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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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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:I'm sorry, are we talking about a garment or a poi move?
If it is the latter, could somebody please elaborate?


-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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Bubbles_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3383
Posted:ubblol

i think ibe got the forwards and backward 5bt biggrin not sure though.... also sometimes likes to go into a hyperloop umm well have to ask peeps to let me know ubblol


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spiralx


spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:sparkey - it's a double crosser - your arms are threaded through each other. Try crossing your arms and then spinning like that wink

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:span a weird 3bt weave last night that has a bit of isolation on the crossover and 4 obviously defined planes - a weave that doesn't look like a chase but rather one arm going round the other in turn shrug

and i hammered in loads of stuff backwards that i should have been able to do years ago... redface


cole. x


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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Cole :] , I call it Elbow weave, is it like that. When your elbow are in contact or more close to each other than usualy?

light, :R


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tenticle


tenticle

enthusiast
Location: ati: on: She: ffi: eld: UK:

Total posts: 275
Posted:Just kind of move around weirdly and put the poi through the gaps that open up, isolate a bit and do under the leg stuff, reels, whatever. split them apart and join them together somewhere else. Probably looks crap but it feels weird.

--ben


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Squintywitch
SILVER Member since May 2005

newbie
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Total posts: 14
Posted:Feeling very pleased as got forward 7 beat weave today. Still very messy and I think my shoulders might dislocate shortly, but happy!

Jude


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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land

Total posts: 3638
Posted:I learned something new! wahoo!

It's a weird butterfly thing that's wrong. not very exciting. but it's wrong. and new. and makes my arms all twisty. smile


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Dixie
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Dixie

old hand
Location: Darkest Bedford., United Kingd...

Total posts: 740
Posted:BF airwraps, hyperloops, and a BTB airwrap over to the front thingy which mostly involves hitting myself in the head at the moment, but I can feel it coming...

It's been a productive couple of days!


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EpsilonKias


EpsilonKias

Note to self... Fur + Fire = Hurt.
Location: Bloomfield Indiana. USA

Total posts: 107
Posted:UTL orbital/hyperloop and btb 3bt butterfly weave

Im kinda happy at the moment XD

*Goes to do some spinning*


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Mr_Jedly
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

Mr_Jedly

member
Location: Perth, West Australia

Total posts: 195
Posted:I learnt how to use stilts!!!
YAY for me! And they're so easy too... I think they're the best kept secret of all the circus-type skills!!!


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We grow old because we stop playing.

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Caben


Caben

Taster of beer, drinker of wine and all around stumbler.
Location: Somewere way out there

Total posts: 238
Posted:Hey there....I have only been spinning poi for about 2 weeks, so I don't really know all the terminology, so please forgive any "faux poi's". I have just managed the 6 beet weave which I saw on Mot's Place. I can not, however, managed to get my arms in the position he does, so I have to let the chains wrap around my fingers before changing over to the other side. It is not 100% right yet, but getting there. I know that I should have learnt a lot more basic tricks first, but once I got the 4 and 5 beat weaves I just couldn't resist. As for behind the back..........I will keep practicing!!!!

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:5bt btb weave, 360 degree btb weave turns, alternating butterfly turns.

Ditto, raghkyre, stilts are awesome! I've been using mine for about a month, I love them to bits. Using poi on stilts takes a lot of effort, but it's really fun and worth it to learn.


-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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inpsydout
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

member
Location: kent/brum, uk

Total posts: 57
Posted:Just learnt how to keep a reverse butterfly going with poi constantly tangled/touching at throughout the move smile

i cdnoult blveiee taht i cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht i was rdanieg!

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Psyri
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Psyri

artisan
Location: Berkshire, UK

Total posts: 1576
Posted:Oooo ooo if you count bagging silly firey wraps then I've done it... WOOT! Chuffedness... mind I have a few burnt leg hairs now, guess I dont need to wax anytime soon lol biggrin

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upsidedown


member
Location: Bucks

Total posts: 32
Posted:i was mucking about with hyperloops the other day and i found that if you do just your basic hyperloop from a fwd weave but do it really slow when you finnish the move (going from right to left ) my right hand poi had reversed direction and i was doing a butterfly i thinking that this was just a fluke i tryed 3 or 4 times in quick sucsession and i always ended up in butterfly

There is nothing quite like standing on your head.....

