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Posted:hi im new here. just purchased 24 ft of 12.5mm kevlar rope from home of poi for some monkey fists. can tie the knots no problem but was wondering what is the best thing to put in the middle of the knot to keep it solid. can anyone sugest something?


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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:could try a ball bearing. also, if u know someone who could do it, u could try a ceramic sphere.

cheers, pete biggrin

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*


Posted:monkey fists completed. found a good tutorial on this site and used a wooden block as the centre with a screw in eye hook to attach chains. not too hard to make and saved a lot of money too.



GOLD Member since Nov 2004


king of the hedgehogs
Location: Madtown

Total posts: 125
Posted:I prefer so swing a little more weight, so I used an aluminum cylinder for the core, drilled and tapped, with a stainless eyebolt for attaching the chains. I also drilled and tapped for set screws to avoid embarrassing "fly-aways" if the bolts got too loose.

Yellow and blue make green.


SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Location: Bellingham and Seattle, WA

Total posts: 21
Posted:This link is by FAR the best monkey fist tutorial I have found.... Look under tutorials to see pics, specific instructions, etc for a high-quality, long burning wick.

A bird can fly, but a fly cant bird...


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