Fire Chain Poi
Renegade fire poi sets are designed for professional use. Lightweight, heat-resistant stainless steel, twisted link, curb chains and heavy duty stainless steel connectors are used to guard against burns, offer a smooth feeling chain for wraps, and secure the wick to the chains without the possibility of connector failure due to heat exposure or mechanical stress. Nickel-plated heavy duty swivels rated to 900 lbs. and bar tacked tubular climbing webbing form the finger loop grips for a super strong and comfortable connection. All parts are high quality and selected with performance safety in mind.
Fire poi is made to order with selections for loop style, length, and wick heads. Single loops are commonly used with a two finger wrap that tightens when swinging. Use a half twist in the material so it lays flat on the fingers, and experiment with the exit side (between the fingers) either towards the knuckles or the finger tips.
We measure the length of the poi from the end of the finger loops to the end of the wick. Most people prefer a length that will not touch the ground when spinning. With your hands in a fist at your side and knees slightly bent, the poi wick should be a couple of inches above the ground. This measurement is best taken from an existing set of poi, but can be estimated - most common length is 24-26 inches (total length). Go short for faster spin and less chance for entanglement, long for slower flow.
The double finger loop is made so that one finger is inserted into each loop. This is the finger loop style we recommend for beginners. The double finger loop comes with a secondary safety cord to prevent accidental releases of the poi. It is comfortable and easy to use. The single finger loop is made so the loop can be folded over and will cinch down between your fingers. This makes for a very secure grip. The faster you spin the tighter the grip pulls on your fingers. Many people prefer this grip as it feels more secure. (Note, when you fold the finger loop it shortens the total length of the poi by one inch). We have added a new silicon round knob grip, which is the same as a contact poi grip, this is a nice grip for a spinner who wants to do tricks where they throw the fire poi.
The chain is twisted link stainless steel. The twisted link helps keep the chain from getting tangled if you make a mistake when spinning and the poi get wrapped around each other. The main advantage of chain is that while spinning you can wrap the chain around your hand to shorten the total length of the poi. Chain can also be visually inspected for safety. Most people prefer the chain over cable poi as wrapping the poi over your hand to temporarily change the length has become a popular style of spinning.
Large cathedral wick is a folded square using 36 inches wick. The washers and self-locking nut are made of stainless steel. This is the most economical and commonly used wick head. The flame will last about 3-5 minutes. Double cathedral wick is the same as the large cathedral wick but uses 72 inches of wick. It produces a much larger flame and burns for about 4-7 minutes.
Blaze Balls are a monkey fist knot tied around a wooden ball and metal eyebolt that attaches to the chain or cable with a swivel. Advantages of Blaze Balls over cathedral are: long burn times, improved longevity, reduction of exposed metal hardware (hot metal) and a round shaped flame and shadow within. Different sizes (2.5", 3.0", 3.5" and 4") are available which directly relate to your personal preferences for weight, burn time and size of flame. The most common Blaze Ball size used on fire poi sets is the medium flame 3" or large flame 3.5" ball.
SpecificationsKevlar wicked fire poi
stainless steel chain length 14 inches (35.5 cm)
grips nylon tube webbing 0.64 inch wide (16mm)
split rings stainless steel
swivels chrome plated nickel
cathedral wick stainless steel washer/nut eye bolt plated steel
blaze balls plated steel eye bolt, wood ball interior
weight of 26 inch long 3 inch (76mm) blaze balls, with single loop
8.4 ounce (239 grams)
weight of 24 inch long large cathedral wick, double loops
6.6 ounce (188 grams)
burn time 3-5 minutes
all parts made in USA
hand made by Renegade Juggling
Safety InformationFire Chains Information & Safety
The customer is expected to inspect fire chains before each use for
signs of wear or failure and not to use damaged equipment.
This product is intended for adult jugglers who are aware of
the dangers inherent to the use of this product.
1. Always use the safety cord provided when using fire chains to
prevent loss of control in the case of an accidental release.
Put the loop of the safety cord around the wrist first and slide
the locking slider with the other hand to make a snug fit.
Never swing chain by the safety cord-use the finger loops instead.
2. Inspect equipment before each use and do not use if wear or
damage is detected. Replacement parts are available from
3. Never use fire chains indoors, near buildings or in any area
where a fire could start and get out of control. Use common sense
and give yourself enough room to preform without
4. Never light fire chains until proficient at swinging. Gauge your
success by never coming in contact or close proximity with
the unlit wick while swinging, never entangling the chains
together and never having accidental releases.
5. Do not alter the fire
chains or substitute your own parts for the
parts provided. 6. Wear appropriate tight fitting, nonflammable clothing. Do not
wear synthetic clothes such as polyester or nylon. Tie back
and cover long hair.
7. Shake off excess fuel before lighting. Failure to do so will result
in drops of burning fuel being released and travelling through
the air for several feet creating a fire hazard.
8. Keep fuel in a closed, unbreakable fuel container at all times
away from unsuspecting bystanders. Use only low tempature
fuel such as lamp oil. Do not use white gas, gasoline or other
highly flammable petroleum products. Limit fueling to an
amount such that none is released from the wick when swinging.
9. Inspect any clothing or other flammable material if hit by a
burning fire chain wick. Ignited fuel can easily transfer especially
when freshly fueled and start clothing and other materials on
fire. Fire swingers or bystanders may not know that they are
on fire if hit with a burning wick.
10. Handle the fire chain from the finger loops or wrist strap
11. Be aware that fire chains can entangle themselves, or wrap
around the body and other objects in the path of a chain in
motion. This will entangle the object with the burning wick and
chain. Be prepared to respond defensively if this happens.
12. Extinguish using a damp towel when finished being careful to
not get burned by hot metal on the equipment. Keep hot
equipment away from unsuspecting bystanders. Do not put hot
metal in contact with the finger loops or wrist straps.
13. Always have a fire extinguisher and damp towels to use to
smother out a fire with an experienced operator ready to use these
safety items to extinguish a fire.