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garthySILVER Member
old hand
717 posts
Location: Bristol, England


Posted:
Hi,

I'm going to make some Cone Poi and was wondering if any one had any hints, tips or
patterns, I have a rough idea of what I want to achive but anyones help would be much
appriciated and reduce fabric / time wastage.

I'm guessing 4 kite shaped shaped bits of material. so when you sew them
together you get a carrot shaped 'cone' of material. Then leaving the
top open a sutible ball can be poped in the end. Possibly with some sorta velcro
strap to hold the ball still. Then knot the tops and hey some cone Poi

Any suggestions / Tips

wave

"**grumble*spuriouswindmills*grumble**" - Coleman
"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx


duballstarSILVER Member
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Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
more questions for dom - what kind of material did you make yours out of to make the glo travel up the sock? is it the same sort of stuff used for tails? and what sort of shop sells such stuff? umm

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett


meepSILVER Member
....
344 posts
Location: Midlands - nr cov, United Kingdom


Posted:
Thanks for this post.. Having seen the cone poi in London and not being prepared to pay 20 for them i made my own using the basis of the measurements above.

End result:


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They have my bean bag thuds in the end and thus far, they are lovely. The drawstring needs work, but i have no string in the house ubbrollsmile

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garthySILVER Member
old hand
717 posts
Location: Bristol, England


Posted:
You can actually buy these from Oddballs in Camden. They don't have them on the web site but if you go ito the shop and ask nicly they'll sort you out.

They had a great big box of them last time. I paid 25 for mine which is a bit steep but they did look amazing in UV and are great to spin!

Although now I've gone and spilt them in about 3-4 places from two much spinning. After about 4-5 months they lasted!

I'm hopfully pursuaded someone to make me some more. biggrin

"**grumble*spuriouswindmills*grumble**" - Coleman
"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx


BirdGOLD Member
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Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: garthy


Although now I've gone and spilt them in about 3-4 places from two much spinning. After about 4-5 months they lasted!




Mine did that too! frown

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UCOFSILVER Member
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Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
*bump*

GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
I'll make some more then. From the magical orange fabric that took me 2 years to find and lasts for a lot longer than 4-5 months? biggrin

VixenSILVER Member
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Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
Could i possibly have some??? How much? xxx

tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.


colemanSILVER Member
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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
what are the chances of some white ones with nets in the end drew...?



with black stitching...?



awww go on...

go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on...




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pretty please?





ubbangel





cole. x

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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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UCOFSILVER Member
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Location: United Kingdom


Posted:

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You needed something involving kittens for maximum persuasion pressure...

wink

VixenSILVER Member
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Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
*trying not to think of a rude response* xxx

tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.


ShuBRONZE Member
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538 posts
Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN), South Africa


Posted:
I've been bouncing this sort of idea aroundin my head...

a fire version:
very small wick...
the smaller part of the "kite" shape is made from a fine wire mesh, kinda like mosquito mesh. fine enough to block a certain amount of heat, but big enough to allow the light from the flame through.
the larger part of the "kite" made from different heat resistant (but fairly "light") fabric. each plane of this section a different colour(ie. 4 colours).

the idea is that the firelight shines through the bottom of the cone and lights up coloured fabric.

(i wish i knew how to explain things better)

Regards hug

Shu
(Ice-E FyreStorm - Group Manager & Performer)

You know those people your parentals warned you about?... I'M ONE OF THEM! ubbloco
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TheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
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Location: High Wycombe, England


Posted:
Bumpity Bump Bump.

Does anyone know a way to add a thread to your favourites list without bumping it?

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


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Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
Down towards the bottom left of the page is what I have copied. Its at the bottom of each thread before you hit reply. Favourite thread marker is at bottom. Clicky on it and it nakes the thread a fave. Pm me if it doesnt make sense.


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GnorBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I make mine the same as the HOP ones now with a slit half way up to get the ball in/out. Saves the laces coming undone and makes it heaps easier.
Before though I was using dayglo cloth for the lacing so it make interesting pattern when spinning.

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Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu


TheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
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Location: High Wycombe, England


Posted:
Thanks biggrin

 Written by: Gnor


I make mine the same as the HOP ones now with a slit half way up to get the ball in/out. Saves the laces coming undone and makes it heaps easier.
Before though I was using dayglo cloth for the lacing so it make interesting pattern when spinning.



Yeah, I make (or get my mum to make wink ) mine with a slit in the side too, it lets you have a more rounded and cleaner looking end without any dangling bits.

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


SkulduggeryGOLD Member
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Location: Wales


Posted:
I like dangly bits biggrin.... but thats a whole other story.

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GnorBRONZE Member
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Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
Dayglo danglo bits biggrin

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Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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garthySILVER Member
old hand
717 posts
Location: Bristol, England


Posted:
I don't like dangly bits as when they're inside or inverted they sometimes hit you in the face

I tend to tuck the dangly bits in so this doesn't happen. biggrin

"**grumble*spuriouswindmills*grumble**" - Coleman
"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx


SkulduggeryGOLD Member
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8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
Yes I hate when the dangly bits hit you in the face and you're not ready for them ubblol

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UCOFSILVER Member
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Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
*thwap*

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SkulduggeryGOLD Member
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8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
Damn you could have warned me! eek ubblol

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GnorBRONZE Member
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Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
Have found a slit left near the side bottom is neater than a drawstring. Much easier to sew as well

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu


Adya MiriyanaGOLD Member
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6,554 posts
Location: Adelaide, Australia


Posted:
i tend to tie the drawstring tight as possible, knot it a few times then cut it. using weights other than juggling balls, so not necessary to be taking the balls in and out - much more permanent smile

might try some other designs once i'm on holidays wink
thanks guys

Mint SauceBRONZE Member
veteran
1,453 posts
Location: Lancs England


Posted:

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Can someone please tell me who made these (the poi in nicks feet) and can they make me a similar pair.

Iv just been trying to make some new poi and nothing is spinning the way I want it to. And I have great memories of using these (not sure if it was before or after nick had them in his feet maybe thats why I got athletes hand wink )

I think they where ether Mr Johnnys or Simians confused

Just iv been away from poi for so long I'm trying to recapture that feeling I once got
Also I'm super lazy and have to much work to do, so I cant go out and find the right material and stuff.


any one who remembers me HI wavehello (shy wave) (blush)

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)


Gayle......!SILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
2,444 posts
Location: Bristol !!!!!!, United Kingdom


Posted:
Drew or Fairie Ben....I reckon.
kiss

Gayle.....!


UCOFSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
Those are Truflight2.0's I believe as made by Drewsephina (Glass).
Not sure if they are available anymore though frown

Then again, if you can get a pair, they do enable you to spin 18.5% better planes. ubbrollsmile


(i miss you Tobi frown hug come back to us dude)

Mint SauceBRONZE Member
veteran
1,453 posts
Location: Lancs England


Posted:
Gayle are you still making custom poi for people???



If so any chance I could request a pair similar to these.

They are made of a non stretchy material quite a hard wearing fabric as I remember I'm sure other people could give a better description than me. redface



If your interested give me a pm ill try and give you a bit more detail I'm asking you as I loved then ones I saw at Elains party just a bit to stretchy and thin for me.



I miss you to John hug (jour post made me smile a lot thanks ubblove ) in fact I miss everyone Tobi's life is not to great right now. frown







Edit sorry Gayle just the link for your old sight was down just did a bit of searching round and found https://access.ukserver200.co.uk/~hyperloo/



Do you want me to E-mail the contact info on there with what I want?
EDITED_BY: Mint Sauce (1181903770)

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)


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