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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2758
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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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:^^^I learned the same way. Other than linear isolations, I understood completely how they worked and the entire concept, but I still have no understanding WHY it works, or what physically causes it to do that. It still confounds me as it just doesn't click.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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cjgeisler
GOLD Member since Apr 2010

stranger
Location: Indiana

Total posts: 7
Posted:I just started Poi today actually. I bought a set at a festival a few days ago. I'm so super stoked. I started a few hours ago. I have a pretty extensive dance background and it reminds me a ton of Swing Dancing in ways. Here's what I got down today:

- Forward/Backward/Split-time Swinging
- Low and High turn
- Tuck turn
- Corkscrew

I can't wait until my arms and wrists are way comfortable with all these.


I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:That's great for one day. And with an extensive dance background will help a lot when you get a handle of the basics.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Warior Drake
SILVER Member since Apr 2010

Warior Drake

The Dragon Professor
Location: New York, currently homeless

Total posts: 203
Posted:well, day 5 and I gotta say best 5 days I've had in a long time, here's my list

-Basic Modes (forward/backwards/opposites same/split time)
-Turns of all shapes and sizes as well as turning with moves I know
-Corkscrew/windmill 2 and 4bt as well as the "matrix" variation
-2/3/5bt weaves forwards backwards and of course with turns
-stalls (all except horizontal coming down, still having trouble with them) and sorta got isolations
-air wraps
-SPIRAL WRAPS and I love them, just got it earlier today
-kinda have triquetras(think that's what they're called, 3 petal flowers), working on anti-spin and just unlocking freedom of movement
-basic tosses, one of the first things I learned and learned on my own, I'm finding I use em quite a bit
-possibly other stuff, but I must go help cook din-rar and I can't recall the others

its been fun, I'm looking forward to the future and any advice on improving flexibility is welcome

thanks everyone, I love the community


Don't let your world end with you

p.s. No, just in case you're going to ask, I did not misspell Warrior, its supposed to be like that.

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cjgeisler
GOLD Member since Apr 2010

stranger
Location: Indiana

Total posts: 7
Posted:Thanks! I'm really excited about it all. I'm REEEEEALLLY confused about the low wave. Something is just really holding me back from going on.

I refuse to learn another move until I master the one I'm learning. The vidoe on here has a crazy angle.

Any suggestions?


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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Improving flexibility will come as you expand your range of motion and use that space often. Also, stretching after you warm up will help before practicing end of range motions so you don't injure yourself. And as you use them more, your shoulders will slowly become conditioned to those positions and it will be like your not even stretching a little.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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eca
BRONZE Member since Mar 2010

member
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Total posts: 197
Posted:At spin jam last night, I perfected turning with the 3bt, and mostly got spiral wraps (I can get them, but they need some work). Any advice on getting spiral wraps to unwrap? I was doing rather well with them last night and almost tried during my burn, but decided not to risk it.

"Think of the pussy, Weevil."
"What's a pussy-weevil?"

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Waddell


Waddell

ODiE-;)~
Location: Anaconda

Total posts: 8
Posted:Beside the standard me and my friend just made one up at of the blue, try playing paddy-cake while spinning the poi, it is truly some funny stuff, especially when it smacked it up side his head, post back under the paddy-cake forum im goin to make

Travel a thousand miles in any direction and you will always find people with the same poi as us

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eca
BRONZE Member since Mar 2010

member
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Total posts: 197
Posted:fountain, buzzsaw plane split-time butterfly (so fun!). Suddenly the way poi move and how I have to move with them is just starting to click.

Transitioning between moves (without stalling) is still really bizarre to me though.


"Think of the pussy, Weevil."
"What's a pussy-weevil?"

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anelaen


anelaen

in the sky
Location: boulder, co

Total posts: 30
Posted:4 petal flower turns (i assumed this was going to be difficult, but the first attempt i made fell into place)

and Alien Jon's funky flowers seen here:



"you have to imagine the impossible is merely preposterous"

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Posted:Just barely got ThreadTheNeedle down tongue2

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Nice going guys. smile

Been trying to clean up my throws. Any suggestions?


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
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anelaen


anelaen

in the sky
Location: boulder, co

Total posts: 30
Posted:3 beat btb weave crossover (waistwrap) almost down. Since I've been stuck on this for so long, I'm very happy to have come this far.

as for throws... do you own clubs? I borrowed some, with good results. They're not as easy to catch, but they don't bend, which helped me learn how to avoid hitting my strings. Also, easier to clean than socks, which i've ruined with throw practice and grass.


