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mech
mech

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Posted:hey guys, as some of you know, im going to oz in a couple of months.....

what i would like from you guys, esp those eithe living or visting oz, to let me knwo good places to see, good places to stay, and so on, and who i can meet

the details :

i fly from london on eth 1st and get in on teh 2nd (via a stop in bancock (BRING ON TEH LADYBOYS!)) and fly back on eth 1st of sept and am back in uk for 2nd!

i would love to see lots of spinner play lots and chill!

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so over to you guys, can you pls help me?

thankyou

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DeepSoulSheep
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Posted:Dude, see the John Butler trio ubblove

I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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pounce
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All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
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Posted:heehee, i like arsn's new avatar. even if i don't know how he smells.

ok back on subject


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Dentrassi
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Posted:yup, have dads garage downstairs which will have everything you need to make stuff.
although most local arilines wont allow firestaffs on their planes - although you can hide poi in your luggage wink


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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Looper
Looper

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Member Since: 4th Feb 2004
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Posted:Diving dreams is pretty good http://www.divingdreams.com.au/scuba.gen/livetrip/64.
You can get your open water course for under $250, and trips out to the reef start at bout $100.
I also have a pretty mean tool box... althoughi sorta inherited it so i have no idea what a ratchet set is confused. It more then suits my needs when i need to make anything new ($300 worth of kevlar arriving in the next few days biggrin weavesmiley!)
JBT is less then a month away! bounce sunny heart bounce2 Quick stop in a magical cow paddock for supplies and then into the rainforest for the weekend wink ubbrollsmile


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And there is one made of fire, and all of them fight for supremacy. They are fighting now, in my head.

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arsn
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Posted:Written by:
Originally posted by Looper
Quick stop in a magical cow paddock for supplies



wink *wink wink* wink


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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.:* Moon Pixie *:.
.:* Moon Pixie *:.

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Posted:Hey!*:. you gotta come to moonfest!*:. there's loads of lovely friendly firey people to meet and have a play weavesmiley

Dates are here.:*> http://groups.msn.com/moonfest


I can't really change the full moon for ya wink.... so if you're flying out again before the 30th August... well we'll just have to make some other play day arangements biggrin

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Valura
Valura

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Posted:Written by: DeepSoulSheep

Dude, see the John Butler trio ubblove


yip. totally. what sheepy said. UNHUH. see the trio. you have to. they rock. so great. yip do it.

**walks off in a total John Butler Trio haze**


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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mech
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Posted:ok so i talked to flynt this morning, and she has told me were you all are, so its only a lil over a month to go and im now worried that i havent got anything done, and i have loads of stuff to do before i get out there and loads of new toys to make :S
so down to teh real cheeky bit now,

would i be possbile to stay with any of you guys, i have already had a couple of offers of places to throw my bag and sling my head, and i am so in you debt for that, thankyou.....

could anyone willing pm me, or if you knwo a good hostel in your area, pass on teh deatils pls?

thankyou!

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Kapura Mataaro
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Posted:so have u got an offical list of were u have decided to go? cos i think it would be cool if you posted it in here so we (the people you are going to see, who ever they are) could get their act together.... ubbtickled

"surely a longboarding fire spinner should have no trouble getting some action!"- NYC....

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mech
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Posted:ok hey guys sorry for teh long lapse in postage, but been down in cornwall, on another hol, were will it all end? :S

ok,

last week i talked to miss flyntie lady, and she set me straight on were ppl live, and i will be posting a map tonight, however..i thought i would post a list of ppl and places i am hoping to hit, and try to sort out accom in diff areas..

ok here goes

- flying into brisbane air port on the 2nd of july, (time tbc)

- being picked upi by valura and arsn, in the hope kombi (hopefully biggrin:D:D:D:D ) and staying with them for around a week, (still working on that with them)

- would like to meet moon pixie, and bec, but would also like to meet as many spinners at meets, and lil events as possible, and go swimming at the water park (you say its winter at 18C thats like a nice UK summer day!!!)

- then moving down to newcastle area/sydney to see Rozi, Dentrassi, and hopefull if i can meet Puk, Fireflash (who i still get confused about being a lady, and i dont know why, im really sorry hug ), Ade, and anyone else who would like to meet a scary pome!

- then to nz maybe for a couple of days, to see charles, and mal, but still wiating on confermation....

