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leeptalu
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Location: Brighton
Member Since: 25th Apr 2005
Total posts: 6
Posted:Hi all,
Hoping that this hasnt been covered in other threads (did a search!) .Just bought myself a pair of Globalz poi- and they are pretty diappointing to say the least!! The finger loops broke after my second go and after using them for only 3 days the screw cap on the batteries is broken- and i havent even given them a good bashing! My pal bought a pair the same day and her finger loops came undone the first day also. Thinking of getting a refund and sticking with my flag poi for the mo, or maybe i should just let the shop give me a new pair and save them for night time.... or is this missing the point....?anyone out there own these poi and had probs?


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UCOF
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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Globalz = Globall.com = Aerotech?

Or someone else?


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Don't think so - given Aerotech balls don't come with handles, or screw-in battery caps...

Possibly Rainbow Strobe poi (the wierd ones that look like a tangle of rings and smell of strawberries), or maybe the new Alternator Poi?


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UCOF
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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:"en Aerotech balls don't come with handles, or screw-in battery caps..."
The poi do though..

well..maybe not screw in battery caps..

You know what I mean.. rolleyes


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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
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Posted:No they don't - the glometeors just come with a loop so you can attach your own handle...
And none of them have batteries.

Bitch wink


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UCOF
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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
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Posted:"And none of them have batteries."
Well how do they work then dipstick?

and I aint your bitch!

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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:This weekend you are wink

Aaaaaaaaanywa...
What are these poi?


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UCOF
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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
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Posted:"This weekend you are"
I will have to ask permission first....

and I thought when you said "none of them" you were reffering to them as the entire Aerotech range.

Are you saying that the Aerotech poi (meteors if the poi dont exist) dont have batteries? eek
Are they powered by how fast you spin them? Have they got that sort of technology?


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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Smoke and mirrors my friend

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coleman
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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:google is good for easy durbs.

the bag looks nice at least...? umm


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:I bought some (they're made by poipoi i think)
They broke within days!


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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:Those look a little dodgy from the photo..

Cake or Death?

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Puresock
Puresock

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Location: Oxford, UK
Member Since: 22nd Jun 2004
Total posts: 406
Posted:I have some that are still working after a fair bit of abuse but they aren't very bright and aren't really worth the money.

"Take that, math!"

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Sniper
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Member Since: 24th Jan 2005
Total posts: 663
Posted:poipoi handles are crap. replaced them with cobra handles straight away

ordered the white ones but they were out of stock. apparently they don't make whites anymore so ended up with red/blue/green strobe and 5 knocked off. one of the red leds is a bit finnicky now tho so sometimes end up with blue/green/off strobe. usually only carry them round anymore for keeping spare bits in the case hehe.


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:I can't work out why they still make their handles like that....its just plain silly!!

The metal just slices through them in seconds!

They must have had so many returns...and they still keep making them!


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onamish
newbie
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 26th May 2005
Total posts: 1
Posted:Hiya... try the rainbow sock poi through the home of poi shop right here :-) They are the same balls but new design from HOP's own supplier has ensured that they are top quality... buy with confidence !

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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)
Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)

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Location: Vermont, USA
Member Since: 12th Jul 2003
Total posts: 342
Posted:these "glowballz" are simply rainbow-in-motion funsacks that someone made crap handles for... just make glow hacky poi instead

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PyroWill
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Posted:Poipoi products are crap, end of story

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
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Posted:they are crap but at Run to the Sun this weekend they were selling everything for 5 so i got somepretty flags, put new fingerloops on them....lovely!!

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pricklyleaf
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Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
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Posted:I've got some of those globalz too. I had to take one lot back to the shop as one didn't even turn on. The ones I've got now are ok but very fiddly, and the handles have nearly frayed away to nothing, although the strings on them are sound. They are a nice weight but the handles are definately no good. I wouldn't write them off compleatly, but they're definately not that great. You can get a hell of a lot better, for not much more money. I never use these ones now, and I won't be buying anything else made by poipoi.
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Gayle......!
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Location: Bristol !!!!!!
Member Since: 9th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2444
Posted:i like mine although the balls are known to come on at random. The thread on the battery seems to get crossed quite easily so it can be a pain to sort the batteries out. I agree the handles are shite. Mine have started to fray slightly but other than that they have served me well.

