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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted: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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Orbit
SILVER Member since Dec 2003

Orbit

enthusiast


Total posts: 270
Posted: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?!?


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Dragon7
GOLD Member since Oct 2003

Dragon7

addict
Location: Aotearoa (NZ)

Total posts: 625
Posted: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


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Psyri
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Psyri

artisan
Location: Berkshire, UK

Total posts: 1576
Posted:weaves are still my base move, so I guess thats how much I suck

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spiralx


spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted:Either wall plane weaves, outwards BF reels or TTN.

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire

Total posts: 1711
Posted: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


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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted: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

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EpsilonKias


EpsilonKias

Note to self... Fur + Fire = Hurt.
Location: Bloomfield Indiana. USA

Total posts: 107
Posted:Btb 3bt weave or a reverse 5bt weave

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


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CeCeMonet


member
Location: Phoenix, Az,

Total posts: 25
Posted: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

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spiralx


spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 1376
Posted: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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