TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:Has anyone tried to spin using glowsticks hooked onto the end of the keyrings that have a retractable cable?I suddenly realised that they'd be brilliant as they'd never get tangled up when you wern't using them, but I'm not sure if they'd be up to it without smashing into little bits.------------------Bovril - It's liquid cow y'know

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AlterEgo
Location: Londonish
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 128
Posted:I've had this idea. My work pass is on a retractable ski pass holder and it often ends up getting twirled around.Only set back is that if the weight on the end is too light the string will retract when you spin slowly. One way round this is to hold the string if you want to go slow.If you get the balance of elasticity and weight right then it could make for some interesting oval shaped spins.Dom

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Knagi
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Location: Brunswick, Ohio
Member Since: 28th Jun 2001
Total posts: 397
Posted:Can anyone say perfect for photons.

We are all in the cosmic movie. That means the day you die you watch your whole life repeating for eternity. So you'd better have some good things happen in there and have a fitting climax. --Jim MorrisonIt's going to come from a direction you didn't predict at a moment of chaos which you didn't see coming. -- NYC

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UCOF
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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:*bump*

Anyone any further on this?


My work pass gets spun all the time, in fact, im contemplating making a video spinning two of them. ubbidea


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TheWibbler
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Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 920
Posted:Heehee, yeah i've had a set of tennis balls on retractable cords for a few years,
rarely use them but they are good fun.

You can go from massive weave to buzzsaws and back again..

They extend to about 5 feet. Main problem is they don't quite rretract at the same rate. But they are pretty cool.

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TotalEclipse
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Location: Nr Petersfield
Member Since: 26th Aug 2006
Total posts: 120
Posted:I can imagine it makes for some interesting size changes...could be very effective actually.

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house_of_mill
house_of_mill

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Location: Manchester England
Member Since: 20th Jul 2004
Total posts: 896
Posted:Extendable dog leads would be good as they have the stop button and a handle build in, if you get the small doggie version should be fun!

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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NOn
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Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
Posted:i think ski pass oofa doofas would work best because you could actually control the length by spinning faster or slower, anything with a button would make it awkward to extend it at the right time methinks.... unless you invent a special arm wrap or something which enables you to grab the other end and pull it a bit longer....

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TotalEclipse
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Location: Nr Petersfield
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Posted: Written by: NOn


unless you invent a special arm wrap or something which enables you to grab the other end and pull it a bit longer....



To extend all you'd need to do is spin faster and then stop it, surely...the centrifugal force would extend them for you.

Unless the retraction was too strong I suppose.


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TheWibbler
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Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 920
Posted:That's exactly how they work, just speed up a bit to extend and slow down to retract. It's a pretty fine line tho cos they alter length as you spin fast, which makes them slow down, which make sit tricky.

Good visual effect tho but i never really used them that much. Apart from seeing if i could do tangles with huge poi smile

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NOn
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Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
Posted: Written by: TotalEclipse


 Written by: NOn


unless you invent a special arm wrap or something which enables you to grab the other end and pull it a bit longer....



To extend all you'd need to do is spin faster and then stop it, surely...the centrifugal force would extend them for you.

Unless the retraction was too strong I suppose.



oh yeah, that works with the ski pass things. I wasn't very clear in that sentence, I meant an arm wrap thing might be necessary if you had some sort of device that retracted by pressing a button, because they generally have a mechanism that enables the retracting which also prevents it from extending easily by centrifugal force smile


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