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jemima (jem)
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jemima (jem)

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Posted:On having a lunch break I had a very short spin, in a very VERY quiet kitchen, and it came to me, why are they not making noise?

Are there any poi or spinning toy that creates a noise, like the noise you hear when you blow across a bottle top, or a wind instrument ?

Could I make a pair? I know there are a lot of technical bods out there cool

Any ideas?

Appoligies if anyone thinks this should be in technical, I will request for it to be moved if so smile


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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

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Posted:tailed poi make a lush sound smile

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simian


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Posted:yes, but it would be better if your poi went

"WHOOOOOOO*clackaclacka*weeewaaaaweeeWHOOOOOO*clackaclacka*"

as opposed to

"swishswishswish"


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Tao Star


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Location: Bristol

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Posted:there must be a way.

you could attach some wooden wind chimes to your poi. they wouldn't work very well, but i would be amused smile


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jemima (jem)
SILVER Member since Dec 2002

jemima (jem)

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Location: london

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Posted:Indeed, I want a full blown *wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowooooooooooooooooooowooooooooooooooooooooooooooowooooooooooooooooooooooowooooooooowooooooooowooooooooooooooooooooo*

How on earth would you get the clackaclacka? ubblol


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Tao Star


Tao Star

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Posted:you can't see, but i am showing youright now

you go clackaclacka with your tongue. :P

maybe if you attached some kind of wooden thing to the end of multiple tails? although they'd get tangled up eventually. or how about flags with 2 squares (trinagles/whatever) joined at the chain with beads & stuf on them, they'd bang together but wouldn't get tangled.

could work.....


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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

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Location: Edinburgh

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Posted:Bullroarers!

http://didjeridoosmith.com/dreamtime_bullroarer.html
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on the downside, they are very very hard and very very painful when they hit you...


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nearly_all_gone
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nearly_all_gone

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Location: Southampton

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Posted:I think it's a good idea, not sure how it would work in practise... my first thought is you'd need some sort of cone pointing into a whistle-like thing, with a shell built up around the outside of the whole thing so the open bit of the cone was aerodynamically at the front..

Alternatively some kind of bullroarer desing (I've never even heard of those) would probably be a hell of a lot easier!


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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

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Posted:or like a whistle
or those thingies from...i forgot the name, but you throw them like an american football and they whitsle.


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NOn


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Posted:i thought this before, then i thought you could even make different noted ones so that if you were really really clever you could play a tune whilst spinning, THEN i thought, no, there's no way that's going to work NOn, give up.... so i've not done it yet. so maybe when you figure out how to do noise, you can figure this one out for me too: biggrin

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NYC


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Posted:You could just spin those hoover tube looking things that make different octaves when they spin.



But that would be weird and unpoilike.



I think this is a problem to be solved by you Jem. biggrin Get on it!



There's nothing more fun than seeing your own idea work. This is how bubble poi and fire plates were born. biggrin


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NOn


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Posted:i saw those being sold as noise making poi somewhere... maybe it was even on here..... umm but they seemed rather expensive for what they were methunked. Mabe you can do something with string and vibrations from the wind what makes notes or something...

there's also an argentian art thing called ballineros or something that involves very hard little balls that are spun a bit like poi but are allowed to tap onto the ground to make some rhythm... they make a lot of noise, but look bloody dangerous!


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Krad
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

Krad

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Location: Portsmouth, England

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Posted:I've allways found filling your Poi with small children gives a very nice sound effect, tho regularly hitting them against walls will reduce the 'life expectancy' of the afor-mentioned children

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

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Posted:I saw some poi like things in a toy shop once, although they only came as one, not as a pair.
Small ball as a handle, piece of string attached to a soft ball with something inside it that made a whirly whistle sound as you spun it, and a large holographic ribbon attached to the bottom of it.
Even had some suggestions of moves on he back. And for the hard core kids
"try two for double the fun!!"
umm

Perhaps try having a gander around the local toyshop?


