LORQ:TECH #42: ~Tether Contact Rolls (One-Poi-Two-Hands)~

Only having one long poi sure has encouraged me to practice all those string tricks I’ve been loving…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZQvfs5263o&w=560&h=315]

 

GUNSLINGER FLOWERS

Hybrids and non-hybrids in the continued exploration of tether manipulations and flowers…

Music: Lorde- “Still Sane”

** I use the ‘gunslinger wrist wrap’ I’ve been posting for a bout a year. It’s like jonathan’s gunslinger stuff, but it doesn’t reverse direction (maintains direction) and it uses a slide to get to the middle of the poi instead of his ‘over the back of the hand’ manip….

Enjoy!

LORQ:FLOW #9: ~Glow Trails Flow Jam~

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’

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc6MnYXwlfI&w=560&h=315]

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

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.

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

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.

LORQ:TECH #40 ~TOROID HYBRIDS: ANTIBEND VS. ISOBEND~

Toroid Hybrids.  Bending one poi while antibending the other yields neat-o visuals and feels.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7fT_UMRRJ8&w=420&h=315]

LORQ:TECH #39: ~SAMURAI FLOW and STRING MANIPS~

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpqcbTL87TU&w=560&h=315]

Toroidal antibend fountain (1:55)
Gunslinger to propellor to gunslinger (2:30)
Throws to poi-head SLAP and tether winding/unwinding around hand. (1:11+)
+Throws, Flows, and 3D

Samurai Flow: Wrapping and unwrapping the poi tether around the hand and wrist for an extra visual layer and awesome feeling. Twisting the body one segment at a time (often slowly) to move the poi (or move out of the way of the poi)

LORQ:TECH #38: ~SILLY TOROIDS~

Flowing with Toroids, I didn’t know I was making funny faces:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW0lFrWIOJ4&w=560&h=315]

Toroidal Zan’s Diamond (1:44)
Quarter-Opposite Isobend-4 (0:28)
Toroid Triquetra vs. Antibend-1 hybrid (5:16)

LORQ:TECH #37: ~BOX TRANSITIONS~

Box Antispin is used to transition:
from Quarter-Opp to Tog-Same and Split-Same
from Quarter-Same to Split-Opp and Tog-Opp

Also shown are:
Box Antispin vs. Extension.
Box Antispin vs. 2-petal Diagonal Prospin

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

LORQ:TECH #35: ~!Keith-y Throws!~

Here’s some really nice throws:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OscEC1tgrPg&w=420&h=315]

Underhand extension throws when the arm is crossed. (on the non-native side).
Overhand extension throws when the arm is open (on the native side).
Directly after throwing a standard toss, change the direction of the hand and perform a full circle of the arm before catching the poi. 
It is quite natural to change timing-direction with these throws. 
They look great and feel quite nice as well (winning combo, am I right?)

 

Layout of New Tech Tiles

New Tech Tiles– Cube, Colors, and Planes

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).