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"First, you need long long poi, the longer the better, and also very very soft ones, or you will die.Do a normal butterfly, you can do reverse but lets start with a normal one.Do it for ..."
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"i call it tthe time wheel. start with a weave with three petals on each side. instead of crossing one arm over the other, bring both poi inside your arms to do a pinwheel. have them ..."
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"I once had a very cool poi moves pagr (with videos) among my bookmarks...now that Sasser virus has done in my computer, all my file are lost and I cannot find the page anymore.All I rem..."
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"I'm out of things that i can do with my poi, i dont think i'm flexable enough to do the behind the back stuff, so i'm doing 5 beat weave, can anyone give me any ideas or tips.Any other ..."
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"I'm trying to learn how to do the windmill but have myself completely hindered by the fact I can't do reels. I can pass a butterfly behind my head easily enough and do a mexican wave, b..."
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"I'm new on this forum board, so sorry if there is already similar subject.Well, do You have any links to movies or descriptions of more advanced techniques then this on HoP? I"d be grat..."
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"I posted this on a different thread and nobody answered. I really want to know the answer though, so I thought I'd post it as a sperate thread.Can anyone do a one handed butterfly weave..."
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"HiSo, I learned forward swing and backward swing. I can also swing in opposite direction. I then learnt the butterfly and giant butterfly moves. I am now progressing to alternate butter..."
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"Okay, I've been working on the backward weave for quite a few days now, and I haven't made much progress. I've gone back to look at the lesson on this site plenty of times and searched..."
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"that's what i call it for two reasons: its threads each arm.. and its split like an alternating butterfly.. Ok.. so let me break it down into two parts that are easy to learn individual..."
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"I cant seem to get it, the only way i'be been anywhere close is to do an alternate swing backwards and then cross my hand over, but it usually gets tangled. Video lessons arnt really he..."
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"I'm really confused at the the moment after a conversation with Dragon7. I always thought that I was doing 5 beat weaves but now I hear that what I thought was a 3 beat weave is actual..."
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"i havent been doin poi for very long and i keep comin across the term buzzsaw, ive got a feelin someone has already posted something like this but it would be much appreciated if someon..."
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"So I was spinning around some poi last night and this move just happened. It worked really well and i cant wait to get my meteors because it works one handed too. But i dont know what i..."
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"does anyone have a decent video of the backwards five bt weave? please! if you do please send it to mwbeas@mweb.co.zai can do most other things and this is killing me!also please define..."
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"I know how to do the weave, and the weave behind the back, but I need help with some cool way to change between theese. Anyone got any tips plz =)"
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"We (my friends and i) call then Dragon wings no pun intended, its where my name came from. You can call them what u like. This thread is a guide for newbs to learn btb weaves (which ..."
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"Hmm.. Loving buzzsaw weaves at the moment and look great with isolated weaves. BUT..Butteryfly Buzzsaw weave? I've heard about this move but no ones ever shown me one and it seems im..."
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"Ive seen this done before where the person jumps over the poi from a horizontal windmill on its down beat where both of the poi are in time. Can this be done with arms length poi or do ..."
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"If you hold the poi as if you were doing a one handed weave, you can swing one poi in a weave pattern and leave the other in a stall. If you can get it so the stall is really still it l..."
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"after nearly a year of begging my parents I bought me a pair and I'm soaking them in paraffin right now. "
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" Anyone ever done more than one set of poi at a time. Couldn't find much to do with it but was quite cool "
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"I am practicing poi for a few years and I have been able to teach myself some new tricks. I never saw anyone talking or doing them so I like to cosider them my invention.(I count beats ..."
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"I was going to post in the other Contact Poi thread, but as it seemed to discuss 3 different types it all got a bit confusing and was more of a discussion as to what "Contact Poi" is I'..."
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"I just can't figure out what TTN stands for. I've been able to decipher all the other abbreviations but that one..... "
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"Look can I try and clear one thing up once and for all (ok ok I know that is impossible but I would like to try)What would you classify as a BEATIn all the descriptions of the different..."
