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Ska Sha


Ska Sha

Poi Punk
Location: Yorkshire, UK

Total posts: 10
Posted:Hi everyone, i've decided I need to make myself some poi, and Ive seen load of brilliant tutorials but Im stuck!

Im wanting to make fabric poi with tails, like my ones Ive bought, however im totally stuck on how to attach the swivels into the tennis balls.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance smile


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Posted:hole in the top of the ball, a slit in the bottom, cord through the hole, out the slit, tie a knot in the cord, pull it back through the slit and voil.

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Wraith_Dividend
SILVER Member since Mar 2009

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Posted:you will need:
one PAIR of long strechy socks (prefferably of a good quality)
two regular tennis balls
some kind of reading skill

get one sock turn it inside out
get the other sock, turn that one inside out too

insert one tennis ball in one sock and push to end of sock
do the same for the other tennis ball and the other sock

pick up one sock (with tennis ball inside) and twist sock near tennis ball
then pull sock over tennis ball so that the sock is the right way out and has a tennis ball inside it

repeat this for other sock (with tennis ball inside)

you may tie a knot in the opposite end to make handles
repeat for other sock

insert into oven on gas mark four for three hours

you now have a set of sock poi which (providing you did it right and bought cool socks) will look awesome and are really good to train with smile

happy spinning!!! XD


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Wraith_Dividend
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Wraith_Dividend

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Posted:sorry my bad i didnt read the first post just ignore me dudes

if life is for love then to love is to live
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a quote from me!
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god i love me
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and i while typing this im just itching to get back to my toast
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YAY TTTTOOOOAAAASSSSTTTTTT!!!!!!!!
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oh and by the way you just lost the game

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forrestfire
SILVER Member since Aug 2009

forrestfire

lonely spinner
Location: Houston, Texas

Total posts: 67
Posted:Originally Posted By: Wraith_Dividendyou will need:
one PAIR of long strechy socks (prefferably of a good quality)
two regular tennis balls
some kind of reading skill

get one sock turn it inside out
get the other sock, turn that one inside out too

insert one tennis ball in one sock and push to end of sock
do the same for the other tennis ball and the other sock

pick up one sock (with tennis ball inside) and twist sock near tennis ball
then pull sock over tennis ball so that the sock is the right way out and has a tennis ball inside it

repeat this for other sock (with tennis ball inside)

you may tie a knot in the opposite end to make handles
repeat for other sock

insert into oven on gas mark four for three hours


put into oven? im confused. are you kidding or not.


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FireTom


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Posted:he forgot to mention to pre-heat the oven for 25minutes devil

ohh - the angel will spank us for this one, WD

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UCOF
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Posted:Forrestfire, of course he is joking.

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Crimson_Circus
GOLD Member since Jan 2009

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Posted:If I were you, I would atatch the swivels on the "handle side" not the "ball side". For me that works quite well. This way you can also do hyperloops. (It may be difficult with tails though.)

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Ska Sha


Ska Sha

Poi Punk
Location: Yorkshire, UK

Total posts: 10
Posted:Crimson_Circus, yeh I think im going to do a few different types, ive bough enough things to do about 25 pairs >.< lol!

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FireTom


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Posted:Originally Posted By: Crimson_CircusIf I were you, I would atatch the swivels on the "handle side" not the "ball side". For me that works quite well. This way you can also do hyperloops. (It may be difficult with tails though.)

hmm - can't side that. Swivels on the handle side have proven themselves to be ... just on the wrong end. Hyperloops should be fine with swivels on the head-end.

Alternatively consider ball chains smile

25 pairs? umm that's either for the learning curve or you're getting competition, Malcolm *rings bell*

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Ska Sha


Ska Sha

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Location: Yorkshire, UK

Total posts: 10
Posted:I like to make things >.< and buy in bulk grin

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