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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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drvariety
SILVER Member since Mar 2006

drvariety

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Posted:WOO!!! bounce2 bounce
I just got sixbeat windmill (without dislocating my arms). Been working on that one for weeks. Also got antispin flowers (still working on cleaning it up), and btb four beat.


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

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Posted:once again, after a bit of a think, the antispin weave makes a little bit more sense...



it now compresses down all the way so that it looks like rev/ed/rovo's version smile



the key to getting it to go small was realising that its a bendy triangle shape that the hands need to make.



like the second one of these:




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not the third one as i had previously been trying to force it into rolleyes



the other way will follow shortly...





cole. x


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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

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Posted:Not sure if I already posted and can't be bothered to check so ...

one handed hybrids, continuously without changing sides or getting tangled/twisted

Cole I love your animations!


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

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Posted:cheers dunc - i stole them from meg smile

for the latest in advanced antispin pattern discussions (which i think help no end in understanding the finer points of the concept), see the 'doubles isolated antispin' thread in the stick forum.


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

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Location: New York, USA

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Posted:2nd degree forward inversions (finally) tongue

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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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

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Posted:Im still working on the first of those animations cool

Dang linear isolations...


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

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Posted: Written by: ICoN


Dang linear isolations...



screw linear iso's with poi man - you'll be working on them forever.

never thought i'd say this but, this kind of stuff is so all about the sticks... biggrin


cole. x


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

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K__
BRONZE Member since Jun 2006

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Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Total posts: 184
Posted:A productive afternoon for me today - learnt butterfly weave (and reverse ttn in the process) and btb waist wrap smile



The waist wrap's only in one direction though so going back the other way is next on the list...



Thanks to the Airwrap King for teaching me that lot ubbrollsmile


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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

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Location: limbo, Australia

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Posted:eek you learnt butterfly weave the *same* afternoon as reverse ttn?

I learnt reverse ttn a few weeks back (struggled with it for ages), but I'm still nowhere near the butterfly weave... the poi get confused switching sides...


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Yakumo
SILVER Member since May 2006

Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Posted:Airwraps smile



<glares at K__ >



I can't do them always still, but I'm finally happy to say I've learnt them as I somehow pulled off 20 clean ones in a row.



I'm finding it much easier with my chain fire poi than my sox though which I thought would be the other way round.



Pogo69 - if you can do reverse and forward TTN you'll find the weave very easy. practice turning 180 degrees doing TTN, you go naturally from fw to rev TTN. the butterfly weave is just that, without actually turning around (in the same way a waistwrap is the same as turning 180 weave (fw into rev) without actually turning)



IE do forward TTN, turn your body 90degrees left, keeping poi in same place, same plane. then move your hands as if turning 180 degrees with the poi, so they move to reverse TTN to your left side, for one beat, then bring them back to original (right)side for 2. it feels very lop sided, as it's 2 clear beats one side, one the other.



/me thinks ... I'm sure I've done a butterfly weave breakdown in this thread once already somewhere actually..lol


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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

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Posted:mmmm... thx yakumo... just more practise I think... I can switch quite easily between forwards/reverse ttn, but only when turning... clockwise, looking if looking down from above... so, I guess I just need to practise going the other way to get that smooth

mmmm... airwraps... they're *very* hit'n'miss for me right now.. more miss, actually... yet more practise required


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Pogo69
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Pogo69

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Posted:hey, cheers yakumo... biggrin

got the butterfly weave tonight... still needs a little more practise to make it consistent, but it's relatively smooth going either way...

just needed to keep trying... tongue


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YellowFever
SILVER Member since Mar 2006

YellowFever

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Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Total posts: 13
Posted: Written by: K__


 Written by: YellowFever


I think I can do a butterfly weave, although I'd like to see a video to check, any links?



Edit: knew it was somewhere! The whole thread might be helpful, but scroll down to sketch's post to see the video smile




Hey,

Thanks for that. That video is really useful. Turns out I've been doing the reverse version of that, and 5 bts too! Hehe. Can't get my head round the hand movements for just 3 bts! Gonna keep at it though.

YellowFever


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psychoaddict
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

newbie
Location: brighton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 5
Posted:hahhaahhahaaaa....i can do forwards behind the back weave.....ive been doing the regular behind the back weave for ages but the up til now when ive tried doing the forwards one the poi just end up hitting me n loosing their direction/momentum....ok so i still look pretty stupid doing it but hey! i can do it without smackin myself!!!!
also just learned a combo- doing weave but doing it sideways on so that its at my right side then bringing it up rightside -into a windmill and then down to my left side-then to windmill again etc......


