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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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Beth
Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2003
Total posts: 1262
Posted:About 6 new whip catches, i must move on to something else, i'm becoming an addict...

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

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garthy
garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2002
Total posts: 717
Posted:Indeed! Productive weekend!

Crossers (Thank Simian)

Antispin flowers a few kinds (Although the mental effort involved means I can't go into them or out of them very well!)

So tangly boucy stuff thanks Vanise

And more I've forgotten. Anyone want to remind me biggrin ubblol


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

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Beth
Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2003
Total posts: 1262
Posted:oh yeah of course! Flowers! not anti-spin just yet but i'm practising, thanks garthy!

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

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Bird
Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:hmmmm, a thousand curses on antispin flowers, they've got me walking around, waving my arms about in opposite directions like I have no control over my body! I'm getting some damn funny looks!

My state of mind is not yours to define!

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

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garthy
garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2002
Total posts: 717
Posted:Written by: Bird

hmmmm, a thousand curses on antispin flowers, they've got me walking around, waving my arms about in opposite directions like I have no control over my body! I'm getting some damn funny looks!



ubblol

My arms are killing too!

When I was first learning them I used to walk too work flailing my arms around! eek
Ignore those funny looks and think about the loverly flowers! biggrin


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

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Just remembered.....crazy butterfly barrell rolls from T&B. Didn't get them nailed at Falmouth but they're pretty sweet now after realising I was sending one under and not over each time rolleyes Now to work on the 3 other directions I guess!

Thanks Tim hug


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spiralx
spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:Written by: pricklyleaf

Plus please someone enlighten me- what does TTN stand for?

Is there some key somewhere that helps newbies like me understand all this initial talk?!!


Try here:

http://www.spherculism.com/wiki/index.php/Index
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smile


"Moo," said the happy cow.

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Bird
Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:Just about scraping antispin flowers, they look like they're wilting at the mo, but a bit of tidying up and I'll be there! biggrin

My state of mind is not yours to define!

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

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garthy
garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2002
Total posts: 717
Posted:Hmm..

A waist wrap but behind my neck. but I think Neck wraps are something different.

And a 2:1 waist wrap Thank you Bam Bam biggrin

Also tried a 2:1 buterfly waist wrap but the carry confuses eek


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

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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:ridiculous marching move

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

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MiG
MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:btb reverse 3 beat, almost 100% now
... and the door to btb opens, and it is shin and pretty smile


"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:OLI!! hug Good to see you around dude, hows the travelling?

Written by: oli

ridiculous marching move



No way I came up with one of those at Falmouth! Great minds eh wink

Oli, me and Ross managed a two man version of your hyperloop! biggrin


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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:at flamouth i learnt:

the last remaining variation in mixing 2:1 bf waistwraps with longarm circles: longarm on front circles one side and 2:1 circles behind into the ww bit, then swap.

sketchy reverse isolated weave.

fountain with extra wrist circles (which i could already do) with longarm bits wherever possible (which i couldn't do until now).

constant 3ball flashes and a good few 5 ball flashes - above the head smile

slow(ish) 5b cascade (b22).

and i finally got round to sorting out antispin flowers ubbrollsmile

square glidey thing referred to as the 'true moonwalk'.


i failed to learn:

any contact staff move that exits into my hand (they all go in lovely and then fall off when i can't see the stick any more).

5b cascade above the head.

antispin weaves mad (how does that monkey do it?!??!)


stupid things i shouldn't have tried:

suicide falls - i.e. falling flat on your face on purpose.
i got close but its not good for your wrists.
or your clothes.
and falling back up is definitely impossible.


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:i don;t know what everthing's called, but some same direction opposite direction turns with doubles, erm..a reel on shoulders and hips with doubles
plus managed to get my 3 club cascade nice and smooth again smile


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pricklyleaf
pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:yey, I learnt a new move! breaking the poi off the string mid weave- pretty impressive huh! (I'm quite proud of myself!) biggrin

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Bird
Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:I learnt a flower variation from a windmill!

all I need now is a bit more coordination to sort some more variations out without doing the "hit in the face" variety!

ubblol


My state of mind is not yours to define!

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

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PoiElf
newbie
Location: Leicesthershire, England
Member Since: 5th Mar 2005
Total posts: 19
Posted:I've had a very good couple of weeks!!!

