Ok so having done an extensive search of nearly all the threads containing "wire wool" and "Sparkly poi" respectively
I have come up with a bit of info.
But I have discovered an answer to a common myth .
Yes there are lots of sparkly Poi threads but most of them are useless with limited info
And some quite outdated advice that is actually quite dangerous ...
What is wool spinning?
Wire wool spinning is spinning of wire gages (usually made of chicken wire) filled with burning wire wool it is very very dangerous as hot lumps of molten metal are spraying out all over the place.
But it does look very pretty.
I have used wire wool a few times and here are my following top 20 tips.
20 tips for sparkly Poi and safety
Reged: Mar 2004
|30th Mar 2008 1:27 AM |
I'm fairly certain that many people aren't completely aware of the dangers of spinning steel wool, especially those new to HoP. Like Fire Breathing, spinning steel wool is extremely dangerous, particularly for the careless. For those that choose to spin fire, most know to have a SAFETY, fire extinguisher, blanket, first aid equipment, covered fuel cans, etc. But basic fire safety will only take you so far.
Reged: Jun 2003
|30th Mar 2008 1:29 AM |
Use the finest grade wire wool that you can, DON'T dip, and don't light!!!
Reged: Feb 2007
|16th Apr 2008 8:07 AM |
this is what we caught a field on fire doing in high school...
Reged: May 2008
|3rd May 2008 7:01 PM |
So lots of warnings and stuff yes, which is good.
Reged: Nov 2008
|27th Nov 2008 12:35 PM |
does anybody know something about the risk of doing Fire Poi, i meant breathing kerosene or other stuffs??
Reged: Nov 2003
|27th Nov 2008 4:19 PM |
Your should read the MSDS of the fuel you use.
Reged: Sep 2011
|17th Sep 2011 4:29 PM |
I was just curious if you have any instructional videos on how to create the cage for steel wool
Reged: Nov 2012
|14th Nov 2012 11:27 AM |
Can I get a similar effect as this with fire fans??
Reged: Dec 2013
|9th Jan 2014 9:09 AM |
Look up the boomfan