Login/Join to Participate " Howdy Ya'll I've read in sum o' yo' posts about thingz called 'Photons' and 'Zoonies'. WOT R THEY??From wot I gather their a type of poi, and appear to be known to the American memb..." Last Reply: 5th May 2002 by Kyrian Views: 1199 Replies: 5 " Magnesium burns in a bright white flame. I'm loking for ways to (a) reproduce that white flame and (b) fatten out my flames considerably.I know of multiply wicked staffs and have made a..." " does anyone know of any sites, people, places or anything that have INTERESTING fire resistant clothes suitable for performing, or just casual clothes suitable for twirling any ol' time..." " when can we get that!!!soon i hope......please i really want those...." " 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: 22nd Apr 2002 by Axis Views: 5097 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: 1st May 2002 by Bear Views: 1999 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: 1st May 2002 by Mark P Views: 3572 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: 23rd Apr 2002 by Kyrian Views: 1147 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: 24th Apr 2002 by Joe D. Views: 832 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: 23rd Apr 2002 by Pele Views: 994 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: 22nd Apr 2002 by Kyrian Views: 1338 Replies: 6 " and it needs to be not online b/c i don't have a credit card " Last Reply: 22nd Apr 2002 by Stone Views: 1455 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: 21st Apr 2002 by woody Views: 3515 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: 16th Apr 2002 by NaRRa Last Reply: 18th Apr 2002 by lluhmas Views: 1045 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: 17th Apr 2002 by arashi Views: 4940 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: 6th Apr 2002 by Kiri Last Reply: 15th Apr 2002 by Kiri Views: 2474 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: 12th Apr 2002 by Jello Last Reply: 13th Apr 2002 by Jello Views: 1426 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: 9th Apr 2002 by arashi Last Reply: 13th Apr 2002 by Pele Views: 8659 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: 6th Mar 2002 by Jez Views: 4070 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: 3rd Apr 2002 by Kuris Last Reply: 10th Apr 2002 by Space Views: 2493 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: 6th Apr 2002 by Kim Last Reply: 10th Apr 2002 by bender Views: 1153 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: 9th Apr 2002 by Dut Views: 1684 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: 4th Apr 2002 by Belle Last Reply: 7th Apr 2002 by phuzzz Views: 1625 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: 5th Apr 2002 by phuzzz Views: 1195 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: 5th Apr 2002 by bender Views: 2391 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: 4th Apr 2002 by Paddy Views: 1337 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: 28th Mar 2002 by TopHat Views: 1315 Replies: 8 " Which is better, Cable or Chain pois? Also with cable pois can you do the disc move?" Posted: 31st Mar 2002 by rftek Last Reply: 4th Apr 2002 by Mark P Views: 3092 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: 3rd Apr 2002 by yashiro Views: 1310 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: 30th Mar 2002 by Gruff Last Reply: 30th Mar 2002 by TopHat Views: 970 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: 26th Mar 2002 by Gruff Last Reply: 27th Mar 2002 by bender Views: 952 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: 15th Mar 2002 by Kyrian Views: 1776 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: 18th Mar 2002 by Kyrian Last Reply: 26th Mar 2002 by Gabriel Views: 2291 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: 26th Mar 2002 by bender Views: 1451 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: 26th Mar 2002 by bender Views: 1365 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 ..."