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28 products.


By Malcolm Crawshay, Home of Poi

Technora® or Kevlar®?

We have been playing with Technora® over the years, trying different weaves of rope to get the best feel, flexibility, and ease of use. We are very grateful to all those in the community that gave us feedback to help come up with a fantastic product.

What is Technora®?

It is a para-aramid fiber that is
  • Eight times stronger than steel!
  • able to withstand up to 930°F (499°C)
  • lovely and soft to the touch
  • high abrasion resistance
  • very flexible

So what? I have Kevlar®?

Technora® is far better than Kevlar® when used as a cord (not a wick).

It is ideal to use as a flame-resistant cord, instead of nylon, metal chains or other ropes that can heat up and possibly burn you.

You can hold a flame to it, and it will not burn or heat up!

Can I use Technora® to make a wick for a Fire Prop?

Not recommended as the Kevlar® wick we sell is mixed with other aramids making it much cheaper to buy, and it gives more fuel soakage for longer burns.

OK, so I can use it as a cord?

Yes, as you can see above, we have already attached to some Rope Darts. The wicks are still Kevlar®, and the cord is Technora® with which you will hold and feed through your hand.
Rope Dart with Technora®

What? Can I still see a metal chain being used?

The chain above is there to give some distance between soaking the Kevlar® wick in your fuel container and keeping the fuel away from the Technora® cord.

Otherwise, the fuel on the cord will catch on fire and will still burn you! Before you get to the end of the Technora®, you will first feel the splice, a thickening of the cord where it is fed inside of itself to make a loop for the quick link to attach, reminding you not to go further to the metal.

Stay tuned; we are continuing to update other products to the Technora® cords.


Pair of Pro Technora Medium Monkey Fist Fire Poi  
29th November, 2023

Awesome medium poi!
"I love these! As a beginner poi spinner, but several years experience in other props like contact staff and fire fans, these were perfect for learning while also being pro props for my performances. The weight is perfect for slow clean motion without the need to speed up to keep them in motion while learning new moves I also preferred the technora over standard chains and these technora hnadles are very well made. The transition from my cathedral poi to these was remarkably noticeable and my practice was instantly cleaner and more smooth. I'm over the moon thrilled with these medium monkey fist poi! I also added retrofit knobs for a more professional finish. I can also easily switch out the technora handles for chains so these are extra versatile with their connections."
Awesome medium poi!
Randolph, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Jan 2016

Pair of Pro Knob Technora Cords With Quicklinks  
15th October, 2022

Comfortable and durable
"Comfortable and durable"
Anonymous, USA.   [Verified Anonymous Buyer]
BRONZE Member since Aug 2022

Single Technora Fire Rope Dart - Monkey Fist Head  
30th July, 2020

Exactly what I was after
"Really happy with this as my first fire toy, well constructed with a nice big flame. The lead is really nice and soft, the nicest rope I have, thanks!"
Exactly what I was after
Toughdogst, New Zealand.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Jun 2020

Pair of Pro Knob Technora Cords With Quicklinks  
24th July, 2020

Nicely built
"The Technora with the glow handles are a perfect combination. Couldn't have made them better myself"
Winkler, New Zealand.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Apr 2019

Technora Rope Length of 1/4 inch 6.4mm 12 Strand Braided  
24th July, 2020

From now on always Technora
"Love that stuff. Burnt my self so often on glowing hot chain cords. Technora on the other hand stays cool and runs smoothly over your hand."
Winkler, New Zealand.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Apr 2019

Pair of Pro Knob Technora Cords With Quicklinks  
22nd June, 2020

good stuff
"heaps of fun to play with"
Rottler, Germany.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since May 2020

Single Technora Fire Rope Dart - Monkey Fist Head  
16th June, 2020

pretty awesome
"exactly what i expected it to be."
Humphery, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Aug 2019

Pair of Pro Technora Medium Block Fire Poi  
5th June, 2020

I'm sure their great
"Never had an issue with a product ordered. I'm still awaiting the arrival (2+ months) will be happy when I can finally use them."
Imbrius, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Mar 2017

Pair of Pro Technora Large Twista Fire Poi  
3rd April, 2020

Cathedral poi are sick!
"These Cathedral Poi are amazing! Long bright impressive burn and the fabric soft leashes are totally the absolute best and with every penny. These are not for lightweights or beginners as they are substantial and hold a great deal of fuel. An experienced fire artist will love them. These are my go to poi. Extremely impressive burn effect and duration Be in shape! You will be spinning for four or five plus minutes on a full fuel load! Wild Biill"
Cathedral poi are sick!
Skydiver, USA.   [Verified Buyer]
GOLD Member since Feb 2020

Single Technora Fire Rope Dart - Large Mura Head  
19th November, 2019

Love it!
"Good quality and nicely weighted! Rope is a little too long for me so would be good to have a length option"
Helenamays, New Zealand.   [Verified Buyer]
SILVER Member since Jul 2019