Learn Beginners Weaves - Forward Weave (3 beats)


Poi - Forward Weave (3 beats)

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HOP • Published on 1 Feb, 2006

Start learning this by starting with only one Poi. Hold the empty arm out in front of you.
Start swinging the Poi in a forward rotation. Then swing the Poi across your body and over your other arm for one rotation.
Then another rotation, spinning the Poi still crossing your body but this time swing under the other arm
Then swing the Poi uncrossing the body out to it's original side.
This is a three beat move. Swing one rotation "Over", "Under" then "Out", "Over", "Under", "Out" ..etc over and over again.
Practice this move with both your left hand and right hand.
When you feel comfortable with this. Pick up both Poi and begin swinging them staggered (180deg) in the forward swing.
Then swing left Poi "left over" the right arm crossing the body
The very next beat swing the left Poi "left under" the right arm and at the same time begin swinging the right Poi "right over" the left Poi crossing the body.
Next beat swing left Poi "left out" as the right Poi stays crossing the body and swings under "right under" the left
Continue doing "Over", "Under" then "Out" with both arms. Remember one arm is one beat behind the other.

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Comments/replies: 15
Member #86196
Reged: Jan 2009
Post14th Jan 2009 12:03 AM 

This is really difficult with two on the go, does anyone have any tips?

Member #85859
Reged: Jan 2009
Post18th Jan 2009 1:06 AM 

 Written by :jenjenkiwi

This is really difficult with two on the go, does anyone have any tips?

Try shortening your Poi and going through the movements of the over-under-out, gradually releasing the length a little.
It does take time for you brain to learn to coordinate it
- its also true that its harder if you overanalyse, so try and just let it go.
If you've ever done any kind of staff work, you'll probably find this easier also. =)

Member #86952
Reged: Feb 2009
Post7th Feb 2009 1:51 AM 

Yeah baby. Took me a whole afternoon, and I had to look up a very helpful video on YouTube to really get it, but I can do this now!

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Member #97231
Reged: Aug 2009
Post9th Sep 2009 2:32 PM 

Isn't that (the video posted by Derek_Faughn) the 2 Beat Weave????white

Member #105792
Reged: Feb 2010
Post6th Feb 2010 9:07 PM 

The way I see it, it's like scooping ice cream and you're just cris-crossing your arms to get it =)

Member #109429
Reged: Apr 2010
Post2nd May 2010 12:55 PM 

THANK YOU! I've been trying to get this for days, and I just couldn't seem to get it. Even with the video that someone posted above (I tend to turn to that guy's vids to learn, but I just couldn't get this one from that vid). For some reason your video just made it click finally. Thank you!

Member #126456
Reged: Jan 2011
Post8th Feb 2011 6:58 AM 

I was trying and trying and trying and i could never keep up with it in my head... but i just keep practicing one hand at a time and when i wos doing both hands it wasnt working over and over and then BAM it just started flowing. I have no idea how it happened but I can do it now and its prolly the best thing i do so far =)
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Member #126788
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Post25th Feb 2011 3:06 AM 

He makes it look so easy, but it really just isn't when you're learning it frown

I'm struggling with this one.

Member #128427
Reged: Mar 2011
Post22nd Mar 2011 4:38 PM 

the video from youtube was really a lot more helpful! Not that the originial one wasn't, but the youtube one really showed me how the beats were supposed to go.

Member #69534
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Post24th Mar 2011 1:01 PM 

really struggling with this and its really beginning to frustrate me.
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Member #128199
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Post11th May 2011 4:01 PM 

To all the people struggling, just keep practicing one hand at a time. You might think you have it, and you most likely do, but just keep practicing with one hand. When you keep practicing your brain and body will remember the movement. After you've practiced both hands for a good 5 or 10 minutes, try both. It should flow naturally. If not, then keep practicing with one hand, and have your other Poi kind of hang there. Then try moving it along with the other one. As mentioned before, start slow, then gradually increase the speed of the other Poi that was originally hanging. Hope my advice helped.

Member #132135
Reged: May 2011
Post19th Jun 2011 3:18 PM 

Finally smile For some reason I have a hard time starting from split time but can get it going from a normal forward swing, anyone else experience that?

sunsetgirl has the right idea, breaking it down helps so much.

Member #135644
Reged: Jul 2011
Post18th Jul 2011 11:23 PM 

Just wanted to say, im kinda new to Poi have been spining glowsticks for a bit, but just basic weave mostly. watch this video today and am already really starting to grast the forward three beat weave, I must say I spent a good half hour getting the motions down, but every time I try I get a little better. Thanks for all the videos!

Member #140379
Reged: Oct 2011
Post10th Oct 2011 6:14 AM 

I finally picked this up! Been practicing for a few days now. I just couldn't get the coordination right.

Thank you for posting the second video, between the two videos it made it so simple and now it comes so naturally (although I have to think about how to start it haha).

Member #141912
Reged: Nov 2011
Post12th Nov 2011 2:43 PM 

Throughout a weave, how are you suppose to position your wrists? I attempt to execute a 3 beat or 2 beat weave, and once i try to bring back the left over right the Poi hit each other.

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