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The Poi Runner
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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 9th Feb 2012
Total posts: 5
Posted:Yo! I've been browsing for some new fire poi and came about the "Egg Fire Poi" by Firemecca and PoiPoi. It's basically a monkey fist with few more wraps of rope around the side giving it a tipe of tubular shape (much like the mura/weka poi at HoP). Anyone use/used them? Would normal monkey fist poi be just as good? (A buddy uses monkey fists bought at HoP and they are bloody fantastic).
Thanks

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https://www.firemecca.com/p-944-egg-fire-poi-heads.aspx
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http://www.poipoi.info/Buy-Poi-from-the-Poi-Poi-Shop!/Fire-Toys/Fire-Poi/New-Page_4.htm


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Charles
Charles

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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:
Looks like nicely made gear. Im a bit confused about the comment that they have more fuel absorption. My own understanding is that any dry woven wick shape will soak up fuel to 100% of its capacity if left for a short ime in bucket of fuel regardless of it shape.

Sure if you have a GIANT wick, maybe several meters across, it may take a bit more time while soaking for the fuel to travel into the centre, but anything able to be spun by someone smaller than King Kong should just absorb to its maximum capacity in a minute or so at the most.

That being said, they look like nice professional gear. Maybe almost appropriate to put on staffs???


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liquidtrance
liquidtrance

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Location: Scotland
Member Since: 29th Nov 2005
Total posts: 336
Posted:i built an egg shaped monkey fist for my ropedart, it performs adequately but nothing out of the ordinary. i find the best heads to be either moonblaze, isis or a similar twisted wick design

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willworkforfoodjnr
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Posted:I'd think isis is the way forward if you want a long wick

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The Poi Runner
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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 9th Feb 2012
Total posts: 5
Posted:Yes to all... I think that these egg poi could become quite heavy after (and I quote) 8/9 min burn time. The braided wicks may be the way forward, but does the "new" shape of monkey fist, ie. egg poi, really change (quoting again) make for a more comfortable spin. oh, I think they mean more fuel is being soaked? or do they
Thanks for the replies so far

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