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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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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Written by: rev
you all spun this weekend because of the Ball.. so like what gives.. you can't spin with a bunch of people not have learned something



erm....I don't think I learned anything at the weekend, well, I can't remember learning anthing although I saw tons of sh1t I haven't seen before properly, like antispin weaves and some lovely 'loop variations from Nx.

If someone remembers teaching me something please remind me so I can use it again sometime soon biggrin


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Puresock


Puresock

addict
Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 406
Posted:It took me about 6 months of on-off practice, but I finally managed to do forwards behind the back weave today. Thank god for that.

I've nearly managed to get the hang of 4-beat corkscrew spinning in the wrong direction, too, which I've never got round to learning before. Woo.


"Take that, math!"

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:lol rev, it wasnt that kind of weekend.

tho i did take a mo to get the 'anti-buzzsaw' which we are debating sooo hotly wink

and today ive got a new atomic hype, and after years of faliure I have the buzzsaw hyp with crossed entry and exit (the crossed entry gives it an extra twist, so thats why.)

T wave


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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 3999
Posted:butterfly turning 180 into butterfly and then repeat as needed or until i hit myself

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:ok, get this

roll on ball along the top of your forarm and let it drop off the end. as that one drops throw the second ball over the first to land on th elbow. as that one rolles down to the hand the first ball sets up for the same move on the opposite arm. nice huh?

T wave


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Puresock


Puresock

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Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 406
Posted:Written by: [Nx?
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ok, get this

roll on ball along the top of your forarm and let it drop off the end. as that one drops throw the second ball over the first to land on th elbow. as that one rolles down to the hand the first ball sets up for the same move on the opposite arm. nice huh?

T wave



Eek, that's technical smile

Behind the back weave turns, under arm catches, first 2 throws of a 4400 pattern with poi - my ceiling is far too low for poi juggling.


"Take that, math!"

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spiralx


spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Partially isolated waist wraps.

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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garthy
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England

Total posts: 717
Posted:3 or 2 beat BHB butterfly weave. The one with a TTN each side. biggrin

Oh and long arm 180 butterflys without hitting myself too much!


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

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:I got my postmodernist computer program to reply "!" to the question "?".

Also: I learned lots of cheeky poi, airwraps the other way. Bluecats sneaky arm goes underneath extra beat airwrap.

And I have been practising anti-spin flowers. Cos they are obviously the prettiest move ever.

Isolated weave is very hard. (My arms are retarded, or possibly I am doing it correctly... Who can tell... )


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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spiralx


spiralx

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Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Isolated weave is hard. I can just about do it but there's still a tendancy for one of the transfers to unisolate if I don't concentrate hard enough.

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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garthy
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England

Total posts: 717
Posted:Yeah Damn hard.

I've been trying for ages to get it clean and am still not satisfied.

Stupid left poi not isolating all the way through! frown mad2

They get much though if you've been smoking!

I'm not even gonna think about 5bt isolated weave confused


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

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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

Total posts: 2052
Posted:yea i cant isolate the transfers very well if at all.. garthy - yours is sweet, i seen it looking very isolated tongue - i didnt even realise you could isolate the transfers till i saw you doing it smile

i forget what ive been learning.


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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garthy
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England

Total posts: 717
Posted:I've been thinking that maybe looking in the mirror to see if it's isolated wreaks it?



So maybe I can isolate my weaves?



Just not while looking in the mirror. redface

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

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:atomic flowers....

now for the anti....

T wave


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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:mind...boggling...

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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garthy
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England

Total posts: 717
Posted:Written by: [Nx?

atomic flowers....




eek Thats cool! biggrin

but do you mean the poi at right angles or your arms? confused

Or both eek


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

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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

Total posts: 2052
Posted:atomic flowers with no poi smile

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:both, of course, cos the erms are extended in the atomic plane
feels very very weird.

