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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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_AnA_


newbie


Total posts: 17
Posted:Today I've learned btb weave, almost finished with btb butterfly and clarified my troubles with overhead weave. Ah, and also I've improved the reverse weave finally. It's okay for a week of practicing, I hope:)

We'll burn, like a moth to the flame
Burn, as the fire calls us by name...

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Fefnir
GOLD Member since Nov 2006

Fefnir

Member
Location: Arizona, USA

Total posts: 34
Posted:I think I just picked up the anti weave :O

Stan Fox: Damn these glasses.
Navin R. Johnson: Yes, sir.
[to the glasses]
Navin R. Johnson: I damn thee.

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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

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

Total posts: 632
Posted:Anti weave ftw! Now do it atomic, isolated, btb and hybridised!

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...

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Fefnir
GOLD Member since Nov 2006

Fefnir

Member
Location: Arizona, USA

Total posts: 34
Posted:@_@
oh my....


Stan Fox: Damn these glasses.
Navin R. Johnson: Yes, sir.
[to the glasses]
Navin R. Johnson: I damn thee.

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Blasphemous Girl
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

Blasphemous Girl

member
Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 83
Posted:OMG I think Ive got air wraps!!!
Ive been denying their existence for ages and a few days ago I thought is about time I really tried and I think I can do it. Course its not that pretty yet but I think Ill get there woohooo
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"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."

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Scottish_poister


Scottish_poister

newbie
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

Total posts: 9
Posted:yay i finally can move from forward weave to backward weave while spinning! woo ubbrollsmile

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Wall plane dual parallel tapbacks.



sunny day,



"R


POI THEO(R)IST

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Fefnir
GOLD Member since Nov 2006

Fefnir

Member
Location: Arizona, USA

Total posts: 34
Posted:Hmmm well I almost have the anti-weave isolated, except it still looks a bit sketchy T_T

Stan Fox: Damn these glasses.
Navin R. Johnson: Yes, sir.
[to the glasses]
Navin R. Johnson: I damn thee.

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Sambo_Flux
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

Sambo_Flux

Introverted
Location: Norf London, United Kingdom

Total posts: 833
Posted:Trifoil antispin flowers, and vertical stalls out of wallplane antipin flowers. Inspired by watching G with hyperlights for hours at Play. biggrin

My Mind is a Ship
Emotions become the Waves
Soul is the Ocean

If a quizz is quizzical, what is a test?

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Bigfoot67
GOLD Member since Jun 2007

Bigfoot67

Member
Location: Bornem (Belgium)

Total posts: 103
Posted:Just learned some combination of forward weave with buzzsaw, wraps in weaves and i don't know how this one is called exactly but its a hyperloop in a weave, but I still need to work in it some more doesn't look that well yet.

But again i felt so good i've learned those things just by believing i can do them and practicing for an hour smile , and the new way to hold my sock poi has certainly something to do with it i think.


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APDoc


newbie
Location: Northern Nevada

Total posts: 9
Posted:Anti Weave. I had kinda known it for a while but finally cleaned it up.

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Kneel
SILVER Member since Apr 2007

Kneel

journeyman
Location: Dublin,Ireland

Total posts: 80
Posted:just got a 5 beat forward hybrid smile



and working on over the head ones

EDITED_BY: shadesofgray (1186495492)


-Niall-

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Horizontal frame Eight.



EDIT: (horizontal sweep)



memo,



:R


POI THEO(R)IST

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casey_cole


newbie


Total posts: 1
Posted:I've just discovered the wonders of Poi - so I decided to make some for myself: a bag of rice in a sock with a white hanky as a "tail" with two bootlaces as the strings.

Anyway, I've been practicing for a couple of hours now, and I think I've got the 3 beat weave going now! It's really messy, so maybe you guys could give me some tips on how to improve it?

I really wanted to be able to weave before I started to refine anything, so that I actually had something to refine :P

Anyway - here's the video (edited to the point just before I cane myself in the back of the head with both poi :P).

Thanks,

CC


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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Casey...

I'm reasonably new myself... just a week and a half of experience...

But to clean it up you need to start thinking about your planes... that is that every time you swing it, it should be essentially parallel to wherever else you've spun it... Thats it in its most basic state... clearly its more complicated than that, but I've just not got the words right now.


