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w4rr3ng
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Member Since: 19th Dec 2005
Total posts: 2
Posted:Alright, if anyone could offer some suggestions as to what poi set would meet my criteria that would be amazing ubbloco

Im looking for something that is going to last me a while and I would like to have brilliant flame / burn time, but I value maneuverbility and weight as well. Also, maybe someone could explain difference in chains advantages/disadvantages?

I consider myself to be advanced in technical poi moves.

Thanks in advance to HOP community
Chris


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Thumperabbit
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Location: Swansea, south wales
Member Since: 16th Sep 2005
Total posts: 278
Posted:I'd suggest either TubeCore or MonkeyFist. TubeCore is very durible, nice big consistant flame,good weight and pretty good burn time.
MonkeyFist has a longer burn time, bigger flame, hurts a lot more to get hit with, bigger flame but the wich roping has a slight chance of coming lose after a fair bit of time.


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Igirisujin
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Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
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Posted:Monkey Fists are great, if you get them from the home of poi shop and go for the chain links you will get a nice sturdy, weighty set of poi. They make a nice flame, have a good burn time like Thumper said and the chains wont catch on clothing. Theres a wire option but they will get kinks in them eventually and will need replacing.

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Narr
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Posted:hummmm i suggest you try doing a search smile

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GeoffonTour04
enthusiast
Location: Oxford
Member Since: 30th Nov 2005
Total posts: 360
Posted:monkey fist heads with decent chain from a hardware store, and put your own hardware & loops on, I've always been baffled why poi manufacturers insist on using those clips, split rings are much more suited to the job. I also don't understand why people use ball chain, it withholds so much heat & weighs a ton. Are there any advantages to ball chain?

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:Written by: GeoffonTour04

I've always been baffled why poi manufacturers insist on using those clips, split rings are much more suited to the job.



Split rings fail more often than quick links - they're really not all that strong.


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Malcolm
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Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
Posted:See also
http://www.homeofpoi.com/articles/metal_fire_twirling_parts.php
br>http://www.homeofpoi.com/articles/ball_chain_cords.php


"May your balls always burn"

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