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VampyricAcid
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

VampyricAcid

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Location: My House

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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albotross
SILVER Member since May 2006

albotross

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Location: nsw, gunnedah

Total posts: 52
Posted:hey! that sounds cool! hang on... no... wait...
nup, i cant do it. but it does sound cool.
im still working on btb weave and turn. iv managed turning from farwards to backwards, but not the other way round. cool


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Mireneye
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

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Total posts: 276
Posted:Polyrythmic Crossers

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Shaner
GOLD Member since May 2005

Shaner

newbie
Location: europe

Total posts: 22
Posted:-waist wrap pirouettes
-straight jacket pirrouettes
-isolate EVERYTHING(ugh,...)
-hybrid weaves
next stop, hybrid reels ubbloco and so on
and after that i'd say i'll probably try to get my flowers looking a bit better and work on transitions once it gets warmer and i can start practicing outside, i havent practiced in ages so i've alot of catching up to do...


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VampyricAcid
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

VampyricAcid

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Location: My House

Total posts: 1286
Posted:ive just learned 1.5's and im currently working on Straight jackets, almost got em, if anyone has any hints muchly appreciated

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Sambo_Flux
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

Sambo_Flux

Introverted
Location: Norf London

Total posts: 833
Posted:Still trying to get turning antispin flowers, after 2 months of trying. Also, working on antispin split time butterfly flowers, and btb wallplane weaves (can do waist wraps already).

And then, go back and drill the basics, with an emphasis on cleaning my planes up (I'm incredibly sloppy).

smile


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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Prague

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Hybrid, Backward 1.5, Butterfly 1.5.

lightning,

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sxsk17
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

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Total posts: 17
Posted:polyrhythmic weave patterns, and some isolations. I've been working on isos for a while, and right now I'm working on the isolated weave.

which, btw, if anyone has a link to a good video of it I'd love to see it. I've found it in a few other videos but never as a demonstration.


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AuroraJones


newbie
Location: San Diego, California

Total posts: 16
Posted:I'm just starting to spin, but there's this video of a low turn on this site, and I figured out how to get the going the opposite direction, but not the way the video says.
It's almost what's in the video, but I reverse them on different counts, and I can't for the life of me get them on the same one.
Anything like this happen to anyone else?


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AuroraJones


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Location: San Diego, California

Total posts: 16
Posted:This the kind of iso video you're looking for?

Are they fun to do? They don't look like it. smile

http://www.homeofpoi.com/lessons_all/teach/3_16_73


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sxsk17
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

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Total posts: 17
Posted:that's a buzzsaw isolation. I have those down and I have a buzzsaw variation with one hand outside and the other inside, so practice outside isolated spins in preparation for the weaves. and I'm kinda getting the weave, just very slowly and confusedly

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simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings

Total posts: 1182
Posted:i been trying to isolate huggies which makes u look like your having some kind of fit, also jus bout got isolated weave, and btb hyperloops

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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Mireneye
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

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Total posts: 276
Posted:The passing of the poi, changing from one beat on the front while one beat on the back with crossers ( huggies ) keeping it isolated is perhaps the most difficult part of that move.

I've been working on it on and off for weeks, and i still do one normal beat and one isolated. eek

I need to buy myself a pair of more obedient poi. Anybody know any cheap obedient poi that will work for a very tiny salery? ubbangel


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Shaner
GOLD Member since May 2005

Shaner

newbie
Location: europe

Total posts: 22
Posted:*sigh* i had forgotten how carried away i get, i'm drifting off this week towards different throws after being inspired by chutney's throw combo's, lotsof pendulum combinations being inspired durbs 1.5 stuff (http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/728123/page/0/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/fpart/1), and still working on the isolations/hybrids, and waistwrap/straightjack stuff smile

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UstuloTerra


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Total posts: 19
Posted:butterfly throws executed under the leg in front and behind the back

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AuroraJones


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Location: San Diego, California

Total posts: 16
Posted:Got a question... Could I post a video of myself working on this new turn so you guys can tell me what I'm doing wrong? How would I put the video in code to post? Or link it...

