Forums > Beginner Poi Moves > "What I'm workin' on right now"

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Location: NYC, NY, USA

Damn it's hard to learn poi in a vacuum.

This winter has been so brutal to my poi skills. I've only learned two moves in the last 7 months (forward and reverse 4 beat TTN.)

I'm uninspired and the weather isn't helping. I know that there must be a few of you in similar boats. So I figure if we post what we're working on it might be a motivator to improve. (Either that or you people need to pass through New York City more often.)

So what specifically are you all workin' on?

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

bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


definitely only working on this one.. might take a while.

waistwrap between the legs into btb airwrap. honest.

for tom


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Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

just wait till you see col4.....

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

vain-ego pkBRONZE Member
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Location: United Kingdom

yeah tom with a skinhead

MozyBRONZE Member
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147 posts
Location: In Melbourne at the moment, Australia

Well Well. Interesting on what everybody is lerning, for myself im lerning (Only can name a few )

#Forward btb weave

Im working on more but don't know the names SORRY


watching the world go by!!!!

Trick ferret on the making hehe!!!!
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EeraBRONZE Member
old hand
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Location: In a test pit, Mackay, Australia

Have just about got the forward weave => backwards weave => btb weave thing, except for yesterday when I split my lip. Damn beaming poi! and am trying to expand my one handed stuff a bit more.

There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

642 posts
Location: UK, London

With poi, currently working on and have been working on for about a year is quadruple poi in one handed butterflies and their transitions.

Trying to clean up my throws and also messing with double suicides.

With staff trying to get more horizontal contact moves.

With Diabolo, pretty much everything.

With Juggling, mills mess

With devilsticks, cleaner stops and alternating direction buzzsaws.

So much too learn, so little time!!

'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.'

1 post
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

forward BTB
BF waistwrap
airwraps and hyperloops galore
turning with BTB
more stuff with isolated buzzsaws
neckwraps that don't add some weirdo chinwrap in on the way out
some bizarre over the shoulder nonsense Rob came up with

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Le Skunkmember
84 posts
Location: NYC, New York, USA

poi related (once the weather gets better):
rev btb double btl weave (1 beat btl on each side per 3 beat weave)
butterfly kicks
1 handed cartwheel move (needs work)
pendula combos
double tosses
split time tosses (juggling)

not poi related (yet):
turtles (man do i need to start doing pushups)
front walkover/handspring
back walkover/handspring
general strength and flexibility

damn this is a good topic we should all print out our lists and go play in the park...once the fu*&in rain stops (i think today makes 3.5 consecutive weeks of rain)

sunbeamSILVER Member
old hand
1,032 posts
Location: Madrid, United Kingdom

hey LeSkunk I've been waiting for you to post again: do you remember me? I'm sunbeam/eva we met just before and after 9/11 - little blonde English girl who sang Janis Joplin with Erin in Brooklyn.. ring any bells?

hope to see you again sometime remember you've got a bed/floor whenever you make it to London.

PM or email me please

Back to the thread
I'm currently working on everything but mainly still trying to get the btb weave (shocking I know but I haven't been practising), isolations, a nice flow with poi and staff and a bit of contact stuff. Also a few more under the legs moves - I loved the stuff I saw you do in NY. Hope to hear from you soon honey

"I don't take drugs. I am drugs" - Salvador Dali


AdeSILVER Member
Are we there yet?
1,897 posts
Location: australia

I posted above that I'm working on having fun at the moment

I rediscovered glow sticks last night

it has been soooooo long since I've spun with glow sticks that it was just soooooo much fun (just cliped them onto my fire heads and taped a few onto my staff)

pretty colouring
I could spin for hours and hours
winter fills my days

RicheeBRONZE Member
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1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Isolated split time BF direct transition -

In infront possition,in right side right hand
over shoulderBTB,left hand BTB both isolated
then quickly to the other side do the same vice
versa... .....


PsyriSILVER Member
1,576 posts
Location: Berkshire, UK

I wud like 2 butterfly weave...

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