesmiley


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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brenonfire413
brenonfire413

Fire Spinner Exarch
Location: New Orleans, LA United States
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2009
Total posts: 514
Posted:Here's my 2010 list for a guy that's been doing poi now for about 2 months....

1. Get in the routine or practicing every day
2. Improve flow on the tricks I know now.
3. Learn new tricks only after getting decent at known tricks
4. Practice getting comfortable spinning in front of onlookers
5. Get fire poi and start practicing with those
6. Buy a sports cup so I don't embarrass myself at the inevitable crotch-hit
7. Figure out ways of transitioning from various tricks into others
8. Meet other local spinners and try and make a group if possible

That's all I can think of for now....


"Are you sure it's safe to drink bleach?"
"Yes, bleach is 90% water, we are 90% water, therefore: we are bleach."
-Nathan Explosion, Metalocalypse

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Jameth
Jameth

enthusiast
Location: NSW
Member Since: 19th May 2008
Total posts: 378
Posted:1. Clean up my intermediate 'twisty things' (5 bt weaves, 4 beat windmill / corkscrew, 4x4 fountain).
2. Work on flowers.
3. Make time to practice every day.
4. Spend as much time on transitions / flow as I do on actualy tricks.


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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
Posted:Originally Posted By: brenonfire413Here's my 2010 list for a guy that's been doing poi now for about 2 months....


4. Practice getting comfortable spinning in front of onlookers
8. Meet other local spinners and try and make a group if possible

Add those to my list as well!

Quote:6. Buy a sports cup so I don't embarrass myself at the inevitable crotch-hit

Now that is priceless!!! shocked


~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

(All you RLers this is epitome_of_lame *waves hello*)

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:Hey! How dare you laugh at the inevitable crotch hit! Because for the first couple months it is very inevitable cry Also, you can chuck up force the weather to get warmer by goat sacrifice on there too.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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brenonfire413
brenonfire413

Fire Spinner Exarch
Location: New Orleans, LA United States
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2009
Total posts: 514
Posted:The butterfly is a trick that men suffer for. Though I bet a solid thump to the cootch doesn't feel too good either. But still, the points at which the poi tangle will hit you in two places: your junk or your head. Ladies, it is a pain you will NEVER know, but a decent hit to the nuts, not even a full force hit, and any guy, no matter how big he is on the ground in half a second. It is a pain that resonates deep inside, like demons straight from hell that materialize right below your intestines.

"Are you sure it's safe to drink bleach?"
"Yes, bleach is 90% water, we are 90% water, therefore: we are bleach."
-Nathan Explosion, Metalocalypse

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EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
Posted:That sounds far worse than the blows to the head I have received! I feel for you male poi spinners a bit for that, but head blows really do suck as well*nods*

Good for you keeping your "junk" protected, in the end it's a pretty smart idea and by the way I wasn't laughing at you, just shocked that was a goal! duck


~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

(All you RLers this is epitome_of_lame *waves hello*)

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brenonfire413
brenonfire413

Fire Spinner Exarch
Location: New Orleans, LA United States
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2009
Total posts: 514
Posted:Granted it's not an epic goal, I could go to the store tomorrow and only have seven poi goals left for the rest of the year. Tangling poi or messing up tricks is one thing, but it would suck to be remembered as the guy who almost threw up after getting smacked with flaming kevlar. Heck, isn't that the reason a lot of guys I see spinning poi wear beanies or knit caps, to shield the hair from a napalm attack? Or is that just dirty hippie fashion? tongue2 And I'm sure a lot of busty women out there would hate for those to get in the way and would probably wear sports bras or something adequate.

"Are you sure it's safe to drink bleach?"
"Yes, bleach is 90% water, we are 90% water, therefore: we are bleach."
-Nathan Explosion, Metalocalypse

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T-S-A
T-S-A

Magic Monkey Juice
Location: Saaf Ingerland Innet
Member Since: 21st May 2009
Total posts: 252
Posted:Instead of buying a cup... Spin slower and avoid hitting your happy place with control wink

If your not worried about hitting yourself you wont try to avoid it as much wink


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

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