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Forums > Technical Discussion > Monket Fist vs. Cathedral/wrap heads

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Miko
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

newbie
Location: Osaka/world tour

Total posts: 21
Posted:hello, I am requesting poll on Monkey Fist vs. other head types, purely on performance ease/flow. I've seen comments before, but they seem to factor in ease of making. I am used to ball type, and was thinking of switching when i saw how cathedral type was a higher rated seller on the shop. I tried a mock up using canvas of cathedral, and had a sort of tug/twist effect going on . User error? ;>
thanks, Miko


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jinvincible
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

jinvincible

king of the hedgehogs
Location: Madtown

Total posts: 125
Posted:The thing about cathedral heads is that if you add more wick, it only makes them longer. If you try to add wick to a monkey fist, you get a bigger ball. If you are obsessed with the longest burn time possible, finding a balance between size and fuel capacity is essential. Keeping the exposed surface area to total wick volume ratio as small as possible will give you the longest burn.

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:i prefer 4" tube core wick with a 2" intermediate core.
this split 6" configuration gives of mucho light and has the added convenience of being easily soaked with fuel directly from a wide mouthed fuel bottle!

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Monkey fists have longer burn times than equal sized cathedrals... However, the burn time is TOO LONG in my opinion. I dont need to spin for 10 mins straight.

Cathedrals have bigger flames than equal sized monkey fists and I like big flames.

Those two facts easily make cathedrals my preferred style of the two. However, Ive recently found a style of wick which is pretty much the exact midline between them. Can anyone say "moonblaze" smile


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Miko
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

newbie
Location: Osaka/world tour

Total posts: 21
Posted:Moonblaze? sounds purty, picture ? Hey can one braid wick cord in a five or seven flat braid and then cathedral it?

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