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BRONZE Member since Aug 2011


Location: Virginia, United States, USA

Total posts: 3
Posted:I've spun fire a few times before but am at a loss for which set would be for me seeing as it will be my first set. all other sets I've spun are a friends and homemade, frankly im ready for a little professionalism in my spinning. any suggestions?

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GOLD Member since Oct 2009

Location: EARTH, USA

Total posts: 116

I typically chose my fire poi head by weight. Some people prefer one style of knot or fold over another. All styles feel pretty equal to me when spun, besides the weight.

As far as handles and chains go, they are more of a personal preference. As long as they are from HoP, you know that they are top quality and safe to use.

My first fire poi was http://www.homeofpoi.com/shop/productDetails/Pair-of-Medium-Cathedral-Ball-Chain-Fire-Poi
Cheap, safe, durable, groovy and I still play with them after more than a year of service.

Remember when looking at the weight, the described mass is with dry kevlar. Saturated in fuel the heads can be much heavier as I am sure you know.

Have fun! Everything is going to work out and we will all hold hands, dancing, singing, and enjoying our brief moment in space and time




GOLD Member since Jun 2007


Object Manipulationist, Chain Maille Artisan, Didgeridoo Performer and Teacher
Location: On the Road, Gypsie Style, USA

Total posts: 37
Posted:Id have to agree with Sean.
My first set was regular monkey fists with welded link. I spun them for several years before they showed signs of deterioration. And i loved the weight. Plus the monkey fists have a slightly longer burn time than cathedrals or rolls of similar size.
Its all good though. as you learn more and gain more experience youll find it easier to find what your looking for. Keep at it.

I do not have a Soul, . . . I AM a Soul.
I Have a body.


BRONZE Member since Sep 2008


Location: Hicksville, New York, USA

Total posts: 612
Posted:Moonblaze or Isis poi are fun also.

Don't worry too much around your first set though, or you might end up taking forever to pick something.

If you have the chance though, try to find people in your area willing to let you play with their poi so you can get a feel for different types.


BRONZE Member since Aug 2011


Location: Virginia, United States, USA

Total posts: 3
Posted:Thankyou all for your input. I think I'm going to go for this http://www.homeofpoi.com/shop/productDetails/Pair-of-Pro-Series-Cords-with-Monkeyfist-Fire-Poi


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