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flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
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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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:hurrah!
One handed butterfly over the head and back gain without killing myself
And a very chinky one handed 2 beat weave


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garthy
garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2002
Total posts: 717
Posted:Written by: Rev

Written by: PoiElf

I've had a very good couple of weeks!!!

Mastered BTT butterfly,BTT forwards weave,



Between The Toes!?! eek ubblol biggrin



ubblol OMG I was laughing till tears ran down my face! biggrin

Thanks for really cheering me up Rev! ubblol


"**grumble*spuriouswindmills*grumble**" - Coleman
"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:or even better, between the testicles

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stroo
stroo

trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2003
Total posts: 799
Posted:ubblol hehehe...aww garthy...u crying with laughter made me cry with laughter...for some reason...

aaanyway, i just learned butterfly weave and a variation of it, and it made me smile

next on the To Learn list...flowers... cool


Livin' on dreams and custard creams

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stroo
stroo

trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2003
Total posts: 799
Posted:does anyone have any tips on how to wiggle your bum less when you do buzzsaw? i dont use it infront of people because of this and its becoming a problem...

Livin' on dreams and custard creams

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Rev
Rev

Bastard Newbie Messiah
Location: Apparently lost in my ego
Member Since: 14th Mar 2003
Total posts: 1269
Posted:not wiggling your bum during a buzzsaw is easy... not wiggling your bum here and there during an isolated buzzsaw, now that's a challenge.. wink


and since I keep posting off topic...
I learned some fun direction changes with various one handed moves.. hehe


More useless information courtesy of Rev...
Confusing the masses, one post at a time...
"Obviously, you're not a golfer.."- The Dude
"Buy the ticket... Take the ride..." -Raoul Duke
"FEMA has never done catastrophe planning..."-Michael Brown

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chase
chase

Member
Location: Jasper, Alberta
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 43
Posted:I've started holding the chain of the other poi after I wrap one around my wrist during weaves and continue spinning until I want to unwrap - kind of inner circle and outer circle stuff.
redface not sure what these are called confused2 keep mixing up terms anyways ubbrollsmile biggrin


...it's safe to say that relationships inspired by the art of poi are not necessarily 'poi'fect...!

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garthy
garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2002
Total posts: 717
Posted:Written by: stroo

does anyone have any tips on how to wiggle your bum less when you do buzzsaw? i dont use it infront of people because of this and its becoming a problem...



I can't see the problem wink

I really wouldn't mind you wiggling your bum infront of me. biggrin


"**grumble*spuriouswindmills*grumble**" - Coleman
"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx

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meep
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Location: Midlands - nr cov
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2004
Total posts: 344
Posted:meteors, courtesy of gothfrogette smile

"But what would you do with a brain if you had one?"

Dorothy Gale

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spiralx
spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:Butterfly flowers, both where your arms are going in the same direction and where they're going in the opposite direction. Oddly easy to get - I'd be suspicious but I got a second opinion and they're right ubblol

Now to work on that reverse wall plane antispin weave simian showed me last night...


"Moo," said the happy cow.

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:*confused*

How do you get butterfly with both arms going the same way? Isn't that a butterfly fountain or is there something that I'm being really silly and missing?


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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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:yes, you are being a silly dunc tongue



the whole hands together vs. hands apart thing



if you keep your arms opposite each other and do same direction longarm you get a 'same direction bf flower'.



if you keep you hands together and do the same thing, you have to know firstly how to bf weave in wall plane and then, once you can transition from one side to the other smoothly, you will have yourself a 'bf fountain'.



i ain't learnt nuffin.



but i did work out for myself that forwards glides start looking 10 times better if you lean back.

need to watch more usher videos frown/:)





cole. x


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

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munkypunks
munkypunks

enthusiast, but not enthusiastic
Location: Los Angeles, California
Member Since: 21st Jan 2005
Total posts: 367
Posted:Nobody needs to watch more Usher videos. First it's glides, then you'll be getting gold teeth to be like Lil Jon. It's a slippery slope you just don't want to start on.

