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twistedfirestarter


twistedfirestarter

member
Location: OZ

Total posts: 53
Posted:so my poi keep burning out way to fast...why is this?

i think its too soon for my wicks to be needed to change, what do you think the problem may be? I use kero, but maybe dont soak them for long enough?

any help would be great ubbrollsmile
thanks


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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:how long do you soak them for???


i keep mine in a jar when not in use, take the handles off, heads and chains both go in and i keep a little kero in the jar to keep the heads moist


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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Maybe they're just pants? What sort of heads are you using? Can you describe size/age/style etc? Do you like to spin very fast or slow?



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Let's relight this forum ubblove

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twistedfirestarter


twistedfirestarter

member
Location: OZ

Total posts: 53
Posted:hmm well they are tube core 2.5 inch wik wire cord poi.
they are kinda old
spinn pretty fast
i tend to leave em soak for only 3-4 mins redface so im guessing i should pre pare them the night before kinda thing.


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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York

Total posts: 3354
Posted:no; that's a bad idea for a couple reasons; the extra time won't really absorb much extra, plus you run the risk of someone knocking it.

tube core's don't hold as much as say, a cathedral or monkey fist, and if they are old and you spin pretty fast, that'd do it. Also, how do you burn off, because that's getting rid of some of the fuel.


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Yeah, soaking your wicks longer wont make much difference at all. Kevlar can only hold so much fuel ya know? Plus, you should be spinning off any excess before lighting anyway. Its your wicks. They're small and old. Get a new set and youre good. My suggestion is non-tube cores (cathedrals, moonblaze, monkey fist).

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We'll blaze a new trail,
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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:Slow down.

Fast spinning is lame anyways.

And get yerself some new wicks.

And maybe some new shoes... mmm.. shoe shopping.. ubblove


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sparkler


newbie


Total posts: 3
Posted:hey!

soak your wicks for 10 minutes after using them, always worked for me... also use monkeyfists! Ive tried many kinds, and they last far longer than other wicks!

Good luck!


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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:Am i wrong to keep my wicks pre-soaked when not in use??? confused

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JayKitty
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

JayKitty

Mission: Ignition
Location: Central New Jersey

Total posts: 534
Posted:i keep my wicks pre-soaked. After burning i pour over more lamp oil/kero to stop the smoldering inside and then just cover it. I don't keep my chains in there though. My tube core wicks are pretty decent, keeping them pre-soaked doesn't give them anything extra, i sqeeze them anyway and whatnot, its's just conveniecne. I agree with sparkler, somewhere around 10-15 minutes should be plently to soak them. And new wicks is a wonderful idea.

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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

veteran
Location: Lancs England

Total posts: 1453
Posted:no its just a waist of parafin

just dunmk them after burning to makesure you put out any smoldering embers

it has beed a long standing mith that you have to keep your wicks soaked.

if anything if you have wood core tube poi its bad the wood solwly soaks up more parafin and is more predisposwed to burn away.


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house_of_mill
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

house_of_mill

old hand
Location: Manchester England

Total posts: 896
Posted:I kept my old Monkey fists soaked all the time they ended up miss shaped and deteriated a lot faster than my new monkeys that I've just kept in a pair of socks and always have a dunk in fuel to go home with.

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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