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fire fly


fire fly

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Location: middle earth: New Zealand

Total posts: 56
Posted:hey im thinking about getting a new set of fire poi soon and was lookin in the shop and i was just wondering what u would recomend?

iv got a second hand home made set right now and they are about past there used by date the wicks r worn and i left them out side so they r at the first stage of rusting so im too affrade to use them incase they break and hit somthing.

so plz reply and tell me wat u recomend


(p.s sorry for the spelling)


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Posted:A big long wooden core with metal ends and wicking.

...o' hang on that's a staff.


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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

Total posts: 3899
Posted:I recommend you make your own.

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Forau


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Location: EIndhoven, Holland

Total posts: 81
Posted:quote:Originally posted by vanize:
I recommend you make your own. Let's not
Well, sure it hell of a lot cheaper. But home-made things tend to be more dangerous that the pro-stuff, right?
So, I would advise to go for the normal beginners set, and meybe, when you know what you have and how it works make your own.
Unless I am terribly mistaken that is, wouldn't be the first time


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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay

Total posts: 1107
Posted:You say you've already got an old set, well, are you happy with them? are they too heavy/light? would you prefer the chains to be longer or shorter?

If you've got a shop nearby go and ask if you can try whirling a few unlit to see if you like the lengths and weights, you're the one who is going to be spinning them so you should be completely happy with them irrelevent of what other people say.

Personally I tend to buy longer chained ones with safety links at both ends and standard hollow heads and shorten or lenghten them as I please depending on what moves I want to do.


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POI BOY JNR


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Location: AUSTRALIA Telegraph Point

Total posts: 2
Posted:in the time ive spent poi'ing ive realised that a poi should feel right in your hands if it feels wrong then the pois arent for you (obviously)
personally i prefer the cathedral style wick (hard to explain) The problem with this online shop is that they dont have them

the reason i like them is that there is no metal involved at all except for a single bolt which goes through the centre this makes them hold a lot of fuel very easily. they are light weight and very easy to use. i like the cords short and swift to make easy quick moves with.

all for now POI BOY


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Pali
GOLD Member since Jan 2003

Pali

journeyman
Location: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Total posts: 84
Posted:Cathedral or monkey fist knots are the way to go. Both are in the shop here



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fire fly


fire fly

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Location: middle earth: New Zealand

Total posts: 56
Posted:the reason i need new poi's is cause mine r not safe any more cause they r starting to rust and iv had them for well over a year now and the friend i bought them off had them for about 4 years so they r getting old and rusty and in need of new wicks

i was thinking about a set of monkey fists but r they heavy to use i get sore arms after about an hour of spinning with the ones i got now


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Tamim
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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Location: California

Total posts: 28
Posted:The monkey fist are the best, get those.

But they are rather heavy .


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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:dont get tube core ones, i know a few people with them, they have whimpy little flames and burn for about 2 min max...
anything else is cool,id make them though, so id go for cathedrals as they are really easy to make. i like to make things though, and as for safety, if youve made it you know how safe it is.



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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

Total posts: 3899
Posted:quote: Well, sure it hell of a lot cheaper. But home-made things tend to be more dangerous that the pro-stuff, right? No offense to the fine products available at the HoP store, but most homemade fire poi I have seen are of equal or higher quality than commercially available stuff. But then the Texas fire spinners pride themselves on not only making their own poi, but making quality poi.

But certainly don't make your own if you don't want to take the time to be a craftsman about it.

BTW, does anyone know about what lengths of kevlar rope you need to make a monkey fist with the various diameter ropes?


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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York

Total posts: 3354
Posted:I prefer monkey fist. It just seems weird having a fireball not being lead by a ball. But that's probably because I learned on monkeys *shrug* weavesmiley

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