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  • Lotus - Fire Poi

  • Lotus - Fire Poi

Lotus fire poi heads are the largest and heaviest heads we create. The unique petal design results in a huge surface area, creating massive flames with a fairly average burn time, making them great for performance finales.

Innovation Nod
To our knowledge Tedward from BearClaw Mfg was the first crafter to have used this knot as a poi head design. Tedward was one of the first innovators in the fire equipment design world, and deserves a lot of credit for the many things he did to push our art forward. Thanks brother.

Head Size
White Lotus heads are designated by layers of petals, with each petal layer being 1/2” thick. Example: 5 Petal White Lotus heads have five layers of petals and are 2.5” tall.

4 Petal White Lotus heads are far bigger and heavier (6.8 - 7.2oz) than any of our other standard poi heads, and burn for around 3:30 minutes.* Their flames are about the size of a large toaster, and they will cook your arms accordingly.

5 Petal White Lotus heads (8.2 - 8.8oz) are an absurd increase in size from the 4 Petal heads. There is no sensible reason that they should exist. But, they do. Wear gloves, and make sure your last will and testament are in order.

6 Petal White Lotus heads are…well, quite frankly, they are insane (10.9 - 11oz). Imagine being inside of a dragon’s mouth in the pits of hell during a napalm storm. Please be careful.
6 Petal Poi example here
Thanks to Arcane Flow and Fire for the video!

* Burn times are estimated based on recorded burns using pure "white gas" / Coleman's Liquid Camp Fuel. Actual burn times may vary based on individual spinning style, length of fuel soak, and other factors.

Leash Types
There are two main choices for leashes: Technora and twist link chain.

Technora is our best feeling, preferred option. With great abrasion and temperature resistance properties (up to 932°F), Technora leashes allow fire poi to feel as comfortable and controlled as practice poi. However, this rope is temperature resistant, not fire proof. If you allow the leashes to rest in flames for an extended period of time (for example: setting burning poi on the ground with the leashes on top of the heads, or a severe mid-burn tangle that takes more than a few seconds to unknot), the leashes may take damage.

Twist link chain is the slightly heavier and stronger leash option which feels not quite as smooth as Technora but has almost no maintenance. This chain catches on itself slightly when it tangles, making moves like Hyperloops easier. Our stainless steel chain surpasses the load requirements and corrosion resistance needed for typical fire use, and is stronger than cheaper nickel-plated alternatives.

If you are doing hyperloops (lock the poi together infront of your body, pull, and they spin really fast and stay locked together), then you need swivels. Otherwise, you probably don't and we don't recommend them if you don't "need" them. The three inch lead option, puts a piece of Technora below the Pom grip, with a swivel on the bottom of that. This allows you to hold the Pom in your hand and still have a fully functioning swivel. Single and double loop handles have the swivel attached to the handle with no lead (it isn't needed for these).

Quick Links
We use and recommend zinc-plated steel quick links, as they stay closed better than the stainless steel alternatives. You do not want quick links opening in the middle of a burn.

There are four choices for handles: PomGrips, UltraKnobs, Double Fingerloops and Single Loop.

Lanternsmith PomGrips are made from a grippy, high-temp rubber. They are weighted and shaped for tosses, and have holes through the middle to connect to leashes or swivels.

UltraKnobs made by UltraPoi, are rechargeable RGB LED silicone handles. This knob can be set to any of the colors of the rainbow, as well as strobe patterns that create intricate light trails while you spin.

Double Fingerloop Handles loop around the index and middle fingers. These cotton loops provide a solid, constant connection between you and your poi leashes.

Single Loop Handles have a single large cotton loop that partially inverts to tighten on two fingers more snuggly than double fingerloop handles can. *NOTE When measuring overall length, single loop handles are considered 2" shorter when we build leashes to account for the reduced length that happens when you invert them to put them on.

  • Biggest poi heads with largest flames
  • Stainless chain
  • Minimal exposed metal on heads
  • Multiple handle styles
Overall Length is the entire length of the poi setup, including heads, hardware, leashes, and handles.

Lotus Heads Lifespan Because of the MASSIVE amount of fire they produce, Lotus heads have a shorter lifespan than other heads. Kerosene and Lamp Oil/ Paraffin have longer burn times, therefore the wick will absorb more heat and degrade faster than with other types of fuel. We do NOT recommend using these fuel types with Lotus heads. Learn to replace the bottom petal of a lotus. Purchase Replacement Petals Here

It is also really important to always keep these heads moving. Keeping the poi static for many than a few seconds, doing a lot of pendulums early in the burn, or laying them down on the ground while still burning can quickly damage the heads and/or leashes.

Pair x $1.00 =

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