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graphicvi0lencemember
21 posts
Location: Lake Dallas, TX


Posted:
You can tell was made by a beginner. lol, anyway. I took the straps (finger loops) and string from my zuni's, and threaded a keyring through a glow in the dark street hockey ball...this should be fun

Lt Furlongmember
21 posts
Location: Sydney


Posted:
I just made myself a practice pair last night out of string, gaffa, 2 tennis balls and 2 screws.

Screw goes into ball, string goes around screw, tighten screw so tennis ball doesn't fly off and bean the dog, then roll and fold some lengths of gaffa to make the handles
About as DIY as you can get!

I'm planing on wrapping more tape around the balls to give them some more weight (and to stop the damn dog going after them!)

master sodiummember
536 posts
Location: carson city, nevada


Posted:
its all about the socks and glowsticks.

you can't have a war against terrorism because war IS terrorism.it's not about worshipping fire. its about making the fire want to worship you.


The Welcome Mattmember
193 posts
Location: Manchester NH USA


Posted:
have fun.. aren't street hocket balls kinda heavy? just watch yer shins

I dreamt that I ate a 10 pound marshmellow and then when I woke up, my pillow was gone!


Celestemember
48 posts
Location: Birmingham, Ala USA


Posted:
Good luck with the practice poi...a word of advice, balled up socks on shoestrings work really well...I resorted to this method after my practice chains w/tennis balls knocked a hole in the celing one rainy day...the landlord was not happy! becareful inside!

Life is serious, but art is fun!


graphicvi0lencemember
21 posts
Location: Lake Dallas, TX


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by The Welcome Matt:
have fun.. aren't street hocket balls kinda heavy? just watch yer shins
They're low density..they suprisingly hurt less than my Zuni's

Lt Furlongmember
21 posts
Location: Sydney


Posted:
This is how hooked on poi i am....

Bored at the office, no calls coming in.
I grab a length of cat5 network cable, cut it to length, wrap the ends in paper and sticky tape.....presto, office poi!

Paddyback from the dead...sort of
884 posts
Location: 4341'N 7938'W


Posted:
Broke my practive glowsticks once while I was learning, and I was so desperate to keep going I replaced them with the only thing I could find...padlocks. NEVER do this!

P.S. I think we need a smiley who's in pain. It would be so applicable to this board. <--- These two need to have a kid, it would look about right

graphicvi0lencemember
21 posts
Location: Lake Dallas, TX


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by Paddy:
<--- These two need to have a kid, it would look about right
lmao, that's kinda funny..

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