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Posted: by Dom
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"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..."
Posted: by tesla1
Last Reply: by Kevin Wagener
Views: 381    Replies: 2
"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..."
Posted: by maxfraszek
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"Hey there,I made my own Isis wicks for my staff weeks ago but sadly I made a mistake and have to build new ones now. Therefore I have a question:When burning the Isis wicks for the firs..."
Posted: by Mark P
Last Reply: by info
Views: 9763    Replies: 5
"Just found a bottle of ROLF (Reduced Odour Liquid Fuel) in the storeroom at my pub.After doing an internet search I found a supplier online, they also sell a fuel called Paraffin Extra ..."
Posted: by Myst
Last Reply: by matt
Views: 9703    Replies: 51
"For those of you who are like me and enjoy spinning glowsticks, I would recomend CYALUME brand lightsticks. They have a cylinder shape not a hexagon shape like walmart camping sticks. ..."
Posted: by fb_cvaden
Last Reply: by sam4
Views: 170    Replies: 1
"So, I've done some digging to try and find out the details on this unit's custom modes. The light instructions on the sales page were useful, linked below, however they didn't get into ..."
Posted: by rdunnion
Last Reply: by Malcolm
Views: 346    Replies: 1
"I just tied two monkey fists and an inferno knot. I used plain braided rope as they are just for practice. I could use some tips on where to find the bits and pieces to finish them off...."
Posted: by RabbitEatsMoon
Last Reply: by xi500223
Views: 11377    Replies: 16
"I thought I'd resurrect this old topic mainly, I admit, to try to get some information from the trailblazers who have gone before. But perhaps I can add my own pointers also.I'm lookin..."
Posted: by Alexa.harrington
Last Reply: by jamesm.wpg
Views: 522    Replies: 1
"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"
Posted: by Red_RaveN
Last Reply: by TaminJenn Lovelace Higgins
Views: 1932    Replies: 8
"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..."
Posted: by lazyriverstudio
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"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: by jessicaoscar03
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"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..."
Posted: by jessicaoscar03
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"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 ..."
Posted: by Gordon301 (MrGordon301)
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"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..."
Posted: by sorrysayagain
Last Reply: by Seb
Views: 649    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..."
Posted: by Ed Halperin
Last Reply: by crimhead
Views: 519    Replies: 2
"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..."
Posted: by Anequantum
Last Reply: by crimhead
Views: 2770    Replies: 4
"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..."
Posted: by crimhead
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"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: by Meenik
Last Reply: by crimhead
Views: 21688    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: by ritch
Last Reply: by crimhead
Views: 41514    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..."
Posted: by crimhead
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"Hi all. I want to learn the human candle - what's the best fuel for gathering the necessary vapour in my mouth.Cheers!"
Posted: by Anselm
Last Reply: by crimhead
Views: 15878    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..."
Posted: by Shalise
Last Reply: by Shalise
Views: 710    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: by Eveish
Last Reply: by williams.kraig
Views: 5880    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..."
Posted: by JesssicaP
Last Reply: by Adam Hendricks
Views: 1577    Replies: 3
"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..."
Posted: by Daniel Efford
Last Reply: by Cythian Nelater
Views: 2517    Replies: 2
"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..."
Posted: by RedRebelle
Last Reply: by Birchrus01
Views: 11079    Replies: 25
"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..."
Posted: by Birchrus01
Views: 1200    Replies: 0
"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...."
Posted: by Flow DNA
Last Reply: by Flow DNA
Views: 58860    Replies: 66
"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: by ofer
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"The Pendulum, PX3,Flex Wrapsta..."
Posted: by Dash
Last Reply: by Greg Crump
Views: 6183    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..."
Posted: by ramblinrose2991
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"I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to connect the handles?"
Posted: by tongs
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"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..."
Posted: by Fribroho
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"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 ..."
Posted: by friend2flames
Last Reply: by Chris206c
Views: 1225    Replies: 1
"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..."
Posted: by Jiminternational
Last Reply: by ABOBer92
Views: 1894    Replies: 1
"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: by Noxsol
Last Reply: by ABOBer92
Views: 1589    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..."
Posted: by Des Troy
Views: 1608    Replies: 0
"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: by yelfe
Last Reply: by bill
Views: 3299    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? "
Posted: by Face_NL
Last Reply: by bwetman
Views: 3589    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..."
Posted: by melissa
Last Reply: by wbtcutter
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"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..."
Posted: by Robin McPlurry
Last Reply: by Robin McPlurry
Views: 1660    Replies: 2
"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 ..."
Posted: by Danny Koh
Last Reply: by Charles_McGraw
Views: 9083    Replies: 2
"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: by steffi
Last Reply: by steffi
Views: 1963    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 ..."
Posted: by happyshopper
Last Reply: by ABOBer92
Views: 9502    Replies: 23
"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 ..."
Posted: by LetumLux
Last Reply: by forestcreature
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"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, ..."
Posted: by *UltraPoi*
Last Reply: by *UltraPoi*
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"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..."
Posted: by thirteen
Last Reply: by KayEhm
Views: 4998    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..."
Posted: by JesssicaP
Last Reply: by KayEhm
Views: 3419    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..."
Posted: by Hawked Hobbit
Last Reply: by ABOBer92
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"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: by mello
Last Reply: by ABOBer92
Views: 872    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 ..."
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