Beginners part 1, Forward swing

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Put the Poi in your hands and start swinging them in the direction shown. Take note that the palms of the hands are only facing down and forwards.


Tips/Hints: If you swing with your palms facing each other the Poi will come in together and cross or tangle. So always keep you palms facing down and forward. Pretend to push air away from you as the Poi pass over your head.

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Comments/replies: 16
Breearne
Member #85089
Reged: Dec 2008
20th Dec 2008 2:01 PM 

how are the fingers positioned in the handles?? I have a double loop handle and i cant get comfortable and its hard to position so that my wrists are facing away from each other as shown and as a result my poy are on an angle when they swing.. arrggh what am i doing??
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Garient
Member #78591
Reged: Aug 2008
20th Jan 2009 12:24 AM 

dont know hat you're doing.
there should be only 2 fingers in double loop handles

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Hey wazzup!

poi lover diaNne
Member #103425
Reged: Dec 2009
20th Dec 2009 1:57 AM 

i get it but i'm having a hard time with my poi.. it's because i'm only using a sock poi,, cause i don't know where will i buy a real cone poi (cause i'm a beginner) please respond,, and tell me where can i buy poi here in the philippines, (specifically here in pampanga) tnx.

poi lover diaNne
Member #103425
Reged: Dec 2009
20th Dec 2009 2:02 AM 

can i use rings for that?? because i don't have any available poi with loops..

Malcolm
Member #2
Reged: Nov 2003
21st Dec 2009 10:53 AM 

Pince the end of your sock poi with your thumb and fore finger.

You could use rings but really pincing the ends of the sock will give you good control Emoticon

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brit_88
Member #94279
Reged: Jul 2009
28th Feb 2010 5:35 AM 

Once you find a comfortable fitting for your handles [there are MANY different ways to do so, just find one that fits you] go and find yourself a nice big wall...stand parallel to the wall and spin with your hand by your hip. both directions. allow your poi to hit the wall, doing so will align then to a correct plane. once you get confident enough you should be almost flush against the wall...do this for some time with both hands, in both directions, facing the wall, away from the wall, in front of you, behind you, and all places you can think to place your arm when spinning. this will make you very comfortable with your poi and you will later be able to spin with ease in places many find difficult. i have been spinning for some time now, and i've done this training exorcise recently, and it dramatically helped my spinning.

Good luck, and happy spinning. ! xXx

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brit_88
Member #94279
Reged: Jul 2009
28th Feb 2010 5:36 AM 

buy then from home of poi and get them delivered to your doorstep. xx happy spinning! xXx Emoticon
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A circle is a beautiful shape...I love being able to use this shape and recreate it in many forms through poi!

gypsylotus
Member #108677
Reged: Apr 2010
9th Apr 2010 5:40 AM 

I have what she is using I believe accept mine are clear for glow lights....anyway...how do you keep your poi from strangling?? AND HITTING YOUR FACE??? Oh my god they hurt!

mison
Member #114702
Reged: Jul 2010
25th Jul 2010 10:34 PM 

fuzzy poi. yes they can still hurt (depending on where your hit...) but they hurt ALOT less.

majika
Member #116510
Reged: Aug 2010
19th Aug 2010 8:54 AM 

you could always wear a (baseball) catchers helmet.... haha Emoticon

sofiecgarrucho
Member #119376
Reged: Oct 2010
1st Oct 2010 2:26 AM 

 Written by :poi lover diaNne


i get it but i'm having a hard time with my poi.. it's because i'm only using a sock poi,, cause i don't know where will i buy a real cone poi (cause i'm a beginner) please respond,, and tell me where can i buy poi here in the philippines, (specifically here in pampanga) tnx.



Hello im also from the philippines. Emoticon I started learning poi just 2 years ago. I got my poi from boracay ( ribbon poi and fire poi ) I think you can get those from places such that or better yet you can buy online. hope this is helpful. Emoticon

AliceJones
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Reged: Apr 2011
12th Apr 2011 12:59 PM 

I can not d/l a vid with my connection and I'm not really getting a visual here, any pictures I can look at?
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old dog new trix
Member #135865
Reged: Jul 2011
23rd Jul 2011 8:39 AM 

Any tips for timing my swings my left hand keeps loseing rythrm.

yuudoku
Member #175801
Reged: Aug 2013
17th May 2014 2:35 PM 

i just started spinning yesterday with podpoi being my starting poi my left poi keeps going out of control, i tried many holding would a ball be the better handle to give me control im very confused at what to do

BubblzMay
Member #195457
Reged: Jul 2014
6th Jul 2014 12:56 PM 

Can anyone tell me why I have sound & no pic on the vids? Im using my phone & have high speed data. Does it require Adobe Flash Player? Which is not supported on my phone. Im able to watch YouTube, Netflix, Hulu..ect.. Thanx

Malcolm
Member #2
Reged: Nov 2003
7th Jul 2014 1:18 PM 

It can play with HTML5 or Flash, All Videos are MP4 (not FLV flash video). Maybe your phone cannot play mp4?
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