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Ajtag


Ajtag

The occasional one...
Location: nottingham

Total posts: 445
Posted:i have just built myself some nice new staff from al pole, but it just occured to me that fire can get quite warm and that a handle would not do me any harm.now what can i use? i thought of leather, ckicket grip, innertube, wearing gloves.but a freind suggested using some pipe insulation then wrap that with leather, what do you say?? cos i really want to play... soon.also what is the best way to make poi handles? i thought of kite handles?

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Sports tape for the staff...like tennis raquet or baseball bat tape. It's slightly padded and works great! No toasty fingers from that yet.Our poi handles are strips of leather I stich into loops. No sweat!
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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adamrice


adamrice

poo-bah
Location: Austin TX USA

Total posts: 1015
Posted:I've posted some tips for making finger nooses (and other equipment) at http://www.crossroads.net/a/writing/firemaking.html


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dangerboy


dangerboy

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Total posts: 205
Posted:With a staff, even an aluminum one, the centre doesn;t get hot at all. Even new the flams is handleable. My main desire for grips on staves is for look, and to mark the center. And I use electricians tape (comes in many lovely colours).------------------Earth my body, water my blood, air my breath, fire my spirit

Earth my body, water my blood, air my breath, fire my spirit

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Posted:Gotta agree with the D-boy.The staff doesnt get hot except for right at the end. Think about it...the tip isnt burning all the way through...just on the surface where the O2 is
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Theres stacks of insulation before it even gets to the Aluminium...mark the balance point, whack on some grip tape if you think you might need it, and get spinning!Josh


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Ajtag


Ajtag

The occasional one...
Location: nottingham

Total posts: 445
Posted:thanks 4 that i will try with no grip but i will probally do a leather wrap that my freind offered, and with the poi handles i am currently using telephone cable passed through a chain link so i hope to upgrade that soon. :-)

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A

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Ajtag


Ajtag

The occasional one...
Location: nottingham

Total posts: 445
Posted:thanks 4 that i will try with no grip but i will probally do a leather wrap that my freind offered, and with the poi handles i am currently using telephone cable passed through a chain link so i hope to upgrade that soon. :-)

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A

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ykaterina
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

member
Location: east randolph, VT USA

Total posts: 107
Posted:wow, ajtag! that's the most creative material i've ever heard of everyone using for poi handles!!!tee hee!!!

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Ajtag


Ajtag

The occasional one...
Location: nottingham

Total posts: 445
Posted:thanks they dont work too bad either but i doo need to change soon as the tied ends are really annoying

There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary and those who dont.
Enjoy - A

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