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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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JaqueDark
journeyman
Location: Liverpool England
Member Since: 27th Mar 2008
Total posts: 55
Posted:Yo yo yo!

I dunno if this is really a beginner move but I wanted to show off coz it took me a while to learn.

One handed butterfly 'flying' around in a flower. Gotta say it's mighty difficult to learn how to do that with chains.

JD
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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:gubster: Nice going, next thing I would suggest is to clean up what you can do, then learn it all backwards.

Jaque: Sounds cool.


'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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Richee
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:Horizontal "elbow" corkscrew - Where in the upper part
both hands touch the ooposite elbow.

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360's rock!

thx Yu,

:R


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CJDemon
Member
Location: Assen.
Member Since: 20th Apr 2008
Total posts: 7
Posted:I just did a butterfly, w00t! (Ok, probably not impressive, but I'm happy about it. So don't go ruin my mood T__T.)

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:Very cool. It can be tough one to crack

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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pineapple pete
pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 5125
Posted:i should probably update this..

in the past couple of weeks.. ive gotten the not-coleman, other inversion things, hybrid inversions, a couple of line isolations, some kick-ups, and integrating penduli into hybrid/flowery type things smile

been busy wink

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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Bondy
stranger

Member Since: 29th May 2008
Total posts: 12
Posted:i thought i was doin ok learnin 3 beat weave, butterfly, giant butterfly and one i made up myself in two days but me thinks ive got alot more practicing to do after reading this!!!!

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:One you made up? Do tell....

Genuinely interested if you can not tell or if you think I am being sarcastic....


'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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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Yay! Antispinny flowery goodness finally clicked.

Been working those for a while.
*gets back to studying*


'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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Bondy
stranger

Member Since: 29th May 2008
Total posts: 12
Posted:Thanks for interest mate. Im not even sure if its already been done or weather its so easy that noones bothered but i was happy that i did it anyway.

Ill stop tallkin crap now and tell u what it was.

Get both poi spinnin either side of you at the same time(like before your gonna go into a butterfly) then cross both hands over your body bringin the poi opposite sides then bring them back again.

Very simple and not really visually impressive but hey its another to say i can do biggrin


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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Sorry to say it is the latter.

At least if I understand you right, it is the move that pretty much everyone given a pair of poi and told "here, spin these" tries first.

Once you get comfortable you can slide into a butterfly from it in a "sneaky" way. And it is a good way to start teaching 3bt weaves.

Keep exploring though, you never know when someone with a new perspective may stumble across something that no one has thought of.

And you are making good progress, keep it up. smile


'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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Minty
Minty

Member
Location: Dampier WA
Member Since: 20th Mar 2008
Total posts: 3
Posted:Yesterday I learned the 5 beat weave YAY

*dances*

I was so happy I was grinning for the rest of the day smile


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Bondy
stranger

Member Since: 29th May 2008
Total posts: 12
Posted:Got the overhead butterfly yesterday biggrin, ive gotta get the backward 3 beat weave though its doin my head in.

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Forward and rev three beat btb. Now to work on turning the damned things....

Progress is made on flowers and releases. Even some catches. smile

Will need to modify my poi if I want to do those with fire though.


'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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CJDemon
Member
Location: Assen.
Member Since: 20th Apr 2008
Total posts: 7
Posted:Three beat f***ing weave! I can finally do it. So happy now. Took me ages. First had to learn 2 beat with both hands on top. Then break it down in the 3 beat.. and suddenly it popped and I did it. *happy*



Edit: And most of it thanks to NathanielEverist! Yay. Thanks mate.


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ReivaX
member

Member Since: 27th Apr 2008
Total posts: 27
Posted:i've just learned last this friday how to do spiral wraps! hooray!!! good move for my 2 months of poi-playing anniversary! lol

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Heulyn
Heulyn

member
Location: Wales
Member Since: 6th May 2008
Total posts: 30
Posted:CJDemon, keep it up! I know the feeling, and Nathaniel helped me loads too!

