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Posted: by *UltraPoi*
Last Reply: by *UltraPoi*
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"Hello HOP fans. I wanted to drop by and introduce you to our new LED glowsticks the Ultralight. The Ultralight is a modular LED glowstick with 4 RGB LEDs. It features independent con..."
Posted: by Avery
Last Reply: by dreamsharing
Views: 1523    Replies: 3
"Oddly I've google'd and searched this site, but haven't found anything. So, does anyone have advice/experience regarding prescription eyewear while doing fire poi? By prescription I mea..."
Posted: by maddogg
Last Reply: by Dash
Views: 3980    Replies: 2
"I was wondering if anyone can recommend pixel poi and hoops for performers I have looked at moodhoops future poi and hoops, a1 POI AND Spin FX. Ideally if I am buying from the USA I wo..."
Posted: by jasonpoi
Views: 992    Replies: 0
"I want to buy a set of Ninja poi. How are you supposed to recharge the AA? Go somewhere else and buy some kind of recharger? I'm in the USA, if that makes any difference in your answ..."
Posted: by Nick Poet
Last Reply: by yabyum
Views: 1421    Replies: 2
"Hey guys, I've been spinning poi for almost two years now, and think I am ready to move to fire poi. Which one would you recommend? Which fuel should I use? I read kerosene is good, is ..."
Posted: by dreamsharing
Views: 1059    Replies: 0
"Hey everybody,I'm having this idea for a very long time now of combining fire spinning with contact moves. Is it possible or would I burn myself? Wraps do work without burning so one ca..."
Posted: by jcpintar150
Last Reply: by beaniebob
Views: 5092    Replies: 5
"A friend told me that he had seen some fire snakes that were tipped with monkey fist knots for sale online, but cannot remember where. I would very much like to own these! has anyone se..."
Posted: by Psyentist
Last Reply: by marco
Views: 7640    Replies: 20
"Damn it.Okay, I received my first set of chains this past Christmas. Pro-series twisted oval chain link, No. 10 swivels, 2.5 Monkey fist heads from HOP. By Jan 15, 1 chain broken. By Ja..."
Posted: by Talk2Sampson
Last Reply: by beaniebob
Views: 1528    Replies: 1
"I have a set of cathedral heads on regular steel chain w/ leather fingerloops. I was looking to upgrade my chain to black oval-twists.But heres my question: Is it possible to affix PX3..."
Posted: by soul777toast
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"Hi Guys,So, when it comes to my fire toys I'm definitely a DIY'er. I'm currently planning a build for a new staff, and I was wondering if anyone knew of a good source for black anodized..."
Posted: by kireiestrella
Views: 837    Replies: 0
"I'm studying for my flame effects operators license in TX. (A requirement to be a fire performer for an audience larger than 50) I'm looking for a good chart with specific chemical inf..."
Posted: by sageist89
Views: 1121    Replies: 0
"Hi there, so I'm new to fans and just purchased the medium lotus fans which are lovely but I'm realizing that they are a bit smaller than I'd like . Add to that they have a Russian grip..."
Posted: by whirlingfire
Last Reply: by beaniebob
Views: 1120    Replies: 1
"Hi,I've been having some issues with my aluminium staff getting too hot to touch. Are there any known remedies to this besides giving it a 15 minute rest?Thanks"
Posted: by STOPpanda
Last Reply: by dillon henry1
Views: 17726    Replies: 20
"Hey folks!I'm happy to see flowlights on hop! I bought a pair of Water II's just a few days before they went up in the hop shop (as far as I know) and i just wanted to share some inform..."
Posted: by sticklefifer
Last Reply: by PoisonDawn
Views: 927    Replies: 1
"I used to use kerosene, but I ended up smelling like it all night whenever I used it. I switched to paraffin-based lamp oil, which doesn't really smell much. When I can't find paraffin,..."
Posted: by oxmot
Last Reply: by PoisonDawn
Views: 3728    Replies: 2
"I've been practicing fire breathing with Cornstarch &lbr;dry fuel&rbr; but i saw a tub of 99% pure Paraffin at my local smart and final I know most of the dangers from fire breathing i...."
