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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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thirteenBRONZE Member
The Death Card
195 posts
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA


Posted:
butterfly crossers... hmm, hadn't thought of that. I just learned regular crossers the other (in much the same manner as you guys described - i.e. try it, give up, wait a few months, do it effortlessly) so maybe I'll give that a shot.

I say maybe because wheel plane antispin flowers are taking up all my practice time right now. I can do them... but not well, and not backwards, and not turning. heh.

The dawn has come
And the wine will run
And the song must be sung
And the flowers are melting
In the sun


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


Posted:
Droid: Nice work. For the record, there are 16 basic ones (in theory, in practice your arms can not move through each other [though it does hold for side-plane flowers]). And you can make some variations happen as well.

'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


HeffeHeffeHeffeSpinners United Leader
29 posts
Location: Missouri, USA


Posted:
i havent spun in like 3 months it makes me sad =[, and i have no real reason i just dont feel motivated anymore i guess. everytime i tryt o learn something i new i start and in a matter of seconds i get bored =\ i did pick up juggling and hacky sack though which is easy to do in the middle of class then spinning balls lol. i am also beginning to glove now since my school is lame and wont let me do anything fun for more then 5 minutes in the hall i figured id start gloving so then they cant say anything about it because my fingers arent going to fly away and hurt anyone.....atleast i hope they wont.......

adeathlyauraGOLD Member
The Poi Spinning Undead
173 posts
Location: Austin, Texas, United States, USA


Posted:
I've had a huge poi breakthrough in the last few days! I was suffering from pretty bad insomnia two nights ago, so I decided to pick up my poi and meditate with them. I had the music off for about an hour while I spun. I did some deep breathing and got myself completely relaxed. I made sure my mind was completely clear and focused on the poi and movement of my body. I spun very slowly and ended up figuring out a lot of moves and perfecting many of the ones I didn't have fully down yet. I ended up spinning for about three hours (the last two with music).

Now I can do forwards and reverse extension vs. isolation hybrids (hand vs. poi and hand vs. hand) effortlessly and switch between them while every now and again throwing in isolated buzzsaws. I also learned the hybrid weave, though it does need some work. I feel like my isolations are almost perfect now and my planes are a lot straighter.

I learned the crosser with one arm behind the back in one try (same direction and opposite direction).

I can turn with butterfly flowers fairly well now and I finally have the hybrid extension vs. anti spin wheel plane flower down. I can also turn with anti spin wheel plane flowers, but it definitely needs work.

Butterfly anti spin flowers in wall plane is another thing I finally got down and in just a few tries too.

This is excellent for just one session, I think. ^_^ Turning and good footwork has started to become really easy for me thanks to that night. I think a moving meditation with poi and spinning very slowly is key to learning moves extremely fast. Try it! I think I'm going to start doing it once or twice a week from now on.

Just today, with a thirty minute session, I can do the meltdown! I think I'll be having another one of these sessions with Zan's Diamond later today. grin

Question everything.


adeathlyauraGOLD Member
The Poi Spinning Undead
173 posts
Location: Austin, Texas, United States, USA


Posted:
I forgot to mention this, but I can also turn with isolated buzzsaws and I've almost perfected an isolated buzzsaw fountain. I'm extremely happy with my poi spinning right now. grin

Question everything.


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


Posted:
Nice work!

'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


KukikoiBRONZE Member
stranger
4 posts
Location: Bristol, England (UK)


Posted:
I literally just learned the 3 Beat Weave 180 (also known as linking the weaves) on Monday. This move was giving me trouble for ages, which I found really frustrating as I tend to learn most moves within half an hour at most.

My problem was simple; because I was busy watching tutorial videos, I wasn't turning. That's all I needed to do; turn. Can't believe how stupidly easy this move is. XD

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


Posted:
Bwahahaha! That is all.

(Also, well done.)

'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


droidBRONZE Member
stranger
19 posts
Location: Durban, South Africa


Posted:
Crossers, forward and reverse BTB 3-beat weaves, and 2-beat waist wraps are all in the bag grin

droidBRONZE Member
stranger
19 posts
Location: Durban, South Africa


Posted:
Mind meltdown smile

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


Posted:
grin Those are fun.

Damn, we really need to meet. Tell me if you are going to the next Fire in the Park, and I will make the effort to get there.

'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


droidBRONZE Member
stranger
19 posts
Location: Durban, South Africa


Posted:
OK for sure. Just shoot me a PM when you know when the next one is. My LED ninja poi arrived yesterday so I'm almost certain that I'll be attending. Ninja poi are much less forgiving than my sock poi haha but SO much fun! grin

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


Posted:
Ooo.... I am keen to try those.

