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Posted:Well i got couple of sets of poi to learn this stuff and the boxed collection of COL/COL2 and the Art of Poi. Been trying to get the butterfly move for about 4 weeks now and making absolutley no progress. Anyway last night i came home a little worse for wear and decided to have a go with my fluorescent poi, in the dark. The move just came so natural, i figured that my problem was that i was trying to move my whole body & shoulders because i was watching what my wrists were doing. In the darkness i couldn't see what my wrists were doing although i could definatley feel they were in the right place. Anyway i tried again this morning and the move was spot on, i find it much easier to look at yourself in a mirror rather than looking at your wrists to see if u have the action right. Hope this gives a little encouragement to anyone stuck getting the butterfly. Cheers :-)
Posted:Hi Paraffin, I think that's probably wrong, once you are in the butterfly you keep your wrists facing up and one wrist sitting on the wrist of the other, slightly offset though, the wrist movement should be fluid. If you've got the art of poi video then try frame freezing Diane's instruction to see how the wrists should be. Cheers Leon
Posted:To do a butterfly your hands don't have to be facing up. It makes it easier for sure, but once you already do know how to do a butterfly your palms can be facing whatever which way and you'll still be able to do it.