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


Posted:
after extensive practice with flowers and wall plane manipulations i randomly discovered that a 7 beat weave, although impractical for dance, is quite easy. i was surprised when i learned i could do it from forward and reverse and with 360 body spinning in both directions in a fountain and waistwrap.



so thats

7btwve fwd&rvs

360 7 beat weave

7bt fountain regular and anti spin

7bt waistwrap fwd and reverse

---edit: after 5 minuets of posting

360 7btwaistwrap. . . . although im not sure some reason only counting 6 but feels like 7 totally.
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AltamiraSILVER Member
totally irefixable
9 posts
Location: somerset, United Kingdom


Posted:
wow just looking what every 1s learnt and its gone way over my head!!! as a newbie here and a newbie learning to spin im very happy that ive nearly cracked the 3 beat weave its kinda 2.5 weave at the mo, cant get the reels yet tho!!

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MireneyeSILVER Member
enthusiast
276 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
If it's REALLY 2.5 your doing something pretty cool and new-agey.

However I think I know what you mean. Keep up the spinning. After the weaves are mastered there will be new dimensions to explore. So play and have fun! Don't mind others, find yourself, and you'll catch up to everyone else, in your own way =) hug

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


Posted:
just gives you something to aim for, eventually you will have newbies saying that about what you do

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


Posted:
Wall plane buttefly continual vertical half flower

in both directions.



lightning,



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elastaaddict
645 posts
Location: wishing to be in Rio


Posted:
the following will make sense to noone except me, but it made me happy, so i want to write it down biggrin

really nice combo: reverse bfy wallplane, underarm throw LH poi whilst stalling RH poi to the left, RH poi partially follows direction of LH in midair, catch LH poi on LH and imediately wibble both poi in an clockwise direction, catch both and go into anti-clockwise spin, after one beat loop the head of LH poi an R wrist, keep spinning RH poi such that the two poi isolate on the same arm. Take LH poi back into LH, stall RH poi so as to return to reverse bfy, then underarm throw RH poi, wibble off L wrist, catch, smile.

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_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
clap


smile

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


Posted:
Antispin weave, finally got straight jackets, still uncertain what I can do with inversions or atomics though, so I'll have a look at them smile

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


MikefromGlosSILVER Member
Hitman
985 posts
Location: Gloucester England


Posted:
Well i hate to say this but after years of not bothering to learn flowers i have just started to get them that and that damn forward plane hyperloop.

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing


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


Posted:
Hybrid backward weave.



Eat 'more Spinnach',



(thx Bluecat)



light,



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_khan_SILVER Member
old hand
768 posts
Location: San Francisco, California, USA


Posted:
crossers (finally!!); antispin weave (at long last!!); butterfly hyperloops (whoopeee!! -- exit not that clean yet though); turning 1.5 "weaves" and btb rev. 1.5s.

this is good -- I've been feeling like I would never get inversions, but I felt that way about crossers and the antispin weave and got those so maybe someday soon...

taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco


YorkshireSILVER Member
newbie
33 posts
Location: Springfield, MO in the county of Greene!!!, USA


Posted:
Man, I kept practicing, practicing, and you know thats all I did, but besides that, I have finally leaned how to do the Meltdowns!!! A maximum of only 2 full days doing nothing but that one move!! My advice to all the poi playaz, NEVER FOR EVEN A SECOND, DOUT YOURSELF!!!!!! Confidence isthe key(at least mine)!!

JimboWizbonewbie
1 post

Posted:
I picked up my friends poi an hour ago, tried once before a year ago and gave up after about 5mins lol. as of now Ive learned the 3 beat weave, pretty chuffed though, cant be too bad for an hours work! Anything else I can start looking at? Keep it simple!

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


Posted:
Backward weave 1.5 .

ate,

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MireneyeSILVER Member
enthusiast
276 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
I don't have any good names for this. But generally speaking, spinning circles behind my back. altering the position of the arms, trying to get every single position/timing( polyrythm speed, splittime, sametime ( no, not pendulum ). Altering between the positions, keeping the rythms and the planes.

So far, i'm mostly practicing the slittime and same time, I will progress further with it tho, i'm sure. It just really puts some strain on the arms. I also try to keep them at independant positions, so they will get used to spinning freely in these areas.

Cheers

MireneyeSILVER Member
enthusiast
276 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
I'm on a roll! ubbrollsmile ( rather my poi is spinning all the time ).



I've learned how to do 1.5 beat on each side of the weave ( Thank you Durbs ) . Now I need to put that together, and then I have to research the concept further, applying it to almost all i know. I love it when a new "Dimension" opens up. You really teach your "muscles" to spontansioualy create amazing patterns, to music.



