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spiffspiff


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Location: Boston, MA, USA

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Posted:how do i make poi that do thishttp://www.juggling.co.nz/images/jason1a.jpg

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Simos


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Location: London, UK

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Posted:that is a truly AMAZING picture indeed spiffspiff
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- i know that you can achieve a similar effect by attaching sparklers (see previous discussion - use the search function) on your chains but since i never did it myself i keep wondering if you can achieve that effect with normal sparklers - maybe someone with more experience could enlighten us both
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!!! also check out http://www.juggling.co.nz/_disc1/000001b7.htmhappy
swinging,Simos[This message has been edited by Simos (edited 21 January 2001).]


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Finn


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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Posted:I think I remember reading somewhere that the guy in this picture used a couple of fireworks attached to each poi to get this effect.
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Dimitri


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Posted:I think this picture was created by steel wool being wrapped around the poi before being lit. The burning wool, burns like a sparkler with centrifugal forces shedding the sparks in large showers.

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Simos


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Location: London, UK

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Posted:i think Finn is right - fireworks seems more like it for that pic - you could also use Dimitri's suggestion ( by steel wool meaning the stuff you use to scrap plates, pans etc ) but i would be careful of how to attach it and what moves to do with it as i remember as a kid swinging those things at Easter (just a tradition) and as far as i remember lots of sparks and burning pieces of wool come flying off in all directions...hope this helps,Simos

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spiffspiff


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Location: Boston, MA, USA

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Posted:Steel wool seems like a pretty good idea. But fireworks? I don't even think i can legally buy those here(massachusetts, USA)...Just had an idea. I'm emailing Jason Bickley (the guy in the picture) to find out. I'll tell you guys if i find anything.Spiff

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Rain


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Location: Melbourne,Vic. Aust.

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Posted:just a word of advice. if anyone is planning on doing the steel wool thing be sure to ware shoes. i found this out the hard way when i stepped on a bit of hot metal which had landed near my feet. Rain.

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