Bram....
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Location: the arms of the Ganja Goddess
Member Since: 17th May 2002
Total posts: 1551
Posted:hey guys. Been twirling for a couple of days and want to try fire. what can i use that will burn slow as a head other than Kevlar. Also what is the best first fuel.

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toneman
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Member Since: 18th Oct 2001
Total posts: 195
Posted:at the risk of sounding condescending, do you really think you're ready to spin fire after a couple of days?? I probably wouldn't recommend it, but if you just GOTTA do it, I would find someone experienced with fire, knows safety procedures, has the proper equipment and has the ability to put you out should you catch. Be extra careful if you're using white gas, because there's a higher chance of catching if you don't spin off well and hit yourself.

There are also instructions on this site for making towell wicking. This method includes wrapping the towell with wire, so if you hit yourself, you may end up branded.

Good luck. Be smart!
tony


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master sodium
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Location: carson city, nevada
Member Since: 13th Apr 2002
Total posts: 536
Posted:okay, I'm not a cop so I cant tell you what you can and cant do, but heres my suggestion: DONT SPIN FIRE YET!!!!!!!! we dont really need alot of people who end up in the hospitle because they were not experienced enough to start. that will begin to give it a bad name. it happened with the drug ecstacy. it used to be legal, then people who were not well informed of the drug misused it, and now this substance that has great potential for psychiatric help is illegal. granted this is fire and thats a drug, but still, wait a couple of months until you have more experience.

you can't have a war against terrorism because war IS terrorism.it's not about worshipping fire. its about making the fire want to worship you.

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Dragonfly
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Location: Victoria, Canada
Member Since: 18th May 2002
Total posts: 19
Posted:Seriously.... Don't do it. Two days isn't enough time. Go through the move on this site. Once you can do 10 of the moves and do the transfers bewteen them without hitting yourself let say 4 or 5 times in a row maybe then try it. And try it with a spotter, wet towel and a fire extinguisher.

And do you already have fire poi? Or are you going to borrow someones. If they are using fire poi they probably shouldn't be lending it out to someone on their second day.


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Bram....
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Location: the arms of the Ganja Goddess
Member Since: 17th May 2002
Total posts: 1551
Posted:Too late. I already spun with FIRE. I was bad and didn't have a spotter yadda yadda yadda, blah blah blah. But I did it by a garden hose etc. Didn't hit myself once. but my first head burnt down low, came flying out on fire and landed on a planter. I used denim and WD40 for it. The WD40 burns really nice and doesn't give off that much heat.

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Bram....
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Location: the arms of the Ganja Goddess
Member Since: 17th May 2002
Total posts: 1551
Posted:1 more thing Master Na. I am addiacted to Poi. I can't go more than an hour without spinning. Maybe I should go see someone about this?

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master sodium
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Location: carson city, nevada
Member Since: 13th Apr 2002
Total posts: 536
Posted:I was the same way when I started, went one day spinning 6 hours straight. but I've been spinning for 9 months and only have lit up twice

you can't have a war against terrorism because war IS terrorism.it's not about worshipping fire. its about making the fire want to worship you.

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Bram....
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Location: the arms of the Ganja Goddess
Member Since: 17th May 2002
Total posts: 1551
Posted:I am sorry if I disappointed you guys. Just I am a big pyro and have been playing w/ fire in different forms since the age of 6, maybe a little younger.

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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)
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Location: San Diego, California, USA
Member Since: 21st Dec 2001
Total posts: 1325
Posted:I bet we all have... but this means big time ouch if you screw up.

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Bram....
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Location: the arms of the Ganja Goddess
Member Since: 17th May 2002
Total posts: 1551
Posted:yeah, I didn't screw up though which is good. I only set 1 head on fire as well. As long as you keep your cool and act like thier practice poi to a certain degree I figure you should be all right

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