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flash fireBRONZE Member
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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



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DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Finally (after 3 years!!) got reverse 5 beat weave - No idea why it took me so long to learn that one...

Other than that, I ain't been learnin' much poi or staff.
Getting some nice glides together though and lots of lovely CJ isolations biggrin

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


Posted:
a monkey taught me an ultrametasphere.

an adam taught me a box weave.

a martin made me do 7333.

3up club pirouettes are so getting close i want to scream!

and i got 50 catches of 5 wednesday before last (mentioned it somewhere else but the search function just confuses me when i try to search on my member number so i couldn't link to it).

jon-yook-off - that's some ridiculous learning! nice one man hug2

and durbs, can you teach me a new glide please - i'm bored with my old one... angelblue

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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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[Nx?]BRONZE Member
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3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


Posted:
humm... where do I start?

4 ball juggling.

a-sync armrolls.
sync armrolls
throw to two finger stall
outer elbow stall to outer elbow stall (throw)

2 person passing
3 person passing
3 club juggling

how to be a clown.

and a lot of other stuff i cant remember. oh and a lot a lot of multiplex.

hasta manyana me ameagos

T wave

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BlackassBlueass
183 posts
Location: Edinburgh badger set


Posted:
Quote:

Yay! Finally got btb 3 beat weave biggrin

I like doing transitions - one move into another into another... any suggestions of moves that go smoothly into btb weave?




BTB waistwraps
Forward BTB

Also try just turning into it from a forward 3bt weave.

Hint: extentions on BTB weave look nice.

Have fun weavesmiley

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joulzenlightened
187 posts
Location: montreal


Posted:
bahind the back forward weave biggrin and behind the back reverse weave and turn in all directions :j angel

it must be green


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


Posted:
stalls where the poi stops, and then starts again, but still going the same way.

also a way out of tangled buzzsaw on the same side as you went into it, involving letting go of one of youre poi while it untangles and then catching it again.

peace

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They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
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MiGGOLD Member
Self-Flagellation Expert
3,415 posts
Location: Bogged at CG, Australia


Posted:
wooooo!!! got 5 bt weave, forwards. it still feels a little odd, but i got it!! yay!!!!

and ttn, the basic 2(3?) beat one, forwards (ie they go towards each other at the top)

Any hints on doing it the other way?

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


Posted:
i got new toys yesterday tongue ubbrollsmile juggle

with them i managed to juggle 555145551 - out of a fountain, starting with the left hand, back into a fountain smile


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
5363353633

mwahahahahahaha

then died frown

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graceBRONZE Member
member
117 posts
Location: salisbury wiltshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
WOHO i got new poi with big tails

be now finally got btb weave
also i can do backwards butterfly over spine down back into forward buzzsaw. lots of bending involved, im trying to do things between/under legs at the mo make my turns and stuff look really good.


ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile juggle sunny clap clap peace angelblue

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joulzenlightened
187 posts
Location: montreal


Posted:
can anyone do a behind the back forward 5 beat weave?

it must be green


Dragon7GOLD Member
addict
625 posts
Location: Aotearoa (NZ), New Zealand


Posted:
Yea im just starting to get 7bt btb forward and turning weave, damn hard though, usually needs wraps or waist wrap wraps,

Oi got my btb WW 6 bt wraps down though biggrin YEYA! And also btb WW full recoil wraps both poi.

/me dancing round like a :crazy monkey:

strooSILVER Member
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799 posts
Location: oxford, england, uk


Posted:
daaaamn thats impressive. ubbrollsmile

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Dragon7GOLD Member
addict
625 posts
Location: Aotearoa (NZ), New Zealand


Posted:
The 7bt? Na...its pretty much cheating depending on who you ask, cause all im really doing is a 6bt with wraps, and most people dont count wrap beats :P even then i get lazy on the 5 and sometimes wrap it there ubblol

Though i do know 7 is possible, just dang tricky...and honestly there are easier moves that look alot cooler cool Its not what you do...

BirdGOLD Member
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6,086 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
I can now do a (very untidy and poorly timed) 4bt reverse weave!! ubbrollsmile

next step - reverse 5bt ( since thats what i was trying to do in the first place)

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Big AndyBRONZE Member
member
186 posts
Location: Dallas, Tx, USA


Posted:
Alrighty, since i posted inthis threa last, I've learned a few things....

1) I can do 3 bt behind the back weave, forward and reverse ad nauseum. I can also flow smoothly into and out of them from any weave type move I already know.

2) BTB bicep/shoulder wraps. You know, the same as you might do in front of you when weaving in wall plane and the poi wrap on your biceps, simply reversing the direction of your weave? Now I got it BTB. Woohoo! This one is really nice to hit behind the back, then come and hit in front. I'm working on extending my arms to full length between the BTB wraps, and regular wrap, so it makes a HUGE circle between the 2. Also working on getting more improvisational with those kind of wraps, both infront and BTB.

3) between the legs weave. Not sure on the actual name here, but it's just letting a forward weave do 2 beats between the legs on it's way to a reverse weave going counter clockwise around the body (aerial view).

weavesmiley

yay!

