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Posted: by mtbeer
Last Reply: by flid
Views: 4399    Replies: 23
"Lately I've been doing a lot of wick grab moves. Either for direction changes or just a little excitement. After a couple sessions I inevitably have little second degree burns all over ..."
Posted: by juusan
Last Reply: by pricklyleaf
Views: 1533    Replies: 1
"hey all,I recently picked up a pair of these streetlight poi:http://flowtoys.com/p_flowpoiduo.htmlin hopes of getting effects like these:http://www.templeofpoi.com/photogallery/gtw03.ht..."
Posted: by Gremlin_Lou
Last Reply: by pricklyleaf
Views: 1191    Replies: 4
"I've been spinning for about 1 year now, and I seem to have trouble finding staffs that don't die on me. I had a really great one that got nicked, but I can't remember where I got it fr..."
Posted: by coleman
Last Reply: by strugz
Views: 1370    Replies: 3
"http://www.k8malabares.com.ar/this website is in spanish and has little or no information.it does however have photos of what look very much like reverse engineered aerotech juggling eq..."
Posted: by stevi bee
Last Reply: by stevo_the_pirate
Views: 4963    Replies: 50
"helloi use paraffin for poi, but living in the UK and having recently moved to the middle of nowhere where paraffin isnt easy (impossible in fact) to come by, i was wondering about petr..."
Posted: by boardies
Last Reply: by stevo_the_pirate
Views: 1805    Replies: 8
"Bonj!Can anyone give me some advice? I've been poiing for about two months now. I now have fire poi and use those whenever I'm outdoors, even to practice so I get the weighting right. ..."
Posted: by MaDMouSeFiReBoY
Last Reply: by Pyrolific
Views: 820    Replies: 3
"Hi all, loking for a way to colour my oil to produce green, red and blue flames. Im in the uk, has anybody got any info on what I need to do and where I can get "colourings"?Cheers all!..."
Posted: by juusan
Last Reply: by juusan
Views: 2013    Replies: 11
"I've spent the morning digging through the HOP archives and haven't found what I'm looking for, so here's a question for you all:what's the best/strongest/comfiest way to make leather g..."
Posted: by Shu
Last Reply: by Little_Miss_Nebula
Views: 1619    Replies: 10
" Ice-E FyreStorm uses these two fuel based candle lighters, dubbed the BIG RED CANDLES, when lighting toys!Stevo, Bun and I bought them at a second hand store, I have absolutely NO ide..."
Posted: by anonomatos
Last Reply: by marco
Views: 3480    Replies: 5
"i found some natural lamp-oil here (no parrafine stuff)... the sellsman says it can be swallowed safely (the body can take it all, just like olive-oil) though if you take too much you c..."
Posted: by Iceman57
Last Reply: by MikeIcon
Views: 802    Replies: 2
"I have found lots of contradicting statements...i am new to fire, i live in the US, and i'm looking for a fuel that's relativly safe and easy to get, that i can just mess around with..."
Posted: by Catsmio
Last Reply: by Catsmio
Views: 1644    Replies: 13
"When I first starting spinning with my friends they were definatly longer then my arm and when I made my own they were a good length as well.I like the feel of length and the radial loo..."
Posted: by georgia k
Last Reply: by Devakasi
Views: 2130    Replies: 12
"hi everyonei've been thinking about making some poi with tails that would look really cool in the daytime. i was wondering what is the maximum length you culd have before they just get ..."
Posted: by doctor_fandango
Last Reply: by Gherkin
Views: 2495    Replies: 24
"im not sure if this is the right location for this post.. theres a venue here in dublin that regularly invites fire & glow performers. however, they dont like to have their entrance..."
Posted: by HI NRG Raver
Last Reply: by .Morph.
Views: 1178    Replies: 1
" where can i get my hands on these they are intense.PLease help! "
Posted: by Rev
Last Reply: by Rev
Views: 1400    Replies: 6
"I want to find the pieces for tube about the size of a glowstck, only with a screw on liquid tight cap.. my dad tried to be really helpful and bring me a ton of glowsticks from the rig..."
