Renegade started to make Kevlar Wick in the early 1980's to replace asbestos wicks, used to make juggling torches. The wick is not actually 100% Kevlar, we just called it that because Kevlar at the time it was new plastic brand name. The wick is actually a blend of fiberglass and aramid fiber (Kevlar and Nomex). The quality of the wick is related to the ratio of fiberglass/aramid fiber used to make the thread, and the weave of the thread in the finished products. The more fiber-glass in the thread, the cheaper the manufacturing cost and lower the quality.
The higher the amount of fiber-glass in the wick the heavier and less absorbent it is. Renegade wick uses a time proven aramid/fiber-glass blend and weave which is optimal for fire props. Renegade Kevlar Rope may be used to make fire darts, fire meteor, fire snakes, fire swords, fire fans, fire wanes and many other fire prop or installations. One of the most common uses for fire rope is to make a monkey fist knot that is used as a fire poi head.
Size and length of rope to make your monkey fist
- monkey fist size 2 1/2 inch: rope size 3/8 inch, rope length 5 feet
- monkey fist size 3 1/2 inch: rope size 3/8 inch, rope length 7 1/2 feet
- monkey fist size 3 inch: rope size 1/2, rope length 6 1/2 feet
- monkey fist size 4 inch: rope size 5/8, rope length 7 1/2 feet
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Diameter 3/16 inch (4.75mm) feet per pound 267
Diameter 1/4 inch (6.35mm) feet per pound 95
Diameter 3/8 inch (9.52mm) feet per pound 37
Diameter 1/2 inch (12.7mm) feet per pound 22
Diameter 5/8 inch (15.87mm) feet per pound 17
Diameter 3/4 inch (19.05mm) feet per pound 12.5
Diameter 1.0 inch (25.4mm) feet per pound 8.0
Temperature rating 650 degrees F
Feet per pound plus or minus 10%
the wick last longer. If you use lamp oil the prop will run much cooler
than if you use white gas.