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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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Conner8008


Conner8008

The Oregon HOP Head Spinner
Location: beaveton,oregon,USA

Total posts: 6
Posted:i need help with threding the neildel

Conner Hearty
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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague

Total posts: 1841
Posted:here you go - > Thread the needle

TTN at the glance,

:R

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Posted:I learned the butterfly today smile I'm going to be working on the three beat weave.

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Such
GOLD Member since Sep 2008

Such

Rancor
Location: Right Here

Total posts: 253
Posted:Originally Posted By: velvettearsI learned the butterfly today smile I'm going to be working on the three beat weave.

Congrats, if you're moving on to the three beat I suggest you get the two beat down on both sides, it will make the three beat much easier; unless you know the two beat then never mind o.O


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Posted:No, I don't know the two beat, but I have taken a look/tried it, it seems to just be a matter of timing. My left side is a bit slow, so I have to compensate and concentrate on it, but it's coming along smile

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Posted:I learned the 3beat weave and alsost did a 5 beat weave. Also thought of a cool combination for a dance.

I am somewhat new to Poi but I love it!

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Posted:i've started dancing around with my poi a bit more, and I've stumbled on a move and I have no idea what it's called, so I need your help guys.

It's a figure 8 formation, I typically start with both poi on my left side, swing up to my right, down then back to the left. On about the second to third rotation I separate the poi and they do this individually (the 8s). I love the move, just want to know the name lol


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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:No name for it really, its just figure 8s with the poi in even time which you then seperate out into a 2 beat weave(a split time movement)...

That is if I'm understanding you correctly, of course. smile


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Posted:That does sound right. cool that i learned it on my own though. I was watching videos and couldn't get it lol

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Posted:I did My very first multiple spinner big burn the other night in which i learned triquenetas (probably misspelled)inward and outward box stalls inner line stalls and the 5 beat weave and windmill. any advice on strightjackets or the 4X4 fountain?
and if your interested in the vid heres the copy from my cam im in the front right



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Troika
SILVER Member since Feb 2009

Troika

The official unofficial purveyor of cake
Location: Missouri USA

Total posts: 26
Posted:I just got the three beat weave yesterday and working on the 5 beat weave! Can't keep the butterfly going for more than like 5- 7 beats, my left hand keeps getting out of the plane or something. any tips??

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V_Regal
GOLD Member since Feb 2009

Lost in the Lights
Location: BC, Canada

Total posts: 101
Posted:Remember that the trails cross at two points.
Split time or pray is my advice. And put them on slightly different angles?


Risen from the Ashes
The Phoenix shall rise in his royal flaire.
FIND YOUR DESTINY.

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Mannimal
GOLD Member since Apr 2009

Mannimal

The Mannimal
Location: Eugene, Oregon

Total posts: 13
Posted:One week into spinning and doing so daily. Here's what I've learned:
Week One:
Butterfly, with some btb and over the head variation
Over the toe, Behind the back turns, as well as the behind the back, forward to back turn
Two and Three Beat Weaves
Half Time Opposite Spins
180 and 360 Turns while doing three beat weaves
5 beat weaves (FINALLY got it Saturday, first night with a set of glowsticks)

Plans for Week two:
Stalls
BTB weaves
Changing planes


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Mannimal
GOLD Member since Apr 2009

Mannimal

The Mannimal
Location: Eugene, Oregon

Total posts: 13
Posted:wow... so I found opposite stalls are hella crazy hard to wrap my brain around. Any suggestions to mentally preparing my brain to do it?

Also, I'm trying to do btb weave with a backward spin, is that the way that most people get it? any tips?



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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:On btb. Yeah, most people find rev easier... but I'm probably not the best person to ask because an old injury prevents me from doing fwd properly.

Put your weak hand on the top (so doing the stalls coming down) and your strong hand on the bottom (Doing stalls coming up) and just try keep it going.

Also, can you do opposites with both stalls going up? Meaning they are on opposite sides of your body?

(I assumed you meant the ones that are up and down on one side of your body)

Get comfortable with the prospin, opposites wall plane flower and that should help greatly.


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philisweatly
SILVER Member since Feb 2008

philisweatly

life's a garden, dig it
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.

