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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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RicheeBRONZE Member
HOP librarian
1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
Parallel extension routine



Context: high longarm, low circle

Mode: parallel, backward, wheel



smile,



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Posted:
Congrats Aston, that sounds cool...

During the last two days I learned:
High Turn, Low Turn and the forward 3 Beat Weave :-) It's real fun to do...

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MynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
as I don't really do poi I have no idea what this is called, I learnt a couple of variants too
butterfly buzzsaw fountain and turning butterfly buzzsaw foountain, a bit scary doing butterfly over your own head ubblol and some half antispin butterfly stuff.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.


AuroraJonesnewbie
16 posts
Location: San Diego, California


Posted:
 Written by :Sambo_Flux


Turn to turn from a forwards weave into a backwards one, and back a gain, both directions. Then learn Fountains. smile



okay, so got going back and forth between reverse and forward weave, and then I stopped spinning for a long time. Like it's been months.
fountains huh... mmmkay

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faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
I lost the transition b/n my weaves too, stupid insane winters

But I did learn to do numchuck type series. Spinning back...kinda throw it forward and do elbow wrap and then the other way into wrapping around my forearms into butterfly. so now must learn it the other way. And opposite and other way opposite

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


MuckySILVER Member
Rum-Swilling Combustioneer
227 posts
Location: Macungie, PA, USA


Posted:
Yes! I just got the 5-beat BTB this morning! It could use some polishing, but I can't say I'm a big fan of the behind the back moves so far. It may be because I made sock poi last night (I've been using tennis balls on strings with loops or stick handles), which are a lot easier to work with; my planes are much, much better looking with the socks. Good times.

Bouncing Baby Pipe!


poinoobSILVER Member
member
45 posts
Location: louisianna, new orleans, USA


Posted:
i just learned a bunch of butterfly weave varients, about got isolated buzzsaws can't keep em going tho

MuckySILVER Member
Rum-Swilling Combustioneer
227 posts
Location: Macungie, PA, USA


Posted:
 Written by :poinoob

about got isolated buzzsaws can't keep em going tho



That's exactly the point I'm at right now; I can get it, but my right hand (the off hand) always loses it... The other day I had tied a knot right in the middle of the string; being able to visualize it seemed to make it easier to sustain an isolation, so I think I'm going to try that again.

Bouncing Baby Pipe!


simtaBRONZE Member
compfuzzled
1,181 posts
Location: hastings, England (UK)


Posted:
constant smooth clean isolations are very very difficult

isolations are different to other familys of moves. a lot of things once you understand them and practise them a bit, they are nailed.

but i've found isolations require constant work to keep them tight.

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle


faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
I forgot about the butterfly weave. cool

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


VelvetBatnewbie
8 posts
Location: Beverwijk


Posted:
Saturday was the first day I practiced some moves and I learned some turns and the cork screw.



Today I learned the low wave and the 3 beat weave! biggrin

FireElementBRONZE Member
Member
4 posts
Location: Utrecht, Woudenberg, Netherlands


Posted:
Today I have cleaned up my btb rev weave and learned the butterfly weave fountain, buzzsaw fountain and some normal fountains variations. I heart fountains.

Fencainewbie
3 posts

Posted:
went to a festival this past week, and brought my poi cause I KNEW there had to be other spinners there, and boy was I right!
I learned the 3b weave, and picked up how to do a butterfly behind the head! WOOT!

faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
Always have poi

I have some in purse right now

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


gubsterSILVER Member
stranger
10 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
yeepeeeeeeee, i have offically learnt my first move smile the butterfly , took me ages but once i got it right i cant do it wrong, its like a connection is made in the brain , and now its impossible to do it wrong ....delighted smile biggrin

MuckySILVER Member
Rum-Swilling Combustioneer
227 posts
Location: Macungie, PA, USA


Posted:
 Written by :gubster


yeepeeeeeeee, i have offically learnt my first move smile the butterfly , took me ages but once i got it right i cant do it wrong, its like a connection is made in the brain , and now its impossible to do it wrong ....delighted smile biggrin



Haha, you'll get very accustomed to that feeling! Learning a new poi move is 99% "That's friggin' impossible!" and 1% "Oh... now I see..."

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Bouncing Baby Pipe!


Sarah_PBRONZE Member
Member
78 posts
Location: Southern California, USA


Posted:
I've been doing poi for all of about two days now (my current poi are socks although I have a set of kevlar poi coming), so I'm tickled pink with myself that I figured out the reverse 3 beat weave in a few hours! Basically for me it came down to doing about three or four spins of the forward 3-beat, then stopping and going over my pattern and letting my body just follow through with the pattern it already knows (albeit in the backwards direction). Now I'm working on getting into the pattern directly.



Next will probably be trying to figure out how to turn my body while spinning poi (hell of a lot harder than it looks!). For now, though, I'm pleased with myself. biggrin



ETA: Woohoo!!! Now I know the 5-bt and reverse!! (not BTB tho, that's for later. Seriously.)
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philisweatlySILVER Member
life's a garden, dig it
115 posts
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.


Posted:
hey all. been spinning for almost a month. and with the little freetime I have I recently got behind the back 3 and 5 beat, reel turns and isolations. along with all the other beginner moves. now it's getting to getting everything smooth and liquid together.

haha


astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Nice going. smile

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


gubsterSILVER Member
stranger
10 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
Right so i finally started learning some moves, i learnt how to do the butterfly, overhead butterfly and things like that, i can do thise okay, and today i finally got the 3bw, ( but its messy) any suggestions on whats easy to learn next? its very addatcive so it is smile

JaqueDarkBRONZE Member
journeyman
55 posts
Location: Liverpool England


Posted:
Yo yo yo!

I dunno if this is really a beginner move but I wanted to show off coz it took me a while to learn.

One handed butterfly 'flying' around in a flower. Gotta say it's mighty difficult to learn how to do that with chains.

JD
x

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
gubster: Nice going, next thing I would suggest is to clean up what you can do, then learn it all backwards.

Jaque: Sounds cool.

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


RicheeBRONZE Member
HOP librarian
1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
Horizontal "elbow" corkscrew - Where in the upper part
both hands touch the ooposite elbow.

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360's rock!

thx Yu,

:R

POI THEO(R)IST


CJDemonSILVER Member
Member
7 posts
Location: Assen., Netherlands


Posted:
I just did a butterfly, w00t! (Ok, probably not impressive, but I'm happy about it. So don't go ruin my mood T__T.)

faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
Very cool. It can be tough one to crack

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


pineapple peteSILVER Member
water based
5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
i should probably update this..

in the past couple of weeks.. ive gotten the not-coleman, other inversion things, hybrid inversions, a couple of line isolations, some kick-ups, and integrating penduli into hybrid/flowery type things smile

been busy wink

hug

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*


Bondystranger
12 posts

Posted:
i thought i was doin ok learnin 3 beat weave, butterfly, giant butterfly and one i made up myself in two days but me thinks ive got alot more practicing to do after reading this!!!!

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
One you made up? Do tell....

Genuinely interested if you can not tell or if you think I am being sarcastic....

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Yay! Antispinny flowery goodness finally clicked.

Been working those for a while.
*gets back to studying*

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


Bondystranger
12 posts

Posted:
Thanks for interest mate. Im not even sure if its already been done or weather its so easy that noones bothered but i was happy that i did it anyway.

Ill stop tallkin crap now and tell u what it was.

Get both poi spinnin either side of you at the same time(like before your gonna go into a butterfly) then cross both hands over your body bringin the poi opposite sides then bring them back again.

Very simple and not really visually impressive but hey its another to say i can do biggrin

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