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flash fireBRONZE Member
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

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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animatEdBRONZE Member
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3,540 posts
Location: Bristol UK

Nailed forward anti spin weave...

Been playing with a bit of anti spin and ways of getting into it...

and nailed reverse hyperloops at last.

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1,376 posts
Location: London, UK

Crossarm inverted fountains biggrin Cheers to duballstar for the idea - and if he's reading I don't think you need a watermill - although it seems to work by turning the wrong way! Need to figure out exactly what's going on!

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RevBRONZE Member
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Location: Apparently lost in my ego, USA

o.O what would you need a watermill for in a fountain? the tricky part should be the bringing it back at the bottom of the forward weave side.. for example if you are doing a clockiwse fountain.. when the left hand swings under the right arm pit (twisting in the back) try and leave your right forearm twisted like it was coming over shoulder with the wrist at the highest point but the arm as low as you can take it.. this gives you something to aim for with the left poi.. try to get the left poi to wrap a little on the right wrist.. that way you can pull it like a thruwrapped inversion when you twist your right forearm from back overyour shoulder-like, down into the inversion, to pointing behind at hip level.. (since the fwd crossarm inversion pushes back out to the same side its on.. ) and lead to the front as normal..

once you get the hang of it you wont need to thru-wrap.. its a weird little roll.. whihc will come in handy learning the next level up inversions.. so kudos when you get it..

sorry for the poor explanation, but maybe something in there might help..

I learned some new inversions today too..

More useless information courtesy of Rev...
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Lucas Amember
41 posts
Location: London

Manage to ace the 5 beat weve and do one revolution of the backwards 5 beat weave.

My outwards butterfly is crap so I manage to learn this quite well today smile

LorwahBRONZE Member
4 posts
Location: United Kingdom

Um....sounds so feeble but i got thred the needle the other night - hey it was good for me! I was proud - all gotta start somewhere right???

yoniGOLD Member
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3,099 posts
Location: Bideford and Bath, United Kingdom

i managed to do a something beat weave today

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EpsilonKiasNote to self... Fur + Fire = Hurt.
107 posts
Location: Bloomfield Indiana. USA

7bt reverse weave and btb 5bt weave

Im working on cleaning my flowers and btb stuff up and some orbital(Hyperloop) Transitions such as gumbies and the such.

LazyAngelGOLD Member
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2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK

More flow, less actual moves. Ok so it's not a new move, but I'm happy about it!

oh yeah and some negative space things, which are fun!

*feels justified posting in new moves thread*

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newgabeSILVER Member
what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia

ubblol ubblol
I just HAVE to tell you!!!

I have NEVER in my life spun socks cos I started with long ribbon poi and then to glowies and then fire and I just didn't 'get' socks though it looked cool when other clever people did wrappies and all that. I just felt stooopid with them. But lately I've started to wanted to try (inspired by Ry)
WELL!!!!! ubblol ubblol
Tonight I took some out with me when I went dance to an African band and felt all loose and happy and went outside to cool off and had a play in the park and GUESS WHAT!!!

For the first time I did some sort of airwrappy thing that I wouldn't have a clue what it's called and it's probably a weed not a flower and a perversion not an inversion BUT it wrapped itself up and unwrapped itself and i could do it both sides and it was FUN!@!!!!!!OI#*$&*#(Q#

YAY bounce bounce2 clap bounce2 bounce biggrin ubblol beerchug beerchug beerchug bounce

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom

Newgabe: Ive seen that somewhere before wink

I havent seen this thread before ubbangel

2 days ago... I did learn btb crosses bounce

That is all. biggrin

16.15.8GOLD Member
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291 posts
Location: In my backpack, United Kingdom

I`m desperete!
Iv bin trying and trying and you guys and girls at home of poi are my last hope. Is it anyone here that can turn from btb weave forwards and backwards but not moving your feets and make a turn between your legs both on the back and on the front of you. It`s a lite bit trycky to explaine what I mean but it would be so neat to do that one biggrin

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newgabeSILVER Member
what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia

Written by: Unnamed Cutie On Front

Newgabe: Ive seen that somewhere before wink

Indeed I did a bit of light editing and self discipline about what thread to post things!
Congrats on your new move!

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

Bubbles_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,384 posts
Location: mancunian, United Kingdom

yay at the manchester meet i learned the 3btb, the isolation thing when they roll in fron of you and also managed to go 2 metres on a unicycle biggrin

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SNOOPoiCarpal \'Tunnel
3,380 posts
Location: At the bottom of the garden with the fairies...

i learned high turn and low turn the other day. i was so chuffed biggrin

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inpsydoutBRONZE Member
57 posts
Location: kent/brum, uk

got the antispin weave forwards and backwards, also managed to do an inside-out 4beat hyperloop biggrin

i cdnoult blveiee taht i cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht i was rdanieg!

