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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:Reverse TTN biggrin

Peace, Love, Circles

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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:*apologises in advance for adding to the many non-poi moves in this thread*

cole i dedicate this one to you amigo:

yesterday i did 17 flats in a row.


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Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:from flashy's original post:
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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




you are definitely a funkster and clubs count as 'misc toys' i reckon smile
bon travaille mon frere bleu. hug

my flats are still all wonky and point a bit upwards but drew made me try try flat-half-full-half-flat anyway.
30 throw sequence apparently.
confusement formidable confused kiss


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

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:Wow, errrm...I've just been out for a spin, whilst in a really strange mood.

I had loud tunes in my headphones, lots of thoughts in my head, and suddenly I realised I was doing a new move.

Sorry, but I've absolutely no idea what it's called. rolleyes

It looked quite nice though. smile



(its kinda split time butterfly, where you bring both hands round to the right hand side and behind your body (right hand behind waist, and left hand behind head), back to the front, and round to the left. Each place (in front, behind right, and behind left) has 3 beats.

Make any sense? confused)


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Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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tenticle


tenticle

enthusiast
Location: ati: on: She: ffi: eld: UK:

Total posts: 275
Posted:completly non-poi moves... Built an indoor rope dart out of a 1.5'' monkeyfist on the end of about 12' of 1/4" rope. Great fun! Through wraps on my arms and legs, you can get some really complicated knots going with that much string... and of course the best bit about rope darts, making it flick straight out at unexpected times. you can do it off feet, hands, elbows... if you let it come forward over your shoulder, you can catch it on another part of the string (held taut) and through wrap it of that, in a kind of bad-planed-hyperloopy-kind-of way.

--Ben
(should be revising and so have been spinning and watching martial arts movies.)


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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:Tenticle: What's the difference between a rope dart and poi??? they sound exactly the same to me.

Spherculism ~:~ The Act of becoming Spherculish.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:Quote:
12' of 1/4" rope



that's about 3m long which would be extreme poi even for a dom on stilts ubblol

ppp: rope dart is exactly like your monkeyfist meteor (ubblove)
when i was playing with it at the bjc, holding one end and doing long, swingy, wrappy, release stuff it was attempts at working out some rope dart techniques.

gonna have get me one of those this summer... smile


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

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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:Thought so. This to me is still poi, a weight on a string. But I don't understand why you only have 1 weighted end, unlike a meteor where both ends are weighted, why is this???

I assume it's the same thing 'Go-Go' uses in 'Kill Bill' those things she does with her feet are wicked. Definitely gonna be part of my meteor repetoire when i can get outside and use it again, oh how i long for an endless summer, I consider Meteor my True Art even though i'm considerably better at poi.

I had a thought about meteor the other day: To my knowledge there isn't a single word associated with any 'move' I do with a meteor. This makes it kinda hard to teach but I really like it, it's totally free. I adore the way everyone who picks one up plays with it in a totally different way. I also love how random it is, I find it far less controlable than poi. Not in a bad way though, meteors just flow of their own accord.

I'm gonna do some kind of Meteor Tutorials on spherculism. But like I say, the moves aren't catagorised yet and I don't want them to be so it's gonna be quite a tricky task.

Coleman: it'd be great to get some footage of you spinning one. How 'bout I make you a nice Monkey Fist Meteor and do some filming this summer?? If you prefer I could make you a chain one, then you can put crazy flames on the ends.

Which reminds me. Last summer my friend got some footage of me spinning fire meteor for the first time, i still haven't seen the footage but he promised to get it to me soon, it'll be up on spherculism straight away.

m


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

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Posted:ubblove that would be so cool i am lost for words hug

your rope meteor is the only one i have really felt i could play with how i wanted to and am i am absolutely useless at making toys for myself - my orange poi have been waiting for me to fix them for about 5 months now but i keep forgetting to learn how to sew rolleyes


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

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:I tend to use a lot of staff terms for metior, and poi ones for the butterfly stuff, apart from that there are specialised things like 'driving' and 'pushing' wich mainly refer to static spins. id love to see some metior footage from ya Matt, that would be cool. grab me sometime and ill teach you thoes foot releases.

T wave


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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:Hey Nx,

I forgot about your meteor antics, you da man. How 'bout when it gets sunny we get a few heads down to brighton, i'll get a bling camera and we can make lots of crazy little films. There's oodles of space free on spherculism.

As for new moves I've been working on Butterfly Hyperloops ubblove

I can nail those double wrist stops half way through a BF hyperloop.

I got a cheeky little single wrist stop so you come out split time same direction, then straight into a regular HL ~ Haven't managed to come out of it IN a regular HL yet but it seems possible. This means I can do a repetitive pattern which incorporates 2 BF-HL In Time and 2 W-HL Split time. The time changing half way through looks crazy. Add in a couple throws to spice it up a little and your away. Unless of course you want to do a really great performance, then i'd recommend spinning a 3 bt weave Really Fast ubbtickled ubbtickled ubbtickled

And I've been experimenting loads more with single and double wrist stops during Weave Hyperloops.

Been doing loads of 'Cubes', 90-Degree plane Tweaking to the max. Can apply it to pretty much everything up to 5 beat, and turns. Haven't been using the Horizontal Plane too much except when I stop forcing the 90 degrees and just totally freestyle.

Been changing the direction of the poi in mid air without using my hands wink

Same old, Same old. ubbtickled

Have you ever done 'Meteor Passing'? It's really simple but I've only ever done it with people who can't reallly spin Meteor, would be great to practice some time.

m


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tenticle


tenticle

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Location: ati: on: She: ffi: eld: UK:

Total posts: 275
Posted:Quote:
Thought so. This to me is still poi, a weight on a string. But I don't understand why you only have 1 weighted end, unlike a meteor where both ends are weighted, why is this???





