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Posted:Firstly, please don't let this thread turn into an argument about names!



So lets get the definition out of the way. What I would call contact poi is movements where the poi handle leaves your hand and the poi swing round various parts of your body, OR THE OTHER POI before the handle returns to your hand again.



Nah, scrap that - I'm going to argue with myself, better definition: the process of manipulating the poi without gripping it.



At the time of writing this I haven't yet found a thread which describes the various contact moves around at the moment, so I would like to start this one in the hope that I can bounce ideas off people and advance my currently somewhat limited repertoir of variations. And sorry if I'm repeating things that have already been descibed - it's not always easy to tell on HoP.



ubbideaFirstly, your poi: The poi body: the length of poi between handle and head, should be made from comfortable material to have constantly rubbing against your skin- generally something thicker than string would be advisable (sock poi or cone poi are the best in my opinion). You also need to have weighted handles. It depends on the weight ratio between poi-head and poi-handle to where the "propellor point" or "contact point" is. (NB: I am making these names up - but they seem to be quite fitting).



I have found that a ratio of 2:3 handle to head is optimal for ease of propelloring (propellor definition follows underneath) and also for not disrupting the rest of my spinning repetoir, actually, I'm not entirely sure what my weight ratio is... but it is best to experiment with weights to find whatever suits you.



ubbrollsmile

So... some basic contact moves (sorry if I'm using foreign names to you):



propellors - I stole this name from the devil stick movement, seemed apt. Basically you move your hand from the poi handle onto the poi body, but maintain the rotation and tension of the poi. This can be done horizontally (much much easier), or vertically, and lead to endless possiblilties With the vertical propellor, you will find you need to give a little upwards push for every rotation to keep the momentum.





rolls (suicides they might be called?) - these are basically single rotations of propellors, but can be spun round more parts of the body because the motion doesn't have to be maintained. You release the handle just after you enter the wrap and give a push with whatever limb is being wrapped to allow the poi to spin one rotation before re-capturing the handle.



specific rolls I like:

- Over the arm, whilst the hand on that arm is either spinning or propelloring the other poi.

- Over the elbow and into a throw or wrist-propellor.



neck rolls - oh dear, this is where my terminology fails me, because what I call a neck roll doesn't actually roll around the neck, but generally over it, or just round one side. It is very much like a neck roll in staff, you swing the poi as if to wrap your neck up in it, but let go of the handle just as the poi makes contact with your neck, so that it simply slips round to be caught again - hopefully keeping the rotation.



another stolen contact staff move:

Step 1. horizontally spinning or propelloring in front of you in an inwards btfy motion

Step 2. take one poi up to your neck and do a neck roll

Step 3. catch on back of same hand and bring it back down in a propellor

Step 4. take other poi up to your neck and do a neck roll

Step 5. catch on back of same hand and bring it back down in a propellor

Step 6. repeat steps 2 to 5 ad infinitum.



And not to be forgotten as vital part of the contact family, discovered and developed largely by the not so large, but incredibly talented Matt Terry...(what an intro! )...

THE WIBBLE - source: www.spherculism.net, written by Matt Terry.



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Wibble = throw, tapback, tapback, tapback, tapback, tapback....

where each 'tapback' is hitting the handle of the poi back the way it came.



If you make contact further toward the center of the poi body the poi won't wibble back straight away, instead it will do 1 wrap around your arm, then wibble off again. This doesn't have a specific wibbling name, it's just a wibble as far as i'm concerned, perhaps a propellor followed by a wibble if you want to get technical.



But 'Wibbling' is more 'a familiy' or 'style' of moves than a single specific thing.



Propellor = poi spinning round constantly in same direction, exactly the same as the 'propellor' devilstick move.



Doing this is tricky and releys on you making contact with the poi at the center of gravity (CoG), then sliding up toward the handle, poi jumps off a little, reset hand position to CoG. I find using 2 fingers is best.



So generally if the poi continues in the same direction then it's a propellor, if it changes direction it's a wibble, the 2 are closely related.



Both are considered 'Contact Poi' since you can make the 'throw' so tiny that the poi remains in contact with your body. Or you can throw it high and continue the propellor or wibble.



oh yeah:



wibble = 1 spin

dibble = 2 spins



ibble was a name given to the move where you tap the tail, then tap the head, so :



ibble = 1/2 spin (ie a proper juggling tapback)







Wibbling possibilities and variations

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You can wibble under a leg or behind your back (I can toss one over my shoulder from back to front or from front to back but i cannot yet wibble btb)



You can do double wibbles and triple wibbles (dibbles and tribbles)



You can wibble, dibble or tribble off off the fore arm of the hand holding the opposite poi ~ inwards or outwards (harder).



