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Floosoushoo
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Floosoushoo

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Location: Oxfordia, United Kingdom

Total posts: 38
Posted:hey guys, wave

been trying to work out how to change direction n stuff by using wraps (i think that's what ya do...???) but dont know where to begin.

searched thru it all etc, but it's all too technical n advanced, just need the basics... like what exactly am i trying to wrap them around.

its probably a real dumb question...
so please dont hesitate to respond! ubbloco

cheers, rei


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

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Posted:Well - the clue's in the name really smile

You just wrap one (or both...) of the poi around an arm or leg (or neck, waist, ear etc) and then it bounces off your appendage and when it's un-wrapped it's spinning the other way! Ta-da!

Alternatives to wraps to change directions are stalls which are when you stop one (or both) poi spinning, nice and quickly and then start it in the other direction.

Check out some of the videos in the Videos section of the board - most have wraps and stalls in them!


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Floosoushoo
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

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Location: Oxfordia, United Kingdom

Total posts: 38
Posted:hey, thanks smile

i've got it so i can change direction of one poi when swinging in front by using other arm, but get them to di it together in sync or async, is there a way to do that??


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

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Posted:Yep yep - you can do it any which way you want - it's just all down to timing and practice smile



You can wrap both at the same time, one just after another - one a few beats in between then the other - Just play and see what you come up with, and how many different places you can wrap it on - Current number I believe is 78 wink



If you're doing simulaeneous wraps (i.e. both at the same time) you often need to turn your wrists back on themselves to ensure they both wrap....



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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Posted:you have two options.

1) click 'free lessons' at the top of the page, then poi, then wraps.

2) alternatively check out the 15 billions threads on the topic of wraps in the appropriately name 'poi moves' section of the board.

3) take off your clothes. put some green underpants on your head, wrap yourself in sticky tape, and hop down the street.



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joulz


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Location: montreal

Total posts: 187
Posted:meh i never understood any of the stuff they tell me in the wraps section of this site, stick with the vids
n the wraps.. ude be surprised how many wraps u can do. but the brst way ull learn is by screwing around and try to understand what u do smile) weavesmiley


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