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karma_247


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Posted:hey, I am planing to do my senior paper on the fine arts of fire. I would greatly enjoy any information, and or history you know on their developement. Thank you
karma_247@hotmail.com


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roberts
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roberts

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Posted:i kinda want to read the paper. think it still exists after 3 years?

if anyone orders Merlot, i'm leaving.

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:think that guy still posts here after three years with only three posts?

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Azadondo
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Posted:Well, I just emailed her listed addres and gave her a link to this thread asking her to post it if she still has it-- so who knows, we might get lucky.

Performing marriages, funerals, baptisisms, last rites and absolving the sins for HoPers for-- not very long actually.

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JauntyJames
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Posted:Speaking of the history of the fire arts, what was used before Kevlar? Was it fiberglass? Asbestos?

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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roberts
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Posted:my guess is cotton. how far back are we going here. 50 years or 150.

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JauntyJames
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Posted:Well, I figured that we used cotton back in the land before time, but I was refering to more like 10 years ago. Kevlar hasn't been around for a while, but I haven't been around long enough to remember those days.

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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roberts
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roberts

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Posted:good question. kevlar has been the preferred wick for as long as i have been spinning. not that that is all that long. a lot of the early threads talk about towel wicking covered in chicken wire. denim seemed popular as well. any old school folks have any insight?

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mech
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Posted:you could

and i mean could


go here

http://www.poiinthepark.net/modules/articles/article.php?id=34
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and read about marui history with poi


Step (el-nombrie)

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newgabe
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Posted:I made my first firestaff about 10 years ago. From memory it had a wick that had a fibreglass component. It wore out pretty quickly. We would have bought it in a hardware store. Someone then told us about Kevlar and sold us a bit.. I think it was Denny, who by amazing coincidence I am having a relayed MSN/ Phone call with at this very moment!

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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