Blackbird
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Location: London UK
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2001
Total posts: 337
Posted:I love doing the burnoff thing with the staff where you spin it and get a big whoosh
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but is there an equivalent move for poi?I have tried spinning it like a cowboy rope... hard to explain, makes a globe shape with the wicks at the bottom... which sort of works... sort of...


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bec
bec

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Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australi...
Member Since: 15th Jan 2001
Total posts: 521
Posted:you can (very carefully) hit them together - just try and avoid the tangle which obviously is a pretty poor way to begin your routine... but it will work to give you a fireballor I've seen people hit them on the ground for less of an effect...

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pj
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Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Member Since: 8th May 2001
Total posts: 277
Posted:I'm not aware of any technique for poi similar to the fast-spin staff trick. However, you can do some neat tricks with white gas when spinning on pavement.In both cases, you soak in pure white gas and light w/o spinning off. WARNING: THIS IS PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS BOTH TO THE PERFORMER AND ANY OBSERVERS! YOU CAN AND WILL SEND FLAMING SHITBALLS 20-30 FEET IN ALL DIRECTIONS!For the first trick, just do simple overhand spinning, only give the poi a hard spin on the downstroke and let off on the rest of the cycle. The object is to create two lines of fuel on the ground and not to send spray into the sky. In most cases, the gas on the ground will self ignite, but if it doesn't, just touch the poi to the ground.The second trick is slightly more difficult. Start with your arms straight out at either side and start turning arround in circles -- do not move your hands or arms at all. As the poi start to move outwards, bend your knees and let the poi roll on the ground. This will create a great big circle of fire that you can then spin inside of.-p.

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Knagi
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Location: Brunswick, Ohio
Member Since: 28th Jun 2001
Total posts: 397
Posted:Or for a neat trick you can build something like me and get some flexi conduit pipe and drill mad holes along one serface of it then link it together so it forms a cricle dump some fuel in it. Light it and jump in :P[This message has been edited by Knagi (edited 24 July 2001).]

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Mags The Jedi
Mags The Jedi

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Location: Cornwall, UK
Member Since: 30th May 2004
Total posts: 2020
Posted:At a party that me, Brad, Frodo, Beth and some others performed at recently i managed to smack my monkey fists together at one side of my body by seperating them during the weave. As i'd only just started burning and had lots of excess fuel, it created a rather lovely pillar of flame that i then span back through.

I've tried to do it deliberately without a huge amount of success.


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Beth
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Location: Cornwall & Oxford
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2003
Total posts: 1262
Posted:Psst, Mags, Brad was in Southampton tongue

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Beth
Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2003
Total posts: 1262
Posted:also, another way to get a fireball is if you just spin forwards normally, on the downward swing of the poi jerk your hands back towards your body and it should give you a little fire ball on each poi.

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fNi
fNi

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Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:my buddy had a pair of the double poi from the HOP shop and started doing a butterfly with them....beautiful little lake of flames was created

i like the burnoff circle


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