All our Fire Poi sets have KEVLAR® wicks . If you look after the wick it can last for years.
However if you let the fire poi wicks smoulder by allowing all the fuel to be used up then the KEVLAR® wick will burn away slowly and fall apart. Sunlight also degrades and darkens the color of KEVLAR® wick slowly over time. So it is good to have wick covers when using Fire Props during daylight, it also stops you getting your daytime clothes dirty from the residues on the wicks. Many people wrap some tin foil over the wicks and then put some colorful socks over that. We also sell some fluffy covers which can fit over some common KEVLAR® fire toys.
Because of how expensive pure KEVLAR® is our wick also contains other aramid fibers and fabric grade fiberglass. (not the kind that itches or stabs you. After all at HoP we work with it all day. We sell many configurations/styles of Fire Heads.
Styles of Fire PoiThe Medium Cathedral Style Fire Poi give a good size flame medium burn time and because of it simplicity and ease to make it offers very good value for money. Great for beginners and professionals. We also offer an option which includes a very popular beginner LED Poi set.
Bigger Cathedral Fire Poi are also available as large and extra large, but beware these flames are starting to get a lot bigger and not for beginners. Medium Monkey Fist Fire Poi are also a very popular style, providing similar flame characteristics to the medium cathedral Fire Poi. With the added bonus of being a more fitting ball of fire with a meteor tail of flame. These sets also have a fuel compartment within the core for extending the burn time. Unfortunately because of the time involved in making these they do cost a bit more than Cathedral Style Fire Poi.
Larger Monkey Fists are available and are rather heavy with big flames requiring you to have big strong arms, not for the fainthearted. But wow what a show! Weka Fire poi are great for fire dancing beginners and those who prefer lighter weight Fire Poi. These are a simple design and should last a very long time. Larger versions of the Weka Fire Poi are called Mura Fire Poi and create a flatter flame with a big appearance. Another Great value for money Fire Poi. Snake Fire Poi have a huge flame so you will always need to keep them swinging otherwise you will get your hands and handles burnt. Not for beginners and they will restrict some of your tricks because of the size. Once spinning they create awesome walls of flame with huge visual appeal. Double and Triple Headed Fire Poi perfect for creating beautiful rings of flame, but again not for beginners as the flame is closer to your hands and you'll need to always keep them swinging. Their main strength is that they are very visually appealing. The smaller head versions are OK for most people but the larger heads will require more strength and endurance to keep the Fire Poi moving. Block and Twista Fire Poi are a more complex version of the Cathedral Fire Poi construction. By having a small size wick woven provides a more solid fire head and the multi layers and grooves create a larger surface area for mixing of the fuel and air. This means a more durable Fire Poi set with stronger Flames. Again like most of our sets we have a big selection of sizes available.
And lastly, the ultimate Pro 3D Death-Star Fire Poi is a large custom made Fire Poi delicately hand crafted with multiple internal layers of thin KEVLAR® strips using a natural capillary action to feed the fuel to the soft spikes. A very long manufacturing process for this set and price keeps this set out of the mainstream Fire Poi spinners. So proud owners are likely to provide an even more unique fire dancing show. As well as an overall flame, jets of flame also appear from the spikes! The Audience will be unaware that the spikes are not dangerous for added WOW factor. For Professionals ONLY.
Fire Dancing and Fire Poi SafetyAll our Fire Poi sets come with free online Fire Safety advice and fire dancing instructional videos.
PoiThe benefits to be obtained from Poi include
- 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:
'To help everyone discover and shine in the performance arts.'
And that includes YOU! buy fire poi today
About KEVLAR®KEVLAR® is one of the most important woman made organic fibers ever developed. Because of its unique combination of properties. Fibers of KEVLAR ® consist of long molecular chains produced from poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide. The chains are highly oriented with strong interchain bonding which result in a unique combination of properties
General Features of KEVLAR® Fire Poi
- High Tensile Strength at Low Weight
- Low Elongation to Break High Modulus (Structural Rigidity)
- High Chemical Resistance
- Low Thermal Shrinkage
- High Toughness (Work-To-Break)
- Excellent Dimensional Stability
- High Cut Resistance
- Flame Resistant, Self-Extinguishing