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flash fire
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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JauntyJames
JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
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_
Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian
Member Since: 25th Nov 2004
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
Member Since: 1st May 2002
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

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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: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
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
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:
Member Since: 13th Aug 2002
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
newbie
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Member Since: 16th May 2005
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
Member Since: 12th Dec 2001
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
Dixie

old hand
Location: Darkest Bedford.
Member Since: 5th Mar 2005
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

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Location: Bloomfield Indiana. USA
Member Since: 20th Feb 2005
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
Mr_Jedly

member
Location: Perth, West Australia
Member Since: 29th Jan 2004
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
Member Since: 23rd May 2005
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
JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
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
member
Location: kent/brum, uk
Member Since: 6th Oct 2004
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
Psyri

artisan
Location: Berkshire, UK
Member Since: 2nd Apr 2003
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
Member Since: 24th May 2005
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
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
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
Member Since: 24th May 2005
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
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
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
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
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
newbie
Location: Leicesthershire, England
Member Since: 5th Mar 2005
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
newbie

Member Since: 25th May 2005
Total posts: 19
Posted:Wie! I just made the Weave!! I'm so happy!

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punkskull
member
Location: den bosch
Member Since: 29th Mar 2005
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
Member Since: 27th May 2005
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

veteran
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
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


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melko
Member
Location: Seattle
Member Since: 31st Jul 2004
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
Member Since: 24th May 2005
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_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
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
newbie

Member Since: 25th May 2005
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
newbie

Member Since: 23rd Oct 2004
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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