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Posted: by {trm}
Last Reply: by aston
Views: 9971    Replies: 34
"ok my friend just got me into poi and i allready love it but my only question is what is the best to learn with?"
Posted: by Ms Vanity
Last Reply: by Ms Vanity
Views: 875    Replies: 5
"check this video's holding the wand with her teeth!!!any ideas about how she's doing it?"
Posted: by Tide
Last Reply: by foggy sox
Views: 6015    Replies: 28
"Is it possible to do fire poi orbitals without damaging the chains or is it inevitable? How can I minimize all forms of damage to my chains from orbitals?"
Posted: by DeepSoulSheep
Last Reply: by OuchStaff
Views: 7856    Replies: 22
"Erm, I wanna use a golf glove for playing with Gilligans. They're spose to be made of leather and are thin and confortable. In theory I think it could work but I have this horrible fear..."
Posted: by willow2x
Views: 680    Replies: 0
"so id like to add my 2 pence to the 'How to make' worldthese poi are actually my fave's for training with...even more so than my crystal flowtoys.=Oif you have any questions on the cons..."
Posted: by _Poiboy_
Last Reply: by FireTom
Views: 7762    Replies: 13
"Hi, I saw this video by Gora Krisztian, and I've seen this thing at a fire meet a while back, and I'm wondering how to make one of these:"
Posted: by OuchStaff
Last Reply: by OuchStaff
Views: 1318    Replies: 12
"Hey I was wondering if anyone had any experiences with the Fyrefli Panther aka the fibre glass staff. because I was going to buy the concentrate 3 part firestaff from hop but I'm a bit ..."
Posted: by Lye
Last Reply: by Cyricx
Views: 1357    Replies: 8
"I have an option of going with flat oval link chain that is .21" wide or .27" wide. Safety aside, is there any disadvantage to doing tangles etc with thinner chain? or would ...."
Posted: by ThelemicPotter
Last Reply: by Pele
Views: 4240    Replies: 7
"I have been asked to teach fire safety to a BDSM group and am wondering if anyone has done this before and has any ideas I might not have thought of yet. I guess one of the members wan..."
Posted: by Junefiresticks
Last Reply: by Poje
Views: 980    Replies: 7
"Hi everyone, I'm new here; and just got back inside from a three session burn.I'm not technically a poi artist; however I do play a lot with contact equipment. Fire nunchaku's mainly. ..."
Posted: by noramos
Views: 1064    Replies: 0
"After threading on a swivel and a plastic toggle I threaded the ColeCord through two holes I drilled close to the LED unit in the rubber ogg housing. I tied two overhand stopper knots, ..."
Posted: by Geeza
Last Reply: by T-S-A
Views: 16396    Replies: 10
"Whilst practicing holding my sock poi i tried a few different ways, knots, through the middle 2 fingers etc. Through the fingers made it annoy and cause very small blisters/rubbing aft..."
Posted: by Anonymous
Last Reply: by MedicineMan TN
Views: 27846    Replies: 79
"Hi!! I'm an italian poi twirler... I've seen in a site some mixes to colour flames; makes coloured flames adding chemicals to ethanol, methilated spirits or ..."
Posted: by Sister Eleven
Last Reply: by Sister Eleven
Views: 1278    Replies: 4
"Hi,Apologies if this popped up somewhere before in the forums and I just couldn't find it, but I recently got my first set of fire poi and I find the heads (monkey fist knots) to be a b..."
Posted: by Tide
Last Reply: by Tide
Views: 835    Replies: 4
"I was spinning in a group yesterday but suddenly we had to pack up because of the weather. My monkeyfists still have oil-based fuel in them because we didn't have time to burn it off. A..."
Posted: by skjalff
Last Reply: by FireTom
Views: 5873    Replies: 14
"I'm sorry, this was prolly answered before, but I just can't phrase it right.. (( anyhow it just seems to me that butterfly is somehow technically "disconnected" from the rest of the 8 ..."
Posted: by Mordfabrik
Last Reply: by FireTom
Views: 1590    Replies: 6
"I've got a small collection of firewhips with various construction techniques now, the favourite being the typical "rope with handle" but with a section of tightly wrapped and thick tom..."
