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Hapes-Nova
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Location: Albany, New York, USA
Member Since: 1st Feb 2001
Total posts: 60
Posted:Ok, so, i havent twirled in quite a while, but recently i started playing around with my equipment again. i got a little rusty from not practicing in a long time, and i was hitting myself a lot more often than normal, and it was quite painful. so then i got to thinking. I put on some shoulder and knee pads and an old football helmet while i was twirling, and that helped a little. some hits werent as painful, but i really felt it wasnt enough, i was still getting bruised more than i liked. so i decided to order some stuff from a site that a couple people mentioned: www.botachtactical.comits great! check out the stuff i got.www.botachtactical.com/rbrtacbodar.htmlwww.botachtactical.com/rbrbalfacshi.htmlwww.botachtactical.com/poinblacprot.htmlwww.botachtactical.com/poinblanknep.htmlwith my new RBR-20378 Level IIIA Tactical Body Armor, RBR-BFS Level IIA Ballistic Face Shield, and Point Blank elbow and knee pads, those spinning poi heads hardly give me a scratch! i can practice long and hard without holding back or fear of injuring myself when trying out something new or complicated. i recommend these products to everyone! they really make a difference!i guarantee that you'll see clear, noticeable results within days!once again, thats www.botachtactical.com its worked for me, and i know it will work for you too. let me know what you all think.-Hapes-Nova, a very safe twirler
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flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:roflmao!!I was considering the kevlar cover-alls, but this is much more appropriate.I'll be sure to have no scars ever now!!
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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Hot Damn....spinning meets American Football!!!! *Pele on the floor laughing with Flash Fire*
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Kevlar Cover-all's????? Sorry Flash but i find that funny too....though you could stuff them and make you look all ballooney for an added effect...roll on ground like the sumo wrestlers only with staves?
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*g*ps...welcome back and how the hell are you Hapes? You were missed!-----------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com[This message has been edited by Pele (edited 10 August 2001).]


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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flash fire
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Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:well Pele, I am for sassy and sexy when I twirl, and I figured a nice pair of really poor fitting kevlar cover-alls matched with yellow gloves with long gauntlets would really entice the ravenous audience...
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I'd twirl naked if it was appropriate. I probably will, just as soon as the weather warms up a bit. no, I won't be sending in pics
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Pele
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the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Oh baby, oh baby oh...The yellow gloves do it for me!
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Awwww....c'mon Flash Fire. Aren't we supposed to be keeping things happy, upbeat and un-opinionated???
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Naked fire photo's of you would do just that!!!!
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And just think, if you sis it now in the cold...it bring'd all sorts of interesting topics up! *g*As for me, I might be naked but it is too hot to spin, so no pics there.
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:I could be convinced, but it would take a lot of affirmations.

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Hapes-Nova
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Location: Albany, New York, USA
Member Since: 1st Feb 2001
Total posts: 60
Posted:heh, i guess i did kinda wander off from the message boards a little, didnt i? well, im still here, no worries
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im doing fine but i have to work on a stupid homework assignment i got over the summer. argh!mmm, pictures of flash fire......wearing gloves. mmmmmmm-Hapes-Nova, writing an essay for history class.


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Blackbird
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Location: London UK
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2001
Total posts: 337
Posted:you could at least give us some bikini pics... no...? [image]http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubb/images/icons/grin.gif">------------------[/image] - William ShakespeareCheck out my Online Gallery! Å Ĉ К я

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emptyset
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Location: Albany, NY United States of Am...
Member Since: 24th Jan 2001
Total posts: 98
Posted:Yeah I'm all about the not getting hit factor. I don't quite have enough money for the tactical armor, but i found a cheap alternative that is almost as good! Just tape large blocks are packaging stirofoam to your arms, legs face ect. There is one problem though. fuel+ stirofoam =napalm. so..watch out fire peopleemptyset- The "its all good" twirler[This message has been edited by emptyset (edited 11 August 2001).]