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jemima (jem)
SILVER Member since Dec 2002

jemima (jem)

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Location: london

Total posts: 1750
Posted:Wow what a response! smile

Star, I feel silly, didnt even look in the hop shop tee hee, but what sort of noise to they make?

Aimee, I wonder what toy shop you found these misteriouse things in.........

Birgit, I hadn't thaught of those things, I want one..........

NYC, I will see what I can do now I have some ideas sparking smile, not sure it will catch on as much as hooping though, but who knows aye..............


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Imbalance
GOLD Member since Sep 2005

Imbalance

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Location: Charlotte, NC

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Posted:hmm well it shouldnt be that hard to cut off the tail of one of these, and stick a screw in the underside of the head and put it on a string... plus they are nerf so they are soft and won't kill you when you hit yourself in the side of the head.

http://www.kiteworld.co.uk/acatalog/Kiteworld_Catalogue_Air_Toys_and_Rockets_112.html
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also
http://www.cleanrun.com/category.cfm?Category=246
(scroll to the "foxtail sonic dog toy") I actually used to have a Foxtail when i was younger, quite fun to bounce it off stuff. Would make a pretty descent poi me-thinks, and the tail wouldn't look bad either. oh, and heres a more direct link http://www.epinions.com/kifm-review-6CF0-20722350-3A2C3928-prod2


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Posted:Niiice, im so gonna get the foxtail sonic and turn it into som poi

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_Aime_
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_Aime_

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Posted:Tumbridge Wells! It was in Tumbridge Wells! In a big shopping centre thing. I remembered whilst eating my pot noodle..

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Imbalance
GOLD Member since Sep 2005

Imbalance

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Location: Charlotte, NC

Total posts: 263
Posted:pot noodle? u can make noodles out of weed? hmmm interesting.

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

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Posted:I dont think that's what aimee meant.

but now that you mention it...

*rubs hands together and laughs evilly*


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Posted:Written by: Imbalance

pot noodle? u can make noodles out of weed? hmmm interesting.



You don't have pot noodle whereever you are? Unlucky! Its scrummy..

Damn stoners..


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MiG
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Posted:For the record, i am offically not a stoner. I havent been under the influence of marijuana for over a year and a half now *is proud*

offtopic


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Akashla
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

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Posted:For the record, I am officially a stoner. I have been under the influence for marijuana for over ten years now *is proud AND stoned*

You could sew those little bell thingies onto tailed poi. Or use stringed bells as tails. Or raid the toddlers department of a toy shop and get any of those incredibly noisy toys that little kids always seem to have. A lot of them do go "clackylackalack"

I must experiment...


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Posted:The pot referes to the thing it comes in, just add boiling water and there you go, a wonderfull adative, artificial flavoured, carbohydrate packed crap fest. The best food is allways cheap crap food.




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NOn


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Posted:Written by: .:star:.

http://www.homeofpoi.com/shop/productDet...rlies_carry_bag
br>smile



has anyone got these? i don't entirely understand how they work... they really do just look like those hoover tube things to me...

also pot noodle... i mean how actually do they work? ubblol (no need to answer that)


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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

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Posted:I've played with these and yes they are like hoover tubes but cut into appropriate lenths for 'tuning'. They make pretty pan pipe type sounds that change pitch at varying speeds. You can go faster or slower and make a 'tune' or have people doing different patterns. Very basic but pretty. I did weaves and butterflies and stuff with them exactly as if they were sock poi... had to keep the speed up a bit to keep the sound going but it was pretty much fun and impressive ie People around went oooh aaaah cos the other people using them were just making them go round and round.



Pot noodles are crap though. wink


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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:Written by: newgabe

Pot noodles are crap though. wink



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Imbalance
GOLD Member since Sep 2005

Imbalance

not different, just not the same
Location: Charlotte, NC

Total posts: 263
Posted:wonder if anyone realizes i was joking and actually already knew what she was REALLY talking about....

I once learned every move that there was,
Every style, Every technique.
Then I woke up, and forgot it all,
So now I struggle to dream.

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