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kitemanFlying high!
245 posts
Location: At the beach.


Posted:
I'm having a problem getting my head around isolations. I know what they are and how your meant to do them, I just can't get my hands to move around the poi.
Is there an easier way to learn or is it just practice, practice, practice.

If everything seems under control, your not going fast enough!

It's not the size of the wave, it's the length of the ride!


kepki2003Member
34 posts
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan


Posted:
I found that isolations come easlie with stretchy sock poi, with really heavy heads. Spin slow and (while doint the isolate Buzzsaw) you can grab the poi of the opposite hand for distance. That distance is the size of the circle your arms should aim for while isolating.

When I do the forward isolated buzzsaw my 'power' or where im 'pushing' the poi starts at about my mid-chest and ends about 40-50 degreese (in a circle) after or just past me face.

When it comes to the isolated weave.... thats a much more in depth explination... im or email for that one.

-Kepki

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Miranda (mewcat)BRONZE Member
queen of all the hipsters
150 posts
Location: Cornwall/Birmingham, United Kingdom


Posted:
For those of you who watched me struggling with this at the weekend...

...I still can't do it.

I am now a giant ball of exhausted frustration.

to live at all is miracle enough


Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,979 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
that YT is a demigod of isolations

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blu_valleySILVER Member
fluffy mess
197 posts
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom


Posted:
I agree with kepki2003, heavy stretchy or nylony sock poi are great for learning this as they tend to stagger themselves a bit and slow your movements down.

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Miranda (mewcat)BRONZE Member
queen of all the hipsters
150 posts
Location: Cornwall/Birmingham, United Kingdom


Posted:
I did it! I did it! I can do it! I can do it!

This is SO much better than...well...everything.

to live at all is miracle enough


ficklampaBRONZE Member
member
81 posts
Location: sweden,stockholm.


Posted:
yeah i think isolations are kinda hard as well.
i have heard the advice that you should try to ''remove the weight'' of the poi.
if you do a good isolation it feels like they dont weigh anything.
how do you do an isolated weave?

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ficklampaBRONZE Member
member
81 posts
Location: sweden,stockholm.


Posted:
yeah i think isolations are kinda hard as well.
i have heard the advice that you should try to ''remove the weight'' of the poi.
if you do a good isolation it feels like they dont weigh anything.
how do you do an isolated weave?

the only thing worth dying for is life itself


kitemanFlying high!
245 posts
Location: At the beach.


Posted:
These damn things will be the death of me mad2

I can do a weave isolation no problem and some butterfly iso's as well, but be damned if I can get the buzzsaw iso.
I can get about 1 beat then all hell brakes loose, I've done just about every possible way to mess up.
stall 1, speed way out of control, wrap them together, smack myself in the face, the list goes on.
Is there anywhere I can buy a buzzsaw isolation from, I don't care how much they cost?

If everything seems under control, your not going fast enough!

It's not the size of the wave, it's the length of the ride!


RicheeBRONZE Member
HOP librarian
1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:

Isolation is a Split time technique of changing center Is usually shown in buzzsaw. Other variant is Wheel plane or horizontal as Helix.

:R

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TheWibblerGOLD Member
old hand
920 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
Richee, an isolation isn't a poi move. You can isolate anything. Like when you see people body popping. They isolate say finger tips, then wrist, then elbow and so on to make waves.

So with poi you can isolate your body or the poi.

You can isolate every poi move, buzzsaws are isolated a lot but i see people isolating everything else too.

You can practice them horizontally, looking down at the floor. That will show you the idea anyway.

I did make a little flash isolation tutorial years ago, it's on sphism somewhere, it explains the concept pretty well, i'll try to find the link...

m

Spherculism ~:~ The Act of becoming Spherculish.


TheWibblerGOLD Member
old hand
920 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
here it is:

https://www.spherculism.com/tutorials/isolation/isolation_2.html

m

Spherculism ~:~ The Act of becoming Spherculish.


RicheeBRONZE Member
HOP librarian
1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
Yes,
I saw it, a lot of fun:D
It's exactly what I'm talking.

Isolation is technique.

:R

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