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Twister Fire Starter ridin on a tratter
Location: Bristol/Exeter UK
Member Since: 27th Oct 2003
Total posts: 156
Posted:Is this a good idea? I've never tried it but it sounds like fun!



Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:CoL 3 was won by a superstar beach spinner (if I've got my CoLs right...)

Now all you Brits gotta do is get yourselves a decent beach.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:Hi Caz.
My most beautiful poi experience was on a beach in Devon.
I got loaned to a centre to instruct for a few days, and there were a couple of us who did fire poi. We went to the beach at Westward Ho! (yep- does actually have a ! at the end.) to do some spinning one night.
The tide was in, and the surf breaking perfectly. There was a full moon and no wind at all (strange for british beaches! Specially in September!). We stood on the rocks that run the length of the top of the beach, and spun to our hearts content all evening.
There weren't crowds of people either, so we weren't made to feel like we were performing. It was all so beautiful... Could have been a different story if it was really windy though...
In Britain i suppose we always have the gamble of getting to the beach with good intentions, and not being able to light up because of gale force winds! Do it if you get no wind though!

It used to seem to me that my life ran on too fast, and i had to take it slowly just to make the good parts last. But when you're born to run its so hard to just slow down.

Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.


Location: wishing to be in Rio
Member Since: 28th Nov 2002
Total posts: 645
Posted:I wont take such disrespect! Weston Super-Mare may not be sunny, clean or full of bikini-clad beauties (they'd all get hyperthermia in no time), but it has its charm!!

Beach spinning is always fun - you're a bristol-er then? we ought to get a few people together and do an all-nighter on the beach... maybe not the best time of year for it, but stiff upper lip, be a true brit and all that!

Do you know about the humble spinners who gather regularly in Cotham Gardens? Come along, its free!!!!

there's nothing quite as fulfilling as a tasty airwrap

if you're full of sh!t, at least you're fertile

"we are all flowers growing in God's garden... and that is why he spreads the sh!t around" - David Byrne

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Lemon-Aware Devilstick-wielding Operative
Location: East London Wilds
Member Since: 9th Jul 2003
Total posts: 605
Posted:I don't like it much, because I find that I move around a fair bit while spinning, and I find that doing it on the beach means that I move my foot and then move my weight, and my foot moves from where I think the ground is. I find it very disconcerting. I've only spun at Reclaim the Beach, though, so I couldn't really comment.

Luv 'n' Lemons
purity :: clarity :: balance

Bobo DCL
Location: Halifax
Member Since: 17th Aug 2003
Total posts: 141
Posted:I hope to hit the beaches this summer Maybe meet up with astar...?

But that means we have to get through winter first *BIG grin*

I like orange.And don't take my cookies.


Location: london,uk
Member Since: 14th Sep 2003
Total posts: 313
Posted:I found some stunning beaches in south wales,a mix of sand and amazing rock formations with fossils embedded in the rock but i didn't have my poi with me. I think it would be fantastic to spin on a beach and will add it to my list of things to do when i finally learn to drive....


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Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:Poi on the beach is an incredible experience, with the sound of the sea filling your ears, sand all around to put out any unexpected fires .

Its an altogether spiritual feeling!

My state of mind is not yours to define!

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


HOP Lord of the Pirate Admiralty
Location: Canterbury, UK
Member Since: 5th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1079
Posted:it most definitly is!

especially scrounging around for fire wood with Beth until deciding to light it all with the paraffin anyway...

aaahh what a night....

X x X x X

Ship off the starboard! sound general quarters! noise and light discipline! man the cannons! GET ME THE RUM!

Master of the Free Hug Program

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:sandy beaches = my favourite places in the whole world. kiss

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


Location: LV, NV
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 35
Posted:Mmm, yes the beach is my favorite place too!
Too bad i now live in the desert rolleyes
..but my favorite beach is only 4 hours drive, for when I get ambitious. weavesmiley

"I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive." -Albert Einstein

Location: York, UK
Member Since: 1st Mar 2003
Total posts: 455
Posted:i know a great beach in south wales , really long with a lot of sand, and sand dunes. haven't been there in years, but that would be a cool place to spin some fire.

Location: york, uk
Member Since: 17th May 2003
Total posts: 121
Posted:I lived by the sea in suffolk till a few months back, i used to poi every night and day on the sand.. Its wicked...

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