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GloStickBRONZE Member
newbie
12 posts
Location: Dallas, TX, USA


Posted:
I can't figure out how to do a legit 5-step. My friend and i believe we have found a variation, but we're still not quite there.

Any diagrams, videos or advice?

And on the real 5-step, do all the steps end up on one side of the body, or just a few on each?

Thanks!

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RicheeBRONZE Member
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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
5-step, what is it?

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MrConfusedBRONZE Member
addict
529 posts
Location: I wish I knew, United Kingdom


Posted:
Do a durbs!

Search for "5 beat weave" or just "5 beat", its been discussed extensively over the past few years.

J

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simian110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
3,149 posts
Location: London


Posted:
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Alternatively... did you actually mean "5 Step American" Tango?



or possibly even George Bush's five-step plan for Iraqi sovereignty?

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GloStickBRONZE Member
newbie
12 posts
Location: Dallas, TX, USA


Posted:
Yeah, my bad. It is the 5-beat. Thanks!

I just need to know if the entire 5 beats is done on one side of the body, or if its done on each side of the body. I'm not talking about any moves being repeated.

Say for example, the three beat has three beats done on both the left side of the body, or three on the right. Is the 5 beat done in the same fashion?

Thanks all!

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Suibomaddict
577 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
The entrance is 4 beats, every repeat afterwards is 5 beats on each side. See Simian's list of links. Also, here's direct visual instructions:
https://www.homeofpoi.com/lessons/poi_lessons.php/poi/27
https://www.motsplace.com/poi/5bt.html
https://www.domorepoi.com/poi_fire_spinning_lesson_5_beat_weave.php

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Mint SauceBRONZE Member
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1,453 posts
Location: Lancs England


Posted:
so This is a small vid of me doing the 5 beat weave. Its a bit messy but you can see what I'm doing I hope it helps any one who is trying o learn it.

Notice each poi dose 5 beets 2 on one side 3 on the other.

juggle beats of five you say juggle

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GloStickBRONZE Member
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Location: Dallas, TX, USA


Posted:
This community is incredible! You guys came through with flying colors! A great thanks to all! Really, thanks!

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