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


Posted:
Continuos throws, Mr Chutney stylee cool

fickleSILVER Member
Member
41 posts
Location: Northampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
So VERY pleased with myself - I did the reverse 3 beat today!!! And this is after being attacked by a dog in the park for my poi on Friday :o/

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


Posted:
Today 'proper' anti-spin clicked in my head smile

I stopped thinking about it, and just did it...


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ThepoiboyoflittledoomBRONZE Member
newbie
13 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
How on earth do you do a 5beat backwards weave??
ive mastered the backwards weave-cross-arms-like-in-a-5-beat-weave-andF***-it-up
trick but cant do it
can any1 help?

Hey you, yeah you, I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!!!! MUAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

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GeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
got btb butterfly, now to get the btb weave. 5 beat forward weave is done, reverse 5 beat ive tried and cannot do (yet)

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


Posted:
(explained as best I can) a weird 5bt notcoleman3 extended by using a barrell roll but never letting either poi change sides

Also 1/4 time isolations looking quite tidy, but now to try with aerotechs instaed of bouncy socks!

Let's relight this forum ubblove


K__BRONZE Member
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Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: Thepoiboyoflittledoom


How on earth do you do a 5beat backwards weave??
ive mastered the backwards weave-cross-arms-like-in-a-5-beat-weave-andF***-it-up
trick but cant do it
can any1 help?



Have you tried here? Or here? Both are good places to get a few ideas.

Personally the thing that helped me most with 5bt reverse was thinking of it like this - the hand that twists round the other one on one side of your body then pulls both hands back across to the other side.

So, you're in a 3bt rev weave and your poi are on your left hand side. To make it 5bt, your right hand twists round the left hand and then immediately pulls both hands over to your right side. It's as if the right hand/wrist forms a hook and forces the left hand to move across. This move across has to happen fairly quickly or you'll get smacked.

Once on the right hand side, your hands naturally untwist and you simply (?!) repeat the above in a mirror image. And voila! 5bt reverse weave weavesmiley

Watch the video to see what I mean, and good luck smile

MuskelungeGOLD Member
member
55 posts
Location: Chicago, USA


Posted:
I've worked out doing a 3-beat weave with 3 entire beats under the leg. It's mostly just for fun.
I'm also starting to get turns in straightjackets.

The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.


drvarietySILVER Member
member
75 posts
Location: Mission viejo CA, USA


Posted:
Ok, so its a transition from giant windmill to six beat. When your left hand gets to about ninety degrees from left side of body, the other hand comes into it, and does the sixbeat contortionism. Looks very nice while doing a fountain.

There is nothing to be afraid of. Virtual reality will eventually rehabilitate your mind and eventually your body. Everything will be allright, i promise. Just concentrate. Try some music.


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


Posted:
Ok, sinchonised weave in pair.



shine on,



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SapphireChickennewbie
13 posts

Posted:
I gotta figure out how to use my camera as a digital camcorder.... Firebug just mastered the buzzsaw to the laying down and up. She also started this move I can't describe but it looks awsome.

Sun_Puppymember
31 posts

Posted:
This week, I have mastered the windmill, butterfly turn and weave turn.

My btb is getting there but I'm still whacking myself a fair bit. spank

ubersmackSILVER Member
journeyman
73 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
How in the heck do you do a butterfly turn?

"Runs with Scissors"


MireneyeSILVER Member
enthusiast
276 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
What's a polar weave?

Personally I cleaned up my BTB Weave and I just started my BTB Reverse Weave.

kashGOLD Member
Dangerous cynic
166 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: Sun_Puppy


This week, I have mastered the windmill, butterfly turn and weave turn.




YAY me too! Well, I've been windmilling for a while but weave turn, non-turning weave turn and butterfly turn.

I've been spinning on the spot until I feel sick!

Mr_widdeat my face before i eat yours
253 posts
Location: Torquay, UK


Posted:
crossers and anti spin flowers into btb huggies to flowers out of it.

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


Posted:
SINGLE's



- Horizontal throwing

- Back throwing

- Between the leg wraping

- Orbital swaping

- Inverted shoulder contact

- Long-arm-anti-spin buttefly flower



PAIR's



- Orbital passing

- Parallel turning



GROUP's



- Hyperloop trianlge madness

Code:
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uber love,



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Seabadgermember
25 posts

Posted:
 Written by: kash


 Written by: Sun_Puppy


This week, I have mastered the windmill, butterfly turn and weave turn.




YAY me too! Well, I've been windmilling for a while but weave turn, non-turning weave turn and butterfly turn.

I've been spinning on the spot until I feel sick!



Woo, same (well, without the butterfly turns), although I'm still managing to finnish each a little wonkily.

YellowFeverSILVER Member
newbie
13 posts
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom


Posted:
Hey, haven't been on here for months :-(. Only just got a 'net connection in my flat!

But yeh, in my time away I've learnt:

5bt backward weave.
Turning between forward and backward 5bt weaves.
Turning between btb forward and backward 3bt weaves.
Almost got wall plane btb 3bt weaves.

