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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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Leif
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Leif

member
Location: College Station, Texas

Total posts: 56
Posted:A double pinwheel (buzzsaw) wrap! Enter from a five beat. Just make sure when the wrap switches back to the oposite arm you give enough room to pull the poi between the arms. It does not seem that you can reel this move until you get to the second stage, which is a regular pinwheel (buzzsaw) wrap.

Man that one felt good to find!


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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

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

Total posts: 632
Posted:Whoo! I just nailed a basic Hyperloop, rev ttn and a butterfly weave, but that btb ww is an absolute git. i've nailed reverse 4 beat windwill, and improved my btb butterfly stuff, but stil can't get the one trick I've been wanting to do all summer! aaargh!

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

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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

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

Total posts: 632
Posted:Finally! After the entire Summer, I finally managed to spin a full waist wrap! *dances happily* I also improved by Butterfly weave, my hyperloops and can now do a rather nice isolated reverse buzzsaw too.

I also managed a couple of cycles of a 7 beat weave, but its ugly and my elbows hurt when I try, so I doubt I'll be doing that one much.

I've got lots of time in the evenings, so poi's been the best way to make the evenings go by. I'm not addicted or anything... honest!>,<

Next tricks to do, 3 beat forwards btb weave , 5 beat btb weave, flowers (which I still can't do), maybe learn some more reels, and after that... some more wraps, some more stalls, and then, get on with learning some more techy stuff.


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

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TiffX
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

member
Location: England

Total posts: 76
Posted:I learnt hoe to do the 3 beat weave yesterday morning, i havnt been spinning for very long so i proud of myself!

Peace xxx


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Julie2022


Julie2022

member
Location: Little Rock, AR

Total posts: 145
Posted:Sweet - I finally can do a reverse mexican wave and alternating butterfly without killing myself!

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Suibom


Suibom

addict
Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 577
Posted:Progressing well.. need to do a new vid. This week I got buzzsaws, isolations (mostly) and one handed weave down. Workin on fluidity and general spacial/trajectory awareness. Still having absolutely no luck with btb weaves (btb in general provides me with plenty frustrations).

Sadly, the two poi I've actually bought have largely been crap and provided their own frustrations. My homemade sock poi has been great and I'm workin to create my own "perfect sock glow poi" smile. Just need to find good sock material..

Progression is fun! Thanks to all the HoPers out there that help others out.
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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath

Total posts: 3099
Posted:i just got btb weave and i've sort of got 7,8,9 and more beat weaves but i really just cheat and use a hyperloop in middle. also i've got some sort of turning weave thingy switching between revers and forwards weave. and i think a sort of 1 handed weave which i've been able to do for a while but never knew it was really a move till i read the post above.

i know it's not all that impressive but considering i do staff and only touched poi like 2 months ago i'm content with it


UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:just now i learnt split time long arm butterfly 180s and 360s, one of those simple things ive never been able to do

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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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Yoni - Adding a hyperloop to a weave isn't adding more beats. It's a transition from weave to Hyperloop. With a weave, you cross your hands as you move across your body with the poi. A hyperloop, however, you have your hands apart and go through buzzsaw plane as they are tangled. Not adding extra beats to a weave. If you mean airwrap, that's another thing totally as well, not a hyperloop. Again, technically not adding more beats, but simply adding an airwrap into a weave. I think you're getting confused with your terminology here. Weaves do not involve separations.

Also, if you've only just learnt two thirds of a fountain, I highly doubt that you have a nine, or even a seven beat weave, for that matter. Sorry to piss on your bonfire.


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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath

Total posts: 3099
Posted:nahh it's cool
i need to be corrected cos my terminolgy.
i wasn't exactly sure but i was doing a 5 bt weave then doing a hyperloop that was about 4 beats so just added them up as it were
altho my hyperloops are allot better now and i can keep em going for quite a while


UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:By the sounds of it, you also need to learn how to count beats... There's a thread somewhere that'll help you out...

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.

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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath

Total posts: 3099
Posted:lol i was judging the weave cos someone told me thats how many it was but i'm not sure bout the hyperloop

UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

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Posted:Managed 4beat weave today.. but cant get the 5th.. which side does the hand do the 5th? the one that he opposite side / the same side weavesmiley
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mtbeer
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

mtbeer

ARRRR!
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Total posts: 529
Posted:Edit: moving this to a new thread... Whatchacallit Hyperloop



Got a few new moves sorted out:

4bt. TTN sametime

straitjacket turns

double neckwraps with fire

some bizarre crosser weave turns


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

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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

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

Total posts: 632
Posted:It's flower power!

Cracked lots more flowers all in split time same direction or in split time opposite direction, and I've been working them into my spins all weekend! The waistwrap is proving to be a bugger to work in, but it's damn easy to spin out of!


