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Torqueo
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Member Since: 14th May 2009
Total posts: 1
Posted:Hi guys.
I'm fairly new to this site, so if this question sounds silly, many apologies.

I do fire staff, and I've been having a problem with burn time. I'll be doing a performance, and my flames will go out within 2-3 minutes. However, I see videos of fire performers going for 10 or so minutes.
Any pointers?

Thanks very much!


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hamamelis
hamamelis

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Location: Bouncing off the walls.
Member Since: 5th Jan 2006
Total posts: 756
Posted:
Well, having thicker wick will increase your burn time, as it can hold more fuel compared to the surface area. I don't think there's much you can do to increase the length of your burn without altering the prop.

But I have to admit, 10 minutes seems a bit high for a single burn - most seem to be around the 5-6 minute mark, maybe a little higher- as you said it was something you've seen from videos, are you sure that's all footage of a single burn, rather than having prop switches which are edited out?
Hope that's helpful smile


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OuchStaff
OuchStaff

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Location: The netherlands
Member Since: 12th Sep 2009
Total posts: 65
Posted:it also depends on what fuel you use, if you use white gas or something simalar that might be the reason. use something like kerosine parrafin or lampoil.

Ouch o.O

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