Achluophobia
Magical Sock Dancer
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Member Since: 1st Jul 2003
Total posts: 255
Posted:Last night I was practcing poi and I saw the people were staying with's dog leash. It's about twice the length that is recomened to as the maximum length. But me being fairly new to Poi, had to try it, so it got it, attacted my glow stick and started to twirl in their back yard. It was kind of fun twrling with it so I went and got their other dog leash, hooked it up too my other glow stick and twirled them both. Hard to do some moves though, and wraps seem impossible. So has anyone else tried useing really long chains without useing stilts?

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:standong on a stool or a fence is kinda neat! at public events sometimes i mount bins (no.. not that kinda way, filthy monkey!) but as a disclaimer it's a dumb thing to do. but funny.
yes, bins are sexy.


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Astar
member
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Member Since: 8th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1591
Posted:Wrap the chains around your hands once or twice to shorten them so you can do some moves and then unwrap to go back to long chains, which practice you can smoothly wrap-unwrap chains on your hands to shorten/lengthen them.

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:another neat long-poi trick 2 do is when they are fully extended, just hop as they approach the ground. you might look like antzinthepantz, but the penquins will love you.

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Red_RaveN
Neo - Hippie
Location: Sala, Slovakia
Member Since: 8th Jun 2003
Total posts: 358
Posted:A friend of mine has poi that are about 1.5 metres long... (5 ft?) she wraps them for ideal lenght but I have tried to spin them full lenght... It is different and interesting, wraps are possible but really hard... I'm thinking of making long poi myself. It's fun.

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Mozy
Mozy

*.. If ya can't be Good, Be Good at it..*
Location: In Melbourne at the moment
Member Since: 21st Apr 2003
Total posts: 147
Posted:I found long chains alot easy to turn on the btb weave from rev to fwd. But now i have shorter cahins it's alot harder for me.

MAYBE IT"S JUST ME

Mozy


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Achluophobia
Magical Sock Dancer
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Member Since: 1st Jul 2003
Total posts: 255
Posted:So there's nothing wrong with having really long chains?

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MikeIcon
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Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:Not if youre comfortable with them and can use em well.

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We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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Achluophobia
Magical Sock Dancer
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Member Since: 1st Jul 2003
Total posts: 255
Posted:Okay. I think it would be really cool if someone could do a show with really long chains and have alot of length changing and do things such as going from say a windmill with the chains at full length then shortening them while doing the trick, do it with the shortened chains, do a giant windmill, then go back to the full length.

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Catastrophic
member
Location: Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Member Since: 15th Apr 2003
Total posts: 44
Posted:I have always wanted to try spinning poi Wushu double chain whip style, using 4 or 5 footers, but dang, it would take a lot of practice...and they tend to behave differently than the shorter poi do in the middle of a trick, there is always the "Whoops! What happened there?" factor...

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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:quote: So there's nothing wrong with having really long chains? wrong? with twirling theres not many rules. play around with different equipment cos you can do whatever you want! i use 120cm dog chains - the type of link used wraps really well and smoothly.

"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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