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VampyricAcid
VampyricAcid

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Member Since: 27th Jun 2005
Total posts: 1286
Posted:Kinda scared about starting this thread cos i have a bad history of starting thread that already exist BUT i have done an extensive search and im pretty sure that this thread is completely new!!

i was just out in the garden having a bit of a spin, and i thought "hmmm i wonder what other people are trying to learn at the moment" and decided it would be agreat insight into the future of poi and where people were heading, and serve as inspiration to people who are a bit stuck. There is the obvious "oooh ive just learnt this" thread stuck at the top, but i thought it'd be good to hear what problems people are having with the moves while they are learning them, and how the over come them so other people can look and discover ways they might not have thought of.

so start your replies with "This Week I Am Mostly Learning....."

This Week I Am Mostly Learning.....3bt btb weaves, reverse5bt weave, and trying to work out 6bt TTN aswell as forward7bt weave. Problems?? loads, but these moves ( wink):
3btbtb weave, i keep hitting myself in the head, but im slowly getting the timing down,
Reverse 5bt, my wrists dont seem to like it, still working on timing, again keep hitting myself in the head ubbrollsmile
6btTTN again, the wrists are complaining, and the timing keeps going off
Forward7bt, i got a few beats the otehr night but i lost it now frown confused


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GeoffonTour04
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Location: Oxford
Member Since: 30th Nov 2005
Total posts: 360
Posted:Trying to work out all the crazy new terms I've found here - isolated stuff, stalls etc etc, and reverse 5bt front 5bt, more butterfly tricks (basically turning with weave & turning with butterfly) neatly

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Drudwyn
Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni
Member Since: 27th Aug 2005
Total posts: 632
Posted:Bahhh... Where the hell do my paws go on an isolated weave? It makes no sense! >,<

So yes, I'm working on isolated weave, butterfly btb stuff, antispin butterfly fountain, and more wraps and taps and things. It's a whole world of groovy fun!


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TheWibbler
old hand
Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 920
Posted:Mainly playing with

inversions
atomics
antispin

But not really pushing anything right now, just playing with 2 diabolos, teaching poi to kiwi's, played lots of contact staff and finally getting my head round double staff

Main project is the sphercular dvd, long slow process but it's gonna be sweeeet wink

m


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Salcilia
Salcilia

newbie

Member Since: 21st Aug 2005
Total posts: 18
Posted:Currently struggling on with:

Hyperloops from 3bt weave
Iso. Buzzsaw

Will start working on:

Flowers. All kinds. Even the purple fluffy ones biggrin


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VampyricAcid
VampyricAcid

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Total posts: 1286
Posted:isolated reverse 3bt, and reverse 5bt (not isolated)

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Rev
Rev

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Location: Apparently lost in my ego
Member Since: 14th Mar 2003
Total posts: 1269
Posted:what am I working on at the moment? I'd have to say I'm working on finding time to spin poi, so I can be 'working' on something..

More useless information courtesy of Rev...
Confusing the masses, one post at a time...
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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:Written by: spherculist

played lots of contact staff and finally getting my head round double staff




eek eek eek eek bounce bounce bounce bounce


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Richee
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Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:Hi mcp, nice to see you here smile,

I finished right now Poi siteswaps theory, looking forward to practise:

Weave 11332211

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TheWibbler
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Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 920
Posted:I always thought a weave was poly-Y-gamma wink

I'd love to see a poi siteswap that works, always found the more i look into it th emore the system falls apart.

Anyhoo, meg, i'll pm you cos i hear you make the most badass staves there are smile

m


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Zauberdach
Zauberdach

Sometimes sword wofter
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 10th Mar 2005
Total posts: 199
Posted:most trying to learn everything MCP knows so that I can then become her evil doppelganger nemisis smile

Poi: Making presentable hyperloops. Lots of pendulum stuff for fun, MCP just introduced me to the "grandfather clock" which is wanky and irrelevant therefore I love it smile Anti-spin flowers etc...
Staff: Getting double staff weave with anti-spin looking smooth. Enough said. Long term project smile


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SugarCoatedHell
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Member Since: 29th Nov 2005
Total posts: 33
Posted:Behind the back weave, just got isolations...working on flowers, tosses, hyperloops. After I get these, I don't know what I'll start on.

