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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:So I was practicing yesterday and finally managed to nail a few moves that I've been wanting to nail for a long time now.

And then, quite surprisingly, found myself completely unable to do a 3-beat weave or a simple butterfly without tangling the Poi or smacking myself.

Anyone else ever experience this phenomenon? rolleyes


-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Shawnie
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

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Posted:Yeah but it's nothing that worries me. It's all due to your muscles' "memory" .. They just got used to that certain motion and changing to a different one requires a bit more awareness for a little bit.

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oli
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Posted:yea, i remember when i learnt the five beat, i forgot the three beat for a bit....

but it soon comes back, and its not to much of a problem smile

be happy you learnt new stuff. rant less, think of the good sides of things smile and to be honest practise can only be good...

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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

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Location: Bristol, UK

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Posted:Yep, which is why I try to go back to basics quite often and remind myself that I can't cleanly do 2 beat weaves all 4 ways!

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pounce
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Posted:ya that happened to me when i finally learned the 3 beat....i could no longer do the 2 beat for awhile

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

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Bender_the_Offender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

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Posted:happens in the morning, or if i'm on fire.
sometimes both, but it has to be a sunday.


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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

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Posted:i get it lots with contact and ill practise and practise for weeks solid and cant get it back, then ill leave it for a week or two and i get it back better than b4

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(andrew)


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Posted:oooohh!!

what new moves did you learn?!?

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Posted:*is embarassed to say given the length of time he's spun*

Um...a right-to-left hyperloop and the 5-beat forward weave?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

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Posted:No need to be embarassed, or maybe I should be embarassed: I don't actually do right to left hyperloops and I live with the person who named them hyperloops. I think? I don't actually know what one is and why it isn't an air wrap because it blantantly is. Luckily neither of us care.

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GottaLoveIt


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Posted:Quote:
happens in the morning, or if i'm on fire.
sometimes both, but it has to be a sunday.



ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol


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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

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Posted:Quote:
No need to be embarassed, or maybe I should be embarassed: I don't actually do right to left hyperloops and I live with the person who named them hyperloops. I think? I don't actually know what one is and why it isn't an air wrap because it blantantly is. Luckily neither of us care.



well, they are airwraps, but the difference comes in on how you unwrap. I personally would say that a hyperloop is a particular kind of airwrap that has a more complex unwrap than a standard airwrap.

Oh oh... I'd better watch what I'm saying in the social section...

re: the original post, yes, I to have problems with basic moves sometimes now. In fact, I find holding almost any pattern very difficult now. I've gotten to used to always continuously changing from one move to the next without really ever completing anything anymore.


-v-

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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

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Posted:Interestingly, I've never heard that explaination. Maybe I'll have to go read those posts I usually try and ignore smile

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Frodo
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

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Posted:i just tried the 2 beat weave... and i cant do it!! frown ubbcrying

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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

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Posted:ubblol

Actually, I think that is why I enjoy teaching Poi so much, as that is the time I can go back and work on my basics whilest trying to explain them to others!


-v-

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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

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Posted:Simpler moves can be more difficult sometimes.

I was trying to help a friend the other day and it took me a while to get a 2 beat btb on my right hand side going. Think it's cause I learnt a 2 beat on my left before the 3 and never came back to it. ubbidea


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