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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:This space is for all those funksters busy improving their technique by learning new moves - made-up or traditional.



Tell us all about it! We love hearing about our fellow poiers/staffies/misc. toyers succeeding with new things biggrin

It's just hard to keep up with it all sometimes, so if we keep it together you'll be certain to get a little feedback.



here a pat on the back in advance from me



::flash enthusiastically pats your back::



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Blackass
Blackass

Blueass
Location: Edinburgh badger set
Member Since: 7th Aug 2003
Total posts: 183
Posted:Lots of crazy ass moves with double 3.5 metre sticks - just you wait till BJC!

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Breathing fire doesn't look good on the resume - Everclear

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tenticle
tenticle

enthusiast
Location: ati: on: She: ffi: eld: UK:
Member Since: 13th Aug 2002
Total posts: 275
Posted:inside weave-buzzsaw weave-inside weave-reverse buzzsaw weave about twice before getting lost on the reverse bits.
some fun 2 handed fishtaily type stuff.
a six step involving a staff.
and a couple of interesting hip-throws ending with evil aikido holds. (it's kind of object manipulation. and you'd be amazed at how much staff crosses over to limbs)

--ben
(supposedly writing my dissertation)


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rbmnyc
rbmnyc

lurker
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Member Since: 10th Jul 2003
Total posts: 194
Posted:Hurray! I finally figured out what everyone was talking about "butterfly weave." Got it this past weekend. I'm so proud! ubbrollsmile

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MiG
MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:Well, one thing i was half heartedly thinking about doing, but am not quite suicidal to try, is a combination of fire poi and fire aspiration. If i were to do it, which i wont, not for a loong time yet, anyway, then i'd take the kero in my mouth, and start spinning. i'd prolly get going into a fairly quick 3 beat weave, or a butterfly, and as the wicks pass my head, aspirate the kero. voila, massive fireball, with poi spinning around it.

I really dont think this would be a very good, or safe, idea, but i reckon it would look very cool nonetheless.


"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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duballstar
duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 2216
Posted:right... Smit decided to call this one 'Pants on Fire'. It's kinda similar to the Rope dart 'neck wrap to head inferno' but funnier. here's how it works....

1. wear your jeans really low round your waist skater stylie. umm

2. make a habit of wiping your parafin soaked hands on the backs of your jeans/ exposed cotton boxer shorts throughout the evening. rolleyes

3. towards the end of the night, with your flaming poi start doing lots of btb moves making sure to brush up against your lower back/ tops of your legs. various waist wraps are quite good for this. wink

4. you should by now start feeling a nice warmth around the buttocks. keep going for a while until things feel toastier and then exclaim 'it feels like my bum's on fire' to which everyone else should reply 'that's because it is!'. they should then struggle to run to your assistence while trying not to fall over themselves from laughing so much... ubblol

WARNING: this trick results in the rapid disintergration of underwear. it may also be quite dangerous and should never be attempted intentionally.. eek


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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stregAi*
member
Location: Rome
Member Since: 19th Oct 2002
Total posts: 44
Posted:Got my first hyperloop a few days ago biggrin

Ok, they still feel strange and a bit out of control.. I'll go on working on them weavesmiley

Thanks lovely scoiattolo,

ubblove
kiss S

"We're all mad here!"


The adventures first! Explanations take such a dreadful time...

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originalsmit
originalsmit

addict
Location: nottingham, england. cornwall ...
Member Since: 28th Aug 2003
Total posts: 469
Posted:i would like to point out that my trousers were not the one on fire i just named it

i think hteres only one name for a move that involves setting your pants on fire.
im still giggling now funniest thing ive seen for ages


my original signature was tooo long.
this one is shorter

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Richee
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:
Poi : One hand BTL from the front and behind the back with cross- over smile
Still amazed form snakes and flowers smile

Staff: Isolation eek

wave



POI THEO(R)IST

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Big Andy
member
Location: Dallas, Tx
Member Since: 1st Apr 2003
Total posts: 186
Posted:Getting some cleaner isolations, and also 4 and 5 beat stuff.

The mystery of multiple beats is gone now.


"We can't stop here! This is bat country!"

"Welcome to the U-S-A,
We'll treat you right, unless you're black or gay, or Cherokeeeeee!!"

-Brian Griffin from "Family Guy" (the dog)

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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:the basic outer hyperloop thing, but crossing my hands over in the other way... (only forewards so far)

peace


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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Mr_Jedly
Mr_Jedly

member
Location: Perth, West Australia
Member Since: 29th Jan 2004
Total posts: 195
Posted:Been adicted to my new twin stix lately so not much poi stuff...
got the backwards hyperloop weave & kinda horizontal hyperloops & airwraps. - still abit messy though. almost got isolations down pat. soon i'll be able to isolate anywhere at anytime! but not yet ubbcrying
ooh reverse flowers. not tried them before. look pretty :-) ubbrollsmile


We don't stop playing because we grow old,
We grow old because we stop playing.

