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Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
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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



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thirteen
thirteen

The Death Card
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Member Since: 1st Mar 2011
Total posts: 195
Posted:thanks for the words of encouragement. you're right, it's just going to take time and practice... I have been a fast learner with most poi stuff so it's humbling to run into something that doesn't come to me so quickly. and that's a good thing for my ego anyway.

I'm feeling better though because I JUST DID MY FIRST SPIRAL WRAP! it's not quite up to snuff yet - getting out of it is a lot messier than getting in - but still! I've been looking forward to this day since the first time I saw someone do them. I'm gonna keep practicing, hopefully I can make it solid in time for tonight's spin jam.


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hooza angel
Momma Hooza
Location: Cleveland OK
Member Since: 29th Mar 2011
Total posts: 24
Posted:tryin to get the reverse ttn, making me very angry but almost got it, keep gettin tangled, gggrrr

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meshunderlay
meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2008
Total posts: 612
Posted:This might not initially sound like "Beginner" but it so is.

I learned how to do a 1 handed Static spin vs Extension....



... by tucking the usually-held end of one of my poi into my belt and holding the head of that poi and the handle of the other in one hand.... NOW, what do I do with the other hand? In practice I just patted myself on the head. ^_^


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Honii
Honii

Life's Student
Location: Mesa, AZ
Member Since: 7th Apr 2011
Total posts: 28
Posted:After constantly hitting myself in the back of the head, I finally achieved the angel wings xD Now to get hyperloops and orbitals down pat >.<

-Honii


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Ash3s
Ash3s

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Location: Durban South Africa
Member Since: 8th Feb 2011
Total posts: 161
Posted:I'm learning the "Split time swishy swishy butterfly thingy"... have all the pieces, now just need to connect all of them smile Aston does it beautifully... *so jealous* smile

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
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Posted:Meshunderlay: That is you? Cool. tongue2

Ash: Bwahahaha. I like Durbs' name for it too. smile


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Jameth
Jameth

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Location: NSW
Member Since: 19th May 2008
Total posts: 378
Posted:Sounds fun, whatisit???

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
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Posted:Split-time antispin opposites wallplane flower. Or something like that.

Look for Durbs' tuts on youtube, it is one of them.


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Jameth
Jameth

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Location: NSW
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Posted:Sounds fun - I ignored split time opposites for quite a while but have been getting back in to them recently. smile

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thirteen
thirteen

The Death Card
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Member Since: 1st Mar 2011
Total posts: 195
Posted:split-time opposites is badass. spiral wraps, air wraps, stall patterns, so much fun to be had.

The dawn has come
And the wine will run
And the song must be sung
And the flowers are melting
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meshunderlay
meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2008
Total posts: 612
Posted:

Originally Posted By: thirteensplit-time opposites is badass. spiral wraps, air wraps, stall patterns, so much fun to be had.

Wraps in Split-Opposites? How's that work?


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Jameth
Jameth

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Location: NSW
Member Since: 19th May 2008
Total posts: 378
Posted:Originally Posted By: meshunderlay

Originally Posted By: thirteensplit-time opposites is badass. spiral wraps, air wraps, stall patterns, so much fun to be had.

Wraps in Split-Opposites? How's that work?

My thought too - I've always done spiral wraps and tangly things from split time same direction...???


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Cyricx
Cyricx

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Location: Kansas City, MO
Member Since: 16th Sep 2006
Total posts: 28
Posted:I've gotten them to work from same time opposites. You have to kinda get one hand out there a bit farther then the other to keep the poi from tangling. Had moderate success with it so far. Not enough to do it on fire yet. smile

Haven't tried split time, but I'd venture to say its the same thing, just put one hand about 1-2 inches farther out in front then the other.

I'd say the distance is probably determined by the size of the poi heads to keep them from hitting at the end.


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aston
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Location: South Africa
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Posted:Spiral wraps are tricky, not really done those, but other wraps work.

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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thirteen
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The Death Card
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Member Since: 1st Mar 2011
Total posts: 195
Posted:you know what, I was thinking of split-time same direction. I get confused on the modes when they're in a wall plane together.

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aston
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Location: South Africa
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Posted:Heheh. No worries.

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
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Ash3s
Ash3s

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Location: Durban South Africa
Member Since: 8th Feb 2011
Total posts: 161
Posted:ISOLATIONS! Now if I can just figure out how to move them together without the poi bumping into each other... hmmm...

I managed to (and it was a COMPLETE fluke) do the spiral hand wrap thingy... once last night... once. When I realised that they were actually wrapping around my hands properly I was like "!!!WTF!!!" and then they got stuck and didn't unwrap. But they did wrap... and everytime I tried it after that it didn't work, and I have no idea what I did to get them to wrap properly in the first place... *bangs head on desk repeatedly*


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aston
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Location: South Africa
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Posted:Will break it down for you some tomorrow.

