DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

As in, when you just pick up your poi and you just "spin" them - what do you do whilst thinking about tricks or idly spinning them?

I always resort/return to low-reels - no idea why. I practically never do 3-beat weaves anymore, if I want to "fill" space, it is always low reels, likewise when I first pick up poi, it's the first "move" i'll do and if I'm talking whilst spinning - again it's
always low reels smile

As for why - I'm think it's because it just feels really nice, keeps the planes neat (in performing), it's easy to turn with (but then so are weaves...), doesn't interfere with eye-level so I can talk over the poi and meh - I don't know. But I've been doing it for years now...

Just wondered what everyone else does - and how they think it reflects their styles...

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OrbitSILVER Member
270 posts
Location: USA

I will join the ranks of those with nothing to prove and say hip reels. Outward, alternating hip reels, aka low wave.

I think lots of Americans and beginners do use the weave as their base move, but I think that's due to 1) HOP teaching it as one of the basics 2) the infinite looping feel of it is what gets many people hooked on poi in the first place.

Before hip reels, mine was fwd ttn... because nobody had explained reels to me properly at that time.

How does one "tighten" ball chain?!?

Dragon7GOLD Member
625 posts
Location: Aotearoa (NZ), New Zealand

Written by:

what do you do to tighten them?

Written by:

How does one "tighten" ball chain?!?

I assumed Boomshanker ment "pulling your hands appart" during hyp buzz. weavesmiley Im not sure now tho confused2

PsyriSILVER Member
1,576 posts
Location: Berkshire, UK

weaves are still my base move, so I guess thats how much I suck

1,376 posts
Location: London, UK

Either wall plane weaves, outwards BF reels or TTN.

"Moo," said the happy cow.

Mr ChutneySILVER Member
1,712 posts
Location: Bristol,UK

Following a lot of spinning this weekend I can pretty confidently put myself down as an outward butterfly split reels man.

How passe.

Good thread Durbs biggrin

DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom

oooh oooh I've thought of mine!

same direction TTN throws. As easy as Monica Lewinski in an almost circular office and deffiately what I spend most of my spin-chat time doing ubbrollsmile

Let's relight this forum ubblove

EpsilonKiasNote to self... Fur + Fire = Hurt.
107 posts
Location: Bloomfield Indiana. USA

Btb 3bt weave or a reverse 5bt weave

One handed butterfly or One handed 2bt weave when feeling like doing somthing new

25 posts
Location: Phoenix, Az

I bounce between the 2bw, to corkscrews when I pick up my Poi. During conversations, I usually go into the windmill or a variation of the butterfly with wrist wraps.

Her Ladyship Hot Shot

1,376 posts
Location: London, UK

Um actually tonight it seemed to be BTB BF wall plane 2 beat weave, which I did every time I was talking to someone... Good practise I guess smile

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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