You can link all those crazy throw patterns together into 1 seemless wibble.



I can now wibble once around my ankle and back up to my hand. Which i'm very happy abount.



I can almost pull off a wibble around my neck.



I can now wibble both poi at the same time in 2 hands, bit better than when i saw you last garthy but still not quite up to scratch.



You can wibble 2 poi off one hand (can't get this at all yet)



You can wibble between many poiple. Me and Rickets got 3 poi wibbling a kind of shower juggling pattern by standing next to each other.



You can hold 1 poi between your hands and wibble the other on the poi body. (Great idea someone came up with the other day in the forums, can't remember who, sorry)



Well, that's about the state of wibbling at the moment, thanks for all the support from poiple.





bounce bounce2Look here for some more interesting wibble-related contact stuff from Acciaio... bounce bounce2



So, that's all I got for basic movements, but some nice vaiations and combos:



rolls to propellors

- starting in an arm roll, allow the poi to move up towards your hand as it slips and keep that rotation going in a propellor (affective and easy in a horizontal plane)

- this is also particularly nice one from an elbow roll, started from an elbow through wrap through to the wrist propellor, as demonstrated by duballstar on spherculism.

- can also be done from starting the roll under your armpit and working it up your arm



trapping - this is where you trap the poi in various parts of your body or on your poi. e.g. in an armpit, elbow or behind the knee. It basically entails trapping the handle of the poi in somewhere other than your hand, but I'm sure there are plenty of lovely ways to do trappings with the poi head or body too. You dont have to maintain the rotation of the poi, but my favourite trappings all do - an example:



- underarm trapping - eg. using the right-hand poi. Hold your left arm out to the side, swing the RH poi underneath so it rotates behind your back, bring left arm down to your side and let go of the RH poi handle - thus trapping the poi (still swinging) under your left arm. There are various ways of getting out of this - either simply take the handle again with your RH, or you can release the trapping so that the poi is flung in any number of directions.... experiment!



contact throws and catches - haven't experimented a great deal with these, but the basic contact throw would be from a propellor - releasing the poi just after you give it an upwards push - minor hand movement variations can determine the direction of the throw. In a similar way, the basic contact catch would be a catch straight into a propellor - you just need to watch the rotation while its in the air and go into the propelloring motion as the poi head is just coming down from the 12-o-clock position.



Another contact throw is what I like to call the bounce throw, e.g. on the arm, from a wall plane RH poi anti-clockwise spin, with the poi head coming down from the 12-o-clock position to 9 with the Larm in the way, you place the handle on top of the Larm and let the rest of the poi body swing underneath, releasing the handle only as the poi starts to rise up again and giving a little *bounce* from the Larm. The RH poi will then spring off the arm. The direction of the throw can be altered by the length of time you hold the poi handle before the *bounce*



whip-catches these have been discussed in many other threads before this one, but I thought it was worth mentioning them here, as they can be considered also as a part of the contact family - a contact catch no less, and a bit of what I like to call poi on poi action My definition of a whip catch (and feel free to ammend any mistakes I make:) ) is the catching (whipping) of one poi out of the air onto the other poi. Since this means a throw preceeding the whip catch, there can be any number of variations: directional/throw origin/type

- throw from same directional spinning (i.e. weave-type motions)

- throw from opposite directional spinning (i.e. Btfly-type motions)

- from various origins e.g. back-cross, under-arm, under-leg etc

- throw type e.g. propellor throw, tapback, bounce throw...

INTO whipcatch variations!! Once you have caught the poi onto the other poi-body, there are a coulpe of variations I know of and I'm sure yet many more:

- suicide hyperloop, as the free handle comes spinning round - take hold and let the poi untangle as they undoubtably will at first refuse to do!... you just have to work at it

- whip throw! oh joy of joys! Stumbled across this accidentally, and now it is the bane of my life grrrrr, but basically involves timing the whip catch just right and making contact with the other poi in just the right place to cause the "whipped" poi to be thrown into the air again - of course in a very controlled manner to be caught beautifully into the free hand. (See the link for further explanation.)



This link also mentions another throw which could be catagorized as a contact throw:

hyperloop throw - more poi on poi action!!! This is a throw which can be done in two ways and two directions (as far as I know, but no doubt there are Btfly variations too). The following are all same directional spinning throws from wall plane:

- Clockwise. Release LH poi. Depends on your handle weighting as to where the poi should make contact, but fairly near the handle of the released poi and just handle-side of centre on the other is a safe bet. Should feel a bit like a bounce throw as is based on the same principles.

