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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



::flash enthusiastically pats your back::



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DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
well this will be the fourth post in a row on topic...shite someone better sort that one out! wink

I learnt how to tie monkey knots so I can make two finger monkies for fire poi handles *my dream handles* ubblove

I also learnt with staff (scuze poor terminology it's all new to me) neck roll from left then it rolls down my right arm doing 180 round my forearm on the way into a palm spin above my head. If you'd seen me smile afterwards I'd 'ave blinded ya!! biggrin

Let's relight this forum ubblove


spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Flowers - same direction as the arms and butterfly ones as well. Both a bit sloppy but now that I've got them I can smooth them out a bit. And work on trying to get the opposite direction one as well.

Butterfly weaves - now pretty much as smooth as my normal weave in everything except wall plane which is still a little weak.

Lots of other little odds and sods really that aren't moves per se but have definitely improved my spinning over the weekend smile

"Moo," said the happy cow.


oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
allsorts of double wristwraps from tangled up stuff, keep forgetting which side everythings gonna come untangled on.

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


KatchGOLD Member
Beach bum
162 posts
Location: Singapore


Posted:
I think I might be catching on to the 4 & 5 beat weave smile certainly it caught on my wrists for most of last night... ubblol Will try isolations next... biggrin

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-Franklin P. Jones


BirdGOLD Member
now available in "advanced"
6,086 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
I can just about (as in sometimes and its really untidy) isolate a 3bt btb weave on one side!

bounce

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fraggleSILVER Member
member
94 posts
Location: denver, colorado, USA


Posted:
so i got this really stellar wrap that i just learned


so u arm wrap with your right poi on the top then do like your gonna wrap on the bottom of that same arm but bring you arm under and around the left arm then wrap on the right shoulder


ya


then you do that and then wrap on the right arm witrh the left poi then do the same thing but opposite but you wrap both poi around your shoulder then do a ying yang

dance your cares away
worries for another day
so let the music play
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meepSILVER Member
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344 posts
Location: Midlands - nr cov, United Kingdom


Posted:
New move, new move!!!!!!

BTB weave!

biggrin

I started off by looking for a glossary (because i only understand every other word of technicalness), and found a link to the BTB weave and decided to try!

A couple of blackeyes, and some interesting skin colour variations on my legs later, and the BTB weave was born.

It's a bit shoddy as yet - i uncross my arms too far, but i can do several repeitions before i smack either my legs, or my eye sunny

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

Dorothy Gale


oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
yep

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


DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
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poi

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BTB weave with those pull-out thingies and an extra spin inside them like a flower (make sense 2 u? confused)



hyperloops from the 5bt forward weave position (thanks PiP Matt)



Isolated weave bounce2 sketchy but gettin there (thanks PiP Matt)



Buzzsaw fountain (thanks PiP Matt)



Flowers (thanks PiP Matt)



(partialy) isolated flowers (thanks PiP Matt)



erm.....THANKS PiP MATT!! hug



=====

staff

=====



Step over and foot flick up thingie (whats it called Ben?) (thanks Ben)



Contact butterfly with BTB pass all contacted (thanks me!)



What a wicked weekend biggrin

Let's relight this forum ubblove


DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
oh and I forgot one. I'm not sure what it's called (if it already has a name can someone let me know please) but the best comparison name we could come up with was "contact suicide" as the poi constantly rotate around my wrist/forearm but not wrapped around the arm, the poi are straight and I can get up to about 5 or 6 revolutions before they fall off. I need to make isolate movements to make it work but basically it looks like a devil stick when one rotates around the other. Know what I mean??



They can be in vertical or horizontal planes. Vertical is very hard and horizontal has been much more fun so far as I can do all sorts of body movements and throws etc.

Let's relight this forum ubblove


duballstarSILVER Member
slack rating - 9.5
2,216 posts
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
congrats on the moves bug! clap have a look in the spherculism forum under 'contact rolls' cos i think these are what you're talking about... wink

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett


DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
cheers dub thankx been over the spherc and found the thread but there's sounds a little different to mine and mine dont' actually wrap around the arm, merely touch it. Kinda like isolated staff if you catch my drift?

Let's relight this forum ubblove


oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
bug. i agree youve learnt tooo much.

me: i havnt learnt much. i built some new poi, was getting a few double wibbles down fairly goodthe other day. (thanks matt)

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


TheWibblerGOLD Member
old hand
920 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
Keep up the hard work Bug, and oli your wibbling was looking damn good the other day.

