Catsmio
Catsmio

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Member Since: 25th May 2005
Total posts: 37
Posted:When I first starting spinning with my friends they were definatly longer then my arm and when I made my own they were a good length as well.
I like the feel of length and the radial look of it, but somewhere I read that they should be about as long as your arm.
However
I seem to be smacking myself more.. this of course might because I have to relearn a bit... but really... Should they be long, short.. is it about preference? technique?


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Matthew_Ne
Matthew_Ne

Northeast USA Firespinner
Location: Connecticut, USA
Member Since: 30th Dec 2002
Total posts: 122
Posted:Long and flexible baby cool

Seriously though, I like my chains about as long as my arm, or sometimes a little longer. I too like the radial look, and it opens up moves like neck wraps and stuff. You can also always make em shorter.

BTW, use the search feature before you post. You'll probably find alot of topics just like this one, or very similar.


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Mags The Jedi
Mags The Jedi

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Location: Cornwall, UK
Member Since: 30th May 2004
Total posts: 2020
Posted:Written by: Catsmio

When I first starting spinning with my friends they were definatly longer then my arm and when I made my own they were a good length as well.



How did you make your own friends? ubblol


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

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Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Cloning? maybe........

Lenght is a personal choice. I have some long and some short, but then I'm like that....fickle.


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Mags The Jedi
Mags The Jedi

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Location: Cornwall, UK
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Total posts: 2020
Posted:I thought you always liked them really long Skully. wink

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:ubblol Shhhhhhh you promised you'd never tell wink ubblol Anyway its more in the width........*clamps hands over mouth*

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Gayle......!
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Location: Bristol !!!!!!
Member Since: 9th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2444
Posted:ubblol

Gayle.....!

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Well - the good thing about long poi, is you can just wrap them round your hand mid-spin to make shorter poi. Whereas you can't lengthen short poi mid-spin...

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Dunc
Dunc

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Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:ditto

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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jinvincible
jinvincible

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Location: Madtown
Member Since: 18th Nov 2004
Total posts: 125
Posted:I also prefer slightly longer chains, I size mine so the heads will be less than an inch the ground when my arms are at my sides. I also sheathed a portion of my chain in suede for enhanced wrapping pleasure.

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Catsmio
Catsmio

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Member Since: 25th May 2005
Total posts: 37
Posted:I went out and bought these two dogs leashs, cuz it was cheap for the amount of chain... and then I thew my poi onto the end..

HAHAHA

wheeeeeeeeee. that was pretty cool..

Yeah I kept my short ones but I think I'll go with slightly longer then my arm.. looks cool and fun.


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EpsilonKias
EpsilonKias

Note to self... Fur + Fire = Hurt.
Location: Bloomfield Indiana. USA
Member Since: 20th Feb 2005
Total posts: 107
Posted:19 inch long ballchain ^_^ I like my short chains. They feel good when I wrap.

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Catsmio
Catsmio

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Member Since: 25th May 2005
Total posts: 37
Posted:I'm finding it hard to wrap to a good length with the chains I have now.
When I wrap once it seems to long and when I do it twice it's ... almost still too long but three would be impossible.
Also my fingers are uncomforable holding them between my index and thumb....

hear me whine


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Catsmio
Catsmio

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Member Since: 25th May 2005
Total posts: 37
Posted:Oh for clarity (for mags the jedi) <-- just in case...
holding the Chain between my index and thumb...


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