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Umoja™ Spheres are the first spheres designed specifically for use as contact-poi heads.
• Made of medical grade, non-toxic, USA produced vinyl plastic.
• All parts manufactured in New England, assembled at LanternSmith.
Umoja spheres are the most adjustable contact poi heads currently available anywhere. The included Umoja cartridges hold up to 4 weights and hide excess lengths of tether – at any time, the cartridge can be removed, mass can be added, subtracted, or redistributed, and the stopper knot on the tether can be moved up or down to change its length.
• Total head mass with no Ballast: 130g (4.6oz)
• With 1 Slug: 160g (5.6oz)
• With 2 Slugs: 190g (6.7oz)
• With 3 Slugs: 220g (7.8oz)
No more glued slits or drilled holes in stageballs! Since these balls are designed from the ground up as poi heads, they don't have to be modified with knives, drills and glue, so they last much longer.
In addition to Umoja ballast capsules, Umoja Spheres accept Spinoptic™ LED modules and stock PodPoi™ LED capsules.
Empty weight - 120g
These umoja spheres were a substantial upgrade over my previous oxbow heads, which were modified tennis balls. They are very appealing in both color and transparent. The capsule design is top-notch, as the polycarbonate casing is thick, durable and clean; and the slugs fit nice and snug. Such thoughtful design and manufacture is tremendously appreciated and always comes as a relief to the sea of cheap plastic out there. Thank you! "The Fireball Kid" Ian Jahnz on 17th Jan 2017