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Posted: Hey, I've been doing Poi on and off for about 4 or 5 years now. I'm just now getting back into it on a much more higher level. I'm relearning older moves relatively easier and on my way to learning more. The problem is my heavy Poi. I'm looking for a good set of Poi that is just for strictly learning the new hand movements and getting your brain to adjust to them. I currently have 2 baseballs in long socks =P and LED balls. I need something soft and easy on the nuts when a collision occurs. Thanks. Austin. =]
Instead of balls use uncooked rice in small plastic bags - you can set your own weight, and vary it easily and because the rice moves it doesn't hurt nearly as much if you hit yourself.
I've seen people suggest flour or water in balloons, but I think that has too much mess potential if the bag / balloon should break. Other small grains would presumably work as well, or coarse sand.
liquidtrancei dream in circles...
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@austinthx the fixed length cord and good weighting of Contact Poi in time will improve technique, socks and their slightly stretchy nature can throw off precision moves ever so slightly. This is not to say that Sock Poi are bad in any way, I still keep a set of Sock Poi to play with sometimes for their own characteristics but Contact Poi have long been my preference. Contact Poi also give you access to lots of other move groups and there is a lot of innovation coming from top level spinners using Contact Poi, for example
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