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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:I've just voted in the poll on the main page and I've noticed that 75 people (so far) will be spinning on New Year's Eve.Since I think most of these people will be less than sober, I thought I'd ask this:Do people spin fire while drunk?I admit that I've had a go when I wasn't completely sober, but since I could run through all my tricks unlit, I didn't think it would make much difference to just have one burn.Every other time I've had a spin while drunk I've limited myself to glowsticks, and tried to spin reasonably early, so I can still control the poi.------------------Bovril - It's liquid cow y'know

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

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The Welcome Matt


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Location: Manchester NH USA

Total posts: 193
Posted:I will be spinning on new years eve too... totally sober!! I would be afraid to spin all sloppy
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I have already gotten enough bruises and bloody noses while sober.. can imagine what i would look like after a night of swinging while wasted
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I dreamt that I ate a 10 pound marshmellow and then when I woke up, my pillow was gone!

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Neph23
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

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Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

Total posts: 62
Posted:quote:I would be afraid to spin all sloppy I have already gotten enough bruises and bloody noses while sober.. can imagine what i would look like after a night of swinging while wasted
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right there with ya... I already tie myself in one big poi knot right now... not even going to try it while intoxicated.
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Going to be working anyway... Unless I magically appear in Los Angeles, CA...


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Carrey
SILVER Member since Dec 2001

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Location: London, England.

Total posts: 180
Posted:Naughty I know, but I quite like to do fire when I've had a couple of beers or a bit of a smoke or something - just relaxes me enough to not be afraid at all - it flows a lot better that way and I find I get hurt less, or care less, whatever!:-)I'm not talking about getting completely wrecked though, that would be dangerous for more than just myself and I'm not into setting my friends on fire!
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nomad
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

nomad

retired
Location: Paris, France

Total posts: 356
Posted:I will be spinning with our group Anthelion on NYE as well. I sometimes spin with a little buzz, it helps me be looser and feel more comfortable. However, for this gig the contract says if we're caught drinking before the performance, we'll be kicked out of the venue.....So I'll catch up after the show
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Knagi


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Location: Brunswick, Ohio

Total posts: 397
Posted:I'll be spinning with a bottle in each hand and a back up bottle in my pocket. Every time I do a windmill I'll be taking a drink
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I belive Getting totally hammered with fire poi increses your skill. It has a way of removing all thought of doing moves and it just becomes a flow of nothingness. Of course you need to be at that level befor you get tanked or you'd just be hitting yourself everywhere trying to think of the next move and swing at the same time while trying to stand it all just gets to confusing without the thoughtless flow. You also gotta be a drunk that can hold onto reason when you get tanked so you don't go setting fire everywhere.Happy firey drunken new years to all!


We are all in the cosmic movie. That means the day you die you watch your whole life repeating for eternity. So you'd better have some good things happen in there and have a fitting climax. --Jim MorrisonIt's going to come from a direction you didn't predict at a moment of chaos which you didn't see coming. -- NYC

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Peregrine


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Location: Mystic, Ct. USA

Total posts: 428
Posted:funny, I know a guy who ended up in the burn unit after trying to do poi while drunk. now he's featured in their slide show of burn injuries caused by people attempting fire stunts. and he has quite the nice scar. don't make the government make cheesy public service ads for tv! always use a designated poi-er!pere

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:yocheck out the 'altered states' thread. Personally, booze and spinning never work out, too clumsey. I like ganja, but then I tend to spin slow. Best are mushrooms, when you are so fully in the experance (and out of the world) that its just soo much fun. cant tell what it does to your spinning, but it feels great!Lover

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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FevaGirl


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Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada

Total posts: 21
Posted:I will be spinning on New Years -- with Zoomers and Mary Jane on hand -- At the party that I will be attending there should be a group of about 10 or so of us!
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It should be a good show for all who attend!I wish you all a Happy New Year and safe spinning to all!
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Peace, Beats, Love and Light!