I have flowlights. 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


droidBRONZE Member
stranger
19 posts
Location: Durban, South Africa


Posted:
I would probably have gone with flowlights if I had the money (ended up getting the ninjas for a discounted rate). +'s of ninja poi for me so far: brightness, range of colour combinations, weight. -'s: rubber collision-dampening rings (not great for spiral wraps).

adeathlyauraGOLD Member
The Poi Spinning Undead
173 posts
Location: Austin, Texas, United States, USA


Posted:
Hybrid wall plane flowers, anti-spin opposite direction flowers (in wall and wheel plane), turning with anti spin flowers, and a body tracing fountain. smile

Also, I am on Dave Statik's 3D tutorial 5 right now. My 3D is getting pretty decent. ^^

Question everything.


adeathlyauraGOLD Member
The Poi Spinning Undead
173 posts
Location: Austin, Texas, United States, USA


Posted:
I learned 3 beat waist wraps yesterday! It's so easy. I have no idea why it took me so long.

Question everything.


thirteenBRONZE Member
The Death Card
195 posts
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA


Posted:
I need either a set of softer poi or a bionic knee before I continue practicing meltdowns. OUCH. lol

The dawn has come
And the wine will run
And the song must be sung
And the flowers are melting
In the sun


Jeffery795SILVER Member
newbie
28 posts
Location: Albury, NSW, Australia.


Posted:
Since they're quite simple, I may have invented(?) thigh wraps and foot wraps.

They are quite odd, but they feel and look so good!

You Lost The Game.


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


Posted:
Not invented, no. Pretty fun though. grin

'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


Jeffery795SILVER Member
newbie
28 posts
Location: Albury, NSW, Australia.


Posted:
Yeah, went spinning with a group of friends over the past 5 days, and realised they were pretty common, up until then, id never seen them tho..

Also, I FINALLY GOT TO LIGHT UP MY WOLF'S REVENGE POI!! grin

You Lost The Game.


regularspinsstranger
3 posts
Location: TN/u.s.a


Posted:
so i have gone through all off the basic weaves and have one i have been doing for years i have never seen on this site.its really basic but awesome looking.i had been doing it before i learned POI with glowsticks.i call it the figure 8 because it makes an 8.but im wondering 2 things.
1.has anyone heard of it.
2. do you knnow variations?

EDITED_BY: regularspins (1339578953)

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


Posted:
Not unless you describe it better, or provide video, sorry.

'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


PsyriSILVER Member
artisan
1,576 posts
Location: Berkshire, UK


Posted:
so i finally got btb forward weave because I'm a dirty slacker and was almost there.... there's a wee trick to it grin 3 years in the trying lmao

Sam_LaBonteSILVER Member
stranger
18 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
ORBITALS!!!!!!!!!!! grin

Sam_LaBonteSILVER Member
stranger
18 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
TIME FLIES!!!!!!! smile

SareaArtist in Training
8 posts
Location: UK


Posted:
I was working on my 2-beat weaves last night (I've only been at this for 3 days!) and I somehow managed to go into a 2-beat weave and come out crossing forward same-time. I was then able to work this so that I could go into a 2-beat weave, start doing crosses, then back into a weave before I pulled out back into split-time. Wasn't entirely planned but ight keep it in mind for changing modes later on.

You were born an original, don't die a copy.
Happens to every guy sometimes this does - Yoda


Brandon_AguilarSILVER Member
stranger
4 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
Anyone who spins poi is for sure to get a kick out of this



tracethefaceBRONZE Member
angry turtle
101 posts
Location: Another haunted factory., USA


Posted:
i'll be the painful rookie here. my big project right now is getting my turns smooth. pet projects are improving isolations and wraps.

i never appreciated how much time and effort you can spend on turning when you really want to nail it consistently.

Fluidity.


Trybal WolfSILVER Member
Wolf Furry
517 posts
Location: Earth, USA


Posted:
Sam (Sam Labonte), by time flies, do you mean a floating triquettra?

Just curious, I'm always on the lookout for new moves.

I'd rather die on paws, than live on feet.


Mtnsailor7SILVER Member
Spinner
6 posts
Location: Caribean, USA


Posted:
Auspoiboy, I guess it is just remembering which hand follows which. To me, it was just one of those things that clicked into place, though my rhythm still need some smoothing out out my left side. I understand what you are talking about.

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