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Goddessda


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Posted:I have been practicing and I have yet to light My poi up. When is a good time to start. I think I have all the basic moves down. still don't know what the best fuel to use to just spin..
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GottaLoveIt


GottaLoveIt

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Location: Stevenage

Total posts: 883
Posted:Best time is when you can poi basic moves without hitting yourself and when you feel confident enough and know the safety side of things... if you do a search there is tonnes and tonnes of safety information or if you go to 'Free lessons' it has a section on fire safety up there
If you're not comfortable with the idea don't do it and it's probably best to have someone with you incase things go wrong.


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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

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Posted:ditto

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Kit


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Location: middle of Troon

Total posts: 1269
Posted:you'll know when your ready... if your not sure your not ready...

hehe sounds like health ed!


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GottaLoveIt


GottaLoveIt

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Location: Stevenage

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Posted:That's what I thought when I was writing it teehee... tis in a way though! Don't wanna go burning your poonani or hair or anything else on your body for that matter... well not on a first spin anyhoo... actually you don't really want to do it at anytime

SHUT UP MARY


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Cody
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Cody

That guy from Reno
Location: Reno, Nevada USA

Total posts: 556
Posted:I suggest using lamp oil or kerosine, that way if you do hit yourself you won't have a firey spot, just an oily spot. wink Wear cotton cloting, avoid synthecit materials (polyester, rayon etc..) and frayed clothing. Cover your hair with something, and have someone watch you like a hawk with a wet towel.
The first time you light up is intense, enjoy it biggrin


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mattpoi
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

mattpoi

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Location: davis, CA, USA

Total posts: 20
Posted:A test to see if i'm ready to perform a move with fire is to practice it (unlit) with my eyes closed -- navigating the poi only from feeling weavesmiley

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Goddessda


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Location: the smallest state in the U S ...

Total posts: 24
Posted:funny that you mention that today I practiced some of the moves with My eyes closed.
Let's just say more bruises today.
Goddessda


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Gidg
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

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Location: Portland Oregon USA

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Posted:Gotta agree with kit, you'll know. But if you really want to put yourself to the test. Spin everything you know for 15 minutes, if you don't hit yourself you're doing GREAT!!! I actually know some people that say 30 minutes, now there is a challenge for you.

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leeeaaaaaa
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

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Location: Tennessee, USA

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Posted:I like that. I used to do that on the piano to really get a part that was giving me trouble, but I hadn't thought to do it with poi.

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Goddessda


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Posted:I think I am going to try that.. I have learned so much but I find that I forget some moves.. but I will practice what I remember and take your advice ........
Goddessda


Real happiness is when you marry a guy for love and find out later he has money.
-- Bob Monkhouse

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Twirly


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Location: Hexham, Newcastle, England

Total posts: 233
Posted:Don't worry about it, even if you do hit yourself, so long as you have the right clothes on and maybe a hat, you should be ok. The quicker you try it, the quicker you lose the fear and the inhibitions.

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Goddessda


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Location: the smallest state in the U S ...

Total posts: 24
Posted:I recently bought My self lamp oil Now I HAVE TO FIND the courage to light up...
GoddessDA


Real happiness is when you marry a guy for love and find out later he has money.
-- Bob Monkhouse

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