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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
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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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:This is aided by heavier poi. Just by the way.

'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

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hooza angel
Momma Hooza
Location: Cleveland OK
Member Since: 29th Mar 2011
Total posts: 24
Posted:im reluctant 2 make my flows to heavy b/c i hav notice its easier to go heavier but not so easy to go lighter. or am i just odd lol?

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Honii
Honii

Life's Student
Location: Mesa, AZ
Member Since: 7th Apr 2011
Total posts: 28
Posted:I learned a reverse 3 beat weave, windmill, and the fountain! (all over a couple weeks) grin I feels proud lol, buzzsaw flower here I come!

Just keep swinging, just keep swinging...

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hooza angel
Momma Hooza
Location: Cleveland OK
Member Since: 29th Mar 2011
Total posts: 24
Posted:@ honii

good luck lol smile


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thirteen
thirteen

The Death Card
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Member Since: 1st Mar 2011
Total posts: 195
Posted:spiral wraps, you are mine! could get into them before but always had trouble unwrapping. sock poi fixed that. still gonna take work to do it confidently with fire, but being able to repeatedly wrap into and back out of them is a huge step.

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

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Ash3s
Ash3s

member
Location: Durban South Africa
Member Since: 8th Feb 2011
Total posts: 161
Posted:I'm slowly (zomg so frikken slowly) getting the hang of spiral hand wraps... I actually find that if I get the unwrapping right then I do a perfect wrap the other way O.o

But ya... I'd say one in every ten... possibly every twenty works tongue2


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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Nice going, both of you. 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

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thirteen
thirteen

The Death Card
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Member Since: 1st Mar 2011
Total posts: 195
Posted:thanks!

and that's how it starts ash... I don't know how many hundreds of spiral wraps I did before they started to work. I'd attempt them randomly at work, walking down the street, etc. just kept trying, kept failing, and then eventually succeeded.

not sure if you've tried this but doing them above your head is A LOT easier for me, since they will fall onto your wrists instead of down off your fingers. of course that doesn't make unwrapping any easier...


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

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Thirteen: Start unwrapping just a tad before you think you have to. You do not want them to actually finish the wrap, because then it is harder to unwrap them.

'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

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thirteen
thirteen

The Death Card
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Member Since: 1st Mar 2011
Total posts: 195
Posted:hey thanks, that helps a lot! was unwrapping fine with sock poi but couldn't do it very well with glow or fire (unlit obviously) but that tip made it much easier.
EDITED_BY: thirteen (1304527746)


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

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:'Tis but a pleasure. 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

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FunTrails
Peace Monger
Location: SoCal
Member Since: 5th May 2011
Total posts: 8
Posted:Soo stoked! Last night I got a one handed butterfly and got out of it way smooth! Woot been spinning about 6 weeks. And today my watermelon flowlights come in!

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:I can now bounce my meteor like 20ft into the air. I feel so so godly when I do it. I can also spin in above my head with one hand. Not poi, but there isn't a meteor thread for this I think and I usually post my things in here :X

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Midkiff
shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois
Member Since: 29th Nov 2009
Total posts: 462
Posted:you must take a video so we can see

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:When I finally get time, I want to make an "Everything that makes me happy" video. Filled with toys, lights, fire, dancing, and raving smile Pretty much everything special I do collaborated into a video grin But right now I have prom, a court date, graduation, college things, we're gonna move soon. So I'm not entirely sure when I can get to it.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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donnapage2003
Donna
Location: United Kingdom
Member Since: 15th May 2011
Total posts: 7
Posted:My boyfriend has been teaching me POI for the last two months, and, well, last week, I kinda did a move he's never been able to do - reverse alternating butterfly! He kissed my feet, lol! Then I taught him how to do it (So funny watching him with 'new trick face'!!!!).

You Say I'm A FREAK Like It's A BAD Thing.

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moonflower3
stranger

Member Since: 5th May 2011
Total posts: 1
Posted:Yay! Just did my first butterfly today. Not bad for only a couple weeks and a total of about 5 hrs. practice. Now just need to perfect my triple weaves without knocking myself in the face.

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Bravo!

'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

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adeathlyaura
adeathlyaura

The Poi Spinning Undead
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Member Since: 19th Apr 2011
Total posts: 173
Posted:I just learned the forwards 3 beat weave behind the back. It had been frustrating me for days! grin Now I'm working on hyper loops and getting my flowers to look better.

Question everything.

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thirteen
thirteen

The Death Card
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Member Since: 1st Mar 2011
Total posts: 195
Posted:finally got BTB weave! notice that I didn't say "finally got BTB weave down!" because it's nowhere near down... still very iffy. but nonetheless, I can do it. now it's just a matter of practice, practice, practice (and hitting myself, hitting myself, hitting myself).

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

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Nice work guys. 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

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TJ_NJ
stranger
Location: NJ, USA
Member Since: 19th Jul 2011
Total posts: 17
Posted:Hey, Im pretty new to poi, when I go camping I like to tie up some glow sticks and play around, mostly just a 2 beat weave. but I was just given a set of fire poi from this site. So now my interest has sky rocketed. within the last few days Iv managed to learn the 3 beat weave, one day (took a wile). next day I managed to learn it in reverse and that was even harder. and a few transitions and turns. Iv hit myself many many times but still fun.

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TJ_NJ
stranger
Location: NJ, USA
Member Since: 19th Jul 2011
Total posts: 17
Posted:O I forgot to add, I learned cork screw, and 2 beat windmill. which are both pretty much the same thing, on different plane

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TJ_NJ
stranger
Location: NJ, USA
Member Since: 19th Jul 2011
Total posts: 17
Posted:just learned basic butterfly first try, still gotta figure out reverse. cant seem to do it without the poi colliding

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Welcome!

You will find that the process is largely the same, so whatever got you doing the inward butterfly will (should) work for the outward one.


'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

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donnapage2003
Donna
Location: United Kingdom
Member Since: 15th May 2011
Total posts: 7
Posted:Yesterday I finally mastered my reverse 3beat weave!!

You Say I'm A FREAK Like It's A BAD Thing.

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:grin

:applause:


'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

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Ash3s
Ash3s

member
Location: Durban South Africa
Member Since: 8th Feb 2011
Total posts: 161
Posted:*bounces in*

I've almost got a buzzsaw fountain down grin It's still wonky, but it's coming right grin

Also, learning chasers... if I can get my up-stalls (no idea what they're called) right then it will be just about perfect grin

Oh! And I have the trichetra down, just need the piece that goes on the outside. None of this makes much sense, does it... Hmmm...


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thirteen
thirteen

The Death Card
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Member Since: 1st Mar 2011
Total posts: 195
Posted:buzzsaw fountain is tricky indeed. good job! now do the antispin buzzsaw fountain tongue2

chasers are definitely a mindf-ck at first... mostly since they require an entirely new method of movement (i.e. letting the poi trail behind your hand at a 90 degree angle). good luck!


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

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Haha! Finally gotten some horizontal stacking patterns.

Also, some stall-switch variations, so the one does not have to hang uselessly. Bwahahahaha!


'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

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