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flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
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



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russtafari
stranger

Member Since: 19th Jul 2006
Total posts: 16
Posted:btb waistwrap > elbow carry > switch hands > tangle suicide. real nice.
horizontal propellers (only for a few beats so far though)
2nd degree tangles, windmill tangles, and all sorts of inverty watermilly stuff.


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Sambo_Flux
Sambo_Flux

Introverted
Location: Norf London
Member Since: 14th Jun 2006
Total posts: 833
Posted:Reverse 1.5s, turning forward to reverse 1.5s, BTB 1.5s, and wall plane figure 8 1.5s, as taught to me by Durbs himself at Spitz! biggrin

Got a couple of clean butterfloops, needs a lot of work though, and a couple of rotations of inwards thread the pendulum (don't know of it has a name, that's what I've been calling it cause it seems apt). Again, needs awork...


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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:release into Chestroll.

release into Armroll.

Foot catches.

Hybrid weaves fwd and reverse.

Cracking the poi like a whip for direction changes.

butterfly waistwraps.

fwds BTB weave and waistwraps.

some silly contact juggly throwy catchy stuff.


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Kutulu
Kutulu

newbie
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Member Since: 10th Dec 2006
Total posts: 18
Posted:I dont usually post here, I scan around for interesting things occasionally, but my friends are rather tired of hearing about every time I learn something new lol.

So, moves that I'm rediculously happy with:

A compound isolation (that is a full wallplane isolation, moved in a giant circle)

5 Beat slide (Fifth beat slides up your arm to your bicep)

Split time thread the needle (I dont think this name is entirely accurate, but the hand in front does 2 beats while the one behind does 1, and then obviously they switch tempos as they switch positions)

The Showstopper (All credit for this move is owed to Jeremy Felix, cuz hes the man. Its from the BTB weave, and you catch both poi with the opposite hand, then kinda pretzel your body a little, and come out into a *not* Btb weave)

And of course Hyperloops, which I'm still working the kinks out of (pun completely intended :P)

Waistwraps (both kinds)

And leg weaves, which are stupidly easy, they just never work into anything well





Jay


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Marisa
stranger

Member Since: 14th Dec 2006
Total posts: 4
Posted:Chasing the Sun! =D

I'm a n00b, but it's super fun to do. I'm having a hard time with Low Turn though. I got the High Turn down, but low turn just doesn't make sense to me. frown

p.s. HI! Aren't you guys thrilled to have a n00b? (I don't expect a "yes" to that).


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Kutulu
Kutulu

newbie
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Member Since: 10th Dec 2006
Total posts: 18
Posted:Boo low turn, put em both through your legs instead :P

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Drudwyn
Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni
Member Since: 27th Aug 2005
Total posts: 632
Posted:1.5s, reverse 1.5s, turning fw to bw 1.5s, "wrong" bw 1.5s, 7 beat btf weave.

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

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bluecat
bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:ubblol

i just watched an old video of myself, and learned a 'new' move biggrin

its one of those tangly, fake knot kind of things rolleyes

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Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:btb 5bt fwd weave (sloppy) and btb 4bt ttn (clean but somewhat inconsistent)

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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Nollykin
Nollykin

Member
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 19th Sep 2006
Total posts: 21
Posted:*jumps up and down* Woo!!

I've been practicing BTB stuff for the last week. I first learned BTB Butterfly, which is awesome, then the BTB 2beat weave came on saturday. Last night, I pulled off the 3beat BTB forward weave! It's inconsistent, and I often hit my ankles, but I can get it continuously when I really try. Now just to practice and get it tighter! biggrin

When I finally got it I wasn't expecting to get it so easily - so I excitedly threw both poi high into the air - I caught one, but the other got stuck in a tree. In hindsight, you'd think throwing the OTHER one up to dislodge it would be a stupid move, but luckily it worked. Seems I got a little too excited. biggrin


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87wt2gxq7
87wt2gxq7

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Location: Birmingham
Member Since: 12th Apr 2005
Total posts: 1502
Posted:yey! Nice one nolly!

I think I just did a backwards isolated weave without really thinking about it. Looked down and it was all wheeee who's got control of my hands and would they like to go out to dinner?!


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kazman
kazman

newbie
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Member Since: 20th Dec 2006
Total posts: 16
Posted:I just got forward 5 weave, not bad i think since i started poi on tuesday. Got reverse 3 beat yesterday aswell which is quite cool.

