Your personal information you provide will be transfered and stored as encrypted data.
You have the ability to update and remove your personal information.
You consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website.
Allow cookies for
Necessary Cookies Necessary Cookies cannot be unchecked, because they are necessary for our website to function properly. They store your language, currency, shopping cart and login credentials.
Analytics Cookies We use google.com analytics and bing.com to monitor site usage and page statistics to help us improve our website. You may turn this on or off using the tick boxes above.
Marketing Cookies Marketing Cookies do track personal data. Google and Bing monitor your page views and purchases for use in advertising and re-marketing on other websites. You may turn this on or off using the tick boxes above.
Social Cookies These 3rd Party Cookies do track personal data. This allows Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest integration. eg. shows the Facebook 'LIKE' button. They will however be able to view what you do on our website. You may turn this on or off using the tick boxes above.
Posted: This past weekend I made my own fire poi and spun fire for the first time, it was great. The only problem was that the poi were so much heavier than the glowsticks and strings I'm used to using, granted its hard to get them that light but is there anything I can use to get them as light as possible but still durable enough to do wraps?P.L.U.R.Doc------------------Let us Light up the Night
Posted: Use heavy practice poi, and tie weights on with your glowsticks. Then, when you use your wicks, they will seem light Non-Https Image Link Honestly. I do this. I have five feet of wick on my poi, and most people think they're heavy... so I made my practice poi even heavier. They seemed too heavy at first, but after a week they felt fine. As a result, my arms have become super toned. WHen I use glowsticks, I just attach them along with my regular practice poi. -n
"They're interdimensional fractal intelligences. That's why they wear funny shoes."
adamricepoo-bah 1,015 posts Location: Austin TX USA
Posted: There's something qualitatively different about the weight with glow sticks and that with fire poi. Even light fire poi (when soaked) will weigh 10x glowsticks. I could make a super-light set using cables instead of chain, minimal hardware, and half the usual amount of wicking, but it would still be many times heavier than glowsticks.As the others suggest, you're just going to need to get used to it. It'll impose a different style on you--but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Laugh while you can, monkey-boy
jonathanenthusiast 210 posts Location: new zealand
Posted: yeah, i agree with the others, a little weight is a good thing!once you start swinging around the poi it wont take long to build up a bit of endurance, plus a little more weight can make the poi seem more responsive and encourage you to do cleaner moves!!
Posted: Thanks everyone, I did make some new fire poi which are much lighter than what I used before; although they are still heavier than glowsticks of course. I eventually got used to the weight tonight and after a little practice, I found that I could do every move I knew with glowsticks with fire instead. It was incredible. Thanks again.P.L.U.R.Doc------------------Let us Light up the Night
Posted: Thanks everyone, I did make some new fire poi which are much lighter than what I used before; although they are still heavier than glowsticks of course. I eventually got used to the weight tonight and after a little practice, I found that I could do every move I knew with glowsticks with fire instead. It was incredible. Thanks again.P.L.U.R.Doc
Posted: A while ago I made some practice poi out of half sized spring water bottles and shoestrings. They're pretty light but when I weighed them down by pouring rice into them I found that a lot of stuff was actually easier for me which I thought was a little odd. Maybe because it's harder to keep the momentum going with poi that are really light? Or possibly I'm just a little weird and back to front? Non-Https Image Link I ended up tipping the rice out and keeping it light for now but I may end up making something heavier in the future and alternate between them. Besides, it's a much more fun way of getting a workout than using dumbbells right? Non-Https Image Link