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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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bubblishisFalse Eyelash
346 posts
Location: New York City


Posted:
Lookitchoo rockin out every which way! Go girl. cool


All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.


bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
ooooh oooh yesterday i had a lurvely spin at spitz, and learnt the following:



uglies in to ubbidea pretties

absolutely no idea how to describe it frown

*shouts for coleman to wander over and explain*



continuous airwrap stepthroughs



all sorts of wierdities with a couple of sticks.



a way out of the 'hangman'



pirouette airwraps(thanks simian for the reminder)



the REAL 'thread the needle' ubblol ubblol ubblol



tehe

a happy cat

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Kitveteran
1,269 posts
Location: middle of Troon


Posted:
i managed to do the one where, ok for the purposes of theis convo we'll call it carolines trick, then i somehow did a funny corkscrew but i dunno what it was i did different looked cool though,

oh and realised when i needed to check my watch mid spin i could do one handed butter flyt too biggrin:D:D:D ubblol ubblol

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zeuyaBRONZE Member
member
22 posts
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom


Posted:
yay yay yaaaay!
after months of hitting myself in the face, i learnt, last night to do behind the back weave!!!! yay!

thought i'd let you know biggrin

Heathmember
36 posts

Posted:
Today I nailed 5bt reverse weave and 5bt reverse ttn. I can presumably also do the 5bt "impossible weave" as I've been almost doing it, only with a funky split time 4bt ttn on the reverse side. Had to really work on my wrist flexibilty to get the 5bt reverse weave. Speaking of which, I wonder if anyone knows any tubby guys with short arms that can do btb weave. This is one of the only moves that I have yet to learn and the problem I'm having seems to be a physiological one. Being relatively rotund and having shortish arms, I can't really cross my wrists behind my back. I've been stretching quite a bit, I hope that will resolve the problem.

P.S. I've been spinning for 3 months.

arashiPooh-Bah
2,364 posts
Location: austin,tx


Posted:
finally got to play again. upward butterfly airwrap wall plane, knot at 12:00 for more than one beat, stick index fingers into plane, then dragon's tongue both poi on fingers for 3/4 beat, bring pull out and shoot to 45 degrees above horizontal, fall to inverted wall plane to release. cyclops with a moustache- man it's fun biggrin

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UCOFSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
Im managing to do some nice hand isolations with a contact ball now...

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spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
I can do BTB weave both directions and I'm quite chunky and have short arms wink You'll find your arms get more able to stretch as you practise smile

"Moo," said the happy cow.


UCOFSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
i still cant do the BTB forwards 5 beat.

my arms dont bend like that!

oooh..and i got mills mess a while back too. I guess im now 'officially' a juggler biggrin

spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
5 beat butterfly weave, at least in one direction. Almost got the other direction as well, and then turning comes next. Damn those planes have to be tight though!

"Moo," said the happy cow.


[Nx?]BRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


Posted:
right arashi, followed that all the way up to 'dragons tounge'.....

I did my first machine today. *shrug*

t wave

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti


oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
how to catch with my left hand biggrin

(not as reliable as the right, but getting there...)

now all i have to do is learn to juggle my poi smile

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


[Nx?]BRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


Posted:
actually, ive got all of that bar the dragons tounge, now what the hell is it? confused

T wave

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-><- Kallisti


DeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,617 posts
Location: Berlin, Ireland


Posted:
Not poi but doubles...



Butterfly weaves.

Smoothed out a few new weave / buzzsaw type moves.

BTB waist wrap into cross BTB.

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How many catches qualifies a juggle BTW?