Practise makes Poi-fect :P

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Mr Majestik
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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:last night i did three beat btb. and i dont even do poi! eek

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:grrrrrr eek mad censored

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Sambo_Flux
Sambo_Flux

Introverted
Location: Norf London
Member Since: 14th Jun 2006
Total posts: 833
Posted:Finally got my butterfly hyperloop working (yay for switching from chains to socks), normal hyperloops (sketchy), buzzsaw hyperloops (mmmm, lush, but also sketchy), and a right-to-left inverted weave. Did it a couple of times the other way, needs tidying up though. smile

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Yakumo
Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:Some utterly loopy Simian inspired (happened trying to remember what he tried to show me at synergy) thing, possibly two of them smile

Anyone in Edinburgh will have seen me trying to figure out how to make it clean. Maybe it needs a name other than crazzy ass simian wall plane spin to antispin switching flower thing.


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hunter green
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Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1
Posted:I am new to this web site. I have been looking for 2 years for people like me i didn't think I would find it. None of my friends spin. I thought I was the only one

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Red_RaveN
Neo - Hippie
Location: Sala, Slovakia
Member Since: 8th Jun 2003
Total posts: 358
Posted:Inverted windmill!! Yay:) a very fun trick.

Smile.. It confuses people..:)

Wonders never cease as long as you never cease to wonder.

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Yakumo
Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:cool to know hunter green but the wrong place for it, try the 'social chat' thread and/or make an introduction thread using the link via the 'my home' link top left.



but welcome smile



back on topic :

really got the 4 point (per hand) crazy thing looking cool now, and the near 3 point simian thing I think.



Finally getting regular (instead of butterfly) huggies thanks to Sambo Flux passing down the Simian method for teaching them.

Antispin weave and butterfly btb waist wraps thanks to Irinus.



I can get a low quality video out of my stills camera so people can have a clue what I'm talking about soon smile


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Yakumo
Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire
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Posted:Spin-Antispin thing vid

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mtbeer
mtbeer

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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:Looking good Yakumo, there are some nice variations of the wallplane anitspin. I've been working on going into and out of it from a huggie and antispin flower.

Finally, I'm starting to get a few BTB hyperloops, a couple sloppy hybrid weaves and turning antispin weaves. Too much to work on, too little time...


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Mireneye
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Member Since: 10th Oct 2005
Total posts: 276
Posted:Some weird pirhouette thingy...
Starting with a fwrd splittime. I use my right arm to just go 'round' well, i hope you've seen a pirhouette thing anyhow.. my left arm goes aroubd my back and in front again on the other side. And the right arm goes on the other side... umm... It's difficult to explain.. i never tried explaining a pirhouette to anyone. I just played around and it came to me...


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Yakumo
Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:Aah, it's so daft it's taken me so long, for all the daft tricks i know, it's taken me forever to finally truly get same direction huggies, forward and reverse, turning both ways, totally, thanks so much Sambo (and Simian).

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Red_RaveN
Neo - Hippie
Location: Sala, Slovakia
Member Since: 8th Jun 2003
Total posts: 358
Posted:Inverted 4bt windmill with a turn:)

not really hard..


Smile.. It confuses people..:)

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Yakumo
Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:so.. a regular windmill is 2 beats right? so for a 4 beat your folding your wrists over in the same sort of vein as doing a 5 beat weave? and by inverted you mean your arms hang low so it's going around your legs instead of your head?

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Red_RaveN
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Location: Sala, Slovakia
Member Since: 8th Jun 2003
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Posted: Written by: Yakumo


so.. a regular windmill is 2 beats right? so for a 4 beat your folding your wrists over in the same sort of vein as doing a 5 beat weave? and by inverted you mean your arms hang low so it's going around your legs instead of your head?



Not really smile

It's more like a straightjacket overhead.. you go into a inversion from a rev weave but instead of going to the other side of the body you lift your arms and let the poi pass over and behind you. it's not very hard:)


Smile.. It confuses people..:)

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Yakumo
Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:aaah, course, every time someone says inverted I just think upside-down. Makes sense now, I did know what an inversion is in Poi (going into barrel rolls/straight jackets etc..)

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Stained_Whisper
Stained_Whisper

Lighting up the darkness, one performance at a time
Location: south africa
Member Since: 13th Dec 2006
Total posts: 161
Posted:i learnt how to do more wraps and stall latnight pretty cool stuff.

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Yakumo
Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:ah, finally spent some time on it in a mirror and got really nice fully isolated 3 beat fw and rev weaves, and...



the 5 beat iso weave I've been trying to copy from Mico for so damn long biggrin bounce bounce2 weavesmiley


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Motley
Motley

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Location: UK
Member Since: 9th Oct 2005
Total posts: 434
Posted:\o/ I finally got reverse antispin flowers last night, still a bit messy and need tidying up though, will have to get antispin flower turns sorted next.

Also got some nice airwraps into my waistwraps the other day as well which look rather cool 9if i do say so myself tongue)


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