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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:With the continuing influx of new people (Big firey welcome to you all!) I guess it makes a lot of sense for us to have an official "getting to know you" type thread.
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Elders and Newbies alike, enter your details here and feel free to use/modify/disregard the format below:Name: flash fire (Sarah)Sex: female (remember, all possible smart responses to this question have already been done!)Age: 23Location: Sydney AustraliaURL: http://wickeffect.cjb.net/Toys:
all fire staff/double staff/double crossesBeen twirling for: about 4 yearsOccupation: corporate lackieHobbies other than obvious: reading, skiing, travelling, doofing, cruising in my Jeep!Favourite Colour: red Most viewed Movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or The Doors.Favourite Quote/Saying: an ye harm none do as thou wilt.Best twirling related moment in life so far: I will have to think long and hard to answer.So, post away kiddies! and feel free to occasionally bump this thread to keep it at the top.flash------------------"she dances in a ring of fire and throws off the challenge with a shrug"[This message has been edited by flash fire (edited 29 June 2001).]


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Moondancer
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Location: Lismore/Bribie, Australia
Member Since: 28th Dec 2001
Total posts: 10
Posted:ok Ive been cruising around this site for yonkers and I finally have an opportunity to make myself known!!
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NAME: HollyAGE: 17SEX: FemaleLOCATION: currently at Sunny Coast, Queensland, but not 4 long..(Ima headin to Lismore for Uni
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woohoo!!!!)EMAIL ME: (PLEASE) betty_pssketti@hotmail.comTOYS: staff, fire poiBEEN TWIRLING FOR: not long, Im a beginner (bout 4 months)STAR SIGN: LibraOCCUPATION: (Uni) student -->Visual ArtsHOBBIES BESIDES THE OBVIOUS: art, art, um...art, bellydancing, African and Egyptian drumming, art...yeah and I like a bit of art.FAVE COLOUR: orange/hot pinkFAVE FOOD: mongolian lambFAVE ANIMAL: cat, and otters and lemursFAVE MOVIE: BiodomeFAVE QUOTE: "Up your ziggy with a wa-wa brush"BEST FIREDANCING MO: first lighting, at the beach, in front of all my closest friends. They were pretty impressed
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Nirvana is right here...before our eyes. Live for the moment.


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FevaGirl
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Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2001
Total posts: 21
Posted:Name: Liz
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Sex: FemaleAge: 28Astrology: AquariusLocation: Edmonton, Alberta CanadaOccupation: I work in TelecommunicationsToys: Poi Been twirling for: bout 1 1/2 yearsOther hobbies: Anything to do with electronic musicFavourite movie: Lord of the RingsFavourite Colour: BlueBest twirling moment in life so far: spinning fire for the 2nd time under a full moon at a party with all my friends!
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Peace, Beats, Love and Light!

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Maximus
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Location: Upland, CA., USA
Member Since: 13th Dec 2001
Total posts: 250
Posted:Name: Phil aka Maximus (Fear Heiple)Sex: maleAge: 50 (anyone older?)Location: Ventura, California (north of Los Angeles)Astrology: PiscesSpinning fire 3 yearsToys: staff, double firesticks, meteor hammer, fire sai, fire claws, poi, longsword, double swords, special effectsURL: http://www.rain.org/~philfear/firesword.htmlOccupation:
artist, retired bartender, retired karate instructor (25 years)Hobbies: martial arts, gardening, making art, herbology, absinthe, hanging out with other twirlers, making fire toys, dancing til dawn to techno, slumming at goth clubs, playing my digireedoo, drumming.Turn-on's: females who spin fire poi.Music: goth, industrial, trance, reggae.Quote: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.Movies: Road Warrior, Santa Sangre.Color: black and deep, deep burgundyFood: pizza, beer, chocolate ice creamFav fire moment: So many...lighting up in my garage for the first time, lighting up before the public for the first time, dancing in the inner circle at Burning Man with double swords, metal bat wings, and 3-horned fire helmet, the first time I did my staff floor routine, and the last time I firedanced--a whole two weeks ago.[This message has been edited by Maximus (edited 30 December 2001).]


