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Amanita
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

member
Location: Halifax, NS

Total posts: 157
Posted:Somebody here's got a bad-ass picture of themselves performing a move called the "Flower". The picture was taken with a 3or 4 second delay, and looks awesome.
What is this move, and how do I do it?


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:You SHOULD have to stall/wrap/toss one poi to transition like that, just like going from normal weave to butterfly. If you can transition between them without doing so, your breaking the planes somehow and I dont care to learn that, heh.

Unless you are talking about only the arm movements (IE going from chase/chase flowers to chase/butterfly flowers and vice verce) in which case its just about changing movements when your arms are 180 apart.


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Lillie Frog


Lillie Frog

not a stranger
Location: wales

Total posts: 558
Posted:I really don'thave much of a clue about this. and my pooter wouldn't follow the links that Coleman links to.
However, what i wanted to say was that Valura's flower picture is really beautiful. I have looked at it many times when it has come up at the top of the page and it's just lovely looking at it.


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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:mushashi/icon: any longarm butterfly move goes atomic real easy, from an atom its a simple thing to make 1 poi do a 90 degree plane change against the other and come out weave. If its not this id be really intrested to see it. beware you could be stalling and not realising, often a semi-stall/plane change will produce a direction change.

this stuff is very odd, and i kinda agree with icon, you need it for tech, but.... 'shrug'

T wave


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Mmmm... 360 turning extended atoms... Never thought of that before... Bet it would look pretty neat... Thanks Nx? smile

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Omg, now that I'm thinking about these extended atoms, Im thinking that you can probably do atomic flowers as well. CRAZY!

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:yup, check out extended split time atoms, they turn and carry really sweet wink

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:I got it, I think. You pretty much extend one arm out in front of you while you turn 360 and your other arm does an extended circle at the side. Now if you take this and pause for a beat every quarter turn you should get an atomic flower. Your arms will always intersect in front of you (twice per extended beat), leaving you do a non-extended atom on each side.

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:Written by:
isn't valura's pic a fountain? i know it looks like a very pretty flower (and a very lovely one too) but i thought the move being done is a fountain.....



It is not a fountian. I am turned to the side not facing the camera and extending my arms completly facing and I would describe it as preforming "lockouts"
I called it a flower cause it looked like one.
Im not a "namey" twirler, I just do pretty stuff and dont worry about the name... I have a basic understanding about the names *butterfly, fountians, weaves, isolations,buzzsaws etc*
but Im not too worried about what the name of it is... I just dance.
smile
I reckon what cole linked to is right.. the poi are going the same way in this photo, but I also do it in reverse and with my arms going in the opporsite direction...

SEE? thats why I dont visit the techhy area... cause Im not good at describing the moves in words etc...


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:smile whatever the heck you were doing valura...it looks so bootiful!! biggrin



and you must teach me next time i see you! ubblove



i'm still working on that move you & arsn showed me last time (& yes i realise that was a while ago now!! ubblol ), but i always like new moves!! biggrin



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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:Written by: Valura

I reckon what cole linked to is right.. the poi are going the same way in this photo, but I also do it in reverse and with my arms going in the opporsite direction...

SEE? thats why I dont visit the techhy area... cause Im not good at describing the moves in words etc...



someone that can spin 12 point flowers and anti-spin flowers but doesn't visit the tech sections of hop frown

we're missing out here methinks miss valura - you're description there would have done fine for describing what you're doing in the photo (and saved a lot of inaccurate guessing from us lot) smile

i dare you to start posting in poi moves... wink


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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arsn


arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...

Total posts: 1903
Posted:I double dare... no no... I physical challenge... biggrin

I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:*blushes*

wow thanks cole! That means heaps to me coming from you hun.
I shall endeavour to do more posting in this area, although I will have to put disclaimers on my slack tech talk, and that I will proberley write in silly duffa terms...

hey doesnt this post count as another post in the tech area? well arsn, I just completed your physical challenge... lets see if you can withstand MY one!!!!!

Hehehehehehhehehehe
*runs off home to arsn* tongue


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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TheGuru


TheGuru

newbie
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Total posts: 19
Posted:Good thread! I think I got the basic movement doing straight-arm weave patterns. I must have looked stupid runing around doing it without poi, but it was worth it! ubbloco



[Nx?]: Your texts were a great help! clap

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:cheers :blush: thats what they are there for.

T


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Meenik
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2001

Meenik

enthusiast
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 272
Posted:Ok, I have posted a proper flowers video tutorial on playpoi:

The Secret of Flowers

I would like to note that I am now trying to keep up with where the community is going with flowers. I think I was on the cutting edge for a bit, at least in the online-videos department... but wow, people are quick.

And I'm generall letting people know that I'll be posting more tutorials on different subjects on playpoi, and mentioning them on HOP on My Official Poi Video Thread

biggrin

Oooh. I hope I get to spend the winter practicing... ubbrollsmile


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Sambo_Flux
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

Sambo_Flux

Introverted
Location: Norf London

Total posts: 833
Posted:Nik, your flowers tutorial is AMAZING!! Thanks loads, I never realized how freeing they can be! clap hug



I watched it two days ago, and I've just about nailed 4 point antispin flowers, never thought I'd get it before I watched that! smile



One point though: Everybody seems to do their lockouts at 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock , 6 and 9. I'm finding it MUCH easier to do them at the diagonals, ie 1.5, 4.5, 7.5 and 10.5. Am I right in thinking that if you do it this way you get petals at 12, 3, 6 and 9?



I suppose both approaches are equally valid, and really I should practise both equally, but any thoughts anyone? smile


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Sambo_Flux
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

Sambo_Flux

Introverted
Location: Norf London

Total posts: 833
Posted:Just noticed we appear to have 2 flower threads... oh, a 2-year bump by Meenik there.... wink



*defects to "all about flowers" thread*


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Emotions become the Waves
Soul is the Ocean

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blazed_scooby


newbie
Location: vancouver

Total posts: 16
Posted:hmm i'll have to give the flower a try weavesmiley

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