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axelarf
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

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Location: Santa Monica, L.A. U.S.A.

Total posts: 9
Posted:i've been searching for ages now, and every thread that asks about how monkey fists compare to cathedral's seems to peter out just before it gets anywhere.

is there some unwritten code that i, as a newbie to poi and HOP, am not aware of? is there some mystical property of the monkeyfist, dating back to ancient dunedin, that prevents it from being spoken freely about?

or do i just need to go back and do another search?



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Taniwha


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Location: Aotearoa

Total posts: 138
Posted:

Its all just smoke and mirrors

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Someone delete this message and ban the guy asking questions!

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:axelarf, there's nothing to see here, please move along.
oh and by the way, just look at this instead...

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thank you for your time.


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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

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Location: sheffield

Total posts: 3252
Posted:Be very careful what questions you ask- you may not like the answers!

"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

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"Last of The Lancers"
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PoiBox


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Location: Bangkok

Total posts: 85
Posted:There are no monkey fists.
Come on. Here is so much more that is interesting on HOP, take a look at the video section or try the free lessons. You will like it.
And now please do yourself a favour and delete this thread, come back in a year and you will understand . . . we both do not want to call a moderator, do we ??



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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland

Total posts: 3989
Posted:No we certainly don't, coz then the moderator might ask everyone to be a bit more helpful...

SO, EVERYONE be a bit more helpful please...!



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* Is it the Truth?
* Is it Fair to all concerned?
* Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
* Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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PoiBox


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Location: Bangkok

Total posts: 85
Posted:he started. he said conspiracy

ok ok. back to the topic.
In my oppinion they are quite similar, although I never had a chance to compare them one on one.
The burn time and the size of the flame depends on the "mass" of kevlar and the surface. One is solid cube, one is solid ball so they are more or less the same.
But you cannot get as big Cathedrals as Monkey fists. So if your looking for size - go for the second one.


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axelarf
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

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Location: Santa Monica, L.A. U.S.A.

Total posts: 9
Posted:teeheehee! yoouuu got in troooouble...yoouu got in troooooouuble...
and i thought i was gonna have to try to end this silliness all by myself...little did i know big brother's got my back. i guess i did ask for it though.



anyways, about the topic at hand, if they are similar, why all the chat about cathedrals (uh oh, here we go again) and not about monkey fists? seems to me that the monkey fist would be nicer simply due to its round shape, ergo lack of painful edges.

anbody have stats re: burn time, flame size, etc?



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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Supposedly monkey fists go out randomly due to the shape, air flow, and some other things I know nothing about. I hear monkey fists last a little bit longer than cathedrals but the flame size is about the same.

Thats all the info I can give as Ive never used any of them first hand.


Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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polythene


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Location: London/ Surrey

Total posts: 1359
Posted:I think there are more threads about cathedrals because they are much easier to get hold of, HOP is the only place I know of that sells monkeyfists, but a lot of places stock cathedrals, and cathedrals are easier to make (especially for those short of patience )

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The pessimist fears this is true.

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:yo,

the big advantage of monkeyfist is, no poky outie metal bits, so you can catch them in yer hand ala glass in 'spinning in paris'

T


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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