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momohappysan
BRONZE Member since Dec 2010

momohappysan

stranger
Location: dali , china

Total posts: 13
Posted:hi, i m new here,
and a poi beginnger.
yesterday when i was pratising, i hit my lips with my iron poi,
bleeding a lot,
the lucky thing is i didnt hurt my eyes,
so i wanna ask,
how do u protect eyes when u guys practising,
is it useful to waer a sunglass to protect?

thx.


i love poi, even though i just start for 3 weeks , poi is my dream in the coming year.

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JaredW
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

JaredW

enthusiast
Location: Flying south for the winter.

Total posts: 375
Posted:Iron poi? It's not gladiator practice laugh3
Get something softer. I wouldn't wear sunglasses for protection, I'd be afraid they would break and make things worse.


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momohappysan
BRONZE Member since Dec 2010

momohappysan

stranger
Location: dali , china

Total posts: 13
Posted:my iron poi means the main body is a iron horse bell, and i made a wool cover on it, but still heavy, about 100g the poi head. i use this heavy one cos i think it's easier to get hands acustomed to the spinning.

i love poi, even though i just start for 3 weeks , poi is my dream in the coming year.

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meshunderlay
BRONZE Member since Sep 2008

meshunderlay

Juggler/Spinner
Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:100g isn't that heavy all things considered, I use about 115g poi usually... I think perhaps you should find something that weighs the same but is safer.

*shrug*

You're lucky it wasn't your eye or worse....
P.S. Wear a cup.... lol


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momohappysan
BRONZE Member since Dec 2010

momohappysan

stranger
Location: dali , china

Total posts: 13
Posted:ok, i think i should use this iron poi to practise my familiar tricks, and use lighter poi to learn new tricks smile

i love poi, even though i just start for 3 weeks , poi is my dream in the coming year.

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland

Total posts: 3989
Posted:Hi momhappysan.

A charging rhino with a woolly knitted hat is still going to dent your jeep door, no matter how the hat was knitted!

It's not really the weight of the poi that appears to be the issue, it's the unforgiving nature of metal poi heads, even covered with wool...

Making poi, even the very simple sock poi, more forgiving is to put loose weights in them, such as rice, sand or flour. They may still give you a blood lip, but that is because of the hard white teeth behind the lips, not the poi itself...

In my opinion...


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Total posts: 413
Posted:That's why we have a practise Poi.

ninja


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Yes, go with the suggestion from Charles. Solid iron balls as poi sounds like a recipe for a disaster.

'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

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JoshDG


newbie
Location: Pontypridd

Total posts: 49
Posted:Originally Posted By: astonSolid iron balls (as poi) sounds like a recipe for a disaster.

Or a good defence from a kick to the groin *bah bum tsh* Nah for poi that does sound painful


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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:That sounds deadly, like literally signing your own death warrant. Not even I feel safe spinning iron poi and I spin like this http://www.youtube.com/user/Rammstein2720?feature=mhum
br>And you're just a beginner. I seriously don't want to find out that you got badly injured from your poi. Those bastards could give you a concussion.


The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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momohappysan
BRONZE Member since Dec 2010

momohappysan

stranger
Location: dali , china

Total posts: 13
Posted:thanks to eveybody, i think i should really make a new poi:)

i love poi, even though i just start for 3 weeks , poi is my dream in the coming year.

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