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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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fNiGOLD Member
master of disaster
3,354 posts
Location: New York, USA


Posted:
the first thing you described is a double neck wrap

as for ttn, check out the free lessons at the top of the page smile

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lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more


DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
No, a TTN (or Thread The Needle) is a butterfly move, where you change which hand is on top...

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...


DeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,617 posts
Location: Berlin, Ireland


Posted:
 Written by:

Is a TTN like a ham string stretch while doing a 3 beat weave under the knee or am i picturing it wrong?



ubblol you ruined my yawn frown

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


Posted:
a few bits, filling in gaps mainly:

3:2 (poi) ttn - can't work out how to best make this symmetrical

2:1 (poi) parallel same direction reels + turns

3:2 (planar [back wallplane]) opposite direction reels + an anticlockwise turn

mixing extensions into polyrhythm stuff - e.g. parallel side circles at 2:1, then extend an arm whilst maintaining the speed ratio.
easy to do for the slow arm - a complete brainfreeze to do it for the faster one!

switching arm speed to go from 8 to 4 petals in antispin flowers and back

smile


cole. x

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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


garthySILVER Member
old hand
717 posts
Location: Bristol, England


Posted:
 Written by: coleman


2:1 (poi) parallel same direction reels + turns




I'm a bit confused by the "parallel" specification. Surely it depends where you start from? confused

Should it be.....

"2:1 (poi) same direction reels + turns"

???

Hmmm..



Or am I being stupid? redface

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


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


Posted:
hey garthy wave



you're not being stupid - it does seem that way at first but they are different.



the main difference being that 2:1 (poi) follow-time reels are an absolute bitch to spin! wink





the major difference that changing a same direction reel between follow-time and parallel-time reels makes is the timing of the crossovers.



assuming the crossovers are the same for both hands (top and bottom crossovers) as is the norm with hip reels:



in follow-time reels, the crossovers occur half a beat apart whereas in parallel-time reels, they happen simultaneously.



of course, if you spin one poi with a bottom crossover and the other with a top crossover (a seriously geeky move that simian made me learn after uberpoi last year), you get a same-time crossover in a follow-time reel (or vice versa) devil ubbloco ubblol





but the simple answer to your question is:

spinning 2:1 (poi) same direction reels in parallel-time makes it about a million times easier to recognise what's going on, because the poi cross over to the opposite plane at the same time and when the rhythms hit the common beat, both poi should be at the bottom of their circles.





i hereby invent a special prize for the first person to learn to spin this beast:



2:1 (poi), follow-time, same-direction hip reel with same-time crossovers



umm ubblol





cole. x

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


jaeroSILVER Member
your new best enemy
246 posts
Location: over the river, through the woods, USA


Posted:
I think I've done it.... that umm... thing. i'm horrible with names however... but, I've done the rest minus the hip reel. but, I'm not sure what a hip reel is... so maybe I have done it. who knows. but as for what everyone was saying about thread the needle, I think it goes for everything you can do with the poi going in opposite directions. where I've found that if you get all the thread the needle weaves down pat... including the double ttn weave, then thread the needle takes on a whole new life and you can do almost everything you can do with a weave. including the corkscrew and the windmill, even fountains and a bunch of random sparatic flower type things... everything except the buzz saw actually... maybe I'll figure that one out someday. when my hands detach from my arms and I join the X-men.

I'll get there too late if I shorten my stride, I'll get there too soon if I find me a ride, I'll never move forward if I try to hide this path that I've troden one step at a time.


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


Posted:

Alternate(Weave) double snake reel.

lightning,

:R

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GeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
on day 6 now and have just spent over 2 hours trying to learn the 2b weave going backwards. good god it was a brain roaster.

can now also do overhead butterfly without leaning forwards. tomorrow ill try and get the 3b weave in reverse and butterfly going in reverse.

it seems so much harder spinning poi the other way once you go forward all the time. suppose it just like left handed and left footed though. just train it and itll work right soon enough

Sporkyaddict
663 posts
Location: Glasgow


Posted:
I finally got straight jackets. Invert and isolate at the same time... A real mind f*** to do but fantastic when you get it.

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't


[Nx?]BRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


Posted:
well, looky here!

5bt ww (only cos stregai can do it and i cant, was pretty easy when i tried)

antispin buzzsaw fountain.

woot!

