Monkey Fist Fire Poi
Step up your fire poi performance with a pair of Monkey Fist Fire Poi! This poi set is available in three different wick sizes. We offer a choice of Kevlar and Ceramic wick styles, depending on what you prefer!
Light and durable, our Monkey Fist Fire Poi are made with top quality wick material and hardened steel chain. Wicks are crafted to burn long and bright to their very end.
You can control your fire flow art poi with the double-looped leather grip that’s attached to a thin steel chain. A hardened welded steel chain gives you more balance without sacrificing reliability. Bearing swivels connect the chain and grip therefore your chain won’t kink or curl while spinning. Get ready to make awesome fire orbitals!
Monkey Fist Fire Poi leave a stunning comet-like tail as they spin, creating beautiful circles of fire. Poi comes to us from the Maori people of New Zealand.
Your Fire Poi set includes:
- (2) Monkey Fist Fire Poi with Replaceable Kevlar or Ceramic Cord Wicks
Monkey Fist Fire Poi Features
- Double-Looped Grip made from black leather.
- Bearing Swivel Chain attachments that allow for awesome orbitals.
- Replaceable Kevlar or Ceramic Cord crafted to burn long and bright.
Fire Poi Specifications
Wick Sizes: 2.5” (65 mm), 2.9” (75 mm), 3.3” (85 mm)
Burn Time: Up to 8 minutes (using kerosene)
Wick Material: Kevlar or Ceramic Cord
Wick Burn Temperature: 2200°F (1200°С)
Chain: 1.5 mm Hardened & Welded Steel
Chain Connectors: Bearing Swivels
- Small – 5.4 oz (150 g)
- Medium – 8.9 oz (250 g)
- Large – 12.9 oz (365 g)
Price is per pair!
What is a Monkey Fist?
A monkey fist is a type of knot that looks somewhat like a small bunched fist. Monkey fist knots have a nice weight and are easy to throw, making them great for fire spinning wicks. Learn more about the Monkey Fist Knot on Wikipedia.
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 wick become strong and is 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 poi 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.
Poi Spinning Tutorials:
New and experienced flow artists can find full length poi spinning tutorials on the Sacred Flow Art YouTube Channel.