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flash fireBRONZE Member
Sporadically Prodigal
2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
This space is for all those funksters busy improving their technique by learning new moves - made-up or traditional.



Tell us all about it! We love hearing about our fellow poiers/staffies/misc. toyers succeeding with new things biggrin

It's just hard to keep up with it all sometimes, so if we keep it together you'll be certain to get a little feedback.



here a pat on the back in advance from me



::flash enthusiastically pats your back::



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MireneyeSILVER Member
enthusiast
276 posts
Location: Sweden


Posted:
cool ubblove

I just discovered some type of Butterfly Fountain, which I'm SURE people have played with before, I just havn't seen them in many videos I guess. eek

spinningstarletSILVER Member
enthusiast
271 posts
Location: Bradford *rolls eyes*, United Kingdom


Posted:
TTN!!! I FINALLY GOT THREAD THE NEEDELE!!!!



yay!



I finally got chase the sun too, (was having some issues with my left poi over my head)



also now i'm trying to learn the wiggle and ttn with the glow poi as well as the socks!
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LazyAngelGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
throws: Been trying to sort out that pesky left hand!



simultaneous double throws from plain reverse spinning



a few catches of simultaneous doubles throws from butterfly



alternating left right throws from ttn



alternating left right btb throws (catch in front) from low wave



throws and catches from reverse giant windmill (thanks to ros and oli for the idea on that one)



and btb catches with my right hand



also i managed to get my btb butterfly working for more than 3 seconds in same time (somehow split time works easier for me)



Pretty happy with today!! biggrin

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AuroraJonesnewbie
16 posts
Location: San Diego, California


Posted:
So I finally got my reverse weave, took me a few days. smile Now what should I be working on? I can do a butterfly, in both directions, and a high wave, but when I try to do it once behind my head they twist.
Any advice on that?
What can I apply my cool new weave and reverse weave to? What can I try to lead into with it?

The only difference between people with tattoos, and people without tattoos, is that people with tattoos, don't care if you're tattooed or not.


Sambo_FluxGOLD Member
Introverted
833 posts
Location: Norf London, United Kingdom


Posted:
Turn to turn from a forwards weave into a backwards one, and back a gain, both directions. Then learn Fountains. smile

My Mind is a Ship
Emotions become the Waves
Soul is the Ocean

If a quizz is quizzical, what is a test?


DarkFyreBRONZE Member
HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
1,965 posts
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand


Posted:
very produtive week for me I learnt antispin flowers/weave/several other varionts therof including some atomic structure stuff but that just happened by accident (good accident however).

Hyperloops on my bad side, I had the hyperloop down going left to right but i couldn't for the life of me get them to go right to left until today. Airwraps go figure i learnt to do hyperloops before i could airwrap.

Oh I also figured out some buzzsaw stuf, I have no idea why it took me so long to figure coz it ain't all that difficult.

now I'm going to go back to spinning inside and trying to avoid hitting the light bulb since i killed the entire fitting the other day but I have since repared it.

May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil


Obi_Wan_LynobiBRONZE Member
newbie
9 posts
Location: Glasgow, Scotland (UK)


Posted:
I too have had a productive week, finally got the 5 beat weave, and turning from forward into reverse 3 beat and back again. Result!

I once saved the universe in a big yellow truck


RicheeBRONZE Member
HOP librarian
1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
Weave Olos, without complete turn yet.

lightning,

:R

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DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
I've been tidying up my antispin weave, practising some clubspinning grooviness, and just making my stuff look good.

Offset 3 petal antispun flowers to, which is fun, plus still working on antispin reels.

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...


darkness-beforeGOLD Member
Rock is dead, long live paper and scissors
197 posts
Location: The sea, United Kingdom


Posted:
Yay joy an happiness! Is it sad that I'm so mega excited about being able to do 3 beat weave? Taken me a damn week but now i can do it forward and reverse!
Many impacts in my dosy skull and my pods. However finally got it down.
Joy of poi! weavesmiley

Eagles may soar but weasles don't get sucked into jet engines.

