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shocked_prawnSILVER Member
old hand
865 posts
Location: Sunderland, UK


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i brought my sock poi in today for a giggle....

loads of poeple were having a go though... i tihnk i might bring them in more often... ill get away with it to cos im a 6th former.!

i was shocked though cos so many poeple have no idea what they are!!
is that just in the uk? or are the masses in other countires unaware of juggling toys except for juggling balls?

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stealthfoxBRONZE Member
newbie
5 posts
Location: Boston, MA, USA


Posted:
I had never heard of poi until I went to college, but it seemed pretty big by the time I graduated. Just recently I did an audition to teach for the Princeton Review (they have you teach something non-academic to see your energy and enthusiasm) so I taught a bit of poi, and they ate it up like crazy....I have a feeling poi is going to be huge in another year or so....which kind of makes me sad, cause part of me likes knowing something that the general public knows little about...makes me feel special, sigh.

brittleGOLD Member
member
131 posts
Location: leicester, uk


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so ive been thinknin that when i go back to school i am going to aproach the headteacher, who i know pretty well anyway and ask her if i would be able to hold a poi class in school. have been thinking about what im going to say to her. Am thinking of putting a small booklet together explaining the history, health benifits and educational benefits which i would also be giving to the students who join i . but also going to make sure i pronounce it right (too many people have mistaken me for saying that i do porn)
have got plenty of space that i would be able to use in the school so that wouldnt be a problem.

but also could do with your opinions on weather to mention about the fire, giving warnings that its dangerous. or to leave it out???

What to do in case of fire??? LET IT BURN!


jarleGOLD Member
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1,489 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


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Fire, although dangerous, is much more risky from the schools point of view because of legalities such as insurance, local fire policy etc.

My uni used to have a twirling club, but that was unbelievably successful and turned into NICA (National Institute of Circus Arts) and now trains professional performers. Very little to no people know about poi, but when I talk about fire-twirling a few more people have an idea what I'm rambling about.

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brittleGOLD Member
member
131 posts
Location: leicester, uk


Posted:
awesome
if i did do the class then it wouldnt have fire, just be using socks.

What to do in case of fire??? LET IT BURN!


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I've done fire spinning at school... did it on stage and I did it randomly on some of the playing feilds....

That was good fun smile

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UnclassifiedLeggyGirlBRONZE Member
One day penguins will take over the world
916 posts
Location: Derby, United Kingdom


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they allowed you to spin fire IN the school?!

ummmm...........anybody have any suggestions as to what i can put here?!

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djtoxinsnewbie
10 posts

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haha well I live up here in Edmonton Alberta and I bring my glow (and Fire) poi to skool all the time (NOT TO LIGHT THE FIRE SET ON FIRE) just for show, and there are VERY few who know what it is... its almost scary... and It makes me feel lonley smile

UnclassifiedLeggyGirlBRONZE Member
One day penguins will take over the world
916 posts
Location: Derby, United Kingdom


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it doesn't exactly make me feel lonely, but i've found that loads more people want to know you if you have something strange in your hands, i made loads mroe friends when i started bringing my poi to school

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UnclassifiedLeggyGirlBRONZE Member
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916 posts
Location: Derby, United Kingdom


Posted:
*runs through the thread naked*

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 Written by: UnclassifiedLeggyGirl


they allowed you to spin fire IN the school?!



Yesh smile

Well... I was only allowed to once. The other times were less... official biggrin

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shocked_prawnSILVER Member
old hand
865 posts
Location: Sunderland, UK


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i didnt find it made me more friends, itihnk it gave people more excuse to call me a circus freak, oh wel!

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UnclassifiedLeggyGirlBRONZE Member
One day penguins will take over the world
916 posts
Location: Derby, United Kingdom


Posted:
F_R_D: wow! wish my school was like that! although loving the unofficial fire spinning biggrin

shocked: yeah, i got called a circus freak, but then people got intrigued by it and ended up getting to know me ^_^

ummmm...........anybody have any suggestions as to what i can put here?!

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brittleGOLD Member
member
131 posts
Location: leicester, uk


Posted:
SP & ULG i too get called circus freak / freak / weirdo and many variations, but im loved fer it =D

as far as i know...

What to do in case of fire??? LET IT BURN!


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Posted:
 Written by: UnclassifiedLeggyGirl


F_R_D: wow! wish my school was like that! although loving the unofficial fire spinning biggrin



Are you still at school? Or have you left?

If you're still there, I'm sure there's plenty of opportunities to do some spinning.

Talent shows, stuff like that. Or you could volunteer yourself for some performances at maybe a school function or something...

But yeah!

Unofficial spinning is waaaaaaaaaaaay more fun smile

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."


Fireinamember
143 posts
Location: Broomfield, Colorado


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I always see little kids spinning at Confluence on sundays, but concidering that I live in the Columbine neck of the woods (we're fond of school violence here, if somebody's not getting shot they're getting cracked in the back of the head with a hunk of rebar) the schools are not keen on any form of poi here. MAYBE you could pass off a pair of glow poi if you do it on the lawn, but no way could you ever light up! Yet they would let us do gymnastics in the hallways...

"Watch those explosions in the sky and you'll go blind, but not this time. Will you live in hope or dark desire? What can I say? F*ck love give me fire." ~Cities Of Night by Blaqk Audio (Davey Havok)

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UnclassifiedLeggyGirlBRONZE Member
One day penguins will take over the world
916 posts
Location: Derby, United Kingdom


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F_R_D: i'm starting college in september, i guess i could do it there? considering its a very srict catholic college! lol

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Posted:
 Written by: UnclassifiedLeggyGirl


F_R_D: i'm starting college in september, i guess i could do it there? considering its a very srict catholic college! lol



College eh?

They're probably going to be maybe a little leniant smile

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faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
But it's a Catholic college-that's something different smile My parents and the neighborhood were not thrilled when I started doing this.
(I can say that-I'm catholic biggrin )

Faith
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UnclassifiedLeggyGirlBRONZE Member
One day penguins will take over the world
916 posts
Location: Derby, United Kingdom


Posted:
college = leniant

CATHOLIC college = very strict

but if i get away with it then that would make it even more fun biggrin lol

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Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
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Posted:
My old school was well strict too.

But what I always found is that the more blatant you are when breaking the rules, the less likely you are to get busted.

And there's nothing more blatant than a good spinning sesh, eh?

smile

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."


gingernutnewbie
14 posts

Posted:
At my old school the women I work with sometimes teaches circus skills in lessons! Which means I wasn't that special for being a circus freak, though they still thought it was weird! I think circus shoudl be on all schools curiculums, it mgiht make the establishment more popular smile

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