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Stick Man
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Posted:This is a personal preference poll. Whats you favorite wick design and why?

Cathedrals are my favorite wick design because of the flame intensity you get with them. Im making a 4 by 7 set right now that should throw a pretty big flame. I like big heavy heads you can slow down and that burn so big you have people saying HOLY [censored] before you start spinning.devil
Ive never burned with monkey fist wicks or hybrids before. And I dont like the exposed metal on most tube core wicks. And even though rolled wicks are what I learned with and are also great if you like spinning fast. Since I started to use cathedrals I find them to be too light.


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Bender_the_Offender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

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Posted:i like tubecore the most:
* tube core now comes with little metal: stitched tube cores
* if the attraction to cathedrals is weight, why not add intermediate poi heads to your poi?
* My fuel container just fits the diameter of tube core poi heads. I love that I don't need a separate dipping container to transport/empty/clean.
* It's what better people use smile


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Stick Man
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Posted:This may be a silly question but what are intermediate heads? I do like the weight of my cathedrals, but the big flame is what I really like. I havent tried a few types of wick heads yet but I figured more surface area = more flame. I toyed with the idea of a Hybrid with a cathedral core. But I havent tried it yet.

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Bender_the_Offender
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Posted:intermediate poi heads = more flame
cathedrals come as intermediate heads too.
I can't twirl poi properly with smaller heads.

..you know what they say about guys with really small fire toys.
(and no that joke ain't half old yet! mua haha )


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TinklePants
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Posted:to save beginning a new thread....
i'm a fire virgin - what should i begin with?


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thelost
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Posted:(why do i always seem to be trailing you in posts, Tink L.?)

Erm, for my first set, i've already ordered monkey fists, just to save money later on really so i don't have to 'upgrade' from more beginner-y ones. People tend to start off on cylinder i think, because the flames don't get as huge? (correct me if i'm wrong please)


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Sporky


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Posted:Tube cores. Most people start with them.

I'm currently using cathedrals (a nice big set I built) which give scary flames and look fantastic for btb and wp stuff. Not that I like to show off at all... ubbangel

I've never used intermediate wicks but am thinking about getting a couple of sets for my backup poi. Is there anything I should look out for?


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TinklePants
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Posted:ok cool - *scuttles off to the HoP shop*....

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TinklePants
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Posted:i'm a skinflint - rolled heads are cheaper lol

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thelost
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Posted:Why do you think i'm going straight for the monkey fists? tongue
Can't afford to get anything else at a later date


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jinvincible
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Posted:Monkeyfist, monkeyfist, monkeyfist.

Dunno, just like 'em.


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jinvincible
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Posted:Plus they're fun to make (Monkeyfist) and say, "Monkeyfist!"

Yellow and blue make green.

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Kombi guy
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Posted:Ive always been a fan of Cathedrals but of late have been using the
4" stitched roll poi heads.

http://www.homeofpoi.com/shop/productDetails.php/249_45_stitched
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They dont have a Tubcore centre just a thin eyebolt meaning no aluminium just wick and no metal other than the stainless steel eyebolt, with no screws also...
So the weight is kept down (personal preference) Having the least amount of metal out of all the poi heads we have on the site that are not wire or monkeyfists makes them one of my favs at present....While still giving long burn times and large flames...
smile ubbrollsmile smile


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Bender_the_Offender
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Posted:^^ yaaay for tube core!
i loves you so, rounded flamey thing!


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Dster
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Posted: Written by: jinvincible


Monkeyfist, monkeyfist, monkeyfist.

Dunno, just like 'em.


I have them Too .
And i love them .


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strugz
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Posted:for poi : platted ropes with monkey fist

for staff: mine smile


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Posted:poi - concertina wicks (why, oh why do people call them cathedrals umm )

staff - strugz'z, but mine'll do ubblol


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_Clare_
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Posted:Poi - Monkey fists... haven't got them yet, but they are needed for Andy-style hand wraps... have to stop burning myself. Concertina wicks have too much metal. Yeow. rolleyes smile

Ropes - Drew-style ropes with big knot on the end.

Staff - Strugz's biggrin ubblove

Flags (ok, not quite fiery) - Lisa's ubblove ubblove Splendid weight, pretty colours, good for planes...


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LazyAngel
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Posted:Monkey fists: I'm going to try to make my next set myself so I can get a slightly increased burn time..

I think I like the way they look like martial arts equipment even when not lit. And when they finally break, you have a fire juggling ball!

Staff: PLAY staffs/Strugz's: just cos they look soooo cool: got to love that wicking! cool


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_Clare_
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Posted:smile

Indeed...


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Dster
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Posted:Well the Monkey fists are Great. Thay take some time to get the hang of them . But when u get them going . It does not feeling like u are throing them around .
Have fun with them .


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Dster
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Posted:Hey do u guys know were i can get a set of chucks .

See i do my fire chucks with my monkey fist . and it gets hard to do my chucks with them .


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Dster
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Posted: Written by: bender


i like tubecore the most:
* tube core now comes with little metal: stitched tube cores
* if the attraction to cathedrals is weight, why not add intermediate poi heads to your poi?
* My fuel container just fits the diameter of tube core poi heads. I love that I don't need a separate dipping container to transport/empty/clean.
* It's what better people use smile


How big is the flame.
Is it as big as the monky.
Cause i have the monky . but thay got some lbs .
and it gets hard to do tricks with them .
i am looking for some that is not as heavy.


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[Nx?]
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[Nx?]

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Posted:cathedral better 4 you.

bigger flame than tube, less weight than monkey.

i dont care whats on the end of my poi, as long as its firmly attached.

T


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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Dster
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Posted:hmm . I might have to check them out . .

Thay might be easy to do my chucks. or people call them body raps.


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[Nx?]
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[Nx?]

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Posted:yeah, screw the bolt right into the end of your chuck, or weld/screw...

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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Dster
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Posted:i was thinking about doing that .

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ma'tina
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Posted:in general for POI:



****my beloved one and only monkey fists****



I prefer the shape of the flame when i play with monkey fists and they give me the weight i want and need to play as slowly as i want and as my loverly teacher has shown me wink



for my candles:

just kevlar as close to the palm as possible, on a piece of metal for sure, not lying in my hand



for my staff/doubles:

for my long single staff, just loads of kevlar to each end,

for my sweet doubles (111cm) 5cm kevlar appr. 70-90cm on each side



But at the moment, apart from throwing my staffs and sexy candle dancing, i prefer my POI with my soooooo much beloved second pair of *MONKEY Fists* thx Andy-honey



xxx


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Mordfabrik
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Posted:I prefer monkey fists, primarily for the weight and nice profile.

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Dster
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Posted:ya monkey fists are great ., but i think it gets hard to do moves ,.

The monkey were my 1st set .


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ma'tina
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Posted:@Dster: its not hard to do moves with monkey fists.....
i mean it always depends on your opinion on what nice and good or wonderful means, but its not hard to do moves.......cause if you take a long chain you can even controll your poi and moves much better as you can play even more slow than with short chains and the weight is especially good for that!
otherwise if you dont have the weight its much harder to controll the poi and your play....at least thats my opinion! i can play more graceful, like nick thinks of my play, with the weight of the monkey fists!

so what exactly do you reckon is hard on doing moves with monkey fists???


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