Total posts: 115
Posted:finally got the variation on split time butterfly when you kinda do antispin flowers and the poi end meet in the middle and swoosh to the other side. sweeeeet.

oh and I can airwrap in a bunch of new places and directions. smile

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Derwyn


Derwyn

Lightworker
Location: New Mexico

Total posts: 88
Posted:Got btb 3beat! YAY!!!

"When we dance with the faeries, we dance with the reflections of our true selves and the true inner self of the world."

"If you keep thinking like that, you'll never get to meet a Unicorn."

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Well done!

Finally managed to get a couple more crosser variations and entries.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Posted:Same-direction, same-time, anti-spin, hip-to-shoulder(or vive versa) reels. Uggh, lots of words for a simple looking move, but it feels wonky to do. Elegence will come in time I suppose. It has four anti-spin points/petals. One at 12, 3, 6, and 9 on a clockface.

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Mannimal
GOLD Member since Apr 2009

Mannimal

The Mannimal
Location: Eugene, Oregon

Total posts: 13
Posted:okay, so here I am week 4 and I really have no way of keeping normal time butterfly's working for any period of time.

And when I mess up, more than likely it means a kick in the gonadular region.

It has gotten a little ridiculous. Last night I pretty much picked up windmills and fountains and I can't even thread the needle.

perhaps its the promise of nether region pain that keeps me away.

gotta get it started.

-M


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Week 4 and you can not thread the needle? It took me months to learn that one. tongue2

To be honest, I tried a few times, found it was not working and left it alone. A while later it clicked for me.

Same story with crossers actually....

There were some hints given for butterflies somewhere. I do not recall where now....


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Mannimal
GOLD Member since Apr 2009

Mannimal

The Mannimal
Location: Eugene, Oregon

Total posts: 13
Posted:Getting closer and closer. Still working on it.

Later on, I watched this video:



This Brit's tutorial made me think of the butterfly and TTN in a totally different way. All of a sudden: clarity.

After weeks of frustration of keeping a butterfly going, I started to get a feeling that I was over complicating the concept and I needed to see this basic move implemented along with a variant to make it more complex. As it worked out, when I saw this vid, boom! I got the basic concept and then was about to not only do the butterfly, but also TTN right afterward.

Now that I think about this: I learned 3 beat weave in the same manner, I saw the 5 beat weave, and tried to duplicate it, and there I was.

-M

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philisweatly
SILVER Member since Feb 2008

philisweatly

life's a garden, dig it
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.

Total posts: 115
Posted:hooray! Finally got the behind the back forwards weave. For some reason it just clicked today. Now I need to be able to turn with behind the back weaves. Slowly but surely.

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Nice one, philisweatly! I can't do btb forwards properly due to a shoulder injury. frown

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:I still struggle to turn smoothly with btb weaves, but then I have not really tried much....

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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feelscape


feelscape

stranger
Location: bremen, germany

Total posts: 13
Posted:i learned an airwrap and a hyperloop last week.

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Reaver
SILVER Member since Apr 2009

stranger
Location: Missouri

Total posts: 1
Posted:ade, try "fanblading" with five in reverse and three forward, and gradually attemt to add the five beat into it, it will "feel" right, effortless, when your hands make the right movement. also, check out playpoi.com, nick woolsey has a perfect tutorial video on the five beat for your situation.
-Reaver


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fireflyfaerie


journeyman


Total posts: 73
Posted:Just learnt 5 beat weave ! ((at last!!! ive been trying for long enough!!)) just need to get it looking a bit smoother before letting rip with the fire poi...

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MelissaRhae


MelissaRhae

I have dibbs on Zack Attack
Location: Nyssa, OR

Total posts: 11
Posted:wow i feel kinda lame just learning forward two beat weave haa haa. I just need to practice more then I will be as cool as you all are one day smile

I am not smiling because I am happy... I am smiling becasue you have all finally driven me insane!

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Posted:Originally Posted By: MelissaRhaewow i feel kinda lame just learning forward two beat weave haa haa. I just need to practice more then I will be as cool as you all are one day smile

I've only just learnt it too. I've been trying to do the forward 3 beat weave recently and it is getting closer but I still don't think i'm doing it right.

All I can currently do is;
Corkscrew
Basic turn forward and back
Butterfly and overhead butterfly
Turn forward and back in split time
2 Beat Weave

And am working on 3 Beat Weave
I guess it's not *too* bad for 3 weeks in. Just have to keep at it and try to get more practise in every day!


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