adrenaline
adrenaline

newbie
Location: Guatemala
Member Since: 26th Jan 2007
Total posts: 18
Posted:Hi! i just got my foxy pair of socks a few days ago, but i got 2 problems... i cant find the proper weight to use, are the tenis balls sold here on HOP have any special weight or they weight like the regular tenis balls, im trying hackey sacks but some weight a lot, others weights little......confused 2) im trying to do tangles but seems the poi just tangles a lot that its imposible to untangle them after the roll, ive seen videos and the socks they use 4 tangles dont strech and mine stretch a lot,,, should i keep trying or maybe get another pair of socks... pleeaasee!! thankx biggrin

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sxsk17
stranger

Member Since: 14th Jul 2005
Total posts: 17
Posted:your socks will get less stretchy over time as the material is permanently stretched out.

i don't really remember how hard tangles were in mine back when I had just replaced the socks, but I don't remember it being especially hard. they might just improve over time, give them a few days or so.


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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North
Member Since: 4th Nov 2005
Total posts: 1965
Posted:tennis balls are tennis balls wherever you get them from and time and practice are all that you need to get your tangles right (sometimes new toys make old tricks difficult).

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adrenaline
adrenaline

newbie
Location: Guatemala
Member Since: 26th Jan 2007
Total posts: 18
Posted:ok! its just that i read somewhere about different ball weithgs,, thanks ill keep spinning im starting to get the tangles

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. - Frank Outlaw

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Helen_of_Poi
Helen_of_Poi

lapsed spinner
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Member Since: 28th Apr 2004
Total posts: 412
Posted:Just throw some rice directly into your socks. Once you've figured out how much of it you need to get the right weight for you, transfer it into some little plastic bags or balloons, and put it back in the sock.

Tennis balls are silly because they hurt when they hit you in the head.

The socks will stop stretching so much after a while, don't worry.


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adrenaline
adrenaline

newbie
Location: Guatemala
Member Since: 26th Jan 2007
Total posts: 18
Posted:thanx all! i finally found my proper weitht for my socks,,, i got that feeling you know what i mean smile im using hacky sacks

thanx Hellen of Poi for those nice words hug


Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. - Frank Outlaw

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Kaleb_Copenhaver
stranger

Member Since: 10th Jan 2011
Total posts: 1
Posted:i received my poi, and within 10 minutes of playing around they ripped, best suggested idea on how to fix it, cuz of the strethchy material, or do they come with a hole on each side so tenis ball is able to come out. ?? help - kaleb

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Jameth
Jameth

enthusiast
Location: NSW
Member Since: 19th May 2008
Total posts: 378
Posted:The hole for the tennis ball is meant to be there and would have been there but hidden in the seam when you got them. smile

You can swap the tennis balls out for glowpoi, or heavier balls, or uncooked rice, or whatever else you want to spin with.


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Didgeridude
Didgeridude

Object Manipulationist, Chain Maille Artisan, Didgeridoo Performer and Teacher
Location: On the Road, Gypsie Style
Member Since: 15th Jun 2007
Total posts: 37
Posted:i found these firm gel "stress balls" that have more weight than a footbag or tennis balls, is smaller, and has only heft of impact without the hardness found tennis balls. they cost about a dollar a piece and i really like them in my socks.
As far a trouble with tangles, make sure to keep you hands equal distance apart from each other, and dont let them come closer to each other while in mid tangle. If your hands get closer together, than the tangle fails. Maybe thatll help... /shrug

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