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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

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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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:more throws:
half spins on each side out of weaves - all directions smile
half spin followtime shoulder throws
and i discovered suicide wraps are infinitely easier with double ended poi

went on a mini vertical reel exploration - offsets make for some nice variation here.


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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melko
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Member
Location: Seattle

Total posts: 6
Posted:Figured out this weekend:
5 beat reverse weave (finally!! the left side of that has been a PITA)
butterfly weave
single hand butterfly and btb butterfly (with sock poi for now)
butterfly turns
various TNT combos, including this neat feeling TNT that has the arms constantly wrapping around each other(a lot like what the last beat of the 5 beat weave feels like). can do it in reverse TNT smoothly - working on making it work in forwards (anybody know what i'm talking about?)

Been a fun weekend smile


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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 6086
Posted:So, I got a few more stalls working nicely, and a bit more antispinny flowery stuff cleaner.

All I have to do now is get my spaccy right hand to do things as well as my left!


My state of mind is not yours to define!

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

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garthy
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England

Total posts: 717
Posted:Got some of the antispin parrallel poi flowers the Bluecatery showed me at Glastonbury!

Now to try and turn them frown

Also "the Duck" and the "Double Duck" ubblol Thanks UCOF hug


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

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:^ the global consicenceness smile

i been playing parralle stuff to, not antipin flowers though frown but im slowly getting a few weaves working, and it seems to feel pretty cool, also gettung a few random strange transitions into paralle stuff from pendulum srtuff .


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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daphne
PLATINUM Member since May 2005

daphne

member
Location: dark sun

Total posts: 91
Posted:I can finally do a 7 beat weave (it was a tricky one!) It still needs improvement though.
& btb 3 beat weave both forwards and backwards pretty smoothly.
still trying those hyperloops...


I'll tell you this...
No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn. "Jim Morrison"
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I've spread my dreams under your feet
tread softly because you tread on my dreams..." Yeats

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:vertical reels were hard last night but it meant i finally got round to learning more bits of btb waistwraps (how many years has it been...?) rolleyes

there's only one i can't do now (clockwise poi, top carry).

as a consequence i inadvertantly learnt fwd-rev 3bt weave btb in wallplane and i found i can get extra circles in a few of the positions too now
smile

gotta keep raising that bar just though - waistwrap goal is now: full 4bt ww, in all directions.


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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BamBam


BamBam

Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 1810
Posted:Yayyyy to Mr Coleman for teaching me all the above in his last post smile smile You're a great teacher Mr Cole wink

A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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Rossco


Rossco

Official HoP hobbity potato monster!
Location: Cardiff, The Diffshire

Total posts: 434
Posted:Propellors
poi showers
btb poi showers
poi fountains
waistwrap hyperloops, both ways
behind the head hyperloopy goodness! biggrin biggrin


O.B.E.S.E. Official Potato man.

Remeber kids.... Its all fun and games until someone loses a bol**ck! biggrin

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Beth


Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford

Total posts: 1262
Posted:showers? umm

Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:btb poi shower - badass move!
good on yer rossco biggrin

but...

Written by: Rossco

poi fountains



that's a bit ambiguous - is that juggling type fountain (2in1 hand) or clubswinging fountain (fwd-rev 3bt weave in a big wallplane circle)?

and i learnt the above the head airwrap thing (a.k.a. flaming halo) too - feels right good doesn't it! biggrin


beth - think 2 ball shower and do it with poi instead smile


cole. x


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


Rossco

Official HoP hobbity potato monster!
Location: Cardiff, The Diffshire

Total posts: 434
Posted:well the fountains are exactly the same as showers but in butterfly, you still throw with thr right and catch with the left and pass the poi to the right, if that makes sense.

and i havnt nailed behind the head as an airwrap yet (but am about to go and practice), mines more from an oliloop taking it around your body and behind your head, so it almost kinda like some hyperloop flower thang! biggrin

hopefully now you understand why i dont post in poi moves very often. rolleyes


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Remeber kids.... Its all fun and games until someone loses a bol**ck! biggrin

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:Written by: Rossco

well the fountains are exactly the same as showers but in butterfly, you still throw with thr right and catch with the left and pass the poi to the right, if that makes sense.



that's cool!
will try that one out for sure.

and the hyperloop behind the head thing sounds mental.

cheers rossco (and see ya next week biggrin),


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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Delirium_Star


Delirium_Star

member
Location: Portsmouth

Total posts: 73
Posted:*jumps up and down* I just recently learned How to do Isolations in the 3 beat weave *grins* Yay!

