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BRONZE Member since Sep 2002

Location: South East London, United King...

Total posts: 54
Posted:how the hell do you do the 7 beat weave without wrapping. I can do the 5 with no problem now but 7...i just cant figure it out????

please help anyone

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Monkey Wrangler
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Total posts: 183
Posted:I believe glass does a 7 beat weave without wrapping in his contact staff video located here: http://www.alternativa.co.uk/poi/vids/DrewAndStaff.avi
If you don't want to download the video then follow my easier-said-than-done advice. Twist your arms as far as you can around each other, and then twist some more.


BRONZE Member since Jan 2002


Location: I wish I knew, United Kingdom

Total posts: 529
Posted:I (just about) got this today! For a forwards 7 beat, the arm positions are:
Place one elbow past the other - on your left, your right elbow should end up on the left side of your left elbow.
Your forearms should cross - left side again, right arm should be coming up from beneath the left on the outside of the arm and crossing over the top of your left forearm.
In this position, you should be just about able to fold your right wrist and fingers beneath your left wrist.

Starting from a normal weave, right hand leading to the left side, the beats should be:
1 - right poi crosses to left side
2 - left poi follows
3 - right elbow goes underneath left elbow
4 - left poi follows
5 - right wrist wraps around left
6 - left poi follows and crosses to right side
7 - right poi follows.

Reverse lefts and rights for the right hand side of the move.
Twist your arms up (painfully ) in the opposite way (other arm on top) for reverse 7-beat.


[ 04 November 2002, 07:36: Message edited by: Jephyre ]

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BRONZE Member since Dec 2001


Lambretta Fanatic
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 4993
Posted:7 beat no wrap to 7 beat reverse no wrap easy.. takes about 10 mins to learn with help from glass who happens to be downstairs right now, but its ugly stupid and pointless but proves that this move isnt impossible also from it there are 4 other 3 beat weaves and 4 other 6 beat weaves all with no wraps.
happy learning.


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In giving love there is an equal grace.
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As love unveils the beauty of all things."

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DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001


The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2523
Posted:and at least 4 more 2 beat weaves. which are just comedy. offsetting weaves to one side.
the goofy weave's
they're all ugly as louise.


GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Tangles. Goofy weaves. Ugly weaves.

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BRONZE Member since Sep 2002

Location: South East London, United King...

Total posts: 54
Posted:thanks guys may i now rest in peace about this. My arms arent bendy enough to do it at the mo but i see what you mean about bein tangled lol