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"I've found a cheap and easy way to make really nice glow poi.Components cost less than 10, there's no soldering and cos they're sock poi they're a joy to spin. Here's the link to the p..."
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"im about to buy some poi for the first time, whats better single or double finger loops, have been using my friends poi with single ring which was a bit uncomfortable"
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"Can anyone in here do this manouver "
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"Has anyone ever had a near freshly lit poi suddendly go out on its own, even whilst not spinning it?I came back to my parents house from uni a few days ago and being the old/affraid of ..."
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"After a few moths of much needed isolation, i want to come and play again...i've been spinning fire for a couple of years now, and since i moved to NYC, I ain't got nowhere to practice...."
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"I've been known to spin a mean set of nunchaku long before i recently started poi, and now i'm interested in other ropey subjects. I've been tinkering with a (don't laugh) lasso. Those ..."
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"hey all,have not seen movie as of yet? (i know unforgivable but ive been fencing since friday), but ive heard a few of the major themes and they promise to be as good as the previous tr..."
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"IN THE JO@KATO AND NOONA VIDEOS THEY USED A "STICK" AND SHINING POIIS SOMEBODY CAN GIVE ME DETAILS OR KNOW HOW TO MAKE THEMTANX FOR HELPAMIR "
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"I'd love some aerotech poi, but i'm just too poor to fork out for balls or meteors at 75 quid a piece. 75 quid for a pair maybe (max!!!), but 150 is just a bit beyond my student budget ..."
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"Hi all,well I'm about to construct a staff specifically for contact, and I'm wondering what makes a staff good for contacting?things I've thought of (but have no practical experience te..."
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"Hey all,has anyone got any good ideas/experience on making a pair of nice sock-type poi (i.e. not just an old pair of socks with something in in the end )? Whats best to use as ..."
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"Is it just me or the tripping post got erased?skjalff"
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"i love kero because it is cheap easy to find and does not burn a hot flame, BUT it smells like S#!T !even if i change shirts i still smell so if i want any action after the performance ..."
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"How do you make them? I havn't found any instructions for them. Do you have to use kevlar rope? If so how do you connect it to handles / keep the end from burning up?"
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"Hi all,Just had a bad experience with some glow poi I got the other day ... 5 mins it took for the first one to crack so about the same length of time as it took the replacement to foll..."
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"Hi folks! I just made a beautiful set of cathedral type poi that give off a brilliant flame and spin like magic! I've used all stainless steel bits...(eye bolts....double nuts...qui..."
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"I am currently looking for some new more elegant fire eating torches. My home made tools just don't seem sexy enough anymore. Preferably they would be 9-11 inches in legnth with small h..."
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"ok i'm looking to get hold of some Ripstop nylon fabric. And i don't seem to be getting anyware..Need to fix my trusty poi.. "
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"Genereally, are your fire chains much heavier than non fire ones? Mine are really heavy and unweildy.do you practice on your fire ones generally (unlit) or move on to them once you can ..."
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"Where do I buy chain...spent a whole day in the city looking for what I thought would be the easieast part of my fire poi to buy and to no avail. It was all shoddy..from the hardware st..."
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"For you experianced fire-breathers...I'm getting into fire-breathing. I haven't started yet, but I sure am interested! My dad said I can't start until I get some info on the dangers of ..."
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"does anyone have a recipe for any coloured flames that don't involve using super toxic chemicals? Cause the ones I have looked at all sound a lot worse in the toxicity department than ..."
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"Hi all!I saw the pictures in the galleries and I was pretty impressed.When I decided to try shooting firepoi myself I was totally dissapointed with the result.I have a Canon A1 35mm cam..."
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"Hey, Made my first set on real deal poi, with chains and handles (I had been using socks on shoelaces for months). Thought I would share some ideas that worked well.1. For the handl..."
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"Love the beaming poi, great fun. Except I am just starting to learn so I still hit myself every once in a while... Couldn't we like, put some soft translucent rubber on the outside or s..."
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"Anyone Know what Happened to the Glow poi from the shop..... i really want them back...."
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"right..i had a quick search for any ideas but it came up with nothing..so i thought i would start this one..right, ideas for what to put your globalls in are as follows..small washing m..."
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"I took up poi about 6 months ago and recently promoted myself to fire spinner (yay me!!) and the other day I found the coolest laser effect attachments to use as poi. I wanted somethin..."
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"Has anybody else been spinning at altitude?? I am living in La Paz at the moment...which is at about 3500m....and the problem is that there is not so much oxygen at this altitude...and..."
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"Heya all...i'm sort of new to the forum (and to the site now i come to think about it).Anyway here i am. My question: i've got a completely manual camera and would like to know if there..."
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"This is is folks....the final trivia question.....What connects the ball chain to the quick links? Whoever can answer gets a hug.(I've seen ball chain connectors in my local hardware ma..."
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"I've got one thats coming apart somehow and I don't know how to tie them . Can I retie an old knot without worrying about it coming undone?"
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"Just made a staff and thought I'd share the process and prices. NOTE: I live in sweden so the prizes is for the swedish market. All prices and mesurements in US values are NOT exact.Thi..."
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" MisStix,could you give me a bit more detail about how yuo made your poi? I have currently got a tennis ball with a bloody big ring in the end of it tied to a piece of bright yell..."
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"I have an unusual set of wooden handles on my poi built by my crazy woman friend. Since then I've made some changes to them, rechaining, re-wicking... But the handles always remainTo th..."
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"i KNOW this question has been asked but i wanted a more indepth answerWhen breaking in new wicks i believe you are supposed to soak the wick first then burn it off and repeat a few time..."
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"I just got my spinning fire clubs from HoP and I have a few questions:1) What is the correct way to hold them? I tried holding them between my middle and ring fingers which gives the c..."
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" hey everyone (im a new member) i am new 2 poi n i have gotten myself a homemade poi set from someone i know for $6.50 (australian). this set has a double loop of leather to hold, a ch..."
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"what would be some good music to listen 2 when doing/practising poi?? and i think ive seen this um where b4, but what are sum good glowstik colours?? and id like to know more about glow..."
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"hello alli have a friend designing a flyer for me, that got me wondering if any of yall have one you'd like to share here. if so, i would love to see it! i'll post mine here when it's d..."
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"Anybody tried using YoYo Flashers as poi, or taken out the light when the ball is broken and attached them to string.They have recently been banned in the UK as they may (read never has..."
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"What do you do with old wick heads?I had a ton of them laying around, ended up throwing them away but thinking they might have been better if I had have used them to experiment with new..."
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"I have been breathing for about a month or so and am fully aware of the risks and how bad it is but I'm fully happy doing it so before anyone goes through the be careful or 'you could d..."
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"Ok, here's the deal. I am stuck in this little village in Tamil Nadu in south India . Yesterday I bought some really nice Indian silk to make some flags out of. The probl..."
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"I may be silly for even suggesting this idea but has there ever been consideration of making bigger beaming poi? They're what 2-1/2" round now but what about maybe making some 4" or 5" ..."
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"Hey all, I've been working on my groups web-page (www.hugbubble.co.uk) for a while now. Using Dreamweaver mainly but also typing in some code by hand.I've been trying to work out how to..."
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"hey everyone i know this is like what i posted in social but i dont know how to change were it is i am hoping it you will let it slip. Does anyone know how Methylated spi..."
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"Those of you who perform for paid gigs or whatever, do you have a public liability insurance? Or is an arrangement made with the venue for covering your performance?If you do have publ..."
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"At a concert I went to a few weeks back I had the opportunity to speak with a linguist. When we discussed what I do, and I said I use Staves, I was complimented for my use of language.A..."
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