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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
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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Mr_widd
Mr_widd

eat my face before i eat yours
Location: Torquay, UK
Member Since: 9th Feb 2005
Total posts: 253
Posted:finally got the straight jacket entry from both sides: right side and left side inversion entry.
airwrap releases and catchs in odd places such as my elbow and head. video coming soon i suppose.


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K__
K__

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Location: Oxford
Member Since: 9th Jun 2006
Total posts: 184
Posted:5 beat weave! Didn't think I'd get that for months...

All credit to Yakumo really - thanks biggrin hug


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K__
K__

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Location: Oxford
Member Since: 9th Jun 2006
Total posts: 184
Posted:An unusually good weekend - got btb 3 beat weave today (admittedly after whacking myself *a lot*). It's not very neat yet but definitely there smile

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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:second degree butterfly waistwraps (for lack of a better term)

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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Mireneye
enthusiast

Member Since: 10th Oct 2005
Total posts: 276
Posted:Hmm... 6bt weave (with a very small wrap in the end, got to try to go further)...

Also, same direction (Forward or backward) going TTN move. It's doin roughly two beats now because otherwise it's difficult to get the timing right...

Finnaly got isolated Buzzaw down properly... I don't know why people say this is the easiest move to isolate... Phew....

And alot of stuff that just has to do with turning and linking moves together =))


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Mr_widd
Mr_widd

eat my face before i eat yours
Location: Torquay, UK
Member Since: 9th Feb 2005
Total posts: 253
Posted:btb huggies! yay! and trying to figure out the straight jacket btb too.



*edit* got into the straight jacket but finding it hard to get it spinning. confused sure i will figure it out

with a hell of a lot of hig movement.

EDITED_BY: Mr_widd (1153315041)


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Sun_Puppy
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Member Since: 13th May 2006
Total posts: 31
Posted:In the past couple of weeks I have finally learnt to do the reverse weave properly, plus high and low turns.

Shaky but coming along - basic overhead wallplanes, chasing the sun.


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poi420
newbie

Member Since: 21st Jul 2006
Total posts: 1
Posted:ever heard of any 1 doin tha buzzsaw behind the head or back?

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K__
K__

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Location: Oxford
Member Since: 9th Jun 2006
Total posts: 184
Posted: Written by: poi420


ever heard of any 1 doin tha buzzsaw behind the head or back?



Yeah... don't know about on any of the videos on this site, but there's a bit on COL4 where 2 girls stand back to back and alternately do a btb buzzsaw while the other leans back with a buzzsaw over their head. With fire poi. It's pretty cool.

But to bring it all back on topic, tonight I sorted out reverse 5bt weave and got a bit of a fountain going... Worked on btb 3bt weave as well and tried some variations but they still need ironing out to make them look any good weavesmiley


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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:yeah, check my video thread (in the vid forum), my oldest one (8.21.05) has it. As well as it being on col2005. smile

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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Imaginary_Grace
Imaginary_Grace

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Location: Wales
Member Since: 30th Apr 2006
Total posts: 53
Posted:*whispers* I can now do the butterfly and the overhead (giant?) butterfly without braining myself.... don't laugh, I'm new to spinning.... redface

The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head....

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K__
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Location: Oxford
Member Since: 9th Jun 2006
Total posts: 184
Posted: Written by: Imaginary_Grace


*whispers* I can now do the butterfly and the overhead (giant?) butterfly without braining myself.... don't laugh, I'm new to spinning.... redface



Hey, it's all good! The thread's for spinners of all levels not just for people who are really good... Everyone started out somewhere, and if people post regularly it's cool seeing them progress ubbrollsmile


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Imaginary_Grace
Imaginary_Grace

Member
Location: Wales
Member Since: 30th Apr 2006
Total posts: 53
Posted:Thanks very much K! I'm hoping to commission some tights this week to make some sock poi. I'll be able practice indoors easier, it should be cheaper than replacing the lounge light bulbs every week! ooooops

The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head....

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Geeza
Geeza

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Location: Leeds
Member Since: 14th May 2006
Total posts: 694
Posted:5 beat weave forwards. (sort of)
1/2 decent air wraps
split time butterfly front to behind and back agian


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Muskelunge
Muskelunge

member
Location: Chicago
Member Since: 6th Oct 2005
Total posts: 55
Posted:I've been able to do the five beat btb weave--about half the time.
I've also worked out inverted weaves.
And butterfly reels in straightjackets, and a funky weave/reel also crossed.
They're pretty cool.


