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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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Big AndyBRONZE Member
member
186 posts
Location: Dallas, Tx, USA


Posted:
Well, I don't have any neat new moves, BUT I JUST COMPLETED MY FIRST BURN!!!!

WOOHOO!!!

I do believe I'm hooked....

"We can't stop here! This is bat country!"

"Welcome to the U-S-A,
We'll treat you right, unless you're black or gay, or Cherokeeeeee!!"

-Brian Griffin from "Family Guy" (the dog)


poi toymember
9 posts
Location: Basingstoke


Posted:
Finally managed to get the 5(6?) beat weave in fwds an backwards...

Big AndyBRONZE Member
member
186 posts
Location: Dallas, Tx, USA


Posted:
Well, I haven't mastered it yet, but I'm finally making progress on the forward 3-beat BTB weave. After bruising myself severely for months without actually making progress on how it all fits together, I'm finally getting the order of operations down, ya know, what hand has to go where in what order.

Now I just need to work on reaching my hands across far enough so I don't smack the ole twig n berries after a couple of repititions. I also need to work out my body movements and get my big ass out of the way of the poi! Fat people just weren't meant to do BTB moves, lol.

I'm getting good at the move where you go from a forward 3 beat weave and turn and stick out your elbows so they wrap on both elbows and you can either bounce them back and forth on your elbows, or just come out of it in a reverse weave. Don't know if that has a name...

5,6 beat weaves? hmmm... I think you folks are a little ahead of me, lol.

"We can't stop here! This is bat country!"

"Welcome to the U-S-A,
We'll treat you right, unless you're black or gay, or Cherokeeeeee!!"

-Brian Griffin from "Family Guy" (the dog)


gitaSILVER Member
.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
3,776 posts
Location: brizvegas, Australia


Posted:
i've just looked thru all the free lessons on this site - and there's a trick i seem to have made up! i thought i was doing the butterfly, but then i saw the video on this site!! it's a bit different to what i do!

i spin the poi in split time forward, then bring my hands closer together in front of my body (one hand a bit in front of the other) till my wrists are about an inch apart. a little kid saw me doing it and said 'it looks like a forcefield!' so cute, but kinda true!

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!


Big AndyBRONZE Member
member
186 posts
Location: Dallas, Tx, USA


Posted:
The butterfly is similar to that, but not in split time...

There are some cool things you can do with what you're doing though. I forget what it's called though...

"We can't stop here! This is bat country!"

"Welcome to the U-S-A,
We'll treat you right, unless you're black or gay, or Cherokeeeeee!!"

-Brian Griffin from "Family Guy" (the dog)


BethMiss Whippy
1,262 posts
Location: Cornwall & Oxford


Posted:
The reverse 3bt weave!! it has eluded me for months and i have now got it!! hurrah!!! with help from dave of course

Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.


frostypawGreat balls of fire
643 posts
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Posted:
i think i just got my first repeatable airwrap... going from forwards thread the needle to a single wrist wrap, rebound out and tangle... back to thread the needle much fun

I can SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!


bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
the reef knot.

hehe

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


FabergGOLD Member
veteran
1,459 posts
Location: Dublin, Ireland


Posted:
Ok, this may sound pretty trivial to most of you 5 beaters and hyperloopsters, but I finally managed the reverse 3bt weave last nite, and i'm ecstatic.....!!!

After about 2 hours of serious head, legs, face & ass-whacking it suddenly fell into place. Woke up this morning at 4.45, got up, practised my new move for about 45 mins, went back to bed, and then slept through my alarm and was late for work...

Today is gonna be a good day....

I LOVE my life

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile


poi toymember
9 posts
Location: Basingstoke


Posted:
wey hey, finally learned the 3 beat behind the back weave, admitidly very messy but its still a 3 beat...tied my hands to gether with elastic bands behind my back to restric my movement and it worked!

gitaSILVER Member
.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
3,776 posts
Location: brizvegas, Australia


Posted:
yay! new move!! i'm not sure what it's called here on hop, but on firechains it's called a one-handed corkscrew!!

it's so kewl! both poi are on one hand and they manage to flick away from each other (well - they do if they're going fast enough!!)

happy happy joy joy!!


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!


BirdGOLD Member
now available in "advanced"
6,086 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
AN ISOLATION!!

I did an isolation!!

*jumps around making stupid screaming noises!!*

just the one, and i can't seem to repeat it mind you but it was still an isolation!!


My state of mind is not yours to define!

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


PsyriSILVER Member
artisan
1,576 posts
Location: Berkshire, UK


Posted:
I learnt to do leg wraps yesterday... YAY!

BirdGOLD Member
now available in "advanced"
6,086 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
Hyperloops!!! After months of confusion and tangles i can do a hyperloop with some degree of repetition!!

My state of mind is not yours to define!

