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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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velvettearsSILVER Member
stranger
12 posts
Location: Canada


Posted:
That does sound right. cool that i learned it on my own though. I was watching videos and couldn't get it lol

Spinout0517SILVER Member
stranger
6 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
I did My very first multiple spinner big burn the other night in which i learned triquenetas (probably misspelled)inward and outward box stalls inner line stalls and the 5 beat weave and windmill. any advice on strightjackets or the 4X4 fountain?
and if your interested in the vid heres the copy from my cam im in the front right

WOOPWOOP!


TroikaSILVER Member
The official unofficial purveyor of cake
26 posts
Location: Missouri USA


Posted:
I just got the three beat weave yesterday and working on the 5 beat weave! Can't keep the butterfly going for more than like 5- 7 beats, my left hand keeps getting out of the plane or something. any tips??

V_RegalGOLD Member
Lost in the Lights
101 posts
Location: BC, Canada


Posted:
Remember that the trails cross at two points.
Split time or pray is my advice. And put them on slightly different angles?

Risen from the Ashes
The Phoenix shall rise in his royal flaire.
FIND YOUR DESTINY.


MannimalGOLD Member
The Mannimal
13 posts
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA


Posted:
One week into spinning and doing so daily. Here's what I've learned:
Week One:
Butterfly, with some btb and over the head variation
Over the toe, Behind the back turns, as well as the behind the back, forward to back turn
Two and Three Beat Weaves
Half Time Opposite Spins
180 and 360 Turns while doing three beat weaves
5 beat weaves (FINALLY got it Saturday, first night with a set of glowsticks)

Plans for Week two:
Stalls
BTB weaves
Changing planes

MannimalGOLD Member
The Mannimal
13 posts
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA


Posted:
wow... so I found opposite stalls are hella crazy hard to wrap my brain around. Any suggestions to mentally preparing my brain to do it?

Also, I'm trying to do btb weave with a backward spin, is that the way that most people get it? any tips?



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


Posted:
On btb. Yeah, most people find rev easier... but I'm probably not the best person to ask because an old injury prevents me from doing fwd properly.

Put your weak hand on the top (so doing the stalls coming down) and your strong hand on the bottom (Doing stalls coming up) and just try keep it going.

Also, can you do opposites with both stalls going up? Meaning they are on opposite sides of your body?

(I assumed you meant the ones that are up and down on one side of your body)

Get comfortable with the prospin, opposites wall plane flower and that should help greatly.

hug


philisweatlySILVER Member
life's a garden, dig it
115 posts
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.


Posted:
finally got the variation on split time butterfly when you kinda do antispin flowers and the poi end meet in the middle and swoosh to the other side. sweeeeet.

oh and I can airwrap in a bunch of new places and directions. smile
EDITED_BY: philisweatly (1239565002)

haha


DerwynLightworker
88 posts
Location: New Mexico


Posted:
Got btb 3beat! YAY!!!

"When we dance with the faeries, we dance with the reflections of our true selves and the true inner self of the world."

"If you keep thinking like that, you'll never get to meet a Unicorn."


astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Well done!

Finally managed to get a couple more crosser variations and entries.

'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


moorebrSILVER Member
stranger
1 post
Location: USA


Posted:
Same-direction, same-time, anti-spin, hip-to-shoulder(or vive versa) reels. Uggh, lots of words for a simple looking move, but it feels wonky to do. Elegence will come in time I suppose. It has four anti-spin points/petals. One at 12, 3, 6, and 9 on a clockface.

MannimalGOLD Member
The Mannimal
13 posts
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA


Posted:
okay, so here I am week 4 and I really have no way of keeping normal time butterfly's working for any period of time.

And when I mess up, more than likely it means a kick in the gonadular region.

It has gotten a little ridiculous. Last night I pretty much picked up windmills and fountains and I can't even thread the needle.

perhaps its the promise of nether region pain that keeps me away.

gotta get it started.

-M

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Week 4 and you can not thread the needle? It took me months to learn that one. tongue2

To be honest, I tried a few times, found it was not working and left it alone. A while later it clicked for me.

Same story with crossers actually....

There were some hints given for butterflies somewhere. I do not recall where now....

'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


MannimalGOLD Member
The Mannimal
13 posts
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA


Posted:
Getting closer and closer. Still working on it.

Later on, I watched this video:



This Brit's tutorial made me think of the butterfly and TTN in a totally different way. All of a sudden: clarity.

After weeks of frustration of keeping a butterfly going, I started to get a feeling that I was over complicating the concept and I needed to see this basic move implemented along with a variant to make it more complex. As it worked out, when I saw this vid, boom! I got the basic concept and then was about to not only do the butterfly, but also TTN right afterward.

