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fireflyfaeriejourneyman
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Posted:
im rele confuseded. i wanna start learning like wraps and isolations, but i dunno whats best or how to start
help! help shrug

AcciaioSILVER Member
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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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GeoffonTour04SILVER Member
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Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


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)

MikefromGlosSILVER Member
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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 he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

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hazingtonjourneyman
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Location: Sunshine coast, Queensland


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! Living is loving & Loving is Living yet Lying is Dying & Dying can be Lying if you let it...

pineapple peteSILVER Member
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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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CaffeinatedKatieGOLD Member
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Location: Portland, OR, USA


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 enfireBRONZE Member
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Location: Wisconsin, USA


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 Faith
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thombreGOLD Member
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Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


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. Buy gerbils cos you can't spin with hamsters

jaeroSILVER Member
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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 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.

YakumoSILVER Member
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Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


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. Blinded by Hyperlights, please donate generously grin

thombreGOLD Member
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Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


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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 Buy gerbils cos you can't spin with hamsters

jaeroSILVER Member
your new best enemy
246 posts
Location: over the river, through the woods, USA


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.

colemanSILVER Member
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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...?

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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and how would you hold the slippery blighters? Burner of Toast
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TheWibblerGOLD Member
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Location: New Zealand


Posted:
fire for show,

socks for a pro

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GeoffonTour04SILVER Member
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Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


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?

thombreGOLD Member
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Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


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 Buy gerbils cos you can't spin with hamsters

GeoffonTour04SILVER Member
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Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


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.

YakumoSILVER Member
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Posted:
socks rock..

and they rapidly put you off finger loops tbh, they're so limiting.. Blinded by Hyperlights, please donate generously grin

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Posted:
and they allow you to do a vast amount of wrong end stuff too... Holistic Spinner (I hope)

house_of_millGOLD Member
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Posted:
I guess there is no right and wrong end. . *Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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fireflyfaeriejourneyman
73 posts

Posted:
can u use like your normal poi just tuck the chains in then. me thinks
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