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kreepinKWIKSILVER Member
stranger
18 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
hello. i'm new to Home Of Poi and the whole Poi world smile
i've used Sock Poi with tennis balls and just today got my flowlight with Colecord and such and i'm having trouble getting it comfortable..
i'm not talking like personal preference on heads or anything just how is everything connected?

i have the cord, swivels, flowlights, quicklinks, and the handles with swivels..

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


Posted:
My favorite grips are crimped coming out of my palm like nick does it for single. Double is just the normal one or just holding onto them. And my now favorite is knob grips ever since I got into throws and one handed things. I want to do them easily with fire so badly. Can't wait for my handles to get here from HoP along with a couple other things. I'm also getting a Fire Wand to help me heat temper my hands. If I ever get over my attachment to my arm hair, I'll do fire touching/contact fire/whatever the hell it's called. Also I tried out those heavy duty split rings. They're gonna give me some trouble even with the split ring pliers o0

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Sister ElevenGOLD Member
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1,277 posts
Location: Seattle, WA, USA


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I'm going to borrow this thread for a moment and ask a suggestion, since this one kind of stumps me. My flowlight rig is now heavy enough that I could use a 5/16" rope cord (about the diameter of the stuff used on HoP's pendulum poi), without messing up the distribution, and this would actually be better for throws. But I'm not sure a good way to attach it. My best guess would be to sew loops in the ends of the rope (actually a much stronger solution than it sounds) with quicklinks or some such at either end to attach to the crystal cases, but I don't like quicklinks on my Poi. Anyone have any other ideas on attaching crystal cases to a length of thick-ish cord?

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SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
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2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


Posted:
Larks head knot with a cord you sewed on.

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Sister ElevenGOLD Member
owner of the group property
1,277 posts
Location: Seattle, WA, USA


Posted:
Aha! Not a bad idea. Could sew on or splice a finer cord.... Will try it out!

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


Posted:
Another idea that I have come across is using plasticine in a fabric bag. Slightly more forgiving than solid wood or club knobs and such.

Not tried it myself though....

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


Posted:
Sorry for the odd bump, but thought people might be interested in one of my set ups.

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Work quite nicely. By cutting the chain near either end it should be possible to affix a swivel, but I have not really needed one.
The hairpin in the one image is a bit of a hack, since I did not have a suitable length nail.

In case it is not entirely clear, I made a small triangular cut into the rubber, which stops most tendencies of the nails to fall out.

Caution: these hurt like hell if you mess up, so be careful. That said, they should not be too much worse than kevlar heads.

'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


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


Posted:
I love those chains! Where did you get that type of chain?

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


Posted:
Local hardware store.

Ideally I would want to weld each link if this was a fire set, but for this set I doubt it is a problem.

'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


skv012aBRONZE Member
stranger
15 posts
Location: MD, USA


Posted:
I'm pretty simple w/ my poi- shoelaces/swivel handles+shorter shoelaces. I tend to use flowlight cases to practice with.

willow2xSILVER Member
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49 posts
Location: Scarborough, UK


Posted:
wink wink nudge nudge...




since were on handle talk... thats what i use. itd work for fire too i guess =]

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meshunderlayBRONZE Member
Juggler/Spinner
612 posts
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA


Posted:
Originally Posted By: astonSorry for the odd bump, but thought people might be interested in one of my set ups.

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Work quite nicely. By cutting the chain near either end it should be possible to affix a swivel, but I have not really needed one.
The hairpin in the one image is a bit of a hack, since I did not have a suitable length nail.

In case it is not entirely clear, I made a small triangular cut into the rubber, which stops most tendencies of the nails to fall out.

Caution: these hurt like hell if you mess up, so be careful. That said, they should not be too much worse than kevlar heads.

What exactly are these made from? I can't tell by looks alone.

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


Posted:
They are made up of those doorstops one screws into the floor to stop doors from swinging into the wall behind them.

'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


meshunderlayBRONZE Member
Juggler/Spinner
612 posts
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA


Posted:
Ahh ok.

meshunderlayBRONZE Member
Juggler/Spinner
612 posts
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA


Posted:
I was wondering.... I haven't gotten around to making cord or chain Poi yet, and I do so love my Sock Poi... I was looking for some advice on a good way to add weight (for throws) and make a convenient hold at the same time without compromising the sock too much?

I tried just a double knot, but it was a little much.

Or... on a similar note, what kind of knot could I tie in my Sock Poi to make a loop handle of sorts?

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


Posted:
Try your basic overhand knot, but do it making a loop. That would make a single loop

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