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"there are lots of threads about self-made staffs BUT what i want from u is info on:What is the best way to tone down the dammage it will do to me:)I have a 140 cm wooden broomstick righ..."
Posted: by Axis
Views: 5059 Replies: 17
"Hi!I simply need to know what in your experience is the brightest thing you can put on the end of your strings (excluding fire!).I perform short (5min) stage shows so i dont need the br..."
Last Reply: by Bear
Views: 1973 Replies: 18
"I have been charged with making a fire sign for one of my customers. I have tried searching, but to no avail.. I know of all the performers out there, SOMEONE must have made one before...."
Last Reply: by Mark P
Views: 3513 Replies: 28
"Quick question for anyone who has colored their flames before. I read through all of the info on the site (like a good little poster) but I had some ideas of my own for getting the sal..."
"Hiya guys ! I was checking through homeofpoi.com a while back looking for some good glo-stick dancing links. I was just glad to find some people with a similar obsession ! Anyway, t..."
"I would like to make a comment about the references on fireperformers.com, and this is actually be passed on from two of my customers who I recently had add references in for myself.The..."
"for about the past 6 months now i have been working on a meteor that clamps apart in the middle and has handles that rotate around a cable like alot of party kids do with pens and i wa..."
Posted: by Kyrian
Views: 1132 Replies: 6
"First question.... who knows where i can buy aluminum tubing? what kinds of stores? and does Home depot sell dowel rods over 4ft? (there isn't one real real close to here, so i'd rather..."
"does anyone know anything about sparkle poi? What it is? Where I can get it? Etc....Please help!Thanx"
"I'm looking to find some small lights to attach up the length of my strings/chains. I need something less directed than an led. preferably cheaper as well. any ideas would be most appre..."
Posted: by Joe D.
Views: 814 Replies: 1
"Hi everyone, I am in need of your suggestions re: wholesale suppliers of the COOLEST rave toys and flasy, blinky toys around..I will be selling at The So.Cal. Renaissance Faire and vari..."
Last Reply: by Pele
Views: 959 Replies: 1
"what are the best fuels to use for fire transfers?i can't seem to get a very big flame with rubbing alcohol.can anyone help?thanks and PEACE,V"
Posted: by Kyrian
Views: 1326 Replies: 6
"and it needs to be not online b/c i don't have a credit card "
Last Reply: by Stone
Views: 1453 Replies: 16
"Hi all.Just wondering if there was an easy technique for shortening your chains. I've been wrapping my chains (ball chain, if it's of any relevance) around the first two fingers of each..."
Last Reply: by woody
Views: 3488 Replies: 15
"Hello! Another new person!!I wanted to thank Woody for his instructions on how to make the wire wool poi. I made some on tuesday nite, and used them at our fire gathering. WOW!! i set..."
"You can tell was made by a beginner. lol, anyway. I took the straps (finger loops) and string from my zuni's, and threaded a keyring through a glow in the dark street hockey ball...th..."
"ok...after much anticipation i lit my poi and staff for the first time the other day...my one problem is the kerosene getting everywhere! i dunk the staff and then spinn it between my ..."
"I was at walmart a couple weeks ago, and picked up something called a pocket strobe. I don't really know how to describe it..but it's a keychain..and it even has a clip. But..it light..."
Posted: by NaRRa Last Reply: by lluhmas
Views: 1010 Replies: 2
"hello there,i have been looking at this site for a week now and i must say that I really wanted to start on poi myself. I wanted to know what would be the best thing to do for a newbie ..."
Last Reply: by arashi
Views: 4900 Replies: 16
"There's been some talk of local safety regulations. Here's Austin's regs, straight from the fire marshal. I know there are some controversial points in here, but I'm not going to commen..."
"How do YOU go about holding your strap (if single, of course) I haven't really chosen a method since I just switched from the finger loops..so what do you prefer?"
"I've been playing with my homemade fire staff for a while, and I've noticed that I have really short burn times.When I made it, the guy who sold me the wicking (at Renegade) said I woul..."
Posted: by Kiri Last Reply: by Kiri
Views: 2451 Replies: 8
"Okay, just be nice to me because I am just beginning, I bought my first pois at the Byron Bay markets the other day and I have just started using some things I learnt when I was travell..."
"Does anyone know a good way of getting the screws through the wicking?Usually, i have been drilling holes in the metal and through the wood, marking where they are with a felt pen line,..."
Posted: by Jello Last Reply: by Jello
Views: 1412 Replies: 4
"What are the differences between heads for pure flame set and tube core fire heads? Are either better than the other? Which would be best for a first time fire user? I have a routine..."
Posted: by arashi Last Reply: by Pele
Views: 8568 Replies: 14
"hey everybody... just wanted to let everyone know that,esp. if you are using any kind of alcohol based fuels(coleman, denatured alcohol, jet fuel,etc.) there are cans called safety cans..."
Posted: by Jez
Views: 3994 Replies: 23
"I have just recieved my electroglow poi (Within 5 days &lbr;very impressed&rbr;) and it suddenly occured to me that I can switch the leds from my poi to the staff and vice versa. Theref..."