- Clockwise. Release RH poi. Again handle weighting dependant, but this throw can be seen very much like a propellor throw. The nexus on the "thrown" poi should be at the same place for doing a propellor, and on the "held" poi between poi-head and centre.

- Same principles apply for anti-clockwise hyperloop throws





7th Feb 2007 - time for an edit!



Some old, some new ideas, I just thought it'd be helpful to collate things in the first post of this thread:



I cant remember what the devil stick move for this is called - maybe helicopters. confused maybe should be called contact corkskrews But its basically when you...

meditate propellor the poi in a horizontal plane and move it from above your head to down low, then up again ad infinitum.

meditate you can also pop this out into a horizontal throw at the top.



NB. this move comes as a natural recovery from a f!cked up horizontal propellor - but it is different depending on whether you start at the top or underneath. Starting high is easier and you have to scoop your hand right around the poi as you bring it down, and open up again as you return upwards





One from the staff moves (have also forgotten name): (description for just one poi)

meditate spinning vertically CW in RH

meditate stick LH straight out to the left.

meditate swing poi BTB and under that left arm end up end falling behind the head

meditate use the momentum of the poi and a nudge from the left arm (it helps to swing the left arm up in the air) to force the poi into another rotation over the right shoulder and hopefully into your hand again!



NB. you can add the other poi into the move by simply spinning the other poi in the LH - easiest is CW, and you should start the move spinning the LH poi out to the side, and behind you



ubbrollsmile



BHB catch

sunny principle is:



meditate stick one hand straight up in air

meditate rotate poi inwards (e.g. LH CW as you look up)

meditate let poi slip in a propellor movement down your arm to your neck

meditate get timing just right, so poi slips elegantly rotating past your neck to your hip

meditate catch with other hand BTB



can be followed by:



meditate stick other hand straight up in air

meditate rotate poi outwards

meditate let poi slip in a propellor movement down your arm to your neck

meditate get timing just right, so poi slips elegantly rotating past your neck to your hip

meditate catch with other hand in front of your body



sweet.



an extension on these sliding horizontal propellors is the poi steve



- follow steps up until poi gets to your neck...

meditate use momentum of rotating poi to move it around the back of your neck.

meditate slip poi onto other arm and along to hand.

(forcing the poi upwards after the neckroll is nigh on impossible... but perhaps with a bit more practice...)



Proper neck rolls - OK, so I said my terminology was wrong. What I described as a "neck roll" before was only a half neck roll and then I discovered it was possible to do a FULL NECK ROLL woooooooooooo!! Again, hard hard move, almost so hard that your eyes bleed, but hey, its worth it! I guess it's obvious how it's done, just an extension of the roll family. So...

vertically - lean forwards and wrap as if to do the half roll described above (NB: can be placed on with either hand) and keep the momentum of the spin by following the movement of the poi with your head (does that make sense?), you basically draw a little circle in the air with your head - only its not exactly a circle, because you give the poi more of a push in the upwards direction than the down.

horizontally - I found this harder, but if you understood the directions for the vertical roll, you just apply the same theory to the horizontal plane. If anyone has any tips on how to do this sweetly, let me know!



multiple opposite direction arm rolls - once you can do an arm roll on the same arm that is already spinning a poi, try doing it from a butterfly motion, so that the poi are spinning in opposite directions on your arm and hand - haven't yet tried this with a propellor, but with a normal spin, its not as hard as it might sound!



propellor flowers and anti-spin propellor flowers good for breaking things around you.



propellor buzzsaw



snags nice name given to a nice move (see thread and video by Rovo snags 2.0) it's basically trapping one poi on the other (see trapping above) from any sort of wrap, manipulating them together for a bit and then releasing back into two hands again. Best to just watch the vid! Lots of nice variations possible



ankles fun! - apart from kick-ups and fibbles, there are many other nice things to do with feet and ankles with contact poi: 'ankle through-wraps' basically kick the poi from BTB to the front and into a throw; 'ankle propellors' self explanitory if you understand a propellor, but really really hard! Playing with these though develops lots of other ankle wrap variations - letting the poi wrap once around the ankle and flipping the handle up to unwrap, bounce-throws that harldy wrap at all... and a load of variations on direction of release (!!)





Phew, that was a lot of writing. Hope it makes sense. Hope I can do all of these soon!

