tiamat_22580tiamat_22580I will kill all mods
210 posts
Location: mods suck


Posted:
i searched but nothing, i have done poi for a year and i really tried to avoid doing butterfly i have one problem which is when i do it, the left hand which is under always goes on a different axis than in front of me and it wants to go to the side , my right hand is always on the topand my right hand does it perfect but the left is weird.i'm going insane

as you could say i'm going back to the basics


onewheeldaveonewheeldaveGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,252 posts
Location: sheffield, United Kingdom


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by tiamat_22580:
i searched but nothing, i have done poi for a year and i really tried to avoid doing butterfly i have one problem which is when i do it, the left hand which is under always goes on a different axis than in front of me and it wants to go to the side , my right hand is always on the topand my right hand does it perfect but the left is weird.i'm going insane

as you could say i'm going back to the basics

If you're doing an in synch butterfly one hand should always be slightly higher (sounds like the right in your case).

Might help if you practise an off synch butterfly as well i.e. rather than both poi/hands moving in time with each other, they are out of phase- in this one neither hand stays on top.

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DeepSoulSheepDeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,617 posts
Location: Berlin, Ireland


Posted:
Practice with just the left hand as slowly as possible until it stays in the correct plane.

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spiralxspiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Hey don't worry, I've been doing poi for ages and I still have this problem when doing a reverse butterfly One of these days I'll get round to sorting it out I suppose...

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tiamat_22580tiamat_22580I will kill all mods
210 posts
Location: mods suck


Posted:
i think i figured it out myself which is turn my left hand upside down, which makes it easier to go on the right plane. so i'll try it later , but for your guys ideas , i tried all of them before i posted this thread and was still having the problem


frostypawGreat balls of fire
643 posts
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Posted:
when doing it in time they're usually more like fists and vertical than either up or down facing

a useful tip i got from the friendly SA girl on sunday: keep it as close to your body as you can to help you learn the planes - the risk of hitting yourself will spur your subconcious to chip in!

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Kazzmember
13 posts
Location: oxnard ca


Posted:
ok,this is what you do. take both strings and make two differant circles. then while spinning move thm closer and coser together. when your hands touch jus move them together up and down. its very easy.

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JinXmushroom collector
208 posts
Location: JHB, South Africa


Posted:
also try move your right hand (top hand) slightly forward this makes it easier dont know why, mabey coz the planes are not on the same path just parallel and real close.

good luck

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vain-ego pkvain-ego pkBRONZE Member
Lambretta Fanatic
4,997 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
just make pretty patterns..... who cares about names of moves............

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