Now that I think about this: I learned 3 beat weave in the same manner, I saw the 5 beat weave, and tried to duplicate it, and there I was.

-M
EDITED_BY: Mannimal (1241676546)

philisweatlySILVER Member
life's a garden, dig it
115 posts
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.


Posted:
hooray! Finally got the behind the back forwards weave. For some reason it just clicked today. Now I need to be able to turn with behind the back weaves. Slowly but surely.

haha


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


Posted:
Nice one, philisweatly! I can't do btb forwards properly due to a shoulder injury. frown

hug


astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
I still struggle to turn smoothly with btb weaves, but then I have not really tried much....

'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


feelscapestranger
13 posts
Location: bremen, germany


Posted:
i learned an airwrap and a hyperloop last week.

ReaverSILVER Member
stranger
1 post
Location: Missouri, USA


Posted:
ade, try "fanblading" with five in reverse and three forward, and gradually attemt to add the five beat into it, it will "feel" right, effortless, when your hands make the right movement. also, check out playpoi.com, nick woolsey has a perfect tutorial video on the five beat for your situation.
-Reaver

fireflyfaeriejourneyman
73 posts

Posted:
Just learnt 5 beat weave ! ((at last!!! ive been trying for long enough!!)) just need to get it looking a bit smoother before letting rip with the fire poi...

MelissaRhaeI have dibbs on Zack Attack
11 posts
Location: Nyssa, OR


Posted:
wow i feel kinda lame just learning forward two beat weave haa haa. I just need to practice more then I will be as cool as you all are one day smile

I am not smiling because I am happy... I am smiling becasue you have all finally driven me insane!


Laura_OHareSILVER Member
newbie
26 posts
Location: Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
Originally Posted By: MelissaRhaewow i feel kinda lame just learning forward two beat weave haa haa. I just need to practice more then I will be as cool as you all are one day smile

I've only just learnt it too. I've been trying to do the forward 3 beat weave recently and it is getting closer but I still don't think i'm doing it right.

All I can currently do is;
Corkscrew
Basic turn forward and back
Butterfly and overhead butterfly
Turn forward and back in split time
2 Beat Weave

And am working on 3 Beat Weave
I guess it's not *too* bad for 3 weeks in. Just have to keep at it and try to get more practise in every day!

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Heh. I never actually learned the two-beat weave as such. It came out of trying to learn the three-beat.

'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


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


Posted:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIC5bpPXZqA

^^^^ Me trying to learn the 3 beat. We all start somewhere.

hug


StoutBRONZE Member
Pooh-Bah
1,872 posts
Location: Canada


Posted:
Originally Posted By: Laura_OHareI've only just learnt it too. I've been trying to do the forward 3 beat weave recently and it is getting closer but I still don't think i'm doing it right.



Yea, the three beat weave is a funny one. You keep working on it an getting somewhat frustrated then suddenly...HOLY CRAP !!.. it works, usually on one side first, then it stops working, the frustration mounts, poi are flung into the air, total mental breakdown in imminent...then it happens again...it works.

Laura_OHareSILVER Member
newbie
26 posts
Location: Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
Originally Posted By: StoutOriginally Posted By: Laura_OHareI've only just learnt it too. I've been trying to do the forward 3 beat weave recently and it is getting closer but I still don't think i'm doing it right.



Yea, the three beat weave is a funny one. You keep working on it an getting somewhat frustrated then suddenly...HOLY CRAP !!.. it works, usually on one side first, then it stops working, the frustration mounts, poi are flung into the air, total mental breakdown in imminent...then it happens again...it works.



lol exactly! Reassuring to know it's not just me! Will stick at it and hopefully get there eventually!

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
MNS: You have come along nicely then.... tongue2

'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


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


Posted:
That video was recorded around the time of my registered date, not the date uploaded.

Gaahhhh havent learned anything new in aaages, been so lazy... Haven't even really done poi in months.

hug


Laura_OHareSILVER Member
newbie
26 posts
Location: Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
So on a 2 beat weave, you only cross one arm over but on a 3 beat weave you're crossing both alternatively?

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


Posted:
If your arms are swapping which hand is on top its a 3 beat.

Both hands cross over in a 2 beat during the course of their figure 8, a 3 beat requires an extra beat so that the hands can swap which is on top.

Try learning the two beat with one hand on top, then with the other on top.

Once you've got both try doing the most unnatural hand on top and its possible you might naturally throw in an extra beat to get your natural hand on top again. smile

Listen to nothing my friend says on that video, he's a non-poister. smile

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