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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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SeGee
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

newbie
Location: , Sweden

Total posts: 12
Posted:wow I thought I learned the 4 beat weave.. but now, 1 week later I realize it was 5 :P

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Salcilia
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

Salcilia

newbie
Location: , England (UK)

Total posts: 18
Posted:Yay!

5b BTB weave on one side... backwards anyway... ubbloco

Still need to get fwd BTB weave going.


There appears a flight of dragons without heads. Good fortune.

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:a little update in the world of aime poi since PLAY and Loves the Circus visit to Hastings..

4 and 5 bt. Why did it take me so long to get these? umm
Hyperloops, forwards on both sides, yum yum
B'floops. Also a b'floop stall unwrapping hand thing which i discovered yesterday..
Lots of under the leg pretty-ness
waist wrap but not a waist wrap, apparently.
anti-spin things biggrin
isolations

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Trippie Hippie
BRONZE Member since May 2002

Trippie Hippie

old hand
Location: Bewildered state of nothingnes...

Total posts: 733
Posted:Basic anti-spin flowers
BTB Isolations
Taking it easy
Trippie



Trippie Hippie- Monty Dons secret love child

Fly like a mouse, run like a pillow, be the small book case.

"Last night i met some pixies and we danced around a stone".

Because dressing up is fun.

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Lemonkey


Lemonkey

Stalking amidst the desert, carrying an oversized scalpel...
Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.

Total posts: 1019
Posted:I can do an isolated buzzsaw for a few seconds...

I'm learning anti-spin atm.


Willy - is bad for your health...

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Sammi...
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Sammi...

newbie
Location: Auckland Central, New Zealand

Total posts: 5
Posted:I've just learnt how to do the behind the back weave and I can link it with the normal reverse weave (so transit from front to back).

Anyone got other transition ideas (for getting into and out the BTB weave)?


"Self-confidence forms the bridge between capabilities and action"
(Hollenbeck, 1991)

"What do you think about that Gary?"
"Meeow..."

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Jaeden
GOLD Member since Sep 2001

member
Location: Edmonton, Canada

Total posts: 220
Posted:I just learnt one of the btb butterfly weaves, you could wrap from that to a btb weave and back smile

to transition into the btb weave try turning into it.


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

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Sinner
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Sinner

member
Location: Battle, England

Total posts: 41
Posted:i've only been doing it for 3 days now so these moves will seem kinda weak in comparison...
3bt weave
butterfly
split butterfly
corkscrew
chase the sun (or whatever)
...
working on the 5bt weave


One of the many Duncans...
Feel the burn... (in a good way) meditate

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Shu
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Shu

Retro Fyre Wizzard
Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN), South ...

Total posts: 538
Posted:i've been working on isolating stalls, have not been able to find anything else on this, altho there was a large response to the search.

I've managed to get the poi head to drop straight down, perpendicular to the ground, tracing a line from head hight to my ankles.

Start by trying to initialte a stall on a frount or rear plane from the peak of the beat.

I'm also battling away with antispin frown

Started doing some awsome stuff with isloated weaves and isolated butterflies, but i still need to clean it up before i get it smooth.


Regards hug

Shu
(Ice-E FyreStorm - Group Manager & Performer)

You know those people your parentals warned you about?... I'M ONE OF THEM! ubbloco
Yes, i do bite!!

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Sporky


Sporky

addict
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:Forward and reverse 5bt weaves censored finally. I managed to get them both on the same day which is strange.

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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FireByNite
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

FireByNite

Are you up for it??
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Total posts: 349
Posted:been practising since I've gooten home & can finally do the 5 beat! (taken me long enough) thanks kindly to danny_devil for showing me exactly how to have my wrists either end of the move smile

Are you up for it?
wink;)

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Midget_with_a_stick


Midget_with_a_stick

member
Location: London

Total posts: 31
Posted:Yay, i been doing poi for like 4 days and i think i got 5 beat weave under my belt. Anyone no how i can be sure i can actually do it and im not just doing a load of rubbish???

juggle

Whats the worst thing i could say?

For all the wounds that are never gonna scar me

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PoiSon


newbie


Total posts: 8
Posted:newbie says: been doing poi for 2 months ( on and off), saw a guy doing it at reading festival by the radio 1 stage and started from there. can do the behind the back 3 beat weave now, taught it to my self in about 2 hours(after watching alot of vids). still hits me some times but would you say thats good learning for a noobie?

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PoiSon


newbie


Total posts: 8
Posted:newbie says: been doing poi for 2 months ( on and off), saw a guy doing it at reading festival by the radio 1 stage and started from there. can do the behind the back 3 beat weave now, taught it to my self in about 2 hours(after watching alot of vids). still hits me some times but would you say thats good learning for a noobie?

