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LycanthropeThe original drunk/stoned/vegetarian shapeshifter
209 posts
Location: Blackhill, Australia


Posted:
im thinking ill be upgrading my poi shortly and was wandering if any one could give me the pros and cons of oval link and ball chain and also tube vs cathedral wicks.
and i have allready searched.
ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile

Lycan:are you a citrus fruit?
Orange:no
Lycan:dam, i wanted to make citrus fruit pie.
*Lycan walks off completely unaware he has once again been outwitted by the intellectual orange*


flidBRONZE Member
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Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by:

and i have allready searched.






Then why are you starting another thread about it? There's tonnes of results for "+tube +cathedral +pros +cons"!



Here's an actual article:



https://www.homeofpoi.com/articles/fireheads.php

LycanthropeThe original drunk/stoned/vegetarian shapeshifter
209 posts
Location: Blackhill, Australia


Posted:
what about chains though

Lycan:are you a citrus fruit?
Orange:no
Lycan:dam, i wanted to make citrus fruit pie.
*Lycan walks off completely unaware he has once again been outwitted by the intellectual orange*


UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
you dont even thank him for that.

frown

flidBRONZE Member
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Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
type "oval ball chain" without the " into the search box at the top of this page, and click the first link

Easy huh?

LycanthropeThe original drunk/stoned/vegetarian shapeshifter
209 posts
Location: Blackhill, Australia


Posted:
i just tried that and went through ten pages of nothing

thanks for the fire head link though beerchug

Lycan:are you a citrus fruit?
Orange:no
Lycan:dam, i wanted to make citrus fruit pie.
*Lycan walks off completely unaware he has once again been outwitted by the intellectual orange*


flidBRONZE Member
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3,136 posts
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by:

was wandering if any one could give me the pros and cons of oval link and ball chain




The top link is:

https://www.homeofpoi.com/articles/ball_chain_cords.php

Which, starts with Advantages and Disadvantages of using ballchain over oval chain!

LycanthropeThe original drunk/stoned/vegetarian shapeshifter
209 posts
Location: Blackhill, Australia


Posted:
thanks, spank spankthink i better go and learn the masteries of the search engine
*flees thread in humilation*

Lycan:are you a citrus fruit?
Orange:no
Lycan:dam, i wanted to make citrus fruit pie.
*Lycan walks off completely unaware he has once again been outwitted by the intellectual orange*


UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
wink

Its only Flid.

He rips me to shreds when it comes to searching for stuff too..

Should it be called doing a Flid instead?

smile

colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
yeah smile

'a durbs' could fairly be where you tell people to go search but don't suggest any search terms or links to threads.

'a flid' could be saying 'do a search using these handy tips i'm about to give you to help you get to the right results - and if you still can't find it, here's a handy link'.

although, having the sentence 'do a flid using "ball" and "chains"' on the site might attract some bad reactions from angry mothers groups...


cole. x

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


JauntyJamesSILVER Member
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Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA


Posted:
ubblol very nice, cole

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"


=Flashpoint=SILVER Member
Pasta of Muppets
2,722 posts
Location: in the interwebs..., United Kingdom


Posted:
ubblol @ cole...

ohmygodlaserbeamspewpewpew!
ubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmile


newgabeSILVER Member
what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
Hey! I'm an angry mother!
Go and do your homework!

eek

I recently bought some poi with 'cable chain': like bicycle brake cable or a thick guitar string. Advantages are; Light, and it untangles very easily: just drop one poi and it slithers off the other one very fast.
Disadvantages: cable can get kinked and look a bit dodgy when not being used. Doesn't matter to the spin though. And it's tempting to do body wraps with it: (works well when not lit!) but of course the cable heats up, so not a good idea!

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....


vanizeSILVER Member
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Location: Austin, Texas, USA


Posted:
ballchain is god.

and i have recently heard of another use for it too...

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!


newgabeSILVER Member
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4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
Why is ballchain god?
(I just came off the *ask a stupid question get insulted* thread so I hope it'snot contagious!) wink

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....


colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
god is god - we cannot question why.
if ballchain is also god then we can therefore not question ballchain either by association.
which makes sense cos being just a chain, it wouldn't understand our theosophical ramblings anyway...

umm

for a real answer, read [Old link].
the kinks that get into cable come from the twisting they undergo whilst spinning.
ballchain is lush for so many reasons, but has a few serious disadvantages for professionals imho.


cole. x

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


spritieSILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
2,014 posts
Location: Galveston, TX, USA


Posted:
rolleyes spank boys

newgabeSILVER Member
what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
Hey Cole., thanks for the link.. I get info and to read something by Knoxious as well! ubblove

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....


vanizeSILVER Member
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3,899 posts
Location: Austin, Texas, USA


Posted:
oh dear...

well that is opinion of course

but I won't spin with anything else.

i really do need to write that ballchain article someday...

man I have written like 50 times about the lovelyness and goodness and miracle that is ballchain, all the pitfalls to avoid and on and on

and it is a bugger to find them by searching...

grrr...

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!


colemanSILVER Member
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7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
thought you might like that gabe smile



hug





cole. x



search link for van - i reckon thats about everything you've ever said on it right there dude smile

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


newgabeSILVER Member
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4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
To be honest Vanize, I don't always find answers by using the search function on HoP. I just tried 'ball chain' in a search and came up with what seems to be an extraordinarily random range of threads. As I;m on my way to bed and don't want to spend and extra hour reading. So if someone makes a direct comment like * x is god* I'd rather ask them directly about their experience.
SO thanks again Cole for sharing with a newbie!

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....


spritieSILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
2,014 posts
Location: Galveston, TX, USA


Posted:
Well, it looks like someone has already written that article, Vanize. Here You might be able to add a comment or two to it though.

vanizeSILVER Member
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3,899 posts
Location: Austin, Texas, USA


Posted:
oh good!

yeay!

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!


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