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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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colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: SamboFlux


I can't figure out how to get into them, so I figured starting with a front waist wrap is as good a way as any... any tips for practising btb?



try just spinning the two beat weaves in the wallplane btb (waistwrap) positions.

if you learn all of them before you even try getting between them (which is what a btb ww is) you'll be much better prepared and should have few problems learning the actual ww's smile

if you're mor of a 'jump straight in' learner, try doing the 1-2-3-carry sequence with your poi and hands together and gradually split them so they're in follow-time.


cole. x

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


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


Posted:
Quality, cheers Cole! Once again, you're a star! hug smile

Sambo

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

If a quizz is quizzical, what is a test?


zombiedaleBRONZE Member
member
31 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern ireland


Posted:
Finally managed to get the fountain, still finiding it hard to make it look tight and in its palnes. But atleast i can get through the steps with out braining myself anymore. Well regularly.

And as the skin rips off i cherish the revolting thought That even if i quit There's not a chance in hell i'd stop- The Dresden Dolls

The truth no matter who it hurts - Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis


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


Posted:
Somehow the reverse 3 beat just fell into place the first time I tried it. Plus I nailed the 4 beat weave. Happy days!!!

I once saved the universe in a big yellow truck


poigmarmite and nutella sandwich
1,590 posts
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire


Posted:
AT LAST, I JUST LEARNT THE FLOWER!! Forward and backspin (not antispin yet, though)

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


Posted:
Parallel pendulums



Parallel wall plane pendulums(1 half beat) > Catch

with RH right side, LH Poi head >> With catched

head to opposite pendulms(1 half beat) > Release

to Parallel wall plane pendulums (1 half beat).



You can repeate it on your left side continuously too.



lightning,



:R

POI THEO(R)IST


fNiGOLD Member
master of disaster
3,354 posts
Location: New York, USA


Posted:
poi-ish fishtails

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more


K__BRONZE Member
...join us...
184 posts
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


Posted:
Today I got my arms round btb waist wrap on the other side (having learnt the first side a coupla weeks ago), and also incorporated some stalls into general spinning having learnt how to do them last night (thanks Chutney!) smile

colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
antispin parallel reels - thanks for the inspiration icon smile

also, parallel arms same direction flowers (bit like a reel, bit like a fountain but neither), split and parallel time poi, spin and antispin.

i like our new mirrors ubbrollsmile


cole. x

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


RandragonsbaneGOLD Member
newbie
4 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
Yay! My last post was on page 73 about 2-3 beat weaves and windmills...
Now I've added:
TTN
reverse spin TTN
4-5 beat weaves (forward and backward)
3 beat BTB reverse weave
What I think is an isolation weave...
What I think is an antispin weave
some crazy btb wraps and transfers
4 beat windmill (probably 5 too but haven't tried)
Mexican Wave
A handful of wraps/stalls


biggrin Progressing along nicely. Can't get the BTB 5 beat reverse or ANY BTB forward weave... and my windmill is only in one direction... the other direction just doesn't exist wink

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


Posted:

SA butterfly anti-spin.
Weave anti-spin.

ta, :R

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


Posted:
learnt some weird variation of corkscrew. have a feeling its like the begining of a corkscrew that i haven't quite worked out how to finish yet....

:S

managed to try the beginings of some butterfly stuff too, but inadvertantly nearly choked my self a few times...

eatyourbiscuitBRONZE Member
newbie
12 posts
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland


Posted:
ive been able to do a heap of complicated stuff that seems complicated to learn for ages but yesterday i learned my own personal jedi move....the behind the back 3 beat weave... i have been trying it for weeks with no joy and then yesterday i suddenly had a flash of inspiration and i got it, its still a bit sloppy on occasion but i do have it, its weird how you can try a move for ages with no joy and all you get is a lot a ouch and then one day something changes and you have the move and you cant for the life of you see what was so hard about it in the first place... im so chuffed i managed to get it, desite having a fairly wide range of tricks and moves under my belt i felt that the only thing that would make me any good was the btb weave, now i must find another move that mystifies me personaly

Andy

"...be all that you can be, just as long as you are free..."


RandragonsbaneGOLD Member
newbie
4 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
 Written by: eatyourbiscuit


ive been able to do a heap of complicated stuff that seems complicated to learn for ages but yesterday i learned my own personal jedi move....the behind the back 3 beat weave... i have been trying it for weeks with no joy and then yesterday i suddenly had a flash of inspiration and i got it, its still a bit sloppy on occasion but i do have it, its weird how you can try a move for ages with no joy and all you get is a lot a ouch and then one day something changes and you have the move and you cant for the life of you see what was so hard about it in the first place... im so chuffed i managed to get it, desite having a fairly wide range of tricks and moves under my belt i felt that the only thing that would make me any good was the btb weave, now i must find another move that mystifies me personaly

