tiamat_22580
tiamat_22580

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Location: mods suck
Member Since: 7th Aug 2002
Total posts: 210
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


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onewheeldave
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Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
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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DeepSoulSheep
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Posted:Practice with just the left hand as slowly as possible until it stays in the correct plane.

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spiralx
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Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
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_22580
tiamat_22580

I will kill all mods
Location: mods suck
Member Since: 7th Aug 2002
Total posts: 210
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

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frostypaw
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Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Member Since: 28th Jul 2003
Total posts: 643
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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Kazz
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Location: oxnard ca
Member Since: 10th Aug 2003
Total posts: 13
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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JinX
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Location: JHB, South Africa
Member Since: 24th Feb 2003
Total posts: 208
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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PK_
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Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:just make pretty patterns..... who cares about names of moves............

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