Technora Twelve Strand Rope
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 was the new plastic brand name.
Technora is another kind of aramid fiber, like Kevlar and Nomex, but has a higer temperature rating 930 F with loss of strength at 500 F. Much higher rating than Kevlar. Technora Rope is used to make leashes for fire darts, fire meteor, fire snakes and other fire props. One of the most common uses for Technora is to make the leash to a monkey fist fire poi head.
For more information about Kevlar Fire Wick click on the link below.
Diameter 3/16 inch (4.75mm)
Diameter 1/4 inch (6.35mm)
Temperature rating 930 degrees F loss of strength 500 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.
by S. Ramirez on 01/17/20