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Free Tibetnewbie
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What is the most impressive move you can do? At the moment mine is the 4-beat windmill or 4-beat corkscrew =)




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kepki2003Member
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Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan


Posted:
An isolation is where the poi rotate in the middle of them selfs instead of at your hand. https://www.feuershow.de/
for examples of nice isolations (look under tutorials, and adanced poi moves.) My greatest 'move' or whatever is the isolate 5beat weave(forward and reverse.) While I have been spinning here and there I try to get comment on my spinning about what looks good and what doesnt, and I have only gotten good comments about the isolate, infact, thats the thing most people point out when they comment on my spinning. When its done right and the poi are rotating at the other had (looking like im just moving them and not 'spinning' them or appling force,) it looks AMAZING.
-Kepki

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RicheeBRONZE Member
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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
-start
-independent spinning
-partial arcs
-circles
-flowers
-fountains
-log arms
-buzzsaw
-Isolate
-intime
-follow time
-butterfly
-split time
-corkscrew
-buzzsaw
-hyperloop
-still
-stop

-emotion in a motion smile,

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RonopotamusGOLD Member
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Posted:
Well it turns out that my most impressive move is the BTB hyperloop pirouette vortex! wink

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Firefly )O(BRONZE Member
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Location: Illinois (Quad City area), USA


Posted:
Well...isolation in dance means that one part of your body is doing one movement, while other parts of your body is doing something totally different. So maybe an isolation is when you are doing a wrap with one area of the body while spinning with the other? Takin' a guess here...but I am pretty sure that is what it means.

Arty FartyBRONZE Member
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Tawney, you couldnt be more wrong, especially if you had actually looked at the posts describing what an isolation is.



FREE TIBET, you look very much like a guy who i did foundation with. are you simon from photography?



probably not.



ive just nailed the 4bt windmill, and loving it.



my hyperloops need toning up, and isolations still mock me.



my favourite move is still 3bt/5bt into reverse weave. wink

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RicheeBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Isolation
From Wikipoidia

A style of spinning where the center of rotation is somewhere along the poi itself rather than at part of your body. There are different places where the center of rotation can be, but isolation on its own refers to the centre being halfway between the poi handle and poi head.

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Skittishmember
64 posts
Location: Near to Yeovil, In Somerset


Posted:
I can spin them in a circle, i rock...

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Sporkyaddict
663 posts
Location: Glasgow


Posted:
I managed to figure out how to do a Buzzsaw to Butterfly transitiony thing... The sad thing is that I can't get into butterfly normally. I guess I need to work on that.

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RicheeBRONZE Member
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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
There is a big story how to get to butterfly when both Poi goes same dirrection and vice versa.Normaly is inpossible becase

Poi keep it's direction.

There is group of fundamental families, that can help you to bypass it
such as:
Wrap
Still
Pendulum

light,
:R

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LazyAngelGOLD Member
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Posted:
granted, you can change from butterfly to weave and back by 'forcing' the poi into the correct direction without stopping them. However, this is detrimental to flow, which in my opinion is the essence of poi

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QuadDamagemember
130 posts
Location: Norwich


Posted:
My most impressive move is probably a pop - wallspin or maybe a double leg.

Unfortunately, these have nothing to do with poi. With poi, I can only do simple stuff, like fountain or corkscrew.

fNiGOLD Member
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Location: New York, USA


Posted:
i managed to get them split time biggrin ubblol

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JohnRocknewbie
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Location: prairies of Manitoba


Posted:
I hit myself in the groin once

Everyone was pretty impressed i didn't pass out or singe da nuts

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morti666cianBRONZE Member
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Location: Reading, United Kingdom


Posted:
My favourite move is called the rodeo. I'd like to say I invented it, however someone probably did it first as I have only been doing poi sinse xmas. You start by doing the weave with one foot infront of the other, you then put one poi between your legs and keep it spinning, the other poi is swung in circles like a lassoo above your head. You then spend agers riding the low spinning poi around the place shouting meaningless cowboy phrases like Yee-Haw, youy dirty varmant and WHISKY!!!Best wearing chaps and cowboy hat for full efect!

I got a vid of poi on my homepage!have a look and tell me what u think!!


likwidSILVER Member
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Location: dallas, texas, USA


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well.. my new personal favorite 'most impressive move' would have to be this one [that, as far as i know, doesnt have a name]...

floor plane hyperloop above my head, down in front of my face + between my arms, turn and it comes out as a wall plane buzzsaw.

