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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::



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NateBRONZE Member
Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
1,530 posts
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England


Posted:
oli taught me a few things the other day to do with double stalls or something but i forgot it all too quickly

i;ve been learning how to get into lots of weird things in different and wonderfull ways

i have also been working on isolations alot.....everywhere infact and i have just aabout got the proper isolated fountain i think, without buzzsaw plains, so go me! wooo

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JaedenGOLD Member
member
220 posts
Location: Edmonton, Canada


Posted:
I got realy bored one day and now I can do a 7-beat weave forwards and reverse, a 9-beat forward, and a 7-beat btb weave forwards. (nothing well though) :P

The world is not out to get you but if you fight it you will be eaten alive


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


Posted:
err... flamenco poi? use long heavy poi on a wooden floor and make the heads tap the ground in time with the music. tap your feet and stamp a bit. slightly change the timing and you can get double beats. well, i enjoyed it anyway.



oh yeah, and stuff the biro, it dosn't look god under uv.



--ben

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


Posted:
^^^ubblol ubblol ubblol



same time same direction crossers and some other stuff
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They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


JilavreGOLD Member
32 posts
Location: Echuca Country Victoria, Australia


Posted:
W00t!
I can do weave turns! *dances*
bounce bounce2 bounce

I'm happy, but I still can't figure out reels at all. mad2 I keep smacking myself in the face!

But I am getting really good at smacking myself in the face, I reckon I can get my jaw 50% of the time now!

_Aime_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
btb weave with lockouts (purdy ubblove )

some butterfly stallage mixed with a wrap type lovely

split time pirouettes are nice and clean nowse

one handed butterfly over same, and opposite shoulder

b'floops



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


Posted:
nice one on the proper fountain nate - try just half fountains next (or 'front waistwraps') - isolating the carries without destroying your planes is quite a challenge ubbrollsmile

360 turns inside static plane split-time side circles are coming along reeeeaaaally slowly - princess bammy has them pretty much nailed after only about a week ubblove

antispin bf flowers (cheers kev hug)

antispin in and out of hugs kinda works now(thanks durbs hug)

got me a new 2:1 bf ww with extra swishy bits smile

and in my town park, near a tree i found offset tempo bf weaves.


cole. x

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


animatEdBRONZE Member
1 + 1 = 3
3,540 posts
Location: Bristol UK


Posted:
I've managed to nail reverse 5bt weave at last.

Got my low windmill/low reels sorted.

Almost nailed the timing on flowers (regular) will be a while before I get the hang of antispin.

Halfway to getting the weave BTB waistwrap.

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.


spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
A 2:1 weave.

"Moo," said the happy cow.


bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
stuff.

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


fluffy napalm fairyCarpal \'Tunnel
3,638 posts
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land


Posted:
.......... and things biggrin

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank


-sandy-BRONZE Member
old hand
716 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
Steve to matrix and a bucnch of variants on that theme, also hopefully the steve cartwheel by the end of today (nice one ros)

Just realised this is a poi thread oops..

corkscrew hyperloops then
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RicheeBRONZE Member
HOP librarian
1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:

Coaster wheel smile,... so hard to describe.....ok,

The basis:

Body stay is wall plane, but the hands move towards you.
Stop Poi and let tham touch your both wrists.
Let twist em than with heads in the middle, like big
wheel in lunapark, for a while.
You get double wrist wraps, with lot of fun than smile

(It remind mi one finger game with string in a ring)

:R

POI THEO(R)IST


spaceySILVER Member
mischeivious pixie
291 posts
Location: Sydney, Australia


Posted:
i just learnt flowers...ooooooooooooh pretty flowers biggrin

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fluffy napalm fairyCarpal \'Tunnel
3,638 posts
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land


Posted:
today i learnt:

bizarre hyperloopy thingammy-jig
standing on people
antispin turns (flowers)
whip catch things
matrix with a stick (eep)
some parts of a throw-waistwrap-throw-catch/miss thing
fishtail bits (not strictly poi but I'm promised this is possible.........)

other stuff

biggrin

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank


BethMiss Whippy
1,262 posts
Location: Cornwall & Oxford


Posted:
lol standing on people? nice one!

you'll have to show me your whip catches at falmouth. so many people have learnt new stuff, i feel like im lagging behind quite a bit, practice practice i suppose biggrin

Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.


duballstarSILVER Member
slack rating - 9.5
2,216 posts
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
i haven't posted properly in here in ages cos can never remember what i knew before or could and couldn't do. anyway though, today i *think* i've started getting: antispin flower turns (snap miss fluffster) but not yet in butterfly, a 'proper' 5bt straight arm butterfly weave (might already have had this at some point), beginning to understand hyperloops 'properly' and have even started being able to power them an ickle bit (hoping for continous + transitions eventually but no promises yet), a new throw and catch into waistwrap...

