ardenter
newbie
Location: Denver, CO
Member Since: 11th Jun 2002
Total posts: 37
Posted:So here they are, my new pictures!
Taken last night, let me know what you think, these are with some home-made poi.

my pictures here

Preview here...doing a butterfly in this one I think. The photos really don't do these justice, I'm going to video tape these soon.


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Jello
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Location: Mpls, MN, USA
Member Since: 29th Jan 2002
Total posts: 646
Posted:Nifty, please describe these homemade poi.

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ardenter
newbie
Location: Denver, CO
Member Since: 11th Jun 2002
Total posts: 37
Posted:Well, actually, they're just modified bicycle parts. lol

link here

I think they do like 8 different patterns.


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Jello
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Location: Mpls, MN, USA
Member Since: 29th Jan 2002
Total posts: 646
Posted:Nice, are they durable? Can you simply tie a shoelace to the end of it and go from there? Look like fun, though I'd be afraid of breaking them.

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ardenter
newbie
Location: Denver, CO
Member Since: 11th Jun 2002
Total posts: 37
Posted:They're fairly durable, I've whacked them together a number of times. Nowhere near as durable as electroglo poi though, and they are made for bicycle spokes so they were quite difficult to turn into poi. I had to first use a hacksaw to cut off the pieces that attach it to the spokes of a bicycle, then find a very thick clear plastic bag to wrap around them and attach chains to the plastic. I felt chains were a must here because these things weigh quite a bit (3 AA batteries in EACH one) and I was afraid anything else might break. They have an interesting effect with the patterns, but I hardly use them as they are a bit odd shaped and have a strange spin to them.

I much prefer electroglos, but these are nice every once in a while (when I feel like having my fingers pulled off from the weight).


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Astar
member
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Member Since: 8th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1591
Posted:Amazing. Aerotech or someone needs to make "electroglo ropes" which are like a tube flexible enough to do wraps with which are jam packed full of super bright LED's and a chip to make them do awesome patterns like that.

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Dio
Dio

HoP Mechanical Engineer
Location: OK, USA
Member Since: 11th Jul 2002
Total posts: 729
Posted:Somethin like Ultima Tubes?

What hits the fan is not evenly distributed.

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Astar
member
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Member Since: 8th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1591
Posted:Ultima tubes aren't very flexible at all and they don't do nearly as many intricated designs and patterns as these hokey spokes. The crazy hokey spokes can even do customized text messages.

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ardenter
newbie
Location: Denver, CO
Member Since: 11th Jun 2002
Total posts: 37
Posted:One problem I had with these, the first time I cracked them together, one of the buttons to program text messages broke.

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Paddy
back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2002
Total posts: 884
Posted:Hey! Those look just like the poi that I proposed in here! Nice to see the theory in action!

I'd still like to see a version that spells out messages. Could be fun.
- "www.homeofpoi.com"
- "Glow rules"
- "There is no spoon"
- "Ooo, floor pie!"

- etc



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