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"I know this has been mentioned in passing befor, but I figured it was getting to the point of needing its own thread. #1 equipment: Poi with a glow stick on each end. I normaly use a ch..."
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"I don't know whether anyone has ever tried this (i did a search but didn't find anything).The other day i kinf flicked my string/wire/chain when doing a really slow backwards weave. Thi..."
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"i think i just nailed the 3 beat weave!!! *wo0-ho0* i feel like a poi-god..."
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"Alright. Ive been spinning for about a month now. Its incredibly addicting. I have got down the three beat weave, and I have looked at the lessons page to try and increase the number of..."
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"Last week i tried this ummm butterfly on my left side and then i start alternating the butterfly from right to the left really fastbut i pass firts one poi then the other and it looks l..."
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"I'll try to explain this as briefly as possible...Start with a Butterfly but with the pois crossing at the sides of the circle instead of top and bottom. Practice turning around to a re..."
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"Okay still havent'y gotten this one down smoothly (cause practice poi with those streamer things don't like it)anyways here is the concept..doing a weave lift you right leg and come up ..."
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"Help! I've searched on this, but found nothing. Whats the trick to stop the chains hitting each? I get them going for a few revolutions and can't keep them apart, and believe me I have ..."
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"I perfer the butterfly with the pois crossing at the sides rather than top and bottom, the butterfly must be done this way for this trick to work.While doing the butterfly bring your ha..."
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"ok on the second 38 of this video Fluorescent poi from Jo Derry. Sheffield, England. Well worth watching as their is some pretty amazing moves here.on the homeofpoi videos section on th..."
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"In the vidoe of the reverse weave on the lessons page you see the girl do a full turn from backward to forward to backward again. Do this but face the camera and go from forward to back..."
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"if you're trying to teach someone the weave or any move that requires a rythmic hand cross over thing, try useing two peices of bamboo or similar as poi. the moves are leanrt much quick..."
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"hey all okay, so I'm postponing study again.I'm not sure if this has been posted already, but this is my token poi move Start with something resembling the 'alternate butterfly combin..."
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"Staff is taking over... theres no new threads on poi. Though i think the reason why no one posts moves on poi is that its way too difficult to explain a move outside of comparing it to..."
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"this isn't really a move but stupid crowds get a kick out of it if..... make sure nobody is going to walk into your space and that you have plenty of room before you try this also...i w..."
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"Hmmm, that explaination only seems to partially cover it. What you explained, Pere, is a good way to build up to it. I'll do my best to explain it hear. A Fountain (sometimes called a S..."
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"its about damn time!!!!!!i finally nailed tha 3 beat weave, now im movin on to more moves seemingly quicker...thanks to all that helped me with my limp left hand i took tha advice n it ..."
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"...is very possible, but tends to sort of, well, droop - kind of go into the horizontal plane. Is there any way to stop this?and can you go from 1hd normal to 1hd split time?and can any..."
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"I NEED MAJOR HELP WITH THE WEAVE...I JUST STARTED WITH POI SO I BASICALLY SUCK...ALL I CAN DO IS THE BUTTERFLY REALLY GOOD...BUT NEWAIZ...WHEN I DO THE BUTTERFLY IT KEEPS ON BEING HORIZ..."
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"okay i guess ive become a pretty good spinner in my opinion but i still cant do one of the "simplest" moves the butterfly. heres my problem i start with simaltaneous foward swings and ..."
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"ne 1 out a righty who HAD a problem usin there left hand, n fixed the problem?????? tha damn thing wont listen >;\"
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"I've done a search and I don't think anyone has mentioned doing multiple poi. Now granted I am not yet up to this standard, but I wouldn't be surprised if others here have done/can do/t..."
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"i gotta say thanx 4 tha help tha poiers gave to me,regarding my ignorant left hand.......im gradually gettin the sync down yay 4 me!!!!!!!"
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"OK, Everyone's got an achillies heal move and believe it or not I feel very uncomfortable in a Rev Butterfly. I can do it. But not with the ease and flexibility of a forward butterfly..."
