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"Hoping to get a general idea of how various people define a weave (for teaching purposes).Some points that are in my definition (tho I'd love to hear yours) are: Each hand does circl..."
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"Parallel Weave - Reverse weave: This post started as a post about "Parallel Fountains", so I wont change the heading, but it's really just about the "reverse weave". Read on at your o..."
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"Tryin some trasisions here.....can anyone tell me how 2 trans from a fwd weave into "burn the nose"....peace all"
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"Can anyboy tell me please what a cartwhell is?Is it the weave/chase or what?THX"
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"jus started to learn a few moves and was wondering if sumone could xplain how to do a weave/chase but with the poi swingin backwards, i can do a figure 8 when the poi is singing backwar..."
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"There's been quite a bit of discussion about the names of moves and I wanted to clear something up. Nothing is set in stone. We here are merely trying to establish a convention by whi..."
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"well i know ive already posted this but......i made up a movve(i think)!!!(whith tech advice from fwirl(lydia)).i calll it the arse rap (please tell me if this is not a new move!!)wel w..."
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"I hunted around but couldn't find anything on this one so I figured I'd post it for those who would like to know.It's possible to extend your Thread The Needle by a beat on each side, e..."
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"Hey, Getting pretty much obsessed with this whole "POI" thing and so I think about it in bed and well you know.. so I had this vision this morning of spinning fire with aerials like..."
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"Hi there. When im starting to play I play the fwBF. Then I do and alternate (left hand btb right in front). Now Im turning about 90 to the right and the left poi is now in a fw di..."
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"Ok I have been experimenting a little with wraps over the last few weeks and haave come up with a nice little combo, here goes :1. Chase the Sun2. Stick right leg out and wrap both poi ..."
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"I've been practicing trying to get the reverse weave down, but I haven't quite got the hang of it yet. I can turn from the forwards weave into the backwards weave but only hold it for l..."
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"I came up with this wrap combo a little over a year ago, and have yet to see anybody else do it. I think of it as my signature combo when I spin, and I always get a positive reaction w..."
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"A few months ago, some friends approached me and asked me to do Poi for my High School's Senior Show before Graduation. I hadn't practiced for months before that, and I have a pair of m..."
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"Ok I am working on the 5 beat cross(weave)and I got it down but I seem to get it on the right side but then revert to a double on the left,it still looks pretty cool though kindof a cor..."
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"what hurts worse? A hit from a raquetball(the blue ones) on the end of a home made set or unlite kevlar on a fire set? ________________________Life is a waterfall:S.O.A.D."
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"Start doing the corkscrew and go to the weave, but then after you've done one beat on the left go up into the windmill!&lbr;Basically corkscrew to weave to windmill and out&rbr;It's a m..."
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"Hello all,Im having trouble turning whilst doing the BTBW, im assuming i need to be able to do this forward and reverse to reach my goal.I dont have any trouble going from the reverse w..."
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"i have always noticed that people are better at one of the base moves than the other.. (butterfly or weave).just wanted to know how naturally poi came to you (was it just easy to learn..."
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"actually got 2 questions conserning windmill:is it possible to keep it on the back?andhave somebody done a 6-beat windmill?"
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"I remember reading somewhere that someone did a 7 beat weave. I think theres two ways of going about this. You can either let it go around your arm for another spin (like a wrap) or d..."
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"well I don't see this one mentioned anywhereIt is possible to do a 6 or 7 beat chase if you twist your hands a bit more. When you do a forward chase on your left, rotate your right poi ..."
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"For those of you that don't know what a phantom move is.. it's basically a move that you nail by yourself but if there's anyone around you you can never nail it... or anything around th..."
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"Try doing a fountain, but use the extra beats from a 5 beat weave, 5 beat backwards weave and a 4 beat windmill.. This move looks pretty cool!! Does anyone have a name for this??"
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"Could someone please explain to me what the wicks are for the fire poi, on the website it says it's kevlar, i don't understand if you lite the whole head on fire or if there is a wick i..."
