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Forums > Technical Discussion > HoP Poi handle + Beaming Poi = don't work

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Location: California
Member Since: 27th Jul 2003
Total posts: 28
Posted:Hello everyone, I have a pair of beaming poi, aswell as a pair of SS ball bearing chains from HOP with the Single loop handles.

Now my problem is, when I attach the Beaming Poi to the chain, it just doesn't work well, the grip just hurts, as if it can't support the weight of the poi, and it just feels like I don't have enough support. If I continue trying to use the chains with my beaming poi I end up cutting my hand up and getting blisters pretty bad.

What should I use for the handles??

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Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:with my beamers I use chain (not ball chain) and have made my own 'handles'. It's pretty easy to make some that suit your needs. It may have even been discussed before - you could do a search on making handles or something. I know in the past we've discussed leather handles, webbing type hanldes, putting sheep wool between leather and the handles...... smile


Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:I got the double loop handles with my set. They seem to be PERFECT for the beamers. Maybe thats all you need. If that doesnt help, they might just be too heavy for you and ya gotta work yer way up.

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Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:it may just be part of the process of toughening your hands up. as you spin more, you gradually callous up. now i rarely ever get blisters despite spinning for a few hours.


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Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:How are you holding the handles?

There's a couple of different ways to hold single loops handles and I find that some are less comfortable than others (which is why I use double loops smile )

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Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:I thought we were limited to 10kb or something for our avater?

and way off topic....


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Location: California
Member Since: 27th Jul 2003
Total posts: 28
Posted:Is that better??? ( my avatar )

I hold them the way home of poi shows in the beginner lessons, the regular ummm.... way.

I think the handles are just too thin, while I'm using them they will also kind of roll up on each other, the ones I have on my comet poi are alot nicer ><

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