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alexpchin


alexpchin

member
Location: Windsor

Total posts: 31
Posted:I've searched the site but i havent found any instructions on how to do a burnoff?

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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:firstly you have to make sure you don't mind your floor getting slippy, cause a lot of excess comes off...

dip your staff

don't shake off

wait til its burning well...

holding the staff horizontal between your palms, roll it between them and let go(throwing up very slightly)...


the biggest burnoffs come when
a: the staff doesn't go very high(i prefer below head height)
b: the staff spins faster..

burnoffs with clubs are fun too, but a bit more difficult to catch... again its all about getting the wicks to spin, and stay in relatively the same place....

enjoy, and be safe when you're doing it.... (have someone there when you're first trying this....)

smile
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Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:and if you value your eyelashes then make sure that the wind is blowing away from you smile

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 2474
Posted:if u start throwing the staff higher as u burnoff beware falling drops of kero landing in ur eyes

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous and talented? Who are you NOT to be?

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland

Total posts: 3989
Posted:Offerring a little more advice to Bluecats description, roll the staff as hard and fast as you can, the faster the spin, the bigger the burnoff.

Also, I've found my burnoffs can get larger with a slow throw into the air, rather than keeping it level, but it requires a heavy staff that can keep it's momentum and continue to spin.

The goal is to slowly lob it into the air so the staff travells upwards with the plume of fire and continues feeding it. My friends have debated whether the initial explosion is bigger, but the mushroom clouds and smoke rings are often much larger...


Another tip is to make sure your fuel has all it's aromatics mixed in. IE if your fuel has some space above it in it's container, some of it will be a gas floating above the liquid.

Shake the container really hard, or for larger amounts of fuel, roll the container a round a bit to mix the aromatics back into the liquid...



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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:only do thease under a low ceiling in a place packed full of peaple if its new year and its raining outside, nice noise tho....

???T? ubbloco


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

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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:eek

bad tom! spank

don't blame it on the weatherman... ubbloco


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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arsn


arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...

Total posts: 1903
Posted:And try not to wear your underware on the outside, it makes your pants fell tight, and you just plain look silly... tongue

I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland

Total posts: 3989
Posted:WARNING!!! but if you wear your underwear on the inside, it gets twisted passing through the lower intestine and you could get internal bleeding!!! wink

I always have, and always will, wear my underwear on the outside, where they are supposed to go...

Now lets get back to burnoffs shall we?


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BamBam


BamBam

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Location: London

Total posts: 1810
Posted:ubblol ubblol ahhh ya funny funny man biggrin biggrin



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