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momohappysan
BRONZE Member since Dec 2010

momohappysan

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Location: dali , china

Total posts: 13
Posted:my question is : dose the problem of my fire poi due to the weight of the chain?

i just get my first set of fire poi,
with oval twist chain,
while the chain is hard to control,
i mean when i spin forward, especially, the chains shake and even bend~~`~~~~~~~~~
but not shake when spin backward~~~~~~~~~~`

and when making reverse weave, the chain also keep shaking,

i wonder the poi head is too light ,
while the chain is too heavy?
compared to the chain, the poi head weight nothing~~~~~~~

to add weight to the poi head , i make a crochet cover, and it swing better~~~~~~~

but i wanna ask is it necessay to change to lighter chains ?~~~~~~~


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

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Andy J
GOLD Member since Aug 2009

Andy J

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Location: , USA

Total posts: 7
Posted:probably not lighter chains, but heavier heads. fire poi are always going to be harder to control than fabric because they don't stretch. what size heads do you have?

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liquidtrance


liquidtrance

i dream in circles...
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 336
Posted:do you have swivels at your handles? if not then that could be causing it as the chains try to twist...

even chuck norris can't pin you down if your on fire

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Paddington Bear
SILVER Member since Jan 2010

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Location: , England (UK)

Total posts: 118
Posted:does spinning faster stop them from shaking?

PB


fire is alive. it lives and breathes. it consumes and destroys. but we control it and live with it, we are fire dancers

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liquidtrance


liquidtrance

i dream in circles...
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 336
Posted:no, shaking in a poi rig setup tends to be caused by to many chunky components getting twisted then trying to untwist themselves, post a photo of your poi setup for us to have a look at...

even chuck norris can't pin you down if your on fire

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