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Midkiff
BRONZE Member since Nov 2009

shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA

Total posts: 462
Posted:has anyone else ever thought of a wallplane corkscrew? it looks cool but its kinda hard thoughts? ideas?

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

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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:Wouldn't a wall plane corkscrew be a windmill?

Or are you talking about the poi passing all in front of your face?


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Initial thoughts were also "That's a windmill innit?" but playing with it only in front of yor head is a pretty cool idea....

'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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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:I'd refer to that as an over the head watermill, I guess... maybe.

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Midkiff
BRONZE Member since Nov 2009

shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA

Total posts: 462
Posted:well i am doin it in front of me not over me like in front of my torso

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:Maybe I don't get it, but wouldn't your arms just get in the way?

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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:Shorter poi! Lift your arms up more! Use your clubs! All that stuff.

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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:I guesso ^_^

I'm just trying to be difficult.


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Midkiff
BRONZE Member since Nov 2009

shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA

Total posts: 462
Posted:but overall yes it would be a windmill just in front of me and yeah you do have to shorten the poi

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

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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:So it's just a watermill, but raised up more?

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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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:Well, if a watermill is what I think it is, its the watermill over the hands rather than under... if a watermill isn't what I think it is and its something else, then this is HALF a watermill.

You can link the lower and upper water mills to create like a watermill fountain. Its got a nice aquatic ring to it, eh?


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Teamo
GOLD Member since Dec 2009

Teamo

Almost again
Location: Finland

Total posts: 124
Posted:What I think he's talking about, is taking a corkscrew, having the upper half be infront of you instead of above your head (this alone asks for some shortened poi, usually), and then flipping the whole thing 90 degrees away from you, so that the planes are vertical, and the crosspoints are pointing either upwards (like in a windmill) or downwards (the way I found it much easier). So for each hand every other beat is on a wallplane, every other beat is inverted (inside your arms). I got the hang of this after a few minutes of trying, but I can't seem to get it working (atleast not yet) above my belly button, the arm positions get too awkward and I don't enough space in which to invert to poi.

The move has its sides, despite the initial awkwardness. Works well with double bicep wraps. You're doing it one way, do a double bicep wrap and bam - you're immediately doing it the otherway. Has a nice effect.

Edit: After playing with it a little, it works even better with spiral wraps imo. When's the las time any of you tried to do a spiral wrap in a inverted wallplane? tongue2

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Midkiff
BRONZE Member since Nov 2009

shadow stranger
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA

Total posts: 462
Posted:awesome idea would have never thought of that will have to try it shortly smile

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

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