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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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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines

Total posts: 4437
Posted:Ive fianlly got 5 bt fowards weave both sides and a forwards btb weave, 2 things of my list! next wasitwraps and flowers

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

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JonnyRok
BRONZE Member since May 2005

JonnyRok

Look! I'm Darth Bunny!
Location: Sunny South Africa

Total posts: 446
Posted:Yay! I can do a buzzsaw isolation, and the more I do it the longer I can do it for! And now my flowers dont look like they were drawn by a pre schooler!

Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!
Yo ho fiddle dee dee, being a pirate is alright to be,
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Miranda (mewcat)
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Miranda (mewcat)

queen of all the hipsters
Location: Cornwall/Birmingham

Total posts: 150
Posted:Yay! Have suddenly had a giant breakthrough! It turns out many of my problems were down to my pois being too heavy for me - I've made some lighter ones and so much stuff i'd been having huge problems with has just clicked. Yay!

to live at all is miracle enough

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Beth


Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford

Total posts: 1262
Posted:after spending the weekend at the lovely Womad festival i have cleaned up my antispin weave flowers and turns and will hopefully have them almost perfect before shambala and Play.

Nothing else to report at the moment.


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

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Spame


newbie
Location: France (Paris) - Spain (Alican...

Total posts: 2
Posted:New move for me smile



The wall plane weave 7b



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gothic_fire_angel


newbie
Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 1
Posted:i went to a music festival called womad dis weekend. loadz of people do poi's there. my best mate spoke to this lady and asked the woman to show my mate a move. the woman did, but melz couldn't do it. i had watched and kept tryin and tryin and woz the first out of me, demelza and becky to learn it, even tho demelza is da best out of us. i think the move is called the weave. it was really hard to do at first but now i can do it, EXTREMELY fast!
i even did the move wivout no help or any instructions from this site!!!!!
its a gud move once u can do it weavesmiley
lv sian


I'm the Poi Girl from Cornwall

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Wonderful description, do you think you could elaborate on the move a tiny bit more. I can't quite figure which one you mean wink

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 6086
Posted:Stop taunting the Cornish Dunc! tongue

My state of mind is not yours to define!

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

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:ubbangel

Southern Softies! tongue


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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asakura


asakura

newbie
Location: Naperville IL

Total posts: 13
Posted:got a clean butterfly fountain, i like it, looks good

Peace Love Unity Respect, teaching everyone in the community love...

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Free Tibet


newbie


Total posts: 7
Posted:I figured out the behind-the-back weave and 5-beat windmill today smile
Also I bought my first fire poi yesterday - they are awesome! I love the sound they make
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH


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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:after some help smile working outs what my left arm is supposed to do today, i think i can now do turning antispin flowers smile probably be this time next year beofre they are anywhere cleanish though..

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

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Puresock


Puresock

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Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 406
Posted:Written by: oli

after some help smile working outs what my left arm is supposed to do today, i think i can now do turning antispin flowers smile probably be this time next year beofre they are anywhere cleanish though..



I've been doing the same sort of thing. Turning butterfly antispins are still just out of my reach though.

I've also been mucking with lots of flower stuff inspired by Meenik's Falmouth workshop. Butterfly flowers in wall plane and that sort of thing.


"Take that, math!"

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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

veteran
Location: Lancs England

Total posts: 1453
Posted:anty spin floweres yey go me

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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Posted:I just learned um... I don't really know which name is correct, so I'll list some I think it might be then describe it.

"2 beat split-time butterfly weave"
"2 beat butterfly flower"
just "flower?"
antispin something?

Anyway, it's basically a split time butterfly brought across to the other side in a 2-beat-like fashion.

Now... how on Earth does one do 3 beat o.O ????? I can't even imagine it in my mind.


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asakura


asakura

newbie
Location: Naperville IL

Total posts: 13
Posted:been working on a lot of crosser weave and utl crosser weaves a lot. (hooray for retard weaves!)

i have an half under the leg crosser weave in both normal and butterfly. theni have a wallplane crosser weave to go under my leg and back out (normal and butterfly) utl butterfly weave and 5bt regular weave utl. then lastly i have a new crosser in butterfly. its where you have yuor left arm across your chest and under the armpit of yuor right arm which is crossed over behind you to the other side. lol, its such fun stuff! ^__^


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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Name: Pendulum Weave

Family: Weave, Butterfly
De Plane: Wall
Beats:8+8(4*(2+2))
Technoque: Pendulum, Independent spinnig
Level: Ultimate

Well, this move I saw onMr. Le Skunks vid called 'B-Complex'.
The base of the move is that you wall plane do with both hands independently two beats int the from of you and one "tik-tak" with pendulum(two halves )of the circle.
But when one hand is pendulumin, the other is doing two simple circles in the front of you.
Better is to start from weave than from BF.
You shoud take big care about hand positioning because of the beat-pendulum changes.
After four repetations, thats why4*(2+2) beats, you will get into start position.

light,

:R


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Posted:Wow, I have been spinning for about a week and got the forward weave down which I was proud of. haha!!! but after reading all of this I need to go and learn more.

