Blaze Balls and Cathedral Wicks Heads
Blaze Balls are a pre-assembled wick used for making fire cables, fire chains, fire darts or fire meteors. A monkey fist knot is tied around a wooden ball and through a metal eyebolt that attaches to your fire equipment, via a swivel. The eye of the bolt is buried in the wicking making a low profile exit of the swivel, and makes for a safer attachment since wicking passes through the eye of the bolt. Advantages of Blaze Balls over cathedral and other flat wick styles for poi include: long burn times, improved longevity, reduction of exposed metal hardware, a round shape flame.
Different sizes are available depending on your personal preferences in regards to weight, burn time, and flame size. Blaze Balls made with 5/8", 1/2" or 3/8" kevlar fire rope depending on the size of ball. We recommend using the smaller BB-250 and BB-300 sizes for poi spinning.
The BB-300 has a slightly bigger flame than cathedral (3' X 2") wick assembly which is commonly used with fire poi. The 3 1/2 inch is recommended for dancers who want larger flames, and a longer burn time.
The largest (4 inch) Blaze Ball is too heavy for poi swinging, and are better suited for fire darts or fire meteors.
Large cathedral wick heads are folded squares using 36 inches of wick. The washers and self-locking nut are made of stainless steel. This is the most economical and commonly used wick option. 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 large flame and burns for a about 4-7 minutes.
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Blaze Ball 2 1/2 inch, rope diameter and length 3/8 inch X 5 feet of rope
3.4 ounce (97grams)
Blaze Ball3 inch, rope diameter and length 3/8 inch X 7 1/2 feet
4.7 ounce (133 grams)
Blaze Ball 3 1/2 inch, rope diameter and length 1/2 inch X 6 1/2 feet
6.7 ounce (191grams)
Blaze Ball 4 inch, rope diameter and length 5/8 inch X 7 1/2 feet
8.1 ounce (229 grams)
Large Cathedral dimensions and length1/8 inch x 2 inch x 3 feet
3.3 ounce (95 grams)
X-Large Cathedral dimensions and length1/8 inch x 2 inch x 6 feet flat
made with Renegade Kevlar flat wick or rope all parts made in USA
hand made by Renegade Juggling
by Alicia V. on 02/20/21
by L. Stadig on 09/03/21
Nicely made, gives off a beautiful amount of fire. First time buying monkey fist and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to cathedrals. These are on the bigger side but are still light enough to spin as poi, but also heavy enough for a great rope dart head. Highly recommend these wicks.