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EpitomeOfNovice

EpitomeOfNovice

GOLD Member since Sep 2009
Location: Dover, Delaware USA
Member Since: 15th Sep 2009
Total posts: 787

Testimonials/Reviews
Purchase Medium Monkey Fist wicks  
19th June, 2010
Finally these have made me comfortable with fire!
"These poi were just what the doctor ordered for me to become truly comfortable doing moves with fire. The weight is perfect for everything especially stalls and plane control. The flame is very even throughout the near 10 minutes they stay lit and a surprisingly manageable size. These poi must be treated with respect as they are very hard should you bonk yourself but the rewards are great when you finally take the plunge! Thanks HoP for a fire head that feels great and performs beautifully!"
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

Purchase 2.5inch Mura fire heads  
20th May, 2010
Good starting baby flames (update)
"I've had the time now to burn with these so I'm happy to say with confidence these wicks and their nice baby flames have helped me get use to using fire poi. After breaking them in with a few fire sessions they have a wonderful steady manageable flame that provides enough drag to perform moves well and the shape of the head itself is excellent for minimal collisions when starting with fire or simply poi in general. I always know where they are making overhead moves much less intimidating. After fire use I wrap them in tinfoil then place them into the fluffy covers for daily practice. I'm getting stronger now from all the training and want more weight so I'm moving up to the Monkey Fists but this was the best wick for me to start with and a most enjoyable medium in the proving ground of making the leap into fire spinning."
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

Purchase Nylon Poi Bag  
18th January, 2010
Keeps my bag organized!
"These are wonderful inexpensive quick closing sacks to keep your sock LED and fabric poi sets together and organized. I wish it came in several colors to make grabbing a set from my duffel bag a bit quicker but my big bag is neat and tidy thanks to these little ones. The extra drawstring is easy to carry on your wrist if you just want to take one set with you when you go outside to practice as well. These are great thanks HoP!"
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

Purchase Fire Staff with 4inch wicks  
16th January, 2010
The best single loop handle I've ever used!
"I wanted a set of shorter chains for more control of my poi plus ease of release to put my heads out and to move them to one hand with ease. These chains are fabulous! I already have the pro-series with double loop handles and this is the first single loop handle I have ever felt comfortable spinning with. I used them for a burn when they came in the mail yesterday and they performed beautifully. The material has a great no-slip feel and the loops aren't as wide like leather handles making them much more suited to my fingers with different grip types. I think these are great for anyone getting use to fire and wants the ability to get in and out of the handles with more ease than the double loop."
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

Purchase Pro Monkey Fist Fire Poi Medium  
16th January, 2010
Great smell and a great light!
"I wanted something portable and more convenient than a lighter or matches for my poi and staffs this did the trick! The screw on lid makes it great to carry in your bag on the go it smells great and is the perfect shape to sit stable on the ground to light your fire toys (especially in cold weather when it takes much longer to get them going). I just tried it yesterday and it made my spinning experience much easier to get started and allowed all my focus to be on spinning. This is a must have item for a portable highly controlled ignition process for your burns. Great product!"
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

Purchase 1L Plastic Fuel Bottle  
15th January, 2010
Great for on the go and locks out the fumes!
"This is a nice little fuel bottle. The lid doesn't leak any fumes it's made from good plastic with a child proof lock and the label is most useful and can easily be replaced should you switch your fuel. The only down fall is it can be messy to pour because it doesn't have a nozzle like a traditional gas can. So be careful pouring but other than that word of caution it's an excellent portable container and this is the first time I've seen one this small that is acceptable for fuel."
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

Purchase Large Fire Blanket  
15th January, 2010
Easy to deploy
"I hope I never have to use this fire blanket but I'm glad I have it and it stays in my equipment bag at all times. It's easy to deploy and every fire spinner should have one of these on site at all times. Thanks for offer this vital piece of safety equipment HoP!!!"
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

Purchase LARGE Fluffy Fire Covers  
20th December, 2009
Fits the cathedral heads perfectly!
"Protects the wicks adds some weight and drag and softens the impact of bonks when you make a mistake during practice. Fits my cathedral heads perfectly I highly recommend these to cover for everyday practice sessions. Great job HoP!"
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

Purchase Cathedral Fire Poi and LED Poi Set  
20th December, 2009
Great deal for LED and fire poi!
"These LED balls are nice bright and soft. The rainbow fade effect is beautiful spare batteries thrown in the package is lovely as well. The cathedral fire heads have a nice moderately heavy weight plus they are very solid and tight too. The ball chain cords are lighter than the pro series chains I primarily spin with but still very nice with the leather handles. I love having a variety of mediums to spin and this package is a wonderful value. I'm very pleased with this set!"
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

Purchase Fire Staff with 2.5inch wicks  
11th December, 2009
Love the grip!
"This staff is very nicely weighted with small wicks and an amazing non-slip grip. Most of the weight is in the staff itself instead of being balanced and propelled by the wick area like some others available. The leather crossed over the suede type grip makes for great throwing and keeping track of hand placement. Awesome product that I would recommend to anyone looking for a prominent grip and for beginners as well."
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

Service & support  
30th November, 2009
Great customer service and speedy shipping!
"I had my staff in 4 business days along with some other items and customer service quickly corrected a selection error when I clicked the wrong box before they shipped my products. I appreciate the quick response time to support inquiries so much. HoP goes above and beyond the call of duty and that's why I keep coming back to them for all of my poi staff and skill toy needs:)"
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

Purchase MEDIUM Fire Covers  
29th November, 2009
Great for my staff too big for my Mura poi heads
"I love these they fit my staff perfectly. Nice look feel and you can tell the insides will protect clothing and other items from excess fuel residual that may be left over on the wicks. I just wish they also fit my poi heads but they are too long for a proper fit. They still work fine but would be easier to practice with if it fit the Mura heads better. A small size would be helpful for the rolled and 2 inch fire heads. Other than that very nice and I love the yellow ones on the Mistletoe Staff (It looks really awesome together!)"
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

Purchase Sock poi  
25th November, 2009
Wonderful value nice product
"These are nice looking sock poi great for practicing and highly portable. I only gave this set 4 stars because I prefer the fabric and cut of the striped Foxy socks. Awesome to take anywhere and for club or indoor spinning. The included carrying pouch is very convenient as well."
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

Purchase The Scales of Poi - Lessons  
25th November, 2009
The essential beginner DVD!!!
"I consider this DVD the best at going over the fundamental building blocks of poi. The skills taught here are the basics of spinning theory in the truest sense and beginners can benefit and excel from this learning style and approach. It has helped me a great deal not only applying the lessons to controlling my poi and correcting mistakes but has aided learning the basic poi moves and has helped me increase my agility mobility creative flow and expressive movement. The lessons focus on understanding plane control and increasing freedom of motion which aid a great deal in liberating a beginner(like myself) from the restrictions a lack of understanding in poi theory and rules of momentum can cause. This is a great place to start and I advise using this DVD even before Art Of Poi to truly get the most out of learning poi tricks and to have very clean and fluid transitions between them. Such a worthwhile investment that I use in my practice sessions frequently."
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009

Purchase Striped Sock Poi  
25th November, 2009
So fun sleek look lovely fabric
"These sock poi have the nicest fabric with just enough give and stretch. Great to wrap however you prefer or attach handles. These socks look great and feel wonderful to spin. I absolutely love these and they are a terrific value!"
, USA  [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Sep 2009