Step 2: the rope and washer

the next step is to attach the rope. To do this, you tie an over-hand knot, and slip the washer over it, then pull the washer to the knot.
This is actually pretty much EXACTLY what I did for my very first set of Poi - but I found that the ropes, after more than a few minutes use, would chafe and cause blisters where they rubbed up against my hands. Because I was a determined beginner and practiced a lot, the skin where my fingers join my hands soon became red and raw!<br><br>I've since found that the easiest way to make poi balls for practice and use is just to take some colorful tube socks (Target, dollar store, sports store, whatever) and push the tennis balls down to the very end. <br><br>Tricks like wraps and reversals seem to be easier to learn with sock poi as well, and they don't get tangled as easily as they do with rope. <br><br>Worse case scenario, you're spending about $4 more on starter poi :p <br><br>Happy Spinning!
true, but the way i tie them to my hands make them very tight, so no chafing.<br>i should probably show a pic of the knot i use
unless.... you are using them for three-four hours straight. then you blister. If that happens, put bandaids on and you should be fine. <br>
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Are you from New Zealand? I was getting a little worried there weren't enough real people on this site
no i live in the US
Oops. The US is cool. I've only ever been to San Francisco, although my family and I are taking a trip to Salt Lake City this January. The reason I asked was that here, poi are generally associated with Maori culture, Maori being the original settlers of this country. But I suppose such a cool thing would be bound to spread overseas, which is good
they are a maori art form.
Always learning :)<br>Until a moment ago Poi only meant a bland pacific syrup like soup.
its both!

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