I live in a world of infinite possibilities.


bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
3balls : 6 catches
4 balls : 8 catches
5 balls: 10 catches
and so on and so forth.


biggrin for the manoovers
R

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


_Aime_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
i just learnt low turn, high turn and tuck turn biggrin

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


Posted:
I learned "simple" turns with crossed hands both directions and both position in plane and as a top crossed hand wind mill smile ubbrollsmile smile

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oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
I was reading the thread on buzzsaw weaves earlier, didnt really understand the stuff about the notcolmen5 or 5bt butterfly weave, but it left me questioning what I thought was a three beat buzzsaw weave. Anyway I went away and had a play, I learnt something that I think might be a 5 beat buzzsaw weave, not sure though, you kinda do the buzzsaw in it, but your arms are 'overlapping', and you have to be a little funky with your arms anyway, thats quite cool.

Also started to learn btb waistwraps on Friday which happen some of the time on my right side, so im a happy boy.
tongue

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


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


Posted:
nice one oli smile

along with the 3bt butterfly weave, btb waistwrap was the mills mess of poi for me - a real breakthrough move.



this weekend i picked up poi whilst by myself.

tis the first time in ages i have done this smile

i learnt fwd and rev 3bt buzzsaw weave and half of the 5bt buzzsaw weave (got it to come inside on left side but the other way just ends up tangled at the moment).



i also spun the windmill the other way for a bit and pretty much fixed my ugly version of btb ww going fwd on the left with bottom carry.

two things i should have drilled a long, long time ago but could never be bothered.

still need to practice the windmill more as it feels really awkward and i am scared for my nose's safety but that brings my btbww count up to 2/4 - two down, two to go... :rolleyes



i do like the way that at the top of this page it looks like bluecat learnt to qualify 3, 4 and 5 balls all on the same day.

now that would be some quick learning ubblol

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


[Nx?]BRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


Posted:
cj tricks.

4 ball shower, seperate.

4 ball stack thumb lift.

wave

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-><- Kallisti


[Nx?]BRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


Posted:
oh, and boston mess.

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti


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


Posted:
*moans something about having to work again tomorrow, stops juggling and lays down to sleep*

wink

nice one tom - boston's is hardcore (and works two ways ubbloco).

hug


ps. 41 catches of five biggrin
pps. messy as hell after 22 frown

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
nice one thomas.

and you co-lemon.

in a fit of insomnia at three this morning i unwrapped m' socks... and learned(for a given value of learn! 3 times out of maybe forty tries...) a double step through airwrap and back out into btb tangle buzzsaw....now just to work out how to get it back to in front without losing the momentum rolleyes


smileR

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


duballstarSILVER Member
slack rating - 9.5
2,216 posts
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
hey coleman...
i just got btb waistwraps last night + can go from normal to btb but can't yet nail the full waistwrap!
any tips anyone?

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett


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


Posted:
good work duballstar smile

[Old link]

and rob, you are a cheeky munkee.
ubblove

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


DeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,617 posts
Location: Berlin, Ireland


Posted:
Cool direction reversing double wrist wrap for poi buzzsaws.
3 ball windmill.
Double staff shoulder roll to BTB butterfly waistwrap.
4 Cross passes.
Forward 3 beat weave with doubles
BTL throws.
A BTB staff catch.

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I live in a world of infinite possibilities.


Chironback after 5 years...
35 posts
Location: UK


Posted:
Ive just learnt how to put my hair out and also how to get an instant black-eye without having get in a fight....

Wizard of LED poi !


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


Posted:
four ball mills.


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(<--- obviously it doesn't look like that)

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
mwahaha! ubbloltehee.
chuckle ubblol

i'm going to campaign for a fourball mills juggling smiley biggrin

R

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


Heathmember
36 posts

Posted:
7bt forward weave - ugly and pointless, but a bragging point nonetheless. Also I'm getting fully isolated 5bt forward and reverse weave with turns down. It looks cool as hell. The next time I light up I'm going to spend the entire 8 minutes just doing that series of moves.

Speaking of burning and injuring oneself. The last time I spun fire I did a move for the first time. I thought I had invented this move as it's so silly, I couldn't fathom anyone else doing it...until I saw Nix? doing it in COL4. I'm talking about bouncing the poi off one's forehead. It's a lot of fun with fire and it helps save money on haircuts too. The only thing to worry about are the black dots on your forehead.

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