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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:Ok so I know that I am the fire eating instructor as of now so its odd that i'm the one with this question but here it goes...

I've always been one to let my tools cool for a few minutes before refuelling. But lately I've been going through a cotton fire eating torch fetish but am having trouble with them smouldering (and therefore flaking and getting gross really fast). People have told me to not let them smoulder but no one is telling me how. The one the comes to mind is rewet them... but I cant do that with anything but fuel cause dowsing my torches in water would seriously kill my torches (not to mention my act). I've seen people return their torches straight into the fuel right after being extinguished, but I have to say that that makes me nervous. Usually there are still some glowing embers on my cotton torches at the end and Im not to keen on plunging them back into a thing of white gas so quickly... thoughts? Experience? HELP!


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liquidtrance


liquidtrance

i dream in circles...
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 336
Posted:eh, first off, why are you using cotton?

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

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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:Because cotton tends to hold more fuel than kevlar, is softer on your mouth and is easier to do vapor tricks with. I have kevlar torches that I like very much but I've always had a slight preference to cotton. minus the smoldering issue.

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