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Poi? What is Poi? POI is one of the best things you can ever discover AND the Maori word for 'ball on a cord.'

History of Poi


The POI was used, many years ago, by the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand to increase their flexibility and strength in their hands and arms as well as improving coordination.

Wahine (female) dancers perform the Maori Poi, a dance performed with balls attached to flax strings, swung rhythmically. The Maori women initially used the Poi Dance for keeping their hands flexible for weaving and by the men for strength and coordination required during battle.

Types of Fabric Poi and Practice Poi


The above Fabric Poi and Practice Poi are more thought of as International Poi Hand made Cheap Poi using a variety of modern fabrics and lasting materials.

This section excludes Fire Poi and Led Poi which gets listed as a separate category because there are so many options and designs.

Best poi for beginners


Soft and forgiving is the type of poi head you will want. We have Sock Poi with a soft recycled rubber ball as the head. This ball gives good weight and is so soft if it knocks your body accidentally.

Our ultra poi also has a soft inner and a removable tail for when you are beginning. The tails help later to get you spacing and planes nice and tight, plus look great while adding an audio element similar to fire. Noise helps to add to your spatial awareness.

Choosing your Length of Poi




Finding the length of Poi


Measure your Poi like this

Measuring your Poi


Use the image above to get your ideal Poi Length .We use S = short, M = medium, L = long to help in selecting length.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.

Elderly Poi


This Poi Set is designed specifically for those who bruise very easily. These are short Poi which can be used by those restricted to a chair. The handle is an easy grip silicon ball type for those with arthritic hands.

Cone Poi


These Poi are cone-shaped with a handle at the thin end and a weight at the heavier end. Made from strong non-stretch cotton fabric in bright colors.

First popular in Europe. The sides of the Cone Poi have a velcro opening to allow the changing of weights and the softness of the load. Rice can be used to make them more substantial, and as it is Rice, it will not harm you when it hits your body. So these are great for customization of the weighted end of the Poi.

Sock Poi


These, like the Cone Poi, are shaped like a cone. However, they are much cheaper as they do not have an integrated handle, so you need to make your loop or knot by tying the thin end of the sock poi. There is also an opening in the side that allows you to change sizes and type of weight.

The Sock Poi is made from super-smooth high-grade nylon-spandex so the Poi will slide off the body with ease. The stretchiness is said to make spinning and certain tricks much easier due to the cushioning of the spandex stretch. So these are well-liked by beginners. Also the white color Sock Poi has a thin enough fabric for Led Balls or glowsticks to shine right through. If you go into our Led Poi section, you will see many Led Poi sets use the Sock Poi as a means to swing the light around.


Ultra Poi, Tailed Poi

Tailed Poi


One of the great things about LED and Fire Poi is the 'comet' trail of light following the Poi head as it travels around the body. This flowing trail gets added to Fabric Poi not as light, but like a gymnastics ribbon, a light-weight colorful fabric that catches in the flow of air behind the Poi head. As a Day Poi these do look fantastic as they spin and dance around leaving trails of colorful fabric. Scarf Poi and the Ultra Poi are both designed to display the Comet Trail effect during sunny days and at night under a UV / Blacklight light source.

Flag Poi


Like the Tailed Poi, the Flag Poi uses the comet trail effect to open up beautiful blocks of color. 'Flag Swinging' flags are usually rectangular and have weights sewn into the leading and bottom edges to keep the shape as it flys around. Sadly do a move too many times in one direction, and the 'swinging flags' end up twisting to a big mess at the point where you hold them.

Our Flag Poi has a handle and swivel, so your flag never twists up. As Poi is about flowing circles of movement, we have gone away from the rectangular to a more flowing curved shape. A weighted leading and bottom edge remain the same to ensure the full flag gets seen in all of its beauty.


Cone Poi

Pendulum Poi


The ultimate prop for showing off Pendulum and Contact Poi routines. Like a Chinese Meteor Hammer, the cord between the handle and Poi head will appear like a solid rod/stick because of the centrifugal forces created. Moves like hanging a verticle stall and many others can enhance the sold rod/stick appearance. Now throw in some club Juggling moves and roll the Poi head along your arm as the handle swings around. Add in some bounce changes in direction and wraps. You will find that Pendulum Poi has an unlimited amount of moves and illusions to amaze onlookers.

Count 2, 3, or 4 Contact Poi!


Why limit yourself to just a pair of Contact/Pendulum Poi. If you are already a juggler of 3 clubs, why not get a set of 3 Poi. You can easily swing 2 Poi in one hand and one in the other and switch back and forth between Juggling and Poi Moves .