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BrennPLATINUM Member
Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
3,286 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
I got my first set of poi on the 24th of April, just two days ago smile

Have learned butterflies, BTB butterflies, alternate butterflies, turning while forward spinning & backward spinning. Just pulled off a horribly planed 4-beat flower yesterday smile and criss-crossing weaves!

YAY! biggrin

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FatGuruSILVER Member
newbie
40 posts
Location: Findlay, Ohio, USA


Posted:
I Finally Got The 5 Beat!!!!!!!!!! wow

"It is far better to know you think than it is to think you know." -FAT-


Amanda13BRONZE Member
member
91 posts
Location: Missouri, USA


Posted:
Got a couple of btb moves (stuff I can do in front of me). Butterfly and 3beat forward weave. Also (not sure if tese have names) can swap my top hand for front butterfly both by kepping it in front or going once behind.

I like my homemade socks

squidBRONZE Member
sanguine
382 posts
Location: sur, USA


Posted:
Congrats, y'all. I just finished getting the hang of the 5 beat forward and reverse weaves. Unfortunately, I think I strained my wrist from the practice, so NOW I have to rest it. Talk about aggravating!

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


DrudwynForget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
632 posts
Location: Southampton Uni


Posted:
I've nailed Icon's antispin reels, and been working on antispinning everything. I need to work some more on my isolated weave too.

Spin, bounce, be one with the world, because it is yours to enjoy...


JauntyJamesSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,533 posts
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA


Posted:
Five beat butterfly weave for the win! I think it's forward, but it doesn't really matter with bfly weaves.

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"


YakumoSILVER Member
veteran
1,237 posts
Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
This sounds so much cooler than it probably is wink
I got the..

Atomic Isolated Intersecting Butterfly

\o/

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dreadhead666newbie
5 posts

Posted:
i nailed the btb reverse 3 beat weave the other week... was quite random. Id watched a video about 4 months previus but never attempted it. Then i was just sitting talking to my mate and suddenyl it popped into my head 'I KNOW HOW TO DO IT! GIVE ME MY POI!' so i started... after 5mins.. i had it down. really random. Tried it for the first time with fire last week, not too bad but i only managed it for a short time... more practice!

After that i nailed a split time hip and shoulder reels.. i coudlnt get the timing at all. Then spinning randomly in the park i got a 360 3bt weave so then my friend goes ooo FOUNTAIN... so i did that... kinda got isolations but find them far easier with sock poi than the normal tails / string combo...

at the mo I'm trying to work on turns every which way, 180's 360's etc... all at different parts of my body and with different moves.

Nick woosley has inspired me after watching the scales of poi dvd. Must admit even though the concept is very simple, it is probably a little to advanced for me atm! but the 8 variations and 64 combinations thing got me thiking so its definately something to work on with moves i already know.

I've tried the 5bt and i cannot get it for the life of me... not too bothered about really complicated tricks.. if it flows with what im already doing then i'll be bothered. I can stand all this, 'twists your wrists till they break' bollox... basically, if i can't do it with fire.. im not learning it. Call me small minded but i love performing with fire and my fabric poi are simply there for practice.

If theres any moves out there that arnt too complex but a little more advanced please let me know. I'm stuck on a learning curve atm and have no idea what to add to my repetoire.

sorry for the big post... i ramble lots and lots

[Nx?]BRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


Posted:
i did the same ting when i lernt 3bt btb, its cool, and your right about 5 bt.

I gots a handle on, hybrid flowers, 1 plane polytime goofy fountain and the same in two planes (i cant be assed explaining it yet)

trying to do parrelel antispin reels but with a behind the hed transition... hurts.

T wave

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
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squidBRONZE Member
sanguine
382 posts
Location: sur, USA


Posted:
 Written by: dreadhead666

I've tried the 5bt and i cannot get it for the life of me... not too bothered about really complicated tricks.. if it flows with what im already doing then i'll be bothered. I can stand all this, 'twists your wrists till they break' bollox... basically, if i can't do it with fire.. im not learning it. Call me small minded but i love performing with fire and my fabric poi are simply there for practice.

