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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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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:flid taught me tangled buzzsaw, i can get out of it about once in three attempts. biggrin

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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SpitFire
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:tangled buzzsaw????

Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.

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telic
I don't want a title.

Member Since: 26th Jun 2003
Total posts: 940
Posted:Ooh, tangled buzzsaw. I'm hoping to get Rev to teach me 'em next week.

E pluribus unum, baby.

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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:i think its also possibly called a inner hyperloop...

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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Rev
Rev

Bastard Newbie Messiah
Location: Apparently lost in my ego
Member Since: 14th Mar 2003
Total posts: 1269
Posted:actually... you can put one in the middle of a hyperloop or you can do it inside...
er.... what I mean is.. you can do a normal hyperloopand have it pass through the buzzsaw oryou can do a hyperloop just inside the buzzsaw where it tanlges and untangle s on the inside..


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bluecat
bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:where's the *jumping up and down with exitement* emoticon huh?

just learnt 1-up pirouette out of and back into buzzsaw...

ooooh the joys of learning to juggle before learning poi....


R smile


(and i'm with rev on the definitions wink)


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Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:yay! whilst in SB, i finally got that damn butterfly weave.... the same time one. and all because i tried working with flags (which didn't go so well)

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

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Puk
Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2002
Total posts: 2615
Posted:I just learnt how to do a vertical butterfly and bounce it of my stomach/back . And change directions doing it .

And that butterfly weave is really hard we done !.


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I am the merry wander of the night -puk

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joulz
joulz

enlightened
Location: montreal
Member Since: 6th Oct 2003
Total posts: 187
Posted:haha it feels so good when u finally get the move and it like falls into place lol, i jsut reently learned how to buts a 3 beat behing the back reverse weave and then while trying to learn how to reverse it u jsut do a 180 and wrap your rght poi on behinud your forwarm and the left on your lag then unravel them into a reverse 3 bt weave:))

it must be green

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Jello
ambiguous
Location: Mpls, MN, USA
Member Since: 29th Jan 2002
Total posts: 646
Posted:Quote:
haha it feels so good when u finally get the move and it like falls into place



That is a great feeling smile I picked up my negleted poi today and for some reason the 5 beat btb forward weave fell into place, through no conscience effort on my part. Thats how poi seems to work for me, I can try and try with no success and than the poi will decide to "give" me the move. I consider the 5beat btb forward weave an aniversery present of sorts, it'll be 2 years this january since my poi and I have been together biggrin


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Richee
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:I just learnt all direct turns with cross-over smile Its really funny do turns with hand crossed and with opossite direction,split time etc. biggrin

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joulz
joulz

enlightened
Location: montreal
Member Since: 6th Oct 2003
Total posts: 187
Posted:haha i ahve been with mine for about a year now smile and ill neve rlet go lol i already shred everyone i've ever seen at parties xept for 1 guy lol cant wait to c myslef in a few years of practice

it must be green

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tennis
confused and abused
Location: bristol
Member Since: 26th Jun 2002
Total posts: 363
Posted:just got btb buzzsaw with a couple of stalls too, now to try and not make it look so camp....... eek

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:6 ball sync flash peace

okay, so i've only ever done it once but it'll get more and more regular as ejc approaches... biggrin


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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SlightlySinged
member
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 24th Jun 2003
Total posts: 82
Posted:Does dancing count in this thread? I've learnt to dance with poi. I've been getting more and more relaxed over hte last month, learning to un-learn all the rigid moves I know and to just flow with it. And I finally got it last night, listenning to a paul van dyke cd (politics, i think). Really moving to the music, mixing it up with wraps and weird timings, changing styles depending on the feel of the trance. I was even doing some sort of 6-plane move with two isolations in each plane as I circled.

Yep, I'm obssessed.


I do poi nearly every day. But it's not like I'm addicted or anything. I mean, sure, I am always conscious of exactly where my poi are at all times, but I'm not obsessed. um.. Anyone have the number for Poi-ers Anon?

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Pali
Pali

journeyman
Location: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Member Since: 27th Jan 2003
Total posts: 84
Posted:Of course dancing counts! It's the best part of poi, if you ask me.

I've been learning to turn and spin more - putting those butterfly weaves and under-the-arm windmills to work.

As far as technical things go, I've learned the easier under-the-leg patterns and am trying to figure out where to go from there.

peace ubblove biggrin


Genuineness only thrives in the dark -- like celery.

