Poi may mean "a ball on a cord", but it means so much more to all that use them.
Discover all about Poi from the Home of Poi.

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All Fabric Poi

Poi? What is Poi? POI is one of the best things you can ever discover AND the Maori word for 'ball on a cord.'

History of Poi

The Poi was used, many years ago, by the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand to increase their flexibility and strength in their hands and arms as well as improving coordination.

Wahine (female) dancers perform the Maori Poi, a dance performed with balls attached to flax strings, swung rhythmically. The Maori women initially used the Poi Dance for keeping their hands flexible for weaving and by the men for strength and coordination required during battle.

Types of Fabric Poi and Practice Poi

The above Fabric Poi and Practice Poi are more thought of as International Poi Hand made Cheap Poi using a variety of modern fabrics and lasting materials.

This section excludes Fire Poi and Led Poi which gets listed as a separate category because there are so many options and designs.

Best Poi for beginners

Soft and forgiving is the type of Poi head you will want. We have Sock Poi with a soft recycled rubber ball as the head. This ball gives good weight and is so soft if it knocks your body accidentally.

Our ultra Poi also has a soft inner and a removable tail for when you are beginning. The tails help later to get you spacing and planes nice and tight, plus look great while adding an audio element similar to fire. Noise helps to add to your spatial awareness.

Elderly Poi

This Poi Set is designed specifically for those who bruise very easily. These are short Poi which can be used by those restricted to a chair. The handle is an easy grip silicon ball type for those with arthritic hands.

Cone Poi

These Poi are cone-shaped with a handle at the thin end and a weight at the heavier end. Made from strong non-stretch cotton fabric in bright colors.

It is initially seen in Europe. The sides of the Cone Poi have a velcro opening to allow changing of weights and the softness of the load. Rice can be used to make them more substantial, and as it is Rice, it will not harm you when it hits your body. So these are great for customization of the weighted end of the Poi.

Sock Poi

These, like the Cone Poi, are shaped like a cone. However, they are much cheaper as they do not have an integrated handle, so you need to make your loop or knot by tying the thin end of the Sock Poi. There is also an opening in the side that allows you to change sizes and type of weight.

The Sock Poi is made from super-smooth high-grade nylon-spandex so the Poi will slide off the body with ease. The stretchiness is said to make spinning and certain tricks much easier due to the cushioning of the spandex stretch. So these are well-liked by beginners. Also the white color Sock Poi has a thin enough fabric for LED Balls or glowsticks to shine right through. If you go into our Led Poi section, you will see many Led Poi sets use the Sock Poi as a means to swing the light around.

Pendulum Poi - Flex?

What is the difference between flex and regular Pendulum Poi?

The 'Flex' uses a 6mm Polyester Rope which, as the name implies, provides a more flexible cord.

The regular Pendulum Poi uses a thicker 8mm Polyester Rope, which can help with vertical stalls or any moves requiring a stiffer rope/cord.

Why spin Poi?

The benefits to be gained from Poi are
  • Improved coordination, balance, dexterity, and body awareness,
  • Improved focus, alertness, perception, patience, persistence,
  • Improved brain function, creativity,
  • Fun cardiovascular exercise,
  • Greater self image, self esteem, confidence,
  • and a great way of meeting new people, develop new friends and relationships
  • And to be a part of helping people to achieve those benefits is our greatest achievement and drives our vision:

Our Poi Vision

'To help everyone discover and shine in the performance arts.'

And that includes YOU!

And when you purchase from Home Of Poi, you also get hundreds of free Poi video lessons to help you quickly impress yourself, and others, with your skills. 'It really can change your life!'

All Fabric Poi Reviews

Sock poi  
      18th August, 2019

A great introduction to Poi
"The poi are just what I was looking for, and the fast delivery to Florida and bonus training videos make this a superb introduction to Poi. I purchased them on a whim to aid with relaxation and 15 minutes of spinning a day really helps. Great product!"
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Jun 2019

3 1/8 inch Pendulum PX3 Color  
      16th August, 2019

Contact poi
"They are great a tad light. But I love them"
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Jul 2019

Pair of Scarf Poi  
      6th August, 2019

Colour wheels
"Fun and cheap. Good alternative for a bit of creative poi flow. Strings can be wrapped around fingers to shorten at will. Material is tough and does not tangle too easily and looks great chasing each other. Good for people with no poi experience to play with."
, Australia.   [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Jan 2016

