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Posted:I've seen Sparky Poi, and most impressive they are too.

My question is, can you use wire wool on other toys, or does it only give the right effect with something that moves fast, like Poi?

More specifically, has anyone ever tried sparky fans? Do they work? Or is it a really bad plan?!?

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ado-p
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Posted:its even really hard with a stick.

you need a good strong centrifugal force.....

cant see it working with fans.

at least not with anything resembling grace anyway smile


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Posted::| Thought that might be the case, but it never hurts to ask!

Thanks anyway smile


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Posted:could always use real sparklers though could you not?

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Posted:yeah that would be cool. Ive only ever heard people using wirewool on Poi, Staffs and nun-chucks. But ive tried it on fire diabolo with worked fairly well. Not great mind.

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Posted:we tried sparklers on poi and it worked great. when the sparkler burns down to the poi it lights!!!

should work with fans too...

be nice to go from sparkles into fire.


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Posted:the wire wool effect (huge fire works like effect) would not work on fans simply because they spin way to slow to get that type of effect.

The sparklers do work though.


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Posted:Sounds like an interesting plan. How does one attach the sparklers to the wick? I'd be worried about flying bits of hot metal hitting me, the audience, etc.....

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Posted:Oow ado-p, That's brilliant... well, a good idea anyhow tongue...
I did it the other way around, lighting my poi and hoping the sparklers would light eventually... that was not a very satisfying experiment... But lighting your poi with the sparklers is easyer and looks nicer as well!!!


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Posted:~m~: trust me you have more risk of burning yourself using the steel wool than with the sparklers.



And with the audience aspect you need to make sure that everyone is a safe distance away from you with any kind of fire twirling so check out the area you are going to be twirling in before starting up and set a boundary that the audience are not allowed to cross no matter what!



The sparklers have this little wire bit at the end where you usually hold your hand when using them in the ordinary fashion all you have to do is twist that onto the metal part of your poi or fans so they won't sit directly on the wick but just above it.



The more painful part is getting the damn things off so make sure you take a set of wire cutters along so that you don't rip your hands up trying to untwist them.


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Posted:Sounds good - thanks for the advice! I will give it a try.... Carefully!

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Posted:While I'm here....

in case I do decide to try the wire wool as an experiment, is there something somewhere which would tell me the best & safest way to attach it to the fans?

Thanks again smile
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Posted:Okay, never mind. I did a search and found some threads on how to attach wire wool to poi, and it seems easy enough to transfer the principles.

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