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Forums > Technical Discussion > Cone poi with LEDs, Good or Bad?

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Adrian_Chung
SILVER Member since Jan 2010

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Location: Australia

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Posted:Hi all!

I've been wondering (before i make this purchase) whether or not the Pro Series Multi-Function LED works as well inside of the Cone poi as it does on a chain, and i mean that as in, is it still bright?

My second question is whether or not the colour of the sock poi will affect the LED shining through it much. I would buy the white cone poi and use the LED's except since only half of a day is dark (sometimes less) i'll be practicing in the day a lot and i'm not sure if white looks very nice. I'm also assuming that when it gets dirty it stand out a lot too.

I would very much appreciate any and all replies! smile


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Jameth
GOLD Member since May 2008

Jameth

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Location: NSW, Australia

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Posted:It would depend on what the cone poi was made off: my first led toys were juggling balls with no tether point. They came in white lycra socks which I wasn't happy with because of the stretch. I made myself some cone poi using a white nylon mesh, which worked very well.

The nylon is tougher than you might expect but being gauze it's still a bit flimsy, so not saleable but I got enough gauze for about 20 poi for $5 so I'm happy enough replacing them fairly often.

If you mean HOP cone poi, those are fairly heavy fabric and IMO would probably dim the light.

I have also seen reports of people using stockings if you don't sew - again watch them for wear and replace as needed.

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Adrian_Chung
SILVER Member since Jan 2010

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Location: Australia

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Posted:Ah i should have mentioned, yes i was referring to the HoP Cone poi.

I'll look into making my own sock/cone poi though, thanks!


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VillageIdiot
SILVER Member since Dec 2009

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Posted:Get the white cone poi, the colour permeating from the LED source won't have a weird tint from the fabric that way.

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Sister Eleven
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Posted:Also depends on the LEDs. I've seen flowlights show up remarkably well inside a pair of ordinary white socks. I imagine something of comparable brightness inside white cone poi would be perfectly visible.

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Jameth
GOLD Member since May 2008

Jameth

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Posted:Afterthought: the led balls may not fit inside the HOP cone poi anyway, unless HOP have changed their pattern in the last year or so:

I have a pair of the cone poi on swivels (operated on the handles to make them less clunky), the cone is too narrow to take a tenis ball, much less an LED ball. Which is fine for practice - rice is much softer - but would stuff things up for Adrian's purpose.

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