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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
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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fraggle
fraggle

member
Location: denver, colorado
Member Since: 14th Apr 2004
Total posts: 94
Posted:i learned this really cool wrap combo


you do one thread the needle then a double wrap on your right arm with both poi then u do an under wrap with your right poi to the underside of the left hand and back to your right arm then back up to a thread the needle then you bounce your right pio ball from top arm to top ar while butterflying the other then u have to do that double wrap where they go above and below and wrap each arm follw that with a grab, you grab both poi thile its way cool and confusing but once u see it ull understand

YUP


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borismcnorris
borismcnorris

professional pedant
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 137
Posted:no new poi stuf recently but I finally learnt some new juggling tricks after about 8 years of being able to juggle a cascade and nothing else.

spriral
machine (kinda)
mills mess (ish)

all 3 balls. juggle

emotion of the day: dead chuffed smile


A warrior always returns to the fray. He never does so out of stubbornness, but because he has noticed a change in the weather - Paulo Coelho

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:4b multiplex thingy that looks a bit like burkes but isn't quite.

4b mills is still making me cry - you think you got it and then realise you were kidding yourself and its actually the hardest thing ever mad

wink juggle


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

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spiralx
spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:Proper straight-arm 5 beat weave where all 5 beats are done with the same arm straight... before I was doing a 4bt on one arm and then the other which was rather cheaty wink

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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Dut
lurker
Location: Nashville, TN
Member Since: 22nd Mar 2002
Total posts: 380
Posted:I've got something down I'm calling the "split time 3-beat inverse butterfly weave" for lack of anything better to call it. I think this is technically correct tho... Basically, the 'over' hand makes a turn to being between chest and arms, wall plane. if you opened it up, it would look like an inverse (cross armed) butterfly buzzsaw (w/ the chains outside the arms, ./x\. where . is balls, / is chains, and x is wrists [in this figure, left poi is on right side at 3 o'clock coming up, right poi is on left side at 9o'clock going down]. So it's just throwing in this one crossed beat, cross body "inverse" of a butterfly. But since you can cross, you can cross right then left for a three beat. it's hard to synch up when to thread the wrist which way if I keep this up for a while, but it looks badassed. Technically, if your strings were short enough, you could just weave back and forth from full inverse butterfly to regular, but I can't make it look good yet myself.

I might throw this and a few other moves down on video, cuz I've never seen them done, and they're super easy, but super stylin'. horizontal butterfly weave for example...

umm.. what else is new? oh yeah, basic long string under the leg and "spanish lady" through wraps...

butterfly double handcuffs, (forward and reverse, duh) and butterfly double bicep wraps.

some funny trick stalls where I go into the stalls butterfly and come out weave, or vice versa. I'm getting them to look better at this point as they're still kind of wonky.

-- dut


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Rev
Rev

Bastard Newbie Messiah
Location: Apparently lost in my ego
Member Since: 14th Mar 2003
Total posts: 1269
Posted:yeah the butterfly corks are fun and don't get near the time they should.. lol..

More useless information courtesy of Rev...
Confusing the masses, one post at a time...
"Obviously, you're not a golfer.."- The Dude
"Buy the ticket... Take the ride..." -Raoul Duke
"FEMA has never done catastrophe planning..."-Michael Brown

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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:Written by: spiralx

Nah, don't think so. You at the Glade festival?



hey spiral i am, and i wanna spin with you i think, so we shall see if that happens smile

learning things hmm... getting my throws better recently, and some other stuff i forget.


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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Aleks
Aleks

journeyman
Location: West Midlands, UK
Member Since: 1st Jul 2004
Total posts: 64
Posted:oooo me me me I learned the thread the needle thingy push thru butterfly watsit... not what can I do with it?

Look at me twirl my pretty rainbow poi in my rainbowhat with my rainbow earings and my rainbow top etc.....

