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HI i want to learn how to play with glow sticks. I want to..learn how to make circles with the string attach to the glow stick ? or any other glow stick tricks. any opinion or web sites that has information helping me is greatly appreciated thanks.

-- Anonymous, April 03, 2001


Hey mate, the best thing to do is just practice. Buy some and sit around your place and try different things. When you attach strings to the glowsticks, it isn't hard to do crazy looking things. Without strings, just try different speeds and patterns and you will catch on quick, and give yourself an arm workout also.


-- Anonymous, April 20, 2001

are you retarded.

no really, ARE you?

-- Anonymous, April 24, 2001

Play around by yourself like Tedro said, but also pay attention to what other people are doing. Watch someone that looks cool and try to mimic what they are doing. Go about it the same way you learned to dance.

-- Anonymous, May 11, 2001

yo its very simple to learn how to glo stik all you gotta really do is pretend you have an imaginary ball in your hands.. or pretend that you two middle fingers are attached by string a follow the hand you write with with the other hand try different speeds different angles different colors and also watch others.. but MOST IMPORTANTLY pratice practice practice... it took me about 6 months to get to where i am today.. i used to break and poplock.. but i get mad props on my style because its VERY different from the usual or classic "liquid" also like try to mimc others but the most important thing about glo stickin is that its the way YOU intrepet the music you hear

-- Anonymous, May 24, 2001

just dont even think about it. just listen to the music and let it flow. it will happen before you know it. you just gotta put the muisc in arms and go where it takes y

-- Anonymous, May 31, 2001

I've been spinin' srings for about 4 months now and people still blow me away. It's just like anything else practice practice practice. Take it slow at first. Go to parties see people do it mimic the if you cant figure it out ask them. Once you learn the basics and smack your self in various places numerous times you'll get the hang of it but dont forget practice and just let the string work for you.

-- Anonymous, June 02, 2001

dance wit them have fun and quit being a moron.

-- Anonymous, June 25, 2001

hey guys..i got it down..hehehe...well...when i first posted here ? i ...actually..took 2 magic markers..size of glowsticks and tied to strings started swinging them..and blasted some trance... booom... 10 minutes later i got the basic figure 8'z i can do it :0 damn happy.. i need to learn few more tricks...with them...i can do the circles front..sideways.. and behind the head.. anything else ?

-- Anonymous, June 25, 2001

O Come on now. Glowstick Rave is a Hard dance, You get hit in the head or face most of the time.

Just swing the glow sticks to the side of you 1 glow stick in each hand, just keep swinging them to the beat then when your ready, bring both of the glowsticks infront of you and rotate your wrist which should make the glow sticks make a bent 8.

It all depends on what kind of Glow String Rave you want to do. The Size of the String determinds what kind of tricks you can do. like for me. I can do the Long String Glow Rave where I can make Angle Wings and Helecopter and big designs around me. Small String Glow Rave like about maybe string thats like 2half feet long I can finger Rave, Making small disgins around my hands then start moving my hands around making it look like Atoms.

Its Fun Thou, Next Ill be trying out Box Rave ^_^

-- Anonymous, June 30, 2001

There really isn't an easy way to learn stings over the net. To really learn how to use them, you've got to get yourself a room where you have lots of space. Next, put some really good tunes on. I think that trance is the best because it slows down and speeds up. This lets you get in all the cool moves. Now, imagine that you are jumping rope to the beat, with the glowstick passing over your head whenever the beat hits. After you are comfortable with this, your ready for you first trick.

1. Front Crossover. a) Practice the motion before you actually try it. While moving to the beat, cross one hand over the other until your forearms meet, and return to you sides. b) With your glowsticks spinning, repeat the process. You are probably going to hit yourself, but keep with it, pain is momentary.

That's all for now, email me for more info.

-- Anonymous, July 11, 2001

-- Anonymous, July 11, 2001

Hey.... forget about using strings. You need too much room and most of the time you're just pissing the people off around you. Don't get me wrong, there are some fantastic people out there swinging glow sticks around... but most people can only do the same 4 tricks. There's so much more you can do with just your hands... and remember.. it isn't all about spinning them fast. ROCK ON!!

-- Anonymous, July 24, 2001

I've been playing with stx since I was about 6. I'm 21 now, and I've found that I like using about 4 or 5 feet of 550 cord. (find it in any military surplus store or camping store) It is ungoddly strong and lightweight. I've never seen anyone else use strings that long. I usually tie neuses on both ends of the 550, one for my hand to go in and not fly out and kill someone... and the other for the stx. It takes up a lot of room, and you usually hit yourself with them (the reason why I have named it "chance'ing") But once you get good at it, the visuals you can produce are amazing. If you want to see it in action before trying, rent a good karate flik and watch for the people spinning those long ass chains with blades on the ends "windmill of death" That's where I got the idea.