Posted: by englandhanna
Last Reply: by beaniebob
Views: 1882    Replies: 2
"Hello. I am trying to purchase a set of fire poi. Does anyone know of any place that sells fire poi that weigh less than 5.6 oz for each head? I know homeofpoi sells this weight but I w..."
Posted: by Nils_Bentlage
Last Reply: by corestripe
Views: 2457    Replies: 4
"Hello :) Which contact poi heads are you using?I have the ones from Mr. Babache in 80mmbut i don't like them so much. Too heavy and hard."
Posted: by vdes24
Last Reply: by ABOBer92
Views: 1258    Replies: 1
"Hey Guys!I've been spinning poi for a good year and have gotten myself a good base of moves and techniques. Yet recently I have been interested in the idea of picking up contact staff,t..."
Posted: by zeeice
Views: 834    Replies: 0
"hello, I found this site while researching online and I feel like this community would have some good information.Well im trying to create some fire gloves for a costume. The only porti..."
Posted: by Francois Vuuren
Views: 868    Replies: 0
"Hi everyone,I've been spinning fire for about 8 years now and pretty iffy when it comes to quality gear, thus the question I pose to you for buying / making my new sets of fire poi.I've..."
Posted: by Devin_Otto
Last Reply: by corestripe
Views: 2399    Replies: 3
"So I have just made my first set of contact poi, and I'm wondering what a good weight for my PX3s would be so i can start learning contact moves with more ease(weight in number of washe..."
Posted: by Schtev
Last Reply: by beavis
Views: 1188    Replies: 1
"Hello. I'm a fairly new staff spinner that doesn't do any contact stuff (yet). So I ordered &lbr;url=;this ..."
Posted: by Kitsuni
Last Reply: by Dom
Views: 2587    Replies: 3
"I'm looking to create a pair of custom flowlights. I currently have a pair of Flowlight Fires but I'm looking for something a bit more colorful. As far as I've read up on it though the ..."
Posted: by NinjaKittyz
Last Reply: by Dom
Views: 1587    Replies: 1
"Evenin everyoneI just started spinning not too long ago, and while I love it, all the varying thickness of cords, ropes, chains, socks, etc have me confused. The photo below is the poi ..."
Posted: by MidgetCricket
Views: 1888    Replies: 0
"Hello,I have a fire levistick from gora fire gear (which is awesome ) however before I got to use it on fire the wire snapped.I've looked into buying a replacement from their website ..."
Posted: by Makhno
Last Reply: by ABOBer92
Views: 766    Replies: 1
"Hello people,Does anyone know how to make a Flame Book?I would appreciate if you told me how to make one.Thanks,Makhno"
Posted: by Jacob_Morris
Last Reply: by Trybal Wolf
Views: 1243    Replies: 2
"Hey guys, I'm pretty new to poi (only been practicing a month now) and I ordered the chain with interchangeable led/cathedral heads and being in America that's a lot of money in shippin..."
Posted: by level
Last Reply: by Trybal Wolf
Views: 712    Replies: 1
"What are people using if anything to paint their fire staves. I did a quick look on the hop forum and some google searching but didn't come up with anything. I am fairly new to making f..."
Posted: by mcp
Last Reply: by ScienceofOM
Views: 14709    Replies: 10
"Tape qualities: Leather: Scratchy (painful) but very grippy. Hard to get. I use the suede side, the leather side might be alright too. Fire resistant. Shammy Leather: (Sports grip) Look..."
Posted: by ArtworkByAutumn
Last Reply: by beaniebob
Views: 1282    Replies: 1
"I love when it has the 2.5 second trails so you can see the light with the persistence of vision... what setting/camera/effects are best for this? Thanks! P.S. The cheaper the better......"
Posted: by Elsnu
Last Reply: by nathan2jz
Views: 2075    Replies: 12
"i was looking at the tribal neon dance paint and i was wondering if anyone has thought to make blacklight emitting poi or contact staffs or contact juggling balls which would light up t..."
Posted: by Paulicus
Last Reply: by Idony000
Views: 3705    Replies: 5
"Hi all,I've been spinning for a little over 6 months. I bought myself some flowlights, and I've enjoyed modding them and changing the LED colors. However, I just can't seem to find a pu..."
