Blind
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Location: canada
Member Since: 18th Oct 2002
Total posts: 13
Posted:Does anyone know how to make devilsticks u can set on fire if so please reply because they are awesome and i want to show off with them on fire

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FireFly Guy
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Location: Dunedin
Member Since: 1st Aug 2002
Total posts: 49
Posted:A simple set is just a 650mm lenght of 15mm OD aluminium tube with a wall thickness of 1.44mm. Attach about two thirds the amount of kevlar wick to each end that would be on a normal staff.
Do not worry about grip material on the devilstick itself.
The grip should be on the hand sticks. A soft silicon tube is good (just the right size to roll over half inch Alloy Tube). Hand grips can be tennis of hockey grip or something similar.

A more flashy double taper set is more difficult to make and requires a wood lathe.

I hope this helps.


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Charles
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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:An old inner tube cut into 3cm widths and wound around the sticks also works well.

If you glue it down in a spiral, with a mix of rubber cement and PVA (craft glue) the PVA will harden with the heat and it won't come off...


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Devilstick_Russell
I like devilstick...
Location: Falmouth
Member Since: 10th May 2004
Total posts: 196
Posted:you dirty cheap skate buy an AJA fire devil stick or a Henry's fire Devil Stick they are amazing and don't get you burned because of thier gratuitious use of aluminum tape. They are quite expensive and i don't really mean the dirty cheap skate remark i fully understand the financial situation i saved for monhs for mine. Also building stuff is so rewarding. But if you are serious about doing fire devil stick i'd seriously sugggest buying a proper one as its so hard to make the balance you need for complex tricks or even simple ones like propellor.

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The Phyrefly
The Phyrefly

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Location: Merced, Ca, usa
Member Since: 30th Aug 2004
Total posts: 81
Posted:dudue- Mr babache makes a killer set of fire devil sticks and they are only $28 for the set. (www.seriousjuggling.com). I owna pair myself & they are the shiznit!

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Borislav
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Member Since: 30th Jan 2006
Total posts: 19
Posted:Does anybody know how much the central stick should weigh?

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animatEd
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Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted: Written by: Charles


An old inner tube cut into 3cm widths and wound around the sticks also works well.

If you glue it down in a spiral, with a mix of rubber cement and PVA (craft glue) the PVA will harden with the heat and it won't come off...



If I were you, I wouldn't use an inner tube. They're made of rubber, and rubber and fire don't really mixwell, even if it is covered in PVA glue. Especially on a devilstick that's gonna be a lot shorter than your average staff, the flames will be much closer together, and often end up running along the stick. smile

 Written by: Borislav

Does anybody know how much the central stick should weigh?



That is adown to personal preference. I prefer a heavier stick. the heaviest I would go to is 400gms, that's including your wicks. Most Fire devilsticks are 300gms including wicks.


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