How to Build Practice Poi

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I'm replacing an old post with better simple instructions, so forgive me for the lack of pictures and steps.

To make great practice poi, all you only need is:

(1) a pair of knee socks

(2) 2 punching balloons (because they're thicker than other types).

Fill the balloons with a tennis-ball's worth of water (250 ml/1 cup or a bit more?) and then put them in the bottom of the socks. Tie a knot in the socks at the top. If the socks are too long, tie more knots it it to shorten them down. Balloons are the softest possible option, which is exactly what you want when you're starting out. A good dollar store should have them both. There are lots of places to look for lessons. Here's a few of my favourites:

http://www.homeofpoi.com/lessons_all/teach/Library...

http://www.playpoi.com/learn_poi

Or go to youtube and type in poi lessons and see what you get.

Happy spinning!

Step 1: How to Make Practice Poi

I'm replacing an old post with better simple instructions, so forgive me for the lack of pictures and steps.

To make great practice poi, all you only need is:
(1) a pair of knee socks

(2) 2 punching balloons (because they're thicker than other types)

Fill the balloons with a tennis-ball's worth of water (250 ml/1 cup or a bit more?) and then put them in the bottom of the socks. Tie a knot in the socks at the top. If the socks are too long, tie more knots it it to shorten them down.

Balloons are the softest possible option, which is exactly what you want when you're starting out. A good dollar store should have them both.

There are lots of places to look for lessons. Here's a few of my favourites:


http://www.homeofpoi.com/lessons_all/teach/Library-POI-3_0_0

http://www.playpoi.com/learn_poi

Or go to youtube and type in poi lessons and see what you get.

Happy spinning!

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    biofueljunke

    4 years ago on Step 1

    I have been over complicating it... im going to go to k-mart and get some tennis balls and socks and play around with that although I may add weight to the balls since I like a little more weigh to my poi.

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    Dream Dragon

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Cool Sock poi and I love an Instructable with humour in. Sadie's Expression as the sock "eats" the tennis ball are brilliant. :-)