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JayKitty
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey

Total posts: 534
Posted:The other day I got this neat little sticky/stretchy toy from a vending machine. It's on a stretch string dealie with a little booger hand at the end. Anyway, the point of all this is that as i ws swinging it, I noticed that if I swung slow- small circles, and the if i swung faster i made large circles. After playing with that concept I went out and tried it on a larger scale with light bungee cords and a weight at the end to give it the pull needed to stretch.

So as I embark on what seems like a new poi fronteer... I have to know, has anyone else ever tried this. I thought it was decently original. Experiences. good idea, bad idea? I think it's got potential.


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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted:My sock poi are fairly stretchy - does that count?

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Ive done that with the glowy stretchy yo-yo ball things. Similar to your stretchy hand but with more weight and a glowy on the end. Ive also considered using bungee cord in my fire poi set but never got around to it. And yeah, socks are stretchy too.

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

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Philomel
SILVER Member since Nov 2005

member
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 39
Posted:Aren't socks more 'bouncy' than 'stretchy'?

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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted:Well the sock bit stretches when you spin.. I guess you could say the end is bouncy... but either way, I'd say you're being picky wink

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
Posted:Sounds likea cool idea jaykitty, im just having trouble imagining it. Got a vid?

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:ubblol

Try reading this bit again: "I noticed that if I swung slow- small circles, and the if i swung faster i made large circles."

can you see a picture of it? smile


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JayKitty
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey

Total posts: 534
Posted:ill try and post something with it or try to get a video up as soon as i figure it out. It's a nice concept... yeah that last thing doesnt make sense. Anyway, yeah, the faster you swing, the bigger the cirlces. Socks are strechy, but I'm talking something that can expand at least twice it's size. It'll be a poi revolution, we can make our own video! Elispses of light?

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FIREBOY4209
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

FIREBOY4209

The lone Fire Spinner
Location: Channel islands Jersey UK

Total posts: 236
Posted:I don't know about stretchy poi but on the end of one of the COL6 vid clips in the gallery there's a guy who uses what looks like a wick on the end of a bungee rope i.e he throws it away it stretches and comes back. I have know idea what it is, but I would love to know.

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Kombi guy
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Kombi guy

HOP OM
Location: HOP Central, New Zealand

Total posts: 225
Posted:Hey Fireboy.....Pretty sure you are referring to the Rope dart routine on COL2005....Try a search on Rope dart as there is some info on it.....

Hope that helps

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jeffhigh
GOLD Member since Oct 2005

Member
Location: Caves Beach, NSW

Total posts: 89
Posted:Andrew up here in Newcastle uses a pair of fire poi with short chains then bungee cord through to the handgrips. Seems to work well.

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FIREBOY4209
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

FIREBOY4209

The lone Fire Spinner
Location: Channel islands Jersey UK

Total posts: 236
Posted:Thanks Kombi guy
I just spent time looking it up and apparently rope dart is dangerous and can even kill. Sounds like fun but I think I will ask around and see if there is anyone who can teach me before I go and hurt or kill myself.
Thanks again though. biggrin


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JayKitty
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey

Total posts: 534
Posted:Rope dart is pretty shibby looking, it was a really nice routine. I finally got a working prototype of stretch poi. Weak bunjee cords did the trick, shortish one, but they work pretty well.

It's an interesting style, spin slow and on a few down swing give one of them a real hard swing and possibly a nice turn. Still working on trying some other uses for it.


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Daiz
BRONZE Member since Feb 2006

Daiz

Radioactive Member
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Total posts: 106
Posted:Unusual idea, but creative, and VERY cheap budget, lol. Not wealthy? (Just kidding) The strechiness isn't a problem is it? Hehe.

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n8xx
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

member
Location: medford, or

Total posts: 11
Posted:SURGICAL TUBING. i built a pair of poi a few years ago. (i still use them.) but i use the largest size of surgical tubing that i could find. you tie a knot in each end to attack a metal o-ring or link of chain. make sure the not is big and tight(more than just one knot.) them use 20g wire twisted around the knot to make sure its tight. while using them you can get big circles when you go fast. you just got to make sure you keep moving with them (and they wouln't burn.) be very careful and always check them before and after use. but they are a lot of fun. enjoy!

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin

Total posts: 3556
Posted:my first poi were nylons... the stretch was cool but so not helpful for learning...after i get the basics down more thinking neon fishnets with white socks and have a little fun with the uv or opaque black nylons with uv or glow in the dark paint...definitely going back to stretchy poi later

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Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Zander1dsx


newbie


Total posts: 4
Posted:the stretch is great for isolations but instead of a uv effect why not use fire the video listed below are fire sock poi and i am pretty sure they will work(see videos section for a building explination)


Strechey fire poi


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