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flash fireBRONZE Member
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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



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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.

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Ash3sSILVER Member
161 posts
Location: Durban South Africa


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

G4dgetGOLD Member
Eternal Student of all things Skill
110 posts
Location: Kansas City, KS, USA


Posted:
w00t left hand arm contact rolls!

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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


loosifer 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
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
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

Kevin_PerttulaBRONZE Member
3 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
Well, since i've never posted on here since i started 2 weeks ago... i guess i'll just list the tings that i have picked up in those two weeks.
3 beat weave (forward and reverse)
butterfly (up and down)
thread the needle (up and down)
sun chasing moon
waterfall
morphin time
arm/leg wraps
so yeah... not the best but i'm really pickin this up and i'm lovin it cool

HeffeHeffeHeffeSpinners United Leader
29 posts
Location: Missouri, USA


Posted:
its awesome to hear that youve learned that much so soon honestly i learned the butterfly and a 1 and 2 beat in my first 2 weeks. if u dont mind i was wondering if u have the split time or off beat thread the needle up and down yet? they r both very fun but a little mor complex then the normal. as well as a spiral wrap? if u dont know them i would recomend them they r both fun moves. hope u have fun with yur spinning life i dont know much only been at this for 5 months but i know enough to help so if u have any questions i will help if i can.

-Heffe

HeffeHeffeHeffeSpinners United Leader
29 posts
Location: Missouri, USA


Posted:
so ive been spinning for about 5 months now ill list out the simple stuff i can do
1-3 beat forwards and reverse
5 beat but its sloppy
butterlfy all variations
thread the needle all variations
hyperloop all variations...ollies etc etc
butterfly flowers still sloppy but working on it
butterfly wraps
buzz saw and wraps struggling with upwards buzz saw though
and alot more so im proud of myself sadly i am struggling with the simple stuff because i jumped into more advanced moves i am mainly stuggling with the windmill and my fountains wont come together until i get it! but i wont give up!

hope anyone can give some advice
-Heffe

Kevin_PerttulaBRONZE Member
3 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
week 3! and i've picked up:
orbitals
hyper loops
buzz saw
wall plane flowers
3 layer cake
inner buzz saw flowers
AND
splits, left, right, forward, and reverse.
I looked into trying the offbeat thread the needle and that sounds hard but i'll see what i can to, i'm lovin this alot and i'll probably need somthing new to learn anyways.

syd322SILVER Member
1 post
Location: USA


Posted:
I've been spinning for about a month and I can do...butterfly, alternate butterfly, 3 beat weave, corkscrew, windmill, forward, backward, forward split time, backward split time, and forward-backward and I'm currently working on stalls

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


Posted:
Nice going. 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


Kevin_PerttulaBRONZE Member
3 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
Okay week 5, i've picked up all those moves and i got down the off beat thread the needle and fountains!

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


Posted:
Off-beat?

'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:
Mebbe split time??

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HeffeHeffeHeffeSpinners United Leader
29 posts
Location: Missouri, USA


Posted:
off beat split time same thing different locations have different termonology i say off beat also...im super excited though im getting my first Diabolo here in a few weeks as long as my first Rope Dart im suuuuuper excited

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


Posted:
Originally Posted By: Mother_Natures_SonMebbe split time??

This is what I was thinking as well. Not come across it before.

'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


HeffeHeffeHeffeSpinners United Leader
29 posts
Location: Missouri, USA


Posted:
yea its the same thing as split time just different termanology depending on where you live i bounce between boths terms for different moves and for teaching begginers split time makes more sence then off beat so it works at different times

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


Posted:
It's been a good while since I've posted on here, and I've learned quite a bit since then.

In spin forward and reverse flowers and turning between them
Anti spin forward and reverse flowers (can't turn with these yet)
Butterfly flowers (haven't gotten the turning down with these either)
Anti spin and in spin wall plane flowers
Turning with caps (still needs a little work)
Triquetra
Turning with both arms extended
Butterfly wraps
Same direction linear extensions with a crank isolation in the middle
Elliptical assembly patterns
Under the legs turns
Isolated buzzsaw
Buzzsaw fountain
Buzzsaw weave (also called a Not Coleman 3, I think)
Butterfly weave and turning with it
Isolation vs. extension hybrids forward and reverse
different stall patterns

Poi spinning has pretty much taken over most of my other hobbies. :3 I've learned so much in the seven months I've been spinning.

Question everything.


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


Posted:
Aston, what are stall switches?

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


Posted:
They have a couple names, I think, but that is the one Drex seems to favour though.

A variation is shown in this video:

as part of the first trick he talks about.
And I think that the normal version is shown here:



There are a number of ways to vary them though. In any case, the normal version involves a down stall on one side of the body and the other Poi pulls it over, going over your head with the Poi head leading.

'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:
Ah, thanks a lot. smile

As shown in Drex's 49th blog, I know the "hybrid stall switch" as a "stall chaser." I learned it a few days ago, actually. I really like how good he is at plane breaking and plane shifting. I'm off to play. grin

Question everything.


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


Posted:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7FGPcKjVZ0
and

have some more variations, this time by Alien Jon. Actually, these are worth watching anyway. 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


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


Posted:
You were right! smile They were definitely worth watching and probably many more times in the future. I was watching them on an iPhone, and along with the echo, they were a little hard to hear but still very nice. They inspired me to work on body tracers and snakes today.

I do have one question though, if you don't mind taking the time to answer. This is probably very silly sounding since it appears as though it should be obvious but I figured I'd ask anyway. Are all body tracers done by tracing your hand/handle of your Poi along the length on your body? If I traced my hand down my leg with the Poi spinning around that leg, would that be a body tracer?

Anyway, I learned three moves today: a weave body tracer, turning with snakes, and turning with butterfly flowers. smile

Question everything.


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


Posted:
As I understand it, that would still be a body tracer.

A fun one is to go down one leg, up between them, down between them and up the other. The thing with leg tracers is that they tend to be harder to get into your flow smoothly.

'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 tried the leg tracers and I think I need a cup. I ended up racking myself. >:O I do not think I will try those again for awhile. Haha.

I finally learned butterfly crossers earlier today. It only took about five minutes. I had tried it a few months ago and could not get it for the life of me so I gave up, only to discover that it's extremely easy now. XD

Question everything.


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


Posted:
That is how I learned TTN. Tried a couple times, failed dismally, gave up. Tried a couple months later and had no problem. Which is why teaching it was tricky. tongue2

'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:
If you aren't smacking yourself in the balls/eye ball while doing Poi every now and then, then you aren't doing it right! grin

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