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JayKitty
JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey
Member Since: 7th Nov 2004
Total posts: 534
Posted:Working on polishing some flowers up and gunna try and anti-spin them. It's cold and there's no space in my room.

Don't mind me, just passing through.

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Sporky
Sporky

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Location: Glasgow
Member Since: 25th Jul 2005
Total posts: 663
Posted:Working on staff stuff now. mostly contact staff which seems to be coming along nicely biggrin

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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spiralx
spiralx

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Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:Antispin inversions

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:playing around with short staff contact styles.
mmm contact...
so much so that i've not been spinning anywhere near as much poi...!
(-gasp-)


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Drudwyn
Drudwyn

Forget puppy power, Scrappy's just gay
Location: Southampton Uni
Member Since: 27th Aug 2005
Total posts: 632
Posted:Huggies. They sound cool and Yuta's huggies are amazing!

Isolated weave. It looks awesome!

I don't think I've had this much trouble learning new tricks for a very long time!


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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:playing around with:
trying to get that feel of poi as a force betwen your hands: in other words, lots of seperated butterfly stuff
posing
booty shaking options
wrap experimentation
pendulums


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spiralx
spiralx

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Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:Also generally just working on disconnecting the direction of my arms and the direction I'm spinning the poi, which is mainly useful for antispin stuff in general, but is one of those fundamental things that is really hard to do, but opens up all kinds of crazy crap...

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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ma'tina
ma'tina

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Location: somewhere...
Member Since: 20th Mar 2005
Total posts: 611
Posted:matrix, esp. partner matrix.........my hyperloops and airwraps---thx tom and go maddi, go maddi...uhuuuuu uhuuuu

hug

tina


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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:tangle wraps (tangle then wrap/bounce)
airwraps (as always)
andI'm not sure about this, I'll know when I get it smoother and on video, but...
some sort of isolated atomic fountain
pirouetty things


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shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:contact poi, doubles n singles.

wibbles.

massive isolations.

tons of wraps.

smile


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MurphysGal22
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Member Since: 2nd Nov 2005
Total posts: 8
Posted:Wow, everyone's working on such great stuff =) I'm still new so i'm just working on my 3 beat weave, which i'm stuck on at the moment arrr hehe...oh and making my own set of fire poi yay! weavesmiley

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I'm alone to watch it burn,
kerosene" Bad Religion

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xavhan
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Member Since: 30th Jun 2005
Total posts: 26
Posted:360 isolate hyperloop!;-)
somebody can do this?


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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:Right now im working on getting a pretty basic move, I dont know the moves name infact if anyone can tell me its name ide appreciate it.



Its where you swing your poi infront of your at waist height and after one swing infont you quickly flip it to behind your back again and try a swing behind then farward, behind, farward, behind ect. It makes sort of (from my point of view anyway) an S (imagine your looking down at the S from a birds eye view) shape.



Its dangerouse for boys though lol, swinging poi at weighst height can go AWFULLY wrong and painfull.


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VampyricAcid
VampyricAcid

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Total posts: 1286
Posted:reels biggrin and they fun biggrin

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Richee
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Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:Four projects:



a) Translate basic contact staff tutorial (done, videos not editted yet)

b) Poi trick database open source (Czech wikipoidia comming soon)

c) Wikipoidia language plugin (Omnimodus interwikiing in progress)

d) Stable juggling place in Prague.....



This year will be very nice smile.



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VampyricAcid
VampyricAcid

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Posted:I am currently hunting the holy grail of 6bt TTN, and its getting there!!

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Sixth
Sixth

Devil May Cry
Location: Manchester / London
Member Since: 31st Oct 2005
Total posts: 327
Posted:matrix and angel rolls...im such a noob

I give hope to others but I keep none for myself.

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RaveRepresent
RaveRepresent

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Member Since: 7th May 2006
Total posts: 567
Posted:Not exactly sure what the move is called... but it is an air wrap stopped by your hands and rolled back to the opposite direction, rolled to the other position, etc etc etc..

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Sixth
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Devil May Cry
Location: Manchester / London
Member Since: 31st Oct 2005
Total posts: 327
Posted:a signature move i will name...the flaming homer!

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