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Jensquirrelstranger
3 posts
Location: Preston, UK


Posted:
Hi,

I'm making my own tennis ball Poi with para cord and the only thing I can't source is good crimps for making a loop at the end of the cord to attach to swivels. All I can find is the folding and coil ones for jewellery making that i know don't work and rig crimps which are for wire cable. Anyone tried these or have other suggestions? I don't like tying a knot and melting it either.

Jen

liquidtrancei dream in circles...
336 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
look up some knots, one thing Poi has taught me is a hell of a lot of different knots, lol

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


Jensquirrelstranger
3 posts
Location: Preston, UK


Posted:
thanks, after some serious searching ive decided knots are the only way. A gently melted figure 8! its ugly but it holds better than any crimp ive tried. Just bugs that the pro ones have these mysterious crimps i cant find anywhere.

beaniebobGOLD Member
casually noob tech poi spinrar
155 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
This isn't a crimp, but the thing around 4:10 on this video seems like it'll be pretty secure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gziWWWKO0uM#!

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