-- Anonymous, July 25, 2001

where can I buy a crapload of stx for cheep? I want billions of them for a "project."

-- Anonymous, July 26, 2001

holy shit, I'm the guy that's been trying to dance with stx for 15 years now, trial and error... this page:

is the greatest thing I have ever seen. I wish I had it 15 freekin years ago... all the years... all the bruises and cuts and scrapes and pain AGHHHHHHHHHH! I love you for showing me the way! ~tech

-- Anonymous, July 26, 2001

Hey I have no idea what da heck ur talking about, i use 6 inch glow sticks, i have 2 of them, and i put 1 above my middle finger and below my index and ring finger, i do the same with the other hand, and i make a vertical figure 8, or any other tricks, with enough speed (not 2 much) u can creat awsome texture i am 13, i learned these tricks from a few dances

so whats with the string thingy, e-mail me and tell me whats it about

-- Anonymous, July 27, 2001

Hey I have heard that flav 8 is going to be August 4th in high point can anyone help me out?????

-- Anonymous, August 01, 2001

To answer "sugar daddy" I have been on a fantastic voyage to find the cheapest price for GLOW~STICKS. I'm a fan of the 1.5" stick as an earing b/c my ears are stretched w/ 6 guage. Now that turns heads! There are many sites you can go to. My favorite is <<>> for the sticks(battery powered is perfect for nightly practices!). What looks great is this GLOW~STRING tied to the GLOW~STICK <<>> If you wanna know what Raves are in your area <<>> is the place to go! There is a friendly community that can help all w/ anything. Any more sites? e-meeh or AIM: Moki1979 ICQ:14309622

-- Anonymous, August 07, 2001

To answer "sugar daddy" I have been on a fantastic voyage to find the cheapest price for GLOW~STICKS. I'm a fan of the 1.5" stick as an earing b/c my ears are stretched w/ 6 guage. Now that turns heads! There are many sites you can go to. My favorite is for the sticks(battery powered is perfect for nightly practices!). What looks great is this GLOW~STRING tied to the GLOW~STICK If you wanna know what Raves are in your area is the place to go! There is a friendly community that can help all w/ anything. Any more sites? e-meeh or AIM: Moki1979 ICQ:14309622 {second times' the charm}

-- Anonymous, August 07, 2001

No really. Are you retarded?

-- Anonymous, August 08, 2001


-- Anonymous, August 12, 2001

people say to practice but you really have to feel it man!go to a club drink some alcohol eat some tabs say to hell with everyone get on the floor and put on a light show for youself in the mirrow.

-- Anonymous, August 27, 2001

You guys are not the coolest bunch of people

-- Anonymous, August 30, 2001

kOKoK all u need 2 do iz really practice. datz all i did and i can do butterflyz,figure 8z and stuff therez nuttin 2 it just practice.

-- Anonymous, September 04, 2001

WHere the hell can somebody give me a link or download a video so i can learn some knew shit for raving

-- Anonymous, September 21, 2001

Yo it goes like dis ive been to the parties and clubs and tried to copy wut other ppl do with the stix,,,but they move to fast to figure it out... do this get two socks you dont use anymore and put a tennis ball in each one,,,that site is wikked for beginners just go step by step with their tutorial using the socks instead of the glowstikks,,,it makes it easier to this and youll have it in no time

-- Anonymous, September 23, 2001

For all you new cumers trying to do the figure 8 w/ strings

This is going to be hard to expain on a piece of paper, but here goes. First things first, start with your right and your right hand only. Spin the glowstick either clock or counter clock wise above your hand. For it doesn't matter now, BUT it will when you bring your other pair of sticks in with your left hand. Lets say counterclock wise above your hand. This next part is hard. You have to do it fast, but also slow at the same time. Go one half turn above your hand and dip the glowstick down to make another half turn below your hand, and then come back up again for the half rotation above your hand once again.

What you have done if I were to be directly above you and look down is make a figure 8 with free stick hanging from the end of the string. From the stickers point of view, you have made a flat figure 8. The stick that you are holding in your hand, from your point of view, you have made an upright figure 8.

Now do it alone, start with your left. Make sure you are going counterclock wise above your left hand. Half rotation above and then half below.

When you have mastered this with both hands try and do it together but seperate your hands, DON'T put them together just yet, for the part of the figure 8 is the toughest.

Putting this together isn't easy. If you were to put these together side by side then it wouldn't work. For they are spinnig at the same time and they have contact with each other as you try to proform the figure 8.

Here is the trick that you have to keep in your mind at all times. When you are not dealing with kicks, body stalls, throws or anyother tricks other than the figure 8. One glow stick is always FOLLOWING the other. It 's always one half rotation behind the other. When you get good then you can distort this , but until then stick with that.

