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corbet
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Location: Canada
Member Since: 9th May 2008
Total posts: 4
Posted:Hi all,

I'm trying to make a set of flag poi for a gift, and all the instructions I've found seem to use ball chain. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find big enough ball chain in my city. Has anyone made flags using regular chain? I'm wondering if I can get away using that, assuming I integrate some sort of swivel to make up for lack of swivels in the chain itself. Will this work? Would it impact how well the flags spin?

Thanks!



liquidtrance
liquidtrance

i dream in circles...
Location: Scotland
Member Since: 29th Nov 2005
Total posts: 336
Posted:recommend buying a set of wings from ericspoitoys (google it) best flag type poi available. Flags are a mission to make yourself and are very difficult to use- too much drag.
erics wings have a smaller surface area so are very easy to use smile

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:Home of Poi has them too grin Also, HoP has some strong ballchain. If you're that worried about it's strength, get the stainless steel ballchain not the Nickel plated steel.
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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Originally Posted By: corbetHi all,

I'm trying to make a set of flag poi for a gift, and all the instructions I've found seem to use ball chain. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find big enough ball chain in my city. Has anyone made flags using regular chain? I'm wondering if I can get away using that, assuming I integrate some sort of swivel to make up for lack of swivels in the chain itself. Will this work? Would it impact how well the flags spin?

Thanks!

Can do it. If you look in the collaboration video, that is how I made the flags I use there.

I took a long rectangle of cloth and laid the chain in the center and folded it in half. Sew along the "flag" side of the chain with a machine and then sew through the links by hand (stops the chain slipping out).

It works ok, could probably do something better now if I tried again. Every now and again the flag rolls up, just change direction and this undoes again. Also, anti-spin is difficult.


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Dr.Babs
Dr.Babs

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Location: Lower Mantle
Member Since: 17th Apr 2009
Total posts: 34
Posted:I've been considering sewing up a set of my own flag poi as well.

My idea is to use my fire chains (oval link with swivels and single loop handles) and I plan on sewing a flag that slips over it and brings the chain up around the first "right angle" of the flag, to weight the entire leading edge.

It might sound a little vague now, but when i get them constructed i'll be sure to post pictures/tutorial for them.