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Nick poiboi


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Location: Bay Area

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Posted:Ive been hearing alot about a fountain lately but i dont know exactly what it is. i have searched on this site several times for a clear deffinition or move description but i have yet to find one. So ne one out there that could help me out with a move description and maybe some move instruction/tips for the fountain please do me a favor and help me out here.

Thanks All,
nick


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MikeIcon
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MikeIcon

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

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Posted:Fountain is a weave that goes from forward to reverse and back again in wall plane. There are 12 beats in the basic fountain.

Basically all you gotta do is a forward weave with your body turned 90 degrees so youre doing it on one side (in front and back of you). Then turn it to reverse (other side of your body). When you do this, do it in a circular motion around your body, going low then going high during the turns.


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telic


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Posted:In the immortal words of [Nx?]:

...Boric acid.


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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

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Location: sheffield, United Kingdom

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Posted:quote:Originally posted by Nick poiboi:
Ive been hearing alot about a fountain lately but i dont know exactly what it is.Here's a thread on fountain with description and link to another thread-

http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=001181#000000


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Nick poiboi


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Location: Bay Area

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Posted:hey thanx a bunch guys, i funally understand what the heck a fountain is

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[Nx?]
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[Nx?]

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Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

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Posted:mana from glass:

quote: Fountain:
is cross follow(*see footnote below) to reverse cross follow in the wall plane taken high in front of the face (rev to fwd) and low( fwd to rev) as it comes in front of you.
The tricky bit is to spread all the little circles really neatly and evenly around a big circle.
If you think it has a windmill in, then sorry thats entirely my fault.
There are 5 little circles and 1 big one chopped up into little bits with each poi. (Although almost every description you see of this move will have the number of circles counted wrong)
Good video of this on the gandinis site, spun really cleanly, but the numbering is wrong!!
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better than a fountain Is an:
Extended fountain
Add in a windmill behind the head as it goes up to you head
So its cross follow to (low transition)
reverse cross follow (up the the shoulders)
windmill
back to cross follow
thats got to be something like 7 little circles and 1 big one chopped up into little bits with each poi.
enjoy there you go.

T

p.s. I like MnM myself, or samba.


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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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Posted:quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
quote:Originally posted by Nick poiboi:
Ive been hearing alot about a fountain lately but i dont know exactly what it is.Here's a thread on fountain with description and link to another thread-

http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=001181#000000
...with another link and a different discription no doubt........


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Zeritel


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Location: Pittsburg

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Posted:So what is it if i do a foward weave into a (think it's called a windmill i do it in the front and back plains and it's just like a 3 beat weave) a windmill into a reverse weave into a reverse windmill and back to start?

I always thought that was a fountain...


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MillenniuM
PLATINUM Member since Jul 2003

MillenniuM

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Location: , USA

Total posts: 595
Posted:A windmill isn't just a weave in front and behind your body it is a chase the sun in split beat... pretty much a mexican wave but with both poi going in the same direction. So go from forwards weave in wheel plane, to reverse weave in wheel plane, to windmill, to forwards weave in wheel plane, to reverse weave in wheel plane...

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moses


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Location: murray UT

Total posts: 30
Posted:you can drink out of them....or you can do a bunch of weaves to you left, right then other places

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