"maybe the best thing that
I can say is that the weave you perform is not that much changed when
you do it behind the back... I reckon that it's the same movements as
when you do it in front, and the major change is that you position your
body in front of your hands and the chains, instead of behind them.
think of it as a change in body position, maybe, instead of a change
in hand position?? as to length of chains, I learnt them both with short
chains (c. 40cm) and then started practising it with longer (60cm) chains"
"I like mid to long lengths
on them for behind the back...short ones you have to lean too far forward
for to avoid hitting yerself and too long you thwap yourself in odd
places (gave myself a shiner on the left eye). Might as well have yer
head between yer legs at that point...hmmmmm...ideas....
At any rate,...it is VERY frusterating
Everything kind of came natural and effortless until that point, and
even then it was the weave and such, that screwed me over...the butterfly
variations were fairly easy. Start with one arm, switch to the other
and slowly then work them in together. It's about the best I can say...that
and work your week arm more" -Pele
"i recently got the reverse weave
behind the back. My one friend figured it out before me and i'd be damned
if he knew sumthin i didn't ,so one day i decided to learn the move
and at the end of the day i knew the R.W.B.T.B .
What i did was to get used to spinning behind the back , first with
1 Poi in my right hand ,i put this hand behind my back and spun it on
my left side in revere , then i tried bringing this hand back to my
right side,then back to the left(smiple side to side figure of 8).
Then i did this with my left hand.
Once i had perfected both i did the same useing 1 Poi but holding the
Poi with 1 hand.
thenthen only did i start one the actual move, i don't think i could
ex plain the rest without confuseing you so my advice would be to look
at this move in the lessons section and try visualise what your hands
must do" - Vulcan
"i recently got the btb weave
to flow nicely myself - well what i was doing wrongly before was that
i was too upright, if you know what i mean - if you look at the animation
you'll see that the guy is bending forwards a bit - this might help
you a bit" - Simos
"i agree, the reverse btb
weave is undoubtedly a lot harder to learn than the forwards btb weave
- this also holds true for the weave in general (3 or 5 beat). The reason
for this is the way our wrists are built - the forwards weave is just
more natural. But the reverse is definitly doable, it isn`t even that
hard to do, but the learning process can be annoying. I have found that
one of the best ways to acquire any btb moves is to practise them with
clubs (or sticks weighted at the end ) first. This builds up the required
wrist flexibility and enables you to slow down a given move considerably,
which helped me a lot ... come to think of it - no tangled chains either.
When you try btb moves with pois use comet pois - i think the tail helps
you a lot by slowing the move down and at the same time stabilizing
the trajectories of the pois.
Learning btb moves might be annoying but is
definitly worth it. Given enough time the moves become quite natural
and add a touch of class to your swinging! So keep up the good work."
"a HINT - try the forwards
btb weave first (this is the one you enter by swinging in REVERSE at
your sides) it's easier i think..
when i do it, say the Poi are on my left side, then my right hand is
close to my back (about 5 cm away) and about 10-15cm above my waist;
also you must be flexi enough to make sure it goes far enough to the
left but that comes with practise and i am not very flexi either so
you won't have so many flexibility problems; it will just feel more
confortable a few weeks after you get it" - Simos