Itsgottab
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Location: NZ
Member Since: 7th Nov 2001
Total posts: 244
Posted:do any of you city slickers out there do fire poi on the roofs of our apartment buildings. having recently moved to such a city it seems the ideal place to get large audience so many of us crave, if only this would take off, the city skyline would be vastly improved for those suffering the concrete jungle.

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Neph23
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Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Member Since: 24th Nov 2001
Total posts: 62
Posted:I fear i would fall through my roof.. Big old warehouse with a creaky roof when squirrels are scampering across does not scream for me to stand on it... I also fear one of the neighbors might shoot me.. but I wouldn't mind looking to the south east and see glimmering poi, staff, and fire breathing in the distance
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Charles
Charles

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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:As a country boy who lives in the city now...wouldn't you get virtually no audience at all on a rooftop?No-one would be able to get in (or hopefully not people off the sreet) for a closer look, you'd be too far away for anyone to see exactly what you are doing and the chance that someone form a distance will call the firedepartment I would say is about 50/50 for every burn...Does anyone else agree or disagree with these points?------------------Charles (INFERNO)newdolbel@hotmail.comhttp://juggling.co.nz

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flash fire
flash fire

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:My first burn (that I can recall) was actually on the rooftop of the apartment block I was living in
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I burned up there a few times. Was only a small block, so maybe 4 storeys high, but approaching cars often stopped and had a look. Definitely no hassles from fire people/police, but then again Sydney seems fairly relaxed in that regard. My main concern was having the property manager see me up there and wonder how I picked the roof-door lock!The more I think about it, the more I value those burns
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It was fun, but certainly not conducive to large audiences.------------------"she dances in a ring of fire and throws off the challenge with a shrug"


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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
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Location: San Diego California
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 2905
Posted:Ohh that would be awesome to see. I could just see some Mary Poppins style move where you get some paneramic view of 100 spinners on their rook top fire dancin the night away. Heck that would make on kick ass promo poster.

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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SickpuPpy
SickpuPpy

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Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1100
Posted:If we could only get them to shoot out of the chimneys like in mary poppins.I don't know I think my apartment management would throw a fit (and then me to the curb) if they caught me doing anything with fire on the roof of my building.------------------If you love something, set it on fire.

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Hel
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Location: Brisbane,QLD,Australia
Member Since: 20th Nov 2001
Total posts: 9
Posted:Firetwirling on a rooftop would be awesome but I can think of one other drawback aside from the ones that have already been mentioned....What if you dropped your poi or staff off the roof??<pictures some poor passerby getting hit on the head by a lit fire poi> Ouch!Hel

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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

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Location: San Diego California
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 2905
Posted:Haha ohh that is tempting to do accidently on purpose. Ohh I could win $10,000 buy doin that. CHA CHING.

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Cantus
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Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:You know Phule, you have access to automatic weapons.You could dress up as a disgruntled postal worker, find a handy tower and Bob's a man who's mum calls him Robert......

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Itsgottab
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Location: NZ
Member Since: 7th Nov 2001
Total posts: 244
Posted:the auidence is growing as the days go by.(up to six at last count) as for the comments about safety and all your limitations, all i can say is, if you are dropping your poi maybe you should invest in some decent handles, or maybe you need to practice some more. charles i have left your fair nation for the asian nation of korea, where apartmant buildings actually exist. ps. the road traffic is yet to be a problem. dan

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Charles
Charles

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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:Oh well, i guess I can't have lived in three apartments her ein Auckland then if they don't exist.I'm going to my old landlords to get my money back from them...
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Itsgottab
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Location: NZ
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Total posts: 244
Posted:good on ya charles you big city boy

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Pele
Pele

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Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:We spun on a couple of rooftops when I visited NYC. One was very informal and one was for a party. Actually, at the informal one I was asked to stop fire breathing because they were afraid the cops would see it! It was funny. It is a great place with an amazing backdrop, I couldn't agree more!
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As for the audience, I think it would be building mates more than anyone.I don't know. I am back in my little town now with it's pointy roofs so there isn't really the option.------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com


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Durbs
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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:it would look just like the city scenes in Blade Runner, you know, with all the huge flares going up. Nice.Out of curiosity, is rooftop access as easy as it seems to be in all the cop films when the chase always ends up on the roof?------------------http://welcome.to/thehugbubble The Mug Shot Gallery MSN Poi Community Words to memerise, words hypnotise, words make my mouth exercise.

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