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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

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Posted:hello... i'm not exactly new on here anymore... but all you techy types are confusing me so i thought it might help if we had a glossery-type thread with some basic definitions for all these words i (and probably a few others) keep hearing and don't know what they mean...

i did a quick search and couldn't find anything of this sort, but if i missed it, please point me in the right direction and disregard this thread... however as a starting point... what on earth are:

isolations?
planes?
anti-spins?

confused


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spiralx


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Posted:There is one around somewhere, you could also try

http://spherculism.com/wiki/index.php?title=Index
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for definitions of most stuff.


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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

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Location: Adelaide, SA

Total posts: 1848
Posted:Spanks, I'll have a look at that one...



EDIT:



ok that website was unhelpful at best, and at worst served only to confuse me more... so i got unlazy and went on a big uber search for a glosseryish thing... and i found... this. which was a little more helpful...



however... i'm still confused and thus conclude that this techy stuff is way over my head and i'm going to stick to my butterflies and weaves for a while...




EDITED_BY: FoxInDocs (1124801466)


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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

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Posted:i think most of the techy terms are explained - the problem is finding the first post they were used in with the explanation

im still trying to understand inversions but cant find the original definition


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Sporky


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Posted:Reading both pages I think we need a standard page with the definitions clearly explained with pictures explaining everything (similar to the HoP and feuershow lessons but more comprehensive). I was thinking about doing a poi webpage so might as well try and do this. If anyone has helpful defenitions or images etc that they can send me then I'll be really greatful for them... Me email address is nimir_raj@hotmail.co.uk

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Malcolm
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Posted:http://www.homeofpoi.com/articles/Glossary.php
br>But needs updating


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Sporky


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Posted:My original idea for my site was one to put stuff from my group of friends on and the glossary was an idea that came out of reading quite a few threads that are on the forums with different names for the same thing.

Malcolm: If you want I'll scour through the forums and other places and try and put together a new glossary. I have a month till I go back to uni (to start second year of my comp sci degree) and nothing much to do so I might as well make myself useful.


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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

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Location: New Zealand

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Posted:Written by: FoxInDocs


ok that website was unhelpful at best, and at worst served only to confuse me more... so i got unlazy and went on a big uber search for a glosseryish thing...





Well i think the 3 terms you requested are summed up pretty well:

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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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Plane
From Wikipoidia

An imaginary flat 2-dimensional surface which contains every point through which a poi spins.



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Anti-spin
From Wikipoidia

Where the center of rotation moves in a circle in the opposite direction to the direction the poi are spinning.

Example, in the wheel plane make a giant circle with your arm rotating backwards while spinning the poi forwards. This is part of an anti-spun flower.





Granted it doesn't teach you how to do any of the terms, that's what the rest of the site's for.

But what in those 3 terms above needs more clarification? Everyone is involved in making the terms as concrete as possible, so your help would be very much appreciated.

thanks,

m


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Sporky


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Posted:I was thinking about diagrams similar to those found in club swinging books. They souldn't be too hard to make up...

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TheWibbler
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

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Location: New Zealand

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Posted:Well, that's why it's a 'work in progress' wink



Feel free to add diagrams to it if you want to, is a colective effort.



That reminds me, i made this ages ago, then lost it, but it's back...



isolation tutorial



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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

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Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Good effort spherculist, but I think there is a lack of basic info at the site, and what is there is confusing ie. no continuity with the rest of the spinny world.

For good sources on basic terminology, information on planes and direction see Modern Club Swinging and Pole Spinning by Anna Jillings. Or for a more Poi specific reference see Poi Spinning by Michal Kahn and Judy Batchelor. Or look up any Juggling book.


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