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Nimska


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Location: Manchester

Total posts: 48
Posted:I've only been doing poi for a month or so, and i got the beginner ones from HOP's shop as my first set. Thing is, I'm not sure if they're too light. Maybe I should weight them down or sumthin?

Also, when I try for certain moves that I know I can do the slightest breeze gets me all tangled up.

Is this just me or are my tails too long?

I want to make myself some simple tennis ball ones, any suggestions on how to do this?

so many questions!

cheers guys

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

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Posted:What I did for tennis balls was just take a sharp knife and drill 2 holes about an inch apart into the balls. Then thread a key ring through the holes. You can also cut a slot into the bottom to add change as to make them heavier.

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Posted:maybe lighter is ok if your learning, because it hurts less.... up to u though.

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Nimska


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Location: Manchester

Total posts: 48
Posted:cheers people.
I'll do the keyring thing today ...as soon as I find those tennis balls in the pigstye I call my house...

what about the tail thing? Is that just me not getting my swing quite right d'ja think?

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MikeIcon
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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

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Posted:Your tails may be screwing you up. Ive never used poi with tails so I cant really say from experience but you might want to remove them (if possible) until you get better control.

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

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Zoltar
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Zoltar

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Posted:The tails may be 'screwing you up', but they will force you to get the planes right.

Sure, maybe tie up the tails when learning a new move, but set them free when you are practicing the move as it will force you to get the planes and the timing right...... IMHO



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