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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I learned last night that I perform the best when either I'm screwing around or have an adrenaline rush. When I was screwing around was well, this is self explanatory screwing around at a bonfire with my friends:




That is only at 8 months! I wasn't even thinking about what to do next or what goes with what or anything. Only once have I gotten that before and that was at prom with my massive adrenaline rush and I saw the video on the camera. Still bugging to get it.

So when do you perform the best?


The only luck is bad luck.

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:When nobody is watching, when I'm doing it for myself.

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Seaspray


Seaspray

stranger by the day
Location: At the Back of the North Wind

Total posts: 924
Posted:normally whenever I get to mess around to music...

though that's probably because I'm more likely to unwind that way... caught myself noticably relaxing spinning in my head to Pardon Me by Incubus


Just a dancer in the dark

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joffjk
PLATINUM Member since Mar 2005

joffjk

member
Location: bangkok,london and somerset

Total posts: 147
Posted:I the same as mother Nature s son when no one is watching and I'm spinning for myself thre is a move which I'm working on at the moment which as soon as I try to show someone I can't do

I love thinking in circles

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Am I the only one who does best around people? Also I'm not really talking as much technical-wise, more overall performance-wise. Like the difference between a technical guy that can't dance with his poi for crap and something like the Atlantis on Fire video, where it's all really really simple moves.

The only luck is bad luck.

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Zephyre Phoenix


Zephyre Phoenix

Familiar stranger giving out popcorn. (formerly Ascilith)
Location: Lawrence, KS

Total posts: 1264
Posted:When I'm in the moment.

Never take candy from strangers...... But popcorn is okay!

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Sister Eleven
GOLD Member since Aug 2009

Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1277
Posted:It varies. Usually I find an audience can raise my enthusiasm and distract me at the same time, so that I'll try to show off and also botch things really easily. There have been occasions where an audience brought out my best--probably better than I've done jamming alone--but it has to catch me in just the right state.

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brenonfire413
SILVER Member since Dec 2009

brenonfire413

Fire Spinner Exarch
Location: New Orleans, LA United States

Total posts: 514
Posted:A lot of it depends on my mood at the time. When I'm alone its more practicing new things but when I'm around people then I'll stick with moves that I know well and allow me to maintain my best attempts at good flow.

"Are you sure it's safe to drink bleach?"
"Yes, bleach is 90% water, we are 90% water, therefore: we are bleach."
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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I just think I do best when I'm not trying to show off, I'm not trying new things, I'm not being serious, and I'm not "trying" to flow. Basically, when I'm not "trying" anything.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Total posts: 3597
Posted:When Alice is with me...

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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johndhaive
SILVER Member since Jan 2009

johndhaive

Kebab Embalmer
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Total posts: 316
Posted:when im stoned... and I always discover new ideas when I'm stoned! now that I'm normal for 2 months, no new discoveries, spinning like a rookie, and looking for a new source! bounce2

Tam tam tam cheketitamtam, ketumpantam, ketumpan kete kete kete, tam tam tam ketumpanketey!

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FireTom


Stargazer


Total posts: 6650
Posted:when being in "the Zone"... everybody can watch. I even interact with the audience... but I'm zoned...

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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EpitomeOfNovice
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA

Total posts: 787
Posted:When there is no camera, the sun is setting (or it's dark), when the music is LOUD and I have no people acting like scary stalkers trying to watch me all sneaky-like (hiding behind fences and in doorways like they do here in Dover, it would be easier if they just asked a question when I paused or something) because that really freaks me out.

~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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T-S-A
SILVER Member since May 2009

T-S-A

Magic Monkey Juice
Location: Saaf Ingerland Innet

Total posts: 252
Posted:No onlookers, no worries, good quality headphones, good music, several pre-rolled spliffs, darkness, glow poi or fire poi, on a beach or around green.

Fire is a bit more hassle to keep refuling when your "in the zone"


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

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the_mods_stole_my_name
SILVER Member since May 2006

the_mods_stole_my_name

travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool

Total posts: 1286
Posted:I generally spin better when nobody is watching, having an audience gets me nervous. Although a couple of years ago, me and some friends went for a fire spinning session on bonfire night when there was a big firework display going on.
We set up away from the crowd and were spinning whilst the fireworks were going off, so nobody was really taking notice of us, or so I thought. I just finished having a great spin and only when my wicks started to die out and my eyes started to readjust, did i realise that a crowd of around 150 people had gathered around us...that felt great!


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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I love how with fire poi, especially big fire poi, you can just ignore the audience because you can't see them laugh3

The only luck is bad luck.

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Total posts: 3597
Posted:I love how with staff, any staff, it's better then poi

O.B.E.S.E.

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Haha. I got double staffs and I can't get myself to practice them just because it's not as fun tongue2

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Sister Eleven
GOLD Member since Aug 2009

Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1277
Posted:Seriously. The only other toy I've been able to practice so far is rope dart because it's kinda like one poi that you do really ridiculous wraps with. I used my practice staves so infrequently that I took them apart to make poi out of tongue2

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brenonfire413
SILVER Member since Dec 2009

brenonfire413

Fire Spinner Exarch
Location: New Orleans, LA United States

Total posts: 514
Posted:Originally Posted By: SpinnerofDetroitI love how with fire poi, especially big fire poi, you can just ignore the audience because you can't see them laugh3 I was spinning alone a week ago with my ipod turned up. A friend walked up out of the shadows and was really close before I noticed her. Freaked me out!