When you master this move keep doing it over and over again. The answer to your next question (can you move this around and above you?) is after you do the figure 8 slow it down, speed it up to the music and then all of the sudden you will start seeing yourself moving it slighty. Until you can do it all around. Then practice it backwards. Going clockwise, because a sticker is not a sticker until he can mirror his routine(routine= nothing planned just sper of the moment/flow of the music). 20 second routine, then do exaclty what you just did only everything looks backwards.

-- Anonymous, September 28, 2001

Yo, i need to learn how to start using the strings. I've been doing the same thing over and over all the time. I just get 6 inch, or 4 inch glowstix and just did the figure 8 with the stix in my hands. I'm goin to this birthday party for my italian friend in like a month so i wanna scare the shit out of people with my string skills. help me.

-- Anonymous, October 06, 2001

glowsticks r just fun think....pick up some sticks glowing ones! and turn out the lights play with them moving your arms and wrist try to make traces and stuff that looks awsome and do it fast..practice. then turn on some beats and kinda just move your feet and do it to the beat. what is the best is changing your rythm with the music.. have fun :) sarah..

-- Anonymous, October 13, 2001

Hold the glow sticks between your fingers put the backs of your wrists together spin your hands so that the insides of your wrists are touching. spin your hands counter clockwise so that your hands are in the position they started at. By the way you can buy about twleve packs of glow sticks for $20 at

-- Anonymous, October 14, 2001

I have a web site I want you to go to. All I ask is that you let me know if the site helps you or not. It's where I learned all my moves. Just have fun and let the music take over. Well, hope this site helps! PLUR!! (P)eace (L)ove (U)nity and (R)espect!! The key to being a true raver.

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

i am the best with strings, email me and ill tell u more than just a few moves trust me with strings im the fuckin king. It is the best hobby in the world especially while rollin

-- Anonymous, October 25, 2001

Violently place 20 glowsticks up your arse and stop annoying others with your retarted monkey dance.

-- Anonymous, November 03, 2001

come around to my place and i can show you some 'advanced glow technique', it sounds like fun because im into all that!

love from matt

-- Anonymous, November 04, 2001

I've been glowsticking for a year now, and I don't do strings. I'm pretty good when I get going, but its hard to think up new tricks. If anyone has a digi camera that does video email me. I have some clips of my moves, but if i can get some more videos from the people out there I'll set up a phat website. Kra-Z-Tan

-- Anonymous, November 13, 2001

send your glowsticking videos to im setting up a site with movies it look cheap now but im working on i-frames

-- Anonymous, November 18, 2001

I just purchased

Anyone who wants to contribute videos, pics, or descriptions of moves please email me. ETA for the completed website is January 15th 2002.

Thanks in advance, Master Tan AIM: tanarrigith ICQ: 14556606

-- Anonymous, November 18, 2001

to the guy frontin about he's been trying to dance with glowstix for 15 years,WHAT THE HELL ARE TALKING ABOUT????glow sticks only came about the rave about 7 years ago when people started getting sick of the devil sticks and some enterprisng person attached halloween sticks to the end.I know I had never seen anything like before then( I am a 12 year veteran to what you like to call this "scene")from there it evolved into what it is forv the kid trying to learn how to dance with them,just walk up to someone at the next event you attend and ask them to show you how it's done.simple huh??

-- Anonymous, November 19, 2001

Dude: rave scene for 12 years? you think you would have outgrown it by now... you are all a bunch of losers...what a monumental waste of bandwidth...I say join the military; afganistan will fix you up - you can take your glow sticks with you to iraq, when we blow that up next. PLUR...(P)ulverize (L)evel (U)ndo (R)aze

-- Anonymous, November 21, 2001

whats tha deal!?!? first thing it takes a little practice be fore you get good at using glowstix,attach them on the end of strings and its easy to do alota kool things!some people catch on faster then others,try watching the movments of sombody else and then do it the same way, it really easy, when you get it.....good luck

-- Anonymous, December 11, 2001

The hardest thing about learning glowsticks is developing a new style. It's true that anyone can learn to glowstick, and that the moves are realitively easy. (for the most part) Monkey sees monkey does... The trick is to make your dance look different than everyone else.

Practice other peoples moves, but don't use them exclusively! Make up your own moves and style.

My motto is "You can be excellent at glowsticking but still suck because the moves aren't your own. You can be moderately skilled at glowsticks and be the best if the moves are your own and you are unique."

