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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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jeffhigh
GOLD Member since Oct 2005

Member
Location: Caves Beach, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 89
Posted:Can't match the rest of you guys, but I just got the 3 bt weave this week after having my fluffy poi for about 3 weeks.
I'm excited!!


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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:I've been messing around with various hyperloop things! I tangle them on my right/left then bring them over to my left/right before they untangle. It's fun! I got 7 beats of buzzsaw in the middle a bit earlier... I wanna see if I can do it ad infinitum!

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

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Sinner
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Sinner

member
Location: Battle, England

Total posts: 41
Posted:awww yer just learnt reverse weave hyperloops and airwraps biggrin:D

One of the many Duncans...
Feel the burn... (in a good way) meditate

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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:Antispin flowers! They're evil as hell, feel wrong, but look ok! I also managed to get a few beats of isolated buzzsaw and antispin buzzsaw fountain, along with some more airwrap to wristwrap and out combinations and nailed btb weave slowly and cleanly, finally.

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

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RAZE
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

RAZE

How much for a truckload of feathers?
Location: West Rand, Johannesburg, Gaute...

Total posts: 108
Posted:I've only been using ribbons and flags for a long time, so I decided to take out the old sock poi for the first time in 5 months and the first thing I learned was the airwrap.... so I braved the hyperloop and GOT IT after only 2 tries smile smile smile

whoooo hoooo


If you eat your dessert before your dinner, you will live longer. Living longer means more fire....

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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York, USA

Total posts: 3354
Posted:reverse 4bt thread the needle.

I swear its amazing how easy it is pick stuff up after not playing with it for ages.


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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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:Whooo! Down at the Hobbit, I finally pulled a fwd butterfly weave to rev butterfly weave non turning turn! Oh, and I met Screech!

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

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Sporky


Sporky

addict
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:Anti spin flowers, buzz saw weaves, reverse 5bt weave (finally) and btb 3tb weaves and a few nice new transitions thanks to MCP and Bluecat

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:I learned one nice Still and Catch combination form Fluffy smile,

:R


POI THEO(R)IST

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted:I learned a new poi move redface

Hug airwrap transition to otherarm on top hug.


"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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DrBoo
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

DrBoo

I invented the decaffinated coffee table.
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 453
Posted:Thanks to the amazing teaching of Sym I got the backwards three beat weave last week. Yippee! bounce ubbrollsmile bounce2

Boo x

I intend to live forever - so far, so good.

If it costs "a penny for your thoughts", but people give you their "two-pence worth", who is getting the extra penny?

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Sporky


Sporky

addict
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:Butterfly huggies and a cool TTN thingy with more beats than I can be bothered counting (not that I'm lazy)

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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Drudwyn


Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:I got a butterfly flower, and the forward btb 3beat weave!

And almost got killed by a staff. And had a fight with a kitty kat... and had a great time!


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

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG, Australia

Total posts: 3415
Posted:can nearly do a more than normal beat corkscrew. not sure how many there are in it yet.

And a stoopidly-many beat fountain. And lockout fountains. I wanna lockout above my head. And i wanna isolate a lockout.


"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Jastapus
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

Jastapus

member
Location: UK, Essex

Total posts: 39
Posted:Ive only just started using my sock poi and have fallen in love with wraps, this is my newest and by far the funnest. Weave into single handed wrist wrap then over, unwrap into a hyperloop then switch back out into reverse weave.

Cogito Ergo Sum

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Fira
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

newbie
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 7
Posted:Thanks to Oli for showing me a new style of playing at the Infected Mushroom gig in Bristol last weekend! It was breathtaking and inspirational!

I think i've finally got the hang of those inversals (is that right?) he was showing me, however, i am stronger playing backwards than forwards, which suprised me. I also find it hard to uncross on the other side, but i can do it sometimes. I been practising every day tho, so i find it all a lot more fluid now!

anyway, hello to everyone here, im new, feel free to flame or praise or ignore!

