Let’s push the limits of what is possible!
If you’re here, your one of the few on the frontier of advanced poi. By now, you probably even have an arsenal of moves you’ve discovered yourself. I can’t encourage you enough to post videos online and share with others. You can even fill in the contact form here and submit videos to post on this website!
Now, what’s a good starting point for the most advanced level of poi?
As you become this skilled at poi, it becomes less and less relevant to think of things in terms of difficulty. Find what intrigues you! The order of learning becomes less important. You can pick and choose the following subjects and skills, and learn in any order you choose.
Also, some of the following videos may be less along the lines of tutorials. By now, you should be more familiar with learning the harder/more effective way: by seeing only.
Here’s a pretty extensive 3D tutorial. If you want to skip straight to the dense tech blog, go to the next video.
3D Poi Spinning
Here’s Michael Parisi with some loads of 3D tech. See what you can learn!
Now let’s revisit weaves and make them uber difficult…
Now try some of the weaves Cyrille implements where this video starts. Notice the ones with wrapped arms and each arm spinning on its non-native side. Do it!
Now try some advanced contact from this underrated originator of contact poi, Santi Russo:
Now here’s a very special part of poi spinning. No-beat tosses are simple when they’re stand-alone, but in circuits their some of the most challenging but minimal techniques of poi.
Here’s Willow Solow (oh, that’s me) with a tutorial covering the technique for these no-beats. Thanks to Nicky Evers for filming and editing:
Well, now that we’re tossing let’s look at the wider variety of tosses available to us. Keep in mind, these are mostly just some favorites of mine. The possibilities are really limitless.
Now let’s learn something different. Some people’s fingers are just not made for them, but if they are you can really train your discipline with this one:
Chris Kelly has excelled greatly at fishtails:
Let’s take a moment to appreciate good flow. Ladies and gentlemen, Joe Graff:
Now let’s learn some advanced tangles. The greatness of tangles cannot be overstated. They are one of the essentially ‘poi’ type of move sets available, and are still largely unexplored.
Here’s a good playlist of some tangles by Johny Douglas:
Now let’s look at Toroids. Here’s Tim Goddard with his framework:
Another really good framework for toroids comes from Lorq. Here’s just one of many videos of his covering the subject:
Last (for now), but far from least, let’s get you started on poi juggling:
Well, that’s it for now. If you think there are more subjects belonging on this page, please let me know!
This page will grow as we grow the limits of what is poissible.
Let’s build it together!