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"for glowsticks i think fire would be too heavy. spin a butterfly as slow as you can and go doubletime with the right poi so its two revolutions with right and one left. just try to get ..."
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"Heya all, I've been reading through a some posts and kinda got lost on the lingo...I'm only a newbie to the "twirler dialect" so plz humor me....I understand weave and all the moves li..."
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"anyone come up with any good moves where the poi go at different speeds? There was that double butterfly thing, and of course half giant versions of most of the moves...but, just implan..."
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"I just wanted to take a minute and say kudos to everybody. There are so many new moves popping up. Its crazy and there just getting iller and iller. I have trouble keeping up. I just wa..."
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"Hey, Im lost when it comes to the "TNN" what is it.Thanx MuchMatty"
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"Ok, er, technically this is a butterfly family move rather than a weave, but I couldn't think of a better name... butterfly weave is already taken y'see... could be the butterfly Butter..."
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"I was just mucking around tonight and i figured out that you can do a one-handed 3-9 butterfly, or whatever it is called when the poi intersect at horizontal rather than vertical. So, ..."
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"i read aaaaaaaaages ago bout a girl who used firepoi and told the interviewer she wanted to learn a move that 'makes it look like you have wings of fire'.... been intrigues ever since, ..."
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"no only kidding...------------------"O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention." - William ShakespeareCheck out my Online Gallery! Å Ĉ ..."
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"a 360 degrees turn with butterfly...like the 360 degress turn with weaave but with butterfly... well i do it but i dont have idea how it looks... i wish i had a camara "
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"been playing around with throwing the poi in the air .i read athread here about bringing the poi under the legs from behind,letting go of the handles and then catching it again from the..."
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"jeez i have tried and tried this move and i cant get it!!! okay give me tips maybe also i got a question when you do a 180 turn with the butterfly doing tread on the neaddle you get in ..."
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"okay, i hope this is a new move. with my meteors i was doing the butterfly and when the poi ore on the up swing i throw the foot long piece that is between my hands straight into my ju..."
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"Helo this is going to make me sound like a begginer but no matter what I do I can't get the btb chase, I have no one to teach me and i can't find any sources that could tell me, nearly ..."
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"I dunno if this was already posted cuz i dunno what it's called (if it even has a name). It's when you swing your poi behind you and the two strings go under your legs, you let go with..."
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"um... i can kinda do a one handed corkscrew, and kinda do a simple weave, i think (hey, leeave me alone, i only had these things for a week), but i cant keep the chains at 180 degrees t..."
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"I'm confused on which btb weave is considered "forward" and which one is considered "reverse."I would think that if the rotation of the poi on your left side is clockwise and the rotati..."
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"Heya all,I picked up Poi for the first time in march, so since then I've learnt up to 22 on the poi lessons with a couple of little moves added in. I can almost switch between all of th..."
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"Hi guys,I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on the timing of BTL butterfly exit? I've got the entry reasonably ok (needs work) but I've only ever got the exit a couple of times, and ..."
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"Ade suggested in another thread to tie a ribbon to one end of a staff as an aid to explaining what some of us see as "forwards".I think the idea of marking the different ends of a staff..."
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"Hey, one move i noticed that was missing was a leg wrap. I dont usually use poi's or anything...i'm more of a glowstick kinda guy...its basically the same, but u guys have more balls t..."
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"okay...what is this guy doing from 12 secs forward?the video is in the same page"Inside stage production using some fluorescent type poi...24sec in length."(http://64.87.7.217/displaymp..."
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"Everyone knows how to do the cool fireball sart with staff, right? But we poiers are left without any fancy way to start. Something I've been working on lately is the fireball start for..."
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"ez just do the 4 beat corkscrew with a 360 body varial going in the same direction. do it with a jump by bending your kneez down with your downswing on the corkscrew.if u want added att..."
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"For all of you that know how to do the btb weave, and especially those of you that just recently got it:I'm finally trying to get my btb forward weave (the one where you hit your shins,..."
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"i would like know about any jump moves that anybody knows or experiences people have had with jumping."
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