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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

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Posted:Wherever I go, I see that everyone uses completely different set ups for their fire poi.

What do you prefer?

(if 'Other', please specify)

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JauntyJames
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Posted:i'm just posting because nobody else has, and i didn't want you to feel sad.

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Dragon Princess


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Posted:Long chains can be shortened by wrapping, but you can't make a short chain longer mid-spin... Give me long chains any day!
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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

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Posted:thanks sparkey: it's so upsetting being unreplied to ubbcrying wink
Seriously though I was just wondering about what people thought. I know long chains have advantages, but don't you sometimes want short chains if you want to do some close up spinning without cutting off the circulation to your fingers (I hear this is very much a problem with cable/wire)? Also I do know people that would go XS any day of the week


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Shu
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Shu

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Posted:ubblol

i do prefer the smaller chain length, but i also use super long ones!


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Das Noley
GOLD Member since May 2005

Das Noley

newbie
Location: New Jersey, USA

Total posts: 7
Posted:i prefer long chains. i can twirl them however i want, and shorten them mid-spin to do a buzzsaw or some mini-moves. long chains are just more convenient.

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Spacecow00x
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

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Location: Ft. Myers, Florida, USA

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Posted:im thinking of ordering some overly long chains because i love how the poi seem to float when the chain is longer. And u can shorten them mid spin like everyone else noted anyway, yah yah biggrin

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SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:i like mine short...but i am short...long ones hit me and the floor too much!

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FlamingOberon
GOLD Member since Apr 2005

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Location: Worcester, MA, USA

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Posted:i like long ones when i want to do body wraps and neck wraps and the like, but i usually dance with medium, becausse they only require one wrap around the hand in order to amke em short enough to do close up stuff, where as the longer they are the more hand wraps you need to do... (obviously)...

i love to practice with all different sizes, though... since i usually dance with medium, i practice more with short when i want to work on slowing down my moves, and vice versa, i work with long when i want to speed them up... because if i can get the short ones slow and the long ones fast, then it makes my medium technique all the tighter...


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Black Gnosis
BRONZE Member since May 2005

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Location: Caucasia, the land of gringos,...

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Posted:Personally i have one main and two off hand ones, my main one is the classic short finger tip to shoulder leangth, and my second favorite is to is a 48 inch long String thing from a pair of really big old scrubs with a 8 inch peice of jack chain at the end, my third favorite is using glowsticks ran through a knotted shoe string making it large glow poi 4 ft long and doing different types butterflys with them, big bright and beautiful!

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

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Location: melbourne, Australia

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Posted:i like my fire poi so they touch the ground.
looove long flags
big heavy staffs
standard double staffs
big cross staffs

me thinks thats it

cheers, pete biggrin


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Posted:Compensating for anything? ubblol

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

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Posted:I personally prefer short chains. The only thing I really miss is the cool UTL stuff I can do with longer ones but short has all the advantages for throws and buzzsaws that I want.

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Spacecow00x
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Posted:pete just likes it all big lol, and he likes it when his balls almost touch the ground

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darkpoet
BRONZE Member since May 2003

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Location: Dallas.........ish, USA

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Posted:6-8ft chains.......short for meteors =P

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Puresock


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Location: Oxford, UK

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Posted:It's all about the short chains for the throws.

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Vixen
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

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Posted:ive got short chains but then ive got little arms! xxx

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FlamingOberon
GOLD Member since Apr 2005

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Location: Worcester, MA, USA

Total posts: 134
Posted:so, in the poll above, some people chose "other" instead of ball chain, oval link, or steel wire. what exactly is the other being used?

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

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Posted:The stuff outside the box.

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EpsilonKias


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Location: Bloomfield Indiana. USA

Total posts: 107
Posted:I prefur short wire cause of the tossing and buzzsaw stuff you can do. But I aslo have long ballchain that I aslo use alot

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tadpole
GOLD Member since Nov 2002

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Location: Harare, Zimbabwe, United Kingd...

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Posted:Ballchain for president.

Incidentally, to repeat FlamingOberon's question, what is the "other" that is being used?


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jinvincible
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

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Location: Madtown, USA

Total posts: 125
Posted:Well, if the heads you are using are made from rubber bands nicked from the supply cabinet, the logical choice would be a paperclip chain...

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