Gayle.....!

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stevo_the_pirate
stevo_the_pirate

newbie
Location: Crawley, West Sussex
Member Since: 21st Jun 2005
Total posts: 4
Posted:I also have these poi and the handles are breaking (couple of weeks old). The balls fly off the clips on the string when I spin fast. I will modify this weekend but they are good for a cheep set to keep in the car for unexpected partys and the like.

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Dixie
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Location: Darkest Bedford.
Member Since: 5th Mar 2005
Total posts: 740
Posted:I got some. They are rotten tripe.

I have a handy little blue torch now though. Good for finding my better poi in the dark.

I will never again be buying poi from the shop which recommended them. Ruby Moon in High Wycombe. Nice staff shame about the poi! ubblol ubblol ubblol


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Posted:I got a set from Fire-Toys. I think they're called Glo-Bugs. They're quite good, Only downfall is they use up like 4 Varta's in 2 hours...

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dakini
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Location: darlington, county durham, eng...
Member Since: 16th Aug 2004
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Posted:I bought some glow balz from poipoi and the bag they were in ripped on my first go of them, the ball ended up flying out and getting mauled by next doors dog grrrrr. Anyways i gotit back and ended up having to make a bag out of those washing up tablet bags. About a week later the handle broke i was so unimpressed!!

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Tom_Shill
Tom_Shill

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Location: Brighton
Member Since: 19th Dec 2005
Total posts: 213
Posted:I've got a pair and so far I've had the LED and battery unit come out when they've taken a bash, but a bit of super glue sorted that out. The main problem for me is that the clips snag on the bags. I've tried fittin them to my balchain but it's impossible to get the chain completely clean so you end up with all smudges on the balls, which doesn't look too cool. I'm not too keen on the strings either. I find it really hard to do straight arm stuff like pirouettes with them. Because they're so light i find I have to go really fast and then I lose control. But for all I've said I do like them, they look cool and they weren't that expensive.

Will those capable of telekinesis please raise my hand?

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alien_oddity
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Posted:i bought some poi poi glowbalz..........my oppinion is they are cheap tacky poo



i have found one good use for them.....put them in some socks


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AnApple
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Member Since: 7th Nov 2005
Total posts: 9
Posted:Mine were my first ever set of poi.... 3-beat-to-the-crotch move is exceedingly painfull with them.

- My handles are freying, but haven't broken yet.
- The LED / batery tube in the middle stated coming out, but superglue sorted it.
- The split rings joining the swivel and snap link on the top of one bent open (poi went flying... grrrr). Removing the rings and connecting the snap links directly to the swivels got around that.
- The snap links on the bottoms are smaller and weaker than on the handles. 1 of them bent open when my friend was spinning fast. grrr.
- The bags started splitting along the sides. I sewed them back up.
- They cant be used when turned off otherwise the batery screw falls out and you loose the bateries.
- The thread on the batery screws are hopeless, they sometimes turn too far and go loose again.
- The LEDs turn off when I hit myself.
- The batery contacts are a little flat, so I lifted them with a small screwdriver.
- One of mine had a leaky batery when I got it.

The list goes on lol.


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Member Since: 27th Jun 2005
Total posts: 1286
Posted:the lesson here: PoiPoi = bad

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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

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Location: Preston
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Posted:Ive got two pairs of these poi, im on my second pair.

I gotthe first pair from firetoys.co.uk and they where fine and lasted 4 months of some violent spinning (or should I say bashing lol)

The second ones I got where from poipoi and they arrived broken (dim glow barely noticable through the bag eek) but I got a replacment pair which work great.

In my experiance Ide say if you get a good pair then they will be very good, if you get a bad pair they will be very bad. Ide buy them again in the future, just not from poipoi. Ide go for someone like http://www.firetoys.co.uk/
I got my better pair from that shop


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Sporky
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Member Since: 25th Jul 2005
Total posts: 663
Posted:I've has a set of Cobras and a set of Globallz from poipoi and both sets broke in less than a month. Personally I'm gonna look for better quality stuff when my current set of led poi break... or I'll just build myself another set.

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