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VampyricAcidSILVER Member
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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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Sister ElevenGOLD Member
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Location: Seattle, WA, USA


Posted:
As of now, getting rid of using weaves so much. I have a fair bit of tech and a bunch of good transitions, but I fall back into a 3bt weave half the time. I need to get serious about my wall plane, learn some decent "holding patterns" or "safe moves" that are more symmetrical and open, and get used to doing more of my transitions from there. I think even just shifting my defaults over to reels/*mills would fix half the problem...

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astonSILVER Member
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Posted:
Reels tend to be my defaults now.

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SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
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Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
I need to use weaves more, as well as fountains. I also need to use the "Matrix Move." Basically revisiting what I practiced the first couple months to incorporate it all into my style. Also I need to get better at floorplane antispin. It's going to kill me, but I must do it laugh3

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MidkiffBRONZE Member
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Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


Posted:
i always tend to use everything i know when i spin dont know why but its a good way to keep in practice but right now i am trying to come up with new stuff that looks cool

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Sister ElevenGOLD Member
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Posted:
I use everything I know, too, but I can't always do the techiest things I know. I just got into the habit of using a weave to fill space because it makes tracking some throws easier. But it looks dull.

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MidkiffBRONZE Member
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462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


Posted:
but if you are performing for people who dont spin they think it looks awesome lol

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EpitomeOfNoviceGOLD Member
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787 posts
Location: Dover, Delaware USA


Posted:
I'm trying to make my fountains more fountainy and less triangular, also gaining control of my flowpoi trios and learning club moves with them switching between club and poi smoothly.

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Posted:
-meltdown reverse

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JoshDGnewbie
49 posts
Location: Pontypridd


Posted:
Basic simple hand wraps.

SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
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Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Being more creative with simple concepts.

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KhaosSILVER Member
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Location: Orlando Florida, USA


Posted:
3bt btb weave cant seem to get that to work.

5bt weave just cant get the wrists to work right

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astonSILVER Member
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4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Currently working on a thingy. Looks like it will need a cross-armed CAP to work though, which will be entertaining on its own. Will post more if and when it comes together.

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"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
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UnTameOneSILVER Member
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2 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
trying to get into a btb weave from something else.. also getting my planes right for antispin flowers.. my left hand is so bad when it comes to flowers.

Smurf24029GOLD Member
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343 posts
Location: Tacoma, Washington, USA


Posted:
Originally Posted By: UnTameOnetrying to get into a btb weave from something else.. also getting my planes right for antispin flowers.. my left hand is so bad when it comes to flowers.

Known as retarded left hand syndrome within my group of friends.

Also I am working on breaking carry over stalls

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SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
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Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Btb crosser meltdown is my goal now.

The only luck is bad luck.

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Sister ElevenGOLD Member
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1,277 posts
Location: Seattle, WA, USA


Posted:
Originally Posted By: SpinnerofDetroitBeing more creative with simple concepts.

That's the ongoing challenge, innit?

Still playing with atomics, and now also floor plane CAPs. Also trying to step up to more complex throws.

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Rossta42stranger
17 posts
Location: Skegness, Lincs, UK


Posted:
Delving in to the wonderful world of pendulums. Just starting to get the 1.5bt weave. Funny though I have been doing some basic pendulums (on left or right but not crossing over) for some time and can happily do a pendulum to Hyperloop combo. Now I need to work on playing with the heights so I can do a pendulum fountain(or whatever it is called when your arm does a circle while staying in pendulum motion)

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MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


Posted:
currently working on a up stall meltdown almost have it down smile
and also found something strange can go from reverse butterfly hip reels and up stall with my right hand and collide the 2 into a orbital
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Sister ElevenGOLD Member
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Location: Seattle, WA, USA


Posted:
Hm, I should break out my poi that are good for orbitals and try that. I played around a little with orbitals from 1.5s and floats, but this makes me think of some things I didn't try.

In other news, did an accidental split time butterfloop and it was actually pretty fun. Need to duplicate it...

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SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
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Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Slit time butterfloop, you need to have one hand over the other. Try doing it like the Pacman twist. That'll turn heads of other spinners wink The Pacman Floop?

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Sister ElevenGOLD Member
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Location: Seattle, WA, USA


Posted:
Yeah, I can get the tangle part fairly often, but getting it to pop out like the regular buttefloop is a little more challenging tongue2

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poismylovepoi addict
196 posts
Location: cali


Posted:
working on throws and drops, just for fun. supeduperooberloops or whatever there called, a bunch of different trifoil stuff and still trying to get that 4 petal antispin flower down grrr... and just improving on what i already know i guess. oh and im trying to learn to talk "poi" i gues youd call it... sorry if i mess up the names of the moves

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SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
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Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
I would have to agree that getting out of it is a bit of a different story...

The only luck is bad luck.

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jessica_varnfieldSILVER Member
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6 posts
Location: northamptonshire uk


Posted:
at the moment im still trying to get the hang of flowers, though it a slow process, isolations and perfecting the hyperloops, they ar main focus though i like to play around with a few other things inbetween.

Paddington BearSILVER Member
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118 posts
Location: England (UK)


Posted:
a wall plane btb crosser weave thingy, cant remember its proper name and cba looking it up. isolations, flowers in general, and my own wall plane stall wrap thing to change direction as opposed to using spiral wraps. not sure if anyones tried it yet but i like it. also trying to cut out the extra beat between my butterfly pendulums

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Paddington BearSILVER Member
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Location: England (UK)


Posted:
that and remember i have a new piercing and not doing neck spiral wraps anymore. ffs my ear hurts

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McKenzie_CullenSILVER Member
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Location: Illinois, United States, USA


Posted:
i have all the basic stuff down but now i am working on reverse butterfly...i hate that thing with a passion but its slowly coming together. im cleaning up isolations as well. just got done perfecting weave smile that made me happy. after 2 months i feel i have accomplished alot :]]
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MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


Posted:
plane changes from same direction wall plane to wheel plane and vice versa and also same direction wheel plane to opposite direction wall plane waist wraps finally! behind the head pendulums for a direction change for whirling purposes smile air wraps have never actually learned them yet stalling from orbitals and out of orbitals polyrhythm stuff stalls from meltdowns a up stall meltdown a up/down stall while in meltdowns to switch directions and much more than i cant remember at the moment

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EpitomeOfNoviceGOLD Member
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787 posts
Location: Dover, Delaware USA


Posted:
Anti-spin... That is my top priority here lately! Anti-spin...
ninja

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SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
I don't really know what to work on now. Maybe different things I can do with only one poi. I think that would be pretty cool. Also working more on my contact juggling and need to buy a devil stick! Getting body rolls down with a 3 inch ball, which I was told woud be near impossible so tongue2 to them.

The only luck is bad luck.

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