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Piro wobble

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As I see it, this is a very tight pirouetting circle where you pirouette in the opposite direction to the circuit. If you do the circle tight enough for the head-button to stay in one place, you have a piro-wobble.
Watch the head-button in the video below, and you should see it's piro left in a clockwise circuit.

Disclaimer

This is my current interpretation of a piro wobble and it will change as I get better (or worse). Depending where you are in the process of learning them, this guide may or may not help you.

Examples

This is an example of a really good piro wobble

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASexR0ySGHk

and this is an example of my piro wobbles. Nowhere near as fast or stable, but they get better whenever I practice them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SS1-VfGAoI

Process

There are a couple of ways of learning this move. One way I've heard, but didn't work for me, was random stirring. This is apparently how Jamie Robertson (the inventor of the piro wobble AFAIK) learnt them. He says he was trying piro flips and just kept getting the stir wrong and came up with the piro wobble.

Unfortunately I'm not very good at stirring sticks and seeing what happens, I needed a proper plan of attack. After studying various videos, I realised the piro wobble is essentially a very tight piro funnel where the piro direction is opposite to the funnel direction. And once you know what it is, you can create a learning plan.

Stage 1: Learning the cues

First you want to learn all the cues of piro funnels with opposite directions. To do this you want to do a reasonable size circles at a slow speed. I do 2 piros per funnel, so my cues are: nose-in at the front, tail-in on the left, nose-in at the back, tail-in on the right and back to nose-in at the front.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIT2E4CJrNI

Stage 2: Piro funnel

Once you've learnt the cues from stage 1, you want to start turning this into a piro funnel, hitting the same cues. So this means whatever size funnel you feel comfortable doing, and hitting the same nose-in at the front and back, tail-in left and right while pirouetting in the opposite direction.

Note: At this point it might be a good idea to try different orientations and directions. You might find that one feels easier than the others. If you stick to that one initially, you should learn these a lot quicker. It will make you handed, but once you have one orientation, the others are easier and then it's just practice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqvvHkQJd8Q

Stage 3: Tighten up

This is where you start tightening your funnel up so they don't move around much. Know the cues, start slow, keep practicing and they will just get tighter and faster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SS1-VfGAoI

Summary

I went straight to learning inverted piro wobbles, as I thought they looked better and I was more inspired to learn them. Once you know what the cues are, they apply to upright and inverted, and the other orientations are easier to learn.

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