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PoiSon


newbie


Total posts: 8
Posted:Arg didnt meen to send that twice my browser when all funky

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6086
Posted:Heh, seems like forever since I posted in this thread.

I came across an isolated throw this afternoon, completely by accident!

I love it when stuff like that happens!


My state of mind is not yours to define!

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

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Midget_with_a_stick


Midget_with_a_stick

member
Location: London

Total posts: 31
Posted:i just learned 6 beat weave! biggrin took me like an hour to get it smooth. any helps on BTB butterfly?
weavesmiley
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juggle

Whats the worst thing i could say?

For all the wounds that are never gonna scar me

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PoiSon


newbie


Total posts: 8
Posted:only advise i can give for the BTB butterfly is to make sure on hand is above the other same as the normal one, i just tried it and got forward and reverse swithing from infront to behind me in about 2 minutes. the most inportant thing would be to get your hands directly behind you in hte same place within a beat. Oh and it helps alot to lean forwards, at first it stops you from hitting your leg cos your not thinking about it hitting the back you your head. or at least thats what helped me. Btw is a 6 beat weave, where each poi do 3 beats on each side, if so ive been doing it thinkning it was the 5 beat.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:spun for 5 minutes before bed last night and actually did something new ubbrollsmile

split-time same direction reels with same-time crossovers.

that one is for simian hug
(aye aye aye, aye aye aye, huggin up the big monkey man)


cole. x


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

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Sinner
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Sinner

member
Location: Battle, England

Total posts: 41
Posted:just learnt 3bt reverse weave, so can turn and swop between 5bt normal and 3bt reverse. also got buzzsaw (after many bruises and beatings in the face redface ) and i can also now change between weave and windmill quite smooth biggrin

One of the many Duncans...
Feel the burn... (in a good way) meditate

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Mireneye
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

enthusiast
Location: , Sweden

Total posts: 276
Posted:Let me see now. Today I started getting my first 2beat weave/ wrap inwards around both arms. And Im getting good at 3 and 5 beat weaves with wraps on both sides and wraps out when moving to opposite side.

I've been playing alot with wraps lately, gotta learn more exact how airwraps work. I got the basic movement of the first one down, but have problems completing it...

Back to figuring out stuff then, a few hits in the head usually do the trick.


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jesusofsuburbia


member
Location: auburn wa

Total posts: 27
Posted:just cracked the four and five beat weaves, working on isolations

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ebf
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

newbie
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 11
Posted:feel like I have stummbled on alien life forms talking a language I aspire to but only understand 2 words out of every three !! mmmmm
any way.... I learned how to change direction today and do the back butterfly interspersed with the front and I'm obsessed and now our kitchen has no lampshade - you're the only people who will understand! yippeeeee I love to twirl. I really want to do the 5 beat weave - what does isolations mean?


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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

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

Total posts: 632
Posted:ebf: Before the "do a search!" brigade jump on you, I'll say this. Isolations are spins where the centre of the spi isn't at your hand, it's on the poi string. For descriptions of how to do them, Ihave a look at the useful thread link at the top of this board.

For me, I've been spinning lots of isolated take outs, airwraps (which I want to work on and improve), stalls and arm wraps, the dreaded and evil 7 beat weave and finaly cracked reels!


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

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Cyrus


Cyrus

newbie
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Total posts: 9
Posted:I just learned a forward atom weave thanks to ATOMCRAFT (2900 o'matic biggrin!)

Though I could use many large words to describe our predicament, all I can say is... "We're screwed."

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punkskull


member
Location: den bosch

Total posts: 104
Posted:I can do a butterfly buzzsaw... (a buzzsaw where the poi move in opposite directions)

hakuna matata- rafiki (the lion king baboon)

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magicwandface


Member


Total posts: 3
Posted:i got this move down...spin the poi backwards,open your palms to wrap em.start doing a 5 beat weave,when u r spinning let the lead poi wrap around your arm andflick them both back into the weave and let it wrao around ur other arm. basically arm wraps with a 5 bt weave. dont know if this is good but i like it.

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v_i_c


v_i_c

member
Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Total posts: 57
Posted:Learnt to do a 5 beat weave and my first spin with fire after three weeks of learning biggrin

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Winged Avenger
SILVER Member since May 2005

Winged Avenger

The official Emma Peel wannabe
Location: Colchester, England (UK)

Total posts: 226
Posted:Congratulations on first fire spin! devil I'm sorry I missed that! Its a daft question, but did you enjoy it?

its a bit offtopic but I'll be moving upto Colchester on Friday so I hope to meet up with you soon!


"Always keep your bowler on in times of stress and watch out for diabolical masterminds" - Emma Peel

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Beth


Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford

Total posts: 1262
Posted:hugs! yay

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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