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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..."
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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..."
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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..."
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"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..."
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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 ..."
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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..."
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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..."
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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..."
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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.."
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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..."
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"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..."
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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 "
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"have anyone seen staffs with glowsticks at the end of each side? it must be kinda cool..."
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"supafly mentiond on one of my threads that he uses a cage. whats thatpeace out"
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"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..."
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"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..."
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"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.. ..."
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"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..."
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"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..."
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"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..."
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"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 ..."
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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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"how many spins does a gallon of fuel last you? Just out of curiosity..------------------"When a Man Lies He Murders Some Part of the World These Are the PaleDeaths Which Men Miscall The..."
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" I did a performance out in the country a few weeks ago and the whole crowd kept talking about smoke rings that came off my staff when i did the fireball thing. No-one has ever mentio..."
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"I am rather new to this....just got down the three and four beat weave and i am looking for another teaching tool to supplement this web site.... from yall's experience what ones are th..."
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"well i've been fire twirling for about a month now, but i've been twirling for glowsticks for almost a year, so im pretty good, as far as tricks. but i was introduced to fire twirling u..."
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"I'm making my first set of fire wicks (I've got my Zuni's and I've been using my friend's fire-poi when I've had the chance). I'm going to do the interleave wick with an eye-bolt and w..."
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"Hey folks...I'm going back to school in a few weeks, and I thought it would be a good idea to figure out how I'm going to store my stuff. I just started at the end of last year, and th..."
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"Just thought I would mention this..I made a huge glowstaff once out of a 4 foot piece of PVC plastic pipe with 2 caps.the pipe and caps cost me about 3 dollars.then I filled it with glo..."
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"Last night for the hell of it I added about a tea spoon of Eucalyptus oil in my MSR of white gas. The result is rather refreshing. It's not noticable while you spin but after I spun the..."
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"While posting in a topic in social discusion i thought of a up a new way to light fire.Many people know if u spin unlit glowsticks then swing them into the ground they crack and light ..."
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"I just moved into a dorm, and I have no idea where to keep my kero. I don't think they want me to keep it in the dorm room (and besides, it would moke it smell really bad) and I'm not s..."
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"Guys, I queried clubbertoys.com about botachtactical.com prices on Photon II's and they said:In response to your query concerning the very cheap Photon IIs, I have contacted the manufac..."
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"Hey kids. I've seen one mention on the net about building fire crosses after I had a revelatory dream about them. Well, after some experimenting lashing bamboo together and many many tr..."
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"I know, I know. I don't want to hear it, okay? I'm just wondering if anyone has experienced any detrimental affects to their audience as a result of using sparkly poi? I'm referring ..."
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"Im going to camp tmw, and i thought i would share with you guys the really cool new toys i bought. these are my new turquose photon lights, and boy are they cool. although expensive (..."
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"Hi everyone, I'm a newbie and was hoping someone might help me out. I just purchased my first fuel to spin fire. It's dyed a blue color and labeled as smokeless and odorless candle an..."
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"What happens when you clip a set of double-wick poi to the end of 4-wick poi? Uberpoi++, of course! Yup, that's six wicks on chains over five feet long that hold nearly 1/4 gallon of ..."
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"This is a responce to Shayla that was in another staff thread. As I feel it will be hard to find i thought I would answer it and start anothe rthread at the same time...Shayla, staff s..."
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"Please Help. 1 Question: How? I've seen someone make a makeshift cage with wirewool inside, it sparkles, but you get no actual flame. Is it poss to use both wirewool and kero?Yours Chin..."
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"A few notes from my performance at a local goth/industrial/fetish night. 1) it might be a good idea to have a spotter trained on fueling up andspinning out2) need to make a container th..."
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"What issues are there with being in the smoke from a smoke machine? I know that campfire smoke is very debilitating. You can't see nor breath. But I don't know what happens when you're ..."
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"I like having quicklinks on my fire poi so I can switch to glowsticks/take the wicks off and store them so they don't smell up my bags/etc... Often, when I take them out of my bag one o..."
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"Reading about LED poi, using photon II's seem the best option for me given price range/battery life/durability considerations... rav'n lights sound cool, but v pricey + apparently easil..."
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"I was wondering if anyone knows if using red dyed kerosene is bad for wicks or if it has the same effect as clear kerosene on wicks. If anyone knows anything about using dyed kerosene a..."
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"Has anyone else noticed that the two main pages describing the 5 beat weave contradict each other?On http://www.homeofpoi.com/new14.htm it says:You'll notice that the pattern for your r..."
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"I have no clue what colour of Photon II's to get!!!I've never seen them in action, so how am I supposed to choose!?!Help me so I can order them and have them sooner! Ack!I even went out..."
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"As a total newcoming to the world of Poi, I already see the huge divide there is between the glowstickers and the firemongers. I know there's no real subsitute for the roar of fire, bu..."
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"Has anyone attached Sparklers to Poi before...I know it would be a short burn, but I think it would look pretty bloomin loveerley....If anyone has tried it can they let me know what hap..."
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"I was down at the beach two nights ago, and for the first time, saw a man doing Poi. Needless to say, I was simply blown away. I Needed to do this. So, I finally figured out what it ..."
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