tidy_girlnewbie
34 posts
Location: Leicestershire, England


Posted:
bin playin about in ma garden 4 the past couple hours n have managed 2 pick up how 2 do the low turn, high turn, chasing the sun and alternate butterfly, but have bin tryin 4 bout half hour 2 do the one handed butterfly but cant seem 2 get the 1 i pass over 2 carry on spinnin. and tips on how i can? have seemed 2 have picked up the other moves pretty quickly but this 1 seems 2 b takin ages n all i seem 2 do is end up in a tangle. frown

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evolsoulxjourneyman
60 posts
Location: Cincinnati Ohio USA


Posted:
i can't seem to do it with my practice poi, however when i use my makeshift glow poi (glow sticks on the end of rope heh) i get it dead on.

are your poi balls kinda big?

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tidy_girlnewbie
34 posts
Location: Leicestershire, England


Posted:
well they are normal tennis ball size but the tassles seem really long. i dont know if its the actual poi or just the fact that ive onyl had them a week n i guess ime still figuring out how 2 move my wrists properly! ime sure ile eventually get there but it seems like its taking me ages compared with the other moves ive learnt 2day.

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evolsoulxjourneyman
60 posts
Location: Cincinnati Ohio USA


Posted:
you'll hit it and then be able to do it on command, can you do ttn lol x.x.

couldnt ttn for a good 2 weeks, then i got it, and now i can do it on command yay.

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StarlyStarBRONZE Member
journeyman
78 posts
Location: Buxton, Derbyshire. UK


Posted:
When i do the one handed butterfly, the poi i pass over i just hold in my hand i don't have the loops on my fingers thats the only way i seem to be able to pass it and continue the movement.

NateBRONZE Member
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1,530 posts
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England


Posted:
i've been trying to pass it over my head, sort of like the angel wings, i can get it some times but its really hard.is it actually possible or have i been lucky a few times?

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Fueroaddict
465 posts
Location: Netherlands


Posted:
The 1 hander is all about timing, look at the movie on the site and try to mimic the shake-the-hand move and try to time it with the beats of the butterfly, you'll get it eventually.

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StoutBRONZE Member
Pooh-Bah
1,872 posts
Location: Canada


Posted:
OK, I'm spinning with double loop grips and the one thing I found really made a difference to the sucess of my one handed butterfly was to remove BOTH grips from my fingers. I end up with one poi held between my thumb and forefinger, and the other held between my little finger and ring finger, which allows for maximum seperation of the chains. And, yes, the one handed bf goes overhead quite nicely, but what else can one do with it?

MillenniuMPLATINUM Member
Hyperloops suck
595 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
I don't understand the first post, so many 1's and 2's and 4's, it's like some sort of elvish language I can't quite understand! Heeeeelp!

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8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
It's kind of like phone texting, MillenniuM. It drives me nuts! Guess that I'm just getting too old. Next I'll be saying "that music is to loud" and "You can't go out in that, you look like a (insert your own lady of the night name here)" ubblol Ah well each to their own....

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tidy_girlnewbie
34 posts
Location: Leicestershire, England


Posted:
Written by: MillenniuM


I don't understand the first post, so many 1's and 2's and 4's, it's like some sort of elvish language I can't quite understand! Heeeeelp!




sorry redface i kinda forget to type properly. i will try again!


been playing about in my garden for the past couple hours n have managed to pick up how to do the low turn, high turn, chasing the sun and alternate butterfly, but have been tryin for bout half hour to do the one handed butterfly but cant seem to get the poi i pass over to carry on spinnin. and tips on how i can? have seemed to have picked up the other moves pretty quickly but this move seems to be taking ages and all i seem to do is end up in a tangle.

smile

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benjyBRONZE Member
member
29 posts
Location: kontich-antwerp-belgium


Posted:
like said by fuero
the trick is in the wrist.
shake-the-hand move

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automaticforthepeopleGOLD Member
Obama supporter
32 posts
Location: Boston, Mass, USA


Posted:
Here's my tip on the one handed butterfly:

Don't have any poi in your hand to start. Just hold out the hand you'll be using to spin both poi.

Now, put your arm straight out in front of you. Make a fist with your hand. Make sure the knuckles are facing the ceiling.

Now, keep your arm straight. Move your arm slightly upward (but keep it straight). Now, rotate your fist 90 degrees (as if you were gripping a beer mug).

Move the arm back downwards and rotate the fist so that the knuckles are once again facing the ceiling.

This basic movement is how you keep BOTH poi spinning. I like to rotate my fist 90 degrees while I move it up and down. Hope this helps.

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