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tennis
confused and abused
Location: bristol
Member Since: 26th Jun 2002
Total posts: 363
Posted:winkGot my under the leg hyperloop down, and after some inspiration from a crazy poi guy i met on new years eve i've gone butterfly stalls crazy. just starting to isolate my btb weave and i'm happy. tongue

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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:under the leg hyperloop, isolated btb weave .... biggrin

*is impressed*

as for me ive been playng around with the butterfly and stuff. learnt a cool sequence of moves yesterday. from thread the needle, with right arm go to behin the head then keeping poi and arm in straightline go to behind the back while moving left poi to behind head, then bring right poi in front and do the straight arm thing with the left, repeat - this looks pretty, and is easy smile


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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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:confused wow. im so crap. only just started learning. i no its sounds really easy but i learnt these 2 moves in the oast coupla days. I can do one handed butterfly for about 6 beats before cbecomming a tangled mess of pink nylon and blonde hair, but i can still do it, lol and the other is where i start off in a corkscrew the make both the same time above my head, kneel down and arch my back so that the poi go into sort of an atom shape, then the trick is coumming back up again lol. biggrin

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Rixatrix
Rixatrix

paranoid of gov't conspiracies
Location: USA
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2003
Total posts: 217
Posted:I'm still learning alot of moves and all but in the last couple days i've learned thread the needle, high turn, tuck turn and the backwards weave, the windmill, the mexican horizontal wave and the alternate butterfly combination! i still have alot to learn tho and i think the behind the back stuff will take alot of practice!



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[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:errm, i showed the london crowd my new backwards flowers, and they loved them! and last night i managed to rotate a 4 ball stack!

T :boing:


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

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:he's right - those flowers were damn pretty smile

i finally learnt rubenstein's.
it's not as hard as i thought... rolleyes


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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tennis
confused and abused
Location: bristol
Member Since: 26th Jun 2002
Total posts: 363
Posted:mr oli
Under the leg hyperloops aren't really that hard. Do you remember the wierd misinterpreted hyperloops i was doing in the wall plane when i met you. They really weren't that fantastic. rolleyes. But If you hyperloop in the wall plane as i was trying then all it is, is getting your right hand through and under your right leg (if your spinning clockwise, the opposite if you spin anti clockwise). make the poi to meet on the front side of your body, then they spin on their axis under your leg (giving you a little more room, and avoiding tecticular impact) Now your left hand must be through your legs and pointing kind of upwards in some kind of inverted camp hand. The poi should untangle. It's getting my hands and poi back out that if find the hardest and i can't really explain very well but give it a go.
I can do another one with the reverse weave under my leg and then just hyperloop it as a normal, " but still only in one direction.. mad..."

I got a waistwrap airwrap yesterday few more misspent hours and turn them into hyperloops aswell......

Give them a go oli your hyperloops looked beautiful and controlled when i saw you, and were then definatly better than mine you should get them no problem.

peaceTennis peace


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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:tennis - ive tried them a few times my leg allways gets in the way though... grrr

more practise needed, but thanks for giving me inspiration... biggrin


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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Rev
Rev

Bastard Newbie Messiah
Location: Apparently lost in my ego
Member Since: 14th Mar 2003
Total posts: 1269
Posted:I feel liek such a goober... I can now add behind the head weaving to my repetoire... I don't know why I never thought to go there before.. I mean I guess I didn't really think of it in those terms at least...

ubbidea

weavesmiley


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Rovo
Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
Total posts: 544
Posted:I learned one of the most important parts of becoming a good twirler and thats to Flow! I don't think in terms of move anymore i look at the big picture and what would be visually pleasing and most importantly what feels the best for my style. Joining the site has made me into on of you darn Poi addicts. Someday they'll have to open up P.A. meetings (Poi Anonymous) especially for members of this site ubblol peace

Peace, Love, Circles

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:i am sooooo thankful to my weekend in kent.....i learned a grip of new moves biggrin i learned the fountain, the 4beat weave (almost, still tangle a bit but i have a huge bruise on my arm from jelly wrestling so it's impeding my learning at the moment), turning with the windmill, and a few other turns and plane manipulations biggrin

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Quote:
the 4beat weave


Yeah to pounce! biggrin good going girl!
To everyone else- you so needed to be there to watch pounce learn this! I was in pain from laughing trying to teach it. ubblol

I managed to learn reverse 5 beat weave at kent. I'd never really tried it before, as I'm not incredibly good at reverse 4 beat, but it just clicked and happened. Unfortunately it later 'unclicked' and I smacked myself around the face a lot! ubblol Hopefully I can do it again now though... biggrin


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nunchuka
member

Member Since: 14th Jan 2004
Total posts: 2
Posted:whats the last thing a fire dancer says before going up in flames? watch this!!!

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spiralx
spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:Just got straight-arm hyperloops going, now need to try the same thing underneath my legs instead smile And get those damn extended hyperloop turns working properly as well...

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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