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Real_Zeke
BRONZE Member since Jul 2006

Member
Location: Odense, Denmark

Total posts: 12
Posted:As for myself i only use pure non smoking lampoil. I have never tried anything else, so i guess this is also what i prefer to use weavesmiley

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esmokah
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

esmokah

journeyman
Location: wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 75
Posted:i just use naptha. it lights up real fast and burns real hot. i think it shortens the life on your poi too. i don't like kerosene. the smell is so overpowering and it's real sooty.

I've never seen a supernova blow up, but if it's anything like my old chevy nova it'll light up the night sky!

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FireByNite
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

FireByNite

Are you up for it??
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Total posts: 349
Posted:I just use kero, smell doesnt bother me - I dont have a problem with soot, and I can buy it down the dairy smile

Are you up for it?
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Stout
SILVER Member since May 2004

Stout

Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada

Total posts: 1872
Posted:Naphtha, and I also echo the sentiment that it shortens the life of your poi too, especially if you're a fast spinner. Riz apparently has some info on this, and if he releases it, I'll post a link to it.

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear,...

Total posts: 4693
Posted:i use the search engine wink tongue

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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Mark Husted
GOLD Member since Mar 2006

Mark Husted

member
Location: Fresno, CA USA

Total posts: 177
Posted:I have only used Tiki Torch Fuel. I would like to experiment with other fuels though. My brother informed me that different salts mixed in with your fuel mixture creates the different colored flames. Personally, I would like to know what mixture to use, or individual fuel, that will give me longer tails of fire or what is used to obtain the longest tails.
Mark


Keep it Lit....

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Real_Zeke
BRONZE Member since Jul 2006

Member
Location: Odense, Denmark

Total posts: 12
Posted:Im also going to try something new now, before i used only pure non smoking lamp oil, but to day i bought a liter of coleman, so im going to try a 50/50.

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Stout
SILVER Member since May 2004

Stout

Pooh-Bah
Location: Canada

Total posts: 1872
Posted:Real Zeke, that'll work. but just remember to read and heed all the warnings on the side of the coleman's can.

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Dedphrog
SILVER Member since Feb 2006

Dedphrog

member
Location: , USA

Total posts: 50
Posted:mostly I've only used pure coleman's(only thing on hand)...how does mixing it with lamp oil/tiki oil work???!

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Real_Zeke
BRONZE Member since Jul 2006

Member
Location: Odense, Denmark

Total posts: 12
Posted:Stout i will, in the shop they also asked if i knew that this was not some kind of lamp oil, but real fuel. They also gave me a short breif about the flashpoit smile I'll take care.



Dedphrog i also wonderes about that, but guess i'll find out in a couple of days.

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zombiedale
BRONZE Member since Jul 2006

zombiedale

member
Location: Belfast, Northern ireland

Total posts: 31
Posted:I use something called Parasene. A paraffin based kerosene fuel. Its burns really nice and isn't overtly noxious smelling. Plus at 4 for four litres its not to expensive.

And as the skin rips off i cherish the revolting thought That even if i quit There's not a chance in hell i'd stop- The Dresden Dolls

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zamirii
BRONZE Member since May 2006

zamirii

newbie
Location: South Florida, USA

Total posts: 44
Posted:i've not had any probs with the coleman -- but it's really sensitive to wind. which is why usually do a mix with ultrapure lamp oil (either a 2:1 or 1:1 mix)

i dont recommend mixing it with tiki torch fuel.. it really stinks when you light it up (cause of the tiki fuel) and the smell LINGERS on the poi too... i could still smell it a week later. got rid of it by doing a couple of short burns with pure colemans.

i'm thinking about trying to mix a few diff salts and use disposable wicks (terrycloth).


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jenster
PLATINUM Member since Oct 2002

jenster

member
Location: where butterflies fly, United ...

Total posts: 57
Posted:paraffin

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princessc


princessc

newbie
Location: Boston

Total posts: 2
Posted:Kero. The smell has never bothered me either and I like it better than either lamp oil or Coleman's.

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Brenn
PLATINUM Member since Jun 2004

Brenn

Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 3286
Posted:Citronella, but lately i'm going to get into Shellsol T

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MikefromGlos
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England

Total posts: 985
Posted:paraffin on tap he he its great stuff lol

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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