3.15 inch Pendulum  Glow  
      6th August, 2019

"Nicely weighted with flexible yet thick cord, the balls are softer than conventional hard plastic poi thus hurt less. Night luminescence is fair, a fun play. These are my preference for handles by a long shot."
, Australia.   [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Jan 2016

2 7/8 inch Pendulum Flex Glow  
      27th July, 2019

A Lovely Package
"I received my package to Perth WA in just under 3 weeks from the date of order. The packaging was adorable! So lovely and bright. Enclosed in the package came pamphlets with heaps of support for beginners. Home of Poi really do want everyone to succeed and above all else, have fun! I am thrilled with my purchase."
, Australia.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Jun 2019

2 7/8 inch Flex Pendulum PX3 Color  
      26th July, 2019

Excellent props!!
"After practicing with led poi I finally decided I needed a set of inexpensive but working contact poi. I ended up going with the special they had and they are great!!! Bought a set of sock poi as well, I just love their stuff! Well made high quality at an excellent price! Shipping was relatively quick, faster than estimated!"
Excellent props!!
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Jun 2019

Striped Sock Soft Poi  
      25th July, 2019

Sock Poi
"I love these sock poi! Well made, shipped fast, inexpensive. They are perfect!"
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Mar 2008

2 7/8 inch Flex Pendulum PX3 Color  
      24th May, 2019

Fantastic and cheap
"This is a great practice set for a relatively small amount of money compared to other online poi. Highly durable, I've literally thrown these onto concrete multiple times with no visible damage. They're a little light which makes tosses more challenging. The colors are highly visible during the day, and the tether is static (great for wraps). I would buy these again."
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Apr 2019

EMPTY One - piece Cone Poi  
      23rd April, 2019

"Love this poi, its firm easy to use , it listens to me 100 perctnge, i would recomnd ts fr beginers, i hv used few , ts s best ever fr beginers, pls buy ts, lots of love nd respect to team home of poi."
, India.   [Verified Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Feb 2019

2 7/8 inch Pendulum Poi Color  
      17th April, 2019

"the handles are awesome and the tether is great! i wish pod poi had tethers like these that you can buy seperately. wraps and other moves are so much smoother such a versatile toy!"
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Mar 2019

Pair of Scarf Poi  
      14th April, 2019

Twirl Light Zone
"I m using scarf pois to teach my Twirl Light Zone Flow Fitness classes and my students love them. Most of them never new anything about flow before and now they are hooked ... Thank you HOP for such a great products!"
Twirl Light Zone
, Australia.   [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Mar 2017

Pair of Scarf Poi  
      10th March, 2019

Thanks guys for a great experience!
"I ordered a pair of scarf poi from here in Oz and couldn't be happier. Product was exactly as advertised, really affordable including postage, came in a cool little carry bag, was super quick and I was updated all through transit. I've already recommended Home of Poi to friends and will be straight back to you guys next time I buy! Keep up the good work :)"
, Australia.   [Verified Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Feb 2019

4inch Wrapsta Poi Color  
      8th March, 2019

Great POI - got what I expected
"Overall, exactly what I expected, good quality and feeling, can't go wrong with these."
, China.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Jul 2018

2 7/8 inch Flex Pendulum PX3 Color  
      22nd February, 2019

"Exactly what I was wanting"
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Jan 2019

Pair of Scarf Poi  
      6th February, 2019

"I got the order today and even if I have an exam tomorrow I couldn't help playing a bit aaaaand it was AMAZING!!!! My previous experiences with poi were never so satisfying! I like the way the scarf moves, the way they react to speed, the comfort they provide to me as a beginner! LOVE THEM!"
, Italy.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Dec 2018

2 7/8 inch Flex Pendulum PX3 Color  
      4th February, 2019

Excellent set of practice poi
"I ve been able to learn new concepts quite quickly with these finely balanced poi. I would highly recommend for beginners and intermediate alike!"
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Dec 2018

Striped Sock Poi  
      31st January, 2019

Watch it
"New to poi so the balls give a good zing when you hit yourself. Very nice Quality!"
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2017

Striped Sock Poi  
      26th January, 2019

Great beginner poi
"I enjoyed practicing with these... Until my dog ate them along with the tennis balls inside. They're stretchy and super fun to play with."
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Dec 2018

3 1/8 inch Wrapsta Poi Color  
      26th January, 2019

I love them
"They're perfect! I bought them for my boyfriend for Christmas and he cannot put them down!"
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Dec 2018

Pair of Scarf Poi  
      26th January, 2019

Scarf poi
"Item came as described. Weighted great and shine really well, very pleased will order again:) thank you"
Scarf poi
, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Dec 2018

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