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#931497 - 27/04/11 04:28 AM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread **** [Re: hooza angel]
Ash3s Offline
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Registered: 08/02/11
Loc: Durban South Africa
Can I make a suggestion? I don't know what speed you spin at, but try spinning slower. That was like an epiphany for me... slower is easier and on the times that your poi do connect with your body, the impact is far gentler. smile

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#931522 - 27/04/11 11:20 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: Ash3s]
aston Offline
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League

Registered: 02/12/07
Loc: South Africa
This is aided by heavier poi. Just by the way.
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'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
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#931571 - 29/04/11 02:20 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: aston]
hooza angel Offline
Momma Hooza

Registered: 29/03/11
Loc: Cleveland OK
im reluctant 2 make my flows to heavy b/c i hav notice its easier to go heavier but not so easy to go lighter. or am i just odd lol?

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#931572 - 29/04/11 04:58 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: hooza angel]
Honii Offline
Life's Student

Registered: 07/04/11
Loc: Mesa, AZ
I learned a reverse 3 beat weave, windmill, and the fountain! (all over a couple weeks) grin I feels proud lol, buzzsaw flower here I come!
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#931584 - 30/04/11 02:54 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: Honii]
hooza angel Offline
Momma Hooza

Registered: 29/03/11
Loc: Cleveland OK
@ honii

good luck lol smile

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#931674 - 03/05/11 06:45 AM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: hooza angel]
thirteen Offline
The Death Card

Registered: 01/03/11
Loc: Minneapolis, MN USA
spiral wraps, you are mine! could get into them before but always had trouble unwrapping. sock poi fixed that. still gonna take work to do it confidently with fire, but being able to repeatedly wrap into and back out of them is a huge step.
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And the flowers are melting
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#931698 - 03/05/11 08:58 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: thirteen]
Ash3s Offline
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Registered: 08/02/11
Loc: Durban South Africa
I'm slowly (zomg so frikken slowly) getting the hang of spiral hand wraps... I actually find that if I get the unwrapping right then I do a perfect wrap the other way O.o

But ya... I'd say one in every ten... possibly every twenty works tongue

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#931710 - 04/05/11 01:29 AM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: Ash3s]
aston Offline
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League

Registered: 02/12/07
Loc: South Africa
Nice going, both of you. smile
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'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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#931731 - 04/05/11 05:12 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: aston]
thirteen Offline
The Death Card

Registered: 01/03/11
Loc: Minneapolis, MN USA
thanks!

and that's how it starts ash... I don't know how many hundreds of spiral wraps I did before they started to work. I'd attempt them randomly at work, walking down the street, etc. just kept trying, kept failing, and then eventually succeeded.

not sure if you've tried this but doing them above your head is A LOT easier for me, since they will fall onto your wrists instead of down off your fingers. of course that doesn't make unwrapping any easier...
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The dawn has come
And the wine will run
And the song must be sung
And the flowers are melting
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#931738 - 04/05/11 09:12 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: thirteen]
aston Offline
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League

Registered: 02/12/07
Loc: South Africa
Thirteen: Start unwrapping just a tad before you think you have to. You do not want them to actually finish the wrap, because then it is harder to unwrap them.
_________________________
'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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#931756 - 05/05/11 04:48 AM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: aston]
thirteen Offline
The Death Card

Registered: 01/03/11
Loc: Minneapolis, MN USA
hey thanks, that helps a lot! was unwrapping fine with sock poi but couldn't do it very well with glow or fire (unlit obviously) but that tip made it much easier.


Edited by thirteen (05/05/11 04:49 AM)
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And the wine will run
And the song must be sung
And the flowers are melting
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#931768 - 05/05/11 11:03 AM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: thirteen]
aston Offline
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League

Registered: 02/12/07
Loc: South Africa
'Tis but a pleasure. smile
_________________________
'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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#931827 - 07/05/11 05:02 AM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: pozee]
FunTrails Offline
Peace Monger

Registered: 05/05/11
Loc: SoCal
Soo stoked! Last night I got a one handed butterfly and got out of it way smooth! Woot been spinning about 6 weeks. And today my watermelon flowlights come in!

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#931864 - 09/05/11 02:06 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: FunTrails]
SpinnerofDetroit Offline
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want

Registered: 25/10/09
Loc: Trenton, MI, USA
I can now bounce my meteor like 20ft into the air. I feel so so godly when I do it. I can also spin in above my head with one hand. Not poi, but there isn't a meteor thread for this I think and I usually post my things in here :X
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#931974 - 14/05/11 07:45 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: SpinnerofDetroit]
Midkiff Offline
shadow stranger

Registered: 29/11/09
Loc: Carmi, Illinois
you must take a video so we can see
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#931982 - 15/05/11 05:45 AM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: Midkiff]
SpinnerofDetroit Offline
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want

