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elasta


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Posted:Hello peeps! smile

I'm trying to compile a list of fuel names specifically for fire-spinning, as used in various different countries so that I can source the correct fuel quickly and easily even in countries where I don't speak the language.

If you have some info that could help me with this, I'd be really grateful to hear from you, and will share the written-up table once I've finished it.
I know that people's preferences differ, so it'd be really helpful if you could put down:
1) which country
2) name of fuel used (in the language of that country)
3) why you use it (info like flash points, smokiness etc would be great)

great! thankyou

Loz x


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UCOF
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Posted:Laura.. someone has already done this..



I'll try to see if I can find the post.



ubbrollsmile



here you go

and this one

this one i think is a cut and paste jobby of the first one

more of the same i think





I didnt edit this bit here.. ubbangel


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elasta


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Posted:ah yes, thanks Jonny, but I had actually already seen this.
Although the info is very useful and I will be researching these further I didn't find it directly aimed at professional fire spinning (it is fuel used for backpacking stoves) - and it is a list from 2004 (I know I'm not using the same fuel as I did in 2004!). I know for example that what they have listed for use in Austria is not what is used by artists in the profession, and I would like a more specific list of fuel names and their properties that make them well suited to our profession.

But thankyou for replying! Any more info is very welcome kiss


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UCOF
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Posted:Im sure there's a post on Hop about it somewhere...

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Posted:maybe off topic but...

Bio-Diesel is cool, its doesnt burn too bright but it doesnt burn incredibly hot. It's hard to get lit but once you do all you smell is french fries.


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Invader Xan
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Posted:Mmmm... french fries.

I just use a kero/coleman blend.
Actually, while we're on subjects that've been covered before, does anyone know anywhere I can buy Australian Firewater in the UK? I hear it's good stuff.


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