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Last Reply: by Axis
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Posted: by Cassandra
Last Reply: by Cassandra
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"Don't laugh , OK ? ...I remember watching the opening of the olympics in Sidney and they had the flam relay which went UNDER water. SO I was wondering, has anyone any idea of how they d..."
Posted: by Rain
Last Reply: by Bish_the_Ding
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"when making staffs i use strips of bike tyre tube wound around the staff and fasten it on using electrical tape. does anyone make theirs differently? what are other people using? what w..."
Posted: by glowraver
Last Reply: by Hapes-Nova
Views: 993    Replies: 5
"Hey do any of you know any good sites on liqud style? Thanks a bunch"
Posted: by alleykat
Last Reply: by NYC
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"First... In my own defense: I know another thread exists on this topic (see "Ok, I'm back, and I have issues, under technical discussion), but I'm starting a new one with a more self-ex..."
Posted: by Frenzie
Last Reply: by Frenzie
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"Perhaps what this site needs is a glossary of terms. It would stand to reason that people experienced in the arts may not look at tutorials, or would have learnt from these tutorials to..."
Posted: by Anonymous
Last Reply: by Endangered Sanity
Views: 1384    Replies: 5
"Hello firedancers! Here is the trick: (I did it with a staff, but you can do it on pois as well), 1) Get a strong glue, 2) Use a piece of cotton (an old t-shirt, e.g) and stick it to th..."
Posted: by Chotys
Last Reply: by Charles
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"Hey,recently me and three guys came together to create Serpentice Fire Circus and have a gig coming up in five months. We have a few routines worked out where two of us twirl for about ..."
Posted: by Agni
Last Reply: by Frenzie
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"Hi, hope I'm in the right forum There are many videos (Including those in the hat and cane page, and bassman's site), that I can't display. Windows media player gives me a "codec not f..."
Posted: by Sabine
Last Reply: by NYC
Views: 1983    Replies: 3
"Morning all,I'm just getting into the staff fire-twirling thing - a friend of mine put me up to it. I was playing around with coloured flames using copper (II) nitrate and cupric chlor..."
Posted: by adamrice
Last Reply: by Ade
Views: 2564    Replies: 19
"Last night, I tested three fuels--kerosene, biodiesel, and lamp oil--for burn time. My results are posted athttp://www.fire-gear.com/testing2.htmlcheers"
Posted: by melissa
Last Reply: by flash fire
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"ok, i've been looking around trying to figure out about making some fire eating/trailing wicks out of the thin kevlar cord, my qustion to folks here is what diameter of cord do you pref..."
Posted: by Xochidance
Last Reply: by Charles
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"Greetings fire fam, I was out at the beach as usual, but got too close to the water for my own good. One of my dear cathedral wicks took a dunk. So I resoaked it with more fuel, and wit..."
Posted: by Anonymous
Last Reply: by Kosmik Lunatik
Views: 896    Replies: 3
"Hey everyone, I'm looking to by some pretty cheap glow necklaces for a party I'm throwing. I don't want to spend to much on them but I need about 500. Got any ideas?"
Posted: by MystikDancer
Last Reply: by flash fire
Views: 896    Replies: 2
"Hi. I have a digital camera that I tried to take pictures with. Unfortunatly, without the flash, all I could see was a small line where my stick is. nothing else, everything is back. I ..."
Posted: by Faltryn
Last Reply: by Charles
Views: 1205    Replies: 5
"Hi folksFor the ast couple of weeks, I've been twirling a broom handle round, and I think I'm ready to progress to the burny stuff. ) Does anyone know, would it be foolish to make a st..."
Posted: by Firefunk
Last Reply: by Ithaca
Views: 3281    Replies: 21
"Alright...now, just to set the right tone here, I'm NOT looking for information on how to photograph poi. (I can use the bulb setting on my SLR quite nicely *grin*) What I do want to ..."
Posted: by NYC
Last Reply: by NYC
Views: 1075    Replies: 3
"I guess this goes in the technical section...In previous posts I have wanted to copy and paste websites from my browser as well as quotes from other previous posts but can't figure out ..."
Posted: by Anonymous
Last Reply: by Anonymous
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"I don't get the turning to make a pattern go backwards. I can do the forward swing, stall it mid-turn, and make it go backwards, but I don't think that is it. Same with the weave. I am ..."
Posted: by N8
Last Reply: by Fire Princess
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"Ok so I did the search function and I used a bunch of different phrasings and I reworded what I needed to find like three times but with no luck....So please don't blast me with "use th..."
Posted: by Anonymous
Views: 955    Replies: 2
"I broke the switch on my photon II lights and was wondering where i can buy replacement switches. I know a while back someone posted a sight that sold the switches. thanks for your hel..."
Posted: by Bellydancegirl
Last Reply: by Bellydancegirl
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"I am searching for some info on dancing with fire fingers. Where can they be purchased, and/or how do you make them?"
Posted: by adamrice
Last Reply: by Frenzie
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"If anyone out there has looked for a rigid container to store/transport/ship a staff, I saw a pretty neat item at a fishing-supply store today. It's a fishing-rod container. It's quite ..."
Posted: by dask
Last Reply: by dask
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"Hi,Like many when I was young I used to dream about the acme juming shoes the coyote had in roadrunner cartoons. Bassman made me discover http://www.powerskip.de wath the vids they are..."
Posted: by Anonymous
Last Reply: by adamrice
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"I have been trying to do the 5 beat weave and quad corkscrew for ages now. After getting a new set of uv poi with long tails, I was able to do it almost IMMEDIATELY , for some reason I..."
