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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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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted: Written by: SamboFlux


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?



try just spinning the two beat weaves in the wallplane btb (waistwrap) positions.

if you learn all of them before you even try getting between them (which is what a btb ww is) you'll be much better prepared and should have few problems learning the actual ww's smile

if you're mor of a 'jump straight in' learner, try doing the 1-2-3-carry sequence with your poi and hands together and gradually split them so they're in follow-time.


cole. x


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

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Sambo_Flux
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

Sambo_Flux

Introverted
Location: Norf London, United Kingdom

Total posts: 833
Posted:Quality, cheers Cole! Once again, you're a star! hug smile

Sambo


My Mind is a Ship
Emotions become the Waves
Soul is the Ocean

If a quizz is quizzical, what is a test?

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zombiedale
BRONZE Member since Jul 2006

zombiedale

member
Location: Belfast, Northern ireland

Total posts: 31
Posted:Finally managed to get the fountain, still finiding it hard to make it look tight and in its palnes. But atleast i can get through the steps with out braining myself anymore. Well regularly.

And as the skin rips off i cherish the revolting thought That even if i quit There's not a chance in hell i'd stop- The Dresden Dolls

The truth no matter who it hurts - Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis

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Obi_Wan_Lynobi
BRONZE Member since May 2006

Obi_Wan_Lynobi

newbie
Location: Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 9
Posted:Somehow the reverse 3 beat just fell into place the first time I tried it. Plus I nailed the 4 beat weave. Happy days!!!

I once saved the universe in a big yellow truck

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poig


poig

marmite and nutella sandwich
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

Total posts: 1590
Posted:AT LAST, I JUST LEARNT THE FLOWER!! Forward and backspin (not antispin yet, though)

THE hop Pyro.
(with parents)
Unowned

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Parallel pendulums



Parallel wall plane pendulums(1 half beat) > Catch

with RH right side, LH Poi head >> With catched

head to opposite pendulms(1 half beat) > Release

to Parallel wall plane pendulums (1 half beat).



You can repeate it on your left side continuously too.



lightning,



:R


POI THEO(R)IST

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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York, USA

Total posts: 3354
Posted:poi-ish fishtails

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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K__
BRONZE Member since Jun 2006

K__

...join us...
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Total posts: 184
Posted:Today I got my arms round btb waist wrap on the other side (having learnt the first side a coupla weeks ago), and also incorporated some stalls into general spinning having learnt how to do them last night (thanks Chutney!) smile

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:antispin parallel reels - thanks for the inspiration icon smile

also, parallel arms same direction flowers (bit like a reel, bit like a fountain but neither), split and parallel time poi, spin and antispin.

i like our new mirrors ubbrollsmile


cole. x


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

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Randragonsbane
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

newbie
Location: , USA

Total posts: 4
Posted:Yay! My last post was on page 73 about 2-3 beat weaves and windmills...
Now I've added:
TTN
reverse spin TTN
4-5 beat weaves (forward and backward)
3 beat BTB reverse weave
What I think is an isolation weave...
What I think is an antispin weave
some crazy btb wraps and transfers
4 beat windmill (probably 5 too but haven't tried)
Mexican Wave
A handful of wraps/stalls


biggrin Progressing along nicely. Can't get the BTB 5 beat reverse or ANY BTB forward weave... and my windmill is only in one direction... the other direction just doesn't exist wink


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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:
SA butterfly anti-spin.
Weave anti-spin.

ta, :R


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spinningstarlet
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

spinningstarlet

enthusiast
Location: Bradford *rolls eyes*, United ...

Total posts: 271
Posted:learnt some weird variation of corkscrew. have a feeling its like the begining of a corkscrew that i haven't quite worked out how to finish yet....

:S

managed to try the beginings of some butterfly stuff too, but inadvertantly nearly choked my self a few times...


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eatyourbiscuit
BRONZE Member since Jun 2006

eatyourbiscuit

newbie
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

Total posts: 12
Posted:ive been able to do a heap of complicated stuff that seems complicated to learn for ages but yesterday i learned my own personal jedi move....the behind the back 3 beat weave... i have been trying it for weeks with no joy and then yesterday i suddenly had a flash of inspiration and i got it, its still a bit sloppy on occasion but i do have it, its weird how you can try a move for ages with no joy and all you get is a lot a ouch and then one day something changes and you have the move and you cant for the life of you see what was so hard about it in the first place... im so chuffed i managed to get it, desite having a fairly wide range of tricks and moves under my belt i felt that the only thing that would make me any good was the btb weave, now i must find another move that mystifies me personaly

Andy


"...be all that you can be, just as long as you are free..."