NB: Video footage is still (!!) underway, so hopefully will soon be able to provide some useful links to demonstrate the moves.



jam

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Posted:I don't get it either but I'll get to see at Falmouth smile

I passed 40 beats of vertical propellor last night bounce Won't be long till a hundred and then infinity...AND BEYOND!! ubblol

Got some nice contact transitions with wibbles and such that I'm sure you'll love Beth, we can trade tricks at Falmouth.....it's a shame Laura wont be there frown But it's her own fault for being so far away


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Posted:FISHTAILS!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Finally worked it out!!!!!! well, kinda. Flash of inspiration last night, but I cant really describe it til I've properly nailed it - just wanted to share my elation!!!

and 40 prop beats? woah, dunc, you're a machine!! wink


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Posted:Propellors and fishtails, wicked smile

I've been doing very little poi recently but have learnt loads of wicked stuff with 2 diablo, including a kind of buzzsaw thing called a Fan. 2 diablo is so much like poi, i love it.

Have been doing some wibbling tho. Practicing dibbling and tribling all my wibble patterns. Over the winter i did manage to nail my tangles as well. I can now keep a kinda freestyle tangle going as long as i like. The hardest thing is getting out of the damn things once you're in them lol.

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Posted:why arent you coming to falmouth matt?? You have to!

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Posted:poi fishtails?! eek You is amazing ubblove

And 40 beat propellors....pah that's old skool....I'm up to 63 now! biggrin ubbrollsmile

Matt you should hit falmouth, it'd be ace to spend some time with ya on the beach smile


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Posted:63?? You're making the rest of us look bad!

I've *almost* got that weird hyperloop throw with handle and end caught on the back of my hand move down, the catch is easy its just getting the thrown poi to detach itself from the other one. But while playing i found more cool little variations on that theme which i'll show you at falmouth smile

Matt, come to falmouth! x


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Posted:63?? aaaaaaaahhhh rolleyes practice practice practice rolleyes

I'll get there wink

Still, fishtails are coming along a bit, but the description would be REALLY hard to write, take me ages and then no-one would read it or understand it if they did! Easier just to work it out alone I reckon!!

But I'll film a short clip of it when I get back to Graz and put it up on the website smile
Oh yeah - I've filmed some clips of the "basic" contact moves, so gimme a few days and I'll hopefully have links from the title page of this thread biggrin

Have fun in falmouth - I'll be thinking of you! wink


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Posted:And I'll me missing you Loz hug Can't wait fo the vids biggrin

*smacks self for being slack with video making*


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Posted:playing with horizontal propellors a bit more now smile



cool another stolen contact staff move:

Step 1. horizontally spinning or propelloring in front of you in an inwards btfy motion

Step 2. take one poi up to your neck and do a neck roll

Step 3. catch on back of same hand and bring it back down in a propellor

Step 4. take other poi up to your neck and do a neck roll

Step 5.catch on back of same hand and bring it back down in a propellor

Step 6.repeat steps 2 to 5 ad infinitum.





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Posted:I discovered another cool horiz. move yesterday! bounce

its basically a meteor move translated into poi biggrin and as yet I've only got it down as a one-poi move...

sunnyprinciple is:

meditate stick one hand straight up in air
meditaterotate poi inwards (e.g. LH CW as you look up)
meditatelet poi slip in a propellor movement down your arm to your neck
meditateget timing just right, so poi slips elegantly rotating past your neck to your hip
meditatecatch with other hand BTB

can be followed by:

meditatestick other hand straight up in air
meditaterotate poi outwards
meditatelet poi slip in a propellor movement down your arm to your neck
meditateget timing just right, so poi slips elegantly rotating past your neck to your hip
meditatecatch with other hand in front of your body

sweet.
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Posted:both sound lovely ubblove

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Posted:extension on the sliding horizontal propellors i mentioned in my last post:

- follow steps up until poi gets to your neck...
meditate use momentum of rotating poi to move it around the back of your neck.
meditate slip poi onto other arm and along to hand.

the poi steve. (but forcing the poi upwards after the neckroll is nigh impossible... but perhaps with a bit more practice...)

ubbrollsmile
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Posted:poi steve! eek That's sooo weird...I managed a very VERY simliar move with both poi in mid tangle position at Birmingham CC!

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Posted:in mid tangle position!! biggrin thats something I wanna see!! ubbloco

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Posted:cool Felt like bumping this, because I've been playing with more contacty stuff and would like to catalogue it here.

I cant remember what the devil stick move for this is called - maybe helicopters. confused But its basically when you...
meditate propellor the poi in a horizontal plane and move it from above your head to down low, then up again ad infinitum.
meditate you can also pop this out into a horizontal throw at the top.