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

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:finally nailed BTB airwrap and also split time double BTL release catch on the other side (180 deg. turn)

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BoomShankar
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

BoomShankar

member
Location: Leeds UK

Total posts: 95
Posted:continous split time butterfly hyperloop of the isolated variety, bout time too smile

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Dixie
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Dixie

old hand
Location: Darkest Bedford.

Total posts: 740
Posted:Reverse isolated hyperloops. And loving it.

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jesusofsuburbia


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Location: auburn wa

Total posts: 27
Posted:just learned how to do a simple butterfly to weave wrist wrap then instantly got the spiral wrap and put together a nice 8 beat wrist to foot to shoulder to weave combo im now in love with wraps

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screech


screech

circling on the edge of madness
Location: away with the faeries

Total posts: 889
Posted:happy to get thread the needle in outwards/reverse butterfly i learnt it forwards months ago but kept getting confused going the other way
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Suibom


Suibom

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Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 577
Posted:Bwahahahhah.. just cracked the BTB 3bt weave.. yeehaaww..

I'm a happy poi-son...


Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

Ahnold discussing poi - "It is naht a toober!"

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Rada
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

newbie
Location: New Haven, CT

Total posts: 42
Posted:congrats to everyone who has posted before me. It feels good to have a new trick to use.

I finally figured out the 5 beat reverse weave. I learned forward 5 beats long ago, but for some reason i couldnt get the reverse. I can also do a full 2 cycles of 5 beat BTB reverse weave. getting closer.

HORRAY ME.
Rada


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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York

Total posts: 3354
Posted:one handed butterfly-double leg wrap-reverse one handed butterfly-double leg wrap- back to start

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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Seaweed_Sprite
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

Seaweed_Sprite

member
Location: Vernon, BC

Total posts: 34
Posted:Mine is probably nothing in comparison. But in the last week I learned the 3 beat wave, butterfly, giant butterfly, corkscrew, a cool twisty behind the back one (don't know what its called), a turn thing....and some other random stuff. and that's pretty good for me (atleast I think biggrin )

But on the other hand, you have different fingers

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Rada
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

newbie
Location: New Haven, CT

Total posts: 42
Posted:^ gotta start somewhere, those are great tricks. can you do a 3 beat reverse? knowing both forward and reverse enables you to make turns while doing weaves. good luck.

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Dylmts


Dylmts

newbie
Location: Stourbridge, UK

Total posts: 5
Posted:Hello y'all! Just realised I signed up here ages ago and now I actually know a few moves! I've got to spin in front of real human people in feb so I'm a bit nervous about that but it should all be fine.

Anyway back to my reason for getting up and posting at three am, I had this idea bout doing a through-the-legs butterfly and then rolling over whilst continueing to spin. Has anyone done this, is it even possible? It would be good to know.

I finally cracked some decent reels today and something crazy with a butterfly but I have no idea what it's called! It went over my shoulders and behind my back and all over the shop. Anyways as soon as the sun comes up, I'm giving the 5-beat weave a chance. Anyone got any extra elbows?

Tom


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Seaweed_Sprite
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

Seaweed_Sprite

member
Location: Vernon, BC

Total posts: 34
Posted:I've been working on the reverse one, but it's not really happening for me yet. I just started to pick up the behind the back stuff, and I'm starting to get a little better. I'll have it pegged in no time smile

But on the other hand, you have different fingers

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Seraphire

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Location: Under your stairs

Total posts: 270
Posted:I got forwards and reverse 4 beat!! and btb 3 beat (Note Avatar)^^ with outside isolations...and btb thread the needle...major jam session!!! I got a corckscrew with something like the 4-beat wrist movements in it..top and bottomand some weird reverse thread the needle with inside and cross isolations...looks weird..but all is well!!! (From the looks of previous posts we're all learning everything at once.)^^

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KittyCatastrophe


KittyCatastrophe

newbie
Location: Norwich

Total posts: 7
Posted:Trying to get the hang of the btb weave right now.....i just need to learn how to dislocate my shoulders & i should be fine....

To err is human
To purr is cat

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Suibom


Suibom

addict
Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 577
Posted:Written by: KittyCatastrophe

Trying to get the hang of the btb weave right now.....i just need to learn how to dislocate my shoulders & i should be fine....



Hahah.. yeah, it's a pain in the arse.. I still consistently clip my calves or elbows frown (bad planes, poor sense of motion behind me). I couldn't even come close to getting the weave until I extended the length of my poi a bit and added finger straps for holding (I use sock poi). Now I can get one weave (3bt each side) before they lose momentum.. Fun as always tho..


Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

Ahnold discussing poi - "It is naht a toober!"

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