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Yakumo
SILVER Member since May 2006

Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Posted:I finally realized how to cleanly get into butterfly huggies every time smile
but still can't figure out regular huggies at all, lol.

YellowFever - a 3bt behind the back weave in wall plane... is more commonly known as the 'btb waist wrap'.


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

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Posted: Written by: Yakumo


YellowFever - a 3bt behind the back weave in wall plane... is more commonly known as the 'btb waist wrap'.



umm questionable...

2bt weave to rev 2bt weave, btb in wallplane is a 'btb waistwrap'.

according to most, waistwraps are based on even beat weaves and thus involve 'carries' (spread-out circles) smile


cole. x


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russtafari


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Total posts: 16
Posted:Been a busy boy these last couple of weeks. Nailed butterfly flowers, BTB butterfly waistwrap, split time TTN weave, forward antispin weave, buzzsaw fountain, through the legs airwrap and airwrap handwrap. biggrin Considering i never even heard of most of these a month or so ago i reckon thats pretty good going. Also stuck my 2 poi together and did some suicides and a few beats of propeller - love this style, have to make some proper counterweights soon.
Next up, backwards barrel rolls and antispin weave i think. Btw, whats a 'second degree inversion'. Is that a barrel roll or something different?


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Twisthem488


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Location: USA

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Posted:Yay! Havent learned anything new with poi in a while. During my last CJ session my playlist went to some trance, so I pulled out the sockpoi and in one night learned a reverse 5 beat weave, a behind the back 3 beat weave, thread the needle, and a 3 beat horizontal weave biggrin

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Obi_Wan_Lynobi
BRONZE Member since May 2006

Obi_Wan_Lynobi

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Location: Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 9
Posted:Woot! Well pleased!!!

Nailed the behind the back butterfly and can change from that to forward butterfly and back again. Also just got the reverse 2 beat. This is one happy Jedi!!!


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spinningstarlet
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

spinningstarlet

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Posted:not perfect but after two days of trying finally got the reverse 3bt weave last night.

was v. please and celebrated with more beer. it is now questionable if i will still be able to do it sober!!

was very very VERY happy!!


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Sambo_Flux
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

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Posted:I *think* I did 1 rotation of a full waist wrap yesterday, if I understand the move right. This is what I did (messily):

2bt weave on the left side to 2bt on the right (wall plane), crossing in front with left hand leading. Then carry the left hand back to the left in front and the right hand to the left behind the back. Then 2bt weave on the left to 2 bt weave on the right with the cross behind the back. Then carry back to the start again.

Is that a full waist wrap? Either way it's cool! biggrin

Also, antispin flowers! Normal and butterfly! At last! Woohoo! bounce


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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

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Posted:kip ups while spinning smile ill post a video of it soon

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

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Posted:samboflux - yep, that's a full waistwrap biggrin

there's three more ways to do it mind... wink


cole. x


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they do porridge."
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Sambo_Flux
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

Sambo_Flux

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Posted:3? Arse. And there I was thinking I was all clever... wink

So, you can reverse it (ie right to left), what else? Poi direction, so the carries are low? Ouch, my head hurts even thinking about that! ubbloco


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

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Posted:you got it smile

i can do all eight ww and btb ww but can still only do two full ww redface


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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Sambo_Flux
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

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Posted:Dude, that's a lot more than me! I can do the forwards ones both directions (haven't tried low carries yet tho, next thing on the agenda), and bugger all BTB ones.. I broke my sunglasses while wearing them trying to get the btb! cool wink

I can't figure out how to get into them, so I figured starting with a front waist wrap is as good a way as any... any tips for practising btb?


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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

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Posted:Anti spin 360.

light,

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Nado


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Total posts: 61
Posted:Ok I'm not amazing at Poi so the TTN forward and reverse i just learnt is blowing my mind.

Im working on a transition between the two atm. And throwing some other stuff into it as well


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Chris369
BRONZE Member since Sep 2006

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 6
Posted:I learnt how to do a 3 bt weave fw today, was trying for an hour or two and then finally managed to pull it off and i can do it everytime now smile

I want to do it backwards now.


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the_mods_stole_my_name
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Posted:finally nailed backwards 3bt weave, took me long enough!

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