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VampyricAcid
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

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Location: My House, United Kingdom

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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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shen shui
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Location: aotearoa, New Zealand

Total posts: 1799
Posted:im playing about with..

btb hyps, rev ttr to buzzsaw hyps, antispin buzzsaw compound circle hyps (:P nick), continuous tangle, flowers, btb double wrist wraps, multi-wrapping combo fun!.., stalls, releases etc.

im kinda going through a tanglelicious time right now..

its very tasty.


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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Millsmess with Poi.

light,

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albotross
SILVER Member since May 2006

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Location: nsw, gunnedah, Australia

Total posts: 52
Posted:can any body use one poi in one hand, and a short staff in the other? im tryin, but im not yet sure wat i can actualy do with it.
im also working on jugling balls wile i poi, one handed butterfly over the head, one handed weave, reverse 5 beat, and behind the back weave with turn.


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albotross
SILVER Member since May 2006

albotross

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Location: nsw, gunnedah, Australia

Total posts: 52
Posted:um, this mite make me sound abit dumb, but what exactly is ment by "anti-spin"? and no,im not new to poi, im just new to terminology. small town. u know how it is.

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Drudwyn


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Location: Southampton Uni

Total posts: 632
Posted:No, still stuck on huggies. hmmm. bumpage of old posts I think. Gahhh, I really should be revising.

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RaveRepresent
SILVER Member since May 2006

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Posted:uhm... well, im trying to learn the btb weave, as i can do the btb butterfly, i want to be able to have NO problem with it. this btb weave is gonna bite me hard... i hate it but i need it... also working on some isolations, they are my favorite move but i just cant seem to do it within a weave or anything... the poi smacks me on the chest, then again, its stretchy....

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VampyricAcid
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Posted: Written by: albotross


um, this mite make me sound abit dumb, but what exactly is ment by "anti-spin"? and no,im not new to poi, im just new to terminology. small town. u know how it is.



anti-spin is basically moving your hands/arms in the opposite direction to the poi, for example and antispin flower is when the poi are moving forewards (or backwards) and your arms are moving backwards (or forewards)


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sagetree
GOLD Member since May 2006

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Location: earth, Wales (UK)

Total posts: 246
Posted:Isolations, flowers, btb weave.

this is whats in my head at work today:


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xomspinner


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Location: Italy

Total posts: 5
Posted:I'm trying to get the Windmill... not that it's working or anything but I keep trying biggrin

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Acciaio
SILVER Member since Jan 2006

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Location: , Italy

Total posts: 187
Posted:I'm working on Hybrids....it's a brainfuck...
And also on changing from infinte hyperloop in weave pattern to butterfly hyperloop and things like this without going outo of yhe hyperloop...

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

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Location: Manchester, UK

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Posted: Written by: RaveRepresent


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..


I always call it a 'tick tock' as it looks just like a devilstick tick tock. I've been working on doing hyperloops that go into one of these and then back through a reverse hyperloop then out.

There's a couple of things that are driving me nuts at the moment: btb waistwraps, turning btb weaves, btb butterfly weaves and much under leg stuff.


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sketch
GOLD Member since May 2006

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Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom

Total posts: 431
Posted:im working on waist wraps and a smooth exit from BTB Rev Weave, i can go in fron Rev weave smooth but get all cack handed trying ways to come back out.

*looks around for volunteered advice*


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Geeza
GOLD Member since May 2006

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Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

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Posted:trying to get my reverse butterfly right with thread the needle aswell and windmills.

Ive sorted the forward butterfly and windmills but reverse is so much harder. Also trying to learn the tuck turn and flowers. Not sure, i think ive already go the tuck turn though


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burningoftheclavey
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

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Location: over yonder, New Zealand

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Posted:feckin 5beatweave... i will get it someday!

also basic throws, btb throws and wraps


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Mireneye
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

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Posted:Right now? Well just today I realised you can do a Buzzaw with the poi spinning in opposit directoin and TTN those in the wheelplanes.

