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bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel
Member Since: 12th Jan 2004
Total posts: 1113
Posted:So, 2011 is starting soon, what's everyone's goals for this year?

I actually did most of mine this year, maybe because it was Poi goals and not Staff goals wink

My goals:
1) Do the poi courses in Israel.
2) Write more articles for my website.
3) Clean up the stuff I know with contact poi
4) Learn new contact moves
5) Learn more Negative Space combos
6) Travel again.
7) More throws.
8) Learn to dance
9) Write new fire and manipulation routines for IJC, and summer festivals.
10) Find interesting stuff with knots.


All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:1. Learn to spin 3 glowsticks at once
2. Get better at the dancing aspect of poi
3. Idk, squeeze evermore fun out of poi

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


Poi explorer
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Member Since: 2nd Feb 2008
Total posts: 108
Posted:Good idea, my goals of 2011:
1) More videos.
2) More travel.
3) Clean up acrobatic tech and make up some more.
4) Get some cool non-fire poi instead of using dirty socks.
5) Update poi diary with the new stuff from the last months of 2010.

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Member Since: 29th Jan 2009
Total posts: 413
Posted:1) Practise regularly.
2) Visit some good workshops around the world.
3) Meet more people.



Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:1) Try get hold of a camera and actually make more videos
2) Keep up as much as possible with the edge (concepts at least, even if I can not actually do a given move)
3) More ambidextrity
4) More work on contact poi (arm rolls out of catches are still eluding me)
5) Spin more

'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


Location: Flying south for the winter.
Member Since: 26th Oct 2009
Total posts: 375
Posted:A year is a long time, I've got quite a list of things I'd like to do this coming year.

1) Traveling, obviously. To Guatemala first, then maybe to Costa Rica for the PlayPoi workshop.

2) I need to work on ambidexterity as well, not just with poi, but in everything.

3) Contact Poi, actually ordering stage balls tomorrow to make my first set.

4) Not exactly poi, but relevant: Learning Devil Stick this year too. Just ordered that as well, it should be here next week.

5) Acquire a video recorder and set up a blog. Not just for poi, but my travels in general.

6) Not the highest priority for me, but only because they would be hard to transport, I'd like to learn buugeng. I just don't see them fitting in my backpack though laugh3

Plenty more I'd like to do, but this will keep me busy for a bit.


Location: Hicksville, New York, USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2008
Total posts: 612
Posted:Honestly, I can sum up my goals pretty easily:

Meet more awesome people.
Play/Learn more.
Get better at what I can already do.
Have fun doing it.



Poi Master Smurf
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Member Since: 5th Sep 2009
Total posts: 343
Posted:1) Clean everything up, better timing and placement.
2) Stop being camera shy.
3) More video and learn to edit well.

Fly High
Spin Hard
Don't Stop


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:1/pick up the poi more often
2/practise more

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi


Fire Spinner Exarch
Location: New Orleans, LA United States
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2009
Total posts: 514
Posted:1. Clean up what I do know already
2. Dance more with the movement of the poi
3. Improve being comfortable in front of a crowd
4. Start a local poi club
5. Advertise my skills more for events and gatherings
6. Make epic videos to post on YouTube and Facebook

"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

Paddington Bear

Member Since: 19th Jan 2010
Total posts: 118
Posted:1. pick up poi more often
2. better movement
3. better flow
4. improve what i know
5. learn new stuff
6. buy fire kit and perform at my colleges 450th bday

EDITED_BY: Paddington Bear (1293565743)
EDIT_REASON: number 6

fire is alive. it lives and breathes. it consumes and destroys. but we control it and live with it, we are fire dancers

Location: Pontypridd
Member Since: 8th Aug 2010
Total posts: 49
Posted:1) Develop better slit time wall plane control
2) Learn spiral wraps

I'll be happy if I just accomplish those two smile


All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:Oh also, start remembering all of these crazy censored moves that I know whenever I spin because I was showing someone some of my crazy things that mostly I just do or found on my own. And I remembered a bunch of random things that I haven't done in forever and create some cool things on the spot. The worst thing is I already forgot most of them...

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


gravity wut?
Location: Flowtoys; Berkeley, CA, USA
Member Since: 16th Nov 2010
Total posts: 4
Posted:1. Learn poi.


