Full Metal Pantera Fire Fans by Flow DNA

R4,620.00

Beautiful Pantera fire fans made with nothing but 100% pure aluminum metal and 100% pure Kevlar.  A wild new design with purrfect finishes.

Optional grip styles and sizes for your handling needs, varying between tech skill styles and continuous flow.

Sold as a pair.

We can make these faster than our wooden props, but backorders can still take up to 4 weeks if we don’t have the parts on hand.

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Description

Pantera Fire Fans.  But even more metal.  Full Metal Pantera Fire Fans!  A new design, by yours truly, here at Flow DNA.  A weapon of choice, loaded with flames and feels like no other, if that’s the kinda thing you’re into.  We are, and we know you are too.  With the Pantera Fire Fans, we will be like cats in the night dancing with delight!

Something you may have never thought possible is that the entire fan (no, not the wicks) is completely made out of pure metal…  Full pure metal!… oh wait it has been done before… with welded steel wire… But ours are different and better!  Made from single 6mm thick sheet of aluminum, rather than the usual welded steel wire fire fans that most fan-smiths have been making the same way since the 80s.

Using a single piece of aluminum sheet means no welding or connections of any kind!  No connecting points means no weak spots.  Aluminum is lighter than steel, so we could make it thicker, and therefore more comfortable.  It’s also highly resistant to corrosion, so it will never rust.

The change to full metal is a real game changer.  We still love our wooden grips, mostly for how comfortable and beautiful they are, but these Full Metal Pantera Fire Fans are fully battle-proof, and will withstand even the most aggressive mosh-pit in the fire circle.

WARNINGS!:

– Don’t dip the metal, it will become slippery, although some people do recommend using oil to lubricate steel-wire grips… but we don’t think that will be necessary with our smooth aluminium grips.
– We also do not recommend touching the burning frames with your bare hands.  The grips will stay cool enough to hold comfortably, but anywhere near the burning wicks can get quite hot (like every fire fan ever).

CHOOSING A GRIP STYLE:

Little-Ring:
(AKA Extra-box-tech grip for USA styles)
We added these grips after realizing that some extra-techy spinners really want to put their 2 fingers into smaller holes.  If you’re one of those people, and you prefer to do boxy-techy things with a tighter fit for your 2 fingers, then these are the grips for you.

Small-Ring:
(AKA Box-tech grip for USA styles)
These are made to fit 3 fingers, or 2 large fingers.
If you like to perform box-techy manipulations that involve more jerky movements where you need to stall the fans at specific angles, then this is the grip for you.

Extra-Medium-Ring:
(AKA The Goldilocks Grip)
These are made for big hands with 3 fingers, or petite hands with 4 fingers.
Slightly more techy than the medium ring.  Slightly more finger space than the small-ring.   Possibly just right for the most in-between of all tech styles.

Medium-Ring:
(AKA Hybrid-tech grip for Jack-of-all styles)
These are made for 4 fingers, or 3 large fingers. Having more ring to hold on to is better for swinging/weaving techniques and tosses than the small-ring grips, while there is still enough flat handle space to hold onto for stalls and plane-switches. This grip is trying to be the best of both worlds.

Big-Ring:
If you prefer to spin your fans in a continuous flow, performing lots of weaves and fountains, or if you want to do a lot of tosses with your fans, then you want a nice big ring. A large hand-hole allows for wilder spinning momentum-tech movements, and is easier to catch in the air. Box-tech stalling and tutting/switching is less easy with this grip, but still possible, and the squared handle helps with that.

Features:

  • 5 wicks made from 38mm (1.5″) high quality Kevlar, sewn with thread rather than screwed on, for minimal exposed metal.
  • Cut out by robots from a single-piece of aluminum, with the edges rounded by humans in our workshop.
  • Frames shaped with an organic petal-style aesthetic.
  • Grips shaped for optimal finger placement, and layering at 90 degree increments.
  • Weight balanced so the centre of mass matches with the centre of the Fan middle circle.
  • Side wicks aligned for wick balances, with the centre-of-mass directly between them.
  • Middle wicks aligned directly back to the centre, for more wick-balancing goodness.
  • Hand-sewn wicks.
  • Centre shaped for easier fishtails (careful though…  The flames and metal gets hot.  Wear gloves if you like fishtails)
  • Flips and tosses become easier and more visually appealing with this centre-balanced design.
  • Made from engineering-quality materials.  They can take a serious beating!

Tech Specs:

  • Each fan is: 390g (13.75oz)
  • Width from side-wick to side-wick: 495mm (19.5″)
  • Length from grip to middle-wick: 350mm (13.75″)
  • Each wick is sushi-wrapped with 38mm (1.5″) quality Kevlar.
  • Frame Thickness: 6mm (1/4″)

 

Sold as a pair.