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Phuhzzzie Wuhzzzie the Pumpkin King
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Location: Melbourne, the new Land of Nod
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Posted:Because I like wraps I want to try to explain how to do any wrap.

All you have to do to pull off any wrap of any kind is put the part of your body or random object in the flight of the chain, cable or cord. The poi will do the rest themselves. To unwrap a little flick of the wrist and or a slight tug and the poi are unwraped.

With a little practice you too can wrap like a pro.


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Morgane
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Location: Austria
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Posted:grin this sounds like one of those fitness-trainer get rid of your tummy in 5 minutes adds.
wrapping in 5 minutes success guaranteed

Morgy


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dibs_star
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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, Uk
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Posted:*excited* maybe one day I'll be a pro!!!!

Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love aren't we already there? If there is someone willing to show, and there is someone willing to see; magic happens. This is whem humans are alive. This is when the wingless fly.

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Kyrian
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Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
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Posted:lol, true, but it's more subtle than that.

oi, and more painful. i thought i was going to be all cute and do this wrap combo i've seen someone do taht i really like, and after i hit myself in teh face three times in a row i decided mebbe i wasn't.

oh, you forgot a touch of advice. shorten ur chains!!!!!!!

P.S. Morgy you is awesome! good call!


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:Phuzz, we must twirl one time! I am not converted to wraps... yet! turn me to the dark side.... or join your rebel friends!
wait, that made no sense...


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Paddy
back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2002
Total posts: 884
Posted:Ever try doing wraps on things that aren't yourself? I started experiementing with while spinning outside by my porch. Did some wraps off the handrail, looks v v cool.

I've since tried this on other things, such as trees, picnic tables, and pedestrians. To save yourself a lot of troubles don't bother practicing on the pedestrians.


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Nyx
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Location: NorCal
Member Since: 17th Jun 2002
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Posted:quote:To save yourself a lot of troubles don't bother practicing on the pedestriansROFLMAO!!!!
that struck me as so funny! Thank you for the funny, i can't stop giggling!


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glowshow
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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
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Posted:For the most part, you are correct. But for some of the more complicated wraps, you just have to practice them a lot until you get comfortable with the angles, speed, and positioning. The simple leg wraps and arm wraps are pretty easy to pull off, but when you start doing alternate double bicep wraps and alternate double hand or handcuff wraps and behind the back "rolley-tango" wraps, it just takes patience. Don't get discouraged. That's the biggest piece of advice I can give. Happy wrapping!

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Mr_Coops
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Location: Lancashire
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Total posts: 42
Posted:Yes was with it till

behind the back (Rolley-Tango) wraps
What is that?


Herby

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glowshow
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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
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Posted:When in doubt...search.
This is where it first appeared. Go about halfway down the page. It was explained by Sundevil.


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Mr_Coops
Mr_Coops

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Location: Lancashire
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Posted:Now things are clear..
I'm glad we got that sorted out.
Hats off to all


Herby

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calvran
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Location: nowhere, ca
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Posted:Random objects are fun to wrap. I broke a glowsticks clip thing off once after obcessively wrapping and unwrapping it around the pole on my friend's trampoline for 10 minutes. And pedestrian wraps are fun! Do atoms, bodywrap, then go up and wrap around somebody and go back to normal atoms. Very fun, and they are left thinking "WTF"...Note : Don't do this with fire. And with anything else, make sure they don't recoil from the psycho chasing them with spinny things, because if they back up while you are doing it, you will hit them and they will be mad and probably hit you.

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DJ Dantana
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Posted:dark-side the power!!!

I like wraping on somebody else, like them through punches and kicks at you and you wrap on thier arms an legs, it looks cool. Especialy with wrap-switches.


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SaggyD
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Location: United States, WA
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Posted:I am very dissapointed in this post, i was hoping to find out what the phrase 'eplained in only a few short sentences' meant...

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IdubI
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Location: Medway, Kent, UK
Member Since: 7th Jun 2002
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Posted:I thought it covered it quite well

Spin Poi Place object in path of Poi When cable reaches maximum distance pull poi back Poi should now be travelling in a different direction Practise until it is smooth and requires Zero consious effort it is true that some are more complex but....
suppose it's similar to every Poi move explain in two words.
Spin Poi

[ 25 July 2002, 22:17: Message edited by: sub ]


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phunky
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Location: Edmonton, AB
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by glowshow:
For the most part, you are correct. But for some of the more complicated wraps, you just have to practice them a lot until you get comfortable with the angles, speed, and positioning. The simple leg wraps and arm wraps are pretty easy to pull off, but when you start doing alternate double bicep wraps and alternate double hand or handcuff wraps and behind the back "rolley-tango" wraps, it just takes patience. Don't get discouraged. That's the biggest piece of advice I can give. Happy wrapping! I'm going to have to agree with phuzzie wuzzie on his explanation. When you break down all wraps, all the poi are doing is recoiling off a body part. So i never understood the posts asking what new wraps are there. Stick out a limb and be creative. The wrap is usually only as creative as the move prececding it. BTB, BTL etc etc. Contort your body and wrap. Just be creative and stick out a limb. Those are for single wraps mind you, i do admit it takes a bit more practice to link them all together. But like all poi moves it's easier after time.


