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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2758
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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Jastapus
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

Jastapus

member
Location: UK, Essex

Total posts: 39
Posted:i seem to be putting a lot on here lately. Ive got a rlealy kewl butterfly combination. BTB butterfly - buterfly - angel wings, tis a nice combination if ur starting off a show.
Ive also got half of another butterfly move, when you cros ur hand behind ur back and create a butterfly on your far side, the move that into all arond your body, basically a load of differnet variations without moving.


Cogito Ergo Sum

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the happy man


the happy man

member
Location: Essex

Total posts: 37
Posted:i just got the full waist wrap and a split time butterfly combo and btb butterfly combos. working on butterfly waist wrap!

"were all in uniforms here and dont you forget it" Mr Zappa

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Sporky


Sporky

addict
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:basic hyperloops. who knew that tangly poi could be so much fun.

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

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Julie2022


Julie2022

member
Location: Little Rock, AR

Total posts: 145
Posted:I'm really new to this - I'm only a fledgling that's 4 days old - but I learned the weave!

The only way I could do it was by following the adive of people in the "weave help" post - using sticks to walk through it step by step was the kicker...really really helped me see where the poi would go when I moved my hands to certain places.

Incredible!! Oh, fun fun fun.

Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks?


"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath

Total posts: 3099
Posted:just got reverse weave today

UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
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Julie2022


Julie2022

member
Location: Little Rock, AR

Total posts: 145
Posted:Whoot - I've figured out 2 more moves - Chasing the Sun (though it's very rough) and Thread the Needle.

Whoot - now to put them all together smile


"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 355
Posted:Just managed to force my brain and hands to do a 'Alternate butterfly combination' in the free lessons section.

It's better to burn out than to fade away

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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York

Total posts: 3354
Posted:rev 5 bt weave without any type of wraps

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

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JerryD
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

JerryD

member
Location: Maryland

Total posts: 136
Posted:Almost consistent with BTB weave, but not sure which one...it's the one that you get into from the rev weave by throwing one hand behind. So the BTB rev weave I guess. Can't turn into the other one yet though, much whappage.

I was touched by His Noodly Appendage

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Julie2022


Julie2022

member
Location: Little Rock, AR

Total posts: 145
Posted:whappage indeed smile

I finally got something that'll pass for a low turn...my left arm is just holding me back, but - if I lean over and twist at the hip and squat down a bit I can sort of make it happen smile

lol *the image in everyones head*


"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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Jastapus
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

Jastapus

member
Location: UK, Essex

Total posts: 39
Posted:Yesterday I got a few nice hand and arm wraps with my flags. Including a nice version of the Happy Mans Prayer Wrap.
Wow theyre so much easier to wrap with than my tails.


Cogito Ergo Sum

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saya


saya

member
Location: the Netherlands

Total posts: 30
Posted:I learned some wraps to yesterday:D They are fun! Even when I get my leg tied up because of the tails ubblol I hope I will have sockpoi's soon, they make wraps a lot easier. (why couldn't my boyfriend just forget to take them home with him?devil)

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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:Umm this week it's been: Hyperloop (with flag poi!), front WW, reverse 4/6 beat (either I bring it across too early and I miss a beat or too late and I get a wrap), a new lock out flower weave combo thing with pirouettes and a giant circle carry... I think that's it... I'm so totally addicted to the weave it's silly.

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

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Danny_
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Danny_

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Location: Brighton

Total posts: 95
Posted:i've had quite a productive couple of days (with regards to poi spinning, anyway) ...

i've now managed to do:
buzzsaw
7 beat weave (without wraps)
behind the back weave, with turns
behind the back 5 beat weave
one handed butterfly, behind the head
some kind of strange turning butterfly weave... i'm not sure what it should be called

i've also been playing with various throws;
throwing both poi in the air, turning around, catching them in opposite hands, then continuing the spin in the original direction.
throwing just one poi in the air (from reverse), catching it, and then spinning it forwards. can be used to go from a weave to a butterfly, or the other way round.

and slightly less pointful, i can spin 2 spins with one hand while the other does 3 spins. no idea what i can use that for though.

and i've managed an airwrap - about twice - after many many attempts. and nearly managed a behind the back threading the needle.

and i think that's about it... phew...


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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 355
Posted:I can do the basic flower (damn it's hard getting your body to do what you want it to) with sock poi, but the practice ones with tails are too light and slow down too much when my arm is stretched behind me frown

It's better to burn out than to fade away

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Julie2022


Julie2022

member
Location: Little Rock, AR

Total posts: 145
Posted:With plenty of whapping and clocking myself in the face - I have a very crude form of the backwards weave and turn.

I figured out the low wave and the alternating butterfly, too. biggrin


"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:Whoo! I finally nailed 5 beat reverse weave! I just dragged my hands across a bit faster on my left side, and It fell into place!

Then, cos I was bored, I worked out a 3 beat corckscrew... and then, with a wrap, turned it into a 5 beat... and then hit myself in the face. Also did a bit more work on the waistwrap and a 3 beat to cross armed thing... I look like a flamenco dancer!