T wave

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti


SeyeSILVER Member
Geek
1,261 posts
Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
360 butterfly hyperloops.

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fNiGOLD Member
master of disaster
3,354 posts
Location: New York, USA


Posted:
antispin fountain and buzzsaw fountain apparently

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more


oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
buzzsaw showers.. kind of... ubbrollsmile

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


GeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
2 and 3 beat weave going backwards

infinitemember
110 posts
Location: ashland OR


Posted:
Turning waist wrapped 5 beat with no wraps, turnign opposite directions with no extra beats.. many many beat waist wrapped with no wraps , lots of over under and under the reaching arm. Chase the sun 4 beat to long arm to chase the sun, a real straight jacket, isolate one poi thru 1 arm to inside and continue to do crosser weave, did it on fire last week. poi in mouth and weave with one. Try reavers poi flower, arms moving forward.. harder the any goofy arm anti spun poi stuff. turning 360 btb weave left (finally) flower with a lockout on horizontal plane in front. turning thru the legs with alternating front and back threading. I am teachign classes for two hours a week on top of normal spinning, still lots to learn, throws and more.

dont make peoples heads turn, give them whiplash.


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


Posted:
Propper (long arm) wall plane BF "stop" over heads.



light,



:R

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Suibomaddict
577 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
Not really sure why I was trying to learn it, but I did smile... Turning crossers. Tough to keep the planes proper on that one.

Peace,
- Sui

Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

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DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
Working on a first degee inverted barrelroll with 180 degree plane change >,< the plane change is a thru-wrapped inside partial stall from right to left only currently.

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...


DarkFyreBRONZE Member
HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
1,965 posts
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand


Posted:
Thanks for the explination of ttn

and tooday i was kinda getting to grips with a barrelroll i think
check dunk's vid
coz thats what i'm doing, but at the moment it needs to be cleaned up, a lot.

May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil


leifernewbie
3 posts
Location: Memphis, TN


Posted:
My first post here. I just learned the reverse 3-beat weave. Not much, I know. But I'm a noob without much free time to spend practicing.

DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
biggrin everyone has to start somewhere Leifer!

2:1 TTn

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...


FractosDirty Fire Project
133 posts
Location: Manchester


Posted:
*cough*

FIVE
BEAT
WEAVE!


(forwards)

and kind of backwards, except I'm not wholly convinced that I've actually got it on the left side as the right side version seems to do more twisting, but same number of spins.

Very Odd Indeed.

But very happy cool

~aFx

oOo
You see, you already know circle-theory,
you just don't *know* that you know.


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


Posted:
1] Continual parallel throwing(wheel plane)



1 beat + 1 throw



2] 2 Lock-out + 1 Pendulum





3] Inversion -> hyperloop





lightning,



:R

POI THEO(R)IST


keldurnewbie
6 posts
Location: Vienna


Posted:
first time fire spinning yesterday!!!

weave (forwards and backwards) 3 and 5 beat, fountain, windmill and giant windmill, butterfly and variations
unfortunally the chain of my pois isnt constructed to do isolations - that sucks... and it was really weird to do stops on the arms with the fire....

now im infected... have to go again tonight...

could this be the plastic-age?


xomspinnernewbie
5 posts
Location: Italy


Posted:
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!! I just learned to do the alternate butterfly. Lol, I know it isn't something REALLY good but I've only been spinning for 3 days now so I think it's good of myself. I also can do the weave, but that was the first one I wanted to learn lol, it looks so awesome.

-- Support Creativity, Don't Steal It --


DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
same direction ttn instead of revising.

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...


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


Posted:
revising?

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


DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
My second year computer science degree exams start tomorrow, with 5 in 8 days... so God only knows why I was spinning poi instead :P

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...


FractosDirty Fire Project
133 posts
Location: Manchester


Posted:
 Written by: Fractos


...
FIVE BEAT WEAVE! (forwards)
and kind of backwards, except I'm not wholly convinced that I've actually got it on the left side as the right side version seems to do more twisting, but same number of spins.




Turns out I'm doing some kinda 4 beat weave for the reverse.. which is definitely not what I was trying to do! Bah. Hope this means I'll be able to push it a bit further..

~aFx

oOo
You see, you already know circle-theory,
you just don't *know* that you know.


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