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Lightwister


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Location: wabash/Indianapolis

Total posts: 20
Posted:Hey all,

I got some fire poi but the flames only last for about 3-4min. Last summer when we were in Cancun, i saw a fire poi performer, perform on stage for about 15 min...can anyone tell me what wicks or fuel he might have been using?

L8r all.


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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)


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Location: San Diego California

Total posts: 2905
Posted:I have found interesting results when mixing fuels, then again I have never seen anything but a staff last that long and thats only because it was in the hands of an idiot who really didnt know what he was doing. Dont ya just love how I talk about myself

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Whew! 15 minutes? I'm not so sure I'd even want to go that long! I'd get tired!

I use cathedral wicks and white gas and get about 5-6 minutes of flame time. My chains are pretty heavy, so that's just about when I'm getting tired, too.

A friend of mine uses kero and has similar pois, but she gets about 7-8 minutes out of them. Kero burns dirtier, though.


-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Fairy Lady


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Location: fairieland

Total posts: 63
Posted:my advice is to just keep relighting. I just wait until both wicks are out then go right back over and refuel, spin off and relight. I have done this many, many times in a row and had no problems. My longest has been about 90 minutes only breaking for the refueling, but a quick note that I could not move my arms 2 days later so you might want to rethink the longer is better idea. As you will learn on HoP longer isn't better it's the way you move your poi
Molly


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MrConfused
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

MrConfused

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Location: I wish I knew

Total posts: 529
Posted:I've heard that towel wicks last have a longer burn time (15 - 20 mins) because they can soak up more fuel, but are only useable for maybe 3 or 4 burns. I have no personal experience of this, though, so maybe someone could confirm this?

J


If you're not confused, you're not thinking about things hard enough.

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

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Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Big fat cathedral heads seem to work for a longer burntime. Tempest has some seriously heavy duty heads on his staffs and those puppies never go out.

Not sure about 15 minutes though.


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Yeah, getting cathedral heads made the difference for me. Also, it made the chains heavier so that I could spin if it was windy.

Before, wind would blow the pois into me.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Fairy Lady


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Location: fairieland

Total posts: 63
Posted:I just had a bad expeirience with towel wicks. A friend of mine made a staff with them and they would not go out! Luckily we were in a huge sand pit and we finally burried them, but after 15 minutes they we still burning!
Molly


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