Grottbags
Grottbags

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Location: Pie Town
Member Since: 14th Apr 2010
Total posts: 36
Posted:I was wondering if anyone could advise me what I should be working on to advance past the basic beginners moves. I am fairly good at most of the basic moves, weaves, butterflies (inc btwn legs), btb, windmills, corkscrews, mexican waves etc, and I have worked at transitions between the moves.

I have been working on flowers, are there any other things that anyone feels are worthwhile moves to move onto after the basics?


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eykanal
stranger
Location: USA
Member Since: 30th Dec 2008
Total posts: 7
Posted:You'll definitely want to work on stalls as well. Those are a crucial component of lots of routines, and they'll help make transitions between moves much easier.

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Grottbags
Grottbags

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Location: Pie Town
Member Since: 14th Apr 2010
Total posts: 36
Posted:I have done some basic stalls and I like using them to move between weaves and butterflies etc, but my repatoire seems small, but thanks Eykanal as I need to improve them!

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Paddington Bear
member

Member Since: 19th Jan 2010
Total posts: 118
Posted:Hip reels, butterfly reels, crossers, meltdowns and then variations which are a big part of poi such as float weave, archer weave. i have a small repertoire but if you look at all the variations its quite sizable

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:Ok, FLOWERS! Give you a large range of movement. Turning with everything you can do. Doing many different types of stalls cleanly. Waistwraps, under the legs, and meltdowns are big concepts. Crossers, wraps are always nice to know, mostly spiral wrap is a great fun one.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Grottbags
Grottbags

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Location: Pie Town
Member Since: 14th Apr 2010
Total posts: 36
Posted:Thanks for the suggestions, I have to remember to work all moves forward and reverse, I have a bit of a tendency to learn either a move in forward or reverse then forget to learn it the other way!

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:My suggestion would be flowers and reels. Also, make sure you can move into and out of everything smoothly.

'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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poifull_spirit
journeyman

Member Since: 3rd Mar 2009
Total posts: 64
Posted:ISOLATIONS!!!!!! They are freaking unreal and you will probably need a good month of steady practice to get them good.

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:Yup, tis true. Isolations are one of my favorites smile Isolated buzzsaw took forever to get good, it looks so cool grin With isolations, you just give everything a look that it's floating with no real attachment to anything. That is, with fire, not socks.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Grottbags
Grottbags

Just Say Neigh
Location: Pie Town
Member Since: 14th Apr 2010
Total posts: 36
Posted:Heh I love isolations too, strange that I could isolate a buzzsaw before I could do buzzsaw proper, but then I could do a btb butterfly before I could three beat weave. I just find it facinating how one person can find one move easy and another difficult and a friend can find the opposite!

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