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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?
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...