PaliGOLD Member
journeyman
84 posts
Location: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia


Posted:
The simple fact that they come with a recharging dock should be cool enough, but I want to see them in action!

Can I get a link to a video of someone spinning oggpoi?

Here's what I'm talking about:
https://www.flowtoys.com/p_oggpoi.html

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TheWibblerGOLD Member
old hand
920 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
hmm, they look intersting.

I used to have a real cheap set of 3 glowing balls, they were sold as some designery room lighting. The recharging 'dock' looked exactly the same as in the picture for those poi.

They were only 10 uk pounds for 3. They were great for a while, faded thru the full spectrum just like those ones. They broke within about a month tho, well the first big party i went to.

They look remarkably similar to those ones, but i'm not sure.

Been looking for a nice new set of glo poi for a while, so tell me if they are any good.

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LazyAngelGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
matt: yeah they're the same type of thing. BTW I bought the same things, span them in nets on string, only I found they kept on shifting weight as they turned round inside the nets, made them impossible to spin properly, the Ogg design is a much better idea. Also Flashpoint has some slightly different home made ones.

From what I remember they do look pretty when they're spinning, leaving a really nice bright trail behind them. I think they're in one of Khan's videos 'a spin in the life' which can be found [Old link]


A friend of mine (GypsyBright on here) has some, I think. I would say be careful of the plastic bit, that can break pretty easily, but having that on the opposite side to the string attachment means that the weight feels ok, although personally I find them a bit light. They're a lot brighter than the things that Oddballs sells, I don't know if that gives you a point for comparison?

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simian110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
3,149 posts
Location: London


Posted:
these look like ones i've seen Meenik Nick spinning.

They looked ubblove and easily as bright as aerotechs. They have a really lovely smooth slow color changing effect.

although i dunno about the egg shape personally shrug

i think Roger Orbit was bigging up Flowtoys to me a while back too, and he's got good taste in toys.

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StoutSILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,872 posts
Location: Canada


Posted:
I've spun these things before, and I have to say...they're the best LED poi I've ever played with. The colours are brilliant, and the strobing effect they give off is pretty interesting too.

I did manage to find the oggs lights on ebay for considerably less money than they're asking at flowtoys ( notice on flowtoys site how they'll replace any broken ones for $9 )
and for the cash I'll save, I'll attach my own hardware and strings. smile

LazyAngelGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
I think these might be quite similar too:



https://yoho.com.au/ledPoi.htm



from what I've seen their a lot cheaper too



no recharger though!
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JerryDSILVER Member
member
136 posts
Location: Maryland, USA


Posted:
Though I have no experience with them personally, I have heard nothing but good things about Oggs. I have also heard that they are coming out with a programmed design soon.

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funnyangelmember
37 posts
Location: north yorkshire


Posted:
havent tried these but oggs do hurt a lot if they hit you (i have siblings if that explains things) very bright and mesmerising though!

jb510BRONZE Member
newbie
15 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
They hurt _less_ then any of the other glow poi I've played with smile



The ogg is a soft rubbery plastic, it's squeezable like a soft rubber ball. The other glow poi I've spun are hard plastic and they definitely hurt more.

FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
yay for rechargeable (environment)
yay for flowtoys!!!! clap

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GeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
i know this thread is quite old but see a video of me using some here





LizzybethLizzy hearts sunshine hoop
272 posts
Location: midlands!


Posted:
wow smile what a pretty video! except after a minute i stopped thinking "wow arnt oggs great", and started thinking "my god i need to learn straightjackets"...so off i go smile *runs to a bigger bit of bedroom...far far away from the lamp*

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GeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
thanks. my flowers and general movement needs a lot of work i think. I think they are called crosses, straight jackets are where the 'other' arms is tucked under the elbow (which i cant do)

ImbalanceGOLD Member
not different, just not the same
263 posts
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA


Posted:
if you can do a crosser or huggie or whatever we are calling them this week then you can do a front straightjacket. Its actually not that hard to get into it. The trick is just the timing, whatever hand needs to go under the other elbow... just wait for the down swing, stickout your elbow and as the hand comes up, tuck under your elbow into your armpit and start twisting your torso a bit more than you have been for normal crossers. Honestly though, the move looks nearly the same and the audience can't really tell any difference. This is onea those moves that is really only impressive to yourself so you can say you did it ;-)

Now to really impress someone, do a btb straightjacket... Can't do those myself i have this pesky problem of shoulderblades that don't want to snap in half... stupid bones...

But yes, nice spinning Geeza. Btw, you should not be even more glad you affixed them with the 2 hole near bottom method I told you about because my oggz from flowtoys just broke. I was doing a slow and easy wallplane antispin flower and just caught the tip of the plastic on the bottom against the other one and it cracked, dislodging the LED and sending the lil metal contacts on the bottom flying off into space. So now i'm down 1 Ogg ooooops Think I'll get my next set like yours.

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GeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
...or wait for hyperlights

btb cross sounds (and feels) hard!

LizzybethLizzy hearts sunshine hoop
272 posts
Location: midlands!


Posted:
btb?! dont say that...thinking about it hurts smile but mwahahahaha i can now do crossers/ straight jackets/ whatever we are now calling them biggrin

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ImbalanceGOLD Member
not different, just not the same
263 posts
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA


Posted:
there is some difference between a crosser/huggie and a straight jacket. In a crosser one arm is fully on top of the other arm. For example, place left hand in right armpit and right hand on left shoulder, no interweaving of the arms whatsoever, one is fully on top of the other, that's a crosser or a huggie. A straight jacket: again place left hand in/under right armpit, now take your right arm and put your right forearm UNDER your left elbow so your RIGHT hand ends up in your left armpit... both hands should be in the opposite armpit... thats a straight jacket. Bit harder, not as much room to move... requires a bit more turning to keep the spinning going. Fun fun!

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Every style, Every technique.
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So now I struggle to dream.


LizzybethLizzy hearts sunshine hoop
272 posts
Location: midlands!


Posted:
smile heehee gone a bit of topic havnt we? smile but thanks i shall go workout which one im doing biggrin

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shaping_lightSILVER Member
member
138 posts
Location: In a warm bed with me teddy!!, United Kingdom


Posted:
I had a set of oggz and I loved them.

I learnt a very valuable lesson- dont give them to / have them taken off you by a very drunk person other wise they will come back to you with the loop the handle attached to no longer attached to the ogg.

How ever they were fun to play with and fairly bight.

If you are ordering them for use in the UK you will need to buy a transformer thingy as the connection for the charger comes fitted for US sockets and a lower voltage to what is used in the uk smile

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GeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
^ unless you buy them from a uk store!

My customised ones are going to be sold, maybe put on ebay, once my hyperlights arrive. Triple oggz pack, 2 of which have had holes punched in, with brass rings fitted with a cord through so they can easily be attatched to cords.

missy21Alaska Fire dancer
3 posts
Location: Fairbanks, AK


Posted:
What is hyperlights?? are they something no one has put out to sell yet? hmmm... well im thinkg about buying some oggpoi but i heard of the little hard piece on the bottom can break real easy.. does anyone have any advice about the oggpoi?