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Dut
lurker
Location: Nashville, TN
Member Since: 22nd Mar 2002
Total posts: 380
Posted:Written by:
what can I do with it?



learn it backwards too and turn. =)

-- dut


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:and then you have the butterfly weave wink

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:3 beat buzzsaw weave with left hand entering buzzsaw first when coming back from left hand side. smile

I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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duballstar
duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 2216
Posted:Written by: spiralx

Nah, don't think so. You at the Glade festival?



unfotunately not (you lucky gits)... wink


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:while at the glade during one of my 6 hour stewarding shifts i learnt how to do tangles that go like:

enter buzzsaw hyperloop from right,
move back to an outter hyperloop on right,
back to buzzsaw hyperloop,
then to outer hyperloop on left
then either exit or back to buzzsaw hyperloop and repeat.

smile


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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MadMets
MadMets

stranger

Member Since: 18th Jul 2004
Total posts: 16
Posted:Just got familiar with the btb 3 beat weave. My legs hurt. frown

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:(5)7777700(5)
or 5 balls flashed out of and back into a cascade.

and 7777770 flash (7 ball flash minus one ball).

just the once smile


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

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Yo. Geekboy. Take that sh!t outside.

Like there's not a billion and two juggling sites to brag on.

If we're going to corrupt this thread with juggling what's next? Exam scores? New Cars? How many chicks I can pull on a Friday Night? (Note the use of British)

Or at least move it over to Staff Moves. wink


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

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:Written by: flash fire

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



flashy says i'm allowed tongue juggle biggrin

besides, the juggling site (there is only one really) is flooded with 7 ball jugglers and people doing tricks with 5 aqnd 6 balls.
they scare me.
i like it here.
its cosy.
if you ignore all the mean people...

wink

see ya thursday mr enwhycee? hug


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

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duballstar
duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 2216
Posted:well whatever you say NYC, i'm still posting this:
i managed about 15 catches of 5 yesterday!!! biggrin (or 55555 in coleman terms) it's still pretty inconsistent but i'm getting there! juggle whoooo.. 5 balls!! this has taken me soooo long, it's like learning to juggle all over again... bounce2 beerchug ubbrollsmile bounce


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Well fine... then I'm braggin about dirty stop outs. biggrin

What... I'm ... "Improving my technique" wink

And yes, Thursday sounds lovely. I've done surpisingly little poi while here. But have been "Improving my technique" quite a bit. eek


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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Dr_Molly
Dr_Molly

Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home
Member Since: 4th May 2004
Total posts: 2354
Posted:eek

you are a cheeky man mr nyc

unless you're talking about that plate-spinning workshop...
wink


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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:well, seeing as this is called the "i just learned a new move" thread, i demand to know exactly which moves are nyc's 'new' ones... devil

and plates don't count wink


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

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Impolite to discuss matters involving the Queen in public.

We've got a tea date on Thursday my brother. PM me your email. You can flash your balls then. wink


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Dr_Molly
Dr_Molly

Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home
Member Since: 4th May 2004
Total posts: 2354
Posted:I dread to think what NYC's London posse is going to have been told about me by the time I meet them in France

but his plates really were very impressive...
ubbangel


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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:It's all in the wrist. And not holding the stick too tightly.

What?

Oh you people are perverts.

No worries my Queen, I won't kiss and tell. I'm a GENTLEman. biggrin


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Dr_Molly
Dr_Molly

Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home
Member Since: 4th May 2004
Total posts: 2354
Posted:so why am I so bruised and bitten?

oh yeah, I just spent a week beating myself in new and interesting ways with my own and other people's toys, and insects think I'm tasty

bother
frown

but just to keep this on topic
I learnt btb and in front waistwraps and revrese btb crossfollow
rob's matrix and many nice ways into it
poi matrixy goodness
hugs
isolations (forwards anyway)
spinning staff with my feet
lots of doubles contact staff with megmog

busy week
biggrin

xx


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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:Written by: NYC
We've got a tea date on Thursday my brother. PM me your email. You can flash your balls then. wink



all done sir.

balls at the ready (as always)...


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

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: Molly


so why am I so bruised and bitten?







You'll start rumors! ubblove Sweet!


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MiG
MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:at risk of getting this on topicish again, i did a 6 beat weave the other day. well, i went 5(l)5(r)6(l)6(r)5tangleflameburnydammitithoughtihadseven(centre)

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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MadMets
MadMets

stranger

Member Since: 18th Jul 2004
Total posts: 16
Posted:Also at risk of being on topic: Got the 5 beat wave going. And I'm very proud. Thank you very much. weavesmiley

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Vanessa_Hennig
Member

Member Since: 18th Mar 2008
Total posts: 0
Posted:Last weekend I've finalyy had some kind of creative-shove... I managed split time butterfly, windmill and foutain for the first time in my life *reallyproudiam* thankx sunny

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