Login/Join to Participate Posted: 19th Apr 2004 by Dom Views: 9739 Replies: 0 " Welcome to the Technical discussion forumThis is the place to seek information about making your own equipment, advice and tips, etc...As this site has existed for many years many thing..." " Hi everybody! I would like to build a dragon staff with lasers eventually but am trying to find the right lasers for the job. I was looking at these 100mw 532nm lasers at https://www.sa..." " so I made myself a practice contact staff and as I didn't have anything else I have wrapped the grip in wool. It's quite nice to the touch tho a little slippery when spinning contact st..." " Thanks in advance for advice :)I purchased a some fiberglass rods to make my own flower sticks and wondering about the flower material to use. I am hoping for faster movement (heavier ..." Posted: 20th Feb 2018 by tesla1 Last Reply: 20th Feb 2018 by Malcolm Views: 135 Replies: 1 " I’ve bought the black cole cord which is great for pod poi. I also bought some swivels and 8 mm rings from HOP. How on earth do you get the two diameters of cord through the ring to..." " I need a sport Earburd which can easy connect to my iPhone, so i can enjoy fantastic music or make clear phones calls without the hassles of a dangling cable. Which one is your best cho..." " Hi,I am planning to buy a fitness tracker either "Fitbit Charge 2" or "Garmin Vivosmart HR+". On the internet have got various feedback reviews (pros and cons) on both the trackers. If ..." " Okay, So. In a few weeks time I am running a fire show (something I've been doing for little over a year). This time however, they want a flaming version of their logo.Their logo is fai..." Last Reply: 18th Jul 2017 by Seb Views: 450 Replies: 1 " I've tried searching the forums and Google without much luck, so I thought I'd ask what other Aussies are fire spinning with.I plan on using poi and am looking for something with a dece..." " I'm having a hard time finding owners of fire devil sticks. I would like to know what they purchased and what their feelings are.... Is there a copycat/fakes market? Can anyone help? Pl..." " Dear HOP community,I did not find this in the forum, I hope there's not already a thread with that topic.I am very interested in colored flames. As probably most of you know, you can bu..." " I found an old thread where a poster says they use hollow stemmed torches for fire-eating. Rather than "necro" a 2 year old thread just to take it off topic, I'll ask here.Has anybody ..." Posted: 16th Feb 2003 by Meenik Views: 21031 Replies: 22 " Hey there,Like many of you, I'm concerned about the irresponsibility I sometimes see in the fire scene. I'm especially concerned by fuel spillage. The last thing I want to see when I'm ..." Posted: 8th May 2006 by ritch Views: 40748 Replies: 41 " Hi all. Just joined the forums, glad to be here.Three months ago I decided that I wanted to take up the fine art of Fire Breathing. Don't know why...couldn't tell ya! But I think it had..." " Hi all. I want to learn the human candle - what's the best fuel for gathering the necessary vapour in my mouth.Cheers!" Posted: 4th Jul 2002 by Anselm Views: 15150 Replies: 24 " Dear People,I'm thinking about getting into fire breathing using dry fuels (i.e. powders). I've done a lot of reading about this sort of thing, and so far have found powders to be the s..." Last Reply: 2nd May 2017 by Shalise Views: 526 Replies: 1 " Does anyone know if the vinyl in stage balls is non-toxic?I know Umoja Poi state they are made of UDA made, medical grade, non-toxic vinyl. What about others? Like the solid color 100mm..." Posted: 22nd Jul 2004 by Eveish Views: 5446 Replies: 20 " Myself and my fellow Canberra Twirlies have been playing with Shellite lately... unlike kero you can set it on fire without a wick. We have found that you can draw Circles on cement wit..." " im new to spinning but would like to do some staff spinning. i have not interest in fire spinning atthis time but would like to know what would be the best way to make a staff for conta..." " Hey, so I never heard of Poi until a couple days ago after trying to figure out the name of a toy that I had made. The way I describe it is that it's a 3 foot string with a ball on eith..." " Hi guys,I was wondering about fuels and i searched HOP forum, but i never really found an answer. I apologize if the topic has been discussed already... Anyway, has anyone ever tried sp..." " I am currently on a vacation trip in Sayulita Mexico, and I have made a discovery I feel should be shared with the world. White gas appears to be sold in one place, and one place alone...." " I'm surprised there isn't already a topic for this, or at least that I couldn't find one.Anyways.I, like many spinners out there, have been keeping my eye out for a decent, affordable s..." Posted: 12th Sep 2016 by ofer Views: 1619 Replies: 0 " The Pendulum, PX3,Flex Wrapsta..." Posted: 19th May 2014 by Dash Views: 5549 Replies: 2 " Hi, Above is my new Hologram Dance video of me using my new Nunchaku and Poi.I have done a lot of research and have a lot of experience using programmable RGB LED wands that crea..." " I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to connect the handles?" Posted: 12th Apr 2016 by tongs Views: 954 Replies: 0 " Just wondering if any of