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Drex's Tech Poi Blog #342: One handed triquetra vs pendulum

I first saw G do this trick a couple years ago at Burning Man and it turned out to be an essential element to getting another trick I'll be doing a tech blog on next week. This one turned out to be enough of a challenge to justify it's own tech blog, though, so enjoy! :)

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How I flew with my fire poi in my carry-on luggage

Last week I flew down to Florida for a couple days and had the opportunity to test out a theory I've held for a long time about travel with fire tools. Years ago when I was flying home from Burning Man, a pair of my fire staves was confiscated from me as I boarded my flight at the Reno airport to come home. I'd checked in late and as such, my bag was being manually taken to the plane rather than going through the usual steps and by the time it arrived at the aircraft, they'd taken the staves off of it.

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Poi Tricks: DrexFactor Spring 2013 Compilation

A collection of my favorite poi tricks I've learned and played with since March of this year. Some of these have wound up in tech blogs or performance choreography but most of them haven't. Featuring a lot of body tracers, contact rolls, stacking, funky hybrids and more!

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Drex's Tech Poi Blog #341: Horizontal archer's weave

A nifty trick I picked up from a Coloradoan spinner as I hung out in LA after IgNight--basically taking the archer weave we all know and love and putting it into a horizontal context. As I've been playing around so much with atomics these past few months, I decided to see if I could make this arrangement work as an atomic weave and was delighted to see it was indeed possible. Try doing the full body tracer from shoulder to shoulder!

 

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Drex's Tech Poi Blog #340: Body traced stall chasers

A fun trick that came out of one of Tim Goddard's recent videos--doing a bit of body tracing to connect the ends on a stall chaser. I spotted a kid at Freeform doing it and it jogged something in my memory. Here is not only how to do that trick, but another body tracer variant for it I came up with myself.

 

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Drex's Tech Poi Blog #339: Atomic point iso combo

Another great bit of tech from Mireneye! I love the weird possibilities this kid finds--here we take a standard atomic weave and find that there's a moment in it where we can treat it like a point iso vs extension hybrid. The great thing about it is that it works on either side, so it's a great transition between 2D and 3D moves.

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Drex's Tech Poi Blog #338: Weave warping

Another cool idea Mireneye showed me at Firedrums: elongating the cross point of a weave to make it seem as though you are floating through the middle of the pattern. A slightly different version of this same pattern has what looks like a split-opposites antispin flower in the middle.

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Drex's Tech Poi Blog #338: Weave warping

Another cool idea Mireneye showed me at Firedrums: elongating the cross point of a weave to make it seem as though you are floating through the middle of the pattern. A slightly different version of this same pattern has what looks like a split-opposites antispin flower in the middle.

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Drex's Tech Poi Blog #337: Mireneye's funky point iso hybrid

One of my favorite parts of Firedrums was catching up with one of my very favorite spinners from back when I first got into tech: Mireneye from Sweden. Randomly one day he was playing around with a particular hybrid that utilized a point isolation and I suggested he try keeping his hands together during the pattern. Magic ensued and we also worked out a poi to hand relationship hybrid of the same type.

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Drex's Tech Poi Blog #336: Infinite folding lines (the other way!)

Following my video on infinite folding lines thanks to Keith Marshall's influence, Tim Goddard (Tim from Adelaide! ;) challenged me to learn the fold going the opposite direction. It's not terribly pretty, but here it is!

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