Klowny
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Klowny

Disco Inferno
Location: Remote Western Australia Karra...

Total posts: 160
Posted:i was wanderng in terms of hand protection, what would be the best form, especially since i focus on wraps but my hand always seems to creep up the staff and it gets a bit to warm... i do practice unlight but i cant seem to get out of the habit of letting my hand creep up, the move still works but at the expense of skin cells so i figured there must be some sort of glove or something that is either designed for such dillemas or a glove best suited for the problem

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Sprocket
GOLD Member since Jun 2004

Sprocket

Member
Location: middle of the outback, Austral...

Total posts: 140
Posted:Hey Firebug,

i just bought some leather gloves from a saddlery ($50). They are perfect for my fire fans because they protect me from the heat. I also had a look in sports shops for weight lifting gloves (without fingertips around $20) which give you a good grip but most of these have leather only in the palms but not on the knuckels. Should be suitable for staffing though.

Hope you found someone to play with.
Tadda


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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York, USA

Total posts: 3354
Posted:i use leather driving gloves...yeah okay so the knuckles are exposed, but other than that they're good. They don't have lining, so they aren't likely to light. I can comfortably hold a flame with them, hope it helps.

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Havokist
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

Havokist


Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2530
Posted:thin leather gloves will probably be best, as if the gloves get too thick then you'll end up not really being able to feel where the staff is, plus leather can be quite flame resistant

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Disc0


annoying boy
Location: Sweden

Total posts: 160
Posted:somebody using leather bracers? i got my first burn yesterday, when i wrapped tubecore poi. :S

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The Real Fryed Fish


God's illgitament son
Location: state of confusion

Total posts: 1489
Posted:hey bug.....ok i do alot of wraps and catch my poi at the wick ALOT, i have found that sport gloves, like batting gloves or football gloves (our football but i guess gollie gloves might work) just dont hold them for more than like 3 sec or that leather gets hot and HOLD heat........best of luck bro

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NYC


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NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:Disc0, I have a pair of leather bracers somewhere in my fire kit. I used them for a while. The funniest comment I ever got was at a party where one of my buddies asked me "Dude, where's your falcon." Dunno why it made me laugh for hours.

Oh... to make them, just get some leather and punch some gromet holes in them and lace them up.

But now I use black kevlar sleeves (SWAT teams use them because they're 'flashbang proof') so they're VERY flame resistant. And they actually look less... fetishy. But they're still unique enough to qualify as costume.


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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Hi FireBug from outback WA. I've been chasing leather cuffs for use with poi recently.

Personally, I don't like gloves as they reduce feel. And as you probably know, there are a number of ways to prevent staff creep with hand placement. Have look at the first staff lessons (rotor), especially the written description. One I do is to roll the centre of the staff over my wrist, so I grasp it off centre and this helps reduce creep. But if you are loosing skin, then gloves could be the way to go.

You might get lucky and pick up some cheap motor bike gloves. Summer gloves should be thin enough to allow lots of feel. Not sure if the kevlar bike gloves are fire proof, and they cost a bomb. You might get some cheap leather mittens from a Harley shop.

Has anyone tried fencing gloves/cuffs?

With poi, I've been looking for some leather cuffs, but the ones in the Goth shops are way to expensive, especially if they have sprung metal in the cuff to hold them on. Apparently you can get welding cuffs, but I haven't seen them in the shops. Must check the local Hog shop.

So, I'm just going to make some out of leather and lace them, NYC style.

Cheers

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NYC


NYC

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Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:I have a few pairs of welding gloves that I love for doing fire safety. They cost $10 US, they're blue, and I can hold a burning poi with them for quite some time. I can even grab a smaller poi wick with two hands and extinguish it. Makes me feel relatively confident that I'll be able to deal with any safety situation that may arise.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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Puk
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz, Australia

Total posts: 2615
Posted:Leather lines mens glove work great and you can get them at a fair price .

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Olive
GOLD Member since Jun 2004

Olive

enthusiast
Location: Paris 19e, France

Total posts: 286
Posted:golf leather glove

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Amanita
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

member
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada

Total posts: 157
Posted:Stone, try here:
www.martialartsmart.com
They sell studded cuffs and belts, I think they're in the kung fu uniform section or something like that..the price is reasonable too- something like $20 us a pair, or close to it. And they look freaking awesome.


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Puk
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz, Australia

Total posts: 2615
Posted:Golf leather glove's are synthetic.

that shrewd and knavish sprite

Called Robin Good Fellow ; are you not he that is frighten of the maidens of the villagery - fairy

I am the merry wander of the night -puk

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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Cool, thanks for the link Amanita. Now that I think of it, there is martial arts shop down the road, so I'll have a look.

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If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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