onewheeldave
Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:Here's an unusual type of poi I've been using for a couple of weeks made from juggling rings.

Actualy had the idea a long time ago but never followed it up as I assumed that the rings would clash.

However, air resistance keeps them straight so they work well.

Should warn you that they REALLY hurt if they hit you, especially on the head, I, recommend caution and slow spinning. They look so innocent but they're the scariest bit of kit I've got, more so than my fire meteors, nunchuks etc.

If you want to make a set swivels are esential, cos air restistance keeps them straight the cord/chains tend to become very twisted- for the same reason chain is probably preferable to cord.

Here's a short clip of me using them: -

http://www.davidpanther.plus.com/movies/dave_ring1.wmv
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(right click and 'save as...' for best results)

One thing that's quite distinctive about them is the way they look with arm wraps, there's a good example at beginning of clip; it's a beautiful effect when it works.

Cheers to Tempest for shooting the footage.


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:wicked!

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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ASTRO FAERIE
ASTRO FAERIE

ummmmmmm.............
Location: Rotherham, UK
Member Since: 4th Mar 2003
Total posts: 724
Posted:They do work surprisingly well, it feels like you are slicing through the air when you spin them, they look and feel great. But...... just don't hit your knees with them, it hurts!

Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
will we realise that we
cannot eat money.

Cree Indian, 1909

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Zoltar
Zoltar

Beginner
Location: Beyond Time, South of Melbourn...
Member Since: 6th Nov 2002
Total posts: 282
Posted:Look very funky

UV active colored rings would look awesome under blacklite.

... hmmmmm..... wonder if Zoltress would notice a pair of rings missing....


So much fire, so little body hair...

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:My thoughts exactly!
*wanders off to find his juggling rings and the black-light*


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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