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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

veteran
Location: Out

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Posted:I've learnt all the moves on "The Art of Poi" video and a couple others, but now I'm stuck for what to do. How do I find new moves, cos as much as it is fun to simply stand in your garden all day just waiting for a piece of inspiration to hit you I'd really like a whole lot of new moves I can learn.
HELP ME PLEASE! confused


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:if you can learn from text, try just looking in this forum smile

if you can download video's from the internet, try the video forum smile

good day smile


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Rev
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Rev

Bastard Newbie Messiah
Location: Apparently lost in my ego

Total posts: 1269
Posted:just swing the poi around wildly.. I'm sure you'll find something..


or you could opt for coleman's EASY way out..

wink


More useless information courtesy of Rev...
Confusing the masses, one post at a time...
"Obviously, you're not a golfer.."- The Dude
"Buy the ticket... Take the ride..." -Raoul Duke
"FEMA has never done catastrophe planning..."-Michael Brown

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Yeah, I'm a little confused - Flame Boy, did you try looking down the list of threads in the "Poi Moves" section? There's quite a lot of inspriation there biggrin

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Have you learnt everything forwards then backwards and then left dominant and then right dominant? Then do as many as you can BTB and BTH and BTL and then BTB & BTH & BTL backwards left/right dominant etc too. Its a good way to learn new stuff and evolve new moves out of the old ones.

Where you from? Got anyone you can meet up with?

Other than that vids are the best by far. Have fun smile


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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

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Location: Out

Total posts: 1508
Posted:Cheers guys.

Bug: I don't know anyone anywhere I can poi with, if it weren't for HOP I would think me and one guy I saw in Kenya were the only ones who even knew about it (sad I know)! I live in Salisbury, Wiltshire, so if you know anyone else in this area perhaps you could put them in contact with me?


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Katch
GOLD Member since Jun 2004

Katch

Beach bum


Total posts: 162
Posted:I'm in a similar boat.. If it weren't for HOP I would have stagnated and eventually stopped a long time ago (after having learned the weave and the butterfly) :laughs:

So far still trying to figure out how to improvise stuff with what I already know (which isn't really much)... Getting used to being beaten black & blue by tennisballs that seem to have a mind of their own! wink

I do meet up with a group however during the weekends. We try to figure out different moves and such... However the scope is still somewhat limited.

which video would you guys recommend?


Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
-Franklin P. Jones

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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

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Location: Out

Total posts: 1508
Posted:You're lucky you have other people to bounce new ideas off, I'm on my own apparently. I know what you mean about being beaten black and blue tho, the flame pois with a metal core really hurt when they hit the back of your head! spank It's like being hit with a big stick!

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:Written by: Katch
which video would you guys recommend?



how to

ubbrollsmile


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"

Total posts: 6207
Posted:owww yes biggrin

Step (el-nombrie)

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Yes, how to would be a great vid to learn from if it were actually ONLINE!

PK~> spank

Can also suggest my video, Dynamik Dysfunktion, as it has a decent amount of moves in there and good lighting so you can see whats going on.


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We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:learn to do everything isolated

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:and of course you could also go here for some choice video tutoridge stylee biggrin

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Katch
GOLD Member since Jun 2004

Katch

Beach bum


Total posts: 162
Posted:Flame boy... See what I did was I gathered a group of friends, taught them everything I knew. Now we're all off trying to learn something new and so when someone discovers something, we share. Getting hit at the back of the head really does hurt... but not as much as the shock of getting hit on the face when your poi's supposed to be travelling behind you spank I've discovered though that tennis balls hurt more.. especially when a bit of weight has been added... when I learned the reverse weave, it was under-over-ouch most of the time instead of under-over-out. :lol

Oli, after reading a handful of posts, I still can't figure out what an isolation is... I don't think I've ever seen one. smile

Icon. I have downloaded your video wink I can't view it though as Mac doesn't seem to have an AVI converter for OSX. Missing out on the really good videos too...

Thanks guys! Will keep trying...


Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
-Franklin P. Jones

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:I get new moves by praying at an altar composed entirely of card-board cut-outs of Barbara Streisand and celery.
that and i practice during lunch.


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Katch, Im pretty sure there is a Mac version of the DivX codec at www.divx.com/divx

That should allow you to watch my video as well as any others encoded with DivX.


