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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

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Posted:dont think theres been a thread about this. rolleyes



i was having fun dropping my poi earlier.



you know when you throw your poi and sometimes you cant quite catch it? youve dropped it. all is not lost, what you do is simply incorporate the drop into your spinning. this is suprisingly (or not?) pretty easy to do. what i was doing, and there may be other ways, is just keep spinning.



so imagine you did catch the poi you dropped and continue doing weave motions (or what ever you would have been doing with it, if you had caught it). to pick up the poi, break into some long arm and bend down and scoop up your poi so its all nice and in sync. and it looks pretty smooth. or smoother than it would have done if youd have just dropped it and gone, froook eek. the fun thing about it is that you dont loose the flow when you drop a poi. cool



have fun smile ubbrollsmile

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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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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Just throw some LEDs and a micro controler in em.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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mcp
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mcp

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Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted:who am I fighting?

<clueless>

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

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Posted:you're not - you just need to stand nearby and stir things up by shouting things like "did you hear what he said about your mum?!" and "come on you wusses, my nan can slap harder than that."

drops then - i did one whole round of 423 with the 4's dropping to my feet and kicking back up again...

*deftly ducks nyc's cruise snowball*

short drops and catches (like the one i described earlier) are a nice way to get out of neg space moves where you are all twisted up ubbrollsmile


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:This man:


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Right....thats it for me..

No more shall I post anything in here that is not to do with the dropping of poi.

smile


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Total posts: 15414
Posted:So I dropped my poi again last night....

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:ubbrollsmile ubblol

i love this thread. but there will be no fighting in here. ubblove

i called it drops cos i reckon the secret of making dropping poi look good is the drop.


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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xorba

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Location: Cardiff

Total posts: 147
Posted:oh dear Oli...now lets not spoil their fun! u gots to come to cardiff on the 27th!

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xorba

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Total posts: 147
Posted:droppings? thats just dirty!

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

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Posted:For example when you drop you Poi parallel, than make a few steps back and than run and catch them in somersault it amazing.
Or kick ups from the ground, or controled drops like Coleman sad.,, there are milions of em smile

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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

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Posted:yep... you can drop or pick up in paralell or spilt time and use forward rolls, cartwheels or anyotherway of picking them up... funnily enough (it was hilarious) oli and i were playing with this again on saturday! ubblol

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xorba

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Posted:I would like to see this. Oli!!!! we've got to meet up in the xmas holidays...wherever u are!?

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

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Posted:Lot of sense Poi make when first stop, than fall down and stop again.

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shen shui
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Location: aotearoa, New Zealand

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Posted:how about dropping both poi and moving both your arms like egg-beaters so that the poi slowly spiral forever down and around your arms (opposite-style, so that they rotate around one arm and then the other, continuously)...

kinda like dropping/contacty poi stuff.

smile


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Dut
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

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Location: Nashville, TN, USA

Total posts: 380
Posted:ss, assuming they're handle weighted, a vertical matrix wibble drop would be sick too. that's meteor tho? doh! i find contact hella easier with handle weights.

but for the argument crowd rolleyes -- if that's a drop, what are the non-drop moves? anti-drop? "held"s? do i have to start referring to the "held forward pro-spun frontside first degree outside split-time chase" instead of "3 beat weave"? it's only dropped if it touches the ground right, otherwise, it was a throw? or is the point that it's with versus against gravity, eg. dropping down the spine and catching the handle end UTL before vs. after it hits the ground? i'd say if you're in the +/- gravity crowd, you're redefining "throw", i think. i'd say it's only dropped (using layman english terminology) if the handle touches the ground...

wow. that last paragraph was way to easy to seriously write. haha. ubbrollsmile

-- dut


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