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Stu
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Location: London
Member Since: 25th Dec 2001
Total posts: 16
Posted:Name: Stuart (can you see the deeper meaning of the userID now
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Sex: MaleAge: 26Location: London UK, although I'm from North WalesOccupation: Software Support (Phone Monkey)Toys: Just Poi so farBeen twirling since: Nov 2001Other hobbies: Inline Skating, Personal Development, Fitness, Alternative Pastimes etc...Favourite book: Clichd now but still Lord of the RingsFavourite Colour: SilverFavourite Movie: Heat, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.Favourite Quote: That that doesnt kill you makes you stronger.Best Fire Moment: As the bruises show, it's just as well Im not yet spinning fire, but I did do a Fire Walk earlier in the year... An intense experience.


~ Don't think you are, Know you are ~Stu ;)

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bean
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Location: austin, TX U.S.A.
Member Since: 30th Dec 2001
Total posts: 1
Posted:name: beansex: femaleage: 26location: Austin, Texas, U.S.A.toys: fire poibeen spinning since: early november 2001occupation: artisthobbies other than obvious: painting, writing, reading, playing, gardening.favorite color: blackfavorite animal: cats, or more specifically, my black cat, morrigan.most viewed movie: better off dead, brain candy or the 5th elementfavorite book: changes often. now, kali's child.looking at me, you wouldn't guess: what an incredible nerd i really am at heart. or that i crochet.right handedfavorite quote/saying: (at the moment) The common man marvels at uncommon things, but the genius marvels at the common things.best twirling related moment so far: i guess the first time i lit up. ah that noise
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Hook's bane
Will bite you (unless you tickle behind my ears)
Location: Neverneverland
Member Since: 29th Dec 2001
Total posts: 188
Posted:Name: Anthony TaylorSex: MaleAge: 27Location: Northwest England UKOccupation: whiling away the hours busily doing nothing/fluffy furry funksterToys: Staff and a bit of poiBeen twirling since: 26th May 2001Other hobbies: Music, art, knowing more than i get credit for, sleeping, being obtuse.Favourite book: American Gods by Neil GaimanFavourite Colour: PurpleFavourite Movie: Grosse Point BlankeFavourite/most oft said phrases: Tum te tum, it's good to have a hobby, I'll have to paint you a picture...what's your favourite colour?Best Fire Moment: nothing specific comes to mind right now.------------------Follow the bouncing bass

...tick tick tick....

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clare
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Location: Perf, australia
Member Since: 10th Nov 2001
Total posts: 82
Posted:Name: clare.Sex: female (Age: 16Location: perf, AustraliaToys: fireypoi. and tennis balls.Been twirling for: 3 months. 4?Occupation: student, kitchenhand and occasional bookstore chickyHobbies other than obvious: um, sorry, i hate 'hobby' questions. i honestly never remember things i like doingFavourite Colour: purple-aqua-pinkMost viewed Movie: empire records or tankgirlFavourite Quote/Saying: this is the dust we're in, Olive, and we'll walk through it like everyone else, for the rest of our lives (a little down, but its so appropriate right now)Best twirling related moment in life so far: hitting myself in the face and getting angelina jolie lips for a day

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crazed_bunny
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Member Since: 5th Jan 2002
Total posts: 12
Posted:Name: DavidAge: 16Sex: MaleLocation: Sydney, AustraliaOccupation: studentToys: staff (only single at the moment)Been Twirling: 2 weeksSport: Fencing

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AcidPlum
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 17th Dec 2001
Total posts: 1
Posted:Name: UrsulaSex: femmeAge: 21Location: Sydney, AustraliaAstrology: Capricorn Occupation: nextToys: Comet poi and coming soon beaming poi Fav movie: Anything directed by Stanley KubrickAddictions: The Simpsons, chocolate (best enjoyed together)Fav random comment: "what exactly does a donkey find funny?"...(dont ask!)

