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A quick survey

When we moved over to this new site, a lot of tools didn’t make the transition. The short of it is, we moved over tools by popularity, biggest sellers first. Now we have a list of tools that aren’t on the site and I have more time to add. So I thought I’d make this a little more Democratic (and play with the WP poll feature). If you could only bring back ONE tool, which would it be?

Which tool should be added back to the site?

  • Fire Jumprope (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Fire Ball in a cup (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Mini floating swords (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Multi-wick poi (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Fire Breather's kit (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Travel poi kit (0%, 0 Votes)
  • fire Poi Starter kit (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Hybrid Wick Poi (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Countach Poi (0%, 0 Votes)
  • fire Snakes (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Chopstix (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Great Staff (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Twin Welded swords (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Welded fire sword (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Burn-It (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Faux fire Knife (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fire Staff kit (with big show) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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More website stuff

Okay, so our new shopping cart software suggests the use of something called Jetpack, a kind of swiss army plugin that really does a lot of stuff for your store. Unfortunately it kinda hates all other software, so I’ve been carefully replacing the things I want, one at a time, and so far, I’ve been pretty lucky. the latest mod allows people to post links on Facebook and have the correct picture come up (with a default picture I can set). Tested and works well.

However, I expect, as I keep adding plug-ins, eventually two will tangle and we’ll see strange site problems. So, just a reminder, send a note through the contact page, or to ted@ any bearclaw domain and let us know if things are wonky.

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USPS

Thanks to a nice influx of business (like someone turned on the neon or something), I have a little available spending cash. So, what better thing to spend it on than the website? Introducing USPS shipping and Burn club delivery. USPS now calculated the actual price of shipping rather than our former, flat-rate guesswork method. And also, for the folks in LA, you can save a little bit by selecting Burn club Delivery and pick up your order there.

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Hollow torches

Okay, so we posted our first hollow torches today. I mention a bit of the back story, but here’s the whole deal.

I’m a fire-breather. I’ve been one for 30 years. All I’d ever seen anyone do were basic pops. Then I became active in the fire performance community and started working on new tricks alone, and with Dalmacio and Mykl from Inferno Inc. Before long, I had a crapload of new material that have become the standard book of fire-breathing stunts. See SoFB#1

For as long as I’ve been doing fire eating, I’ve been frustrated that there were only like 8 tricks you could do and most of them were essentially fleshing.

Then one day, I saw an aussie from the Flamewater circus doing the most amazing stuff with fire eating. I mean, this guy was not just a master, he had a whole new line of things to do. In short, he’s done for fire eating what I did for breathing.

I knew I had to support this. Yes, they are selling torches. And if you can find their store please support them. But if you must have this now, or you want a shorter wand for whatever reason, our 12″ hollow torches may be right for you.

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Bearclaw Newsletter Feb 2016

The New Bearclaw Newsletter
Feb 2016
Hi Tedward,

This is the first Newsletter on this new system.  I was very pleased to see so many people signed up on the list already.  I was also a little concerned.  I fear some part of the website may be subscribing people automatically.  So, whether you’re amenable to getting out monthy updates or not, please let me know if you did not sign up for this.  We’ve always run our newsletter as Opt-in rather than opt-out, and I intend to keep it that way.

If I set everything up correctly, this letter should have links at the bottom to opt in and opt out of receiving these.  You can pass the opt-in along to people who might be interested, and, of course, use the opt-out to unsubscribe.

So, what’s new?  Well, not much, actually, I’ve settled into my wage-slave job nicely, and have begun to get the rhythm of doing fire tools on the side again.  It’s been lovely clearing my head from work with a little drilling and sawing.  Over  the next couple of months I hope to start building up stores for the annual easter festivities.

As for new toys, keep an eye out for our new hollow eating torches.  There’s some guys out there who have really expanded the art of fire eating, something I’ve been hoping someone would do for a very long time and I intend to support it with hollow body single and double end eating torches.

Plus, those of you with fire fingers may be pleasantly surprised soon.  I’m working on a new contraption for them that will add some show to your bearclaw fingers (which may have been, to be honest, the first hollow eating torches available to the public, ain’t life weird?).  don’t want to jinx it until they’re ready.

Also, for those of you who have an RSS thang going on, we’ll be posting these newsletters to the bear blog, so you can go back and read them, or pull them up to your favorite RSS reader.

 

Well, that’s all for now.  So far, i’m really diggingthe new site.  I’m working hard to give it maximum functionality without losing that minimalist charm.

Tedward