Location: dali , china
Member Since: 31st Dec 2010
Total posts: 13
Posted:1. practise poi regulally
2. travel and find a poi teacher
3. make a poi boyfriend
4. learn new handcrafting
5. learn yoga
6. learn taichi
7. read more
8. think more
9. adventure more
10. ...

i love poi, even though i just start for 3 weeks , poi is my dream in the coming year.


Location: NSW
Member Since: 19th May 2008
Total posts: 378
Posted:Practice more, flow better, learn to do everything I can now with my practice poi with flowpoi duos and fire.

Continue to have fun.

Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
Posted:- Figure out the next body of technique I really want to work on
- Get the hang of more performance and movement skills
- Flow and cleanliness
- Make Firedrums or something (didn't manage this last year, would love to make it this year).


drugstore cowboy

Member Since: 30th Jul 2010
Total posts: 8
Posted:- meet at least one other person living near me that is into poi (shouldnt be too hard now ive joined this forum)
- travel back to south east asia and show the guy that inspired me to learn poi what ive accomplished with 1 years practice.
- beat my addiction to valium
- learn yoga or tai chi
- practice poi poi poi


Location: Sweden
Member Since: 6th Jan 2011
Total posts: 14
Posted:As I started in the middle of december 2010 I've got a looot to learn. grin

1. Try to get through all poi lessons on the site. I'm in the middle of "beginner part 2" so... I've got things to do!
2. Learn to improvise a routine. As a majorette I'm used to have routines while performing, but I feel that poi should be more free.

...aaand some twirling goals too:
3. Develope my baton twirling tricks (and my association in general.)
4. Try twirling with fire (i.e. buy a staff! I've been craving for it for too long!) ubbrollsmile

I'm a majorette/baton twirler who just started to learn poi.


Location: Wellington
Member Since: 25th May 2008
Total posts: 20
Posted:So 2011 poi goals
Make my 1 year poi video then make other videos
Learn to isolate everything
Work more on inside planes/framing
More contact poi stuff
Work on negative space stuff as well
Run more workshops at festivals


Naval High Comander
Location: Truro, Nova Scotia
Member Since: 20th May 2008
Total posts: 31
Posted:~Make a fire poi set (a friend made my last set, there is a lot of exposed metal frown )

~Poi with others / get people into poi

~Make LED glow poi

~Play more with glow / fire and film it

~Stop accidentally hitting my kids with poi

~Move into a house with vaulted ceilings

Originally Posted By: Pablo PicassoI am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.


Member Since: 5th Dec 2010
Total posts: 3
Posted:hrmmmm.... goals for 2011...

1) Expand my knowledge and feed my craving to learn more and more and more about the amazing world of poi.
2) Practice at least an hour every day.(even in the freakin cold)
3) Do steps 1 and 2.


The official unofficial purveyor of cake
Location: Missouri USA
Member Since: 22nd Feb 2009
Total posts: 26
Posted:1) SPIN!!! more that is, even if I have to spin in snow!

2) Find more interesting places to spin than just my front yard

3) Work on my Isolations and stalls more

4) Start my long journey of flowers

5) Choreograph something or at least start learning that process


All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:Get into atomics flower, CAP, and stall patterns.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


The Death Card
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Member Since: 1st Mar 2011
Total posts: 195
Posted:really just want to expand my basic poi vocabulary as much as possible this year. the more I learn, the more I escape from the mindset of "do this move, then this move, then back to this move, repeat," and the more I'm able to come up with new stuff on my own by combining different elements. I'm also learning a lot about how the poi feel and how to work with the forces of physics to reach that state of flow.

so right now, my goals are:
- everything in this video:

(I'm pretty close... except for butterflies. damn you, butterflies!)
- flowers and flower turns
- isolations and stalls
- spiral wraps... so close, and yet so far!
- playing with stuff and adding more beats, extensions, etc.
- refining plane control and cross points
- spin with fire!

yeah, a lot to learn. but I've got a whole year ahead of me!

oh and last but not least, I'd love to find a practice space with a full-length mirror. I have one in my hallway - and that's great for forcing me to keep my planes straight, too - but there are only so many things I can do in that cramped space.

The dawn has come
And the wine will run
And the song must be sung
And the flowers are melting
In the sun


Location: Durban South Africa
Member Since: 8th Feb 2011
Total posts: 161
Posted:Make more poi friends... One awesome friend down, many more to go smile
Fix/get right wall planes
Learn and polish at least one new move a month
Learn to connect / dance between the moves and expand on the ones I can do already

Flowers, flowers, flowers... They're amazing and I want to get them right smile

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