Flameflinger
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Location: A mythical continent of fire a...
Member Since: 19th Jun 2003
Total posts: 27
Posted:Have just been reading Charle's historical extract (lol crackhead!!) and for some strange reason found myself craving japanese sushi.
(Wanders off into distance)

<Pause>

(comes running back frantically waving arms yelling No wait - dont leave!!!)
Ah yeah, the other thing it made me think of which i would be interested to see what other ppl say about (grammatical correctness !!)

On what sort of surface do people prefer to twirl on? I generally twirl on either a beach, or in my backyard (so sand and grass) and both have their setbacks.... Charles mentioned Aoetoa Square, which myself being a former (and still technically..) newzealander, i know that this is concrete.
So whats the deal? Do people have preferences? I have heard some crazy stories about people lugging round their own mats of carpet!!???
So.... what thinks the rest of you??


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Charles
Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:I prefer concrete or other hard surfaces so I can include unicycling as part ofd th eperfomrance, and draw black lines and circles with the wick when telling tales or getting volunteers to stand places...

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:i love to spin on grass with no shoes or socks on!esp when the grass is a lil wet!

or ona beach yeah thats good, but i dont really care abouts were i spin so long as its agood feeling place, ilove to spin even while walking around>!


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Pink...?
Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:I like spinning on grass, or a hard suface.

I find with sand i start to sink into it (esspecially wet sand)



Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:I like a nice firm surface for spinning on - something like grass or concrete. My sense of balance on my feet is bad enough as it is, I don't need any help falling over

I think deep, dry sand is the hardest to spin on, because I'm just not used to having the floor shift underneath me when I take a step


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Achluophobia
Magical Sock Dancer
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Member Since: 1st Jul 2003
Total posts: 255
Posted:Anything hard and flat. I don't really like grass that much because I use to spin on the same small part of my back yard every day, and being new to poi I didn't move around much and after a while the grass in that area seemed to be dying so I moved my spinning to the break water area.

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:there's something about warm grass brushing between my bare toes that just makes me smile

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dj_goose
dj_goose

Sunburnt Bournda Beach Bum
Location: A Melbourne boy through and th...
Member Since: 25th Apr 2003
Total posts: 157
Posted:grass all the way, bare feet is even better and if the grass is slighly wet and there is a mystical mist and a twilight moon.....welllllll..that is sex!!!!!!

cheers


Look to the moon, look to the stars, and if you still can't find happyness...find a bar!!!

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bluecat
bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:mmmmmm lush dry grass and bare feet....


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Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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Lux
member
Location: Cornwall/ Brighton, England
Member Since: 27th Aug 2003
Total posts: 71
Posted:I was twirling on a beach on the isle of wite with a cloudless sky masses of stars and firm damp sand underfoot and nothing else, it might have been the weed aswell but it was amazing... other than that anywhere at night where i can lean my head back and watch the stars with nothing else in veiw.

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sola_sarah
member
Location: victoria, bc. Canada
Member Since: 4th Apr 2003
Total posts: 13
Posted:i'm personally a big fan of grass
because i find that on concrete, if i drop my staff the kevlar starts to frey, and the wood gets worn down

but for poi, anything that is flat will do.


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Jameso
member
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 31st Aug 2003
Total posts: 7
Posted:yeah my staff got frayed something shocking when i took it to a friends party who live just round the corner, and all his little brothers friends tried it, they were girls what am i meant to do, say no? and it got dropped on the cobble bluestone heaps, and now the ends are battered and frayed... time for new ones i think

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:Jameso, methinks you need cute-girl-proof equipment!

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Flameflinger
member
Location: A mythical continent of fire a...
Member Since: 19th Jun 2003
Total posts: 27
Posted:I know how you feel Jameso - my wicks are shockingly frayed - so much so that the fraying ends spin like poi after my staff.
(well not really , but it sounds impressive... )

Is there a way of stopping that from happing?
(Im looking at you charles - as a concrete man, and a newzealander i expect you to be smart and know stuff <wags finger serverely>)

lol

M


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