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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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infinite

member
Location: ashland OR

Total posts: 110
Posted:I figured out how to tangle on the right outside my arms then bring the tangle into buzzsaw and then throw the poi outside my arms on the left and it always comes seamlessly undone. I can do just a buzzsaw tangle, however this version <always> comes undone. And I figured out hyperloop butterflys, the trick is to go forwards butterfly and buzzsaw them for half a beat till the strings tangle then stand behind it again, they untangle everytime. I linked both of these tangles togeather with a bounce wrap on one arm yesterday.

dont make peoples heads turn, give them whiplash.

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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

.:star:.

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:wooo hoooo i just managed to do hyperloops...yeay!!

its taken me longer to get than any other move and i managed rip my nosestud out in the process!

yippeeeeeeeeeee


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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted:i just got hyperloops too!! but i can only do them with socks at the moment, that still counts though, doesn't it?

also have unlocked the uh 5bt weave, clockwise 4 bt corkscrew (so much harder than counterclockwise for me for some reason), and "the matrix move," for which i clearly have to build up lower back and abdominal strength to do repeatedly. can only do that one counterclockwise so far. also, antispin flowers. ubblove

been a productive month.


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

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spiralx


spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Got my first clean whip catch last night, I've got the idea now at the least.

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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Dixie
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Dixie

old hand
Location: Darkest Bedford., United Kingd...

Total posts: 740
Posted:Sorry to but in-- Please recommend a forum where I can find out what the devil half of this stuff is???

Antispin--flowers--matrixmove--wibbles--?? *so confused*


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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:erm......I think you're already in it wink



or



you could wander over to Spitlefields Market on a Tuesday night smile


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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spiralx


spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:ubblol

Unfortunately the Spherculism encyclopoidia is down at the moment, but when it's back up it's got definitions for all this stuff... smile


"Moo," said the happy cow.

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Dixie
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Dixie

old hand
Location: Darkest Bedford., United Kingd...

Total posts: 740
Posted:Spitlefields Market? Is that up north like Shropshire??
*Not looked at a map yet*

I just learned to take my 3btweave under my right leg , round the back, and back from under my left leg... I have to make a mighty hop/leap halfway through though, think I need to shorten my strings for that one! smile


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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)

Total posts: 1711
Posted:Spitz is in London-

Check the thread HERE
and get yourself down there biggrin


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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

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

Total posts: 3533
Posted:reverse btb weave and turns ^_^

btb is so incredably rewarding, i love it!


-James

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

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star child
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

newbie
Location: plymouth, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2
Posted:sorry to but in guys but if u want a simple way to learn the 5 beat 4wards do wot i did and watch the the poi lessons video clip for the 5 beat until u cant 4get the hand movements then go out and try it worked 4 me.

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:so happy, just got the btb weave turns too, sparky you are too right.

also got a btb butterly -> out -> spin 180 -> butterfly

yay

cheers, pete biggrin


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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hexagonic


hexagonic

Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester

Total posts: 1687
Posted:btb windmill, full turns on each side.

Oh, and some weird thing where the poi just dangles down as it's lifted over my shoulder. With contact for 'sensual' poi...


ah wah wah wah a wah wah

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bing!
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

bing!

i beat my inner child
Location: manchester UK

Total posts: 184
Posted:Written by: spiralx

A hyperloop if you're turning. If you're doing it in front of you there's no need to turn, get keep your hands still once they've tangled and they should pop undone on their own - that's an airwrap.


i cant do airwraps, they just wont work. the poi just tangle up. ill ahve to look at more vids of one ... anyone got a good one that shows the process of doing an airwrap?


--the spark what lit the flame which started the fire that burned forever--

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

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

Total posts: 3533
Posted:air wraps, sort of. i've done it, and i can do it again, but not reliably at all tongue that's okay, i'll just keep working at 'em, i finally understand what the heck they are

-James

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

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ShawnF


member
Location: Springfield, MA - USA

Total posts: 162
Posted:I'm happy I just learned the normal "hyperloop buzzsaw" (tangler in yo-yo terms) with two dead yo-yos. I had trouble learning it with my sock poi, but I suppose that's because they are normal socks that have some thickness to them. Using string seemed easier since you could get 4 or 5 complete revolutions just from having your hands pefectly still (the socks would die out way quicker because of how the trick twists things up).

