envie
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Location: London
Member Since: 9th Jun 2006
Total posts: 8
Posted:Heya!

Ive just started learning and every time i try to spin my poi behind me (behind my head or my back) i either hit myself in the ankles, back or my head. Or they just tangle up... Ive been trying to do it all day with no luck :P

Any tips on how to keep them spinning?

Thanks!!!!


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faith enfire
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Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:spin slowly
work on planes
i found bth easier the btb
i am no help with btb because i can just butterfly btb


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zamirii
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Location: South Florida, USA
Member Since: 2nd May 2006
Total posts: 44
Posted:I'm just learning myself... i have noticed that the wrist position and where my fingers are pointed are keys just like with the butterfly in front.

and i tend to usually clip myself in the head or umm elsewhere when trying


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Muskelunge
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Location: Chicago
Member Since: 6th Oct 2005
Total posts: 55
Posted:Pay attention to the trajectories of the poi where you can see them. Notice if they're getting out of their planes, or if they're tilting toward your body. Then you can fix them.

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JonnyRok
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Posted:Just to learn, try doing a bth butterfly from a forward butterfly and a btb from a reverse, its generally a little easier to learn this way coz u dont have to twist your wrists all funny smile

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pikachu
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Location: Oita, Japan
Member Since: 4th Jun 2006
Total posts: 11
Posted:I have just got my poi in the mail and started to practice. I find I can spin from butterfly and put my right poi over my head but when it comes to my left one it just messes up and hits me or gets tangled.

I guess it's because I'm right handed.

I second the comment to go slowly, when i tried it fast it was worse, but doing it slower helped a lot.


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Geeza
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Location: Leeds
Member Since: 14th May 2006
Total posts: 694
Posted:here how i learnt, though still cant really do it in reverse.

butterfly overhead once then back to front then 2 back and 2 front etc then try butterfly and behind your back at the sides in a circle when you have butterfly behind your back just try keeping one spinning and do one behind your head then get them going behind at split time then follow one with the other. Im still trying to get my timing right to get windmills.

If your having trouble turn to the right (for example) and spin it behind you at the side, this will get you used to where and how its spinning. then just do it over your head


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pikachu
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Location: Oita, Japan
Member Since: 4th Jun 2006
Total posts: 11
Posted:I practiced last night spining behind my head from butterfly. I can do it with my right, and now with my left, and I can even break out a crooked Mexican Wave. it's amazing how quickly you can pick up a move. you learn where you are going wrong and your body almost makes the adjustments automatically!

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ZeroG
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Location: Munich
Member Since: 21st Dec 2005
Total posts: 103
Posted:Let me just state some obvious truth which may be helpful for some:

- Moving from front to btb or bth like any 180 degree turn reverses it all, ie the loop, your wrist angles, butterfly upper hand becomes lower hand etc.

- The ideal moment to pull poi back is when the are at their highest point in the loop

- Plane control is everything so you cant practise each hand each direction long enough



What I havent figured yet is how the poi always manage so precisely to hit the eye, the ear or the cohones when it goes wrong ?


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Younglegend
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Member Since: 20th Jun 2006
Total posts: 13
Posted:Make sure you have the right length and do some stretches so you can reach back there comfortably.

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Alexander_Ray
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Location: marseille
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2006
Total posts: 11
Posted:I think that the best thing to do is to start learning the movement with one poi on a 2b to have a great axes
then continue with 2 poi... actally it is exactly the same thing as a normal weave...
You`ll see its hard work at the beggining but it becam queekly basic and if you work on it it will be as easy as a frontal 1b...


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envie
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Location: London
Member Since: 9th Jun 2006
Total posts: 8
Posted:Hi everyone,



thanks very very much for all your help!!! I am now able to do bth stuff and btb is stil a bit wonky, i tend to tangle but have stopped bashing my ankles and/or head hehe



I'm getting there biggrin



Thanks!!



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