+Delirium_57412+

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Beth


Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford

Total posts: 1262
Posted:ahh showers, that makes sense now. Might give this a go and learn the btb shower from rossco at uberpoi! biggrin

Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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Rossco


Rossco

Official HoP hobbity potato monster!
Location: Cardiff, The Diffshire

Total posts: 434
Posted:showers are my new favourate thing! biggrin

oh yeah, cole, do the fountains from split time butterfly too, sorry, my stoner brain forgot about that bit! rolleyes


O.B.E.S.E. Official Potato man.

Remeber kids.... Its all fun and games until someone loses a bol**ck! biggrin

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

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Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 6086
Posted:Finally, a very untidy antispin weave! biggrin

It took its sweet time thanks to my spaccy right hand syndrome!


My state of mind is not yours to define!

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

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VampyricAcid
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

VampyricAcid

veteran
Location: My House

Total posts: 1286
Posted:lol i know its an easy ish move but i dont care, its been baffling me for ages and i just got it biggrin biggrin biggrin yay for thread the needle redface redface

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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:mmmm ubblove
a bunch of new poi on poi carries. none ubersolid, but idea will be disseminated this weekend ubbangel

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Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr

Total posts: 4217
Posted:managed to thread the needle last night. was so chuffed i bounced around like tigger on speed!

Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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Beth


Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford

Total posts: 1262
Posted:two new whipcatches, one in the buzzsaw plane, quite scary.

Propellors and throws into propellors. Havent really been playing, but now the weather is nice, down the beach with my poi i go! biggrin


Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague

Total posts: 1841
Posted:
Name: Double Snake Weave

Basic move Weave
De Plane: Wall plane
Beats: ups smile
Technique: Snake

Firs I found pretty nice move, to do double snakes with Butterfly,
now I found that its possible to do double snakes with Weave,
just to realize and learn backward snakes.
To find the difference between, Full Snake and snake and that the difference is where the snake start.
Than start with simple Weave and than wall plane straight arm to prepare for double snake, one forward one backward to turn after.

light,

:R


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FlameChild
SILVER Member since Jun 2002

FlameChild

Pyromantic
Location: Norway (Way way up North, on t...

Total posts: 136
Posted:After 5 years of spinning I finally, fiiiinnaly managed the forward btb weave...
G'damn that was a though one..
managed the reversred one for months, but didn't quite get the forward one.
Still hitting my legs pretty bad, but it's all about details now, before it sits perfectly..
Whoho!!

And I almost got the 5-beat weave! biggrin


-= I am the god of Hell-fire =-
-= And I bring you......fire =-

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nancydrew
BRONZE Member since Jun 2005

nancydrew

Member
Location: Isle of Wight

Total posts: 7
Posted:Hooray for me BTB weave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Almost cried getting it though so many balls in the eye!


But her friend is no where to be seen as she walks through her sunken dream to the seat with the clearest view. . .and shes hooked to the silver screen

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martinpw


newbie
Location: sussex

Total posts: 5
Posted:5-beat weave;still goes a bit ragged after a while,but will clean up with practice(i hope!)

btw,what is a snake weave? i put "snake" into search,and it comes up with firewhips?

Even better i taught my daughters (who are11and 14)the 3-beat weave,windmill,and butterfly over the weekend.Man, they learn quickly these children,don't they?Even my 6 year old son is doing the butterfly .

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Inches away from antispin weave, forward and reverse...

managed to do one crosser, but tried again and failed miserably...

I like this sunny weather!!


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:lots of poi showers...

regular ones both ways (same direction, clockwise-> left hand throws, right hand feeds. opposite for countercolckwise)
antispin ones clockwise (sketchy as hell-right hand throws, left hand feeds)
underhand poi showers clockwise
underleg poi showers clockwise

powering horizontal hyperloops for 5+ spins
airwrap with right hand UTL, release right poi, tapback, catch.


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spiralx


spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Whip catches - although the bit after the catch needs to be a lot smoother! wink And my throws from various places are improving.

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr

Total posts: 4217
Posted:i may have cracked btb weave, although my legs keep getting hit. but at least i know the technique now!
hurrah!


Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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Das Noley
GOLD Member since May 2005

Das Noley

newbie
Location: New Jersey

Total posts: 7
Posted:just got butterfly weave, and i can now easily flip from 3beat forward or reverse weave into its respective buzzsaw and out.

Oh, well if he was sleeping, than i would think he was me, because he is blue, and I like to sleep. but if he is dead, then it can't be me, because that would just be silly.
-- Caboose [Red vs Blue]

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