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Will_p
BRONZE Member since Jul 2007

newbie
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 2
Posted:Hi

I want to get some fire poi, and i dont know what type to get!

Im a 19 year old male and still relatively new to the sport and currently spin with both ball and tailed poi and Im looking at fire poi but there are so many choices!

Can anyone help?

Im thinking medium weight would be ok and the ball chain but do people agree? and what wick/end should i use?

Cheers smile


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Skatto
GOLD Member since Jan 2007

Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK

Total posts: 687
Posted:CATHEDRALS!!! biggrin wink

I've got short ball-chained cathedral fire poi...

Easy to swing, and they have huge flames.
They were my first fire poi, and I don't regret the purchase. tongue

I got them here at the HoP shop.


Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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iamnickd
GOLD Member since Aug 2006

Member
Location: , USA

Total posts: 13
Posted:http://www.homeofpoi.com/shop/productDetails/182_53_fire_poi|

I've been spinning these for quite some time now, and I love them.


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ubersmack
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

ubersmack

journeyman
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 73
Posted:Standard single head cathedral poi is the perfect thing for beginers as well as experienced people.

"Runs with Scissors"

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fake teeth and glue
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

fake teeth and glue

Checking who's online, watching you!
Location: somewhere, England (UK)

Total posts: 1972
Posted:or make your own

here
go to "constuction guide," at the bottom of the page it has some pics

or here
bit trickier as you need more parts.


you just lost the game!!!!!! !!!!!

knowledge is power, power corupts, study hard, become evil.

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth, Australia

Total posts: 5814
Posted:I have these...
linkie


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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poiqueen17


newbie


Total posts: 6
Posted:i first started doin fire poi 2 year ago n never used bought poi i have always had home made ones that me n dad made, u can thn choose how much weight u want on them then,n also how much flame u want too depending on how much fire wick u are wanting.x

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Geeza
GOLD Member since May 2006

Geeza

addict
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Total posts: 694
Posted:ive had my monkeyfist (normal size) for about a year now i think. Was the first firepoi i got and were and are great.

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Incende
GOLD Member since Jul 2007

Member
Location: Hamburg, Germany

Total posts: 2
Posted:I also started with a par of monkey fist poi. Huge flames, a bit heavy but youll get used to it. In my opinion theyre the best performance poi you can get these days.

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DarkFyre
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand

Total posts: 1965
Posted:I'm going agianst eveybody else and I'm gonna say Monkey Fists

May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil

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RaveRepresent
SILVER Member since May 2006

RaveRepresent

addict
Location: , USA

Total posts: 567
Posted:I'd go with the HoP Cathedral poi. They're light weight, easy to spin, and have good control. If you feel confident with you're spinning I'd go with the Monkey Fists. Only because they are good for performing, have a lot of flame, and are just an all-around good pair of poi.

"I don't know what you are talking about"

"Cardinal!!! Poke her... with the SOFT CUSIONS!!!!"

"Its not working my lord!"

"Have you got all of the stuffing on one end?!"

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Lizzybeth


Lizzybeth

Lizzy hearts sunshine hoop
Location: midlands!

Total posts: 272
Posted:mmm ok i asked the people in my society this question not long ago. what they suggested for a first set of fire poi was to go medium weight, whatever chain you like except wires which are horrible :P and keep the wick small. so naturally when i finally bought some last sunday i chose the biggest wicks i have ever seen - because i took one spin with these poi and fell in love with them biggrin i had never span such perfect poi... http://www.firetoys.co.uk/juggling/firetoys_performer_fire_poi_24.html#aFT_2fPFP_2f24

however - it depends on you really biggrin maybe try borrowing some other peoples poi, and try out a few before deciding what you want smile then you will get a feel for what you are most comfortable with smile


if i could be a busy busy bee...

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:biggest youve seen? I couldnt find the ones i was looking for and i dont think these even come close, BUT....
http://www.homeofpoi.com/shop/productDetails/409_50_Gorilla_fist

the ones i was looking for are as big as the guys head any one got that link?


O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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Lizzybeth


Lizzybeth

Lizzy hearts sunshine hoop
Location: midlands!

Total posts: 272
Posted:ha! i meant ones i have actually seen and played with smile those are monsters though! i bet they are heavey as..... and i didnt set out to buy big wicks, it just so happened that the poi i fell in love with had them rolleyes

if i could be a busy busy bee...

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:understandable

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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RaveRepresent
SILVER Member since May 2006

RaveRepresent

addict
Location: , USA

Total posts: 567
Posted:Then again, poi picks you. You don't pick the poi tongue

"I don't know what you are talking about"

"Cardinal!!! Poke her... with the SOFT CUSIONS!!!!"

"Its not working my lord!"

"Have you got all of the stuffing on one end?!"

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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Total posts: 3289
Posted:omg! 800gms per head??!? thats probly over 1kg with fueled. I dont think I'd like to spin super long burning poi that weigh that much - but then again for the more performance / show off types smile

Josh


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Help! My personality got stuck in this signature machine and I cant get it out!

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StormyOne


newbie


Total posts: 1
Posted:Another vote for the rootin tootin Monkey Fists.

Didn't want to scrimp, so I shelled out for these beauties. My first fire poi... and I couldn't be happier.

Great weight and action.. seem to burn for as long as your fingers will take the strain... biggrin

Go monkey, go go go! ubblove


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