Poi Language

用語 説明
用語 説明
Anti-Spin Anti-spin is the spin mode when arm and poi spins in opposite direction.
Anti-Spin Flower

The flower moves with anti-spin. There are many variations which made by direction, plane, and rhythm combination.

Photo Album on Flickr

Away Position | Away Side

When you spin poi in wall plane, left side for right poi is called as away side, also away position.

In the other hand, right side for right poi is called as home side, home position.

Big Circle The citcle drawn with the maximum extended arm.
BTB - Behinde The Back

Lower behind the body area which poi can be span when your arm goes from under.

There is another area which is called BTH ( Behind The Head ) where poi can be span when your arm goes from upper.

BTH - Behind The Head

Upper behind the head area where poi can be span when your arm goes from upper.

There is another area which is called BTB ( Behind The Back ) where poi can be span when your arm goes from under.

Butterfly

One of the basice move which poi spins opposite directions."Butterfly" is another way to say "Opposite Directions" in poi world.

Extension The moves with extended arm. We call Big Circle when the arm extends as maximum length,
Flower

FLOWERS are poi-arm interactions, both poi and arm will be doing circles.

When poi and arm spins in the same direction, it is called "Inspin Flower", and when poi and arm spins opposite directions, it is called 'Anti-Spin Flower".

When we talk about "flowers" many of times it means"Anti-Spin flower", especially 4 petals flower which is also called "clover" in Japan.

Flower + Poi Photo list

Home Position | Home Side

When you spin poi in wall plane, right side for right poi is called as home side, also home position.

In the other hand, left side for right poi is called as away side, away position.

Horizontal Plane When the Poi spins on Horizontally we call it "Horizontal plane". The plane with the hands facing above is called the Top plane and the plane with the hands facing below is called the Bottom plane.
Isolation

Generally, point isolation is called as Isolation.

The move which isloate specific place.

Linear Isolation
Plane

A plane is an imaginary parallel plane that your poi runs on. Basically there are 3 different planes, Wheel Plane, Wall Plane, and Horizontal Plane. There is also diagonal plane which 2 planes cross as X in front of you.

Poi-Chi

Poi Basic Excercise invented by Yuta. Learning poi basics with only arm move and footwork without poi. It looks like Tai-chi move so it is called Poi-chi.

Point Isolation

The move which isolate one point during the move. If you isolate the middle of the string, between poi head and handle, it will make like poi floating in the air effect.
Also if you just normally spin poi, then the handle part is point isolated.

S.B.A.F Split Butterfly Anti-Spin Flower
S.S.A.F

Split Time Same Direction Anti-Spin Flower.

Same Time When both poi reach top and bottom position at the same time, this rhythm is called as "Same Time" or "Together Time".
Small Circle The citcle drawn with poi, when the handle is isolated. Diameter = 2poi
Spiral Wrap

The move that the poi string wraps up on the hand. Generally it is common to do it from split time same direction. Though, it is possible to do it from opposite direction.

Spiral Wrap Photo Album on Flickr

Split Time

Split time is a rhythm when Right Poi and Left Poi spin in 180 degrees apart.
When one poi is at the top, the other poi is at the bottom.

Unit Circle The circle drawn with isolation move. The diameter is 1poi.
Wall Plane When the poi spins at the front and behind, we call it "Wall Plane". The front side is called the Front Wall Plane and the back side is called the Back Wall plane and the Back Wall plane can be divided into two parts, Behind-the-Head plane and the Behind-the-Back plane.
Wheel Plane, Side Plane Plane which the poi spins at both sides of the body.