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The Glowstick Poi Twirling techniques and measurements i use are based on over twenty years of practicing with twisters, and poi twirling Poi is an ancient art of Twirling balls used by the Maori people of New Zealand Over the years these have been modified, now a days even though people still use balls they also use a wick that is dipped in fuel and set alight connected to either Chain or Wire More people are now starting to use Glowstick as a very safe alternative or until they feel confident enough to use Fire through practicing. I used these for nine years before using Fire Twisters.
Normally poi is looped around the wrist with the cord held between the thumb-
This is my design for making Glowstick poi which i have used for 20 years. 1. two
pieces of plastic tubing. 1 length 5 inches long the other 3 inches both 3/4 inch
in diameter. 2. in the 5 inch one drill a 12 mm hole through the tubing half way
down the shaft. this will be used as the handle. Then the 3 inch tube need’s to be
drilled on the end as described on for twisters, this will be the Glowstick holder.
Next you need to connect the cord to the tubing as described in How to make then
push the cord through both the 12 mm holes in the handle then tie a few knots in
the cord, then wrap some tape around the cord by the 12 mm hole you pushed the cord
through, this will help with friction burns between your fingers. For fitting the
Glowstick you will probably need to wrap some clear tape round the wide end of the
Glowstick so when it is fitted into the end of the tubing it is a tight fit. push
the Glowstick in about a third of an inch, wrap some more tape to secure. to make
heavier wrap more tape around the tubing or do what do push either some window putty,
Plasticine, or play-
Poi Glowstick Twirling Tip's
Check out the Liquid Glowstick Videos to see some broken down Moves that can easily be used for Poi.
In this streaming Poi video The cord is wrapped around my wrist and fed through the thumb and index finger with these Glowstick Poi Moves. The Video starts of with some Basic Glowstick Poi Moves.
Many people use different length measurements the measurements I use is 75 cm including Glowstick, do try different lengths until you get the one most comfortable to you. Remember the shorter the poi the more moves can be achieved.
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Glowstick Poi set