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


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


Posted:
right, i learnt lots of things last week when it was raining and we went spinning in the canteen at college,

firstly, i learnt to do stalls where the left poi stalls and the right dosnt smile - ive been learing that for ages so im happy about that

also learnt to do a throw from behind the back butterfly, into in front butterfly smile (only seems to work with socks)

also learnt to spin clockwise doing buzzsaw butterflys smile

ubbrollsmile

tongueeace:

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


soldaribusy-tofu!
133 posts
Location: montreal: bagel capital


Posted:
Okay, so it isn't much, and it isn't anything special, but I finally figured out the 5b reverse weave, and a few moves that follow from it like the 4b corkscrew and the 4b windmill biggrin

there is no better way to say I love you than with the gift of a spatula!


colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
haven't posted in here for ages cos i've been far too lazy to learn things wink

this weekend, i have been mostly [studying for exams and] throwing and catching three balls in these patterns:

441
531
(45) 12345 (12)
5241
54141

all those are sorted now (can sit in the pattern for a good few cycles).

despite stupid amounts of practice/attempts i still can't do these very well at all (aka 'my current wish list'):

three ball: backcrosses, mikes and rubensteins mad
three club: continuous 441 and 531, self tomahawks;
four ball: fountains, columns, 534, 633, 5551 (i *so* want this one), half shower (both), 55550;
five ball: ubblol

and this is where you realise all of this is just a cunningly disguised advert for the new thomas dietz video biggrin
prepare to catch your jaw - this bloke's a nutter...

https://lutkus.com/juggling/thomas/thomas3.mpg

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


KristieEBmember
108 posts
Location: Oakland, CA


Posted:
new moves this weekend

leg wraps into and out of butterfly and reverse butterfly
the fountain (i think, there might be too many circles at the top and on the right, but i am not sure)

tried them with fire last night and they worked "swell"!

wink

TheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
Liquid Cow
2,629 posts
Location: High Wycombe, England


Posted:

This week, I have been mostly practisin' my mills mess.
I've kind of got it too biggrin
Also, rainbow crosses and some kind of multiplex thing have been on the go as well.

Since that's not strictly speaking anything to do with this poi moves thread, I'll mention something else I have. I don't have a name for this other than 'stupid':

Swing one poi up into a big half circle and stall it so it drops down to the other side of your body, with your arm behind your head.
(so if your left arm is swinging the big half circle, the poi ends up hanging down almost next to your right arm and your left arm is behind your head)

From there, swing the second poi around and into the first, catching it and pulling it into a hyperloop, which will pull it around your body, bringing your arm with it back to somewhere more comfortable.


Oh yeah, poindexter weave turns are quite fun too - start spinning the weave, stick your wrists onto the top of your head and turn, and keep turning and turning and turning until you feel the need to fall over biggrin

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.


PsyriSILVER Member
artisan
1,576 posts
Location: Berkshire, UK


Posted:
Just about have the 5bt weave cracked...

Kellymember
43 posts
Location: London UK


Posted:
Well as a mere beginner I am pleased to say that I can do te front to back parrallel and vice versa and did a weave for the first time last nite - I am ecsatitic as I only got my poi yesterday! peace

Hehe.... ubbloco

Anyone going on tues to spitalfields?

Kelly

Willing to be taught....learn quick and man I am good with a whip!


tennisBRONZE Member
confused and abused
363 posts
Location: bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
been on a new move mission recently so it's been

hyperloops in the wall plane (properly)
isolated 3bt reverse weave to forward isolated buzzsaw (thanks oli again biggrincan't stop doing isolations)
reverse butterfly weave
and some weird butterfly waistwrap sequence

It has been good
BUT I cannot even begin to get my head around 4 and 6 beat weaves Or the reverse 5 beat WHY???!! ubbcrying

My cat's breath smells like catfood


Kellymember
43 posts
Location: London UK


Posted:
Firstly thanks to TheBovrilMonkey and UCOF for meeting me tonight before spinning in Spitalfieds - grand to meet you both. Hugs to you both hug hug
Nice to meet everyone else I met this evening.
Thanks to TBM too for helping me finally learn a butterfly and something resembling big circles! More hugs... hug hug hug
I'll make sure to get my reverse 3bt weave for next week and then well who knows! ubbloco

Yay! I am a happy poi person! biggrin

Kelly

Willing to be taught....learn quick and man I am good with a whip!


GnorBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
5,814 posts
Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
Wow..Kelly I want your teachers beerchug

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Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu


soldaribusy-tofu!
133 posts
Location: montreal: bagel capital


Posted:
I did the 'ugly' last night for the first time.... and then I lost my poi
Non-Https Image Link
I think this is a message from above telling me to never do it again.

there is no better way to say I love you than with the gift of a spatula!


colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
Quote:


five ball: ubblol





five ball cascade biggrin

now i just need another year to get it solid... rolleyes

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


bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
omg not the 'ugly'?

is this the same ugly as we have over here?
aaaaargh

i hope so wink

ubblol

i just learnt [Old link]


biggrin and finally 14 catches to qualify a 7 ball cascade biggrin

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


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


Posted:
i just learnt a weird throw to a no handed wrap around an arm which the bounces off spinning in an (as yet) unspecified direction, you then try really hard to catch the poi
umm weavesmiley

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


telicI don't want a title.
940 posts

Posted:
Quote:

I did the 'ugly' last night for the first time.... and then I lost my poi
Non-Https Image Link
I think this is a message from above telling me to never do it again.




ubblol

No, no! It's a message telling you that you'll find your poi if you do it again! Incentive, darlin'!

Me, I finally got an isolated buzzsaw for a bit. And Tree taught me an airwrap. ubblove It was a good day.

E pluribus unum, baby.


SpitFireGOLD Member
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
2,723 posts
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada


Posted:
I managed to do a reverse weave going under my left leg, then back out to the right, and then back to the left, under the left leg. Not graceful yet, but getting there....at least I'm not smackin' myself everytime I do it.

Now....isolations...they...seem conceptually easy, but are terribly hard to actually, physically comprehend.

Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.


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