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  1. Which Fire Poi are Best for You?

    Which Fire Poi are Best for You?
    Best For Beginners When people pick up their first set of poi, it’s usually because they want to spin fire, or they’re experienced in flow arts and want to learn a new prop. Spinning fire when you’re a complete beginner isn’t recommended, and fire and fuel safety should always be followed. Never spin fire alone - Even if you’ve been...
  2. How to Choose a Staff for Spinning

    How to Choose a Staff for Spinning
    How to Choose a Staff We’re often asked our advice on choosing a staff. There are quite a few options and variables so this can be a difficult decision, especially if you’re new to staff spinning. What staff to choose depends on the type of staff spinning you want to do, if you’re not sure what types there are check...
  3. What is Fire Staff Spinning?

    What is Fire Staff Spinning?
    History of Fire Staff Spinning Fire staffs have been spun for hundreds of years in places like Polynesia and Hawaii. The manipulation of staffs has also been found in martial arts all over the Orient. Obviously, staff spinning techniques in martial arts are focused on attack and defence (and don’t involve fire) but many of the same principles and moves...
  4. The Firetoys Guide to the Best Poi for Beginners

    The Firetoys Guide to the Best Poi for Beginners
    Best Beginner Poi Classic / Tail Poi When buying poi, the first thing to do is measure your arms. While the decision of which skill toy to buy almost always comes down to personal preference. The length of the poi will make a significant difference and can help, or hinder, your progress. The poi should measure from the wrist to...
  5. The Firetoys Guide to the Best Poi for Intermediate Users

    The Firetoys Guide to the Best Poi for Intermediate Users
    Best Intermediate Poi Sock Poi This is the second in a series of articles that includes our top recommendations, along with helpful tips, to help those new to poi find the set that's right for them. If you missed the first instalment, you can read about Classic Poi variations here. Sock poi are some of the most popular poi that...
  6. Travelling & Flying With Fire Spinning Equipment

    The question of whether you can fly with your fire poi, fire staff or other fire performance equipment comes up regularly in Facebook groups and internet forums. There seems to be no specific rules against flying with fire props, except in Australia. If you’re flying into, around or out of Australia then read your airline’s small print to check their...

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