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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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LkLjourneyman
79 posts

Posted:
oh i love crossers smile.
I am working on uta crossers now so i can transition from crossers - uta crosser back to weaves and reels and what nots
and working on my damn btb weaves trying to clean them up and get them exact/ trying to still get forward btb weave =/

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Crossers took me forever to nail. Then I realised that I was doing them anyway via a something completely different. Now they are fine. smile

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


JaredWSILVER Member
enthusiast
375 posts
Location: Flying south for the winter., USA


Posted:
Been a bit since I posted in here, but since last time things have been a little too stressful around the house for me to get much time to spin. Have picked up a few new things though, got the windmill down fairly well, which I actually kinda learned on accident. Every time I try a corkscrew it wants to slowly drift up into a windmill laugh3

Now working on air wraps and butterfly.

RingshadowSILVER Member
journeyman
81 posts
Location: SW Michigan, United States, USA


Posted:
I just got my furry poi in the mail today. Working on forward/backward spins without them crossing toward each other, naturally. I'm really only posting because I creamed myself in the face and sent my glasses flying (they're fine but my nose hurts now). Felt the need to share. :\

Happiness is a skill, not a commodity
I have been kidnapped by hooping.


JaredWSILVER Member
enthusiast
375 posts
Location: Flying south for the winter., USA


Posted:
Well today was a good day. Butterfly, reverse butterfly, split time butterfly, 4 beat corkscrew and windmill, fountain.
Almost got the hyperloops down, and an overhead spiral but I'm still just a little off plane spinning overhead so they're hard to catch.

Not really an impressive list of things I know, but what made all the difference today was for some reason I just kinda hit a point where things just flowed together really well.

LyeFate Keeps Telling Me To Stop
270 posts

Posted:
I just learned reels again. And I learned windmill extensions.

Derek_FaughnDIAMOND Member
DerekJF85
101 posts
Location: Garland, TX, USA


Posted:
Windmill extensions. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. They feel so pretty!

"Dream as you will live forever, and live as you will die today"
James Dean


SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
How are you just learning those? Lol, and they do feel pretty and they look awesome with fire grin I learned those when I learned windmills because I remember my exchange student Lukas doing those. As for what I just learned, I finally got my reverse 7bt weave down.
If you want to know something else pretty, do one beat of each of these in order and repeat: Butterfly, behind the head butterfly, butterfly (extend on the bottom for transition), angel wings (1bt remember that!), and repeat. It looks amazing with fire grin

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


Sister ElevenGOLD Member
owner of the group property
1,277 posts
Location: Seattle, WA, USA


Posted:
They're great. They're also my favorite way to go into wallplane flowers: half way through it you reverse direction and go into antispin. Also with both butterfly and windmill extensions, pausing part way through to spin an isolation with both hands also got a pretty good reaction when I did it.

Insert rainbow + star and "the more you know" music.

p|.q|r:|::s|.s|s:|:.s|q.|:p|s.|.p|s


Derek_FaughnDIAMOND Member
DerekJF85
101 posts
Location: Garland, TX, USA


Posted:
Originally Posted By: SpinnerofDetroitHow are you just learning those? Lol, and they do feel pretty and they look awesome with fire grin I learned those when I learned windmills because I remember my exchange student Lukas doing those. As for what I just learned, I finally got my reverse 7bt weave down.
If you want to know something else pretty, do one beat of each of these in order and repeat: Butterfly, behind the head butterfly, butterfly (extend on the bottom for transition), angel wings (1bt remember that!), and repeat. It looks amazing with fire grin

DOOOOOD! I used to do those all the time!!!! Take pictures of that!!!!!!....They turn out looking so cool! The pattern it make on camera looks like a some kinda spacecraft made of light that around you! You just gotta see it. And also instead of doing angel wings with this, you can just do a BTB butterfly, and it also looks uber cool.

"Dream as you will live forever, and live as you will die today"
James Dean


SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Now you got me curious, I want to take a pic of it. About how long should the lens be exposed because that's a lot to capture. Nvm, I just realized, it only feels like forever XD I am currently working on getting my btb butterfly looking solid, I could do btb thread the needle almost immediately, but the catch is! I can't get past more than a few beats, I've gotten up to about 5 or 6. And then I want bth thread the needle, this is just because just learning teaches you to greatly improve your planes making it look tighter and giving it that nice look of it bouncing up and down.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


Derek_FaughnDIAMOND Member
DerekJF85
101 posts
Location: Garland, TX, USA


Posted:
Originally Posted By: SpinnerofDetroitNow you got me curious, I want to take a pic of it. About how long should the lens be exposed because that's a lot to capture. Nvm, I just realized, it only feels like forever XD I am currently working on getting my btb butterfly looking solid, I could do btb thread the needle almost immediately, but the catch is! I can't get past more than a few beats, I've gotten up to about 5 or 6. And then I want bth thread the needle, this is just because just learning teaches you to greatly improve your planes making it look tighter and giving it that nice look of it bouncing up and down.

Fo Show. Btw it capture more of the move with LEDs then it does with fire.

"Dream as you will live forever, and live as you will die today"
James Dean


astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Gone back to some basics I neglected, finally got split time btb butterfly. Just sort of ignored it, still not sure why I decided to learn it, but what they hey....

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


EpitomeOfNoviceGOLD Member
Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
787 posts
Location: Dover, Delaware USA


Posted:
I just learned the wall plane in spin butterfly flower and the angel wings as well! *proud of self* grin

~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

(All you RLers this is epitome_of_lame *waves hello*)


DekanSILVER Member
stranger
8 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
WOOT ME!