SprocketGOLD Member
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Location: middle of the outback, Australia


Posted:
Likwit, can I get a video of that?

hm, pinecones, my favourits!


likwidSILVER Member
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Location: dallas, texas, USA


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--*edit*-- i think i'll call this the 'waterfall' wink --*edit*--



sure sure..



once i get a camera (hah.. sry =X )



heres a better description, tho..



--corkscrew, w/ the poi goin counterclockwise (you can probably do it clockwise, but this is the way i learned it first.. its whatever smile ).



--right after you bring 'em above your head, and before you go back down, get your arms straight up and down, and go into a hyperloop, then bring it down (below your head) + let it untangle (still in floorplane). once you get this down, move on to the next step..



--start to bring your right arm down a bit while leaving your left in the same position. this will bring the poi (still in a hyperloop) between your arms.



--imagine you have a wheel spinning on a stick (which is going right through the center of the "wheel").. you're going to be turning the stick and bringing it down so its horizontal (bringing the hyperloop from floorplane to wallplane) while still between your arms.



--theres lots you can do at this point... you can just take it down without turning your body (ends up as a forwards buzzsaw), or turning your body anywhere from 90 - 180 degrees, which will put you in a reverse buzzsaw.



hope that helps smile
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RicheeBRONZE Member
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1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
Pendulum Weave - Almost all moves using independent spinning technique

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likwidSILVER Member
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53 posts
Location: dallas, texas, USA


Posted:
Written by: Richee

Pendulum Weave




^ explain yourself! wink biggrin

thatliagalSILVER Member
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Location: USA


Posted:
Because I heretofore have been unable to do isolations and I still can't translate hyperloops from my sock poi to my chains, I'd have to say that my most impressive (to me, because it's just such a random thing that is actually *impressively* easy to learn) move would be where I'm in fowards butterfly, I go down onto my back and then switch to one-handed butterfly, hold and then stand up, keeping the one handed butterfly floor-plane over my head.

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Posted:
the move i just learnt, a reverse 4 beat butterflytime thread the needle

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Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
Written by: thatliagal


Because I heretofore have been unable to do isolations and I still can't translate hyperloops from my sock poi to my chains, I'd have to say that my most impressive (to me, because it's just such a random thing that is actually *impressively* easy to learn) move would be where I'm in fowards butterfly, I go down onto my back and then switch to one-handed butterfly, hold and then stand up, keeping the one handed butterfly floor-plane over my head.




Heh.. funny thing is that it's that move (butterfly on back, let alone the one-handed stand-up variety) that'll impress an audience. Moreso than isolations and hyperloops. Gets em every time from what I hear.

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morti666cianBRONZE Member
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Location: Reading, United Kingdom


Posted:
ooooooooo I just learnt behind the back threading the needle properly, i can also do behind the back buzzzsaw!!

I got a vid of poi on my homepage!have a look and tell me what u think!!


jaeroSILVER Member
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Location: over the river, through the woods, USA


Posted:
throwing my arms above my head and letting the music take control get's the audience I've found. chaos rocks. also.... for people who spin themselves. I huge variety of ways in and out of butterflies gets them. one way is: out of a corkscrew, from a 2 bt or a 22 bt... it does not matter. when your arms are above your head, palms facing eachother, and the poi are straight out from your knuckles, notice that they would be moving opposite directions if the were on your sides. so you switch the planes, one to either side of your body instead of both above your head, then merge them together on one sde of your body. voila, butterfly. that is one of many transitions that are so called "impressive"

I'll get there too late if I shorten my stride, I'll get there too soon if I find me a ride, I'll never move forward if I try to hide this path that I've troden one step at a time.


JonnyRokBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I do this pretty easy move where you start in a windmill, then go into a giant windmill and as your arms are sticking straight out vertically to the sides you stop for a second letting each poi do one rotation then go immediately into this single giant pirouette thing and from there you can either move directly into a weave/flower/whatever you want.

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BrettStarPLATINUM Member
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Posted:
mine would have to be a split time 6bt long-arm short-arm outwards isolated thread the needle... with a smile of course... tongue

VampyricAcidSILVER Member
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Posted:
i like my 6btTTN

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raveonnewbie
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Posted:
i learned a well phat move behind the back weave and buzzsaw together

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Posted:
anti spin butterfly flower or weave

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MuskelungeGOLD Member
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Location: Chicago, USA


Posted:
Judging from some comments when I was spinning at a recent dance, people were most impressed by the changing sizes of circles. It's sort of ironic that we go through all this trouble to learn all sorts of technical moves, and the thing that really confuses onlookers is when we wrap the poi around our hands a little bit.

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