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Flint_413
GOLD Member since Jul 2009

Flint_413

Fire Artist and Hooper
Location: U.S.A

Total posts: 181
Posted:Okay I really wanna get these but can't afford both. Which should i get and WHY???

If you can't stand the heat, get out of my way.

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EpitomeOfNovice
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA

Total posts: 787
Posted:Torch Poi cause they're 3 tools in one! You can't whip and catch a snake... wink

Unfortunately I didn't get my first burn with mine on film, but they're TONS of fun, bet they'd be even more fun with someone who does fans like yourself! yes


~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

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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:Torch Poi seconded, cause that's what I'm starting to get into, haven't had a burn yet cause I still haven't found the parts to build my fire pair, but they're still pretty fun from the pairs I've used off of my friends.

Don't let your world end with you

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:If yo like torch stuff then torches. If not so much, then SNAKESSS!!! But not the ones from HoP because they're kinda shitty.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Snakes are really just poi, they do not add anything new to your spinning.

Torch poi have more variations and possibilities for interesting play.


'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."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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EpitomeOfNovice
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

EpitomeOfNovice

Putting the "FUN" in fundamental since 1981
Location: Dover, Delaware USA

Total posts: 787
Posted:I agree with aston, snakes are just a different visual and lack of counterbalance.

~Rock on!~

"As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough"-Waking Life

(All you RLers this is epitome_of_lame *waves hello*)

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Flint_413
GOLD Member since Jul 2009

Flint_413

Fire Artist and Hooper
Location: U.S.A

Total posts: 181
Posted:Hmm sounds like torches are the way to go then! I'll let you guys know how it all works out x)

Vinny, good to know about the HOP ones. I wasnt thrilled that they were ball chain either.


If you can't stand the heat, get out of my way.

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Flint_413
GOLD Member since Jul 2009

Flint_413

Fire Artist and Hooper
Location: U.S.A

Total posts: 181
Posted:Just purchased the torch poi! grin Along with a section staff carrying case. I dont do staff but what I'm gonna do is use it to carry my breakdown hoop, poi, fuel, and quick wicks so I can essentially have a fire hoop, a regular hoop, poi and fuel all with me in one little bag x) <3 <3 <3 HOP!! grin PLAYA HERE I COME!!

If you can't stand the heat, get out of my way.

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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:Yeah it's not so much the ball chain as it is the snake itself. The ball chain with it I could care less. Less hardware for something that doesn't need anything special. I've use them. They're fun, but not compared to other ones you could get for the same price. Also they have all that heaping hunk of metal at the top. I hope the torch poi are fun! If I ever get into club stuff I might get a pair, but I'm fine for fire stuff right now.

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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