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Sock Poi was first famous in Europe from what I have seen. And would have evolved from actual foot socks with a weight inserted down into the toe area.
How to make your Own Sock Poi?
Depending on how much stretch you like there is nothing wrong in making your own Sock Poi. There are some really cool knee-high socks with bright colors and contrasting bold stripes. You can easily add weight by pouring rice inside the sock. Using rice will reduce impacts when you hit yourself. You can tie a knot in the top of the sock to make a handle.
Why don't Sock Poi have swivels or handles?
Because they do not have a trailing comet tail or flag, there is very little chance that the fabric will twist up when doing multiple rotations in one direction.The idea is to wrap the thin end around your fingers and pinch between thumb and forefinger. Spandex is what gives our socks stretch, and after a while, we know that spandex loses its pulling power, so you can take account of that by rotating the slack further around the fingers before pinching with your thumb.
Is the stretch in Poi good or bad?
How much stretch depends on what the user prefers. Some people find some moves are far more comfortable with a bit of stretch, like wraps around the body. However, stalls and pendulum type moves are better suited to a non-stretch Poi (without any flag or tail) such as our Cone Poi or Pendulum Poi.
Do you sell Cheap Poi for those on a budget?
These are by far the cheapest Practice Poi sets that we sell. They all have a side opening so you can add to or change the weight. You can also replace the mass with LED Balls. Poi Socks are ideal for beginners. Start today! You will not regret it. Purchasing Sock Poi gives you access to all our online video lessons.
7th January, 2024 Pair of Multi-Color LED Poi Recent purchase "I recently purchased a Pair of Multi-Color LED They both came with Extra batteries for each. Great feel and good quality. We are loving them. Thank you" Benjamin, Canada. [Verified Buyer] BRONZE Member since Nov 2023
1st August, 2023 Pair of Empty Sock Poi They're ok "These sock poi serve the purpose, I suppose. But the stretch on them is unreal. One of them stretched an extra 5 inches and the other stretched 7 inches!! The only way I can get them even again is by tossing them in the dryer for a few minutes. I really don't use them very often because of this. I also had to repair a hole in the seam at the very end of one of the socks, right out of the packaging. It's all unfortunate, because I love the bright color." Caseychind, USA. [Verified Buyer] BRONZE Member since Jun 2023
5th May, 2023 Pair of Styled Foxy Sock Poi with Carry Bag Rainbow fun "These sock poi are a ton of fun. They are soft and great for learning tricks where you could hit yourself in the face or nuts. They also have some stretch so they flow a little slower - which can be nice to learn new tricks." Anonymous, USA. [Verified Anonymous Buyer] BRONZE Member since Feb 2023
21st April, 2023 Pair of Empty Sock Poi Sock poi "Yay!!! I love the stretchiness of these socks! Super thankful for poi as a tool to improve left and right hand coordination. These nylon socks are forgiving when learning to balance both sides. Really fun for body wrap moves and wild orbits aswell!" Anevermore, USA. [Verified Buyer] BRONZE Member since Oct 2022
4th October, 2022 Pair of Sock Poi with Carry Bag Great sock poi for kids "These sock poi have really soft weights in them so they are great for beginners who have the habit of accidentally hitting themselves while learning. They seem really sturdy and have a bit of stretch to them" Suzyspindo, Australia. [Verified Buyer] BRONZE Member since Nov 2018