BRONZE Member since May 2007

Location: Silkeborg, Denmark

Total posts: 18
Posted:How heavy are your sock poi?

Wondering how much weight should I out into my newly bought sock poi? I don't want them too bouncy, but heavy enough to be stabile.
How do you fill in your dried beans (or whatever you use), but them in a sock with a knot on and then inside the Sock Poi or?


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SILVER Member since Sep 2005


Location: Norhwich/Manchester, United Ki...

Total posts: 81
Posted:safe i have a few a diff weights betwwen 90g - 140g, depends what you want, the heavier they are the slower they will spin but the more momentum they will have when there faster, also better for iso's. i fill balloons with rice or sand, i use a funnel and chopstick plus once you have it at your required weight suck the air out of the balloon then tie it, i feel this gives you a nicer ball (not necessary its my personal preference really. then i also but that balloon into another balloon so i can just stick the Poi in the wash without taking the balls out (easier when you have weighted handles)

hope that helps



SILVER Member since Sep 2001


Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:I use 110 gram Juggling Balls in my Poi.

If I'm feeling particularly lazy then I'll use a shop bought ball, otherwise I'll make my own using the patterns here.

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.




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Posted:Rubber raquet balls (not tennis balls, the smaller rubber ones) are always easy... you can fill them up with beans (i use lentils). Just make a small cut and squeeze it make the opening wider. You can glue it shut but its not necessary. They're pretty sturdy. You can even feed knotted rope through with a fishing swivel on one side and a washer on the other to clip onto your ropes. Cost about $3 for 3. Just made some fresh ones today.


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SILVER Member since Jul 2012

Trybal Wolf

Wolf Furry
Location: Earth, USA

Total posts: 517
Posted:I like 100 grams. I use 14 inch balloons with water in them. They do not pop because the balloon could expand to a much greater size than the water takes up. Really 100g of water is a lot less than you would think. My last balloons lasted me 6 months of daily spinning

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