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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::



biggrin

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Bigfoot67GOLD Member
Member
103 posts
Location: Bornem (Belgium)


Posted:
Just learned some combination of forward weave with buzzsaw, wraps in weaves and i don't know how this one is called exactly but its a hyperloop in a weave, but I still need to work in it some more doesn't look that well yet.

But again i felt so good i've learned those things just by believing i can do them and practicing for an hour smile , and the new way to hold my sock poi has certainly something to do with it i think.

APDocnewbie
9 posts
Location: Northern Nevada


Posted:
Anti Weave. I had kinda known it for a while but finally cleaned it up.

KneelSILVER Member
journeyman
80 posts
Location: Dublin,Ireland


Posted:
just got a 5 beat forward hybrid smile



and working on over the head ones
EDITED_BY: shadesofgray (1186495492)

-Niall-


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


Posted:
Horizontal frame Eight.



EDIT: (horizontal sweep)



memo,



:R

POI THEO(R)IST


casey_colenewbie
1 post

Posted:
I've just discovered the wonders of Poi - so I decided to make some for myself: a bag of rice in a sock with a white hanky as a "tail" with two bootlaces as the strings.

Anyway, I've been practicing for a couple of hours now, and I think I've got the 3 beat weave going now! It's really messy, so maybe you guys could give me some tips on how to improve it?

I really wanted to be able to weave before I started to refine anything, so that I actually had something to refine :P

Anyway - here's the video (edited to the point just before I cane myself in the back of the head with both poi :P).

Thanks,

CC

Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
Casey...

I'm reasonably new myself... just a week and a half of experience...

But to clean it up you need to start thinking about your planes... that is that every time you swing it, it should be essentially parallel to wherever else you've spun it... Thats it in its most basic state... clearly its more complicated than that, but I've just not got the words right now.


Try learning a few other tricks to help clean it up, too. Try butterfly and once you have that, angel wings. Your weave will become cleaner after that, you'll start to learn more about where your poi are going and all that. Your wrists will end up coming in closer, not because you're better at it, but because its what takes less effort. Just keep practicing. I personally bought testicular protection and just kept trying slowly, no matter how it punished my body.


And "Woo! I just cracked the 5 beat weave... sort of.. I can do it on the right side and the left, but not yet each of them consecutively." smile

hug


KneelSILVER Member
journeyman
80 posts
Location: Dublin,Ireland


Posted:
 Written by: Richee


Horizontal frame Eight.

memo,

:R



what be that??

-Niall-


Blasphemous GirlSILVER Member
member
83 posts
Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom


Posted:
At last I got the behind the back weave I think I broke my left leg from repeatedly hitting it in the same place while learning but I got there in the end! Soooo pleased biggrin

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."


Amanda13BRONZE Member
member
91 posts
Location: Missouri, USA


Posted:
Not really moves, more lessons.
1. I <3 spinning fire(got to do so twice over the weekend)
2. Just because you can do a move with each hand by itself doesn't mean both hands will understand what to do when put together. 3 beat reverse has given me a hell of a shiner.

Point_BlankGOLD Member
Sneaking
1,207 posts
Location: Free falling through time, United Kingdom


Posted:
Whoop Whoop, I've got hyperloops, airwraps and antispin flowers this week

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

Owned by clarence_quack


_AnA_newbie
17 posts

Posted:
Hurray! A few hard hours and a reverse 5 beat weave as a result.

We'll burn, like a moth to the flame
Burn, as the fire calls us by name...


Amanda13BRONZE Member
member
91 posts
Location: Missouri, USA


Posted:
Hyperloops, butterfly tosses, one armed (other still in front) btb butterflys, thread the needle, thread the needle flowers,regular tosses under legs.

I had a lot of fun.

GeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
meltdowns. just one side, sort of!

UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
meltdowns?



confused



 Written by: Drudwyn

Anti weave ftw!



Focnoj - Proud member of "The Risen" - Scarsheild Legion biggrin You still play?

GeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: UnderControlOrFailure



meltdowns?



confused



 Written by: Drudwyn

Anti weave ftw!



Focnoj - Proud member of "The Risen" - Scarsheild Legion biggrin You still play?





mind meltdowns. off Zans DVD encyclo-poi-dia. example. spin both poi forwards and spin the right behind you on your left side whilst your left comes in front of you and spins on the other side. Then on the turn, turn your body and your right hand spins the poi backwards in front of the body on left side!



probably a poor explanation but im hungover. Watch a vid in the 'stall' section of tutorials and all will be clearer



Dont know why its in stalls though



edit- when i can actually od them ill post a better vid in the tutorials. how do you upload vids to tutorials anyway?

Guennewbie
2 posts

Posted:
w00t!! I just started with poi and I finally picked up the weave took me a while longer than the rest of the stuff I learned..

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


Posted:
have no idea what it's called. biggrin
but it was the backwards / antispin version of what durbs showed me at fire gathering which was apparently a polyrythym hybid confused ubblol

well from reverse butterfly into 1 long arm followed by the short arm antispinning underneath - to turn to normal poly-whatever on the other side turn repeat...
ask simta he was there wink

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.


_AnA_newbie
17 posts

Posted:
Btb forward 5 beat weave. yesterday smile

We'll burn, like a moth to the flame
Burn, as the fire calls us by name...


glittalogikGOLD Member
newbie
3 posts
Location: Newtown, Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
Last night - overhead butterflies, alternating butterflies, overhead TTN, antispin weave combos and BTB figure-eights - I'll get you, 3-beat!

\~-A riddle, wrapped in an enigma, surrounded by imbeciles-~/


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


Posted:
cool with the antispin

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


nicoskate3001SILVER Member
stranger
13 posts
Location: Florida, USA


Posted:
BEHIND THE BACK STRAIGHT JACKET!!! yesss........

life without danger is a waste of oxygen


brittleGOLD Member
member
131 posts
Location: leicester, uk


Posted:
BTB weave + Extended BTB weave
splitime isolated thread the needle

What to do in case of fire??? LET IT BURN!


joshvSILVER Member
Member
10 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
Finally got thread the needle. It took me ages and its meant to be easy. i even learnt 5 beat way before it

thombreGOLD Member
member
74 posts
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


Posted:
Just about got btb forwards weave, now need to link it up with btb rev and normal forward and rev in a smooth way.

Buy gerbils cos you can't spin with hamsters


albotrossSILVER Member
member
52 posts
Location: nsw, gunnedah, Australia


Posted:
you know all them funky little pics and stuff under your names?.... well, how do i put one under mine?
im working on my club juggling, and bounce juggling. poi wise, im workin on btb forwad weave. i almost got it. i can do a few rounds, and then turn to revers btb, but i cant turn bak again.

The nite is nearly over, day is almost here. Romans 13:12


RabbanBRONZE Member
Member
3 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
Ablotross, those are avatars. You can edit yours in home, then at the bottom there are three links that say edit. Pick the top one, enter your password, and pick a stock image or upload your own, nearer to the bottom.

albotrossSILVER Member
member
52 posts
Location: nsw, gunnedah, Australia


Posted:
ok. thanx. im happy now. biggrin
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The nite is nearly over, day is almost here. Romans 13:12


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


Posted:
Both notcoleman3 notcoleman5 weaving
and introversion.

jedi light,

:R

POI THEO(R)IST


ComaSILVER Member
newbie
28 posts
Location: Netherlands


Posted:
buzzsaw flower...



very sketchy and so now and then I smash myself in the face, but hey, that's al part of the learning proces... biggrin
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thombreGOLD Member
member
74 posts
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


Posted:
Got both btb weaves sorted with turning between them, and tonight, vaugly managed to get a btb airwrap semi solid, which is nice

Buy gerbils cos you can't spin with hamsters


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