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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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SeesAWEPoi nub ._.
5 posts
Location: Alberta, Canada


Posted:
I just did poi for the first time a couple days ago, and I managed to do a corkscrew ^^ I only hit myself in the head a couple...dozen times I finally could do it!

KhaosSILVER Member
2 words "Laser Poi" The conversation just ended .
25 posts
Location: Orlando Florida, USA


Posted:
I got a 4-beat windmill working was proud of that.
Got the fountain going clockwise working on counterclockwise
Got individual stall working
got a buzzsaw - 3bt weave - butterfly combo too!

*sigh* I was really bored last night...

We who know chaos do not fear it. We Embrace it and control it.


Chad_QuarveBRONZE Member
stranger
1 post
Location: USA


Posted:
I've been doing poi for about a month and a half now, and the forward 3 beat weave was one of the first things I learned, and I just realized today that I've been doing it wrong. >.>

And for some reason that one's stuck in my head and I can't figure out how to do it correctly!

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


Posted:
It happens. Keep working the right one and it will work out.

'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


EpitomeOfNoviceGOLD Member
Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
787 posts
Location: Dover, Delaware USA


Posted:
It's okay Chad, just make sure you reprogram it and it'll come to be natural the more you do it, in time you won't accidentally go into the incorrect motion when you have the proper one ingrained in your muscle memory.

~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

(All you RLers this is epitome_of_lame *waves hello*)


Hannah M.stranger
1 post

Posted:
I've been really bored for the past two days so I learned 5 new things.
- Reverse 3 beat weave
- 3 beat weave turns
- 3 beat weave fountain
- 5 beat weave
- reverse thread the needle
I feel so accomplished yes

triptricianSILVER Member
UFO Spotting
350 posts
Location: Queensland, Australia


Posted:
and so you should. Nice work hannah

would rather have a bottle-in-front-of-me than a frontal lobotomy

"The dangers of life are infinate and among them is safety"(geothe)


RonnyfaltGOLD Member
stranger
1 post
Location: Sweden


Posted:
im 2 month old in spinning, and after 2 days of practice with mainly trying to get that "G's favorite move" dont know whats its callet but its a neat patterns check it out on playpoi! And today i finally got into my spine! IM happy!

LaLaLandGOLD Member
newbie
33 posts
Location: Croatia


Posted:
I can now turn smoothly with 4 beat windmill. Oh, goody!!!

I'm so smart I'm practically retarded.


SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Zan's Diamond makes me happy smile

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


a2m8BRONZE Member
stranger
3 posts
Location: Pekin, IL, USA


Posted:
I've been spinning for a couple of months and have down the basics. I am now trying to do the behind the back weave,which i find difficult bc u can't see behind ur back...lol

Sister ElevenGOLD Member
owner of the group property
1,277 posts
Location: Seattle, WA, USA


Posted:
Do not try to see behind your back. Instead, try only to realize the truth: you have no back... Wait, that isn't right. Instead, try to realize that it's a really annoying move to learn and refuse to let it get the better of you tongue2

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


Posted:
Mirrors can help some.

'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


SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
I am on my way to anti-anti-spin

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


hamuffakaSILVER Member
stranger
1 post
Location: Victoria Australia


Posted:
just got down with a btb reverse 3 beat weave.. now if i could only do it forwards. smile

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


Posted:
Originally Posted By: SpinnerofDetroitI am on my way to anti-anti-spin

Describe?

edit: 3 centre stuff?
EDITED_BY: aston (1283552941)

'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


SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
That anti-anti-spin thing you see Mel doing in the Red Pant's video.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


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


Posted:
Time? Have not really looked at every move in there yet.

'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


SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
6:30

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


RivesGOLD Member
Nothing but circles and smiles...
118 posts
Location: Tampa, FL USA


Posted:
anti-spin Zan's diamond.

SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
I thought it was always done in butterfly?

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


Posted:
i can spiral wrap orbital now!!!

"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


SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Huh? What's a spiral wrap orbital? This sounds interesting o0

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


Posted:
well its actually a shotgun hyper wrap with a turn at the end as to end up in a orbital i plan on making a vid tonight for all to 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


SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
What is a hyper-wrap? Stop pulling these terms out of nowhere tongue2

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


Posted:
ok goto learn and in the wraps section of poi look up hyper wrap its almost like an airwrap that is a shotgun spiral wrap because you push your hand through it and then upon exiting the move you turn to the side and come out in a orbital

"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


SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Ok now this sounds like something I MUST LEARN NOW!

Ok that was not as exiting as I thought it would be laugh3 But still another cool trick.
EDITED_BY: SpinnerofDetroit (1283995958)

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


Sister ElevenGOLD Member
owner of the group property
1,277 posts
Location: Seattle, WA, USA


Posted:
I just learned this totally delicious split time butterfly reel turn. So simple, so elegant, and I'm going to be doing it the whole spin jam today.

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brenonfire413SILVER Member
Fire Spinner Exarch
514 posts
Location: New Orleans, LA United States, USA


Posted:
For some weird reason I have stopped being unsuccessful in my attempts at orbitals: a large percentage are actually wrapping and unwinding perfectly, or at least better. So if I have failed at failing orbitals, have I succeeded or is this in fact a larger failure?

"Are you sure it's safe to drink bleach?"
"Yes, bleach is 90% water, we are 90% water, therefore: we are bleach."
-Nathan Explosion, Metalocalypse


Sister ElevenGOLD Member
owner of the group property
1,277 posts
Location: Seattle, WA, USA


Posted:
A lot of really good spinners fail to get out of orbitals, so that probably means you're getting worse. Sorry to bear the bad news! tongue2

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