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_Poiboy__Poiboy_PLATINUM Member
bastard child of satan
1,113 posts
Location: Raanana, Israel


Posted:
hi everyone
i just made a pair of cathedral poi, now i need to make myself some weighted handles for them.
i've seen some posts about using wooden balls, but ive tried a pair of those at PLAY, and they're painful for wibbles, so i was thinking of buying some kevlar rope and making a knot at the top for weight.
so here are my questions:
1.how thick should i buy the rope?
2.how long should i buy if im making this knot and a loop

sagetreesagetreeGOLD Member
organic creation
246 posts
Location: earth, Wales (UK)


Posted:
i made some weighted handles with mini monkeyfist. they work great for throws and wibbles.


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pitmanpitmanSILVER Member
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Location: swansea, United Kingdom


Posted:
please please please please please please please please please please please sage you know what to do

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_Poiboy__Poiboy_PLATINUM Member
bastard child of satan
1,113 posts
Location: Raanana, Israel


Posted:
sage: how much wick did you use? will 3 ft per poi be enough?

sagetreesagetreeGOLD Member
organic creation
246 posts
Location: earth, Wales (UK)


Posted:
well i use like a hemp rope and i don't know exactly how much was used. i started with probably 3-5 feet but there was some left over. it's hard to judge because i had to tighten the knot twice while making it. i am making some more (for pitman lol) and i will measure this time.

peggalicousmember
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Posted:
https://www.wincingdevil.com/mf.htm..
how to do a monkey knot if u need help

TheWibblerGOLD Member
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920 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
Those are lush sage tree, been planning on making a set of fire poi like that for ages but just don't spin fire any more and travel a lot so it's hard to carry fire poi about.

Nice work tho.

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sagetreesagetreeGOLD Member
organic creation
246 posts
Location: earth, Wales (UK)


Posted:
thanks

gizmo was doing some sweet wibbles with them on fire last weekend. at night it looks like fire bouncing and dancing around. im posting a video in the near future with some fire wibbles so be on the lookout.

fire_fliesnewbie
2 posts

Posted:
isnt there anywhere you can buy these weighted handles im desperate for a set for my poi so i can start doing throws with fire....please help!!

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