HavoK
BRONZE Member since Dec 2010

HavoK

Amateur Fire Spinner
Location: Burdett, NY, USA

Total posts: 8
Posted:I started with the Glow poi so I didn't burn myself alive lol. I've had problems doing th basic butterfly move. I'm doing it the way Diane says to do it in the tutorial but i still can't get it right. Believe it or not i can do the forward wave and the backward wave just fine. I keep hitting myself in the Jewels and I bought myself a Cup today but still worried, is that the best option or is there something better, cause this shoit hurts lol.
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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:I found, that when doing the butterfly, there IS a chance to hit yourself in the man-bits. Also, when doing a reverse butterfly, you have a chance to thwack yourself in the face.

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Jameth
GOLD Member since May 2008

Jameth

enthusiast
Location: NSW, Australia

Total posts: 378
Posted:When doing the reverse butterfly behind your head there's a chance of wrapping the poi 'round both wrists and then hitting yourself in the head...

at least, I managed it. shocked

Havok, in my experience everyone hits themself a fair bit when starting to learn poi (I still do when learning a new move, but I'm a bit unco) so not starting with fire was a good move.

IMO if you're learning raw rice (or similar) in the tip of some old socks is even better than glow poi (because softer).


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voltage
SILVER Member since Jan 2011

stranger
Location: new hampshire,usa

Total posts: 2
Posted:to learn poi i bought some foxy sock poi stuff so i can learn and not hurt my self in the man-bits... you can always put light in it to make it glow to.

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Seconding Jameth. They are also heavier, so you can spin slower.

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"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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Didgeridude
GOLD Member since Jun 2007

Didgeridude

Object Manipulationist, Chain Maille Artisan, Didgeridoo Performer and Teacher
Location: On the Road, Gypsie Style, USA

Total posts: 37
Posted:Try pointing the right wrist up towards the ceiling, and the other down to the floor. Also try having your right hand slightly out further from the left, maybe a half inch or so.
Also i spun for almost 3 years before i spun fire.


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HavoK
BRONZE Member since Dec 2010

HavoK

Amateur Fire Spinner
Location: Burdett, NY, USA

Total posts: 8
Posted:Sorry, I called it the wave, The Weave is what I meant. I can do the weave already but can't do the butterfly to save my rear.

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Ash3s
SILVER Member since Feb 2011

Ash3s

member
Location: Durban South Africa

Total posts: 161
Posted:Originally Posted By: HavoKSorry, I called it the wave, The Weave is what I meant. I can do the weave already but can't do the butterfly to save my rear.

I'm the complete opposite... strange how our brain-to-hand connections work.


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