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Location: Mentor, OH
Member Since: 19th Mar 2010
Total posts: 5
Posted:Hey everybody:

I am sitting at home making a pair of fire poi as a "kill what little spare time I have" project. i need to order some components from here though, cuz i thought i could get everything at a Wally-world/Hardware store. poo...

So far i have...
2 dog chains cut to 14 inches each
4 quick links
4 hex nuts
4 washers
2 eye bolts

now all i need for it is...
4 swivels
2 handles

anyway i have a friend of mine who is a fellow performer and poi spinner. He says he uses whats known as "welders cloth" and that it lasts longer and works better than Kevlar. its a little more expensive but he says you save more over time. I was curious has anyone else used this or even heard of this? If so what are your thoughts?

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Pretty cool guy

Member Since: 6th Dec 2009
Total posts: 23
Posted:Welding blankets are often made of fibreglass, sometimes neoprene coated. That could be what he is referring to, since fibreglass has better thermal and fire properties than kevlar. It's not as strong, though.

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i dream in circles...
Location: Scotland
Member Since: 29th Nov 2005
Total posts: 336
Posted:be careful with your dog chain, most twist oval (dog) chain is NOT welded & could fail with heat&force, the stuff from HOP is though so it's really strong smile
also 2 swivels should be plenty, a set attached to the handles is enough, swivels at the head of the poi is only really useful for high drag poi types eg tails

even chuck norris can't pin you down if your on fire


Location: Mentor, OH
Member Since: 19th Mar 2010
Total posts: 5
Posted:i will keep that in mind about the chain. at least if it falls apart on me i will know where to go to get some better ones.


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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Probably better not to take the chance of it falling apart to be honest....

'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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Location: Trenton, MI, USA
Member Since: 25th Oct 2009
Total posts: 2280
Posted:^^^agreed You don't want a flaming ball of fire to go flying god knows where.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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