MynciBRONZE Member
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8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom

Dunno which thread this belongs to so i'm gonna put it on all of them. 2 hrs ago I managed to Stafapoiggle...
3 aerotech globalls in a cascade
2 aerotech meteors in reverse split-time butterfly
and 1 aerotech staff
ALL at the same time!!! yayyy w00t Pictures soon to be available

also 3 beat weave and mikes mess juggling.
Sorry got carried away but I'm ll chuffed spank weavesmiley juggle
biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

TinklePantsGOLD Member
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4,217 posts
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr, United Kingdom

yay, my isolations are looking like isolations, not half hearted swings

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RixatrixBRONZE Member
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217 posts
Location: USA

probably not that impressive but i just learned the 5 beat weave! i'm excited at least!

BethMiss Whippy
1,262 posts
Location: Cornwall & Oxford

double whip catches, atomic buzzsaw and i *think* atomic weave. also lots and lots of flowers to work on thanks to Nick.

God bless uberpoi ubblove

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ViolaBRONZE Member
5 posts
Location: Berea, KY, USA

So, I started learning poi about 2 weeks ago.
I have been working very hard to learn poi correctly since I don't have anyone to teach me here.
Within the first week I had all the butterfly moves down.
But what I am most happy with is that last night I managed to finally figure out the weave. It's not pretty, but I can do it. Now I'll just work on getting it to flow more smoothly.

All I know is that after whacking myself in the head about a million times, the first time I got that weave together was just one of the most amazing moments. It's a wonder what you can teach yourself if you just put your mind to it wink

13 posts
Location: Wolverhampton

last night i learned TTN...FINALLY!!! It always looked like it shouldn't have been that difficult...

*jumps around like an oompa loompa on speed*


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34 posts
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Try 5 beat isolated weave (forward and reverse) into horzontal airwrap combination, into btb5beat weave.

Spin More Poi!!!

StellaPigBRONZE Member
1 post
Location: USA

Hello you fine folk. I've been an occasional lurker around here for awhile, but I just had to tell someone that I did my first (somewhat sloppy) hyperloop yesterday! Followed by a hundred more attempts, maybe 25 of which did not end in a tangled mess. But at least now I know it's really possible, and not an elaborate ruse. smile

Firefly )O(BRONZE Member
2 posts
Location: Illinois (Quad City area), USA

Well this is what I have within the last week.... I have learned how to do a double elbow/shoulder wrap or doing a leg/crotch wrap with one poi and doing an elbow wrap with the other. I finally got the reverse three beat wave...that was a tricky one for me...{still has bruises} and the one that had me jumping up and down with joy was doing the butterfly with one hand. Ohh...and I accidently did a move that was a cross over between a butterfly and a corkscrew...{I don't know what it is called, but I am sure it has a name.} I have also been playing with tangles, but nothing too interesting yet ...except the pretty shades of blue on my arms and legs smile clap

BethMiss Whippy
1,262 posts
Location: Cornwall & Oxford

okey dokey, after practising a LOT today, i got some new moves! hurrah!

1. A negative space whipcatch entry.
2. Atomic long arm carries (almost continuous).
3. Isolated atomic buzzsaw.
4. Atomic buzzsaw weave.

Me loves atomics ubblove

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BirdGOLD Member
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6,086 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

I have been playing with some pedulums, got a nice round-the-head combo going. I now have to work out all the amazing stuff people were doing at Falmouth!

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13 posts
Location: Naperville IL

got bored the other day and cleaned up some flowers. got my forward and reverse flowers clean as well as better buzzsaw flowers. then finally got the antispin flower or w/e its called (poi going forward arms moving backward) then i got a few butterfly flowers which look pretty good. hooray, now to do them in buzzsaw
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LouchGOLD Member
10 posts
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Not sure if this move has a name for it that I don't know, but within the last week I've figured out how to juggle poi while having them spin. I can only do two at the moment with having at least one always in the air but If I can come up with a third similary weighted poi I might, in a few months, be able to juggle three. And it rarely ever lands on my face!

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

right, ive learned alot. i think ive generally been getting much more fluid.

but also at falmouth i learned butterfly barrel roll thingys acroos your body... which are pretty fun, i been playing with a few variations on those themse too.

rob showed me loads of negative space stuff hug not sure if ive got it learned yet, but theres defiently a seed sown.

i remember one morning getting up for and meeting simian and doing this crazy waistwrap thing, where my hand would cross over my body one behond and one infornt at the same time, smile

im sure there were loads of other littlke revealtions i had at falmouth, defietly something in the air there...

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LavatwilightGOLD Member
old hand
834 posts
Location: Wellington somerset, UK

oli care to explain what negitive space is?
if not in type in words in teh car to play?

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B) it does not look as good on film

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