Ringshadow
Ringshadow

journeyman
Location: SW Michigan, United States
Member Since: 31st Oct 2009
Total posts: 81
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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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
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.


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Ringshadow
Ringshadow

journeyman
Location: SW Michigan, United States
Member Since: 31st Oct 2009
Total posts: 81
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.


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liquidtrance
liquidtrance

i dream in circles...
Location: Scotland
Member Since: 29th Nov 2005
Total posts: 336
Posted:http://www.erikspoitoys.com/eriks-poi-toys-html/eriks-poi-toys-shop-flag-poi.html
br>the best smile


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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
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.

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liquidtrance
liquidtrance

i dream in circles...
Location: Scotland
Member Since: 29th Nov 2005
Total posts: 336
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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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
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?

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liquidtrance
liquidtrance

i dream in circles...
Location: Scotland
Member Since: 29th Nov 2005
Total posts: 336
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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Jameth
Jameth

enthusiast
Location: NSW
Member Since: 19th May 2008
Total posts: 378
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.

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Grottbags
Grottbags

Just Say Neigh
Location: Pie Town
Member Since: 14th Apr 2010
Total posts: 36
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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Ringshadow
Ringshadow

journeyman
Location: SW Michigan, United States
Member Since: 31st Oct 2009
Total posts: 81
Posted:Thank you so much everyone! I've bookmarked the suggested site, hopefully I'll get a pair in the next month or so.

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SpinnerofDetroit
SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:Don't worry, HoP has the different sizes. I may suggest the small. The medium is fine, but definitely not large.

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Flint_413
Flint_413

Fire Artist and Hooper
Location: U.S.A
Member Since: 8th Jul 2009
Total posts: 181
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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Ringshadow
Ringshadow

journeyman
Location: SW Michigan, United States
Member Since: 31st Oct 2009
Total posts: 81
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.

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
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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Sista Firewire
Sista Firewire

stranger
Location: Berlin,Germany
Member Since: 19th Oct 2001
Total posts: 18
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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