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Posted: by Anonymous
Last Reply: by Anonymous
Views: 6841    Replies: 22
"Hi ive been doin staff for 6 months or so and i love it. Ive been looking into other types of staff, i currently have a 5 foot aluminium staff with bout 6 inches of wick on each end, an..."
Posted: by flid
Last Reply: by NYC
Views: 1987    Replies: 7
"Just been giving this a thought, as I really like the idea of a large fireball without having long wicks (i'm not really a fan of double headed poi).Then I wondered if anyone has tried ..."
Posted: by Jello
Last Reply: by Jello
Views: 3469    Replies: 16
"Who can I trust when buying glowsticks online in bulk? Well, not too much in bulk, but enough to occupy me for quite some time. After jumping on the led band wagon I feel the old glow..."
Posted: by Spiral_Poi
Views: 589    Replies: 0
"Hi,I'm working on a new set of pois, with a piece of 1.7 mm steel cable with a nylon core.Anyone have any idea on how to connect the fingerholds and the karabines at the end?Cheers, Mar..."
Posted: by NYC
Last Reply: by arashi
Views: 1825    Replies: 12
"Now that winter is in full bloom again in my half of the planet we've been spinning in pretty cold weather and I've noticed that the poi act differently depending on the outside tempera..."
Posted: by rftek
Last Reply: by _Stix_
Views: 1451    Replies: 6
"hey yalli've been using ballchain for about the last year. in that time i've gone through atleast 3 sets. i typically use the #15 (or #20), nothing smaller than #15. they only seem to l..."
Posted: by Blind
Last Reply: by Magickal_Kaleidoscope
Views: 926    Replies: 4
"is there any good readily availible chemicals that u can put intoo the fuel to make the fire brighter or a different color"
Posted: by Jello
Last Reply: by Maelstrom
Views: 2146    Replies: 8
"Just noticed these, give me some details. What makes them good/nifty/peachy keen? Are they better for some things and not soo good for others?"
Posted: by Astar
Last Reply: by Pele
Views: 1879    Replies: 6
"I jumped from using my first fire eatting torches that are probably the smallest eatting torches ever made to my new ones that are probably about normal size.They are 1 and 1/2 inches w..."
Posted: by Candy
Last Reply: by pj
Views: 1334    Replies: 3
"OK, so I'm making the leap from glowsticks to fire and I'm fairly excited about it. My problem is that I use really short strings and so I've developed a style that requires short chain..."
Posted: by flid
Last Reply: by Doc Lightning
Views: 4429    Replies: 14
"I'm currently using 2.5inch Pureflame Fire Poi (purchased from this site), which are really well built and a pleasure to use, but give really short burn times (soaked for a couple of ho..."
Posted: by terry
Last Reply: by NickC
Views: 1371    Replies: 4
"I currently have a fire hoop made out of PVC and was told to put electrical tape on it for fireproofing. This sounds a little weird... I'd like to have a nice finish on it instead of PV..."
Posted: by Splorange
Last Reply: by Jello
Views: 1888    Replies: 1
"ok, i went to the dollar store the other day and they were selling the coolest thing you know those glow neclaces/braclets that are really thin glow sticks with conectors? welll they se..."
Posted: by Anonymous
Last Reply: by battered_rat
Views: 2961    Replies: 20
"I hadn't seen this one addressed anywhere, but what exactly is that film within the electroglo made of? Mine's gotten rather dirty and the lot from wear and I was wondering if I could b..."
Posted: by pj
Views: 1564    Replies: 0
"So, if you are like most people who have some damaged Zuni poi, try this little tip to get some more life out of them.Cut the streamer tail off of the poi. Sew it onto the bag. Presto..."
Posted: by karma_247
Last Reply: by pj
Views: 1025    Replies: 7
"I have found myself going through a pair of zuni's every 6 months. the handles keep breaking is this normal?"
Posted: by Doc Lightning
Last Reply: by Rozi
Views: 2518    Replies: 12
"Ok, this is kind of funny. For NYE, I used some Neon Tribal Dance Paint. Only problem blacklights at the party.Anyways, I just turned on the blacklight in my room (four days ..."
