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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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MikeIconGOLD Member
Pooh-Bah
2,109 posts
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA


Posted:
Current works in progress:

-Over the head air wraps
-Under the leg hugs
-A move I have dubbed the "air guitar"
-And one handed double throws (wooo!)

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me


The...JokerMember
91 posts
Location: Bristol


Posted:
Just to let you know that yes,badgers can soar majestically. do not doubt me,for i will poke u in the eye. wink

never ever EVER, poke me with that thing.

just my little joke. As always.


SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
I think I have finally cracked hyperlooping....... the simple basic ones..... yes I know you all can do them with ease but they have been eluding me for a very, very long time......so....... Woooooooo Hooooooooooo

*does a lil happy dance*

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!


rohanSILVER Member
newbie
7 posts
Location: FAB Cafe, Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: linden_rathen


go rohan smile in 2 weeks? thats fast
contrats on being an annoyingly quick learning biggrin
keep going with it smile




:S I meant that i mastered those moves recently ... i've been poing since summer

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infinitemember
110 posts
Location: ashland OR


Posted:
If you are doing the butterfly and throw the handles to the opposite hand the buttterfly will switch upsidedown and poi stay same speed trajectory.

dont make peoples heads turn, give them whiplash.


infinitemember
110 posts
Location: ashland OR


Posted:
Written by: [Nx?

]
LOL @ Flid

btb wallplane tangles.

T wave



with both poi going clockwise in front of me split time, when you put both behind your back you can easily tangle strings if they stay split time. The strings hit and you throw the whole tangle in frotn of your body on the rt, hand side, really reachy with left hand. It will untangle in front of you. TRy split time in frotn of you behind and then overhead in order.

dont make peoples heads turn, give them whiplash.


DixieGOLD Member
old hand
740 posts
Location: Darkest Bedford., United Kingdom


Posted:
Whoa! Long thread!! ubbrollsmile
I been having much fun this morning with a 3bt counter-time (is that where the poi spin in opposite directions?) weave! Then I dropped my poi off the balcony! Whoops! frown
Also just kinda managed an under the legs and around the back weave type thingy.
Still can't get reels though! redface

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spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
If the poi are spinning in opposite directions sounds like you're talking about a butterfly weave.

Got my first antispin flowers and BTB wallplane tangles where the tangle then untangles in the front wall plane rather than BTB. Which looks nifty in waist wraps.

"Moo," said the happy cow.


DixieGOLD Member
old hand
740 posts
Location: Darkest Bedford., United Kingdom


Posted:
Butterfly weave--Yeah, that sounds right! Thanks!

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


Posted:
Today, I have learnt to do a very untidy butterfly waistwrap, a nice arm/leg wrap combo, and a thru-wrap!

Productive day, methinks!

biggrin

My state of mind is not yours to define!

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


garthySILVER Member
old hand
717 posts
Location: Bristol, England


Posted:
Hmmm. Productive spin to Ozzy biggrin

I think I have antispin flowers down. bounce

I can move into and out of them which was lacking before.

Most combos I can do without the look of panic combined with shear concentration that I had when I first tried them. ubblol

Turning antspin flowers are still beyond me but I can do it with one hand so far.

I think I'm also closer to 5 beat isolated weave. But not really sure. I think I understand what is ment by [Old link] now

Also been playing with random plane isolations. Really fun and silly! ubbloco

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


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


Posted:
Alack and alas, I have moved forward little since my last post (about 3 weeks ago?), what with finally realising it's time to start doing some uni work.

I have now hooked up with the Sydney Uni Circus Society, SURCAS, which will hopefully be fruitful.

The few bits I've picked up in the last three weeks have been:

neck wraps
3bt btb reverse weave
the reverse of a weird wraps inside ttn weavy thing which I do but don't know what it is.

I've also figured out the hand motions for the forward 3bt btb weave but can't do it without contact 'twixt my shoulder and the poi. Something to work on, hey?

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


tanelinewbie
12 posts
Location: Hilversum


Posted:
last sunday i managed to go from a fwd weave into a btb reverse weave, turning 360 and then into a normal forward weave again. (its still a little rough though)

and that after 4 hours of sleep. ^.^

hexagonicClubbles Jugs
1,687 posts
Location: Manchester


Posted:
Learnt loads of new stuff last night, like turning both ways and a more controlled butterfly.

