RovoGOLD Member
(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
544 posts
Location: Austin, TX, USA


Posted:
I was at a rummage sale with my girlfriend earlier today and I found a bunch of jingle bells. Naturally I bought them for like 10 cents and decided to turn them into a set of poi. I ended up having to go buy more of them so it would be a bit bulkier but they turned out kind of neat. I was wondering if anyoen else has made a set of poi specifically to make a sound and if theres any cool things you've done with them. These only make a sound when they wrap. I'll make a video sometime soon of them being spun.

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RovoGOLD Member
(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
544 posts
Location: Austin, TX, USA


Posted:
I threaded some extra leather strips through all the eyelets on bells starting with a big bell in the middle, then a mid-sized one on either side, then 3 smaller oneson each side of those . Then I have the strap tied in a loop so i can attach them to these "chains" I made with nylon rope, a wooden ball for the handle and one of those clamps on the end to connect the jinglies. It's like spinning a clump of bells. I think I might make my girlfriend a pair with all the extra bells I have and then if we both spin the jingles will sound alot better.

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onewheeldaveGOLD Member
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3,252 posts
Location: sheffield, United Kingdom


Posted:
I make home made flutes from plastic tubing, and, realising that whenever I went spinning I generally took a flute or two, i decided to combine them into 'flute poi'.

They worked well as poi- i put 'ball end' handles on, and they were great for releases and two-in-one-hand stuff as well.

Although it was never the point, they did make a sound when spinning as well.

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RovoGOLD Member
(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
544 posts
Location: Austin, TX, USA


Posted:
I hopefully might be getting some bull roar poi. A bull roar for those who don't know is a rope with a wedge shaped peice of wood on the end that makes a roaring sound when spun in a circle. I was just thinking if I get these then someone could play percussion (the bells) and someone could create a bass sound with the bull roar and if I made a pair of flute poi, then I could have a little poi band. ubblol

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MikeIconGOLD Member
Pooh-Bah
2,109 posts
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA


Posted:
My friend had a set of ropes with bells strung all down them. They were kinda long so it was easy to brush them against the ground on every beat to put out the sound.

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We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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CatalystSILVER Member
member
103 posts
Location: Virginia, Vatican City


Posted:
Yeah....last year, I bought some x-mas ornaments that were brass bells tied onto ropes....like 6 or 7 bells per ornament....and I turned them into poi, and I think they are quite nice smile

MikeIconGOLD Member
Pooh-Bah
2,109 posts
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA


Posted:
I think thats what my friend had too Cat.

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We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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DeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
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2,617 posts
Location: Berlin, Ireland


Posted:
Traditional Maori poi is very percussionesc. They do it all synchronised and bounces of the forearm spring to mind.

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JonnyRokBRONZE Member
Look! I'm Darth Bunny!
446 posts
Location: Sunny South Africa


Posted:
Written by: Rovo


I hopefully might be getting some bull roar poi. A bull roar for those who don't know is a rope with a wedge shaped peice of wood on the end that makes a roaring sound when spun in a circle. I was just thinking if I get these then someone could play percussion (the bells) and someone could create a bass sound with the bull roar and if I made a pair of flute poi, then I could have a little poi band. ubblol




Not a bad idea, could be very interesting... ubbidea

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JonnyRokBRONZE Member
Look! I'm Darth Bunny!
446 posts
Location: Sunny South Africa


Posted:
Written by: Rovo


I hopefully might be getting some bull roar poi. A bull roar for those who don't know is a rope with a wedge shaped peice of wood on the end that makes a roaring sound when spun in a circle. I was just thinking if I get these then someone could play percussion (the bells) and someone could create a bass sound with the bull roar and if I made a pair of flute poi, then I could have a little poi band. ubblol




Not a bad idea, could be very interesting... ubbidea

Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!
Yo ho fiddle dee dee, being a pirate is alright to be,
Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!


ammreSILVER Member
Member
37 posts
Location: New Jersey, USA


Posted:
how about those nerf footballs that made the wizzing sound, they obiviouslly used the flow of air past them to make the noise... i wonder if thatcould be incorperated... tie two of the footballs weighted right so they spin nose first and see if that makes enough noise for ya...

also maybe Boleadoras using poi to strike an echoing surface... ( https://www.azlance.com:16080/~richasi/Cirque/Saltbnco/act05.htm
)

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ImbalanceGOLD Member
not different, just not the same
263 posts
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA


Posted:
I have got to see avid of them doing that. I was thinking about something like this the other day, some kinda poi I can hit on the ground and make a beat with. Man how awsome would it be to be YOUR OWN DRUM CIRCLE! lol.

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Every style, Every technique.
Then I woke up, and forgot it all,
So now I struggle to dream.


Catsmiomember
37 posts

Posted:
Jingle poi.. what an awesome idea!!

Hey how short were Maori poi traditionally?

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