Is a butterfly weave transition also called warrior? Or is it something different?


You can't fall off the floor, but sometimes you need a chair to reach the cookie jar.

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Bird
Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:I got a tangled corkscrew/wrap/thingy! biggrin

My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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gemit
gemit

Member
Location: Plymouth, UK
Member Since: 10th Mar 2005
Total posts: 71
Posted:*Gemit quietly taps herself on back* I just mastered mexican wave and rising sun both ways......know it's very feable compared to all this complicated talk up here ^^^^^^ but it took me all night and just wanted to tell someone who might care...a bit!?....oooo and I can do forward, back and overhead weave!! So do you reckon I can play with fire now....purrrleeeease?! ubbrollsmile clap ubbrollsmile

Sleep when yer dead!

Ted, Ted, I forgaat to have me breakfast, d' ya tink I moight doie?!!

Badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, mushroom, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, mushroom.....

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gemit
gemit

Member
Location: Plymouth, UK
Member Since: 10th Mar 2005
Total posts: 71
Posted:Mwaaaah haaaa, of course I mean chasing the sun....stooopid mo fo aren't I?!?! redface redface redface redface

Sleep when yer dead!

Ted, Ted, I forgaat to have me breakfast, d' ya tink I moight doie?!!

Badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, mushroom, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, mushroom.....

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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:yay gemit smile congrats mexican wave took me ages to get but over head was pretty quick after that - jst gotta get my reverse over head and btb butterfly nice and clean now smile

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spiralx
spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:Written by: Dunc

*confused*

How do you get butterfly with both arms going the same way? Isn't that a butterfly fountain or is there something that I'm being really silly and missing?


Start with foward butterly longarm in the wall plane i.e. arms at 3 and 9 o'clock. Then you can either turn your arms in a big circle as if you were doing a normal flower or bring them both up to 12 o'clock which is what you're doing?


"Moo," said the happy cow.

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gemit
gemit

Member
Location: Plymouth, UK
Member Since: 10th Mar 2005
Total posts: 71
Posted:Written by: linden_rathen

yay gemit smile congrats mexican wave took me ages to get but over head was pretty quick after that - jst gotta get my reverse over head and btb butterfly nice and clean now smile



Tee hee, fankin you.....gonna try and put a wee routine to music tonight, more bruises to be had and mega finger ache! biggrin


Sleep when yer dead!

Ted, Ted, I forgaat to have me breakfast, d' ya tink I moight doie?!!

Badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, mushroom, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, mushroom.....

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.oO*Sprout*Oo.
member
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Member Since: 27th Feb 2004
Total posts: 57
Posted:I just picked up my poi this monday for the first time since august eek Tis great ubbrollsmile I learnt both 5 beat weave, 3 different variations of iso's-clean that is.. am halfway on some wraps and hyperloops and starting to get the whole flowerthing ubbrollsmile bounce ubbrollsmile
ubbloco cool biggrin biggrin hehe bounce ubbrollsmile ubbidea ubblol ubbloco bounce
bounce ME IS BAAACK...!! bounce

-- and a second hug2 and thankx to Fluffy Napalm Fairy& Oli for big inpiration ubblove


ALL IS FULL OF LOVE

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y│┤k
newbie
Location: just north of London
Member Since: 24th Mar 2005
Total posts: 7
Posted:i just did some wicked combo thing when i was pissed last night biggrin
it goes forward swinging => low turn =>straight into BTB weave =>reverse normal weave.

all my drunk friends were very impressed


"disobedience is man's original virtue.
It is through disobedience that progress has been made" Oscar Wilde

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drakematrix
drakematrix

Maker of the Cheesecake
Location: Akron, OH
Member Since: 14th Oct 2004
Total posts: 174
Posted:I got the 3 beat weave! I got the 3 beat weave! I got the 3 beat weave! I got the 3 beat weave! I got the 3 beat weave! I got the 3 beat weave! I got the 3 beat weave! I got the 3 beat weave! I got the 3 beat weave! I got the 3 beat weave! I got the 3 beat weave! I got the 3 beat weave!