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:this weekend was like an explosion of new tricks (or new variations of old ones)

TTN to mexican wave and back
a large number of wrap combos (yes, i finally started throwing wraps back into my routine....it's been so long i forgot some of em)
i learned a new grab and hit (not quite a wrap, but similar to get it to change directions)

i love dating someone who kicks my butt to get practicing....i learn all sorts of new stuff! ubblol


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:i've been away on holiday biggrin

then at a juggling convention
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i learnt some new tricks smile

but i bruised my hand on the first day of the bjc frown

this taught me not to try and catch clubs after throwing them to the ceiling of a big top rolleyes



back later with my 'new fun things i can do with various props list' for tom (and droo cos i know you read this too wink ).



"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:with balls:

i learnt some multiplex thingys ala bill berry.
a 'catapult' - sweet hacky-type pickup that is just too cool for words.

a great 2b trick (surprisingly not learnt in the extreme 2b workshop but rather on the sunday afternoon in jay gilligan's 'things not to try and learn at the end of a convention' workshop).

new triple trick with clubs: triple, sync single spin and reverse spin with the other two clubs. learnt this and then the next day watched bill berry doing it on both sides continuously with the sync opposite direction throws as doubles ubblol

tricks i caught only once during the convention:

1 up gambol (cascade -> quad -> forward roll -> cascade).

silly malte trick: throw a quad, turn to face opposite direction and quickly throw both clubs sync in single spins -> turn back round and catch the quad.

and i got three throws into 4b high-low shower eek biggrin

new 5b record of 48 (grrr).


juggle


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:i just learnt how to be really sad and make a theme for my T610 mobile, so now it matches my web site

oh and i also learnt how to teh cage in cj


Step (el-nombrie)

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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:yay! 5bt btb forward and reverse with consistent transitions between the two.

strange - i always thought i would never nail btb moves cos im so inflexible - whereas it seems to be more based on technique that flexiblitly.


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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bluecat
bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:(for coleman)

three ball start: throw all three, catch two, kick up the third, double pirouette and juggle.

couple more one handed tricks(left hand still not working....)


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:bloo, that sounds gorgeous smile

i got 51 catches with five last night (about censored time too).

getting some new balls next week.
ubblove juggle mmmmmm, props made to order... juggle ubblove


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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rbmnyc
rbmnyc

lurker
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Member Since: 10th Jul 2003
Total posts: 194
Posted:ubbrollsmile
four beat TTN!! Almost consistently. My stupid stupid left hand still gets confused sometimes, so it'll be a while before I try it with fire. But who cares about fire - I can do a four beat thread the needle!
Yay for me!
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duballstar
duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2003
Total posts: 2216
Posted:burkes barrage both ways (thanx to someone at spitz a while back) juggle

follow

gone back to learning more 4 ball stuff to train myself up for 5...

legs on fire (similar to pants on fire, see previous page)

EDITED_BY: duballstar (1082999347)


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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MiG
MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:yay! just got the left hand side of 5 beat weave. been trying for sooo long to get that its not funny. still cant do the right side, but im happy with 4 beat weaves til then. that is a four beat, isnt it? when you lead with the right hand from the left side, and the right hand from the right side?

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Tao Star
Tao Star

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 30th May 2003
Total posts: 1662
Posted:woooooo! i learnt that stupid crossed arm monkey thingy that hits you in the head a lot.

i feel like someone punched me in the face. frown


I had a dream that my friend had a
strong-bad pop up book,
it was the book of my dreams.

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simian
simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:Quote:
stupid crossed arm monkey thingy


umm
i suppose i'll have to forgive that... i can't get angry with you after making you batter yourself around the head then getting you to darn my poi.

i got a few btb crossed arm turns going on last night
and some other contorted pireoutte business

and if those weren't silly enough already - a horizontal between the legs tangle with double knee recoil wrap. In case you're having trouble imaging what that looks like: it looks quite silly.

In fact the only thing i can think of that looks sillier is not being able to do it properly when you try to show it to people redface


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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spiralx
spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:Quote:
woooooo! i learnt that stupid crossed arm monkey thingy that hits you in the head a lot.

i feel like someone punched me in the face. frown


You did manage to do that an awful lot. Must get my squidgy poi and try it tonight smile


"Moo," said the happy cow.

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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:mostly/sometimes isolated windmill

meditate


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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musashii
musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Since: 14th Dec 2002
Total posts: 1148
Posted:the 'contact' poi version of 3 beat butterfly weave, then a stall from the weave version into the bfly weave version


First intention, then enlightenment..
Ars Pyronomica

" Life is programmed. Whether death is programmed or not is yet to be determined."

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Attyravekid
member
Location: Seattle, Washington
Member Since: 28th Apr 2004
Total posts: 2
Posted:This is my first post other than the intro... I've been learning poi for about 2 weeks and have learned the weave, butterfly, one handed butterfly, over the head, alternate, corkscrew, and windmill. pretty good for two weeks right?
juggle


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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:aye, that pretty good.

take advantage of being a teenager! its so much easier to learn when you are younger!

cheers. weavesmiley


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:I had a good day zesterday.

I learnt..

3 Ball pir-roo-ettes ubblove
3 ball multiplex pir-roo-ettes eek
1 and 2 ball pir-roo-ettes juggle
Um.. wierd 3 balls in one hand continous a-synchronous multiplex throws confused

So all in all...I had a great day. biggrin



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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:Yay! Finally got btb 3 beat weave biggrin

I like doing transitions - one move into another into another... any suggestions of moves that go smoothly into btb weave?


Cake or Death?

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