Login/Join to Participate Last Reply: 13th Oct 2005 by bender Views: 1655 Replies: 2 " i have heard of application of fire in this traditional stick dance,can anyone out there in the interweb enlighten me?ta! " Last Reply: 13th Oct 2005 by MrFire Views: 4877 Replies: 30 " Bah.Contact is annoyingly addictive. I hardly know any moves, yet I find myself doing more contact than basic spinning!So when I do do basic tricks, I find that they have become sloppy!..." Posted: 17th Sep 2005 by Anonymous Last Reply: 12th Oct 2005 by Mynci Views: 7552 Replies: 22 " Hi there all,i've been playing with a move of late which goes like this;staff spinning horizontal clockwise...insert underleft shoulder with centre-point at back of the neck-the staff n..." Posted: 15th Sep 2005 by Calv Views: 1872 Replies: 4 " This might sound a stupid question, although if it saves me from one day ending up in the local burns unit, then i guess it is'nt.......whats the score with what you wear "smelly wise" ..." Last Reply: 6th Oct 2005 by Mynci Views: 6321 Replies: 26 " hi i can do every move on the home of poi staff lessions and was wandering if anybody knew any moves that are not listed (i just love the smiley thing )" Last Reply: 5th Oct 2005 by Lyra Views: 1627 Replies: 2 " WOW!Had my first spin with fire on Saturday night - what a great feeling! I spun four times and only managed to lose a very small amount of under arm hair!I was surprised how much tight..." Posted: 23rd Sep 2005 by arashi Last Reply: 29th Sep 2005 by Kyrian Views: 21550 Replies: 105 " ok. so i realize the word nigger encapsulates all that is wrong with the world. racism is evil. but steve martin's scene from the jerk was not racist. this obviously stupid italian guy ..." Posted: 12th Sep 2005 by mcp Views: 5889 Replies: 69 " So, Orbit was all like: "was some of the best spinning I'v ever seen. (and yes I've seen uk spinners)" in da BM thread. And I was like: Obviously, this only applies to poi spinning, co..." Last Reply: 21st Sep 2005 by Mynci Views: 2018 Replies: 7 " Just got my beautiful new staff and was wondering what the best way of protecting the wicks was while practicing (i.e. without fire).At the moment I'm having to practice over tarmac/pav..." Posted: 14th Sep 2005 by Calv Last Reply: 19th Sep 2005 by Frodo Views: 1538 Replies: 4 " Just wanted to say thanks to anyone here who goes to the Bournemouth spin on on Tuesdays evenings. Had my first proper go with the staff there last night and i learnt tons. I even learn..." Posted: 13th Sep 2005 by Calv Last Reply: 15th Sep 2005 by Calv Views: 2182 Replies: 4 " Hi there,I'm just learning about the whole poi and staff thing after being introduced to it by my girlfriends daughter who does it. Last week i spent a few hours at Bournemouth where a ..." Posted: 14th Sep 2005 by Jeeva Last Reply: 14th Sep 2005 by bender Views: 1476 Replies: 1 " As I said above, I'm thinking of getting another staff. However, I can't decide whether to get a set of doubles, or a larger, better gripped contact staff, as my current staff (concentr..." " I was just wondering what's the difference between contact and Non-contact? i don't understand what they mean.Also I was wondering where I can get some STAFF videos (there dont seem to ..." Posted: 13th Jul 2005 by Viola Views: 3970 Replies: 14 " Hey there everyone.I'm new to the site and to fire spinning. I bought my first set of practice poi this past week and have fallen in love. I am learning fast because of my experience tw..." Last Reply: 12th Sep 2005 by Plam Views: 2771 Replies: 14 " Hijust a quick question, what do you reckons best for the weight of a contact staff and length.At the moment ive got a 4ft staff with 65mm wicks on each end.ThanksPS: i found a decent s..." Posted: 12th Sep 2005 by mcp Views: 1513 Replies: 0 Posted: 6th Sep 2005 by Sphear Last Reply: 10th Sep 2005 by Sphear Views: 1489 Replies: 4 " Totally