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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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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:smile

Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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spiralx


spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Inside turns, inside buzzsaw waist wraps.

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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Dut
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

lurker
Location: Nashville, TN, USA

Total posts: 380
Posted:as of last week:
butterfly outside tangle, butterfly outside tangling 4-beat turn;

as of last night:
butterfly inside hyperloops, split time butterfly outside tangle,
buzzsaw handcuffs!!, 'inside butterfly' 'double wrist wraps' (buzzsaw handcuffs, but bfly!!);
( ^^ i'm going to try to look up threads on this schtuff, i think you guys are holding out on me)

-- dut


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Pikey Phil
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Pikey Phil

newbie
Location: Brighton/Liverpool/Ibiza, Unit...

Total posts: 5
Posted:NINE BEAT WEAVE

im very pleased smile


Keep it Pikey

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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

old hand
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:How do you get 9 beats without turning, can't figure it out for the life of me.

Spherculism ~:~ The Act of becoming Spherculish.

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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted:ok--now i really do have the btb weave! really! i do! i like going from that into a reverse split-time flower.

also have managed a ceiling-plane ttn, which is really fun and quite possibly my new favorite move (of the moment wink ). aside from all variations of flowers ubblove


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

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Pikey Phil
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Pikey Phil

newbie
Location: Brighton/Liverpool/Ibiza, Unit...

Total posts: 5
Posted:Hi spherculist,
I do a 7 beat weave then add a wrap round my wrists on each side,
I've now almost perfected an 11 beat weave with the same method only 2 wraps.

Are you around in Brighton over Easter?
Fancy meeting up for a session on the beach?


Keep it Pikey

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tenticle


tenticle

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

Total posts: 275
Posted:Pikey phil- you don't need those wraps in there for a nine...

butterfly hyperloops. finally.
figure 8 thing in floor plane, and a kind of cross between this and the weave one, and a five beat version.
various variations on microthrow weaves where you throw around other body parts than the wrist (such as the leg), and some where you pretty much only hold the poi string for half of any circle, and you are always throwing one or the other but not both or neither, but the poi follow the same path as they would for whatever move it is you want to do without holding on.
propellor to throw to opposite propellor on the other wrist and pass the other poi to the other hand and do the figure 8 change direction transition at the same time. (once. and it'll never work again, i betcha)
quarter time iso atom weave type thing.
quarter time iso 3bt weave with the middle of the strings always touching just enough to make them not straight. and some other quarter time iso stuff. quarter time seems easier than split time some how...

--ben


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ben_in_a_spin
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

ben_in_a_spin

member
Location: london / cambridge, United Kin...

Total posts: 32
Posted:wowzer!

hyperloops, microthrow weaves, 9 and 11 beats... you have conquered physics, people.
all the moves you guys have recently figured out are pretty incredible! the technical stuff is brilliant to watch, though tough to figure out exactly what's going on with each poi.

I'm bathing in my own sense of achievement at the moment as well - today has seen me crack isolations, figure out how to add them comfortably into a five-beat fountain, and sort out some flowers as well. big day huh? remember back when you learnt those moves?

not so bad for someone who only picked the daft spinny things up three and a half weeks ago...

love and wow newbie admiration to all of you,

Ben


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asakura


asakura

newbie
Location: Naperville IL

Total posts: 13
Posted:go me, first post. anyway. just got btb wallpane 3 and 5 bts. almost got reverse 5 bt. the "real" straight jacket in butterfly form and some random crossover wrap and random wrap combos, also, good to be here, i should be able to greatly advance my shiz from yuo guys...what with yuor super moves and all lol

Peace Love Unity Respect, teaching everyone in the community love...

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Mr_Jedly
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

Mr_Jedly

member
Location: Perth, West Australia

Total posts: 195
Posted:I've not learnt alot of poi stuff lately... :-( noone to swap ideas with. :-(
but... just got an isolated butterfly airwrap last couple days which is good. :-)
antispin buzzsaw turns.
some other buzzsaw plane turning & swapping randomness.

Staff:
Multiple Hand rolls, Arm Roll, Shoulder Rolls, Horizontal (from Helicopter), Head to Shoulder rolls, Halo Roll, Pivot, SNES, globetrotter, horizontal SNES, a btb elbow pass, and..... f15htails! forwards & backwards both hands.
Most of these are not 100%, but can get them at least most of the time. enough to say I can do em. biggrin


We don't stop playing because we grow old,
We grow old because we stop playing.

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Beth


Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford

Total posts: 1262
Posted:4 new whip catches, just in time for falmouth.

1st is a one handed bf throw into whip catch
2nd is a 3bt arm propellor into whip catch
3rd is a pretty simple ttn whip catch
4th is difficult to explain its pretty similar to 3 but with the throw poi going in the other direction, sort of like a weave whip catch but from a bf.

