I'm willing to send you the instructions on how I crafted my own fire hoop (I didn't use polypro but the same general concepts still apply).
I'm curious about the cable now, I want the flexible rods which is aircraft cable ( i am pretty sure)...what kind did you use? Thanks so much for your help!!!!
I re-tubed a polypro one once and was very surprised to find that the wicks were just super glued into wooden dowel pieces that had been spaced correctly around the inside of the hoop. I was using 3/4OD polypro so I got a wooden dowel the was 5/8OD so it fit snugly inside the tubing. You can get a wooden dowel for like 50 cents and Micheal's or even Walmart. Next I measure the correct spacing around the hoop and marked where my 5 wicks would go with a sharpie. I then cut 5 small pieces (about 1.5in) off the dowel using my tubing cutters! Then I unwound a metal hanger and pushed the pieces through the tubing to the 5 correct spots I had marked around my hoop (this was the pain in the ass part it takes some serious patients). Then I took a drill and drilled through the polypro into the dowel, be careful not to drill all the way through, just most of the way. You dont want the holes to be to big, you want the wick to fit in there nice and tight! Then super glue them in, with the very liquidy super glue. The dowel wood is very porous so it just soaks up the glue giving a nice tight hold. I tried a couple different glues when I was rebuilding the hoop because I wasn't sure which one to use, the super glue worked the best! But always check your equipment before lighting anything on fire ( I always tug on my wicks to make sure they are secure).
I didn't make the wicks they were the ones I took from my old hoop, there were bendy aviation wire ones. I haven't seen any tutorials on making polypro fire hoops, my fire hoop was from a very reputable well known manufacture and I had to do a little reverse engineering to figure out how it was made so I could rebuild it. I know a lot of people were wondering how those wicks were secured inside the polypro tubing, well now we know!
that looks awesome!
i am in the same boat.. i have one it very heavy for my scrawny arms lol... ill show you the responses i got but i was asking about flexible wicks <3
you girls are awesome!!!!!!! this made my whole day! thank you so so much!