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Abaddon13


newbie


Total posts: 2
Posted:Hi, I'm fairly new to all of this, I've been firebreathing for about 3 or 4 months now, and have been dabbling in staff spinning, and I've just been given a HoP fire staff for my 18th birthday. When I bought my firebreathing club my friends told me that i had to soak the wick for at least 4 hours and then let it air dry before using it. I haven't seen anything anywhere else about doing this though, and I wondered if anyone could tell me whether I need to do this with my staff before I can use it, as this is the first time I've used a staff with new wicks.... confused

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:ive heard stuff like that. Conditioning the wicks or whatever, I've never done it, and from what i have heard about doing it, it seems to not change anything.

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Abaddon13


newbie


Total posts: 2
Posted:Cool, cheers, was hoping that was the case, cos I'm planning on using the staff at a new years party, and I'd like to try a practice burn with the staff before then, and i wouldn't have had time if i'd soaked each end for four+ hours and then air dried them!

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the7thfollower
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

newbie
Location: , USA

Total posts: 9
Posted:before i lit up my fire poi for the first time, i soaked them for nearly 24 hours.

i dont know if it makes a difference, if it does, the only difference it will probably make is that it has fuel soaked all the way through the wick and makes the burn time longer because it has more fuel soaked in it (i'm just guessing, i have no idea if that is true)


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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Yep, I asked this question too a few years ago... in this thread.



Seems to be not necesary.



By the way, HoP threads have a search function that is really handy for finding information. I found that old thread above in about 2 secs by searching for 'conditioning'.

Took me a while to learn how to seach here too,it's not immediately obvious... the easy good search function is not the *google* search with the box right at the top of the page,... it's the little word 'search' in the group of words to the right of Welcome *your name*



You would have been prompted to search as a part of posting a new thread... it does work well to do it... a search for wick soaking would have produced these results including NYC's experiment results...



Good luck with the staff spinning!


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