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ElectricStapler
newbie
Location: Go
Member Since: 11th Aug 2006
Total posts: 33
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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Dedphrog
Dedphrog

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Member Since: 14th Feb 2006
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Posted:in all honesty, do a 3bt or 5bt weave really fast.

it seems to amaze people more than anything else!


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chris19
chris19

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Location: Mnchendorf, AUSTRIA
Member Since: 17th Feb 2006
Total posts: 17
Posted:Unfortnuately that's true. If you want something a bit mor difficult you can try to swing your Poi in all possible ways through your legs. If it's light enough for the audience to see it, that will also amaze them. Bringing fire near to the body without hurting you is the thing (spirals or wraps for example).

twirling greets

chris


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Burnoffs! ^_^

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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coleman
coleman

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Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
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Posted:1. be a girl
2. wear less clothes
3. wiggle lots

tongue


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted: Written by: coleman


1. be a girl
2. wear less clothes
3. wiggle lots




4. Beware of Fraggles. ubbangel


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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WOFT
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Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Member Since: 9th May 2005
Total posts: 209
Posted:buzzsaw isolations seem to go down well.

'n Boer maak 'n plan.

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Cody
Cody

That guy from Reno
Location: Reno, Nevada USA
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 556
Posted:Isolated weave. It is one of the few technical moves that a normal audience will be able to see, and it boggles their minds. smile

Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada

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Mireneye
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Member Since: 10th Oct 2005
Total posts: 276
Posted:Speaking of which... I can do Isolations pretty damn well, and weave up to 5 ( 6 and 7 with wraps )... I still don't quite understand how you keep the poi isolated when you cross your hands over each other. confused

Tis might not be the best thread for this question sorry... I just didn't really find a good reason to post a new thread. And search didn't actually do me much good. Any tips?

Anyhow, faster is one and unfortunately one of the best ways to catch their attention... Also incredible choereography and flow of moves will definietly help... That practially means loads of practice...

Cheers


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ElectricStapler
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Location: Go
Member Since: 11th Aug 2006
Total posts: 33
Posted:wont spirals kill your hands? and spirals mean wraps right?

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Iocaine
Iocaine

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Location: Maryland
Member Since: 5th Apr 2005
Total posts: 12
Posted:I get a really nice reaction outta the crowd when I do a turkish drop while maintaining a 3-5 beat weave. gotta love having a bellydancer wife to steal moves from hehe.

Io


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UCOF
UCOF

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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:A Turkish drop? confused

Is that anything like a French drop? ubblol


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_Poiboy_
_Poiboy_

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Location: Raanana, Israel
Member Since: 12th Jan 2004
Total posts: 1113
Posted:buzzsaws. people love them.
also involving any acrobatics will make people go crazy.
im doing buzzsaw rolls, and working on buzzsaw kip ups.
giant moves are always good.
and there's always what cole for girls wink
and obviously, spinning 3bt really fast.


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ElectricStapler
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Location: Go
Member Since: 11th Aug 2006
Total posts: 33
Posted:Whats a kip up, i know ive seen it somewhere, but i wasnt paying attention. and how do you manage a buzz saw roll?

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_Poiboy_
_Poiboy_

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Location: Raanana, Israel
Member Since: 12th Jan 2004
Total posts: 1113
Posted:buzzsaw rolls- first try without poi, hold your hands infront of you like you're doing a buzzsaw. put your hands between your legs, and push your head between your legs untill you roll naturally. (do it on a mat or something soft because it hurts your shoulders if you dont)
kip ups- here click on one of the squares to see the movie. search google for kip ups to find help on doing them. if your legs are strong it should be pretty easy. after you can do it using your hands try without using the hands and then try with poi.


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dream
dream

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Location: Bristol
Member Since: 15th Jul 2003
Total posts: 493
Posted:i tend to think that audiences prefer dynamics to moves.

spin something very slow, then something very fast

something small like inversions wrap combinations or airwraps, then something longarm and big

something with your body fairly static then something with lots of movement

the aesthetic contrasts you can create look much nicer than the moves-in-themselves.


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kash
kash

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Member Since: 22nd May 2006
Total posts: 166
Posted: Written by:

Bringing fire near to the body without hurting you is the thing


Corkscrews, but be careful if you are a scantily clad girl, and well endowed wink

How about continuous fountains.


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Muskelunge
Muskelunge

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Posted:Continuous fountains are good, especially if you can turn them into circles by adding windmills and emphasizing the movement.

Also, people go wild for really fast 2-beat weaves. They look a lot different from 3-beats.

