Forums > Technical Discussion


Login/Join to Participate
Page: ......
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 6,410    Replies: 12
"Does anyone have any thoughts on Flow Lights? I think they look incredible and i need something to hold me over untill hyperlights are ready. For those of you who dont know what they ..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 2,355    Replies: 11
"First off, a sincere apology if this has been posted. My HoP searches on this subject have been fruitless.I am looking for a type of chemical or substance to have in an open can. Duri..."
Posted: by
Views: 1,963    Replies: 0
"I'm in the mood to be doing some re-decorating of some of my performance props and Im really desperate to get my hands on a supplier of glitter tape in Australia. I'm specifically look..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 2,954    Replies: 6
"Hi all, first post here.I've decided on purchasing my first fire poi set after spinning with friends a few times (using home made sets so I'm not really sure what they were, light thoug..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 4,603    Replies: 6
"What would be the best way to cover poi heads after a spin. I wont have time to get the kerosene out by soaking in water so normal head covers wont do.Would the best way be to just cov..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 7,985    Replies: 46
"If you've been to Play or the last couple of Nuneaton meets, you've probably seen my previous prototypes in action.I've nearly completed the third set of prototypes, and I'll be taking ..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 3,318    Replies: 12
"Bubbles!!!Amelie had the wonderfull idea of building toys that could spread bubbles around the place and i've been trying to think up some ways of doing this.The simplest solution is to..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 1,205    Replies: 8
"Idea taken from the playpoi video.Post pictures of your fire/led/practice poi here (and other toys)I'll get pics of mine tonight and post pics tomorrow"
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 1,228    Replies: 2
"I bought a set of cathedral heads from luxotica, and they are pretty loose. When I make them I get them as tight as possible.Having them loose affects how much gas leaves the heads, ri..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 1,217    Replies: 4
" Is there any little 'trade secret' for videotaping poi in action? 'Cause I find that no matter how hard I try, it's always blurry. Some sort of setting? Or perhaps an angle? Any help w..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 2,909    Replies: 29
"The next post contains an attempt to quote and reply to a post (from the buddhist thread)-"
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 2,204    Replies: 12
"I am currently in the process of putting together a set of 3.5ft doubles staffs. Has anyone had any experience using kevlar rope for the wicking material? It would seem to me that the..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 4,895    Replies: 17
"So last night I tried body tracing for the first time but it didnt work out too well. I just couldnt get a flame to stay on my body. I was using lamp oil as fuel which is what I blame..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 7,849    Replies: 41
"A Spinn-off bucket is a way to concerve oil, as well as protect the ground.It's basicly a paint can with a chain on the wire handle. After you have douced your poi or staffs, you put th..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 1,759    Replies: 7
"soi have all of the materials i need to make a fire poi.the only problem im having is that my chain is too longits a stainless steel chain and its probably about 20 feet long. ive tried..."
Posted: by
Views: 1,024    Replies: 0
"I saw this on another forum. Dont spin anything heavy like fire poi unless you can spin with your eyes closed. You sort of have to feel the poi and know where they are going, rather t..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 1,286    Replies: 2
"Name: AlbionThing: Spinning positive internet radiohttp://valur.us:8000Status: in progress..Tool of the trade: Icecast2######INTRO######All right, there become an idea about to create r..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 2,479    Replies: 8
"how do i get a color flame and where do i get the products to produce it???? "
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 2,031    Replies: 15
"Ok, here's the deal. I have two 4ft staves made from seemingly good hard wood. Fact is one has allready cracked on the end from throws. I think I've heard using wood glue is good for st..."
Posted: by
Views: 1,058    Replies: 0
"MOVED"
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 8,050    Replies: 43
"At long last, I've got a signup page working! It's not as pretty as it could be, but in all honesty, I have other things that are more important to focus on (like some shiny toys for ex..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 1,432    Replies: 4
"Did anyone watch the new series of Shameless last night. It was one where they made a fake beach on the estate. There was someone spinning poi at night that were quite big and fairly b..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 10,439    Replies: 42
"So as everybody upon everybody knows, (pobbles are happiest without their toes) some dude connect up a digital compass to a bunch of vibration packs on a belt. So that he would feel a v..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 1,372    Replies: 6
"Fairly recently I had a fire poi accident. It came as a total suprise to me since I have been on fire before and burned. It had never really been that bad I have had someone put out my ..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 2,959    Replies: 19
"I have recently started practicing with my fire poi more and am finding it quite hard to get used to.They are monkey fists with oval links and leather handles. When i spin i cant stop ..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 1,816    Replies: 8
"I'm thinking of picking up a pair of glow poi, and I'm stuck between my two favorite options. the glow balls:http://flammaaeterna.com/fire/fireshop_POILUB.htmand the atoms:http://flamm..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 1,749    Replies: 10