But now I finally figured out how to keep the thing going using hand motions (left hand keeps the left poi going, right keeps the right one going), so that is really fun. I've kept it going maybe 10-15 revolutions now before exiting.

And that illustration I posted earlier is what I learned the basic air wrap from. Keep in mind that they should both be slightly off angle from the wall plane and that they should start to wrap above your hands. Then when gravity pulls it downward, it'll start to unwrap when it is below your hands (that change of axis is what makes the trick work).

Now I gotta try doing hyperloop buzzsaw in the other direction (forward) and the harder variations. Fun stuff!

Shawn


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Eveish
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Eveish

*Tickles pretty strangers*
Location: Australia

Total posts: 610
Posted:HIya all, this is the first time I've posted on the poi section of HOP, I have been a staff / dual staff / fans twirler for ages and only dared to pick up poi in January! anyways, I've spent a heap of time practicing these last few weeks...and yay, I'm a poi addict too now biggrin
Latest learnings: have figured out the 7 beat weave, its a little uneven, so need to practice it more, but I don't tangle like I did to begin with... ooh, and now am trying to learn the standard weave btb. Weeeeeee! ubbrollsmile


What if I should fall right through the centre of the Earth and come out the other side where people walk upside-down?!

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spiralx


spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:A propeller round the neck and then down the arm. One time in ten ubblol

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Orbital thingie smile

POI THEO(R)IST

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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted:split-direction weave!!!! yay!!

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

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mclaudio
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

mclaudio

Member
Location: , USA

Total posts: 1
Posted:Man is this thread ever long...

Well my first HOP post, and my new move is...*drumroll*

The Behind The Back 5 Beat Forward Weave. *ta-da*

I've been working on cleaning up my BTB5BtRevWeave, and today I cracked the Forward, and it's clean enough I'm turning between the two. So thought I'd post...

~M


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JayKitty
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey, USA

Total posts: 534
Posted:Nice and simple post. Just did my first ever butterfly arm wraps with fire and got my first ever burn marks! After about 6 months of fire, it's about time.

Don't mind me, just passing through.

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:aight, been practicing:
flynts solar flare (sp?) (chasing the sun to right (inner thigh) leg wrap, right hand poi wrap off wrist, into flutterby)

corkscrew bum spin, to rolling round on the ground, and out, unburnt

also, slow swinging, just goin in a U with each poi (kind of a slow starting thing) kick right hand chain with foot (kinda rope darty) go into something fast, looks cool

finally, btb3beat weave spins

workin on btb5beat frown

cheers, pete biggrin


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:NYC! NYC!!!!! I nailed the 4-beat TTN! HAHAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Dixie
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Dixie

old hand
Location: Darkest Bedford., United Kingd...

Total posts: 740
Posted:Erm... TTN?
Help me out here man! WT* is TTN?


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munkypunks
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

munkypunks

enthusiast, but not enthusiastic
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Total posts: 367
Posted:thread the needle. I can't believe I know something useful! ubbidea

You can't fall off the floor, but sometimes you need a chair to reach the cookie jar.

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

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

Total posts: 6086
Posted:A nice stall/throw combo from a butterfly.

A couple of other stalls and linky togethery moves.


My state of mind is not yours to define!

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

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Shu
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Shu

Retro Fyre Wizzard
Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN), South ...

Total posts: 538
Posted:it's not really new...



i'm starting to focus on kicks and slaps (i think sum1 reffered to it as bodypopping - correct me if i'm wrong - okay i'm wrong!)



i've got dead stalls and wraps tapped nicely... but have never really worked with kicks, slaps and bounces.



It's quite a bit of fun!



*shrugg*

EDITED_BY: Shu (1115622187)


Regards hug

Shu
(Ice-E FyreStorm - Group Manager & Performer)

You know those people your parentals warned you about?... I'M ONE OF THEM! ubbloco
Yes, i do bite!!

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CeCeMonet


member
Location: Phoenix, Az,

Total posts: 25
Posted:I have learned the "Vampire Kiss" and I learned the reverse thread the needle from the COL 5 DVD those are my two recent "new" moves

Her Ladyship Hot Shot

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crea


newbie
Location: Stockholm

Total posts: 15
Posted:Ok, I'm a n00b so bear with me....I managed the 3b weawe bw for the first time yesterday and also linking it together with the 3b weawe *happy* but only in one if I go right. If I try going left I get tangled - can't seem to get my arms cooperate. But hey who's complaining...??..new move and new link all in one sunny day bounce

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