Then again, I could be wrong. (;

-- Anonymous, December 14, 2001

I like freehand sticks better myself, consider that you don't hurt people quite as much at the start (hehehe). There are a few tricks you can do with 1 or two on each hands, my personal best was 12 (6 on each hands). However, 2 of the sickest tricks I know works much better when your audience is really HIGH (Shrooms, Weed, or E, or course, I am not advicating any substance abuse.....). Really to receive the knowledge? 1st one is the Two-Handed Simple Checkard Board, it's a clean trick. You hold the "top" stick under the 1st notch of your middle finger and on top of the ring and index finger. The "Bottom" stick is held firmly by the inwardly pressed thumb. (you have to do it for both hands). How you should have 4 sicks and your hands pretty full.... try to use your nose to scroll. Now, to execute the trick, bend both middle fingers and cross them so that the 4 sticks forms roughly a rectangluar shape. Now Imagine the entire "sticks unit" is one, and try to keep this formation and gyrate the "unit" in all directions, if you did it at the right speed (slow for stoners and SUPER-FAST-TILL-YOUR-HANDS-FALL-OFF fast for normal viewers.) your target person/persons will see Checkard Marks.... and they dissapear when you stop spining..... 2nd Trick is lots easier, but more *BEEPED* up, this trick will require your audience to be high (Again, I don't advicate drug use etc etc...). It's called a Dissapearing Act. I'll explain how to do it with only one stick, but improvise! I've done it with 4 on each hands so..... Again, hold your stick on top of the 1st notch of the middle finger and under the ring and index fingers. Expose the entire length of your stick to the viewer (pointing your hand to them). Not let's execute this: Bounce your stick (length wise) left and right about 4 times (you can do more but it wouldn't affect the result). Now quickly (and smoothly) change your handmotion to a gyrate, both sideways (by pressing down on the two fingers besides the middle finger) and front and back (by both expending your hand and contracting your hand and rotating your wrists). Now here's the kicker, stop the stick RIGHT IN FRONT of the guy's face and he will see a black dot on the stick (or two or 3, depending on your speed) dissapear! Both these tricks require you to know basic gyrates and some hand works but it should take you no time to get those.

Cheers! Luke (the 12 sticks monster)

-- Anonymous, January 02, 2002

Oi vey Luke, w/ all the talking. 1st of all real quick I'd like to let any COMMIE BASTARDS such as that fine fine fellow before bringing up the whole Afghanistan situation know that if you have a prob. w/ raving gurus and/ or this website can just go to hell and die. For f*ck's sake, simmer down- YES we aaall know daddy never HUGGED you as a child or whatever- don't put it on us. Mutta futta. Anywho 2 get 2 the pt.- I'd like to know if anyone could recommend any good sites that show u how to use glowstix w/ out the whole string thang. The info would be much appreciated ;) gimmie a buzz.

-- Anonymous, January 22, 2002

Well this things of glowing is the greatest thing you could experience. Me and my associates are planning to do a mega glow contest so that people learn and compete. Hopefully we'll do for the summer in Westin Riomar,Puerto Rico Hope You come

-- Anonymous, January 24, 2002

First off you got to ask your self do you realy want to learn how to twirl,because it will take some of your time.You also can not be afraid to hit your self with the glowsticks,because you will.Start with the strings short,(short enough so you can't hit your face)This will help with less pane and it will be easyer to untangle the strings.(HINT) When your strings tangle or nott up try pulling the strings apart before untangling them.I gotta go my ride is leaving but I will be back to tell you how to do a shit load of moves or just E-mail me.remember it takes practice so dont give up even when you get frustrated.Hope this helps because I am the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Anonymous, January 27, 2002

Get Glow sticks To put on a string. I swing mine. First Try to swing it in a Circle. Then (This Really Worked For Me) After A few rotations Try to swing it the other way. It won't go? What will happen (what Happend 2 Me) is It throughs off the Circle Pattern And Become An Infinity shaped Pattern accedently. Don't TRY To MAKE an infinty! It won't work Enless it happens by accedent. With Most Patterns You will Simply find your self doing After The infinity sighn(I Think Thats Really Cool) >DO try to MAKE more pattens. Just Work With your wirst And not your What YOu think it looks like. >Don't Be all "Hey Well A Fish looks like this so I'll swing my hands in the shape of a fish" this does not often work >Do Try Diffrent Rythm's, Swing speeds,Weights & Shapes of sticks ,String length, and Wrist movements. This is because the Art will come Form The unintentional Movements of your wirst You will Discover knew patterns not think of them >DON'T PUSS OUT YOU WILL HIT YOUR SELF! On Mardigra I Practiced with beads & Went too fast too many times. I had Welts on my arms. But Im Still Raving >Do Pracrtice As much as you want to get good at it. If want be lame Don't practice alot. If you wan't to be okay Practice some Times. If You want trip ome one's mind into a knew demension Pratice When ever where ever possible. Even Practice some times when it's not possible. Practice with things you make,buy, & find; cheap neckleces, Stuff Tied to the end of string,silnkies...ect. >ANDI repeat DON'T Puss out. Pant pant..... thats all I can tell you for now.

-- Anonymous, February 05, 2002

hey all, I found a great sight that will teach you some basic and even advanced moves with a string tied to a glowstick, it is HOME OF POI this place is great really taught me how to do some really cool starter moves. I just started into this whole rave thing last night and i think the glowsticks and all that stuff is really cool. hey if any one can find info about how to do advanced moves please let me know bye brocke

-- Anonymous, February 22, 2002

Im new to the rave seen, ive been to a couple, had some fun, now i wanna know some basics... can anyone tell me how to do the figure 8??? is there a clip i can dl somewhere?? and help would be apreciated.

