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jeremy_dbfSILVER Member newbie 1 post Location: Canada
Posted: so I've been trying isolations for a little while now and I was thinking.,..is it easier to have a longer poi or a shorter one? and what about weight? more or less?
Lau_Shadow_BoxerSILVER Member ~ Cup Cakes and Faerie Lights ~ 110 posts Location: Portsmouth, Uk / Kowloon, Hong Kong / Auckland, Ne...
Posted: heavier poi I think, and I think maybe it depends what move you are trying to isolate..
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Sambo_FluxGOLD Member Introverted 833 posts Location: Norf London, United Kingdom
Posted: A lot of people find stretchy poi socks help when learning isolations too. My ideal is medium weight (juggling balls are good for the weights), and medium to not very stretchy sock poi. Length is a matter of personal preference, but with very short poi you have to isolate faster. I personally think longer poi are easier to isolate with, but then again, like Lau says, it depends what move you're trying to isolate.
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MireneyeSILVER Member enthusiast 276 posts Location: Sweden
Posted: The length of the cord and weight of poi head are relative to each other.
Which means that.
Short poi cord, heavy poi head = Easy fast but precise isolation
Short poi cord, light poi head = Difficult for the arm to move around such an uncertain point.
Medium poi cord, heavy poi head = I think this is ideal for really nice isolations if you can handle the weight at all, otherwise it will fall.
Medium poi cord, light poi head = Less difficult then short poi cord, light poi head, because you get more time to move around the point. You do however loose some spinning momentum.
( Won't cover the long poi cords. )
So there you have it. That should be accurate, it is most probably just my personal preference. So perhaps anyone else begs to differ? If your can't handle the heavy poi just switch that for medium and your on your way to make nice isolations.
Everyone I've helped thinks it's easier to isolate heavier heads. But one should also know that to heavy is more likely to fall as well due to the small amount of momentum that goes into the head.