out of my mind with adrenaline, first night swinging live fire last night!!!! Totally amazing!!!!" " Hiya, I've been twirling for a couple of months now (since the Glade festival in the UK...) and have been making do with what is essentially a log/stick that is too thick, heavy and not..." Posted: 4th Sep 2005 by Sphear Last Reply: 9th Sep 2005 by Sphear Views: 1712 Replies: 2 " Stupid question, and it's bad enough I'm a newbie to this site.... not to spinning, however, back to my stupid question... The length of the staff obviously has an effect upon the type..." Last Reply: 7th Sep 2005 by wing Views: 1489 Replies: 9 " Alright, first off hello everybody, this is an awesome site...And now, I am 16, and have been watching alot of these videos, and was previously into glowstick dancing..but this caught m..." " I used to do BreakDancing a couple of years ago, then took up firespinning because of an injury (which is better now but i love firespinning so i aint going back to breakdancing). Then..." Last Reply: 5th Sep 2005 by -sandy- Views: 5452 Replies: 7 " I've been spinning poi for a few years, and I just decided to make a staff so I can learn that too. Below is a picture I just Photoshopped up of the design I have in mind: I'd appreciat..." " Not sure if this is where to post and ya I looked for info about it. I want to buy my husband a staff and was wondering how do I know what length to get him. He is 6' tall.... any help ..." Posted: 9th Nov 2001 by xaeda Views: 3807 Replies: 22 " just a simple starting move that can look quite funky. Have the staff lying on the ground, take a few steps back, then do a dive forward roll (like a normal roll except you do a little..." Posted: 16th Aug 2005 by Sethis Views: 3550 Replies: 28 " G'day fellow staff people!I was just wondering what other people's experiences are of when they learned the different schools. Basically, I think there is "contact" and everything in th..." Posted: 24th Aug 2005 by sice Last Reply: 25th Aug 2005 by mcp Views: 1634 Replies: 12 " hi all i have a thought on the use of fingers in stafffrom what ive seen of staff twirling it seems to be mainly use of the wrist and hand i have seen nothing where people spin the st..." Last Reply: 21st Aug 2005 by newgabe Views: 5407 Replies: 32 " so what is this dark syncronisity i hear you saya dark movement is one in which vision plays no part, the movement is felt and experienced through tactile sensations, this enhances cont..." Last Reply: 17th Aug 2005 by Mynci Views: 2771 Replies: 16 " so ive searched through the archives and not found much just a couple of threads about juggling multistaff. having watched kyle do some insane stuff ive had a bit of a play and was wond..." " Does anyone know anywhere that sells any glow or LED staves that are a decent length? HOP shop and ebay and a couple of other sites only sell glow staves up to 90cm, which is a little o..." Last Reply: 27th Jul 2005 by Seye Views: 3552 Replies: 23 " Ok, I've read this forum especially the part about building your own staff, but I don't have access to anything that resembles a hardware store. So, I've been looking online for a plac..." Posted: 13th Jul 2005 by Chumpy Last Reply: 25th Jul 2005 by bender Views: 1960 Replies: 4 " I've been doing a lot of wrist contact stuff...but using the underside of my wrist...is that a fishtail??? Or can I still not do the fishtail?" Last Reply: 23rd Jul 2005 by ~Leah~ Views: 1365 Replies: 2 " I finally made it down to Firejam in Portland, OR this last Sunday. All I had was my friend's full length fire-staff and a lot of determination. (The two main things you need righ..." " http://www.juggleart.