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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



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JauntyJamesSILVER Member
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3,533 posts
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA


Posted:
I'm sorry, are we talking about a garment or a poi move?
If it is the latter, could somebody please elaborate?

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"


Bubbles_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,384 posts
Location: mancunian, United Kingdom


Posted:
ubblol

i think ibe got the forwards and backward 5bt biggrin not sure though.... also sometimes likes to go into a hyperloop umm well have to ask peeps to let me know ubblol

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spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
sparkey - it's a double crosser - your arms are threaded through each other. Try crossing your arms and then spinning like that wink

"Moo," said the happy cow.


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


Posted:
span a weird 3bt weave last night that has a bit of isolation on the crossover and 4 obviously defined planes - a weave that doesn't look like a chase but rather one arm going round the other in turn shrug

and i hammered in loads of stuff backwards that i should have been able to do years ago... redface


cole. x

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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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RicheeBRONZE Member
HOP librarian
1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
Cole :] , I call it Elbow weave, is it like that. When your elbow are in contact or more close to each other than usualy?

light, :R

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tenticleenthusiast
275 posts
Location: ati: on: She: ffi: eld: UK:


Posted:
Just kind of move around weirdly and put the poi through the gaps that open up, isolate a bit and do under the leg stuff, reels, whatever. split them apart and join them together somewhere else. Probably looks crap but it feels weird.

--ben

SquintywitchSILVER Member
newbie
14 posts
Location: Glasgow, Scotland


Posted:
Feeling very pleased as got forward 7 beat weave today. Still very messy and I think my shoulders might dislocate shortly, but happy!

Jude

fluffy napalm fairyCarpal \'Tunnel
3,638 posts
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land


Posted:
I learned something new! wahoo!

It's a weird butterfly thing that's wrong. not very exciting. but it's wrong. and new. and makes my arms all twisty. smile

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank


DixieGOLD Member
old hand
740 posts
Location: Darkest Bedford., United Kingdom


Posted:
BF airwraps, hyperloops, and a BTB airwrap over to the front thingy which mostly involves hitting myself in the head at the moment, but I can feel it coming...

It's been a productive couple of days!

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EpsilonKiasNote to self... Fur + Fire = Hurt.
107 posts
Location: Bloomfield Indiana. USA


Posted:
UTL orbital/hyperloop and btb 3bt butterfly weave

Im kinda happy at the moment XD

*Goes to do some spinning*

Mr_JedlyGOLD Member
member
195 posts
Location: Perth, West Australia


Posted:
I learnt how to use stilts!!!
YAY for me! And they're so easy too... I think they're the best kept secret of all the circus-type skills!!!

We don't stop playing because we grow old,
We grow old because we stop playing.


CabenTaster of beer, drinker of wine and all around stumbler.
238 posts
Location: Somewere way out there


Posted:
Hey there....I have only been spinning poi for about 2 weeks, so I don't really know all the terminology, so please forgive any "faux poi's". I have just managed the 6 beet weave which I saw on Mot's Place. I can not, however, managed to get my arms in the position he does, so I have to let the chains wrap around my fingers before changing over to the other side. It is not 100% right yet, but getting there. I know that I should have learnt a lot more basic tricks first, but once I got the 4 and 5 beat weaves I just couldn't resist. As for behind the back..........I will keep practicing!!!!

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JauntyJamesSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,533 posts
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA


Posted:
5bt btb weave, 360 degree btb weave turns, alternating butterfly turns.

Ditto, raghkyre, stilts are awesome! I've been using mine for about a month, I love them to bits. Using poi on stilts takes a lot of effort, but it's really fun and worth it to learn.

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"


inpsydoutBRONZE Member
member
57 posts
Location: kent/brum, uk


Posted:
Just learnt how to keep a reverse butterfly going with poi constantly tangled/touching at throughout the move smile

i cdnoult blveiee taht i cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht i was rdanieg!


