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FireDragon
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Location: Israel, Jerusalem
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2001
Total posts: 4
Posted:well i just saw yesterday a pretty interesting move for two people and thought i'de share it.imagine two people - each holding one poi in opposite hands and facing each other. then they do a thread the needle, each of them doing one hand of the trick. the direction of the trick is away from them to the side.then do the same thing only with both hands. so basically, there are two thread-the-needlebeeing done. one on each side of the people.the way to get in the move is to stand in front of eachother and swing the poi forward and get together.hope you can imagine it. it is a really sexy move if performed with a bit of grace.itai

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adamrice
adamrice

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Location: Austin TX USA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2000
Total posts: 1015
Posted:I've tried doing this with the butterfly. It's not particularly hard once you get into it, but getting into the move is a *bitch*. More often than not, we screw up the step-in part and wind up clobbering each other (we don't stop swinging). The timing is very tricky. Doing this with the TTN would be pretty similar, I reckon.PS: "itai" is "ouch!" in Japanese. Seems especially appropriate here.

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FireDragon
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Location: Israel, Jerusalem
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2001
Total posts: 4
Posted:first, i have seen the butterfly done in two and the TTN looks much nicer to me. the butterfly is very understandable. you look at the TTN and you wonder for a second what is going on.the meaning of name in japanese would probablly cause some funny responses in japan, where i am going to be soon.itai

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:I have also *heard* of people doing the TTN opposite each other like that, each one having one poi, and then switching the poi. ie: Person one has poi in their left hand, person two in their right...then person one takes person two's poi in their right hand, does thread for a moment, person two grabs a poi from one's left hand in their left so they have then traded poi and have switch which side the thread is occurring on.I have no one to practice this with anyway so it doesn't matter
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but I thought I'd throw it out there and see what happens. Let me know if I muttled up the description! ------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com


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FireDragon
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Location: Israel, Jerusalem
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2001
Total posts: 4
Posted:thanks pele. nice idea. i'll try it with a friend.

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FireDragon
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Location: Israel, Jerusalem
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2001
Total posts: 4
Posted:wait. i read it again. do you mean they are punching towards each other? in my version, the people are punching away to the side.

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Pele
Pele

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Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Yeah, they are definately facing each other and spinning forwards.

Pele
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sundancer
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Location: Utah
Member Since: 5th Sep 2002
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Posted:This one is already listed under "moves sent in by visitors" the reason you sometimes hit each other is you have to take the poi in the other persons right hand with your left hand :mirror image" if you try to take their right poi with you right hand you end up doing backwards ttn. you can also do one handed butterfly in your right hand, but take the opposit poi when you go back into butterfly. anyone get what im saying??MWWW.FIRESHAMAN.COMweb sit up in two weeks^(It dosnt matter what your spining, as long as your spining)<my favorite quote from a KIWI poi dancer. thanx for showing me the world FractalPulse. keep on spining.


Cassandra
Cassandra

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Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:Hey Fire Dragon !love the idea. I discovered the double butterfly with a great guy in Spain. It is just really amazing. So the idea of a TTN is great. I am sure Josh would add "do it with a reverse TTN, it will look better "
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