gemit
gemit

Member
Location: Plymouth, UK
Member Since: 10th Mar 2005
Total posts: 71
Posted:How dooo people, it's the annoying beginner here again!! Well I've sort of mastered the following:

3 bt weave
Mexican wave
Butterfly
BTB Butterfly
Alternate butterfly
Chasing the sun
low turn
high turn

but I'm stuck now......what shall I learn next?!?! I'm stook on linking them together properly too and feel a bit of a loser that I only know these moves after 6 months at I and can't even put a dance together! Could anyone point me in the right direction? Do you reckon I should get that poi moves book like? Need some mega inspiration...wish the Plymouth meet would happen soon....booooo, I generally feel a bit poo at the min so maybe I should just shut up..... frown Who invented men anyway frown


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:press

me

and

me


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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spiralx
spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:I'd get the book, it's full of tons of stuff to learn and lots of nice things allowing you to link stuff together smile

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Lycanthrope
Lycanthrope

The original drunk/stoned/vegetarian shapeshifter
Location: Blackhill, Australia
Member Since: 19th Apr 2005
Total posts: 209
Posted:thats all i could do after six months anyway

theres still more moves on the site, 5bt weaves , and the behind the back stuff, then do all the butterfly moves in reverse.


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Bird
Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:So, if you're gonna be on the Hoe this weekend, I'll try and help out (not that I'm an expert or anything). Just try fitting things together and generally messing about, something will make itself clear to you! smile

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:For linking stuff I can recommend something bluecat taught us in a workshop (it may already be on HoP but typing it in will be quicker than durbsing wink ):



1. take a sheet of paper and a pen

2. write down between 5 and 15 moves you can do, 1 in each line... for you it would be 8

3. give them RANDOM numbers from 1-8

4. connect them in the order you RANDOMLY (don't give consecutive numbers to moves you can already connect, that's cheating!) gave them, trying to find a nice-looking and quick way to go from one into the other

5. try doing them all within a minute or faster if you can biggrin


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gemit
gemit

Member
Location: Plymouth, UK
Member Since: 10th Mar 2005
Total posts: 71
Posted:Yay!! Thanks for the help peeps, I'll try that list thing in a moe Birgit! thankx and maybe you can be the tester of viewing for me on Sunday Bird!! biggrin weavesmiley

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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:can you do corkscrew or windmill?
tried them ALL in reverse? :P

if so a good way of linking is wraps (well i think so bc i love em *grin*

we've got a thread on newbie moves which will tell you how to move from weave > butterfly and back again "ideas on newbie moves" its also got a load of other random ideas and such - failing anything else just go out and throw your poi about - doing this i taught myself a 4-beat hyperloop smile


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pricklyleaf
pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:Hey ditto on get the book the Michel Kahn one). It will teach you how to link the moves together. You definately need to learn a reverse weave as this will mean you can turn. You should also learn the most basic turn. Then, if you've got any time learn reels. If you can do the mexican wave this shouldn't be hard-reels are the mexican and low waves only the poi are going in the same direction-also like chasing the sun. GOOD LUCK!

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dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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The Tea Fairy
The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2004
Total posts: 853
Posted:Birgit, that's a great idea! Thanks. hug

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