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tulen


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Posted:I think wood is good. Is it good idea?

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MikeIcon
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Posted:Wood is just fine but youll be cutting down greatly on the burn time since the core wont absorb fuel. Ive never personally made any but some other options are a smaller monkey fist knot or a ball of absorbant natural fabric (cotton/denim/wool).

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Posted:Golf ball heheeh

for practice Meteor

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jinvincible
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Posted:I use a small cylinder of solid aluminum, drilled and tapped to accept a stainless steel eye bolt (for connecting to the chains). It won't absorb extra fuel, but I like the weight it adds.

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tulen


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Posted:i can make a fire monkey fist. i would like a full midlle from something, beacause i like a heavier poi:]
i think some metal will be good, but i don't now how i make a ball from it....
thnaks for all replays:]


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nearly_all_gone
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Posted:Metal core in a monkey-fist = masochism.

Monkeys are already heavy when they've taken fuel! You won't be needing anything heavier, in my opinion!


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tulen


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Posted:and one question about flys in mokey fist...
how many flys of rope you have on monkey fist?
i want use 12mm of kevlar rope.I think 3 flys it will be good:]
somebody who use more flys?
i would like relatively big fire head, beacause i wont a big fire:]


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mo-seph


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Posted:Big monkeys have smaller monkeys,
in their core when you light em,
small monkeys have smaller monkeys,
and so, ad infinitum


monkeys ate my brain

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tulen


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Posted:mo-seph: I think something diferent...

http://www.realknots.com/p/k/faqmfist.gif
br>there is a picture of monkey fist .the last picture of monke fist have three ply of rope.do you understand what i mean?


sorry my englis is very bad , because i am lerning english this year


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mo-seph


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Posted:Yes, I understand what you mean wink

I was making a silly joke based on a very old poem about fleas. Which no-one found funny frown ubblol
Except me tongue

when I made monkey fists, I did a fig8 knot, then did a 2 bight monkey around that, then a 4 bight monkey around that. You might find 3/8" (about 9mm) rope easier than 1/2" (12mm).

I should also tell you to do a search, because there's lots of information about this on here already:
http://www.homeofpoi.com/search/search.pl?Terms=monkey+fist&x=0&y=0
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(bight is a term for what you're calling ply or fly)


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ado-p
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Posted:i laughed dave

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Posted:smile ubblol

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