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  • Poi Leashes

  • Poi Leashes

The important factors to consider when selecting poi leashes to complement your spinning style are: proper length, chain/ rope type, and grip style (if a grip is needed.)
Chain / Rope Types and Attachment Hardware
There are two main choices for chains or rope: twist link chain or Technora. We use stainless steel chains, swivels, and split rings for the greatest strength and durability.

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.

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.

Our handle choices include: Double Fingerloop, Single Loop, and PomGrips.

Double Fingerloop Handles have loops typically used on the index and middle fingers. These cotton loops provide a solid, constant connection between you and your poi chains.

Single Loop Handles have a single large cotton loop that partially inverts to tighten on two fingers more snugly 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.

PomGrips are silicone-formed handles made by LanternSmith. They come in a wide variety of colors and can be weighted for tossing. If a swivel is desired, PomGrips can either have the swivel sticking directly out of the bottom or can have a short Technora leash with the swivel attached to the end for alternative grip styles.

  • Technora and link chain
  • Stainless steel connectors and swivels
  • Cotton loop handles for secure connection
  • PomGrips for tosses and alternative grips
Overall Length is the entire length of the poi leash setup, including hardware, leashes, and handles.

Pair x $1.00 =

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