"Poi" is da Maori word fo' a ball on a cord that is swung around da body, know what I'm sayin'? Pronounced like "Toy", "Boy" likes "Poi"(ie Poy)." Hawaiian Poi is a product made from da popular taro ("Colocasia esculenta") plant n' shit. Yo' ass wrap da root in ball of leaves." Then attach a length of rope 'n begin swinging 'n bashing against a rock, know what I'm sayin'? After some bashing da taro root becomes a paste-like finger-food, which also called poi n' shit. Bashing two balls of Taro at da same time prevents getting overdeveloped on one siiiiide of yo' body, know what I'm sayin'? In New Zealand da Maori word "poi" means ball." It is believed by some that da Maori further developed this bashing of taro into a Poi-Poi dance fo' da females 'n co-ordination training fo' da warriors (using rocks swung from flax ropes) before battle n' shit. Poi is both singular 'n plural n' shit. That is." .. I has one Poi, 'n I has 4 Poi." Not pois, know what I'm sayin'? Other words that are both singular 'n plural are "Sheep" 'n "Fish" n' shit. Yo' ass can do poi moves wit many instruments, know what I'm sayin'? Homemade paper ball poi covered wit plastic wrap, fluffy poi balls, raupo poi balls, those "dangerous" beaming poi balls or other LED lights on da end of cords." Glowstick twirling is another form of poi movement 'n offers a clean light effect in comparison da flame of fire poi, know what I'm sayin'? Fire poi as da name suggests is da swinging of fire on wire or chain 'n much care is needed wit safety fo' oneself, others 'n property, know what I'm sayin'?