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WyattDavisSpinsGOLD Member
WYATTSPINSPOI
69 posts
Location: UTAH, USA


Posted:
What do you recommend as far as size and type ??

DaGGOLD Member
Golf buggie driving instructor
156 posts
Location: Brisvegas, Australia


Posted:
many people use the 72mm MB stage ball which are great but a bit too light for me.
I made some with 80mm MB balls and i love the extra weight.




WyattDavisSpinsGOLD Member
WYATTSPINSPOI
69 posts
Location: UTAH, USA


Posted:
thanks for your input. its always appreciated . would you recommend buying a set or just making my own ??

DaGGOLD Member
Golf buggie driving instructor
156 posts
Location: Brisvegas, Australia


Posted:
they arn't too hard to make, but depending on where you get the stage balls and the club ends from you might not be able to make them for much less than they sell them for on here.

I will recommend coloured px3 handles as counter weights, as you can put skate bearings in them so you have swivels in the handles. (give me 2 week and I'll put up a tutorial showing how (^_^))




WyattDavisSpinsGOLD Member
WYATTSPINSPOI
69 posts
Location: UTAH, USA


Posted:
oh hella dude that would be awesome !! i cant find any tutorials on how to attach the px3 knob !! and its rare to even come across any Contact Poi making video. yea i was just going to buy some but the only 80mm they have are purple and im not really feelin it for me.but anyways yeah that would be way cool if you could do that .

joffjkDIAMOND Member
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Location: bangkok,london and somerset, Thailand


Posted:
skate bearings in the handles .... does that work instead of swivels then

I love thinking in circles


WyattDavisSpinsGOLD Member
WYATTSPINSPOI
69 posts
Location: UTAH, USA


Posted:
i tested this and yes skate bearings do work !!

DaGGOLD Member
Golf buggie driving instructor
156 posts
Location: Brisvegas, Australia


Posted:
yep skate bearings work great!

they are just a little too big to squeeze into px3 handles but with a little heat and time in the oven (1 min 30 at 150 degrees Celsius) the bearings slip right into the px3 handles.

again video tutorial coming soon wink




joffjkDIAMOND Member
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147 posts
Location: bangkok,london and somerset, Thailand


Posted:
cool i look forward to it. whats the weight of the handles

I love thinking in circles


WyattDavisSpinsGOLD Member
WYATTSPINSPOI
69 posts
Location: UTAH, USA


Posted:
i decide to just purchase some already assembled ones. so DaG if you dont want to make that vid you dont have to unless your doin it for the others smile i really appreciate your efforts man !!

willow2xSILVER Member
KeepTheWorldSpinning Originator
49 posts
Location: Scarborough, UK


Posted:
i use 80's on cole cord with some old busted small swivles.
my mate and i are makin some more so i can do the skate bearin vid when i make them =]

KeepTheWorldSpinning with me =]


kadenthespinnerSILVER Member
je ne comprends pas la franais
13 posts
Location: California, USA


Posted:
any tips for what length works best? particularly to best facilitate arm rolls

Wondering why Kamikaze pilots wore helmets


Sister ElevenGOLD Member
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1,277 posts
Location: Seattle, WA, USA


Posted:
I can only do very basic arm rolls, but I haven't found length matters too much. The only thing long cords seem to mean (and I tend to make mine long) is that you may not often catch them near the grip, but have to let them slide back into your hand.

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stano3bGOLD Member
journeyman
59 posts
Location: (SVK) - Slovakia


Posted:
id like to make myself a pair of Contact Poi but just for regular spinning (no contact) and been wondering if these balls would work fine: https://www.homeofpoi.com/shop/productDetails/MB-Single-100mm-Contact-Stage-Juggling-Ball

so far ive been spinning with 72 mm stage balls and they seem too light for me.
also what Poi knob would work better the PX3 or the single Poi knob from here?

to DaG: have ou made the knob video you mentioned above? i never heard of that possibility and wonder how it would work

...can you speak poi?


richiiStick spinner
43 posts
Location: Brighton, England


Posted:
Most of the people i know who have them have 100mm stage balls. These i find to be a really nice weight.

astonSILVER Member
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4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Depending on how you make them, I am sure you could find a way of weighting them a bit more....

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


stano3bGOLD Member
journeyman
59 posts
Location: (SVK) - Slovakia


Posted:
thats true...but I dont want to do any mods to them. I just want to try a new Poi, I have had these for ages smile

...can you speak poi?



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