Mineiro
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Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 262
Posted:mmmmmmm just made myself a 3.5m staff with 1m wick either end.....

originally for stilts but too beautiful to just be left to that......hehehe

video by chrimbo methinks(before if pk gets hold of it......)
xR


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Salinger
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Location: Southampton
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2001
Total posts: 382
Posted:Sounds good mate! I wouldn't mind a go of that!

Only time I've used a realyl big toy was when Strugz built 2 l.e.d staffs that connect together to form a 8ft staff, in red too, makes you feel like you really are Darth Maul!

May the force be with you Mineiro! Looking forward to the vid..


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Tempest
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Location: Sheffield
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Posted:You two been nickin' telegraph poles again?

Can we have a vid of yu both spinning please guys!

How do you get it to a gig?


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Charles
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Posted:wow! that's like, 2.33333333333333 times the length of my longest staff!

I guess you do a lot of horizontal work when you aren't the stilts?



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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:i had a 8 foot long metal pole to play with for a night before it got used to make something. Lots of fun. But 3.5m? That's just mad! I want!

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Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:WARNING WARNING!!!!:
This said 3.3m Fire Staff, is beyond fucked up, serious.
2 generators, some lighting, loads of scaffold bars, costumes, petrol, paraffin and toys, 10 people oh and Nix? [ haha] and this so said staff in the back of a transit van, the thing only just went in there let alone the rest of the gear.
Any way it was pretty damn impressive, but rob remind me, did we film it? i cant remember you swopped my brain man, i'm all staffed out.


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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

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Tempest
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Posted:So what you mean is it got mashed in the van and you didn't get footage

So can't I have a go if I eventually get my arse up to Edinburgh Minero, is.., is it a dead staff. gulp

consoles Minero and runs off with enough kevlar for a large dance troupe


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Total posts: 4991
Posted:nope its still in one peice.

PK.

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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

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bluecat
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Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:rob here w/out password to be other me....

staff is fine... failed to film it tho, but sooon i promise you.

3.5 pk, for gods sake

loveR

ps got the full double staff ass-show today....sweeeeeet.
no explanations tho i think it comes under illegal moves section.


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Posted:i know my bad i couldnt be arsed to edit my post i did notice!


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Posted:How do you soak the wicks? Or is this 1m of 4" wicking, as opposed to wicking extending 1m up the staff?

J


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Charles
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Posted:I'm hoping (my God am I hopng) that it is 1 metre of wick wrapped up into a much smaller package at each end of the staffs.

I've got some standard staffs with four foot (over a metre) on each end but they only measure about 1 foot once they are on the staff.

They are relatively easiy to soak and light, expcept you have to keep refilling the tin!


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Astar
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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Member Since: 8th Nov 2002
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Posted:Im hopeing it's 1 metre wide of wicking. That would be totally amazing to see.

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Tempest
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Location: Sheffield
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Posted:knowing Minero a little, it will be the larger version. Dunno how to soak it though

Glad to hear it's not mashed.


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FireSpirit
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Location: South Lake Tahoe
Member Since: 29th Mar 2001
Total posts: 743
Posted:I'v got a Big Toy!
(hehehehehe)

O My Goodness I was silly, dis-reguard my posts from last night please.
Sorry

[ 17. December 2002, 13:55: Message edited by: FireSpirit ]


FIRE IS ALIVE!
IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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Mineiro
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Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 262
Posted:3metres of 10cm wick extending 1m up the staff at each end....then two fatter bits with an extra 60cm so that i am left with 'double wick' effect at the end........

mmmmmmmmmmm
R


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Mineiro
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Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 262
Posted:oh and sqweeeeeezie bottle dipping
R


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:hello, may i make an official report on the sillest staff of all?

ITS TOTALLY TOTALLY STUPID!

you have to be the incredible staff of hulk just to move it. Nice burnoffs tho....

yeah, silly, very silly.

N


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bluecat
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Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
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Posted:nix you lie... this just needs 1 little push to get it going then momentum kicks in.....

but it is a little silly
R


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Charles
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Posted:momentum is one thing, but getting it to do different things when all it wants to do is follow the same path is where muscle power will come in.

Technique is also important, but strength would be too for this friggin monster!


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Mineiro
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Location: Edinburgh
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Total posts: 262
Posted:nonononononononono!!!!!!

you just move your body round it no forcing required cos then you is making moooooch more unnecessary work for yourself...
Love
R


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Salinger
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Location: Southampton
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2001
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Posted:Very true, and it's much more natural looking that way as well.

A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words...

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Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:kewl some one else from plymouth.

PK.

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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

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Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land
Member Since: 12th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3638
Posted:what do you mean else?

You's from the north mr. PK.

Salinger - you changed your name? you should answer those PM's - then I might be able to come see you again one day and bring your christmas present.......

Have a beautiful time with your lady


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Posted:i read 2 posts that night and both people were from plymouth, i know a few poi gurlies down there but they dont post on hop though.

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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
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Carpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:when its on fire the drag really takes effect, you do have to force it round even inna strait circle.

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Mineiro
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Posted:hes lying i tell you.......

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Posted:It doesn't matter if he's telling the truth or not, he's agreeing with me so that's all that matters! hee hee hee

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