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"Welcome to the Technical discussion forumThis is the place to seek information about making your own equipment, advice and tips, etc...As this site has existed for many years many thing..."
Posted: by Anselm
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"Dear People,I'm thinking about getting into fire breathing using dry fuels (i.e. powders). I've done a lot of reading about this sort of thing, and so far have found powders to be the s..."
"Hey, so I never heard of Poi until a couple days ago after trying to figure out the name of a toy that I had made. The way I describe it is that it's a 3 foot string with a ball on eith..."
Last Reply: by Wraith
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"Dear HOP community,I did not find this in the forum, I hope there's not already a thread with that topic.I am very interested in colored flames. As probably most of you know, you can bu..."
"Hi guys,I was wondering about fuels and i searched HOP forum, but i never really found an answer. I apologize if the topic has been discussed already... Anyway, has anyone ever tried sp..."
"I am currently on a vacation trip in Sayulita Mexico, and I have made a discovery I feel should be shared with the world. White gas appears to be sold in one place, and one place alone...."
"I'm surprised there isn't already a topic for this, or at least that I couldn't find one.Anyways.I, like many spinners out there, have been keeping my eye out for a decent, affordable s..."
Posted: by ofer
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"The Pendulum, PX3,Flex Wrapsta..."
"im new to spinning but would like to do some staff spinning. i have not interest in fire spinning atthis time but would like to know what would be the best way to make a staff for conta..."
Posted: by Dash
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"Hi, Above is my new Hologram Dance video of me using my new Nunchaku and Poi.I have done a lot of research and have a lot of experience using programmable RGB LED wands that crea..."
"I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to connect the handles?"
Posted: by tongs
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"Just wondering if any of you have come across a breakdown contact sword.Would be ideal if I could find one that is more travel friendly than other swords.. I guess I could end up making..."
"I just received my Wrapsta contact poi and I want to shorten the length. The small metal rings keep slipping when I shorten with them. What would be a preferable knot to use to connect ..."
"Hello,I am dancing with a fire levitation wand. the metal rod gets very hot after a dance, and I am interested in trying some new tricks that involve having the metal touch my body. Any..."
"Hi folks! I have looked through the forum and tried to find a question on this... I am doing a performance in a couple of weeks time, but it is indoors. The director wants the poi to ..."
Posted: by Noxsol
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"Hello, I'm based in the UK and started fire-eating with hollow stemmed torches this week, could I get some advice on fuel please? I know white spirit is the go to but the white spirit i..."
"Saw a photo of a bag poi... Im just now learning and am using a tennis ball attached to 650 paracord and I think I want to make something that hurts less when knocking oneself in the he..."
Posted: by yelfe Last Reply: by bill
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"hello ive just ordered a set of Wolf's revenge 3 headed fire poi thought they looked fun anyone actually used multi headed poi before?what are they like to use? "
Last Reply: by bwetman
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"Hey,I have been reading through a lot of messages about making LED poi's, but I was missing something... I was planning to maken strobe poi's (flickering at a rate around 20 Hz) ins..."
"any tips for cutting kevlar fabric/cloth? i recently ordered (actually it was a quirky gift from my mom... ) some of the 5 grm a yard kevlar fabric so i can experiment with some new to..."
"Just recently purchased a pair of fire staffs, but i feel they may be a bit too long. theyre 3 feet 5-6inches and reach almost to my armpit if i hold the center. im a complete beginner ..."
"Hello everyone :) I have decided to do a personal review on two of the prominent graphic/visual pois on the market today in hope of helping artistes who are considering buying one of th..."
Posted: by steffi Last Reply: by steffi
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"Hi, I'm looking for knitted rope wick 3/8 inch (9.5mm) diameter and would be after a full roll (or at least 80meters). I've only found it from US sellers. Does any one have a lead on a ..."
"i recently purchased some new fire poi and lit them up last night for the first time. everything was goign well - nice big flames touching my hands camera was recording, i was ready to ..."
"I looked through the search engine and couldn't find anything on "fire gloves." So, sorry if this is a re-thread. I don't remember for certain what the site was off the top of my head, ..."
"Why Hello everyone in the Home of Poi world!!!HOP has been my home base for all my poi needs since I purchased my first pair here back in 2006 and began watching tutorials on this great..."
Last Reply: by KayEhm
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"disclaimer: I don't work for flowtoys, and I don't know anyone from flowtoys personally. the problem: in an attempt to remove flowmass from one of my crystal cases, I made a stupid deci..."
Last Reply: by KayEhm
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"This year is our local areas 4th annual Renaissance festival, and this year i will be taking part in the Gypsy encampment. not wanting to spend the weekend just hanging out looking cut..."
"What is the practical difference to the two poi types? Does one make a bigger flame, move differently, etc...?I'm going to buy one in the next couple weeks, possibly tomorrow, and knowi..."
Posted: by mello
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"So - I have an idea for a solo performance which includes me spinning with two short staffs and quite a bit of fire-breathing, at the same time. The problem is I don't have any idea on ..."
"Newbie Alert...?I was just sewing my wicks onto my new Elder Flame fire fans and broke my needle in half. What do I do? Can I use a larger sewing needle? Sorry- seems like a dumb questi..."
"Hey guys. I haven't found anything like this anywhere, so you are my last hope. Check out this video. http://vimeo.com/10924043 The effect I am looking to find is in 0:59 minutes. The t..."
"Tomorrow my dad is giving me his stock whip so I can learn to use it with the intention of eventually having a flaming one cracking. I would really like to make my own, as we did with o..."
Last Reply: by Charles
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"I like spinning my firepoi's but I need something heavy to use as a training. The gym isn't for me and I could use some extra muscles. Since playing with POI's uses a lot of muscles it ..."
"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
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"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..."
Last Reply: by Dash
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"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..."
"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..."
Last Reply: by yabyum
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"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 ..."
"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..."
"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..."
Last Reply: by marco
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"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..."
"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..."
"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..."
"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..."
"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..."
"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"
"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..."
"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
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"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...."
"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..."