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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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jeffhighGOLD Member
Member
89 posts
Location: Caves Beach, NSW, Australia


Posted:
Can't match the rest of you guys, but I just got the 3 bt weave this week after having my fluffy poi for about 3 weeks.
I'm excited!!

DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
I've been messing around with various hyperloop things! I tangle them on my right/left then bring them over to my left/right before they untangle. It's fun! I got 7 beats of buzzsaw in the middle a bit earlier... I wanna see if I can do it ad infinitum!

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


SinnerBRONZE Member
member
41 posts
Location: Battle, England


Posted:
awww yer just learnt reverse weave hyperloops and airwraps biggrin:D

One of the many Duncans...
Feel the burn... (in a good way) meditate


DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
Antispin flowers! They're evil as hell, feel wrong, but look ok! I also managed to get a few beats of isolated buzzsaw and antispin buzzsaw fountain, along with some more airwrap to wristwrap and out combinations and nailed btb weave slowly and cleanly, finally.

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


RAZESILVER Member
How much for a truckload of feathers?
108 posts
Location: West Rand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


Posted:
I've only been using ribbons and flags for a long time, so I decided to take out the old sock poi for the first time in 5 months and the first thing I learned was the airwrap.... so I braved the hyperloop and GOT IT after only 2 tries smile smile smile

whoooo hoooo

If you eat your dessert before your dinner, you will live longer. Living longer means more fire....


fNiGOLD Member
master of disaster
3,354 posts
Location: New York, USA


Posted:
reverse 4bt thread the needle.

I swear its amazing how easy it is pick stuff up after not playing with it for ages.

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more


DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
Whooo! Down at the Hobbit, I finally pulled a fwd butterfly weave to rev butterfly weave non turning turn! Oh, and I met Screech!

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


Sporkyaddict
663 posts
Location: Glasgow


Posted:
Anti spin flowers, buzz saw weaves, reverse 5bt weave (finally) and btb 3tb weaves and a few nice new transitions thanks to MCP and Bluecat

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't


RicheeBRONZE Member
HOP librarian
1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
I learned one nice Still and Catch combination form Fluffy smile,

:R

POI THEO(R)IST


mcpPLATINUM Member
Flying Water Muppet
5,276 posts
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom


Posted:
I learned a new poi move redface

Hug airwrap transition to otherarm on top hug.

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.


DrBooBRONZE Member
I invented the decaffinated coffee table.
453 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
Thanks to the amazing teaching of Sym I got the backwards three beat weave last week. Yippee! bounce ubbrollsmile bounce2

Boo x

I intend to live forever - so far, so good.

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Sporkyaddict
663 posts
Location: Glasgow


Posted:
Butterfly huggies and a cool TTN thingy with more beats than I can be bothered counting (not that I'm lazy)

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't


DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
I got a butterfly flower, and the forward btb 3beat weave!

And almost got killed by a staff. And had a fight with a kitty kat... and had a great time!

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


MiGGOLD Member
Self-Flagellation Expert
3,415 posts
Location: Bogged at CG, Australia


Posted:
can nearly do a more than normal beat corkscrew. not sure how many there are in it yet.

And a stoopidly-many beat fountain. And lockout fountains. I wanna lockout above my head. And i wanna isolate a lockout.

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie


JastapusBRONZE Member
member
39 posts
Location: UK, Essex


Posted:
Ive only just started using my sock poi and have fallen in love with wraps, this is my newest and by far the funnest. Weave into single handed wrist wrap then over, unwrap into a hyperloop then switch back out into reverse weave.

Cogito Ergo Sum


FiraBRONZE Member
newbie
7 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
Thanks to Oli for showing me a new style of playing at the Infected Mushroom gig in Bristol last weekend! It was breathtaking and inspirational!

I think i've finally got the hang of those inversals (is that right?) he was showing me, however, i am stronger playing backwards than forwards, which suprised me. I also find it hard to uncross on the other side, but i can do it sometimes. I been practising every day tho, so i find it all a lot more fluid now!

anyway, hello to everyone here, im new, feel free to flame or praise or ignore!