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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

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Location: San Diego California
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 2905
Posted:Name: Raymund Phule (Scott)Sex: MaleAge: 20Location: Right now Guam home is San Diego CAURL: http://shinkow.8m.comToys:
Glow Sticks string and a lot of time on my hands been spinnin for a whole 2 weeks give or take...Occupation: Small Arms Repair Tech (a.k.a. I fix guns) Lance Corpral United States Marine CorpsHobbies: Making Medival ArmourFavourite color: the color of that invisible ink stuff... ya thats it.Most Viewd Movie: Any and all Bond moviesFavorite Quote: Some men try their whole lives to gain the world, but I ask you what good is it to gain the world but in doing so, lose your soul?Best Twirling realted moment thus far: Last night at the Globe (club in Guam) spun on stage did ok but was very nervus and faild to get my wraps ohh that made me angry.


Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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Fire By Riz tm
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Location: tampa fl usa
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 212
Posted:Name: RizSex: MaleAge: not telling(over 30 )Location:Tampa Fl Toys:Whips fire poi. Been twirling for: um what time is it ??942pm been at this for 3 hours and 42 mindid my 1st poi and fire poi tonight what a rushOccupation: cranshft machinistHobbies other than obvious: trying to find the easyier softer way... re inventing the wheel making things that go ouch in the nightFavourite Colour: what color is fire ??Most viewed Movie: Backdraft ... debbie does dallasFavourite Quote: I've been cursed with the imagitation to envision it all~~~~ Marques DeSadeBest twirling related moment in life so far: watching the hair on my forearms burn offwow it goes fast doesnt it ?------------------I have been cursed with the imagination to envision it all

I have been cursed with the imagination to envision it all

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Psylentz
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Location: Manville, Rhode Island, USA
Member Since: 9th Dec 2001
Total posts: 72
Posted:Name: JoshuaSex: MaleAge: 18Location:Providence, RIToys:Yo Yo, Staff, Poi, NunchukasBeen twirling for: a bit over a month, seeing i practice three hours a day - it may translate to moreOccupation: college studentHobbies other than obvious: Computers, musical talents (ie - i'm a music major), yo yo, chessFavourite Colour: PLAIDMost viewed Movie: FMJ, BEETLEJUICEFavourite Quote: the only proof that there is intelligent life in the universe is that it hasn't tried to contact us - bill wattersonBest twirling related moment in life so far: being outside at 3 am while laying back into a butterfly and weave staring up at the stars in the freezing cold------------------~ Tiger, Tiger, burning bright... ~

"The Q is talkin' to me!!!"

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Blu'Fire
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Location: Country NSW
Member Since: 3rd Dec 2001
Total posts: 17
Posted:Name: Blu'Fire (Michael)Sex: MaleAge: 27Location: Armidale AustraliaEmail: mroberts_99@yahoo.comToys: staff (single/double), poi, unicycleBeen twirling for: staff - 2.5 years, poi six months. Occupation: University Student. (BA)Hobbies other than obvious: reading, writing, squashFavourite Colour: Blue Most viewed Movie: HighlanderFavourite Quote/Saying: It seemed like a good idea at the time.Best twirling related moment in life so far: A friend picked up my Poi, and started playing with them. As he was commenting that the ends kept hitting together, and that he should probably stop. The poi suddenly hit together, and slammed into his groin. He dropped like a stone.... and he hasn't played with my poi since.
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Ranunculus
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Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Member Since: 9th Jan 2002
Total posts: 8
Posted:Name : Steve aka Hippy aka Frog (Ranunculus is Latin for "Little Frog")Sex : MaleAge : 32 (or 21 for the 11th time)Location : Based in Christchurch but often in my backyard (i.e. anywhere in the South Island of New Zealand)Toys : Staff and double staves and a little poiOccupation : ex analyst/programmer - starting soon as conservation workerHobbies : fishing, photography, botany, trampingFavourite Movie : Cheech 'n' Chong's "Up in Smoke"Favourite Book : Anything by Tom RobbinsFavoutite Quote : I talk to da trees, that's why they put me away - Eccles (Spike Milligan)Best Twirling : New Years Eve 2001 - first time I'd spun in public. Learnt a valuable lesson regarding fire while under the influence of alcohol (the hair is growing back nicely)

