Hey FT community!
I recently got some fire chucks from dark monk and have enjoyed them thoroughly. I only used them twice, but I want to become more comfortable with them. Most of my play is simple handrolls and holding my arm out really far in fear of the flame. Now the idea of getting burned isn’t necessarily scary to me personally, but I guess it’s just a reflex to compromise my play in consideration of safety.
I have taken all necessary actions when playing with fire chucks. I have a spotter with a damp towel, I’m wearing high thread-count cotton, and I’m in a good sober state of mind. Drex Factor has a very informative video on fire poi safety, which I followed for my sessions. ‘I’m just clarifying that my anxiety only goes as far as my play with the chucks, rather than fire being there at all.
So, the questions I have, are:
1) Are bounces okay if the wick happens to touch my clothes briefly (ex: on top of shoulder, on the hip, etc.)?
2) If I touch the wick directly with my hand (or anything else), will the fuel burn off on my hand and cause enough damage to be significant?
3) What are some good tips for tracking during throws? The flames are somewhat distracting and blind me from the dark handles.
4) What are common accidents/extent of injury or burns?
In any case, I simply need to practice more with my fire chucks, both lit and unlit, and get the feel, but it would help if anybody can help clear up some questions so I won’t fear the unkown anymore!