... and...

I think I can do a butterfly weave, although I'd like to see a video to check, any links?

Keep spinning,
YellowFever.

SunnySammySILVER Member
Watching the Sky
453 posts
Location: Cambridge(ish)/Bath Spa Uni, United Kingdom


Posted:
FRIKIN' 'ELL! I CAN DO THE BUZZSAW!.......THE BUZZSAW!!!!!!!!!

btw. this is all due to one excellent DVD! I think you all know what one. Tis 'Scales Of Poi' - Nick Woolsey. biggrin

sunny
I jumped into the river, what did i see?
Black-eyed angels swam with me. wink


Sun_Puppymember
31 posts

Posted:
The buzzsaw is cool - I can't do much with it yet but I can manage a basic one.

This week, I have mostly cracked the btb butterfly and the low windmill. The butterfly weave has, alas, beaten me at this time. eek

RovoGOLD Member
(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
544 posts
Location: Austin, TX, USA


Posted:
Hybrids... finally.

Cracked these after being stranded on the side of the road for the second time with the second flat tire of the weekend. Oh and this was after we lost the muffler too.

Peace, Love, Circles


YakumoSILVER Member
veteran
1,237 posts
Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
Just now I clicked with Antispin flowers smile



@ubersmack buterly turn - same way you do any non horizontal plane poi turns, learn the trick with the poi spinning in the opposite direction to the way you normally spin them, you go from one direction to the other as you turn.



it's a bit easier to get your head round if you learn thread the needle in both directions. unless your butterfly turning by bringing both poi up and over your head.

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K__BRONZE Member
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Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: YellowFever



I think I can do a butterfly weave, although I'd like to see a video to check, any links?





I'm sure I've seen a video of it but I can't find it now frown Here's a [Old link] about it with some useful descriptions - hope that helps!



Last night I learnt some flowers and btb butterfly smile Btb 5bt weave continues to elude me - I'm not even sure why I'm trying to do it anymore cos there's a lot of other simpler moves I could be learning, but it's become a bit of a personal mission now!



Edit: [Old link] The whole thread might be helpful, but scroll down to sketch's post to see the video smile
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FractosDirty Fire Project
133 posts
Location: Manchester


Posted:
Finally got reverse 5bt weave last night, after a whole load of doing 5 with my right hand and 3 with my left for the past couple of months, while being able to do 5bt forward pretty cleanly. Was really starting to wind me up.. the other night I was *thinking* hard about the move and just kinda went for it, finally persuading my left hand to stick around on my left side for another beat instead of automatically coming over when my right hand joins it.

It's a right hassle when you've got to de-program yourself!

The effort paid off and last night I managed to get the full 5 beats clean and looped... must remember not to try that with fire poi till I've practiced it a bit more!

keep at it

oOo
You see, you already know circle-theory,
you just don't *know* that you know.


K__BRONZE Member
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184 posts
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


Posted:
That feeling of finally getting 5bt is awesome innit - good work Fractos ubbrollsmile

FractosDirty Fire Project
133 posts
Location: Manchester


Posted:
 Written by: K__


That feeling of finally getting 5bt is awesome innit - good work Fractos ubbrollsmile



Definitely progress and a weight off my mind. Speaking of which, another reason not to try it with fire poi is that sometimes I can forget that I'm doing 5bt reverse and end up doing 3bt but without moving my hands across - *WHACK* right on the head. First time I did that was with my practice chains. Ouch.

Daresay it'll get better though wink


Thanks btw smile

oOo
You see, you already know circle-theory,
you just don't *know* that you know.


Pogo69SILVER Member
there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
3,764 posts
Location: limbo, Australia


Posted:
I learnt to switch between reverse and forwards ttn by turning 180 last night! biggrin Saw someone else doing and tried it myself... worked 1st time, yayness!!

I'm still @ that 5/3 stage with reverse 5bt, fractos... frown or @ least I think that's what's going on... I can't count the beats properly, but I know there's more than 3 and don't think there's as many as 5 (not consistently on both sides anyway).

flowers suck, cos they're too hard...

--pogo (pat) [forever and always]


awakenSILVER Member
The Evil Pixie (apparently)
716 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
yes still trying to get clean flowers shrug

got a couple beats of the btb weave the other day, and can sometimes pull off air wraps.. not very consistant tho.. in fact, i'd go as far to say.. its a fluke when i do get them :P

rock hopping, hop-scotching, pippy pocky stocking - Sureau - wink thanks Jen! biggrin

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pixiejesterGOLD Member
Member
57 posts
Location: South England/Wiltshire


Posted:
Hello. Im new here, and haven't being doing poi for long. Since the begining of the year I really started getting into it. I can do the weave, (split) butterfly, halo, angel wings, one handed butterfly, which I can just about change hands with. Which I'm proud of. Though I can only do the weave and butterfly with fire at the moment. I'm wanting to learn btb butterfly and weave, and under the legs butterfly.

PixieJester

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