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"I've finally cracked....it (it took a lot of drugs to first get the flexibility) it's an extension of low chase bring the right arm round the back to the left hand side to join the left..."
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"i figured this out last night.4b weave right side of the body, up into 4b windmill bth, down to 4b weave left side.well if it aint a 4b fountain then its a really cool tration trick. ..."
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"Can anyone help me!!!!How the hell are you supposed to wrap your arms up. Can to it forward but not a chance backwards.HELP!!! or does anyone have any vids.???Mot."
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"i know this question gets asked alot but how do you do a 4 beat weave()? i've searched the forms already and was only confused more by all the variations of explinations i saw and just..."
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"Ok Ok It's been a while now since the thread about a dedicated staff forum was begun, and there seems to be heaps of support for it, but there are several relevant issues brought up by ..."
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"Ok... I was going through the video downloads on HOP and I came across Shadowfire's video...There are two moves that I absolutely must learn- been trying for weeks n can't get it. The f..."
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"Yes folks...I've searched. So..here goes. I THINK I have gotten the 5 beat weave but am a bit ignorant on the term . So, Where-as the 3 beat weave is 1 spin on one side and 2 on t..."
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"I don't know if anyone here is from Ohio, or made it to Hookahville at Fronteir Ranch this weekend, but there were a few fire performers out there that were pretty good!Anyway, I learne..."
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"I cant 5bt weave cos my arms arent twirley enuf ... n me thread the needle is still non existent ... but at least I can weave... HURAAY! "
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"do a butterfly. keep doing it. do you count when the poi cross at the top or at the bottom?( @pk)loveR"
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"what is it called when you have the two poi swinging opposite directions such that the two of them would hit eachother if they crossed paths. like, i know thats what thread the needle e..."
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"I've been spinning poi for a few months on and off. I came across a move and I'm sure it has to have a name but I'm not sure what it is. I'll try to describe it. It feels like if you..."
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"found this on kazaa while looking for general wushu stuff...this chick is insane!!! she's got some crazy tricks that i am gonna try this weekend (and hurt myself, no doubt)...i will hav..."
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"Just had to tell you that I made some crosses the other night and woohoo!! I've never even used a single cross before, but i managed to pick up the doubles and get straight into it. I..."
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"hi guys.. i was just wondering if someone there could help me a little on tips for doing the one handed butterfly on split time.. i have never saw it so i just dont have the idea on how..."
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"Hi, i was just wonder how long you've been spinning for, and what do you think the most diffecult move you can do is?"
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"Hello all I ve finish building my poi.. so since 3 days i m praticing between 15 min to 2 hours per day..So i follow the lesson of this site.. it s pretty cool So now i m in the les..."
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"I'm trying to bring some of my between the leg moves from staff into my poi stuff. I saw some guy who is really good at it on one of the COL videos (two I think?) jumpin around all ninj..."
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"i have run a seach and there ar sooooo many wrap threads and i really dont have time to read this so :What is a thru wrap? "
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"This makes me especially happy because I've never been able to do much with my weave. Molly showed me the tuck turn and I finally got it last night, so while practicing with it I tried..."
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" I stumbled accross this while not trying anything inparticular, allow me to try & describe it:Spinning poi reverse, same-time, at your sides: then swing both poi between your legs..."
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"i'm just wondering who else can do it??"
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"how should I store my fire poi between uses, to keep them at their best for each use? "
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"Any one ever attempt a fire spin on rollerskates?Let me know how it went if you did. I'm trying to steady myself on a vintage pair and have imaginings of spinning around in circles and ..."
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"Fellow Fire frends.. i have a show in a few days, and need some advice on a move i am concerding doing...here it is.. 1. have fire poi spining 2. a moth full of barcardy 1..."
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"Been messing around with 4 poi recently and wondering how the hell you get from a 2beat weave (the only split move mastered so far) to a butterfly without breaking flow. Is it possi..."
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"i hate to go from a 7BW to Chase the Sun...but...can anyone explain how to execute this trick without getting the poi tangled behind my head...or indeed infront of mei can do it...but n..."
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"I am very confident with my weave...and have tried with odd success to do a 5 beat weave...at the moment, if both poi are on there last revolution on the right side of my body, i then p..."
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"i was wondering if anyone had tried a 5 beat butterfly weave? i tried briefly lastnight and it seemed like it would work okay. anyone thats done it, let me know. i was just sitting h..."
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"this thread should proberbly be in social but hey wtf!i want to know how good i am because i know very few spinners and everyone that sees me spin asks me how good i am in comparison to..."
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"ok... been playing with essentially small meteors, heavy double ended poi in other words...and they make for beauteous noo manooovers. first of throws are a piece of piss.. also muuuuch..."
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"So I have been playing with meteor for a few months now, and no one in my town spins meteor (that I know or have seen) so I am on my own techniques-wise.I am currently spinning 7 feet o..."
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"Anyone able to help me with my wrap problem? The problem is, when I do wraps, a lot of times the ball will wrap around and end up too close to the chain and be unable to unwrap. Is t..."
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"I was wondering if anyone could give me a few tips on the reverse 5 beat weave...I can do it forwards fine but when i try to do it reversed I always seem to end up doing the normal 5 be..."
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"I do a 'splitt-time butterfly hyperloop' .....It starts with a reverse tangled buzzsaw ....and ends up (if the karma is good) in a butterfly....Sound familiar to anyone? or am I free t..."
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"run a search first and use the lessons before you post, a topic, please!"
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"Had a good day today with my poi's...must be all the sun we have up here now....anyway I would like some hints and ideas about ,how I see it, the two kinds of throws from a hyperloop....."
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"Okay.. So I've been doing the reverse BTBW a few months now and just got the forward BTBW two days ago. I'm set on 360 turns over the weekend (though prepared to deal if it takes longer..."
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"Ok, I apologize. It's another music thread. But hopefully this one's a bit different.OK, so a friend has asked me to spin at a party that he's having. Problem is he's going to be spi..."
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"I am chuffed... I can swing poi without tanglin them up... one handed... still probs wi one handed butterfly. DOH! NE1 else? "
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"I Just found out about Fire chains 3 months ago. I'm really intrested in learning the art. I was just wondering how long does the average person practice with elelcro poi or tail poi u..."
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"well, ok, it's not totaly new, it is more like a new transition. To do this one, what you do is start it out in a weave, then hyperloop on the left, and bring it into a buzzsaw. Then, a..."
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"hand changes are a little somthing Ive been playing with for a while.Its simply changing which poi is in which hand.Its a little thing.The audience dosnt really notice it,but is a cool ..."
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"*Head explodes* "
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"has anyone got any four poi (two one handed butterfly) moves they would like to share?can anyone do moves with two butterflies?sometimes i feel like im a lonely little outpost on the p..."
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"There's some strangeness going on in my poi world. I've always been a short chain spinner. I've been trying desperately to get used to longer chains so I can include thru-wraps and ot..."
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"After a year of not really doing any poi ive decided to start again. After i saw saw this video i decided i just have to learn wraps. I love the bounciness of those well executed wrap..."
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"Any tips? "
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"Just nailed btb weave frd n rvs, but whats all this 5beat maddness about? I needed a 3 hour back massage to right the wrongs caused by 3beat!! Also how do I get a 7beat weave? I kno..."
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"(sorry if i missed a previous thread that answered this question)so i'm trying to do hyperloops and i have ball chain. i know there was some mention to doing them with ballchain before,..."
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