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:/waves wildly at the not-the-america nation
Hi Phunky!!!!
is that a poi wraping on a poi into a throw that shibaki does in COL 3?
applejuice! now that's what i want!


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Fwirl :p
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Location: Wellington, NZ
Member Since: 9th Jun 2002
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Posted:Red and Orange Apple Juice???

Neo:Wow, that sounds like a really good deal, but I have a better one. How about I give you the finger and you give me my phone call?

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Mark P
Mark P

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Location: Bath, England
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Posted:Word of warning to all those wrappers out there - Bare arm wraps really hurt when you have sunburn

Mark P


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Paddy
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Location: 4341'N 7938'W
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Posted:Bare arm wraps also hurt when the fireheads tangle on the chains and take off the top two layers of your skin.

(twiddles thumbs waiting for scar to heal)


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Mark P
Mark P

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Location: Bath, England
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Posted:ouch! yeah I have a couple of burns from the metal clasps on a friends set of poi that I was using on monday - quite nice shapes though

Mark P


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FireMikeZ
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Location: Laguna, California, US
Member Since: 24th Jul 2002
Total posts: 1438
Posted:This is one thread which prompted a new separate one in Technical/Moves Technical Discussion WRAPS: ballchain vs. link chain vs. twisted cable vs. ?, & special considerations

quote:New & unanswered Best-Chain-for-Wraps questions for all you pros and wrap-fiends, in a dedicated thread. This thread more about the equipment than the wrap move technique, though of course we're drawing on that too, for answers.Some of you in this thread may have light to shed there too, so just letting you know, click on the link I just gave you to give us ya expertise and opinions.

And Mark P, congrats on your new Glastonbury wrap.

[ 31 July 2002, 15:09: Message edited by: FireMike ]


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FireMikeZ
FireMikeZ

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Location: Laguna, California, US
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Posted:Concerning this thread, (*highly dangerous*) anyone try wrapping each other or?

...heh heh...careful...


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phunky
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Location: Edmonton, AB
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by Bender_the_Offender:

is that a poi wraping on a poi into a throw that shibaki does in COL 3?I always though wrapping poi around poi was tangling up your chains together. But i guess i've been gone long and new concepts have been made


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Glåss
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Location: Bristol
Member Since: 8th Nov 2001
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Posted:ah come on Phuzzi Wuzzi

What about the poi wrap poi moves
(don't know if this is same as col 3)
but definately a jedi move, and not an "all you do is just..."
and all the other through wraps (Ie wraps that keep going and don't stop or chance direction like neck wraps) as opposed to the stop and recoil wraps ur talking about .

Continous alternating between the leg (through wraps, not stop wraps) while walking forwards gotta keep you busy for a while.

ps check the time on this post, not healthy. just finished work, thats why I'm loitering in the poi moves section where I'm never to be read.

Glass


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
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Posted:don't wraps make you guys fry your lips real fast and get you sooo sooo thirsty for applejuice? damn after sweating all that moisture and breathing desert-dry flames and thinking thirsty thirsty (britney!) thirsty, that ya have to pack apple juice? even if it does look a little ...orange.
dang this post be making me thirsty. I should not have had that pedicure!


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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)
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Posted:I have this dying urge to drink corn juice now. Do they make that anymore?

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FireMikeZ
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Location: Laguna, California, US
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Posted:what is corn juice, unless literally squashed out of corn kernels, or the water leftover from boiling them? it may be odd, i could prolly get into that, but apple juice, yeah, red and orange apple juice especially, sounds poifect after a poi wrap of intense concentwation

and santanatwo or anyone, what are "wrap-switches," since these sound like they can follow on wrapping other people?


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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)
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Posted:I think it's like any other juice... fruity or vegetable-ey and doesn't taste anything like the thing it's supposed to.

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Wizz
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Location: UK
Member Since: 19th Sep 2003
Total posts: 206
Posted:Hello



Dont know if anyone asked this before but I do wraps with my normal poi all the time and want to try with my fire poi. How dangerous is it to do a leg wrap with fire? Will I set my trousers on fire?!? eek Is there any advice to make it less scary?



Wizz


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coleman
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Posted:wear denim.

avoid doing this


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