Posted: by _Carol_
Last Reply: by jacktimo
Views: 9811    Replies: 11
"hola, este mensaje va destinado a todos aquellas personas que hablan Espaol;Soy una chica espaola,llevo varios aos haciendo swing con fuego y nunca antes encontre una web relacionada..."
Posted: by IckySheebs
Last Reply: by Analemma
Views: 3101    Replies: 13
"Okay so basically several friends and myself were chillin a few nights ago, and someone brought up the concept of helium poi. They were trying to say that it would be possible to revers..."
Posted: by David Sandra
Last Reply: by ABOBer92
Views: 987    Replies: 2
"Hello everyone. My partner and I are in Turkey at the moment and I am desperate to find a shop that sell kevlar wick. We are in kusadasi, but any shop any where will do. Thanks in advan..."
Posted: by BlaiseCarlisle
Last Reply: by Lone Wolf
Views: 1573    Replies: 3
"I'm looking for a fuel that's good for indoor use. After searching, I found white gas burns very cleanly, but is more dangerous than usual because of its low flash point.Kerosene appear..."
Posted: by Demeter
Last Reply: by Jasspy
Views: 1647    Replies: 1
"Hey all!I'm looking at making a fire flag similar to like a marching band color guard flag. I will be using a 6' pole and a 35" x 52" fire-flag area.Key decisions I need to m..."
Posted: by Rev
Last Reply: by sdfsdf3DD
Views: 3759    Replies: 9
"I havent been able to locate any of these.. anyone know where I could find these? I know they have them in flashlights and pens.. I was wondering where I could find just the leds?"
Posted: by Flow DNA
Views: 1589    Replies: 0
"Hello,I'm planning to build an "eternal flame" for the Fire Conclave at Afrikaburn. The group has decided that it will essentially be a paraffin fueled lantern, in a decorati..."
Posted: by bootsh
Views: 824    Replies: 0
"Does anyone have a good template/pattern or tips for making cone poi?"
Posted: by i8beefy2
Last Reply: by Mark Husted
Views: 26617    Replies: 34
"Ok, so everyone knows about steel wool and all that stuff... and the inherrent dangers and such.Well it's not good enough for small areas, or wraps, or other cool things we could be doi..."
Posted: by Comojo
Last Reply: by ABOBer92
Views: 1036    Replies: 1
"Hi, I am making a fire sculpture and need to set fire to a whole lot of metal rods.. I am looking for a fire gel to apply to it if the gel is available anywhere.. Otherwise I am lookin..."
Posted: by Muskogee_Dancer
Last Reply: by southafricadude
Views: 3043    Replies: 2
"Hello. I started poi in my teenage years with my sisters. We would proform at a couple of local pow wows in the past, but because of my sister's health, we are not able to do it any m..."
Posted: by LadyDay
Last Reply: by Lone Wolf
Views: 12770    Replies: 4
"How heavy are your sock poi?Wondering how much weight should I out into my newly bought sock poi? I don't want them too bouncy, but heavy enough to be stabile.How do you fill in your dr..."
Posted: by Cute Little Burning Ball
Last Reply: by Nellen03
Views: 5095    Replies: 8
"Im think if buying a new staff or making one myself, if i decide for the second option i was woundering wich kind of wood should i use or if its recomendable no wood at all, because i h..."
Posted: by roarfire
Last Reply: by Charles
Views: 13907    Replies: 34
"Okay so I spend a while winding a cage, I stuffed the steel wool in, dipped it in kero and lit up. Expecting it to just go 'whooosh!'...I didn't at all... What went wrong with that?"
Posted: by Geeza
Last Reply: by beaniebob
Views: 15921    Replies: 9
"Im suprised there has been no threads on this. What camera settings are best to capture enough light trails from fire and glow poi so it looks good but not overly bright/dullI dont kno..."
Posted: by level
Last Reply: by level
Views: 1464    Replies: 7
"Hello everybody. Let me preface this post with the following. I have no experience handling and a little knowledge of the construction of fire toys. I am planning to build a breakdown f..."
Posted: by iTickleMinors
Last Reply: by Charles
Views: 3080    Replies: 1
"does anyone know of any good alternatives to kevlar rope wick? i am looking for something i could possibly pick up at a hardware store or someplace instead of from the internet. i wanna..."
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