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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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:Written by: Katch

Oli, after reading a handful of posts, I still can't figure out what an isolation is... I don't think I've ever seen one. smile





weelll, its basically where the centre of rotation for the poi moves from your hand to a point in between your hand and the poi head. looks damm cool.

rolleyes


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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Cody
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Cody

That guy from Reno
Location: Reno, Nevada USA

Total posts: 556
Posted:Isolations are my current PIA
Try spinning with just one hand and watch your hand. It sort of wobbles to counter the weight of the poi head. Try to accentuate that wobble untill your hand is moving in a circle the same direction as the poi. You'll notice the center of the chain is now in the middle and your hand is still countering the poi head.
That's the basic isolation have fun with it, darn near every skill can be isolated. Which is what I'm working on now too biggrin It's like learning poi all over again.


Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada

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Katch
GOLD Member since Jun 2004

Katch

Beach bum


Total posts: 162
Posted:Icon! clap clap clap Great video... really enjoyed it... man, there's a lot that I still need to learn though... smile I think you'll do well with your workshops biggrin

Cody... I think I need to re-train my hands... biggrin at least now I can visualize what it is exactly I need to achieve...

Oli, you're right... it does look cool!

Thanks guys!


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-Franklin P. Jones

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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

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Posted:I agree with katch - what the smeg is an isolation?! ubbidea

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grace
BRONZE Member since Apr 2004

grace

member
Location: salisbury wiltshire

Total posts: 117
Posted:IM FROM SALISBURY WILTSHIRE im not an amazing spinner but im oka i spose. we should meet up!!!

Hold my breath when you are near
so i don't have to breath you in
look away before i start to endorse
your eyes full of hate and remorse
in to the eye of another
be the silence that screams

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WRAITH


newbie
Location: JHB South Africa.

Total posts: 3
Posted:Hmm Isolation ..

SOUNDS WICKED got to have a look at that.

weavesmiley


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Yet with strange aeons even Death may Die.

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spiralx


spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Learn to do everything straight-arm i.e. a straight-arm weave is where one arm is extended fully... it's just a normal weave but looks very different because of that. There are straight-arm variations on all the weaves and TTNs, lots to learn smile

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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

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Location: Out

Total posts: 1508
Posted:Hi grace, I'm not amazing either, we should meet up, I'm free whenever (just about). What do you suggest?
bounce2 bounce2 bounce2 bounce2 bounce2


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grace
BRONZE Member since Apr 2004

grace

member
Location: salisbury wiltshire

Total posts: 117
Posted:are u online now??? if so are u on msn??? we should meet this week i need to do some practise for falmouth this weekend, are u going?>

Hold my breath when you are near
so i don't have to breath you in
look away before i start to endorse
your eyes full of hate and remorse
in to the eye of another
be the silence that screams

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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

veteran
Location: Out

Total posts: 1508
Posted:I'm not msn, I'm AOL.
Hang on...bloody hell...you sent that post at quarter past 7 in the morning...are you crazy?! wow

Is that from staying up too late, or getting up too early? ubbtickled

Dunno if you've got it yet but I've sent you a PM.


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Gayle......!
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!

Total posts: 2444
Posted:FlameBoy - i'm in the same boat.

I've got through about half of the book i bought at Glastonbury and the things i have left to do are too difficult at the moment (can't quite get them) and the things i can do i have off pat. I'm now stuck for some intermeadiary moves using the ones i can do to keep progressing until i get the hang off the harder moves.

I can do: Hip Reels (alternating and together (mexican wave?)), Shoulder Reels, Butterfly (and behind head), three beat weave forwards and backwards, Low, reel and high turns and the cockscrew.

Are there any moves that you can construct from these that i've already learnt that look pretty good.

Ideas Please???


Gayle.....!

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Dragon7
GOLD Member since Oct 2003

Dragon7

addict
Location: Aotearoa (NZ)

Total posts: 625
Posted:yea man, you add all those moves together, reverse them and come out with 1 hell of a combo!

Why not just learn waist wraps, easy enough, then you can go from weave into corkscrew in reverse weave and waist wrap your weaves.

Or split b-fly combo, i actually posted a split b-fly thread and have a video but noone read it...it must have been to easy. Hell ill even add the video if u really want some moves.

Seriously...take any move you know and combine it to another move you know, that what its all about. biggrin


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Gayle......!
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!

Total posts: 2444
Posted:I can combine all the ones listed above and kept alternating between them all but then i get bored and want to do something new.

How do you do a waist wrap? - i think it's in my book somewhere but looked a bit complicated. Do you know where there might be a video of it?????

Or even a split b-fly combo? how?

Please send me videos.


Gayle.....!

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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

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Posted:If you've already nailed the 3 beat weave, try the 5 beat weave, and then do it backwards, also the overhead weave weavesmiley

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Gayle......!
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!

Total posts: 2444
Posted:overhead weave sounds interesting. Do you just raise it above your head or is it more complicated than that?

I'd appreciate instructions for waist wraps, windmills, hipmills and the like........


Gayle.....!

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