I small feat for the rest of you, I'm sure, but all I've been able to get for the past month was the 2 beat. I suppose I should have got the sock poi sooner. I got the stuff to make LED socks, so hopefully I can take the socks into the club soon, instead of just the comets


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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:GO DRAKE - took me ages to get 3 bt
but this weekend ive managed to get 5bt so go me too smile
i had that too, got tail poi to start with and now ive got sock poi im learning quicker
just gotta get it sorted with the tails now :P


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drakematrix
drakematrix

Maker of the Cheesecake
Location: Akron, OH
Member Since: 14th Oct 2004
Total posts: 174
Posted:lol, so now I feel like a complete idiot... let me tell my story....

today, since I finally "got" the 3bt, I of course was giddily doing it for long periods of time. and suddenly I couldn't remember how to do the 2bt. then I realized, my hand motions were identical. I thought "what the heck is this?" so I went back to the tailed poi, and sure enough, it turns out I've been doing 3bt al lthe time, I just didn't know it. because the strings on the tailed poi are black, I couldn't tell for sure how many times the poi were flying overhead. so I got all excited for nothing.

lol but to make it worse for linden, I actually just kind of naturally got the weave. I didn't realize what I was doing because of the way the video taught it. I got it by just crossing the poi in front of me and making a kind of figure 8 on it's side. after a few seconds of doing that, I just kind of naturally shifted to the poi chasing each other instead of crossing each other, and lo and behold , I had the weave (which I thought at the time was only the 2bt).


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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:lmao smile i jsut hate it when you learn a move go back to it and cant do it then spend a frustrated 2 minutes hitting yourself - ah well
can get 5 bt with tails which is cool - just need to figure out it in reverse - i cant make the poi cross over on the last beat on either side which is annoying as i hit myself in the face instead.

that and i wanna try and get the btb weave and maybe do some stuff with buzz saws


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tenticle
tenticle

enthusiast
Location: ati: on: She: ffi: eld: UK:
Member Since: 13th Aug 2002
Total posts: 275
Posted:been working on stuff where one poi dosn't follow the other at all but goes off on it's own thing for a bit before coming back together. under the leg stuff and stepovers and things. btb under the leg. utl crossers (kinda. can't think of a better name yet.) and old school contact poi like dantana did in some vid i can't seem to find, where your hands are always in contact with your body. and tangled butterflies with wraps in. and 3 petal flowers (it's all in the elbows. and you can make 6 petal flowers). and them without turning. which are easier.

--ben


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rohan
rohan

newbie
Location: FAB Cafe, Leeds
Member Since: 13th Apr 2005
Total posts: 7
Posted:woog!!
First post! Here's a list of the moves that I've got down in the past 2week:
7beat weave (hell yeah! -- though very sloppy)
fountain (also with 5beat weaves instead of 3)
flower (with antispin)
btb weave (hurts)
buzzsaw (only one way)


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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:go rohan smile in 2 weeks? thats fast
contrats on being an annoyingly quick learning biggrin
keep going with it smile


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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:Written by: Dunc

OLI!! hug Good to see you around dude, hows the travelling?

Written by: oli

ridiculous marching move



No way I came up with one of those at Falmouth! Great minds eh wink

Oli, me and Ross managed a two man version of your hyperloop! biggrin



its teh global con she ence ness (cant spell it, so read it like it sounds ubbrollsmile)

and i cant wait to see you and ross in action again, it sounds brilliant.


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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ImmortalAngel
Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 19th Jan 2004
Total posts: 578
Posted:consciousness?
:P And that seems to be the big trend on the HoP forums...
And I've had no new moves since I got my hyper loops fairly clean...and that one strange move...alternate direction 2 bt weave...also smashed my leg up on that one...note to self, I have REALLY gotta stop trying new moves with beamers...
I'm hoping once it gets a bit nicer outside that I can start work on my flowers...


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