Never heard people talk about that... might be beacuse it's old... Or new...

Cheers!


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Drudwyn


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Location: Southampton Uni

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Posted:Do you mean butterfly buzzsaws Mireneye? They'e a very useful trick, as they're used for flowers and for getting into butterfly hyperloops. I'm trying to work out how to invert them, but it's decideldy hard.

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

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Posted:ive been doing mills mess with 2 balls and one poi.. ubbrollsmile

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They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
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Mireneye
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

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Posted:Yea that's probablly it. However when i'm doing it, i'm actually doing that TTN motion where you really go up and after your arm to let it spin half a circle (as with TTN, hope that made sense). Somehow I'd like to think that Butterfly Buzzaws are easier... Since you don't do the "over and under" thingy.

I think I never understood what inverted means in poi terms? could you explain it (just a simple move that can be inverted) ??

The things I do know about is... Antispin, Isolations, Clockwise and Counterclockwise, The different planes, and a fair bit about atomics. So where does inverted fit in ??

Another thing i'm completely oblivious about is Nexus... What does Nexus mean in poi terms ??

Today, I've only tried to tidy up my body turning while stalling poi, nothing special.


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Drudwyn


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Posted:A nexus is the point where 2 poi are tangled. It is the centre of spin for an airwrap (static nexus) or a hyperloop (mobile nexus)



Inversions are inside out or upside down moves, I can't explain them at all, so I'll leave the description for Rev



However not sure i understand your description of what's going on. Are your poi spinning in buzzsaw plane or in the wall plane?


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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

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Posted:2wibbling biggrin

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Acciaio
SILVER Member since Jan 2006

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Posted: Written by:

2wibbling



...me too...I'm hateing my left hand ubbloco

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dawn2dusk
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

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Location: Italy

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Posted:Isolations, airwraps and UTL ^_^



(and turns in BTB too -_-''')



Oh, and flowers too ^_^

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albotross
SILVER Member since May 2006

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Location: nsw, gunnedah, Australia

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Posted: Written by: sketch


im working on waist wraps and a smooth exit from BTB Rev Weave, i can go in fron Rev weave smooth but get all cack handed trying ways to come back out.

*looks around for volunteered advice*




i come out of btb reverse weave into chasing the sun, or mexican wave or somthing


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envie


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Location: London

Total posts: 8
Posted:5 beat weave and thread the needle smile But ive got a blister on one finger so am gonna have to put them on hold a few days! frown hehe

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Sambo_Flux
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

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Location: Norf London, United Kingdom

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Posted:3bt butterfly weave (which is melting my brain), working on cleaing up my flowers, and experimenting with antispin. Also trying to get btb forward weave into btb backwards weave. Can do the other way round, just not back again..... Tidying up my isolations too.

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wolfbro001
SILVER Member since May 2006

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Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Total posts: 77
Posted:flowers, airwraps, reverse 5bt, reverse ttn, antispin flowers in all planes (looks so cool when they're clean, especially in buzzsaw)

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splinty


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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 21
Posted:BTB turns, UTL BFs and UTL weaves, nailed the infinite hyperloops last night so im well happy. gonna start on reverse TTN and isolations soon

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Muskelunge
GOLD Member since Oct 2005

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Location: Chicago, USA

Total posts: 55
Posted:hyperloops backwards. garrrr.

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Sun_Puppy


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Posted:Weave and butterfly turns. ubbrollsmile

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SingInTime
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

SingInTime

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Location: Venice, Italy

Total posts: 2
Posted:I learnt some nice moves in the last few months: some BTB waistwraps, flowers, the reverse isolated buzzsaw, the 4beat windmill etc. etc. Now I'm trying to put them toghether and being able to use them in a routine or while doing some freestyle...

And then I MUST learn the turns while doing the windmill!


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