"I think what's ultimately important here is that the fire is going to be illuminating YOU. What you wear will be more important than the hoop. Once it gets going, it's usually just a blur anyway. But the fire will accent…"
"Yeah, I remember those. I think it was a cost-ratio thing. The good cords that didn't stretch out and leave gaps in the hoop cost an arm and a leg, so most people went with the basic stock which eventually stretched, gapped and…"
"I used to be one of those people who said you Will get Burned if you play with fire, but that's not strictly true.
I was a fire performer before there were fire hoops. I've seen a LOT of fire performers and I've seen a…"
"Powder coating is a way to protect rustable metals in a fashion that is both attractive and heat resistant. If it nicks, that area functions like bare metal, and can rust or otherwise oxidize.
Is it needful? no, probably not.…"
"Okay, so, you're into lotuses. :)
The simple fact is that you're never gonna know what you see online until you get it. Your best move is to talk to other fan spinners, see what they use, get the one you KNOW will work for…"
"Well, depending on their mobility, they could possibly do neck and arm stuff, maybe even shoulder rolls. If they can make any use of their legs they might try spinning on a foot or something. I doubt waist hooping will be an option,…"
"I think I have the same knee-jerk reaction. But keep in mind that ANY hoop held upright with a wick burning on the bottom is likely to take some damage. Wood hoops may even have a slight advantage in this area...providing the spine…"
"Okay, so if you don't know anything about fire arts, the FIRST thing you should do id find someone who does. Starting out from internet advise is amongst the stupidest way to begin. Back in my day, we didn't even have the…"
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.