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blue_flame
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Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: 6th Sep 2001
Total posts: 33
Posted:Hey I've been spinning for awhile and reading many many many!
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posts and it seems like most people are older than I am (I'm 15). I was just curious of how old you guys are...any more young spinners (fire or glowsticks) out there?Thanks, Chris
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xLessThanJakex
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Location: Reading, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2001
Total posts: 155
Posted:Hey blue_flame, there has been another post on age but hey, I'm 13, I've been practising now for about a year.------------------Where there is sorrow I seek the Flame - Rumi

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blue_flame
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Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: 6th Sep 2001
Total posts: 33
Posted:Sorry...I did a search for high school spinning and then for age but I couldn't find what I was looking for...thanks for replying so fast!

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Posted:Hey, im 14 and spinning.Im not that good, though.I can do like... a 2-swipeand working on 3.


Q
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Location: about 30 min from NYC, New Yor...
Member Since: 15th Jul 2001
Total posts: 42
Posted:Whats up?I'm 17 and been spinning for almost two years already. Currently I spin glowsticks, but I ordered a pair of juggling torches from HOP and I'm waiting for them to arrive so I can light up for the first time! All I can say is just keep practicing and you will begin to nail every single move that you want to do.


WuGgaRoO
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Location: brooklyn
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2001
Total posts: 123
Posted:hey dudes...im 17...and ive been spinning...forr..ummm... a year or so...so yeah...

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Maelstrom
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Location: Akron, Ohio
Member Since: 12th Sep 2001
Total posts: 135
Posted:Hey I'm no where near all of your ages but I think it is great that your spinning.Q,Goto www.dube.com it's a company that spiecalizes is juggling equipment. They even have this cool light stick. It's like a glow stick but better. If you get one you have to let all of us know if it's any good. By the way they are located in new york. about a mile away from......well you can guess where they are. CHECK IT OUT!

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Q
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Location: about 30 min from NYC, New Yor...
Member Since: 15th Jul 2001
Total posts: 42
Posted:Yo Maelstrom!I once owned a pair of those. Notice how I said once. I'm not sure if they are the exact same ones as those sold by Dube Juggling, but the ones I had were definitely not worth investing my $35 bucks in them. Even though they claim that they have 12 hours of battery life, I would use my sticks once, turn them off, then they wouldn't turn back on. I even tried turning around the batteries when I wasn't using them, but that was of to no avail. So I ended up taking them back to the store where I got them and got my money back.My advice: Stick with the regular glowsticks. They are safer (even though they still hurt when you whack yourself with them), cheaper in the long run, and provide much better trails. Plus you won't be worried about breaking them, yourself, or somebody else while swinging them.Thanks anyway though. I appreciate the input.


MystikDancer
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Location: MD, USA
Member Since: 4th Sep 2001
Total posts: 118
Posted:I'm 16, been at it for about a good month and so....I haven't done much either beyond the BTBs, some split time stuffs and weaves and things..Fun Fun
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Sunshine
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Location: Sydney
Member Since: 24th Jul 2001
Total posts: 8
Posted:Ello!Im 15, and ive been twirling for about a year now! How good is it!

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Auspoiboy
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Location: Melbourne Australia
Member Since: 8th Oct 2001
Total posts: 219
Posted:Well im 18 going on 7ive been spinning for about a month and it is soo cool.I just cracked my btb weave and everything is right in the worldkeep on twirling.

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Endangered Sanity
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Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Member Since: 11th Feb 2001
Total posts: 164
Posted:I turn 16 in about 4 days, and I've been spinning since late january.


cutie poi girlie
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Location: porthtowan, truro, cornwall
Member Since: 14th Sep 2001
Total posts: 237
Posted:'sup blue flame? i'm 13, been spinning for about,um, 1 and a 1/2 yrs! hey, fire sista, are we the youngest ones here? weird! fire sista- where do u live in reading? i used 2 live there, 2... Cutie
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Posted:16.yay for me.


Firefairy
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Location: UK
Member Since: 12th Oct 2001
Total posts: 115
Posted:Wow - I never realised so many really young people were into it. Good on ya. By the time you reach my age you'll be able to eat your dinner while spinning. actually i met this 6 year old boy with a staff once and he showed me some tricks! he was bloody excellent.


