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flash fireBRONZE Member
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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



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Crisisnewbie
17 posts

Posted:
I think its a hyperloop then, it crosses on one side and uncrosses on the other. Yay! I've almost grasped how to do isolations now too, wicked!

Crisisnewbie
17 posts

Posted:
 Written by: Yakumo


and finally come to synergy on the 24th smile



I was there! I did some spinning but looked like a dork next to the jedi jugglers, oh well frown

sagetreeGOLD Member
organic creation
246 posts
Location: earth, Wales (UK)


Posted:
crossarm wibbles

split time wibbles with both hands

colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
turning parallel antispin reels smile

can't make the buggers go split time.

but then again, i don't think i can do normal ones split time wink


cole. x

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Sambo_FluxGOLD Member
Introverted
833 posts
Location: Norf London, United Kingdom


Posted:
Split time butterfly weave, woo! And Coming out of cross arm reels into wall plane antispin flowers, and back into cross arm reels with my hands the other way up. Nice. A

nd antispin reels, cheers for the idea Cole hug although it looks messy as hell and I can't turn them.

Also getting there with buzzsaw isolations (I'm using fire chains with monkey fist heads) and buzzsaw fountains.

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Emotions become the Waves
Soul is the Ocean

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Sambo_FluxGOLD Member
Introverted
833 posts
Location: Norf London, United Kingdom


Posted:
OK, I figured out I was doing antispin reels wrong, I was doing the top circles behind my head, where they should be in front. Much cleaner, and it looks great going from normal to antispin.



Split-timing it is problematic, for the same reason normal reels are. When doing the top (shoulder) part, you only do half of the reel (the behind the head bit with normal, in front with antispin) before going into the hip reel bit. As a result, when you get to the hip reels bit, the wrong hand is leading, which means you get both poi crossing paths behind you (normal) or in front (antispin). Whilst this is technically the correct split time version of the move, it's messy and doesn't look right.



The way I deal with this is to modify the shoulder reels part to include the beat in front when I spin in split time. This effectively changes the overall motion from a 3 beat move to a 4 beat move, and means that the leading hand always leads throughout the motion. This looks more like proper linked reels, and is easy to spin normal or antispin.



If that explanation is incomprehensible, hear's a description in terms of beats and positions for normal reels, starting with the hip reel bit going clockwise (I find it easier starting with this):



Right hand behind right hip

Left hand in front of right hip

Right hand in front of left hip

Left hand behind left hip

Right hand in front of left shoulder

Left hand behind left shoulder

Right hand behind right shoulder

Left hand in front of right shoulder



That's for normal reels, for antispin, same sequence, poin spinning opposite way (anticlockwise).



Anyway, that's my new move... biggrin



Yakumo: Yes, impossible weave is split-time butterfly weave. A goofy flower is one where one hand is antispun and the other isn't, for example arms going the same direction and poi are going opposite, or poi going the same direction and arms doing opposite. And yup I'm coming to Synergy! See you there....



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Emotions become the Waves
Soul is the Ocean

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sketchGOLD Member
Empirically random...
431 posts
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom


Posted:
5bt inverted butterflyweave (i think)

antispin weave

a cool negative space throw

clubswingers nightmare (is that its real name??) properly this time

isolated fountain

atomic 3bt weave

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faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
i don't even know what those are?

Faith
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faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
tangles hyperloop and half the waist wrap

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


Crisisnewbie
17 posts

Posted:
I've learned Armpit through-wraps (?) but not quite perfected them yet, and also learned Buzzsaw isolations, which I was trying to do for MONTHS and now I can do them I've realised what was stopping me from being able to do them. The poi I was using were far too light for the momentum to be right. I now use juggling balls in long socks which work really really well. I want to learn more isolations now! biggrin

dj_sacrific3SILVER Member
Member
10 posts
Location: Knoxville. Tn, USA


Posted:
BTB forward 5bt weave waistwrap

a few turning flowers from the 3bt waistwrap

isolated buzzsaw fountain with regular spin.(can do it anti-spin way sloppy though)

windmill transition from buzzsaw fountain(regular or anti-spin) high and low ( I picked this up really easily after messing around with insides. . as the hand positioning is similar

anti-spin 4bt corckscrew


3bt butter-weave fountain

high and low windmill pirroette

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YakumoSILVER Member
veteran
1,237 posts
Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
partial 'weird ass iso/inversion in front wall plain' thing from simian, might be the whole thing actually I'm not sure, need to watch him do it a few hundred more times to understand, ubblol

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MireneyeSILVER Member
enthusiast
276 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
Neck wrap.
Did it on my third try. It felt SO damn good as well..