And anything you do to change the sizes of circles the poi do will make people bug their eyes out, even if all you're doing is wrapping the chains around your hands.


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ficklampa
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Posted:really fast antispin flowers tend to do the trick.
also, spiral wraps get some "oooooh"'s


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simta
simta

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Member Since: 11th Apr 2006
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Posted:set yourself on fire rolleyes



seems a lot of the time people only wanna watch fire to see if you will mess up


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FlameGoddess
FlameGoddess

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Location: Port Townsend, Washington
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Posted:I have a friend that spins with me - we so a weave on our knees and lean back facing each other - so we're doing a forward weave on top of our bodies. It's pretty cool to see - we always get a good cheer after that one.

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Ravenhill
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Location: Falmouth, Cornwall
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Posted:To follow up Poiboy, buzzsaws are always good.
Through the legs has a nice mix of danger/silliness and gets even a tough crowd going.

Try just stretching right up high, on tip-toes, buzzsawing infront of your face. I know, feels dumb, but in my experience audiences love it.

And BTB buzzsaw (one of my faves), so soddin' easy and looks fab if you lean right back over it and stare at the sky.

Dream hit the nail though, with dynamics over moves. Imagine you are playing an instrument... hitting the top and bottom notes (and all between) at varied speeds with varied patterns.

When an audience isn't clued up on spinning, it's all about the show. Get right up to them, stall out at the kids in the front row 'n make 'em shriek, jump, dive, laugh...


They are guides. They are teachers. They are like Yoda, only smaller and on strings.

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Mr_widd
Mr_widd

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Location: Torquay, UK
Member Since: 9th Feb 2005
Total posts: 253
Posted: Written by: Ravenhill



And BTB buzzsaw (one of my faves), so soddin' easy and looks fab if you lean right back over it and stare at the sky.




doing this with out a top ha to be one of the best moves the audience react to. although it is easy the danger is arrerently higher than most other moves.

oh and the straight jacket topless. i have only done this once infront of a friend of mine who is hard to impress and he loved it. ubbidea


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Live_in_a_spin
Live_in_a_spin

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Location: neather here nor there
Member Since: 30th Oct 2005
Total posts: 383
Posted:Fire snakes are the way to go lots of flames = wow!!!

Live life in a spin!!!
but if you fall don't come crying to me!!!

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CousinIT
CousinIT

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Location: Humble,Tx
Member Since: 2nd Oct 2006
Total posts: 6
Posted:wow i barely have any idea what yall are reall talking about....ive been into poi for about half a year and i only know how to do the weave, butterfly, and some wierd stuff i made up but hit myself while perfecting...if anyone lives in humble texas i would love help

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fairyfireeater1
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Member Since: 3rd Oct 2006
Total posts: 55
Posted:try doing two in one hand!!!!!!!!
then if ya really tricky (and have put ya hair up properly) try doing it over your head


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

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jaero
jaero

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Member Since: 6th Jun 2004
Total posts: 246
Posted:isolations, btb tricks, one handed tricks, tosses (sometimes), wraps, through wraps, the butterfly, spins and/or jumps, "impossible" combinations, such as; from the underhand thread the needle, a stall with your right hand under your left arm, and as you're pulling your right poi out, you do a through wrap under the outside of your left leg while spinning a half circle to the left. smooth transitions, holding flaming poi in hand, but the most important crowd pleaser of all... don't stop. if you make your whole routine into one manouver without any pauses to switch tricks, or obvious mistakes, the crowd will love it. and on occasion, light yourself on fire and put it out without stopping. going really fast is well complimented by going really slow. and tis very important that sometimes, instead of finding a new trick to please the crowd, you work on the ones you already know, or think you know, so that you can make them look so easy, that everyone in the crowd thinks that they can do it. audience participation so to speak.

I'll get there too late if I shorten my stride, I'll get there too soon if I find me a ride, I'll never move forward if I try to hide this path that I've troden one step at a time.

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MikeIcon
MikeIcon

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:Duh...

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.

That said, big fire and fast spinning is the way to go wink


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We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

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Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:Poi's not about moves... :P

I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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simian
simian

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Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:i didn't know poi was 'about' anything wink

ooh, if i'm here i should say a move that amazes the audience...

4 petal split time antispin butterfly flowers (so the petals are at the corners and the pattern whooshes from side to side)

i'm rubbish at them, but i've seen meenik, rossco and matty b all make people go WOOO! when they do them.


"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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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
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Posted:fec, have you tried that horisontal stall of nic's in thoes flowers?

fec.

T wave


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
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