-- Anonymous, February 25, 2002

go to a poi page and learn some of their moves, its fire dancing from the islands but its the same thing only with a glow stick

-- Anonymous, February 27, 2002

Basically all u gotta do is just go with the flow. Just move ya hands up in the air away from your face with the glow sticks and just start doing what ever twist with ya arms you think is cool. instead of doing the same thing, try moving your hand in a different directions and different motions!

-- Anonymous, February 28, 2002

~yo wus up, im just learning right now, but i still need help so u nkow if n.e.1 knows any cool ass fucking tricks plez email me at thanks

-- Anonymous, March 10, 2002

sup, glowsticking is pretty ez if you get into the music and dont do the same pattern every time. liquid looks good if you know how to do it, as the ppl earlier said go to that poi page for poi and fire. but glowsticking is a bit harder to find at times. anyways to do a figure 8 just put your elbows together or wrists and twist them around each other till you get the shape you want. when you get the hang of it you can go all diff directions. goin liquid back to figure8 is pretty nice lookin. thats all email me. this has gone on for like over a year. started in april 2001 and is still goin. nice

-- Anonymous, March 10, 2002

If you want to learn how to really glowstick, you need to come to New York.


It seems like every site that talks about how to glowstick does not give you anything of any real substance. There is a basic move, developed by a guy named Star (sp?), that I cannot explain, although I can do it. It is an incredible move from which every other move flows, including tracing, and many many more moves, like crazy flips. He invented the east coast style, which is a lot more fluid than west coast, (which consists of a lot of flips, but is more choppy).

In any case, you have to go to the clubs (if in NYC, I prefer Vinyl, although Exit is very popular as well, but too big, too packed with people, and a lot of meatheads), watch the guys and ask them to teach you. Most of them are very nice, and will teach you if you ask them nicely. Believe me, you have never seen anything like what you see in New York.

-- Anonymous, March 14, 2002

hey...I've been doing poi for about a year. All I can tell you is to just go full out and have fun. you can look at other people who do it but i wouldn't recommend trying to do it exactly the way they do. you should put your own style into it. hence the true meaning of the rave scene *BE YOURSELF, POSERS SUCK!* i said...grab some glows tie them to some thread and go flail your arms around til you're comfortable and having fun! :)


-- Anonymous, March 15, 2002

1.) you remove the foil wrapping from the glowstick. 2.) this is optoinal but recommended add string for complete control and lube for comfort. 3.)THEN YOU SHOVE THAT GLOWING GREEN PIECE OF SHIT DIRECTLY UP YOUR ASS YOU DUMB FUCK>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Anonymous, March 18, 2002

Hey sup, I been 2 2 many raves in mai short 20 years of life, but i gots ta say dat dis year was da best. When ravin all u got to do iz feel da music. dunt copy and dunt hate.....just feel it n it will flow out if yur meant 4 it. :) angela

-- Anonymous, March 20, 2002

Hey, just do what is fun to you and do what you want to do not what every body else is doin and just try to have a fun time make up your own ways of dancing with glow sticks and practice hard moves like spining them around behind your back and have a fun time.

-- Anonymous, March 26, 2002

Yo, I just started glowsticking (not glow poi'ing) within the last 2 weeks or so. I was all of a suddent extremely interested after seein this kid sorta titled Isaacs Invention . You can find it on Kazaa and I believe morpheus too. Anyhow I think you should get battery operated glowsticks to practice with. Also can someone please email me a good site to learn glowsticking freehand??? I know the basics like figure 8's and some trails and the such. And also if you could email me links to learn liquid dancing too. I can do it but I suck. Thanks for anyone that helps. Also email me because I'll probably forget about this string after I close the window. :P

-- Anonymous, April 03, 2002

Hey yo,listen up,any of you wanna know glowsticking heres how,I know a few moves so take my e-mail and add me to your msn messanger and I'll talk you through some,there are no web sites that show you how to glowstick trust me,I've been looking for a long time and found nothing.The best way to do it is just watch other people do it,I like only know 5 moves but by combining those moves people actualy think im doing a whole bunch of different moves,mainly because im going so fast they dont notice.So anyways add me and I'll give you a few pointers,but just mainly watch others and learn.

-- Anonymous, April 18, 2002

just do what the E tells you to do and you'll have it, ya know!!!

-- Anonymous, May 07, 2002

I like to play with glo stick too!!! They are fun!! I practice every day! some times i use my arse.

Lata, BluePill

-- Anonymous, May 08, 2002

oh i do that also bluepill.. if i dont have a dildo.. but i like to get the really wide ones and stick em up my arse.

