dj scatterface
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 4th Jan 2003
Total posts: 5
Posted:I've currently been twirling with staffs and have only just started poi's. With my staff's i put socks over them once i'm done twirling and there normally kept outside. Now that i've lit my pois up i'm not sure where to put them afterwards, especially if i'm dunking them again post twirl.

So i guess i have 2 questions..

1. Should i keep something over the wicks like socks
2. Is it okay leaving my sticks (or poi's) outside (not exposed to rain), a) if they are covered b) if they are not


My universe is never right without all planets shining bright

Delete Topic


Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:Just get some ziplock bags to put your wicks in. Should keep the smell and leakage to a minimum. That way, you can keep em outside or inside.

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



Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:Or you can put a carrier bag over the wick, give it a couple of twists round the wick base, pull remainder of bag over top, a couple more twists etc, etc; then secure with rubber bands.

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

"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32

Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!



Location: Beyond Time, South of Melbourn...
Member Since: 6th Nov 2002
Total posts: 282
Posted:I always put mine away wet (Flynt think's I am silly - but that's what I do) and my wicks are in great shape. I keep em in a metal biscut tin.
I use ShellSolT as fuel, so smell really isn't an issue for me

So much fire, so little body hair...


(...trusty steed of the rodeo midget...)
Location: the state of flux
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2002
Total posts: 403
Posted:I find that a small ammo box is best,
just the right size, can hold 2 litres fuel, chains with fire heads, practice tennis ball heads, small fire extinguisher, damping off cloth and two sets of pliers.

measures aprox 12" x 18" x 12"
hard, fireproof, and the rubber seal around the lid keeps in the nasty fumes so the sane people will hug us and not make faces at the smell in our room


(...trusty steed of the rodeo midget...)
Location: the state of flux
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2002
Total posts: 403
Posted:made a mistake on the dimensions there, sorry its more like 12" x 6" x 7"


Aurora (1/2 a firesister)
Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Member Since: 4th Jan 2002
Total posts: 249
Posted:I normally leave mine in my paint can....soaking with any extra fuel. I've had my wicks for a year and a half and they're still going strong

Om Namah Sivaya