"The 5 min thing goes WAY back to when they used to make poi wicks out of compressed denim. And those wicks, yes, took a little while (30 whole seconds *gasp*) to load up if they were monster sized. Didn't do them any good either…"
"I like to point out: if it takes 5 minutes to get IN the wicks, and your show is only 3 minutes, what's the other 2 mins of fuel doing? :) No, seriously, it's about displacing air pockets. Dip a wick in a bucket with a…"
"Seasoning is a myth. First, check with you hoop maker what fuels should and should not be used with your wicks, some places sell "hybrid" wicks that have cotton or other materials inside the kevlar to hold more fuel. Sometimes…"
"I have two words for you: power tools. I felt your pain until I got a jig saw, then I could cut through tubing in a second, so I had more time to line up the cut and get it right. Now I have a table mounted chop saw with places to put in…"
"I've found such variances often come by the supplier. Retail establishments will often have multiple suppliers for the same product if the need for it tends to surge. (Irrigation tubing, naturally, has a very small window when it's…"
"I think the "floating around the body" feeling comes from the material's spring. It feels like it deforms as it moves around the body, just slightly, but it's enough to make it feel like it's easier to use. Just…"
"Ted, yes! This is very common. I end up cutting a lot of short pieces of PP to sell as connector pieces over here in the UK because we don't have a suitable plastic connector to use. The darn stuff cracks and splits all over…"
Hi Tedward, Gotta question for you. Sometime ago, you shared a video with me of a Geisha fan dance with collapsible fans that you made. I've been checking your site but I don't see these fans. Do you sell them? If so, how can I find out more about them? (I'm really interested to hear if they close with a flick of the wrist, like a regular fan?) Thanks for your help.