I am interested in buying poi to start training spins. However, I have no idea which is the most recomended. Derek Faughn's Poi (cone poi, I guess?) look very interesting, but still I have trouble finding the most recommended poi and which kind of handles to go for.
Definitly agree with brandon. get some cheap sock poi first and see how you get on. they are versatile and there isnt really anything they cant do so after a few months you want to go down a certain route with your equipment thats when id say try other things hope that helps!
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Try different ones out. you might like a sock poi or even led light ones so you can still spin at night. try different lengths and different weights. this will help the transition to fire poi. I have been twirling for years. im always getting my nieces and nephew to poi with me. we get tennis balls and put them in stockings and cut them different lengths. they are the best sock ones i have. doesnt matter if i loose one or one gets wet. i can cut them for a faster shorter poi. or keep them long for bigger movements.
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my personal opinion is that it's all based on personal preference. when i first got into poi i tried using both sock and cord. though you can often times do more with socks i still opted for the cord due to both comfort and my want to progress into spinning fire
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I would agree with everyone above saying Sock Poi. Sock poi and cord or chain poi all have a different feel to them. Sock Poi tend to be easier to practice new moves with because the stretch factor with them. Well that's my personal opinion anyway.. But I would get both sock poi and LED Poi so you can still practice at night.
Its more fun to make your own sock poi IMO, you just need long socks with a bag of rice/lentils at the toe to weigh them down, however I learned back in 2005 with sports socks rolled up into a ball and stuffed into the toe of a medium to long sock!
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