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flash fireBRONZE Member
Sporadically Prodigal
2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
This space is for all those funksters busy improving their technique by learning new moves - made-up or traditional.



Tell us all about it! We love hearing about our fellow poiers/staffies/misc. toyers succeeding with new things biggrin

It's just hard to keep up with it all sometimes, so if we keep it together you'll be certain to get a little feedback.



here a pat on the back in advance from me



::flash enthusiastically pats your back::



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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
smile

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Inside turns, inside buzzsaw waist wraps.

"Moo," said the happy cow.


DutSILVER Member
lurker
380 posts
Location: Nashville, TN, USA


Posted:
as of last week:
butterfly outside tangle, butterfly outside tangling 4-beat turn;

as of last night:
butterfly inside hyperloops, split time butterfly outside tangle,
buzzsaw handcuffs!!, 'inside butterfly' 'double wrist wraps' (buzzsaw handcuffs, but bfly!!);
( ^^ i'm going to try to look up threads on this schtuff, i think you guys are holding out on me)

-- dut

Pikey PhilGOLD Member
newbie
5 posts
Location: Brighton/Liverpool/Ibiza, United Kingdom


Posted:
NINE BEAT WEAVE

im very pleased smile

Keep it Pikey


TheWibblerGOLD Member
old hand
920 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
How do you get 9 beats without turning, can't figure it out for the life of me.

Spherculism ~:~ The Act of becoming Spherculish.


_khan_SILVER Member
old hand
768 posts
Location: San Francisco, California, USA


Posted:
ok--now i really do have the btb weave! really! i do! i like going from that into a reverse split-time flower.

also have managed a ceiling-plane ttn, which is really fun and quite possibly my new favorite move (of the moment wink ). aside from all variations of flowers ubblove

taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco


Pikey PhilGOLD Member
newbie
5 posts
Location: Brighton/Liverpool/Ibiza, United Kingdom


Posted:
Hi spherculist,
I do a 7 beat weave then add a wrap round my wrists on each side,
I've now almost perfected an 11 beat weave with the same method only 2 wraps.

Are you around in Brighton over Easter?
Fancy meeting up for a session on the beach?

Keep it Pikey


tenticleenthusiast
275 posts
Location: ati: on: She: ffi: eld: UK:


Posted:
Pikey phil- you don't need those wraps in there for a nine...

butterfly hyperloops. finally.
figure 8 thing in floor plane, and a kind of cross between this and the weave one, and a five beat version.
various variations on microthrow weaves where you throw around other body parts than the wrist (such as the leg), and some where you pretty much only hold the poi string for half of any circle, and you are always throwing one or the other but not both or neither, but the poi follow the same path as they would for whatever move it is you want to do without holding on.
propellor to throw to opposite propellor on the other wrist and pass the other poi to the other hand and do the figure 8 change direction transition at the same time. (once. and it'll never work again, i betcha)
quarter time iso atom weave type thing.
quarter time iso 3bt weave with the middle of the strings always touching just enough to make them not straight. and some other quarter time iso stuff. quarter time seems easier than split time some how...

--ben

ben_in_a_spinBRONZE Member
member
32 posts
Location: london / cambridge, United Kingdom


Posted:
wowzer!

hyperloops, microthrow weaves, 9 and 11 beats... you have conquered physics, people.
all the moves you guys have recently figured out are pretty incredible! the technical stuff is brilliant to watch, though tough to figure out exactly what's going on with each poi.

I'm bathing in my own sense of achievement at the moment as well - today has seen me crack isolations, figure out how to add them comfortably into a five-beat fountain, and sort out some flowers as well. big day huh? remember back when you learnt those moves?

not so bad for someone who only picked the daft spinny things up three and a half weeks ago...

love and wow newbie admiration to all of you,

Ben

please help keep the world clean - others may wish to use it


asakuranewbie
13 posts
Location: Naperville IL


Posted:
go me, first post. anyway. just got btb wallpane 3 and 5 bts. almost got reverse 5 bt. the "real" straight jacket in butterfly form and some random crossover wrap and random wrap combos, also, good to be here, i should be able to greatly advance my shiz from yuo guys...what with yuor super moves and all lol

Peace Love Unity Respect, teaching everyone in the community love...


Mr_JedlyGOLD Member
member
195 posts
Location: Perth, West Australia


Posted:
I've not learnt alot of poi stuff lately... :-( noone to swap ideas with. :-(
but... just got an isolated butterfly airwrap last couple days which is good. :-)
antispin buzzsaw turns.
some other buzzsaw plane turning & swapping randomness.

Staff:
Multiple Hand rolls, Arm Roll, Shoulder Rolls, Horizontal (from Helicopter), Head to Shoulder rolls, Halo Roll, Pivot, SNES, globetrotter, horizontal SNES, a btb elbow pass, and..... f15htails! forwards & backwards both hands.
Most of these are not 100%, but can get them at least most of the time. enough to say I can do em. biggrin

We don't stop playing because we grow old,
We grow old because we stop playing.


BethMiss Whippy
1,262 posts
Location: Cornwall & Oxford


Posted:
4 new whip catches, just in time for falmouth.

1st is a one handed bf throw into whip catch
2nd is a 3bt arm propellor into whip catch
3rd is a pretty simple ttn whip catch
4th is difficult to explain its pretty similar to 3 but with the throw poi going in the other direction, sort of like a weave whip catch but from a bf.