T wave


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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:woo! atomic longarm carries

thankyoutom, you're ace smile

now flowers you say... umm


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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

Total posts: 2052
Posted:Written by: simian


thankyoutom, you're ace smile





ditto biggrin


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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tenticle


tenticle

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

Total posts: 275
Posted:weave flowers with butterfly arms, and butterfly flowers with weave arms...
and as a consequence of only taking one poi away with me this weekend, contact poi! theres loads of stuff where you wind your arm into the string just enough so the friction holds it on, and slowing down make it slide off... throws and catches that work like snatching an object with a whip, but reversed, if you see what i mean, more like snatching a whip with an object... (also works with feet (and probably objects)) and fish tails and continuous hand rolls and stuff. and thru wraps. and footbag.

And not a move i learned, but one by this dude called pete i met at a bonfire this weekend... three contact balls, throwing each one from his hand to his other shoulder and then running down the arm back to the hand, throwing again... like basic 3 ball juggling but with contact. looked king awesome, with the fire sparking through the balls... he was a bit good. when i first saw him he was staggering about looking really drunk, and i was doing a muntz point-and-laugh when i noticed the two contact balls rolling around, well, everywhere, really, at which point it became a tenticle point-and -gape instead...

--ben


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garthy
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England

Total posts: 717
Posted:Thanks to Nx for insperation....... hug

Atomic Umbrellas? Do the atomic flower arm movement with the poi always at right angles to your arms..

I can do this without poi biggrin


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

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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 can finally do butterfly airwraps almost on command. Also I learned alot of new style tricks today too.

Peace, Love, Circles

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Jesse Girl
BRONZE Member since May 2004

Jesse Girl

member
Location: Marin, San Francisco, Californ...

Total posts: 14
Posted:I know everybody here has got this all down, and I would feel silly posting this if I wasn't so excited. I FINALLY got it!!!!! I got the Weave! I have been trying to teach myself this for months and just couldn't grasp it by looking at all the tutorials online. Finally I gave up for a while, then the other night I said screw it, I'm gonna learn it if it's the last thing I do. And I did it! I DID IT!!! I know this seems kinda funny for all of you doin' hyperloop-butterfly-underhand-7 beat weave-corkscrew combos but I'm just so stoked! Yesssssss! Peace! Jessy

Viva La Pacha Mama!

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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:the weave is much harder to learn than all that techy stuff.

it's all about developing control over your poi, and the weave is the first big step.

so well done, you're quite right to be stoked clap


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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spiralx


spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Agreed with simian! biggrin

Not really learnt anything major recently, just playing with as many variations on waist wraps as I can think of.


"Moo," said the happy cow.

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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 3999
Posted:Written by: JRabbette

I know everybody here has got this all down, and I would feel silly posting this if I wasn't so excited. I FINALLY got it!!!!! I got the Weave! I have been trying to teach myself this for months and just couldn't grasp it by looking at all the tutorials online. Finally I gave up for a while, then the other night I said screw it, I'm gonna learn it if it's the last thing I do. And I did it! I DID IT!!! I know this seems kinda funny for all of you doin' hyperloop-butterfly-underhand-7 beat weave-corkscrew combos but I'm just so stoked! Yesssssss! Peace! Jessy



you go ahead and be chuffed, i was when i got the weave... it seemed to take me ages and i would watch the moniter going "WTF???" but when you get it its such a great feeling...
my son has just got the 3b weave and jumped around the house for hours


Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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The Real Fryed Fish


God's illgitament son
Location: state of confusion

Total posts: 1489
Posted:just learned the 2 beat thread the needle......

You can't avoid pain by fencing yourself from it.
Some times you need the help of others more than anything else
But you have to let them close enough to help......
People want to be needed, I found that out too

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Analemma


Analemma

enthusiast
Location: West LA

Total posts: 384
Posted:Written by:
hyperloop-butterfly-underhand-7 beat weave-corkscrew combos



Sounds interesting! Underhand as inverse? And do you do the Butterfly-weave in same- or splittime?

wink ubbrollsmile wink


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spiralx


spiralx

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Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Atomic airwraps and hyperloops both same and opposite direction. Box weave and atomic weave, which roughly correspond to buzzsaw and normal weaves. Still need to work on turning and combinations though... smile

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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