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sandman


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Location: Brighton, England

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Posted:We had our office summer party the other day in a big barn with a stage and loads of free booze. On the tables various toys had been provided: silly hats, grass skirts, and... yo-yos! No idea why they provided yo-yos, but imagine how pleased I was to discover that they lit up when swung round.So, I go into a poi swinging performance in front of the stage, and someone notices and says over the mike 'ladies and gentlemen, the king of the yo-yos!' So everyone looks round and starts cheering and applauding! Went really well for a while until I hit one of the yo-yos on the ground and it shattered into a thousand pieces.Great fun, and it got me loads of attention (I crave attention
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) So anyway, has anybody else performed with 'unorthodox' or makeshift equipment? You don't always have to have your poi with you to perform!


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Pele'sWhippingBoy


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Location: Rochester, NY, USA

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Posted:I read on here that someone spun a pair of computer mice as poi.A little boy at my family reunion yesterday swung his shoes in an effort to imitate Pele.------------------"Except for that Mrs. Lincoln, How did you like the play?"Pyromorph - Let the fire change you

FYI: I am not Pele. If you wish to reply to me and use a short version of my name, use: PWB.

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Pele
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Pele

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Location: WNY, USA

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Posted:Very cool Sandman! What fun! I never knew yo-yo's could shatter though. I knew they could break but my issue is normally the little platic part goes flying off the string!!! And that is just when I am trying to yo-yo!
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(I suck at it) I think I'd be terrified to try to twirl them!Yeah, that little boy was so cute with his sandles!!------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com


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Masaya


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Location: Brighton, England.

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Posted:Before I got my fire poi, when the addiction had me in it's grasp, I brought yo yo's, the ones that light up when you spin them as a replacement light. I broke millions of them and my poor neighbours must have been finding little bits of plastic in thier gardens for weeks! I also worked as a waitress part-time whilst doing my degree where i tied knots in tea towels to spin at work and practice new moves. Thank god I moved to Brighton where I could get hold of decent equipment or god knows what I would be spinning with now!!!

xxx Masaya xxx

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Masaya


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Location: Brighton, England.

Total posts: 6
Posted:Before I got my fire poi, when the addiction had me in it's grasp, I brought yo yo's, the ones that light up when you spin them as a replacement light. I broke millions of them and my poor neighbours must have been finding little bits of plastic in thier gardens for weeks! I also worked as a waitress part-time whilst doing my degree where i tied knots in tea towels to spin at work and practice new moves. Thank god I moved to Brighton where I could get hold of decent equipment or god knows what I would be spinning with now!!!

xxx Masaya xxx

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dask


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Location: BzH-=-France

Total posts: 53
Posted:Where I live, on the beach you can find very nice algae about 1 meter long with a thin stem and a big head in the end. It look like poi and you can spin them about 5 min before they break
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o]-[DasK]-[o

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sandman


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Location: Brighton, England

Total posts: 65
Posted:Cool, 100% natural grow your own poi! Come to think of it, I did once make do with a couple of satsumas on strings.

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