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dangerboy


dangerboy

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Posted:OK, I've seen a few pics now of people spinning what looks like 3ft wide fire (see some of the pics at this page to see what I'm talking about http://www.infire.at/fotos.htm
). I'm wondering if anyone knows how this is done. Is fire rope involved? Inquiring minds want to know.------------------Earth my body, water my blood, air my breath, fire my spirit


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Posted:Yeah I reckon so.I bought some fire rope a couple of weeks ago, but I havent made them up into Poi-like swinging instruments yet...time...Josh

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Thistle


Thistle

old hand
Location: Nottingham UK

Total posts: 950
Posted:I have a set of fire *swords* . They are a 1.5 foot wick with an 8 inch chain. you swing them like poi and they look awsome!!!!! They dont burn for very long tho only about 1-2 mins. Usually save them for finales.One love.Thistlefirepixie

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Tedward


Tedward

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Location: LA,CA, USA, SOL3, Milky Way, A...

Total posts: 30
Posted:I use fire Swords as wee, but they're modeled after the Katana. 2.5' of V shaped aluminum trough filled with wick, a fire break, then a handle. Because of rotational inertia, the tip of the sword tends to burn better than the rest so the flame tends to be a 2.5'x1' fan.

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adamrice


adamrice

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Location: Austin TX USA

Total posts: 1015
Posted:Do you weight the handles on the swords? I've been toying with the idea of making myself a pair...

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tkerby


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Location: Edinburgh, UK

Total posts: 30
Posted:HiMy flatmate made some poi similar to that called 'Fiery wings of death'. They cosist of wrapping your wick around a chain in a spiral and then feeding a thin flexible wire (bicycle brake cable in this case) through the wick and weaving between the chain links. The cable ends are tightly tied. You just cant stop without burning your hands though!

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gάrbǿ

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Location: Bristol / London / Norwich / C...

Total posts: 521
Posted:Yo waz up. Well, the way to get wide flames if by making a cross between a set of poi and a set of whips. Same principles apply but instead of using chain and whicks(tunnel) you use chain and kevlar rope which can be bought fromhttp://www.renegadejuggling.com/Web_store/rev3k/index.htmlInstructions for whips are here. http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/arts/commun/cycle/manual/fire/whips.htmI
suggest instead of using simply rope put chain or chord at the top near the handle to stop u getting burned and to give them a more poiey feel.Let me know if this is any help man.peace outgarbo
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Tedward


Tedward

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Location: LA,CA, USA, SOL3, Milky Way, A...

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Posted:My first one was just wick, aluminum strips and wood. My advance model included welding the aluminum and adding a cross guard. When I re-worked the wick on it, I did add some weight to the pommel. Counterweights gave me half again as much speed, but reduced some of my flexibility (the more tip heavy it is, the easier it is to get in really tight circles).

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Pele
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Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Here's the options I know of.1. Normal chains, weave the wicking strips in and out of the links. I do it in foot long intervals on a 10 foot chain for the middle six feet. Makes a cool jumprope which can then be doubled over (hanging on to both handles in one hand) and swung poi style...makes a wide flame.2. Double wick your poi. They are heavy but they are cool to see.3. Fire whips. Macrame strips of kevlar around a leather or otherwise thick non-burning type core. Fashion the leather up into a handle and it is a fire bullwhip. Leaving it short with tendrils of wicking hanging from it makes it a cat o' nine tails.4. Taking a normal sword, drill a small hole in the tip enough to attach a mini-bolt through. Do the same about five inches away from the hilt...or however far you are comfortable with (making sure the blade is dull or course). Do a four strand tight braid of wicking. Bolt at one end and then at the other. Makes for a wide flame and it burns longer than a minute. Yeah. I think those are the ones we have. Not unique but since I don't know how others have designs I thought I'd share.....
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"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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dangerboy


dangerboy

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 205
Posted:Lots o good ideas (as usual)! I just went out and made myself a set of rope-wick chains. Just got cotton rope, cause I want to see if it'll work before I invest in kevlar fire rope. Gonna play with it tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.------------------Earth my body, water my blood, air my breath, fire my spirit

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dangerboy


dangerboy

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 205
Posted:OK, fire ropes rule! Unfortunately, 'cause I only used cotton rope, they were destroyed after three spins. I made a second set for a show on Saturday, and everyone loved them. They look really beautiful, and aren;t any more scary to spin than poi. I highly recommend them.------------------Earth my body, water my blood, air my breath, fire my spirit

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o-o


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Location: london, england

Total posts: 78
Posted:okay, slow down. kevlar rope supplier: cheap pleez? we live in backwards South Africa and looking for this stuff hasn't helped us any. the denim burns to ashes in just a few spins and the effort required to rewick my chain rope is just too much to think about....thanx for the help.o-o

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Posted:I got my Kevlar rope from www.renegadejuggling.comI think I'm gonna have to prepare my ropes for the thursday night beach burn
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