The cross point of a figure 8 is pointed either down or up and the angle at the cross point is stretched to 90 degrees. Either the left or right hand is leading the figure 8. Whichever hand is leading bends up to floor plane (45 degrees at the cross point) while the trailing hand becomes the leading hand.
Continuing to explore tether manipulations combined with throws. New Ninja combinations not yet shown, with many more combinations in videos to come.
This is the best 2 poi I’ve caught on film so far.
Music: “Oakland Rope” by Claude VonStroke ft. Fox & Py
In addition to lots of gunsling wrist-wraps, continuous arm rolls, throws,
and all that stuff combined, you get:
0:00- Tether manip on top petal of 2-Petal Vertical Prospin (Underhand)
0:23- Tether manip on top petal of 2-Petal Vertical Prospin (Overhand)
0:46- Gunsling wrist-wraps to Together-time Same-direction 1-Petal Inspin (Petal pointing left)
1:06- Gunsling wrist-wrap vs. continuous contact roll
2:55- 4-Petal Diamond Antispin throw (over top, extension at bottom) vs. 2-Petal Horizontal Prospin.
3:01- 4-Petal Diamond Antispin vs. no-beat toss
4:48- gunsling wrist-wrap (2 versions) vs. 2-beat reels (underneath shoulder and above shoulder).
Did I mention Slow-Motion!
Due to Popular Request: a Tutorial on the tether manipulations found in my last video “Gunsling Wrist-Wraps.”
“Slide up the tether, wrap, move to the other side of the body, and unwrap.”
Music: “Nude” (Justin Martin Remix).
2 Poi Dopeness. Illusional tether manipulations that pinch like a gunslinger, then do an extra wrap (twist) around the wrist before changing sides of the arm and unwrapping. It took a while to get them clean, but they look really good when done well.
Found this manip that’s a lot like one Kyle Johnson posted. Liz Knights had a go at it (and got it!) and here it is after a bit of practice. Check it out!
Illusional throws using an arm circle between throw and catch (Keith-y Throws remixed), plus a horizontal throw in the middle of a plane-bendy antibend pattern.
Curt Carlyle wants to call them “Faith Throws.” What do you think?
Tosses, Contact, and Tether Manipulations
In Oregon you can’t pump your own gasoline! I get to! It’s my job! Inbetween cars I’m permitted to dance and juggle. I play my music and worship the speakers. I get paid to practice and I pay rent. Poi… Dance… Juggle… Practice… at work. The job isn’t always pleasant. There are quite rude people in the world (turns out I’m a person). So there you have it. Practicing and committing to pumping the positive out to the people, one fill-up and dance at a time.
Only having one long poi sure has encouraged me to practice all those string tricks I’ve been loving…
After my last video Luke Carroll requested some trails-y footage of a flow jam. So I did.
Lots of sweet patterns, all with ‘trails’ or ‘tracers’