Posted: by LazyAngel
Last Reply: by jinvincible
Views: 7382    Replies: 21
"Wherever I go, I see that everyone uses completely different set ups for their fire poi.What do you prefer?(if 'Other', please specify)"
Posted: by LazyAngel
Last Reply: by pricklyleaf
Views: 1005    Replies: 1
"I saw a new glow staff design from the Balls-u-like stall at the Strawberry fair at the weekend. Long plastic tube and see through grip. Detachable ends for easy exchange. Different set..."
Posted: by doctor_fandango
Last Reply: by mech
Views: 2555    Replies: 19
"hello spinners & pyros, i am in the process of preparing a new fire staff as a gift. however, i wish to attatch flags to the ends of the staff around the wick. i want to do this in ..."
Posted: by Matty_B
Last Reply: by Seb
Views: 2313    Replies: 8
"I have recently invested in a set of mood balls from Maplin's for only 15 quid. When put in tights they make really quite cool poi , they slowly change colour as they spin . . . and as..."
Posted: by yashiro
Last Reply: by Ifrit
Views: 1997    Replies: 10
"well... i've been spinning with glowsticks & shoestrings... and now I want to buy some poi from this site... but in December or something like that when Malcom put special offers hehehe..."
Posted: by Ex3v
Last Reply: by SickpuPpy
Views: 964    Replies: 6
"Hello!I'm new in here, and, to be honest, I don't know where to write that question, so I'm writing it right here I'm performing POI from one year.I want to do something extra with my c..."
Posted: by Red_RaveN
Last Reply: by Red_RaveN
Views: 1760    Replies: 7
"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 Kupsch
Last Reply: by SickpuPpy
Views: 851    Replies: 7
"Hello, i was reading the thread on what fuel everyone uses, i myself am partial to using parrafin...but i always find that it lasts a really short time, and doesnt give off a strong fla..."
Posted: by *HyperLight
Last Reply: by coleman
Views: 1311    Replies: 14
"I've been looking into what else there is out there in the world of glow poi, and something's struck me as a little odd. I've found roughly 10 different solutions being sold in numerous..."
Posted: by FlamingOberon
Last Reply: by flid
Views: 4614    Replies: 26
"Hey folks,any idea on fire-proof materials i can make grips out of?i already melted one pair of nylon grips using my snakes, which granted was aa rare occurence, but it could happen aga..."
Posted: by Twist
Last Reply: by Durbs
Views: 3914    Replies: 40
"I noticed something was said about breakdancing in the "dance" thread...Breakdancing (B-Boying)is big in Seattle right now. We had a nationwide competition a few weeks ago and it was t..."
Posted: by Sparkfire
Last Reply: by Firewuff
Views: 1229    Replies: 6
Posted: by Sniper
Last Reply: by Sniper
Views: 1812    Replies: 2
"Anyone know where i can get hold of some matrix print fabric?caught the 'make your own toys' bu today and new mission is to make some flags to match my cyber stuff"
Posted: by hexagonic
Last Reply: by Durbs
Views: 1009    Replies: 2
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Posted: by pineapple pete
Last Reply: by d-eye
Views: 1389    Replies: 5
"hey.ive had trouble getting a wider variety of metal for my various firey and circus creations. the range at bunnings is VERY limited and im not sure where else to go.my question is th..."
Posted: by Ry
Last Reply: by ado-p
Views: 1081    Replies: 7
"Just need to clarify some stuff. Any help would be much appreciated. TIA.1. Does KevlarTM Glass Fibre splinter? (those tiny shards which some ice hockey sticks or fireblankets give)2. G..."
Posted: by Hubert_Cumberdale
Last Reply: by Hubert_Cumberdale
Views: 1841    Replies: 9
"I took me ages to get the hang of ordinary clubs - took lots of tips from here, earned lots of bruised hands (well.. actually the same two, over and over again).. lots of crashing noise..."
Posted: by Paddy
Last Reply: by FlamingOberon
Views: 10790    Replies: 65
"I've seen this done in a few videos, including Nick's first video (found somewhere on his site). I presume that it's done by pouring fuel on the ground before the performance and ligh..."
