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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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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:I got to grips with the isolated antispin buzzsaw fountain. It looks pretty!

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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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath

Total posts: 3099
Posted:i've just about got hyperloops now i just can't get the wrap in quite the right place so it looks a bit uneven

UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York

Total posts: 3354
Posted:butterfly toss~> whip catch

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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the happy man


the happy man

member
Location: Essex

Total posts: 37
Posted:just got the forwards btb weave im trying to polish it so i can turn into the reverse btb weave, any tips on turning?

"were all in uniforms here and dont you forget it" Mr Zappa

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Sassfire
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

newbie
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 15
Posted:I ve just got the btb forwards weave too! However i embarassingly gave myself a black eye doing it! Have to really twist arouund and dodge those poi heads coz they hurt!

Burn like a good bonfire.

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the happy man


the happy man

member
Location: Essex

Total posts: 37
Posted:yey! i just got the 180 behind the back weave!!! hopefully by the end of the night ill have the 360 btb weave.

also i just got the butterfly weave!


"were all in uniforms here and dont you forget it" Mr Zappa

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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York

Total posts: 3354
Posted:btb weave consistently

(and i thought my shoulders were to restricted to do it smile )


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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Jastapus
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

Jastapus

member
Location: UK, Essex

Total posts: 39
Posted:Ive got a new move that looks rlealy good in fire but not sure what its called or even if it has a name.
Im trying to get it with two poi but only managed to get it with one. not sure how with two.
Spin one poi in a single handed weave then with the other hand cut off the cord about half way and use your hand as the centre of spin. The weave is then continued but half the size. Again looks realy good in fire.
anyone know what its kewl. also can some people try it out and give verdicts on how to do it with two?


Cogito Ergo Sum

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Puresock


Puresock

addict
Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 406
Posted:I found out, much to my surprise, that I couldn't actually do backwards antispin flowers. So I learnt them, and all thus all the butterfly variations that involved my stupid right hand spinning backwards. Yay for that!

I've spent most of my time learning everything again with aerotechs this week - they're right weird they are. Sadly I'm going to have to put them away to charge in preparation for play now...


"Take that, math!"

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Written by: Jastapus

anyone know what its kewl. also can some people try it out and give verdicts on how to do it with two?



Hmmm... Maybe whilst doing some same direction reels, you could shorten one poi, Or would it be possible to do something with a long arm weave?


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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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

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

Total posts: 7330
Posted:a a link for justapus and another just in case...



i learnt mini buzzsaw antispin flowers.

they are fast but fun and also very handy for making clocktime work in my head smile





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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Jastapus
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

Jastapus

member
Location: UK, Essex

Total posts: 39
Posted:ahhhhhhhh thankie LTC, it sounds about right with what im trying to achieve. Ill try it in the morning, ive been doing some hardcore poi for most of today and now im tired.
Also thanks to Coleman, the links relaly helped.


Cogito Ergo Sum

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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire

Total posts: 1711
Posted:Turning 3bt Anti-Spin weaves biggrin I should avoid doing essay more often...

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light_spinr
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

light_spinr

stranger
Location: alexandria, VA

Total posts: 10
Posted:a neat little 3btweave variation where you do wrist carry overs on both sides weavesmiley

I am fogo....

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the happy man


the happy man

member
Location: Essex

Total posts: 37
Posted:whats an anti-spin weave?

"were all in uniforms here and dont you forget it" Mr Zappa

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light_spinr
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

light_spinr

stranger
Location: alexandria, VA

Total posts: 10
Posted:a pain in the butt....

I am fogo....

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Akashla
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

Akashla

member
Location: On the far left of sane

Total posts: 72
Posted:I got the 3-beat weave!
I know its not hyper anything or anti spin or overdosed in acronyms but i am delighted!

I had been doing a weird two beat (kinda crappy) weave but i have it now *does groovy success dance*


I am not a bitch.
I am THE bitch.
And Im Miss Bitch to you.

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Sporky


Sporky

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Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:Reverse 3-beat weave. Now all I need to do is learn the reverse 2-beat.

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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mtbeer
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

mtbeer

ARRRR!
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Total posts: 529
Posted:WooHoo, got a few double neck wraps working. Do people actually do them with fire?

"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 355
Posted:uh, dunno if it's weird or not, cos i got the 3bt weave about 2 months ago, then the reverse 3bt about 1 month ago and last night i've only just figured how to do a corkscrew and windmill confused

oh and since someone mentioned a 2bt a while ago, i tried and i can't do it anymore! eek


It's better to burn out than to fade away

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Sporky


Sporky

addict
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:Buzzsaw plane butterfly. So many blisters on my fingers in so little time!

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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Puresock


Puresock

addict
Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 406
Posted:Play taught me:

Opposite direction poi, opposite direction arms flowers
Some kind of anti-spin buzzsaw thing
Whip catches (Fanks Beth smile)
Oli loops
Reverse hyperloops

Hooray for silly technical things. I got to spin to some very nice drumming on the Saturday night, too, so thankyou to those people who were at it - it may have been my drunken state but you sounded ace to me smile


"Take that, math!"

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thelost
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

thelost

mmm...i feel all warm and fuzzy... 'no dude, that's your hair on fire'
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 355
Posted:a very shaky and retarded 5bt weave....gimme 1 day and i'll perfect it!! biggrin

It's better to burn out than to fade away

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Sporky


Sporky

addict
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:I just managed to get a 7bt spiral thru wrap going (a 3bt weave where the poi wrap twice round my hands before I spin them out again on the other side)

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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Helz Bellz
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

lovin' it...
Location: Bristol!

Total posts: 2444
Posted:Thanks to DevKev ( hug ) I can finally do backwards btb weave!

bounce

can't believe I refused to learn this for so long!

ubbrollsmile


Live well, love much, laugh often...

Official O.B.E.S.E. cheerleader

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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

Total posts: 2052
Posted:wooo, i can do a few different types of showers now, i figured out an antispin one yesterday. but its all thansk to ross though hug smile also im sure i must have absorbed some other bits and pieces of poi while at play.

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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-sandy-
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

-sandy-

old hand
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 716
Posted:just got the exit from an antispun hyperlooped isolation got the move about 4 days ago but the exit has been a pain in the arse till now

"Don't do it naked!"

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JerryD
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

JerryD

member
Location: Maryland

Total posts: 136
Posted:Wow did it feel good when the 5bt fwd weave popped into place this evening!!! clap bounce clap now if I could only do the reverse....

I was touched by His Noodly Appendage

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mtbeer
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

mtbeer

ARRRR!
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Total posts: 529
Posted:Keep it up JerryD, the 5bt is a big step in tech spinning! The reverse 5bt is nasty compared to the forward. Your wrists don't want to twist that way naturally. I find the reverse 5bt easier when my wrists wrap at about eye level.

Once you get the 5bt smooth, try doing the same wrist motion in a windmill.


"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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Jastapus
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

Jastapus

member
Location: UK, Essex

Total posts: 39
Posted:A few new throws and working on some isolations. Also just combining a load of basic moves and got clean transfers with them.

Cogito Ergo Sum

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