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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



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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

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Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

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Posted:Right I think this is my first time on this thread so here goes....
I started trying to learn more than butterfly and 3 beat weave this week and I managed on thursday & saturday to learn competently:

5 beat weave
Butterfly weave
gyroscope
hip reels
shoulder reels
waist wraps (very scrappy )
Butterfly flowers
normal flowers (and almost anti-spin flowers... that will take until falmouth I recon)
erm.. I think there were 2 others but I can't remember it was a busy few hours....

Thank you for your time biggrin I'll go back to staff now


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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screech


screech

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Location: away with the faeries

Total posts: 889
Posted:mad2 damn you mynci

he learns things too quickly i showed him 5 beat and in 5 mins he was doing it

anyone who thinks its not true try and teach him something at falmouth and see just how quick he picks it up its very frustrating. mad2

still i recently learnt how to do butterfly and normal flowers both directions recently and am now working on antispin


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or just watching tv

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Inside water mill

and inside mexican weave.

Turning with Figure 8, Figure 8 + throw at once.

5 buzzsaw inversion.



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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York, USA

Total posts: 3354
Posted:okay, for lack of a better word....

zero point airwraps

basically, one of the poi is stationary, ie in the middle of a stall (i've found horizontal stalls the easiest) and the other poi powers through the airwrap

so, zero point, because one poi is not moving, at least initially


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jesusofsuburbia


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Posted:i think i just got butterfly flowers but im not sure

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

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Posted:Im practising continual throwing switches,

ok two others I got



1)



Wall plane, left wrap right and catch poi head,

and you get the loop out of hand and play with

axis in the middle.



2)



With horizontal buzzsaw hyperloop you can

free the lower loop for a while and re-

catch it again without Poi twistin.



:R


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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

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Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Ki...

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Posted:sounds interesting richee!

i've been playing around with lots of insides, head catches, throws and getting lost in knots lately which has resulted in:

-being able to 'infinite' air wrap at last.. through an eventual understanding of 'isolated cone theory' (it's only taken two years) rolleyes
-sometimes being able get turning hyperloops
-changing directions of loops with hand stalls
-being able to go from hyperloops/airwarps into barrel rolls and vice versa
-getting into tangles from other kinds of insides (see above)
-getting a glimpse at what might be possible with turning continual butterfly loops...
-nice throw ideas although still mostly sketchy...
-turning from huggies into and out of inside/crosser moves
-lots of fun with btb reel turns

still need a few weeks to consolidate it all but it's getting there! smile


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spiralx


spiralx

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Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Finally got a working reverse buzzsaw weave after all this time, and the corresponding atomic weave.

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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GeoffonTour04
SILVER Member since Nov 2005

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Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Total posts: 360
Posted:I came home early from college & managed to learn 4 bt TTN (inwards & outwards), split time TTN (inc tranisitions into & out of both), reverse 5 beat weave (gave up on that a couple months ago, took me about 10 minutes today), and BTB rev weave

these have been on my to learn list for ages, but I only attempted em today, I'm quite miffed cause now I'm gonna have to learn flowers or something & I don't like practicing new stuff.


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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

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Posted:Full izolation , from backward full snake start.

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Dut
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

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Location: Nashville, TN, USA

Total posts: 380
Posted:btb tangle+wraps.

full btb utl tangle+wraps. (had half-btb before. together these make badassed sequences.)

btb wallplane buzzsaw handcuffs

btb short-string buttersaw with turns

slightly shaky btb buttersaw same arm wraps

fairly shaky btb buttersaw handcuff wraps

really shaky btb buttersaw inside thruwraps (can't say this one is "learned" by any means, but i got it once turning in each direction)


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Drudwyn


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Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:Bloody brilliant, I've just cracked first degree inversions! Well... I've got inverted 3 beat, and I think I've got inversions in a 5 beat, but I may be wrong.

They feel so good!


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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

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Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)

Total posts: 1711
Posted:I have just about cracked my first atomic weave biggrin

also been cleaning up my BTB 3bt weave turning, with a view to getting totally clean BTB 5bt turning, which I was close to but got sketchy and lazy smile


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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

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Posted:1)



Well, start BW butterfly, than trow one Poi underneath to horizontal still and recatch it over the wrist. The other Poi does 1 beat front and than repat the same pattern. You should end with forward butterfly.



2)



I've found again, spiral wrap that I after 2 loop transit to other side where is recoiled.



bonus - Pendulum BTL BTB(thanks Dratek)



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Jil
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

Jil

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 32
Posted:Sure I suck at poi.
This week I got them out again after too long.

