dredevildredevilSILVER Member
2 posts
Location: Pa, USA

Why do you put the pivot on the bottom of the poi chain instead of the top?

DarkFyreDarkFyreBRONZE Member
HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
1,965 posts
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand

The pivot lets both the fire headand the chain turn without kinking up.

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ubersmackubersmackSILVER Member
73 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA

I build my own and put them on both ends for good measure.. everyone does something different.

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animatEdanimatEdBRONZE Member
1 + 1 = 3
3,540 posts
Location: Bristol UK

The 'pivot' is there to stop the chain from Twisting up as you spin.

I reckon it's put on the bottom near the head, because some moves require you to shorten the chain. the easiest way to shorten the chain is to wrap it around your hands.

If the pivot is at the top, and you wrap the chain around your hands, it kinda makes having it there a bit redundant, right? Then the chain will twist and kink and generally be crap whilst you're spinning.


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