Beginners part 2, Low Wave

Beginners part 2, Low Wave

Poi - Low Wave

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HOP • Published on 1 Feb, 2006


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Comments/replies: 23
Member #70808
Reged: Apr 2008
Post10th Apr 2008 6:47 PM 

i hurt myself doing this haha ooooops

Member #54549
Reged: Jun 2007
Post6th Aug 2008 8:08 AM 

You make this look so effortless, and I was busting my butt trying to figure it out last night!

I'll have to run to the beach today and try again. biggrin

Member #77645
Reged: Aug 2008
Post8th Sep 2008 6:44 AM 

I can't seem to get the hang of this...espesh the 2nd part of the video. Anyone kind enough to write a detailed explanation? smile

Member #66213
Reged: Jan 2008
Post10th Sep 2008 5:58 PM 

I need help on this please

Member #79315
Reged: Sep 2008
Post14th Sep 2008 5:04 AM 

I am having an equally challenging time on this. I've spent several hours trying to get it down and the challenge is making me just frustrated enough to not give up but a more in depth description would be appropriate.

Member #66213
Reged: Jan 2008
Post17th Oct 2008 4:38 AM 

I figured it out!!! Horray... Ok this is what ya gotta do start in the backwards butterfly postion and master the backwards thread the needle . If you remember playing double dutch with jump ropes when you were small this will help. juggle juggle

Member #86510
Reged: Jan 2009
Post23rd Jan 2009 1:34 AM 

My backyard is becoming too small,might have to move my washing line, but I like this move... ubbrollsmile

Member #82948
Reged: Nov 2008
Post8th Mar 2009 8:13 AM 

Uh... wait... I'm new to this, but I don't see how you can possibly spin both hands in front of you in opposite directions without getting tangled. Something I'm missing?

Member #94547
Reged: Jul 2009
Post7th Jul 2009 2:42 PM 

I'm with Trevor, not quite sure how to spin both of them in front of me without tangling them. Any pointers?

Member #94903
Reged: Jul 2009
Post14th Jul 2009 7:07 AM 

Hey trevor, This looks really complicated but it's simply a variant on the forward spin. Try starting with just one Poi in your hand like she does and spinning it in front of you, do this with both hands individually to get a feel for it. When you feel comfortable trying it individually take both Poi and start doing a simple forward spin, then start slowly moving your hands to the front. When i do this i put my right hand slightly above my left, The illusion is that they are right next to each other, but in fact one is in front of the other. this allows the chains or ropes to overlap eachother instead of colliding and getting tangled. Another way to try this is to start out by doing the forward split time spin and bring it to the front, you'll have less of a chance of them colliding because they'll be in front at differen't times, but you'll still be able to get a feel for having the Poi in front of you. Good luck!

Member #96727
Reged: Aug 2009
Post11th Sep 2009 8:38 PM 

isn't this just like hip reels?

Scathe Flesh
Member #98367
Reged: Sep 2009
Post18th Sep 2009 2:56 PM 

Essentially yes, it seems like a variant of low reels and the butterfly.
"And in this part of the world that is now dark, I must hunt the thing that lives on tears."
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Member #100400
Reged: Oct 2009
Post14th Nov 2009 10:54 AM 

This move taught me that while fluffy Poi don't hurt, their buckles do, and I have a nice big sore spot on top of my head to prove it. Still working on getting the hang of it, darn low ceiling.
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Member #109773
Reged: Apr 2010
Post10th May 2010 7:09 AM 

i found that this move is easier done from the reverse butterfly. it helps alot if you already know the behind the back butterlies, because you basically do the transition from front to behind the back simultaniously weavesmiley

Member #123326
Reged: Dec 2010
Post9th Dec 2010 1:37 PM 

i would just like to say that i am REALLY glad i'm using Sock Poi. =\ i'd already be in the hospital by now if i weren't... and i just started doing this today.

Member #136434
Reged: Aug 2011
Post2nd Aug 2011 2:16 PM 

Does anybody else think this lady goes too fast when spinning examples? confused2

Member #137019
Reged: Aug 2011
Post12th Aug 2011 10:53 AM 

at second 13 and 14, how does she swing in opposite directions at same time twoards eachother?

Member #136111
Reged: Jul 2011
Post1st Sep 2011 10:49 PM 

Isnt she doing forward swing in the beginning and backwards in the end..where she stands with back to us? she doesnt say anything bout it but i cant work it out otherwise?

Member #65810
Reged: Jan 2008
Post1st Jan 2013 7:01 AM 

I think my greatest problem is my wrist movements. I don't roll my hands like she does, I'm too rigid.

Member #171056
Reged: May 2013
Post28th Jun 2013 2:48 AM
br>I found this video more helpful for learning this move. This guy explains it a little more.
Hope it helps everyone else like it helped me!

Jenny OceanBreeze
Member #192492
Reged: May 2014
Post22nd May 2014 11:39 AM 

Both wrists are upside down when the Poi is behind you. So palms facing the sky. A good stretch for this is holding your hand out in front of you, palms down, bend your fingers in like you are trying to touch the tips of your fingers to the inside of your wrist. (Instead of making a fist, extend your fingers.) You have to find the transition from regular front plane spinning into the flip behind your back. Once you have the hand placement down, its fairly simple.
twocents peace

Emma Lee
Member #200541
Reged: Sep 2014
Post26th Oct 2014 3:13 PM 

I can do this movement without using the butterfly movement in between umm , but will definitely have to attempt with. yes

Member #282680
Reged: Jun 2018
Post29th Jun 2018 9:16 AM 

Got it on 6th try 😝 ! But hit myself in the face and back of the head at least 5 times total 🤕

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