ThumperabbitBRONZE Member
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
278 posts
Location: Swansea, south wales


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.....


SeyeSILVER Member
Geek
1,261 posts
Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
meteors wink

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

Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
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Posted:
Why not just do double staff?
tongue

Looks cooler, and chicks dig it. wink

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StoutBRONZE Member
Pooh-Bah
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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?

ThumperabbitBRONZE Member
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
278 posts
Location: Swansea, south wales


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.....


StoutBRONZE Member
Pooh-Bah
1,872 posts
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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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Posted:
ditto

S'why doubles are better.

smile

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StoutBRONZE Member
Pooh-Bah
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Location: Canada


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...

smile

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KaelGotRiceGOLD Member
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Location: Angels Landing, USA


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

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Wildfire/US East coast fire footage

LA/EDC glow/fire footage

Fresno fire


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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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KaelGotRiceGOLD Member
Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
1,584 posts
Location: Angels Landing, USA


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

NOW! GO DO IT NOW!

And video tape it. ubbloco

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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..

biggrin

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yoniGOLD Member
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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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ThumperabbitBRONZE Member
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
278 posts
Location: Swansea, south wales


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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Posted:
But doubles looks cooler!

Don't you listen!?

wink

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KieronGOLD Member
Member
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Location: United Kingdom


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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ThumperabbitBRONZE Member
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
278 posts
Location: Swansea, south wales


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.....


yoniGOLD Member
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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


ThumperabbitBRONZE Member
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
278 posts
Location: Swansea, south wales


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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Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


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

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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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ImbalanceGOLD Member
not different, just not the same
263 posts
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA


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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Every style, Every technique.
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Pooh-Bah
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DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


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

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

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Let's relight this forum ubblove


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Location: Falmouth, Cornwall


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

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