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"OK so I've got the body and leg wraps down to a science, but still can manage to pull of nice arm wraps to reverse direction, If anybody can give me some advice it would be greatly appr..."
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"I think I have made a new move for myself check it out. When you are doing the butterfly instead of takeing one arm and putting it behind your backby way of your top shoulder, take it..."
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"ok, just in case your not quite sure what i'm talkin about, a release to me, is when you let go of the poi rope and catch it somewhere else, while makin it all look good. I have figured..."
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"Say, do any of you guys ever do any under the leg poi moves. I have been doing poi for about a year and am now struggling to find any moves i can't do. My mate and i have been inventing..."
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"okay, i'm not sure if anyone has done this already, but i came upon a new move...for me anyway. okay, its just like the butterfly except you cross your wrists and do the butterfly that ..."
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" Ive been doing poi now for about 4 months and i have most of the moves down. But i am having real trouble with thread the needle and btb weave. Would appreciate some suggesstions pl..."
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"I can do the BTB weave fine, and lately i've been working on the reverse (or for a few months actually, kind of stopped because of previous whackings of the head) When learning the reve..."
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"Ok, as i see it, when you subtract out wraps and aerials or rolls, there's a limited number of moves with poi, right? (although, on that note, i saw someone jumping back and forth over ..."
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"Just curious if you guys used something like tape players or cd players when you're outside, or when youre outside do you not use any music at all?I've found my cd and tape players get ..."
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"call me new but BTB weave is obviously not reverse weave - which i have recently bent my head around and got. I can do BtB butterfly but weave???!!! "
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"OK guys I have a new wrap that I have taught myself, Dom has seen it at Glastonbury (well half of it anyway and now I have completed the second half. The Move Start with Forwards Weave ..."
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"Ok, so i know at teh very least it's possible to do a butterfly between your arms in reverse. that's my starting point. i'm not sure if it's possible fwds or not (something about teh wa..."
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"Having a bit of difficulty in transitionsParticularly from weeave to butterfly and vice versa.When doing a weave do you turn ninety degrees with one hand in front and the other behind t..."
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"Start to do Split Timing forewards and move the poi closer to each other until the left poi is spinning foreward and the right poi is crossing the other poi. this move can also be calle..."
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"I hope this isnt too off the subject but I just wanted to know if anyone knows how to liquid. I wanted to learn how to do that and the poi, (not at the same time though) but i'm havin a..."
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"Some questions:-How can I learn to dance with the poi more?-Is it better to be able to dance with the poi or to do more tricky moves?I know someone who can make the easiest moves look b..."
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"hey i'm doing a fire show infront of a big huge crowd like next weekend and my friend and i have some problem..... we need to find a costume to wear... well.. the colour code is Red, Bl..."
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"Ok the BTB weave on the rotations on the sides your does the poi rotate twice on the same side as the hand or twice on the oppiset side as the hand?"
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"I was just curious if any of you knew any unique tricks besides swingin circles and stuff...for instance, i saw a girl who took her shoe off with the glowstix swung it around her head a..."
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"I'm a new member and didn't know what a "butterfly" was until I joined this site. I mean, I can do a "butterfly", just didn't know that's what it's called.Anyhow, I was looking at the ..."
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"A new combination I was playing around with was something I called 4 Quarter Combination. I'm not sure if others use it or not but it runs pretty smoothly and I'm guessing it would look..."
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"Well i have been having some trouble with the backwards weave, but besides that, what other tricks can i do from backwards swings??Also, thanx to Sub and Mark P for helpin me with the r..."
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"Good board...cheers...I've just got the 3 beat weave behind the back down (ish). I've found the best way to get to grips with the slightly harder moves is to practice the different elem..."
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"Before you start moaning I've search and the threads for help and there isn't much there.I've got the basics ie. the corkscrew, windmill and various other turns n weave ish type things...."
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