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Tlight


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Location: London

Total posts: 189
Posted:Ive done firestaff but then Im sure I will hit myself a lot with the poi. The reason im asking this is, if you hit yourself with the firepoi, does it hurt a lot more than if you hit yourself with practice. I know the logical thing is to get both but I'm a bit low on funds...

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Pele'sWhippingBoy


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Location: Rochester, NY, USA

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Posted:Have you thought about socks/strings?If you know you're headed to fire, then get a set of fire poi. You can always practice with them unlight.------------------FYI: I am not Pele. If you wish to reply to me and use a short version of my name, use: PWB."Those who can, do. Those who can't, critique"Pyromorph.com - Let the fire change you

FYI: I am not Pele. If you wish to reply to me and use a short version of my name, use: PWB.

English? Who needs that? I'm never going to England. - Homer Jay Simpson

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GlowWorm
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

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Location: South Africa

Total posts: 84
Posted:I dunno, maybe its just me, but both my practice and fire poi are self made, and i find my fire poi a HELL of alot easier to twirl with, in terms of pain. This is probably because they're made from toweling material which is pretty soft, compared to tennis balls on my practice poi which hurt like hell when you hit yourself!!Neway, just thawt id put my two cents in!!Peace out------------------ColesId love to be a glow-wormCuz a glow-worm's never glumIt's hard to be downheartedWhen a light shines out your bum

Coles
Id love to be a glow-worm
Cuz a glow-worm's never glum
It's hard to be downhearted
When a light shines out your bum

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Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:If you can only get one... get fire. I actually practice most of the time with my fire wicks because nothing else quite feels like them. Stick two plastic bags over them and they won't leave soot marks.I did recently get two beautiful pairs of practice poi
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and use them often. But when I'm REALLY trying to see if I've got a move down, it's always with my fire wicks. Fire wicks are also durable enough that you won't mess them up/wear them out by spinning them unlit... just don't hit the floor too much.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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shizN0T


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Location: Stroudsburg, PA, USA

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Posted:ok....why does the home page read "Yin Yang"but in the thread is reads "Should I get practice poi or fire? "PS. I gotta call a point here, cause thats just wierd
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Tlight


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Location: London

Total posts: 189
Posted:Say what? yin yang?Unfortunately im not at all good at making stuff (crap), so Im going to buy it from the shop. So i guess ill be getting the fire then.

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Tlight


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Location: London

Total posts: 189
Posted:Oh cool,I just saw what you meant. Awsome.Another question, which one should i get? I thought the one with a chain looked good.

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Durbs
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Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

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Posted:Yeah - That's been happening a bit recently. Topic on main page different to actual topic. Wierd.I'd go with buying fire poi as you can practice with them unlit. When they're all sooty, wrap them in a sock

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