This spectacular fire whip is made of five different sizes of 100% Braided Kevlar ropes plus the cracker. The weaving of the ropes is tight and secure, and the ropes’ diameter smoothly shrinks to have optimal performance as a whip. The cracker is easily replaceable. The handle is long enough for safe use, made of aluminum and covered by heat resistant silicone. The thinning of the rope is where to the true craftsmanship shows, making the whip much easier to use, and providing a more impressive stage effect & sound!
Fire Whip Specifications
- Length: 59″ (150 cm)
- Wick: 100% Braided Kevlar Rope
- Handle: Aluminum covered with Heatproof Silicone
- Don’t practice with the Fire Whip. The dry cracking make the kevlar tired and will reduce the lifetime.
- You don’t need to fill up the root of the whip, there will be a huge fire anyway, it would just make your hand hurt and would damage the heat shield. Also looks silly when you still have a little burning part at the root while the rest of whip is burned off.
- Don’t dip the fall, it will reduce the lifetime but give no bigger effect.
- Don’t put down the whip while it is burning. If you put it on a concrete or stone or metal surface the flames will heat up the surface and damage the kevlar.
- Never use benzine or white gas, it is too dangerous and will kill your whip.
- Always check the condition of the whip very carefully before light up. If there is a serious damage on the whip it can fly off from a crackling and injure the audience.
- Never hit the ground with the Fire Whip!!
Fire Safety Tips
Before you begin practicing fire spinning please be prepared and confident. Most importantly, so nobody gets injured, wear tighter fitting clothes and never burn alone! Please review the Home of Poi Fire Safety Guidelines for detailed information on fuels, safety procedures and basic first aid for burns.
Spinning fire in public spaces can be dangerous, and you are responsible for any and all damage to property and injury to yourself and others. The North American Fire Arts Association has resources for fire artists including safety, insurance and guidelines for obtaining fire permits.