jublian
jublian

x
Location: Melbourne, ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
Member Since: 30th Nov 2005
Total posts: 108
Posted:How do you get your sticks/ poi/ friends lit?

I use a zippo lighter, it lights easier in the wind and you can hold it lit without holding a button down.


"Quote coming soon..."

Delete Topic

Kieron
Member

Member Since: 20th Jul 2005
Total posts: 232
Posted:I use cheap store bought lighters at the moment, need to buy a new zippo. I go through about 2 a burn, we don't get on very well. Spent about 10 minutes trying to light my staff the other day, ended up quickly dunking a poi then lighting that as it insta-lights at the touch of a flame, then used that to light the staff.

One problem, the amount of paraffin a mega cathedral head swallows just being dunked for a second burns longer than my staff did. I ended up awkwardly playing with both.


"I'm quite good at darts, though i often miss" - Kylie

"I'm not a bad driver, I just panic when theres other cars around" - Sarah

Delete

d-eye
d-eye

Member
Location: Canberra
Member Since: 5th Mar 2005
Total posts: 60
Posted:you can get little kerosene containers with a wick, you use these to hold a small flame.

Delete

marco
enthusiast
Location: uk
Member Since: 27th May 2004
Total posts: 328
Posted:
I have a small table lamp that runs on either parafin(s) / lamp oil(s), this burns for the whole evening practice session, this I use for comercial shows, although I have recently obtained a victorian candle holder with a 5" throat into which I've installed kevlar rope, this runs for around 30mins, ideal for shows, since you can snuff it out between lights and relight from props.

mark


Delete

VampyricAcid
VampyricAcid

veteran
Location: My House
Member Since: 27th Jun 2005
Total posts: 1286
Posted:my wallet is actually a cigerette holder, and it has a built in lighter so i use that

Proudly Owned By The BMVC

Are You Sniffing My Mitten?

Delete

Zauberdachs
Zauberdachs

enthusiast
Location: The village of Edinburgh
Member Since: 28th Jul 2004
Total posts: 220
Posted:I find because I don't smoke and therefore use my Zippo all day that it doesn't light very well. I think they need to be used a lot to work well.

I'm going to get one of those gas torch style lighters, they work all weather, they light your toys super fast and they can be refilled smile Much better than a cheap lighter.


The insults of your enemy are a tribute to your bravery wink

Delete

Docta
Docta

member
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 20th Oct 2005
Total posts: 81
Posted:Try a candle......works for me smile

Doc smile


Delete

Kieron
Member

Member Since: 20th Jul 2005
Total posts: 232
Posted:Aren't gas torch type lighters the ones which damage the kevlar? Or I may be getting them confused with another type.

"I'm quite good at darts, though i often miss" - Kylie

"I'm not a bad driver, I just panic when theres other cars around" - Sarah

Delete

Seye
Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 27th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1261
Posted:I use one of those cheap bamboo garden paraffin candles most of the time. It cost 2.50 and will stay lit most of the time. Its also refillable and looks cool if you use it as a torch when your walking about 8)

Delete

Zauberdachs
Zauberdachs

enthusiast
Location: The village of Edinburgh
Member Since: 28th Jul 2004
Total posts: 220
Posted:Written by: Kieron

Aren't gas torch type lighters the ones which damage the kevlar? Or I may be getting them confused with another type.



If you hold them right up against your wick, perhaps. But if you light a few trailing treads from a distance they are very effective smile You can light toys in the p*ssing rain with a gas torch something that is hard even with a zippo.


The insults of your enemy are a tribute to your bravery wink

Delete

The Misguided Oracle
The Misguided Oracle

the floor is a sea of tigers...
Location: Brisvegas
Member Since: 31st Aug 2005
Total posts: 404
Posted:if you hold them right up to the wick that wouldn't be the hottest part. the hottest part is just at the tip of the flame. so maybe holding it right at the tip of the flame might be it.

"My body is a well tuned machine... It just needs a competent driver." - ?

Delete

Zauberdachs
Zauberdachs

enthusiast
Location: The village of Edinburgh
Member Since: 28th Jul 2004
Total posts: 220
Posted:fair enough smile

The insults of your enemy are a tribute to your bravery wink

Delete

Shu
Shu

Retro Fyre Wizzard
Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN)
Member Since: 19th Apr 2005
Total posts: 538
Posted:i just ate a big red candle!



