certifiedloon
newbie
Location: currently New Zealand
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2004
Total posts: 29
Posted:Just bought a pair of beaming poi because I really need some that light up as I do most of my stuff at night due to working in the day.

Read all the warnings and promptly ignored them, but I was just wondering - just how battered am I going to get?? I'm kind of intermediate so maybe I shouldn't have them yet but they look so cool I had to have em!

Anyone that's got them wanna share their experiences?


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Grayforth
member
Location: Santa Barbara
Member Since: 17th Sep 2003
Total posts: 42
Posted:I have heard of people knocking themselves out with those things. So I guess you can mess yourself up pretty good... so I wish you luck.

In this world of tears, you need a sense of humor.

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onewheeldave
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Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:quote:Originally posted by circleoflight:
Just bought a pair of beaming poi...
...was just wondering - just how battered am I going to get??
..Anyone that's got them wanna share their experiences? Here's a nice long thread with experiences and discussion on dangers: -

http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=7;t=001120


Don't be a hero!


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:I've conked myself pretty good with them.

Slightly off topic, but here in south africa they make an excellent little product called glo-toobs. Check out www.glo-toob.com. they are bright, come in 4 colors, compact, a good weight, just about indestructable, and in almost all respects perfect for spinning. The only complaints I have about them is the small diameter of the hole to hang them from and the fact that they can give you quite a knock if they happen to catch you square on a bone. I wrap them with bubble wrap to avoid the latter.


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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:don't have a set myself but i have spun with them and knocked myself a few times. i bought my ex a pair and i can tell u he's hurt himself pretty bad with them a number of times. he's knocked his labret twice, right square in the middle of his chin/lip and shattered the ball (he was lucky he didn't knock his teeth out, although i think they did loosen). he also hit his knee really hard twice in one night and we think chipped his kneecap or something cause it swelled up about the size of a tennis ball and he couldn't walk or drive (he drives stick) for awhile.

so good luck with it! they are fun, just hurt a hell of a lot when u hit yourself!

[ 05. October 2003, 06:30: Message edited by: pounce ]


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Eera
old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay
Member Since: 29th May 2003
Total posts: 1107
Posted:Beamers are great, though don't try to learn any new moves with them.

There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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_Stix_
_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted:I never knew that you could get emerald green bruises with red dots where your hair folicals are.. but you can - spesh if you hit your shin bone.

there sure do look purdy tho..

just be careful or accept the consiquences


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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Gordie (of OS1) broke his nose twice with them. Two different pairs of beamers - one nose with each.....

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

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Cantus
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Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Rumour has it that durbs practices with pads on his knees to avoid beamer bruises.


these rumours are unsubstantiated (and started by Durbs )


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

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Nove
Nove

Unremarkable
Location: Cochrane
Member Since: 21st Aug 2003
Total posts: 277
Posted:Oh, jeeze, now I'm terrified of my beamers that are arriving in the mail...

... well, no, not really. I'm pretty excited, actually. Can't wait to try 'em out for the first time... You know; get my first bruise... break my nose for the first time.

*sighs contentedly*


"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
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Total posts: 9831
Posted:don't be afraid of em.....ok maybe u should, but hey that's part of the fun when i first started out i was spinning with glosticks on strings, and even with those i've racked up a number of injuries (broken thumbs, permanent bruises, black eyes, concussions). u get used to it! and it makes u respect the art even more!

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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frostypaw
Great balls of fire
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Member Since: 28th Jul 2003
Total posts: 643
Posted:Green or orange beamers? outta interest

I can SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Posted:quote:Originally posted by Nove:
Oh, jeeze, now I'm terrified of my beamers that are arriving in the mail...

... well, no, not really. I'm pretty excited, actually. Can't wait to try 'em out for the first time... You know; get my first bruise... break my nose for the first time.

*sighs contentedly* Well, do you know anyone who'll let you borrow their hockey equipment?


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Nove
Nove

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Location: Cochrane
Member Since: 21st Aug 2003
Total posts: 277
Posted:Orange ones- I was gonna get the greens but I like the color orange more.. ^^

quote:Well, do you know anyone who'll let you borrow their hockey equipment?Oh, I do! *scampers off to get Jordan to lend her his hockey gear*
"C'mon, all I want is the protective stuff... And the mask... Um, no, you can keep the cup..."

[ 05. October 2003, 17:19: Message edited by: Nove ]


"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."

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onewheeldave
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Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:quote:Originally posted by pounce:
....when i first started out i was spinning with glosticks on strings, and even with those i've racked up a number of injuries (broken thumbs, permanent bruises, black eyes, concussions). u get used to it! You got concussions and broken thumbs from glosticks?!?
How?


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:broken thumb came from repeatedly hitting the top of my thumb until i got a hairline fracture.

concussion came from just a bad attempt at learning a move and hitting my temple with the top of the stick REALLY HARD

u can ask casper.....he was there. he heard it from across the backyard!!


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:Even glowsticks can be dangerous - I once split open the skin next to my right eye (about 1 cm gash) with glowsticks. Other lighter-weight (than beamers) LED sticks made the knuckle on my right ring finger swell up to twice the size for about 2 weeks once.

Speed kills!

Frankly, I tend to think a well made set of wicks is safer than LED poi. But then, I tend to be a bit more intoxicated when I really go off with the LEDs than with the fire!

[ 05. October 2003, 23:57: Message edited by: vanize ]


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:I've got Beamers and although I've never smacked myself hard my mate picked them up for a spin and clocked himself a good'un right on the chin. He is now too scared to use them again. p*ssy!

I think trying to avoid pain is a really good way of improving your technique...!!!! No seriously, try and go slower with them at first till you get used to the weight etc, you'll soon be having lots of fun :-)


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Out of interest, have any guys smacked themselves in the balls yet with beamers?!

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by Custom Bug:
Out of interest, have any guys smacked themselves in the balls yet with beamers?! i know my best friend has.....

i shouldn't laugh, but it was kinda funny at the time....


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:I have, but I liked it...

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:quote:Originally posted by vanize:
I have, but I liked it... Vanize you're sick! But I like that!!


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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:yeah, well... what can you do but accept it and move on?

I'll tell you what - revel in it!!!


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Bird
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now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:I had my first Beamers experience last night!

For some reason they seemed to be attracted to shins and kneecaps! Is this usual??

But anyway - despite being warned about how much they hurt, nothing really prepares you for a good smack!!

All in the name of fun!!!???

I will however, still be purchasing a set as soon as finances (credit card) allow, purely cos they feel great to spin with!



My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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DeepSoulSheep
DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Sep 2002
Total posts: 2617
Posted:Beamers are cool but it's not possible to unstate the pain . Pierced my chin with a screw tooth and a beamer once.

Only thing about them is that they're like horses. They can smell fear. If they know you're afraid they'll try pick up an easy meal...


I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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