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Location: the fascist states of amerika
Member Since: 12th Dec 2004
Total posts: 80
Posted:hey all...so i've been reading up on all the info about wire wool and a group of us would like to try them this weekend...there are a couple of holes in the info...are different fuels required?...how large of a fireproof area do we need...and do those molten pieces of metal hurt? smile

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The GF of HoP
Location: Somerset, England
Member Since: 17th Aug 2004
Total posts: 492
Posted:you can dip the wool but its best not to, it burns on its own. you need a relitivly large area deppending on the wind.

As its winter tho it will most likly be wet (in the UK anyway frown)so it should be fine.

i cant talk from personal experience about the pain bu my lil bro who stoud in the wrong place said it hurt but not for more than a second.

Hope this helps alil and make sure you hav as many cameras on hand as possible as you will want the most possible chances of catching the perfect 2 second from the perfectangle.

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Mint Sauce
Location: Lancs England
Member Since: 7th Sep 2003
Total posts: 1453
Posted:yes it hurts a lot.

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)


Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...
Member Since: 25th Nov 2003
Total posts: 1433
Posted:If the molten steel ends up on your skin it hurts....and burns through the skin very quickly....ouch!

If it hits and bounces off though it tends to sting for a couple of seconds then the pain is gone.

As for an area....make sure you have a LARGE area and get everyone to stand well back the spray area is huge especially if you spin really fast!

DO NOT soak the wire wool it is better to light it dry....wait till it start to spark then spin spin spin!!!


playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:you can light wire wool by creating a circuit with a battery. Saves a lot of time trying to light it with a flame


Oh and I've seen some scars from molten metal and they're pretty nasty, and not much will really stop them but if they're well contructed and free flowing the molten shouldn't have time to build up much really.

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