Buzzsaws & variations, Buzzsaw


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With shortened Poi, spin the Poi between your arms in split time.

Keywords: the wheel

Tips/Hints: To get your poi shorter, try wrapping them once around your hand.

Additional notes: Can be done in reverse, on its side, and butterfly. The excessive arm motion is done on purpose to demonstrate how to keep it going.

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Comments/replies: 8
Member #70884
Reged: Apr 2008
Post9th May 2008 4:41 AM 

How do you transition into the buzzsaw? I've seen people do this with fire at gatherings and they seem to do it no problem, it looks so dangerous wink.
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Member #48359
Reged: Feb 2007
Post26th May 2008 8:59 AM 

Do a simple 3bt weave, then just take the Poi into the middle. smile

Member #94903
Reged: Jul 2009
Post14th Jul 2009 7:18 AM 

I've heard that Poi are supposed to be as long as your arms, and mine are, but when they're that long they would smack me in the head if i tried this move. Should my Poi be shorter or do you have different lengths for different moves?

Member #2
Reged: Nov 2003
Post14th Jul 2009 8:36 AM 

To make longer Poi suitable for buzzsaw wrap some of the cord around your hand first. That way you can still do lovely big Poi Moves too smile
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Member #134936
Reged: Jul 2011
Post7th Jul 2011 1:32 PM 

I'm having a little trouble keeping my left Poi in line. Any tips?
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Member #139981
Reged: Oct 2011
Post3rd Oct 2011 7:40 AM 

I don't really see how you can say this is the easiest Poi move... I can do the 3 beat weaves front and back, the 5 beat weave, the fountain and a few other beginner things, but I still can't do this buzzsaw! I think being a tall lanky dude makes it much easier than being a petite girl, because even with my Poi wrapped around my hands, I have to stretch my arms straight out in front of me, which is SO uncomfortable and even then, the Poi just take turns whacking my tits lol!

Member #140087
Reged: Oct 2011
Post5th Oct 2011 7:27 AM 

 Written by :Kiatonasy

I'm having a little trouble keeping my left Poi in line. Any tips?

cant keep em straight for the life of me

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Member #186891
Reged: Feb 2014
Post25th Sep 2015 2:53 AM 

I feel like my arms are too short unless I make the Poi ridiculously small

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