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WaiBRONZE Member
newbie
24 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
It says that the windmill almost as a corkscrew which I cant see in my point of view. Anyway what I do is that I do a butterfly, once Im in a buttefly I start to put one hand in the back of my head and when that hand is coming back in front of me I put the 2nd hand back and then the other and so on. When I looked at the animations and the videos I was thinking that the windmill looks like the low wave but just higher up, so that is what I tried while i was in the butterfly position. I whish I could make a video cause this is so hard to explain ubbrollsmile. I hope you understand, when I first did that behind thing in the butterfly position I was trying to learn the alternative butterfly combination, https://www.homeofpoi.com/lessons/poi_lessons.php/poi/23......


Hopefully Im close to the butterfly move ubbloco.....

//Wai

spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
The windmill is almost exactly the low wave done at your shoulder level rather than hip level smile

And yes, the alternate butterfly is just like the windmill execpt the poi are going in opposite directions rather than the same direction...

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CodySILVER Member
That guy from Reno
556 posts
Location: Reno, Nevada USA


Posted:
Wai, I think your doing the Mexican Wave, easily confuesd with the windmill, but not a chase.

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-=Sidhe=-member
22 posts
Location: Glasgow, Scotland


Posted:
Yeah, your poi should be going in the same direction.

Tip: If you're spinning clockwise (from your perspective), then your left hand goes back first. Otherwise it's your right.

Other tip: Learn same-direction shoulder reels first (I think they call it "chasing the sun" in the lessons here), then split the timing.

Final tip: Make sure you know how to spin in split time (I learned the weave before learning the windmill).

MikeIconGOLD Member
Pooh-Bah
2,109 posts
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA


Posted:
Yes, the windmill IS exactly the same as the corkscrew but its vertical instead of horizontal. What youre doing is the high wave (or mexican wave in the HoP lessons).

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WaiBRONZE Member
newbie
24 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
Okey, so basically what Im doing is almos the windmill but opposite direction so it becomes a mexican wave ? Funny isnt it biggrin....I know how to do the corkscrew and chasing the sun but I got a real problem to know how to do that spin behind your back in the same direction. But thx for letting me know it was same direction at first I though it was opposite direction. So basically more practise and hard work for me then..... ubbloco



Also have anyone any experience in the one hand cork screw ? The hand move isnt the problem since it is the same as the corkscrew but I have had a hard time to get them not twirling into each other and also I notice that you pois easily go off your fingers. Do you guys use any attachments or something when ya do that move ? confused



//Wai
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Sakura_MoonHop's Kitten Jester.
1,803 posts
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
Windmill is really easy and really fun!!!...i cant get mexican wave whatever i do and the amount of times ive nearly broken my nose trying to do so is...*sigh*

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nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,626 posts
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
I thought the windmill was the weave that goes overhead BTB... is that an... overhead weave, maybe?

I mean the one you get if you do a weave with one plane in front and one behind at the shoulder

confused

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WaiBRONZE Member
newbie
24 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
YES!! I finally got it! It is so easy now biggrin....what I did was going from chasing the sun to windmill and it worked out well biggrin........thx for all the tips dudes.

//Wai

Trinenewbie
20 posts
Location: Scotland, Thornhill/Stirling


Posted:
ah, thank you... I never though that the poi go in the same direction *run to try*



edit: hmm... the poi should run behind my back all the time, shouldn`t they? So, its not a kind of a wave, one cirle in front of me and one behind, isn`t it?

So, then I do something wrong...

How could I leave them behind me? *confused* confused
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