daizeSILVER Member
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175 posts
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall, England (UK)


Posted:
I hope this isn't a silly question..... I've been trying to learn the air wrap, yet I get the funny feeling I should be using chain poi or sock poi, rather than a measily thin polyester cord-with a tendancy to get tangled. Am I right or wrong??

Sam smile

animatEdBRONZE Member
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3,540 posts
Location: Bristol UK


Posted:
It can be done with any type of poi, but sock poi are the easiest to learn it on.

there should be a video tutorial for this move added to the free lessons in the near future... Good things come to those who wait biggrin

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fNiGOLD Member
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Location: New York, USA


Posted:
rubbish! ballchain's the easiest way to learn biggrin

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shen shuiSILVER Member
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1,799 posts
Location: aotearoa, New Zealand


Posted:
either way...
strings are Real hard to learn tangles with.
definitely go for socks.. OR chains..
you'd probably find socks easier, imo, as chains have big smelly wicks on the end that can hurt when you get wrapped up hard in them and stuff.

mmm socks... ubblove

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Suibomaddict
577 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
String cords are crap.. utter complete crap.
Chains need connectors, and sometimes other parts, which can be annoying.
Socks just need filler, they are otherwise self contained and very very fun.

mmm socks... ubblove

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Twiggymember
162 posts
Location: Birmingham, UK


Posted:
Ive recently rediscovered air wraps. I figured out you can do them in corkscrewes (up and down) instead of the weave. Im now trying to do them from my right side then my left continously because i think it would look like a funky poi version of a MillsMess. Does anyone else do them in corks?

newgabeSILVER Member
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4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
yep I found it easier up and down

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infinitemember
110 posts
Location: ashland OR


Posted:
I can do them with any type of string, dog chain, and ball chain. The real trick is to speed up the upwards poi head ever so slightly, so it continues out of the tangle. Just ry tot increase the upwards poi head and it should start to work. It takes forever.

dont make peoples heads turn, give them whiplash.


shen shuiSILVER Member
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1,799 posts
Location: aotearoa, New Zealand


Posted:
.. easier with socks..
-ahem-
smile

mmm socks...

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Tir_na_nOgjourneyman
55 posts
Location: Geographic Location


Posted:
And then you can try horizontal infinite hyperloop things

bradhornBRONZE Member
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28 posts
Location: West Orange NJ USA


Posted:
good luck with your learning. i still havent got it. AIR WRAPS ARE HARD

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colemanSILVER Member
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7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: Suibom


String cords are crap.. utter complete crap.




boo hiss! wink

"'Poi' is the Maori word for 'ball' on a cord"

call me a purist, but balls on strings are far and away my poi of choice.

having said that, i agree that this setup is not nearly as forgiving if your airwrap technique is a little sketchy...

horses/courses innit smile


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shen shuiSILVER Member
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1,799 posts
Location: aotearoa, New Zealand


Posted:
you're a purist.



and we love you.



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infinitemember
110 posts
Location: ashland OR


Posted:
I would have to agree with everyone with socks they are really much easier. hard trick to learn, try to turn so they tangle goes buzzsaw then exits on the other side of your body, hyperloop.

dont make peoples heads turn, give them whiplash.


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