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Voruta
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Member Since: 19th Jul 2009
Total posts: 4
Posted:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYmjbSWLNBU
br>is anyone know how to do this effect?

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jarle
jarle

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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 13th Mar 2007
Total posts: 1489
Posted:Oooh, sparkle poi!

I'm not sure about the exact method, but someone told me that you use steel wool instead of kevlar wicks. Sounds a bit dangerous to me, but I don't have the experience/knowledge necessary to comment further. However, HoP has come to the resque with a page of their own! Click on the link!

Pretty though!

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Chloe'
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Location: SouthDakota, USA
Member Since: 27th Jan 2009
Total posts: 324
Posted:I've heard you use steel wool too-not sure what size is the best though. It's a lot more risky than just fire poi in my opinion...with the whole flying sparks and everything. Gives off a cool effect but be very cautious.

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Voruta
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Member Since: 19th Jul 2009
Total posts: 4
Posted:This is NOT a steel wool... that's the problem!

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:could be charcoal...

steel wool (<- note the link) can be quite dangerous... not advising it... also charcoal requires a lot of caution, special prop and prep

wink


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Fearpig
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Posted:Hmmmmm not sure but the way it falls suggests a powder to me... It sure doesn't look like wire wool (steel wool).

You could always ask them!


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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Charcoal? How would that work then?

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
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Raoul_Hagenbeek
Raoul_Hagenbeek

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Location: Netherlands
Member Since: 19th Jun 2009
Total posts: 88
Posted:There's a special firepowder on the market, made from some mushroom or something, can't recall the name.

Probably when you add some fireresistant dispensers to your poi you could get the sparkly stuff as your trail leaves the dispended power to burn, it would also explain the biger flames at the stalls, more powder jerking free from the container.


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Fearpig
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Location: Bethnal Green, London
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Total posts: 279
Posted:I reckon aluminium powder would make a similar effect!

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Voruta
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Member Since: 19th Jul 2009
Total posts: 4
Posted:Originally Posted By: Fearpig
You could always ask them!

no, they won't answer, they hiding it like a mystery


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Originally Posted By: VorutaOriginally Posted By: Fearpig
You could always ask them!

no, they won't answer, they hiding it like a mystery

Ah, glad to see they've embraced the spirit of poi >_<


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JayKitty
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Location: Central New Jersey
Member Since: 7th Nov 2004
Total posts: 534
Posted:Because that's how poi gets crazy. You see someone doing something crazy and post it on the internet and then 3 months later its the new trendy move.

Be honest, who here is buying swivels and bulk and learning uber loops, lol


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Ska Sha
Ska Sha

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Location: Yorkshire, UK
Member Since: 13th Aug 2009
Total posts: 10
Posted:My other half says he used to do this and used excess turpentine or white spirits so it sprays and also put it on the floor, thats why it ignites more when it touches the floor and sprays off smile

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FireTom
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Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:definitely no splashes of "TERPENTINE" eek

and will you never use terpentine (as in "paint thinner") for playing fire spank wink

Hoewever, excess fluid will never look like sparks, more like wobbles...

1) protectionism has never worked (long enough)
2) these "mushroom spores" wouldn't spark off
3) it's most likely charcoal - if it is some "chemical powder", most likely you don't want to inhale the fumes and certainly don't want to get hit by a spark
3.1) you know these sparklers for x-mas or new years? one could grind them, or mount large ones on poi for example... then again it's not an easy way to do it.
4) just do a Durbs for "charcoal poi"... it's basically red hot glowing charcoal mounted in cages, spun around... not a big deal at all, same effect


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Voruta
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Member Since: 19th Jul 2009
Total posts: 4
Posted:Finally i know!It's just small coals for hookah/shisha.But this which are burning itself I don't know the proper word for this,You just put them in a parrafin, burn them, put in a basket and viola!

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bristolwitch
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Member Since: 24th Sep 2009
Total posts: 4
Posted:if you put them in a basket ...then how do they not all just tip out on the floor? they must have some cover i'd love to see what they use with out the charcoal, i need to make me some. i will be experimenting see what i can come up with. not using powder just charcoal for fuel. if anyone knows how to make these the safest you can save me some time.

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