How to use your BendyWicks
Thank you for purchasing BendyWicks™
Please read and understand before first use
The use of fire can be dangerous. Users should be competent Hooper’s and have experience using wicks on their hoops unlit, before proceeding to light.
If you are inexperienced with fire wicks and fire equipment, please ensure you have been guided by a competent fire user prior and during use.
DO NOT use indoors.
When choosing a location to fire hoop always make sure you are in an area free from combustible materials. Always check you are within safe distance should a wick break or you lose hold of your hoop that it cannot reach any flammable objects, building, people or pets
It is essential to wear non-flammable clothing. Hair should be tied back without the use of hairspray (or any other flammable cosmetics).
It is recommended that you place a ring of cloth hoop tape, equally spaced on your hoop were you are going to put your BendyWicks™. This acts as a marker for easy placement of the wicks and also provides extra grip.
Un-clip your hoop. Loosen the hoop clip with a flat head screw driver just enough to allow the BendyWick™ to slide on. Thread all of your BendyWicks™ on and clip your hoop back together. Position your BendyWicks™ on your hoop. Tighten each BendyWick™ just enough to grip the pipe. Over tightening will damage your hoop and may cause extra stress on to the hoop clip.
loosen the hoop clip with your flat head screw driver. Then gently open the band just enough to allow your BendyWick™ to open around your hoop. Do not open any more than is necessary. Place the banding back into the clip body and tighten screw turning clockwise.
Your first burn
Soak the wick in paraffin and remove excess paraffin from wick (this is essential to stop paraffin from spraying out alight from the hoop during use). Set light making sure the flames do not come into contact with the hoop. Let them burn but put out using damp cloth before they burn out. It is best to do this a few times before hooping to build a layer of carbon onto the wick. If possible always put the wicks out before they burn out to help prolong the life of the wick. Always allow to fully cool before putting away and do not allow the wicks to get wet. Wet wicks do not absorb Paraffin and will not burn.
The shaft and other metal components do get hot during a "burn". Do not touch these parts directly after or during a "burn". Allow plenty of time to cool. when fire-hooping the hoop clip does not get hot thus not damaging your hoop.