Posted: by Zoltar
Last Reply: by fluffy napalm fairy
Views: 1680    Replies: 10
"I got some elctroglo poi for christmas from my gorgeous wife Lucky me (thanks for the speedy delivery Malcom) The problem I am having is thet they are..."
Posted: by Pheonix_rising
Last Reply: by Kinudin (Soul Fyre)
Views: 2042    Replies: 11
"i have masterd the basics of poi, but i want to move on to fire but im still not compleatly sure in ready! but i still wana make people go wow, somin more interesting that normal poi, s..."
Posted: by rftek
Last Reply: by SpArKiE
Views: 1650    Replies: 3
"hey yalli've been burning for over a year now, been around lots of safetynazis (luff yall!!) and should have known better. polyesters (non organics in general) are not safe burn clothin..."
Posted: by Pheonix_rising
Last Reply: by flash fire
Views: 884    Replies: 2
"hehe, it was the best ever! but one problem, my wiks are denim and maybe they didnt soak enough fuel up, but the falme was pathetic!lol. do they need soaking longer or better fuel.the f..."
Posted: by Doc Lightning
Last Reply: by flid
Views: 3264    Replies: 8
"Ok, so I just had to throw away my pure flame staff. Here's why:The Pure Flame Staff is a three-sectioned staff. You attach the two fire heads to the center section with screw-on atta..."
Posted: by tiamat_22580
Last Reply: by tiamat_22580
Views: 1295    Replies: 5
"ive figured a way to get double wick poi with cathedral heads any one else try this at all i need to know how well it works"
Posted: by Mr.Coffee
Last Reply: by Mr.Coffee
Views: 7748    Replies: 22
"hi all, i was just wondering, what are the average burn times on the various fire poi? also, what are your favorite, or the ones you have found to work best? which have the longest last..."
Posted: by dj scatterface
Views: 944    Replies: 0
"I have bought a new staff recently which is the best staff i have ever used. The only problem is the handle isn't centred and is at least 5 centermeters to one side. Surely this was a..."
Posted: by Blackbird
Last Reply: by poiaholic22
Views: 1711    Replies: 4
"How are the beamers for juggling? Anyone tried? They're cheaper (and apparently more robust) than the aerotech thingies. Damn aerotech... so nice, but I can only afford about one ball....."
Posted: by Zoltar
Last Reply: by shads
Views: 1621    Replies: 12
"A friend of mine recently found out I was learning poi, with the intention of moving to fire. She had a number of staffs people had given her, but no intention of using them so she gav..."
Posted: by Captain Hazzard
Last Reply: by PK_
Views: 1431    Replies: 4
"on the circles of light vid the group called tribe of the burning sock use a poi which shoots out sparks the whole time that they're swinging. how is this done please?"
Posted: by FireMikeZ
Last Reply: by Walking_Corpse
Views: 8307    Replies: 9
"ok, kev rope experts,help! pleasecan a 4-1/2 mm/ 3/16 inch diameter iron rod 4 almost 1-1/3m/ 4 feet long be inserted through the center of kevlar rope all the way so that the rope..."
Posted: by Pheonix_rising
Last Reply: by flid
Views: 820    Replies: 2
"heya! in new here, names pheonix so hi everyone!just wanted to know..... Kevlar, is it th eonly thing that can be used as a wick? i have got ball chains and come nylon banding, like the..."
Posted: by SmokyDavy
Last Reply: by SmokyDavy
Views: 1458    Replies: 4
"Well, I've been up until now skimming by without insurance. The circus I've been working with has been kind enuff to cover me under their insurance.. But thats from a company that's go..."
Posted: by Doc Lightning
Last Reply: by poiaholic22
Views: 1582    Replies: 6
"Ok, so I got to play with some LED-based toys a while ago and one thing that I really liked was the way that the LEDs seem to strobe as I spun them, which left a really cool "spotted" e..."
Posted: by flid
Last Reply: by PK_
Views: 1325    Replies: 4
"Just openned up a new 4 litre container of paraffin ready to soak my chains for a bit of a play tonight, to find that it is yellow.According to the side label, this is because the nice ..."
Posted: by BlackFireJack
Views: 593    Replies: 0
"Fire-Poi Safety - pardon my 'gramma'"Rule nr.1 - You are playing with fire. Respect that! Cause fire can be like other beauties.....Extremely dangerous............" When I ..."
