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Geeza
Geeza

addict
Location: Leeds
Member Since: 14th May 2006
Total posts: 694
Posted:Which different poi have you/do you own?
(in historical order)

glowballz -broke so sent back (were crap)

football socks with tennis balls in

poi poi cobra 2-crap so threw the handles and string away, keeping the tennis balls and tails

Hop rainbow glowballs with nylon cord

Hop green socks with tennis balls, that now have 130gram juggling balls in

Hop monkey fist poi with oval chains and leather handles

2 dead glowsticks and 2 black shoe laces


love them all apart from the glowballz and poi poi 2 that were utter crap

What are yours?


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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:A number of tennis-ball poi I made (left one pair on a train, gave away an other pair to my sister)



First set of fire poi I made from heat-resistat mats from B&Q



First set of kevlar fire wicks I made (and still have / use!)



Second set of kevlar fire wicks I made (still use these too - I like doubles!)



Original Hyperlights - Blue LEDs in one green in the other



Various pairs of sock poi - By far my favourite to spin (until HyperLights are ready of course!)



Mark 2 HyperLights - REALLY bright LEDs, a few patterns (the start of something magical wink)



Mark 3 HyperLights - same as Mark 2 but with a custom PCB and running off 2xAAA's instead of 4xAA's (currently mounted in a small paint tin biggrin)



[soon] Mark 4 HyperLights - same as Mark 3 but with a few hardware corections, an accelerometer, USB support and instead of a paint tin it'll be a rather sexy plastic ball *grin*

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Gayle......!
Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!
Member Since: 9th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2444
Posted:Too many to list, but favourites:

HoP catherdral fire poi
Blue Hyperloop hologram cone poi wink
Pink, purple and white fluffy "lush" poi - made by Trippie Hippie
HoP performance tail poi

Others include blue and yellow globalls - mine still work some of the time!
loads of different sock poi - stripey, red...
The HoP white lycra poi
Small tube fire poi
HoP Flags


Gayle.....!

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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted: Written by: Gayle......!


Blue Hyperloop hologram cone poi wink




Shameless plug! tongue


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Gayle......!
Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!
Member Since: 9th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2444
Posted:Just being honest! tongue ubblol

Gayle.....!

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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:ubblol



I was gonna get some at PLAY, but all the good ones sold too quick... frown



Might place an order soon....



They so pretty! biggrin


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Stout
Stout

Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada
Member Since: 12th May 2004
Total posts: 1872
Posted:A set of HOP cathedrals with ballchain ( brand new ) well only about 25 burns on them

A set of 2 foot snakes

A set of black sock poi ( cause it's more macho wink , and I'm not all that well versed in shopping for women's socks.

A set of glowstrings on shoe laces

A set of double tubecores, which I now find too heavy when compared to the ropes

About three sets of those cheap Thai wicks

Two sets of Thai practice poi

"The meteor of castration" about a metre long,,,damn this thing

Still waiting on a set og oogz poi......get these, they rock.

And some staffs too.


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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:I don't own staffs, they own me. frown

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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simian
simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:Half orange, half wood-camoflage sock poi

Made by 'Master Artisan Seamster' Faerie Ben hug

the best poi in the world? i think so. Despite the red wine stains.


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:and the copyright infringements! ubblol



I have my green and black cones also made by the nimbley fingered Fairee Ben,

some rope monkey fists that used to be a meteor,

some 4" tube core with tiny ball chain,

some 2" wicks,

some orange and white poi that purdy made

some green and black flags made by Erik.

some double ended beamers. devil



ubbrollsmile


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kash
kash

Dangerous cynic

Member Since: 22nd May 2006
Total posts: 166
Posted:I have:
Purple fluffy ones from HOP
Pink foxy socks from HOP
Pink flags from HOP
Blue LED poi from HOP
Cathedral fire poi from HOP

I love all these poi, they rock!

I also have a set of Kiwido tailed poi (these were my first set) which are nice (made of suedette) but the handles are a little small for my taste.
Finally I have a set of Sonic Stars colour change LED poi. They were slight seconds I got cheap. I find these a bit big and light, I think the chains are heavier than the poi, so I swapped them for cords from HOP which helped, but they are still a bit clumsy. I do like having different colour settings though, saved me the cost of buying lots of different combinations.

Next on my poi shopping list is fire ropes I think, but not for a little while yet.


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CrunchySaviour
CrunchySaviour

newbie
Location: Near London, UK
Member Since: 24th May 2006
Total posts: 16
Posted:I have:



HoP Cathedral ball chain fire poi

Welsh flag poi - home made; they won't last forever until I've reinforced them: then they will!

Home made ribbon poi in UV pink/dark blue

POISON ribbon poi in UV yellow/dark blue - these are downright indestructible!



Next to buy are some LED glow poi, and next to make are sock poi and maybe some more flags...