Also learnt something that im gonna call 'weird hyperloop throw, back of hand contact catch and reverse' move. The name kind of gives it away.

A few other little bits, nice smooth contact moves, like a lubbly way of getting out of a hyperloop throw with a back hand catch.

Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.


JayKittyGOLD Member
Mission: Ignition
534 posts
Location: Central New Jersey, USA


Posted:
Also got the reverse 5-beat, only I learned the foward 5-beat like forever ago. In the foward your hand flops. In the reverse you need to fling. I can flop a lot, I can't fling very well. Also got that nifty spiral handcuff wrap with the glowsticks. Very fun, easy, and looks so cool. I'll have a pic up soon.

Don't mind me, just passing through.


PhaerieBRONZE Member
veteran
1,240 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
i ubblove LOVE that feeling you get when you have been trying something for a while... then stop because its not working then try it again a month or so later and it works biggrin this little girl can now do butterfly weave *dances happy dance* also pretty happy with isolations now... still have to work on that buzzsaw though, its pretty sloppy. but yay for new moves!!!!

Only when you close your eyes can you really see...


garthySILVER Member
old hand
717 posts
Location: Bristol, England


Posted:
Some sort Hyperloopy waist wrap confused :hurty arms smily:

And a 5 beat waist wrap apparnetly. biggrin
More of a mistake and then recovery!

And some parallel time under the leg stuff. Lots of silly turning and stepping. ubblol

"**grumble*spuriouswindmills*grumble**" - Coleman
"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx


JauntyJamesSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,533 posts
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA


Posted:
i just nailed the btb weave! go me, i'm so cool.

.:does a little happy dance:.

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"


spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Double butterfly elbow wraps on the same elbow, requires some very clean planes. Various mid-weave/mid-BF weave stalls, still need to work on getting them with my left hand though.

"Moo," said the happy cow.


animatEdBRONZE Member
1 + 1 = 3
3,540 posts
Location: Bristol UK


Posted:
butterfly airwraps at last!!

Cheers, Durbs!

Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.


AdrillfSILVER Member
member
112 posts
Location: UT, Sweden


Posted:
FLOWER TURNS!!

I still can't do normal flowers... but for some odd reason, I can do flower turns.

missegyptology: I'm gonna be a terrorist when I grow up anyway


And all that's jazzBRONZE Member
member
92 posts
Location: just behind your left shoulder, Australia


Posted:
Hurrah

neck wraps

btb reverse weave

(almost but not quite) btb forward weave

C8H18 + 12.5O2 ---------> 8CO2 + 9H2O + you know what


_Aime_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
reverse weave straight into btb weave
the ying yang
and some weird butterfly thing, not sure what it is but i switch it from side to side
ooo! taught myself to turn above the head with doubles the other day as well
oh, and threw the legs butterfly. looks so funny biggrin
the stall that garthy did in his little video
and half of the waist wrap

i love sunshine, i can poi loooooads biggrin:D

_Aime_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
oo, outwards butterfly with one hand going through leg for one beat
filmed myself doing it. looks retarted ^_^

Star_in_the_skynewbie
8 posts

Posted:
Yay! I'm being really pathetic by saying that I just learned how to do the butterfly without bashing my knuckles! Go ME!!!
Uh, yeah, so. Never mind me, I'll just be the corner swinging around the poi...... redface

You can't run away forever, but there's nothing wrong with getting a good head start.....


_khan_SILVER Member
old hand
768 posts
Location: San Francisco, California, USA


Posted:
wooooo-hooooo!! isolated buzzsaw! finally! have been isolating the forwards weave and both over and underhand ttn for a while now, but the buzzsaw was so elusive for some reason. yay!

Aimee: what is the yin yang? i mean, i know what it is, but as a poi move, what is it?

taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco


pricklyleafSILVER Member
with added berries
1,365 posts
Location: Manchester, England (UK)


Posted:
YEY!

Finally had a major breakthru today, got the 5 beat weave.

I've also found a way to move smoothly into a horizontal pirouette by doing a corkscrew, horizontal pirouette, back into a corkscrew and then the windmill, been trying to work that one out for a while!

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


pricklyleafSILVER Member
with added berries
1,365 posts
Location: Manchester, England (UK)


Posted:
Plus please someone enlighten me- what does TTN stand for?

Is there some key somewhere that helps newbies like me understand all this initial talk?!!

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


_Poiboy_PLATINUM Member
bastard child of satan
1,113 posts
Location: Raanana, Israel


Posted:
TTN-Thread The Needle

BirdGOLD Member
now available in "advanced"
6,086 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
WOO!!

Butterfly hyperloops! biggrin

thanks matt and babajaga hug

My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."


BirdGOLD Member
now available in "advanced"
6,086 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
Another silly tangly thing that I have no real description for. biggrin

My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."


DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
sooooooo many from the weekend I can barely remember them all!! So I'll try a few and come back

very wierd and very cool thru wraps (thanks Vance)

And most burning in my memory, me & Rossco Bossco managed two man versions of hyperloops, butterfloops, passing and even double neck wraps! biggrin

Propellor catches totally nailed (including being thrown by someone else) and propellor throws into propellor catches almost sorted too.
(oh and I broke my propellor record with 72 smile )

More importantly, I have soo much running though my head now that I'll be spending the next month purely on variations I reckon!

ubbrollsmile

Let's relight this forum ubblove


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