"I read alot about fuel on this forum but i didn't find anything about alcool based fuel.Its around 95% Ethanol + 5% Methanol, basicly its the fuel you use for fondue.I saw on another po..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 3,142    Replies: 6
"I had an idea and it worked!I'd been having trouble catching poi once I'd trown them. I'm a resonable juggler so I thought it probably wasn't my fault. So I replaced the handles with la..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 7,262    Replies: 46
"Recently I was asked to spin staff at a student party. It was in a college main hall, so was big enough to do stuff in (including throws! Yay for high ceilings!).Thing was, I only have ..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 2,666    Replies: 3
"Lycopodium is a chemical powder that can be found on Skylighter and feuershow.de. It ignites when shot through an existing fire or I would imagion fire put onto an existing pile of lyco..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 6,622    Replies: 9
"Hello everyone,Well after doing a fair bit of reashearch ive decided to go ahead an try to make myself a **undoutably barbaric** set of led glow sticks Ive found out where i can get all..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 1,768    Replies: 4
"Found these the other day:http://www.firetoys.co.uk/juggling/fire_swords.html"...each of the swords are made from 1.5m of 50mm wick wrapped around a fibreglass core. The padded handles ..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 5,978    Replies: 35
"i work at a marina and the boats are required to have these hardcore signal flares on board. almost exactly like the ones you see on the road around car accidents but brighter. so i was..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 1,135    Replies: 2
"HiIm a poi man but friend has a staff and its also a lot of fun and ive decided that i want one, but cant afford it (im a student and it would mean not eating for a few weeks ) So ..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 1,868    Replies: 14
"Hello!When making poi that require eyebolts (cathedral, deathstar, moon blaze e.t.c) you need to keep the nuts from undoing. I've heard a lot of people refer to what is called 'locknuts..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 1,510    Replies: 4
"My pendant arrived and its nice (thanks hop, nick and alex) What is the best way of securing it? Obviously if you tie a knot in it it leaves the string dangling and looks a bit crap. ..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 4,498    Replies: 6
"I reacently spun my monkey fist poi that have leather handles. After the spin i put them back into kero like normal but then forgot about them and someone put the handles in the kero w..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 3,891    Replies: 3
"I recently tried walking over a 2M pit of burning coals about 60cm wide and 15cm thick with only about 15 tiny red unblistered spots under 3mm diameter per foot after between 20 and 30 ..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 1,635    Replies: 6
"Im off travelling in Jan and will be taking my sock poi and hyperlights with me.Will I be ok taking monkey fist poi with me and will it be easy enough to find fuel to spin with in thail..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 2,869    Replies: 5
"Hallo!I have a problem One of my cathedral heads of this poi set: cathedral poiset opend up.So i want to ask if somebody knows how they are built up. I was doing ttn (aktually i was lea..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 3,041    Replies: 6
"Well its very risky.its also dagerous to you and your crowd.if you ask any pyrotechinitan that activates chemical fireballs that are coloured.Ask him how many dead birds has he seen die..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 3,570    Replies: 11
"Ive come to the conclusion that ripstop nylon is a bad material for tail poi. Its stiff and rather offputting when it hits together. Does anyone know any shops that sell tail poi with a..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 2,180    Replies: 18
"I love my new staff, but being a total novice to it, I do tend to drop it on occasion. I have a 60" aluminum tube (7/8" diameter) with 24" of dowel wedged into each end. This is leavi..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 2,784    Replies: 11
"Could anybody suggest a type of dance to learn so I can display my fullest emotion in my performances.Thank ya`ll------------------peace, love and light*TOUCH*"
Posted: by
Views: 765    Replies: 0
"Hey, just made myself some new mega cathedral poi. They use a little bit more wick than the HoP ones, and are 18cm tall, but are 15cm when compressed.-Rell"
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 10,249    Replies: 35
"Hellloooo some of you may know the nice subtle sparky effect that Titanium flake can give your poi.What I want to know is this:What mesh size is best and which company do you get your ..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 2,375    Replies: 5
"My long time friend has been wonder how to go about making a cheap glostaff. I told him to look for clear PVC pipe (which I don't even know if it exststs or where to get it.) then just ..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 4,133    Replies: 29
"Hello,I was just wondering what would be the best way of making a handguard for a firesword? I thought about bending some metal from a bit of sheet metal down, so there is a hole in the..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 2,700    Replies: 4
"I usually find HOP prices to be FAIRLY reasonable, which is why I usually buy from here. When I got an email the other day saying they would have Death Star heads within a week, I figur..."
Posted: by
Last Reply by
Views: 2,657    Replies: 6
"...is there any way to get an RSS feed my 'favourite' threads? I know you can get feeds from the various other parts of the forum, but it'd be nice if I could get a feed of just my favo..."
Page: ......

HOP Newsletter

Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more...