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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:btb antispin weave.. oh yeah biggrin biggrin biggrin

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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splinty
newbie
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Member Since: 18th May 2006
Total posts: 21
Posted:infinite hyperloops smile

"If you roll a pencil is it still stationary?"

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Obi_Wan_Lynobi
Obi_Wan_Lynobi

newbie
Location: Glasgow
Member Since: 4th May 2006
Total posts: 9
Posted:Not been going long with poi, so am well chuffed that I've just nailed the 3-beat weave! woot!!!
I know its not much in the grand scheme of things, but I'm dead pleased


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Rovo
Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
Total posts: 544
Posted:3 beat weave is a big part of the grand scheme of things. smile

I figured out I can do isolated crossers today! Never thunk of it before. shrug


Peace, Love, Circles

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Sun_Puppy
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Member Since: 13th May 2006
Total posts: 31
Posted:Yay for learning the weave, Lynobi! weavesmiley

How does an isolated crosser work, Rovo? I've been playing with crossers a bit lately and incorporating them into my weaves.

This week, I have mostly been learning: low wave, some reverse butterfly moves including double backbeats, horizontal weave and a very basic buzzsaw.
Now I need to work out how to shorten and lengthen my chains without stopping. confused


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Imbalance
Imbalance

not different, just not the same
Location: Charlotte, NC
Member Since: 9th Sep 2005
Total posts: 263
Posted:Antispin Wall Plane flowers, half circles and FULL circles (with isolation and 1 inversion beat to make em a complete circle)

I once learned every move that there was,
Every style, Every technique.
Then I woke up, and forgot it all,
So now I struggle to dream.

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kash
kash

Dangerous cynic

Member Since: 22nd May 2006
Total posts: 166
Posted:I mastered the 3 beat weave last night, it was becoming a bit of a pain in the bum, as it was the one big sticking point in my progress. I took up poi about 2 months ago and I have been practicing like I'm possessed. I spent the last month doing it perfectly one hand at a time and just falling apart when I tried to put it together. I eventually cracked it by practicing crosses and a "2 beat" then throwing in an extra beat.
Oh and I've also recently worked out compound circles, they need a bit of tidying up - see icon wink


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Richee
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:
Weave hyperloops into cross-hand hyperloops, yay.

lighting,

:R


POI THEO(R)IST

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Mireneye
enthusiast

Member Since: 10th Oct 2005
Total posts: 276
Posted:Just the other day, I wanted inspiraton so I sat down to watch through Nicks Poi Video... Whilist watching I saw that girl doing a behind the back weave... And I suddenly understood how it should be done. Then the next day I did my first btb 3bt and even 4bt, altho not clean yet so I still hit myself alot.

Thats a grand step for me since I've been doing poi for quite some time but never dared delve into btb stuff before... or really thought I needed somebody to show me how it's done... since I have not been able to figure it out within the time of roughly one year...

YAY!

Cheers


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kash
kash

Dangerous cynic

Member Since: 22nd May 2006
Total posts: 166
Posted:Isn't that video great Mireneye?

I just watched it through last week, then went out and randomly started doing all kinds of things (mostly messing with the planes, crosses etc) that I previously wouldn't have thought of, or would have smacked my nose trying - it was like something unlocked in my brain!


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pitman
pitman

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Location: swansea
Member Since: 9th Mar 2005
Total posts: 544
Posted:i just got the under the leg reverse hyper loop bit sketchy got to tidy it up a bit

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SO GIVE THEM ALL TO ME AND I WILL GET RID OF THEM FOR YOU!

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Mireneye
enthusiast

Member Since: 10th Oct 2005
Total posts: 276
Posted:Yea, kash... I watched it several times before, and usually everytime I watch it, I seem to pick up something new just days after watching it.

There's definietly some mysterious force behind that video.

Incredible!


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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:seperated butterfly, moving up and down with pirouettes. i.e low seperated butterfly to high seperated butterfly/ turn 180 degrees/ high sbf to low sbf/turn 180 degrees/ rinse and repeat. The high low movement is sort of like a stall that goes between your arms

I can get through about 3 360 degree turns before I lose my planes and end up in windmill!
NB
by seperated butterfly I mean the move that looks like OO


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kash
kash

Dangerous cynic

Member Since: 22nd May 2006
Total posts: 166
Posted:I managed backwards 3beat last night, only took about an hour of trying! This is getting easier *woooT!

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Drudwyn
Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni
Member Since: 27th Aug 2005
Total posts: 632
Posted:I got inverted butterfly barrel rolls, some weird 5 beat inverted weaves, perfect 5 beat butterfly weave, an inverted buzzsaw hyperloop, and started work on the antispin weave.

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...

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