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Location: Texas

Total posts: 46
Posted:I am just like learning how to this this and i only get to see the person who teaches me about 1 time a month, and i was just wondering if there is any way not to have ribbons and tails, because the only ones i find have them.

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Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !

Total posts: 4224
you can always remove them, no ?

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The Welcome Matt

Location: Manchester NH USA

Total posts: 193
Posted:I started out with shoe laces and glowsticks. They are very light weight compared to poi, but you can weigh them down... also tennis balls work nicely to learn on.

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Location: new zealand

Total posts: 210
Posted:i used to get plain tennis balls and put small holes in them, the tie a knot in some string and jamm the knot through the hole. its a pretty easy way of avoiding tails without having to maim you poi!


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the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Or, get the ribbons and tails and tie them up with a rubber band. Then you have them to play with but not when learning.

Balled up socks and shoe strings is what I learned on.

Buzz Poi allow you to tuck in the tails, and with the addition of a short ribbon to tie them up, you can untuck them when you please.

I also made a set of my own heavily weighted practice poi from swatches of cloth, kidney beans and cording.

Just be creative!

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Location: Bristol / London / Norwich / C...

Total posts: 521
Posted:When I used to work in the drome (R.I.P ) in london a great thing everyone used to do was to get a

brightly coloured pair of long socks or leggings or something along those lines and ram a tennis ball

down each one. sounds odd but its great for practicing especially if your having

a problem with tails.

Failing this do what everyone does when they first ever hear of poi.



[ 09 April 2002, 21:43: Message edited by: garbo ]

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Location: Texas

Total posts: 46
Posted:Thank you for all of the help yall

Walking slowly through the rain, with out worries ther's no pain, when you see a shooting star, all your problems seem so far, if you give true love and trust, just give me all you got.


GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:From a Thrift store i managed to buy a pair of brightly coloured monkey plush toys that have really long thin tails. blue and orange, they were designed as hanging toys but i couldn't walk past them without imagining how they'd be like to twirl with. will post a silly photo of them here when i can...

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