-- Anonymous, May 08, 2002

Me tooooo! I luv things in my arse. My brother likes to stick them there. (and my mom!!!!) gtg my bootie is leaking!!

Lata, JakePill

-- Anonymous, May 08, 2002

Do u have to do drugs to be good at glowsticking...?

-- Anonymous, June 16, 2002

Hey, I recently went to a dance on a trip I went on w/ school. I had seen some people use glo sticks and thought I would try. The day of the dance I bought two 6 inch glo stiks. At the dance I justs moved my arms around and felt the music. I didn't use strings (don't know how to do that.) I just put the glo stiks in each hand (under my two fingers in the middle and on top of my onkiy and index finger.) A kid came over and asked me to show him what I could do but I didn't know what to do because I was pretty clueless. He said that I wasn't bad and showed me a few things. He was pretty damn good. He showed me something like the trance ball or somethin' (not sure) and he showed me how he could make one glow stik follow the other. Then he told me before i was pretty clueless out about it. and I told him I was-- then he handed me a small peice of paper that had the word clue written on it and said "Now you have a clue" and sliped away. I would like to know more about the tricks he showed me and how to do them and more tricks!!! please e-mail me if you can tell me ------ALSO if you know something about the "clue" stuff please tell me!! tahnks

-- Anonymous, June 30, 2002

That's an interesting story. ^_^ I've almost inclined to make my own "clue papers" now. haha

Anyways, it's very difficult to find online teaching material to learn glowsticking. I spent a year and a half glowsticking (almost without any guidance) and got good that way.

But i don't believe it should have to be so difficult... Check out my webpage, , we don't have our lessons up yet, but there are a number of videos that may give you some ideas. (:

Keep it up though, you on the right path. Glowsticking should never be about how good you are, it's about synching with the music and having a good time. (:

Laters - tan

-- Anonymous, July 02, 2002

Yo, what everyone has said may be somewhat helpful, but u need to go to the clubs and raves in your area, anyone who is good will gladly help you, also buy glowstick whenever u can,practice makes perfect, 1 thing u really need to practice to become good is throwing them up in the air and catching them (juggling)them, im not sure how well u can dance but footwork is also an important part of glowsticking, also try bouncing off things, elbow, knee, head , shoe, whatever u can catch and continue with the beat, i recommend to listen to progressive trance to get started because it is the easiest,i have already learned how to incorporate brakedancing into glowsticking and u can pop with glowsticks!, a few raver tricks, put glowsticks in the freezer so u can use them later, but dont just take them out, microwave them and they will glow even weeks later, much brighter with a blacklight, warning! if u microwave 2 long they will explode, try and listen to the top trance charts for really good dance songs, hope i can help! SAY NO TO STINGS!!!!!!!!!!!! ONLY 6' GLOWSTICKS i recommend using only 1 color u will notice all the beter glowstickers do, try green, yellow/green, or yellow, have fun!

-- Anonymous, July 03, 2002

look if you want to learn how to glowstick theres only one place on the net trust me ive looked its at

-- Anonymous, August 05, 2002

If you want to know how to twirl the sticks go to "". It teaches you how to swing the cords, so later you can attach the sticks it all so sells alot of stuff you can play with.

-- Anonymous, August 13, 2002

I have been spinning for 4 months i can do this shit with my eyes close. I try and teach people how to do it all the time. What i would like to learn is how u can spin the glowstick and make them wrap around your hands and them spring them back out and do it with ease and no problem getting back into your form. but when doing a figure eight and if your left handed when the glow sticks come down from the peak bring them in towards you and then go back to the figure eight it looks really cool and if right hand do it backward that is my advice.

-- Anonymous, August 24, 2002

Guys, Look at - they have a media section with some instructional videos, and way more cool videos once you join the Discussion forum... Everyone there is keen to share their knowledge, so check it out... both Freehand styles and Poi (Stringing) This is the best place - and you don't have to pay for vids or anythng wanky like that.

Later Y'all

-- Anonymous, August 29, 2002

hi im from colombia the tricks its simple. cross your hands in circles but in the same time cross your hands one behind the other and you have the wave bye

-- Anonymous, October 16, 2002

hi im currently learnign the poi. does any 1 no any good web pages to look at? or wherte i can buy the electric poi from

reply please luv linz xxx

-- Anonymous, October 31, 2002 there

-- Anonymous, November 11, 2002

the thing u need to do is go bye a video or go on the internet and find some rave dancing videos.

