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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::



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thombre
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Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 6th Oct 2006
Total posts: 74
Posted:watch Kill Bill - Learnt neck wraps! Much more fun than I thought they'd be. Any advice on how to pull off a double neck wrap would be much appreciated

Buy gerbils cos you can't spin with hamsters

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thombre
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Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 6th Oct 2006
Total posts: 74
Posted:watched Kill Bill, I mean

Buy gerbils cos you can't spin with hamsters

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:got the btb rev weave, still hitting myself, but definitely got it, and got the onehanded butterfly but my question is can you do it split time while holding it in one hand? and can you go from regular to split while doing one handed?
guess work on reverse ttn and split ttn and foward btb weave


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:Split-time one-handed butterfly? T'would look cool, but if it is possible I imagine it would require some very odd hand movements, instead of a hand-shake gesture... ubbidea

What is fun, if you are a bit pants like me, is doing the butterfly one handed and then sticking out your leg so both the poi wrap around it.

Then pull them up again so that they unravel from around your leg (still held in one hand) and continue the one-handed butterfly... though the pattern will be upside down now. biggrin

You can wrap them again, or you can just try and come out of it - keeping in mind your poi will be spinning backwards.

Embarrassingly, I still need to nail a standard 3-bt reverse weave myself. ubblol My body just keeps telling me to turn...


Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:I would always add an extra loop so it would end up in the right direction

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Amanda13
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Location: Missouri
Member Since: 7th Apr 2007
Total posts: 91
Posted:Youtube tutorials are love.

I think I've figured out the idea behind flowers.


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squid
squid

sanguine
Location: sur
Member Since: 15th Apr 2007
Total posts: 382
Posted:Ok, I know I keep coming back here but I am like a kid in a candy store. :P

I just managed to learn and smooth out both the forward and anti-spin buzzsaw moves and barrel rolls.

I think these are my favorite moves too as its this blended mixture of weaves and isolations together.

And yet.....I still cant do fountains or the crosser. rolleyes


"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:I think I have mastered all the basics. biggrin
F.Weave
B.Weave
Overhead Wave
Corkscrew
Fountain
Butterfly
BTB Butterfly
Overhead Butterfly
One-handed BF
Alternate BF
Threading the needle
Reverse threading the needle
Buzzsaw
Wraps
Islotaions
BTB Forwards Weave
Flowers
Hitting myself in the nuts
Stops/Stalls

Need to learn 5beats, BTB Reverse Weave, and goddamn Hyperloops!!

And of course everything else. tongue

I'm happy I picked up the poi again!
But you know, staff still owns. wink


Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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Amanda13
member
Location: Missouri
Member Since: 7th Apr 2007
Total posts: 91
Posted: Written by: McAlpine

Hitting myself in the nuts


I'm glad that's one move I'll never get to learn.


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Altamira
Altamira

totally irefixable
Location: somerset
Member Since: 20th Jan 2007
Total posts: 9
Posted:SOME1 HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!
ive been learning since crimbo and i got quite a few moves under my belt now. BUT!!! i can not in any way shape of form get the friggin bww (3 beat) and i ahve been trying for months!!!!! fowards is a piece of pee, i must know the move in my head inside out but to put it in practise not a chance!!!!!
Any1 got any suggestions???


Look at the world properly and you are surrounded by beauty

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:take away the poi and get some sticks
now visualize and do it slowly
there is also a bunch of threads with more advice too

mcalpine: how'd you learn foward btb weave and not reverse
you have me on the reverse ttn, but I got you on hyperloops

it's not a new move, but I DID FIREbouncebouncebouncebounce *runs away*


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:Hyperloops are one massive mystery to me. confused Even with socks!



As for how I got the BTB Forwards weave before the BtB Reverse Weave... I have no idea frown But I can't do reverse for the life of me.



*Sobs*



Hey, Faithin, out of curiosity - have you done fire yet? ubblol

You beat me on that too, poi-wise.


Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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Amanda13
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Location: Missouri
Member Since: 7th Apr 2007
Total posts: 91
Posted:I can't do reverse either. Forward is so easy for me btb (I think I can do it better back there than in front of me).

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:thanks to durbs I can now do buzzsaw fountain and buzzsaw anti-spin takeouts

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:got the reverse ttn, no fowards btb yet

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Richee
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:Poi throwed backward through snag.

lightning,

:R


POI THEO(R)IST

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:I'm gonna say "I got it" - but I really mean I can do it around ten times in a row before mucking it up. smile But that counts in my book!

I can do Hyperloops within a Weave!! biggrin
(Whatever that's called, I've forgotten. Probably just a Weave Hyperloop.)

Still not BTB Reverse though. ubblol
I should really get on that.


Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North
Member Since: 4th Nov 2005
Total posts: 1965
Posted:I figured out how to start a butterfly with one hand and then it took all of 30 seconds to figure out the other hand so now i can do 2 butterflys at once.

You have no idea how long I've been trying to figure that out and now that i have I'm so happy.


May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:i just got the left handed bf too, i forgot that one, and the reverse one handed in each hand

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North
Member Since: 4th Nov 2005
Total posts: 1965
Posted:But do you have them in both hands at the same time?

I've been playing around with some double butterfly plane controll stuff today and spilt time behind the head butteflys aswell


May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil

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Sambo_Flux
Sambo_Flux

Introverted
Location: Norf London
Member Since: 14th Jun 2006
Total posts: 833
Posted:Hyperloops with 3bt inversion entry and exits, under the arm airwraps, notcoleman5, turning antispin flowers, huggy pirouettes, and a VERY sketchy BTB huggy (cheers to Simian for that one).

My Mind is a Ship
Emotions become the Waves
Soul is the Ocean

If a quizz is quizzical, what is a test?

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Drudwyn
Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni
Member Since: 27th Aug 2005
Total posts: 632
Posted:I really should learn more inversions at some point, I've still not got my head around the concept.

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:What in HoP's name are inversions? :-O

Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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Drudwyn
Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni
Member Since: 27th Aug 2005
Total posts: 632
Posted:Click click

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted:Sounds completely nuts to me, but fun. biggrin

Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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Richee
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:Butterfly multispin.

gemm,

:R


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:true split-time butterfly airwrap

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

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hexagonic
hexagonic

Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 18th Feb 2004
Total posts: 1687
Posted:that sounds very geeky Tom smile

ah wah wah wah a wah wah

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:never seen anyone else do it.... :P

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

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Sambo_Flux
Sambo_Flux

Introverted
Location: Norf London
Member Since: 14th Jun 2006
Total posts: 833
Posted:I've been trying to get those for ages, they mostly happen by accident when I'm doing split time ttn. No consistency though, congrats NX. Lush.

My Mind is a Ship
Emotions become the Waves
Soul is the Ocean

If a quizz is quizzical, what is a test?

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