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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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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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Durbs
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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
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Posted:Well...

"Moonwalking" existed before Michael Jackson did it to Billy Jean. Only he did it differently and called it the Moonwalk - so there are now 2 definitions of Moonwalking.

What MJ does is technically back-gliding (although he keeps his feet on the floor, a true back-glide has the sliding foot hovering off the floor)

A "True Moonwalk" is a glide hitting four corners of a square so you spin round - again do a search on KaZaa Lite of Soulseek for "True Moonwalk" there's a 5 second clip of one.

Meh - I'll show you when I see you, it's much easier than using words biggrin


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tenticle
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Posted:poi: forward iso 5bt, 3bt iso ttn, 10 tangled beat hyperloop (has 3 transitions), butterfly handcuff wraps where you do odd things to get them undone, bfly to bth bfly with thru wraps on the wrists and biceps (and ocasionally nose).

staff: the weathers been nice so i've been out doors where theres room... a steve. a 360 horizontal neck roll. btb helicopter foot throws and catches. lap roll, waist roll that goes down the leg, other weird leg rolls in my quest for a contact staff handstand, and some odd things where you stand on the staff that come after watching several hours of rodney mullen videos.

skateboard: a 1" ollie.

double chopstick butterfly finger spinning, slowly. contact chopstick, for those inconvinient chinese-resturant-no-staff-spinning-rule situations. also works with pens. although people get annoyed if you keep flicking your pen at them in lectures. or in chinese resturants.


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Posted:Whoop Whoop!
I did a windmill hyperloop last night. now that i have been arsed to actually look into hyperloops instead of just being generally confused by them i think they may be getting easier! weavesmiley

and i can juggle 3 balls now as well! i am the best! biggrin


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grace
grace

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Location: salisbury wiltshire
Member Since: 15th Apr 2004
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Posted:YAY YAYA sems silly but i finally masterd the concept of a 4bt/5 bt weave. still polishing it but its looking fgood, i find i naturally slip into 4bt instead of 3bt

i taught someone how to do weave, butterfly and chase the sun in 2 hours today was cool as

i am proud lol ubblol ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile


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oli
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Posted:the things bluecat does on black and blue where you hold both ends of the poi and loop it around the other one.

rolleyes

thank you for the ideas.

also a sketchy airwrap release, that works someof time. (working means i catch it and it comes untangled)

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Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
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Posted:After about 6 months of hitting myself in the face, I have finally sorted a reverse 5bt weave.
cool
Strangely, it feels more comfortable than a forwards 5bt! confused




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grace
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Location: salisbury wiltshire
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Posted:i was trying to do a reverse forward weave tonight and got arm cramp and had to stop. i think i got the concept of it though which in my mind is halfway there.

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oli
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Posted:since i last posted which was a matter of a few hours ago, i learnt the 7bt weave. and my arms hurt.

did it by accident first time on one side and i was 'hmmm.. there was an extra, extra sketchy circle there, lets see if i can do that again..'

and a few minutes later i did it. i never planned on learning it.

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coleman
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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
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Posted:.: 4 ball juggling stuff :.



7333 - been able to do this for a while but never tried to run it before last night.



9151, or high-low shower with 4 balls.

been waiting for that one to start working biggrin



got 7531 too now ubblove

and that only took about an hour to go from 'first try' to 'pretty damn solid'.





and seeing as hexawillagonic doesn't seem to post in here i'll do it for him: 97531 - the 5b version of that last trick above eek





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Durbs
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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
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Posted:Not entirely perfected in any shape or form, but 1 poi and a rope dart at the same time...

Quite fun - although bloody tricky smile


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Location: Edinburgh badger set
Member Since: 7th Aug 2003
Total posts: 183
Posted:Right...

Some poi throwing nonsense. Some poi throw and wrapping the thing midair nonsense (works about 1 time in 5 at the moment).

Started learning clubs again on monday eek and have now got continuous doubles (almost), what you might call 6363 in eeeevil siteswap. Very bad chops. Kick ups and some other pointless nonsense.

Having trouble trying to get that 1 and a half spin flourish in in time, never seem to have finished it before the next club arrives confused

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Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:hello.

humm, its funny what happens, I started learning clubs on monday too!

clubs: cascade, 3 chops, a weird swinging thing, that one over the top, one under the arm, backcross once.... im rubbish at doubles. oh and i can catch the fat end ballanced on my hand, then flip to the thin end and back.

balls. 3 b multiplex to inside foot start. 7531 with four, today, was fun. 27 catches of 5. back of the neck catches. general happiness of going in and out of multiplexes. doctor cole, why does my 5344 always come out sync? multiplex backcosses.

contact. back of the nech handstands. inside elbow stall to outside elbow stall. did i say i learnt throw to two finger stall? backcross to outside elbow stall.

poi. finally getting all the splitime butterfly weaves, makes me realise how mental jo derry is. Trinity, and spinning witout any plains atall (which is how i ended up in trinity) and i call it strike style, becuaser your going for 360 striking points, not just on two sides. bth airwraps at about 50%+.

be cool my breateran.

T wave


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grace
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Location: salisbury wiltshire
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Posted:YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

well yesterday after getting scolded in the sun and i have the back of a lobster frown i managed to learn the forwards btb weave, Feels really comfy and i wasnt sure if i was doing it to start with but it looks good.
I also learnt my first catch. I was with some jugglers, and got som inspiration. I throw my fight swap the left poi to my right hand and catch the poi in the air with my left. Looks pretty smooth.


AND i also did fire poi for the first time.
YAY juggle juggle weavesmiley juggle weavesmiley weavesmiley


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Posted:helicopter with devil sticks biggrin


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OrangeBobo
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Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
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Posted:*jumps about*

after five hours of studying biology and floaring about the house, I gave in and grabbed the poi.

