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VampyricAcid
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

VampyricAcid

veteran
Location: My House, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1286
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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DJ Aman
SILVER Member since Mar 2007

DJ Aman

newbie
Location: Lodi Heights, Michigan, USA

Total posts: 34
Posted:Arm wrap using the arm opposite of the poi into a BTB (more like behind the Shoulder) hyperloop.

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zildjinboy
BRONZE Member since Jun 2007

zildjinboy

newbie
Location: Colorado, USA

Total posts: 30
Posted:i know they are nubby moves but right now i am working on hyperloops and revers 5 beat weave

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Well, after Bow & Flare theory. I'm going to make:



Theo(r)ist

-Video bio project mapping performance of Richee.



Young lady ilustrated primer

-Putting sphercular ball project page in czech

language onto a single mini CD book.



C-Complex

-Like B-Complex, but much colorfull.



Walrus

-3D spherical map of Poi terminiology.



Valurus

-Lot of Poi terminiology to sort out and filling.



Space

-Still looking for house, training room. Place

for people in Prague for spinning and per-

formance art.



Introversion, Notcoleman3

-Rev's knowing!



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This will take a lot form this year, may something

to be shifted into the next one. The space seems

to be the core missing part in here.



love and light,



:R


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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:ive been working on lots of upwards stalls with both hands. a move that was christened the midairwrap (where you throw both poi they airwrap, untangle and then you catch them ubbrollsmile). another move where you kind of do a suicide airwrap and then throw the whole tangle so it rotates around 180 degrees, and then you catch it and exit the tangle. lots of wibbling stuff aswell...

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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squid
BRONZE Member since Apr 2007

squid

sanguine
Location: sur, USA

Total posts: 382
Posted:isolations and tangles. Specifically Im trying to learn how to do a butterfly inversion, forwards and reverse. Its been a beastly sight harder than inverted weaves for me.

"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow

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ugoAgogo
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

ugoAgogo

member
Location: Brighton / Canterbury, United ...

Total posts: 112
Posted:am getting the continuos buzzsaw hyperloop style tricks going now,

just trying to be able to turn 180 to keep it going in the other direction, as i can only keep it continuous when the pois are spinning towards me. but when they are ive got it solid,

antispins with left arm spank not. quite . . . .there

lots of legwork - dunno the terminology!


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havocangel


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Total posts: 53
Posted:I've been working on teaching more than anything else.

As for my own routine I've been working on two tricks.

Breathing plumes off my own poi from buzzsaws, weaves, and flowers.

Breathing plumes off poi that someone else is spinning.
(I can do it, just the timing isn't always perfect to get those big plumes.)


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DarkFyre
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand

Total posts: 1965
Posted:I've been working on a butterfly / buzzsaw / hyperloop thing and I've pulled it off a couple of times but i don't have the move right in my head so I can't do it on command

Hints to anybody else that attempts to figure out what I'm on about.

Start a buterfly / buzzsaw then get the tangle and turn 180 through the hyperloop phase and then untangle on the other side. Everything has to flow smothlyish and your timing needs to be spot on otherwise you end up with a big nasty tangle.

If anybody knows what this move is called then please let me know.


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albotross
SILVER Member since May 2006

albotross

member
Location: nsw, gunnedah, Australia

Total posts: 52
Posted:not bleeding to death...

The nite is nearly over, day is almost here. Romans 13:12

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Posted:Actually moving my body more.

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_G_
SILVER Member since May 2005

_G_

enthusiast
Location: Paris, United Kingdom

Total posts: 372
Posted:Currently working on buzzsaw flowers (spin/antispin) which I reckon is including one more point of rotation than normal flowers. Move the buzzsaw in a circle then make each circle a petal of a flower/compound circle.

Butterfly stalls into same direction stalls and back again.

An inverse variation of the antispin, butterfly box type move. Not sure if this has a name or if I'm describing it right. It's the one where you are in wall plane with arms in front of you one directly above the other. Poi spinning in split time butterfly so the poi heads meet when the hit the bottom/top of their circle. Push your arms from 1 side to the other, switch the one that is oon top and send them back. Your hands should be making a rectangular shape.

The other thing I'm doing is starting to write down all the things I do with poi then work out their variations. This, I realised yesterday, will make it much easier to link moves together by matching up the variations smile


You can spend hours playing with minutes!

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Fast, late deliveries!

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Blasphemous Girl
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

Blasphemous Girl

member
Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 83
Posted:Ive also been trying to get a butterfly box type move but my arms refuse to do it - Im hoping they will be persuaded though practice.

Various stalls grrr well there has been some progress but still need to get them clean.

My new holy grail at the moment (formally btb weave which I got couple of weeks ago) is a continuous hyperloop thing but I think thats a long way off as Ive only just got the hang of a basic hyperloop!
smile


"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."

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_G_
SILVER Member since May 2005

_G_

enthusiast
Location: Paris, United Kingdom

Total posts: 372
Posted:You should have said, I would have been more than happy to give you some pointers while I was up your way. Mind you I was probably too busy doing silly throws with Chutney...