Also learnt something that im gonna call 'weird hyperloop throw, back of hand contact catch and reverse' move. The name kind of gives it away.

A few other little bits, nice smooth contact moves, like a lubbly way of getting out of a hyperloop throw with a back hand catch.


Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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JayKitty
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey, USA

Total posts: 534
Posted:Also got the reverse 5-beat, only I learned the foward 5-beat like forever ago. In the foward your hand flops. In the reverse you need to fling. I can flop a lot, I can't fling very well. Also got that nifty spiral handcuff wrap with the glowsticks. Very fun, easy, and looks so cool. I'll have a pic up soon.

Don't mind me, just passing through.

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Phaerie
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Phaerie

veteran
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 1240
Posted:i ubblove LOVE that feeling you get when you have been trying something for a while... then stop because its not working then try it again a month or so later and it works biggrin this little girl can now do butterfly weave *dances happy dance* also pretty happy with isolations now... still have to work on that buzzsaw though, its pretty sloppy. but yay for new moves!!!!

Only when you close your eyes can you really see...

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garthy
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England

Total posts: 717
Posted:Some sort Hyperloopy waist wrap confused :hurty arms smily:

And a 5 beat waist wrap apparnetly. biggrin
More of a mistake and then recovery!

And some parallel time under the leg stuff. Lots of silly turning and stepping. ubblol


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

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:i just nailed the btb weave! go me, i'm so cool.

.:does a little happy dance:.


-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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spiralx


spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Double butterfly elbow wraps on the same elbow, requires some very clean planes. Various mid-weave/mid-BF weave stalls, still need to work on getting them with my left hand though.

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:butterfly airwraps at last!!

Cheers, Durbs!


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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Adrillf
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

Adrillf

member
Location: UT, Sweden

Total posts: 112
Posted:FLOWER TURNS!!

I still can't do normal flowers... but for some odd reason, I can do flower turns.


missegyptology: I'm gonna be a terrorist when I grow up anyway

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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:Hurrah

neck wraps

btb reverse weave

(almost but not quite) btb forward weave


C8H18 + 12.5O2 ---------> 8CO2 + 9H2O + you know what

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:reverse weave straight into btb weave
the ying yang
and some weird butterfly thing, not sure what it is but i switch it from side to side
ooo! taught myself to turn above the head with doubles the other day as well
oh, and threw the legs butterfly. looks so funny biggrin
the stall that garthy did in his little video
and half of the waist wrap

i love sunshine, i can poi loooooads biggrin:D


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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:oo, outwards butterfly with one hand going through leg for one beat
filmed myself doing it. looks retarted ^_^


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Star_in_the_sky


Star_in_the_sky

newbie


Total posts: 8
Posted:Yay! I'm being really pathetic by saying that I just learned how to do the butterfly without bashing my knuckles! Go ME!!!
Uh, yeah, so. Never mind me, I'll just be the corner swinging around the poi...... redface


You can't run away forever, but there's nothing wrong with getting a good head start.....

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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted:wooooo-hooooo!! isolated buzzsaw! finally! have been isolating the forwards weave and both over and underhand ttn for a while now, but the buzzsaw was so elusive for some reason. yay!

Aimee: what is the yin yang? i mean, i know what it is, but as a poi move, what is it?


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

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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester, England (UK)

Total posts: 1365
Posted:YEY!

Finally had a major breakthru today, got the 5 beat weave.

I've also found a way to move smoothly into a horizontal pirouette by doing a corkscrew, horizontal pirouette, back into a corkscrew and then the windmill, been trying to work that one out for a while!


Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester, England (UK)

Total posts: 1365
Posted:Plus please someone enlighten me- what does TTN stand for?

Is there some key somewhere that helps newbies like me understand all this initial talk?!!


Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:TTN-Thread The Needle

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6086
Posted:WOO!!

Butterfly hyperloops! biggrin

thanks matt and babajaga hug


My state of mind is not yours to define!

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

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6086
Posted:Another silly tangly thing that I have no real description for. biggrin

My state of mind is not yours to define!

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

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:sooooooo many from the weekend I can barely remember them all!! So I'll try a few and come back

very wierd and very cool thru wraps (thanks Vance)

And most burning in my memory, me & Rossco Bossco managed two man versions of hyperloops, butterfloops, passing and even double neck wraps! biggrin

Propellor catches totally nailed (including being thrown by someone else) and propellor throws into propellor catches almost sorted too.
(oh and I broke my propellor record with 72 smile )

More importantly, I have soo much running though my head now that I'll be spending the next month purely on variations I reckon!

ubbrollsmile


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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