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Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 4th May 2001
Total posts: 171
Posted:A while back i invented Tubular or 'Fat' poi (see here ).

They fit in your pocket.

I was wondering how many of you have made them already, and how many will be.

Do any of you have any feedback on them from yourselves or observers?

How well do you think they work visually in comparison with traditional comet poi?

Is the future tubular?

Any thoughts or questions?

Tell me what you think!



Plus: i am extra happy today 'cos soon i will be performing pyrotechnic stunts as part of a firework display in front of about 20,000 people.


Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:I made some

Mine didn't taper enough though, so didn't fill with air and were generally a bit pants. When I get around to it, I'll be making some new ones that work better.
I also found them a bit light, but I do tend to like my poi a little heavy.

I don't have anyone else views on mine, since after I decided they needed alot of changing, I scavenged the handles for some other poi I was making at the time - When I finish the new tube ones, I'll take them to Spitalfields and get some more opinions on them.

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.


Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:Hi Axis
Not sure I really want to talk about Tubular poi but Id love you to check your PM, please ? .. sent you one about ages and a half ago its probably all dry or rotten by now
Sorry thi is fully off topic
: :tip toeing out of the thread, blushing : :

shine on

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Location: Guelph, Ontario, Camerica
Member Since: 5th Oct 2002
Total posts: 89
Posted:they sound darn cool
but how different is the weighting (is that a word??) on them from tennis ball ones?
they just seem like they'd be hard to manuver if they fill up with air.

oh and congrats on the fireworks display gig best of luck on that