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pHoTiKrBOI
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Location: Sacramento 916
Member Since: 25th Nov 2002
Total posts: 27
Posted:can some kind person...please give me some detials or tips on colorchanging....

my girlfriend wants me to go to the school dance and so im pretty much forced, and the DJ there is gonna be tite he actually turns the cafeteria into a club lol wit strobes n lights...so i really wanna learn colorchanging so i can impress my girfriend LOL!! ok..im pretty good at glostringing, i can do everysingle move excpet btb weaves....so someone plz help me on color changing! thank u!!!! peace out!!!!!!!


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Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
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Posted:Sorry what do you mean by colourchanging? Is it when you have another colour in your hand and swap when no one is looking?

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Charles
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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
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Posted:From memeory, the only colour changing I know about is when you use different coloured sticks as the handles as well as the 'swinging' bit.

Say a red one as a handle and a green one being swung.

To change colours, perform whatever way you prefer to swap them.

Like :

* catching them in opposite hands

* sliding the string back so they swap

* wrapping and then grabbing the end and unwrapping with the new colour

etc etc etc

Though I would say, it's not skills like this that impress girlfriends, its usually the sort of person you are more than anything.

The best way to turn her off is to try and impress her with skills, I'd just be romantic and buy her a rose or something, but that's old ancient charles talking...


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Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
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Posted:Oh Charles you are a such a romantic - swoon!

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DJ Dantana
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Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
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Posted:my personal favoriteis to wrap the poi string and let go, then catch the other end, this is called a "wrap switch" If you
go here, they are discussed in detail

http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=000421#000000


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pHoTiKrBOI
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Location: Sacramento 916
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Posted:LOL not all girls like sweet romantic guys....

hehe ok thanks for ur help guys im kinda practicin its hard catchin the other one =\


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Charles
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Posted:quote: LOL not all girls like sweet romantic guys.... Of course not, if you are sweet and romantic all the time it just becomes expected.

But, I can honestly say, trying to impress a current girlfriend with your skill at glowsticking/juggling/card-stacking just doesn't work the way people think it should.

You tend to look like a show-off, even if you do it well and they become less impressed than if you had never tried.

Not being romantic usually, but doing it once every few months is THE best way to impress, In My Honest Opinion


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alix_r2002
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Location: virginia
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Posted:Im a NEWB so I can't offer advice on glowsticking, but as far as women....
I would definitely do things because you find joy in it- not to impress someone else. If they happen to notice you can do something cool and are impressed by it... then all the better. If you are a clubber and she goes with you then she already knows, and you shouldn't draw any more attention to it then that. Be happy that you can do it and you like doing it.


I sought advice and cooperation from all, but not permission...

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pHoTiKrBOI
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Location: Sacramento 916
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Posted:LOL cause last time we went clubbin, she saw these glowstringers and she was like "o my god thats sooo cool!!! i wish u could do that!!" hehe so i gotta try n do it now....

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breaker
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Location: the burning river styx
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 36
Posted:i've been spinnin stix for a while now. i just gotta say that after a while she will probably start thinking differently about how "cool" stringing is. my gurl isn't as impressed by my stringing as much anymore.

as for colorchanging you can do the wraps, which are really hard to pull off, or you can toss and catch the opposite end.

if you really wanna impress ur gurl start spinnin fire.

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My love...

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SaggyD
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Location: United States, WA
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Posted:

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pHoTiKrBOI
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Location: Sacramento 916
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Posted:LOL spin fire...im coo wit that i got burned playin wit fireworks so im firepoiphobic...

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coleman
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by pHoTiKrBOI:
im pretty good at glostringing, i can do every single move excpet btb weaves...and wrap-switches and throws and maybe a couple of others...

just playing merry christmas!


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poiaholic22
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Member Since: 22nd Dec 2002
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Posted:Nice call Coleman.The easiest way to color change with glowsticks would probably be to buy color changing glowsticks.Yes, that's right color changing glowsticks.They last about a half an hour and change from orange to green or pink to blue.You can get them from house of rave.com or clubthings.com.I don't know if I can get in trouble for naming those sites but if so,someone let me know.If you really want to impress with a color changing show then maybe you should save your money and get some Aerotech poi.

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Locofly
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Location: New York (its not as cool as y...
Member Since: 21st Jun 2002
Total posts: 62
Posted:dude those aerotech color changing balls are friggin expensive. it almost borders on rediculous. they definitely look like they rock but GEEZ.



From the makers of soylent green.

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poiaholic22
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Member Since: 22nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 531
Posted:The first time I looked up the Aerotech site I forgot that the English pound is more than an American dollar.Then when I got the conversions it was like "Jeeeeezus".They are hella expensive but that just means I'll have to save my money a little longer cuz they are totally worth it.For anyone who has never used them before they are also ridiculously heavy.At least the meteors are.

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BoomShankar

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Location: Leeds UK
Member Since: 15th Jul 2003
Total posts: 95
Posted:Hey,
so can you buy propper aerotech poi these days? Or are you on about the aerotech juggle balls attached to chains... I defo need to get some whatever they are aerotech stuff looks amazing especially their staff/swinging clubs. My mate says he's getting an aerotech devilstick next week I'm jealous to death. It'd be good to see a serious set of glow poi, especially since poi got so big. Oh yeah where can I buy this equipment in England, apart from over the 'net?



cheers

W0lfie


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frostypaw
Great balls of fire
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Member Since: 28th Jul 2003
Total posts: 643
Posted:You can buy it at the Oddballs shop in Camden Market in london... but issit worth the trek? the net's usually cheaper

they DO make poi - but apparently it's at a prototype stage and some of the units they have let out of the stable have come back - the impacts etc were too much i guess

glow balls + little net bags are the solution


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WhiteFox
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Location: Nashville TN US
Member Since: 13th Aug 2003
Total posts: 23
Posted:right now me and my techy friend are making a circut use=ing a pressure censor so when i get at a certain speed it changes colors. were also trying to do the same with a blinking light that speeds up as you go faster.

i like pie

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