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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
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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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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

pricklyleaf

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Location: Manchester, England (UK)

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Posted:whoot, me first!

3 beat weave when im moving and low reels when Im talking, i love low reels too, and i love turning them!


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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted:Let me also chime in on my love of the reels...only when I'm moving though and it is also usually the first move I do when starting a spin. My "having a conversation" move though, is isolated underhand ttn.

taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco

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=Flashpoint=
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

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Posted:Yes on the low reels, but i tend to just go fwd3bt to rev3bt and back again in random lazy circles... Occasionally I'll throw a windmill in if I get bored...

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Gav486
SILVER Member since Oct 2004

Gav486

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 122
Posted:What kind of low reels? Butterfly ones for me.

If I'm not doing that, I'm doing air wraps. Just the same air wrap over and over; like twiddling my thumbs...


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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:Chalk up another for the hip reels.

More specifically, follow time same direction reels, none of this newfangled butterfly or split time malarky for me wink


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MillenniuM
PLATINUM Member since Jul 2003

MillenniuM

Hyperloops suck
Location: , USA

Total posts: 595
Posted:Reels! So comfortable.

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

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Posted:And I hardly ever do reels rolleyes

I don't think I have one, but maybe I've just not noticed before. Durbs, I've span with you, what's mine? Sometimes like Gav I'll do air wraps over and over "like twiddling my thumbs" ubblol What a perfect explanation!
Iso weaves are nice but more of a current move than a base move.
Barrell rolls perhaps?

umm....I'm stumped. Dunno rolleyes


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
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Posted:i have several, depending on my state of mind, airwraps qre pretty good ones to do while having conversations,, but i usually start off in butterfly tthread the needles if im picking up the poi from cold.

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Reels here too... Switched from the weave ever since I learnt it.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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Icer
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

Icer

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Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

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Posted:typically when i start cold i do low split butterflies or when im talkin usually a slow lazy forward 5bt...not sure why, but i find it more comfortable than a 3bt.

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

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Location: WNY, USA

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Posted:Written by: TheBovrilMonkey

Chalk up another for the hip reels.

More specifically, follow time same direction reels, none of this newfangled butterfly or split time malarky for me wink



ditto

Though sometimes I opt for a hip level butterfly while talking, or basic escalator while thinking (slowly move one poi up one side of the body while the other goes down) just cause it's pretty, easy and dramatic if I am performing.


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Analemma


Analemma

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Posted:base move ... hmm ... getting on one leg ... fall over ... try again ... fall over ... and spin again umm

reflects my style ubbloco wink

andy


PS: somehow I am afraid that no one is going to sign up for my classes at ueberpoi ubbcrying


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Analemma


Analemma

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Posted:btw . . . just wondering what kind of atomic hyperloop Revs "base" move would be ubbidea hug


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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:Written by: Dunc


umm....I'm stumped. Dunno rolleyes



Dude yours is definatley isolations, either buzzsaw or weave, its the first thing you do believe me wink

i say that coz every bit of footage i have of you thats what your doing ubblol

As for me - its butterflys, with stalls left right up down, whever they stop........ smile

Good thread Durbs, id never really thought much about it weavesmiley


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

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Posted:mills mess smile

what?

oh right yeah, poi... redface

butterfly hip reels are definitely the one - the poi don't cross your line of sight and you can face the person you're talking to all the time.

2bt weaves also sit nicely on your hip whilst having a chat.

when i'm thinking hard but still spinning (like those few seconds of thought before you go on to try another new movement), split-time wheel plane side circles are very comfy smile

the move i tend to fall back into when i'm not thinking at all are front waistwraps with an extra circle on the right.
weird.

good thread mr durbs.


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6140
Posted:Definately Hip Reels... not butterfly ones though, just normal, standard hip reels :

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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 2830
Posted:outward hip reels smile


which I think are different to butterfly because they dont cross.


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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3136
Posted:3 beat weave, really really fast. No, wait, I'm not american am i? ubblol hug



thread the needle weave, nice slow and relaxed smile


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elasta


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Posted:I had to think about this a lot, because although I'm also a natural reeler and airwrap thumb-twidler, I also go though phases of idle moves and it depends where i am... rolleyes

used to always do:
small corkskrew in one hand
various stop wraps
isolations

currently always mixture of:
pendulums and isolations plus occasional reels

great thread durbs smile


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.Morph.
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

.Morph.

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Location: Lancashire, UK

Total posts: 669
Posted:Another hip-reeler...mixed up with hand-cuff wraps & airwraps.

weavesmiley


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Trippie Hippie
BRONZE Member since May 2002

Trippie Hippie

old hand
Location: Bewildered state of nothingnes...

Total posts: 733
Posted:Never posted in the poi section before....
Mine would be, erm, Oh! isolated buzz saw thing, its a buzzsaw, infront of you only side ways on, as in runs parrell with your body. If that make any sence at all!!
Loads of love
Taking it easy
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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Er - for all those people who've said "buttefly low reels" - I think you'll find those are called "low waves" wink

Reels aren't butterflies rolleyes



Right - I'm going to see if I can turn this into a poll smile


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:what do you need a poll (pole?) for?



next you'll be saying a cross-follow isn't a weave... wink





cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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Rev
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Rev

Bastard Newbie Messiah
Location: Apparently lost in my ego, USA

Total posts: 1269
Posted:Written by: I love Texas

btw . . . just wondering what kind of atomic hyperloop Revs "base" move would be ubbidea hug


lolsign



I can't even do atomic hyperloops.. lol.. so I guess I can't use them for a base.. I do reels a lot... I don't know if I would call them my base move.. I mean I use inversions as much as I use reels, but I think its mainly because of how versatile they are.. I mean I can do a ton of things with each of them, so they provide a nice base to fall back on.. and since they are transition moves, they really help morph in and out of whatever I am doing/ want to do.. I've tried really hard to break myself of just wraps when I'm bored, inbetween patterns, or talking..

but to answer the question specifically, I just use reel or inversion combinations.. its not s the same thing over and over, and it keeps me occupied without thinking.. whihc freres me to talk without getting a glowstick in the face..


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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Oh Cole, you know you can't use club spinning terminology for poi.

You need to follow the strict "Whatever name my crew made up for the move when we were drunk" system for poi terms. wink


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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Rev
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Rev

Bastard Newbie Messiah
Location: Apparently lost in my ego, USA

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Posted:I'm telling you nyc. people name moves after what they look or feel like... that way they can either remember the move by only remembering the name.. or they can remember the name by just doing the move.. wink keep it simple,.. lol...

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:yeah, you're right man.

i got that triple gainer *nailed* last night - must have been down to the heinekinspiration wink


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Written by: strugz

Dude yours is definatley isolations, either buzzsaw or weave, its the first thing you do believe me wink

i say that coz every bit of footage i have of you thats what your doing ubblol




Really? That's funny cuz my iso buzzsaw really sucks compared to weave umm


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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infinite


infinite

member
Location: ashland OR

Total posts: 110
Posted:I like to bounce both poi alternatly from one forearm to another, Isolated TTN, or same time TTN. Mostly split time waist circles I guess.

dont make peoples heads turn, give them whiplash.

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:I mostly resort to the "NYC"... which is a complicated move that entails leaving my poi in the trunk of my car for 6 months and then whining that I suck.

Unfortunately, it's not a move that can be taught.


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Yes, let's go.
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