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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2758
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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Rovo
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA

Total posts: 544
Posted:btb hyperloops and some crazy throw stuff where i throw the handle into my other arm so it flicks it the other way in the air or so it shoots right back town into my other hand. Ahh sooooo much fun

Peace, Love, Circles

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87wt2gxq7

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Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 1502
Posted:Written by: jo_rhymes

always showing me up Jon!!! GRRR!!!!



if it makes you feel better, I tried 'em just now and couldn't do em.


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

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Posted:hahaha bounce woo!! I'm the master!! :P

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Asena
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire, Unit...

Total posts: 3224
Posted:just tidied up my btb 3bt weave... outwards buttfly ttn (next step is 3 beat butterfly weave)

I tried bummerflies... i'm not very good, I keep spank my bum when I do them lol, is it just one beat you got behind? or infinite?


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Sporky


Sporky

addict
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:9 beat contact swaps which I've described in the contact poi thread, 7 beat weaves, butterfly hyperloops, btb butterfly waistwraps and some other contact stuff that needs weighted handles to do cleanly.

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:double wibble multiplex start, into a (now getting more solid) normal wibble pattern...

Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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Dut
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

lurker
Location: Nashville, TN, USA

Total posts: 380
Posted:Written by: bluecat

double wibble multiplex start, into a (now getting more solid) normal wibble pattern...



eh? sounds wonky. that's one handed to two handed? and in general to you wibblers, if it's not on fire and has weighted handles, why is it not a meteor move? wink

-- dut


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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:'not evenly weighted, short doubles meteors'
i think wibble has a better ring to it...
wink


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Sporky


Sporky

addict
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:I started messing around with three point anti-spin flowers last night. They look soooo nice on camera.

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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Tir_na_nOg


journeyman
Location: Geographic Location

Total posts: 55
Posted:Jus found out the fun-ness of underarm + overarm throws, hyperloops and anti~spin weaves into anti~spin 4 petal flowers!!!!

Oh the spinniness of it all!!!!


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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:eek

You'll have to show me this weekend!!


Getting to the other side smile

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:horizontal buzzsaws both ways and basic horizontal buzzsaw hyperloops both ways in that up/down motion thing

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

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Rovo
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA

Total posts: 544
Posted:I've been making comlpex patterns with by mix-matching parts of compound circles (flowers, buzzsaw fountains, and the like). I just need more practice in open spaces so I can really work with this. I also have been working on 180 and 360 degree pirouettes from any more. I think this will make my spinning much more dynamic.


Oh and I can do fwd & rev, 3 bt & 5 beat, 1st degree inversion in a weave now and I can turn them. I also fuond some pretty neat uses for inversions in atoms.


Peace, Love, Circles

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Turning anti spin Flowers. And reverse antispin Flowers. smile

I could feel these coming on ages ago, but only tonight have I decided they're solid enough to post...

Also (thanks to Bluecat) learnt to do the inside-out airwrap, (as well as the outside-in airwrap that I could already do) which stops me doing a not so nice (but kinda inconspicuous to the untrained eye) plane break when doing continual airwraps...

Also learnt about Insides, and how to recognise them as well.

All sorts of Geekery, really...


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Double post redface

But Thanks to Eccles, I can finally do Butterfloops!

I've been trying to get these ever since I could do any form of tangle...


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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bluecat


bluecat

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Location: everywhere

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Posted:wahay! nice one mr ed..

today i learnt...

a really nice tangled barrel roll.
a refinement of the doublewibble start
a tasty ( ubblove ) bth to inside buzzsaw fountain

er. that'll do for the morning. off too teapots tonight to see if i can still remember them then... tongue


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr, Unit...

Total posts: 4217
Posted:I managed to execute that under the leg thing Nx showed me back in november. or was it october. cant remember. Anyhow, I get it now! yay!

Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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Ange_GSC
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Ange_GSC

HOP's glowstick ambassador!!
Location: Bay Area, California, USA

Total posts: 128
Posted:I managed to do a full waist wrap with a body turn thrown in.



cool!!!



PS: Whats a butterfloop? that word makes me want to laugh, it sounds like something goofy.

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Butterfloop = Butterfly Hyperloop. smile

I like that name for them because it does sound a bit silly...


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Ki...

