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Member Since: 31st Mar 2002
Total posts: 3
Posted:i was wondering if any one could help me i would like to know how to do an atomic simble. ive heard it can be done but ive never seen it.


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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5687
Posted:Erm, I think this is what you mean...Do a normal butterfly and then lift it so your arms are about 45 degrees, maybe higher, but not vertical. Speed the spins up a bit and you get a kind of Atom shape in the air - two inter-locking 0'sSorry if this is wrong.

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Location: Edmonton
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2001
Total posts: 220
Posted:I've been told that when I go from a norma butterfy to an overhead butterflys my poi take on an atom-like configuration. I guess I need more practise to get them straight
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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Member Since: 21st Dec 2001
Total posts: 1325
Posted:I think it's where you do a normal butterfly, and while doing that, push your arms out and then back in at a rhythm. (Depends on the speed).

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Location: Edmonton, AB
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 877
Posted:The best way to make an atom over your head is spin the poi making an "x" split-time. Not quite a butterfly, because you're not making it perfect. Then raise your arms up over your head. Spin REALLY REALLY FAST and people will say "WOW, UR GOOD!"
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Location: Manchester NH USA
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 193
Posted:Someone started a thread on this a while ago. It was called Atomic Moves or something like that..http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/000526.htmlI think this is it.. good luckMATT------------------I dreamt that I ate a 10 pound marshmellow and then when I woke up, my pillow was gone!

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Location: Thornhill, Ontario Canada
Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 238
Posted:Do a butterfly and while keepingyour right hand straight poin your left hand downwad,,,this makes the symbol right in fronto of you rather than over the head.------------------Do You ever Question Your life? Do You ever wonder Why? Do you ever see in Your dreams, All the castles in the Sky??

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Member Since: 31st Mar 2002
Total posts: 3
Posted:thanx for all the advise its help but i dont think you quite get what patern i wont to do i dont wont to circuls like the butter fly.i think it was my bad i should have said an atom not the atomic symble sorry bout that but if you go to the sit youll see what i wont the trails to look like.http://www.realware.com.au/images/top/atom.gif


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Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:the only way i can see you getting such a patern is to do 360 spins floating between forwards and reverse weaves but altering the angle in which they are flowing droping in a low corkscrew too for that horizontal one, it can be done... just spin around and around and see how it goes...The overhead butterfly one is like a scifi logo...
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