So, I havent been able to get out to practice as much as I would like this week, I was down a couple days due to severe dehydration. However I was playing around and learned how to do three beat weave turns, so I thought that was pretty cool.
Continuing to work on moves from last week while adding newer ones but im still struggling with buzzsaw and also with butterflys . I probably need to stop and dedicate time specifically to these just so they dont get overlooked.
Low Waves: these came easily enough as long as I dont stay in a butterfly for too long, and have a slight issue when i first transition from behind back into the butterfly.
Chasing the sun: for some reason I could not get this move the first night I tried it, a few nights later I moved into it with little issue without thinking. I think I was over thinking it when I first tried lol.
Wind Mills: I was playing with the 3 beat weave turns and started wondering if I could do it over my head. after a few botched attempts I was able to get a short weave and with a bit more practice Ive gotten pretty decent with it.
Today I decided to add more tape to my poi for weight. I am using tennis balls on strings with a loop I fold into a double loop. While outside doing this I decided to try some 3 beat weaves behind the back. Im pretty sure this is going to end with my arms tied behind my back lol. I decided to stop and retry tonight. It seems I do a lot better in the dark because I cant see and Im just working off of feel. I need to work on this I know, but it really does help when learning new moves.
It turns out we have a group of spinners here called Pyrokinetics of Athens (http://athenspyros.com
) and they offer classes every Monday. This is awesome for me because I feel Im still a little sloppy with my moves. Hopefully these guys will be able to point out my mistakes and help learn more moves and how to make good transitions. That is if i can get time to go to a class... Two kids + wife + working over 60hrs a week = no personal time accept in the middle of the night.
Now that i know how much I enjoy spinning I want to get a set of fire poi just so I can be practicing with the same weight and materials as i will when I start burning