Glowstick Twisters © 1984-
Fire Twisters © 1990-
Glowstick Twisters are two pieces of plastic tubing for holding the Glowstick's, connected by a piece of cord. Which are manipulated around the hands, wrist and body. Which produce spectacular traces. Glow stick Twister holders will cost about £7.00 UK and take up to two hours to make. There are a few variations this will tell you how to make the simplest and cheapest. You will need two pieces of plastic tubing 22 cm x 19 mm, a piece of nylon string if possible, if not a good quality string 45 cm long, Tape, I find electrical tape the best, various colours, all these items can be purchased from most good DIY stores Normally the smallest amount that can be bought will make two sets holders. The first thing that needs to be done is to make two 12 mm holes in one end of the tubing 5. cm from the end this should be done by a responsible adult, then you need to insert one end of the string into the end with the holes, then thread it through a 12 mm hole around the tube and through the other 12 mm hole and back out of the end repeat this process on the other tube. Next you need to adjust the length of string which is connecting the two tubes it needs to measure around 10.5 cm, then tie the ends of the string in a reef knot then tie the ends with cotton thread and wrap a small amount of tape on the ends to make secure. [these should be checked after four hours of use] Next cover the entire twister holder with a coloured tape this will help with gripping them, if you find the diameter to small add more tape until it is comfortable. The Glow sticks you will need for these can be obtained from various sports, marina or camping shops. Or checkout some of the links were they can be bought online. You need a minimum of two six inch Glowstick these are made in various colours try to avoid the green ones. To attach them push the wide end of the glow stick into the end of the holder and wrap some clear tape around the light and holder, six times will do. Do not forget to check out how to do some basic moves in the Glowstick Twister tips Link These are also Liquid Rave Dance Moves.
Glowstick Twisters are an extremely safer alternative to Fire Twisters also a lot more moves can be achieved with glowstick's. Use these as a form of a juggling Visual Art or entertainment for yourself while trying to Dance to Music.
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I have been Twirling with Twisters in public spaces in the U. K for over 20 years and in all that time I have only been asked once, by the police what I was using. Once I had explained what they were and what they were used for Besides being extremely visual. They said they had no problems with me using them in public places, as for the laws in other countries you will have to ask the relevant authorities. The only advice I can give, is be adamant that they are not Nunchaku. There are big differences in Nunchaku style and the way they are used.
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