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alexpchin


alexpchin

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Location: Windsor

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Posted:Has anyone got some proper instructions! i've tried but i end up just burning everything!!!! someone mentioned a cage? but i dont know wat that is! help please?

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Dragon7
GOLD Member since Oct 2003

Dragon7

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Location: Aotearoa (NZ)

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Posted:black bush/ thank you Jo

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alexpchin


alexpchin

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Location: Windsor

Total posts: 31
Posted:cheers! thats helped alot! smile

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Hanski
BRONZE Member since Oct 2003

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Location: Manchester

Total posts: 8
Posted:Hi Alex....

What you have to do is.....

Get some chicken wire and bend it to make a cage, a cylinder shape is easy aboout 15 -20cm long and 10 cm diameter. Then attach the cage to your chains, stuff it full of wire wool, soak in parrafin eh voila. Fire does tend to fly everywhere and the wire wool breaks up and kind of sprays everywhere like a massive catherine wheel.....so make sure you have LOTS of space and spin hard and keep it simple! You will need to refill the cages with the wire wool each time u wanna spin.....

Hope that helps x ubbrollsmile


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Lurch
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Lurch

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Location: Oregon

Total posts: 929
Posted:Any other tips for blackbush poi, I'm thinking about rigging something up this weekend to try it out

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pollenski


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Posted:You're all mad... makes me wonder if the devil spins poi too? let me get this straight as well, that's just wire wool... as in like the stuff that's used for scrubbing pans? what do you set light to it with????

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general spin


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Location: England

Total posts: 52
Posted:theres another thread about this thats in disguise, its going on about teabagging for some reason, theres some excellent info there, normal chicken wire woulds eem to be the least expensive option for the cage and I cant remember who it is now but they have been using a 9volt battery to get the wool going......... spectacular advice seeing as the fuel spill is atrocious when using paraffin or whatever.



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general spin


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Location: England

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Posted:open up the "other toys" bit and look for the word... ahem.... teabag. rolleyes

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mrFlibble
SILVER Member since Mar 2003

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Location: York, UK

Total posts: 455
Posted:i use the finest grade wire wool i can find and have never needed to use paraffin to get it going. however i do have a lighter that has a blue bunsen burner type flame so maybe thats the reason its so easy to light biggrin

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general spin


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Location: England

Total posts: 52
Posted:the plot thickens... umm what do you use for a cage mrFlibble ?

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mrFlibble
SILVER Member since Mar 2003

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Location: York, UK

Total posts: 455
Posted:i use chicken wire type stuff. i bent it into a box shape with a lid.
if i was making one now it would be cylindrical though. the box has sharp corners :P (not hurt myself on it yet)


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general spin


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Location: England

Total posts: 52
Posted:yeh thats what im gonna try, im gonna see if i can make it rigid somewhat as well so i can wrap, i would have imagined the chicken wire cage would crush if you kicked it etc.

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audax
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

audax

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Location: Upstairs

Total posts: 286
Posted:I've done this once and found that I only needed a tiny ammount of fuel to get it going. Light and start it moving quickly as the steel only burns with a lot of airmovement.
i used industrial stuff from the hardware store which in bulk and is much finer than kitchen stuff. It's not a subtle effect, no. It flies and it flies far but that depends on your spin speed. Cover aup and wear glasses. This is about the second most dangerous thing that we are allowed to discuss on HOP after fire breathing.


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mrFlibble
SILVER Member since Mar 2003

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Location: York, UK

Total posts: 455
Posted:I wouldn't kick my chicken wire cage :P or do wraps with it for that matter. i'd get injured probably.
It is reasonably rigid, however after several burns the bottom of the cage was warped and distended where lumps of semi molten wire wool had accumulated during the swinging, and heated up the cage making it more maleable, causing the centrifugal force on the lump to push out the bottom of the cage. i had to push it back in when it was cold again.
I'm just glad it doesn't get hot enough to melt the cage completely.


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