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meep
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Posted:It's my birthday in oct, and I'm after glowpoi. I've informed my mother of this, and was met with much confused over the phone....

I will have bday money from both her and my dad (The joys of divorced parents wink) and so I'm looking at somewhere between 60-80 on glow poi.

I've seen loads of different sites, but i don't know what is the best value for that price range. Anyone who has used glowpoi, what are your opinions on the best ones to buy?

I coudl also add some of my own money and make it more smile

Lynne weavesmiley


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

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Posted:Mmmmmmm GloPoi.

Off the top of my head, here's a list of glo poi, and if I know them - the prices smile

Beaming Poi ~ 27
Electroglow ~ 40
Balls-u-like / Rainbow Poi ~ 25
Aerotech GloBalls in nets ~ 60 - 88
A'tech GloBall Pro's in nets ~ 110 - 200
A'tech GloMeteor ~ 130 - 190
Feraltec GloPoi ~ ?
Neon Husky ~ ?
Glow ball Poi (From Firetoys) ~ 40
Tubular Glow Poi (Firetoys) ~ 35

As to best to buy...
~ I own Beamers and GloMeteors and love them both.
~ The Rainbow Poi are nice to use, they strobe and a decent price
~ I've never been a fan of electroglows, I find them too light and not bright enough. They have apparently bought out a strobing rainbow version though

The others, I haven't used smile


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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

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Location: London

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Posted:Second Durbs recommendation. I bought some Strobe poi at Glade festival - I like them lots - far more than electroglo's I had and sadly lost! But happily I've got my glo back again : )

http://www.ballsulike.biz/
Won't break the bank either


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TheSilverShadow
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

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Location: Time is the Fire in which we b...

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Posted:The Feraltech poi work out at about 120 with an adaptor n stuff and aerotech are bringin out some glo poi instead of just the meteors at the end of summer.

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

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Posted:Apparently... They've been in testing for ages, and last I heard was they'd kept on breaking... eek

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Vixen
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

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Posted:where do u find the prices on the aerotech website?? x

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Durbs
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Posted:The site's a bit messed up at moment and seems to resize the scrolling windows to silly sizes - you just have to scroll slowly.

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meep
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Posted:Written by: Vixen

where do u find the prices on the aerotech website?? x



Where do you find the aerotech website?!? smile


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

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Posted:www.globall.com

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

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Location: Galway/Ireland

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Posted:offtopic

Glostaff pro *dribble*

350 Sterling *yikes*

*on topic*

Very nice glowing balls


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meep
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Location: Midlands - nr cov

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Posted:The staff looks cool!

I quite like the ballsulike strobe poi smile

To start with i guess I'll need something fairly soft; still prone to smacking myself, so although i like some of the others, i think solid poi are probably not the way to go for now! biggrin

Thanks for the info smile


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

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Posted:The new Rainbow electroglow are actually quite nice to look at, but I still don't like spinning them smile

The Balls-U-Like ones are fairly soft and smell nice too smile


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Amanita
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

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Location: Halifax, NS

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Posted:Neonhusky's got some nice glowballs..They come in 10 different colours, and are made of somewhat soft plastic, so hitting yourself won't suck as much as something hard would.
Now, you need to provide your own chains for these if you don't have a set of chains already. But chains are easy to find, lots of places have them for sale, including here.

And now, HOP's got those glowbug poi, but I don't know much about those.


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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

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Posted:Glo-Toobs are by far the best value I have found so far. They do suffer from a couple deficiencies (need bigger attachment hole and they occasionally - but not too often - turn themselves of due to the nature of the switch), but they are tough as nails, last a good long time on fairly cheap batteries, they are about the brightest I've ever seen, and buying a pair won't break the bank (they'll definitely fit in your budget).



what they will break is your knuckles, kneecaps, etc. So what I did was cover them with silicon tubing and then glopped lots of silicon gel on top of that to coushin them so now I am not afraid of them anymore.



People talk and talk about which is the best glo-poi, but I don't listen anymore, as I have have found all I need in glo-toobs. I've had a set for a year now - use them a lot, and they are still working flawlessly and have only gone thru like 5 sets of batteries!



Are you going to Pink...?'s gathering on the 5th of September? (see events thread - or maybe I should since you may have posted there already!) If so, I probably will be too, and you can check out my glo-toobs for yourself.


