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flash fire
flash fire

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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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coleman
coleman

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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
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Posted:423 with the 3 underneath is really nice - a bit like a slow version of chops smile

will probably be at spitz tomorrow but will be leaving early again i think ubbrollsmile


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Yey for Brizzol JC...now I am armed with new poi-ness with the following bullets.......



Butterfly buzzsaw and extnded into fountain. Also isolated but not in fountain. (thanks me ubblove)



One-handed butterfly hyperloops, then extended into over the head passes and UTL passes. (thanks me and rossco bossco)



Full matrix and now my tummy muscles hurt lots and lots but that won't put me off (thanks Rob)



Contact pass over the shoulder into wrist propellor (me again)



BTB throw into one handed butterfly catch. (more me)



[edited for stonerforgetfulitus] Totally forgot the pick up whip catch/toss (in one action) from the floor which works surprisingly well and is surprisingly easy, and double weave arm wraps from Gary the tea man too weavesmiley Yey for new tricks bounce





Yey me, yey Rob, yey Ross, yey for everyone at Brizzol this weekend including Gary the free tea man! There was tons of other moves I learnt but now my memory has faded somewhat but I've now learnt that learning new stuff at 6am after partying for 15 hours may be a good way to nail something but it isn't a good way to remember the tricks post waking up time 5 hours later.



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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Double staff - Double throw with pirouette into bang on head with staff... smile

Working on the catching part instead of head-shots wink


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Beth
Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2003
Total posts: 1262
Posted:Thanks to all the wonderful people at the BJC this weekend i now have -

The poi matrix - tummy muscles are very painful but worth it! Thankyou Rob! hug

A few new butterfly hyperloops - thanks to me and bug and rossco.

Flowers - they're so pretty!

Some other, more basic stuff that looks good.

And now i'm gonna learn butterfly waistwraps, mainly because of people bugging me about not being able to do them yet biggrin


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MiG
MiG

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Posted:well, i got some odd wristwrapping weave action happening, and the fountain like thing is a lot smoother now. and a really cool reverse parallel spin-catch-butterfly wrap/grab move, that even works with fire. trying to work on going from fwd something, but the legwrap throws the poi at too much of an angle, and they hit me in the butt.



oh, and i can sometimes get hyperloops working for more than once in a row


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Nate
Nate

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Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Member Since: 5th Aug 2004
Total posts: 1530
Posted:woooh i've just learnt 3 beat backwards btb ive been trying to get this for a while so its a bloody big thing for me, oh and hyperloops from forwards weave and backwards horray for me

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tenticle
tenticle

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Member Since: 13th Aug 2002
Total posts: 275
Posted:backwards 7 under the arm method, and finally, fountain with a 360 degree spin when the poi get behind you. and forward 7bt over the arm to ugly weave in one easy duck and swivel. and some btb butterfly weavey waistwrapy type things depending on how you look at them and whether i get them right.
And someone at a party complementing my spinning when i was dancing about not doing anything complicated and just trying not to hit people. which was best of all...

--ben


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bluecat
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Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:5 times in a row. i think it'll do:

btl airwrap suicides (coming around in front) into BTB weave(no carry).

even jugglers liked this one when managed it wink


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Written by: bluecat




btl airwrap suicides (coming around in front) into BTB weave(no carry).







Below the lungs?



eek

Next to your spleen?



That is impressive



smile



and is that a Between The Bollox weave?



wow... you have been practising....


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Bird
Bird

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Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:A nice airwrap throw, a corkscrew hyperloop>butterfly thing (sorry thats the best description I could come up with!), a double throw from a reverse weave isolation and finally behind the back weave both ways.


Damn I've been busy! biggrin


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Bird
Bird

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Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
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Posted:Oh yeah,

and a hyperloop in a forwards weave!

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MiG
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Posted:im playing around with a legwrappy hyperloopy airwrappy thingy. i can get into it no probs, but leaving is another matter, i still need to work out where my hands need to go to get the head to not attack my wrist. umm, sooo close to a 7 bt its not funny, and i figured out a way to do a 5 beat without crossing wrists smile

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"master"
--FSA

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Wonderlush
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Location: Los Angeles, California
Member Since: 16th Jul 2004
Total posts: 134
Posted:I was getting all excited about teaching myself a 4-beat weave...then I saw some of the other posts on here. Ah well....it still feels good:)

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Rev
Rev

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Location: Apparently lost in my ego
Member Since: 14th Mar 2003
Total posts: 1269
Posted:btl weaves from btb... (btb watermills?)



under the leg weaves from a given side (+ some) basically just a wallplane weave, taken from the rear plane, under the leg to the front (both poi) and then that sides poi back over said leg to the back..



splitthreading motions about other axi, like the corkscrew for instance..



a lot better at the threading motions needed for crossed inverted bf weaves (though not really much better at the crossed inverted bf weaves lol..)



