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Luminous Souls
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

Luminous Souls

newbie
Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.

Total posts: 36
Posted:I tried to do a search, cause i figured alot of people have asked this, but couldn't really find what i was looking for. i was wondering how i can make my burns last longer. any help would be greatly appreciated. smile

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Catalyst
SILVER Member since Nov 2003

Catalyst

member
Location: Virginia

Total posts: 103
Posted:One way would be to buy the monkey balls....excuse me, the monkey fist rope wicks....they burn for days. ubbrollsmile

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mtbeer
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

mtbeer

ARRRR!
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Total posts: 529
Posted:Kerosene\Parrafin or Lamp Oil will burn quite a bit longer than white gas or meths\eths. After that it's up to the type of wick you use. Monkey fists and large cathedrals will last a while and Bearclaw Manufacturing makes a few kevlar\cotton composite wicks that are supposed to last longer. Keep in mind that the larger wicks will be much heavier and can be difficult to maintain control over.
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Luminous Souls
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

Luminous Souls

newbie
Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.

Total posts: 36
Posted:thanks so much.

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Kombi guy
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Kombi guy

HOP OM
Location: HOP Central, New Zealand

Total posts: 224
Posted:Long burn time, massive flame. Try these

http://www.homeofpoi.com/shop/productDet...l_link_fire_poi


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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:biodiesel is really good for longer burns as well

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marco


enthusiast
Location: uk

Total posts: 328
Posted:I'm working on a chambered design that should give much longer burning times, it works well for staff,

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thor


thor

Flaming Lesbian
Location: Portland, Oregon

Total posts: 181
Posted:hrm. when did HOP start selling those? =]

your wick is the most important part, because it decides just how much fuel you get to swing around your body. for long (and huge, don't forget huge) burns, i go for toweling. toweling is also nice because it dosen't splash the fuel all around like kevlar does (heh, let's just say my first kevlar head burnoff was alot...messier...and embarrassing...than my towel head burnoffs)

if you want a huge and long burning flame, go to walmart and pick up a pack of bar mops ($5 for like, 10). 1/2 of one per wick will give you about double the burn times than the average kevlar cathederals, or you could go with a full towel on each head, and then you'll want to be very careful =]

still, it's a good idea to have the good old reliable kevlar heads for most things, but if you really feel like swinging a paint can full of coleman's on each arm, you can't beat cheap walmart towel wicks =]


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Lavatwilight
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK

Total posts: 834
Posted:Written by: musashii

biodiesel is really good for longer burns as well



could you pm me with some more info on this if you have time, as i know a few uses for bio diesel ie running cars, but never thought of it for spinning, i take it, its also a lot less poisening than "normal fuel"


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Nantheos
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

Nantheos

Member
Location: Netherlands - Hengelo

Total posts: 82
Posted:Also I have found that the longer you soak, the longer burn you get. This of course sounds very stupid and *duh*-like, but I know people who just soak for a few seconds and then start complaining about short burntime.....

Hij die zijn kind benzine voert moet niet roken als het boert.

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Gri-gri


Gri-gri

Member
Location: Richardsbay, South Africa

Total posts: 84
Posted:I agree with Thor.

I get longer burns using toweling than with Kevlar, and less fuel being thrown off it too. However, it doesn't last as long, so I like to make a few wicks at a time so I can just swop them over when I need to...


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The body will follow...

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marco


enthusiast
Location: uk

Total posts: 328
Posted:
"hrm. when did HOP start selling those? =]"

Had a quick look through the poi section, admittedly it wasn't a thorough search, can't say i found anything looking like chambered poi, I've looked into the kapax stuff, and other packing materials and techniques, as far as I can see what I've been working with for the last year is distinctly different, but anyways, the wick, length and affixing style is the most important aspect for burn times.

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tadpole
GOLD Member since Nov 2002

enthusiast
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe

Total posts: 200
Posted:Not entirely certain, but there is a different type of wicking called MACE,or something like that. I watched a guy burn a set made with this stuff, and they lasted for about 15 minutes easily. Unfortunately,thats all i know...

Don't worry, be happy...

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