Sammi...
Sammi...

newbie
Location: Auckland Central
Member Since: 1st Aug 2005
Total posts: 5
Posted:Hi everyone I'm new to this site and to this amazing sport (or art?). (I just started doing this last week...and I'm LOVING it!)

I've just bought a pair of sock poi from here and just having a silly problem...what is the best way to hold them in my hands??? I also find them very different compare to my "home-made" rugby sock poi...they're a lot lighter to swing...

I also bought 2 LED light stick with string from here... yes... I'm having the same problem with those...too light and I dont know how to hold them properly without the handles...

Please help...


"Self-confidence forms the bridge between capabilities and action"
(Hollenbeck, 1991)

"What do you think about that Gary?"
"Meeow..."

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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:just hold them in any way that feels comfortable, there is no official way. If weight is an issue, think of things you could attach to the ends to bring the weight up (without pain, ie not nails/broken glass etc)

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pricklyleaf
pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:Hi and welcome!

Most people tie a series of knots in the top of the sock poi to give extra grip, anything from one to three in a row. Then just hold on. If you find your hands are becoming strained from gripping, you may find it helpful to wrap them aound your fingers. Also you may find the sock poi from here too strechy to do certain moves when you become more advanced. Good Luck!


Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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SleepNowInTheFire
SleepNowInTheFire

newbie
Location: Wishaw, Scotland
Member Since: 19th Oct 2004
Total posts: 6
Posted:hey pricklyleaf! My name is Al, Im tryin to get in contact with spinners from scotland! preferably the glasgow area! to swap some moves and talk poi in general coz its like Im the only frikin poi boi in this damn country! Also Im makin a dvd and would like some other spinners in it! so would be koool if ya got in touch! send me a PM if iu want! Have a kool day anyway!

and if there are any scottish spinners outhere readin this pm SLEEPNOWINTHEFIRE!

LUV LOTS LIKE VODKA SHOTS!


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or are you taking orders?
are you going backwards?
or are you going forwards?

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Sammi...
Sammi...

newbie
Location: Auckland Central
Member Since: 1st Aug 2005
Total posts: 5
Posted:Thanks guys!!!

Yeah I do find the sock poi a bit too strechy but they sort of work for me at the moment (hitting my head occassionally...)

I got my sister interested in fire poi too and she learns pretty fast-:)


"Self-confidence forms the bridge between capabilities and action"
(Hollenbeck, 1991)

"What do you think about that Gary?"
"Meeow..."

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Adya Miriyana
Adya Miriyana

*slou?
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 4th Feb 2005
Total posts: 6554
Posted:Written by: flid

think of things you could attach to the ends to bring the weight up (without pain, ie not nails/broken glass etc)

ubblol

yep, just change things around, and see how they suit you - there's no official way as written, just remember to have fun! hug


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JauntyJames
JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
Total posts: 3533
Posted:I've always found that broken glass has great weight to it.

-James

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

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Lemonkey
Lemonkey

Stalking amidst the desert, carrying an oversized scalpel...
Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.
Member Since: 1st Aug 2005
Total posts: 1019
Posted:Written by: sparkey!

I've always found that broken glass has great weight to it.



ubblol

Morning Stars can also be fun...


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