Tag Archives: tech poi

LORQ:TECH #50: ~ Another Toroid Snack ~

22 Apr

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.

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LORQ:TECH #48: ~NINJA FLOW 2 (Tether and Throws Flow 2)

16 Apr

Continuing to explore tether manipulations combined with throws.  New Ninja combinations not yet shown, with many more combinations in videos to come.

LORQ:TECH #47: ~Tether and Throws Flow~

10 Apr

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!

Woot!

TUTORIAL: ~Gunsling Wrist-Wraps~

6 Apr

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).

LORQ:TECH #46: ~Gunsling Wrist-Wraps~

25 Mar

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.

LORQ:TECH #41 ~9 Flower Families! (with Trails)~

18 Jan

One hybrid is used to show 9 different planar relationships of the poi to the hands (With Glow Trails! Check it out!)

My favorites (in order) are @2:03, 1:25… okay the toroid at 0:50 looks sweet with the trails too.

0:07 –Poi rotating in Wall Plane on Y and Wall Plane on X {2D}
0:18 –Poi rotating in Wheel Plane on Y and Wall Plane on X (bending in Floor) {Helical-Toroidal)
0:38 –Poi rotating in Wheel Plane on Y and Wheel Plane on X {Helical}
0:50 –Poi rotating in Wheel Plane on Y and Floor Plane on X (bending in Wall) {Toroidal- Diamond Mode}
1:07 –Poi rotating in Floor Plane on Y and Floor Plane on X {Helical}
1:25 –Poi rotating in Wall Plane on Y and Floor Plane on X (bending in Wheel) {Helical-Toroidal}
1:47 –Poi rotating in Wall Plane on Y and Wheel Plane on X (bending in Floor) {Helical-Toroidal}
2:03 –Poi rotating in Floor Plane on Y and Wheel Plane on X (bending in Wall) {Toroidal- Box Mode}
2:29 –Poi rotating in Floor Plane on Y and Wall Plane on X (bending in Wheel) {Helical-Toroidal}
2:43 –Flow Jam showing some flow with the concepts.

72 Arm Path– Square Version (Teaser)

31 Dec

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Colored tiles represents positions of the arms in 3D space.  Positive (+) and negative (-) are assigned to each of three axes.  Each large position tile represents one of nine possibilites of the left and right arm on 3 axes.  Left is pink and Right is Cyan. Each large position tile represents 4 positions of the arms.  (++, –, +-, -+).  Each middle-sized position tile represents two positions of the arms, each with a mirror, making 4 small position tiles in the itty-bitty squares.  white dots represent the arm being on the “positive” side of the axis, while the black dots represent the arms’ position on the “negative” side of the axis.  

All tiles are viewed as from the back of a teacher, the back of a stage, or the back of yourself staring out at an audience.  

The two heand will each move in either wall plane, wheel plane, or floor plane.

72 Arm Path- Hex Version (Teaser)

28 Dec

72 Arm Path Transition chart. Colors represent position of the arms in 3d space.

Grids, keys, and page-by-page breakdowns to come.

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Look for upcoming Book of Arm Paths releases.

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New Tech Tiles– Cube, Colors, and Planes

13 Aug

Layout of New Tech Tiles

Look at the tiles as if you are looking in a mirror.

Imagine yourself inside a cube with 6 faces: up, down, left, right, front, and back

Imagine a line from your head to your feet connecting the top face and the bottom face.  The Y-Axis is Yellow

Imagine a line running through your shoulders connecting the left and right face.  Thats the X-axis.  It’s blue.

Imagine a line running from in front of your heart to behind your back.  It’s the Z-axis.  It’s red.

A plane can be defined by 2 axes.

3 planes naturally separate the body into halves.

Wall plane: Splits the body into front half and back half.  An arm or prop rotating around the front back axis will be moving in wall plane (green: combines up/down (yellow) and left/right (blue).  Wall plane is one of two vertical planes.

Wheel plane:  Splits the body into left half and right half.  An arm or prop rotating around the left/right axis will be moving in wheel plane (orange: combines up/down axis (yellow) and front/back axis (red).  Wheel plane is one of two vertical planes.

Floor plane:  Splits the body in top half and bottom half.  An arm or prop rotating around the up/down axis will be moving in floor plane (purple: combines front/back axis (red) and left/right axis (blue).  Floor plane is the only horizontal plane (sometimes called ceiling plane or horizontal plane).