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=466&cPath=138i've been looking for a not too expensive glow staff for a while and came across this one in my searchs, b..." Posted: 17th Jul 2005 by larzie Last Reply: 19th Jul 2005 by mcp Views: 1625 Replies: 6 " i'm sure there's been plenty of definitions for this move posted in these forums in the past but i've read a few scattered around and i'm still confused. WHAT IS A FISHTAIL?? i'd really..." " i,m looking for female to do tandem twirling with if you want to do it with me pm or email me " Posted: 4th Jul 2005 by majik Last Reply: 12th Jul 2005 by Nate Views: 1841 Replies: 5 " A few years ago I met a girl who told me she could twirl a fire stick in her toes. It's something that I had never seen or heard of before. Naturally I was like what tha She didn't hav..." Posted: 23rd Jun 2005 by wing Last Reply: 12th Jul 2005 by bender Views: 1739 Replies: 5 " I just finished up a series of performances spinning my innercore on a rock in the middle of a lake in a quarry. The second to last night I dropped it on my big ending throw. Luckily i..." Posted: 9th Mar 2005 by mehndi Views: 5097 Replies: 21 " Heya : )I'm a poi user myself but my son after seeing a staff in action has been bugging me to get him one so he can learn lolAny recommendations on a beginner staff for him I have no..." " HiI'm making a fire staff and i need to know the lengths of each wicks, i'm a beginner so i want a basic flame, anyone know?Also if someone can give me a site for cheap wicks would be a..." Posted: 22nd May 2005 by ed209 Views: 4626 Replies: 26 " Hi all, I used to do a fair bit of martial arts culminating in a three year love affair with Tai Chi which I've taken a break from to recover from a recurring shoulder injury. In the me..." Last Reply: 26th Jun 2005 by Stone Views: 13780 Replies: 62 " A.K.A "waist wraps" Yes i am talking about staff.So, anyone else doing it? Got any cool variations (and im not talking contact).Think iv only got 2bt in front maybee 3. Not sure, id be..." Last Reply: 26th Jun 2005 by bender Views: 1733 Replies: 3 " i,m looking to move on to doubles with chain sticks problem is i,m a bit scared any help would be great " Last Reply: 23rd Jun 2005 by strugz Views: 2379 Replies: 5 " Farside halo:Put your right hand (holding a staff) just below your left armpit, with the thumb facing forwards. Spin one-beats here, so that the top of the staff is coming inwards.As th..." Last Reply: 18th Jun 2005 by Gherkin Views: 2596 Replies: 20 " I have a gift for all those staff spinners but you have to add to my MSNfire_phoenix_productions@hotmail.comThis is top secret fire dancing due to 11 years of Isolation from any instruc..." Posted: 18th Jun 2005 by Chumpy Views: 1968 Replies: 0 " Found out that with enough momentum I can actually get the staff over my head and do a straight arm windmill from the back to the front while doing fishtails. Also change arms with a wr..." Posted: 6th Jun 2005 by yoni Views: 2675 Replies: 6 " i want to make a glo staff to save money. i was just gonna shove some strobing led's in a tube with a battery and switch.has anyone made one before . SUCCESFULLY." Last Reply: 17th Jun 2005 by strugz Views: 7348 Replies: 33 " Has anyone tried to bring a staff on an airplane (non-breakdown variety)?? Carry on? (heh) or stuff it in a tube and send it underneath? (or does it get smooshed under someone's luggag..." Last Reply: 14th Jun 2005 by Durbs Views: 2508 Replies: 14 " some time ago whilst spinning in belfast Ado-p showed me a very cool move, i recon it was posted here somewhere but i couldnt find it in the search. its pretty complex to explain, but i..." Posted: 21st May 2005 by Sethis Last Reply: 12th Jun 2005 by Sethis Views: 6386 Replies: 34 " Hi everyone,Not entirely sure where to put this, but I thought that i only do Staff, so this'll be where I put it...Hitting myself I don't mind, because it's generally a one-off on some..." " I've been spinning staff since mid January, and now I'd like to learn some contact moves. However, my knowledge of them is limited to a few videos a downloaded through this forum (matri..."