I finally managed Thread the Needle (FINALLY!), butterfly behind my back, over head butterfly and a very scrapy mexican wave.
Plus I cleaned up my 3 beat weaves in both directions and turning between them.

So it's been a very good weekend, but now I'm covered in soot so off to hit the shower!


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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

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Posted:6B TTN crosser



Basic move is split time 6B Thread the needle in the front. The diffrence is that the "side" parts are wheel plane cross-overs, with one hand BTB and one front with hands crossed. Other difference is that its not so static so I move my shoulders and hips, where the legs stay same position.



(Bluecat is doing this on spinnach, it looks fore a while like when both hand are BTB, ie crosser.)



I can send the timing of spinnach if somebody want.



:R


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Dut
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

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Posted: Written by: Richee


Basic move is split time 6B Thread the needle in the front. The diffrence is that the "side" parts are wheel plane cross-overs, with one hand BTB and one front with hands crossed. Other difference is that its not so static so I move my shoulders and hips, where the legs stay same position.

(Bluecat is doing this on spinnach, it looks fore a while like when both hand are BTB, ie crosser.)

I can send the timing of spinnach if somebody want.

:R



hook it up. i loves some spinach. biggrin

spinning last night --
i finally got the "longarm" crap down where you put one low WW and one high BTH and make flower turns. biggrin i tried it weave and butterfly and liked it better butterfly by far. then i wanted to try tangling them, which i got eventually going along the plane of the shoulders on both sides (bth/btb bfly tangle turns?? HOTT). then i wanted to bicep wrap them, which worked to a degree. then i wanted to tangle/wrap them, which didn't work well at all, so i started learning to tangle/wrap BTB instead. ;D

then i got distracted by girls. stupid Spring!


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VampyricAcid
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

VampyricAcid

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Location: My House, United Kingdom

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Posted:I just managed something really weird, a one handed horizontal infinate hyperloop (and yes i did catch it and carry on spinning....although i havent doen it since frown )

IT WAS GREAT!!!


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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

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Posted:weavesmiley weavesmiley





Anti-spin orbital



basic move - Airwrap



Poi - Backward airwrap in buzzsaw.

Hand - Foreward circle.



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lightning,



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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York, USA

Total posts: 3354
Posted:(finally) butterfly waistwrap

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:WHOO!

Butterfloops from left to right, entry from below (sniggers)... fun!


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simian


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Posted:"butterfloops" ubblol

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Dixie
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Dixie

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Posted:"Butterfloops" Outstanding!

Me, 360-turny-waistwraps with a sexy little between-the-legs finish... When I'm not too busy smacking myself in the nuts.


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Suibom


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Posted:I had developed this combination a bit ago, then forgot how to do it, then re-figured it out yesterday smile

Starts with a forward butterfly to a stally catch on the opposite wrists so the chains overlap, then twists off into a horizontal tangle, then untangles into a corkscrew.

Name of the combination: wristburner eek

Don't quote me on that, I don't name moves.. rolleyes


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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

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Posted:
Suibom > You can do same double catches that twists off into
separate loops too. smile

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

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Posted: Written by: Suibom



I don't name moves.. rolleyes





but you do name combos it seems - how bizarre wink





redface i learnt some things i should already know how to do redface



- turning with same direction hip/shoulder reels

- improved my timing on same direction hip reels (but it is *far* from fixed)

- played with mixing up hip and shoulder reels but got confused by stretched out circles so instead...

- i ended up learning a lovely clean backwards maxi plus original flavour hyperloop - right to left that is biggrin



i also learnt that my antispin weave (reverse poi) seems to want to work better if i point my hands upwards - the timing of the top crossovers make loads more sense in that arm position smile





cole. x


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BansheeCat
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

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Location: lost, Canada

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Posted:omg I cant wait to be with you guys at Play and EJC! none of what I read makes sense to me, I dont know the names, or even the positions. But I think I cant do most of it...Looking forward to learning from you all!
hug


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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted:At long last I cracked the forwards btb weave! Can turn 180 to reverse, but don't have the full 360 yet.

Also have gotten:

Split-direction weave
clockwise waistwrap
butterfly waistwrap

I'm pretty stoked. biggrin


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Madelon


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Posted:Single handed overhead butterfly! smile

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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York, USA

Total posts: 3354
Posted:btb bfly airwrap ubblove

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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