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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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"How thick are the chains you use? I made fire poi out of 18" 2mm dog choker chains.made cathedral heads out of towels. after soaked, they were so heavy... I could not do an alternate bu..."
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"greetings! i need to purchase a fire extinguisher for performing and i am wondering what type you peeps out there use and recommened. i have heard two different types are good (type ABC..."
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"I was wondering how many of you guys started out with juggling or some other object manipulation before you learned to spin. Or if you started with spinning and have since branched out...."
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"is there any one out there that spins 3 or 4 poi? I would like to see footage of this...I cant imagine what it would look like.one handed corkscrews in each hand? butterflies? "
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"HelloIm a beginner, trying to learn staff, but poi is looking tempting to learn aswell! So basically, Im wondering what most of you found easier to learn? and why? Poi.......or......sta..."
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"Hello all,I've started going to raves regularly this summer, and it's hard not to notice all the people swinging glowing things on strings...some long and some short. From what I've re..."
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"hey,I want to start doing staff, but fire isnt really an option for me, so I'll just stick to glowsticks for now. My question is how can I make a staff where I can easily attach and det..."
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"I bought a nice set of jam jars for my wicks, but they appear to leak. I tested them beforehand, and they were definitely water tight... but when i tip them on their side they get paraf..."
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"I waswondering if anybody could tell me the history or the orginiation of Poi. I've just started learning and am curious about where it came from.Pat, England"
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"Before you guys rip on me for bringing up more sparkly poi stuff I did use the search :P Ok I tried sparklers..."LAME"... Diffacult to light only lasts a short time and damn it the spar..."
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"I had my firestaff made by a friend and i bought my firepoi from a shop. The former have unbelievably loose wicks, and the latter extremely tightly bound ones... the loose ones are much..."
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"Surely for a coloured or special flame you could simply dip your just-soaked wicks into some of the various effect-producing powders? They would stick on because the heads are wet, and ..."
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"Does anyone know of a website with lessons for torches (the ones with the balls at the end that you put in your palm- i don't know the "official" name for them). Thanks!"
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"Anyone ever tried combining a yoyo show with a poi show?Obviously yoyo's would work as poi when extended... possibly some new tricks here???BB"
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"oo look! another staff topic...this is getting exciting! so, we've all seen how easy it is for poiers to refuel and maintain their wicks, both during practise/performance and when in ..."
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"hey chotys, a photon is a small and powerful LED light that is usually used at raves to liquid dance with. To add a little flare to the show i connect photons to the strings or chains t..."
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"I was playing with a cat toy today (I think I was having more fun than the cat) that consists of a long-ish wand, a string at the end of that, and some feathers at the end of the string..."
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"There i was four nights ago, done a check on my Fire tools every thing fine been doing it for about 20 mins then started throwing them in the air getting in some really good high throws..."
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"I've just bought my first fire poi and had one spin with them. Most of my questions have been answered on this apart from storing fire poi. Until now I have just kept them wrapped in ..."
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"I know Im probably going to kick myself in the rear for asking this one, but what is the best way to get digital pictures developed?Im definitely looking for quality, but dont want to g..."
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"I just had an idea, it'd be really cool if someone built a square room made entirely of mirrors. On one wall there would be a one way mirror to allow photographing and making movies, bu..."
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"Im i the only goth about that does poi?If there is any one like me in the London area then please email me (shadowblade69@hotmail.com)"
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"just wondering exactly how much technical know-how is required to assemble the DIY LED set for sale here? What tools are necessary? And where can you find LEDs? Thanks!skechada"
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"I know Adam has one, and others who actually make toys to sell, but how many of you firey peeps have a design book?I can imagine pj's and adam's have exact measurements right down to sc..."
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"Forgive me if this is a common thing or somewhere else on here..I have used long and short and skinny and fat and have not come across the poi I found under the house of my friends anyw..."
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"I was at a party Saturday night, and this guy was spinning strings sort of 'chuck style. There was a stick on each end and he held his strings by the stick on the other end... they st..."
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"Has anyone experimented with using two beaming poi of different colors? can they even be bought that way? Would anyone suggest it?"
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"I've just started spinning poi about a month ago, and have recently begun lighting them on fire. However, it seems like they only stay lit for about five minutes before I have to re-so..."
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" I have just added another 28 pictures to the gallery when I noticed this one sent in by Pele. It is quite an amazing flame. It looks like the flame comes out of the ground. Pele can y..."
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"I have a couple of questions concerning non-fire light options.1) How pleased are people with their beaming poi? Ever had the LEDs burn out or fade? Are they easy to replace? Anyone out..."
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"Banish the dangers of slippery stages forever with Coke!Just smear some of the sickly drink onto the soles of your shoes.Schticky I got this tip from a dancer, thats why dancers trainer..."
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"I have seen several photos of people doing fire poi w/ crazy sparks shooting out of them. did they construct these? can you buy them somewhere? "
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"Hi guys, after reading that Diana can do flame transfer, I WANNA DO IT TOO! I've seen Samoans do it reguarly but have never been able to do it successfully. I tend to use kero or (mor..."
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"Hey all,there have been several threads in which some Stateside ppl have suggested the use of glue to stop fraying on the bottom of poi and staff wicks. I'm from Australia, and I've nev..."
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"Hello all! I am new to this site and am glad to have found it. I came across it whilst searching the web for any clues on how to change the colour of a flame. I would love to have green..."
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"Hi all!After wasting too much time on fire, I too became addicted How do I breathe fire?Any tips (Pele maybe)?What fuels do you guys use?Is Rum strong enough?Thanks a bunch...---------..."
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"I've read a few comments scattered here & there about music choice for routines, or even just background for freestyling... What kind of music do you prefer twirling to, and why?"
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"I am in the process of making streamers (of ripstop nylon) for my poi. How long should they be before they get in the way of my swinging?"
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"Hi,Two days ago I lit my poi for the second time, it was on a beach so I choose to spin near the sea where the sand is covered with a tiny film of water...It was great I could see the..."
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"I've found two places by me that I can get karo from and thier both gas stations, However one of them serves like a white almost clear karo and the other one is dark red anyone know whi..."
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"what is the best way to put out your wicks when done spinning so you can easily relight them later?"
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"hey, i was thinking it would be cool if people could post images of their costumes on the picture board (subcatagory?) so that we can begin to exchange more ideas about the performance/..."
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"Wow.... Every morning I have rainbows splashes across my bedroom! I dont know where they come from, but they brighten my day. Just thought Id share .I noticed that our video supply has..."
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"Hey,I was planning on buying a couple green or blue-green photon microlight II to use because glowsticks are kinda hard to get for me. Ive heard that although they are supposed to be ve..."
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"I've been getting quite a few fire-gigs recently, and have found I'm only getting better at the technical, non-crowd pleasing tricks now. I've found any move not using the hands, like ..."
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"I got into the whole twirling thing because of glowsticking but I picked up a set of poi along the way to practice with in the day time and now I have a serious problem. I am literally..."
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"I remember there was a post on here to the astroballs site (www.astroballs.com) and I was going to buy some of the poi type astroballs, but the site mysteriously just sort of went down ..."
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"Well How is every one? I haven't been on the board in a long time! I have a few things to talk about:1) How do you use your fuel? I pour my wicks with lamp oil into a paint can. I..."
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