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JitarooUnlogically Logical
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Location: UK


Posted:
Anyone know any good stores around the Portsmouth'y area that sell Practice Poi? (Or Poi that at least suits beginners?)
New to this, self teaching, don't want to use a pair of Knee-High Socks and Tennis Balls for too long. 8] Since the socks stretch out and actually exceed the length I'm comfortable with and I have to keep folding it around my hand. Can't order online. 8[

(Or at least recommend a pair of good non-stretchy socks.)

V_RegalGOLD Member
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Location: BC, Canada


Posted:
Or you could like, just tie new knots. =P

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SpannerBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Don't think they'd do anything like cone Poi, but have you not tried Hedonics, top of Albert Road in Southsea?

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Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
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Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
Toe socks are usually the right level of stretch.

I'd use heavier weights than tennis balls, too... I use 3/4 of a cup of rice in a balloon... weighs 150g.

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Yeah, I'd echo not using tennis balls - not a great weight and hurt more than you'd think.
If you want the cheapy option - rugby/football sport socks are better than the knee-high stretchy ones. Less stretch, better length, just less pretty smile

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Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
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Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
For some reason socks with sparkley crap on them are less stretchy, I guess so the sparkles don't fall off as easily. (But don't worry, they will.)

If you want something prettier.

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JitarooUnlogically Logical
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Location: UK


Posted:
Thanks for the suggestions on weights. 83 Tennis balls don't hurt me that much though, but I'll try out the rice and balloon thing.

Thanks also for the type of socks I could try. lol

@Spanner - I knew there was some type of shop down Albert Road that would sell such stuff. Thanks for the heads up. I'll try it tomorrow. 8]


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