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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:i think ive finally got hyperloops going left to right; right to left in forward and reverse biggrin go me

still trying to smooth my butterfly weave and get the forward btb weave


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upsidedown


member
Location: Bucks

Total posts: 32
Posted:again i dont no the name but anyways from a windmill stick your neck in the middle so both poi start to wrap round your neck then lean back so that they both unwrap voila

There is nothing quite like standing on your head.....

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Hanz


Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:ohh... I feel so behind...

But yesterday afternoon, and this afternoon, I finally got the weave down... I think... yeah.. I know, Im slow, but Ive been having trouble, and these new poi did heaps for me biggrin



lol, I was thinking about it the other day... and Im still not weaving >:(

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:extra circles in waistwraps are working in one direction, on one side - slow progress rolleyes

isolated weaves in wallplane are making loads more sense now.

as is the 5bt isolated weave (hug chutney&simian)


the list of stuff i want to learn is just getting longer rather than shorter... umm


biggrin i like poi biggrin


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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PoiElf
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

newbie
Location: Leicesthershire, England

Total posts: 19
Posted:I have only recently got butterfly, i've been doing reverse butterfly for about 2 years without knowing! lol i am also a stilt freak, i've bee stilting for, also, about 2 years and love it!! I am now saving up for some kangaroo leg stilts!!

"Mmm... I'm sure I had a tail this moring, now I've got legs!"

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Thylith
BRONZE Member since May 2005

newbie
Location: , Sweden

Total posts: 19
Posted:Wie! I just made the Weave!! I'm so happy!

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punkskull


member
Location: den bosch

Total posts: 104
Posted:did my first 5bt weaves yesterday....
but is it possible to turn around just like in the normal weave?


hakuna matata- rafiki (the lion king baboon)

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freck


freck

newbie
Location: Durham/Loughborough

Total posts: 3
Posted:yay, I hav only had some poi for three days now, and i just did the corkscrew, i am well happy especially seeing as I haven't actually been able to go outside with em yet, so practicing in my small uni room whilst avoiding hitting the fire alarm is always fun.

Yay, I am loving poi so much already biggrin

Oh first post ever as well, xciting


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spiralx


spiralx

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Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Written by: punkskull

did my first 5bt weaves yesterday....
but is it possible to turn around just like in the normal weave?


Yep, just learn them forwards and backwards smile


"Moo," said the happy cow.

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melko
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Member
Location: Seattle, USA

Total posts: 6
Posted:Just figured out the 5bt forward last night on top of the roof of my aparment building smile So exciting.

I now know what I need to do for the backward one, but I swear my wrists don't do that, I keep smacking myself in the head.

It's true what thay say, just let the 3bt tangle enaugh times on the extra beat and you get the 5bt eventually.

Oh yeah, first post ever, too.


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upsidedown


member
Location: Bucks

Total posts: 32
Posted:preductive day 2 day managed to get leg wibbles down to a fine art

i also got really good cork screw suicides

as well as what i can only presume to be a buterfly air wrap in witch i do an inward butterfly with my right poi going over my left. then i turn 90 degrees to the right and take my right hand poi with me this so tangles with my right hand poi thus also pulling over the left hand poi. the chians then untangle and it nicely goes in to a weave. can anyone tell me what this really is


There is nothing quite like standing on your head.....

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:butterfly hyperloops smile
and loads of other transition stuff. I am quite the spinny girl atm smile


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Thylith
BRONZE Member since May 2005

newbie
Location: , Sweden

Total posts: 19
Posted:Wie!

Today I learned BTB weave, low turn and chasing the sun... the BTB weave took a loooong time to get... :P


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Zherec
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

newbie
Location: , Finland

Total posts: 12
Posted:I have had lots of fun with TTN:s recently. Split time TTN, TTN weave, split time TTN weave, BTB TTN and BTB split time TTN all learnt in one night. Yes i know, i am a slow learner.

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