Sparkle Cage Poi
Ignite the sparks of a campfire in your poi’s flow! Our Sparkle Cage Poi allows you to create epic sparks and light trails all night long. No need to worry about the hassles of fuel, just toss some charcoal in the cage and spin! The steel frame cage provides great durability, with top hole designed to fit any size charcoal tablets.
The Sparkle Cage Poi feature a steel cage on a chain with a swivel and a handle. Placement of charcoal hole is on top, and with centrifugal pull during spinning, the charcoal stays in place very well. The cage is cylindrical and has two-layers to provide both proper durability and adequate ember size control. A stronger wire mesh is the skeleton which provides the strength and shape of the cylinder. On the inside we placed a finer steel mesh which only allows small sized ember to float outside. Frame is welded and will withstand hits to ground, but may warp slightly if abused!
Light up the night with a set of Sparkle Cage Poi!
See video of Sparkle Cage Poi in use on video tab above!
Price is per a pair.
Sparkle Cage Poi Specifications
- Cage Size (L x W): 5.5″ x 3.5″ (14 cm x 9 cm)
- Tether Size: 20″ (50 cm)
- Chain: Heavy Duty Twistlink Chain
When preparing for your charcoal act, you need to follow a few steps of preparation. First, you need to prep the charcoal so it is ready in even small pieces. Spill the charcoal into an old rug and sort the parts that are not carbonized (still feel like wood) – do not use these pieces. Close the rug and hit the charcoal with a hammer through the rug, so that the bigger pieces break apart into small pieces.
We recommend you experiment to find your ideal charcoal size, or mix of sizes. If you use smaller bits, the surface will increase resulting in a stronger but shorter effect. You cannot use the charcoal dust and pieces so small they immediately fall through the steel web.
After filling the charcoal into the cage, some people use lighter fluid to light it up! Others hold the cage above a flame for 15-30 minutes – we recommend this method if you want a stronger effect.
Fire Safety Tips
Since charcoal poi are more dangerous, we have a few highly recommended safety precautions:
- Clothing. Wear head-to-toe protection clothing. The first source of danger is the randomly floating ember, the second danger source is the burning hot metal cage. Cotton or other natural fiber clothing is preferable to synthetic materials. No free skin is ideal. You need closed shoes, and your pants should be tucked into the socks. Alternatively, you can wear two layers of pants and only tuck in the base layer. The important point is that your clothing leaves no openings for burning charcoal to fly into your clothing and get stuck next to your skin.
- As a top we recommend a thick sweater with a hoodie. It’s best to wear a shirt underneath, which is tucked into the pants.
- We recommend you protect your eyes using transparent safety goggles.
- We recommend you wear Kevlar Sleeves.
- Safety distance – Keep a distance of 20-30 ft in all directions! If you cannot make sure that all of your audience is behind this line, do not light your Sparkle Cage Poi!
- Even moderate levels of wind make the Sparkle Cage Poi unpredictable. Once in the air, you have no way of controlling where the ember flies!
- When playing open air, dry grass or other dry plants are a source of risk. Do not light your charcoal poi when there are dry plants nearby!
- Always double-check the state of your charcoal poi before use! This is of course important for all kinds of fire equipment, but it’s even more important for Sparkle Cage Poi. Make sure that the lid of the cage closes properly.
- Sacred Flow Art does not assume any type of responsibility for damage or injury resulting from improper or irresponsible use!
Before you begin practicing fire spinning please be prepared and confident. 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.