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:my new move would be a horizontal-hyperloop-pirouette-thing. from a corkscrew i go into a hyperloop, throw it up into the air, i spin 360, then catch the two poi. note: the two poi stay joined the whole time, and only sepparate when i pull them apart, as i catch them.

cheers, pete


"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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spiralx


spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Written by: Fira
I think i've finally got the hang of those inversals (is that right?) he was showing me, however, i am stronger playing backwards than forwards, which suprised me. I also find it hard to uncross on the other side, but i can do it sometimes. I been practising every day tho, so i find it all a lot more fluid now!


Hello! smile

I think you meant inversions... and I learnt them backwards first, they're one of those odd moves where backwards is often easier!


"Moo," said the happy cow.

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Just_Another_Clown


Just_Another_Clown

old hand
Location: London

Total posts: 965
Posted:i managed to do one handed butterfly behind the head!

Yay for me hehe


Q:"How many Jugglers Does it take to change a light bulb?"
A:"One, but another 99 others saying,'I could do that if I only practised more'" biggrin biggrin

Gate Keeper to Shocked_Prawn. None may pass.

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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

Total posts: 2052
Posted:hhheey pete biggrin for the inversions

ive been trying to get my 90 degree plane changes smooth into and from all 6 sides of a box.. is pretty fun stuff


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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Donefrosted


Donefrosted

newbie
Location: Nebraska

Total posts: 4
Posted:Wow What is split time butterfly?
cartoonagain@hotmail.com
weavesmiley ubbidea


cartoonagain(at)hotmail(dot)com
Donefrosted
Gutter punks are beautiful too!

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infinite


infinite

member
Location: ashland OR

Total posts: 110
Posted:I learned full weave BTB the one where you turn and the poi are actually in front of your body then turn and they are behind you, very very reachy. If you keep turning they will go back up in front of you. Like the BTB weave video except poi goi FWds and Reverse in front of my body depending on orientation. BTB weave on all four planes depending on body position. I also learned turning waist wrapped reels, Clock wise, the opposite direction wants to 5 bt weave because of how I start the pattern. long arm counter clockwise, w/poi butterfly time, flower, and long arm butterfly time arms with rvs spinning poi flowers. BTB wall plane airwraps. I can do a version of the upside down BTTfly Hyperloop poi come out in same direction. I also did a split time butterfly hyperloop on accident.

dont make peoples heads turn, give them whiplash.

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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York, USA

Total posts: 3354
Posted:its been a while so here goes:
waistwraps biggrin
antispin flower
straightjackets
reverse bfly airwrap
3bt fwd inversions with both hands
and with long enough poi, a suicide (but only with one poi, I ain't crazy ubbloco )


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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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:biggrin

hybrid wheel plane..


forawrds and backwards buzzsaws and 3bt weaves,

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Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Ki...

Total posts: 2216
Posted:umm sounds nice... is that using gradients or something?



oh an i've learnt lots since i last posted in here but i can't remember what... more about movement and transitions than actual moves. i'm gonna try and write some stuff down on spherculism if anyone's at all interested!



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It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:long arm windmill pirouettes... at last!
just need to work on my spotting now... ubbloco


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Izolated Weave(no sweeps, no buzzsaw, just cross, uncross, cross...)

Throwen still, jeah really, you throw your Poi inna way its flying horizontaly and than stops in the air, you can catch it than smile

light,

:R


POI THEO(R)IST

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Mireneye
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

enthusiast
Location: , Sweden

Total posts: 276
Posted:OKey, took me three days to get around to the most bareboned basics of Isolations. My hand would'nt understand them at all gah.

And now on the last of the three days, I got Isolations winded up in two moves. Weave Isolations, very simple when you know the two types of moves imo. Don't know if it's two or five beats... Here's guessing it's 5. But I wonder with those turns with the hand how many it really is. And amusingly enough I hav'nt gotten corcsqrew yet, however, the amusing this is I think I sucseeded with an Corksqrew isolation today aswell. I sure did a weavy move, and it was isolated and it was turned 90 degrees like a corcsqrew...

Nothing compared to most of you guys, just fun to update my progress somewhere.


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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:im getting waistwraps now.

also, i caught my hyperpirouette 6 times out of 10.

*dances*

cheers, pete hug


"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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Sporky


Sporky

addict
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:Isolated 5bt weave, isolated flower (still pretty messy though), butterfly through the legs and I'm currently working on btb waistwraps.

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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