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rex


rex

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Location: Holiday, FL, USA

Total posts: 263
Posted:zoomers eh... i'll assume you're talking about Yellow Jackets, or some other form of herbal stimulant? mmmm that and ganja IS the only way to go.. count me in.. i get all hyper-poi on the YJs
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SickpuPpy


SickpuPpy

Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.

Total posts: 1100
Posted:The reason people get hurt doing stupid shit while drunk is simply that they don't have enough experiance doing stupid shit sober. And yes, if you are sloppy, stumbling, balls exposed, drunk it's probobly not a good idea to play with fire. Here's a good rule of thumb: If you can't walk properly, you're probobly not going to be able to spin properly.On the other hand I find that when I'm in that happy inbetween point with your drinking, and I'm just getting my buzz tied on, I have much better focus and concentration. I can't shoot pool for crap untill I put back two or three beers, for example.If you can master poi techniques when you're drunk, when you sober up you will have them down forever.------------------If you love something, set it on fire.

Jesus helps me trick people.

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:I usually have a few ales when i'm practicing. Helps me relax and, these days, keeps the chill off.I don't drink alcohol when I'm in nightclubs (which is where I usually spin + where I would be on New Years) so I can't comment on that.------------------C@ntusThere's only one way of life and that's your own.[This message has been edited by Cantus (edited 29 December 2001).]

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Posted:Well - I take my advise from all the studies that show that in even the simplest tasks (eg driving a car) getting plastered has been shown over and over and over to greatly decrease your performance, and it especially lengthens your reaction time to adverse unexpected events (like a poi wrapping and crossing over your wrist for eg).Dutch Courage is one thing, but I dont think anyone here is *really* a better spinner when tanked.Josh [This message has been edited by [Josh] (edited 29 December 2001).]

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Ooh, spinning in a tank.....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Shouden-CrD
SILVER Member since Apr 2001

Veteran Member
Location: Tampa, FL, USA

Total posts: 495
Posted:I will not be drinking this NYE, however I'm sure I will be on other forms of mental stimulation. :P I'll be spinning at a aprty where 70-80 or so ppl will be at. (outside of course) So as many ppl that dare to come out in the 45o weather will get to see our show. (: Happy new year all my fellow twirlers everywhere!------------------ [PLUR]-=Crazy Raver Dude=-

-=razyRaverude=-

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Pheelgood


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Location: London

Total posts: 30
Posted:Heea!I will indeed be spinning on NYE - probably sober, earlier on in the evening in front of a bonfire in the bonny hills of Scotland. As i usually spin until i run out of paraffin, (and i don't have that much left anyway!), it won't be a problem later on.Have a good one y'all!! :}Phil

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Pheelgood


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Location: London

Total posts: 30
Posted:Ugh! thirteenth post, didn't want that one hanging around too long ;-)

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foobaa


foobaa

spinning for ages
Location: Christchurch

Total posts: 125
Posted:I did spin, but there was not much alcohol in the system....but rather other stimulants that were making me hyper spinning loving it and having soooooo much fun!!! I think that if I did not know all the moves real well that I would have been bruised and battered, but the only sore part was the muscles the next morning from waaaaaay too much exuberance and energy being put into my spinning!!! Oh and the fact that I had a set of super huge fire poi that are like spinning a couple of bricks on chain.....but sooooooo much fun!!!------------------fe fi foo fun

fe fi foo fun

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Amber
GOLD Member since Mar 2001

Amber

newbie
Location: Cairns, Australia

Total posts: 48
Posted:i spun all night on new years eve. i finally stopped at about 6 in the morning and had a cup of chai.i dont drink but i did have a few magic mushies, i'm sure they helped.had to be one of my best new years....

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so_sumi


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Location: japan

Total posts: 7
Posted:I spun with glow sticks but stayed off alcohol. Other party enhancers work better. Live on the weed!!!

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