Superman
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Posted:I am new to the board..(obviously) so i dont know if anyone has tred this or not, so here it goes..and please bear with me on the terms because i didnt even know this was called poi untill 10 minutes ago... my boy can do this...im learning it.At the end of your set, go into a forward two handed weave, then into a tight corkscrew, and get the strings going at the same together. switch to one hand. Right hand goes behing head to the left (palm up or down), throw at an angle towrdsleft foot. Simutaniously, jump with left foot and twist to the left in the air along with the direction of the string. String goes under left leg, and now jump with the right leg as string swings under it (body is still twisting in the air) you will come out of the move with the string swing up at an angle towards the left side of your face (palm down.From here, you can go back into a setone handed then to two hands, or finish.Reference: Movie--Romeo must Die. my man Jet Li in the warehouse, with the firehose.drew------------------"Only the warrior that hears the call will know when to leave, Where to go" -unknown

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Heph
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Posted:jigga-what????superman, i'd love a more in-depth description of this and how difficult it is. i got completely lost trying to understand it. but it sounds cool...can you offer more description?

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Superman
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Posted:like i said i am sorry if the explination is difficult to understand..this is the first time trying to type out the discription on how to do any of this.... The easiest way is to watch Jet Li in "Romeo Must Die" with the fire hose. Thats where we got this move from. We just inserted it into a basic Poi movement. Its pretty easy if you have good footwork!! How about this... I would call the speed on this about medium. Start by swinging one string in your right hand in reverse At your right side. Slowly raise your arm till the string is above your head, spining horizontally like a helicopter. (wrist is twisting)Try to keep the string about 6 inches to 1 foot from the top of your head.Now when the string passes behind your head is about to swing on the right side of your body you drop your arm a little with your palm facing upward. Id compare the motion to swinging a baseball bat in a right handed stance. But instead of swinging the string horizontally across the front of your body, cross the string in front of your body at a slight angle towards your left thigh. heres the tricky partYou have to get your left leg out straight in front of you, so that the string will pass under your leg. This requires me to jump a little to get my left leg high enough so that it can pass under....this works easier if your body is turning slightly to the left as the string passes under my left leg.imagine this.. I am standing on my right foot, back is straight as i can keep it. My left leg is straight out in front of me. My right arm is straight down with my right handalmost between my left upper thigh and my left nut..the hand stops at that spot and the momentum of the string carries it the rest of the way.As the string passes under my left leg it goes behind my butt swinging horizontally. Now at the same time this is happening, my left leg is coming back down. This is where you have to jump with your right leg extending it straight out as you did the left just seconds before this way the string can pass underneath it as well. At this point your palm will be facing down and to the right...You will end up with it traveling from under your right thigh up towards the left side of your face..Your arm is as straight as you can keep it. *Important* remember that your body will be turning to the left as you do this entire movement. You will start facing north, you will end up facing South-East or even completely south...DAMN it is hard to explain..get the movie, and you will see it clearly. It took two of us about three days to get it completely the first time...It is tight as hell!! when you finish a set with this move. You dont even have to finish, because after practicing it about a week or so, you can do it, and go into a onehanded corkscrew.. GET THE MOVIE!!! ------------------"Only the warrior that hears the call will know when to leave, Where to go" -unknown

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.


- Mark Twain

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Posted:The move sounds very interesting Superman, but I'm not sure if I can sit through that movie again just for a Poi move....argh...I love one handed stuff tho....erg. oh well I guess I could just fast forward through all of the scenes that arent fighting
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cuz the way I see it, that movie sucked ass except for the superb fight sequences
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Heph
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Posted:hear hear josh. i rented it last week, and watched it. it is a pretty fun move though, im trying to master it right now. i only wish i could pretend to knock someone in the face like he does with the hose. THAT would be a cool finale. thanx superman.heph