Try learning a few other tricks to help clean it up, too. Try butterfly and once you have that, angel wings. Your weave will become cleaner after that, you'll start to learn more about where your poi are going and all that. Your wrists will end up coming in closer, not because you're better at it, but because its what takes less effort. Just keep practicing. I personally bought testicular protection and just kept trying slowly, no matter how it punished my body.


And "Woo! I just cracked the 5 beat weave... sort of.. I can do it on the right side and the left, but not yet each of them consecutively." smile


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Kneel
SILVER Member since Apr 2007

Kneel

journeyman
Location: Dublin,Ireland

Total posts: 80
Posted: Written by: Richee


Horizontal frame Eight.

memo,

:R



what be that??


-Niall-

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Blasphemous Girl
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

Blasphemous Girl

member
Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 83
Posted:At last I got the behind the back weave I think I broke my left leg from repeatedly hitting it in the same place while learning but I got there in the end! Soooo pleased biggrin

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."

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Amanda13
BRONZE Member since Apr 2007

member
Location: Missouri, USA

Total posts: 91
Posted:Not really moves, more lessons.
1. I <3 spinning fire(got to do so twice over the weekend)
2. Just because you can do a move with each hand by itself doesn't mean both hands will understand what to do when put together. 3 beat reverse has given me a hell of a shiner.


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Point_Blank
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Point_Blank

Sneaking
Location: Free falling through time, Uni...

Total posts: 1207
Posted:Whoop Whoop, I've got hyperloops, airwraps and antispin flowers this week

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

Owned by clarence_quack

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_AnA_


newbie


Total posts: 17
Posted:Hurray! A few hard hours and a reverse 5 beat weave as a result.

We'll burn, like a moth to the flame
Burn, as the fire calls us by name...

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Amanda13
BRONZE Member since Apr 2007

member
Location: Missouri, USA

Total posts: 91
Posted:Hyperloops, butterfly tosses, one armed (other still in front) btb butterflys, thread the needle, thread the needle flowers,regular tosses under legs.

I had a lot of fun.


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Geeza
GOLD Member since May 2006

Geeza

addict
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Total posts: 694
Posted:meltdowns. just one side, sort of!

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:meltdowns?



confused



 Written by: Drudwyn

Anti weave ftw!



Focnoj - Proud member of "The Risen" - Scarsheild Legion biggrin You still play?


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Geeza
GOLD Member since May 2006

Geeza

addict
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Total posts: 694
Posted: Written by: UnderControlOrFailure



meltdowns?



confused



 Written by: Drudwyn

Anti weave ftw!



Focnoj - Proud member of "The Risen" - Scarsheild Legion biggrin You still play?





mind meltdowns. off Zans DVD encyclo-poi-dia. example. spin both poi forwards and spin the right behind you on your left side whilst your left comes in front of you and spins on the other side. Then on the turn, turn your body and your right hand spins the poi backwards in front of the body on left side!



probably a poor explanation but im hungover. Watch a vid in the 'stall' section of tutorials and all will be clearer



Dont know why its in stalls though



edit- when i can actually od them ill post a better vid in the tutorials. how do you upload vids to tutorials anyway?


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Guen


newbie


Total posts: 2
Posted:w00t!! I just started with poi and I finally picked up the weave took me a while longer than the rest of the stuff I learned..

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:have no idea what it's called. biggrin
but it was the backwards / antispin version of what durbs showed me at fire gathering which was apparently a polyrythym hybid confused ubblol

well from reverse butterfly into 1 long arm followed by the short arm antispinning underneath - to turn to normal poly-whatever on the other side turn repeat...
ask simta he was there wink


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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_AnA_


newbie


Total posts: 17
Posted:Btb forward 5 beat weave. yesterday smile

We'll burn, like a moth to the flame
Burn, as the fire calls us by name...

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glittalogik
GOLD Member since Aug 2007

newbie
Location: Newtown, Sydney, NSW, Australi...

Total posts: 3
Posted:Last night - overhead butterflies, alternating butterflies, overhead TTN, antispin weave combos and BTB figure-eights - I'll get you, 3-beat!

\~-A riddle, wrapped in an enigma, surrounded by imbeciles-~/

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:cool with the antispin

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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nicoskate3001
SILVER Member since Dec 2006

stranger
Location: Florida, USA

Total posts: 13
Posted:BEHIND THE BACK STRAIGHT JACKET!!! yesss........

life without danger is a waste of oxygen

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