Posted: by Tamim
Last Reply: by Geeza
Views: 36747    Replies: 55
"Double loop vs Single loop..... is it really just about preferance or is there an actual noticable difference between the two?I have never tryed the double loop, only the single but wou..."
Posted: by ufo8mycat
Last Reply: by jimwalker
Views: 1446    Replies: 6
"A question I think can be easily answered - I just can't find one!Running a show outside with an audience of 500 people - I want to make a semi-circular ring of flame around them on the..."
Posted: by Robbert
Last Reply: by Robbert
Views: 5696    Replies: 7
"so a like a few weeks ago i was on a festival and played with somebodies staff and thought like; hey, this is nice. so i decided to make my own. so from all the knowledge i have about s..."
Posted: by Stango
Last Reply: by DaG
Views: 1046    Replies: 5
"hi guys well to start off my names Ryan and im a medium-advanced spinner ive been spinning fire for about 1 year now and up till today ive been using home made fiberglass fire poi, and ..."
Posted: by _Poiboy_
Last Reply: by vicki_sn
Views: 2174    Replies: 5
"I'm in need of a new contact staff, and I'm wondering which would be better for me?All of my contact staves so far ended up slightly bending, which made them horrible to spin. So the ma..."
Posted: by stellabella
Last Reply: by DrexFactor
Views: 4002    Replies: 5
"Hi Everyone,I'm starting with my first fire fans and was wondering apart from the "damp towel" method of putting out the flame, is there a more graceful way of extinguishing f..."
Posted: by Ploetzi
Last Reply: by Mother_Natures_Son
Views: 479    Replies: 3
"Hello,i would like to designs a stylish poi,has anybody got an idea how to print on a poi?best regards,andreas"
Posted: by J_scap
Last Reply: by ThelemicPotter
Views: 885    Replies: 5
"does jute burn as even and look as good as kevlar? I just made a mini rope dart out of jute (wick head) outter races of skateboard bearings (weight) and sterling silver ball chain (i st..."
Posted: by DrexFactor
Last Reply: by Mother_Natures_Son
Views: 784    Replies: 1
"Apologies if this isn't the appropriate forum for this--I'll trust y'all will point me in the right direction if that's the case.I've been making videos pretty regularly for the past ye..."
Posted: by Tide
Last Reply: by Tide
Views: 706    Replies: 2
"Say, I managed to find a group of people who all shared a common interest of spinning light - be it fire, LED or glow - and we were cautious of people who could potentially pass by us.W..."
Posted: by juusan
Last Reply: by FireTom
Views: 30914    Replies: 101
"hello!I'm a relatively petite woman (5'3") and am trying to measure the proper length for my new fire poi. the distance from my armpit to where my thumb joins my hand is 20", but when ..."
Posted: by eykanal
Last Reply: by Motley
Views: 844    Replies: 5
"I just bought some pre-tied colecord ropes, and I had to adjust the length. I now have to cut off a few inches, but I was wondering if anyone here knows how to "re-seal" the e..."
Posted: by Graah
Last Reply: by meshunderlay
Views: 3063    Replies: 10
"I've been thinking about whipping up a pair of Luxeon poi's when I yesterday found this forum and Hyperlights Luxeon thread. The RGB poi construction ideas in that thread are very inter..."
Posted: by Geeza
Last Reply: by Geeza
Views: 1600    Replies: 8
"What are the differences between water and the new water II? I lost one of my poi at a festival recently and have just bought colecord handles, weight sleeves and a water II to match t..."
Posted: by Tide
Views: 610    Replies: 0
"Alright. The common method is finding the right material that will dissolve in methylated spirits or some other alcohol-based solvent. However, what if we looked at not the fuel to chan..."
Posted: by FoxFire
Last Reply: by Poje
Views: 4166    Replies: 35
"I have a few questions that I haven't been able to find answers to. They may seem trivial, but I'd really like to find out.Is there any difference in using, say, the blue-coloured ultr..."
Posted: by willworkforfoodjnr
Last Reply: by Poje
Views: 4402    Replies: 36
"Tests were completed last night and I now have the BEST TOY EVER.Its a firestaff fitted with electric detonators in the wicks, a rechargable battery and a switch. Push a packet of flash..."