Twenty minutes later...

~flower thing (when you do a windmill, and seperate your arms in front of you, and move them in a clock like motion)

~ through wrap (I think it's called) through the armpit/elbow thing.

and, last but NOT least!

**drum roll**

~ weave hyperloop with socks AND chains! Not perfect, but can get 4/5 of them!

Okay, mind you, none of them are *absolutely* perfect yet. But I can do them!!! *jumpos about*

Yayayayayayyayayayyayayayayaa!

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spiralx
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Posted:5-beat buzzsaw weave, or at least one variation on it that isn't the notcoleman-5 smile Forwards, backwards, isolated, non-isolated and turning around in both directions. Looks really nice while turning if you isolated as you remain isolating throughout the whole turn.

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coleman
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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:Quote:
1. 7531 with four, today, was fun.

2. doctor cole, why does my 5344 always come out sync? multiplex backcosses.




1. you bastard wink once you can throw a decent 7 its easier than it looks though innit smile
don't forget 7333 and 7441...

2. do ya mean tennis (53444)?
if so it goes sync because your throws are either late or at the wrong heights.
make sure the 5 goes high, the 3 nice and low and really watch your 4's - its easy to let the second two go lower than they should be but it'll make your pattern gallop or even go completely sync.
which doesn't work.
run 534 lots too and try and keep it as on beat as you possibly can - that helps quite a bit.

i did 83333 a few times over the weekend.
but i was just lucky really.
633 and 4b stuff with my left hand has to start working first methinks wink

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Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
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Posted:five minutes juggling(all i'm allowing myself) and [censored] me! i did two rounds of six-way.

mraaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!

tom i bet your 5 is not high enough.

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club balance. chin hop up to nose, nose hop to forehead. ubbangel

try mixing up your siteswaps tomm(and you cole)

so 537531
7531633
5363353

7441534

totally reverse 534 ubbangel

columns 534(so only the middle two swap)

enjoy
R smile


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coleman
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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:Quote:
537531
7531633
5363353

7441534



those all look *really* sweet ubbrollsmile

cheers for the ideas dude - get-hand-better thoughts heading your way all the time hug juggle hug

but you have to stop doing [censored] cartwheels. wink


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spiralx
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Posted:Cole... I'm now not sure whether the 5bt buzzsaw weave thingy is or isn't the notcoleman-5. I think it is, I just do it differently than you. You coming to Spitz tonight, if so I may have to hassle you for a bit biggrin

Either way, I've found airwrap and hyperloop exits from it.


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Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:yo,

thanks guys, i sorted my 5344 by myself, the 3 throw was too high, more of a 4x.

balls.... rubenstiens, finaly, its actually the easist thing ive learnt in ages. flash to neck catch to flipping it back and continue.

contact, moved everything down from a 100 stage to a 75 acrylic. which is nice.

poi. 3 beat inside weave (arashi def, with three beats outside before going in.) and 5 beat inside weave (again the arashi style one where you go inside after 5 beats, this is possibly one oth the most maloco moves ive learnt, and ill post a better description of it once i have the time+ i dont have a beach calling me.

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Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 2216
Posted:spent all day getting sunburnt yesterday and playing with...

juggle 4 ball half shower, inwards fountain
weavesmiley contact wraps (wrapping, letting go of handle and catching it on other side), silly throws, + other stuff i can't remember due to sunstroke
frisbee- through the legs, behind the back, on the floor, up a tree....

sunny s'all good... biggrin


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Dunc
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Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
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Posted:yesterday I learned contact poi where I could keep my sock poi spinning round my arm like suicide but for 5-6 turns without touching the handle. Then finishing in a throw. Sometimes it would open up into a straight line like a staff and keep going.

Unfortunately true to form I can't get it today...but I know it's in there somewhere...just gotta find it again ubbrollsmile

Dub we gotta meet up for frissbee session sometime wink


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Posted:that reminds me, i've been trying something like poi suicides lately by letting go of one of the handles in a tangled airwrap.... and yes, frisbee rocks! ubbrollsmile

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oli
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Posted:a nice butterfly sequence:

from butterfly the 'right' way (backwards i think), move your right hand to behind your left shoulder, as youre left hand goes behind youre back, straighten out your right arm, do a 'giant' beat so youre right hand ends up behind youre right hip. as this is happening move your left poi to behind your right shoulder, and then do what you just did but wth opposite arms, and repeat.

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Blackass
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Blueass
Location: Edinburgh badger set
Member Since: 7th Aug 2003
Total posts: 183
Posted:Quote:
that reminds me, i've been trying something like poi suicides lately by letting go of one of the handles in a tangled airwrap....



Try them between the leg that's my favourite

PS Did you get that Avatar from SOHO satellite page by any chance? biggrin


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Posted:I a betweent he legs one for the first time last night. Not sure if it was the same you were doing Ross, but it's like airwrap in front wall plane catch both heads turn 180 and then pass between legs. The 2 poi stay together way better than I thought they would probably because of weight in the handles.



Also learnt hyperloop double wrist wrap back out again.



3 ball chops ubbrollsmile

4 balls multiplexes.


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Posted:hey man... that's pretty sweet! no idea where the avatar came from but there's loadsa pages that have that kind of picture if you type in sun on a google image search... sunny

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Location: everywhere
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Posted:1-up double pirouettes(low ceiling)
2up double pirouettes(slightly higher ceiling)

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Posted:It just looked familar to the stuff the solar group in the maths department come up with all the time here and feel pleased with themselves for having prettier pictures than anyone on else. frown

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