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Thumperabbit
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales

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Posted:Lately since i've mastered the normal weave with my sock poi's, i've been weaving with two poi's in each hand. it looks pretty cool, can't wait to try it out with my fire pois.

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

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Location: Manchester, UK

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Posted:meteors wink

About as much fun as you can have with a length of chain and some fire tongue


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:Why not just do double staff?
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Looks cooler, and chicks dig it. wink


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Stout
SILVER Member since May 2004

Stout

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Location: Canada

Total posts: 1872
Posted:I'm having trouble visualizing this. Is it some sort of two poi spinning in each hand, in split time magic? Or simply spinning the weave, but holding on to two poi?

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Thumperabbit
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales

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Posted:It's the second one stout. it's your basic weave but with 2 poi's in each hand.

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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Stout
SILVER Member since May 2004

Stout

Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada

Total posts: 1872
Posted:I see, then I have to ask why?

I can understand spinning two sets of poi as a training aid because the extra weight will serve to slow you down, but spinning two sets lit? I think that's unnecessarily complicating things, and you could find yourself in the middle of a tangled mess of chains and wicks if things didn't go as planned.

If the issue is more fire, then, maybe larger wicks are the way to go, or if your chains are different lengths, then a set of doubles or triples will give the same effect.

I just tried spinning two sets, and was unsuccessful in getting anything other that a very small amount of separation between the wicks as I spun, with the exception of the corkscrew. If separating the wicks is your goal, then you might be happier with a couple of those frustrating self abuse instruments mentioned above,,,,, meteors


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:ditto

S'why doubles are better.

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Stout
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Stout

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Location: Canada

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Posted:I totally agree FRD, if you want four points of fire, then definitely double staff, but if you can handle a whole burn doing one handed butterfly moves with a set in each hand, that would work too. It's beyond my capabilities though.

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Posted:And you can do contact...

mmmm... contact ubblove

Doing four poi is really limited. Weaves, butterflys, and turns. Thats all you can really manage.

Doubles you can do anything. Much broader range of moves.

You can even look good and silly. Which is all the rage theses days...

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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

KaelGotRice

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Location: Angel's Landing, USA

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Posted:geeez, then why pull off a 2bags? wink

Butterfly with 4 lit poi while balancing a fiery bicycle on your face is IMPRESSIVE!

ubblol

That's CoL 5 if anyone didn't see it smile


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:Written by: KaelGotRice

geeez, then why pull off a 2bags? wink




Good question. Why!? wink

Yeah, that was indeed awesome. But where do you go from there?

Turn with it? tongue


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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

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Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA

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Posted:Pull a 2bags while skating around in those newfangled fire skates someone rigged.

NOW! GO DO IT NOW!

And video tape it. ubbloco


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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Posted:I;d only be interested if there was isolations in it.

Maybe even antispin flowers...

mmm... that'd be total props..

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yoni
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Posted:Written by: KaelGotRice


That's CoL 5 if anyone didn't see it smile



That's Play if anyone didn't see it wink

i agree doubles are much better while less limiting, though if you could manage spit time magicness then it may be worth it


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Thumperabbit
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales

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Posted:It's not really the point of complications. I just think it looks pretty cool with sock poi's and it may look even cooler with fire poi's. Just one of my thoughts. As i'm kinda new to poi (about 2 months now) i've been practising loads of new things, double poi weave being one of them.

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:But doubles looks cooler!

Don't you listen!?

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Kieron
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Posted:Unless I forgot the bit before the bike was thrown on the floor and put out, I don't remember that at play.

Play was two flaming bikes smile


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Thumperabbit
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Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales

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Posted:Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog

But doubles looks cooler!

Don't you listen!?

wink



I don't denie that Doubles look cooler, hell yeah they look cool. I'm still practising single staffs, when i'm more confident in not hitting myself in the head i'll try out doubles.


The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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yoni
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yoni

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Posted:at 1.00 on the top right, 2 meteors

UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

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Thumperabbit
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales

Total posts: 278
Posted:Sorry i would comment on the video but i can't view it, as my computer freezes if i open anything up in media player. i'll have a look at it when i'm at college though.

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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[Nx?]
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[Nx?]

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Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

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Posted:yo

FRD- dont be so worried about cool, its all relative, and pleasure from achivement is much more rewarding.

as for 4 poi weave, loads of intresting stuff here, do you mean a same time weave (the 4 poi make one line) or a quarter time weave (the 4 poi make a cross)

either way you might want to experiment with sticks a little just to see how the planes interact, i always had the problem with double staff quarter time weave that you needed a fingerspin or similar to get the second beat on the relative side stick (heavy sentace i know but i aint got time to expand/clarify)

not shure how this would work with poi, maybe you could get the same effect with a little bit of tangle/handwrap action.

things to look at:

learning 3 beat weave 2 poi in one hand, this means swapping the leading poi each time, is devilshly difficult but perfectly possible!

weave with two one handed butterflyies.

if you have the two buterflies going in oposite time (one crossing at the top whilst the other crosses at the bottom) you should be able to weave them round each other buterfly weave style.

this has gotta be pretty cool because it will have a combined anti/normal spin flower look ( :P FRD)

i have no idea if this is actually possible, i havent modeled it.

just some ideas that concentrate less on cool ness and more on pure bad-ass darkside spinning! keep it up!

T wave


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
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Posted:Written by:
just some ideas that concentrate less on cool ness and more on pure bad-ass darkside spinning! keep it up!



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Imbalance
GOLD Member since Sep 2005

Imbalance

not different, just not the same
Location: Charlotte, NC

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Posted:ok, so i know its off topic and stuff, but that last video posted there, at about 2:05 there is a guy holding what looks like 2 candles or mini wicks or something in his hands. and for a brief second they show him doing some glowsticking type moves with em. WHAT ARE THOSE THINGS CALLED? I like to go glowsticking occasionally but it would be bad ass to do it with fire instead. so...anyone give me a heads up so I can buy some of em??????

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SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Location: Bristol

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Posted:fire palmy goodness

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

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Location: The Middle lands

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Posted:Written by: KaelGotRice

geeez, then why pull off a 2bags? wink

Butterfly with 4 lit poi while balancing a fiery bicycle on your face is IMPRESSIVE!

ubblol

That's CoL 5 if anyone didn't see it smile



Spinning four lit poi and balancing two bikes on your face! now that's impressive wink

That's PLAY Festival if you didn't see it smile


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Ravenhill


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Posted:And Fal4, wasn't Fal4 before Play?

They are guides. They are teachers. They are like Yoda, only smaller and on strings.

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