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Goddessdastranger
24 posts
Location: the smallest state in the U S of A


Posted:
I have been practicing and I have yet to light My poi up. When is a good time to start. I think I have all the basic moves down. still don't know what the best fuel to use to just spin..
Goddessda

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-- Bob Monkhouse


GottaLoveItSponge
883 posts
Location: Stevenage


Posted:
Best time is when you can poi basic moves without hitting yourself and when you feel confident enough and know the safety side of things... if you do a search there is tonnes and tonnes of safety information or if you go to 'Free lessons' it has a section on fire safety up there
If you're not comfortable with the idea don't do it and it's probably best to have someone with you incase things go wrong.

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DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
ditto

Let's relight this forum ubblove


Kitveteran
1,269 posts
Location: middle of Troon


Posted:
you'll know when your ready... if your not sure your not ready...

hehe sounds like health ed!

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GottaLoveItSponge
883 posts
Location: Stevenage


Posted:
That's what I thought when I was writing it teehee... tis in a way though! Don't wanna go burning your poonani or hair or anything else on your body for that matter... well not on a first spin anyhoo... actually you don't really want to do it at anytime

SHUT UP MARY

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CodySILVER Member
That guy from Reno
556 posts
Location: Reno, Nevada USA


Posted:
I suggest using lamp oil or kerosine, that way if you do hit yourself you won't have a firey spot, just an oily spot. wink Wear cotton cloting, avoid synthecit materials (polyester, rayon etc..) and frayed clothing. Cover your hair with something, and have someone watch you like a hawk with a wet towel.
The first time you light up is intense, enjoy it biggrin

Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada


mattpoiBRONZE Member
member
20 posts
Location: davis, CA, USA


Posted:
A test to see if i'm ready to perform a move with fire is to practice it (unlit) with my eyes closed -- navigating the poi only from feeling weavesmiley

Goddessdastranger
24 posts
Location: the smallest state in the U S of A


Posted:
funny that you mention that today I practiced some of the moves with My eyes closed.
Let's just say more bruises today.
Goddessda

Real happiness is when you marry a guy for love and find out later he has money.
-- Bob Monkhouse


GidgBRONZE Member
Super Gidg!!!!
8,506 posts
Location: Portland Oregon USA


Posted:
Gotta agree with kit, you'll know. But if you really want to put yourself to the test. Spin everything you know for 15 minutes, if you don't hit yourself you're doing GREAT!!! I actually know some people that say 30 minutes, now there is a challenge for you.

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leeeaaaaaaSILVER Member
Member
2 posts
Location: Tennessee, USA


Posted:
I like that. I used to do that on the piano to really get a part that was giving me trouble, but I hadn't thought to do it with poi.

Goddessdastranger
24 posts
Location: the smallest state in the U S of A


Posted:
I think I am going to try that.. I have learned so much but I find that I forget some moves.. but I will practice what I remember and take your advice ........
Goddessda

Real happiness is when you marry a guy for love and find out later he has money.
-- Bob Monkhouse


TwirlyShoryuken!
233 posts
Location: Hexham, Newcastle, England


Posted:
Don't worry about it, even if you do hit yourself, so long as you have the right clothes on and maybe a hat, you should be ok. The quicker you try it, the quicker you lose the fear and the inhibitions.

Goddessdastranger
24 posts
Location: the smallest state in the U S of A


Posted:
I recently bought My self lamp oil Now I HAVE TO FIND the courage to light up...
GoddessDA

Real happiness is when you marry a guy for love and find out later he has money.
-- Bob Monkhouse


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