UltraPoi’s Helix LED Poi offers greater performance, customization, and protection than most poi on the market. It’s many excellent features provide both newcomers and experts plenty of ways to augment their Unique Flow Art using the poi’s glow stick design.
In this article, we’ll be covering the distinct benefits of using LED glow stick poi, recommending the best glow stick poi to buy, and explaining how to improve your Flow Art with LED glow stick poi.
BENEFITS OF LED GLOW STICK POI
Ultra Poi’s Helix LED Poi Set comes in a durable gear bag and includes two UltraGrip handles, two helix cases (one for each glow stick), one UltraLeash, and two UltraLight LED glow sticks. The reason we recommend you buy this particular LED glow stick poi set is because you get a lot of bang for your buck. As a flow artist, not only does this mean you’ll get your money’s worth, it also means you’ll have plenty of tools with which to express your creativity.
Here are the aspects of Ultra Poi’s Helix LED Poi Set that make it the best LED glow stick poi for both beginners and experts, or anyone wanting greater performance, customization, and protection from their poi.
Ultra Poi designed their helix poi, first and foremost, to perform well. What does that mean for flow artists exactly? It means you can focus less on the poi itself and more on the art you’re creating.
Thanks to the helix poi’s seamless single loop handles and high quality swivels, performers have full control of the poi at all times, no matter how complex the spinning. The cord of this LED glow stick poi is also designed to reduce drag when sliding across the other cord, such as when performing orbitals.
The best customization option you get with Ultra Poi’s helix poi is the ability to change the colors, color modes, and strobing patterns of the LEDs on either side of each glow stick… Independently from one another!
The LEDs inside each of Ultra Poi’s helix poi are separated down the middle of the glow stick. This allows you to control the LEDs inside one half of the glow stick poi independently from the other half. Considering the vast amount of color options you already have with one half of an Ultra Poi glow stick, the thought of combining those color options with two halves of the same glow stick is mind-boggling. For any flow artist, this poi technology truly expands the range of colors and patterns at your disposal for creating amazing light trails.
With Ultra Poi’s helix poi, you have 15 different colors to choose from, 4 sequence options, and 6 color modes with 12 distinct strobing patterns. Once you’ve experimented with the various options and found some combinations you like, you can program them into the helix poi to use at any time.
Protection may not be your top priority when shopping for poi, but it’s worth considering. If you think about it, you’re swinging your poi around at high speeds. An accident is bound to happen at some point.
The protective helix cases offered by Ultra Poi provide sufficient padding for your glow sticks, in case you drop them on the ground or fling them into a wall. Best of all, the casing does not impede the accuracy and reliability of your poi while spinning, since it is designed to precisely fit each poi. This also makes the two buttons on each glow stick poi easily accessible, since the protective case is aligned with them.
Overall, the high quality materials Ultra Poi uses to construct the helix poi improve performance, provide plenty of customization options, and protect your LED glow stick poi from any potential accidents. To truly take advantage of these benefits, you’ll need to learn how to properly use your Helix LED Poi.
HOW TO USE LED GLOW STICK POI
CONTROLLING THE DOUBLE-SIDED LED LIGHTS
On each glow stick poi, there are two buttons that control the LED lights, one for each half of the glow stick. Remember, this means you can control the lights in each half of the LED glow stick poi independently from one another. Here’s how to switch between colors, modes, and other options found in the Helix LED Poi from Ultra Poi.
To turn the LEDs on, click their respective button once.
To cycle through the 6 different color modes, click the buttons multiple times.
To cycle through the 12 options within each color mode, hold down the buttons while the color mode you want is selected. As long as you hold down the buttons, the lights will continue to cycle through the 12 options until you let go.
To turn off the poi, hold down the buttons briefly (about 2-3 seconds) and let go.
UPGRADING THE KNOBS
The Helix LED Poi Set now comes with silicone knobs, which can be easily upgraded with lighted inserts. Here’s how you can apply and use those lighted inserts.
First, let’s take a look at the inserts’ USB port, which is used for recharging. Remove the clear plastic battery tab from the inserts to reveal the USB port and charge it for at least 30 minutes.
To apply the insert to your poi’s knob, simply press the insert into the knob until it is secure.
Once you’ve applied the lighted insert to the knob, you can squeeze the top and bottom of the knob (you should hear a click) once to change modes. Squeeze and hold the top and bottom of the knob to change its strobing pattern.
To turn off the lighted insert, squeeze and hold the top and bottom until the lights turn off.
APPLYING THE PROTECTIVE CASING
If you’re interested in protecting your helix poi, the helix cases are designed to precisely fit each glow stick. Here’s how to quickly insert the glow sticks into their cases.
Start by inserting the flat end of the LED glow stick poi into the bottom of the protective case.
Once the bottom is secure, press the rest of the LED glow stick poi into the case until it is secure too.
Rotate the poi inside of the case so that its buttons line up with the small button-sized, raised portions of the case. This will allow you to easily press the buttons with the case on.
Lastly, pull the rope attached to the top of the case to close it.
ADJUSTING THE ROPE LENGTH
When adjusting the rope connecting the LED glow stick poi to the knobs, a common suggestion is to hang the poi by your sides and adjust their length so the poi are about 2 inches from the ground. Of course, you may discover a length that works better for you, so try adjusting the rope further if 2 inches isn’t quite enough.
To adjust the length of the rope, pull it through the attached ring.
Once you decide on a length, cut the excess rope and use a lighter to burn the cut end until it melts and hardens.
With these instructions, you should now be able to use your LED glow stick poi with ease, and utilize all its best features. Learning the ins and outs of your poi is the easiest way to improve your Flow Art.
HOW TO TAKE YOUR FLOW ART TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Ultra Poi’s Helix LED Poi is a highly customizable Flow Art tool, designed with performance and protection in mind. But if that’s not enough for you, or if you have specific performance needs, Ultra Poi offers upgrades to the standard Helix LED Poi set that will help you take your Flow Art to the next level.
The standard helix poi set comes with silicone UltraGrips, which provide a sturdy grip during toss tricks. However, you can upgrade the UltraGrips to Ultraknobs, which are equally sturdy and easy to grip, but also light up with customizable LED colors. This adds another source of light for you to use when creating light trails.
DOUBLE HELIX POI
If the UltraKnobs aren’t enough, you can outright replace your handles with additional helix poi. This means you’d have two poi per UltraLeash, allowing you to wield the LED poi like nunchucks. The Double Helix Poi set creates the most vibrant light shows of any helix poi set.