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AlienJon
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Posted:So, It's been a long time coming, for me to start up a video tech blog. I tend to get carried away with the scope of the video projects I'd like to do, so much so that I end up not completing them.

I just had a silly little epiphany the other day: make my video blog like twitter. Frequent short snippets of random poi moves and ideas, with only a brief description of what it is and how I think about it or do it. That way when I do release the tutorial videos that I want to get out there, the body of fun examples for the ideas, will already be brewing.

They call twitter a "micro-blog", so Burning dan and I thought it would be funny to call my tech blog a "nano-tech blog"!

Without further ado, nano-Tech Blog #1:





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Posted:great man. took me a couple o watches to see whats goin on, even with you explaining it at the start!
i should make some time for these - and of course theres got to be synch and same direction versions...


No air drumming - Bruford could change the timing up so fast you could snap your wrist!

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Posted:nano-Tech Blog #2




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Posted:Cheers Jon, I liked that second one. You know...i never thought of using that under the arm, over the shoulder stuff to create a pattern. I've always used it as something to use on my way to something else. I'll go outside and give it a play if it ever warms up, this spinning with ski gloves on really sucks.

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Posted:Thanks Stout.

LOL, yeah I had my fill of cold winter growing up in Maine. I like equatorial ones much better now. cool

Concerning spinning in ski gloves: Sure it sucks but at least your hands are warm... how do you think your practice poi feel getting swung around all naked in the winter air?! You should put ski gloves on your poi too! crazy

That would actually make for a kinda hilarious video!


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Posted:itd be a good one for that xmas eve video thread meg started...

No air drumming - Bruford could change the timing up so fast you could snap your wrist!

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AlienJon
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Posted:nano-Tech Blog: Sneak Peak -Spherecamp Texas 2009-




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Posted:nano-Tech Blog #3




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Posted:nano-Tech Blog #4




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Posted:nano-Tech Blog: -for Mieneye-




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Posted:"Youtube is faster than you!"

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Posted:nano-Tech Blog: Spherecamp -fire stage-




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Posted:hey alien =] do you mind if i steal these so i can put the on my psp?
you dont have to send me them or anything theres some program that takes the vid file and audio ( quite genius really )
i just thought be nice and ask for permission first =D


KeepTheWorldSpinning with me =]

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Posted:Originally Posted By: willow2xhey alien =] do you mind if i steal these so i can put the on my psp?
you dont have to send me them or anything theres some program that takes the vid file and audio ( quite genius really )
i just thought be nice and ask for permission first =D

Certainly! Rip away! They are for sharing.


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Posted:nano-Tech Blog #6: Now with slomo and Antispin weave compound fountains (can I even say that?!)




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Posted:It'd be harder and more clear without isolations by the way.

Anyway you shoud check out the discussion in "I'just
learn a new move / combo thread", what the guys are
talking about and give them a propper dirrection grin.

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Posted:nano-Tech Blog #7: Thom Thumb and I playing with some 3-poi passing.





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Posted:That would look craaazy with glow or fire.

Trees are the Answer

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Posted:nano-tech blog #8 - Pulse weaves, linear extension weaves, and a ellipse fountain.




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Posted:Well, why call an extension pulse and I saw Drew doing this a few years back,
but yeah back from the giants, the "pulse" idea is nice and I like.

What would we do without mirrors..

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Posted:Yeah, thanks for catching my vagueness. I've been playing with these concepts in various forms starting in late 2006/2007, but realized I never got any good footage up.

In my haste, I wasn't clear enough and glommed some ideas together. With repeated linear extension one makes elliptical obits, but never a loop/momentary isolation. This is what is happening during the continuous linear extension weave.

What I'm calling a pulse accelerates out to an ellipse, but as it comes back in, your hand slows and the poi head over takes the hand into a loop or a moment of isolation. Rovo had some videos of basics from buzzsaw up on DMP in 2006, but was just calling them ellipses. Because of the moment of isolation, it is possible to turn your hands around a unit circle or closer-to-point iso center and pulse out in a different direction. I'm doing a sloppy job of it, but that is what is supposed to be happening with the fountain.

I'd now like to differentiate "pulse flowers" from other elliptical flowers Zan talks about.. The procession of the hands pulsing moves in a sequence that is equivalent to inspin, but you get pulses that look like long petals, and a small iso center... it looks a bit like a daisy.


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Posted:nano-Tech Blog - Yuta & Jon at the Flow Space




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Posted:It's strange to find simple weave, low wave, mexican weave and all the straight arm flowers done clean so exciting after 8 years.

Movement is passion and Poi are just a mediator.

More foot work both! grin

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Posted:I loved that! That's the kind of poi blog I like to see grin

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Posted:Alien Jon Poi: nano-Tech Blog #9 - Thom Thumb & I play more 3-poi passing




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Posted:Great vids!!

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Posted:nano Tech Blog #10 - Boulder CO:




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Posted:mmm.. quality:

-I'm interesteed in crosser-meltdown too .. grin
-the first long/short arm 'form' is called sometimes - SA(straight arm, similar to SJ(double crosser, huggie..))
-Music please ?

regards,

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Posted:Upon seeing the last thing in that video I exclaimed "WHAT THE censored" quite loudly. Also you helped me figure out a toss i'd been stumped by. Nice stuff, will steal.

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Posted:Originally Posted By: [ Unregistered ]mmm.. quality:

-I'm interesteed in crosser-meltdown too .. grin
-the first long/short arm 'form' is called sometimes - SA(straight arm, similar to SJ(double crosser, huggie..))
-Music please ?

regards,

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The Music is an unreleased track by my younger brother called "Override". If you want a copy, I can ask him.

Somehow I though when people said "straight-arm" they just meant long-arm, I didn't realize they meant static spin vs long-arm.

What do you mean by crosser meltdown?


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Posted:As Rev would say first degee meltdown or meltdown with hands
crossed so crosser if you like as simple as that. Thing I've
been playing with this summer.

Just tell him that it's cool track and I like it grin..

Also SJ meen "straight jacket" both old terms if I can say.

Happy winter to you!

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