Beginners Butterflies, Thread the needle

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This move is a variation on the Butterfly.
So to start begin doing the butterfly.
Slide one hand down the other arm as the Poi reach their peak, ie. begin sliding one as they pass above your head.
Alternate between sliding your left and right hands.

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Comments/replies: 7
OpiumMuffin
Member #86712
Reged: Jan 2009
2nd Feb 2009 5:31 AM 

This is a neat move when practicing but when performing to an audience sometimes this move just looks like a sloppy butterfuly in the dark.

Dekan
Member #103755
Reged: Dec 2009
7th Jan 2010 3:56 PM 

Finally Got it just now XD. thanx for the video, it helped alot. Ive noticed that the reverse seems to be more useful though in the vids that ive watched, so now im gonna go watch that. shouldnt be too hard now that i have a general feel for the push/pull motions XD.

Allibean
Member #107997
Reged: Mar 2010
5th Apr 2010 10:07 AM 

I can't figure out the timing of this for the life of me. I can get one hand out, but then not the other.

a2m8
Member #115844
Reged: Aug 2010
16th Aug 2010 1:06 PM 

I love your tutorials and how you break them down in steps it is VERY helpful!!! Emoticon

poetsonjetways
Member #123235
Reged: Dec 2010
21st Dec 2010 7:00 PM 

the one tutorial i have already seen on this taught me to think of this move as "pulling down ur shirt sleeves. its good to think theres something in the crease of your elbow that you are pushing away from your body, alternating arms in front on whichever swing you happen to be on. dono if that makes sense but helps me to grasp it.
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KnollDark
Member #136210
Reged: Jul 2011
29th Nov 2011 6:08 PM 

I think I got them, although not the most visually impressive move it really is good for improving coordination

nico4141
Member #152993
Reged: Jun 2012
8th Jun 2012 9:22 AM 

you dont need to know butterfly with your left hand on top for this do you?

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