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Randragonsbane
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

newbie
Location: , USA

Total posts: 4
Posted: Written by: eatyourbiscuit


ive been able to do a heap of complicated stuff that seems complicated to learn for ages but yesterday i learned my own personal jedi move....the behind the back 3 beat weave... i have been trying it for weeks with no joy and then yesterday i suddenly had a flash of inspiration and i got it, its still a bit sloppy on occasion but i do have it, its weird how you can try a move for ages with no joy and all you get is a lot a ouch and then one day something changes and you have the move and you cant for the life of you see what was so hard about it in the first place... im so chuffed i managed to get it, desite having a fairly wide range of tricks and moves under my belt i felt that the only thing that would make me any good was the btb weave, now i must find another move that mystifies me personaly

Andy



Well... I nailed the BTB 3 beat reverse not too long ago, and I've more recently smoothed it out only to realize that I can't transfer in and out of it... Then I decided to come up with combinations in and out, and in the process learned btb butterflies on my left side, btb butterflies, BTB TTN (a little sloppy still), and a few btb wraps in various places on my arms/legs. My new task is airwraps.... got them about 3/10 tries now, but can't figure out what I'm doing wrong for the other 7


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Randragonsbane
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

newbie
Location: , USA

Total posts: 4
Posted:well, I've evened out my BTB TTN, and got a sloppy 4 beat reverse BTB weave biggrin

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Yakumo
SILVER Member since May 2006

Yakumo

veteran
Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1237
Posted:Learned the weird 4 beat reverse TTN thing at fal6 (wrap it further round your arm) , thanks Mr Chutney smile

Feel a lot more confident with antispin flowers, got to start spinning myself round with them now so transitioning from one to another at speed smile


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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:I've just been messing around with reels, antispin and cleaning everything up, working body movement, steps, posture and grace into techy tricks. It's all beginning to look smooth and groovy now!

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

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russtafari


stranger


Total posts: 16
Posted:woo hoo! i finally got round to making my counter-weighted hi-viz jacket sock poi this week, and i've been wibbling away like a mad thing - still drop them half the time but i can feel a whole new world opening up. contact poi is the shiznit! also discovered 5bt ttn totally by accident, and a weird butterfly weave which is like forward antispin weave with your right poi spinning backwards, split time. feels wrong but nice. and i can get into a butterfly hyperloop now, just not out again confused

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newmillsidiot
BRONZE Member since Sep 2006

Member
Location: New mills, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2
Posted:I have finally worked out how to do the basic butterfly, and learnt a very valuable lesson while trying to learn the 3 beat indoors- don't do it near a lightbulb!
I am working on learning how to split time by 180, but for some reason i just cant do it... >.<


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:stretched out trifoil flowers.

i want to make photo smile


cole. x


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

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stoatweasle
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

newbie
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 2
Posted:whats an air rap? i was chuckin my sox all over the place the other day, instead of catching them i let them land on my elbow, and with a quik jerk they rap around then back again at which point i grab the end again. is that an air rap?

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jaero
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

jaero

your new best enemy
Location: over the river, through the wo...

Total posts: 246
Posted:double through wrap under the leg keeping it split time.
release wrap around the neck. a few other neck tricks that only loonies would try. 2 person thread the needle, and a couple other parter tricks


I'll get there too late if I shorten my stride, I'll get there too soon if I find me a ride, I'll never move forward if I try to hide this path that I've troden one step at a time.

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:olli'ing

biggrin


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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dream
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

dream

currently mending
Location: Bristol, New Zealand

Total posts: 493
Posted: Written by: coleman


stretched out trifoil flowers



I also want you to take photos.

if i was in London I'd offer to take them for you.

smile


He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Nietzsche

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spinningstarlet
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

spinningstarlet

enthusiast
Location: Bradford *rolls eyes*, United ...

Total posts: 271
Posted:FINALY got reverse 3 beat, *woop* turns out i was doing it all along, just didn't realise!! just needed some one there to point out i was doing it right after all!! all got the alternate butterfly and mexican wave down too biggrin this makes me very happy!

So yeah i found the twirl club last night, and so got happy with tonnes of people to show me things (and tell me the things i was doing were actually right!!) had a bit of a play with the diablo too!

Just gotta work on my planes and get teh whole things tidied up a bit. then its 4 & 5 beat weaves!


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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:hmm, ive spent a few days with brettstar, followed by attending common ground, so, new moves:

antispin flowers, buzzsaw and antispin buzzsaw flowers, butterfly and butterfly buzzsaw flowers, inverted weave, basic insides, butterfly barrel roll, the matrix, wibbles, quarter timed airwraps, hyperloop turns and the hipthrust smile

hug kiss


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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bblou


newbie


Total posts: 2
Posted:I can not even master the forward five beat weave!!

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87wt2gxq7

veteran
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 1502
Posted:Eep! No idea what it's called, but I've just invented this thing where I'm spinning round, the poi of my leading hand btb on the other side, then I tangle the handle of that poi with the head of the other, ping it up in the air so it's spinning horizontally, then catch it with t'other hand.



It's a poor cousin to the trick I want to do, which is catching it in a horizontal over-the-head propellor, but seeing as I can't propel yet, I'm quite pleased



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87wt2gxq7

veteran
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 1502
Posted:I think I just got some kind of 3-beat (btb) waistwrap going!

I could even do 4-beat on the left side when spinning anticlockwise (so that they go in front of left shin, up close to the midline, laterally in front of left shoulder, and down again on the 'outside' of my body). But I can only do a 3-beat again on the right side.

anyone know of some handy n-beat waistwrap threads where n>2?

Yes I've searched, but all the ones I casually glanced at seem to be 'standard' ww threads...


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the_mods_stole_my_name
SILVER Member since May 2006

the_mods_stole_my_name

travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kin...

Total posts: 1286
Posted:hyperloops! after realizing that what i have been trying to learn for 2 weeks is infact hyperloop buzzsaw!

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