Pod sleeves were conceived by flowtoys elf Samwise Clark as a means for spinners to have pod shells on their tubing-based props, especially vision poi. While peops have been able to use pod shells for their tube-poi and contact staffs for many years, we've not made the option widely known or available, partly because pod shells are a friction fit and do not securely attach to the tubes like flowcaps, and partly because the pod petals can flap around and get caught on things during use.
Sam came up with the pod sleeves as a solution, and they work brilliantly for any tube-based prop where spinners might want the added weight, and/or larger light diffusion. They work especially well for vision poi, vision darts and contact staffs.
We do our best to match your requested length exactly, though some variation cannot be reasonably avoided. Poi leash tends to shrink a little over time - we aim to meet your requested length at a minimum, and it could be ~5mm longer. We take extra care to ensure that all poi in a set are as close to the same length as possible, though ~2mm variation is possible.
If you require tighter tolerance, we recommend you purchase enough leash to make at least two attempts yourself. Making very small adjustments to the leash length is very difficult, because the melted end breaks down with re-heating and needs to be cut off, which makes the lash at least 5mm shorter. Since the leash can shrink by more than that over time, we recommend you start a bit longer.
Small variation in leash length is hard to feel/notice, and the lengths of all poi in a set matching is more important than the overall length of the set.
Want to use the flowtoys connect app? You'll need a small hardware bridge to enable your props to talk to your mobile device and vice versa.
We have 2 options for bridges:
You can find out more about the app and bridge here.