maintaining a tangle (or orbital for all intents and purposes) between the wrists like such:

Code:

R--(arm)--

\ l

\|

*

|\

r \

---(arm)---L



so as to roll the arms around it using isolated inverted weave motions or one step further and holding the arm still while rolling the tangle around it.. (not really that impressive but the variations create lots of ways to further move tangles and what not)



wallplane utl alternating butterfly thing.. forward bf, take right over the left and btl to the rear plane.. now bring the right around the left leg to the front plane, while the left poi goes btl to the rear plane, then bring the left around the right leg to the front plane, while the right comes back to the rear plane.. bring the right btl to the front as the left comes back to the rear, bring the left up.. lather, rinse, enjoy tingly sensation..



other stuff heere and there.. nothing I think worth noting.. (or at least springing to mind.. )


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Burnerz
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Member Since: 21st Jun 2004
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Posted:oh yeahhhhhhhhh

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Rev
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Posted:got some additions:



old and busted: doing alternating butterfly patterns with one poi btl from the front and one from the back

new hotness: expanding those to from btl further to back around the leg



fountains with one leg btl from the back.. (the over the shoulder version not the pointy version I normally do... oh and not really clean yet)



more variations on double crossers ?!? stuff like utl from each side and back over said leg.. and turn and what not..



basic tangle stuff I've over looked.. like doing a wall plane weave (reverse right side) and starting a tanlge in the back and then rolling it behind the head to the other side.. makes your shoulders like the horizon as the it rises from one shoulder arcs up to the head and then arcs back down to set on the other shoulder.. and doing antics with other rear plane initiated tangles.. (some of them have to be rolled around the arm first.. see my post above...



and my favorite.. pin catches.. I was never really good at toss/release and catch but for some reason, my elbows catch just fine.. now to work on my knees..


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spiralx
spiralx

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Location: London, UK
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Posted:Inverted crossed arm butterfly weaves in both directions and from both sides. And using the same thing to go into a butterfly tangley thing as well smile

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Richee
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Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:Rev, u are reeeeeeelly Poied man smile !

And ii add this:

backward BF -> left hand wraped horizontal stall -> right hand the same -> forward BF smile

light,


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oli
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Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
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Posted:spiralx biggrin

i learnt how to catch the head of my poi with my hand twisted round the other way, which dosnt sound much and isnt.


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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Rev
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Posted:Written by: Richee

Rev, u are reeeeeeelly Poied man smile !




LOL... well wth itchel moved in next door and some new padiwans, I kinda have been spinning a bit more this semester than I should..


Written by: oli

which dosnt sound much and isnt.


no bit is too small.. there's soo much stuff I do that is just slightyl differnt.. hand turned a different way.. or arm in the wrong place.. every little bit matters.. because in the end its all the same.. and its only the little bits that make it different..


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
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Total posts: 3749
Posted:423 with clubs, wall plane.... now to get the 2 going...

proper turning anti-spin flowers.

T


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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MiG
MiG

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Posted:richee, you can keep that wrapping stally thing going for as long (fd-bd-fd-bd) as you want - my longest was three or four direction changes, i think, but it gets boring after a while.

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Rev
Rev

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Posted:Written by: [Nx?
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proper turning anti-spin flowers.




did I miss soemthing... you were heralding the antispin long berfore I, and your just getting the flower turns?!? I thought those were a prerquisite for ya.. (the flowers to the rest) confused


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Carpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:to turn the flower properly is well hard, and besides i aint worked on anything new in poi for 5 months.... (not that i havent been practicing, but i been smoothing off everything instead of learning new stuff.)

got turning same plane anti-spin as well if your not imressed enough... although thats easier.

and if you still arnt impressed i got sync armrolls one starting palm, the other starting on the back. see, i had better things to do, hehehe.

T wave


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duballstar
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Posted:Written by: oli

i learnt how to catch the head of my poi with my hand twisted round the other way, which dosnt sound much and isnt.



like a poi penguin? intreeeging... umm


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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:Written by: duballstar

a poi penguin?



careful - you'll get dom all excited saying things like that.


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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oli
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Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:pengiun ?



or however the hell you spell it

EDITED_BY: oli (1097083826)


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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dj_retro
dj_retro

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Location: Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: 7th Jun 2002
Total posts: 87
Posted:forward btb weave...yep...thats it...nothing cool like btl or bouncingit off my nuts...nope...just a normal forward btb weave. i need to get back into practicing more

<( ' ' )>
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MiG
MiG

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Posted:dj, you're doing better than i am, last time i tried btb anything, i ended up on my a$$ on the ground for about 10 minutes, seeing pretty bright lights that werent there.

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:Written by: oli

pengiun ?

or however the hell you spell it



teehee - as soon as juggling is banned from this thread, the advantages of having a multi-toy thread are realised...

this video is a video of normal mills mess followed by mills mess with all penguin catches.

and with that, the juggler was gone...

:tumbleweed:

wink


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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