Basically means I have yet to really explore wibbles, contact poi, and all the other things i probably forgot. Doing all variations possible of everything is after all, kinda impossible, so I'll just be happy with practicing what I fancy. Which tend to be whatever the next thing is that I get the hang of. ( Eyeing towards, Atomics, Wibbles or Contact poi ).



Cheers
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NollykinGOLD Member
Member
21 posts
Location: Adelaide, South Australia


Posted:
Just figured out the forwards btb weave. Now i'm 360 degrees! Forwards 3beat, Backwards 3beat, Forwards btb 3beat and backwards btb 3beat. Now I need to get them all together and twirl like a mofo!

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DarkFyreBRONZE Member
HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
1,965 posts
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand


Posted:
I just got a butterfly weave thingy going

QUESTION - is that an anti spin weave or what? I'm not sure.

There arn't too many spinners in palmy and those that are here are mostly beginners then to top it all off the good spinners have little or no knowlage of poi language or terminology.

May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil


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


Posted:
In a butterfly weave, one hand is antispun, the other is normal spin.

Say you're doing the hand motions for a forwards weave, the hand that's spinning backwards is the antispun one.

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DarkFyreBRONZE Member
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1,965 posts
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand


Posted:
One hand is doing a reverse weave and the other a foward weave with needle threading (both under arm and over arm depending on which side of the body u r on) to make a 5bt move. This to my understanding is a butterfly weave and while you say one hand is antispun (this is the concept that i'm having issues with) i consider the trick in terms of foward and reverse weaves simultainiously. Is it or isn't it an antispun weave and if it isn't point me to a vid of an antispun weave so i can learn it in visual terms as opposed to text.

Cheers biggrin

May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil


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


Posted:
Sounds to me like we're talking about slightly different things by the term butterfly weave. My understanding of the term is essentially a 3bt weave, with one of the poi spinning backwards instead of forwards.Your hands will be doing the exact hand motions for a forwards weave. Best example I can think of is Sketch's gif in the butterfly weave thread, [Old link].

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Soul is the Ocean

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DarkFyreBRONZE Member
HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
1,965 posts
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand


Posted:
cheers thats almost the same move but in 3bt instead of 5bt, both of which i can do however i figured out the 5bt before i thought of doing the 3bt and my 5 bt is a lot cleaner. Also in 5bt it changes from foward to reverse weave depending on body side however that may be the doing of the needle thread as oposed to wraping my wrists around each other as in a traditional 5bt weave.

I'm still not all that clear on the matter of antispins however

Many thanks anyhow

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


Posted:
Antispin is where your hand moves in a circle in the opposite way to the way the poi is spinning. If you spin the poi forwards, and move your arm in a big circle backwards, you're doing antispin.



In a butterfly weave, the circle your hand makes is a lot smaller, but because your hands are rotating forwards (ie the forwards weave motion) the poi that's spinning backwards is therefore antispun. The poi that's spinning forwards is spinning normally cause it's going in the same direction as your hands. smile



Edit: dizzphoenix just re-read your original post... An antispin weave is where you do the hand motions for a forwards weave, but your poi are both spinning backwards, or vice versa. It's very pretty (when done well) but doesn't look much like a normal weave. smile
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Emotions become the Waves
Soul is the Ocean

If a quizz is quizzical, what is a test?


MireneyeSILVER Member
enthusiast
276 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
I don't know if this qualiefies as a move, but today, i heard a song in my list of music, that somehow, opened up a pretty much whole new "flow" for me.

And it's so fun! ubblol

I'm so much more happy spinning now. I've seen the light!

eek

Borysnewbie
3 posts
Location: warsaw


Posted:
isolation 360 or something like that

YorkshireSILVER Member
newbie
33 posts
Location: Springfield, MO in the county of Greene!!!, USA


Posted:
Yea yea! Just recently I learned to do split time straight jackets and butterfly straight jackets!!! Also, my dancing transitions are flowing together alot better looking! I wish I had a way of posting my poi routines up on the site for yall to see!! But for sure, there is always later!!!

DarkFyreBRONZE Member
HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
1,965 posts
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand


Posted:
so long as we're talking more about flow than moves i was working on a funny little routine for busking that goes to the tune of "do your balls hang low".



butterfly > reverse thread the needle > reverse butterfloop > angel wings
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sxsk17BRONZE Member
stranger
17 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
this morning I suddenly realized how to put 1.5's behind by back and behind my head. sorta... still needs lots of smoothing out. I also stumbled upon a type of butterfly 1.5

MireneyeSILVER Member
enthusiast
276 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
Nailed some basic atomics. I don't know why it took me so long to understand the concept.. Have to blame it on the weird words used with atomics.. haha..

Man, now that i understand the basics, the real experimentation can begin =)

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