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Phat JBRONZE Member
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46 posts
Location: Chelmsford, Essex. UK


Posted:
When my poi burn out I re submerse in Paraffin at the mo (as I don't know where to get anything else) once they are soaked again I relight them away from the paraffin with a lighter which can take a whilst.
What should I be doing, I've heard someone mention a cork in the paraffin and light this.... although I'm not sure if I read or remembered it right. Please help.

What do you all do?

Cheers. Happy Spinning.
ubbloco

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UCOFSILVER Member
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15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
Um....use a lighter..

Like the rest of us..

umm

CharlesBRONZE Member
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Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Posted:
Hi Phat J.

Try holding the flame of the light along a side or corner of the wick, rather than under neath it.

This way the flame runs up along a long section of wick, with lots of oxygen on the other side, and the wick lights much easier.

Or try a bigger lighter as well, like a Zippo...

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Posted:
whaa...?

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Phat JBRONZE Member
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Location: Chelmsford, Essex. UK


Posted:
sorry for my ignorence, I thought there may some fancy thing that I didn't know about.
Guess I'll go and buy me a zippo.
Cheers
redface redface

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MillenniuMPLATINUM Member
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Location: USA


Posted:
You can also soak in lamp oil and do a quick dunk (just in and right back out) in white gas. They'll light up at the first sight of flame, none of that lamp-oil resistance to lighting business.

flash fireBRONZE Member
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
The problem here probably lies with the bloody miserable and cold climate of the UK and the high flashpoint of parrafin. Makes for a difficult combo, I'm sure.

I'd get a jet lighter if I were you, or alternatively have a candle in an enclosed sides and open top vessel and light it off that. Also, make sure you're spinning off the excess fuel - if it's dripping wet that doesn't help either.

Good luck!

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Phat JBRONZE Member
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Location: Chelmsford, Essex. UK


Posted:
Excellent, thanks for the help and advice, yeah Flash you're right about that cold weather and climate and too make things worse I walked through one of our big shops this morning (marks & spencers) only to hear them playing BLOODY christmas music, what's wrong with this country.
What is this white gas and can it be purchased in England?

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SkulduggeryGOLD Member
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Posted:
Phat J you might find this link helpful. ubbrollsmile

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onewheeldaveGOLD Member
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Location: sheffield, United Kingdom


Posted:
Here's a good tip for lighting wicks in Englands cold, damp weather.

When I made my fire ropes the end of one didn't get finished properly and had a ragged, thready end on the wick.

I was going to sort it out but discovered that lighting up from that end worked very well- the loose threads catch light quickly and transfer it to the main part of the wick.

Not much use for solid well make wicks, but, if you're making a new set then cultivating a ragged end will make lighting up easier.

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UCOFSILVER Member
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15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
Loose threads are by far the easiest to light as you can warm them up to flash point much quciker.

But I thought that was obvious?

(maybe I am cleverer than I thought.... (Genius?))

smile
But thanks OneWheelDave for pointing that out...

Conincidentally, do you actully just have one wheel? or do you also have two legs?

A wheel in place of legs for example?

Ive always wondered and recently, many HOPpers have PM'd me asking the exact same question...

confused

nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
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Posted:
I have always admired Dave's prayer wheel.

But that just sounds nasty.

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DennyHere again gone again
157 posts
Location: Central London


Posted:
The jet type lighters are particularly useful for lighting fire juggling balls, as you can run along under them all and get them all going pretty much at once. Trying to light them all in turn with a Zippo can lead to the first one being damned warm by the time you light the third one and pick them all up again smile

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onewheeldaveGOLD Member
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Location: sheffield, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: Unsaturated Carpets Of Freedom



Conincidentally, do you actully just have one wheel? or do you also have two legs?

A wheel in place of legs for example?

Ive always wondered and recently, many HOPpers have PM'd me asking the exact same question...

confused




Seriously?

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But you can make the Bastard work for it."

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"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!


onewheeldaveGOLD Member
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3,252 posts
Location: sheffield, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: nearly_all_gone


I have always admired Dave's prayer wheel.






I got my prayer wheel from this site: -

https://www.dharma-haven.org/tibetan/digital-wheels.htm

they believe that prayer wheels on hard drives are particularly effective and encourage people to download and use the images.

"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!


Phat JBRONZE Member
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46 posts
Location: Chelmsford, Essex. UK


Posted:
Cheers everyone, your comments are most welcome,
Does anyone know of any conventions in the Essex area for Poi or diabolo or frisbee. It's a long shot but worth asking.
Later's my new found friends

Don't get lost or die
Phat J

When faced with the inevitable, you MUST face the inevitable.

"The All Nighter"
surf film with that girl from The Bangles.


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