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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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lucidreamaBRONZE Member
Member
13 posts
Location: St. Helens, Merseyside, England (UK)


Posted:
Cheers swirlygrrl! Congrats for mastering your moves too! wink

live unlimited... love regardless!


radgirl83newbie
25 posts
Location: norfolk


Posted:
just mastered the Guy's gyroscope biggrin and last night I randomly started doing the windmill lol I wasnt even trying it just happened.

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
The what? Sounds cool though....

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


radgirl83newbie
25 posts
Location: norfolk


Posted:
I got it from the poi book so im not sure if that is the name everyone uses or just what they use in there but it is, the butterfly into shoulder reels (I think, thats what it looks like lol) Tbh tho I find the videos way easier to follow than the book.

JamethGOLD Member
enthusiast
378 posts
Location: NSW, Australia


Posted:
Oh good, today we have a reply button. smile

Guy's gyroscope is an extended butterfly reel: if outwards one behind your shoulders, one behind your hips, a large one in front to carry up then repeat. If inwards you have to go the other way (hips, shoulders carry) or dislocate your shoulders.

I just got the alternate version last weekend - same thing but one hand a beat in front of the other. Called The Wiggle for reasons that become apparent when you do it. wink

Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
Originally Posted By: lucidreama

Last but not least, I can repeatedly flow alternately between hip reels and shoulder reels, 1 beat on each... not really a move as far as I know, but looks pretty cool methinks!

Sorry, nobody probably cares about this! I'm just excited... only started learning poi 4 days ago!
On the first part there, Lucidreama... don't worry about whether or not its a move... if you can use it its "something" I don't call anything I do tricks or moves... I try to call them all "movements" Because they're movements I can do with my poi and my body... struggling to dance. (Actually just stumbling around waving my poi around, but its enjoyable anyway) So yeah, try not to box yourself into learning "moves" and "tricks" learn movements... if its a different movement its something, nothing is nothing.... soapbox

And don't think noone cares... in fact I probably care about the really really beginner ones moreso than the intermediate ones...

Beginner ones I can smile and remember when I was at that stage... it was truly an enjoyable time... ones about my level its like "Well.. yeah, I remember learning that one, but thats not so interesting" And advanced ones half the time I'm just struggling with the precise definition or cursing that my isolations aren't better than what they are...

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astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Most people do. smile

Doubt that it is a common name. At least not on this forum. Butterfly into shoulder reels is nice though. smile

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
I only just clicked as to what you were talking about there, Jameth. I remember when I first discovered "The Wiggle" it was a groovy feeling. ^_^ I still use that one quite often.

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JamethGOLD Member
enthusiast
378 posts
Location: NSW, Australia


Posted:
It is fun: my newest and current favourite. Both "Guys Gyroscope" and "The Wiggle" are names from Poi Spinning btw. Teaching myself it' been very helpful, for times when I couldn't slow a vid down enough to work out what someone was doing.

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Ah the wiggling.... Missed your reply Jameth.

The Wiggle is awesome. You can also do it off same direction reels, which gets a different sort of wiggle.

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
Hehehe, I love the same direction reels wiggle... especially while twirling around in circles! Wheeeeeeeeeee!

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JamethGOLD Member
enthusiast
378 posts
Location: NSW, Australia


Posted:
Aha! This afternoon I shall try wiggling in the same direction then.

I may be a while. wink

Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
Go forth and wiggle in all directions Jameth, wiggle while turning, wiggle in any way you can think to wiggle and be joyous while doing so!


(Sorry, too hard to resist such a fantastic sentence)

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JamethGOLD Member
enthusiast
378 posts
Location: NSW, Australia


Posted:
'twas fun

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(mix 'em up)

JamethGOLD Member
enthusiast
378 posts
Location: NSW, Australia


Posted:
Haz killed the thread! shocked

Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
The whole "Technical/moves" area has had a slump, I feel.

