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ElectricStapler


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Posted:Ive been doin poi for ahwile, it all seems pretty easy, but lately ive been getting bad cuz im all lazy about it. it would be cool to have a list of all the extremely cool moves that amaze the audience. i really need somehing new to practice. If you have something a cool move to post, name it and describe it. add a vid if possible.
Thanks

oh and sorry if there have been threads about this.


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KrakenGuy
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Posted:People seem to love Flowers up here in Edmonton. Pull into a nice 4 petal flower and turn your body as you do it, people go nuts for it!

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fairyfireeater1


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Posted:lol i dont even know the names of the things i do....!
i just play and do- what- ya- do- do- well! shrug


Tehehe.....Fairy 'old me....

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JonnyRok
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Posted:Leg and arm wraps always get a reaction for me

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russtafari


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Posted: Written by:

try doing two in one hand!!!!!!!!
then if ya really tricky (and have put ya hair up properly) try doing it over your head


always a winner alright - i do a split time one hand butterfly and flick it behind the back, that gets even more oohs than the same-time version.

lying down butterfly is great craic too

spinning round with a horizontal buzzsaw, switching top and bottom hands a few times then doing a minicorkscrew (the closer to your face and the more scared you look the better) biggrin


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Durbs
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Posted: Written by: [Nx?

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fec, have you tried that horisontal stall of nic's in thoes flowers?

fec.



Amen to that... smile


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TheWibbler
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Posted: Written by:

Everyone knows it's not about pleasing the audience. It's about learning tricks so complex the audience can't tell the difference between the moves and you just catching yourself on fire. If your audience isn't staring at you like you have 3 heads by the end of your performance, you're obviously not very good.



hahahahaha

i'd say, simple stuff, reel turns, weave turns, very tightly in time to music, including giant&isolations to pick out extra rhythms, wraps into butterflies to highlight rhythm changes. And a hot costume.

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dream
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Posted: Written by: the wibbler

a hot costume.




better still...

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_Clare_
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Posted:Hurrah smile

Getting to the other side smile

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Mark Husted
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Posted:HAHA Word.....

Keep it Lit....

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[Nx?]
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Posted:throws.....

really really high ones.

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fNi
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Posted:that land in the audience biggrin wink

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[Nx?]
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Posted:dont remind me.... eek

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NYC


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Posted:"Awesome moves that amaze the audience" is an oxymoron.

Like Coleman's mom.

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simian


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Posted:but surely to "awe" is practically synonymous with "amaze"
thus making it exactly the opposite of an oxymoron, where you have a sentence with two qualifiers that are synonymous
like "i'm an unmarried man AND a bachelor. Go me!!!"
but i've forgotten the word for one of those confused2


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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coleman
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Posted:pssssst monkey:

'pleonasm'

hug


cole. x


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Durbs
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Posted:sounds messy - I'll fetch the tissue.

A slightly more interesting questions is techy moves the impress audiances.
Which is why I like antispin stuff as although the audiance don't know what you're doing, you mess the fire trails enough for them to see something different and go "Oooooooooo".

Also buzzsaw isolations "Woah, his hands in the same place as the fire)

But generally tempo changes and moves from big to small circles are key.
And.... BODY MOVEMENT!!!
C'mon people - get movin'
*boogies on down*


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raverandy
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Posted: Written by: chris19


swing your Poi in all possible ways through your legs.



how do ya get them to spin round your legs with out the cord wrapping round them, i had a cool move goin' yesterday with one poi you swing in in a figure of 8 aroudn your legs but you change hands when it goes under each leg..


*true story* some on filmed me swinging on there mobile then i fell over..

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[Nx?]
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Posted:have a little search for 'through wraps'

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thombre
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Posted:One simple thing you can do. Sounds obvious but for some reason i didn't get it for a while, so there just could be others in the same boat.

Change the height of the poi.

For example if you're weave turning, spin the poi up high by your head - exactly the same move but gets more oohs

Also hyperloops, isolations etc.


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NYC


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Posted: Written by: simian


but surely to "awe" is practically synonymous with "amaze"
thus making it exactly the opposite of an oxymoron, where you have a sentence with two qualifiers that are synonymous
like "i'm an unmarried man AND a bachelor. Go me!!!"
but i've forgotten the word for one of those confused2



Wrongomonkeyboy.

Awesome moves would imply that I think they are awesome.

I'll take it one step further.

"Amazing moves that amaze the audience" to me is an oxymoron (and not redundant like you'd suggest) because "Amazing" implies it's my opinion and "amaze the audience" means it's what they think.

Obviously, I'm being a bit sarcastic.

I do think that the set of moves that I'd classify as "amazing" or "awesome" are not the same set of moves that will "amaze the audience."

This weekend at PDF there were some people that did some awesome moves. The only two that got vocal cheering from the audience were 'dragging your poi on the ground and making flaming circles' and a staff spinoff. Neither of which are awesome, both of which amazed the audience.

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coleman
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Posted:awesome means "to inspire awe".

a synonym of "awe" is quite obviously "amazement".

since no-one has defined what kind of audience we're talking about (it could be an audience of spinners just as likely as it could be an audience of laypeople), the sentence "amazing moves that amaze the audience" is definitely more of a pleonasm than it is an oxymoron.

reason number 462 why nyc teaches chemistry rather than english wink


on a video once, i saw meg doing spinny staff burnoffs from an armroll - i reckon that move is awesome, no matter who you are.


cole. x

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Durbs
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Posted:offtopic

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Posted:TAUTOLOGY!!! that was the word. Thanks cole hug

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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coleman
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Posted: Written by: Durbs


offtopic

tongue



even though both of our posts had sentences related to the topic...? confused

you're off topic! tongue


i've found in the past that catching fireheads tends to make people sit up and watch.


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
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UCOF
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Posted:Headbutting your fire poi also seems to have that effect...

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[Nx?]
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Posted:better if you actually set your hair on fire at the time...

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UCOF
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Posted:Done that... and carried on spinning.. redface

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Posted:Last gig I did..all the audience were drunk and not paying much attention apart from this one lady.

She was about 40 and was very small and blonde and was looking directly at me with a huge grin on her face.

Then she started waving her hands about indicating for me to do differant moves.

Everytime I did a move for her the look on her face was just magical, and it made me feel so happy smile


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Posted: Written by: coleman


awesome means "to inspire awe".




Like your mom.


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a synonym of "awe" is quite obviously "amazement".

since no-one has defined what kind of audience we're talking about



Since nobody defined what audience we're talking about I defined it myself. And I also defined the fact that I was using myself as a judge of 'awesome.'

I then implied that I do not believe that there are many moves that I find awe inspiring that amaze the audience that I generally perform to. I implied it so heavily that you completely understood it and had to define a completely separate set of circumstances with which to try to disagree with it.

And coleman, you are wrong. If you were a tree, with no visual or olfactory senses I do not believe you would find meg's armroll "awesome".

I find everything that Meg does to be awesome simply because ... I mean.. c'mon... the hair.


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Posted:ubblol ubblol ubblol

bit argumentative today NYC... is it that time of the month? (pre-payday)

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