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  • Nova - Fire Poi

  • Nova - Fire Poi

Nova poi are a Dark Monk specific knot design and come standard with our PuR+ wicking. When compared to other heads of similar weight, they have a large flame size, average burn time, and are bottom weighted. The burn time vs flame size is about half way between a Monkey Fist (long burn time) and a Cherry Bomb (big flame size).

Head Size
Nova's currently come in three sizes: 3” 4" and 5".

3" Heads are a good "average" size poi head, with a medium flame and a 4:30-5 minute burn time.* The unfueled weight is a light 4oz. We recommend them as a first fire poi set size, or for people preferring lighter heads.

4" Heads have large flames and around 5:30 minute burn times*. The unfueled weight is 6oz (a little above average). Better for more experienced spinners and not recommended for beginners.

5" Heads have huge flames and around 6:30 minute burn times.* The unfueled weight is 8oz. A good choice if you want very large flames and long burning wicks while feeling like you are in great control of the head.

*Burn times are estimated based on recorded burns using pure "white gas" / Coleman's Liquid Camp Fuel. Actual burn times may vary based on individual spinning style, length of fuel soak, and other factors.

Leash Types
There are two choices for leashes: Technora and twist link chain.

Technora is our best feeling, preferred option. With great abrasion and temperature resistance properties (up to 932°F), Technora leashes allow fire poi to feel as comfortable and controlled as practice poi. However, this rope is temperature resistant, not fire proof. If you allow the leashes to rest in flames for an extended period of time (for example: setting burning poi on the ground with the leashes on top of the heads, or a severe mid-burn tangle that takes more than a five to eight seconds to unknot), the leashes may take damage. Technora leashes will be +/- 1/4" of the overall length requested.

Twist link chain is the slightly heavier and stronger leash option which feels not quite as smooth as Technora but has almost no maintenance. This chain catches on itself slightly when it tangles, making moves like Hyperloops easier. Our stainless steel chain surpasses the load requirements and corrosion resistance needed for typical fire use, and is stronger than cheaper nickel-plated alternatives.

If you are doing hyperloops (lock the poi together infront of your body, pull, and they spin really fast and stay locked together), then you need swivels. Otherwise, you probably don't and we don't recommend them if you don't "need" them. The three inch lead option, puts a piece of Technora below the Pom grip, with a swivel on the bottom of that. This allows you to hold the Pom in your hand and still have a fully functioning swivel. Single and double loop handles have the swivel attached to the handle with no lead (it isn't needed for these).

Quick Links
We use and recommend zinc-plated steel quick links, as they stay closed better than the stainless steel alternatives. You do not want quick links opening in the middle of a burn.

There are four choices for handles: PomGrips, UltraKnobs, Double Fingerloops and Single Loop.

Lanternsmith PomGrips are made from a grippy, high-temp rubber. They are weighted and shaped for tosses, and have holes through the middle to connect to leashes or swivels.

UltraKnobs made by UltraPoi, are rechargeable RGB LED silicone handles. This knob can be set to any of the colors of the rainbow, as well as strobe patterns that create intricate light trails while you spin.

Double Fingerloop Handles loop around the index and middle fingers. These cotton loops provide a solid, constant connection between you and your poi leashes.

Single Loop Handles have a single large cotton loop that partially inverts to tighten on two fingers more snuggly than double fingerloop handles can. *NOTE When measuring overall length, single loop handles are considered 2" shorter when we build leashes to account for the reduced length that happens when you invert them to put them on.

  • Large flame size
  • Long burn time
  • Bottom weighted
  • Minimal exposed metal on heads

Static Kevlar setups are only available with 4" and 5" heads.

Overall Length is the entire length of the poi setup, including heads, hardware, leashes, and handles.

Pair x $1.00 =

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