-- Anonymous, November 17, 2002

Hey Guys i heard someone needs to learn how to rave. Its easy. Im only 11 And i know how to liquid and figurate. I learned my self. If any one of you guys have KaZaA or Morpheus then download Mortal Combat the theme song. Its a really good song to rave with. If you got rhythm then flow wit da beat. simple as easy. Figurating is just puting your hands in a fist shape then move them around into a 8 like shape. But one hand has to follow the other. I dont see nuttin hard about that. Well c'ya

-- Anonymous, December 22, 2002

Thanks for the help. That website you gave me had the best prices for glow sticks I have seen so far and they got me my stuff quick. If anyone else needs to find glow sticks at cheap prices check out

-- Anonymous, December 31, 2002

jus remember speed.. you can have the best moves but be slow.. and they wont look like your doin anythin.. speed makes all the diff

-- Anonymous, January 07, 2003

wutz up people. this is j from the e capitol of USA. h-town, tx. d00dz, i've only been "raving" for a short while... and i know some badass people(they are the ones that got me into this entire scene), but they are absolutley shocked on how good i am. it is great having people who have been raving since 97 tell me i am good!... i don't know how i did it. i remember closing my eyes one day while i was listening to a lisa lashes mix, and all of a sudden setting it off. advice : don't be afriad of of your speed or skills. be sure to listen to music wiht phat beats, trance really isn't the thing. and try to close your eyes and let your body move to the beat, it is almost as if it comes naturally. i know this is supposed to be a "how to glow stick" type thing... but what about photons, they are off the fucking hook, best place to buy some if u are wonering is ACADAMY, in in the CAMPING SECTION, 7.99 for inova microlight photons. they are clear so u can see them from all directions. definately my weapon of choice :D... however, i was wondering if some of the fellow e-tards out there wanna throw out some of their favorate songs/artists to listen to while glowsticking? -PLUR- ps. these new dolphins are fucking badass.

-- Anonymous, February 03, 2003

It's ALL about Not only do they have the best freehand videos, they have the best stringing videos. Not poi.. but real glowstring videos, with wraps. The freehand videos have kicks and stalls and silky smooth combos...

-- Anonymous, February 11, 2003

ey, i've been glowsticking for about umm. 2 years now. all you really gotta do is try a few things. like try to weave or figure eight. watch tons of video clips!! especialy the guy on (the james guy...golden apple, competion..ya) soo anyways, just keep experimenting and playing around, you'll get it fast...

oh yeah im only 14 ya!!

Cjay hom

-- Anonymous, March 19, 2003

hey pplz...i just started learning poi for about a week now...ive learnt quite a number of moves but my blisters are killing me...anyone know any types of strings i can use?

-- Anonymous, May 17, 2003

Heres the answer to all your Glowsticking/glowstringing/firepoi needs:


-- Anonymous, August 12, 2003

hey flyboy most people on here have good points but be careful you dont bite you need to come up with you own moves especially if you want to stand out in a crowd anybody can pretty much swing around glowstciks on shoestrings but it the techniques you use that blow people away and another thing if you go in a circle dont do the same thing over and over people get tired of seeing that so change your combos as much as possible but with your own style hope your still having fun

-- Anonymous, August 13, 2003

i been glowstringing for a few months now and ive gotten the most help from the basic poi tutorials as and from watching videos and trying things out that i see...

like everyone says, practice is key... i just learned to do a weave behind my back (btb weave)yesterday and ive been trying to combine all sorts of new stuff...

it takes a good deal of practice and dedication b/c you WILL hit yourself...

check out these sites for help/reference <--- great videos to watch if you have a fast internet connection

-- Anonymous, August 25, 2003

I still prefer freehand although I have recently picked up poi. My reason? I was already trained in poi/staff fighting, why the hell not? Still to poi you need to have a lot of space to perform in order for the maximum effect while freehand does not. Of course, getting bunch of drugged out people to stare at some light-works is not at all hard. It's hard to do it and be able to do it to people who are not influenced. If you can look good without an inebriated crowd then you can look awsome to someone who is. In essence, practice while NOBODY is under influence, you're more apt to remember what you did that way anyhow.

Try glowstick nunchuck 1st, you might find more fluedity and it'll make you understand the mechanics of glowsticks better.

Oh, and tie the strings to the hole not to the hook, someone did that and whacked me from half the room away when his poi fell apart.

Luke (The 12 Stick Monster)

-- Anonymous, September 16, 2003

hey if there is anyone interested in raving here in australia (perth to be exact), give me a holler and we will get together and show some moves. tedro

-- Anonymous, September 27, 2003

Hey guys i think stringing is better than free hand for me. Do u guys have some vids of your moves?

-- Anonymous, October 05, 2003

lol I learned all the wraps in 3 days & can combo em now THE fastest way to become good is to study proffesional videos or go with some friends to clubs where there are good glowstringers.

also, there are sites out there that teach basic glowstringing techniques. check out will's chicago crew glowstringing tutorial; it HELPS A LOT

-- Anonymous, October 25, 2003

Does any1 no how many hours or minutes to put glow sticks in the freezer or microwave? E me.I dont know much about ravin but Im learnin.

-- Anonymous, November 03, 2003

Just to let you know, the Home of Poi site that keeps getting brought up here contains a LIMITED number of moves. Yes, that's right, there are FAR more moves to be learned than the ones listed there.

