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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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jinvincible
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

jinvincible

king of the hedgehogs
Location: Madtown, USA

Total posts: 125
Posted:From a cold start, I usually go straight into a split-time underhand thread-the-needle... probably a juggling influence.

Yellow and blue make green.

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Cute Little Burning Ball
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Cute Little Burning Ball

member
Location: Here and There... mostly there...

Total posts: 101
Posted:i begin with some tangles to warm up and then do some split time tttn as base move

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Disc0


annoying boy
Location: Sweden

Total posts: 160
Posted:i change base move more often than i change pants. i've been poiing for almost a year, but i havn't found _the_ move yet frown

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:*pssssst* It's low reels - that'll save you looking for it wink

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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Umm,


I think they call them reels in The Poi Spinning Book.

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Jo


Jo

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Location: Sheffield, England

Total posts: 517
Posted:lots of wallplanes - reels especially for me.



Jo.


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Gav486
SILVER Member since Oct 2004

Gav486

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 122
Posted:Alternating front/back patterns in the walpllane with one poi on each side of the body.

Them's all reels to me.


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Stout
SILVER Member since May 2004

Stout

Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada

Total posts: 1872
Posted:Alternating between the three beat weave, windmill, and reverse weave, then a bicep wrap and then dropping the poi into butterfly reels,,repeat pattern. I did an interview on national television a few weeks ago and I spun this pattern through the whole thing. The interview was on politics, and never once did the interviewer or cameraman ask me what I was doing,,,,guess they just thought they'd get an opinion from a chain swinging, tie-dye wearing weirdo,,,they ran the whole thing though.

If I'm spinning glowsticks, my base move is just spinning circles at my sides, I find after pulling off a series of wraps that I need a few circles to let me know if I'm in butterfly or weave.


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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:mines either 3bt weave or corkscrew, mostly corkscrew.

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:I get told off for doing hip reels too much >.<
they feel so nice, and loop on to so many other moves, making nice transitions and stuffs.


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:all your "base" are belong to us!!
you have no chance to survive,
make your time!!!111


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Bender: 010001011101 tongue



"I get told off for doing hip reels too much" - who on earth by? They them they know nothing wink



If my base move isnt reels, then I think its going to be btb waistwraps. Which is odd I suppose.


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Gav486
SILVER Member since Oct 2004

Gav486

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 122
Posted:Nothing odd about falling into btb waistwraps. I just got those recently, and they feel reaaaally slinky. Quite addictive! biggrin

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SirEggo


SirEggo

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Total posts: 37
Posted:base move is the throw...I have handles on my POI, so the core of my Poi is llike juggling

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the phoenix rises again and again.

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spacey
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

spacey

mischeivious pixie
Location: Sydney, Australia

Total posts: 291
Posted:hip reels or 3 beat weave, they just feel comfy

"I dont want no fatty bumbum, i want a lean mean shagging machine" anon

"I'm sweet and wholesome with a little bit of filth thrown in"

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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1626
Posted:5bt, sometimes 3bt and very occasionally windmill. It varies a bit, but something weavy. smile

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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:hip reels...so comfy and nice smile

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Dixie
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Dixie

old hand
Location: Darkest Bedford., United Kingd...

Total posts: 740
Posted:Usually, I just keep wrist-wrapping... Punctuated with the occasional bit of a 3bt weave.

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stroo
SILVER Member since Feb 2003

stroo

trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk

Total posts: 799
Posted:thread the needle variations usually. 4 bty thingys i guess mainly

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:launch all 'zig'!

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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Total posts: 3899
Posted:i've fallen to isolated butteryfly buzzsaw variations as my base move.



I've been practicing them so much recently that my hands just go strait to them when I am not forcing them to do something else...


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Rossco


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Location: Cardiff, The Diffshire

Total posts: 434
Posted:hip reels for me with a bit of chasing the sun if i'm feeling a bit crazy. biggrin

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:some one set us up the poi!!!

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Sakura_Moon


Sakura_Moon

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Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...

Total posts: 1803
Posted:Alternating hip and shoulder reels biggrin

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Dragon7
GOLD Member since Oct 2003

Dragon7

addict
Location: Aotearoa (NZ), New Zealand

Total posts: 625
Posted:My base move is the move i just learnt and also the move im learning now.

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Mags The Jedi
GOLD Member since May 2004

Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK

Total posts: 2020
Posted:It's all about the TTN for me...

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:It's "Start" then it continue and follow final "Stop" smile



Edit: Low Turn -> Stop -> Low Turn -> Stop -> Fireeeeeeeeeeeee smile



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arashi


arashi

Pooh-Bah
Location: austin,tx

Total posts: 2364
Posted:ditto on richee and dragon7

or how about...

"oops"


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BoomShankar
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

BoomShankar

member
Location: Leeds UK

Total posts: 95
Posted:mine was buzzsaw hyperloop for ages, just so i could get it down smooth...

i just do a 7 bt airwrap mostly cuz its loads less strain than waving your arms about.. it lets the poi take their own weight a bit like meteors do..

this is a well bad habit of mine since me fire poi have ball chains which always disconect when I airwarp no matter how much i tighten em frown


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Gav486
SILVER Member since Oct 2004

Gav486

You have 23 seconds to comply!
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 122
Posted:Written by: boomshankar
me fire poi have ball chains which always disconect when I airwarp no matter how much i tighten em



That sounds highly alarming! How do they disconnect and what do you do to tighten them?


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