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Jensquirrel
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Location: Preston, UK
Member Since: 21st Mar 2012
Total posts: 3
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


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liquidtrance
liquidtrance

i dream in circles...
Location: Scotland
Member Since: 29th Nov 2005
Total posts: 336
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

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Jensquirrel
stranger
Location: Preston, UK
Member Since: 21st Mar 2012
Total posts: 3
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.

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beaniebob
casually noob tech poi spinrar
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 22nd Nov 2010
Total posts: 155
Posted:This isn't a crimp, but the thing around 4:10 on this video seems like it'll be pretty secure:

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


"If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error."

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