RingshadowSILVER Member
journeyman
81 posts
Location: SW Michigan, United States, USA


Posted:
I'm considering picking up a set of flag poi, but looking at the ones on the site I'm really not sure what to go with. Is there a specific set of flags that are good for beginners?

Thanks!

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SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Go with these:

They're probably the best you can get, they're the most like poi that I know of. I have them and I love them. You may want to get a small. Depending on your height because I'm 6' and sometimes the ends of the flags hit the ground and I worry that they'll tear or something.

The only luck is bad luck.

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RingshadowSILVER Member
journeyman
81 posts
Location: SW Michigan, United States, USA


Posted:
Thanks, but your link no workie, could you tell me where to look?

And I'm 5'2". I have to go with small basically everything.

Happiness is a skill, not a commodity
I have been kidnapped by hooping.


liquidtrancei dream in circles...
336 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
https://www.erikspoitoys.com/eriks-poi-toys-html/eriks-poi-toys-shop-flag-poi.html
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SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Woah, no link, but Liquid knew what I meant wink HoP also sells them. And I had to grease my swivels so keep that in mind if you buy them.

The only luck is bad luck.

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liquidtrancei dream in circles...
336 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
i actually opened mine up and added some lead shot(shotgun cartridge) to them for a little extra weight makes them behave better in in more complicated types of spin (eg antispin etc... ) wink

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SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Huh, mine does fine in antispin, I can even do isolations to an extent. Only some because the flag part get in the way smirk like linear isolations and any other type look sooo cool with those flags grin Also, out of curiosity, what is in those flags for weight?

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


liquidtrancei dream in circles...
336 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
they work well as standard but I find another ounce of lead shot really helps with feel and keeps them stable for complex spin types- neater isolation/antispin/cateye etc. I'm currently using an additional 30g to the standard distributed about 15g at the main 'leading' corner point and the rest spread along the edge of the 'blade' of the wing, nice control and the wing behaves itself/looks good smile
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JamethGOLD Member
enthusiast
378 posts
Location: NSW, Australia


Posted:
I have erik flag poi too and am also 5' 2". As far as I can tell HOP only offers the one size, which was about 5cm too long for inwards spinning stuff, OK for other stuff. It was fairly easy to unpick the long edge, shorten it and reattach the trim and handle - all straight sewing.

GrottbagsJust Say Neigh
36 posts
Location: Pie Town


Posted:
I have a set of PoiPoi flags (I wouldn't encourage anyone to buy them as a first flag), but I find them hard to use as they are very large square flags, this means a large amount of drag and a lot of effort is needed to keep the momentum to do isolations, I also ended up with some kids I was teaching picking them up and spinning them over gravel, meaning I had to repair the holes in the silk
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RingshadowSILVER Member
journeyman
81 posts
Location: SW Michigan, United States, USA


Posted:
Thank you so much everyone! I've bookmarked the suggested site, hopefully I'll get a pair in the next month or so.

Happiness is a skill, not a commodity
I have been kidnapped by hooping.


SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Don't worry, HoP has the different sizes. I may suggest the small. The medium is fine, but definitely not large.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin


Flint_413GOLD Member
Fire Artist and Hooper
181 posts
Location: U.S.A


Posted:
I just ordered my first pair from HOP grin THey are red and pretty grin So are there any moves that wont work with flags? Like butterfly's would probably be difficult. What about wraps? Probably no way huh?

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RingshadowSILVER Member
journeyman
81 posts
Location: SW Michigan, United States, USA


Posted:
I bought a set of flags today (and a set of sock poi), but nowhere did I see an option for specifying size. Meh. I got white with pink borders, should be interesting.

Happiness is a skill, not a commodity
I have been kidnapped by hooping.


astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Flint: Mine work most everything, but isolations, wraps and anti-spin are ugly. Otherwise, have not really found stuff I can not do.

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"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
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Sista Firewirestranger
18 posts
Location: Berlin,Germany


Posted:
with the Small Flags of Fairywings you can play almost all poi tricks, buzzsaws, antispinflowers and partnerpoi tricks, the also work for children and small people
they fly really easy.. blush

www.fairywings.de

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