Build Your Own Poi





Introduction: Build Your Own Poi

Ever wanted to start learning poi but dont want to spend a fortune on some factory made poi? Well now you can make your own with this easy instructable.
You will need:
2 tennis balls
2 bolts
2 wing nuts
2 ordinary nuts that fit your bold
2 washers (optional)
assortment of cable ties
2 lengths of chord twice the length of your arm

Incase you haven't already noticed this is for making a pair of pois so you will need to carry out each step twice.

Tools are:
drill or spike

Step 1: Ball Preperation

Take your ball and mark two points directly opposite eachother.
Then drive your drill or spike through these 2 points to make a hole for the bolt to go through.

Step 2: Making the Chord

Fold the chord in half and tie the ends together.
Next make a small loop in it at the bottom and tie it with a cabel tie.
Then make a double loop in the other end of the loop and tie that with a cable tie.

Step 3: Preparing the Bolt and Adding the Chord

Put the wing nut on the bolt as showen (this assembly can be repaced by using a bolt with a loop at the top, I think they're called eye bolts or something)
Next twist the single loop we made with the cable tie around the botl. The wing nut stops it comming off the end.

Step 4: Final Assembly

Push the end of the bolt through the first hole and out the other one so now the bolt goes all the way through.
Drop the washer over the bolt end and then screw on the nut.
The washer stops the nut from being pulled through the hole and into the ball.

Step 5: The Final Product

Well, if you have followed everything corectly you should now have one poi.
To make the second, just do every thing again.
Thanks for reading and happy poi-ing (if that is a word)



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    Can't you show a picture of what it looks like :(

    in my opinion, not trying to knock ur idea or anything, but would a small eyehook bolt with nut work better?

    A very interesting and good Instructable. I am extremely interested in poi, I like watching people perform and I always did mean to learn how to do it but I have the problem of long hair and fire not mixing.

    Yeah fire poi isnt the best idea for yourself, but these ones should be ok. i haven't had any of these burst into flames while im using them yet:P

    I hear you can solve that problem by poking a hole in them and stuffing them full of stike-anywhere match heads. :P

    Something alot easier to use is to find a pair of tall socks or stockings and just stick a tennis ball in the end. it still hurts a bit for people that are just learning to spin but it works great!

    I made my practice poi out of two lengths of rope, each with a monkey's fist at one end. They hurt though.

    well, um it seems to be like a neutered sling...except the pouch is a ball, and you let go of the whole thing... slings are amazing btw check out if you are ever urged to make mid evil projectile weapons.

    fyi poi are not weapons of any sort and you do not through them. Poi are usedas a sport where they are span round in fancy patterns. Google POI for more info.