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ChuckS
newbie

Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 24
Posted:If you hold the poi as if you were doing a one handed weave, you can swing one poi in a weave pattern and leave the other in a stall. If you can get it so the stall is really still it looks good, but you can also get it to do a pendulum thing across the front of your body while the other poi moves in a circle.

It's surprisingly easy to go in and out of from a one handed weave too.

ChuckS


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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:good idea smile

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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PoiGirl
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Member Since: 4th Jun 2004
Total posts: 114
Posted:I was trying for a while to do one handed weave, and it seemed doable, but the poi just end up going spazzy after about two rotations. So you're saying it's really possible??

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ChuckS
newbie

Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 24
Posted:Yes, its all in the hand movement. Do a figure of eight with your knuckles.

You can only do it with an even number of beats (unless anyone says otherwise), but i can consistantly do a 6 beat by wrapping round my wrist.

You can also do leg wraps, etc and on a really good day, wrap one of them and go ito a one handed weave.

ChuckS


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DragenWulf
DragenWulf

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Location: Vancouver BC
Member Since: 5th May 2004
Total posts: 25
Posted:Poi is crazy !!

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gita
gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas
Member Since: 13th Oct 2003
Total posts: 3776
Posted:fun thought - but definitely crazy too!!! ubblol

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:chucks, why do you say odd numbered beat weaves are not possible?

i know a young lad that used to be able to do a 3bt gilligan weave.

then he found these things called clubs and he forgot what poi were...


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

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ChuckS
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Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 24
Posted:I meant one handed. Is that possible?

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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:I do a 3 beat weave one-handed.

So either it's possible, or I'm just a figment of my own imagination. confused ubblol


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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PoiGirl
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Member Since: 4th Jun 2004
Total posts: 114
Posted:Must try some more... ubbloco

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ChuckS
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Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 24
Posted:Written by: Mand

I do a 3 beat weave one-handed.



So how do I do that then? Do I need any wraps?

Chuck S


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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:get two different coloured poi and do a one-handed 2 bt weave.

add an extra beat on each side and you have a 3 bt smile

the easiest way to start is by noticing that the poi that is on the thumb and forefinger side of your hand generally is the one leading (changing sides first).

adding the extra beat is simply a matter of using the poi that is attached to the other side of your hand (the bottom bit - probably held onto by your little finger) to lead from one of the sides to the other.

depending on how you turn your hand, you might need to wrap a little but to be honest, the best advice here really i think is 'go and pick up a stick instead for a couple of hours' 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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MEERCAT
MEERCAT

A Meerkat that eats chicken
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 27th May 2002
Total posts: 194
Posted:
oooo ooo ooo there was a good video by i think OWD it was called technical poi that had some really good stuff on ,one handed weave if i remember rightly. smile


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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Written by: ChuckS

Written by: Mand

I do a 3 beat weave one-handed.



So how do I do that then? Do I need any wraps?




I don't use any wraps when I do it.

Ok, I'm not too good at descriptions, so for reference I like Coleman description of it.

Whilst I have my my poi on 2 hands, I do something really easy like a 3 beat weave.
I then transfer the poi on my right hand to my little finger, and the one on my left hand across to my right thumb.
Ok, from there...

(I'm assuming from what you've posted that you're already familiar with one handed stuff?
If not, I found the best way to practice keeping the poi at opposite ends of the circle is to do a simple 2 beat corkscrew.
So back to the weave...)

The simplest description is what Coleman says-
Written by:
get two different coloured poi and do a one-handed 2 bt weave.

add an extra beat on each side and you have a 3 bt




As I say, I don't wrap- I just kinda turn my wrist over again and it turns into 3 beat.

Good luck with it. biggrin
weavesmiley


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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ChuckS
newbie

Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 24
Posted:I had a play with this last night and it is indeed possible. I still think the 4 beat feels better but its probably because I'm not used to the 3 beat yet.

So moving on, is a one handed butterfly weave possible? This is something i've been trying to figure out for a while. I know it's possible to do something like it over your head, i.e. one butterfly in front of your head --> one butterfuly behind your head -->...

This implies to me that it should be possible to do a one handed butterfly weave. I'm not sure how it should work, I always end up in a big knot. Can anyone help?

Chuck


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