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Beth
Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2003
Total posts: 1262
Posted:Hellooo,

I've already done a search on this and got lots of conflicting definitions (as im sure will happen on this thread) so i was wondering if anyone could explain in nice, simple terms what the poi matrix is? smile

I saw someone (BamBam maybe?) doing it at Clapham this weekend and was amazed. I love the staff matrix, i cant do it but it's a lovely move, and the poi matrix looks just as good.

Oh and i cant download videos but i learn really well from descriptions biggrin

Ta muchly! peace


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bluecat
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Posted:probly bambam. she does it moooost sweetly.

i'mn sure i posted a description of this a while back. off to search.

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bluecat
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Posted:here ya go. don't know if this helps looking at it now. but if not try me again for a fuller description

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Posted:ooh had to post here cause thanks bluecat for that link! finally found a description of the notcoleman5 that i'm sure I understand & can now do it after a few mins of working.
w00t for me!
thanks!


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spiralx
spiralx

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Posted:notcoleman5 is just 5 beat weave where the trailing hand untwists and becomes the leading hand inbetween the arms rather than outside basically smile

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BamBam
BamBam

Pooh-Bah
Location: London
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Posted:Hey Beth wave

Twas indeedy me on Sunday (ohhh what a lovely end to a lovely weekend that was ubbrollsmile)
I hope you get the matrix, it's a smooth feeling move when it starts to work (but watch out for the hits whilst ya learning smile )

The only thing I'd add to the discription is to bend ya knees and really move with it. I find a nice way to slow the move down and control it better is......(ohhh god I can't explein things very well with poi)........when you do the extension (both arms out to the side) move yourself in a circle 360 degrees in the same direction the poi are moving. It makes the move look really pretty.

Keep me posted on how it's going honey.

Bammy
xx


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Beth
Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2003
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Posted:Thankyou everyone for the advice!

It's going pretty well actually but im not so great on an anticlockwise 4bt corkscrew, so i had to reverse all the moves for a clockwise one smile If my back didnt hurt so much from attempting a forward btb 5bt i would be practicing a lot more rolleyes but from the practice i have done, it does feel really really nice and smooth.

BamBam, im sorry i didnt get to meet you at Clapham, but there were so many people there it was impossible to speak to everyone, but from seeing you do the matrix, you've now given me my new poi target so thankyou muchly! biggrin

Beth xx


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bluecat
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Posted:lean your head back too; makes it smooooooooother and easier on the back.


g'luck
R biggrin


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Psyri

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Posted:eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek I am now officially worried... oh well worth a try
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pricklyleaf
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Location: Manchester
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Posted:*bump*

Ok, after being shown this at uberpoi I thought thats a nice move, I'd like to learn it. Unfortunately it got a bit jumbled with all the other nice moves, and the whole drilling the planes thing finished it off. I even wrote stuff down about it that now makes no sense (left arm over head, right arm over, left over, right over (see my problem?!).

So I was wondering if any nice person has a link to a tutorial video with this in (definately the poi one I want, not the staff).

Thankyou muchly.


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LazyAngel
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Posted:I've been trying to do this recently, and getting something along the lines of it, but I'm not quite sure. Is it a fair description to day it's like a longarm 4 beat corkscrew with the wrists crossing on the left and right sides of the body?

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Posted:I think your arms kind of cross over your head, and in the middle of the move they seperate out into the longarm, whilst your whole upperbody moves with the poi. Don't really know though, *really* need a video!

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Posted:Doesnt Bluecat do it on Black and Blue or Spinach Sessions? Thought I saw it on one of those...

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pricklyleaf
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Posted:Ooo, possibly, I'll check that out.

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Posted:Yep, confirmed... Its on Black and Blue Final.

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pricklyleaf
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Posted:Well, tried looking on spinach, but they don't seem to exist anymore, the links are dead. But I shall try black an blue tommorrow thanks.



edit: just found your link in the other post, thanks for your help!



If anyone knows of tutorial videos, they would still be useful though, thanks!

EDITED_BY: pricklyleaf (1132009872)


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Richee
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Posted:Name: The Matrix



De Plane: Horizontal

Beat: [3:3] [swaps 2(11)2]



Technique: long arm, straight arm

Family move: Corkscrew



Its called matrix cause you bend backward when you are doing it.

When 3+3 Corkscrew is going from the bottom to the top, you open your hands and make one big circle as the upper part, than Poi go back to the bottom part.

To bending backward help you to place handler close to the armpit easily.



(similar to vertical giant Wind mill without turn)



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pricklyleaf
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Posted:mmm, its sloooowly starting to make sense now. However, I've done my back in and will have to wait till it's better till I try it.

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Imbalance
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Posted:vid link vid link vid link vid link vid link vid link vid link

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Posted:Where?!

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Richee
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Posted:I heard that in spinnach . You can look on my description up too.



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arashi

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Posted:hey you guys. i don't know if you're aware of this but backbends if not done properly are absolutely dangerous for your spine. bad enough that really this should be treated with as much caution as firebreathing when someone who has no training attempts to do it.

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Posted:It's ok, I'm very careful with my back, (I'm a ceramics student and do a lot of heavy lifting every day). I also used to do gymnastics and go to dance lessons, so I know how to warm up and down, (even if I do get laughed at every week when I go to juggling club). Thanks for the warning though!

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LazyAngel
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Posted:Arashi: good call

oh and people who want to see this move:
blackandblue 5:07


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bluecat
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Posted:i think thats probly a staff matrix in there...

i think its probably in one of the spinach sessions vids , but if not i'll try to get meg to film it before i run away....


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Imbalance
Imbalance

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Location: Charlotte, NC
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Posted:no, theres a poi matrix there. just watched it. and its right around the 5 min mark. like lazyangel says. now i have to go learn to do it and not A) fall over, or B) break something vital or C) both of the above at the same time.

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Posted:my bad.

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Posted:POOKA! The Goblin Cat!

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yoni
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Posted:hmmmm is the hard part of this move finding the vid?

cos either that or i'm really good at poi and never knew cos i just did it first time, or i'm looking at the wrong move on the vid


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Richee
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Posted:The hard part is to bent backward like neoblue.

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

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Posted:yoni: I think the hard part (at least for me) is:
a) bending backwards
b) keeping planes tidy
c) the transitions between a corkscrew in your armpit, longarm then back again


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