Total posts: 2216
Posted:yay... an i didn't even have to show you! smile



right i'm posting this cos it's the only move i've remembered that i've 'learnt' in ages and it sounds silly and makes it look like i'm keeping abreast (where? do you have any photos?) of this rapidly forward moving new move scenario so... yesterday i learnt:



-a backards wrong weave (trailing poi comes inside as you move across your body) which felt great and looked wierd to me but apparently looks just like a normal weave to someone watching it on fire... also been tryng to turn between b/w and f/w versions. you get a weird non barrel roll type motion going on if you do one right after t'other... biggrin



edit: rovo's last post just reminded me of another idea i was playing with with (?) oli t'other day, butterfly buzzsaw fountains. means one poi goes spin, t'other poi goes antispin. hard to do the above the head transition though... wow.. two moves remembered in one day, they're like buses... tongue

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

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:i was doing btb stuff too (i think, garthy showed me a behind the back inversion, and ive been playing with btb buzzsaws today smile

am sure i learnt a few moves earlier aswell but like dub seem to have problems rememebering them... ubbrollsmile


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They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Ki...

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Posted:hehe... i'd forgotten about those buzzsaws we were doing, using the back two circles of a normal waistwrap to buzzsaw on the wall plane under the armpit... smile

what's this btb inversion then? umm

i feel all technical posting in this thread twice in one day... biggrin


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

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:biggrin *giggles to himself*

I've just been playing with Poi and Body popping together...

Body waves work really nicely with a few stalls...

Now to get my body to do the waves to correspond with the switching from normal to antispin...


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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And all that's jazz
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

member
Location: just behind your left shoulder...

Total posts: 92
Posted:I finally managed to do reverse buzzsaw and (awfully) what I think is a reverse buzzsaw weave. Also, finally got the butterfly buzzsaw, though can't do much with it yet. Working on what I THINK are waist wraps, and cleaning up my horizontal buzzsaws.

Man, I need to find someone who can help me name stuff. I'll find them, I'm sure.

Have fun,

Jazz

P.S. Dude, I feel so n00b next to the hardcore funksters above.


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garthy
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England

Total posts: 717
Posted:Written by: duballstar

what's this btb inversion then? umm




It's an inversion Behind The Back. tongue wink

is it BHB or BTB? I'm confused? confused

I was playing with Behind the back Inverted weave (Barral roll)

and trying Behind the back Inverted Waist wraps...... but to no avail. frown


"**grumble*spuriouswindmills*grumble**" - Coleman
"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx

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Tom_Shill
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

Tom_Shill

enthusiast
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 213
Posted:I just nailed BTB 5 beat weave turns! Super chuffed biggrin

Will those capable of telekinesis please raise my hand?

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Suibom


Suibom

addict
Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 577
Posted:Moves are moves are moves.. there are no moves, only flow... that being said, I guess I'll join in with what I'm playin with these days..

waist wrap (suck at it, need to be more limber)
infinite verticle hyperloop with chains and fire
infinite horizontal hyperloop (strill tryin to solidify the release)
wraps with fire (got over my fear of fuel transfer last week)
throws with chains and fire.. tryin to transfer the fun I had with socks
antispin weave forward and reverse and transtion between the two

sleep.. I still gotta figure out how to sleep, I keep forgetting..


Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

Ahnold discussing poi - "It is naht a toober!"

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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Ki...

Total posts: 2216
Posted:Written by: suibom
Moves are moves are moves.. there are no moves, only flow...



ubblol you have no idea how many times this has been said in here (or maybe you do!).... i'm sorta with you on it but more to the point is that i usually don't consider having learnt a new move nowadays until i've got it solid and by then it's no longer a new move so i forget about posting it...
rolleyes
an garth, thanks, but why the hell would it be BHB? Behind His/Her Back? Behind Head Back? Big Hairy Bumhole? umm Surely BTB is for Behind The Back and BTH is Behind The Head... not that it matters. All names are names are names. There are no names only circles... wink


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

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NYC Pyro
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

NYC Pyro

newbie
Location: New York, USA

Total posts: 14
Posted:i just learned the backwards weave =)

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Suibom


Suibom

addict
Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 577
Posted:Written by:
you have no idea how many times this has been said in here (or maybe you do!)....


indeed hehe

Written by:
i usually don't consider having learnt a new move nowadays until i've got it solid and by then it's no longer a new move so i forget about posting it...


That about sums it up pretty succinctly. I just didn't want to be left out :P.


Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

Ahnold discussing poi - "It is naht a toober!"

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