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Would that be Mad Dan Eccles?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Ranunculus
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Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Member Since: 9th Jan 2002
Total posts: 8
Posted:That's T.F. Eccles - T.F. for "The Famous" from the Goon Shows - yeah, I was dragged up on a healthy (?!) diet of Goon Shows and Bob Dylan as a kid - and I'm still trying to recover.
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PHL9te
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Location: Leeds, England
Member Since: 7th Jan 2002
Total posts: 57
Posted:Weeell, here I go...Name: Tom. How dull.Sex: Man.Age: 20- soon to be 21 tho!Location: Leeds, England (Mail me anyone if you want 2 meet up!)Toys: POI! Practice and soon to be beaming, glowsticks, glowsticks on strings, and I'm learning to juggle (slowly)Been Twirling: About 3 or 4 monthsOccupation: Philosophy student. No, not ahhh.Hobbies: Garnering a large collection of the most random tunes in the world, professional time waster (available for hire).Favourite colour: Any colour that leaves big trails when it gets swung round my head. So all of them, I guess. Ahhhh.Favourite Film: Leon (He is King), Run Lola Run (She is Queen), Leaving Las Vegas (Sad, so saaad)Favourite Quote: "For whatever reason you refuse to feel this space we're in, to know its insanity, really know it, whatever your particular anaesthetic is, that you hold on to so desperately; the thing I mean that makes you think you know who you are; whatever that thing is you allow to keep you sane- your ace in the hole- the psyche that keeps you from trying to guess what your pimp has in store for you, whatever keeps you from screaming out at this very moment in absolute and sheer horror... whatever you fcuk your brain with- whatever that is, WHATEVER that is... it's a lie. IT'S A LIE." Alabama 3... Phew. Anyway... Best Twirling Moment: New Year's Eve: me and the one other poi person in a huuuuge club, away with the fairies, spinning to crowds, who cheered!Love you all, spin on... T-------------------Think I'm in love... probably just hungry...-

It was like Hell's kitchen on the day that all seven deadly sins came to dinner and the Devil was trying to do a complex Taiwanese banquet that he'd never attempted before...

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Spin Doctor
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Location: Newbury, Berkshire, England
Member Since: 10th Jan 2002
Total posts: 34
Posted:Name: Stuart Sex: MaleAge: 17Location: Newbury, Berks, UKURL: http://www.dreamwater.net/rockerstu/Toys:
One set of beginner poi.Been twirling for: 2 days!Occupation: 6th form StudentHobbies other than obvious: partying, music (rock, punk, metal, digital hardcore etc.), playing bass, snowsports.Favourite Colour: Red or BlueMost viewed Movie: Erm... Star Wars or my simpsons videos.
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Favourite Quote/Saying: "I do not suffer from insanity, in fact I enjoy every minute of it" - Ozzy OsbourneBest twirling related moment in life so far: Hitting myself in the face, repeatedly...TaStu


Imagine something witty or profound was here.

