DeepSoulSheep
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Location: Berlin
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Posted:Just thought I'd bring this to people's attention1 inch thick kevlar rope incase, you haven't seen it already.

Does anyone have any idea's of how best to utilise this fantastic looking stuff. I think it was blackbird who posted a fire whip design before. But this stuff is so thick you could use it as your chain maybe connecting to some monkey fists?


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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
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Posted:Do you think it's possible to pierce it, stick a split ring through it and consider it safe. I'm doubtfull but these are the kind of things I'm wondering about.

Looks cool though doesn't it


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MikeIcon
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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
Total posts: 2109
Posted:Make giant monkey fists out of it

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Posted:I was thinking about making some fire snakes out of them, with a smallish knot at the end just for kicks.. But yeah, I havent been able to figure out how to safely attach them to a chain/ grips yet. it really is too think for quicklinks and i dont trust split rings even for glowstix. but yes, it WILLL happen!
jsut need to find a job.
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Charles
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Posted:Just an idea, not an official or even tried concept, so feel free to flame abotu why it won't work...BUT

How about loping it a few times around a ring of some sort, tying a small knot afterwards (like a filament in a lightbulb) and maybe using the kevlar thread (spool vairety) to sew it all togethr for added safety?



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Posted:yeah, but being 1 inch rope you'd need an awfully big ring.
i was actually tinking of using a big enough quick link and then folding the rope over and using a clamp thingy like they have on ship ropes and stuff, that makes the end into a little loop...
when i get some i;ll play around and let ya know.


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Jo
Jo

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Location: Sheffield, England
Member Since: 13th Dec 2000
Total posts: 517
Posted:You can stuff the end of the chain into the centre of the rope, and use one of those metal hosepipe clamps to tighten round the rope at the end. Cover the exposed metal with kevlar thread and PVA it all.

They work pretty well but the burn time isn't that great. There's a piccy if you click here:

www.firedanceuk.com
click 'galleries' in the firey nav-bar, then equipment.

Jo.


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adamrice
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Location: Austin TX USA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2000
Total posts: 1015
Posted:A monkey-fist knot made out of rope this thick would be useless as a wick--it would be incredibly big, and require a huge amount of rope.

Snakes/whips would be a good use. I can imagine two ways to make 'em:
Get a 1" welded steel ring. Tie one end of the rope into a bowline knot on the ring, and perhaps tie the other end into a simple knot for a little weight.Again, use a 1" welded steel ring and twice the length of rope that you want the snake to be. Center the ring on the rope and use a hose-clamp to lock it in place. The tips could be knotted separately or together (using a square knot).A few inches of ball-chain at the top will give you swivelling and some isolation from the heat. You could substitute a large quick-link for the steel ring to save one "jumper" in the setup.


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frostypaw
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Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Member Since: 28th Jul 2003
Total posts: 643
Posted:Jo I have to say the way the rope wicking's been used on some of those pieces of equipment looks fantastic

the fire ropes/poi made with the thinner rope and the staffs specifically

do those heads have any metal in them at all?


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Jo
Jo

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Location: Sheffield, England
Member Since: 13th Dec 2000
Total posts: 517
Posted:Frostypaw,

http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=7&t=001039#000000
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check out this thread. There's no metal at all in the twisty poi - just about 8 inches of chain. The staffs are tied and glued so no metal in them either.

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