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squig
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Member Since: 30th Dec 2010
Total posts: 1
Posted:I have just received some poi as a xmas gift. Very excited to learn i have had a go with my friends in the past and started to get to grips with it. however, the poi i received for xmas use rubber ball handles, supposedly ergonmic, and i am finding them difficult as the ball is in my hand and my fingers then get in the way of the string.

Predictably enough typing the words 'poi' 'ball' and 'handle' into google did not produce a very specific search...

Is there a special grip or any pointers anyone can give me?


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richii
richii

Stick spinner
Location: Brighton, England
Member Since: 10th Oct 2010
Total posts: 43
Posted:I personally hold the ball with the string coming out between my thumb and first finger most of the time although depending on the tricks i'm doing depends on the hold i use. My advice is just to keep playing with them and find a way which works for you.
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brenonfire413
brenonfire413

Fire Spinner Exarch
Location: New Orleans, LA United States
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2009
Total posts: 514
Posted:I've been using monkey fist style handles for months and think they're great. Perfect for throws and catches. I just hold them with the chain coming out between the thumb and index fingers. Or wrap them around the index and middle finger and pinching the chain with my thumb and index again.

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Pretty much thirding what has been said. Play around until you find something comfortable.

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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."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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