PsyriSILVER Member
artisan
1,576 posts
Location: Berkshire, UK


Posted:
Oooo ooo if you count bagging silly firey wraps then I've done it... WOOT! Chuffedness... mind I have a few burnt leg hairs now, guess I dont need to wax anytime soon lol biggrin

upsidedownmember
32 posts
Location: Bucks


Posted:
i was mucking about with hyperloops the other day and i found that if you do just your basic hyperloop from a fwd weave but do it really slow when you finnish the move (going from right to left ) my right hand poi had reversed direction and i was doing a butterfly i thinking that this was just a fluke i tryed 3 or 4 times in quick sucsession and i always ended up in butterfly

There is nothing quite like standing on your head.....


linden rathenGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,942 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
i think ive finally got hyperloops going left to right; right to left in forward and reverse biggrin go me

still trying to smooth my butterfly weave and get the forward btb weave

back


upsidedownmember
32 posts
Location: Bucks


Posted:
again i dont no the name but anyways from a windmill stick your neck in the middle so both poi start to wrap round your neck then lean back so that they both unwrap voila

There is nothing quite like standing on your head.....


Hanzveteran
1,328 posts
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
ohh... I feel so behind...

But yesterday afternoon, and this afternoon, I finally got the weave down... I think... yeah.. I know, Im slow, but Ive been having trouble, and these new poi did heaps for me biggrin



lol, I was thinking about it the other day... and Im still not weaving >:(
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colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
extra circles in waistwraps are working in one direction, on one side - slow progress rolleyes

isolated weaves in wallplane are making loads more sense now.

as is the 5bt isolated weave (hug chutney&simian)


the list of stuff i want to learn is just getting longer rather than shorter... umm


biggrin i like poi biggrin


cole. x

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


PoiElfBRONZE Member
newbie
19 posts
Location: Leicesthershire, England


Posted:
I have only recently got butterfly, i've been doing reverse butterfly for about 2 years without knowing! lol i am also a stilt freak, i've bee stilting for, also, about 2 years and love it!! I am now saving up for some kangaroo leg stilts!!

"Mmm... I'm sure I had a tail this moring, now I've got legs!"


ThylithBRONZE Member
newbie
19 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
Wie! I just made the Weave!! I'm so happy!

punkskullmember
104 posts
Location: den bosch


Posted:
did my first 5bt weaves yesterday....
but is it possible to turn around just like in the normal weave?

hakuna matata- rafiki (the lion king baboon)


frecknewbie
3 posts
Location: Durham/Loughborough


Posted:
yay, I hav only had some poi for three days now, and i just did the corkscrew, i am well happy especially seeing as I haven't actually been able to go outside with em yet, so practicing in my small uni room whilst avoiding hitting the fire alarm is always fun.

Yay, I am loving poi so much already biggrin

Oh first post ever as well, xciting

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spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Written by: punkskull


did my first 5bt weaves yesterday....
but is it possible to turn around just like in the normal weave?



Yep, just learn them forwards and backwards smile

"Moo," said the happy cow.


melkoGOLD Member
Member
6 posts
Location: Seattle, USA


Posted:
Just figured out the 5bt forward last night on top of the roof of my aparment building smile So exciting.

I now know what I need to do for the backward one, but I swear my wrists don't do that, I keep smacking myself in the head.

It's true what thay say, just let the 3bt tangle enaugh times on the extra beat and you get the 5bt eventually.

Oh yeah, first post ever, too.

upsidedownmember
32 posts
Location: Bucks


Posted:
preductive day 2 day managed to get leg wibbles down to a fine art

i also got really good cork screw suicides

as well as what i can only presume to be a buterfly air wrap in witch i do an inward butterfly with my right poi going over my left. then i turn 90 degrees to the right and take my right hand poi with me this so tangles with my right hand poi thus also pulling over the left hand poi. the chians then untangle and it nicely goes in to a weave. can anyone tell me what this really is

There is nothing quite like standing on your head.....


_Aime_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
butterfly hyperloops smile
and loads of other transition stuff. I am quite the spinny girl atm smile

ThylithBRONZE Member
newbie
19 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
Wie!

Today I learned BTB weave, low turn and chasing the sun... the BTB weave took a loooong time to get... :P

ZherecBRONZE Member
newbie
12 posts
Location: Finland


Posted:
I have had lots of fun with TTN:s recently. Split time TTN, TTN weave, split time TTN weave, BTB TTN and BTB split time TTN all learnt in one night. Yes i know, i am a slow learner.

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