The most important bit is to have properly clean front planes. It may also help to tilt your hands up a little, so that they do not fall off. To get them to unwrap, you need to make sure that you have at least some space for your hands to open, which means that you open them earlier than you think. The "What are you working on" thread has a cool drill from MNS that you may like to look at as well. Basically try same direction spinning in wall plane and switch which poi is in front and which behind.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Ash3s
Ash3s

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Location: Durban South Africa
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Posted:Originally Posted By: astonWill break it down for you some tomorrow.

I have to say... I love having you around tongue2
You're such a helpful bean, and really good at teaching this stuff smile You just need to moooooooooove cloooooooooser to Durbz tongue2


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thirteen
thirteen

The Death Card
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Member Since: 1st Mar 2011
Total posts: 195
Posted:I'm going to steal that tip on getting out of them, I can get in fairly consistently but have never been able to get out.

and good job on isolations ash!


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aston
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Posted:Steal away. smile

*is happy to help*


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
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thirteen
thirteen

The Death Card
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Member Since: 1st Mar 2011
Total posts: 195
Posted:that's why you're awesome, despite your anti-nutella leanings! smile

had my second poi class of the spring session today. learned SO MUCH. writing this down mostly for my benefit so I can remember what to work on this week:
- buzzsaw fountain
- horizontal buzzsaw, into corkscrew, and back, as well as turning with the horizontal buzzsaw
- stalling from same-direction buzzsaw into opposites and back
- stalls in general, especially some new stall patterns
- corkscrew variants (like turns)
- butterfly turns (which I could do, but wasn't good at)
- perfected my windmill (it was pretty sloppy before)
- worked with a mirror to improve my hip reel planes
- finally got ttn down!

uhhh I'm sure I'm forgetting something... I need to take notes next class, I forget all the stuff we learn. we have some awesome teachers.

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hooza angel
Momma Hooza
Location: Cleveland OK
Member Since: 29th Mar 2011
Total posts: 24
Posted:dude, wish there were classes by where i live, cheater :)), ah well.

i finally figured out how to do reverse 3bw, still workin on gettin in2 it, and noticed i wack myself in the shoulder blade if i dont do it right. and got ttn but gotta work on it also, but feelin quite proud of myself. smile


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aston
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Location: South Africa
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Posted:Shoulder blade? Really? In a reverse weave you are more likely to hit your face (which fact I know only too well).

Which way are the poi moving at the top of their arc? If in the direction you are facing, that is forward.

But yeah, nice going. smile


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
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DreamsofDiscord
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Location: Toledo, OH
Member Since: 14th Dec 2010
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Posted:It's nothing especially note-worthy but after having to take quite a few breathers due to damage sustained to external plumbing, finally found the flow for a 3bw. Was playing around and just kind of... felt it, and there it goes. Working on reverse now, taking a lot of shots to the noggin, but at least I don't need to have a 5 minute break every time I hit myself this way laugh3

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Ash3s
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Location: Durban South Africa
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Posted:Originally Posted By: DreamsofDiscordIt's nothing especially note-worthy but after having to take quite a few breathers due to damage sustained to external plumbing

That my friend is one reason that I am very happy that I'm a woman tongue2 I've repeatedly hit myself in the nether regions and everytime I do I thank the heavens that I'm not a man tongue2 Might I suggest some protective gear? tongue2


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thirteen
thirteen

The Death Card
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Member Since: 1st Mar 2011
Total posts: 195
Posted:LOL yeah, groin taps are no good.

Originally Posted By: hooza angeldude, wish there were classes by where i live, cheater :)), ah well.

it helps a lot. there are some really good videos out there, but even the best video can't watch you try a move and explain what you're doing right and what you're doing wrong.


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hooza angel
Momma Hooza
Location: Cleveland OK
Member Since: 29th Mar 2011
Total posts: 24
Posted:yeah, im doin the reverse, its my right flow that ends up wackin my left shoulder blade i think, a friends of mine laughs b/c he thinks i hit myself in the weirdest places lol.

i think the reverse 3bw is harder, but i didnt learn it til like 2 mons l8r than the forwards. now im not sure wat 2 work on so gonna clean up wat i already kno smile.

p.s.
thx 4 all the help wink


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hooza angel
Momma Hooza
Location: Cleveland OK
Member Since: 29th Mar 2011
Total posts: 24
Posted:

Originally Posted By: astonShoulder blade? Really? In a reverse weave you are more likely to hit your face (which fact I know only too well).


i manage 2 move dodge my flow b4 its hits my face, so its hits my shoulder blade, but do get hit on the top of the head occasionally (which really freakin hurts)


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Ash3s
Ash3s

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Location: Durban South Africa
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Posted:Can I make a suggestion? I don't know what speed you spin at, but try spinning slower. That was like an epiphany for me... slower is easier and on the times that your poi do connect with your body, the impact is far gentler. smile

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