Jeff Duncan
member
Location: sidney, bc, canada
Member Since: 3rd Jan 2001
Total posts: 140
Posted:my friend and i had a cool idea.we made a set of poi but we used sergical tubing for the rope part (with a loop of rope for a handle)we put glow sticks on the end of the chain and it was insanespin slow for small poispin fast for large poione problem is it takes a bit of practice to get the hang of the growing/shrinking, but not much

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:That's a really cool idea. I am assuming you mean the elastic tubing they tie your arm up with to poke you for blood? Couldn't you thread glowsticks down inside the surgical tubing as well so that it glowed through?
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I fear, however that it prolly wouldn't be such a keen combination with fire...ewww...stinky melty ick splattering everywhere!
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You could prolly do the same thing with the auto bungee cords, I would think but you wouldn't be able to put stuff down the middle, but you would get the stretchy, yo-yo effect.Just a thought. ------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Jeff Duncan
member
Location: sidney, bc, canada
Member Since: 3rd Jan 2001
Total posts: 140
Posted:i use the tubing that heroine junkies use for tieing off their arms.auto bungi cords are too stiffand i dont put junk down them cause it restricts flex in the cord(just saying this to save you some time)

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:I don't use glow sticks at all...I am strictly fire so I was just brain storming.Hey, what do I know?------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Jeff Duncan
member
Location: sidney, bc, canada
Member Since: 3rd Jan 2001
Total posts: 140
Posted:you know nothing ha ha ha!!!!just kiddingby all means use fire(just dont melt the rubber part!!!)we have done fire and stretchy poi but we love our glow sticks/beaming type poi[This message has been edited by Jeff Duncan (edited 11 January 2001).]

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Simos
enthusiast
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 12th Dec 2000
Total posts: 382
Posted:hey...i've done some stretching poi at some point...what i did was attach an elastic thingie (sorry my english is crap, i made it using the staff you use for clothes, e.g. on the sleeves of tracksuits, come on you know what i mean
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) - anyways i used that for nearly the bottom half of the chain and then an inflexible cord for the rest of it - it wasn't very difficult to get used to, but it didn't feel very confortable and it was messing up some of my moves - the effect wasn't that great either so i gave up - you can always simulate bigger poi lengths y putting your whole arm into the moves instead of the wrist (works for moves like the weave etc) - Pele i think a piece of something elastic and stretchable near the handles of your poi might allow you to use it with fire too if you wanted...happy swinging,Simos


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Purple Dragon
Purple Dragon

member
Location: Wellington
Member Since: 12th Jan 2001
Total posts: 23
Posted:I tried something similar but by mistake - I used some non-slip stuff for handles and to lenthen my poi only I didn't realise it was strechy - I found it really off putting and strange and soon found something else to use

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Simos
enthusiast
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 12th Dec 2000
Total posts: 382
Posted:haha that's exactly how i got the idea Purple Dragon - i made elastic Poi handles by mistake - i hated them but then i thought i'd make a 'growing Poi' set...i wasn't too thrilled either...it's fun to experiment with though!happy swinging,Simos

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_Stix_
_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted:I've made some sort of streatchy poi useing 70 denier tights.. go slow they are short.. speed up and they s-t-r-e-a-t-c-h..

I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:still not as good as an idea ive had..

more about that when ive made them and seen what they are like...

watch this space --> <-- that one..


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Noona
Noona

Cake lover
Location: Button Moon
Member Since: 13th Jan 2002
Total posts: 258
Posted:
Oh...
I thought this was going to be a gardening thread.

I was looking forward to reading your tips on growing poi from seed.

My crop isn't doing very well this year, the slugs keep breaking into my greenhouse and eating the saplings before they're even spinnable


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Astar
member
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Member Since: 8th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1591
Posted:I put little bowls full of beer in my poi garden. The slugs love the beer and they crawl in and drown.

Big poi harvest comeing this fall! Can't wait for the feast.


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