The weight on the end is normally a sharp metal spike or a dagger, and you keep the other end wrapped around one hand or the other to ensure you get maximum range and still pull it back in.
I havn't seen kill bill yet but everyone who's seen the rope dart thinks i have... Saw it on a jackie chan first i think.

--Ben


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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:Wow man, I know how Chaotic my meteor can be even when it's totally in control.

Must get cut quite a bit with a dagger on the end??

My Fire meteor cuts my arms to shreds and that's just from tiny bits of jagged wire where i's been cut.


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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:yeah matt, that sounds like a boss idea. you should meet ivan, hes got some kick ass metior moves too.

I been playing with thoes bf to weave hyps too, pertty hard but possible, I think i figured out how to do it then forgot about the move, that happens to me all the time. Someone says, oh, what about this? and i go Yeah! i figured that one and do it badly. so many moves, so little time.

turning a box is a bitch, but ive finnaly gotten the box weave to feel good.

nice, see ya in the spring boyo.

T wave


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:thanks to mr spiral x and the wonderful environment that is spitz i did some poi last night.

mr. x showed me how straight arm weave hyperloops work.

and they fit really well biggrin hug



oh, and i also fed properly for the first time and managed (right-handed only) 531 as single-flat-pass ubbrollsmile


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

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spiralx

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Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:No problem, and thank you for showing me those vertical hyperloops and a couple of other little tricks which I'm going to be playing with ubblove

Also finally got butterfly hyperloops after being shown how they work, need to get them a lot smoother still though!

And as for bf<->weave hyperloop transitions they're definitely possible both ways 'cause I've done then by accident a couple of times when cocking up my hyperloops wink Getting them to come out smoothly is going to be difficult though as the tension in the poi is usually lost.

Also worked out what the difference between airwraps and hyperloops is in a mathematical way. But I'm not going into that unless pressured tongue


"Moo," said the happy cow.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:Quote:
But I'm not going into that unless pressured tongue



*subtlely applies pressure*


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

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spiralx

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Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:LOL smile It will require me to draw diagrams though, because although it probably can be explained in words, diagrams will make it a lot harder to argue against wink

I may even start a thread if I do. Because we need more threads arguing about what hyperloops and airwraps are ubblol ubblol


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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

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Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:I wanna see pictures ubbangel

I'd really love to know the difference.

Go on, start a new thread on the topic, haven't seen one in a few days now ubbtickled

m


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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:box (yes!)

4 a-sync

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:second only to the text i got last night that just said 'box' this is the most cryptic message i've read of late.



and that's saying something seeing as i'm reding lewis carroll at the moment.



name a toy and i might get it.



and if ya say balls i want a type.



and if that type isn't 'contact' i demand numbers.



and well done wink kiss


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

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:humm,

Toy: cheap juggling balls

trick: 4 ball a-sync and 3 ball box.

catches:19 4 ball and 9 box, which is still officially juggling.

T wave


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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 6086
Posted:WOOHOO!!!!

Finally an isolated buzzsaw!!!!

and a very untidy butterfly weave!!

*wanders off to tidy it up*

ubbloco


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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tennis
BRONZE Member since Jun 2002

confused and abused
Location: bristol

Total posts: 363
Posted:got my first ever btb airwrap but i think it's one of those things that just happened and will never be repeated again without looking like too much effort and untidy.

But i came up with an under the leg fountain! now i just have to practice it when i'm not too celebrally inebriated and i can stand on one leg for long enough...
Oh and a couple of butterfly throws.

tongueStoked cool

Tennis

P.S bird congrats on the isolated buzzsaw. it's such a lovely mindbender of a trick to non spinners. biggrin


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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 6086
Posted:From what I have seen, tis a mindbender to other spinners too, if they can't do it! wink

I've still not got it very neat yet, but its coming!

weavesmiley


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There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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bubblishis


False Eyelash
Location: New York City

Total posts: 346
Posted:I just got the 5bt weave! biggrin it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought. Yay! And I've nearly managed a 4bt TTN.

Not too shabby for 1 afternoon.



All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.

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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:Hey Bubblishis, well done on the 5W and the 4B ~ are they 'New To You?' wink

keep up the good work,

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ASTRO FAERIE
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

ASTRO FAERIE

ummmmmmm.............
Location: Rotherham, UK

Total posts: 724
Posted:I got the butterfly weave last night thanks to TEMPEST!. biggrin

Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
will we realise that we
cannot eat money.

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bubblishis


False Eyelash
Location: New York City

Total posts: 346
Posted:Gracias Senor PoiPoi! Yes and yes - both are new. All of this is new actually. New is pretty fun. I'm a big fan of new.

Congrats Astro Faerie! Mad phat hella props to you.

hug



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telic


I don't want a title.


Total posts: 940
Posted:Let's see, recent successes.. finally got the butterfly weave (thanks to.. me! Yes, me! Okay, fine, NYC verified that I was doing what I thought I was doing. A little credit for that. biggrin ), and a smoother hyperloop in me corkscrew, and what may or may not be a 7bt weave (w/wraps, not with wacky extra joints).. actually, finally got a few wraps... and what I'm told is indeed a simplistic flower.. and that's it. And I managed a tangled buzzsaw once, then failed to repeat it. Making progress with isolations, but not there yet. Grarh. Not too shabby (by my personal standards), considering that I spend all my freakin' time on work and school.

E pluribus unum, baby.

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