LORQ NICHOLS: ~Contact Juggling at OCF~

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkkSP9Awg9M&w=420&h=315]

144 Shape Matrix- Even-Petaled Flowers (Rework)

8.5x 11 135 Shape Matrix-01

This is a rework of a shape matrix of even-petaled flowers that shows the driving style of the left hand (columns) paired with a driving style of the right hand (rows).

We get Basic Shapes- Both hands performing the same driving style with the prop.

Hybrid Shapes- Each hand is performing a different driving style.

Monorythmic- Props are doing the same number of rotations (moving at the same speed).

Polyrhythmic props- Props are doing a different number of rotations (moving at a different speed).

Link to most of these driving styles shown piece-by-piece:


12 Even-Petaled Driving Styles (in wall plane):

1:1 Driving Styles:

Zero-petal Prospin: Extension and Isolation

2-petal Antispin: 2-petal Vertical Antispin and 2-petal Horizontal Antispin (also makes a “cateye” with a smaller hand path).

1:3 Driving Styles:

2-petal Prospin: 2-petal Horizontal Prospin and 2-petal Vertical Prospin

4-petal Antispin: 4-petal Diamond Antispin and 4-petal Box Antispin

1:5 Driving Styles:

4-petal Prospin: 4-petal Box Prospin and 4-petal Diamond Prospin

6-petal Antispin: 6-petal Vertical Antispin and 6-petal Horizontal Antispin

LORQ:TECH #53: ~ Gunslinger Weaves and Reels ~

I want to give some ideas of a simple way to use a gunslinger wrist-wrap in flow.

Here’s a gunslinger wrist-wrap in one hand and a 2-beat (figure 8) in the other:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGAHTBdREuY&w=560&h=315]

Gunslinger Wrist-Wrap vs. 2-beat in Split Same reels and weaves.
Music “Ghettos and Gardens” by Justin Martin.
Gunslinger Wrist-Wrap Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxyj0o_h_U0&list=PLeMxZbOC_BWiczXYnU5-O8AFvuN7D_jtn

LORQ:TECH #51: ~Fittin’ In The Footwork~

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhppkILnfHM&w=560&h=315]

People keep asking for more footwork and dance in poi videos.  Here it is!

Some glides, spins, stomps, jumps, pivots on the heels and toes… Da video’s got at least one of each of those!

This video is for fun, for dance, and for mixing dance with poi :)

Music: “The Bridge” by Claude VonStroke

0:00: Rollerblade (360) View of 2 petal horizontal anitbend (hands in split-same).

LORQ:TECH #49: ~Fishtail vs. Gunslinger Wrist-Wrap~

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxrE9ASBSNE&w=560&h=315]

GWW vs. Fishtail (reels and weaves)… 3 beat GWW vs. 4 beat GWW… 3 poi with a GWW… and more.

Music: “The Tickle” by Cause and effect.

GIF creator: (super useful for rewatching small portions of a video for better understanding… just slide the sliders to outline the start and stop of the GIF).

LORQ:TECH #50: ~ Another Toroid Snack ~

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tvN9zW1OG4&w=560&h=315]

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.

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

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

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QzwIhICm_4&w=560&h=315]

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

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75N77Rk58uI&w=560&h=315]

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!


TUTORIAL: ~Gunsling Wrist-Wraps~

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~

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.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QotiGOdVqOw&w=560&h=315]