Andy



Well... I nailed the BTB 3 beat reverse not too long ago, and I've more recently smoothed it out only to realize that I can't transfer in and out of it... Then I decided to come up with combinations in and out, and in the process learned btb butterflies on my left side, btb butterflies, BTB TTN (a little sloppy still), and a few btb wraps in various places on my arms/legs. My new task is airwraps.... got them about 3/10 tries now, but can't figure out what I'm doing wrong for the other 7

RandragonsbaneGOLD Member
newbie
4 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
well, I've evened out my BTB TTN, and got a sloppy 4 beat reverse BTB weave biggrin

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


Posted:
Learned the weird 4 beat reverse TTN thing at fal6 (wrap it further round your arm) , thanks Mr Chutney smile

Feel a lot more confident with antispin flowers, got to start spinning myself round with them now so transitioning from one to another at speed smile

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


Posted:
I've just been messing around with reels, antispin and cleaning everything up, working body movement, steps, posture and grace into techy tricks. It's all beginning to look smooth and groovy now!

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


russtafaristranger
16 posts

Posted:
woo hoo! i finally got round to making my counter-weighted hi-viz jacket sock poi this week, and i've been wibbling away like a mad thing - still drop them half the time but i can feel a whole new world opening up. contact poi is the shiznit! also discovered 5bt ttn totally by accident, and a weird butterfly weave which is like forward antispin weave with your right poi spinning backwards, split time. feels wrong but nice. and i can get into a butterfly hyperloop now, just not out again confused

newmillsidiotBRONZE Member
Member
2 posts
Location: New mills, United Kingdom


Posted:
I have finally worked out how to do the basic butterfly, and learnt a very valuable lesson while trying to learn the 3 beat indoors- don't do it near a lightbulb!
I am working on learning how to split time by 180, but for some reason i just cant do it... >.<

colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
stretched out trifoil flowers.

i want to make photo smile


cole. x

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


stoatweasleBRONZE Member
newbie
2 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
whats an air rap? i was chuckin my sox all over the place the other day, instead of catching them i let them land on my elbow, and with a quik jerk they rap around then back again at which point i grab the end again. is that an air rap?

jaeroSILVER Member
your new best enemy
246 posts
Location: over the river, through the woods, USA


Posted:
double through wrap under the leg keeping it split time.
release wrap around the neck. a few other neck tricks that only loonies would try. 2 person thread the needle, and a couple other parter tricks

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.


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


Posted:
olli'ing

biggrin

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti


dreamSILVER Member
currently mending
493 posts
Location: Bristol, New Zealand


Posted:
 Written by: coleman


stretched out trifoil flowers



I also want you to take photos.

if i was in London I'd offer to take them for you.

smile

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Nietzsche


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


Posted:
FINALY got reverse 3 beat, *woop* turns out i was doing it all along, just didn't realise!! just needed some one there to point out i was doing it right after all!! all got the alternate butterfly and mexican wave down too biggrin this makes me very happy!

So yeah i found the twirl club last night, and so got happy with tonnes of people to show me things (and tell me the things i was doing were actually right!!) had a bit of a play with the diablo too!

Just gotta work on my planes and get teh whole things tidied up a bit. then its 4 & 5 beat weaves!

pineapple peteSILVER Member
water based
5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
hmm, ive spent a few days with brettstar, followed by attending common ground, so, new moves:

antispin flowers, buzzsaw and antispin buzzsaw flowers, butterfly and butterfly buzzsaw flowers, inverted weave, basic insides, butterfly barrel roll, the matrix, wibbles, quarter timed airwraps, hyperloop turns and the hipthrust smile

hug kiss

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*


bblounewbie
2 posts

Posted:
I can not even master the forward five beat weave!!

87wt2gxq7veteran
1,502 posts
Location: Birmingham


Posted:
Eep! No idea what it's called, but I've just invented this thing where I'm spinning round, the poi of my leading hand btb on the other side, then I tangle the handle of that poi with the head of the other, ping it up in the air so it's spinning horizontally, then catch it with t'other hand.



It's a poor cousin to the trick I want to do, which is catching it in a horizontal over-the-head propellor, but seeing as I can't propel yet, I'm quite pleased



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87wt2gxq7veteran
1,502 posts
Location: Birmingham


Posted:
I think I just got some kind of 3-beat (btb) waistwrap going!

I could even do 4-beat on the left side when spinning anticlockwise (so that they go in front of left shin, up close to the midline, laterally in front of left shoulder, and down again on the 'outside' of my body). But I can only do a 3-beat again on the right side.

anyone know of some handy n-beat waistwrap threads where n>2?

Yes I've searched, but all the ones I casually glanced at seem to be 'standard' ww threads...

the_mods_stole_my_nameSILVER Member
travelling without moving
1,286 posts
Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
hyperloops! after realizing that what i have been trying to learn for 2 weeks is infact hyperloop buzzsaw!

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