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borganique
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

borganique

member
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 154
Posted:when making double or triple poi, do you need spinners above each wick? by spinners, i mean things that make the wicks rotate on their own instead of twisting the chain and/or unscrewing the bolts.
also, what sort of spacing do i need between wicks for making individual lines in the pattern?
and anyone found out how many wicks they can put on a line before it gets TOO heavy?


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*HyperLight
BRONZE Member since Dec 2003

*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]

Total posts: 1174
Posted:I generally spin with double wicks and only have one spinner above each double. Works fine for me. smile

I would guess there's about 5cm between the wicks on my poi.

3 wicks are too heavy for my liking, but two is okay and looks nicer than single wicks (IMHO) biggrin


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marco


enthusiast
Location: uk

Total posts: 328
Posted:
The doubles, tripples and quads I make for comercial sale don't use swivels (spinners) anywhere in the build as I's seen too many of these things snap on comercial fire poi design. Stainless steel welded long link, internally secured to the former, four to five centimeter between wicks should be adiquate.

Your going to find anything around five of more heads per chain rather heavy to manipulate, although as long as the heads are suitable graded and coreless then the remaining issue will be overall length, made a set with six heads per chain which were intended for use on stilts. those were much fun.

mark


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borganique
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

borganique

member
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 154
Posted:cheers guys

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Use ballchain and all your problems will rotate freely.

ubbrollsmile


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Invader Xan
SILVER Member since May 2005

Invader Xan

Your friendly neighbourhood mad scientist
Location: Over the hills and far away, U...

Total posts: 479
Posted:As long as it's welded ball chain, or something as heavy as triple poi could fly freely too... shrug

"Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art."
--Konstantin Stanislavisky

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CrunchySaviour
SILVER Member since May 2006

CrunchySaviour

newbie
Location: Near London, UK

Total posts: 16
Posted:I have been considering knocking up a set of double-headed tail poi, which could look interesting...

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