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Dru Lee Parsec
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Location: Santee California, USA
Member Since: 6th Jan 2002
Total posts: 78
Posted:Name: Dru Lee Parsec (Greg)Sex: maleAge: old enough to drink in the US, twice! Location: inSane DiegoURL: www.brouelette.comToys: Juggle clubs, torches, devil sticks (flaming and non), up to 4 balls, very rarely 5.Been twirling for: Waiting for my first poi from HOP. Can't wait to start.Occupation: Software Engineer for California bank.Hobbies other than obvious: I play guitar, and Stick www.stick.com I build guitars. I love hikeing, backpacking and camping. Favourite Colour: blueMost viewed Movie: Hmmm, Favorite movie is the restored version of "Lawrence of Arabia". Not sure what the most viewed one would be.Favourite Quote/Saying: It's easier to be forgiven than to ask permission.Best twirling related moment in life so far: About 12 years ago I was juggling with the "Several San Diegans Who Juggle" tribe. We all went to UCSD to see the "Flying Karamozov Brothers" perform. After the show we had a beach party and the Flying K's came to the party. One of the Flying K's was a club swinger so he tucked his waste long hair into his shirt and did an awesome club swinging routine.

For a good Prime, call:29819592777931214269172453467810429868925511217482600306406141434158089

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cryogenic
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 34
Posted:Name: KarlSex: MaleAge: 20Location: Sydney, Oz Toys: Staff (single/double)Been twirling for: 11 monthsFavourite Colour: Fire...
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Hobbies other than fire: Skating, Web Design, Fencing (swords, not fences!)------------------If at first you don't succeed, tell everyone you did and hope they don't ask you to prove it...


If at first you don't succeed, tell everyone you did and hope they don't ask you to prove it...

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Spiral
Spiral

Oolering Man
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Member Since: 12th Jan 2002
Total posts: 729
Posted:Name: Spiral Age: 23Location: Sheffield, UKOccupation: Mature StudentToys: poi/staffBeen twirling since: 21st june 2001Other hobbies: Music, Roleplaying, ReadingFavourite book: Vurt by Jeff NoonFavourite Colour: GreenFavourite Film: Hmm.... The one with the goat the dwarf and the jar of peanut butterFavourite/most oft said phrases: (sits and rattles tounge bar against teeth). 'Who's coming to headcharge?' Best Fire Moment: Hitting myself in the chin with a lit fire poi and not setting my beard/hair/face alight
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------------------Trance the sacred spiral dance.Love and LightSpiral[This message has been edited by Spiral (edited 29 March 2002).]


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southpaw
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Location: odessa florida USA
Member Since: 5th Dec 2001
Total posts: 5
Posted:name:jacksonage:13skills: firepoi,glowsticks,staff,firebreathingbest movies: i'd have to say matrix and starswarshobbies: music,going to shows, hanging out with friends,skating and.....

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Phuhzzzie Wuhzzzie the Pumpkin King
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Location: Melbourne, the new Land of Nod
Member Since: 10th Jan 2002
Total posts: 141
Posted:Name: Phuhzzzie "Michael" WuhzzzieSex: Male D.O.B.: 4/8/84Location: Frankston (outer S.E. Melbourne suburbs) AustraliaToys: Staff, straight jacket, homemade fire sword.Been twirling for: Staff one month, sword one week.Occupation: StudentHobbies other than obvious: Reading, self teaching acrobatics, showing off, acting, designing new toys and outfits Favourite Colours: black and silverMost viewed Movie: Fight Club Favourite Quote/Saying: "Make love, not sense."Best twirling related moment in life so far: When the dog got in my way and a cartwheeled over her!

A wise man once said to me, Hey! You! Get out of my wardrobe! and in a way, I guess he was right.

