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pyro15
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Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 13
Posted:hi i was curious as to more than one fire wick on the poi make using them any harder and it they were more dangerous to use weavesmiley

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Lavatwilight
Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 834
Posted:welll not actaully knowing tongue id say it would be a lots more work as the extra weight, and you may get a lil more singed, and any tangles would be worse id guess, air wraps (hyper loops) would be made harder/ impossible, but none of this can i substiantiate, as i dont spin poi biggrin

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mtbeer
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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:They will obviously be heavier, requiring more strength on your part. Multi-wick poi also tend to use smaller wicks which means a shorter burn time.

The only danger is if you use two or three large wicks together. If you try to spin them fast there is a good chance they will go flying out of your fingers. Happened to me a couple times. redface

I'm building a set of multi-wick poi now using small hybrid wicks. They should be light enough to spin and burn for a longer duration.


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Nate
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Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Member Since: 5th Aug 2004
Total posts: 1530
Posted:i have a pair of double headed monkey fist fire poi
two words can easily describe these

fudging scary

however some moves arfe made easier by having more weight to pull them, i find waist wraps alot easier and hip reels aswell, its resonably hard to do air wraps but hyperloops are quite easy to do as long as you tangle them in a suitable place where it;ll lock in a bit else it can be very dangerous


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pyro15
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Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 13
Posted:i gathered theyed be heavier they would need more strenth to use dose haveing the extra wicks make the one handed butterfly harder to do weavesmiley

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Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Member Since: 5th Aug 2004
Total posts: 1530
Posted:yes alot lol, just the weights enough to put me off doing them.......get some monkeyfist ones and you could probably break your arm

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:my 3 headed fire poi are my most favouritist things in the world biggrin The weight isnt a problem for me, i didn't find them much heavier. The singe factor is increased quite a bit, atm i have a nice pokey out bit of hair where the wick closest to the handle scraped across my forhead. Um...they go slower than single headers, which makes moves easier, as you have more control. Transitioning between moves can be a little though.

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Disc0
annoying boy
Location: Sweden
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2004
Total posts: 160
Posted:how large wicks do you have on your 3heads? i have singleheaded 100mm wicks and i think thats good. smaller seems almost too small... but i dunno...

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:erm...not quite sure! they're jsut average size wicks. i would go look at the HoP shop if i could be arsed.

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T&B
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Location: London/Bristol
Member Since: 30th Aug 2003
Total posts: 607
Posted:was pissing about with double headed poi over the summer and they definatly got a different feel to them but once you get use to them there not really hard (even airwarp aren't as hard as you think they'll be)

Maybe I should change this too something abit nicer, humm no I still think your all Ccensoredt

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Stout
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Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada
Member Since: 12th May 2004
Total posts: 1872
Posted:I got a set of double head poi under the tree this Christmas, and they weigh in at just over 400 grams each and I haven't lit them up yet because I find them so radically different to spin than single poi, I'm going to keep them as a practice set for a while.

I found my planes went all off kilter, especially with longarm stuff and it's going to take me awhile to get used to the feel of being pulled around by my poi.,,,they're a great workout though


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pyro15
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Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 13
Posted:thanks for the info people i think i might be get some soon

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Icer
Icer

just a shadow of my former self...
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 26th Apr 2005
Total posts: 205
Posted:i use double heads, gonna get some triple soon. i didnt do wraps with my double heads for a while, but now that i am, my spinning top has got very crispy. i have abit of trouble doin wrist wraps too, the upper most head lies against my skin a touch too long and i normally end up burning myself. wots the solution? just wrap and unwrap faster? make sure i have long sleeves so my top gets burnt not me?

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:The only fire poi i have left are split 6" (4" tube core - 2" aluminium tubing - 2" tube core) and now i can't use practice poi properly due to the fair weight difference...

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bluengoldfire
bluengoldfire

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Location: Indiana
Member Since: 23rd Nov 2006
Total posts: 7
Posted:My triples are the ones from HOP, wolf's revenge. Two things about them:

1. The weight takes some getting used to. With no fuel it does not feel like you are holding three wicks, rather like one heavy monkey fist on a chain 75% as long. Practice with it to get used to the weight and the actual vs perceived length. When fueled, they are heavy and take mondo drag.

2. Your first spin with them will be the biggest adrenaline rush you've ever felt (xcept sky diving maybe). The flames are twice as loud as any single poi set. You will feel the heat. For elbow wraps, I highly recommend jeans+sweatshirt, the fire will contact you longer.

Good luck and live triples!

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blu_valley
blu_valley

fluffy mess
Location: Brighton
Member Since: 8th Apr 2005
Total posts: 197
Posted:I've got the same wolfs revenge ones from Hop. They took a little getting used to, but now single flames just don't do it for me anymore. The louder noise is the best part biggrin



My three headers are my toy of choice biggrin


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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:I like the look of doubles and triples but prefer ropes to spin with when and if I use poi but then I opnly have singles and ropes

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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nulleamai
nulleamai

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Location: Napoli (Neaples)
Member Since: 21st Mar 2006
Total posts: 152
Posted:i think that more than one head is not good for technical moves, like hp or similar, but during a fire show they are great!

I made a set of doubleheads last day, there is a bigger head on the lower part and a smaller head on the chaine. I leave the little head free to move on the chaine, when i spin little head moves up and down on the chaine...Now i have only to try with fire!

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:a few years on and now i'm a convert to the use of 'intermediate' poi heads that add another 2 inches of wick in the middle of my ballchain.. yummm

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