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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:I was going to use the word "Jedi" but I have mixed feelings about it.

And every time I think about this I think back years ago to Drew amazing and confusing an EJC workshop by doing a really crappy isolated buzzsaw. That was back when Jedi meant something. smile

So, what's new these days? What's cutting edge poi? What are the cool kids working on? Who's pushing the envelope? Are flowers still in? Are inversions the new isolations? What's ubergeektacular?


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Shouden-CrD
Veteran Member
Location: Tampa, FL, USA
Member Since: 30th Apr 2001
Total posts: 495
Posted:Body acrobats while spinning poi has always been real hot. Such as jumping into a diving somersault...or something similar..

-=razyRaverude=-

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Skrytinn_Qveldriga
Skrytinn_Qveldriga

delectatio morosa, gaudium, desiderium
Location: furthur...
Member Since: 4th Sep 2007
Total posts: 160
Posted:wow all that is way beyond me... i think ill stick to beginners...

*long face*


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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:I've been thinking on poi juggling or puggling as I suppose meg would call it. using 3 poi instead of balls I believe meg posted somewhere a video of a guy juggling meteors. is juggling the new black? all the cool kids seem to be doing it ubblol staffs, clubs, balls who'll be the fitst hopper to post a video of juggling 3 or more poi?

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Acciaio
Acciaio

Tangled into my spins

Member Since: 3rd Jan 2006
Total posts: 187
Posted:Just done...someone is working on 3 poi... hehe

http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/show...&PHPSESSID=

Acciaio devil


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:ditto Acciaio was doing some bad-ass 3 poi stuff at UberParis - like Matt's wibbling but with lots of contact poi thrown in to.

I still maintain whip-catches/tosses are uber-tech.

Hyrbid-shapes and lego-poi is uber-[censored]-hard (Which is why Ronan does it)

Relative isolations are fun and hard

Oh, and movement over tech is currently firmly in favour with most spinning authorities smile


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Felixwah
Felixwah

journeyman
Location: Norhwich/Manchester
Member Since: 12th Sep 2005
Total posts: 81
Posted:i have been working on negative space and framework but not really accomplished much. Still loving hybrids as well smile

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_Poiboy_
_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel
Member Since: 12th Jan 2004
Total posts: 1113
Posted:i've been trying some of the whip catches durbs did at PLAY, i managed to do the one he tried at the end of his routine a few times.
contact poi is very techy but i never got past propellors and kick ups.
a cool combo i came up with is a kick up to whip catch.


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kazman
kazman

newbie
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Member Since: 20th Dec 2006
Total posts: 16
Posted:Dunno what this classifies as, thought of this other day, gave quick try but havent really put time into it; having your poi come off your wrist by attaching it to a bracelet or something, then you go your hands free to twiddle something on your fingers, i had a lighter that glows damn nice under uv which i was using to check it out with. Could be cool with flames i think, having fire poi extend from your arms then having a very mini fire staff between your fingers. Your poi moves would be a bit limited and my co-ord on left side is still way to bad to do it with both arms. Anyway i thought it would look cool, if i have time ill try come up with something.

Practise makes Poi-fect :P

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-sandy-
-sandy-

old hand
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 12th Jul 2004
Total posts: 716
Posted:Oli has been juggling 3 poi for a while
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1759361127

Im really into poi juggling (or Joi as i like to call it) and wibbling at the moment. There are loads of different wibbles and throws that are uber hard. Also inversions are rocking my world. My favourite recent one being turning atomic barrel rolls. Ooh Atomic stuff too, loads of fun.


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-sandy-
-sandy-

old hand
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 12th Jul 2004
Total posts: 716
Posted:oops my mistake thats not 3 poi juggling its wibbling. nevermind, sorry.
3 joi (ha ha free joy) is great fun though, me and oli have been working on passing but its fairly hard with more than 4 poi.