Mastered BTT butterfly,BTT forwards weave, propeller catches (though i cant do propeller!!) and reverse 5 beat weave!
Thanx to all those who have posted advice and vids!

HelenaXX


"Mmm... I'm sure I had a tail this moring, now I've got legs!"

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PoiElf
newbie
Location: Leicesthershire, England
Member Since: 5th Mar 2005
Total posts: 19
Posted:Oh and 2 beat weave with on poi forwards the other spinning reverse can't remember it'd proper name!?!

"Mmm... I'm sure I had a tail this moring, now I've got legs!"

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PoiElf
newbie
Location: Leicesthershire, England
Member Since: 5th Mar 2005
Total posts: 19
Posted:Does anyone know anything about Boleadoras or bolas?? A type of percussion thingy from Argentina that are used as poi, they feature in Cirque du Soliel- Saltimbanco. I'm interrested in trying a new style of poi so if anyone can help, let me know.
Thanx HelenaXX


"Mmm... I'm sure I had a tail this moring, now I've got legs!"

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Nucleopoi
Nucleopoi

chemical attraction
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
Member Since: 6th Nov 2004
Total posts: 1097
Posted:i just learned 4bt ttn forward, forward split time, reverse, and reverse split time...yey.

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Forgot that I bastardised the wibble and invented the ibble. Basically a wibble but only 180 degrees not 360.

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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pricklyleaf
pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:hmm- not at the advanced stage of knowing what a wibbley ibble is but I got the BTB butterfly and waist wrap in front. I know they're eay to you but to me.....

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:There's no easy or hard things to do, just things we can do or can't do yet. I'm hopeless with waist wraps and BTB butterfly so well done! biggrin

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Pffft my list of can't do moves is way longer than my list of can do moves. Thats good though or I might have to consider taking up a new hobby..... Dear God, all you good spinners keep on coming up with new moves I can't do or I might have to take up stamp collecting or train spotting *shivers*

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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garthy
garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2002
Total posts: 717
Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

Pffft my list of can't do moves is way longer than my list of can do moves. Thats good though or I might have to consider taking up a new hobby..... Dear God, all you good spinners keep on coming up with new moves I can't do or I might have to take up stamp collecting or train spotting *shivers*



Unfortuantly I think it is always this way for me. The more I learn the more I find there is to learn! Which is good cause I reckon I'd get boerd with stamp collecting pretty Quickly.


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

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munkypunks
munkypunks

enthusiast, but not enthusiastic
Location: Los Angeles, California
Member Since: 21st Jan 2005
Total posts: 367
Posted:This is very basic by most of your standards, but I'm excited about it, so I'm posting it anyway. This week I learned waist wraps and horizontal buzzsaw with transitions to corkscrew! (And, on a completely unrelated note, today I learned to walk around and twirl in circles with a hoola hoop! People do fire hoola hoop - although not me, yet - so I claim this is on topic. And I'm excited about it, so I don't care.)

You can't fall off the floor, but sometimes you need a chair to reach the cookie jar.

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:offtopic tongue wink

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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spiralx
spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:Written by: PoiElf

Oh and 2 beat weave with on poi forwards the other spinning reverse can't remember it'd proper name!?!


2 beat butterfly weave smile

Got my flowers down properly this weekend and with turning as well - hurrah for a bit of sunnier weather so I can use my garden!

Now for antispin - gah. It's like being a beginner all over again - somehow both my poi always end up in the same direction and I've no clue how they got that way! ubblol


"Moo," said the happy cow.

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PoiElf
newbie
Location: Leicesthershire, England
Member Since: 5th Mar 2005
Total posts: 19
Posted:Lol dito the problem with antispin, but then I can't get flower so there was no hope really!

"Mmm... I'm sure I had a tail this moring, now I've got legs!"

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Rev
Rev

Bastard Newbie Messiah
Location: Apparently lost in my ego
Member Since: 14th Mar 2003
Total posts: 1269
Posted:Written by: PoiElf

I've had a very good couple of weeks!!!

Mastered BTT butterfly,BTT forwards weave,



Between The Toes!?! eek ubblol biggrin


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Confusing the masses, one post at a time...
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