you have come across a breakdown contact sword.Would be ideal if I could find one that is more travel friendly than other swords.. I guess I could end up making..." " I just received my Wrapsta contact poi and I want to shorten the length. The small metal rings keep slipping when I shorten with them. What would be a preferable knot to use to connect ..." " Hello,I am dancing with a fire levitation wand. the metal rod gets very hot after a dance, and I am interested in trying some new tricks that involve having the metal touch my body. Any..." " Hi folks! I have looked through the forum and tried to find a question on this... I am doing a performance in a couple of weeks time, but it is indoors. The director wants the poi to ..." Posted: 20th Oct 2015 by Noxsol Views: 1257 Replies: 1 " Hello, I'm based in the UK and started fire-eating with hollow stemmed torches this week, could I get some advice on fuel please? I know white spirit is the go to but the white spirit i..." " Saw a photo of a bag poi... Im just now learning and am using a tennis ball attached to 650 paracord and I think I want to make something that hurts less when knocking oneself in the he..." Posted: 23rd Aug 2004 by yelfe Last Reply: 22nd Sep 2015 by bill Views: 3052 Replies: 3 " hello ive just ordered a set of Wolf's revenge 3 headed fire poi thought they looked fun anyone actually used multi headed poi before?what are they like to use? " Last Reply: 28th Aug 2015 by bwetman Views: 3382 Replies: 10 " Hey,I have been reading through a lot of messages about making LED poi's, but I was missing something... I was planning to maken strobe poi's (flickering at a rate around 20 Hz) ins..." " any tips for cutting kevlar fabric/cloth? i recently ordered (actually it was a quirky gift from my mom... ) some of the 5 grm a yard kevlar fabric so i can experiment with some new to..." " Just recently purchased a pair of fire staffs, but i feel they may be a bit too long. theyre 3 feet 5-6inches and reach almost to my armpit if i hold the center. im a complete beginner ..." " Hello everyone :) I have decided to do a personal review on two of the prominent graphic/visual pois on the market today in hope of helping artistes who are considering buying one of th..." Posted: 8th Apr 2015 by steffi Last Reply: 8th Apr 2015 by steffi Views: 1657 Replies: 3 " Hi, I'm looking for knitted rope wick 3/8 inch (9.5mm) diameter and would be after a full roll (or at least 80meters). I've only found it from US sellers. Does any one have a lead on a ..." " i recently purchased some new fire poi and lit them up last night for the first time. everything was goign well - nice big flames touching my hands camera was recording, i was ready to ..." " I looked through the search engine and couldn't find anything on "fire gloves." So, sorry if this is a re-thread. I don't remember for certain what the site was off the top of my head, ..." Views: 100792 Replies: 89 " Why Hello everyone in the Home of Poi world!!!HOP has been my home base for all my poi needs since I purchased my first pair here back in 2006 and began watching tutorials on this great..." Last Reply: 6th Dec 2014 by KayEhm Views: 4650 Replies: 7 " disclaimer: I don't work for flowtoys, and I don't know anyone from flowtoys personally. the problem: in an attempt to remove flowmass from one of my crystal cases, I made a stupid deci..." Last Reply: 6th Dec 2014 by KayEhm Views: 2995 Replies: 3 " This year is our local areas 4th annual Renaissance festival, and this year i will be taking part in the Gypsy encampment. not wanting to spend the weekend just hanging out looking cut..." " What is the practical difference to the two poi types? Does one make a bigger flame, move differently, etc...?I'm going to buy one in the next couple weeks, possibly tomorrow, and knowi..." Posted: 12th Oct 2014 by mello Views: 727 Replies: 1 " So - I have an idea for a solo performance which includes me spinning with two short staffs and quite a bit of fire-breathing, at the same time. The problem is I don't have any idea on ..." " Newbie Alert...?I was just sewing my wicks onto my new Elder Flame fire fans and broke my needle in half. What do I do? Can I use a larger sewing needle? Sorry- seems like a dumb questi..." " Hey guys. I haven't found anything like this anywhere, so you are my last hope. Check out this video. http://vimeo.com/10924043 The effect I am looking to find is in 0:59 minutes. The t..." " Tomorrow my dad is giving me his stock whip so I can learn to use it with the intention of eventually having a flaming one cracking. I would really like to make my own, as we did with o..." Last Reply: 22nd Aug 2014 by Charles Views: 1565 Replies: 2 " I like spinning my firepoi's but I need something heavy to use as a training. The gym isn't for me and I could use some extra muscles. Since playing with POI's uses a lot of muscles it ..." " Hello HOP fans. I wanted to drop by and introduce you to our new LED glowsticks the Ultralight. The Ultralight is a modular LED glowstick with 4 RGB LEDs. It features independent con..." Posted: 2nd Jul 2014 by Avery Views: 1484 Replies: 3 " Oddly I've google'd and searched this site, but haven't found anything. So, does anyone have advice/experience regarding prescription eyewear while doing fire poi? By prescription I mea..."