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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Posted:weavesmiley juggle The name speaks for itself, since im not from here, but do find myself in the center from time to time, and I am fidning myself here now today. If backwards ol' (roysten vasey) preston has a shop selling them, im sure the wonderfull metropolis of manchester has somewhere. juggle weavesmiley



Ooops, forgot to add the final part of the post. Can anyone give any directions, or pointers?


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:Here are some pointers!



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FireNix
BRONZE Member since Apr 2001

FireNix

old hand
Location: India/Bristol

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Posted:What sort of Poi do you want?
I am coming to Manchester (look on Manchester thread) and sell all kinds of Sock, tail, Fire Poi and snakes - and indeed all other kinds of spining and juggling equipment
Give me a PM with what you want - and I can beat any price in shops


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Posted:Oh thats good of you to mention firenix, but I am up in manchester quite far between visits, probably not nearly enougfh for your traveling schedule.

Allthough to answer your question, any poi will do. Ive got all sorts of different types and I dont really prefer one kind over another, you do the same thing with most of them in the end...but I am a firm beleiver in tails smile

Joe likes tail very much wink

Look Edward a no tail! Tubs thats a tail! Is it? You cant tell these days...


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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

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Location: Manchester, UK

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Posted:Joe - Manchester is crap. There's no-where that sells decent juggling / manipulation stuff.

For future reference - There's a place in Afflecks (Sp?) that sells some stuff. Last time I was there they had a few tails.

As of September we'll all be able to get stuff directly from Tony smile


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Location: Preston

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Posted:Afflecks?

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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

pricklyleaf

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Location: Manchester

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Posted:wow! Even I know where Afflecks palace is! Its on Oldham Road, just off from Picadilly Gardens.

And, yes, I've been so busy latley, and not had time for juggling related malarky, that it hadn't actually occured to me that there was no shop.

But now you mention it - thats really strange! You would have thought there'd be at least somewhere!


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steaks
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

steaks

former manc tour guide
Location: Manchester

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Posted:You can buy poi from Extreem Largeness on the 2nd floor of Aflecs Palace, corner of Oldham St and Dale/Church St. Do Not buy poi from here. The tail poi are poorly made, and unevenly weighted. The tails fray fairly quickly. The fire poi are made with poor qualit, low grade kevlar and should be avoided at all costs for safety reasons.



There is also Cyberdog on Oldam St. They sell quite good UV tail poi, but are rather overpriced for what they are.



I believe you can now also buy poi from the Home Design store on Church St (a sort distance up from the arndale centre). These have the same flaws as the ones from extreem largeness and should also be avoided.



You can buy poi from here, they are very good quality.

From Fire Toys, they have quite an extensive range of circus related toys.

From OddBalls, who also have an extensive range of circus related toys.

Alternitavely you can always make your own sock poi or just wait until september when Tone opens his circus stall smile

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Posted:OOOOOOh yes Afflecks I know that now, ive had it pointed out to me but ive just never been. OH dear, poi in manchester not good then, I suppose at least we have dicovoured a gap in the market hehe

OMG your avatar is delicious pricklyleaf!


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Electric_VooDoo


newbie
Location: Manchester/Eskdalemuir

Total posts: 3
Posted:Alright my name is karim, I am 19 and live in manchester, I am thinking about opening a shop in affleck's palace selling a wide range of Poi Staffs and all other types of fire art equipment. I am now trying to find out what kind of products people would like to see in our shop and how many people would use our shop? Hope to hear from you all soon cheers

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Felixwah
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

Felixwah

journeyman
Location: Norhwich/Manchester

Total posts: 81
Posted:hey there the key will be to supply quality products cos most of the places in manc dont have a clue and sell ya whack stuff. But a good variety as well like socks n flags, practice staffs etc. i hope you do it would be brill smile

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house_of_mill
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

house_of_mill

old hand
Location: Manchester England

Total posts: 896
Posted:If you can make stuff out of recycled materials that'd help.

Like inner tubes for devil sticks and staff coverings?

if you need any give me a shout as I work in a unicycle sorry bike shop!


*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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Electric_VooDoo


newbie
Location: Manchester/Eskdalemuir

Total posts: 3
Posted:yeah nice one just waiting for the grant to come though. whats your email or your phone number? gotta dash cheers

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