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flash fireBRONZE Member
Sporadically Prodigal
2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


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::



biggrin

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spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Oooh I like those ideas smile Really wish I had time at the moment to do some spinning, grrr...

"Moo," said the happy cow.


BirgitBRONZE Member
had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
4,145 posts
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)


Posted:
btb butterfly (or at least something very close to it! I'll keep practicing...) biggrin biggrin biggrin

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half


bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
totally random poi
smile

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: bluecat


totally random poi
smile




heisenbergs?

wink


cole. x

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
quantum poi! yes!
ubblol
show you saturday.
its inspired by the japanese guy off COL5, but a bit more random.

smiles
R

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
that guy rocks - crazy plane changes that really do work.

watch 'monkey efficiency' for heisenburg tutorials - it kicks arse biggrin


cole. x

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


fraggleSILVER Member
member
94 posts
Location: denver, colorado, USA


Posted:
wp 3bt weave

dance your cares away
worries for another day
so let the music play
down in fragle rock


mtbeerGOLD Member
ARRRR!
529 posts
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA


Posted:
Written by: bluecat


its inspired by the japanese guy off COL5, but a bit more random.




Firebandit, with the sunset silhouette? Those semi-isolation transitions were friggin amazing.

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


JayKittyGOLD Member
Mission: Ignition
534 posts
Location: Central New Jersey, USA


Posted:
behind the back reverse weave! Wh00t wh00t! I finally have it down pat. My thing was i couldnt get my hands in sync. So i weighted down a tube sock(sock poi made easy)and held it in both hands and just swung it once on either side so I knew how it would feel and such. Anyway. Go me ^_^

Don't mind me, just passing through.


chaseSILVER Member
Member
43 posts
Location: Jasper, Alberta, Canada


Posted:
My roommate has started spinning with his bare feet. I told him I wanted to see a new move after being away for the weekend. It's quite hilarious, and pretty hard. we lay on our back and hook the loops on our toes - you just have to deal with toe sweat, lol. i don't know if anyone has ever tried this before. hopefully it works better for everyone then it has for me yet.

...it's safe to say that relationships inspired by the art of poi are not necessarily 'poi'fect...!


oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
lots of moves like weaves and hyperloops and inverted weaves and stalls and stuff while lying on my back a little bit ubbrollsmile

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


mtbeerGOLD Member
ARRRR!
529 posts
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA


Posted:
4 and 6 beat butterfly weaves! ubbrollsmile Thanks Dut (the butterfly prodigy) for showing me those in Knoxville.

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


CanadainK9newbie
4 posts
Location: Calgary (for now)


Posted:
So. Yesterday I was waiting for my train out of Barcelona getting some good work done on the old btb butterfly. My first btb move - yeah!

However... as I was getting into it I heard a noise behind me, and looked back to see a guy rifling through my pack! The bastard must have had some serious salt - I was in the middle of a square in broad daylight. I was shocked, then mad as hell. He was shocked, then obviously scared. I yelled quite a lot (conveniently forgetting my spanish for the occation). He looked sheepish and avoided eye contact, and eagerly ran away when I gave him an oportunity.

Leason 1: watch your [censored].
Leason 2: btb stuff rocks!
Leason 3: Yelling at scumbags really does work.

Ah well. On to BTB weave!

tenticleenthusiast
275 posts
Location: ati: on: She: ffi: eld: UK:


Posted:
A kind of weave thing where instead of the planes being like this
|o|
you open it out like this
|
o
|
so you have clockwise on the left and anti clockwise on the right and you don't change direction so much as go kind of atomic for the transitions.
And airwraps that change direction mid wrap without slowing or stopping basicly by airwapping the transition above.
Suicide weave? you kind of let go of the string as one poi is going up under the other arm and then catch it again above it, it's like a micro throw, and you can keep doing it as each time you do it it resets your hands to where they were before you started.
Bunch of atom stuff just by spinning atoms slowly and randomly and watching where they go. pretty much any atom tangle comes out if you turn or at least swap the positions of your hands (crossed or uncrossed, leading or trailing, rather than position in space) and remember how many tangles there are.

It really is amazing how quick you learn after taking a break from poi...

--ben

spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Are you talking about a figure of 8 weave? So you keep the crossover point in front of you but move each wheel plane round so it's all in the wall plane?

"Moo," said the happy cow.


DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
single poi but two handed contact weave, not clean enough to love yet but soon......

two handed one poi propellors a week or two ago, very usful to extend arm changes

Let's relight this forum ubblove


FabergGOLD Member
veteran
1,459 posts
Location: Dublin, Ireland


Posted:
5 or 6 beat corkscrew (not sure which, but it's definitely more than 4)

also lots of spirals, isolations, wraps. nothing looks really clean yet, but it will ubbrollsmile

.... some day.... smile

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile


And all that's jazzBRONZE Member
member
92 posts
Location: just behind your left shoulder, Australia


Posted:
yay, 5bt reverse weave at last to complement the 5bt forward weave of a week ago. Also, forward 5bt to backward 5bt transitions and vice versa, up to (semi)continuous transitions. Now to figure out how to change one poi direction for butterfly weaves (TTN to start yeah?)

jazz

C8H18 + 12.5O2 ---------> 8CO2 + 9H2O + you know what


tenticleenthusiast
275 posts
Location: ati: on: She: ffi: eld: UK:


Posted:
Written by: spiralx


Are you talking about a figure of 8 weave? So you keep the crossover point in front of you but move each wheel plane round so it's all in the wall plane?




yes.

--ben

spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Ah cool, thanks smile

"Moo," said the happy cow.


garthySILVER Member
old hand
717 posts
Location: Bristol, England


Posted:
Written by: spiralx


Ah cool, thanks smile




Where's The CAT! eek

and err..... BHB Butteryfly Waist wrap.

"**grumble*spuriouswindmills*grumble**" - Coleman
"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx


colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
that avatar is *waaaaaaay* cooler spiralx (but you knew i thought that).
someone else round here has the cat now (immortal angel i think) and hels bells had it for a good while way back when hop first got avatars.

i want x's current one on a t-shirt smile

Written by: tenticle


Suicide weave? you kind of let go of the string as one poi is going up under the other arm and then catch it again above it, it's like a micro throw, and you can keep doing it as each time you do it it resets your hands to where they were before you started.




badass smile
[Old link].

that wallplane madness sounds really cool tenticle.
any chance of full description in poi moves (or a video biggrin)?


cole. x

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


tenticleenthusiast
275 posts
Location: ati: on: She: ffi: eld: UK:


Posted:
seriously old skool link... i even remember some of those people. And i'll attempt a description of the wall plane thing when i can find a way to draw a picture of it that isn't just a mess. Basicly though, if you imagine an infinity sign in front of you, the poi do two circles on the crossed side of the infinity and one on the same side. You could do it if at the point the poi is traveling down and the string is parallel to the ground, the poi string could instantly swap and be pointing in the opposite direction, connected to your hand at the centre of the other part of the infinity. obviously you cant do that, so you let the poi travel so that at the crossover point on the infinity sign both your hand and the poi head are at the crossover, and the poi is pointing straight ahead, then move your hand to the other centre. it's quite hard not to stall one poi at first, but force the stall to be a circle in corkscrew plane and then it works... Exagerate different parts and you get some nicely twisted variations, like the two circles on the crossed side are vertical, the one circle on the same side is horizontal. like this -o.
just open up a weave and spin slow and a bit iso, quarter time helps, you'll soon get it.

HTH,

--ben

spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Cole - indeed, I'd love a t-shirt with that guy as well! Have you seen the official government document about why they chose it?

https://www.dti.gov.uk/homesafetynetwork/pdf/matches2.pdf

Interesting reading smile

Tenticle - there's a whole world of stuff here I've been thinking about for a while involving two centres of rotation. It's like the next step on from atoms if you think about the angle between the planes...

| | Normal
/\ Atoms
-- Flat

"Moo," said the happy cow.


FabergGOLD Member
veteran
1,459 posts
Location: Dublin, Ireland


Posted:
btb waistwrap ubbrollsmile



& another isolated weavy thingy



different to the isolated weavy thingy i've already been doing though...



isolated buzzsaw weave perhaps...?



weavesmiley

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile


strooSILVER Member
trusty sidekick to superman
799 posts
Location: oxford, england, uk


Posted:
under the leggy isolated weavy thing..hehe not too sure what it is..and another mysterious isolated waeve five beat thingy...hmmm...

Livin' on dreams and custard creams


Atacan(aka muaddip)SILVER Member
stranger
18 posts
Location: Seattle / WA / USA


Posted:
4 beat TTN starting btb over the shoulder (?). It is regular 4 beat TTN but you start your TTN from over the shoulder. So right poi spins over left should BTB and from there going forward makes the rest of the 4 beat TTN. Left retreats back and makes a spin over the right shoulder BTB going forward does the rest of the 4 beat TTN smile.

cheers,

P.S:It is a very simple idea but haven't seen any movies with this so far smile.

_ __ _
atacan


BirdGOLD Member
now available in "advanced"
6,086 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
silly hyperloop combo. biggrin

My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."


BirgitBRONZE Member
had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
4,145 posts
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)


Posted:
split-time ttn, huggie-things, weird buzz-saws, AND AND AND thankyou bluecat biggrin

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half


bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
smile

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


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