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bjrcboy
BRONZE Member since Aug 2009

journeyman
Location: USA

Total posts: 74
Posted:I finally got a set of fire poi(From renegade juggling, thanks bob!) after about a year and a half of spinning. Anyways it has oval twist link chain and it just feels to heavy... Is there anything to do? I guess I'd like for more of the weight to be in the poi head and not the chain.

Or is it just something I have to live with? Any other chain out there?

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Warior Drake
SILVER Member since Apr 2010

Warior Drake

The Dragon Professor
Location: New York, currently homeless, ...

Total posts: 203
Posted:Well sure, there are plenty of different chains out there, if you're looking for oval link your best bet is to search around and find something that works for you.

One place to look is here in the HoP store, you can buy lengths of chain and use that if you'd like. I haven't really started spinning fire yet, but I worked as a welder for a while so metal is my game.

Just look around, I know I'm not much help but its the best I can offer


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p.s. No, just in case you're going to ask, I did not misspell Warrior, its supposed to be like that.

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:Too**

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I just got this cain in the mail. It is completely amazing! It's so much thinner than I expected and extremely light. Very very shiny too smile If oyu want to, I did this, order 3ft and in the order comments ask for it to be cut in half into 2 1.5ft lengths. Just a little too long, but perfect because I can just shorten it and it's thin enough to put the quicklink on in the middle of the chain.

http://www.homeofpoi.com/shop/productDetails/Length-of-2mm-Oval-Twist-Welded-Chain


The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Sister Eleven
GOLD Member since Aug 2009

Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Total posts: 1277
Posted:Yeah, my first fire poi pair had pretty chunky chain, so I recently got some from HoP. HoP's chain is pretty nice, but I prefer the stuff from firemecca (I used theirs to make a couple of pairs for a friend). HoP's chain is a bit weird and flat, which makes it much harder to do orbitals than Firemecca's. On the other hand, the links are wide enough on HoP's chain that you can slip quick links right through them, where you need to use something like deep sea split rings to attach swivels and such to Firemecca's chains. But as far as being lighter, HoP's does the trick (and orbitals are gimmicky anyway).

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I love orbitals frown Besides, I still have my old chain so I can use that if I plan on doing orbitals. I personally think HoP should sell the chain they use on their pro series chains because it's perfect for orbitals.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:No, that's the one I got, it's a lot thinner, which is great, but it's really wide and kind of lat. And it grips too well for good orbitals.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Warior Drake
SILVER Member since Apr 2010

Warior Drake

The Dragon Professor
Location: New York, currently homeless, ...

Total posts: 203
Posted:http://www.trickconcepts.com/Twisted-Link-Chain-35mm-Cut-Pieces-P112C60.aspx
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might do the trick, they also have a 3.0mm version sold in 1ft intervals

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p.s. No, just in case you're going to ask, I did not misspell Warrior, its supposed to be like that.

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:I'd say the one from Firemecca sounds the best so far.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Sister Eleven
GOLD Member since Aug 2009

Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Total posts: 1277
Posted:Yeah, it's 2mm, good for orbitals, and has welded links. I like playing with the set I made for someone else with the firemecca chain more than I do most of my own chains.

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Well, for now, I still like being able to put the quicklink in the middlw of the chain. Some other time I may get the Firemecca chain.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Lye


Lye

Fate Keeps Telling Me To Stop


Total posts: 270
Posted:someone get that kind of chain in welded titanium!

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Lye


Lye

Fate Keeps Telling Me To Stop


Total posts: 270
Posted:And that's a "you find it, I'll buy it" i did the math out once and got titanium chain that was strong enough to hold but i spun them before i welded them and one came apart. they were too thin though, i like 2mm feel better than what i had

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