Additionally, it's not how many moves you know, it's how you transition between the moves that matters. It has to look like one continuous motion with no breaks in order to get the best impression from an audience. For those of you who don't care about pleasing audiences, it simply feels better when you can transition properly. It's less awkward.


-- Anonymous, November 17, 2003

What a bunch of dicks u guys r. Who plays w/ glow sticks anyway. I play w/ ur moms and girlfriends while u fuck ur glow stix

-- Anonymous, December 01, 2003

ayo wat the hellz wrong wit chu? YOu should damn know how to do it

-- Anonymous, December 17, 2003

hey does anyone know where i can get alot og glowsticks in Australia?, if you do can you plz E-mail i would greatly appreciate it thx

-- Anonymous, December 29, 2003

yoru so stupid...... buy a video... or stop tryin 4 real, r u stupid?

-- Anonymous, February 22, 2004 has some good videos of about anything, from photons to glowsticks to even a guy raving with knives (don't try...)

-- Anonymous, February 22, 2004

Yo peepz wassup!.. woot I just bought Rave-o-lution.. the 3cds are awsom to glowstick to.. it makes the blood in ur veins pump up to when ur on e.. keep on raving!

-- Anonymous, March 10, 2004

Hey whats up everybody i spin @ lots of raves if you wanna learn so you can make some extra cash or you just wanna make everybody have a great time go to and spend a little money and get started and dont be afraid to get up and try a few spins at the next party youll get the hang of it in no time just let the music carry you away and youll do great

Much love buddys

-- Anonymous, March 20, 2004

i want to no if there is any brake dancing around Co-Durham are chester-le-street

-- Anonymous, March 30, 2004

My god...I've never laughed so hard at something in my life....

There is no secret to "Glowstringing" at doesnt look look like a right tard when you do it.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2004

Actully, I think that stinging is kinda cool, something I cant do. but I do think it looks pretty spiffy.

-- Anonymous, May 06, 2004

wow, who'da thunk there was this much to using glowsticks...i have a new respect for them....not! what up Fanboy? BD represent!

-- Anonymous, May 20, 2004

You guys are suckz. You will cry when you see my skill. Believe or not, U WILL CRY AND DOWN UR KNEE, just like a shit.

-- Anonymous, June 30, 2004

OK...I've just recently learned how to spin glow stix, I have 4 friends that really "spin" They've all pitched in to teach me, really all you do is just let the music move you...Really all i did was pop in some techno and just start spinnin' even if you don't know what you are doin if you just goof off you WILL get the hang of it...I promise....I DID, and I'm one of the most UN-cordinated people i know....honestly, it's not that I'm the one teachi9ng people how to spin and i've been spinnin' for about 4 months as-well as other people on here....but if i can do it so can you....thanks Sam

-- Anonymous, September 26, 2004

Well I can not really tell you how, to learn, u basicly have to learn by urself, as I did. I learned from the lessons from and just from videos, it comes simple once u learn the weave, get that down first before anything :)

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2004

all you have to do is watch other people. Don't try to do exactly what they are doing but find your own variation. I can't weave to save my life but i have learned to compinsate by doing things that my friends can't do that look just as hot. Raving is not about looking cool as much as it is music!

-- Anonymous, October 28, 2004

yup, learn the weave an its all over, just practice simple

-- Anonymous, November 02, 2004

I just cant believe people have been responding to this forum for 3 years...

-- Anonymous, November 20, 2004

I think people have been posting to this, because if people type like art of POI or glowstringing or something into or whichever this site comes up, so its just a random thing to everyone.

-- Anonymous, January 18, 2005

Gyea jus let d music take ya.....practice at home in front of mirror, it doesnt take long to learn basic moves and b4 kno it ul b whippin out phat moves....its jus down to puttin the practice in like anythin!!

-- Anonymous, February 14, 2005

yo, iv been ravin for a while now, but i cant get the speed factor, i saw sum guy on do sum crazy shit, the first clip with the freehand glowsticking, i cant get how he does those spins and keeps speed, lol iunno how he does it and theres no slowmotion to show you exactly how, if i could learn how he does the spins so fast id be able to do so much more, any tips ?

-peace lostxcause

-- Anonymous, February 16, 2005

i been string raving for about 7months now. I think that u cannot learn how to string rave without a person that knows how to do it teach u. I think i am at the point where i can string rave a song for 3mins and a half without makin da audience bored. Try raving for a song and see if u can last the whole song without keep on doing the same moves over and over again. That might help u become a better raver.

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2005

just go to a rave and watch people. ask people to show you how to do different moves with the glowsticks. most ravers will be more then happy to. then go home, sit in front of a mirror, put on some kick ass music and just practice. its really easy. pretty soon, you should have the hang of it.

-- Anonymous, March 08, 2005

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