mattpoi
mattpoi

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Location: davis, CA
Member Since: 9th Feb 2004
Total posts: 20
Posted:(aka the 'i want to look like nick woolsey' post)

hey so.. i've been practicing my antispin weave flowers (the ones with both poi spinning foward (or reverse) while your arms swim a backstroke (forwardstroke)
i thought the hand-to-hand timing would fall into place..but it has not.

i can smoothly and consistantly move my arms through -- but the timing between the two hands is off -- -- the poi are not in split time.. they are somewhere inbetween follow and split depending on what part of the flower i'm on and how fast i'm going and how i'm trying to control the timing that day

so.. for those who have nice looking antispin weave flowers -- how do you control the timing?

i notice as i move my arms around the circle i feel partial isolations -- can this be used to establish proper hand-to-hand timing?
or
must i put on my splittime weave brain and think right-left-right-left as i flower?
or
any other tips? :-)

thanks
matt


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animatEd
animatEd

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Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:Practise wink

Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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MikeIcon
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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:Ditto.

Practice is really all that will help you smooth it out.

And if you think thats a pain, wait till you gotta learn how to keep split timing while turning it!


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We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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mattpoi
mattpoi

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Location: davis, CA
Member Since: 9th Feb 2004
Total posts: 20
Posted:i was afraid that was the answer....hehe

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coleman
coleman

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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:depends where your timing is off but it might actually look alright... wink

quarter-time antispin flowers look lovely for example...

if only i could do them like that on purpose frown


cole. x


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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Is that quarter-time poi or arms?

I thought quarter time arms looked rubbish (anti-spun or not)

Hmmm - having looked at the picture, I'm guess poi - as yer arms are at 180 smile


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coleman
coleman

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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
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Posted:yeah that's quarter-time poi - by mistake smile

this was taken when i was just starting to 'get' antispin flowers.

i can't do them like this any more but have been getting petals to to be an 'x' rather than a '+' quite well recently.

i found that, unless you have magic shoulders, quarter-time arms created horrible turn necessities which i didn't like.


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:And don't make nice patterns either (in my minds eye at least)

Know what I'm going to be practising tonight biggrin


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