Element.Evilnewbie
4 posts
Location: Hell (starbucks is on the 2nd floor)


Posted:
soz for the newbie question but er are fyre poi a lot heavyer than tennis ball poi??, (i assume so)

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polytheneveteran
1,359 posts
Location: London/ Surrey


Posted:
Generally, yes smile

Different types and sizes of wicks have different weights too, and all weigh more once they are soaked in fuel. All of the fire poi in the shop here give weights for the equipment (before soaking), so you can look there, and could weigh your tennis ball poi to give you a better idea of the comparative weights:)

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Spacecow00xSILVER Member
Member
170 posts
Location: Ft. Myers, Florida, USA


Posted:
well if u think of it, a tenis ball is hallow, fire poi are kevlar wrapped arround a piece of metal that keeps its shape and holds it on there. And like he said, once u add the fuel, it gets alot heavier.
I suggest you take your tenis ball poi, cut open a slit, and add rice, this should help you practice with the weight change

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DoktorSkellSILVER Member
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475 posts
Location: Van Diemans Land, Australia


Posted:
I practise with the same poi as i do for fire.
i just switch the practise cathedrals with ones i use for fire.

same weight apart from the fuel

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


Posted:
i generally practice with weighted poi 2x heavier than my fire poi... it builds strength and sharpens movement...

practice with weighted poi 2ce as much as with normal, you still need to practice with the lighter version before lighting up or performing.

with alot of practice the lighter poi become almost a 'non-entity' from a weight perspective. This means that your movement while dancing is more delecate, more precise, more fluid and not physically draining!

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BoomShankarGOLD Member
member
95 posts
Location: Leeds UK


Posted:
you should defo practice with something the same weight as your fire ones - when ever i use lighter fire poi i find them loads too erratic, and i dont have nearly as much control over them than i do my heavier cathedral fire poi..
it is nice to not have to put so much effort into the spinning tho.. smile

progger


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


Posted:
Written by: BoomShankar


it is nice to not have to put so much effort into the spinning tho.. smile




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