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HI NRG Raver
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

HI NRG Raver

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Location: Brownsville, Texas, USA

Total posts: 5
Posted:OK so i hear alot about the cage but i have yet to see any pics . confusedperhaps yall could post them up for some ideas.

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filthy 23
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

filthy 23

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Location: USA

Total posts: 136
Posted:I assume you're talking about cages for steel wool sparkly poi. I remember there was some pics in the gallery somewhere, about a year and a half ago. Anyways I used metal fabric from the garden section (near where the chicken wire is) of that big nationwide hardware store. It's a little hard to bend and looks like little squares that are sturdier and has smaller holes than chicken wire. I just bent it into a cylinder and cut a circle out for the top and bottom, attached with bailing wire, leaving the top easy to open for inserting the steel wool. added more wire to attache a quicklink and chain/handles... hope this helps.

I AM working.

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Lurch
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 929
Posted:If you go black bush style and have solid sides so it only burns out the bottom it lasts longer. Tin can, or whatever you got just make sure its strong enough

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SirEggo


SirEggo

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Total posts: 37
Posted:ok heres something to think about, the sparkler Poi I use is O clamps and steel wool the steel wool burns off so the cage isnt really practical.

where there are ashes from those burnt by flame
the phoenix rises again and again.

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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester, England (UK)

Total posts: 1365
Posted:Some people just secure the wire wol to thier wicks with strong wire, ensuring that it won't come off. I notice that you're quite new t this so please can I warn you to be careful as sparkly poi are dangerous. The sparkles are actually bits of molten metal flying off your poi that will hit you, and anyne/anything surrounding you, so make sure you are in a clear safe area and if you have any spectators, that they are standing well away. Most people advise wearing saftey goggles to avoid getting any of that burning metal in your eyes. Also ensure you wear appropriate clothing and wet your hair. Have Fun!

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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Mr_Jedly
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

Mr_Jedly

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Location: Perth, West Australia

Total posts: 195
Posted:Yes! Please be careful.

Try to find someone who has done it before & chat to them about it before you do.

If they dont give you safety warnings, find someone who will!

Tip... DON'T look up!

It's sooo tempting to see the showers as you do it!

Keep away from everyone, do it by yourself. Be ready if a piece of molten metal lands on you. Nasty scars! (not pretty scars).

I have a picture of steel wool being spun in my gallery.

Here is a v.poor quality picture of some 'cages' here:

[image]http://tinypic.com/view.html?pic=5xqsl0[/image]


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We grow old because we stop playing.

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HI NRG Raver
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

HI NRG Raver

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Location: Brownsville, Texas, USA

Total posts: 5
Posted:well the only problem is that im the first to spin fire here in my city. Im trying to get more people into poi .I get alot of attention for this (even getting paid to perform at clubs).So this sparkley poi is the next step . I plan to let the local news to come by and see the show when i get it down. hopefully this could promote poi in my area. thanks for the help guys.

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daisylou
BRONZE Member since May 2005

daisylou

la di da di da
Location: North Wales

Total posts: 147
Posted:ok, can someone explain to me in very simple non technical girl type terms, the beginners guide to first spinning with wire wool. been meaning to try it for years and fully intend to on the beach this summer one evening. precautions....what to dos.....exactly what to buy, how much to use, how to attach etc.....my poi are on cables if that makes any difference.

thankyouuuuuuuu smile)

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Lurch
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 929
Posted:Well assuming you've got your cages figured out.. Usually you don't need to use any sort of fuel to get them started, even just a 9v battery will get them going most of the time.

If you've got 'delicate' skin, or aren't used to sparks I'd advise long sleeve (cotton) shirt that you won't mind if it gets burnt, possibly gloves, something for your hair, and goggles of some sort to protect your eyes. Trust me the last thing you want is molten steel in them.

Other than that, spin hard and fast, keep it simple to things like weaves and fountains. Butterflies work but I find them slightly more difficult to pull off..

It's important to maintain control of them, the balance is going to be different than other poi. Chances are there will be a nice glowing red blob of slag on them when you're done spinning, so its important not to hit yourself with that.

Honeslty though I've only done it a handful of times so I'm probably not the best one to be talking


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