• All Purchases made this month instantly go into the draw to win a USD $ 100.00 credit to your HoP account.
 

Forums > Other Toys > Flaming Unicycle (of Death)

Login/Join to Participate

88Jack88


88Jack88

newbie
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 21
Posted:Here's the pitch.
Two "wicks" mounted perpendicular to the cranks. They'll be fairly far out on the spokes. Stuck on in the same manner as those reflective orange thingys.

The idea being spin they wheel a pretty circle of flame "in" the spokes.

Has anyone else tried this? any reasons why it won't work?
comments? scorn? better idea? it's all good.


Delete Topic

MissEgyptology
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

MissEgyptology

officially expelled from BYU
Location: Southern California, USA

Total posts: 195
Posted:I've seen a similar thing done with Christmas lights--weave a strand around the spokes and stick a battery pack on there. I'm not sure how you would do it with fire...I guess I can't quite visualize it. It could work if you could keep your ankles from burning.

"So Miss, I think you win the prize... A mormon egyptologist in a firespinning chat room... that's gotta be a record of some kind"
-NYC

Thanks, NYC,but I quit mormonism now XD

Delete

squarefish
SILVER Member since Sep 2002

(...trusty steed of the rodeo midget...)
Location: the state of flux, Ireland

Total posts: 403
Posted:Hi!
Your tires WILL explode/go on fire eek
I use a fire wheell in some shows similar to what you're describing except with four wicks.
The heat build up in the rim is extreme, too hot to touch, I've got the scars to prove it.
I suspect that you don't actuatly want your inflatable rubber tires to explode and cover you and the audience with melted rubber? wink


MissEgyptology has the right idea, use some cool looking lights in between the spokes, possibly on sliders so that you'l get elipses at slow speeds and circles when you'r going fast.

Good luck!


Delete

88Jack88


88Jack88

newbie
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 21
Posted:Christmas lights ey
Any idea how much they cost?


Delete

PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

Lambretta Fanatic
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 4993
Posted:about a year and a half ago there was a video posted on the unicyclist forum.... coleman fuel on the tire! and set fire to the tyre... is still on the net some where but i wouldnt recomend it! i wouldnt want a tire to explode on me.

the video hada nice 360 jump whilst on fire too!" is worth looking for on the net. unicyclist.com i think.


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

Delete

MissEgyptology
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

MissEgyptology

officially expelled from BYU
Location: Southern California, USA

Total posts: 195
Posted:Christmas lights aren't really that expensive. I think a regular strand is about $7 at Target or something, but you'll be hard pressed to find any thing time of year unless you end up in one of those christmas specialty shops.

"So Miss, I think you win the prize... A mormon egyptologist in a firespinning chat room... that's gotta be a record of some kind"
-NYC

Thanks, NYC,but I quit mormonism now XD

Delete

Twisthem488


Twisthem488

member
Location: USA

Total posts: 187
Posted:Written by: pk ....:

about a year and a half ago there was a video posted on the unicyclist forum.... coleman fuel on the tire! and set fire to the tyre... is still on the net some where but i wouldnt recomend it! i wouldnt want a tire to explode on me.

the video hada nice 360 jump whilst on fire too!" is worth looking for on the net. unicyclist.com i think.



yeah, is that the one where they are playing unicycle hockey with a flaming ball? im pretty sure i saw that. it was pimp


Im a Thespian, But I'll Act Normal Around You Guys

Delete

PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

Lambretta Fanatic
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 4993
Posted:yup thats the one wink

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

Delete

Spacecow00x
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

Spacecow00x

Member
Location: Ft. Myers, Florida, USA

Total posts: 170
Posted:wow that video has almost inspired me to buy a unicycle, not for fire purpouses but yeah lol

You've got the wings of a fallen angel
You offer peace if they praise your name
You live your life taking everything you can get
Look down, time to fly!

Delete

Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol, United Kin...

Total posts: 665
Posted:If you inflated the wheel with a mixture of oxygen and propone - oh wait - that isn't a reponsible suggestion <not even in jest - you'll have someone's eye out>

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

Delete

PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

Lambretta Fanatic
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 4993
Posted:Written by: Gelfling

If you inflated the wheel with a mixture of oxygen and propone - oh wait - that isn't a reponsible suggestion <not even in jest - you'll have someone's eye out>




runs off in an experimental fashion to try this! ubblol where is the new pope!!!!..... i wanna try this near him! wink


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

Delete

MissEgyptology
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

MissEgyptology

officially expelled from BYU
Location: Southern California, USA

Total posts: 195
Posted:oh, PK, you so crazy! that sounds really funny. Film it for me ubblol

"So Miss, I think you win the prize... A mormon egyptologist in a firespinning chat room... that's gotta be a record of some kind"
-NYC

Thanks, NYC,but I quit mormonism now XD

Delete

PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

Lambretta Fanatic
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 4993
Posted:it would be like JFK all over again.... :O

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

Delete


Similar Topics

Using the keywords [flaming unicycle death] we found the following similar topics.
1. Learn > Dragon Staff > Mr. Moustachios Dragon Staff QR Guide > Chi - Exaggerated Cheating Death - QR *help/resource
2. Learn > Unicycle > Beginner Steps > How to Unicycle *help/resource
3. Forums > Unicycle progression [251 replies]
4. Forums > Flaming Unicycle (of Death) [12 replies]
5. Forums > Death [42 replies]

     Show more..