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foobaa
foobaa

spinning for ages
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 16th Sep 2001
Total posts: 125
Posted:I often have random thoughts...some relate to poi...I put some elastic cord on a set of practice poi today...bouncy fun!!! When you go really fast, the circles get bigger...how about that for a performance thing?? Doing a weave or a windmill or something, and as you get faster and faster your poi circles get bigger and bigger, would be damn good for some one up on stilts...also the elastic cord makes a cool sound in the air, as do some of my "light tube" poi, which brings me to another random thought. Has anybody got poi with things that make noise on the end. You know, little howlers or whistles or something?? I am thinking like musical poi...the faster you go the higher the pitch...get a group and you might even be able to get a tune out of it!!! Anybody wanna join a poi orchestra?? I am going looking for something to build my musical poi out of today!!!------------------fe fi foo fun

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phunky
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Location: Edmonton, AB
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 877
Posted:I've used elastic poi before. They're very trippy to watch but i just hate spinning them.------------------[]Dhuong-Vu Truong==== []Dhunky ====

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Ajay
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Location: Oxford, U.K.
Member Since: 3rd Dec 2001
Total posts: 158
Posted:i dont know if you have them in the us but for thoses in england:have you ever seen those vortex things that you throw which make a whistle sound, you could attach one to a piece of string

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McFly
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Location: Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 7
Posted:I suppose small duck callers or something might work... not very musical however.You could probably make whistles out of metal tubing. As you spin would it work like blowing over the top of a bottle? I like that sound better than a higher pitch whistle (more like a flute).

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Gruff
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Location: Gloucester
Member Since: 9th Oct 2001
Total posts: 106
Posted:Hows about bullroarers?Being in good old Blighty means theyre quite hard to find over here but if you could get your hands on them Im sure you could give Crocodile Dundee a run for his money!!

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foobaa
foobaa

spinning for ages
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 16th Sep 2001
Total posts: 125
Posted:Yes, was thinking about the bullroarer idea, but from experience as a little un, I remember that depending on what way the roarer was spinning it would tend to veer in or out of the plane of spinning....I am going to look into this tho...Yeh and metal tubes on the end for whistles is what I am thinking, length and width of tube will have something to do with what note is produced I would think....kinda like a pan flute, you know the one where you are blowing over the top of bits of tube...It was the vortex things that first got me thinking about noisy poi...but those vortex howlers are not very musical....------------------fe fi foo fun

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Strange people. https://www.homeofpoi.com/shop2/details.asp?prodid=250&cat=200&path=


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HeliumDreamer
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Location: UK
Member Since: 10th Dec 2001
Total posts: 39
Posted:What about attatching those little fishing lights to your poi? (the ones fishermen attatch to their floats at night to see where they are - they're little tubes that glow when you bend them and mix the chemicals.)They're not musical but they sure would be pretty!
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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Helium Dreamer - Those are basically mini glowsticks only much smaller (and lighter) and don't last as long... I was spinning an annoying xmas reindeer which plays various carols at you if you squeeze it and got quite a cool doppler effect with it. It was also incredibly fun to smash on the ground and make it shut up... ------------------http://welcome.to/thehugbubble The Mug Shot Gallery MSN Poi Community Words to memerise, words hypnotise, words make my mouth exercise.

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foobaa
foobaa

spinning for ages
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 16th Sep 2001
Total posts: 125
Posted:ummm I already have my glow tubes, which basically like light sabres on handles...but they just make hollow tu be noises.......been therewant whistlestell ya what, i was practicing with a harmonica the other day...and for everyone who had seen one....well consider me intriged...give me till after the festive season....

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audax
audax

freelance bum
Location: Upstairs
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 286
Posted:There are way too many people posting on Christmas day.Two vortexes on poi would make people want to kill you within about 15 seconds I think. In the HOP shop is a product called a whirlie. Malcolm, I want a discount for advertising and forwarding information on your products.I ate too much.Hey foobaa, I was covered in little burns after Friday night. That was so much fun. Got home at 9 covered in soot and dust. Did you see those hacky guys?

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:I think, Audax, that you should be allowed a discount if you could justify promoting a product that I supplied a link to a full 4 days before you.In the same thread. It's not Like I even put it someplacve else. It's only a few posts above your own - you muppet.

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