Xtremely Flameable
member
Location: Cairns, Queensland
Member Since: 23rd Apr 2003
Total posts: 95
Posted:Hey I was just wondering I have seen a few pictures of beaming poi in use but I have never seen anyone use them around where I live. I was thinking about buying my own pair but I wanna know if they are worth it. I mean I have used fire all the time and have never tried the glowing equipment. Can anybody help me.

When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.

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Yoyo
member
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2003
Total posts: 25
Posted:My mate got some last year and they're fab! Definately worth it in my opinion and a nice alternative to fire as well.

A beautiful person needs no other merit than they're own existence!

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Word of warning though:
They look lovely and I personally find them a great weight. But by-golly-gee they HURT when they hit you.
And believe me, it's a case of when they hit you, not it...

Having said that they look lovely, even off under UV/Black light they look cool.


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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i8beefy2
i8beefy2

addict
Location: Ohio, USA
Member Since: 24th Mar 2003
Total posts: 674
Posted:I just want to restate my prior problem with them (the pain) with an added reason why some kind of rubber outercoating would be awsome. If you really get going with these things and they should HAPPEN to smash into each other because you messed up, hard plastic breaks.

My current set have cracks and stress marks all over em... not that big of a problem because they seem to hold up still. But the electronics inside, from being jarred around so much, are... sketchy. They turn on and off as I swing em around now unless I can knock them just right in a wrap to make them stay on.

I love the things, but don't try to go fast with them, and DO NOT let them hit anything, especially each other or certain areas of your anatomy which may hurt more than others...


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ardenter
newbie
Location: Denver, CO
Member Since: 11th Jun 2002
Total posts: 37
Posted:These are great, they have a good weight to them, and they are very sturdy. Never had a problem with mine at all.
Though, yes, they can cause serious injury.


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rftek
member
Location: college station, tx
Member Since: 26th Oct 2001
Total posts: 101
Posted:i8beefy2:
try putting a penny/foil/something conductive on top of the batteries. that should keep em from blinking.


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Jello
ambiguous
Location: Mpls, MN, USA
Member Since: 29th Jan 2002
Total posts: 646
Posted:Battery life question: how long? My complaint with led type poi so far is that they all seem to eat batteries, which are not at all cheap.

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Ro
member
Location: Kamloops, B.C, Canada
Member Since: 3rd May 2003
Total posts: 57
Posted:What do you guys think... Should I buy some, or should I make some? Up to now I've basically got home made everything staff and poi

I got a friend with a hell of alot of left over electronics and he could put something together... Think it's worth the trouble, am I just on crack for thinking like this?


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Jello
ambiguous
Location: Mpls, MN, USA
Member Since: 29th Jan 2002
Total posts: 646
Posted:*bump for the battery question*

and the canadian's question as well


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ardenter
newbie
Location: Denver, CO
Member Since: 11th Jun 2002
Total posts: 37
Posted:I always use the Lithium Ion batteries, and I get a VERY long life out of these.

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 995
Posted:If they flicker, just clean the switch bar in the battery cap with a pencil eraser.
Battery life is 30+ hours
All information as shown in the shop ...

Details
1 unit = A pair of poi
12 Month Manufacturers Warranty
62mm Diameter Ball
Nylon strap handles
Four powerful 4600mcd "sunbright" LED's per ball
Simple flush rotary on/off switch
Uses cheap to buy size AA batteries (requires two per ball)
Long battery life with 30hours+ of amazing lighting effect
Easy to replace batteries
Water and Dust resistant
Made from super high velocity impact resistant ABS plastic (non toxic)
Fluorescent ball colours also glow under UV light
Fully Recyclable
No charging equipment required


"May your balls always burn"

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arsn
arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 1903
Posted:Written by:
Originally posted by Malcolm
Fully Recyclable



I hear they make great christmas tree decorations rolleyes


I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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MikeIcon
MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:Good? Maybe. Expensive? Hell yeah!

::Wishes Santa decorates my entire tree with red and green beamers this year::


Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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ardenter
newbie
Location: Denver, CO
Member Since: 11th Jun 2002
Total posts: 37
Posted:Glowsticks being 99 cents per one, it is DEFINATELY worth getting beaming poi if you go through sticks quickly. (Experienced only, please)
Even so, they look good during the day and great at night, mine are orage/red and give off kind of a sparkly gemstone looking effect. I get compliments on my beaming poi more than any other toy I have used in public, even Rav'n or Photon 3 lights.


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Bird
Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:Beaming poi RULE!!!!

They are easily the best poichase I have made!