"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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Soopa
SILVER Member since Jul 2009

Soopa

As Himself


Total posts: 150
Posted:First I want to say, thats pretty sick for 8 months, I'm currently around 9 myself and at 8 months you were better than I am now so props!

I've noticed I spin best when I'm just hanging out with a friend that is better than me, we are bouncing ideas off each other and just bull shitting it mostly. I spin with Dan every Wednesday and I catch a lot of inspiration off of him to do better, not necessarily one up him, but if I see something I like think, "well he does it, so why can't I?" Then just kind of take it from there, make it my own and learn to love it, even if it's something simple like a banzai just mess around with it until I feel like I really understand it and can use it in an original way. In a nutshell, experimentation is ultimately my muse, simply delving into the unknown is where I feel I excel


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Kerosene_Falcon
SILVER Member since Jun 2010

Kerosene_Falcon

fire twirly girly
Location: Victoria, Australia

Total posts: 46
Posted:I perform rather well in front of people, I often forget how cool simple moves look when on fire.
But get really into it when in a big group just twirling away, specially with some sort of live music


Of course my horse is clumsy he has two left feet

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Why thank you Dirt Bag smile Also you learn the same way I do. Except I don't see live people, but I see stuff in videos and say "There is no reason why I can't do that right now." Then I go out and learn it however long it takes me. I often feel like I'm such a bad spinner and I always feel like I need to fix it by making myself better.

Also, Kerosene Falcon is the best name ever grin

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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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Kerosene_Falcon
SILVER Member since Jun 2010

Kerosene_Falcon

fire twirly girly
Location: Victoria, Australia

Total posts: 46
Posted:thanks dude I love my name, I chose Kerosene when I was 13 cos middle letters are rose (my middle name) and added the Falcon bit cos I liked the birds, small but tough like me.

I often stalk youtube and other sights then try and copy what others do, but I seem to be better with poi than staff, and usually do simple moves and turn around or pose so it looks different


Of course my horse is clumsy he has two left feet

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tyty
BRONZE Member since Mar 2010

tyty

Not as fireproof as he thinks
Location: Canberra, Australia

Total posts: 22
Posted:Detroit, you sound a lot like me. I see someone do a move that I haven't learned yet and I go 'right, I'm going to figure that out', then I don't stop spinning 'till I've done it successfully. But no matter how many moves I learn I will always see something that makes me feel rubbish at poi.

Watching Alien Jon's tutorials gives me a bit of an inferiority complex... The way he finishes teaching a move that I'm only just starting to get my head around, and then goes "and you can mix it up by doing this", then does something that completely blows my mind, and makes it look so easy that he's almost bored.


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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Yeah I know exactly how you feel. I'm the same way. I personally will be itching some until I get around that thing that Pineapple Pete does that has it's own discussion in the video's section right now. Also I look at myself and how I flow and dance with poi. Every once in a while I see something that makes ME go HOLY censored and most of the time it's, "Oh my god, people please don't look. It looks sooo bad." Then people tell me it was awesome, but it doesn't help very much anyways. I love reactions other than cheering and I hate clapping, because those are so often "fake" kind of forced reactions. But with cheering, you can tell when it's the real thing, clapping to me just signifies the whole, "He worked hard, so I feel obligated to clap and show that I liked it," thing. I would honestly rather have silence, silence actually means something.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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tyty
BRONZE Member since Mar 2010

tyty

Not as fireproof as he thinks
Location: Canberra, Australia

Total posts: 22
Posted:I'll have to check out Pineapple Pete's thing. And clear my schedule for the week...

Yep, agree with you about the clapping. I love when passers by sit down or make themselves comfortable to watch, but I think the best compliment is when you do some sort of variation and another spinner goes "WTF WAS THAT!". Not such a big fan of cheering, usually because it's only the drunks if you're at a party, or busking near some clubs, and then I just feel like they're cheering the fire, and not the performance.


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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I mean cheering when I do something good and they sheer as I'm spinning. I especially love getting reactions like that with glowsticks and LED's because then you know it's not because of fire. Like my most recently cleaned up move that could make a spinner go WTF! would be a hybrid. Isolation v. Triquetra, but HANDS TOGETHER grin It has such a cool look to it smile

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Point_Blank
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Point_Blank

Sneaking
Location: Free falling through time

Total posts: 1207
Posted:Very nice dude, for only 8 months that's some nice spinning, I've been spinning for about 5 years now and I'd be happy if could jam like that weavesmiley

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

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WoodlandApple
BRONZE Member since Dec 2009

WoodlandApple

addict
Location: Australia

Total posts: 474
Posted:2 whole pages of a topic on performance levels and no one has gone THERE yet?

For shame people


sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

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Seaspray


Seaspray

stranger by the day
Location: At the Back of the North Wind

Total posts: 924
Posted:we're spinners. Poi before ice cream tongue2

Just a dancer in the dark

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