Buying Poi for the first time
Great for practices as they detangle themselves quite easily! Generally come with light-weight tennis balls but you can slip anything inside I use my socks with small soft juggling balls that I bought from Amazon They are a perfect weight and Pain free!
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They are undoubtable beautiful BUT, they tangle a LOT both the tails (which are removable on some sets) and the strings. When learning the tails trace your circles which is helpful and worth having, and they are a big hit, especially with younger audiences.
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More Soft Options
It is a good idea to search Google images once in a while because so many people are making their own unique Pois and mail ordering them via blogs, with new ones popping up all the time. I particularly love Planetizips and Templeofpoi
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Buying Poi: Choices Smoices An overview of all the types of poi