Although mine have been slightly (ok, completely) modified to have 1 red, 1 blue, 1 green and 1 yellow LED in each, I'll get some piccys up when I get some decent ones taken (falmouth weekend hopefully)


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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funken
funken

journeyman
Location: Germany
Member Since: 27th Feb 2004
Total posts: 92
Posted:i also have the problem with the flickering also when that bar is clean it presses one button on the battery inside that the battery gets no contact with the bar hope you all understand
but definateli i like them much but they realy hurt if they hit you
#grets


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Bird
Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:I seem to remember from when I was investigating mine for their "adjustments" that the problem was down to the battery with the positive terminal pointing down into the ball, compressing the spring slightly more than the other battery, this causes a temporary loss of the connection - hence flickering.

Hope this helps.

peace


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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leeeaaaaaa
Member
Location: Tennessee, USA
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 2
Posted:Invest in rechargable batteries. I finally bought some for my digi cam, and then got more for everything else I own that uses batteries, including my beaming poi. I can't believe I never used them before, and it's better for the environment.

As far as the beaming poi are concerned. They HURT LIKE HELL if they beam you in the head, which is the only place they ever seem to hit me. The second time one him me, it popped up from momentum after I had stopped spinning them, and it still hurt a lot. So I really don't spin mine as much as I thought I would when I bought them.


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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)
Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)

resident bagpiper
Location: Vermont, USA
Member Since: 12th Jul 2003
Total posts: 342
Posted:i use kerosene powered glow poi!

Q:What's the difference between the Great Highland Bagpipes and the Northumbrian Pipes?
A:The Great Highland Pipes burn longer.

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griffin
griffin

feminine tiddly pom
Location: cambs england
Member Since: 4th Jun 2004
Total posts: 505
Posted:i dunno, if you've seen them, but theres these toys which consist of three balls, some with glowy bits inside, attched or looped around a piece of string or elastic, that is you bounce or twirl around look really confusingly impressive-d'ya reckon they would work? they are very small tho, and probably not heavy enough, but does anyone know what im talking about and tried them?

in state of metamorphosis

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polythene
veteran
Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:Astrojax smile

The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.

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griffin
griffin

feminine tiddly pom
Location: cambs england
Member Since: 4th Jun 2004
Total posts: 505
Posted:yer-them funny things, have they been tried or Am I Just Being Silly?

in state of metamorphosis

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MikeIcon
MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:They've been tried. They're too small for day poi and the glowing ones are too dim for good night poi. Not a good set of poi, good for what they're made for though.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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griffin
griffin

feminine tiddly pom
Location: cambs england
Member Since: 4th Jun 2004
Total posts: 505
Posted:thankyou, ill grab some and jiggle them round and round, but on their designated strings. cheers
and back to beaming poi...


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saffire
member
Location: North Queensland,. Australia
Member Since: 8th Sep 2001
Total posts: 27
Posted:I recently bought two sets of Diamond Blue Astrojax and converted them into one set of poi. Each poi has 3 astrojax balls and they have fabulous blue led's that are beautifully bright. The astrojax with different colours are nowhere near as bright and look kinda dodgy though. Worked out about half the price of the beaming poi ( sorry, I am a student and am always broke) Because of the strobe effects you can change the variations on each ball which is pretty nice, 3 different strobes on each side. I guess that not everyone would like them, but I love mine!!

DONT PANIC
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:I have found astrojax to be rather fragile though - even for astrojaxing, much less poi...

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:I ve done that as well but found them to be too light to spin around although they did look very pretty.

smile


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Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...
Member Since: 1st Sep 2004
Total posts: 2719
Posted:I converted a pair of Woolworth's best Mood Lights...

Silicon outside (doesn't hurt as much) and a large colour changing LED inside...

3 in a pack + recharger

I would tell you how to make em, but Im trying to make some money out of it...


ohmygodlaserbeamspewpewpew!
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Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...
Member Since: 1st Sep 2004
Total posts: 2719
Posted:OOh, how about fibreoptic cord?

Im going to try it sometime soon...


ohmygodlaserbeamspewpewpew!
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darkpoet
darkpoet

Irish
Location: Dallas.........ish
Member Since: 14th May 2003
Total posts: 525
Posted:just saying to whomever started this thread...
make a note on how almost every comment talks about how badly these things hurt when you screw up..ive had one mild concussion from them, and damaged a nerve in my arm (couldnt feel my left pinky and ring finger for bout 4 months).... they really are VERY PAINFUL and a bit on the dangerous side


Jesus saves sinners and redeems them for cash and
prizes

Co-Founder of Keepers of Light

Educate yourself about the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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