Beginners part 1, Length of Poi


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Before you begin doing Poi you should check the total length of the cord. Hold the handle of the Poi and put your arm out. With the other hand hold onto the Poi. The Poi should only just reach the side of your arm pit. It can be shorter, or you can have it longer but if longer then this can limit the number the moves you will be able to do.

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Member #92873
Reged: Jun 2009
Post5th Jun 2009 6:00 AM 

thank you

Member #95788
Reged: Jul 2009
Post30th Jul 2009 12:01 PM 

Mine came out as 56cm (s) was very suprised already! beerchug

Member #95813
Reged: Jul 2009
Post1st Aug 2009 2:16 AM 

If it hits you in the face you know it's to long lol sorry I had to crack that one off.
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Member #100576
Reged: Nov 2009
Post15th Jan 2010 10:51 AM 

Does that apply to socks too? What about the "stretchyness" factor?

Member #105490
Reged: Feb 2010
Post14th Feb 2010 2:21 AM 

Hi Heather here from scotland,
just started with my pois and my ears are bright red and my shins are bruised, think some body armour is needed, but hey im having so much fun, think it will be a long time yet till i light my Fire Pois tho!!! angel

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A clean mind is the result of brainwashing."

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Heather (scotland)

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Reged: Mar 2010
Post3rd Mar 2010 5:07 PM 

Um, I'm making my own (fire) Poi from nylon cord, and I'm basically tying monkey-fists at the ends of them. Does anyone know how flammable that is? confused
We all have one foot in a fairytale and one in the abyss.

Member #109948
Reged: May 2010
Post1st May 2010 10:11 AM 

Don't mix nylon & fire at all! The nylon will burn & you'll end up with lumps of flaming molten mylon flying everywhere. It will stick & burn horrifically. It will also give out toxic fumes

Use a natural fibre such as cotton or hemp rope - before you start making anything take a small piece & set fire to it to see what happens. This way you won't waste your time making your monkey fists out of something that will burn up in a few seconds & you can satisfy yourslef that you'll be safe.

Member #117760
Reged: Sep 2010
Post3rd Sep 2010 1:40 AM 

hay there need advise what type of Poi do u think i should get as my first poi??
never say good bye... Why? because good bye is gor when your never seeing them again. x

Entropy Dolly
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Reged: Jun 2011
Post20th Jun 2011 4:05 AM 

Wonderful advice... thank you!

Member #233246
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Post8th Apr 2016 2:50 AM 

how do i adjust the length of my Stealth Ninja V4 Led Poi cords???

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