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Bouwe
SILVER Member since Jun 2011

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Location: Utrecht

Total posts: 15
Posted:hey guys,

I just started playing around with poi, and i decided i'd try learning the buzzsaw, but it's proving a little difficult: the poi don't stay in the "buzzsaw-plane" if you know what i mean; they keep going diagonally...


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Sister Eleven
GOLD Member since Aug 2009

Sister Eleven

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Location: Seattle, WA

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Posted:Pay attention to your hand paths and try not to get distracted by the weight of the poi. If you can keep your hands moving in neat vertical circles, the poi will follow. Really that applies to a lot of plane control issues; if your planes are wonky, it's probably because your hands are tracing a wonky circle.

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Ash3s
SILVER Member since Feb 2011

Ash3s

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Location: Durban South Africa

Total posts: 161
Posted:Is there a nice, *simple* way of getting into a buzzsaw? I can do them, but have to stop spinning before I can get into them.

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Sister Eleven
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Posted:Well, if you can do a weave you know how to switch which side of your arm your poi is on. Just use that motion but instead of going to the other side of your body you put it between your arms. Then you can do it from a weave or whatever.

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Bouwe
SILVER Member since Jun 2011

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Location: Utrecht

Total posts: 15
Posted:i don't really have a problem with my other planes, just the buzzsaw... but i'll put your advice to use and see if it helps, thanks!

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

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Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

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Posted:Saloon doors vid on youtube by meenik will help you with planes of all kinds, including buzzsaw planes.

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Posted:Begin by swinging one poi to your side. Invert (to "buzzsaw" plane) the poi to the inside of your arm. Now switch the poi back to the side of your body ("side" plane), outside of your arm. Try with your other hand. This should be easy. Now spin both poi. Invert one poi at a time. Just like with any move, it takes practice to make perfect. The buzz saw is probably one of the easiest moves, but just like with any move, going from one variation to the next can be the most difficult part.

Spend about 10-20 minutes going from side plane to buzzsaw plane, one poi at a time. Put your poi down, or practice another move for a few minutes, and try practicing the buzzsaw again. This time, try inverting them both at the same time.

I hope my advice is helpful. Keep practicing, and have fun spinning!


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