S1owpoke


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87wt2gxq7


87wt2gxq7

veteran
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 1502
Posted:not exactly a new move, but I span fire without panicking for the first time last night biggrin

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:i learnt the best wibbly\pendulum combo i could think off...

right poi spinning inside>left poi wibbling>throw left poi under right hand from right side>wibble to BTB throw>tapback>catch BTB>wibble to UTL hyperloop>throw left poi>tapback>catch\pirouette+catch (pirouette should be done when the poi spins twice from the tapback).


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georgia k


georgia k

newbie
Location: carmarthenshire, wales

Total posts: 19
Posted:i can very nearly do a btb waist wrap now after weeks of work... i think it would be easier without breasts...


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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:is not called the titty twister for nothing smile



edit: and after playing in the sun all afternoon i learnt one crosser with my right arm in my left armpit and my left arm crossed behind my back, my antibutterfly flowers are getting better, and i learnt to do the shower (i reckon...) with juggling balls... but shhhhh confused and i was trying to isolate some offset 2bt weaves, but that didnt work so well. and im finally starting to get to grips with same time same direction stuff, i think i can do cranes now ubbrollsmile

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

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Rhett


newbie
Location: moves alot

Total posts: 3
Posted:I am trying to learn something new. I'm stuck. Please some one help. I already know the thread the needle weave, one handed butter fly, behind the back weave and all the reverses for those and many more tricks. Help

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:watch some vids rhett... there's plenty... some of my fav. vids are:
all of oli and FNF's vids
icon's vids
bluecat's vids (spinach sessions and black & blue)
matt's vids (on http://spherculism.com[/url]
br>my vids might be good for u (search the vids forum, or spherculism's vids forum [my name is asaf there])
sluke's vids are good too (he might be here under a different nickname...)
there are some more good vids but i cant remember them right now or they're not online anymore (they were hosted at yousendit.com)

u can try hyperloops, airwraps, UTL weaves, throws, buzzsaw weaves (inversions), isolations, antispins.... there's a lot more... do a search for any of the moves above...


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Rhett


newbie
Location: moves alot

Total posts: 3
Posted:I already know how to do most of those. I have already went to many different sites to find new stuff and everything I found I already know how to do. Could you name off more sites please.thanx a lot

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:ubblol if you can do everything in those videos and can spin patterns in all of those move families that poi boi listed, you are one the most acomplished spinner i've heard of rhett!



please make a video so we can learn from you! smile





Written by: oli


and i was trying to isolate some offset 2bt weaves, but that didnt work so well.





badass oli - isolation uberbasics biggrin

good luck on getting the isolated 5bt crossover sorted.





cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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stroo
SILVER Member since Feb 2003

stroo

trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk

Total posts: 799
Posted:Written by: georgia k

i can very nearly do a btb waist wrap now after weeks of work... i think it would be easier without breasts...



exactly my problem too, damn being a girl!


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asakura


asakura

newbie
Location: Naperville IL

Total posts: 13
Posted:finally have ~clean~ anitspin flowers, i love them so.

also, starting work on lots of isolation stuff. i did 5 consecutive isos in front of me today and learned them in the other direction. but what i'm trying to do now is what i call "un" isolating. you do a regualr iso in w/e plain you do it in then you either have to do quick little stall or whip around and get them to isolate back the way the came. so basically your rewinding the isolation. its hard to because gravity hates me but you can also to a little *hardly noticable* wrist wrap or wrist tap to give them the momentum to go back...its really fun and looks ok.
anyone else got an opinion on it though?


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
Posted:Oh finally! I just got the alternate butterfly and the mexican wave learned in 15 mins, I think my new poi that are the CORRECT length helped with this one, and I figured if I spin the poi a different direction that what im used to doing the butterfly I found it easyer. Mexican weave is still abit sloppy tho I gotta see myself in the reflection of a window to do it right.

*dances*


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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:I have also got the anitspin flowers going! wink

asakura:post in an isolation or antispin thread maybe?


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