What is Poi fire spinning?

What is Poi fire spinning?

As a performance art, poi involves swinging tethered weights through a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns. Poi artists may also sing or dance while swinging their poi. Poi can be made from various materials with different handles, weights, and effects (such as fire).

What fuel is best for fire poi?

Our fuel of choice is a mixture of Coleman white gas (aka camping fuel) and lamp oil (pure paraffin). Both can be found at hardware or outdoor recreation stores. Coleman white gas is highly combustible and ignites easily! However, it burns fast, so expect a shorter burn time.

What fuel do fire dancers use?

Some American fire performers use white gas although most use other fuels due to its low flash point, while British fire performers use paraffin (called kerosene in the US) or the white gas substitute petroleum naphtha.

How heavy should poi be?


flowdart (w/ flowmass) 130g
100mm glitterbomb poi fire/air = 150g water/earth/love = 200g
fuzzy poi 140g
spinballs 68g
sock poi 120g

How long does it take to learn poi?

Learning to play freely with the basics usually takes about sixty hours of practice. That’s ten weeks if you practice six hours per week. Learning to perform the basics with good rhythm and expression usually takes another 150 hours, that’s another six months at the same rate of practice.

Is Vaseline a good fire starter?

Try this super easy method: vaseline + cotton balls. This simple fire starter is great to make with kids and it only takes about 30 seconds. The magic ingredient, petroleum jelly turns an ordinary cotton ball into a lightweight fire starter that burns for roughly 4 minutes and only costs a few pennies to make.

How long do fire poi last?

The small flame’s burn time is between 3 and 5 minutes depending on conditions, just long enough for a good spin, but not so long that your arms get tired.

Is White Gas the same as kerosene?

Performance. White gas burns at high efficiency, using less fuel for cooking compared to kerosene. It is the preferred fuel for cold-weather hikers and higher altitude backpackers. It also burns more cleanly with few additives, leaving few deposits and requiring less cleaning of equipment.

What is the best fuel for fire poi?

Unless you need a quick light up, or cannot stand the smell, Kerosene wins the fire fuel match. Simply for its overall ease in acquiring and its 40% longer burn time. White gasoline burns bright, fast, but is quickly dimming within a minute or so of burning. Kerosene takes a few seconds to get hot enough to stay lit.

What length should poi be?

Standard Poi The most common poi lengths for poi range between 20-24 inches. A general rule of thumb for those just starting out is to pick a length from the center of you palm to the inside of your shoulder crease.

What poi is best for beginners?

Pyropixies’ Spiral poi are great for beginners of all ages with both adult and kid’s sizes to choose from. The kid’s spiral poi are shorter (40cm /15.7in) and easier to manage, they are similar to the ribbon poi in design but with one piece of delicate fabric instead of multiple ribbons.

What POI is best for beginners?

Can you burn pine cones in your fireplace?

You can burn pine cones in your fireplace or wood stove, and they’re especially good for kindling when you’re trying to start a fire. You may notice that pine cones smoke a little bit more than twigs or other small kindling, but then they will flare up and help ignite the larger pieces of wood in the fireplace.

What fuel do you use for fire poi?