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VampyricAcid
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

VampyricAcid

veteran
Location: My House, United Kingdom

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
SILVER Member since Feb 2007

OldLadyWinchester

stranger
Location: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

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

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Centrificist


Centrificist

newbie
Location: Bozeman, Montana

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.

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albotross
SILVER Member since May 2006

albotross

member
Location: nsw, gunnedah, Australia

Total posts: 52
Posted:5 balls, sword work, getting money for decent clubs... not that i know what ones i want...

The nite is nearly over, day is almost here. Romans 13:12

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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr, Unit...

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
SILVER Member since Nov 2005

enthusiast
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

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


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

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

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FireElement
BRONZE Member since Apr 2008

Member
Location: Utrecht, Woudenberg, Netherlan...

Total posts: 4
Posted:Flowers and forward anti-spin weave.

Trying to link all moves smoothly together.


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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

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,



:R


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
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
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

spinningstarlet

enthusiast
Location: Bradford *rolls eyes*, United ...

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
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

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

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Kusanagi


newbie
Location: Canada

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*

Duct tape is like the Force: it has a light side, a dark side, and it hold the universe together.

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Spinnerfreak
PLATINUM Member since Feb 2007

member
Location: , Netherlands

Total posts: 15
Posted:Working on the BTB Butterfly Weave

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Minty
BRONZE Member since Mar 2008

Minty

Member
Location: Dampier WA, Australia

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


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

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

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Mucky
SILVER Member since Apr 2008

Mucky

Rum-Swilling Combustioneer
Location: Macungie, PA, USA

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
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

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

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CJDemon
SILVER Member since Apr 2008

Member
Location: Assen., Netherlands

Total posts: 7
Posted:Working on the 3 beat weave ._.

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


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

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

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

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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EDITED_BY: Richee (1231278220)
EDIT_REASON: recoding


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

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

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10beezly
BRONZE Member since Jan 2009

Named 2008 MVP by Swisher Sweets
Location: Central Cali, USA

Total posts: 13
Posted:reverse weaving and stalling in general

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

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

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Xhelenat
SILVER Member since Dec 2008

Xhelenat

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Location: , USA

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!

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Derwyn


Derwyn

Lightworker
Location: New Mexico

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."

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

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

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

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
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

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

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

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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"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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velvettears
SILVER Member since Jan 2009

stranger
Location: , Canada

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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