Sambo_FluxGOLD Member
Introverted
833 posts
Location: Norf London, United Kingdom


Posted:
Not sure what it's called, but outward thread the needle, but where the top poi does a pendulum across the top of the pattern. Looks really nice when the bottom poi is isolated, and the top poi head crosses the bottom poi about 3/4 of the way towards the hand. Thread the pendulum maybe? Learning the inwards version at the moment.

Oh, and 1.5s (3bt weave, with pendulums). Groovy. Having issues with butterfloops though...

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Emotions become the Waves
Soul is the Ocean

If a quizz is quizzical, what is a test?


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


Posted:
today i got a suicide type thing, to another suicide type thing, without untangling. im not sure if its the technical name. its basically where you go into an airwrap and let go of one of the handles.

i also got the above thing, and joined it straight into a hyperloop.

also got a few beats of btb hugs smile

hug

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Kemi_KBRONZE Member
newbie
5 posts
Location: Canada


Posted:
i just learned how to thread the needle smile sure it seems quite lame but i've only been poing for 5 months now!!

TotalEclipseGOLD Member
Member
120 posts
Location: Nr Petersfield, United Kingdom


Posted:
WOOOOOOO

Finally got the 4-beat corkscrew. Its not the most reliable thing in the world but at least I know it's possible...

YakumoSILVER Member
veteran
1,237 posts
Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
lol sam, well done, I spent a bit of time on 1.5's after seeing durbs' vid...

maybe more later, just a total head **** really, lol

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


Posted:
1.5 variation.

lightining,

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BlueHairSarstranger
22 posts
Location: New York, USE


Posted:
the zipper is now no longer the bane of my exisitance!

faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
i cleaned up my airwraps-very messy before, now done with neatness

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


PoiDollnewbie
2 posts
Location: Illinois


Posted:
five was pretty easy for me once i learned four. It's not great for performances or anything, but they're good for cleaning up your threes and excersizing.

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


Posted:
Horizontal false airwraps. Airwrap/tangle in floorplane, then as the heads are halfway round, tangle them again with your hands...let them bounce and reverse, letting go with your hands and coming straight out. Need to learn 1.5s

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russtafaristranger
16 posts

Posted:
btb waistwrap > elbow carry > switch hands > tangle suicide. real nice.
horizontal propellers (only for a few beats so far though)
2nd degree tangles, windmill tangles, and all sorts of inverty watermilly stuff.

Sambo_FluxGOLD Member
Introverted
833 posts
Location: Norf London, United Kingdom


Posted:
Reverse 1.5s, turning forward to reverse 1.5s, BTB 1.5s, and wall plane figure 8 1.5s, as taught to me by Durbs himself at Spitz! biggrin

Got a couple of clean butterfloops, needs a lot of work though, and a couple of rotations of inwards thread the pendulum (don't know of it has a name, that's what I've been calling it cause it seems apt). Again, needs awork...

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

If a quizz is quizzical, what is a test?


animatEdBRONZE Member
1 + 1 = 3
3,540 posts
Location: Bristol UK


Posted:
release into Chestroll.

release into Armroll.

Foot catches.

Hybrid weaves fwd and reverse.

Cracking the poi like a whip for direction changes.

butterfly waistwraps.

fwds BTB weave and waistwraps.

some silly contact juggly throwy catchy stuff.

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KutuluGOLD Member
newbie
18 posts
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Posted:
I dont usually post here, I scan around for interesting things occasionally, but my friends are rather tired of hearing about every time I learn something new lol.

So, moves that I'm rediculously happy with:

A compound isolation (that is a full wallplane isolation, moved in a giant circle)

5 Beat slide (Fifth beat slides up your arm to your bicep)

Split time thread the needle (I dont think this name is entirely accurate, but the hand in front does 2 beats while the one behind does 1, and then obviously they switch tempos as they switch positions)

The Showstopper (All credit for this move is owed to Jeremy Felix, cuz hes the man. Its from the BTB weave, and you catch both poi with the opposite hand, then kinda pretzel your body a little, and come out into a *not* Btb weave)

And of course Hyperloops, which I'm still working the kinks out of (pun completely intended :P)

Waistwraps (both kinds)

And leg weaves, which are stupidly easy, they just never work into anything well





Jay

MarisaBRONZE Member
stranger
4 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
Chasing the Sun! =D

I'm a n00b, but it's super fun to do. I'm having a hard time with Low Turn though. I got the High Turn down, but low turn just doesn't make sense to me. frown

p.s. HI! Aren't you guys thrilled to have a n00b? (I don't expect a "yes" to that).

KutuluGOLD Member
newbie
18 posts
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Posted:
Boo low turn, put em both through your legs instead :P

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


Posted:
1.5s, reverse 1.5s, turning fw to bw 1.5s, "wrong" bw 1.5s, 7 beat btf weave.

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


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