I DID MY FIRST FIRE PLAY YESTERDAY!!!
I'm so excited about it =]
I used 3 different size fire-poi, and some fire fans, and only got 1 small burn on my finger =D

I'm mega happy about it =]
Sorry ... Had to get that off my chest! =]
x


Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:smile

Nice going. Stay safe. biggrin


'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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Heulyn
Heulyn

member
Location: Wales
Member Since: 6th May 2008
Total posts: 30
Posted: Written by :aston


smile

Nice going. Stay safe. biggrin



I will. cheers =]
Now I just gotta start doing everything in reverse, before learning anything new in regular.
x


Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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Bondy
stranger

Member Since: 29th May 2008
Total posts: 12
Posted:Nailed reverse 3 beat weave, gonna have to start workin on some more complex ones now biggrin gonna have to get some fire poi too me thinks biggrin

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Song_Breeze
newbie
Location: London
Member Since: 8th Aug 2007
Total posts: 14
Posted:I finally managed to get turns right! Yay!

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QuestionzY
newbie
Location: Tahmoor NSW
Member Since: 22nd Jun 2008
Total posts: 11
Posted:I got some new LED ball poi today was using Globug LED stick poi.
Got a few pointers on my turns and reverse 3 bt weave and am startin to get the hang of them.Now to keep practicing til they are nice and smooth and can transition between them.


"Dancing is not simply moving to the music,it is becoming one with the music and letting the music move you"
Peace.Love.Unity.Respect.

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Richee
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:Parallel inside (double low 360) i.e.



Parallel (inside) skirt i.e.



[0:2:2:0] 'n



again,



:R


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pilch
stranger
Location: room 12 of nuneaton never was...
Member Since: 1st Aug 2008
Total posts: 18
Posted:i can hyperloop wwwwwwwwwwwooooooooo 1 n a half days n my arms r paying 4 it but wwwwwwwwooooooooo hug

dont u just love it when ur toys hit ya

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:Time for my annual forray into the poi forum wink

I just got behind the back weave wink showing even large lumps like me can nail it ubblol


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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lucidreama
Member
Location: St. Helens, Merseyside
Member Since: 21st Jul 2008
Total posts: 13
Posted:Yay! I'm really excited! Only just started to learn poi properly on tuesday, and I'mreally chuffed with me progress! So far I've learned:

The butterfly, the giant butterfly, and the alternate butterfly
3 beat weave and reverse 3 beat weave
cork screw, both directions
chasing the sun, both directions,
hip reels, both directions,
reel turns,
tuck turns

hoping to get the mexican wave tomorrow... not sure what else to learn yet though...

weavesmiley biggrin


live unlimited... love regardless!

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kerobenny150
Member

Member Since: 25th Jul 2006
Total posts: 1
Posted:Over the summer i managed to pick up reverse 5 beat weave, one handed butterfly over the head, behind the back weave (3 beat), and some tricks idk the names of... i almost have an albatross...

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lucidreama
Member
Location: St. Helens, Merseyside
Member Since: 21st Jul 2008
Total posts: 13
Posted:Learned some more moves today again that I can add to me list! biggrin

Now I can turn between forwards and backwards three beat weave, in both directions.

Also learned the Windmill, though one direction still needs a little work. Can move from 3 beat weave to Windmill, and then back to 3 beat weave or into reverse 3 beat weave (the latter needs ironing out though)

Nailed Angel Wings! angel

After lots of failed attempts I just spontaneously got Mexican Wave without even intending to do it.. just happened! Still needs lots of practice yet though.

Can do Buzz Saw, but I have to make my chains shorter, and can flow out of it into a normal spin, but not flow into it yet.

Last but not least, I can repeatedly flow alternately between hip reels and shoulder reels, 1 beat on each... not really a move as far as I know, but looks pretty cool methinks! cool

Sorry, nobody probably cares about this! I'm just excited... only started learning poi 4 days ago! ubbloco


live unlimited... love regardless!

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Nee
newbie

Member Since: 28th Jul 2008
Total posts: 15
Posted:I'm working through the art of poi dvd and learned the butterfly yesterday, and today learned; the giant butterfly, the thing where you spin the poi behind your shoulder one at a time that i forget what its called (lol!) and i can sort of do the mexican wave.

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swirlygrrl
swirlygrrl

newbie
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2006
Total posts: 34
Posted:Wow! Luciddreama...that's crazy for 4 freakin days!

I just got the spiral wrap and the sunrise! okay at 4 leaf clover. Just came up with a super cool transition from buzzsaw to a horizontal buzzsaw into a corkscrew and back! It's so much fun!

I have to thank the guys from 5 Years and Counting for pushing me past my block!


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