evolsoulxjourneyman
60 posts
Location: Cincinnati Ohio USA


Posted:
what are the tail's on some practice poi supposed to be there for? are they there just to look like a flame trail?

also, would poi with or with out a tail be better for a noob like me?

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oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
tails are there too look pretty.

peeeerrrrsonally, ive never owned any tails but always wished i had some, cos they loook nice. but having tails make some tricky moves even trickier (impossible?). but since you are new this shouldnt be toooo much of a problem i think. so i reckon get tails smile

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DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
tails are lovely to look at but they do limit some moves and stop others. For basics they're good to learn with and will impress your friends quite well but personally socks are my favourite and look good in a differnet way smile

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Flame BoyGOLD Member
veteran
1,508 posts
Location: Out, United Kingdom


Posted:
I'm going to have to disagree with Bug on the practicing with tails thing - I have a pair of ultimate performance pois (you can see them on this site) and while they are very cool for putting on shows they are awful to practice with, they are too light which makes using my heavier fire pois harder and when they get tangled they stay tangled unlike chains which you can simply pull apart.

On the plus side however they don' hurt as much as the fire pois devil and they do look tres cool cool

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evolsoulxjourneyman
60 posts
Location: Cincinnati Ohio USA


Posted:
is it stupid to buy the heavier fire pois, and use them without fire? wouldnt that be moreso the safe thing to do so you get more accoustomed to the weight and stuff?

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oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
nope - not stupid at all.

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


Flame BoyGOLD Member
veteran
1,508 posts
Location: Out, United Kingdom


Posted:
Well, you may look kinda stupid if you put on a show with unlit fire pois, but for practicing with they're good. Don't light them until you think you're ready, but you'll probably be ready before you think you are. Have fun peace

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,979 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
yes, it aint stoopid.
everyone twirls in their own beautiful way.

Your fire technique is an opportunity to find your own centre.
Never allow yourself to be convinced that what others do is more than a serving suggestion.

I am a happy in my anachronism: i twirl heavily wicked poi/practice with tailed poi - i've only been poiing for about 3 years and have entirely missed out on the sock poi revolution.

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BamBamPooh-Bah
1,810 posts
Location: London


Posted:
*Cough Cough...have to agree with you there Buddy smile*

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,979 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
:does a jig wearing a poncho emblazoned with the words "i like to play with my staff": biggrin

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AmanitaSILVER Member
member
157 posts
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada


Posted:
For playing with unlit fire poi, there's the poi/staf socks the online store sells- those make unlit fire poi look much nicer, and apparently they make a really cool sound too.

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DomBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,009 posts
Location: Bristol, UK


Posted:
Different poi have different feels to them - so it's a matter of personal preferance. I have lots of different kinds of poi, and have recently gone back to tails because they flow so nicely compared to sock poi/chains.


I'm wondering what moves can't be done with tail poi, but can with chains/socks. Maybe I'm just too tired, but anyone care to help me?

Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,979 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
perhaps not impossible,
perhaps it is less possible wink
I am reminded of how crap i am at non-staff fire equipment that rhyme with 'doi' smile

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