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LadyKrystalWebb
SILVER Member since Mar 2006

LadyKrystalWebb

Me!
Location: Hampshire, UK

Total posts: 106
Posted:I put tails on my homemade poi and since doing so I can't seem to learn any new moves and I can no longer do buzzsaw (my fav move!). Has anybody else had trouble when they've used tails or am I just having a bad week? I'm tempted to cut them off but they are so pretty! ubbidea

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
Posted:I first started with tail poi, they where my first set. I never had a problem with them getting tangled I just had a problem with not knowing any poi moves lol

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted: Written by: Lousy_Trucking_Car



I also don't like how light they are.





so add some weight then! rolleyes



i used to keep 10p in pennies in each of mine.





cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
Posted:clicky clicky

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'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted: Written by: Suibom



Clubs are better than tails for polishing your form up a little.

Clubs do not translate well for me since I use finger loops and rely heavily on finger movements for control. Because the grip is so different for clubs (or because I don't know how to swing them correctly), they are almost useless for working out anything I would do with poi.



- Sui





I used to use finger loops on my poi until I got too lazy to sew them on, clubs still helped a hell of a lot. They also use a fair bit of finger control to keep them spinning where you want them - I'd argue that they use more finger control than poi.

I reckon it's probably because you (like the majority of people I've seen pick up clubs after spinning poi) are used to the string being there - it acts as a flexible joint so that your hands can get away with making movements that'd send something rigid like a club into odd patterns.

Also, do you hold them between your first two fingers?



 Written by: coleman



i meant the person doing the teaching using the tails bov smile



if i had meant they make learning easier i would have said "they are pretty damn useful for learning" or something wink





I thought that might have been what you meant, which is why I added this..

 Written by: me



Not wanting to pimp out clubs too much, I find they're much better for demonstrating something too, because you can go much slower than you can with tails or any other poi.







*is desperately hoping that people don't think he's completely nuts about clubs* tongue

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Total posts: 15414
Posted:For you Bov: kiss


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LadyKrystalWebb
SILVER Member since Mar 2006

LadyKrystalWebb

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Location: Hampshire, UK

Total posts: 106
Posted:Ok, ok, I think thats enough replies! lol. I will wait til I get my fluffy purple poi and resist the urge to cut off the tails. smile Sorted. lol. Thankyou everyone!

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LadyKrystalWebb
SILVER Member since Mar 2006

LadyKrystalWebb

Me!
Location: Hampshire, UK

Total posts: 106
Posted:Hopefully getting some fire heads soon too..... *smiles* smile

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the_mods_stole_my_name
SILVER Member since May 2006

the_mods_stole_my_name

travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool

Total posts: 1286
Posted:why didnt i see this thread earlier? i just bought my very first set of poi, and they have tails! ah well, cant complain at 2.99! looks like i'll be getting another set to learn with.tails beat glowsticks on string anyday of the week tho, they really hurt!

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Suibom


Suibom

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Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 577
Posted:Keep your tails, change out the string for some ball chain, and make a pair of sock poi for non-tail practice smile.

Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

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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:exactly

Faith
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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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr

Total posts: 4217
Posted:whats with these anti-tail/anti-sock threads lately?
WHAT THE HELL DO YOU SPIN THEN?

Staff? wink ubblol


Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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LadyKrystalWebb
SILVER Member since Mar 2006

LadyKrystalWebb

Me!
Location: Hampshire, UK

Total posts: 106
Posted:lol, I think everyones right, if you like wraps, socks are better, if you like butterfly type stuff the tails are kool and if you're a beginner or just learning new moves then just standard soft poi are best. smile

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LadyKrystalWebb
SILVER Member since Mar 2006

LadyKrystalWebb

Me!
Location: Hampshire, UK

Total posts: 106
Posted:Oh, and don't copy me and use yo-yo strings! You think normal string is bad for tangles, you try using string that twists! tongue

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YourPrettyFace


newbie


Total posts: 9
Posted:I've never actually tried spinning with anything other than tails so I guess my opinion is pretty redundant here.

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Sixth
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

Sixth

Devil May Cry
Location: Manchester / London

Total posts: 327
Posted:theres more resistance with flags but im a staff addict...:D viva la staff!

I give hope to others but I keep none for myself.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:not personally recommended but very cheap are these poitoy tail poi on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6058635103
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!! read this disclaimer first !!

if you want guaranteed quality, be sure to order from the hop shop.

or for my personal recommendation for tail poi, click here smile


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...

Total posts: 3964
Posted:dam - coleman being informative again even on stuff hes not fond of...... eek

I think he is really an all knowing robot from the future smile

Personnaly my opinion on tails - there a drag wink

cool


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted: Written by: strugz


dam - coleman being informative again even on stuff hes not fond of...... eek

I think he is really an all knowing robot from the future smile



ubblol

its the metal socks that fooled ya tongue

do's you's compute's?


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted:Does that mean you're eggsie???

Is that a reference to your hair style or perhaps your fragility.....


wink


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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...

Total posts: 3964
Posted:ubblol ubbrollsmile ubblol

actually dude it was

"Sucking off antennas and trying to "erm...." the fridge"

that gave it away... wink

ubblol

where do you find this shite man - you are a true legend in the world of surfing for pointless - yet informative relevant information smile

Well done hug


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:yeah man - ain't you heard?
i'm like the kelly slater of web surfing cool wink

i re-watched chris morris' jam on saturday last night: "yesterday, we saw richard madeley beating up a cleaner... and later being apprehended for 'erm...' a coffee machine" umm

so, are we offtopic yet...?


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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CrazyHippyChick
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

errrrrr what?
Location: cloud 9

Total posts: 198
Posted:wonders back to check tails arent being slated too heavily

I'll come back as fire and burn all the liars and leave a blanket of ashes on the ground.
I could write the new bridget jones diary only mine would be more bizarre, funnier, dirtier more unbelievabe and bloody true!

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