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SquintywitchSILVER Member
newbie
14 posts
Location: Glasgow, Scotland


Posted:
I tried searching... I tried the pages and pages of technical posts and not a thing could I find.

So.

I'm currently working on between-the-legs weave and low wave (the best video I've found is on https://www.feuershow.de/)
and I can't stop hitting myself painfully in the leg, the groin or the bum. I've tried doing it quick (the poi torques round and wraps my leg) and slow (it falls out of the pattern or hits me in the back) - I've tried it standing up, bending over, hands far through, hands way back and I can't do it.

If there's a knack, would someone be kind enough to explain it - or at least tell me the way I should keep practicing it to eventually get rid of my bruises?

Thanks! smile

Mint SauceBRONZE Member
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1,453 posts
Location: Lancs England


Posted:
try forcing a chainge of plane i do it by comming in at almost a 10' to 15' angle by twisting my wrist and pulling it slighly out of plane so the weave is actualy going through your legs at an angle

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)


animatEdBRONZE Member
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Location: Bristol UK


Posted:
Or instead of changing plane, Move your body to suit?

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.:star:.SILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,785 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
you need to move your legs slightly which should make it easier,

if the poi are spinning anti-clockwise infront of you then when they go between your legs, your right leg needs to be more forward than your left, as the poi are about to come back through, move your right leg back so its slightly behind your left. You can see this movement in the feurshow.de tutorial. Practice with one poi at a time

Hope that helps
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AcciaioSILVER Member
Tangled into my spins
187 posts
Location: Italy


Posted:
Let's try first doing it slow and don't force the plane but just turn 180 degree!!! If you are doing a weave under your rigth leg turn left...
and I qote star move a lot your legs first

Acciaio devil

SquintywitchSILVER Member
newbie
14 posts
Location: Glasgow, Scotland


Posted:
Thanks guys! The turning/leg moving definately works better, though I do end up doing a sort of daft comedy walk forward. My legs appreciate it.
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Mint SauceBRONZE Member
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1,453 posts
Location: Lancs England


Posted:
well i like to force the plane

walks o in a huff (expecting a hug of simpathy in that way girls are good at)

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)


SquintywitchSILVER Member
newbie
14 posts
Location: Glasgow, Scotland


Posted:
Unfortunately I'm still too much of a doofus to force planes (or even really to know how...)

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pricklyleafSILVER Member
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1,365 posts
Location: Manchester, England (UK)


Posted:
Forcing planes looks ugly anyhow! Instead of moving your legs compleatly, try going onto your tip toes and bending at your knees.

Oh and you live in Glasgow so come meet us here - there are a few poi spinners who go, though none of us really do much between the legs stuff. Glasgow juggling club

Pm me if you want more information or anything! smile

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Posted:
JOJO ITS BUMMERFLY-TIME!!!

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MotleyGOLD Member
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Location: UK


Posted:
Written by: Vampyricacid


JOJO ITS BUMMERFLY-TIME!!!




exactly what I thought when I read the thread title ubblol ubblol

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Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdom


Posted:
OOH yeah!! the bummerfly!! ubblol

do the butterfly through your legs...:D brilliant!

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