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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Well, I just nailed something fundamentally simple, seeing as how I've been spinning for 3 years:

Whenever I do the windmill, the poi sweep from my right to my left as they pass in front of me. I just today learned how to reverse it. It will take a few more hours of practice until I'm comfortable transitioning in and out of it, and coverting it from windmil to chasing the sun and alternate CTS.

Yes, I'm really that right-handed that it took me 3 years to figure out how to reverse my windmill. rolleyes

Which means that I just doubled the number of moves I can do, since I now no longer have a "front" and "back" to my routine. ubbrollsmile

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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
how to snakeboard ubblove

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


Posted:
josh said a while ago:

Quote:

and speaking of Mills variations, in site swap, wots the one that breaks the Mills on each side when the hands are open with one pass of a full shower?




so i randomly asked jonny moohaahaa this and he says 'its like 441 innit' and i say 'but there's 3's in there?' and he says 'yeah there is' - which made me think a bit more clearly...

so 44133 might be it i reckon.

but to make sure i asked the internet juggling geeks and they tell me that this is right but if you force the the sync version into having equal height throws it looks even more beautifuller smile

that version is: (2,4x)(4x,2)(4,2x)(4x,2)(2,4x)(2x,4)


this weekend i did very little new: got 4 throws of 3b shower round my waist and a perfect 3up pirouette indoors.

cat, watch those knees man - i hate snakeboards mad
and remember to keep that head warm wink


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
1/4 time weave, getting there with isolated 1/4 time buzzsaws, reverse butterfly airwraps and double arm/bicep wraps in butterfly hyperloops.

Quote:

Well, I just nailed something fundamentally simple, seeing as how I've been spinning for 3 years:

Whenever I do the windmill, the poi sweep from my right to my left as they pass in front of me. I just today learned how to reverse it. It will take a few more hours of practice until I'm comfortable transitioning in and out of it, and coverting it from windmil to chasing the sun and alternate CTS.

Yes, I'm really that right-handed that it took me 3 years to figure out how to reverse my windmill. rolleyes

Which means that I just doubled the number of moves I can do, since I now no longer have a "front" and "back" to my routine. ubbrollsmile



Don't worry, I only got round to being able to do it properly a while ago... it's surprisingly difficult to get the other way smile

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


Posted:
windmill the other way? umm

i don't think even dom is very good at those...

impossible if you ask me - one of the very small list of moves that don't work backwards...

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


UCOFSILVER Member
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15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
I can do those....

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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
yer they ain't too bad...

utterly disgusting when you first start.
lovely when you got it down cause it gives you sooooo much scope for stuff.

snakeboard doesn't hurt my knees at all. gives me cramp in the fet but knees feel like a breeze, and this from someone with historically [censored] knees.

head keeping warm. after all i've been keeping it sunny for a while wink

send you one of my exised bits? eek?

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DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Forward glide, box/square glide (aka "True Moonwalk") and neatening up my side and back glides.

Poi-wise - erm... nothing smile

CJ - Loooooooaaaaaaaads of isolationy stuff (What? You're meant to roll the ball? Naaahh - that's dull) whilst waving and popping with a little hint of liquid biggrin

Much more fun than repeated shin and face bashing that comes with learning new poi moves smile

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


Posted:
jon:

well done sir.

can you write your abbreviated hop name backwards too?

write it down, then read it out, but say it like you come from derry.



durbs:

where do you get your glide info from?

i think i found a man in west ham that can help but a net resource/net video/a book would be really handy...



roboito:

do you have any that are totally or partly blonde?

if so, i would love one to add to the collection biggrin
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"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


duballstarSILVER Member
slack rating - 9.5
2,216 posts
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
juggling juggle
-Ramsteins Revenge
-423 Millers Mess
Cole when i next come to london i'm gonna have to corner you for some numbers juggling clarification!

Poi weavesmiley
-Improved Hyperloops/Airwraps
-Butterfly waistwrapy stuff

General devil
-Upshirt Burner (vertical staff burnoff to up the t-shirt chest hair destroyer) Not recommended!!! redface

Surely if you can do corkscrew both ways it's the same for windmills? Next project is to sus out the matrix...

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mrFlibbleSILVER Member
Ghostbuster
455 posts
Location: York, UK


Posted:
i managed to do one handed butterfly behind my head with both hands smile but still having trouble with reverse 4bt/5bt weave frown

UCOFSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
Quote:

jon:
well done sir.
can you write your abbreviated hop name backwards too?
write it down, then read it out, but say it like you come from derry.





Years ahead of you mate wink

You just havent been on HOP chat biggrin

Its still funny everytime I say it. I also find it works if you say it like Jo Derry.

DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
UCOF - On Soulseek do a search for "illdills gliding instructional" (I've got it if no one else has) and also "Gliding Instructional" which is quite comedy as it's like Sesame Steet stlyeeeeee video. The gliding in it isn't actually that great, but the theories sound.

Annoyingly, it seems gliding is about 20% technique, 10% timing and (quick bit of maths) 70% foot/toe strength i.e. you just can't do it for the first few weeks/months as your feet aren't strong enough frown

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UCOFSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
or in Lamens terms... Moonwalking???

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