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Posted: by ThelemicPotter
Last Reply: by Pele
Views: 3896    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: 803    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: 967    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: 15794    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: 26704    Replies: 79
"Hi!! I'm an italian poi twirler... I've seen in a site some mixes to colour flames; www.geocities.com/firepoiit makes coloured flames adding chemicals to ethanol, methilated spirits or ..."
Posted: by Sister Eleven
Last Reply: by Sister Eleven
Views: 1238    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: 680    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: 5836    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: 1529    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: 35826    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: 1243    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: 5379    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: 927    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: 1981    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: 3603    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: 435    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: 838    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: 578    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: 584    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: 30780    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: 804    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: 2808    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: 1389    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: 529    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: 4054    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: 4198    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: 1740    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: 1798    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: 2544    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: 4358    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: 39022    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: 9949    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: 1724    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: 3882    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: 2874    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: 2797    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: 1473    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: 3303    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: 3447    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: 4859    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: 1977    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: 14220    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 ..."
Posted: by Wooktastic
Last Reply: by Fearpig
Views: 3787    Replies: 12
"I have a poi with a foot and half long chain. I made it because I like using both hands. But now I want to convert it to a rope dart. Should I extend the chain with more chain or add a ..."
Posted: by fearless1
Last Reply: by kith
Views: 3699    Replies: 15
"hey fellow spinners!im looking at obtaining some monkey fist poi... i've gone down to juggleart in melbourne but they wernt helpful at all..now i see this site has em for sale... any co..."
Posted: by T-S-A
Last Reply: by T-S-A
Views: 510    Replies: 2
"I would really like to get into using snakes, but I havn't seen any online that fit what I want, and I am totally useless when it comes to DIY. So I was wondering if anyone here would b..."
Posted: by J_scap
Last Reply: by J_scap
Views: 2453    Replies: 6
"I'm not on here much... or at all for that matter, but a quick question regarding flowlights and there crystal cases.is a flowlight alone equal to the weight of a tennis ball, or will y..."
Posted: by Geeza
Last Reply: by J_scap
Views: 3717    Replies: 13
"What sock material would be good for orbitals? So far i can only do orbitals with colecord, my hyperloop socks are great, but the material sort of slips instead of grabs. Also they do..."
Posted: by mazule
Last Reply: by ElectricBlue
Views: 2577    Replies: 11
"Has anyone ever tried it. Could be fun. Better learn to slackline. :-)------------------ o//@ CLIMB!< \"
Posted: by Sunshine92
Last Reply: by Sunshine92
Views: 5468    Replies: 16
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h08wx0dtWT0Loving this whole Firework Poi scene I've been seeing. I want in =) This fourth of July I will do so. I know that those fireworks are fountains..."
Posted: by Tide
Last Reply: by Tide
Views: 1049    Replies: 7
"I've heard that there are various methods of changing from oil to alcohol fuels and vice versa, they are:1. Use the new fuel for one or two burns and allow the previous fuel to burn out..."
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