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The Welcome Matt
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Location: Manchester NH USA
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 193
Posted:I just thought that I would review my new beaming poi. I was so excited today to finally get my new beaming poi in the mail.. The second I ripped the pakcage open I started swinging. I totally wasn't expecting them to clock me in the knees. They look really cool in the dark, but these things hurt like hell if you aren't swinging straight. This is the closest thing to fire that I have gotten because I def. don't think i'm good enough for fire yet and i don't have the money. If you in the same situation I still give a thumbs up to the beamers. They are cool looking but if your one of those who like to swing at excessive speeds, you might want to wear a helmet
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Yay for beaming poi!!!


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Carrey
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Location: London, England.
Member Since: 28th Dec 2001
Total posts: 180
Posted:Okay, so I bought two of the beaming balls, without the cords or anything and I have no idea how I'm supposed to attach them to anything for swinging...can you help me out??Cheers,C

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The Welcome Matt
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Location: Manchester NH USA
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 193
Posted:If you check out the shop on HOP they have a couple things that you can attach them to. They have these cool looking ball chains that clip right onto the ring and they have a thicker string with leather straps. I got the one with the leather straps and I kind of wish that I spent the extra 20 bucks to get the chains... I imagine that chains are a bit more challenging because they are heavier. That is my biggest problem in adjusting to the beaming poi because they are considerably heavier than my training poi.
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Good luck.Matt


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The Welcome Matt
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Location: Manchester NH USA
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 193
Posted:actually now that I think of it you could even take a trip to any hardware store and put together some thicker string and one of those key-chain like rings and had some sort of grip.. that would prob suffice.. but i think that the ones on the site are pretty decent.

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Urban_Culture
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Location: coventry, midlands, uk
Member Since: 21st Nov 2001
Total posts: 89
Posted:i got beamin poi this xmas n was v. impressed. they r gr8 i love um.

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Agni
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Location: Bet Oved, Israel
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2001
Total posts: 28
Posted:Yep, beaming poi sure are cool, but they're way too heavy to swing comfortably, and hurt like hell when they hit you
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Matt, if you're good enough to use beaming poi without killing yourself, you sure are good enough to use fire.It's far less dangerous. Really.


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Sol
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Location: Melmac
Member Since: 23rd Oct 2001
Total posts: 33
Posted:Agree- hitting myself with the beaming one is a totally new dimension of pain.

Sol

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Bigfoot
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Location: London, England
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 3
Posted:Take the batteries out, take the batteries out...:-)

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The Welcome Matt
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Location: Manchester NH USA
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 193
Posted:YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I dreamt that I ate a 10 pound marshmellow and then when I woke up, my pillow was gone!

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cyberpunkgrrl
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Location: London
Member Since: 26th Nov 2001
Total posts: 27
Posted:Tell me about it! *grin* My mate had her new ones for NYE(her staff hadn't arrived by then!
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)She told me to be careful but I didn't realise they'd be that heavy ( I only have light ones!)i only hit myself once or twice before I learnt to be a lot n=more careful! Probably a good thing!But we were in a field in the middle of nowhere and they looked AMAZING (but not as cool as the fire twirling! *grin*)


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Shibaki
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Location: Tampa, Fl
Member Since: 28th Mar 2001
Total posts: 309
Posted:you know, i bought some of these a while back, and i dont even take them out anymore. it comes down to safety for me. i personally consider fire safer than these any day of the week. i whenever i take out my beaming poi i find i dont dance at all because they are so dangerous and my style so erratic. i am wild with fire. if i were wild with BP, i dont even want to imagine... but, this is not to say that everyone should go out and light up first because it is 'safer'. to each their own, but for me, fire is so much safer.

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so_sumi
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Location: japan
Member Since: 7th Nov 2001
Total posts: 7
Posted:Use full body armour or lots of pain killers

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arsn
arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 1903
Posted:Say hello to the newest member of the beaming poi family... that's me...

I'm so impressed, the way the lights flicker and spark... so predie...

Now, I can't help but spin...


I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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pavement
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Location: york, uk
Member Since: 17th May 2003
Total posts: 121
Posted:I have a little bit of bone floating around in my cheekbone thanks to my beamers!! Ouch!! Still love `em, though

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Valura
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Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:Hooley dooley... chipped bones?
the beamers scare me...


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Stubbs
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Location: Kingston
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2003
Total posts: 31
Posted:And yet we call them "toys"...

Seriously, what's up with that? If I can kill a man with something I don't think it should be called a "toy".


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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:They are very leathal, but so bloody purdy...I was mesmorised..

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Eera
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Location: In a test pit, Mackay
Member Since: 29th May 2003
Total posts: 1107
Posted:Like venegeful jack-o-lanterns coming for you at high speed...

There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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Dunc
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playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:quote:Originally posted by The Welcome Matt:
They look really cool in the dark, but these things hurt like hell if you aren't swinging straight.

Yay for beaming poi!!! It does say they're not for beginners, and if you can't spin for a long time without hitting yourself it's probably best to stay away till you can...on the other hand it's good incentive to become good enough to not clock yourself!! Oh and I wouldn't recommend practising new moves either. Glad it hasn't put you off tho cuz they do look wicked!

I was with some jugglers at the weekend (Hello Pink Hater ) and they had some lovely balls (fnarr fnarr) that glowed much better than the beamers and were softer too, just enough to not break your cheek bones if you know what I mean!! Now I just have to figure out how to attach them to my chains!!!

Try fire, it doesn't hurt any where near as much if you do hit yourself and you don't really burn yourself either



Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Tao Star
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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 30th May 2003
Total posts: 1662
Posted:This is the closest thing to fire that I have gotten because I def. don't think i'm good enough for fire yet


Believe me - they're a whole lot more painful and dangerous than fire. Hitting yourself with fire really doesn't hurt - it just singes the hair.

Marf. XxX


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frostypaw
Great balls of fire
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Member Since: 28th Jul 2003
Total posts: 643
Posted:We so need to get you out of telford to witness the glow orgies at clapham common...


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I think both flid and i are working on beamer-beaters... forgot to ask if there'd been any progress for flid but my bits are in the post and should be with me soon...

fingers crossed they'll be quite bright

saw some beamers at the common during summer, most unimpressed really (sorry to the beamer fans)


I can SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Bird
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Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:My beamers should be here soon!!

*crosses fingers and sits next to the door waiting for the nice postman*

I hit myself in the face with Beth's beamers the other weekend while on holiday, several people heard the thump, but it didn't seem to hurt that much!

*shrugs*

maybe i'm just strange!?




My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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frostypaw
Great balls of fire
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Member Since: 28th Jul 2003
Total posts: 643
Posted:the soft and squidgy tissues of your eye must have absorbed the force

eeeeeeeeeewwwww


I can SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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