Fireflye
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Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Member Since: 18th Jun 2003
Total posts: 82
Posted:I've searched the site and nothing's come up...

has anyone tried making a single heavyweight fire chain using kevlar rope? You could interweave the rope through the chain links and attach a wooden handle to one side.

Just wondering if anyone has tried it and been successful.


I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in to stop my mind from wandering....

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Mint Sauce
veteran
Location: Lancs England
Member Since: 7th Sep 2003
Total posts: 1453
Posted:what would you use it for??

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:Why? WHY???? Its a long chain of fire, thats why, cos it would be really cool!

there was a guy at ejc doing loads of lovely martial style stuff with one poi, and it looks really cool. too.

fire + chain = cool

dur ubbloco

T wink


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:oh, I totally mis-read the question.... redface

in which case its

WHIRL IT ROUND AND PRETEND TO BE A NINJA!!!!


dur! ubbloco

T wink wink


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pricklyleaf
pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:a.k.a rope dart Have a look at these (similar but not exactly the same)

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Or maybe fire whip



These may help you (again not exactly the same).



If you plait the kelvar rope, you will find that this is quite heavy by itself, and you may not need the chain, which could cause problems of damaging and wearing the wick down quickly. Also, interweaving the wick with the chain, may cause it to loose flexabilty, depending on how you did it.


Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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UCOF
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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:not mentioning how hot the chain would get seeing as it would be surrounded in fire.
and if that touches your skin mid spin.....
it will be painful.

eek


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Lurch
Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:sounds like a hobo version of a fire snake to me.. wink

How long of a chain are we talking here?


#homeofpoi -- irc.newnet.net Come talk to us we're bored frown

Warning: Please Do Not Jump On The Seals

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TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:A hobo version would be setting a stray cat on fire. With whiskey or vodka ubbloco

Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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Tom_Shill
Tom_Shill

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Location: Brighton
Member Since: 19th Dec 2005
Total posts: 213
Posted:Mech's got a fire dart. I've seen him do some cool stuff with it, mostly based around launching it in the general direction of bystanders and punning it back. Looks cool. So he'd be the one to ask.

Will those capable of telekinesis please raise my hand?

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Moka
Moka

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Location: Victoria, Australia, Earth, Mi...
Member Since: 31st Jul 2005
Total posts: 420
Posted:Written by: TinklePants

A hobo version would be setting a stray cat on fire. With whiskey or vodka ubbloco


THATS HORRIBLE... (I love it... rofl) wink


Contact juggling was invented by dung beetles.

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Lurch
Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:Don't waste the booze!!

#homeofpoi -- irc.newnet.net Come talk to us we're bored frown

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ataxia
ataxia

member
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 31st Mar 2004
Total posts: 172
Posted:Sounds like a chain whip with a fire wick attached to me.
Check out wushucentral.com for some old and new videos.


Geez, I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.

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Fireflye
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Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Member Since: 18th Jun 2003
Total posts: 82
Posted:I figured with a long enough wooden handle I wouldn't have to worry about heat transfer on the chain itself.

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in to stop my mind from wandering....

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shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:hobos = meths.
and they wouldnt waste it on a wee kitty.
(i did a survey)


those that know, dont say. those that say, dont know.

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hamamelis
hamamelis

nut.
Location: Bouncing off the walls.
Member Since: 5th Jan 2006
Total posts: 756
Posted:If you want something dramatic to just swing in a big circle, I saw a really cool one a while back- basically a wire cage on a rope with the cage filled with wire wool.. stuff some fuel-soaked rag in, set fire, sparks fly out everywhere when you swing it round..

Looks amazing, but probably lethal.. don't let anyone else stand within about 5 meters..


THE MEEK WILL INHERIT THE EARTH!


If that's okay with you?

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pricklyleaf
pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:Yes, that would be veeeery dangerous, really not something to recomend.

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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