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DJ Aman
SILVER Member since Mar 2007

DJ Aman

newbie
Location: Lodi Heights, Michigan

Total posts: 34
Posted:I'm trying to teach myself how to make all the phases of the moon with my poi and don't know how to go about. full moons are easy and new moons are easier but the gibbous and quarter I'm not sure about. I'm thinking that I should try and tuck (or still or whatever you call it) but when I do that, the poi just continue on there path. On the gibbous, I try to start a regular circle and push back when it gets to the top but it speeds up the poi and makes another circle... I geuss all I need help on is making a quarter moon then. ubblol

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Imagine watching turning 360

with long-arm weave..



lightning,



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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:i'm imagining...
i don't see a crescent frown

i don't know how to make a crescent.

Unless you had a spotlight on you, and you were spinning enormous flags.

but i don't really think that's what you're going for.


"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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DarkFyre
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North

Total posts: 1965
Posted:Full Moon is easy as you said but a cresent moon is doable

It would require a side stall leading into a reverse spin and then an up stall leading to a normal spin or vice versa with some creative hand movement (something like a lopsided D)to prevent the poi from tracing its path however your cresent moon would be tilted. I've tried it coz u mentioned it and it works but it looks a little bit sloppy so it may not be worth the effort but thats your call to make.

Alterantivly you can just do diagonal up stalls with the poi traveling under you arm (and creative hand movment) but then the cresent ends up under your arm and I belive that this isn't the desired effect (tho it is less sloppy).

Hope that helped.


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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Like on this picture or more atomic:




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DarkFyre
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North

Total posts: 1965
Posted:not quite like the pic and not atomic either

Just swing your poi back and forth while moving you hand in a D shape (rotate the D by 90 degrees so that the straight edge is at the top) and you will se what I'm getting at


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