Many Maori women and others in New Zealand are very good at using 4 Poi (2 in each hand) at a time. But there is no limit, as once I saw a guy skateboarding down a hill on his back while using two Poi in each hand and two on each foot, OMG that's a total of 8 Poi! and they were all Fire Poi !

Pendulum Poi - Flex?


What is the difference between flex and regular Pendulum Poi ?
  • The 'Flex' uses a 6mm Polyester Rope which, as the name implies, provides a more flexible cord.
  • The regular Pendulum Poi uses a thicker 8mm Polyester Rope, which can help with vertical stalls or any moves requiring a stiffer rope/cord.


Why spin Poi?


The benefits to be gained from Poi are
  • Improved coordination, balance, dexterity, and body awareness,
  • Improved focus, alertness, perception, patience, persistence,
  • Improved brain function, creativity,
  • Fun cardiovascular exercise,
  • Greater self image, self esteem, confidence,
  • and a great way of meeting new people, develop new friends and relationships
  • And to be a part of helping people to achieve those benefits is our greatest achievement and drives our vision:


Our Poi Vision


'To help everyone discover and shine in the performance arts.'

And that includes YOU!

And when you purchase from Home of Poi, you also get hundreds of free Poi video lessons to help you quickly impress yourself, and others, with your skills. 'It really can change your life!'

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Reviews
Cone Soft Poi  
     15th October, 2019

Fantastic Sock Poi
"These sock poi have been great. I love the handles and they are a great weight."
, Australia.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Aug 2019

3 1/8 inch Pendulum Poi Color  
     15th October, 2019

Contact Poi
"I love these contact poi. They are short so I can use them inside and they don't tangle easily."
, Australia.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Aug 2019

2 7/8 inch Pendulum PX3 Color  
     15th October, 2019

Did the job
"Perfect for what i needed! :)"
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Sep 2019

Pair of Scarf Poi  
     9th October, 2019

Love these Poi
"Took these to a festival this last weekend. They were a big hit. I love the way the silks flow behind the poi! So pretty, I got a ton of compliments."
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Sep 2019

4 inch Pendulum Flex Color  
     4th October, 2019

They're amazing!!
"My order arrived today, im holding them now, and they're great. Heavier than I expected but that In my opinion, is definitely a good thing. I have a set of spinballs brand led point, which for their price are fairly decent. Colors are cool. Cord, eh. But these. Cord is thick and durable, not to mention puurrrtty, and the heads are durable as well and not near as thin/squishy as I expected. Again, a plus in my eyes. The weight will help with exercise for sure. If you're unsure , definitely give them a try. I ordered the medium length, could have gone with the large but these work just fine! All in all, very satisfied. Arrived to the US on the 7th day. :"
They're amazing!!
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Sep 2019

Striped Sock Poi  
     28th September, 2019

Great!
"They came really quickly, though I was prepared for it to take a while as I am in the US. Really quality product that I've had lots of fun learning new things and practicing with. When the time comes for another set, it'll definitely be from here."
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Aug 2019

2 7/8 inch Pendulum Flex Color  
     26th September, 2019

Dang I was an double helix handle user
"But after using these 72mm pendulum poi I'm hooked .the added ability to toss the poi is great ,the cords are super comfortable for transfer between fingers and from hand to hand. Their tempting me to try juggling again.mad love .p.s. your stuff is way better than jugglegear's crap.wish I never ordered from them."
Dang I was an double helix handle user
, Canada.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Jul 2019

2 7/8 inch Wrapsta Poi Color  
     18th September, 2019

Good for beginners
"This is the first non sock poi I bought and it makes all the difference when trying to tighten up any move. Only complaint is that the medium cord is a little short for me (I m 6'0). Other than that, solid poi for not a bad price."
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Jun 2019

Cone Soft Poi  
     17th September, 2019

Sock Poi
, New Zealand.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Jul 2016

One Piece Cone Poi  
     16th September, 2019

Amazingly shocked
"I came across home of poi when a friend recommended it to me as she highly rates you guys. So I thought why not i was debating whether to order from the company but what made me want to was the amount of help they give you. I wasn t too sure at first what poi s to get but doing the little quiz to find the right ones i was out stood by cause it was so helpful. And the helpfulness doesn t stop there, when my order came (came in a reasonable amount of time as it had to go around the world,pretty quick though) inside the package there were different leaflets to use contact info if need help stickers for address. But what really stood out to me was that home of poi has videos and tutorials for beginners and upwards to help learn to use a poi. And the videos was super helpful and clear on what to do. I definitely rate this company 11/10 with the outstanding amount of help you get. I recommend highly to order from here"
, United Kingdom.   [Verified Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Aug 2019

*All prices converted to United States dollars using XE.com.