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BRONZE Member since Feb 2012

Location: USA

Total posts: 1
Posted:I'm just beginning Poi.
When ever I swing my poi it seems to make a "V" and swing close to my legs or feet. Any tips on how to make it swing straighter?

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BRONZE Member since Apr 2005


Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:it's really just practice. try spinning them slower so they have just enough momentum to go round and work on positioning and where you need to add the extra push to get them straight.

It really will come just with careful practtice. Although I still avoid poi wheree possible after several incidents involving poi and my gentlemans area laugh3

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.


SILVER Member since Aug 2007


Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Try to make yourself make a ^ rather than a v, then go to a v, then go to a ^, do this for each way that the poi can tilt, then try to sit in the flat area.

Try out "Saloon doors" its a tutorial online someplace, but I have to go to workies now, so I cannae find it for you.