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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA

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Posted:Ok, for a very long time I've been trying to figure this one out. I gave up and decided to ask. How do you do the move Nick is doing at 1:35-1:40



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Jameth
GOLD Member since May 2008

Jameth

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Location: NSW

Total posts: 378
Posted:It's hard to get a good look at it, hip reels with whirling maybe?

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA

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Posted:I tried, whirling in one direction worked a bit, but I could never get it to come out looking like that.

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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:As far as I can tell Jameth is right, though I think he also brings it up to a windmill and back down once or twice. Bad footage to try and tell, though.

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leospoi
SILVER Member since Feb 2008

leospoi

Poi explorer
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 108
Posted:It's just turning with hip reels, just do a bunch of hip reels and try turning with them, your poi will do 2 beats on one side and 1 beat on the other side. If you're doing less beats than that then it's a pirouette, and more beats and you're not turning continuously. It's kind of hard to resist the temptation to do meltdowns, but if you force your hands to be at your sides all the time it makes it easier.

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liquidtrance


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i dream in circles...
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 336
Posted:yeah, split time reels, you can move them up and down for effect but it's esentially the same

even chuck norris can't pin you down if your on fire

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:wtf, maybe it's because I lack space. When the snow melts I'll have to look at it in the glass door outside.

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manuelperez22


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Total posts: 1
Posted:thanks for the post...

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Ok, it seems what I find wrong when I do it is because it does 1 beat on one side and 2 on the other is that they end op meeting each other and tangling.

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Alrighty, i've had a look and it is indeed whirling hip/shoulder reels... but there is one difference and I'll get to that in just a moment.

Watch this thing.



So thats a way to think about the turns in general... but what nick is doing is actually slightly different...

He's spinning his poi twice as fast as he is spinning his body!

This means he's getting one rotation on each side before it swaps to the other (whereas the whirl in the video above has one rotation of the poi per 360 rotation of the body)

Does that make sense?

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I can't picture in my head. But what you are saying is to either spin the poi faster or turn slower and I'll get 1 beat on each side?

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Its very much like a 180 turn, then a slight pause, then a 180 turn, then a slight pause.

If you do it any other way you'll end up confusing yourself. Do it with the pauses til it feels about right.


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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA

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Posted:Ok, thanks, but I've practiced so much today if I go any more I'll get blisters.

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I got it bounce2

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Perhaps you could tell us how you ended up cracking it, so if someone stumbles on this thread, they have that extra bit of info? grin

Congrats, by the way!


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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Umm, I can't really explain, I just did what you guys told me and I eventually turned it into a fluid motion.

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Flint_413
GOLD Member since Jul 2009

Flint_413

Fire Artist and Hooper
Location: U.S.A

Total posts: 181
Posted:Hmm It looks just like a lowered version of Chasing The Sun. Try it out.

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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:Not really, turning with hip reels feels much different than you think it would wink

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