Bug, that move has no name but there's a vid somewhere, i'll try to dig it out.

double wibble = dibble
triple wibble = tribble

ubblol

Spherculism ~:~ The Act of becoming Spherculish.


DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
dibble tribble! ubblol class!



Don't forget four is quibble! ubblol



I just realised there's been two Matt's teaching us moves! There must be something in the name me thinks umm



*runs to depoll to change name*



Custom Matt...no hang on that sounds like a posh rug for your front door! umm



Hopefully I'l get to meet poipoipoi Matt sometime and share some doobies and thingumy bobs, although me thinks it'll be more receiving on my part than giving ubbangel



Matt you should coe to Falmouth for tis going to be great...oh yes wink



Me and PiP Matt decided to call that move it Contact Suicide...seemed like a suitable name, and so it shall remain till someone says something better smile

Let's relight this forum ubblove


spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Straight-arm 4 beat TTN. At least forwards on one side, but it's a pretty nifty looking move and I should be able to translate it pretty easily elsewhere smile

"Moo," said the happy cow.


DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Straight-arm as is long-arm, or just straight out in front of you?

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spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Straight-arm as in straight out in front of you. Well except in this case it's more straight out to one side currently - makes it easier to learn I find. Once I can turn then I can get to point it in other directions smile

"Moo," said the happy cow.


RicheeBRONZE Member
HOP librarian
1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:

Poi - one hand BTL,one under the shoulder the hand tha tgoes
BTL smile

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musashiistarring Skippy the green llama
1,148 posts
Location: Seattle, WA


Posted:
cool oooo, I like that one..doh, guess I better post some new stuffage..isolated body weaves & butterflies have been the soup du jour this week biggrin Also nailed this buzzsaw separation thing last night on fire, take right arm from buzzsaw, poi heads separate at 3, 1:30, then 12 o'clock, then one beat in buzzsaw, rinse repeat..

First intention, then enlightenment..
Ars Pyronomica

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MiGGOLD Member
Self-Flagellation Expert
3,415 posts
Location: Bogged at CG, Australia


Posted:
a sorta weird looking 3 beat underarmy thing. apparently it looks pretty cool, but i want a vid so i can see what im doing. and i got 3 beat weave with a buzzsaw in the middle, going one way, will work on the other way soon. and i found out that a tangly thing i'd been doing was actually a hyperloop smile

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"master"
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natBRONZE Member
member
45 posts
Location: manchester, United Kingdom


Posted:
i got behind the back butterfly yesterday!, first time, i am very pleased with myself, must get the behind the back waist wrap sorted now, but i lent my book to someone and they havent given it back , are there any vidoes of it?

*******all the children are insane*******


StarlyStarBRONZE Member
journeyman
78 posts
Location: Buxton, Derbyshire. UK


Posted:
One handed Butterfly smile
Thats 3 moves i can do now yay!

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


Posted:
My wraps are improving... they actually wrap n dont tangle... woohoo!

StarlyStarBRONZE Member
journeyman
78 posts
Location: Buxton, Derbyshire. UK


Posted:
I just learnt the Low wave smile thats 2 new moves this weekend!
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tenticleenthusiast
275 posts
Location: ati: on: She: ffi: eld: UK:


Posted:
poi: reliable wall plane 7bt weave, standing still, not turning the body at all. both directions. and another way of doing a 7 that makes both the other ways i know of doing it the same way looked at from the middle in opposite directions. which would make sense if you saw it. honest.

staff: nice spinny jumpy thing, where you kick the staff, jump over it and then catch it behind the back. and a monkey stick climb thing. which dosen't really fit with anything but looked fun in the video.

talesstranger
10 posts
Location: Colorado


Posted:
7 beat weave????oh my god thats crazy i just now learned the 5 beat.who teaches a 7 beat weave?!

im too tired to type...


graceBRONZE Member
member
117 posts
Location: salisbury wiltshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
yay i finally got hyperloops deffinetly on my right side but the left is still a bit weak

Hold my breath when you are near
so i don't have to breath you in
look away before i start to endorse
your eyes full of hate and remorse
in to the eye of another
be the silence that screams


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


Posted:
contact with a devil stick. great fun. (and annoys devil stickers)
helicopter fishtails. windmill-ish fishtails.
continuous hacky stick for about a minute.

-ben

spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
BTB waist wrap finally.
Odd stuff inspired by coleman's BTB BF WW thread.

"Moo," said the happy cow.


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