Posted: by Avikus
Last Reply: by UnscrupulousChavOffersFoot
Views: 1165    Replies: 11
"Hi! I'm very new to poi and I want to really beginning training at this... so I was looking at the thing for sell of this syte ... should I buy myself the dvd that teach you the basic a..."
Posted: by Melemel
Last Reply: by Black Gnosis
Views: 6712    Replies: 24
"I am on an LED poi MISSION at the moment. Its getting obsessive. Ive found a supplier for 'streetlights' in the UK (tho you have to order in quantity) Ive used these before - very brigh..."
Posted: by Jo
Last Reply: by FlamingOberon
Views: 5765    Replies: 30
"website gone.... The pics are in my gallery now.Jo. <img border="0" alt="&lbr;Smoking&rbr;" title="" src="graemlins/ubbsmokinvegas.gif" />"
Posted: by Rain
Last Reply: by Gnor
Views: 6198    Replies: 58
"what are flags? what sort of things can be done with them? how can they be made? and lastly this may be a stupid question but is there such a thing as fire flags? please give me an idea..."
Posted: by FlamingOberon
Last Reply: by Shu
Views: 1605    Replies: 4
"Hey folks, I have a big ol' favor to ask.SO, I know the plethora of fuels people use. My troupe uses straight white gas, lots use kerosene, and there are many, many others.Well... here..."
Posted: by newgabe
Last Reply: by vanize
Views: 4778    Replies: 43
"Today I went through the process of conditioning the wicks on some lovely new toys.. poi and devil sticks. I'd remembered doing it years ago, and our local Gooble shop had a whole inf..."
Posted: by Gavino
Last Reply: by bigme
Views: 2094    Replies: 10
"Hey all,After asking about paraffin at B&Q, they offered me Parasene. I didn't think to ask about an MSDS and haven't managed to find one on the net. The labelling mentions kerosene..."
Posted: by Mumbojumbo
Last Reply: by Faberg
Views: 1955    Replies: 17
"I've staffed (?) for a little while now and am looking into buying a concentrate staff. It's really nice that they are demountable, but what about build quality? Do they glap when spun?..."
Posted: by Travelling Dirtbag
Last Reply: by DoktorSkell
Views: 920    Replies: 1
"Just got back from the hardware store, with everything (I think...) to make my first fire torches (fire eating, blowing etc....) Basically, 14 inch long, 1/8 inch thick wooden dowels, t..."
Posted: by Anonymous
Last Reply: by marco
Views: 2373    Replies: 3
"Hi Everyone,As an experienced fire-eater Ive tried many torches and wicks but can't seem to find anything between my own custom cotton torches and my Kevlar type torches. I need someth..."
Posted: by DoktorSkell
Last Reply: by Dunc
Views: 1500    Replies: 3
"Has anyone seen or used these before? http://www.firewhip.com/poi.html <-- Third poi down. Named "Wrapper Poi")Its an interesting concept and i was just wondering wether they are rev..."
Posted: by PyroMonkey
Last Reply: by Dunc
Views: 1690    Replies: 11
"Im going to make a set of fire staffs, first time ive done it so im a bit clueless.im going to use aliminium tubing, 20mm diameter and 3mm wall thickness, but most suppliers around me o..."
Posted: by dimdim
Last Reply: by Kombi guy
Views: 1014    Replies: 3
"Hi,I'm kinda new poier ; I ve discovered it recently and it s awesome. I ve been practising allready quite a lot and I wanna make a fire whick, but where do I find Kevlar???? In what ki..."
Posted: by Shu
Last Reply: by Shu
Views: 1720    Replies: 12
"Most of the time I just keep quiet and brush them off as bad experiences etc. but I think that here would be a good place to share and get opinions!Ive met and danced with a fair amoun..."
Posted: by Amanita
Last Reply: by Amanita
Views: 2130    Replies: 5
"Earlier this month, I ordered three of Neon Husky's poi glowballs, one each of white, blue, and purple. They arrived this past wednesday, a little over a week after being shipped out.Fi..."
Posted: by PyroMonkey
Last Reply: by Zauberdach
Views: 2121    Replies: 15
"Im going to be making a few staffs for myself, and i am just wondering how much kevlar wick is used per head before i go out and buy in from the HoP store.The heads im making are:1. 4 i..."
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