NB. this move comes as a natural recovery from a f!cked up horizontal propellor - but it is different depending on whether you start at the top or underneath. Starting high is easier and you have to scoop your hand right around the poi as you bring it down, and open up again as you return upwards


One from the staff moves (have also forgotten name): (description for just one poi)
meditate spinning vertically CW in RH
meditate stick LH straight out to the left.
meditate swing poi BTB and under that left arm end up end falling behind the head
meditate use the momentum of the poi and a nudge from the left arm (it helps to swing the left arm up in the air) to force the poi into another rotation over the right shoulder and hopefully into your hand again!

NB. you can add the other poi into the move by simply spinning the other poi in the LH - easiest is CW, and you should start the move spinning the LH poi out to the side, and behind you

ubbrollsmile


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Posted:iv just read the 1st page and WOW!!!!! i need to see all this. im so pants at reading it and knowing wot u lot are going on about!

sounds wikked. hats off to you all (",)


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Posted:I can do a roll onto my arm whilst I am spinning poi in same hand . the real trick is to time a Roll as a pass to the other arm. so you get the roll going as soon as you release you grab the other poi handle, this takes some plane bending , but I have done it more then a few times . Roll from BTB to in front of the body and the roll changes direction like a meteor would. I can do ankle ROlls as well. I have done everythign Im talkign about on fire, video soon? Try a roll the same time as a same-direction pass inder the arm its rolling on!

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Posted:Traps are fun. I'm working on a trapped 'weave' but i can't grip the poi in my elbows properly. any advice?

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Posted:Hold your shoulders wink I can't elbow weave either, nor will I try as it would appears incredibly awkward to the audience.

Trapping is fun, but I think it's more suited to transitions than being an actual move in itself.


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Posted:Managed to get a trapped butterfly and reverse low wave in my shoulders. I'm looking at doing things with my knees and am thinking about a 'hollywood roll' (the batton twirling move) in the horizontal plane.

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Posted:sounds great smile

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Posted:I just worked something interesting out.

In a weave do a nosedive (my name for a downwards release) then kick the poi back up and do a suicide round the other arm. Dependant on which way you decide to do the suicide you can use it to transition into butterfly or back into weave.


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Posted:Cool move!!!
How do you do the kick???you hurt the head or the poi body???
I like tray to do something like a wibble then i always kick near the handle the poi body...

Now I'm finding new ways to play poi in contact but I cannot explain myself in english enough well (in Italian too is difficoult to describe that moves) as soon as I can I make some videos and opena new topic...

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Posted:You hit the head but its more of a catch and throw back up than a kick. All you want to do is get the poi back so you can catch it for the suicide.

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Posted:Sure!!!

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Posted:been playing with this a lot



and im sorry if this move has already been listed somewhere



have no idea what to call it - its a bit like a hand cuff move and it requires weighted handles (atm my handles are 75g and my heads 125g - i think)



using the right hand (RH) spinning clockwise (to you) in the wall plane, go to do a lower arm wrap on the left arm aiming to have the head contact on the inside of the arm (ie the string nearly completes one wrap of your arm)



once the head hits the inside of your arm release it - hopefully the handle will swing round - proform the same action but with the handle wrapping on your right arm,



this will then go into a lot of nice variations - some ive found are propellers on the right arm - reversing the poi as well as making a nice way of entering an elbow trap







another nice move ive found im calling the slinky tongue



basically on one side (say the right) do an upper arm wrap from below (ie your spinning forward) aim to wrap about half way down the poi length release alowing the handle to keep spinning and proform another wrap on the lower arm - carefully timed arm movements will put you in a propeller smile


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Sporky
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Posted:I've just figured out a new contact move. 9bt wrist wrap swaps.

From 7bt weave on your right hand side. Wrap the right hand poi round your left wrist as normal now release both poi. If you get the timing right the left hand poi should fly straight up and the right hand one should should do one beat of wrist wrap. Catch the left hand poi with your right hand and the right hand one with your left. Repeat on the other side and walk away knowing you are a jedi tongue


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mr squirrel
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Posted:and a jedi now talks of discovering a new "move"! ah, beware, for his ways are those of the dark side....

did i leave the iron on?

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Sporky
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Posted:lol Well someone has to be evil.

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linden rathen
linden rathen

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Location: London, UK
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Posted:everyone knows evils more fun anyway tongue

*pulls him self back on topic

been trying lots of throws to propellers a nice move to a grip ive found that its fairly easy to move to an elbow grip from a an under arm throw then you can propeller the poi into position


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