DeepSoulSheepDeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
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Posted:
I love straight arm stuff since I saw Jo Derry's (think it was him) in col 3. I think PK and Coleman making some vague references to such things in the depest darkest depths of the jedi thread but nothing too usefull.

I was wondering if anyone has any hints they can give on this. For example I find depending what I'm doing that the my planes drift (from straight as my arm, I'd say it's great with clubs) especially if I've just made a turn...

Please feel free to mention nice transitions like turning butterflies or split time??!!?

Oh and I did a search already...

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vain-ego pkvain-ego pkBRONZE Member
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Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
lots of practice with no poi dude, as soon as you have poi in your hands you find they tend to FLOP a little.
col 3 is the best to see long arm moves by Jo, also in the video thread ghost 1 i did a load of long arm stuff, though not a nice and smooth as Jo but, progressed since then.
working on full waist wrap long arm variations at the moment.
pretty much you can take any arm out or both arms out of most moves some where, wether turning in a move or just taking an arm out, also you can work on separations where each arm is making smaller circles in a larger circle, see ghost 1 for reference.

they tend to feel quite hard to do some of them, though being a simple move.

i do recomend stretching a lot or using these kinds of movements to stretch with, as your shoulders take a good bashing from the twisting, also a lot of twisting from the waist in some long arm moves.

JoJomember
517 posts
Location: Sheffield, England


Posted:
https://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=000451


for the weave type arm movements.

https://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=000907


for the butterfly type arm movements.

The descriptions aren't great but you'll know when you have it right.

Only advice I could give for when using poi is to relax your arms as much as possible. That seems to help keeping the poi at the same speed.

Jo

ps I've recently learned split time giant butterflies, with turns. They absolutely destroy your shoulders because both arms have to simultaneously point backwards, horizontaly. Looks cool though - like it shouldn't really work.

[ 07. March 2003, 08:27: Message edited by: Jo ]

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vain-ego pkvain-ego pkBRONZE Member
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Posted:
you hiding again Mr Derry?

DomDomBRONZE Member
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Posted:
quote:

Looks cool though - like it shouldn't really work.

er... maybe because it shouldn't. Ouch!

colmcolmPorn Appreciator
118 posts
Location: Ireland


Posted:
one i like is using the full arm for the first two beats of the 5 beat weave on both sides. It gives a lovely spiralling effect. Same kinda thing can be done with the windmill

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DeepSoulSheepDeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
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Location: Berlin, Ireland


Posted:
Hmm interseting

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_Stix__Stix_Pooh-Bah
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Posted:
I've been practising some straight arm moves for a while.. I find I really do need to loosen up and swing from the shoulders.. it's a nice kinda feeling of flo-freedom when I use my yoga and tai chi bit in it.. - can't really discribe it.. I'm crap with words anyway - so i won't try...

But I am tring to sort out a full kinda windmill swing with several body turns.. just having trouble with keeping the poi 180 degrees apart..

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Tempestaddict
522 posts
Location: Sheffield


Posted:
I can reasure that the longarm split time that Jo talks about is well kift I have a few revs on video and although it does look like it should, you can feel his pain

Looks majestic when combinined with the same time longarm and the normal verions too, like you just zoomed in or something.

(how about that dude, a compliment without any piss take)

JoJomember
517 posts
Location: Sheffield, England


Posted:

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