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Acciaio
Acciaio

Tangled into my spins

Member Since: 3rd Jan 2006
Total posts: 187
Posted:also with 4 is not so easy...I have only tryed it once but is sooooo fun!!!! biggrin biggrin biggrin

I need someone able to 2wibble in Italyyyy!!!

Acciaio devil


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-sandy-
-sandy-

old hand
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 12th Jul 2004
Total posts: 716
Posted:come to bristol and we can have 3 way wibble passing! yay!

"Don't do it naked!"

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Acciaio
Acciaio

Tangled into my spins

Member Since: 3rd Jan 2006
Total posts: 187
Posted:I will plan it wink

but stop hijacking the topic :P

also a lot of throws(expcially body throws are a lot unexplored and very frustrating and difficoult to learn...

and poi body rolling and 1 poi contact moves sometime are really impossible...

Acciaio


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Cway
newbie

Member Since: 2nd Jun 2007
Total posts: 4
Posted:Antibrids are the new hybrids... I dunno everyone is going different directions now. I really like the idea of making movement/dance and tech work together. Use your movement to do the tech moves, right?

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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:mini meteor poi things are pretty fun - not especially new but very fast wraps using, say, both wrists and with out holding the poi is very fun and ive only seen one other person doing it - been kinda outta the loop though so who knows... general throws are always fun and hybrids are the way forward

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Suibom
Suibom

addict
Location: Oregon, USA
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2005
Total posts: 577
Posted:Tech + movement = !!! It's been a style that I've been advocating since I started spinning. It's great to watch more and more tech+movement folks come into existance. Stalls and flower/fountains are another thing that I'm absolutely loving right now! Alot of poi head connection stuff, probably due to recently starting back up with double staffs and really getting into choochooisms.

As far as poi juggling goes, somewhere in these forums you can find a couple of really amazing poi juggling vids. One is a clown guy that uses meteoresque poi for juggling (no actual poi spinning, but really amazing). I think you can find that one in Drews video blog thread in the vids section. The other is of a guy name Kev (I believe) and I think they were calling it "poigling". He does an amazing job at it and it's well worth trying to find. It's been quite a while since I've seen them tho, so my memory of them may be a bit misperceived.

Good thread, hope to read more..

Peace,
- Sui


Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

Ahnold discussing poi - "It is naht a toober!"

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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:Dev Kev



ubblove



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But also... dance wink

EDITED_BY: _Clare_ (1189780592)


Getting to the other side smile

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted: Written by: _Clare_


Dev Kev

ubblove




ubblol I agree I thought I had invented poiggling until i joined hop as I'd never seen anyone do it before it was the first poi move I learnt ubblol


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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squid
squid

sanguine
Location: sur
Member Since: 15th Apr 2007
Total posts: 382
Posted:When I first saw that an advanced section had been made, I assumed it was a place where you could lock Rev, Arashi and Bluecat away whenever they got too technical.

"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow

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_G_
_G_

enthusiast
Location: Paris
Member Since: 13th May 2005
Total posts: 372
Posted:Most of my tech moves at the moment are coming out of stall switches (changing your stall from up to down, left to right or anything else for that matter with no spin). Combining this with floats gave me a very nice horizontal butterfly float which you can swith at each end and take back without the need to spin out. I've also recently been playing with using stalls to change planes in many different ways.

You can spend hours playing with minutes!

I have seen the light! ........ It was purple <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Fast, late deliveries!

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Mireneye
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Member Since: 10th Oct 2005
Total posts: 276
Posted:I've been working on butterfly flower to throw to reverse arms to catch and repeat for ages... It's just so possible and yet hard as hell =)

So... Flower throws =)

What is poi lego ?


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squid
squid

sanguine
Location: sur
Member Since: 15th Apr 2007
Total posts: 382
Posted:Flower throws! I would love to see a video of that one. Im imagining counter-weighted poi being slung simultaneously while tangled and creating mini flowers all while in an arc, up and down.