"you have to imagine the impossible is merely preposterous"

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Posted:Learned the 3 beat atomic weave on my third day of spinning poi in 45 minutes! Now if only I could spin behind my head straight =/

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Nice going. smile

Still need to get around to atomics at some point. wink


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Igneas Tempestas
GOLD Member since Aug 2009

Just a few more minutes... zzzzz


Total posts: 16
Posted:FINALLY got my poi around orbitals! They've vexed me for a long time but after watching a very clear instructional vid on youtube, and an hour or so of beating the hell out of my knuckles, I can now pull them off cleanly.

With flowpoi they look the business too smile Need to ramp up the practice before I try it with fire!

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I have to kind of relearn them with my new chain from firemecca. It's kind of too grippy but I can still do them. Just not every time, actually not most of the time. I'm gonna try their 3mm chain next time I order from there. Along with proof coil chain, I want to try them all smile

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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anelaen


anelaen

in the sky
Location: boulder, co

Total posts: 30
Posted:I learned a lot tonight. Video and photography tomorrow is my next goal. Today marks: some complicated pendulum/stall turn combinations that I can't name, crosser extentions, butterfly double stalls, stall chasing, (clean) btb crossover, and (clean) orbitals. Stupid me, only put one swivel on my last HoP order. Useless.

"you have to imagine the impossible is merely preposterous"

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Sister Eleven
GOLD Member since Aug 2009

Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1277
Posted:Forward btb weave! Woo! Needs cleaning, but it's there!

Next stop, btb thread the needle, waist wraps, and any funky UTL stuff that follows from these!


p|.q|r:|::s|.s|s:|:.s|q.|:p|s.|.p|s

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I got this one thing that I've seen Nevisoul do once and it's perplexed me for sooo long. But I had that other spinner I met look at it and he told me what it was and now I can finally do it. It's like half a meltdown and you turn into a reel and now your facing backwards and the reel goes from your hip up to your shoulders and then you do a whirl and I love it so much grin

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Posted:Can finally do airwraps. Now to work on hyperloops.

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Sister Eleven
GOLD Member since Aug 2009

Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1277
Posted:Together-same reel pirouettes. Somehow I never thought to actually do these before, and they're lots of fun.

p|.q|r:|::s|.s|s:|:.s|q.|:p|s.|.p|s

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EpitomeOfNovice
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA

Total posts: 787
Posted:I finally did a fountain with my flowlights, it was sloppy but I got it to go around 3 times continuously!

~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

(All you RLers this is epitome_of_lame *waves hello*)

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Microwe
BRONZE Member since Jul 2010

Spin. Eat. Sleep. Rinse, Repeat.
Location: Minnesota, USA.

Total posts: 24
Posted:10 days of Poi yields:
Turns..
Butterfly, Forward / Reverse / Same / Split
2 Beat & 3 Beat Weave, Forward / Reverse / & Weave Turns
Shaky Low Reels..needs more practice...shin pain! Woohoo!
Opposites, Same & Split Time. Took me awhile to recognize the difference between them. laugh3


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myslie


stranger
Location: Tampere, Finland

Total posts: 1
Posted:3beat weave turns and fountain after a nervous breakdown, few hours break and pizza. Actuually not thet hard, I was just thinking it is.

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Lisa_Watson
BRONZE Member since Jul 2010

Lisa_Watson

stranger
Location: Halifax, West Yorks, England

Total posts: 10
Posted:Well after 2 years decided to learn some new moves. Been a long time since I was on this site and was chuffed to see so many instructional vids. Anyway in last 3 days learned

4 beat thread the needle (forwards)
4 beat corkscrew
4 beat windmill

Thankfully not too many bruises along the way!

EDITED_BY: Lisa_Watson (1280524435)
EDIT_REASON: missed a bit!


Mad Scorpion Nutter

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G4dget
GOLD Member since Aug 2006

G4dget

Eternal Student of all things Skill
Location: Kansas City, KS

Total posts: 110
Posted:atomic weave stalls
Bretzel variations and stalls plane switches

EDITED_BY: G4dget (1280605794)


Happiness runs in a circular motion!!

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Midkiff
BRONZE Member since Nov 2009

shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois

Total posts: 462
Posted:ok finally learned a reverse behind the back weave i have also learned a atomic that is kinda strange its a 2 beat atomic weave but it has 6 beats total cuz it does 2 beats on the right then 2 beats on the left then 2 beats on the buzzsaw plane before it comes back to the right also have come up with a hybrid 3 beat that is spin vs antispin hybrid i am going to be puttin tutorials on both of the things that i have come up with also have finally learned up/down stalls as well smile

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

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LoneHowler
BRONZE Member since Jul 2010

LoneHowler

stranger
Location: Canada

Total posts: 6
Posted:I'm still very new at this and I just accomplished my first butterfly smile now to get it down pat

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Midkiff
BRONZE Member since Nov 2009

shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois

Total posts: 462
Posted:oh also came up with a alternate infinte weave that requires no tangles! will be posting a tutorial on that as well as soon as i get batteries for my camera frown

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

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