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Melemel


Melemel

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Location: South-west,UK

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Posted:Ive just ordered a set of these...50cm led poi wands which alternate colours. Described as looking like flag poi when lit and 'creating sheets of light'. All sounds good, except that they didnt even have a picture of them on the site! I must be crazy - just went ahead, filled in those details and pressed send... What have i done - does anyone know anything about these things? If not, ill let you know.. 'gulp' eek

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

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Posted:Well, I cant say for sure as Ive never seen or even heard of these things... But, from the sound of it, Im thinking they're just LED sticks which, when spun and taken a photo of with extended exposure, end up looking something like this: http://philly.tribe.net/template/pub%2CV...ows&r=10319


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Melemel


Melemel

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Posted:Yes, they are just extra long led sticks. And if they look anything like that photo ill be happy! Theyll be arriving in a couple of days so ill report back....

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mech
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Posted:sorry, but they prob wont look like that, thats a lush staged picture, so you wont get that lush effect, you will get trails like that

you will get thick trials of light, but that shot has ben shot specially, so dont get your hopes up that it will come out like that....

you might wnat to play with thelight levels on your camera to get really good shots

getting goo trails is some what or an art with a camera


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LazyAngel
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Posted:I've played with these, but found them a bit too lite and brittle feeling for me. Also i think the brightness is a lot worse than that in the pic. Anyway I could be wrong, check it out for yourself

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Melemel


Melemel

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Posted:Yeah, thats my worry, that they wont be durable.. and mech, i realise theyre not going ot look like that photo in 'real life'! Hmm, if theyre rubbish i shall send 'em back

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

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Posted:Mech,

Its true that the shot was specially prepared but it really wouldnt be that hard to replicate. Just need a good camera, decent setting, and some creativity.


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mech
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Posted:i just noticed looking at it, i dont think its truly a poi move, i think he is mving them with his arms, hence the bouce effect

sorry to bring doom and gloom...


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MikeIcon
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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

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Posted:Of course its not a poi move... /bonk They're "wands" Thought that was obvious.

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Melemel


Melemel

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Posted:Well, they arrived... The design and look of them is more homemade than i expected, just a tube with a light unit at one end, with a split ring through the tube at the other, with swivel, double loop handles. They swing nicely, good weight and flow, and seem like they would be pretty durable. However, the jury is out on brightness. Switched on in the cupboard under the stairs (darkest place i could find!), the brightness doesnt seem to travel well along the length of the tube, which is only to be expected i suppose. The alternator effect is nice, fast rate of change. Will just have to wait for nightfall to test then out...It occurred to me that with those 'glow necklaces' slipped into the tube they could look good. More later after the test!

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Igirisujin
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Posted:Oooh dont be disheartend they will be cool in there own way im sure, even if it is different to other things that dosent make it worse or better. They will look awsome im sure just about anything that glows does, must make a video some time of what there like, I'll bet theres a good few people who are curiouse I know I am.

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Melemel


Melemel

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Posted:Theyve gone back to balls-u-like....no good at all.
the brightness didnt travel down the tubes - only an inch or so, so really they didnt look any different from a normal size glo poi. Bit disappointing, but at least now we know!


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