Mot
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Posted:Right will some one clear something up for me. A 3bt weave is just a normal weave right. So is a four beat weave that one where you have to spastically twist one arm around the other so its just like a weave with two beats on each side. We've dubbed it the spastic weave. Well swifdly onwards If you can do a behind the back weave, what do you call one of those behind the back . A behind-the-back 4 bt weave, it feels more like doulbe reverse trip to hell!!!! Anyway clarity on the beat thing would be apprieciated. And is the behind the back weave extra thingy a common trick. It does give nice behind the back turning possibilites. tnx already.
t.

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Glåss
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The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 8th Nov 2001
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Posted:4 beat weave has....
wait for it....
4 beats on either side.


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Dissolved Girl
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Location: Italy
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Posted:a "normal" weave might be a 2 beat weave...

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coleman
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by lightwise:
spastically twist one arm around the other hey there. that wrist twist you refer to here has the effect of adding an extra circle (beat) to your weaves.
if you do a three beat weave (three beats on either side of your body or three beats with each poi before repeating) and then start doing the wrist twist on one side, you'll end up with a four beat weave (same hand leads throughout the whole move).
do it on both sides and you get a five beat weave.


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Mot
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Posted:Yes,yes it has a certain logic intermingled with the slightest undertones of sarcasm. But now a revolutionary question:

what is a beat: is that like how many times you smack yourself,do you get bonus points for pain as in a smack in the kneecap as apossed to in the leg. If you crack yourself really hard in the nose does that count as a double beat. not even if you feel it crack twice.

I've been at it for a year and a half now but i have never unterstood that whole beat thing. is one beat when one poi wups past you on one side. but then a normal weave should be called a 6bt weave. or is it when both poi past you on one side in which case a weave would'nt be a 3bt weave cause you'd have like one and a half on each side which would suggest a three beat but you would'nt have your third beat cause you'd have an extra "one" or "half beat thing" but it would'nt be a full one cause they pass you on different sides. Man does anyone else have this confusion. well thats kinda it. If you do a wevae and turn 360 and then keep on turning can you do like a 4001bt weave. Help!!


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NothingsPerfect
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Posted:Go read the articles on Home of Poi somewhere up there. There's a "What's a beat?" article.

3-beat weave is named so because each poi does 3 beats. That is why it is not 6 beats.


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Stone
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Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted:Hi Coleman how’s trix? Thought u were in Canada. I’m not trying to be a smart arse here, because counting the beats confuses the shit out of me. So when you said “if you do a three beat weave (three beats on either side of your body or three beats with each poi before repeating).”

Do you mean three circles on either side of your body, and three beats with each poi before repeating?

lightwise, apparently we count beats, not circles. So a 3-beat weave is six circles. See the glossary.
The “half beat thing" is counted, apparently. Try to let the poi, that is under, finish its circle before taking it across.

Not sure if this helps or knot


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coleman
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Posted:hey man just got back from whistler on tuesday - really wish i had stayed

you are completely right there - the three circles thing was well ambiguous.
i've taken more to thinking less about beats and more just about adding extra circles now. ie a two beat weave is cross follow, three beat is cf with extra circle, four beat cf with two extra and so on.

tangled beats confuse me even more so i'm gonna stop attempting to count beats altogether i think!


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MrConfused
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Posted:I always thought of the number of beats as the number of complete circles each poi makes before the pattern is repeated.

J


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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:J, I think that's a mathematical quirk.

# of spins on each side by both poi = # of spins on both sides by one poi

I had always thought of it as the former.



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there
is
no
one
beat
weave


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BlackFireJack
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Location: Bergen , Norway
Member Since: 16th Dec 2002
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by lightwise:
Yes,yes it has a certain logic intermingled with the slightest undertones of sarcasm. But now a revolutionary question:

what is a beat: is that like how many times you smack yourself,do you get bonus points for pain as in a smack in the kneecap as apossed to in the leg. If you crack yourself really hard in the nose does that count as a double beat. not even if you feel it crack twice.

. Help!! I'll give you a bonus point...............yupp!


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BlackFireJack
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Location: Bergen , Norway
Member Since: 16th Dec 2002
Total posts: 167
Posted:quote:Originally posted by NYC:

there
is
no
one
beat
weave there is ...I'm sure I use it every day .....
someone tell me I'm right please...


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spiralx
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Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by NYC:
{Whispers mystically:}

there
is
no
one
beat
weave Ha! You are wrong! It's when you just stand there and spin your poi in circles! You can even do it same time or split time!


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NYC
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NYC
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Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
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Posted:That's not a weave! A weave, by definition, goes from one side to the other.



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Yes, let's go.
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