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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:I got a set of beaming poi a few months ago and have been having a problem with one of them from the start. The one flickers on, off, and dimmed. I havent taken it apart yet because Im afraid to break it even more but it doesnt seem to be a problem with the connections to the batteries. Only thing I can think of is a loose connection somewhere inside the ball. Has anyone else had a similar problem and can tell me how to fix it?

Ive read a lot about how good HoP products and services are and I believe them...But so far, my experiences havent been too great. Not only is this happening but when I first ordered them, they arrived without chains (I ordered the chained set). Malcolm did send me a set of chains after I contacted him but that was another week or two I had to wait for something that was supposed to be a birthday present.

I understand that these things happen but why must they all happen to me

[ 06. August 2003, 12:54: Message edited by: Royal ]


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and torch the rough patches.

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1019
Posted:Royal,

Sounds like you have some dirt on the contact bar/switch. Get a rubber and rub it across the metal switch bar to clean it. That normally fixes the flickering. If that does not do it email us the order details and we can send you a replacement as it is still under our 12 month warranty.

I would have complained much sooner if you were having a problem. We always fix things ASAP.
Remember I am only an email away and I am eager to help you out.


May your balls always burn

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Thanks, Malcolm. That seems to have fixed the problem indeed. Reason I havent said anything earlier is because I figured it was something I could fix and its just been getting progressively worse over time. I also figured Id ask on the boards for a quick fix before taking it to email. Thanks again though.

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

-Me

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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Location: New Zealand

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Posted:Thanks Royal,

I am pleased they are working now.
Happy spinning

Malcolm


May your balls always burn

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:I had that problem too...one of the LEDS were cracked..so i sent them back....but they never arrived in NZ.



poo.


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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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Location: New Zealand

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Posted:Jon,

How long ago did you send them and what delivery service?
If they are undeliverable they are normally returned to sender. Sometimes that can take 2-3 months.

Our address is

Home of Poi
39 Woodbury Street
Christchurch, 8004
New Zealand.

or

Home of Poi
PO Box 6271
Christchurch
New Zealand


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:yes...i know..

dunno what my dad sent them by..

and i didnt get return to sender...this was last year...EASILY!

probably cos i wrote the funniest ever recipient you have ever seen.

i wont spoil the suprise IF they arrive soon tho..


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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:I have a problem with beamers too - they're a bit too light

Scarily, I'm only joking a little. I picked some up the other day after spinning my sock poi and was shocked at how much lighter they were than my socks
I think I'm going to have to start cutting back on how much weight I put in my poi.


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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jemima (jem)
SILVER Member since Dec 2002

jemima (jem)

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Location: london, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1750
Posted:i have now found out that beamers are evil ! they make a nasty smacking noise when they hit eachother at speed ! and I make a nasty ooch noise when they hit my leg

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Always Acknowledge

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Mozy
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Mozy

*.. If ya can't be Good, Be Good at it..*
Location: In Melbourne at the moment, Au...

Total posts: 147
Posted:It has come to my attention that im haven probs with the beamers as well. I once had the flickering but i fixed that cause i read the widdle book that come with the set. hehe

Oh one more thing. The wire hoops on the beamers. there are becoming very loose is this normal or.....

Mozy


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

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Posted:The wires on mine have become loose enough to swivel as well. Doesnt seem to hinder anything and they still seem to be attached firmly so I dont think its a problem.

As for weight, when I first got them, I thought they were heavy as hell. They were my first poi and I was used to glow sticks at the time. After a bit, I made some tennis ball heads and put some change in them. Gradually I increased their weight and now they weigh a bit more than my beamers. Now it seems wierd that they are so light but IMO they are a good weight. If your normal practice poi are that much heavier than beamers, I would suggest lowering the weight a bit. Beamers are similar in weight to most fire heads so ya dont wanna go too heavy if ya plan on spinning fire.


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

-Me

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Location: , United Kingdom

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Posted:SCREW THE METALY BITS BACK DOWN!!

i cant stress how important this is...if that carries on....the beamer will eventually fly off mid spin and deny a man of having children.

or woman of...um...errr...dunno....but something very important though..


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:I dont think you can screw them down. They dont seem to be threaded. You might have an older set as I know there was a change in how the beamers are made. They now have a loop of wire as a connection point.

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

-Me

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Mozy
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Mozy

*.. If ya can't be Good, Be Good at it..*
Location: In Melbourne at the moment, Au...

Total posts: 147
Posted:Question.... How you screw them back on...
I have sat there for ages turning the wire one then the other, but still nothing!!!!

So Malcolm if you could help me, i would love ya to the world

i would rather appreciate it

Mozy


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Mozy
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

Mozy

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Location: In Melbourne at the moment, Au...

Total posts: 147
Posted:please, please, please Malcolm help me... what should i do

watching the world go by!!!!

Trick ferret on the making hehe!!!!
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