Firetoys Hot Tips are removable wicks that quickly clip onto your hoop to instantly turn your regular hula hoop into a fire hoop. The wicks on this page are sold individually and will fit any hula hoop made from 20mm or 25mm diameter tubing (hoop not included).
Five wicks are a popular choice with fire hoopers. These five fire hoop wicks should be evenly spaced when clipped onto your hoop, where the tips of a five-pointed star would be (see the pictures for an illustration). For a set of six Firetoys wicks, click here
These fire hoop spines are made from high quality stainless steel. The flexible stainless steel wire rope that makes the shaft of the wick is bendy and capable of absorbing the impact from drops and limits the heat transfer from the wick to the hoop.
The wicks are made from a 350mm length of 50mm wide para-aramid webbing rolled into a wick that is approximately 35mm in diameter. These wicks will give you decent size flames with a good burn time. When attached to your hoop the wicks will be approximately 110mm from the hoop. Each spine weighs 57g so this set of five will add 285g to your hula hoop.
The clips, that attach the spine to the hoop, are also high grade stainless steel. These clips fit 25mm hoops as standard but a silicone shim to enable them to be attached to 20mm hoops is provided with each spine. The clips can be loosened, tightened or opened completely with a flat head screwdriver. Instructions are provided.
Fire hoops should only be used by experienced hoopers. For fire safety information, click here