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AlexD
Elemental Spinner
Location: MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Feb 2012
Total posts: 30
Posted:i was thinking about getting fire poi, but i cannot choose wether to get cathedral or monkeys fist fire poi. help please.

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willworkforfoodjnr
willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Member Since: 8th Aug 2007
Total posts: 1046
Posted:It depends, monkeys are heavier, more expensive and arguably create a better looking flame, cathedrals the opposite.

What sort of spinning do you do and how much experience do you have?


Working hard to be a wandering hippie layabout. Ten years down, five to go!

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AlexD
Elemental Spinner
Location: MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Feb 2012
Total posts: 30
Posted:i have not yet owned nor spun a pair of fire poi, but i have had about a year and a half of LED spinning.

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Mynci
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Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:Cathedrals also mentally feel softer when you hit yourself in the nuts...
It's an important physcological effect wink


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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AlexD
Elemental Spinner
Location: MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Feb 2012
Total posts: 30
Posted:lol, thnx

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quantumfoam
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Member Since: 14th Aug 2014
Total posts: 1
Posted:These responses don't address the pros and cons of each. could you address goods and bads of eachthem please?

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ZandE
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Member Since: 28th Apr 2011
Total posts: 8
Posted:Hey im in no way able to address factual pros and cons about the heads but as an owner of both over the last 10 years ill share my opinions.

Cathedral Weave:
Pros-
lighter in weight
more forgiving when mistakes are made
very large "fireball" burn style
capable to reproduce yourself at home
easy presoak and spin out for striaght to the point burn

cons-
its fire poi no cons! lol

now im gonna give my opinion on monkey fist and keep in mind some of these pros are strictly in comparison to the cahedral head

Monkey Fist Weave:
pros-
MORE balanced weight makes planes, orbits, and hypers more approachable
tight deep weave allows for longer burns
IMO the visual aspect of a MFW is more like a burning tennis ball, it gives off a gorgeous comet burn with flowing tails
they are heavier (con?) but i find this allows me to become more fluid. in transitions as well as moves.


there are so many weaves out there im curious what makes you battle these two? if your looking for something in between i would suggest the twista. good luck n safe burns


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