JinXmushroom collector
208 posts
Location: JHB, South Africa


Posted:
well i have figured out how to do a one handed chase/weave, but the only way i can start is by gripping the one poi on my hand through the grips and the other between my ring finger and pinky, i then hold the later poi out at a 90% angle across my body and swing the other up on back down whilst letting the other go, and continue to rotate my hand faceing up the down up the down and from side to side accross my body. i can come out of this by bringing up my other hand and gripping the loose hand holds. i hate this word thing.

My problem is starting, i want to do this trick with fire but i dont want to break rythm and i cant exactally hold the end of my poi when its on fire. Please help!!!!!

JinX : If it doesnt kill you it makes you stronger

The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earth worms dizzy.
It will however make cats dizzy and cats throw up twice their bodyweight when dizzy.


NickCMonkey Wrangler
183 posts
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada


Posted:
All I do to start a one handed crossover (two beat weave) is get both handles in my hand at once and swing them in the same time, side by side, alternating left and right side of your body to keep them untangled. Then once they're going I just force the lead one ahead (I can't describe it any better, you just need to get the feel for it, like spinning meteors).

JinXmushroom collector
208 posts
Location: JHB, South Africa


Posted:
so do i start with the normal forward weave and then link my one hand around the other hands poi chain and so carry on going? does that work? and i cant seem to get my hands close enough.

JinX : If it doesnt kill you it makes you stronger

The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earth worms dizzy.
It will however make cats dizzy and cats throw up twice their bodyweight when dizzy.


NickCMonkey Wrangler
183 posts
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada


Posted:
I suppose that would work, but I was talking about starting from a resting position.

JinXmushroom collector
208 posts
Location: JHB, South Africa


Posted:
thanx, all i have to do is work it into my rotine, any ideas?

mabey i just start with it?

JinX : If it doesnt kill you it makes you stronger

The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earth worms dizzy.
It will however make cats dizzy and cats throw up twice their bodyweight when dizzy.


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
I guess it's about time for me to plug my welding gloves again. If you have welding gloves you can, simply, hold the burning poi for as long as you need. Granted, you were probably looking for a more elegant answer, but it's true.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Another example of me talking despite being clueless on the topic. I can't do anything one-handed BUT it sounds like you're doing a meteor trick. Maybe if you focused on meteors you could better translate it to poi later.

Talkin' out my butt again,
NYC

[ 26. February 2003, 14:22: Message edited by: NYC ]

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


colmPorn Appreciator
118 posts
Location: Ireland


Posted:
nyc, your butt speaketh the truth!

once you nail the meteor thing, you'll have no problems with the one handed poi stuff.

Go to 'other toys' and there's two threads on it.

I use the one handed weave to trasition to btb weave.

you can even do the the one hand weave in reverse, and you can turn with it.

I'm going straight to hell.
Better practice my fire show.


NothingsPerfectmember
79 posts
Location: Warwick, Rhode Island


Posted:
Do you ever do wraps with fire? If so you might consider going from a one handed butterfly to a one handed weave. All you need to do is wrap one of the poi and not the other. I do it with non-flaming poi by just sticking out an arm to one side of the one handed butterfly. The principal is the same as if you had a butterfly and wrapped one poi to go into a weave.

~And when the day arrives I'll become the sky, and I'll become the sea, and the sea will come to kiss me for I am going home. Nothing can stop me now.~


Jezaddict
642 posts
Location: UK, London


Posted:
You can also do the reverse of that trick so you go from one handed weave to the one handed butterfly, by changing the direction with a leg wrap of one poi.

'Happiness is liking peeing on yourself. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth.'

'If *I* had a hammer, there'd be no more folk singers.'


JinXmushroom collector
208 posts
Location: JHB, South Africa


Posted:
thanx guys now i need to make it look harder so people say 'WOW'

JinX : If it doesnt kill you it makes you stronger

The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earth worms dizzy.
It will however make cats dizzy and cats throw up twice their bodyweight when dizzy.


colmPorn Appreciator
118 posts
Location: Ireland


Posted:
oh yeah,
I found the best position is to hold one poi between your thumb and your index and the other coming out the bottom of my hand held by my little finger. The straps in the middle are now more or less in line. I find it much easier to transition from two hand to one, and back again as you just have to open up your fist a little to place the poi in there.

hope this makes it easier.

I'm going straight to hell.
Better practice my fire show.


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