"Hi all, I just came accross a new fuel the the other day, odour reduced kero. And I want to know a bit about it.It's great stuff, first of all it barely smells! Yay!Burning wise i..."
Posted: by Kuris Last Reply: by Space
Views: 2470 Replies: 6
"Does anyone have any tips or suggestions with learning reverse moves? I just can't get my turns smooth without learning the reverse wave and I'm having a hard time learning it. Any sug..."
Posted: by Kim Last Reply: by bender
Views: 1148 Replies: 7
"I am just like learning how to this this and i only get to see the person who teaches me about 1 time a month, and i was just wondering if there is any way not to have ribbons and tails..."
Posted: by Dut
Views: 1653 Replies: 0
"I started a grip discussion in the Poi Moves forum since people were asking a bunch of grip questions there. If moderators feel it should be moved to this thread, i won't be offended. =..."
Posted: by Belle Last Reply: by phuzzz
Views: 1563 Replies: 5
"what is the difference between swinging torches and juggling torches? Is it the weighting, proportions or just that knob on the end? Are swinging torches easy to juggle or juggleable at..."
"I was wondering if anyone could tell me any chemicals that would change the color of the fire. Not in mid swing or anything just getting tired of the same orange color of white gas. ..."
Last Reply: by phuzzz
Views: 1189 Replies: 8
"Hey. I'm looking to build a double handed staff ( a staff so long it can only be twirled with two hands)...and Im considering putting three wicks on each end....anyone done this sort of..."
Last Reply: by bender
Views: 2387 Replies: 13
"All:The Zuni brand poi, manufactured by InfinityToys, I am pleased to report have improved greatly since falling out of favor here on HOP.A friend gets em wholesale and brought them for..."
Posted: by Paddy
Views: 1302 Replies: 0
"okay, here's the deal. I've tried making some comet/streamer poi, like the ones available in the shop, but every time I have the same problem. Basically, I find that the inertia of th..."
Posted: by TopHat
Views: 1305 Replies: 8
"Which is better, Cable or Chain pois? Also with cable pois can you do the disc move?"
Posted: by rftek Last Reply: by Mark P
Views: 2815 Replies: 10
"hi all, i'm trying to start a show your flags thread. i don't mind if it becomes a show your gear thread. ; ) heres my second set of flags, neutek. &lbr;img&rbr; http://photos.yahoo.com..."
Last Reply: by yashiro
Views: 1305 Replies: 5
"Hello, haven't been in this forum for some time hehewell, anyone know what lenght is the perfect lenght for long staff? I like long staff, not short ones for doubles staffinI am 182cm, ..."
Posted: by Gruff Last Reply: by TopHat
Views: 949 Replies: 1
"I dont know if any of you have tried this but ive just come across an old, but unused axe handle (the sort that lumberjacks use) and thought it would be good fun to 'give it a twirl'. I..."
Posted: by Gruff Last Reply: by bender
Views: 934 Replies: 2
"Just been thinking. If the problem was that before the LED units would slide up and into the tube, never to be seen again, and now they are glued in place to stop this, so you cant inte..."
Posted: by Kyrian
Views: 1698 Replies: 14
"Ok, definetly a super newbie here, but I made my first set of practice poi today...., ok, i think my computer hates me but we are going to try this again. Anyhow, I had wire parshially ..."
Posted: by Kyrian Last Reply: by Gabriel
Views: 2284 Replies: 23
"I'm using like a 3'5" piece of 2*2, is there anything wrong with that or should i look for something narrower and or something rounder? (I have a towel taped on teh center so the cente..."
Last Reply: by bender
Views: 1427 Replies: 11
"Yeah right. thats what I always thought too.Until last week.Was practicing some fire when the local group of hardcore mountain bikers cam eup as they usually do and one of them borrowed..."
Last Reply: by bender
Views: 1361 Replies: 8
"I've just started to learn staff twirling, and while my broom handle will do for the moment, I'll need to get a proper fire staff at some point. I would like to know what you all think ..."
Posted: by Paddy Last Reply: by gooble
Views: 1191 Replies: 5
"Just been reading about sorcha's self lighting staff...had an idea...SELF LIGHTING POI! (crowd: "ooooo...ahhhhhh")Attach some strings to the poi heads, soak them in a fast fuel, and ke..."
Posted: by TopHat Last Reply: by Charles
Views: 1952 Replies: 1
"Now I'm not completely sure, but DuPont is a manufacturer of kevlar right? Well Dupont have a company in Norwood, Adelaide. I'm just wondering, has anyone checked this out before to see..."
"ok im so giddy with excitment!i am now the proud owner of a self igniting staff!!and im gonna tell you all how to do it!!heres the story...One day i went to a magic shop with my trusty ..."
Last Reply: by Charles
Views: 904 Replies: 4
"I've pretty much got a couple of costumes down, one that is mostly leather and another that is leather and cotton. However, my spiky punked out hair seems sort of boring for shows somet..."