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"I DONT KNOW!!!!111111111111111"

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Seye
Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 27th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1261
Posted:Beamers on string - 1 green 1 orange (that never get used)
Aerotech Proballs in socks - 1 white & green, 1 white & red, 1 red & green (soon to be in white ripstop nylon cones)
Eriks giant flags - Yellow & Orange (purchased from a festival a couple of years ago)
Stripey socks with thuds in.
The old HoP socks with hackey sacks in.
My old black and yellow tail poi (now used by my girlfriend)
Firetoys Performer fire poi (tubeless core - shed loads of wick)

And soon (once I can afford to buy the rope to make them) massive plaitted snakes with monkey fists on the end.

And thats just the poi - I need a less expensive hobby! frown


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sketch
sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln
Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 431
Posted:army socks with tennis balls to start,
blue fluff monsters on strings,
green beaming poi on fat ball chain,
4 inch hop wicks,
white foxy socks,
led lightsticks (that mr widd broke smile)
rainbow glowballs,
hop monkey fist wicks,
UV flags,
fire snakes,

i use the same ball chain for everything now, its all i own!


"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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sketch
sketch

Empirically random...
Location: Lincoln
Member Since: 16th May 2006
Total posts: 431
Posted:Seye, you should sell me your green beamer, i was going to make double enders (and i see UCOF beat me to it), but one got broken, so i now have 3 green ones!

ill give you some malteasers for it!


"This dark place planet Earth, orbits one star,
Come from afar, far away state of mind,
open up your third eye, black helicopters in the sky"

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shootingstar
newbie

Member Since: 14th Aug 2006
Total posts: 3
Posted:first poi were tennis ball poi with long UV tails

second pair and favourites are Purple LED ball poi

third pair I bought from a poi seller outside Cafe del mar in Ibiza and they broke after 5 minutes (fortunately hitting the person that sold them to me!)

fourth pair are karma poi but don't use them too often as the ribbons tangle

fifth pair are my fire poi which I've only used once as my garden is too small to spin fire


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marco
enthusiast
Location: uk
Member Since: 27th May 2004
Total posts: 328
Posted:
A collection of rather tatty tailed poi (somewhere), not used much

sock poi black

single head tube poi short burn own build

single head tube poi long burn own build

single head tubless poi long burn own build (prototype) own design

double head tubless poi own build

quad head tubless poi own build

2 sets of regular snakes own build, own design

2 sets of hybrid snakes own build own design

2 sets of fire fingers own build own design

2 rope darts own build design modded

2 fire swords own design

2 short fire staff own deisgn

4 five foot fire staff own design

4 six foot combat fire staffs own design

collection of wooden combat staffs comercial product

1 set of radical fish swing fire clubs

four sets of various wire wool head designs

nine foot fire whip

other than a collection of fire breathing sticks i think thats about it


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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:wow
i feel really lacking in the toys department

nylon and sock poi (made by me)
black and white stripe sock poi (me)
uv orange and yellow zuni (arts darts)

must work more and get more toys
(or malcolm could let me win the monthly contest)


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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Mordfabrik
member
Location: Edmonton
Member Since: 21st Sep 2006
Total posts: 31
Posted:2x 7' Firewhip
Halloween beanie baby poi
Fire snakes


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jenster
jenster

member
Location: where butterflies fly
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 57
Posted:i have some

poi with blue and yellow uv tails
purple sock poi
tube core fire poi
HOP led lightsticks - but cracked now
glow sticks on shoe laces

my fave are the sock poi. Going to be buying some durable led poi shortly.


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RaveRepresent
RaveRepresent

addict

Member Since: 7th May 2006
Total posts: 567
Posted:Is it me, or is Sock Poi just all around the funnest of the poi?

I started with two 6" glowsticks on ribbon..

After I bought HoP's L.E.D. Blue Sock Poi

Then a pair of Oggpoi which I ubblove'ed, but my damn neighbor threw them on the street and showed no love to them.. bye ubbcrying R.I.P. My sweet Oggs...


"I don't know what you are talking about"

"Cardinal!!! Poke her... with the SOFT CUSIONS!!!!"

"Its not working my lord!"

"Have you got all of the stuffing on one end?!"

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:i want the glow sock poi
:sad:


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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TotalEclipse
Member
Location: Nr Petersfield
Member Since: 26th Aug 2006
Total posts: 120
Posted:hmm I have:

A pair of orange fluffy poi
A pair of cathedrals (ball chain)
A pair of LED lightsticks, which have gone wrong and are not not so very bright.
Two short HoP fire staves
One Fyrefli long telescopic staff
and a homemade practise staff or three smile

Which makes me someone who hates toys, compared to some of you guys! ubbrollsmile


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Hiltunen
newbie

Member Since: 19th Oct 2006
Total posts: 7
Posted:Keeping simple and cheap.