I think i can almost turn in any direction now, with a bit of thinking time. Was very ubblove not dropping anything constantly, but very ooooops and frown to keep on getting hit where the sun don't shine.

weavesmiley

ah wah wah wah a wah wah


ShuBRONZE Member
Retro Fyre Wizzard
538 posts
Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN), South Africa


Posted:
i have been spinning under/between my legs for some time now, but only with one or the other poi (left or right).

Last night i managed to (finally) get a chase and follow weave through my legs MORE THAN ONCE!

W007!

Regards hug

Shu
(Ice-E FyreStorm - Group Manager & Performer)

You know those people your parentals warned you about?... I'M ONE OF THEM! ubbloco
Yes, i do bite!!


spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Hyperloop snakes.

"Moo," said the happy cow.


GandyBRONZE Member
member
34 posts
Location: London, United Kingdom


Posted:
I have nearly got the 4 beat windmill down bounce and I have the bruises on my ribs (only the right as havn't maneged to get the anticlockwise going yet) to proove that I havn't quite made it..yet!

Also, not doing neck wraps anymore, they leave funny scars when they go wrong, tehe. Think I read another thread about scars, maybe should go and have a looksey in there

*are those my feet?!*


spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Oh, and spinning with the poi in your mouth. Much easier with one than both let me tell you...

"Moo," said the happy cow.


colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: spiralx


Hyperloop snakes.




what do this mean...?


cole. x

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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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Mr_ChutneySILVER Member
Tosser
1,712 posts
Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)


Posted:
hyperloop snakes look cool but I'll let Spiralx describe it- clever bugger smile

As far as poi in your mouth- heisenbergs don't work to well (sadly) but its nearly possible to get split time chase in your mouth... though its not recommended with 6 month 'gone everywhere been dropped in everything' poi handles... I had the taste in my mouth all evening.. YUCK! footinmouth

LazyAngelGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
thanks to the clip of simian in the falmouth 3 vid:
forward antispin weave!
just have to work out the reverse now...
Are antispin weave turns possible?
hmmmm...

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

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spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Written by: coleman


Written by: spiralx


Hyperloop snakes.




what do this mean...?



I'll start a thread...

"Moo," said the happy cow.


bing!BRONZE Member
i beat my inner child
184 posts
Location: manchester UK


Posted:
WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! after several weeks of frustration ive finally got that damned move where both poi are goin clockwise and you entangle them, turn around and they magicaly unentangle .................. whats it called?

--the spark what lit the flame which started the fire that burned forever--


RevBRONZE Member
Bastard Newbie Messiah
1,269 posts
Location: Apparently lost in my ego, USA


Posted:
Written by: LazyAngel


Are antispin weave turns possible?
hmmmm...




yes indeed... just remember that antispin is easier wallplaned than sideplaned.. that should help you learn the other direction and the turns.. wink

More useless information courtesy of Rev...
Confusing the masses, one post at a time...
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LycanthropeThe original drunk/stoned/vegetarian shapeshifter
209 posts
Location: Blackhill, Australia


Posted:
i've been playing around with switching the poi in each hand while doing weave, tis good fun opening a few more possibilities

Lycan:are you a citrus fruit?
Orange:no
Lycan:dam, i wanted to make citrus fruit pie.
*Lycan walks off completely unaware he has once again been outwitted by the intellectual orange*


TheWibblerGOLD Member
old hand
920 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
2 diabli vortex, yum

Spherculism ~:~ The Act of becoming Spherculish.


spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Written by: bing!


WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! after several weeks of frustration ive finally got that damned move where both poi are goin clockwise and you entangle them, turn around and they magicaly unentangle .................. whats it called?



A hyperloop if you're turning. If you're doing it in front of you there's no need to turn, get keep your hands still once they've tangled and they should pop undone on their own - that's an airwrap.

"Moo," said the happy cow.


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


Posted:
Got a nice whip catch from a wrap/throw combo this morning!

biggrin

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:
Oh yeah, and I got some more flowers to work too!

My state of mind is not yours to define!

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


TheWibblerGOLD Member
old hand
920 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
been doing some nice 2 handed wibbling, it's got a lovely rhythm to it, Like when you see someone with 2 devilsticks doing double propellors. But with wibbles the poi just tick tock direction and bounce high and low.

Been mixing in some behind the back throws and tossing dibbles to opposite hands, all of which really messes with my head and could definitely be called "2 softClub juggling" wink

m

Spherculism ~:~ The Act of becoming Spherculish.


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