Fire Fangeng Prototypes

R2,250.00

Fangeng with flames on them.  They make some of the coolest fire prop visuals out there!

Sold as a pair

Please note that these hand-made props can take up to 4 weeks to make, depending on how busy we are.

Available on backorder

Description

Originally inspired by a shape made by Brian Hirschberger, after meeting him and discussing the idea of us creating our own versions, he was quite happy for us to do that, so eventually we did.

We call them Fangeng because they are a combination of geng curves with fan handles on them.  Instead of a spiral, we use a circle, and we are iterating on the perfect grip shape and balance for smooth flow.

The geng blade c-shape creates optical illusions in motion, and the circles cut into them stimulate persistence of vision effects making that even cooler! Due to the asymmetrical nature of the props, spinning in different directions creates different optical illusions. The feeling of spinning them is like “falling into” the forwards direction, or “jumping out of” the reverse direction.

The balance works well for swinging, spinning and juggling*
When they are fit together they make an S-shape like an S-staff!

Made with wooden handles composited over solid aluminium, they can take a serious beating.

* While this birch plywood will not break unless you try really hard, we do not recommend juggling on harsh surfaces like bricks and concrete, as the drops may cause chips and marks on your Fangeng.  Also juggling fire is dangerous.

V0.1 Available with a 95mm hand-grip-ring and a 28mm thumb-hole.

Please note that new versions prototypes may be different from the photos featured.  Ask us if you would like something custom-adjusted for you.

 

TECH SPECS:

Grip material: 10mm (0.39″) aviation-grade birch plywood
Frame material: Single piece of solid 6mm (0.236″) engineering aluminium.
Length: 440mm (17.32″)
Wick length: 250mm (9.84″)
Width: 260mm (10.23″)
Weight: 315g (11.11oz) per Fangeng

WARNING:  THESE PROPS HAVE LARGE FLAMES AND SHOULD ONLY BE USED BY ADVANCED SPINNERS
ALWAYS LEARN YOUR SAFETY FIRST, AND REMEMBER YOUR WET TOWEL.  PLEASE DO NOT DIP THE GRIPS INTO ANY FUEL.