Ok, now that I have started playing with them, I am loving whip catches and hyperloop catches. Im doing airwraps behind my back, over my head, under my leg, etc and then letting go of one poi to toss it up in the air and either catch the free poi or try and whip catch it in mid air again. So far, Ive only managed to do 2 whip catches like that in a row, though. Aiming for 5!

Thing is, if you do a tangled toss and catch, you have the freedom to pivot on one foot and rotate in any direction before catching. So, theoretically, I can combine it with more dance-oriented movement.

Not that I've progressed to that point yet.....


"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow

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Mireneye
enthusiast

Member Since: 10th Oct 2005
Total posts: 276
Posted:Well I don't imagine flower throws as tangles, but that'd be kick ass as well.

I've kinda realised tho that the effect wouldn't be almost any different at all if i stand in wallplane and do this instead of wheelplane so that makes it a bit easier.


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:One-handed infinite hyperloop flower would look nice if you could keep it clean...

I'm still playing with whip catches/tosses - they're about oooooo 67.9% reliable smile

Managed 3 continous whip tosses at lunch today - so i've set myself a vague goal of 5 whip-tosses, but that's going to take a while...


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16.15.8
16.15.8

I cant think therefore Im not
Location: In my backpack
Member Since: 16th Jul 2005
Total posts: 291
Posted:Iv played onehanded butterflys and where they go same direction in the same hand (don`t know what it`s called) since I started with poi more or less. Now I reached the point where I can use one hand as two hands and split the motion to each one of the poi.
For example I can spin both forward in one hand, stall one of them and let it hang still while the other one keep spinnig and then I can do flowers, turns bhb while one is hanging still.
Doesn`t sound very cool but it looks weird, its like one of the poi spinnig by itself and the other doesn`t move at all.
Ahhhh I can`t explain it, just sound stupid biggrin

One other thing I found is a beatswitch (as I call it biggrin ) but in between spirawrap on one hand while you move your arms in antispins, looks amazing.

Also two handed spiralwrap that goes in and out a hybrid and in again and so on, also look really wicked, thechaninging between the spinning point looks so good, like slow motion for two seconds on one of the poi.

Yeah yeah im just babbling biggrin

Meet me up and have a spin I will be traveling everywhere, first out Thailand offcorse, tell me if you know any spinners anywhere!

//Thomas


"I dont like shoes, definitely not spinning with shoes, they make my feet feel flat, my feet are not flat...."

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Mireneye
enthusiast

Member Since: 10th Oct 2005
Total posts: 276
Posted:Some crazy stuff there Thomas. I really like some of the things you explain. Particularly interested in those hybrid spiral wraps.

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I'd have to admit not doing anything really crazy other then trying to perfect my Polyrythmic hybrid weave. It's not tight enough yet =)

I really want to have more crazy people to play poi with. Are you staying in Sweden long enough to attend NPC this year ?


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Kneel
Kneel

journeyman
Location: Dublin,Ireland
Member Since: 23rd Apr 2007
Total posts: 80
Posted:em....one handed hyperloops?wud that just be letting them tangle near the hand and move across to the other side of ur body so it untangles?

-Niall-

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bluecat
bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:so, as a direct result of some serious 'poi - the game' play, the following has been happening;

solid quartertime - crosses and weaves
loads of fun with barrel roll fountains, with stops.
horizontal inversions.
extremely wrong weave - barrel rolls galore.
really geeky conversations about the nature of polyrhythm, and the concept of zero.
butterfly parallel time hybrids (thanks ronan)

mmmmm.


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RicheeII
RicheeII

member

Member Since: 1st Nov 2007
Total posts: 37
Posted:Thre is cheat for solid quarter time via R-type catch
(the wheel weaving) too.

Concept of zero, what's that?

the new one,

:R


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bluecat
bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:ubblol

using stalls in polyrhythms - can be really dull as a 'answering the vcriteria' but also really interesting, especially in horizontal.


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