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anonomatos
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

anonomatos

enthusiast
Location: Utrecht [NL], Netherlands

Total posts: 389
Posted:hello there,

yesterday i finally swinged firepoi for the first time, with the firepoi i built myself (proud me biggrin )

when I was done I put the fires out in some water and when I got home i put them in parraffine again... but i wanted to lit them this night, and somehow it didn't work well. when i wanted to lit them it made some crispy sounds and when it finally burnt well the flames got out in a few swings (might be due to the fact is was windy?)...

and they turned quite darkish (brown/black) for most part.

is this all normal or am I just screwing up my poi?


"Dont know how long, this ones gonna take;
I could fail, but Id rather be a fuckup, than a fake"

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mtbeer
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

mtbeer

ARRRR!
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Total posts: 529
Posted:Don't put them in water. The crispy sound is the remaining water boiling off. The water is most likely the reason they did not burn. Water and paraffin do not mix so the fuel was not absorbed by the wick. They should be ok if you let them dry out for a couple days. Next time you want to put them out, try smothering them with a damp towel.

The more you burn them the darker they will become. That is perfectly normal.

Congratulations on losing your fire virginity! and welcome to HoP!


"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok

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anonomatos
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

anonomatos

enthusiast
Location: Utrecht [NL], Netherlands

Total posts: 389
Posted:and i heard something about keeping them away from (direct) sunlight? is it true that fireheads are vampiric and thus 'allergic' to sunlight?

"Dont know how long, this ones gonna take;
I could fail, but Id rather be a fuckup, than a fake"

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:I don't think fire poi... I've seen that warning on my globugs, plastic tends to melt if exposed to sunlight for a long time

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ficklampa
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

ficklampa

member
Location: sweden,stockholm.

Total posts: 81
Posted:i put them out by spinning them real fast.
after that i dip them in parrafin to make sure there is no internal fire.
works just fine for me.


the only thing worth dying for is life itself

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:ditto on everything mtbeer said

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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