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the happy man


the happy man

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Location: Essex

Total posts: 37
Posted:bin poing for a few weeks can do 3 and 5 beat but im having trouble with the 7 beat any suggestions? ta

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Anna-pananna


Anna-pananna

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Location: Oxford

Total posts: 179
Posted:Try and stretch or grow your arms!

When you cross them make sure that you start crossing them as far up as possible, if that makes sense, so you can then keep twisting them round each other.

It's an ugly move, but worth being able to do I spose.


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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

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Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:Good tutorial vids:

Mot's place
domorepoi

Personally, I found Mot's place to be more helpful.


-James

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:Been poiing for a few weeks? And you've got 5 beat? man... I dont know 5 beat, and I've never seen a seven beat.... and ive been poiing for years biggrin

fair play to you... Mot's place is awesome cool go there smile


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mtbeer
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

mtbeer

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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Total posts: 529
Posted:Keep in mind there are 7bt variations as well. You don't necessarily have to twist your arms up like the first link. The "Inversions, Insides..." thread has a few of them, you can also do through-wraps (the second link) and probably a few other techniques.

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dani_babyboo
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

dani_babyboo

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Location: Cannock, staffordshire, United...

Total posts: 667
Posted:and i have only got the hang of the butterfly

god help me after looking at them lessons i have [censored] co ordination


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Dont worry... Youre not missing out on much not knowing the 7 beat. It does have a few applications they're limited at best. I can do the 7 beat but pretty much never use it. There are much more fun things you can spend your time learning.

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

just a shadow of my former self...
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Total posts: 205
Posted:i got it after goin to mots place. its good to get it, but everyone is right, its more of a technical move than anything i think. ppl watchin who dont do poi themselves wont see much different between a 5 and a 7, and the 5 is SOOOOO much smoother. the 7 is alot of effort for mot much gain, however i did learn, if only to say that i can do it. its good to know that you can do it if you want...even if you never want to...

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Jastapus
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

Jastapus

member
Location: UK, Essex

Total posts: 39
Posted:good evening dear, well being your mentor and all together friend i will leave you with this thought, please dont surpass me!!!!
mail me bak


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