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funkenflug
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Location: Vienna, Austria
Member Since: 7th Feb 2001
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Posted:Hi fellow staffers,today I was just playing around for a bit with my short (1 meter)doubles when I suddenly remembered something I have been wanting to try for some time now - the btb staffweave (3-beat). Well, to my surprise it felt not nearly as impossible as I had thought it would. In fact Ive even managed to do a few slow and jerky repetitions of the move before the staffs snagged somehow. Next I tried the move using an endgrip on one staff (the one in my weak hand) and this felt quite quite smooth and easy. Has anyone else experience with this move and is it possible to perform the move smoothly without cheating (I mean with center-grip on both staffs!!)? And by the way, I am talking about the weave where in poi speak the ends would be swinging towards me.Have fun twirling FUNKENFLUG

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Charles
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Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
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Posted:I'm still not up on the translation of poi and staff moves, but I've been working on what I think may be the BTB weave with my long doubles (1.4 metres).I do a figure 8 behind the small of my back with each staff chasing each other but have to keep twisting my body and direction I'm facing so that the staffs stay behind me. They still do a convoluted figure eight, it just takes me a lot of effort to dance around them, keeping them BTB.Does this sound like it could be similar or is a different style of move?
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funkenflug
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Location: Vienna, Austria
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Posted:Hallo Charles,thanks for your prompt reply. I aint exactly sure what you are doing, and it might be something similar to the weave I guess, but the expression "figure 8" throws me somewhat. The weave (at least the 3-beat variation I have in mind) does not really use a figure 8. Now I wont try to explain the weave here, because it would require a rather lenghty explanation and theres already tons of material (forwards/backwards/btb/2-/3-/4-/5-/6-/7-/25-beat
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)and what else you might think of on it to be found on this forum anyway.What Im trying to do is to translate this rather standard club /poi move (3-beat btb )as well as possible into a staff move, using a center grip, of course(otherwise it would be easy).I aint sure if this can be done with style and grace, but Ill keep trying. Ill keep you posted, best regards FUNKENFLUG


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adamrice
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Location: Austin TX USA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2000
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Posted:Man, I'm still trying to get the 3-beat weave *in front* with the doubles. So far it's really ugly. I must be missing something. My doubles, fwiw, are 3'6"/107 cm.

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bender
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
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Posted:/raises handUm ma'am, is this gonna be on the test? :/

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Tempest
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Location: Sheffield
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
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Posted:sounds like lots of fun and bruises, still dealing with the 3 beat forwards
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Love the idea of poi translation though, helps keep my mind on two passions.TEMPEST


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Posted:I've never seen anyone do a decent 3-beat weave with centre griped doubles...and thats in front of their body. If you get this you absolutely HAVE to make a video of it.Good luck, and may the force be with you.Josh

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Mineiro
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Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
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Posted:dont know if its a 'three beat weave' but one in front of you is easy if you put in a snake(extra wrist wrap). for reverse weave, the snake is the hand coming up underneath, for forwards it is the one coming out from underneath. btb nice one is with a minimum of spins keeping a rectangle with your 4 ends....oooooohhhhhh so many nice things from bjc, i guess htey will all appear on here at some point soon :-)Rob

brain replacement...anyone?

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Tempest
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Posted:Hi Mineiro, how many spinners and fireys are there up in the Edinburgh area? I will be up there to visit friends and possibly for the festival - fancy a spin?

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Mineiro
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Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 262
Posted:loads.... i would say about 50 or 60 at any one time, but only 20-30 going out regularly for play...but now the weather is getting nice it will be more... when are oyu planning to come up? for btane? it would be great to have a spin together.

back on the threaad...trying some btb weave throws at the moment....hmmmm


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