Caring for your Fire PoiAll our Fire Poi sets have KEVLAR® wicks. If you look after the wick it can last for years.
However if you let the fire wicks smoulder by allowing all the fuel to be used up then the KEVLAR® wick will burn away slowly and fall apart.
Fire Poi CoversSunlight also degrades and darkens the color of KEVLAR® wick slowly over time. So it is good to have wick covers when using Fire Props during daylight, it also stops you getting your daytime clothes dirty from the residues on the wicks. Many people wrap some tin foil over the wicks and then put some colorful socks over that. We also sell some fluffy covers which can fit over some common KEVLAR® Fire Heads.
Is Fire Poi Wick "100%" Kevlar®?No, because of how expensive pure KEVLAR® is our wick also contains other aramid fibers and fabric grade fiberglass. (not the kind that itches or stabs you. After all at HoP we work with it all day. We sell many configurations/styles of Fire Heads.
Fire Poi SafetyAll our Fire Poi sets come with free online Fire Safety advice and instructional videos. These also get emailed to you soon after completing your order.
About KEVLAR®KEVLAR® is one of the most important woman made organic fibers ever developed. Because of it's unique combination of properties. Fibers of KEVLAR® consist of long molecular chains produced from poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide. The chains are highly oriented with strong interchain bonding which result in a unique combination of properties
General Features of KEVLAR®
- High Tensile Strength at Low Weight
- Low Elongation to Break High Modulus (Structural Rigidity)
- Low Electrical Conductivity
- High Chemical Resistance
- Low Thermal Shrinkage
- High Toughness (Work-To-Break)
- Excellent Dimensional Stability
- High Cut Resistance
- Flame Resistant, Self-Extinguishing