Once you've learned the basic 3-beat partner weaves, the next step is to learn them facing away from each other. This will allow you to step through different positions from the 4-beat cross-weave. This will all make sense soon.
Nick demonstrates a few ways to wrap the poi around your hands to spin with shorter poi, followed by a Sign of Intelligent Life: Toronto's new Bixi Bikes! Music is "The Happy Track" by Delhi 2 Dublin. A big thanks to Kim Ivey and Raymond Ng for video.