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DIY Poi

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DIY Poi

  So, you've made your monkey fist from our DIY post and want to turn it into your very own prop. Here, we'll show you how to take that beautiful monkey fist and turn it into a fantastic set of poi. Alternatively, you can check out our DIY rope dart!   Materials: 2x completed monkey fists Excess rope still attached to the monkey fists (approx. 50-70cm) 2x handles – you can use a large bead for this, or simply tie a knot in the end of your rope to create a handle, or you can check out our poi handles A ruler...

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DIY Rope Dart

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DIY Rope Dart

    So, you've made your monkey fist from our DIY post and want to turn it into your very own prop. Here, we'll show you how to take that beautiful monkey fist and turn it into an awesome rope dart. Alternatively, you can check out our DIY poi!   Materials: Your completed monkey fist 3m of soft, braided rope for your tether – we suggest braided cotton (shibari rope works great!) A swivel (optional but recommended) – we suggest a ball bearing swivel with a welded ring for extra strength. Ensure the rings are big enough to fit your...

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DIY Monkey Fist

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DIY Monkey Fist

  The monkey fist, an interlocking spherical knot, is one of the most common knots used when making props, particularly poi and rope dart. It can be a little frustrating at first, and does require patience and concentration, but the end result is a pretty amazing, super secure knot. First, a few important things to note. The core – the monkey fist needs a core to wrap around. This could be a knot in the end of your rope, a tennis ball, a polystyrene ball, or anything else with a round shape that will provide a fairly rigid core. Weight...

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