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.
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 few seconds to unknot), the leashes may take damage. Technora is recommended for intermediate and advanced poi spinners. Technora leashes will be +/- 1/4" of the overall length requested.
Twist link chain is the slightly heavier and stronger chain option. It feels smoother than ball chain, though not as smooth as Technora. This chain catches on itself slightly when it tangles, making moves like Hyperloops easier than with ball chain. Our stainless steel chain surpasses the load requirements and corrosion resistance needed for typical fire use, and is stronger than cheaper nickel-plated alternatives.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.
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.
Delphins are the lightest handle solution, and have a light texture but are not rubbery. They are great for people who are looking for the lightest possible handle, and who don't want their handle to feel grippy (as it can compromise some toss moves). They are available in off-white.
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. *NOTEWhen 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.