I'm working on a pretty basic turn, I just started, and I can do the turn, but I can't get them on the same beat. The right hand ends up a count behind the left hand. I'm using the video from the Low Turn section of the Beginner's part 2 in the Lessons.

Anyway, how would I post a video? I need criticism! No one here dances, so I can't just go ask someone like a normal person.


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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin

Total posts: 3556
Posted:i think there are some people who spin in your area
http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/post_search.php


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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

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

Total posts: 4217
Posted:I'm working on...
...actually getting out to spin lol

might try waist wraps or practice under the leg moves. but its too cold outside and I don't wanna smash the light bulb again lol


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spinningstarlet
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

spinningstarlet

enthusiast
Location: Bradford *rolls eyes*

Total posts: 271
Posted:I am working on becoming more confident with fire, after i did my first burn last night.

also trying to learn (minus the fire!) TTN...

i think i kinda have it, find out tomorrow.


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Posted:I'm working on starts of spinning one hand forward, one hand reverse.
I can do it easily now if i start them with some delay, but the whole "starting at the same time in two separate directions" is more difficult!
I find i have to sort of swing my arms a few times and think about it before i actually start spinning.

And I'l like to find out how to reverse directions easily from spining in two different directions. Any ideas??


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shen shui
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa

Total posts: 1799
Posted:heaps of throws and wibbles and contact (getting my not-holding-the-poi-at-all-ometer up into the minutes range).

those that know, dont say. those that say, dont know.

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Well, here you go with actual theoretical aproach:

Code:-Star theory
-Flower in flower thoery
-Olos arc theory
-Goofy timing thoery


Some move to denotate:

Code:-Pinwheel
-Footwork
-Plamspin
-Introversion
-Notcoleman3,
-Float
-Comb-over


Stay tuned, more to come.

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DarkFyre
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North

Total posts: 1965
Posted:I'm starting to work on tangle releases with limited sucsess and experimenting with what i call internal and external flow.

May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil

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SeoulLover


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Total posts: 8
Posted:This summer I think I'm going to review the basics. Then work on some ideas with partners (lifts, body balances) and choreography.

Any suggestions for lifts?


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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin

Total posts: 2617
Posted:Foot work, hand shapes, movement, hand stuck, driven by my elbow (or butt or whatever), floor shapes. heart

I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire

Total posts: 1711
Posted:Continuous same direction split time throws (5 my best so far)

A solid, reliable and pretty (!?) anti-spin backwards 3bt.


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Sparklygreenfire


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*Green Spirit*
Location: Southampton, England

Total posts: 201
Posted:I'm working on antispun, forward and reverse flowers...altho got them now really, just trying to do alt antispun flowers with much frustration.

Improving my waist wraps...cos I manage to move to each side prolly twice then end up whacking myself!!

Using Isolations more in my movement, and seeing how many different ways, angles and limbs I can throw my poi up/under/over..

Generally just playing lots and having fun!! biggrin


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DarkFyre
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North

Total posts: 1965
Posted:trying to get a BTB airwrap.
I've got the tangle and the wrap but the exit eludes me which is a B#&@H

Also working on a fwd BTB weave coz a fwd BTB fig8 just ain't enough


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splinterific
GOLD Member since Mar 2007

splinterific

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Total posts: 248
Posted: Written by: dizzypheonix


trying to get a BTB airwrap.
I've got the tangle and the wrap but the exit eludes me which is a B#&@H

Also working on a fwd BTB weave coz a fwd BTB fig8 just ain't enough



i actually found the 3 beat easier confused gave me more time to move my hands...

currently working on hybrids and some wierd crosser inversion thing that Bluecat was showing me on sat night


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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:I'm working on getting off HoP and doing some work redface

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Sporky


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Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:7bt fountains and polyrythmic flowers but thats only because I'm in a really tech mood (and rather drunk :P ).

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