So poi.

Really simple to build your own.

They're a lot of fun and really cheap to make.

Step 1: String and ball

Start with finding a good piece of string. I found mine in the basement, it's a synthetic string that might have been for clothing line or something. Just make sure it doesn't break.

For the weight I use a tennis ball. Just the right weight, cheap and easy to find. I wiggled a screwdriver through to make the holes. Make sure the holes are opposite or it will wobble. I used thin metal wire to get the string through the ball. A metal washer or two makes sure that the knot doesn't eat through the holes.
Are you from nz?
Hey, these are really well thought out! Good job! I just plonked some spare juggling balls in the ends of some fluro-orange stockings, works a treat! You can adjust the length of them by wrapping them round your hands a bit more... These are a much more credible attempt though :-P
After you master Poi, you should light it on fire, it would be pretty fun :)
Sure! Fire poi <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fire+poi">are great</a>!<br/><br/>Not too good with strings and tennis balls at that point though ;-)<br/>
What does it do?
They are for spinning! It's a juggling technique. Try it, it's lots of fun! Not very hard to get started.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poi_(juggling)">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poi_(juggling)</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=spinning+poi">http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=spinning+poi</a><br/>
wow neato!
Also:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.homeofpoi.com/">http://www.homeofpoi.com/</a> has lessons and how-tos<br/>

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