other than that have sorted out a few bits an bobs to do with extended turns from various places and other basics, and generally just had a good spin! biggrin weavesmiley

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett


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


Posted:
Written by: duballstar


generally just had a good spin! biggrin weavesmiley




ditto smile

learnt some lovely new x:y bits out of bf reels and into bf weaves and offset timing in flowers is coming on nicely too.


cole. x

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


strugzBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,964 posts
Location: Southampton - Possibly..., United Kingdom


Posted:
Ok so i dont float in here much...............

but last night i played with poi for about 4hrs! without touching a staff cool

Im pleased to say....... after 3 years of trying i can Airwrap! ubblol been hyperlooping all directions for ages, but the airwrap has been a little annoyance of mine for years ubbrollsmile not any more......... id like to thank the people that tried teaching me.......... so thats EVERYONE ubblol

Also started flowery stuff, feels differant with poi but i was actually starting to get them in forward and butterlfy with turns!

ubbrollsmile

Thats enuf poi progression for this year me finx!

**pix up stix**

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"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."


RandragonsbaneGOLD Member
newbie
4 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
there are a LOT of posts.... and I'm finally registered on HOP... ive been spinning glowsticks for almost 5 years now... near chicago and i STILL cant seem to figure out anything but a 2 or 3 beat weave... forward.... btb moves still perplex me and i can do all my tricks forwards and backwards xcept for windmills. i will be picking up a set of fuzzy poi and the vids soon i hope it helps... i have a "new" wrap i made up... although i may have just not seen it before... start in a forward weave and wrap around your left wrist (while on your right side) with your right hand poi, and wrap the other (left poi) around your right elbow at the same time... now you reverse direction, or you can turn and stay forwards.... if it hasnt been done it should open up a few variations for longer weaves for you vets out there wink

animatEdBRONZE Member
1 + 1 = 3
3,540 posts
Location: Bristol UK


Posted:
Just about cracked anti spin flowers. Me!! Anti spin!! Look out durbs!! wink

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.


NucleopoiBRONZE Member
chemical attraction
1,097 posts
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England


Posted:
iv recently learned:-
flowers
antispin flowers
waistwraps
butterfly waistwraps
5bt reverse weave
3bt behind the back weave both ways

NucleopoiBRONZE Member
chemical attraction
1,097 posts
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England


Posted:
ooooooh

5bt corkscrew and 5bt windmill

bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
mmmm.

200+ propellors(stopped counting then)
10 poi on poi propellors ubblove
antispin windmill extensions
'proper' contact poi matrix
some straightjacket knots.

smile

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


RevBRONZE Member
Bastard Newbie Messiah
1,269 posts
Location: Apparently lost in my ego, USA


Posted:
Written by: bluecat


some straightjacket knots.





o.O

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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
?

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RicheeBRONZE Member
HOP librarian
1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
Probably straight jacket KNOTS? Where.



You meen thru wraps, right smile



Edit:



Hyperloop redirection



Its Weave Hyperloop with nexus by the Poi heads. Poi tangle,

stop, untangle into reverse dirrection.



light smile,



:R
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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
oh.

well, i'm using the term loosely to describe a few things that look like that.

a) tangling then entering strainghtjacket(requires isolated tangle and fast straightjacket hug turn)
b)getting a dynamic airwrap when arms are already straightjacketed(hardest)
c)using straightjacketed arms and gilligans, and pretending you can knot your arms too.

better?

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


_Poiboy_PLATINUM Member
bastard child of satan
1,113 posts
Location: Raanana, Israel


Posted:
ummm.... lots of stuff...

1. crosser->BTL with one poi->other side crosser
2. reverse BF hyperloops
3. whip catches
4. reverse BF hyperloops->throw->tapback->whip catch
5. BTB inversions (sketchy)
6. corkscrew throws
7. corkscrew hyperloop->weave hyperloop
8. hyperloop turn (fwd->bwd) without untangling
9. BTB UTL windmill getting cleaner...

that's it...
and dammit bluecat.... how did u do those SJ tangles?? i've already given up on SJ as no one that doesn't poi likes them and it hurts after 2 mins of practicing...

RevBRONZE Member
Bastard Newbie Messiah
1,269 posts
Location: Apparently lost in my ego, USA


Posted:
blue- you don't find 'a' harder than 'b'? I mean the exit on 'b' can be a monster, but 'a' imo ismuch harder.. but maybe that's discussion best kept to a thread.. thnks for clearing up the confusion..

More useless information courtesy of Rev...
Confusing the masses, one post at a time...
"Obviously, you're not a golfer.."- The Dude
"Buy the ticket... Take the ride..." -Raoul Duke
"FEMA has never done catastrophe planning..."-Michael Brown


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