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Good for beginners-addictive after a few weeks
on 13 May 2011
I got my first pair of these october last year. By now I have two of them and the StarDass poi and everything works fine. Never done poi spinning before and I have to say for learning, these are really good. The material is resistent and even when they collide, it's ok. The weight seems just right to me (I only have the StarDass poi to compare it). The cords are easy to adjust to the length you need it and the loops to hold them are comfortable. The slow fade effect is just beautiful in the dark.
Just some hints before you start with it:
-When you get them, control the knots. They might have untie due to transport. I made the fault and started right away and after a while one of them disappeared in the garden ;) Always check if the connections are ok first, especially when other people are around!
-If you wear glasses: BE CAREFUL! The poi WILL hit you from time to time (which is totally normal if you are a beginner) and you have to be aware that it could be straight in the face. I'm grateful that my glasses are still ok. If you are new to this or try new moves-take them off. Same goes for piercings in the facial area. It hurts if they got hit-just be aware of it, ok? ^__^
-The battery consumption: quality batteries last 6-7 hours. If you practise in winter they might only last 4-5 hours because of the temprature. That's normal. I've always a set of batteries available, just in case.
If you wanna learn effectiv how to use them, get yourself a book or a DVD for beginners. There are also a lot of youtube learning videos out there :) I tried it on my own first and got a book which shows the figures step by step. That works fine for me. I do it at least 2 times a week and more often if I find the time. No matter if you do it just for fun or maybe as a way to work with fire poi later, it's addictive.