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klubkidnyc
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Location: new york
Member Since: 4th Aug 2001
Total posts: 25
Posted:tactical body armor!?! oh shit!!!!i'm new at spinning, and in the last monthi've gotten black eyes, huge bruises on almost evey part of my body, like most peoplewho are just learning. but how are you supposed to learn not to hit yourself unless you do?? and besides it builds character>>in fact i look forward to getting hit once ina while....haha....cheers*

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SteelWngs
SteelWngs

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Location: Malden, Massachusetts United S...
Member Since: 8th Aug 2001
Total posts: 169
Posted:Ok, I can understand some padding but full-blown tactical armor? If my neighbors in Boston ever saw me suiting up in tactical armor they would call the cops forget about catching me with, oh I don't know a can of kerosene and a lighter as well. Gods, my neighbors already think I'm a kook. What are you practicing with lit torches? I'm very new to spinning and yes I will admit that I have smacked myself very hard a few time so far, but wouldn't Lacrosse pads work just as well? It's lighter and it has better ventilation. Don't get me wrong I'm all safety (fire burns suck and bruises arent much better)I'm just a firm believer in make it practical and less is usually better.------------------Blessings to all, Peter "There is a rhythm that unites us with the natural world. The more we learnto feel that rhythm and get it into the mainstream of our lives, thestronger can be our spirit."--- Robert Rodale

Blessings to all,
Peter
When you find yourself in the company of a halfling and an ill-tempered Dragon, remember, you do not have to outrun the Dragon ...you just have to outrun the halfling.

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Pele'sWhippingBoy
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Location: Rochester, NY, USA
Member Since: 19th Jun 2001
Total posts: 442
Posted:Maybe Hapes should've been more blatant, but I don't think so. For the newbies, this is a joke thread.It's a play off of some of the other threads that have dealt with people receiving injuries.------------------"Except for that Mrs. Lincoln, How did you like the play?"Pyromorph - Let the fire change you

FYI: I am not Pele. If you wish to reply to me and use a short version of my name, use: PWB.

English? Who needs that? I'm never going to England. - Homer Jay Simpson

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Annie C
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Location: London, UK
Member Since: 31st Jul 2001
Total posts: 40
Posted:Kevlar Pants!!!?? I do worry for my eyes tho when using fire....I look a bit silly with sunglasses on at night...need some clear ones...funky if poss not the scientist type??
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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Hey Annie...what about the funky swim goggles? They come in cool colors, fit around your eyes and snuggly to your head and might add a bit of visual to your show as I see they have mirrorred ones!You know Blackbird..I can see the calander now.."Spinning Women 2002" bikini clad HoP women to adore your wall for an exciting 18 months! See them with sticks
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See fire glisten in the sweat
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Mark your days and count your blessings. Only $9.95 plus shipping and handling!
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What do you say Flash Fire? Care to join us Annie? We'll split the profits! I think I want to be December..spinning in slushy circle of melted snow in some rocky background in some cut offs and a halter top (yeah right!).:giggle:And to the rest of you...."Ahahahah...well?..Laugh!" Jarreth from the Labyrinth
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com[This message has been edited by Pele (edited 11 August 2001).]


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Annie C
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Location: London, UK
Member Since: 31st Jul 2001
Total posts: 40
Posted:Ooooh yes calendar nice!!
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Lovin it Lovin it Lovin iiiiiitI was thinking about a line in Mugs...you have your picture on the front and when the mug gets hot...ie when coffee is in it.....the image changes...ie clothes are removed...you know what I am talkin about....!!!!In all seriousnes a poi and fire twirling calender would be very cool....with people from all corners of the globe....who post on the board....could link with continental relay...have all the social dates mentioned etc.....Annie C
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SteelWngs
SteelWngs

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Location: Malden, Massachusetts United S...
Member Since: 8th Aug 2001
Total posts: 169
Posted:Well, I'm a moron. You see this is a good example of posting before coffee. As for the rest of the thread ...Honestly I think that a HoP bikini calander would be kewl. ------------------Blessings to all, Peter "There is a rhythm that unites us with the natural world. The more we learnto feel that rhythm and get it into the mainstream of our lives, thestronger can be our spirit."--- Robert Rodale

Blessings to all,
Peter
When you find yourself in the company of a halfling and an ill-tempered Dragon, remember, you do not have to outrun the Dragon ...you just have to outrun the halfling.

