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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
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


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted: Written by: [nx?

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inverse stalls




inverse stalls?

terminology will be the death of me, im sure..


those that know, dont say. those that say, dont know.

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Stout
Stout

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Location: Canada
Member Since: 12th May 2004
Total posts: 1872
Posted:Drills rock smile

Especially those ones like Fire Tom's that involve working a move first with one hand, then with the other. 5 to 10 minutes of playing with a pattern like that may lead to doing things with poi that you never thought of before, like simply turning 90 degrees and trying it in wall plane.

If you put your mind to it, you can come up with lots of these things.


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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:How about behin the back/ over the shoulder stops? In the latter the Poi comes up, towards you and you stall it in a way that it stops right behind your shoulder -> reverse movement...

Behind the back ain`t my favourite (shoulder surgery), however I'd like to see someone doing stops btb...

The stall drill is one of my alltime (basic) favourite even for intermediate+, who jearn for "new moves, new moves" - keeps them humble for days... wink because old skool has no "new moves" :P ubblol wink


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Aliosha
Aliosha

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Location: Berlin, somewhere
Member Since: 31st Jul 2003
Total posts: 57
Posted: Written by: NYC


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.



Actually, without poi I have some problems too.
I *CAN* do it. It's just not easy.


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