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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:Hello all! I've had this idea for a long time now and I've been somewhat clueless on how I would go about doing it. I really love meteor and poi, my 2 favorite toys. And I want a pair of handles for my poi that I could snap together and take apart easily so I could use it as meteor. Strong enough for me to rotor the meteor I would hope. If magnets couldn't do it I just had the idea of a little link I could press a button to undo, but that sounds complicated. I don't like my handles heavy either for throws.

Would anyone at all know what to do? I would love to be able to throw in that total mindcensored of spinning poi, doing throws, and then spinning it as a meteor xD Also just to be able to switch between the two in the first place.


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JuggleSean
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

Ooops
Location: EARTH

Total posts: 116
Posted:Hello neighbor!

This sounds like a cool idea you have.

Check this out...
http://www.gora.hu/special/magnetic-fire-swinging-torch.html
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These folks have some other magnetic props, although not in the poi/meteor variety.

Depending on the weight of your heads, I would imagine that it would need to be a strong magnet. I am visioning some sort of magnetic, twist to lock mechanism. The magnet would help get the handles connect easily, and then a quarter turn to lock into place?

Hope your doing well friend. I am coming to your state for Electric Forest Festival. Very excited to spin to Shpongle and many more! Best wishes and kindest regards.

Sean


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Look into old hard drive magnets. They are fairly strong, but I think a rotor would still pull them apart.

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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:Thanks Sean! The magnetic twist and lock thing sounds really good! I might contact them about a possible custom order for handles. And I'm not going to Electric Forest unfortunately. Costs way too much for my blood laugh3

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kutil_tim
SILVER Member since Apr 2011

kutil_tim

stranger
Location: Brno, Czech Republic

Total posts: 2
Posted:There is a couple years old video from playpoi with a guy called Brandon who had built that already on his poi set with flowlights. I also appreciate the idea of simple removable wings he designed. You may find some inspiration there.




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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:I have seen that video a long time ago and it gave me the idea like a year ago. But I really hate that handle design, they're too big and heavy x(

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Teamo
GOLD Member since Dec 2009

Teamo

Almost again
Location: Finland

Total posts: 124
Posted:I'd suggest rare earth magnets, like the Brandon guy has on the video. You don't have to use his handle design. I'm sure you could find a lightweight option for having the magnets in your handles. Maybe just wrap then in some fabric, which you can tie onto a knot? I dunno, it'll take some fidgeting around to get a good design, but I do think rare earth magnets could work best for you. They are small but strong, and somewhat available online. Just make sure not to get ones that are so strong they are actually dangerous.

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Posted:neodymium magnets?

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