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


Posted:
Thirteen: Start unwrapping just a tad before you think you have to. You do not want them to actually finish the wrap, because then it is harder to unwrap them.

'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


thirteenBRONZE Member
The Death Card
195 posts
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA


Posted:
hey thanks, that helps a lot! was unwrapping fine with sock poi but couldn't do it very well with glow or fire (unlit obviously) but that tip made it much easier.
EDITED_BY: thirteen (1304527746)

The dawn has come
And the wine will run
And the song must be sung
And the flowers are melting
In the sun


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


Posted:
'Tis but a pleasure. 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


FunTrailsBRONZE Member
Peace Monger
8 posts
Location: SoCal, USA


Posted:
Soo stoked! Last night I got a one handed butterfly and got out of it way smooth! Woot been spinning about 6 weeks. And today my watermelon flowlights come in!

SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
I can now bounce my meteor like 20ft into the air. I feel so so godly when I do it. I can also spin in above my head with one hand. Not poi, but there isn't a meteor thread for this I think and I usually post my things in here :X

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


Posted:
you must take a video so we can see

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus


SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
When I finally get time, I want to make an "Everything that makes me happy" video. Filled with toys, lights, fire, dancing, and raving smile Pretty much everything special I do collaborated into a video grin But right now I have prom, a court date, graduation, college things, we're gonna move soon. So I'm not entirely sure when I can get to it.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


donnapage2003Donna
7 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
My boyfriend has been teaching me POI for the last two months, and, well, last week, I kinda did a move he's never been able to do - reverse alternating butterfly! He kissed my feet, lol! Then I taught him how to do it (So funny watching him with 'new trick face'!!!!).

You Say I'm A FREAK Like It's A BAD Thing.


moonflower3stranger
1 post

Posted:
Yay! Just did my first butterfly today. Not bad for only a couple weeks and a total of about 5 hrs. practice. Now just need to perfect my triple weaves without knocking myself in the face.

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


Posted:
Bravo!

'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


adeathlyauraGOLD Member
The Poi Spinning Undead
173 posts
Location: Austin, Texas, United States, USA


Posted:
I just learned the forwards 3 beat weave behind the back. It had been frustrating me for days! grin Now I'm working on hyper loops and getting my flowers to look better.

Question everything.


thirteenBRONZE Member
The Death Card
195 posts
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA


Posted:
finally got BTB weave! notice that I didn't say "finally got BTB weave down!" because it's nowhere near down... still very iffy. but nonetheless, I can do it. now it's just a matter of practice, practice, practice (and hitting myself, hitting myself, hitting myself).

The dawn has come
And the wine will run
And the song must be sung
And the flowers are melting
In the sun


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


Posted:
Nice work guys. 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


TJ_NJBRONZE Member
stranger
17 posts
Location: NJ, USA


Posted:
Hey, Im pretty new to poi, when I go camping I like to tie up some glow sticks and play around, mostly just a 2 beat weave. but I was just given a set of fire poi from this site. So now my interest has sky rocketed. within the last few days Iv managed to learn the 3 beat weave, one day (took a wile). next day I managed to learn it in reverse and that was even harder. and a few transitions and turns. Iv hit myself many many times but still fun.

TJ_NJBRONZE Member
stranger
17 posts
Location: NJ, USA


Posted:
O I forgot to add, I learned cork screw, and 2 beat windmill. which are both pretty much the same thing, on different plane

TJ_NJBRONZE Member
stranger
17 posts
Location: NJ, USA


Posted:
just learned basic butterfly first try, still gotta figure out reverse. cant seem to do it without the poi colliding

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


Posted:
Welcome!

You will find that the process is largely the same, so whatever got you doing the inward butterfly will (should) work for the outward one.

'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


donnapage2003Donna
7 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
Yesterday I finally mastered my reverse 3beat weave!!

You Say I'm A FREAK Like It's A BAD Thing.


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


Posted:
grin

:applause:

'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


Ash3sSILVER Member
member
161 posts
Location: Durban South Africa


Posted:
*bounces in*

I've almost got a buzzsaw fountain down grin It's still wonky, but it's coming right grin

Also, learning chasers... if I can get my up-stalls (no idea what they're called) right then it will be just about perfect grin

Oh! And I have the trichetra down, just need the piece that goes on the outside. None of this makes much sense, does it... Hmmm...

thirteenBRONZE Member
The Death Card
195 posts
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA


Posted:
buzzsaw fountain is tricky indeed. good job! now do the antispin buzzsaw fountain tongue2

chasers are definitely a mindf-ck at first... mostly since they require an entirely new method of movement (i.e. letting the poi trail behind your hand at a 90 degree angle). good luck!

The dawn has come
And the wine will run
And the song must be sung
And the flowers are melting
In the sun


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


Posted:
Haha! Finally gotten some horizontal stacking patterns.

Also, some stall-switch variations, so the one does not have to hang uselessly. Bwahahahaha!

'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


Sister ElevenGOLD Member
owner of the group property
1,277 posts
Location: Seattle, WA, USA


Posted:
Yay horizontal stacks! Prepare to overuse them (if you're anything like me)!

I've been playing around with the Maiki Nope/Dave Statik style flower stack things a lot recently, and finally found some good transitions into other stacks.

p|.q|r:|::s|.s|s:|:.s|q.|:p|s.|.p|s


Ash3sSILVER Member
member
161 posts
Location: Durban South Africa


Posted:
Inspin butterfly flowers... I can do them, just with too many petals tongue2

KaspurGOLD Member
Eternal Student of all things Skill
110 posts
Location: Kansas City, KS, USA


Posted:
w00t left hand arm contact rolls!

Happiness runs in a circular motion!!



G4dget


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


Posted:
@S11: Yeah, really starting to like them.... Must look into Dave and Maiki's stuff.

'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


loosiferstranger
3 posts

Posted:
thanks for tip

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thirteenBRONZE Member
The Death Card
195 posts
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA


Posted:
gonna have to google up horizontal stacks... or maybe youtube, actually. sounds interesting! and I need something new to work on.

congrats to all the awesome spinners who are learning new things in this thread grin

The dawn has come
And the wine will run
And the song must be sung
And the flowers are melting
In the sun


tanzSILVER Member
stranger
10 posts
Location: Finland


Posted:
Damn. I've got fountain variation (quick) and 5bt weave in two days! So that means i learned weave transition today. Feels good man.. tongue2

TJ_NJBRONZE Member
stranger
17 posts
Location: NJ, USA


Posted:
Ok so I didnt learn a new move, but I did do my first fire spin. And Yes I was not ready. It was a load of fun, after the first spin I was amped up and decided to wait a bit and do it again. well second time around after a min I got cocky and tryed a transition im not really good at. needless to say I messed up and managed to wrap the poi around my hand and burnt myself. Good news only second degree, and I did not loss my drive to practice poi. If anything It showed me how much I need to practice. Lesson to all. when you spin only do moves you know your really really good at. I know I learned my leson

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