The Lotus Fire Fan
This pair of Lotus Fire Fans are a beautiful way to mesmerize your audience and friends with your fire spinning. These medium-sized fire fans have 5 heads arranged in a classic Lotus shape with easily replaceable Kevlar or Ceramic wicks. These Lotus Fire Fans are lightweight, well balanced, sturdy and the ceramic wicks burn exceptionally bright, right down to their very ends. The Lotus Fire Fan has a spinning ring that’s perfect for hand, and even work for finger fire spinning. Lotus Fire Fans are constructed from thick steel rod so you won’t harm your hands. When you’re fire fan spinning for hours, why not make it comfortable! There’s also a welded half-ring that lets you hold the fan tight when you aren’t spinning it. There are two ring diameters to choose from, since hand sizes differ.
- (2) Black Powder-Coated Steel Fire Fans with 5 Wick Heads
- (10) Kevlar or Ceramic Cord Wicks
Lotus Fire Fan Features
- Hardened Spring Steel Frame so your fan has a long-life.
- Spinning Ring with Half-Ring allows for easy hand and finger spinning, increasing the range of your fire spinning movements.
- Black Powder-Coated Finish creates an illusion that your fire is floating or spinning in space.
- Replaceable Kevlar or Ceramic Cord Wicks crafted to burn long and bright.
Lotus Fire Fan Specifications
Ring Size – Inner Diameter: 3” (8 cm), 3.5” (9.5 cm)
Overall Size: 29” x 17” (74 cm x 44 cm) (±0.5″ depending on ring size)
Burn Time: Up to 8 minutes (using kerosene)
Wick Material: Kevlar or Ceramic Cord
Wick Burn Temperature: 2200°F (1200°С)
Frame: Hardened Spring Steel + Welding
Frame Color: Black
Kevlar Wicks vs Ceramic Wicks
Ceramic takes more fuel than Kevlar so flame is bigger and burnouts are bigger. And due to more fuel, burn time is also longer. Ceramic rope is more fragile than Kevlar. It’s not recommended to drop it too often. We also do not recommend using ceramic rope for fleshing and eating. It’s rough and scratchy and usually has higher temperatures.
Preparing ceramic wicks for first use: The important thing to remember with ceramic wicks is to burn once before spinning. Just soak with fuel and fire without spinning. After that ceramic wicks become strong and are ready for use.
Kevlar is a good choice for an all-around wick. It can take drops to the ground much easier than ceramic and is known to last longer than ceramic. Choose Kevlar if you have any concerns about dropping your props more than once in a while!
Fire Safety Tips
Before you begin practicing fire flow art with your fire fans 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.