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Posted:hey- great move- its called a double reverse crescent kick-(butterfly kick) i have i little bit of a variation of the romeo must die fire hose in the face thing.i dont know the *technical* names for the spins i do, i just throw a buch of stuff together with glowsticks @ a raves , but if you start with what i guess would be an axis/butterfly move( butterfly circle motion over your head to get a rotating axis on the sides look), go into a weave, just lift up your front leg, push your poi forward, bring your leg WAY up,your foot needs to be @ chest level, or you will be toasty, as soon as your poi go under your leg, snap your front foot while pivoting your other leg up, as soon as the chains are completely underneath you,your back leg should be completing the same kick as your front leg- this is done in a 360 motion,you turn completely aroundin a circle,and it is really fast, and took me about a week to perfect. as soon as i get a video camera, i will send a tape of it in. it is awesome.i have to admit, this probably doesnt make sense, but try it. >
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Superman
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Posted:it makes since...its hard as hell explaning that shit right? Im going to try it, yours seems smoother with that variation. Damn i didnt even know it had a name.thanx dude!Super'------------------"Only the warrior that hears the call will know when to leave, Where to go" -unknown

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FireSpirit
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

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Posted:Are Your Pois Together or apart(butterfly) Under the Legs? The move sounds cool as hell! but a hose is one long tube and my poi are two long chains. !!(together) - - (Apart)Thanks,Christian

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IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
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Superman
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Posted:i try to keep them together as best i can, they get too far apart and you have to elevate more for them to pass underneath."S"...------------------"Only the warrior that hears the call will know when to leave, Where to go" -unknown

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.


- Mark Twain

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FireSpirit
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

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Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
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Posted:I got it last night! It is Sick! You get a bit dizzy doing a 360 or more when between your legs though. I like it, and Im going to try on fire tonight at a party!

FIRE IS ALIVE!
IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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Superman
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Posted:tight tight...dont burn your jimmies!! ha aha!Super'------------------"Only the warrior that hears the call will know when to leave, Where to go" -unknown

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.


- Mark Twain

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Posted:Hey, this is a great move. I've been doing it with poi in BOTH hands for awhile, inspired by both RMD and my martial arts.It's actually really simple to do, once you know what it's about...I usually get ready for it by swinging both poi over the head, looking down from above they would both be going in a counter clock-wise fashion. At the same time, I turn my body slowly CCW as well.Then the right hand comes under the left leg, then (out from between my legs) under the right. That's really all there is to it.It can be done really slow, and very little "hop" is actually needed; but the higher you get and the straighter the legs are in the air, the better-looking!When actually jumping, experiment with sweeping the legs in arcs (opposite directions works best for me). That is, instead of a leg going straight up and then down, make it come up to one side and down the other, in a sort of circle or arc (upside-down horseshoe?). Like I said, opposite directions seems to work better.To condition for it, try setting up a lawn chair, and bringing the leg over its back from one side to the other, and if *REALLY* athletic, BOTH legs over one side, and land on the other, launching off of one foot and landing back down on the opposite. Take my word, DON'T do it on hard surfaces, because even if you think you can do it, there will be a time when both legs catch the back and you end up on YOUR back!And about the poi in the LEFT hand...I usually just keep it swinging over my head the entire time. You can get fancy and bring it under the legs simultaneously with the Right. It ends up looking a bit like a leapfrog, I think...Have fun!-ryan

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Posted:hmmm... Josh, i expect you to work this move out and then teach me when you get to Sydney.I can't even visualise what I'm supposed to do. You boys and your martial arts training!No fair!
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Posted:'tain't overly difficult, I swear!Just get out there and keep trying.Oh yeah, and I take back what I said, that sweeping the legs opposite directions works best. Actually, I can hardly do that--they both start on one side, and go to the other, (not simultaneously, of course). But they DO go opposite of the direction you were turning...That is, if rotating to the left, then the legs sweep over to the right...*sigh* I'm finding that words garble the message on things like this, and make it sound overly difficult...so just go try it!-ryan

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