Posted: by pozee
Last Reply: by Knagi
Views: 1395    Replies: 6
"i am going to try to get some pictures this weekend of me spinning some poi with 2 hard wire circles of wick in the shape of an atom on the ends. i think it might give a nice effect. ..."
Posted: by shizN0T
Last Reply: by DJ Dantana
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"What do you guys think would happin if I soaked my wicks then rolled them in copper dust? I am trying sparkley poi tonight w/ steel wool, I wanna try copper dust at the same time. mayb..."
Posted: by Antti_Pantti
Last Reply: by Dr. Spin
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"I saw these great about 10" glow sticks with camera batteries sold at the Fusion Festival, CA, and i was going to order them but lost the website address. It was something like caltroni..."
Posted: by adamrice
Last Reply: by MystikDancer
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"This stuff is hard to find--the only place I know of here in Austin that has it is a Chinese herb shop--but it really works and I recommend it. For example: one night I got two burns o..."
Posted: by Anonymous
Last Reply: by MiSsFrOg
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"just a question as to what sort of poi (heads)people are using. almost all i have seen have been tennis balls inside sock and tail and a few, one actually of a very short bation type th..."
Posted: by Blackbird
Last Reply: by Anonymous
Views: 2357    Replies: 20
"I have heard this term used a lot. What is it?------------------"O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention." - William ShakespeareCheck out my Online Ga..."
Posted: by Anonymous
Last Reply: by Anonymous
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"oookay... for those who say they're using soybean oil I am very interested as to exactly how you create enough boooof to reach powerlines. I do it with kero no worries - but oil seems ..."
Posted: by RavingLunatic
Last Reply: by RavingLunatic
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"check out this video that chicazul shot with her digicam..it's me with 2 staffs, call me an egomaniac, but this is the first video I have ever had of me.. I know the quality sucks..htt..."
Posted: by arrgh
Last Reply: by arrgh
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"hello, think it's pretty nice to have a fuel bottle in my pocket to firebreath while twirling. But it its open i get fuel all over me while dancing...and with top its hard to open whil..."
Posted: by pozee
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"not sure if this should be in social or move, but here goes, tell me what you think. and now ladies and gentleman pozee will perform his fire feats while blindfolded and handcuffed. t..."
Posted: by RavingLunatic
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"Thanks guys..I wish the quality was better, I'd like to get a VHS recording and then maybe digitize it later.."
Posted: by Rain
Last Reply: by flash fire
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"does anyone else on this site play with devil sticks? does anyone know of any good devil stick websites? i have using them for years but have not maniged to find anything that describes..."
Posted: by s-p-l-a-t
Last Reply: by Jesse
Views: 936    Replies: 7
"Hello again all,I was pondering this topic with a bunch of performers a little while ago now, and decided to bring it up on here out of curiosity and to get a worldwide view.How many of..."
Posted: by GoldenKrispy
Last Reply: by GoldenKrispy
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"~Helo Just wondering if anyone knows of any good online club swinging lessons?? Also, how much roughly would a set of stilts cost??CheersGoldenKrispy "
Posted: by yashiro
Last Reply: by pozee
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"have anyone seen staffs with glowsticks at the end of each side? it must be kinda cool..."
Posted: by Anonymous
Last Reply: by smilee
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"supafly mentiond on one of my threads that he uses a cage. whats thatpeace out"
Posted: by Myst
Last Reply: by Anonymous
Views: 8603    Replies: 50
"For those of you who are like me and enjoy spinning glowsticks, I would recomend CYALUME brand lightsticks. They have a cylinder shape not a hexagon shape like walmart camping sticks. ..."
Posted: by adamrice
Last Reply: by Cantus
Views: 2272    Replies: 18
"I've recently started practicing with the staff semi-regularly, and my thumb hurt at the joint with the rest of the hand. Is this normal? Is there anything I should be doing differently..."
Posted: by Vlad
Last Reply: by dask
Views: 1220    Replies: 4
"I imagine that most of you buy a somewhat large amount of fuel to keep around, more than you would use in one or two practice sessions. I am curious how biodegradation affects the vario..."
Posted: by Knagi
Last Reply: by Knagi
Views: 1091    Replies: 6
"I dunno where this idea came from and I doubt it could be done but here goes. What if I were to get some kevlar rope and tie it taunt to both ends of my staff fuel it up and light it.. ..."
Posted: by Knagi
Last Reply: by Knagi
Views: 1532    Replies: 10
"My kevlar wicks are begining to fray and fall apart at the ends after 200+ burns. I was wondering if I could unwrap them reverse the way it's wrapped so the burnt stuff is on the inside..."
Posted: by shizN0T
Last Reply: by Cantus
Views: 978    Replies: 3
"am I doing it wrong, or is this normal.I am using towel wicks right now, as I am poor as a MoFo... When I spin off I get sprinkled w/ fuel. on my arms mostly, but I can even feel some o..."
Posted: by king
Last Reply: by Anonymous
Views: 2756    Replies: 20
"People,Fellow Poists, beginners, armatures and professionals. Have you ever viewed someone who does the poi or the staff at a nightclub or generally to music whilst dancing? I personall..."
Posted: by Neodolatelna
Last Reply: by Stone
Views: 6607    Replies: 14
"I went camping last weekend and ran out of paraffin for my torches. Not wanting to drive 30 minutes on a bumpy dirt road to get to town to buy more, i used citronella oil (for putting ..."
Posted: by Kosmik Lunatik
Last Reply: by flash fire
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"Hey guys, I just wanted to get peoples ideas on what the like to use more chains or the steel cord I never tried it and was thinking about buying some but thought that Id check w/ you p..."
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