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Poi spinning in India

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1. Posted by indio (Budding Member 84 posts) 10y

Hey there

I posted this in the travel companion forum, but thought I would have a go here as well.
I will be off to India for 6 months in three weeks time. I'll be staying in Trivandrum for 5 months as I'm doing a work placement there. Thing is that I'm a fairly new, but very keen poi spinner who are looking for people to practise and meet up with even if they are only passing through Kerala. I will have weekends off where I can travel and see things. I know it's a kinda random thing to look for here, but why not... so if there are anybody out there passing through India who loves poi and fire or who knows about poi spinning events in esp southern India, get in touch!

2. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 10y

Head to Varkala or maybe even Kovalam where you will find lots of neo-hippy types who spend their days on the beach doing poi. If you make it to Goa, especially in Arambol or Anjuna, you will find even more.

3. Posted by indio (Budding Member 84 posts) 10y

Excellent! Thanks a lot, I will definitely check it out!

4. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 10y

whats 'poi spinning'if u dont mind me asking? :)

5. Posted by indio (Budding Member 84 posts) 10y

Poi are two chains with a ball attached at then end of each. You hold one in each hand and swing them around your body in various patterns and ways. Fire poi is the same thing, but the "balls" will be lit. You can check out for more info ;)