If theres any moves out there that arnt too complex but a little more advanced please let me know. I'm stuck on a learning curve atm and have no idea what to add to my repetoire.

sorry for the big post... i ramble lots and lots



I would keep at the 5-bt. Its really not as arm-wrenching as it seems. The trick is more in learning to twist at the hips, instead of forcing your arms to do all the work.

It could totally fit in with your regular routines. And as you are already practicing turns 180, 360, etc, learning to transition from forward to reverse 5-bt will come very quickly for you.

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


faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
i think i almost have the btb reverse weave, it only took a year and a half

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


squidBRONZE Member
sanguine
382 posts
Location: sur, USA


Posted:
reverse weave is coming along ok for me right now. Its a heck of a lot easier than the forward btb weave. But I havent gotten the concept of how to jump up to the 3-bt and 5bt btb weaves.

btw, since having gotten online and found all these helpful tutorials here and elsewhere I have picked up the 3bt, 5bt forward and reverse weaves, TTTN, btb weave, and realized that I actually knew some moves but not their names: Corkscrew, Windmill, Butterfly, and the 180 and 360 weaves.

So big up to all of HoP and the entire spinning community! You all have release a floodgate in my mind. Im spinning like I couldn't believe.

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


thombreGOLD Member
member
74 posts
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


Posted:
watch Kill Bill - Learnt neck wraps! Much more fun than I thought they'd be. Any advice on how to pull off a double neck wrap would be much appreciated

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thombreGOLD Member
member
74 posts
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


Posted:
watched Kill Bill, I mean

Buy gerbils cos you can't spin with hamsters


faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
got the btb rev weave, still hitting myself, but definitely got it, and got the onehanded butterfly but my question is can you do it split time while holding it in one hand? and can you go from regular to split while doing one handed?
guess work on reverse ttn and split ttn and foward btb weave

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


SkattoGOLD Member
Walking on whims...
687 posts
Location: Eastbourne, UK


Posted:
Split-time one-handed butterfly? T'would look cool, but if it is possible I imagine it would require some very odd hand movements, instead of a hand-shake gesture... ubbidea

What is fun, if you are a bit pants like me, is doing the butterfly one handed and then sticking out your leg so both the poi wrap around it.

Then pull them up again so that they unravel from around your leg (still held in one hand) and continue the one-handed butterfly... though the pattern will be upside down now. biggrin

You can wrap them again, or you can just try and come out of it - keeping in mind your poi will be spinning backwards.

Embarrassingly, I still need to nail a standard 3-bt reverse weave myself. ubblol My body just keeps telling me to turn...

Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!


faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
I would always add an extra loop so it would end up in the right direction

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


Amanda13BRONZE Member
member
91 posts
Location: Missouri, USA


Posted:
Youtube tutorials are love.

I think I've figured out the idea behind flowers.

squidBRONZE Member
sanguine
382 posts
Location: sur, USA


Posted:
Ok, I know I keep coming back here but I am like a kid in a candy store. :P

I just managed to learn and smooth out both the forward and anti-spin buzzsaw moves and barrel rolls.

I think these are my favorite moves too as its this blended mixture of weaves and isolations together.

And yet.....I still cant do fountains or the crosser. rolleyes

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


SkattoGOLD Member
Walking on whims...
687 posts
Location: Eastbourne, UK


Posted:
I think I have mastered all the basics. biggrin
F.Weave
B.Weave
Overhead Wave
Corkscrew
Fountain
Butterfly
BTB Butterfly
Overhead Butterfly
One-handed BF
Alternate BF
Threading the needle
Reverse threading the needle
Buzzsaw
Wraps
Islotaions
BTB Forwards Weave
Flowers
Hitting myself in the nuts
Stops/Stalls

Need to learn 5beats, BTB Reverse Weave, and goddamn Hyperloops!!

And of course everything else. tongue

I'm happy I picked up the poi again!
But you know, staff still owns. wink

Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!


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