Posted: by Durbs
Last Reply: by Pele
Views: 4750    Replies: 21
"Hey all!Right, I'm trying to get our group under-way and get them to a semi-professional (I'd settle for a third) level. I've made some contacts, set the website up http://www.hugbubble..."
Posted: by rae
Last Reply: by Pele
Views: 3391    Replies: 14
"Erm. So I was supposed to do a brief fire-eating/trail/transfer set for a performance with a local circus (Technomania Circ.) tomorrow night. Only I was supposed to have someone else do..."
Posted: by NYC
Last Reply: by that fire chick 2
Views: 7837    Replies: 22
"I've used kero, whitegas, pure lamp oil (smokeless and not) and my favorite due to price and availablity: Citronella Torch Fuel.My question is this:Does anyone use and really like any o..."
Posted: by sphereplayer
Last Reply: by FreMke3
Views: 1206    Replies: 2
"- Apologies for double posting this one, but I'd like people to put the least poisonous stuff in their bodies as possible. -Hey folks - I've done a lot of searching for uncut paraffin, ..."
Posted: by ECCO
Last Reply: by SickpuPpy
Views: 5433    Replies: 6
"si:a question to all you knowledgeable ppl, ive got fire poi that can take another wick, and plenty of kevlar, however what i cant figure out is how do i make another wick and attach it..."
Posted: by .fireproof.
Last Reply: by NYC
Views: 2149    Replies: 8
"I have an event to go to and my ISO is all out and getting a shipment of iso won't make it on time...So my question isif I just use isopropyl will I get just as long of a burn?p.s. I ..."
Posted: by Urban_Culture
Last Reply: by Blackbird
Views: 2359    Replies: 10
"I think its about time i tried some different fuels! i av always used methalated spirits myself and im not quite shure how they measure up compared to others! im shure i have used other..."
Posted: by Lil Kuni
Last Reply: by Urban_Culture
Views: 3578    Replies: 14
" Was wondering if anyone has the Ultima Swinging Tubes from the shop....seems that the parental units are asking what is on the menu for Xmas and greedy little me was kinda thinking ab..."
Posted: by Paddy
Last Reply: by Rick aka Loki
Views: 1838    Replies: 14
"Hey gang, I've got a couple of indoor performances coming up. I haven't spun indoors before and I personally I think whitegas is too risky to spin with inside, so I'm planning to use t..."
Posted: by _Stix_
Last Reply: by Stone
Views: 2733    Replies: 10
"Hi all.. haven't started a thread for ages so please be nice..I've been working on really tightening up my moves, I see poi as a flowing energy thingie and always try to incorporte Thai..."
Posted: by Carmapict
Last Reply: by flash fire
Views: 1805    Replies: 5
"I have longed for a set of Aerotech LED staffs for ages now yet cannot justify spending so much money on a new toy for myself. I have however come across what might be a cheaper alterna..."
Posted: by Blackbird
Last Reply: by Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
Views: 3281    Replies: 6
"Has anyone thought of keeping fuel in army surplus ammo boxes?They:1) lock shut tightly2) look cool3) are amply big enough for dipping4) hold tons of fuel5) don't leak (they're built to..."
Posted: by SaggyD
Last Reply: by FireSpirit
Views: 1344    Replies: 2
"Hey, i just got my fire poi a few days ago i've been spinning about a year, and now i really wanna spin fire badly all i need is the fuel. My dad read the thing that came with the poi a..."
Posted: by Heidi
Last Reply: by FireSpirit
Views: 1048    Replies: 5
"Ella guys, I have started playing poi not too long ago (1 month maybe) and have realized it is just my thing. Every trick I try works (even behind the back!!!)BUT I am having a problem ..."
Posted: by flid
Last Reply: by Zoltar
Views: 2519    Replies: 16
"Having already spent about 50 quid on HOP in the last month and finding I wanted LED poi too I decided it was time i made some myself.The photos are here (4 sec exposure, 2.8f, 400 isa)..."
Posted: by Cheryl
Last Reply: by adamrice
Views: 2371    Replies: 10
"At Burning Man I saw some women perform who had these fire headresses. It was kind of like a crown with metal pieces sticking the end of which had wicking soaked in fuel and th..."
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