fieMember
15 posts

Posted:
my friends and i call this the vortex, is there another name for it?

https://www.localslackers.com/vortex2.wmv

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
We call them handcuff wraps.

Unfortunately I kinda suck at them and often forget they exist but I've done em with fire (with gloves)...

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


MikeIconGOLD Member
Pooh-Bah
2,109 posts
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA


Posted:
Some call em spiral wraps too I think.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me


StoutBRONZE Member
Pooh-Bah
1,872 posts
Location: Canada


Posted:
Today,,,I work on these,,but I was under the impression they were done from a weave, I'll try both weave and butterfly variations,,,see what happens

KaelGotRiceGOLD Member
Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
1,584 posts
Location: Angels Landing, USA


Posted:
Most glowstringers refer to it as spiral and butterfly spiral, the butterfly spiral variation starting with a butterfly of course, and the weave version merely spiral.

To do: More Firedrums 08 video?

Wildfire/US East coast fire footage

LA/EDC glow/fire footage

Fresno fire


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
For me, the trick to getting them with chains was holding the chains under my thumb. This way the chains wrap around the middle of my hand. And pull slightly after they recoil.

Easy as cheezy with sock poi. If you hold em under your thumbs.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


StoutBRONZE Member
Pooh-Bah
1,872 posts
Location: Canada


Posted:
The middle of the hand, yep, that is a challange. One thing I found helpful was to jam the finger loops down around the base of my fingers, rather than between the second and third knuckles, where I usually hold my poi.

I have to make my strings longer too, they're about four inches shorter than my usual length. Somehow, the wrap feels more complete with longer strings.

Catching the glowstick on a single hand wrap (somthing I wouldn't do with fire poi) is also providing hours of frustrating enjoyment ubblol

fieMember
15 posts

Posted:
"The Vortex" sounds so much more cooler than all the other stuff though ubblol
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fieMember
15 posts

Posted:
sorry, just commenting on your signature...
american beauty is my favorite [censored] movie of all time

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