I remember one of the biggest hurdles when I started spinning poi: there are SO many tricks to learn.
How do I know which ones to focus on?
I didn't have a very structured learning environment, so what I learned was a hodgepodge of what looked cool, what my friends told me I should learn, and what tutorials I could find online.
Recently in an online Q&A I was asked what 5 tricks every beginner ought to know and I absolutely fell in love with the question. So much so that I made a full video out of answer it. Here's hoping this helps some of you starting out to know where to focus your energies for maximum return on effort!