Reese
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Location: Virginia Beach, VA -USA
Member Since: 17th Oct 2001
Total posts: 6
Posted:Well, I'm 22 and just started. Looks like I've got some catching up to do!


dont wiggle dont work
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Location: Oxford, England
Member Since: 13th Oct 2001
Total posts: 8
Posted:Hay I'm 14 and I have been spinning for nearly 2 years I have just started to perform at parties of people who I don't know its great. Its good to know there are other young people spinning and generally playing with fire!!------------------Awesome. o wow. like totally freak me out. i mean right on. torros sure r number 1


Maelstrom
Maelstrom

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Location: Akron, Ohio
Member Since: 12th Sep 2001
Total posts: 135
Posted:Hey Q, Not only dose that Juggling equipment store located in new york sell Glow lights (even though they suck) but they also sell fire equipment. Juggling torches, juggling fire balls, Kevlar wicking, Poi, all that stuff. The bonus is that you don't have to wait for shipping and handeling. Just trying to help you find some place fairly local for getting replacement equipment. My closest supplier is 45 min. away and 45 min. back. I do consider myself fortunate though, some people have to mail order reguardless.[This message has been edited by Maelstrom (edited 21 October 2001).]

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catboy
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Location: leicester, england
Member Since: 24th Sep 2001
Total posts: 167
Posted:sh*t.. like i didnt feel old enough already...its really weird, I lived in oxford all my life until last year, never saw anyone with poi, staffs etc., now i move away there are loads of people there...

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Demonthesys
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Location: Walnut Creek
Member Since: 19th Sep 2001
Total posts: 11
Posted:Hey I am 16 and after spinning LED Poi for the first time yesterday I have come to the conclusion that i cant have children

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audax
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Location: Upstairs
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 286
Posted:Wow! All these young spinners. You guys are all gonna be so good. Actually that's pretty condescending as you're probably already better than me!Once I was twirling and some small kids came up and wanted to know what we were doing and if we could have a go etc. One 7 year old convinced us that his parents let him do it, so we let him play with one for a while. Giving fire to such little kids sounds really dodgy I know, but the thing was he was so careful with it. He made sure noone was around when he swung it, and that he was nowhere near the fuel bucket. He only did what he was sure he could do. With that attitude he's gonna go far.It's hard to get respect when you're young, so a hidden talent for doing some meen tricks with fire should let ppl know what you're about,Bring it on
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Gruff
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Location: Gloucester
Member Since: 9th Oct 2001
Total posts: 106
Posted:Hey guys,Its really cool theres loadsa young poi'ers out there!Im 21 and been club-swinging since I was 13 but only been doing poi and staff for a year - does that count?Gruff
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Hitokage
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Location: New York, NY, USA
Member Since: 20th Oct 2001
Total posts: 70
Posted:I'm 16, and have been firestaffing for 2 yrs. I now do poi, meteors, and flags as well.

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blue_flame
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Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: 6th Sep 2001
Total posts: 33
Posted:Wow! Its awesome that there are so many of us! I love spinning and its great that theres people my age...quick question, do you tend to find yourself be distracted by poi during your homework
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...a lot? or is it just me
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If theres anyone around Western Mass that wants to spin with someone I'd most definitely join you! Chris


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TranceKuja
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Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 68
Posted:13 years here, i've spun for six months.------------------Live by honor. Kill by stealth. Only the unseen survive.~peace~

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Gheu
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Location: Hampden, Maine, United States
Member Since: 4th Oct 2001
Total posts: 28
Posted:I turned 16 today =)------------------A pig that doesn't fly is just an ordinary pig - Porco Rosso

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Scoot
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Location: Hampden, Maine US
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2001
Total posts: 28
Posted:I am 17.


Posted:hey guys, im 17 from trenton, NJ and i basicly just started spinning, im still having a problem with the weave! Here's a tip thou im sure you can all use. Its easy to pratice with photon lights, you can just order em offline, i love them and if u break them like i do you can just send em back and they'll send u a new one. You can just tie em next to dead glows sticks and it lights em up or just use em by themselves, plus they are a lot more forgiving if you hit yourself with em cuz they are so small.


NiKoN
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Member Since: 22nd Oct 2001
Total posts: 5
Posted:Hi peepsim 13 and i can do about 20 tricks and i hav been spinnin 4 about 2 weeks.Im movin to vancouver b4 christmas if u wanna get in touch with me, mail metobyks@hotmail.com


***pete
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Location: melbourne, victoria, australia
Member Since: 27th Jul 2001
Total posts: 38
Posted:i am 17 and been twirling for about 1 year. i love it and i get paid for doing it. it is so easy and a lot of fun. just keep practing and you will learn anything you want.


Posted:God I am OLD! Lets just say that I am double the youngest person heres age. UG. OH well. I havent been putzing around with this stuff long, but I do have one tip. Stick the glowsticks in the freezer after practicing. They will last a really long time that way and you can get maybe 5 days worth of practice out of one set of sticks, depending on how long you practice. Silly eh, grown man playing with lightsticks. Its all leading up to fire though, and whos laughing then HA HA HA HA HA <- Meniacal laughterB in NYC


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