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meep
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Posted:Vanie, i wish i could, but i will be otherwise inconvenienced that day *pout*

The glo-toobs look interesting. thanks for the link smile


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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

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Location: Austin, Texas

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Posted:my girlfriend tells me that she has seen glo-toobs for as much as 50 euros (she is shopping for a set). Don't pay more than 30 euros for the basic ones (that don't have programed patterns), and I think you can find them for around $24 from places in the states. I got mine is South Africa for 150 rand (about 15 euros), though I knew an inside person at the time - they usually sold for 220 rand.

point is, shop around.


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Melemel


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Posted:I got some great led glowsticks with 5 different flash settings from THE POUND SHOP!!! Theyre very brittle plastic though, so you have to wrap lots of sellotape around them to stop them shattering if they bash together. But they look wicked!

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Carobananas
GOLD Member since Nov 2003

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Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Total posts: 36
Posted:I've got some really cool looking strobe poi from Juggle Art
( http://www.juggleart.com
) in Australia.
They got 7 colours,are very bright, look absolutely great and are almost undestroyable.
They do hurt a lot when you hit yourself though.
They were 60 Euro including shipping to Europe I think that's about 40 pounds.


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Posted:hey, just a wondering opinion here. what does everyone think looks better, the poi that stay constant one colour or ones that change/strobe? I'm kinda leaning toward constant to buy. oooo,and anyone here used glowballz glo poi? On e-bay right now, and concidering getting them.

Thanks


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Posted:hi folks,

please check out www.glowball.de
There you can buy a pair of LED colour change pois for 14 Euros (about 17$)
bright and undestroyable.

greetings from germany

trigan smile


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tau neutrino
PLATINUM Member since Oct 2001

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Location: singapore

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Posted:disclaimer: maker is a friend of mine.



www.flowtoys.com



Flowtoys makes some neat stuff. i love the designs because they are so modular. and he (sean the toymaker) tests the hell out of everything he makes.i also saw all his other numerous prototypes before he found the right combination of materials.. so i can reccomend him with a high degree of confidence. i currently travel with the breakdown flowstaffs.. woo hoo! the pois are about US$40 i think ..



and when psycholemming came to singapore... she bought an extra set of flowpois i had.. i think she likes it too..


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:I strongly recommend ANY of th HOP stuff.
Not only is it top quality, it is also low cost, and the customer service, whether it was during or after the transaction, is the greatest I have ever found anywhere.

Oh.. and buying things from the HOP shop menas we dont have to pay a subscripton for using this board tongue


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Location: Wales

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Posted:ditto





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mech
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

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Posted:hop,

buy some glowgear

buy it from hop

then when yousee something that lots of people have,and you hear more good than bad about it, buy it, and be happy biggrin


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Zoltar
BRONZE Member since Nov 2002

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Beginner
Location: Beyond Time, South of Melbourn...

Total posts: 282
Posted:Has anyone tried the "Alternator poi" from ballsulike?

So much fire, so little body hair...

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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

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Location: Great Malvern [UK]

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Posted:What did you go for in the end meep?

Cake or Death?

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foggy sox
GOLD Member since Jun 2008

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Location: las vegas usa

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Posted:flowtoys and oggz poi are tempermental . the c3 consitrate are awsome but i found this one site that has these led inserts and poi heads that are amazing they are called the all light and can be found at light up and jugle
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Posted:Concentrait Led C3 Poi
17 different modes...
Strobe settings...
color changing settings..
solid color settings...
programable
Durable
Super bright
200 buckaroos though i just ordered mine


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thirteen
BRONZE Member since Mar 2011

thirteen

The Death Card
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA

Total posts: 195
Posted:I've only tried flowpoi so far, and I love them. I bought two water flowlights and was so impressed that I just got a pair each of fire and spirit. they don't change colors or anything but they do have a bunch of different modes (light patterns) which are fun to play with, and you can easily switch out one pair for another if you want to use a different color scheme. like I said, they are all I've tried so far, so take this with a grain of salt. I really do enjoy them though. and I practice indoors, so I can verify that the flowlights can take a beating as long as you use the crystal cases... can't count how many times I've smacked them into a piece of furniture or the ceiling and they're still going strong.
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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA

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Posted:out of what I've seen and used, I'd say flowlights are definitely the best value. Awesomely bright, colorful, durable, changeable, all these different setups and colors.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Location: Scotland

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Posted:flowtoys, crystal cases all the way

even chuck norris can't pin you down if your on fire

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