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VampyricAcid
VampyricAcid

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Location: My House
Member Since: 27th Jun 2005
Total posts: 1286
Posted:Kinda scared about starting this thread cos i have a bad history of starting thread that already exist BUT i have done an extensive search and im pretty sure that this thread is completely new!!

i was just out in the garden having a bit of a spin, and i thought "hmmm i wonder what other people are trying to learn at the moment" and decided it would be agreat insight into the future of poi and where people were heading, and serve as inspiration to people who are a bit stuck. There is the obvious "oooh ive just learnt this" thread stuck at the top, but i thought it'd be good to hear what problems people are having with the moves while they are learning them, and how the over come them so other people can look and discover ways they might not have thought of.

so start your replies with "This Week I Am Mostly Learning....."

This Week I Am Mostly Learning.....3bt btb weaves, reverse5bt weave, and trying to work out 6bt TTN aswell as forward7bt weave. Problems?? loads, but these moves ( wink):
3btbtb weave, i keep hitting myself in the head, but im slowly getting the timing down,
Reverse 5bt, my wrists dont seem to like it, still working on timing, again keep hitting myself in the head ubbrollsmile
6btTTN again, the wrists are complaining, and the timing keeps going off
Forward7bt, i got a few beats the otehr night but i lost it now frown confused


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OldLadyWinchester
OldLadyWinchester

stranger
Location: Whitehorse, YT, Canada
Member Since: 28th Feb 2007
Total posts: 14
Posted:im trying to do a 360 butterfly, but i cant wrap my brain around it and i end up wrapping my poi around my head,ow.

a true traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving -Lao Tzu


Centrificist
Centrificist

newbie
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Member Since: 9th Sep 2006
Total posts: 4
Posted:I am working on hyperloops, isolations, 5 beat weave, the meltdown, and btb. I like to work on a bunch of things at once so I don't get bored just drilling one thing.


albotross
albotross

member
Location: nsw, gunnedah
Member Since: 30th May 2006
Total posts: 52
Posted:5 balls, sword work, getting money for decent clubs... not that i know what ones i want...

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TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:How to do all the moves I know and practicing stuff now I'm a wee bit chunkier (put on 28 lbs! *sob* it was them creme eggs and belgian choc seashells last year - I never recovered...)

but who cares about my butt when I got a face like an angel - so full of youth - and now I'm being asked for id at cigarette kiosks (I'm 26 in march and I still look 17 yessss!)


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GeoffonTour04
enthusiast
Location: Oxford
Member Since: 30th Nov 2005
Total posts: 360
Posted:brand new - hybrids, 'insides' (notcoleman3 etc), more complicated longarm stuff

tidying up (learning all variations of) - btb weave/windmill & butterfly, straightjackets, 4 point flowers, and putting in cheeky airwraps where I can



aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Flowers mostly, with a bit of btb weaves when I get the chance.

Also been working on flow.
I keep coming back to the rev 5bt weave and splitime thread the needle. Last one is 0.o.

I can fake a rev five beat by wrapping my hand, sort of.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


FireElement
Member
Location: Utrecht, Woudenberg
Member Since: 3rd Apr 2008
Total posts: 4
Posted:Flowers and forward anti-spin weave.

Trying to link all moves smoothly together.



Richee
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:According to previous:



EJC(2008)



-Five years after..



SECRET(*)



-2 Special personal visit.



THEO(R)IST



-Video conmpilation..



THEORY OF CIRCLE UNITY



-Circular motion picture unity.



MAP OF PATTERN's



-Big poster of patterns.



lightning,



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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5687
Posted:Holy sh!t - I understood that post wink

I'm still playing (though I'm sure "playing" implies it's fun...) with whip catches, with Danny from G'ford - lots of really nice combo's coming out.
Current major project is continous whip-tossing - 4-in-a-row the record so far.

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spinningstarlet
spinningstarlet

enthusiast
Location: Bradford *rolls eyes*
Member Since: 29th Aug 2006
Total posts: 271
Posted:BTB weaves. Been avoiding learning them for some time, so it's time to bite the bullet.

All i got so far though is majolrley bruised shins.

toobs
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aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Also doing that. Got the rev-btb 3 bt weave a few weeks ago, started on Friday with the forward. Have sort of got something, but will have to work a little more.

