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Achluophobia
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Magical Sock Dancer
Location: Newfoundland, Canada

Total posts: 255
Posted:Turning 90 degrees in a direction. I can do both a high turn and a low turn, but when it comes too turning just 90 degrees, I'm just not sure if I'm doing it properly. When twrling forwards to turn left, I cross one over to the left side and turn 90 degrees left. This doesn't change the direction my poi are spinning in, and it seems to pass very close to my body and nicks me alot, which is something I don't want happening if I use fire. So am I doing something wrong or do I just need to work on this more?

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Paddy


back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W

Total posts: 884
Posted:This is tricky because it involves foricing a direction change in one beat. It's like the elusive "smooth transition from butterfly to weave" that people post about here sometimes.

Possible solutions off the top of my head:

- Use the transition that you use now, but slow waaaay down. Less velocity = less momentum, which means the force you put on the poi will have more of an effect.

- Use a wrap, or if you don't want to hit yourself, a near wrap. Make the transition when the poi is still against you body, or in the case of the near wrap, as close your body as it will come during the manoeuvre.

- Practice! I imagine that just practicing forcing it, your chances of being hit will decrease. You'll subconisously learn how to move to avoid the poi. Whether it will look smooth or not is another issue. You'll probably have to slow down, as mentioned above.

Good luck man!


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MillenniuM
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

MillenniuM

Hyperloops suck


Total posts: 595
Posted:About the butterfly to weave comment: Another problem with Butterfly to Weave or Weave to Butterfly is that Weave is split beat and Butterfly isn't.

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Zoltar
BRONZE Member since Nov 2002

Zoltar

Beginner
Location: Beyond Time, South of Melbourn...

Total posts: 282
Posted:Why can't a butterfly be split time??

So much fire, so little body hair...

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Butterfly can be split time and is quite frequently

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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Achluophobia
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Magical Sock Dancer
Location: Newfoundland, Canada

Total posts: 255
Posted:I should have learned this earlier but is there anything special you need too do for a revrese overhead butterfly or a revrse alternate butterfly? Mine always hit me in the back or when I bring them back in front they've changed direction.

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MillenniuM
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

MillenniuM

Hyperloops suck


Total posts: 595
Posted:Isn't a butterfly in split time a helicopter?

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:Millenium: no

in answer, if you turn 90 degrees and leave the poi in the same place, congratulations, you have discovered the wall plane! Dont worry about the fire nicking you, is actually much harder to burn yourself than at first apears.

T


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

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Achluophobia
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Magical Sock Dancer
Location: Newfoundland, Canada

Total posts: 255
Posted:Now if you could only convince my mom about that fire thing.

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:hit her in head with burning poi, after she get out of breath chasing you she realise she not burnt!

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

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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Gidg

Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA

Total posts: 8506
Posted:+), not only could that get him in trouble, it could also get you in trouble.

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is NOT.
Proud member of the HoP DPS.
Sanity is a highly overrated state of mind.
I'm normal ... it's everyone else that's crazy.

Gidg

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Achluophobia
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Magical Sock Dancer
Location: Newfoundland, Canada

Total posts: 255
Posted:I beilive she'd let me try it if I was better at it. I showed her and my uncle some of my new tricks today, but it was durring the day and dead glow sticks don't look all that impressive, but they liked it still. I wish I could do some of the butterfly things backwards though.

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Hecatonchires


member
Location: Wollongong, Australia

Total posts: 45
Posted:Backwards, or behind your back? First one is dead simple, although ttn backwards likes to hit me in the face. Behind the back, well, maybe I should start up Yoga again.

--Luke

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Achluophobia
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Magical Sock Dancer
Location: Newfoundland, Canada

Total posts: 255
Posted:Backwards. But I got it now. I think I've been at poi for about a month now. ^_^

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Lye


Lye

Fate Keeps Telling Me To Stop


Total posts: 270
Posted:one hand at a time

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