Training an day use poi made of fishermans string, cheap light chain from hardware shop and tennis balls, and a pair of fire poi made using same chain and .5m of 75mm kevlar per head. trainer's costed about 5, fire poi some 14.


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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:yellow and orange zuni tails
nylons with socks
b/w striped socks with tennis balls
(mop handle staff yellow with blue grip tape)


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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acidchild
acidchild

member

Member Since: 3rd Jun 2006
Total posts: 117
Posted:Home made sock poi (the gym sock kind)
home made fire poi
practice staff made from a broom handel (rubber grip, steel sleeves on ends coverd pipe insulton)
(2) glowstick twister sort of things (11 inch's of chain with keyrings on the end to hang glowsticks on)


Too many secerets are locked in side your minds, but your all equal in life, equal in love. your all building castels in the sky dreaming of a better world.

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Nollykin
Nollykin

Member
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 19th Sep 2006
Total posts: 21
Posted:HOP Cathedrals (Wheee!!)
HOP Green Sock Glow poi (My faves)
HOP Blue glowballs in white socks (Not a huge fan of the socks- too heavy)

HOP Rainbow glow sock poi, and white socks for the blue balls are on their way! Can't wait XD

Need to make some tails...


We want a band, that plays loud and hard every night-
That doesn't care how many people are counted at the door-
That would travel one million miles and ask for nothing more,
Than a plate of food and a place to rest.

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vivica
vivica

Member

Member Since: 15th Dec 2006
Total posts: 3
Posted:hey hi nolly,

i wanna ask you about tha green sock pois glowin... can you upload a video of them or tell me a little about how to use it.. cuz i've just ordered 2days ago and i'm new about these.. biggrin


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Geeza
Geeza

addict
Location: Leeds
Member Since: 14th May 2006
Total posts: 694
Posted:vivica, i have the green hop socks aswell. (with rainbow glowballs in) my batteries are a big crap now but ive ordered a 60 more smile



To use you just wrap them around your hands or tie a knot or 2 in the ends. Ive tried knotting the end, putting a golf ball around them etc but i just leave with no knots or anything and wrap around, its easier. I'll upload a quick vid of myself using them in a minute. sorry for the rubbish quality.


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Er...let's see.



Poi:

1x Tube core w/ ball chain

1x Hyperloop poi with optional 'Tech ProBalls (ubblove Thanks again Gayle)

1x Beamers (Somewhere)

1x 'Tech GloMeteors

about 25x Sock poi (really, it's silly)

2x white flags (somewhere)

2x fire ropes (plus 4 more pairs belonging to Strugz biggrin )

2x Sonic Star tails

1x HoP Tails (My 2nd pair of poi ever biggrin )



Staffs:

3-piece Strugz-Staffs Doubles with uber-wicks

B&Q Broomhandle doubles

Very old Oddballs 1.6m staff

2m Chinese Oak staff



Other:

100mm acrylic

100mm UV acrylic (coming soon biggrin)

100mm stage ball

2x 3" acrylics

3x 2.75" acrylics

2x 2.75" UV acrylics

2x 2.75" black acrylics

3 radical fish clubs

about 40 juggling balls

3 'Tech ProBalls

Double broadswords

Jian (Tai-Chi sword)

Tiger hooks

Chain whip

Fire Rope dart

Plates, devil stick, 2 diabolos, speed ring... more stuff.



*sigh*

So that's where my money went


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Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:Can I play this game too?



Staffs:



2 baby teatowel practise doubles.

3 (one emasculated) mini fire triples. (irish ali)

3 large 1.5m fire triples. (irish ali.)

4 small 1m throwing pixie fire quads.

2 1.2m fire doubles, mini wicks.

2 1.2m glow doubles from glow toys.

2 1.2m practise doubles that used to be my fire doubles.

2 1.4m fat wicked contact doubles.

1 1.3m lonely double with a missing partner lost at ubereurope.

1 Titanium practise staff 1.5m.

1 Titanium normal wicked contact staff, 1.5m

1 Titanium uber wicked contact staff, 1.5m

1 practise contact staff, 1.5.

1 giant double ended broomstick, 1.6m.



poi:

1 set monkey fists.

1 set dodgy thai paper fire poi.

1 set weird poi from somewhere.

2 sets of ropes.

2 sets of practise poi I use.

2 sets of poi made into meteors I don't use.

1 set kiwiko poi. (christmas present)



other:

1 top hat

2 100mm orange stage balls.

1 metal 100mm ball.

5 75mm stage balls - orange

5 suede balls black and yellow.

3 basic juggling balls, blue.

6 orange rings.

4 yellow radical fish.

2 snake whips, orange and black.

1 diablo orange.

2 glow nunchucks.

1 practise nunchuku.

1 wobble board.

1 snarf.

4 elaborate kite material windmills.

2 wands.

1 metal hoop

1 flower stick.



that does seem a bit excessive.


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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