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tricksen
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Location: lake district,england
Member Since: 13th Apr 2002
Total posts: 29
Posted:ball chain or wire poi,what is the difference between ?could someone please let me know!! which will be lighter?

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 995
Posted:Tricken

Ball chain is heavier than Wire
Wire is light and fast
Ball chain is slower will never kink
Wire requires a swivel in it to free movement
Each ball in ball chain is a swivel
Wire is far cheaper than ball chain

Hope that helps

Malcolm


"May your balls always burn"

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streetsmurf
streetsmurf

newbie
Location: colorado usa
Member Since: 13th Oct 2004
Total posts: 5
Posted:not that this will help but i have been spinning fire for 5 yr's i strated with glow sticks and shoe strings but what i am saying is i have tryed it all and i love my ball chains and hate the wire it kinks and when you spin fire kinking is a bad thing lol

love live and swing with fire P.L.U.R.R

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Mark P
Mark P

old hand
Location: Bath, England
Member Since: 26th Oct 2001
Total posts: 1031
Posted:If you do any wraps then I would highly recomend getting ball chains as wraps are far easier with ball chain.

Malcolm has summed up the pros and cons fairly well.

Mark x


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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:ubblove ballchain ubblove

an endless love affair for me...


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"if i jump in the fire, will you?"
Location: USA, wishing I was in SA
Member Since: 1st Jul 2004
Total posts: 633
Posted:psssst : ball chain wink

i like breaking the Law frown , of Gravity wink !

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Mags The Jedi
Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK
Member Since: 30th May 2004
Total posts: 2020
Posted:I started with link chain, moved to cable, and am now firmly in the ball chain camp. It rules.

"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

Bill Hicks, February 1988

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poiromaniac
poiromaniac

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Location: australia, tasmania
Member Since: 28th Oct 2004
Total posts: 97
Posted:i started with cable, that felt restricting i thort. then i got chains, love them to bits. just borrowed my neighbours poi with ball chain, i dont feel any diff spinning chain versus ball chain, but the balls do look rather funky i think clap

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Lillie Frog
Lillie Frog

not a stranger
Location: wales
Member Since: 31st May 2004
Total posts: 558
Posted:I use cable at the mo, and really stiff cable at that, cos its some cable pinced off a motor bike (don't know what it was for, and I don't care. Not my prob)

It's good for not tangeling, but you can't wrap it at all.
Bending and fastening it to put the swivels on was a nightmare.

I'm going to get ballchain.
I think it will be better.


Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road

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mico
mico

freedom in chains
Location: San Francisco & Oxford
Member Since: 20th Jul 2004
Total posts: 176
Posted:Written by: Lillie Frog

I use cable at the mo, and really stiff cable at that, cos its some cable pinced off a motor bike (don't know what it was for, and I don't care. Not my prob)




Erm, I suspect that was the brake cable eek

I use cable for fire as I think it looks cool, I like the simplicity and it is supposed to stop me from doing certain
tricks I perhaps don't want to be doing with fire (like neck wraps), but it doesn't. I can't think of any other advantages, and ball chain is cool for changing length on the spin - you got a swivel everywhere weavesmiley Heavier though, if you like long poi.


~peace is a fire~

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mico
mico

freedom in chains
Location: San Francisco & Oxford
Member Since: 20th Jul 2004
Total posts: 176
Posted:Oh, and the HOP shop sells some pretty neat ball-chain
connectors (for putting handles on etc.) rolleyes


~peace is a fire~

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mico
mico

freedom in chains
Location: San Francisco & Oxford
Member Since: 20th Jul 2004
Total posts: 176
Posted:
Shame they have to come all the way from NZ!


~peace is a fire~

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Kombi guy
Kombi guy

HOP OM
Location: HOP Central, New Zealand
Member Since: 21st Nov 2003
Total posts: 223
Posted:Hey Mico, it doesnt take that long for the HOP store to deliver the items you want from NZ to your door step. Check it out.....

International Air provides delivery in approximately 9 days around the world. Except for Canada which can take 4-6 weeks (We suggest using courier for Canadian orders)

Target delivery days are for major cities and exclude weekends and public holidays.

Courier delivery is also available to some destinations, and takes 3 to 4 working days. Target delivery days are for major cities and exclude weekends and public holidays.

Delivery to other areas or where your item is dutiable or is held in customs may take a little longer.

The delivery times given are approximate and delays can sometimes occur.
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Amanita
member
Location: Halifax, NS
Member Since: 22nd Mar 2004
Total posts: 157
Posted:Canadian orders usually come far quicker than that..It's just the holidays backing up customs:(
I've gotten orders from HOP really quickly, the only exception were my rainbows. Those took longer, but it IS the holiday backup.

As for wire leashes, after all the wire rope stuff we learned during my crane course, I would be too paranoid about those- it's chains all the way for me!


"Do not meddle in the affairs of Tower Cranes, for you are soft and would look better when squashed by a full concrete bucket"

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Kombi guy
Kombi guy

HOP OM
Location: HOP Central, New Zealand
Member Since: 21st Nov 2003
Total posts: 223
Posted:We have been noticing a massive delay in getting HOP orders into Canada for a few months now and yes some people have been receiving their orders within the standard delivery times alot of other people have unfortunately been waiting upto 5 weeks or so (in Canada), hence the reason we placed in the FAQ section on the site about Canadian delivery times taking longer. Infact out of all the countries HOP deals with canada seems to always take the longest to get parcels through customs. The Christmas season always puts a strain on any postal/customs service in any country though. So hopefullly the delays for Canada will settle after Christmas.
Happy twirling weavesmiley ubbloco weavesmiley


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