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"I've learnt all the moves on "The Art of Poi" video and a couple others, but now I'm stuck for what to do. How do I find new moves, cos as much as it is fun to simply stand in your gard..."
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"the first has been covered already by me in some other threads I'm sure.. but it involves turning a tangle from vert -> horizontal -> vertical (only spinning opposite direction fr..."
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"This has more than likely been covered to death but with the poi forum stagnating right now, i thought it best to share something. This is the most basic version of a combo iv been work..."
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"I've seen a few avatars with this pattern: http://www.homeofpoi.com/gallery/showpho...=500&page=1 and i was wondereing if someone can tell me what makes it? Thanks,Lynne"
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"I've been spinning a bit recently with a (non-spinning) critical audience. It's really helped develop my style into something a lot more than just two bits of fire going round in circle..."
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"I'm hurting to learn any new moves. Just wondering if any of you guys had any signature move that you've never seen any one else do or that rarely do.Here's mine, not really that diffi..."
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"*sits down pulls out pipe**scratches chin* hmmm, now.. why is it so much easier to do tangled buzzsaws spinning around in the opposite direction to the side where you enetered them, th..."
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"Hello everyone!!I'm really excited to write here for the first time, since I've been watching this forums for quite a while! I'm one of these guys who read the forums everyday, do the f..."
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"I did a search and didn't find anything on the subject. Can anyone do these successfully for multiple beats? How do you recommend getting out of them cleanly? I did one kind of by ac..."
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"i once heard of this japanese guy who would , during his routeenthrow in a back-flip whilst still spinning his poi! you ever heard of that? not sure its 100% true ... but anyways ... a..."
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"..and it was WONDERFUL admittidly i kept to teh very basics...but oooo the prurty flames..n teh heat and the sound... wow .. do all you wise n wonderful experienced types out there..."
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"i was using my fire one day and I found a nifty little way to turn around. it involves two wraps and a butterfly. from a forward 3 beat weave, do a wrap with your right poi on your l..."
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"Hey all.Sorry, but I am so confused,Whats the difference beetween and air warp and a hyperloop.Ive been thinkin and practising, and I think I am doing hyperloops....but havn't a clue,So..."
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"I've already tried doing a search on this topic and couldnt find anything to help. I cant do behind the back weave to save my life, if i smash the back of my legs in one more time i th..."
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"Ok, so I can (sloppily) do a 360 with one poi between the legs (IE it exits BTL facing the same direction it entered) but is it possible with both? Im thinking its possible but only in..."
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"I love the half wrap between the legsI've never burnt myself doing it... but I had to come up with a good catch phrase for the string... in case you don't know what I'm talking about, ..."
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"here's a pretty good move that i found the other day. while doing the 5 beat forward weave, pause after the 5th beat on the left side and let the right chain wrap around the wrist a co..."
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"I found a cool poi site forgot the name tho, its sphere... something, any help apreciated xxx"
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"my fire poi are squeaking... I've spinning them a lot on the beach so I am worried that a combination of sand and salt water might not be too good for them. I was wondering if ther..."
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"I did it... I lite them tonight for my very first time!It was amazing... I can't stop smiling... what a greatexperience... the sound!!!!!! WOW.... the reaction of people that have..."
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" Hey all, I havn't a clue what hyper loops are, call me a noob or what ever, but plz someone explain what they are,I here you all tlaking bout them all the time, and i havn't a clue ..."
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"Perhaps have a bit of fuel in the mouth and when the poi are on their upward swing during a butterfly or any move that crosses your face let out some of the fuel to add some flare to th..."
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"....but I'd love to see it do an isolated hyperloop!Thanks to psi for this, I couldn't not put it up in the mooves section eat me, drink me, press me"
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"Just a quicky - if you've just learned to do something new, but are still sloppy, put down your poi and do something else for quater of an hour, but keep going through the move in your ..."
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