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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin, Ireland

Total posts: 2617
Posted:Erm, I wanna use a golf glove for playing with Gilligans. They're spose to be made of leather and are thin and confortable. In theory I think it could work but I have this horrible fear of it metling on my hand and stuff.

They are real leather aren't they? I'd imagine the heat may be a problem but I'd think there'd be enough time to do what I wanna do. Any thoughts? I know Dom suggested a kevlar juggling glove but I'm away for the w/e and don't have time to wait for one to arrive....

Thanky...


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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 2474
Posted:as long as the gloves arnt soaked in fuel i dont think u will have a problem, think how hard it is to set cold stuff on fire when u try to. as long as u dont hold it forever u should be fine. leather doesnt melt so u dont have any worries there. however if they are not and are synthetic then u will be in for a world of trouble, have a bucket of water handy so u can dunk it straight away if something goes wrong and ull be fine.

if i was u i would wait for kevlar gloves. or just get some leather gloves from ur hardware store if u arent sure if the gloves are leather or not, surely they say on the lable?


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:i'm using a heavy duty gardening glove right now (leather) and can catch hot poi heads with no problems (yet ).

here is a picture of the wonderful tony touch using such equipment:


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nyc suggested lightweight welding gloves which made a lot of sense.

golf glove seems like a good bet if you're not catching but remember with wind, your forearm might need some protection too...


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:cole, that's a great poi smile you got there dude! it kinda reminds me that i don't smile nearly enough when i twirl!
the gloves are sweet too!


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NYC


NYC

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Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:Leather welding gloves. I got mine for about $10. I can hold a lit poi indefinitely.

They also have like $200 versions so be careful when shopping.


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Bah, be hardcore like Glass and catch em bare handed as featured in Spinning in Paris 3 & 4

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We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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arashi


arashi

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Location: austin,tx

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Posted:also gloves that are worn while working with smelting would work for that, even for dumping fuel on your hands or whatever. they are silvery metal fabric coated and you really can freak out with them.

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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

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Location: Berlin, Ireland

Total posts: 2617
Posted:Erm, did Glass actually catch that bear handed though?

Glass...anyone??


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Location: , United Kingdom

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Posted:no.

he caught it bare handed.

ive seen quite a few people do it.

kevlar gloves are good but welding gloves are better.


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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

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Location: Berlin, Ireland

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Posted:So to stop you being the last person to post in every forum and so I don't burn myself tonight....
what you're saying is:

1) No he didn't catch it bare handed then

...and...

2) He caught it bare handed


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Location: , United Kingdom

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Posted:no. you put Bear handed.

i said bare handed..

thats why im sad and stay indoors all day.


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:no jon, that a direct result of you being sad and staying indoors all day, not the other way round...



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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:whatever....my head hurts too much to even bother arguing.

****!

****!

ARGH!


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Puk
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz, Australia

Total posts: 2615
Posted:Finally a subject i know some more about than most people here!.

If your looking for flexability with the glove what you kneed is linesmen gloves (made of leather ) and what you can do is line the glove with heat resistant matericals. to help.

But yeah you can always go with welder glove's if you want. After all there cheap and easy to get .


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:puke dude! what a coincidence! it was my new years resolution for me to be cheap and easy to get!

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Puk
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz, Australia

Total posts: 2615
Posted:That's funny cause arsn and i where told that one of us was easy and the other was cheap.

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:heh heh reminds me of that scene in Full Metal Jacket. "hey soldier boy!..."

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gunlocker1


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Posted:Hi all...

I started firespinning a few months ago and have decided on doing something else as well. Ive decided to "fire fight", i suppose. I want to make a two layer glove one size for my hands underneath(fire/heat retardant) and then a size up glove that is made of kevlar to act as wick, which will naturally get set on fire. ive found evidence of fire retardant gloves (although nowhere that i can seem to get them locally, and i live in cornwall, england) but im wondering if kevlar gloves would act as wick and accept parrafin to burn?

any ideas?

thx


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FireTom


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Total posts: 6650
Posted:nice 6yr bump

ubbidea hands on fire help

I have fire retardant gloves, made from some kevlar mesh for juggling fire balls... but they do get awfully hot (that or I'm just too sensitive)...

juggling fire balls indicates that you throw and catch and throw...
nothing nearly as in: soak in kerosene, light on fire... nfsw...

what I COULD think of would be those Kevlar gloves, under them THICK(!) leather gloves and under those another set of kevlar gloves (or reverse order) so that the leather acts as a membrane to prevent kero from seeping through and heat getting to your hands...

Without reading much into the thread, I would advise to get in touch with the SFX guys and pyrotechnicians... go for the pro's if you like to continue juggling the day after wink


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Cyricx
GOLD Member since Sep 2006

Cyricx

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Location: Kansas City, MO, USA

Total posts: 28
Posted:Leather gloves wouldn't work.

I use aviator gloves for when I spin double nunchucks. Because the wicks on my chucks are huge.

Even with the gloves if my hands stay too close to the flame for too long, the gloves get really hot. Worst part about it... they don't diffuse heat. The only way to lose that heat is to take the gloves off!

What your suggesting, even with very thick leather gloves, you'd have only seconds before you would have to take them off. frown

With aviator gloves I have about a 2-3 second window before the gloves get really hot. Sometimes I'll smother out the chuck ends with the gloves which takes about 2-3 seconds and then I have to take off the gloves because of how hot they get, otherwise I'll get heat burns.


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FireTom


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Total posts: 6650
Posted:exactly that... you merely protect yourself from the fire (and fuel) but not from the heat...

best is to contact the guys from the SFX department... their techniques are much more elaborate (and the equipment quite expensive) - but even them are putting out the flames after a few seconds. And they know what they are doing.


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gunlocker1


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Total posts: 2
Posted:where is this sfx depatrment?

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OuchStaff
BRONZE Member since Sep 2009

OuchStaff

journeyman
Location: The netherlands

Total posts: 65
Posted:sfx stands for special effects

I think he means you should check out the nearest special effects department/group/company


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