The KEVLAR® wicks we sell are ideal for all types of fire props (Fire Poi, Fire Staff, Fire Fans...). If you look after the wick and keep it pulled tight 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. Sunlight 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.
A lot of people fasten wick onto their props with screws and to stop themselves from getting branded by a hot screw head they stitch a flap of KEVLAR® tape over the screw heads.
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 mainly sell KEVLAR® Wick - Rope per meter or per ft (units depend on the language settings). Full Rolls can have up to 2,000 ft on them and normally get shipped around slowly by sea.
KEVLAR® has a very high cut resistance. Which means it will blunt even the most expensive scissors very fast. At HoP we use box cutters or craft knives which have replaceable blades. Do not ever use your mum's favorite dress fabric scissors or you will be in big trouble!
KEVLAR® is one of the most important woman made organic fibers ever developed. Because of its unique combination of properties, KEVLAR® is used today in a wide variety of industrial applications. KEVLAR® para-aramid fiber possesses a remarkable combination of properties that has led to its adoption in a variety of end-uses since its commercial introduction in the early 1970's.
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
DuPont ™ and KEVLAR ® are registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and its affiliates.
27th June, 20173/8 inch Rope Wick 100ftLet's do the trucker's hitch"Let's tie this knot once and for all Flow artists all around the world Show me your rope!! Okay, seriously I use knots with rope wick and had lots of fun."
Scout On Fire!!, Taiwan. [Verified Buyer]GOLD Member since Oct 2016
11th April, 20173/4 inch Rope x Lengthbest Kevlar Rope"We love this Kevlar Rope and we only work with the kevlar by Home of Poi. It s good qualitiy and well for Ropes and Snakes"
Petra Quednau, Germany. [Verified Buyer]GOLD Member since Jun 2010
29th November, 20163/8 inch Rope x LengthExactly what it was supposed to be"I got my kevlar rope in, and it was exactly what it was supposed to be! The only downside was that I measured wrong and got too short of pieces. The business was great at keeping me up to date, and super friendly. Can't wait to try it all out!"
Steven Newport, USA. [Verified Buyer]BRONZE Member since Nov 2016
18th November, 20163/8 inch Rope x LengthGreat product"Product was exactly what I hoped for! It arrived much faster than anticipated! Home of poi has excellent tracking info. They keep you posted every step of the way! Thank you home of Poi!"
Benjamin Cook, USA. [Verified Buyer]BRONZE Member since Oct 2016
30th September, 20163/8 inch Rope Wick 100ftMakes Mad Monkeys"If you're thinking of making your own monkey fist poi or dart heads this is probably the gauge you're looking for. Tied well, the 3/8 rope will produce a four-bite (with a two-bite center) that's a bit larger than a baseball. This is quality Kevlar rope and, as usual, HOP has the best price in the 'Verse."
Tricky Steve, USA. [Verified Buyer]GOLD Member since Feb 2014
23rd August, 20163/8 inch Rope Wick 100ftVery satisfied customer"My previous order arrived and I was extremely happy to find an extra 3 meters of rope and was delighted to find very little wastage. The Kevlar itself is of top grade with no metal bits. So happy with my purchase"
Sean Viljoen, South Africa. [Verified Buyer]GOLD Member since Jun 2015
10th August, 20161/10 inch Diabolo CordKEVLAR CORD"This was what i wanted could not find what I wanted at these prices in USA had to buy From New Zealand. They were quick getting it in the mail I got in 5 working days Great people when i need more i know where to go"
Karl Covert, USA. [Verified Buyer]BRONZE Member since Jul 2016
5th August, 20163/8 inch Rope x LengthRopes Rock!"Really have enjoyed making monkey fists and learning new knots to make new toys with this rope. I enjoy it more than the ribbon but it depends what you want to create. Awesome supplier, awesome product, Happy fire spinner right here."
Nick Fooks, Canada. [Verified Buyer]BRONZE Member since Jun 2016
30th June, 20163/8 inch Rope x LengthGreat Product Does Exactly What I Want"I tied this rope into monkey fists and use them as wick for fire batons. The material works great for holding fuel, and everything stays together perfectly. Make sure to leave time for delivery if you want to get a project done quickly, but everything showed up right when they said it would and was exactly what I needed for."
Jonathan Breiten, USA. [Verified Buyer]BRONZE Member since Jun 2016