The weave is a freestyle double nunchaku technique in which the two nunchaku and two wrists cross over each other, alternating, in a motion similar to that of two separate figure-8's. The weave was adapted from poi. Like the poi version, the freestyle nunchaku weave can be performed with a varying number of spins, or beats on each side, and either spinning downwards or upwards. The most common and basic version of the weave is the three-beat downwards weave. Four-beat and five-beat weaves are also performed, but with greater difficulty.