Forums > Beginner Poi Moves > The Official HOP "I just learned a new move" thread

Login/Join to Participate
flash fire
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::



biggrin


HoP Posting Guidelines
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
If you can answer YES to these 4 questions then you may post a reply.

Delete Topic

SeesAWE
SeesAWE

Poi nub ._.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Member Since: 6th Aug 2010
Total posts: 5
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!

Delete

Khaos
Khaos

2 words "Laser Poi" The conversation just ended .
Location: Orlando Florida, USA
Member Since: 21st Jul 2010
Total posts: 25
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.

Delete

Chad_Quarve
stranger

Member Since: 24th Jul 2010
Total posts: 1
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!


Delete

aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
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

Delete

EpitomeOfNovice
EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787
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*)

Delete

Hannah M.
Hannah M.

stranger

Member Since: 18th Aug 2010
Total posts: 1
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


Delete

triptrician
UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland
Member Since: 26th Feb 2010
Total posts: 350
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)

Delete

Ronnyfalt
stranger

Member Since: 17th Aug 2010
Total posts: 1
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!

Delete

LaLaLand
newbie
Location: Croatia
Member Since: 17th Jan 2010
Total posts: 33
Posted:I can now turn smoothly with 4 beat windmill. Oh, goody!!!

I'm so smart I'm practically retarded.

Delete

SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
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

Delete

a2m8
a2m8

stranger
Location: Pekin, IL
Member Since: 5th Aug 2010
Total posts: 3
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

Delete

Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
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

p|.q|r:|::s|.s|s:|:.s|q.|:p|s.|.p|s

Delete

aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
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

Delete

SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
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

Delete

hamuffaka
stranger
Location: Victoria Australia
Member Since: 28th Aug 2010
Total posts: 1
Posted:just got down with a btb reverse 3 beat weave.. now if i could only do it forwards. smile

Delete

aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
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

Delete

SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
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

Delete

aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
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

Delete

SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:6:30

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

Delete

Rives
Rives

Nothing but circles and smiles...
Location: Tampa, FL USA
Member Since: 5th Jun 2009
Total posts: 118
Posted:anti-spin Zan's diamond.

Delete

SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
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

Delete

Midkiff
shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois
Member Since: 29th Nov 2009
Total posts: 462
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

Delete

SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
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

Delete

Midkiff
shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois
Member Since: 29th Nov 2009
Total posts: 462
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

Delete

SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
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

Delete

Midkiff
shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois
Member Since: 29th Nov 2009
Total posts: 462
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

Delete

SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
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

Delete

Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
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.

p|.q|r:|::s|.s|s:|:.s|q.|:p|s.|.p|s

Delete

brenonfire413
brenonfire413

Fire Spinner Exarch
Location: New Orleans, LA United States
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2009
Total posts: 514
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

Delete

Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2009
Total posts: 1277
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

p|.q|r:|::s|.s|s:|:.s|q.|:p|s.|.p|s

Delete