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Forums > Beginner Poi Moves > do you need sock poi to do wraps and isolations??

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fireflyfaerie
journeyman

Member Since: 12th Jul 2006
Total posts: 73
Posted:im rele confuseded. i wanna start learning like wraps and isolations, but i dunno whats best or how to start
help! help shrug



Acciaio
Acciaio

Tangled into my spins

Member Since: 3rd Jan 2006
Total posts: 187
Posted:You don't need sock poi...but they are the best from intermediate moves...
they are easy to build and fantastic to use...
So let's go to buy a pair of socks wink

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GeoffonTour04
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Location: Oxford
Member Since: 30th Nov 2005
Total posts: 360
Posted:For isolations, I think a heavier poi head is easier to get the feel of, but wraps don't require anything, just hit your arm with the string & pull it off again (a little more to it but you'll pick it up if you keep trying)


MikefromGlos
MikefromGlos

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Location: Gloucester England
Member Since: 10th Jul 2006
Total posts: 985
Posted:Although wraps are nicer to do with sock poi espicaly if ur doing neck wraps its a bit of a hazard not to if you know what i mean

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hazington
hazington

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Location: Sunshine coast, Queensland
Member Since: 17th Aug 2006
Total posts: 51
Posted:get a pair of long socks, put more socks down inside them if u want more wait add marbles just make sue there in the center of the other socks, then tie a knot to keep them in place and another at the end to hold on to and wala u've got make do sock pois until ur's arrive!

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pineapple pete
pineapple pete

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Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 5125
Posted:i found socks easier to learn with as they give more bounce. this seems to help alot. chains are more difficult but get easier over time.

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CaffeinatedKatie
CaffeinatedKatie

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Location: Portland, OR
Member Since: 29th Jan 2005
Total posts: 149
Posted:I've never had much trouble doing wraps with my fire poi-- just make sure you're wearing appropriate clothes. And I'm not cool enough to do isolations so...


faith enfire
faith enfire

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Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:i agree that socks are easier, but i play with tails and it just takes practice with the tails, the cord is not the issue just the tail

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thombre
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Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 6th Oct 2006
Total posts: 74
Posted:I find everything is easier with socks (in life and with poi - socks just help) - Especially isolations.

aaahh, socks. Just say it a few times - let the words roll off your tounge.


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jaero
jaero

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Location: over the river, through the wo...
Member Since: 6th Jun 2004
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Posted:you don't NEED socks to do isolations and wraps. though they're easier with socks than with chains. however, you'll need to learn them with chains at some point,
unless,of course, you want to spin socks forever


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Yakumo
Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:I'd been trying air wraps with socks for weeks and weeks, and never thought it would click.

it could have been circumstance, or the lack of friction, but when I picked up my fire poi (unlit) to try it just totally worked straight off.

smooth friction free cone poi would probably be the easiest to learn on for that though imo. Strings the worst.


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thombre
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Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 6th Oct 2006
Total posts: 74
Posted:It could have been the added weight that fire poi have. I found I couldn't learn hyperloops wiith my socks until I stuck an extra juggling ball in each of them. That helps.

Anyway. back to normal wraps, I reckon socks are the best to learn with, not least because they'll hurt less if you cock up. I call for witnesses from all those who've hit themselves on the fingers/elbows with fire poi


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jaero
jaero

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Location: over the river, through the wo...
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Total posts: 246
Posted:you learn not to hit yourself quicker that way

I'll get there too late if I shorten my stride, I'll get there too soon if I find me a ride, I'll never move forward if I try to hide this path that I've troden one step at a time.


coleman
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Posted: Written by: Yakumo


smooth friction free cone poi would probably be the easiest to learn on



but if they were friction free, wouldn't it be impossible to get them to tangle at all - surely they'd just slide off each other...?

wink


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Durbs
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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
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Posted:and how would you hold the slippery blighters?

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TheWibbler
old hand
Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 920
Posted:fire for show,

socks for a pro

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GeoffonTour04
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Location: Oxford
Member Since: 30th Nov 2005
Total posts: 360
Posted:Is there any real benefit to spinning with socks? I've always used chains, with wooden blocks on til I got my fireheads now I practice with practice heads (that way when I spin fire I don't have to adjust for diff weight grip etc).

Is there anything that's much easier to do with socks?



thombre
member
Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 6th Oct 2006
Total posts: 74
Posted:if you want to perform with fire only, then i guess spinning with only chains might help - for a while. But i find socks are soooo much easier to learn new tricks with, and then transferring to chai8ns isw so much of a smaller step than learning straight to chains.

Also:

Fire for show
Socks for a pro

Amen buddy


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GeoffonTour04
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Location: Oxford
Member Since: 30th Nov 2005
Total posts: 360
Posted:I might try em, I've spun with glowsticks & glo balls aswell as chains but it's the lack of fingerloops I can't cope with, I get tangled up on my hands.


Yakumo
Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:socks rock..

and they rapidly put you off finger loops tbh, they're so limiting..


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bluecat
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Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:and they allow you to do a vast amount of wrong end stuff too...

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house_of_mill
house_of_mill

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Location: Manchester England
Member Since: 20th Jul 2004
Total posts: 896
Posted:I guess there is no right and wrong end. .

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fireflyfaerie
journeyman

Member Since: 12th Jul 2006
Total posts: 73
Posted:can u use like your normal poi just tuck the chains in then. me thinks
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