GrottbagsJust Say Neigh
36 posts
Location: Pie Town


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?

eykanalSILVER Member
stranger
7 posts
Location: USA


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.

GrottbagsJust Say Neigh
36 posts
Location: Pie Town


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!

Paddington BearSILVER Member
member
118 posts
Location: England (UK)


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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SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


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.

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GrottbagsJust Say Neigh
36 posts
Location: Pie Town


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!

astonSILVER Member
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4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
My suggestion would be flowers and reels. Also, make sure you can move into and out of everything smoothly.

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poifull_spiritGOLD Member
journeyman
64 posts
Location: Australia


Posted:
ISOLATIONS!!!!!! They are freaking unreal and you will probably need a good month of steady practice to get them good.

SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


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.

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GrottbagsJust Say Neigh
36 posts
Location: Pie Town


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!