highcommander
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 11th Mar 2001
Total posts: 0
Posted:Could anyone be so kind as to clarify the threading the needle poi move? I can't get a grip on how it's done, or even reallly what it looks like!I find it hard to visualise off that gif image for some reason - I've got all the others down pat!Cheers,Joel

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gάrbǿ
gάrbǿ

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Location: Bristol / London / Norwich / C...
Member Since: 9th Jan 2001
Total posts: 521
Posted:Ok. Think of someone that you don't like. Do the butterfly and then all you have to do is punch forward with each hand one after the other. Whenever you punch you must make sure that you punching hand is on top of your non punching hand. Believe me it may sound weird but when you try it you will get what I mean. the thing to practice is punching @ the right time so as not to get tangled up.Also tryhttp://www.juggling.co.nz/thread.htmhope this help.peace outgarbo
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Malcolm
Malcolm

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Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
Posted:Joel,I have slowed down that animated GIF showing the Thread the neadle move. Hope this helps
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Simos
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Location: London, UK
Member Since: 12th Dec 2000
Total posts: 382
Posted:that is so true garbo
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try it out highcommander you'll end up doing the move without realizing what you are doing - just make sure you 'punch' at the right time...happy punching,Simos


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Drake
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Location: Oakland, CA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Feb 2001
Total posts: 72
Posted:i hadnt done this move for like 4 months cause i didnt think it was all that visually spectacular and when i tried coming back to it one night it was just the biggest bitch ever. it took me like 25-30 minutes to get the timing right because i was just so used to not doing it or used to something else or something. i still hate this move. is there anything special that can be done with it besides passing (no one to pass too, boohoo)? then i might like it.DRAKE

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tkerby
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Location: Edinburgh, UK
Member Since: 8th Jan 2001
Total posts: 30
Posted:Just perfected it the other day! I'd been trying for ages and then feeling a little drunk picked up some poi I'd half made for a friend and gave it a go. Got it first time. The timing is weird though it's like your hands bounce twice to each circle of the poi. Tou dont need to do large punches either although that can look cool. My latest is clapping while in butterfly. It's great when someone does a cool move at a fire practice!

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Finn
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 23rd Dec 2000
Total posts: 341
Posted:Thread the needle is invariably the move that people like best when I light up... not sure why. It's one of my faves but.
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Endangered Sanity
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Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Member Since: 11th Feb 2001
Total posts: 164
Posted:I don't really understand thread the needle... i may be doing it, but i dont really know... If i am then I don't think it's that spectacular

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gάrbǿ
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Location: Bristol / London / Norwich / C...
Member Since: 9th Jan 2001
Total posts: 521
Posted:all you do is punch with your left hand when the poi of your right hand reaces 45 degree's to your left.Here is what i meanright poi 0-------- ( in this position) punch with left hand above string.see simple (he sy's looking @ his very detailed drawing)peace outgarbo
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Superman
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Location: Houston, Texas
Member Since: 13th Mar 2001
Total posts: 829
Posted:should set this board up to support live video feeds, so in a post we can see each other, and show how to do moves in real time.. that would be coolSuper'------------------"Only the warrior that hears the call will know when to leave, Where to go" -unknown

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spryte
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Location: Canada
Member Since: 2nd Feb 2001
Total posts: 45
Posted:The Way I Would describe thread the neadle is it feels like a Butterfly where you keep changing the Hand ontop for Every Beat. If you can do simple crossovers and you can do a butterfly you will be able to do thread the neadle. Start with small movements one hand ontop then the other and work your way into the punch.Good Luck~spryte~

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TaiGuy
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Location: Yorktown, VA, USA
Member Since: 10th Feb 2001
Total posts: 127
Posted:I just picked up thread-the-needle last night while trying to get a frikkin horizontal butterfly [which came later, after a few head smacks]. It was pretty cool since i didn't quite know what i was doing at first. Basically it's a butterfly but the overlapping string [the one on top] keeps alternating between the left and right one. Just pull your hand back whenever you need too, since i think it's actually harder to do all the turning and then pulling back, and then turning and going forward, etc.------------------"Happiness is not a destination, but a method for life"- Burton Hills

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Bish_the_Ding
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Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Member Since: 1st Jan 2001
Total posts: 52
Posted:STILL haven't aced that move (gonna try this punching idea, it sounds fairly sensible), however in my efforts I discovered a variant on the move ...Did you ever play "One potato, two potato, three potato, four ..."? Assuming you do forward butterfly with your right hand on top: on the upswing move your left hand in a half circle, clockwise, around your right hand so that left is on top (One potato...). That's one beat, now move your right hand in a half circle anti-clockwise around your left so that right is on top again (two potato ...), repeat.In effect you're just putting one hand on top of the other in time to your butterfly beat. Remember your hands change altitude not distance from body (major difference from thread the needle).From my point of view it looks like quite an arb(itrary) move but people say it looks good.Try letting out a whoop (YEEEEE-HAAAAAA !) while doing it, it'll change poeples focus from the whirling poi to your face/hands.Wish me luck with this punching thing !Bish

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wandershroom
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Member Since: 21st Jan 2008
Total posts: 16
Posted:I still have not acheived this move..it seems the moment I go to do this my left hand stops moving or they get tangled up. Need some pointers....

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aston
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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Try the other thread?

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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poinoob
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Location: louisianna, new orleans
Member Since: 17th Oct 2007
Total posts: 45
Posted:once u get the ttn try moving it around and playing with it no one says that you must do it in one spot hop around move left to right its really fun

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