Next time maybe smile

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You can spend hours playing with minutes!

I have seen the light! ........ It was purple <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Fast, late deliveries!

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Blasphemous Girl
SILVER Member since Aug 2005

Blasphemous Girl

member
Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 83
Posted:I feel bad hassling people to teach me stuff all the time. Next time sounds good tho
the throws were looking really good smile


"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."

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_AnA_


newbie


Total posts: 17
Posted:Now working on airwraps - the only problem is untangling:) Flowers, which I am always lazy to practice but have to. Somehow the second month of learning takes a bit more effort to find something to work on.

We'll burn, like a moth to the flame
Burn, as the fire calls us by name...

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albotross
SILVER Member since May 2006

albotross

member
Location: nsw, gunnedah, Australia

Total posts: 52
Posted:bounce juggling, hat juggling, and club juggling mostly. oh, and pass juggling clubs. iv given up on air wraps, and isolations atc. somehow, i just cant crack it...
i tried contact staff too, but im pathetic at that too.


The nite is nearly over, day is almost here. Romans 13:12

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Coma
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

newbie
Location: , Netherlands

Total posts: 28
Posted:compound circles.....complete control of the planes during my dancing....

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Lizzybeth


Lizzybeth

Lizzy hearts sunshine hoop
Location: midlands!

Total posts: 272
Posted:my confidence. i have realised that when im happy and relaxed i can do stuff i didnt think physically possible biggrin oh yeah and getting into btb without looking like a crazy lady :P

if i could be a busy busy bee...

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AtomicDream


newbie
Location: Vermont

Total posts: 7
Posted:I'm currently working on the butterfly moves. I started on Tuesday. I got what I was currently working on today down; the mexican wave/alternate butterfly. Then I decided to learn the overhead butterfly. I guess tomarrow i will work on turns...

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Amanda13
BRONZE Member since Apr 2007

member
Location: Missouri, USA

Total posts: 91
Posted:btb thread the needle.

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arkm
BRONZE Member since May 2007

arkm

Custom Title
Location: San Diego, California, USA

Total posts: 62
Posted:I'm currently working on the behind the back 3-beat and 5-beat. Not even close on accomplishing this goal. Would it better with a sock poi or a stringed poi? i have a stringed poi with an optional tail.

Hakuna Matata

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simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings, England (UK)

Total posts: 1182
Posted:i find most things are easier to learn with socks

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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squid
BRONZE Member since Apr 2007

squid

sanguine
Location: sur, USA

Total posts: 382
Posted:I find it good to set things aside once in a while and come back much later with a fresh perspective. Sometimes all it takes is having learned a different trick first for you to comprehend those moves that are frustrating to learn.

What am I working on? Hmm... one-handed butterfly (with turns), waistwrap weaves (and waistwrap butterflies), superduperuberloops (or at least saying it), hyperloop throws, and between the leg butterfly weaves (and utl buzzsaws).


"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow

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TribalBeatsSioux
SILVER Member since Sep 2007

TribalBeatsSioux

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Location: Cypress, Ca, USA

Total posts: 72
Posted:I am just working on getting the basics down at the moment.

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squid
BRONZE Member since Apr 2007

squid

sanguine
Location: sur, USA

Total posts: 382
Posted:Nothing wrong with that. smile In fact, I need to do more of the basics. I got so wrapped up on btb waistwraps, Im no longer capable of doing a simple 2bt chase. ubbloco

"to a man whose only tool is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow

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TribalBeatsSioux
SILVER Member since Sep 2007

TribalBeatsSioux

member
Location: Cypress, Ca, USA

Total posts: 72
Posted:Nope. I just have to stay a bit tighter on moves so I dont go knocking crap off of my bookshelf.

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Posted:Working on moves backwards, my forward motions are good but backwards I am sloppy.

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TribalBeatsSioux
SILVER Member since Sep 2007

TribalBeatsSioux

member
Location: Cypress, Ca, USA

Total posts: 72
Posted:I can SO relate. I need to get the in front of the body stuff down, then work on the behind the body stuff next.

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albotross
SILVER Member since May 2006

albotross

member
Location: nsw, gunnedah, Australia

Total posts: 52
Posted:am i the only one who is better at reverse weaves, than forwads? im still trying to smooth out btb weave turns. i can do it with my flags, but anything else tangles. oh, and waves in the other direction.
im also putting some more tym into diabolo.
got a new meteore a few weeks ago, and i ALMOST managed to get it changing hands. then i had to duck. realy fast.


The nite is nearly over, day is almost here. Romans 13:12

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MagsKat
BRONZE Member since Aug 2007

MagsKat

Don't feed her cookies
Location: Surrey side, United Kingdom

Total posts: 113
Posted: Written by: albotross


then i had to duck. realy fast.



sorry that made me giggle - completely what i am like at the moment! i hit myself in the cheekbone with my poi a few weeks ago whilst learning to corkscrew.

As many of you know i am working of my 5 beat weave *sobs.. i just can't get it* also working on alternate extended reels. weavesmiley

(seem to be more natural to staff than poi.. )


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