- then to miss flyntie lady, and then

- home frown flying from sydney on the 1st of august (times TBC), arriving back in eth uk on teh 2nd of august!

ok so what i would like is lots of meets, lots of spinners, lots of learning and teaching (if that s ok) can i have some barbie-q's on teh beach, and can every one pls say "fair dinkum"

and all live in streets were you play kricket with yoru neigbours, and you are all involved in lil love triangles, and then somthing stange happens, like a fair comes to town and collapses, and you see everyone muck in to help ppl out..."neighbours every body needs good neighbours, with a lil understanding, you can find...." *ahme* sorry...

ok...

all i need t o do now is sort out dates, im looking to spend a week(ish) in each place, so hopeflly ill be with valura and arsn for a week, then traveling to rozi and dentrassi, then afetr a week there im going to jump to melburp or nz im not sure yet :S

im now waiting on a few ppl to get back to me on pms to see if i can arrange stuff with them...

thankyou all

more will follow later today biggrin

hug

laterdays


ps im sure non of this made ANYSENCE


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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

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Posted:Written by:

and you are all involved in lil love triangles, and then somthing stange happens, like a fair comes to town and collapses, and you see everyone muck in to help ppl out..."neighbours every body needs good neighbours, with a lil understanding, you can find...." *ahme* sorry...




ill do you a deal - you can believe australia is like what you see on Neighbours... as long as we can base the entire UK on The Bill. wink ubblol


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mech
mech

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Posted:actually thats not to far off the truth mate!

the bill and easteneders, except with not so much good and bad stuff happening, more of a dialy 9-5 grind, and the occasional miss hap!:D

COOL so oz is totaly like neigbours then! excelent, does this mean i will be the hunk brit, who comes in and steals the studs g/f causing major repocussions when heleaves, and everyone finds out?

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Gnor
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Posted:...and east Enders..

and the Goodies


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

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Posted:absolutely fabulous?

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mech
mech

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Posted:on a true topic note

here is lil list of some of the toys i will be bringing out with me!

as ill be using these only as oz toys, if anyone would like to bid on the sale of these when i leave them in oz, you are more than welcome to make me an offer if you wnat anything from teh list?

2 5ft staffs (fire)
2 5ft staffs (flag)

15ft (head @ 4inch x 1meter) fire rope

Mechs special fire ropes (very shway!)
assoted fire poi, mainly tube wick (as i cant tie monkey fist knots!)
hammer head poi (Onewheeldave design)

and maybe a couple of other toys i will have to make fresh


ill aslo be taking out
4x 75mil contact acrillics
cone poi ( [nx] design biggrin )


i would like to play wth wile i out there diabolo and devil sticks, but as i dont think i will be packing my own, illbe at all ya'll's mercies if i can borrow one? i may pack my diabolo i dont knwo yet :S

ok i think thats about it....oh and my ballon stuff! pump and ballons really! biggrin

cheers guys
laterdays
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Gnor
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Posted:Do airplane ppl get all thingy about firestaffs?? Some tickets specifiacally ban them. Poi so far I think get through OK. As long as they dont look too close anyways.

cant think of any other Pommy shows biggrin


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Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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Silvur
Silvur

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Posted:i think it depends on your airline. i took mine on 6 flights using 2 different airlines (air canada and malaysian airlines) and i had my short staff bagged, and each end wrapped securely with packing tape, then wrapped in bubble wrap and my long (unburnt) staff wrapped in bubble wrap, then wrapped in a black garbage bag, then wrapped packing tape all up and down to make it tough to undo, then put a big FRAGILE note on it, and mine made it through the LA airport, which was the toughest. btw, when coming into new zealand, they are really sticky on what comes in, and they will have you fill out a card before they let you off the plane. they will ask you all sorts of questions about what you've been in contact with in the past month including if you've been in any rural areas, that sort of thing. just so you're not surprised. and pm me if you plan on coming into nz.

have fun!! sounds like a fun trip! hug


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mech
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Posted:i just talked to Heathrow Singapor airlines, and they say there is no prob with me taking mystaff on eth plane as long as i dont overexceed my weight limit for the flight! so i should have a prob, now all i have to do is figue out what the bloody hell 20kilos is approx to!

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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

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Posted:ok mech... i think we might have to be a bit more selective here....



being blunt, ive seen a few travellers pass through oz, and heres some tips....



1. domestic airlines wont permit fire staffs on the planes. they even get touchy with virgin wick.



2. think about what you REALLY need...do you really need more than one set of poi in any case? this leads on to



3. at most spinning juggling gatherings, most guys are pretty relaxed with sharing equipment. while youre in sydney, my assorted collection of poi, staffs, and assorted juggling equipment is your disposal. likewise most spinners youll be staying with are similarly generous.



my advice is, pack the bare minimum, and dont bother with the fire stuff. borrow it from the various nice people over here, because it will make packing and getting on plane easier, and you wont have the pressure of having to sell stuff before you leave.



all you really need it a couple of practise staffs, a couple of sets of poi, maybe your contact ball, and diabolo.



that will take up enough weight...maybe even too much. 20kg doesnt get you far.



if you do need to make stuff, i have a well equipped garage at home.



hope that helps. hug

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mech
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Posted:thanks ed, ill work on what i need, i hopeing taht all i have have to take around 7-10 pairs on pants and sock, and 7-0 tees and ppl will let me steal some time with their washing machines?