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pilchstranger
18 posts
Location: room 12 of nuneaton never was to goood at it


Posted:
hay up all
dose any one have any names of tricks i can learn coz im new to poi and dont know what the tricks are called and that in turn makes it difficult to find thank you all and
WELL DONE EVERY BOADY YOU ARE ALL DOING GRATE KEEP IT UP AND DONT GIVE IN

dont u just love it when ur toys hit ya


Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
Jump on the tutorial section of this site https://www.homeofpoi.com/lessons_all/teach/Library-POI-3_0_0
, chief, use www.poipoi.info/tuition as a supplement, but I honestly don't fancy much else, but their tutorials are nicely made, if a little mislabeled (In terms of beginner, intermediate advanced) . When you've powered through that, go on https://www.playpoi.com/poi-lessons
for his tutorials. Nathaniel Everest had a massive burst of activity a while back and created a heap of decent beginner/intermediate tutorials, you should be able to find those on youtube reasonably easily. https://www.youtube.com/user/NathanielEverist

Or if you're up to this stage just watch lots of videos... anything you like, try to replicate it... remember NOTHING is too hard to learn, you just need the practice... the only vague exception is that some movements are built on from other movements and so you'll need the earlier ones.

Good luck, pilch.

EDITED_BY: Mother_Natures_Son (1222035345)
EDIT_REASON: Burst of kindness, included links.

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pilchstranger
18 posts
Location: room 12 of nuneaton never was to goood at it


Posted:
cheers my good man of woman (tick as apropriate) I shall have a wander through and not blame you for any black eyes that might acoure smile

dont u just love it when ur toys hit ya


harasuSILVER Member
journeyman
51 posts
Location: that cute valley in the south, Slovenia


Posted:
Yay, I've just learnt a reverse 3bt weave! I think looking at my shadow has helped a bit ... fortunately weather turned sunny and I didn't have to practice inside my room crashing furniture.
Suma sumarum it's a constant pain in my right thigh and a bruise on my head. But hell, I've nailed the bugger! Mwahaha, can't wait to move on (:

Commander Schutz: Strange, and I thought you were an Aryan.
Jewish Barber: No, I'm a vegetarian.


LizzybethLizzy hearts sunshine hoop
272 posts
Location: midlands!


Posted:
hybrids. because im really at a loss for what to do. and only on the left side for wall flowers and the right side for weave. gggrrrr

if i could be a busy busy bee...


IishxcSILVER Member
newbie
35 posts
Location: Texas., USA


Posted:
I just figured out how to do forward 3bt weave weavesmiley Thanks to Yuta's awesome video lesson on it

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


Posted:
have the butterfly 1.5 weave down quite nicely now, cant turn with it yet though

orbitals, as much as i do lament them, are also coming along

i still refuse to do spiral wraps tongue2

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"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*


meshunderlayBRONZE Member
Juggler/Spinner
612 posts
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA


Posted:
Hmm. Lets see, finally got TTN, and I'm working on the buzzsaw isolation. It looks pretty I think.

I've been trying to throw an isolation into my weave now and again for a kick... lol....

I was contemplating a 1 poi move, but I don't think it'd be too productive while performing, aside from the "photo-op".
I haven't seen it before, and when your doing it it really doesn't look too pretty, At least, watching me try to do it doesn't look pretty.

A figure 8 or an infinity sign using stalls and a little bit of an isolation. Making an "X" patter with a little momentum to carry across the middle of the X shape and then stall and get momentum going the other way...

*shrug* Could be nothing, but I'm trying it regardless.

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Sounds like it could be interesting.

Not sure that I entirely understand though....

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


meshunderlayBRONZE Member
Juggler/Spinner
612 posts
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA


Posted:
Take a look at your HoP Icon.
Starting on the right you spin up and stall the poi to the top left side of the symbol, then spin the other direction and stall through to the top of the other side, rinse, and repeat. *shrug*

Like I said, I'm not sure if it's plausible, but I'm going to play with it for a bit, see if I can get it prettier.
Feel free to do the same, heh.

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
*click* Got it, I think. At any rate, I get a cross out of the pattern I am thinking of.

Will play with that as well then. smile

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


ro9uedeityGOLD Member
stranger
1 post
Location: Allentown, PA, USA


Posted:
That does seem interesting for a photo. If you do happen to pull it off I'd like to check it out. Please do share if/when you nail it!!

IishxcSILVER Member
newbie
35 posts
Location: Texas., USA


Posted:
I figured out how to do some basic isolations and a revesre 3bt
EDITED_BY: Iishxc (1224349949)

morisila_ardielBRONZE Member
The Sparkish One
1 post
Location: OH, United States, USA


Posted:
A few days ago I pulled my poi out from a small period of not spinning, only to pull off a couple flowers right from the start! I was so giddy, I've been randomly pulling out my poi and spinning flowers for days.

"In my dreams I seek someone with the courage to denounce life's apparent order." -from Eli Wiesel's "Twilight"


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