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Posted: so im wondering, are there advantages and disadvantages to all the various grips? holding in your palm would seem to work well, but putting it between two differnt fingers also seems to work. any opinions?
jonathanenthusiast 210 posts Location: new zealand
Posted: takes all sorts to make a poi community..........
not that i really know but some moves seem easier if you hold the poi so that your fingers bend instead of your wrists.
but then you can miss out on some learning by not bending your wrists................
im sure you can do all the moves with the majority of hand grips. personally, i feel its the foot work that lets you link up series of moves ect
Posted: I'd divide your first category into two sets - poi attached by some kind of finger loops (good for giving an extra bit of reach and gives you another place to add more beats) and the grip where you actually hold the poi in between your thumb and forefinger which is what you do with sock poi - I find it gives the most control, especially with buzzsaw-type moves.
Posted: I do two finger loops, one on my index and one on my middle. I find that it gives me the strength that it takes not to tear my wrists apart, because I can rely on my arm muscles if I want to, but it allows me to open my hand and move my fingers also. It changes the style a lot, I find and gives TONS more control than just holding the poi in your hand. It's like poi on power steering... more graceful, faster, easier, less in your hand...