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Analemma


Analemma

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  Posted: Not as spectacular as steel wool but definitely more elegant.

For all the fairies out there - Sparkle Staff - and wait till you see it with Poi !

feel free to discuss . . .


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Jo

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  Posted:Very nice.

What is it?

Jo.


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pyrate


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  Posted:That's really beautiful. Nice work!

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Bender_the_Offender
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  Posted:what would be cool is if you could do that with a pair of flaming butterflies! now that would be sweet!

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squarefish
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  Posted:love to see the movie but apparently its got a "bad public movie atom" in it (?)
My computer may be having one of its "episodes" again but I know that it can definitly play mpegs, any chance of another version?

(Bet that you're using titanium flakes! CRACKLE !!)


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frostypaw


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  Posted:that's one of the most beautiful things i've seen....

HOW?

Please god tell me how to do that - I'd move heaven and earth to be doing that kinda sparkly Poi tonight


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onewheeldave
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  Posted:quote:Originally posted by squarefish:
love to see the movie but apparently its got a "bad public movie atom" in it (?)
That's a classic!

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Fire By Riz tm


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  Posted:I couldnt see the moive either

[image]http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/groups/g_7787783//Yahoo!+Photo+Album/fireworkpoi.jpg?grR5mb_AqC21RlM0[/image]

does this count


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i8beefy2
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  Posted:How did you do it, I want one.

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mrFlibble
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  Posted:yeah u HAVE to tell us how its done

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Cinderpup
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Cinderpup

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  Posted:I've seen this movie before. I remember the all to familiar sound of myself going "Whoa...."

Any idea how it's done? Thats gotta be some crazy shtuff there. Maybe that's what happens when you put lil pixies on your wicks.


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frostypaw


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  Posted:SilverRain fireworks apparently... those ones with no propellant as such and just rely on gravity to let the combustion material pour out

slightly scary idea but will have to go and buy some and experiment a little i think


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Fire By Riz tm


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  Posted:frosty your close but still way cold

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Bender_the_Offender
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  Posted:Hey poiboxII, i may have to ask you extend the courtesy of crediting and acknowledging the lovely ozland twirlers who had to worked to provide the performance, video and bandwidth for us all....
thank yoo!

ps you could probs even contact them for tips directly! I have only seen them once in the flesh, and could not remember much of that night..


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frostypaw


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  Posted:quote:Originally posted by Fire By Riz tm:
frosty your close but still way cold Then help dude


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Tamim
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  Posted:That looked absolutely amazing.

Your only one drug away from liking techno.

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Fire By Riz tm


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  Posted:frosty 3/4 of the fun of this is thinking up weird stuff to do. If I told you what fun would that be ? come one expand your mind start thinking outside of the box .no one here is normal


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Jo


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  Posted:Man, I've waited 5 days and still no beans have been spilt...



still waiting...



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Forau


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  Posted:Looks to me as if they had fireworks attatched to there staff.
Those fountain things that sparkle for a while and can allso be used to decorate food in restaurants.

Just a thought.


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Bender_the_Offender
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  Posted:they remind me of

http://www.theflamingbutterflies.com/
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the credit and bandwidth belong to
Alan Star & Caron Mason

catchus@theflamingbutterflies.com


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mrFlibble
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  Posted:looks like the sparks you get off sparklers that you wave around on nov 5th (if you're english anyway)

i reckon if i got about 20 in a bundle (2 bundles) and attached them to come chain then it would look similar


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  Posted:hate to tell you bender, they're the same people.

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Bender_the_Offender
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  Posted:hmmm it explains why they have the same names!

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Fire By Riz tm


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  Posted:Forau
You are so close. I am shocked your nose isnt on fire.buuuuuuttt thats still not it.


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pyrate


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  Posted:There are loads of things that would likely have similar effects, e.g.,if the staves had their ends dipped in a pyrotechnic composition, like what sparklers get dipped in, then dried and lit, or using a fairly normal wick with tiny metal flakes and hot-burning fuel, or attaching simple fireworks to the ends (could it just be a cluster of sparklers?), anything where teeny bits of metal are mixed with something that burns hot enough to ignite it, like sparkle powder wrapped in fuse, or just sparkling fuse, or... heh... sounds like I should start experimenting. I'll probably never figure out what the flaming butterflies are using but I might find three new things on the way. I wonder what it would cost me to order all this stuff? Official guess from me would have to be sparklers , since they're omnipresent, cheap, and obvious.



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Zyanya Bella
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  Posted:wow...we've done sparkly Poi with steel wool before but it doesn't quite look like that. What is on there?

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tiamat_22580


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  Posted:that was so cool , i would love to know what that is

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Fire By Riz tm


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  Posted:Pyrate
very good your getting the dirft the 3 things
you find while searching for something you saw are always the best three. I always say something truely isnt yours unless you made it .
did you think about pepper? yes the black pepper you eat it makes nice sparkles as well .

Now that I feel I expanded at least one mind I will let the cat out of the bag for you lazyier people

Yes it was fire works sparklers are for whimps ::laughs:::::: We had this kicking 4th of july party with the badest fireworks once all the cool stuff the blows up was gone all we had left was this lame box full of fountains they were the kind that shoot up like 10 ft into the air. I strapped two of them onto my fire chains (without wicks ) and started spinning.
if your try this be super careful the sparks are real hot and will burn the crap out of you.
it looks super cool the pic i posted was really lame to how it looked in real time .they missed the pic when the fountains were shooting out like 8 different colors at the same time .

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pyrate


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  Posted:Thanks for the info Riz. Black pepper? That's an interesting one, do you use it ground up or as whole peppercorns? Do you mix it with something or does it just burn?

Your fountains look great but I was actually guessing about the flaming butterfly video from the initial post on this thread. Looking back in the thread I see you said you can't see their video so I'll elaborate a little. Their staves have a smaller sparkle effect that leaves a silvery sparkling trail behind instead of big wheels and roostertails. They do some cool two-person symetrical spinning with an effect rather more magic-ey and less badass than steelwool or your fountain Poi. Frostypaw might be right about silver rain fireworks, but I just watched the vid again and noticed at the end you can see the ends of their staves, and they just look like normal wicks, so maybe it's just sparkle powder and normal fire. PoiBoxII doesn't seem to be saying.


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Analemma


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  Posted:quote: PoiBoxII doesn't seem to be saying Sorry, but PoiBoxII has no idea !!!!!!

Just found it on the Butterfly homepage and thought it would be a nice thing to discuss . . .
Anyway: What has not been mentioned here before. When he lights the staff on one side, both sides start burning so it must be something more advanced than the attachment of simple fireworks.
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DeepSoulSheep
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  Posted:Maybe it's a hollow staff dripping with the fuel and hence flame running down the centre of the staff as noted here

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