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PoiBox


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Location: Bangkok

Total posts: 85
Posted:I thought about attaching some loop to the juggling Glow Balls via screw of super glue and this way creating an affordable glow poi that would have a beautiful sphere-glow. And the Charger would only cost 12 bugs. Reusable as often as you want and all toghether less than 30 bugs.

I just asked Malcolm about it and he says that quote: The ball is made from some rubber or PVC? Not strong enough for a screw hook
or glue may not stick and suggest to put in in a bag or something like that. A net would work in my oppinion but it would loose this
SUPER-BEAUTIFUL AEROTECH GLOBALL LIKE LOOK
And I dont want to give up on this idea that fast.
Any craftsman around that could help. Shouldnt a small dowel work ??

thx in advance


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:mesh material (like the stuff some fruit come in) works fine and mostly doesn't cover the poi the way a bag would. problem is that if you've more speed than grace like me, then prepare to lose the mesh over the space of 1 weekend in the bush

good luck and may the poi be with you.


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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

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Location: Auckland

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Posted:How about drilling a hole the entire way through and then attaching a bolt and washer?

Obviously a bit of locktite or another thread glue woudl be a good idea too, but it might be easier and simpler?

Just thinking...


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frostypaw


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Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Total posts: 643
Posted:Do y'all get clothes washing tablets like we do here where you put them in a little bag in the drum?

I've only got one of the little bags but i'm lookign for a second as they appear ideal for this - might be worth checking out if you can find the bags seperately from teh tablets (detergent poi = silly)


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i8beefy2
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Location: Ohio, USA

Total posts: 674
Posted:I have talked to Aerotech about this. You'll notice on their website there are "Glow Poi" but they are not available yet, something about further testing needed. However, if you e-mail them, they WILL make you a pair. They claim something about a common failure point having to do with the charger post (He said "a few have come back", but I don't see why they would break unless you were really smacking them on something hard). I was thinking about getting a pair.

The net option I have seen in some video from here... I seem to remember a girl with a pink and green one I think. Looked like it worked just dandy, and would have the feel of sock poi.


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siliconslave


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Location: near guildford uk

Total posts: 36
Posted:quote:Originally posted by frostypaw:
might be worth checking out if you can find the bags seperately from teh tablets (detergent poi = silly) i know persel have stopped doing the bags with the detergent in the UK - you have to give them a call and they send one to you, maybe if you ask nicely they'll send you two cause you, er, do loads of washing


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

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Posted:for all your net needs:

persil

like bender said though, if times get hard you can always use those bags that oranges come in.

make sure you get some laces like these.

my nets are easily my favourite poi.
generally i use them with aerotech balls (even in the day because the weight distribution is similar to that of hedei clum's arse - ie. perfect) but when learning stuff that i'm likely to get hit with, i just chuck in a couple of regular juggling balls.


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squarefish
SILVER Member since Sep 2002

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Location: the state of flux

Total posts: 403
Posted:quote: Originally posted by frostypaw:
might be worth checking out if you can find the bags seperately from teh tablets (detergent poi = silly) silly? think about it under UV..... All those fuky particles of flourescent whitener could make them look like a blaze of light, and if they were to collide or just abrade against the fabric of the bag-- huge trails and maybe explosions of flourescent dust?

This sounds silly to you?
(I'm off to raid the cleaning store, anyone else coming with?)

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frostypaw


Great balls of fire
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Total posts: 643
Posted:ah ok that's a mighty fine idea

if you have a UV lamp to hand


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squarefish
SILVER Member since Sep 2002

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Posted:clubbing? lots of UV there!

(might help me stay a bit more summer fresh also) a change from the smoke and flame might be nice (yeah right)


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