🔥 Make your own poi. You get used to the poi you have and if you spin one in the beginning you will progress faster
🔥 Think about the length and weight that are comfortable for you. With a more comfortable poi you will learn faster.
🔥 The length of the poi is important. It needs to be not to short or too long. Grab the head in to your hand and the end of the poi should reach the armpit.
🔥 If you happen to drop the poi, you can make knots where you hold it. This will give you a better grip.
🔥 It will be easier for you in the learning process if you spin slower and calmer than faster and hurriedly. Slower spinning allows you to think more about the movement and how to improve it.
🔥 When you clear the shape of the movement, then you can speed it up. The ability to change the speed is one of the signs that you understand the mechanics of the trick and that you have complete control over it.
🔥 The appearance of calluses on the hands in the learning process is normal. Over time, these areas become rough and the injuries disappear.
🔥 To have less calluses try to hold the poi with less tension. But overall don’t be afraid of that.
🔥 For faster results, do not concentrate on learning just one trick. Alternate it with the study of other movements.
🔥 Approximate optimal number of new learning movements is 3. The number may vary according to different people.
🔥 Learning too many new tricks without the previous ones being cleared leads to confusion and slower progress.
🔥 Progress is made by learning the movements is faster if you have the opportunity to spin every day for 15-30 minutes.
🔥 There are 5 phases in learning movement:
1. Doing part of the trick
2. Understanding the mechanics of the trick
3. Doing the whole trick
4. Make the trick with socks poi with fine planes
5. Train the movement with fire poi without fire.
6. Only then is it time to try with fire. So it’s a long way.
🔥 Skipping the tricks learning phase can lead to difficulty in combining it with other tricks.
🔥 It is important to learn the tricks in all possible directions. This allows for more combinations in the future.
🔥 Isolations are easier to learn with longer socks to slow down the rhythm and allow more consideration of movement.
🔥 Stops are easier to learn with shorter socks. Stops are a very good way to change the direction of movements, a connection between movements or a combination that gives dynamism.
🔥 Making your freestyle is a long process, so even if you know a few tricks, try to mix them.
🔥 Learning tricks while listening music helps to capture and maintain the rhythm of spinning.
🔥 Before spinning with fire, it is important to know all movements with sock poi and to practice them with the fire tool, without lightning it in order to get used to its weight and size.
🔥 When irrigated, the fire poi becomes heavier as it absorbs some of the fuel. This needs to be kept in mind when spinning.
🔥 Try with fire only movements that you are sure of.
🔥 Nevertheless, for new movements and in your first tries you can take additional safety measures: tie your hair, put on a hat. Wear dark cotton clothes that you won’t be afraid to get dirty. Or even wear wet gloves. Everything you need to feel safe.
🔥 If you are constantly careful not to get dirty, you will not be able to do the trick well with poi. That’s why wear clothes that you don’t mind to damage.
🔥 Never panic, fire needs patience and calmness.
🔥 Before dipping the poi to the bucket with fuel, always check the condition of the chain, swivels, carabiners and rings.
🔥 Be careful what fuel you use. Good fuels are kerosene, paraffin and their substitutes. Improper fuel can damage the head of the solder, as well as cause a fire accident.
🔥 Use a “catch can” (small container with handles) to squeeze the extra liquid. This saves fuel and reduces spillage on the ground.
🔥 Always have with yourself a cloth (towel) dampened with water. It is the easiest way to put out the fire.
🔥 If you are a beginner or trying new tricks, call a friend who can react and help you if things get out of hand.
🔥 Beware of flammable objects, trees, dry grass, inspect and determine which the most suitable place to spin fire.
🔥 Do not spin fire indoors. The risk of an accident increases significantly.
🔥 Always be interested in more safety precautions and help other people spin fire safely.
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