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

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Jastapus
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

Jastapus

member
Location: UK, Essex

Total posts: 39
Posted:got a few air wraps after the happy man had instructed me on what to do. then i got two in a row so wow air wraps in my repitoire

Cogito Ergo Sum

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Julie2022


Julie2022

member
Location: Little Rock, AR

Total posts: 145
Posted:A three beat corkscrew - that sounds cool smile

I've smoothed out my backwards weave and I've managed to be able to do a simple routine forwards and smoothly changing directions and then doing the routine - backwards - end to beginning smile

and longarming the weaves is a lot of fun, too - a nice stretch in the workout.


"I'm your Huckleberry."

The muse spake her thought and then there was silence. Thy spiked tongue had melted, only a bitter heart remained.

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Stick Man
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Stick Man

member
Location: Nh

Total posts: 37
Posted:Ive been trying real hard to figure out the tek names for all these moves but half the definitions still confuse me so please bear with me here. Ive been working on a 5 beat cork screw hyperloop(total of 7 beats over arms 7 beats under arms) with a plane break buzzsaw in between. I can never count the beats on the buzzsaw because Im focusing on trying to keep the heads 180 degrees apart at that point. Most of the time they end up at 90 degrees. So it goes: 7 beats top horizontal plane, ? beats middle plane(between arms), 7 beats bottom horizontal plane, back to top plane(or middle if I feel lucky). I can do the move 75% of the time, but it looks good(actual split time) 10% of the time.

I ain't been around the world, but I've been around the block. I ain't seen everything, but I've seen enough to talk. I'm not a prophet, I'm not the 2nd comming of christ. I'm just a mason with a will to build and a little advice.

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ficklampa
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

ficklampa

member
Location: sweden,stockholm.

Total posts: 81
Posted:i pretty much nailed btb 3btweave 360 yesterday,
managed to pull it off a couple of times.
nearly managed a 540.


the only thing worth dying for is life itself

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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:Yay! I've pulled a 5 beat FW to 5 beat REV weave turn! I wonder if it's possible to pull a fountain in 5 beat? I'm sure it is, but trying to make my arms cross that much and fling that bottom hand around so the poi stay far enough apart each time is bloody hard!

Juile, for the 3 beat corkscrew you just cross your arms, like you are going to pull a 3 beat and move your hand down (or up) rather than across. It flows so easily it's just silly!

Now for more Hyperloopy goodness!


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OddBall Ninja


OddBall Ninja

newbie
Location: A weelbin!!!

Total posts: 12
Posted:i just nailed a buzzsaw and horizontal buzz saw without hitting myself! go team me!!

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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:woot! isolated buzzsaw and 4 beat corckscrew. I have too much time on my hands.

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

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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 355
Posted:I just managed to nail the btb 3 bt weave (reverse, can't do forwards yet).

Just gotta tidy it up so I don't keep clipping my calves...


It's better to burn out than to fade away

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Seraphire


Seraphire

HoP's Original Smelly-Hippie-Scum-Bag
Location: Under your stairs

Total posts: 270
Posted:I got like 4 isolations in a forward 3 Beat Weave on either side... inside, inside above then outside, then outside above, variations can switch to the other side. (right to left or visa versa at any point...infinate tight isolations.., been combining it with a buzz-saw and its insane. ^^



(Inside meaning the bottom hand poi is spinning closest to the body).



I've been trying with it all backwards and then combining it, so far its 4 on left, 4 on right, then with combinations its 16, then backwards its 32... then crossing those is 64. I've nailed about 19. I think them all in sucession would look sweet, adding in some leveling higher and lower buzz-saws...and then tying in 4 beats and more...stalls...wraps!!! Considering I've had spinners block of recent, I'm on to something! I can think of about maybe 200+ different variations


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nat100


newbie


Total posts: 2
Posted:hi, i am trying to teach myself and not being very sucsessful! if anything very boring, does anyone live near Cardiff and got ant tips on how to progress! it's all still pretty basic for me! x

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague

Total posts: 1841
Posted:I saw one nice thing in COL5 from Jools:

She was spinning backward Weave wheel plane, than she fully wrap her Poi(still inna Follow time) aroung wrists so in looked like she had her Poi in her hands. By the way she move her hand around the body at the top to the other side and there were both Poi reciled, voala smile


POI THEO(R)IST

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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:Whoo! Isolated buzzsaw, 3beat btb rev, some weird but bloody simple weave variation that goes over-inside-across...don't know what it's called, but I think it's cool.

Plus I did a spin involving no 3 beat weaves... which was fun! Kept spinning half 5 beat weaves into 4 beat windmills.

Oh yeah, and I finally managed to do a reverse fountain/windmill. Yay for spnning in the rain!


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

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Leif
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Leif

member
Location: College Station, Texas

Total posts: 56
Posted:btl ww (left right and center), isolation jump over, full butterfly mexican wave, single poi split bfly ww, a whole new class of weird half wrap-dragon tail moves, isolation grab, btb pinwheel (buzzsaw) wrap, and many other nameless oddoties that would require disection in order to know what they would be called.

What else can I say? TamingFire.Com

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