FiberFlies PixelWhip 4
PixelWhips are an amazing and versatile LED prop that are great for performance and play, festivals and raves, techy spinners or flailing dancers! Fiberflies PixelWhip 4 is the best around.
Perfect for Dance
The long strands of fibre optics create a myriad of bright, sparkling points of light. There are many strands of differing lengths on each PixelWhip, ranging from 30cm to 180cm. Whipping is a unique and incredibly versatile form of object manipulation. The long and customisable fiber strands and the weight of the grip opens up a whole lot of possibilities. Moves where you grip the fibers allow poi and rope dart style moves. Double Whipping (using 2 whips) also allows for poi style tricks. You can even weave or braid the fibers to play differently again (braided fibers are easier to use).
Improvements and Features
The Pixelwhip 4 now has 40 colour modes (up from 17 on the Rev3) split into 4 groups. The durable handle now includes a soft, grippy foam that can be removed for battery maintenence, and features a single button that turns the PixelWhip on and off with a long press or cycles through the 40 colour modes of the PixelWhip with a short press. The inbuilt swivel is very smooth and allows you to move the fibre optics in every way imaginable without twisting the strands. The high quality polymer the fibre optics are made from mean they are also very hard wearing.
The PixelWhip is powered by a single rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery which is supplied along with a charger. A full charge will give you up to 8 hours of glow. CAUTION: non-protected 18650 batteries could damage your PixelWhip. If you buy extra batteries from another source, make sure they have a protected circuit. Your PixelWhip may arrive with battery inserted in reverse to prevent accidental power loss. When you first receive your PixelWhip the battery may not be fully charged. To reach max capacity the battery may need to be charged for 8 hours or more.
How soon and how many fibers you lose depends mainly on how hard you whip. Play hard and you may need a new head every 3 months. This could be up to every two years for those who like it a little gentler.
Some tips to prolong the life of your fibers:
Fiber grip moves cause the fibers to break more. If you get tangled, don’t pull. Go back the other way until you can free the whip. Avoid hitting with too much force on hard surfaces! Don’t step on the fibers! Jewellery and buckles can break the fibers if they get caught in them. Clean the fibers regularly and use personal silicone lube. If the fibers are very dirty you can try 3-IN-ONE All-Temperature Silicone Oil.
Remember – the fibers can injure your eyes! Wearing safety glasses is recommended! Not intended for use by children under 14.
Make it your own
A standard length for light whipping is around 180cm, but this depends on personal preference and the whipping style. Short arms? You might prefer a shorter whip. A lot of whippers like to have extra heads they can trim to the desired length. Want a new effect from your whip? Try cutting only the longest fibers to keep the full volume of the bundle. Try cutting the same length off all the fibers to keep the spacing evenly distributed. Mix it up, have fun, create something new for you! Try braiding or weaving your fibers to make it a single or double strand rope. This allows for more rope dart-like and less “wild” style of play. Braided whips are easier to control.
- 1 x Fiberflies Pixel Whip Rev4 body
- 1 x Fiberflies Pixelwhip Fiber whip head
- 1 x 18650 Li-ion battery with protection circuit
- 1 x USB powered Li-ion charger
Even more features!
Easily removed without the need for any tools.
Expertly designed for all fibers to be illuminated with minimal light loss.
The bend guard is curved to reflect light and the bend is optimally designed for fibers to bend during use with minimal kinks and snaps occurring at base.
The fiber epoxy between the fiber bundle & fiber-plug holds firm. Making it safe to hold the fibers and swing the handle for rope dart and poi styles of play.
Each fiber is 0.75mm thick. This size was chosen because compared to a 1mm thick fiber it moves and handles better.
80 fibers (give or take a few…) looks and feels great.
Fibers are cut precisely in a deliberate pattern. The bright end points are distributed for maximum effect, each fiber being approx 2cm longer than the last. The effect is finished by max length fibers at the end giving a very full and bright point to the end.
Fibers are soft and not brittle, they won’t easily snap at room temperature (not without serious misuse). Cold fibers are more brittle so it’s recommended to warm them at cold temparatures.
Fibers deliberately sourced from the best Plastic optical fiber (POF) manufacturer.
Fibers are supplied pre-lubed with a premium silicone lubricant which is non-reactive and preserves the fiber’s coating. It’s also hypoallergenic, to preserve your human coating.
A deliberate choice was made NOT to offer "Side-Sparkle" fibers. The manufacturing process for these sparkles is to use a blade to make tiny slices on the fiber’s surface. Slices = weak points and reduce durability of the fibers. If you want a side-sparkle effect with less damage you can rub the fibers with sand.
|Country of Manufacture||USA|