Registered: 25/10/09
Loc: Trenton, MI, USA
When I finally get time, I want to make an "Everything that makes me happy" video. Filled with toys, lights, fire, dancing, and raving smile Pretty much everything special I do collaborated into a video grin But right now I have prom, a court date, graduation, college things, we're gonna move soon. So I'm not entirely sure when I can get to it.
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Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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#931993 - 15/05/11 09:14 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: pozee]
donnapage2003 Offline
Donna

Registered: 15/05/11
Loc: United Kingdom
My boyfriend has been teaching me POI for the last two months, and, well, last week, I kinda did a move he's never been able to do - reverse alternating butterfly! He kissed my feet, lol! Then I taught him how to do it (So funny watching him with 'new trick face'!!!!).
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#932096 - 19/05/11 06:25 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: flash fire]
moonflower3 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/11
Yay! Just did my first butterfly today. Not bad for only a couple weeks and a total of about 5 hrs. practice. Now just need to perfect my triple weaves without knocking myself in the face.

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#932103 - 19/05/11 09:46 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: moonflower3]
aston Offline
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League

Registered: 02/12/07
Loc: South Africa
Bravo!
_________________________
'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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#932159 - 21/05/11 07:35 AM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: aston]
adeathlyaura Offline
The Poi Spinning Undead

Registered: 19/04/11
Loc: Austin, Texas, United States
I just learned the forwards 3 beat weave behind the back. It had been frustrating me for days! grin Now I'm working on hyper loops and getting my flowers to look better.
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#932322 - 28/05/11 12:36 AM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: adeathlyaura]
thirteen Offline
The Death Card

Registered: 01/03/11
Loc: Minneapolis, MN USA
finally got BTB weave! notice that I didn't say "finally got BTB weave down!" because it's nowhere near down... still very iffy. but nonetheless, I can do it. now it's just a matter of practice, practice, practice (and hitting myself, hitting myself, hitting myself).
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The dawn has come
And the wine will run
And the song must be sung
And the flowers are melting
In the sun

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#932335 - 28/05/11 07:07 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: thirteen]
aston Offline
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League

Registered: 02/12/07
Loc: South Africa
Nice work guys. smile
_________________________
'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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#933167 - 22/07/11 07:33 AM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: aston]
TJ_NJ Offline
stranger

Registered: 19/07/11
Loc: NJ, USA
Hey, Im pretty new to poi, when I go camping I like to tie up some glow sticks and play around, mostly just a 2 beat weave. but I was just given a set of fire poi from this site. So now my interest has sky rocketed. within the last few days Iv managed to learn the 3 beat weave, one day (took a wile). next day I managed to learn it in reverse and that was even harder. and a few transitions and turns. Iv hit myself many many times but still fun.

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#933168 - 22/07/11 07:41 AM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: TJ_NJ]
TJ_NJ Offline
stranger

Registered: 19/07/11
Loc: NJ, USA
O I forgot to add, I learned cork screw, and 2 beat windmill. which are both pretty much the same thing, on different plane

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#933171 - 22/07/11 09:31 AM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: TJ_NJ]
TJ_NJ Offline
stranger

Registered: 19/07/11
Loc: NJ, USA
just learned basic butterfly first try, still gotta figure out reverse. cant seem to do it without the poi colliding

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#933192 - 23/07/11 01:46 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: TJ_NJ]
aston Offline
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League

Registered: 02/12/07
Loc: South Africa
Welcome!

You will find that the process is largely the same, so whatever got you doing the inward butterfly will (should) work for the outward one.
_________________________
'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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#933314 - 30/07/11 07:49 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: aston]
donnapage2003 Offline
Donna

Registered: 15/05/11
Loc: United Kingdom
Yesterday I finally mastered my reverse 3beat weave!!
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You Say I'm A FREAK Like It's A BAD Thing.

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#933322 - 31/07/11 11:33 AM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: donnapage2003]
aston Offline
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League

Registered: 02/12/07
Loc: South Africa
grin

:applause:
_________________________
'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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#933518 - 10/08/11 09:53 PM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: aston]
Ash3s Offline
member

Registered: 08/02/11
Loc: Durban South Africa
*bounces in*

I've almost got a buzzsaw fountain down grin It's still wonky, but it's coming right grin

Also, learning chasers... if I can get my up-stalls (no idea what they're called) right then it will be just about perfect grin

Oh! And I have the trichetra down, just need the piece that goes on the outside. None of this makes much sense, does it... Hmmm...

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#933526 - 11/08/11 09:47 AM Re: The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread [Re: Ash3s]
thirteen Offline
The Death Card

Registered: 01/03/11
Loc: Minneapolis, MN USA
buzzsaw fountain is tricky indeed. good job! now do the antispin buzzsaw fountain tongue

chasers are definitely a mindf-ck at first... mostly since they require an entirely new method of movement (i.e. letting the poi trail behind your hand at a 90 degree angle). good luck!
_________________________
The dawn has come
And the wine will run
And the song must be sung
And the flowers are melting
In the sun

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