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4d1c3
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Location: nsw australia
Member Since: 14th Jan 2002
Total posts: 61
Posted:name davidsex mage 14location australia sydneytoys light poi fire poibeen twirling for 2 weeksoccupation student what elsehobbies fire hockeyfavourite colour orangemovie i dunnofavourite quat the risk is the rushbest twirling moment first time i lit up

the risk is the rush

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Arc
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Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Member Since: 13th Jan 2002
Total posts: 17
Posted:Hi all!!I am brand spank'n new at this and I am totally hooked. I am looking forward to all the cool fun I will find out there. Name: Arc Sex: Male Age: 39Location: San DiegoToys: PoiBeen twirling for: about 1 monthJob: corporate droneHobbies other than obvious: reading, KiteBoarding, climbing, cycling, rollerblading, kayaking and a ton of other stuff!Favourite Colour: Blue Most viewed Movie: Blade Runner

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SmokyDavy
Do my poi look too small in this?
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 17th Jan 2002
Total posts: 394
Posted:Been lurking for a while, but decided to get into this..Name: DavySex: MaleLocation: London, EnglandAge: 23Been Twirling: poi 5 months, 1 month.Occupation: computer geekHobbies: Traveling, dancing, funFavorite Colors: UV active

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ThomasRhymer
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Location: Austin, TX USA
Member Since: 3rd May 2001
Total posts: 3
Posted:Name: Thomas RhymerSex: maleAge: 33Location: Austin, TexasToys: all fire: poi, fans, eating, breathing, still learning jump rope & staffBeen twirling for: 11 monthsOccupation: Fire inspector (really!)Hobbies other than obvious: reading, movies, camping, storytelling, home brewing, herbal medicineFavourite Colour: Purple. Definitely purple.Most viewed Movie: The Wicker ManFavourite Quote/Saying: Love is the Law, Love Under Will.Best twirling related moment in life so far: last night was pretty good - I came up with a 6-beat weave & did it on fire!

'Do or do not. There is no try.' - Yoda

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Libra
Libra

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Location: Norway
Member Since: 13th Nov 2001
Total posts: 47
Posted:Name: LisaAge: 23Location: Sandnes, NorwayAstrological Sign: Libra/HorseToys: Pois, staff, jugglingballs (3)Been twirling for: firepois -about ten or elleven months, staff -six monthsOther hobbies: Travelling, nature, horseriding & rockclimbing (just started and I love it!)...Favourite place on earth: Hat Railey (South East Thailand)Favourite place not on earth: On an airplain on my way to somewhere I've never been before.

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FlameOn
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Location: Croydon, Surrey, England
Member Since: 7th Dec 2001
Total posts: 6
Posted:Name: Alex MonroSex: MALEAge: 23Location: Croydon, S.London, UK (Soon to be Bermuda!!)URL: http://www.onfireproductions.co.uk
(still being totally redesigned, watch this space)Toys: Single and double fire staffs, fire poi, rope poi, fire sword, FIRE, clubs etc.Been twirling for: 3 and a half years.Occupation: Bartender (Soon to be an Event Manager)Hobbies other than obvious: Flairing, Theatre, singing, cooking, motorbikes, design.Favourite Colour: Yellow.Most viewed Movie: Forrest GumpFavourite Quote/Saying: Life is a journey, travel it well.Best twirling related moment in life so far: Performing a fire show in front of 12,500 people!!!!------------------Life is an adventure, live it as such!


Life is an adventure, live it as such!

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Mars
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Location: San Jose, Ca USA
Member Since: 17th Jan 2002
Total posts: 6
Posted:Name: Mars - MarioSex: MaleAge: 19Location: San Jose, CaToys: poi, staff, glowsticking like a fiend... no fire yet... (o;Been twirling since late October, glowsticks for about 3 years?Occupation: ::laughs::Hobbies other than obvious: Umm... jeez... role-playing, miniature gaming, painting, pool [play 2-3 times a week on average]Favourite Colour: Black and blue and red all over Best Movies: Lost Boys and The CrowFavourite Quote/Saying: I am a god, as infalliable as i may seemBest twirling related moment in life so far: When a videocam was turned on me at a party for a good five minutes. (o;I've been reading these posts ever since i got into Poi... finally decided to register and start posting m'self. (o;

~Mars The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate its contents. -- H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

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