No, seriously...

i have these big candle looking things called candle lighters (funny enough). it's a steel tube which you fill with parafin and the cap has a wick attached to it...



Otherwise i use a bamboo garden torch.


Regards hug

Shu
(Ice-E FyreStorm - Group Manager & Performer)

You know those people your parentals warned you about?... I'M ONE OF THEM! ubbloco
Yes, i do bite!!

Delete

LordMattman
newbie

Member Since: 9th Jan 2006
Total posts: 0
Posted:yer i have the big bamboo "flares" theyre good

Delete

bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:i usually just ask somebody cute who already has a lit firetoy to light mine. smile

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

Delete

_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Staffer friend of mine was previosuly a chef, and nicked a blow torch when he left smile
EDITED_BY: Aime (1139345194)


Delete

webdaemon
Member

Member Since: 10th Sep 2005
Total posts: 40
Posted:i just get a cheap lighter .50 or get my butane or zippo lighter... if using the cheap lighter take the metal cap off and move the flame adjuster thing all the way over... lift the adjuster and position it at the opposite side and put it back in level like how it was before... then move it to the side again like you did before. it looks like this


---> ^^^ <--- \/ \/ \/ ---> do that as many times as needed then you should have a 6-9" flame from those cheap lighters... always fun...

weavesmiley weavesmiley weavesmiley devil devil devil beerchug beerchug ubbloco ubbloco ubbloco censored mad2


Delete

jc_firetricks
jc_firetricks

enthusiast
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 5th Dec 2005
Total posts: 205
Posted:We have the same problem when spinning on the beach or in very windy area's.

We had a little sherlite (white fuel?) into our mix, that stuff is very flameable. Don't even have to light the light just make a spark against the wick. Be carefull though make sure u have quick hands, so you don't get burnt when it catches, becasue its pretty fast. Woopp Woop Woooooop


Delete

darkpoet
darkpoet

Irish
Location: Dallas.........ish
Member Since: 14th May 2003
Total posts: 525
Posted:i use a wind proof torch lighter...the thing rocks my socks...i can solder w\it =P

Jesus saves sinners and redeems them for cash and
prizes

Co-Founder of Keepers of Light

Educate yourself about the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

Delete

Fine_Rabid_Dog
Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:using stuff like blow-torches/torch lighters are bad for your wicks, so I've read.

It causes direct heat to one part of the wick, and is very bad for it. So you can expect wicks to deterioate faster.


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

Delete

Daiz
Daiz

Radioactive Member
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Member Since: 12th Feb 2006
Total posts: 106
Posted:Use a solution of Kerosene, and Lamp Oil.

I'm gonna cut you up so bad, you gonna wish I ain't cut you up so bad.

Delete

FireSmurf
FireSmurf

member
Location: Northern Ireland, Antrim, Ball...
Member Since: 30th Sep 2005
Total posts: 31
Posted:I use a heavyduty cigarlighter. No mather weather or wind it do the trick. Butangas stormlighter i think thay are called. (its only bad for the wicks if you keep lighting on the same place)
EDITED_BY: FireSmurf (1140034216)


Thomas Bjork
[Fire Artist]
[clown]

Delete

EBaba
EBaba

newbie
Location: Uppsala
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 10
Posted:I use what we call marschaller over here- can't come up with a translation. Sort of a heavy-duty candle in a metal shell with some sort of thick fabric wick usually used to highlight gates or paths at parties and such. Cost next to nothing, burn for hours (and are reusable), never go out (even in minus 15 and high winds), and can be placed in pretty patterns around the "stage" if you use severel smile

What we really, really, need is more hours in the day

Delete


Similar Topics

Using the keywords [lighter*] we found the following similar topics.
1. Forums > Do you carry a lighter with you? [20 replies]
2. Forums > Exploding lighters!? [22 replies]
3. Forums > Lighter Preference... [21 replies]
4. Forums > Help making fire poi lighter in weight [7 replies]
5. Forums > lighter fluid [3 replies]

     Show more..