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NYC
NYC

NYC
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Posted:You know that whole "Rubbing the tummy while patting the head" thing? That most people have trouble with but some folks can do. Well my class showed me another one and I instantly got it, thanks to poi.

Move your right arm as if you're spinning your right poi forward. Move your left arm as if you're spinning a poi backwards.

That's it.

Most of my class couldn't do it.

And you all can.

Ask a nonspinner and they'll probably find it hard. biggrin

Also doing the whole making a circle forward with one hand while backwards with other. So you're doing isolated buzzsaw butterflies without the poi. Most people can't do that for crap.

And you can. biggrin


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Dr_Molly
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Posted:then do it whilst turning NYC
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Carpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:ok, heres something no one can do (well, ok, i can do it, but only just)



swing your right foot clockwise as you look down at it.



then with you right hand trace and anticlock circle in the air.



have a look at your foot, still going clockwise?



T wave


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NYC
NYC

NYC
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Posted:That's what got us started. I heard it as 'make a 6 with your hand'...

Tis possible with concentration, but not easy.

And Mol, I did to it while turning. Basic of basic club spinning moves. My class was dumbfounded. Then again, my class is dumb reguardless of their foundedness.


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Lillie Frog
Lillie Frog

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Posted:That one hand one way and the other hand the other way, it took me ages to get that.
Then I challenged my non poi bloke to do it.
He did it straight away.
I was so dissapointed.

The foot one.
Ouch! that's hard!


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Disc0
annoying boy
Location: Sweden
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Posted:did i cheat or anything?
i thought the foot-thingy was really easy! biggrin


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filthy 23
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Posted:the things that i try to stump myself with (co-ordinationally speaking) are those darned compound flower combos!!!



http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/show...5/o/all/fpart/1
umm


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oli
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Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
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Posted:cant do that foot thing for the life of me.

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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poiromaniac
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Posted:multi-skilled group we are, i can do them, cant think up any new one thoo?

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Posted:Written by: [Nx?
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swing your right foot clockwise as you look down at it.

then with you right hand trace and anticlock circle in the air.







A bit OT, but very random that someone else tried to get me to do this the day you posted it.. a non-spinner..



It's a conspiracy I tell you!



I'll be able to do this one when I do some more foot-poi. I reckon that if I can do a foot butterfly whilst doing a weave with my arms I'll be able to do this! (falls over)


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gita
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Posted:dang that foot one is hard!! ubblol

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Ifrit
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Location: Somerset, England
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Posted:I can do the leg thing but it hurts some much. Its like the muscles in my leg dont all want to go the same way. aww, painful but strangly interesting spank wink

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Burning Brain
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Posted:Written by: [Nx?
swing your right foot clockwise as you look down at it.





ok now spin your left foot counter clockwise.



now do it while standing up biggrin


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oli
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Posted:nybody out there write something with your right hand, and write something different with your left hand? its hard, i cant even write with my left hand.

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Posted:All righties should be able to write forward with their right hand and backwards (mirroring) with their left at the same time. I can at least.

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oli
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Posted:i can kinda do that, altough the scrawl produced by my left hand looks like i wrote it when i was 2... but different things with each hand ive decided is impossible...

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NYC
NYC

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Posted:Written by: ICoN

All righties should be able to write forward with their right hand and backwards (mirroring) with their left at the same time. I can at least.



I'm pretty sure that that's how Leo Di Vinci kept all of his notes. By writing left handed backwards. So nobody could easily read them over his shoulder.

That's what he told me anyway.


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Ade
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Posted:I also heard about leonardo that he wrote backwards because no one ever bothered to correct his writing style, which was mostly self taught... smile

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Posted:Written by: oli

i can kinda do that, altough the scrawl produced by my left hand looks like i wrote it when i was 2...



But it wouldn't if your left hand was as practised at intricate stuff like writing as your right


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Dr_Molly
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Posted:Written by: NYC

I'm pretty sure that that's how Leo Di Vinci kept all of his notes. By writing left handed backwards. So nobody could easily read them over his shoulder.

That's what he told me anyway.



I think he wrote with his feet as well. Four things on the go at once sort of thing.

My feet can write, but still have trouble tying their shoelaces smile


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oli
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Posted:thatwould have been brilliant at school - i could have written 4 asignments at once.
in the future teachers will be able to work children 4 times as hard smile


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NYC
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Posted:Written by: Molly

Written by: NYC

I'm pretty sure that that's how Leo Di Vinci kept all of his notes. By writing left handed backwards. So nobody could easily read them over his shoulder.

That's what he told me anyway.



I think he wrote with his feet as well. Four things on the go at once sort of thing.

My feet can write, but still have trouble tying their shoelaces smile



Your feet need to learn to pipette. wink


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musashii
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Posted:Leo also did many of his notes in blood(bull blood I believe), seemd like a good place to add some useless knowledge biggrin

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foolaussiefire
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Posted:I can write two separate words (one each hand ) at the same time whats hard is right forward with your left hand and a different word mirrored with your right. (I can also rite left upside down right side right way up at the same time) I learned these tricks at about age 8 and I still need to practice but it means when it comes to ambidexterous twilling its a doddle (practice your twirling will open right up what was imposiable becomes mearly hard

Smart but maybe not smart enough

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FireTom
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Posted:Well then go ahead and spin both poi forward, stop ONLY one and start spinning this one backwards - now you are are spinning opposite directions... then stop ONLY the second one and reverse, so both are spinning backwards...

Repeat this as often as poissible, so you are comfortable with stopping and changing directions at both sides...

Sounds simpler than it actually is...


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Rovo
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Posted:I remember this thread. I always point this out to poi people I meet cause it's soo true and really interesting.

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Carpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:fire toms post is a good one, its a basic drill, but very important, id add that you should progress to having the pauses come directly after each other, and learing it with inverse stalls too.

T wave


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TinklePants
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Posted:I have always found these things easy to do. Maybe I am not normal? ubblol

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Ange_GSC
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Posted:Hey! I CAN do that thanks to poi! Cool

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godavidson
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Posted:yes I tried fire toms drill today and failed miserably. redfaceI can not get the right hand to continue spinning when stalling the left. confusedAlways good to find something new to work on (usually a basic thing I should've discovered 4 years ago.... wink)

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Tom_Shill
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Posted:I can do the hands and feet things due to drumming I think. It helps with that whole 4 way independence thing, doing different things with all your hands and feet. For the crazy both-hands-writing types, try drawing a circle with one hand and a square with the other. Properly mind you, no curvy squares or flat-sided circles! I saw a guy doing it on TV a while ago. He had a 'split brain', so one side of the body can act completely independently of the other. It must be crazy. As spinners we just get used to the feeling of doing different things until it doesn't feel weird anymore, but this split brain business is on a whole different level. FireTom's drill is really good. I like trying to isolate it in buzzsaw, and keep the centre of rotation in exactly the same place throughout the stall and change of direction. I can't do it, but it's nice to play with smile

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