Beginners Butterflies, Behind the back Butterfly

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Member #76275
Reged: Jul 2008
3rd Sep 2008 12:56 PM 

im going to die! this shall be a feat to learn... o_O

Member #83909
Reged: Nov 2008
30th Nov 2008 2:57 AM 

I find it much easier to get into the BTB butterfly by first starting in a normal *backward swing* butterfly. On the upswing of any particulat beat, I direct my poi past my hips and behind my back. I know it sounds crazy but I then let my hands cross and scoop them up towards the sky and I find that in doing this I get a pretty flat and even BTB butterfly. Hope that helps some.
'Take me as I am or don't take me at all'

Member #88172
Reged: Mar 2009
10th Apr 2009 3:54 PM 

I agree with ChaoticHarmony... I find it way easier to start in front of myself with a backwards butterfly and then take it BTB... sometimes I even let the poi do one extra beat before getting them into BTB butterfly...
Life is like a rollercoaster, it is exciting and full of experiences... but only if u have what it takes to get on board!!!

Member #94618
Reged: Jul 2009
8th Jul 2009 3:42 PM 

Nice! My instructor called this "rooster tail".

Member #98772
Reged: Sep 2009
15th Nov 2009 5:29 AM 

Cool! nice tutorial! will try this one

Member #111319
Reged: May 2010
22nd Jul 2010 1:17 AM 

My problem is not being able to keep the poi spinning level against the plane. They'll either tilt so they hit my shoulders/neck, or the other way so that they hit the back of my knees. I'll definitely try the tricks you suggested here though, I might do better with the reverse butterfly lol
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