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Location: Pa
Member Since: 3rd Apr 2007
Total posts: 2
Posted:Why do you put the pivot on the bottom of the poi chain instead of the top?


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Location: Palmerston North
Member Since: 4th Nov 2005
Total posts: 1965
Posted:The pivot lets both the fire headand the chain turn without kinking up.

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Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 9th Jul 2006
Total posts: 73
Posted:I build my own and put them on both ends for good measure.. everyone does something different.

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Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:The 'pivot' is there to stop the chain from Twisting up as you spin.

I reckon it's put on the bottom near the head, because some moves require you to shorten the chain. the easiest way to shorten the chain is to wrap it around your hands.

If the pivot is at the top, and you wrap the chain around your hands, it kinda makes having it there a bit redundant, right? Then the chain will twist and kink and generally be crap whilst you're spinning.


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