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poikid
BRONZE Member since Oct 2003

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Location: Sultan,WA, USA

Total posts: 68
Posted:ok i've been practicing alot of wraps lately. i've gotten about 5 of them down really well but theres a problem. my arms, are killing me, and my legs. any tips on how to make these darn wraps less painful? its not the poi hitting it, its the strings *rubs arms*, i swear they're gonna rip through the flesh soon. i already searched around the forums but it was like finding a needle in a haystack, there were thousands of them. any tips? heeelp!

the kid


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firetwirl_net


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Location: australia

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Posted:not sure

what do u use when u practice

maby try diferent types of poi

experiment

i have never herd this bfor

cya
michael


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Shivian


Shivian

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Location: Carbondale, IL, USA

Total posts: 31
Posted:quote:Originally posted by the kid:
...its not the poi hitting it, its the strings *rubs arms*, i swear they're gonna rip through the flesh soon...are your poi strings rubbing against you when your praticing? is this what's causing the irritation?


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Oh, you can't help that, said the Cheshire Cat: we're all mad here.

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

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Posted:i had this problem, its like the chords on your poi are sawing through your arm *ouch*

2 solutions, wear something with long sleeves, make some sock poi. hope this helped


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frostypaw


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Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Total posts: 643
Posted:Having read a number of your posts it's clear you spin pretty fast right?

SPIN SLOWLY

that is all.


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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

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Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:yo,

I agree witht the lowlander above, but also. It happens, I was so into wraps for a while i had to stop, cos of the brusises and stuff.

maybe try not pulling the cord when its wrapped, especially of you go in right they should just recoil without any help, or even just a little flick of the limb.

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poikid
BRONZE Member since Oct 2003

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Location: Sultan,WA, USA

Total posts: 68
Posted:alrighties thanks for the tips ^.^ it'll definitally help. oh i only have one pair of poi at the moment so i cant switch them around much. and also unfortunately my mom doesnt have any more stuff for me to make more *sniff* lol oh well. and as for your post frost... i dont always spin fast. only when i have a trick completely down , thats when i go fast. not for learning. lol if i was trying to go fast on these wraps i wouldnt have any arms left

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MillenniuM
PLATINUM Member since Jul 2003

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Location: , USA

Total posts: 595
Posted:If you're using nylon chords, stop Get some old shoestrings and learn wraps with those if you have only materials from home, or get some ballchain from the HOP store.

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Shivian


Shivian

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Location: Carbondale, IL, USA

Total posts: 31
Posted:or go to a local general store and get some chain cut, it's much cheaper then having it shipped cross country or cross PLANET!

But I don't want to go among mad people, Alice remarked.
Oh, you can't help that, said the Cheshire Cat: we're all mad here.

--Alice in Wonderland

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:use some chain instread of string/cord. its wider and so the pressure on your arm is distributed across a wider area rather that focussed on a small patch of skin.

for me the best wrap chain cant be found in a harward - i used kind of s-loop chain used commonly on dog leads.

good luck!


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Grayforth
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

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Location: Santa Barbara, USA

Total posts: 42
Posted:I agree with Mellennium, ball-chain and shoestrings. nylon cords = rope burns. I am still learning wraps, but ball-chain has worked for me so far.

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