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Aryth
Aryth

in a beautiful daze....
Location: Liverpool, England
Member Since: 25th May 2005
Total posts: 134
Posted:Hey, i was wondering if anyone knows places that sell fireproof bags similar to those for staff but for poi, as when i've finished spinning my poi are far to hot to put in a normal bag as i've melted one or two!!! redface

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polythene
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Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:Best plan is to let them cool down a wee while smile

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Aryth
Aryth

in a beautiful daze....
Location: Liverpool, England
Member Since: 25th May 2005
Total posts: 134
Posted:I know thats the sensible answer, but i'm one of those annoying impatient people. lol

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:you're after heatproof really, not fireproof.

Sail canvas might do it. Don't use anything synthetic as it'll melt.

Still, it really would be best to wait for them to cool - is it _that_ much of a problem?

just spin them uplit and empty of fule for a bit and pack up the rest of your kit and the poi last.


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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:you should really make sure it cools, it's a fire hazard if not.

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animatEd
animatEd

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Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:Or dunk them back in the paraffin?

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JauntyJames
JauntyJames

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Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
Total posts: 3533
Posted:firetoys.co.uk used to carry poi bags of that description, but I think they were discontinued, as I can't seem to find them under "bags and clothing"

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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

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Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:Well a fire (or heat proof) bag is an excuse to buy more poi related things, people like having equipment for there hobbies regardless wheather they NEED them or not. Bet half of you guys have loads of fire spinning related gadgets, bags, usefull things in a speacial place in a cupbored , probably kept in speacial boxes in speacial corners of your rooms haha.

Maybie you should try searching for a heat proof bag thats poi size, but not specificly used for fire poi.


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Gnor
Gnor

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Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:Have a dunking container that you can carry your poi in as well. We use a small metal bucket.

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polythene
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Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:Maybe you could sew a bag out of an old fire blanket, or at the very least, thick denim coated with fire-retardant spray shrug

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The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.

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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:you'll still have the issue of heat. I've burnt myself before (not badly) from poi put in my backback without cooling properly.

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Aryth
Aryth

in a beautiful daze....
Location: Liverpool, England
Member Since: 25th May 2005
Total posts: 134
Posted:Thanks guys maybe i should of explained better, my fire poi aint the greatest in the world an take a very long time to cool down, and yes i love buying as much equipment as i can. I like the small metal bucket idea.

Cheers again hug


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Helen_of_Poi
Helen_of_Poi

lapsed spinner
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Member Since: 28th Apr 2004
Total posts: 412
Posted:I use an ex-army ammo case for carrying mine around. it's metal and totally airtight, being designed for carriying live ammunition and all. Very handy. Maybe not too wise to be spotted with one in these days of paranoia of terrorism though...could easily be misinterpreted.

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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

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Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:You could paint it a bright colour, then no one would think its milatery or something, jazz it up with a stencil hehe

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:Written by:
Maybe not too wise to be spotted with one in these days of paranoia of terrorism though



nah, we were caught last year by london underground security at london bridge carrying a 14th century replica sword, they didn't care wink


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Zauberdach
Zauberdach

Sometimes sword wofter
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 10th Mar 2005
Total posts: 199
Posted:hello, we sell Fire poi bags at tepooka smile They're made of thick double lined hessein fabric on the inside which is excellent and heat resistant. If you're interested drop me an email at toys@tepooka.org

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nearly_all_gone
nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:I'm a little confused though... I often put my poi straight from a burn into a pair of socks, then just stick them in my bag or whatever... I've never had a problem, been burnt by them or knackered my bag... perhaps I'm just lucky?

They're really old socks though, the bacteria in them's probably evolved its own microscopic fire brigade by now..


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