fee fairynewbie
34 posts
Location: Nr London, UK

what's the strangest thing your emergency poi have been made out of?

I went to a carnival/fete thing today...and saw a staff spinner, so i wanted Poi...there and then. ubbrollsmile

ubbideaI managed to win two pom poms...and then i used Balloon string.

They weren't heavy enough.
Oh well...i'll fix 'em somehow!

110 posts

Wallets with chains on.. very fun not at all effective but hey it was well woth a laugh:D

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

kiss for the Immortal Angel.


There are still others though wink

1,328 posts
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

used glowsticks, random school items, pieces of string, socks by themselves, a handbag, and not sure what else, I know there has been some random things, I just cant remember them...

The Real Fryed FishGod's illgitament son
1,489 posts
Location: state of confusion

tea bags, every time i make tea, i cant help it I HAVE TO SPIN THEM before i put them in the tea maker, all friends stare at me, thats when i stop

You can't avoid pain by fencing yourself from it.
Some times you need the help of others more than anything else
But you have to let them close enough to help......
People want to be needed, I found that out too

LazyAngelGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK

whistles on laces at the notting hill carnival

teddybears tied to string

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

My hairs on fireIf its got pistons or boobs, its gonna be expensive...
515 posts
Location: Cyprus

string from a council notice on a lamp-post an sum stones...pretty barbaric but it worked!
also rubberbands with lighters on the end. Used at work many a time.

Henry Hill - 'One day the kids from the neighbourhood carried my mothers groceries all the way home, you know why? It was out of respect'...

Hope all is well : )

NoddyToe Poking Bad Boy
2,865 posts
Location: Lake District UK

knees high socks with tennis balls in

Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

Mint SauceBRONZE Member
1,453 posts
Location: Lancs England

Written by: Mags The Jedi

shopping bags are always good. *agrees wholeheartedly*

with shopping in on the way home (i have done this it is quite a skill as the bags are usualu quite heavy)

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)

SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales

Did you have eggs in the bag?

Treasury tags tied together with an eraser tied to the end.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

IfritBRONZE Member
The GF of HoP
492 posts
Location: Somerset, England

two toy pirate swords must have been all of 5 hours ago smile

fire leads to creation

_pOp_BRONZE Member
Playing OldSchool Poi
593 posts
Location: amsterdam, Netherlands

just about anything really....
I love shopping bags (full) because of the weight and the size (untill they tear).
at work: microphone or instrument cables (i'm a soundengineer, you should see the bands staring at me when I unconsiously start swinging mic-cables around me)
and also all the things mentioned before in this thread.

most stupid thing done:
picked up a big pointy rock and a piece of electrical wire to play around with while waiting on a deserted parking lot with a big pile of bricks that we needed to get to town.
having only one piece of string it seemed like the perfect time to practice new moves with hand and body transgressions. untill i hit myself in the head while doing a 720 degree spin and had to walk 20 minutes (I have no mobile phone) with a heaavily bleeding eyebrow to find a chipshop to get some napkins to use as bandages.

meditate eRic.

I'm not normally a religious man, but if you're up there, save me, Superman!

23 posts
Location: cheyenne wyoming

well... not really "energency" poi but i just had to try... durig christmas my mom had these ordiments hanging outside. each was about as big as my head. when two of them fell off into my hands they went. very hard to do the butterfly with giant red christmas ordiments but very intertaining =)

AHHHH my balls are on fire... sweet

LevFiredance Philosopher
79 posts
Location: Vancouver BC Canada

Shortsocks that have been chewed by a dog and ripped to shreds, attached to red wool for cord and rotten potatoes for weights.

V_RegalGOLD Member
Lost in the Lights
101 posts
Location: BC, Canada

Bag filled with a tiny bit of icing sugar. xd Perfect weight.

I'm going to make my sock poi with 2 plastic bags and fabric later.

Risen from the Ashes
The Phoenix shall rise in his royal flaire.

johndhaiveGOLD Member
Kebab Embalmer
316 posts
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, Philippines

water balloon filled with water of course and pink yarn of my sister. looked more like a fag poi!

Tam tam tam cheketitamtam, ketumpantam, ketumpan kete kete kete, tam tam tam ketumpanketey!

BrennPLATINUM Member
Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
3,286 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia

USB sticks on lanyards... grin


Owner of burningoftheclavey smile
Owned by Lost83spy

gitaSILVER Member
.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
3,776 posts
Location: brizvegas, Australia

GIANT balloons on rubber bands! grin

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

Chloe'GOLD Member
324 posts
Location: SouthDakota, USA

When I get bored at school I'll spin earbuds while sitting in my seat...theyre really light but keep me entertained. If it werent for all the odd looks I get I would do it more often probably. Keys/USB drive on lanyards are fun too. I found out extension cords hurt like a b*tch though...
There's more but I cant remember.

Listen to Your heartbeat and dance...

burningoftheclaveySILVER Member
lurking like a ninja with no camouflage..
926 posts
Location: over yonder, New Zealand

keys with USB drives on lanyards are indeed fun...until the next day when you realise that your USB has fallen off somewhere along the way and all your college work is gone... frown

on spam robots - "Burn the robot! Melt him down, and then we can make lots and lots of money from his shiiiny juices!"

Owned by Brenn smile

10beezlyBRONZE Member
Named 2008 MVP by Swisher Sweets
13 posts
Location: Central Cali, USA

mirror dice. they aren't made to take much centripetal force cuz one die flew off within a minute.

eat well
stay fit
die anyway

CodfertSILVER Member
9 posts
Location: USA

beer cans and string

Mr MajestikSILVER Member
coming to a country near you
4,693 posts
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear, Australia

Originally Posted By: Codfertbeer cans and string


they better have been drunk mr!

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

Pixicat77SILVER Member
1 post
Location: Australia


I had arrived at a friends BBQ and realised i'd left my poi sitting on the bed at home.
Too far to go back, i rummaged thru his garage,
found rope...(10mm) and 2 skate board wheels. Big yellow ones. Ah HUH!
Looped them thru. They were very heavy not to mention the rope burn.
But i soon fixed that by wrapping various coloured electrical tape to protect my fingers,
then realising this would also add a great design element and continued wrapping to the ends....
Hung some more electrical tape from the skate board wheels like tails..... laugh3
I was so pleased. They were beautiful. I poi'd all night long. 8) clap

MynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom

Shoes with laces, pop bottles or lairy mice.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

Paddington BearSILVER Member
118 posts
Location: England (UK)

erm conical flask bungs on delivery tubes in the chem lab

fire is alive. it lives and breathes. it consumes and destroys. but we control it and live with it, we are fire dancers

MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA

i've spun bungie straps while at work

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Belts, those were my first set for a couple weeks laugh3

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

triptricianSILVER Member
UFO Spotting
350 posts
Location: Queensland, Australia

plastic novelty yard glasses with lanyards around the neck at a 21st.

would rather have a bottle-in-front-of-me than a frontal lobotomy

"The dangers of life are infinate and among them is safety"(geothe)

Smurf24029GOLD Member
Poi Master Smurf
343 posts
Location: Tacoma, Washington, USA

Hemp rope and spoons

Fly High
Spin Hard
Don't Stop

SoopaSILVER Member
As Himself
150 posts
Location: USA

I have tied teddy bears to shoe laces, used rope dog toys, keys on a lanyard, I used two broken computer mouses at my school one time

All you need is an emergency and anything becomes poi grin

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