Finally a one stop shop for cheerleading pom poms and suppliers. Not only will you find the latest looks in cheerleading cheerleader pom poms with plastic, metallic, wet look, and glitters. You'll also become a more informed consumer by learning how to care for your poms, select the best poms for your needs, save money on poms, and much more. The tips provided are meant as suggestions only, and we cannot be held liable if poms are damaged as a result of any advice provided herein.
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Pom Care & Tips
How to Fluff Poms:
Some of our poms come pre-fluffed. If you get the poms that are not pre-fluffed or need to refluff poms that have flattened, then here are a few pointers. This should only take about 10 - 15 minutes.
- After unpackaging your new poms, shake them out by holding the handle.
- There are a few different ideas on how to best fluff poms. Some suggest scrunching from the unattached end first. We suggest twisting strands near where the strands attach to the handle. It's kind of like the idea of drying hair next to the scalp for fuller hair. Plus, by twisting near the handle versus scrunching the ends of the strands, your poms will be less wirnkled looking.
- Continue twisting strands near the handle until you've scrunched all the strands at the base.
- Repeat the above steps on each pompon.
- The more you use poms, then typically the more fluffy they'll get (as long as you don't store them incorrectly.
Wrinkling of Poms:
First, let me say...all poms by their very nature get wrinkled. If you don't like the wrinkled look, then here are a few things to consider.
- Poms that have all metallic strands do not fluff back up like plastic, vinyl or flash (plastic and metallic mix) poms.
- Consider having the coach or team managers keep the poms instead of each team member. This is a good idea for a few reasons. First, if you have 20 team members, you can be pretty certain there will be some people who do not care for their poms like they should...it's the law of numbers. Plus individuals are more likely to lose their poms. With one party being in charge of the poms, you know they will be stored correctly and not abused (like thrown at the bottom of a closet or have a blanket thrown on top of them).
- See Pom Storage Tips below
- If your poms are getting flat and you feel they need to be fluffed, DO NOT fluff them with wet hands or if the poms have any moisture in them. Do not fluff them by rolling or twisting the strands between your hands. Poms are best fluffed when fully dry and by twisting them close to the handle.
- Many teams use pom balls for practices and save their good show poms for performances only. Another option is to use the older show poms for practice poms and save the good poms for performances.
Care & Storage of Poms:
Poms are not an exact science. The tips we provide are what have been suggested to us by pom manufacturers and coaches. If you have other tips you'd like to share with others, please email us. We'd love to hear from you!
- If your poms get dirty, wash them with a mild soap and water. Air dry in the shade. Make sure they are fully dry before attempting to use or fluff them.
- Store poms in a dry place away direct light, heat or water. Pom bags are inexpensive and are highly recommended. The ultimate goal of storing poms is to keep them from being scrunched and or flattened. So try not to store them in a box or where something else may be placed on top of them. The ideal storage scenario would be to hang them from the handle.
Choosing Your Pom
Poms come in a million different possible varieties. So it's no wonder that choosing the right pom for your group can be so confusing. So here's a few factors to consider when you are in the market for poms.
- Poms come in a variety of colors and materials. When shopping for poms, you'll want to consider the color of the strands, the material of the strands (i.e.: metallic, plastic, vinyl, etc.), the length and width of the strands, what kind of handle you want, your budget, the age of the people who will be using the poms, and when you need the poms.
- In stock poms tend to be more expensive than custom poms. So if you have the time to order custom poms, it can save you a lot of money. Plus since in stock poms are only available in limited colors and sizes, by ordering custom poms can get exactly what you want. Just remember to plan in advance, because in the months of June through October, the production time on custom may take as long as four weeks and that is not counting shipping time! So when ordering from us, please be sure to put the date you need them by so we can work with you to make sure you are taken care of.
- Age is an important consideration, because you would not want to order a 28000 strand poms with a 3/16 inch strand that is 10 inches long as these would be very heavy for a 9 year old. We offer youth poms which are designed with younger performers in mind. Though they have fewer strands, they are full like an adult pom and they are also lighter on the pocket book. We often have adult suqds order youth poms if they are on a budget. Typically youth poms have a dowel handle, unless you go with pom balls.
- If you are on a tight budget, pom balls are a popular option for those looking for a full pom at a great price. Another popular option for the pom ball is to use it for practices and save the more expensive poms for performances only.
Choosing the right handle can be confusing. Hopefully the information below will help you make a more informed choice. The dowel and baton handles are the most popular.
Our Most Popular Pom Handle Styles
- Not every pom is available with every handle. If you don't see the handle listed with the pom you are considering, please give us a call and we'd be happy to assist you.
- The Dowel handle is probably our biggest selling handle. The dowel handle is great for kids, and the elastic end can be removed if desired. The dowel handle is great for clapping routines, because the elastic ends help keep it on your wrist. Poms with dowel handles tend to be less expensive than poms with baton handles.
- The Baton handle is our 2nd most popular handle. It lends to poms having a more round appearance. Since the baton handle is not as visible, it is popular for routines where you toss the poms. The only handle available with the half and half pom style. One disadvantage to the baton handle is the handle tends to become crushed in the center where it is gripped a lot.
- Another of our biggest selling poms is the pom ball. The pom ball does not have a "handle" per se, but is held together with a metal clip. Pom balls are a lot less expensive than poms with handles, so they are popular for those on a budget. Also popular as practice poms and as youth poms. Due to the lack of handle, they're also great for tossing routines.
- The Show or Kap handle can be barely visible when the pom is fully fluffed. A popular alternative to the baton handle if you're looking for a pom where the handle is hidden. Due to the shorter handle, it can be more difficult to find the handle.
- The Loop or Standard A handle is recommended for larger poms. Works great on bullseye or target pom styles. Recommended for 6 inch strands or longer. Because handle is visible and easy to find, it is not recommended for tossing routines. Some customers feel this handle is more bulky and awkward.
- The Crown or Block handle is designed for extra large poms. Great on bullseye or target pom styles. Recommended for 6 inch strands or longer. Handle is visible and easy to grip. Not recommended for tossing routines, cartwheels, flip flops, etc.
- We have other handles available. If you do not see what you want here, please feel free to contact us.
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