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emptyset
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Location: Albany, NY United States of Am...
Member Since: 24th Jan 2001
Total posts: 98
Posted:Tactical armor to bikini's... I see the conection...i think...lol

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Rick aka Loki
Rick aka Loki

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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 18th Dec 2000
Total posts: 134
Posted:Yeah, yeah, how about Ballistic Tactical Bikini Armor?!Protect a very small percentage of your body from just about anything!

-Rick aka Loki
oh, man, a signature?... uuh... this is like coming across wet cement... uuh, shoot, I had something clever I was saving... I hope I don't run out of sp

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Oh sure...you couldn't have come up with that one BEFORE I had the kid Rick?
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(joking, I love my son!)And Annie, nice call on the mugs..sounds like SteelWings could've used a full one this morning!!! However, if the gals have to be on a calendar, I think the men should be on the mugs!!!!
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Some strategically placed sticks and balls
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oops...I meant staves and poi
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could be interesting!Anyway....I still say cut offs and halter top for me as bathing suits are made of lycra stuff and oh that would so hurt if I hit my poi to them and they melted. Now, the glowstick girls could do the bikini shots. We fire chics have to be a bit more creative
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Maybe we could dress the men in theme outfits...you know, tarzan and such...to make the mugs more interesting!!! *g*------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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SteelWngs
SteelWngs

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Location: Malden, Massachusetts United S...
Member Since: 8th Aug 2001
Total posts: 169
Posted:Yea I'll give you the spandex would be a bad idea. How about fetish clothing? Leather is always good
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and you can get it in soooo many styles and types. As for the bikinis
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you could always do a fantasy warrior motif. What do you think?


Blessings to all,
Peter
When you find yourself in the company of a halfling and an ill-tempered Dragon, remember, you do not have to outrun the Dragon ...you just have to outrun the halfling.

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Move over Gabrielle and who needs Xena when we've got Flash Fire with her two sticks!
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Annie C
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Location: London, UK
Member Since: 31st Jul 2001
Total posts: 40
Posted:I can see the poster slogan now.....'Dreamboys throw their staff and wicks, scream if you wanna go faster girls....Arrghhhh'
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What about those pens that do the whole naked thing when you tip them upside down.....


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HaZZa
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Location: Holland
Member Since: 10th Aug 2001
Total posts: 23
Posted:ok people ok... I've read all your comments and ideas, so here's minePICTURES!!! I WANT PICTURES OF ROBOCOP Vs. TERMINATOR DOING STRINGS!!! :-)No seriously, maybe it would be a nice idea to put on your 'warderobe' and take some nice pics. Mebbe a prize?Neway, here's my tip on gettin no(or not too much) broozes; Socks. Im just a newbie, and i think newbies are most fragile and dangerous with strings....I've been practicins for like 3 or 4 days now, and i hit maself a couple of times, but i havent damaged nething so far. Only ma fingers r killin me. I get blisters if i go on a lot. Ne one have ne ideas? nething would help.Thx u guys, u keep the forum alive :-)

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emptyset
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Location: Albany, NY United States of Am...
Member Since: 24th Jan 2001
Total posts: 98
Posted:When i was still really new at stings, i would wrap my dead plastic glowsticks in socks and put tape around them to make sure they wouldnt go anywhere. Although adding a little wieght it prevented me from killing my then black and blue arms. I also sugest wearing a longsleve shirt when begining with wraps. ------------------Its all in good, clean, light producing fun.

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