5 beat forward weave is now mine!!!

TeamoGOLD Member
Almost again
124 posts
Location: Finland


Posted:
Yussss! Butterfly crosser, you belong to ME now! MWAHAHAHA!

Dannyspinstranger
1 post
Location: Balham, London


Posted:
hi guys, I'm new to this. sounds like you guys are loving learning some new tricks. Me too. I've just been checking out some of the lesson videos on this site and didn't realise quite how much there is to learn!
Actually I was wondering if anyone knows where in London the workshop is. I know it used to be at Spitalfield market on a Tuesday night but I heard it has moved to The Rag Factory. Does anyone know if this still happens as I'm thinking of going next week.

Thanks, Dan

JamethGOLD Member
enthusiast
378 posts
Location: NSW, Australia


Posted:
@ Dannyspin - you might have more luck with either the Events and Gatherings section or the Meetings section, both in the International Section near the bottom of the page (I'm in Newcastle NSW, no idea wrt London meets)

brenonfire413SILVER Member
Fire Spinner Exarch
514 posts
Location: New Orleans, LA United States, USA


Posted:
ONE HANDED BUTTERFLY FTW!!! =D

"Are you sure it's safe to drink bleach?"
"Yes, bleach is 90% water, we are 90% water, therefore: we are bleach."
-Nathan Explosion, Metalocalypse


Paddington BearSILVER Member
member
118 posts
Location: England (UK)


Posted:
ok, got my first poi for christmass. got the forwards weave and the forwards butterfly nailed now. still working on the backwards weave and reverse butterfly smile.

fire is alive. it lives and breathes. it consumes and destroys. but we control it and live with it, we are fire dancers


Paddington BearSILVER Member
member
118 posts
Location: England (UK)


Posted:
1 and 2 handed tuck turn are now nailed smile
just need some polishing
oh and the giant butterfly

fire is alive. it lives and breathes. it consumes and destroys. but we control it and live with it, we are fire dancers


astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Whoohoo!

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


Paddington BearSILVER Member
member
118 posts
Location: England (UK)


Posted:
got one handed butterfly and the backwards weave tonight smile
also made a pair of sock poi which are abit more forgiving and less likely to tangle. oh and the outwards butterfly smile

fire is alive. it lives and breathes. it consumes and destroys. but we control it and live with it, we are fire dancers


brenonfire413SILVER Member
Fire Spinner Exarch
514 posts
Location: New Orleans, LA United States, USA


Posted:
Good job! Isn't the one handed butterfly so much fun? tongue2

I just discovered, and I don't know the name of this trick, a butterfly turn maybe? Anyways you do the butterfly in one direction, when the poi swing outwards it allows you to pivot 180 and switch to the reverse. This also seems to work one handed. Having lots of fun with it!

"Are you sure it's safe to drink bleach?"
"Yes, bleach is 90% water, we are 90% water, therefore: we are bleach."
-Nathan Explosion, Metalocalypse


freeskierpjstranger
14 posts
Location: Hopkinton, MA


Posted:
Finally got a 3 beat weave!!! Oh my god I've literally spent easily 15 hours just trying to do it and it always either was a 2 beat or got tangled but something just clicked this morning and I can't do it wrong (I can't do it well either but hey that's what practice is for laugh3 )

brenonfire413SILVER Member
Fire Spinner Exarch
514 posts
Location: New Orleans, LA United States, USA


Posted:
Fifteen hours? Thank god, I'm not the only person that spent forever on that trick! tongue2 It's a really fun trick once you nail it and after that I find it to be kind of meditative because you can just keep going and rolling your arms back and forth! Now have fun with the reverse...

"Are you sure it's safe to drink bleach?"
"Yes, bleach is 90% water, we are 90% water, therefore: we are bleach."
-Nathan Explosion, Metalocalypse


freeskierpjstranger
14 posts
Location: Hopkinton, MA


Posted:
Yea literally it's been about two weeks since I started and every day I've spent about an hour if not a little more working on just 3 beats simply because I couldn't get them and it was frustrating me (I tend to have some perfectionist tendencies smile but now that that's done it's on to perfecting it along with doing some windmills/butterflies because I still can't even start to wrap my head around reverse weaves laugh3

SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Hey, the three beat weave took me three days tongue2

I was the most uncoordinated man ever before poi laugh3

And brenon, I think what you are talking about is my favorite named move. The Pacman Twist grin

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


Seaspraystranger by the day
924 posts
Location: At the Back of the North Wind


Posted:
Reverse 3-beat weave can be easy to learn. If you turn to face the other direction while weaving, the poi kinda naturally go into reverse weave


And yeah, it took me forever to work out 3-beat weave and more than a few ... unfortunate misses to the groin.. took me actually seeing someone do the trick in person to get it

Just a dancer in the dark


brenonfire413SILVER Member
Fire Spinner Exarch
514 posts
Location: New Orleans, LA United States, USA


Posted:
SoD, you mean the butterfly twist thingie? Cool I didn't know the name, thanks!
Now I'm having that level of frustration on the btb 3 beat. I've been trying a little bit every time I spin and still haven't had much progress. So far I've gotten really good at smacking the back of my calves or right in the back of my neck, but I think that's a different trick. Speaking of I'll give that another shot here in a few...
EDITED_BY: brenonfire413 (1265774212)

"Are you sure it's safe to drink bleach?"
"Yes, bleach is 90% water, we are 90% water, therefore: we are bleach."
-Nathan Explosion, Metalocalypse


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