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fie


fie

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

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

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NYC


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Location: NYC, NY, USA

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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)...


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
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

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Stout
SILVER Member since May 2004

Stout

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Location: Canada

Total posts: 1872
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

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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA

Total posts: 1584
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

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NYC


NYC

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Location: NYC, NY, USA

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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.


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Stout
SILVER Member since May 2004

Stout

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Location: Canada

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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


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fie


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


fie

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


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