Rovo
Rovo

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Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
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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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Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
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Posted:I haven't made my own pair, but a pair of soft baby rattles which my son uses as poi have bells inside the weights, which make nice sounds smile I'm sure I've posted a link to a picture of them here before so I'll try to find that for you later.

Whereabouts in/on the poi have you attached the bells?

Jingle poi - they could well be the big thing this Christmas biggrin


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Rovo
Rovo

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Location: Austin, TX, USA
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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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onewheeldave
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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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Rovo
Rovo

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Location: Austin, TX, USA
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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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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
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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Catalyst
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Location: Virginia
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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

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

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

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JonnyRok
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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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JonnyRok
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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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ammre
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Location: New Jersey
Member Since: 14th Sep 2004
Total posts: 37
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... ( http://www.azlance.com:16080/~richasi/Cirque/Saltbnco/act05.htm
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Imbalance
Imbalance

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Location: Charlotte, NC
Member Since: 9th Sep 2005
Total posts: 263
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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Catsmio
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Member Since: 25th May 2005
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Posted:Jingle poi.. what an awesome idea!!

Hey how short were Maori poi traditionally?


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