Forums > Beginner Poi Moves > Butterflies - the misunderstood TTNs

Login/Join to Participate

Jomember
517 posts
Location: Sheffield, England


Posted:
I really can't find any use for TTN, it just looks like a butterfly!

Unless I'm going to wrap on my arms or twist myself up or something, I just dont see the need.

Jo. weavesmiley

Educate yourself in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!


DutSILVER Member
lurker
380 posts
Location: Nashville, TN, USA


Posted:
see floor/ceiling plane thread. it only looks like a butterfly down the axis, and only if you're trying not to seperate your hands. was that supposed to be at all sarcastic? you can bend back and look up into the TTN or duck your head and make it look like a corkscrew. TTN is also more noticable BTB and windmill plane.

how are you going to butterfly weave in either direction continuously without TTN? you CAN just keep the same hand on top, i guess, but Why??

can you butterfly weave behind your head in windmill plane? that's like 2 good uses for TTN at once.

-- dut

Jomember
517 posts
Location: Sheffield, England


Posted:
Did you see the winky face?



Very nice reply btw. smile



I think your right, having now considered things more carefuly. TTN is an excelent 'base' move because it gives you loads of possibilities.



BUT I think you can use it especially well for dancing. You can punch like hell - it makes you feel like Rocky! biggrin



Jo wink
EDITED_BY: Jo (1109366166)

Educate yourself in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!


vain-ego pkBRONZE Member
Lambretta Fanatic
4,997 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
speaking of ttn's i just thought of a new variation that i have never thought of before.

im off to play!. infact come to think of it, jo in morning coffee you did a long arm variation that i like but it was only one side of what i am thinking about.

Jomember
517 posts
Location: Sheffield, England


Posted:
Hey! You're right PK!

You know I totaly forgot it was possible to make a longarm version of almost every single SIMPLE wink move!

I'm off to spin and be free!

Jo. smile

Educate yourself in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!


vain-ego pkBRONZE Member
Lambretta Fanatic
4,997 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
it is good to be nice.

dafunkymahnmember
54 posts

Posted:
I am a fan of TTN especially when it is being done so that those watching can see it from the side. I agree that it does not look that impressive when you are seeing head on though. I am not a technical spinner by any means, I just do what I think looks good.

spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
The butterfly is the opposite direction equivalent of standing there spinning at your sides really - it's just that you tend to do opp. direction stuff in the front wall plane rather than having each poi in a different wheel plane.

TTN is like the weave - a fundamental move which builds into a vast range of various ways of spinning.

"Moo," said the happy cow.


RevBRONZE Member
Bastard Newbie Messiah
1,269 posts
Location: Apparently lost in my ego, USA


Posted:
and you can do all the reel stuff with butterflies, and you can do all the weave stuff by breaking up ttn's.. sometimes spinning at your sides isn't that bad wink

More useless information courtesy of Rev...
Confusing the masses, one post at a time...
"Obviously, you're not a golfer.."- The Dude
"Buy the ticket... Take the ride..." -Raoul Duke
"FEMA has never done catastrophe planning..."-Michael Brown


HOP Newsletter
Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more...