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pineapple peteSILVER Member
water based
5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
my new move would be a horizontal-hyperloop-pirouette-thing. from a corkscrew i go into a hyperloop, throw it up into the air, i spin 360, then catch the two poi. note: the two poi stay joined the whole time, and only sepparate when i pull them apart, as i catch them.

cheers, pete

"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*


spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Written by: Fira

I think i've finally got the hang of those inversals (is that right?) he was showing me, however, i am stronger playing backwards than forwards, which suprised me. I also find it hard to uncross on the other side, but i can do it sometimes. I been practising every day tho, so i find it all a lot more fluid now!



Hello! smile

I think you meant inversions... and I learnt them backwards first, they're one of those odd moves where backwards is often easier!

"Moo," said the happy cow.


Just_Another_Clownold hand
965 posts
Location: London


Posted:
i managed to do one handed butterfly behind the head!

Yay for me hehe

Q:"How many Jugglers Does it take to change a light bulb?"
A:"One, but another 99 others saying,'I could do that if I only practised more'" biggrin biggrin

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


Posted:
hhheey pete biggrin for the inversions

ive been trying to get my 90 degree plane changes smooth into and from all 6 sides of a box.. is pretty fun stuff

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


Donefrostednewbie
4 posts
Location: Nebraska


Posted:
Wow What is split time butterfly?
cartoonagain@hotmail.com
weavesmiley ubbidea

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Donefrosted
Gutter punks are beautiful too!


infinitemember
110 posts
Location: ashland OR


Posted:
I learned full weave BTB the one where you turn and the poi are actually in front of your body then turn and they are behind you, very very reachy. If you keep turning they will go back up in front of you. Like the BTB weave video except poi goi FWds and Reverse in front of my body depending on orientation. BTB weave on all four planes depending on body position. I also learned turning waist wrapped reels, Clock wise, the opposite direction wants to 5 bt weave because of how I start the pattern. long arm counter clockwise, w/poi butterfly time, flower, and long arm butterfly time arms with rvs spinning poi flowers. BTB wall plane airwraps. I can do a version of the upside down BTTfly Hyperloop poi come out in same direction. I also did a split time butterfly hyperloop on accident.

dont make peoples heads turn, give them whiplash.


fNiGOLD Member
master of disaster
3,354 posts
Location: New York, USA


Posted:
its been a while so here goes:
waistwraps biggrin
antispin flower
straightjackets
reverse bfly airwrap
3bt fwd inversions with both hands
and with long enough poi, a suicide (but only with one poi, I ain't crazy ubbloco )

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more


bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
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hybrid wheel plane..


forawrds and backwards buzzsaws and 3bt weaves,

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Holistic Spinner (I hope)


duballstarSILVER Member
slack rating - 9.5
2,216 posts
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
umm sounds nice... is that using gradients or something?



oh an i've learnt lots since i last posted in here but i can't remember what... more about movement and transitions than actual moves. i'm gonna try and write some stuff down on spherculism if anyone's at all interested!



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LazyAngelGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
long arm windmill pirouettes... at last!
just need to work on my spotting now... ubbloco

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RicheeBRONZE Member
HOP librarian
1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
Izolated Weave(no sweeps, no buzzsaw, just cross, uncross, cross...)

Throwen still, jeah really, you throw your Poi inna way its flying horizontaly and than stops in the air, you can catch it than smile

light,

:R

POI THEO(R)IST


MireneyeSILVER Member
enthusiast
276 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
OKey, took me three days to get around to the most bareboned basics of Isolations. My hand would'nt understand them at all gah.

And now on the last of the three days, I got Isolations winded up in two moves. Weave Isolations, very simple when you know the two types of moves imo. Don't know if it's two or five beats... Here's guessing it's 5. But I wonder with those turns with the hand how many it really is. And amusingly enough I hav'nt gotten corcsqrew yet, however, the amusing this is I think I sucseeded with an Corksqrew isolation today aswell. I sure did a weavy move, and it was isolated and it was turned 90 degrees like a corcsqrew...

Nothing compared to most of you guys, just fun to update my progress somewhere.

pineapple peteSILVER Member
water based
5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
im getting waistwraps now.

also, i caught my hyperpirouette 6 times out of 10.

*dances*

cheers, pete hug

"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*


Sporkyaddict
663 posts
Location: Glasgow


Posted:
Isolated 5bt weave, isolated flower (still pretty messy though), butterfly through the legs and I'm currently working on btb waistwraps.

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't


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