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« on: September 11, 2004 12:53:17 PM »

I've seen people with these at parties, they look awesome dancing with them!  Professionals light them on fire but I wanted to make apair just to practice with as I've never done it before.  I bought a scarf, cut it in half, sewed it around tennis balls.  You need braided metal wire for the line, the stuf I bought wasn't strong enough. Get the "unbreakable" stuff, its prolly at the hardware store.  And a handle the perfect size for your hand or fingers is best, made out of comfy fabric or rubber.

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2004 03:26:26 PM »

I don't think she posted a picture.

I love that, with all of the American culture we get over here, we can export a little bit of our culture back!
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2004 06:41:44 PM »

thats a really cool idea! We make them at camp, but out of old socks. This is much more glamourous (and not as smelly!) Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2004 07:22:34 PM »

cool.  in 4th grade my class made some out of braided yarn and plastic bags stuffed w/newspaper.  yours is def. more pretty.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2004 09:15:04 PM »

cool.  in 4th grade my class made some out of braided yarn and plastic bags stuffed w/newspaper.  yours is def. more pretty.

We probably did that every year in primary school, and then sing and dance with them...  it's the more "traditional" style of poi (ok, so plastic bags aren't very traditional, but the end result is!)
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2004 03:09:46 AM »

i never got to do poi in school... but i certainly see it at every party i go to now! thanks for the comments.
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2004 06:51:16 AM »

I am obviously living in a sheltered life but how do you dance with those? You have totally got my attention.  The only thing I can think of that is even close to these is when in grade school we use to put a tennis ball in a pair of pantyhose and play a kind of jumping/skipping game against the school wall with it. Please educate me!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2004 02:12:02 PM »

Well, the modern kind are like the ones pictured - they have tails on them, and look really nice when you swing them around.  You basically make patterns with them, making them cross in front of you etc without getting them all tangled up!  The same goes for fire poi, except they are also on fire! (um, hence the name).

The traditional kind, you sing and dance to traditional Maori music.  Long poi move in pretty much the same way.  Short poi move a lot faster since they are shorter, and you can do a few different things with them, like slapping them on the back of your hand and stuff.  This is something I did as a kid, so I'm no expert!  But it's great watching a whole group do it.

http://www.homeofpoi.com/articles/History_of_Poi_NewZealand.php
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2004 10:13:54 AM »

Hey... I can't believe there aren't more posts about making your own poi.  I guess I'll have to start one eventually.  I was actually looking for info on making fire poi with Kevlar wick.  If anyone has Ideas, please help.

As for Tennis ball poi, ouch.  I have three pair of practice poi.  One is made out of socks and knee highs, and the other two are tennis ball poi of varrying length.  My only complaints are the tennis balls hurt when you mess up, especially when you hit your head doing overhead stuff, and the sock ones aren't substantial enough and don't get good momentum.

I've been told to use bean bag poi.  Any Ideas for making a set of those?

If you are interested in learning Poi.  Head straight to HOP, homeofpoi.com.  firechains.com and spherculism.com are good sites as well.  PEACE and Have fun!

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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2004 10:43:21 AM »

I know that mustard seed makes a good bean bag filler.  Not sure if it would work for poi.
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