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t0xic


t0xic

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Location: los angeles

Total posts: 54
Posted:whenever i go to a new website that involves poi, moves are called somthing totally different than what im used to, like thread the needle, and mexican wave, chase, fountain, isolations, etc. ive never heard of these b4, then i look at the lessons here and they all are familar moves that i do, but i call them something else, its weird how different people hae the same moves but call them sumthing different ubbloco

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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:i wouldn't know.

i don't do moves, i do tricks.

wink


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:
Yeah, I know what you mean.
I occasionally do a move that I call 'the randy badger' but it seems everyone else calls it a hyperloop confused


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Azrelle


Azrelle

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Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Total posts: 34
Posted:mine are all called "spinny-thingy" and "whatdyacallit" ^_^

the common as muck ones i name, like butterfly, chase etc


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audax
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

audax

freelance bum
Location: Upstairs

Total posts: 286
Posted:I'm always doing "that one where the fire goes round in circles"
...and I do it better than all of you
I'm from XXXXXX and I'm wicked ubbtickled rolleyes cool ubblol ubbidea ubbangel


UYI wink OLDSKOOL

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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

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Posted:The problem of moves having lots of different names has another side to it:



There are also names that mean lots of different moves.



How many different things are all called a fountain?



i know what i mean when i say airwrap, but when other people say it, i'm not sure what they mean.



It tends to happen with move names that are vaguely descriptive but too open to interpretation.



Which is EXACTLY WHY all moves should be named after cartoon villains.



i rest my case


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:One's I've come across:

~ Weave = Chase = Cross-Follow-Chase
~ Windmill = Sunshine (Although this was only once)
~ Low Wave = Flamenco (Cause it looks like a skirt)
~ Mexican Wave = Alternate Overhead Butterfly (which it is)
~ Buzzsaw = Burn the nose (BTN)
~ Stalls = Stops


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

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Posted:weave = spider

low wave = the wiggle = low reels(?)

i dunno if all the clubswinging terminology is really helpful, or a pain in the ass.

the name 'waistwrap' (now used pretty much exclusively here to refer to a behind the back waistwrap) is responsible for lots of confusion.

But confusion can be kinda fun sometimes. It not like it's life or death to get all our moves exactly the same as each other, quite the opposite. We're performers and hobbyists, not air traffic controllers smile


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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borismcnorris


borismcnorris

professional pedant
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 137
Posted:Quote:

Which is EXACTLY WHY all moves should be named after cartoon villains.




from now on I will always refer to the weave as the 'rum baa baa' the butterfly as 'the mutley' and hyperloops as 'that guy from inspector gadget who always said "I'll get you next time, gadget"' ubbloco


A warrior always returns to the fray. He never does so out of stubbornness, but because he has noticed a change in the weather - Paulo Coelho

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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:Rum Baa Baa?

Superb choice of villain, sir!

I award you a gold star biggrin


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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spiralx


spiralx

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Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Doctor Claw?


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"Moo," said the happy cow.

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