Posted: by meyerjac
Last Reply: by FireTom
Views: 1851    Replies: 5
"I currently do not have glow poi, just a pair of sock poi for practice and a set of fire poi as well. When borrowing friends' glow poi I have noticed that Woolsey's suggestion to train ..."
Posted: by Xiuhtecuhtli
Last Reply: by forrestfire
Views: 1935    Replies: 11
"Let's see...I've found myself several times at parties where there is a lot of alcohol drinks, and, since I don't drink, I find myself incredibly bored after a while (I mean, when peopl..."
Posted: by Tide
Last Reply: by DrexFactor
Views: 2683    Replies: 4
"Butterfly is an antispin when they're parallel to your sides, but if you do the butterfly, would it still *technically* be an antispin weave?A technical tidbit I want some clarification..."
Posted: by regulae
Last Reply: by Xiuhtecuhtli
Views: 4963    Replies: 4
"hi all!!well, im making my first fire poi, and i have almost everything complete except for the wicks. (this site has been very usefull!! ) Im looking for kevlar here in ecuador, bu..."
Posted: by *HyperLight
Last Reply: by pineapple pete
Views: 39715    Replies: 128
"Seems like a while since I've posted a progress update so here we go! Whilst things have been outwardly rather quiet, I've been working hard behind closed doors:The electronics have had..."
Posted: by DeepSoulSheep
Last Reply: by Tide
Views: 10483    Replies: 5
"I have an idea for a powder that could produce nice sparkly poi effect without shoot massive amounts of molten steel round the place. This magical stuff is peat. I had a flash back ..."
Posted: by Cassandra
Last Reply: by Sideshow Joe
Views: 1955    Replies: 4
"Bonjour , good morning !!!tried fire eating yesterday during this one crazily long session of mine with friends and it felt real good. I did not dare to combine it with poi yet and was ..."
Posted: by Blackbird
Last Reply: by belmakar
Views: 4190    Replies: 5
"DON'T HURT ME! AAAAHok, now, I know all about the coloured flames, k? But i thought it would be ultra spiffy if i could find some place that sold candles with coloured flames, because t..."
Posted: by Pele
Last Reply: by Raoul_Hagenbeek
Views: 3247    Replies: 4
"After many moons and lots of promises I finally finished the fire breathing article and FAQ!!! YAY!!!So anyway, Malcolm graciously has put it up on the site, with all the disclaimers a ..."
Posted: by MikeIcon
Last Reply: by johndhaive
Views: 2833    Replies: 11
"Ok, I think I got this move down but Im not 100% sure Im doing it correctly. How many beats go on each side? What Im doing right now looks pretty good but it seems Im doing an extra b..."
Posted: by Tide
Last Reply: by aston
Views: 1564    Replies: 3
"Just a quick question needing a quick (but preferably explored and expanded) answer.I've heard all about these 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 etc etc beat weaves but never a four. Does a fabled 4 beat w..."
Posted: by enlliw
Last Reply: by JayKitty
Views: 3457    Replies: 11
"basically as it says in the title, can'y seem to do anything except hitting myself in the face! it would be nice to have some teeth left"
Posted: by J_scap
Last Reply: by aston
Views: 3562    Replies: 11
"i have been thinking lately of diferent poi heads and what woudl be easy for people to find lying around there house, so i thought of the coke can head, drill a hole across where the ca..."
Posted: by daniel_bareket
Last Reply: by JayKitty
Views: 5354    Replies: 6
"hi guys,I was wondering about the idea of making monkey fists head for my staffs.There are a few reasons for this.1. monkey fists burn more time than tube core as far as I know.2. I thi..."
Posted: by blackfly1
Last Reply: by Onyx Flame
Views: 2045    Replies: 5
"been trying to get the 5 beat backwards, got it on the right side but the left i only do 3 and end up wrapping the chain round my wrist, any advice???"
Posted: by T-S-A
Last Reply: by Mother_Natures_Son
Views: 14546    Replies: 30
"Sorry if this has been done before, I searched but couldnt find anything.So which do you perfer, ballchains or linkchains?I had a play around with both in the shop when buying my fires ..."
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