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


Kusanagi
newbie
Location: Canada
Member Since: 3rd May 2008
Total posts: 23
Posted:I have been working on sustaining my reverse moves (ie maintain a plane-perfect reverse weave for five minutes) so my wonky left hand would catch up with my right. Now I'm working on flow and transitions. Lots of bruises coming my way *g*

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Spinnerfreak
member

Member Since: 1st Feb 2007
Total posts: 15
Posted:Working on the BTB Butterfly Weave


Minty
Minty

Member
Location: Dampier WA
Member Since: 20th Mar 2008
Total posts: 3
Posted:Next for me is BTB weave and isolations.

also I want to improve on fluid movement, turining and general varioations of butterflys



aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Flowers. Finally got antispin movement down a bit.

Forwards btb weave as a precursor to waist wraps.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


Mucky
Mucky

Rum-Swilling Combustioneer
Location: Macungie, PA, USA
Member Since: 7th Apr 2008
Total posts: 227
Posted:Buzzerweave.... if that is indeed the name... basically a butterfly weave with introversions (buzzsaw in opposites) in the middle... This one's shown my how off my planes can be at times... The goal for this one is to force me to clean up my introversions in general, because I feel they're pretty sloppy right now, and it really shows through with atomics.

Aston, don't those antispin flowers feel wonderful? I had the hardest time picking them up, but one day they just clicked. They're far from perfect, mind you, but they are getting closer..... smile


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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Mucky: Yeah. Still need to work on it a lot more. Dunno why it was difficult. Ah well....

My left hand is still flaky so next step is to clean that up.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


CJDemon
Member
Location: Assen.
Member Since: 20th Apr 2008
Total posts: 7
Posted:Working on the 3 beat weave ._.

It just doesn't seem to catch.. trying it for 3 days now :/



aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:w00t.... Progress is made on random throws (and successful catches). Only issue is that my fire poi are not designed for it really (uncomfy handles lose...) so will probably be limited to my socks.

Also working on forward 3bt btb. Think that I have two beats at the moment. Bit hard to see.... rolleyes


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


Richee
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:According to previous:

--------------------------------------------

EJC(2008) -Failed! (internal injury, maybe March..)

SECRET(*) -Confirmed! .. shift to -> 2009.

THEO(R)IST -Confirmed! .. shift to -> 2009.

THEORY OF CIRCLE UNITY & MAP OF PATTERN's -Finished! .. (Inna single thread..)

V2 -Next generation Valurus server aka "Microwave owen". .. shift to -> 2009.

BM 2010 -Plan during 2009, an execute in Burning Man 2010. .. shift to -> 2009.

--------------------------------------------

It was an awesome time this year.

lightning,

:R

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Waist wraps and pendulumy stuffses.

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


10beezly
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Location: Central Cali
Member Since: 7th Jan 2009
Total posts: 13
Posted:reverse weaving and stalling in general

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Hmmm....

General blending of getting stuff to flow better.

Also absolute basics for a course I want to try to get going when I get back to university.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


Xhelenat
Xhelenat

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Member Since: 21st Dec 2008
Total posts: 8
Posted:Right now I'm working on 2 and 3beat weaves(weaves in general).
I'm also working on hyperloops,ollies, and what Nick W. calls a superduperuberloop or something lines of that ahaha.


I am somewhat new to Poi but I love it!


Derwyn
Derwyn

Lightworker
Location: New Mexico
Member Since: 10th Jan 2009
Total posts: 88
Posted:hmmm... I am working on perfecting my reverse 3-beat, it still looks a little off. I'm also doing reels, I know them already so I'm just trying to play with them, mix them up and make them pretty!

I want to learn more and more new stuff but I know I should poifect what I have going on now. Oh god that tickles me!

I wish I wasn't bogged down with school or I'd be spinning every hour of every day!


"When we dance with the faeries, we dance with the reflections of our true selves and the true inner self of the world."

"If you keep thinking like that, you'll never get to meet a Unicorn."


aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Can you say tennis elbow?

tongue2

Good going though.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:Hey, aston, how did split ttn go?

I'm working on a reverse butterfly cross arm horizontal stall with a half rotation of a plane change to uncross the arms then back into rev butterfly...


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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Oh. Same as TTN, just clicked one day when I was not really trying it. tongue2

Is cool though. Oh yes, if anyone is trying butterfly weaves, as far as I can tell, you need to move your arms in a forward weave motion on one side and reverse on the other. Or am I just not thinking straight?


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


pineapple pete
pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 5125
Posted:ive been playing with stuff that involves horizontal and vertical cateyes and isolations.. nothing really specific, just playing..

also been working on broadening my plane-change horizons smile

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velvettears
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Member Since: 24th Jan 2009
Total posts: 12
Posted:I'm still working on the two beat weave. I'm trying to make my left arm cooperate and it's being stubborn haha


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