poirob2member
43 posts
Location: Harrogate, Yorkshire, England


Posted:
Just nailed btb weave frd n rvs, but whats all this 5beat maddness about? I needed a 3 hour back massage to right the wrongs caused by 3beat!! Also how do I get a 7beat weave? I know its got something to do with a hand wrap but it a bit of a puzzler!

Is this were Im supposed to write something interesting.....errmm.........AVOCARDO!!!!!!


Taniwhamember
138 posts
Location: Aotearoa


Posted:
If you just nailed it, then it could take some time untill u can get 5 bt. 5bt is nothing. Its as hard as a normal move. I dont think any moves are harder than another, no matter how technical they are. All the advice i can give is : the more u do anymove the eaiser it is to learn new moves. Because your body/ mind get use to Poi angles.

As far as 7/-15 beats go, they are the same move. They just go round an extra time. Simple. Wraps are nothing, i hear people saying i can do 100 bt wraps and all this, who cares! All it comes down to is : Who has the biggest......string

Its when u arn't wrapping and doing 12 beats that "NOW YOUR TALKING"

Actually, learning the move is more fun than getting it. Take your time.

Its all just smoke and mirrors


JaedenGOLD Member
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220 posts
Location: Edmonton, Canada


Posted:
If you are talking about a 5-beat btb weave you're going to have to get much more comfterable with the btb 3's as there is much more streaching involved in the 5. The btb 5 is vastly more dificult than the regular 5-beat. The best advice I can give you is to stand straight. Arch your back a bit. It is nearly impossible to to a btb 5-beat bent over.

I believe that 7-beats are pointless. I have yet to see a 7-beat weave that is performed smoothly. However, learning new moves is fun and other spinners might be impressed by this. All it is is a half wrap around your hands. From a 5-beat, instead of crossing over with your lead hand, it wraps your other hand as that hand leads accross your body.

If you wanted it non-wrap you're going to have to do a search, it has been discussed to some length recently.

[ 08. April 2003, 13:09: Message edited by: Jaeden ]

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Dio
DioHoP Mechanical Engineer
729 posts
Location: OK, USA


Posted:
Smooth 7-beat coming right up Keep an eye on the video thread!

Oh yeah, and to stay on topic... hehehe

5 beat btb I haven't nailed yet either but I have the theory down. The most similar thing I can think of is a 5 beat reverse weave, which will be done very similarly (hand flipping back over the wrist). The trick is just to let the Poi spin an extra 1/2 beat on each side and keep the "chaser" Poi (the last one to transition to the other side) close to your hip so as to avoid tangles.

When doing weaves I find that I would be doing the btb variation if I just took a normal weave, kept my hands in place, and jumped forward over them. Maybe try that!

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MrConfused
MrConfusedBRONZE Member
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529 posts
Location: I wish I knew, United Kingdom


Posted:
7 bt btb weave is possible without wrapping, but it is damned ugly. And pointless, really, as you can't move properly with it.

Edit - sorry, just noticed you were talking about regular 7 bt. Again, it can be done smoothly without wrapping, but it's still a bit ugly. The only nice thing about it is turning from 7 beat forwards to 7 beat backwards, or vice versa, when you end up with what appears to be far too many rotations in one place

J

If you're not confused, you're not thinking about things hard enough.


poirob2member
43 posts
Location: Harrogate, Yorkshire, England


Posted:
Ok, thanks guys, that seems to be enough to go on for now, although I think maybe taking up yoga might be a good idea , to loosen my back up a bit. p.s. Ow, u r indeed a nutter!

Is this were Im supposed to write something interesting.....errmm.........AVOCARDO!!!!!!


coleman
colemanSILVER Member
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7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
btb turning 5bt weave is considered by many to be one of the more technically hard moves.

i certainly would agree, especially if you do it in the wall plane.

i'll get it one day...
first i think i should probably learn it all with two, three and four beat weaves first.

[ 10. April 2003, 03:29: Message edited by: coleman ]

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MrConfused
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Posted:

Just a bit on the flexi side!

J

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JinXmushroom collector
208 posts
Location: JHB, South Africa


Posted:
can you do a 5b or 7b for all weave type moves.

like the mexican wave has anyone done that?
i think if you could it would be really cool

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