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Khaos
SILVER Member since Jul 2010

Khaos

2 words "Laser Poi" The conversation just ended .
Location: Orlando Florida, USA

Total posts: 25
Posted:Hello everyone! I bought some #10 swivels from the HOP shop (http://www.homeofpoi.com/shop/productDetails/No-10-Ball-Bearing-Swivel) when I built my poi and I love them but I noticed when I do the "superduperuberloop" they are not turning smooth anymore. Is this a problem with my technique or did I screw them up?

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FireTom


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Posted:- does the problem persist after you did the move, is it then permanently?

If it is only happening in that very instant of the move itself, it might be due to physical reasons (direction of force applied to the swivels)... they are generally designed for a rather straight pull and rotation movement, not a bended angle.

Does it really affect your flow?


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Khaos
SILVER Member since Jul 2010

Khaos

2 words "Laser Poi" The conversation just ended .
Location: Orlando Florida, USA

Total posts: 25
Posted:At slow speeds its fine but it seems to be reducing the amount of energy in the system due to the friction.

its not effecting my flow much but when ever I see videos with them performing the moves their strings do not pause. I was wondering if I was just pulling to hard for the move.


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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

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Location: melbourne, Australia

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Posted:have you tried using some kind of non-flammable lubricant? graphite (yoyo lube) could be a possible solution..

also.. if you are pulling too hard for the move, the drag friction will go up linearly with how hard you pull.. im not sure whether this friction will be of relevant magnitude or not, but if youre pulling hard enough that the swivels dont spin, thats a prob.

id go graphite powder first, or try using less of your muscles smile best of luck hug


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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA

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Posted:I personally use a marine silicone lubricant that I found in my house. You could try that, it works fine for me and lasts for a long time.

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Khaos
SILVER Member since Jul 2010

Khaos

2 words "Laser Poi" The conversation just ended .
Location: Orlando Florida, USA

Total posts: 25
Posted:Using lubricant ended up working out for me! thank you for the help! Now I can do hyper loops!

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

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Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:No problem! Use it on your bottom swivels too. It keeps your chain/cord from twisting up or spinning, especially when you shorten your chain/cord and helps keep your planes nice.

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