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WyattDavisSpins
WyattDavisSpins

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

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DaG
DaG

Golf buggie driving instructor
Location: Brisvegas
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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.




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WyattDavisSpins
WyattDavisSpins

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

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DaG
DaG

Golf buggie driving instructor
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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 (^_^))




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WyattDavisSpins
WyattDavisSpins

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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 .

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

I love thinking in circles

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WyattDavisSpins
WyattDavisSpins

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

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DaG
DaG

Golf buggie driving instructor
Location: Brisvegas
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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




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

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WyattDavisSpins
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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 !!

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willow2x
willow2x

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Location: Scarborough, UK
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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 =]

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kadenthespinner
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Location: California, USA
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Posted:any tips for what length works best? particularly to best facilitate arm rolls

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Sister Eleven
Sister Eleven

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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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stano3b
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Location: (SVK) - Slovakia
Member Since: 29th Oct 2004
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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: http://www.homeofpoi.com/shop/productDetails/MB-Single-100mm-Contact-Stage-Juggling-Ball
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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?

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richii
richii

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

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aston
aston

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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

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stano3b
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Location: (SVK) - Slovakia
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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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