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Posted:Yeah, I'd definately sit down and have a long, hard think about what stuff you really need.

I brought lots of toys out with me, and I've had to do washing more often because to make space for them all I had to lose some clothes.
In fact, I think I brought the same volume of toys as I did shirts. Probably not too wise in retrospect.

The 20kg luggage limit is really pretty easy to keep to, I never bothered weighing my stuff before I left england, I just stuffed everything into my rucksack (it works out at about 65 litres). The last time I flew, I looked at the scales when I was checking in and my stuff comes to about 15kgs.
If you're worried, pack stuff that's relatively small and heavy into your hand luggage, although there's technically a limit to how much that can weigh, I've never had mine checked.
Also, the airline staff seem to be much more lenient if you check in much earlier than is suggested on your tickets, plus that also has the added bonus of being able to ask for the emergency exit seats, which gives you the luxury of being able to stretch out your legs smile

Another word of advice - don't pack your bags completely full. You'll undoubtedly be buying stuff while you're here and you're going to need somewhere to put it.

For a while, I carried around a pair of virgin fire poi, not wanting to burn them until I got to Melbourne (because I knew I'd be there for a fair while), and because I didn't want the hassle of trying to get them onto a plane with me after they'd been burnt.
I lit them in Melbourne and I've since flown twice with no problems at all. I just stuck them into a tupperware style container and stuffed that into my hold luggage.
I wouldn't want to try it with a staff though, you're probably more likely to have problems with something that obvious. Unless you really need your own kit, I'd just stick with Dentrassi's suggestion and borrow stuff instead.

How's the balloon apron/bag coming along by the way? I enlisted the help of a certain Flynt-like person for mine and it's turned out great biggrin.
I've got some pictures that I'll email you when I next get to a computer that I can plug my camera into.


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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mech
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Posted:BOVRIL I HATE YOU!

mine turned out to be a lil poo, cos i was trying to make it in demin and it isnt working, pls can you send me pics ASAP so i can try to makemine?

or maybe i could ask flynt to help me with mine? :S

anyways, thank you so much for the info bovril, like i said im prob only going to take my flag staff now, cos ill be buying two staff from hop while im out there and leaving them unlit till i get back, so its not a prob forme!

ill drop some gear as well, ill sort out all my stuffand weigh it somewere as well! :S

laterdays guys


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mech
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Posted:ok as promised y-day



here is miss flynts map she helped me draw and mark out....
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ok so i will hot brisbane, and see troy and valura for about a week....



2nd - 8th



then some how (prob fly or bus TBC) to newcastle/sydney for dentrassi and rozi, for around another week...



9th - 15th



then a LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG jump over to melburp



16th - 22nd



and tehn a jump to nz hopefully, then back to syndney a couple fo dyas before my flight to get all nervous, drunk, miss my flight and stay in oz FOREVER! biggrin



so what do you reckon



any good?





laterdays hug



ps is it true that oz dollors smaell funny, the women in the beuro do change, say its smells weird! eek


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Gnor
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Posted:That is one fine map Dread Pirate Flynt.

Is it the Truth?
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Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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Dentrassi
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Posted:sounds good....

although i would have to recommend bussing it down to sydney.. and stop by byron bay for 2 days. you'll love it!.

byron is between sydney and brisbane, though closer to brisbane.

look forwards to it mate!


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mech
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Posted:den, i have so little time, im tryingto hit places i wanna go, over plces i would like to go, somewere im stll trying to fit in a flight to perth for a trip to see gnor and bill!

:S

so ill prob bus straight into sydney, if i can, or maybe valura and troy will eb able to help me out i odnt knwo yet! @S


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Flynt
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Posted:Gnor dear, thankyou, I drewed it myself!

(Mech, you should probably take peoples real names off that map, they might not appreciate it.)

Bov, I dont have the measurements for your balloon bag, can you remember them? Are they on one of the random bits of paper you left in the lounge room?? xoxoxo ta dear, glad the bag is working well.


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Puk
Puk

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Posted:Mech nice map i might be up in brisbane if im lucky i'll pm you down the track to let you know .

that shrewd and knavish sprite

Called Robin Good Fellow ; are you not he that is frighten of the maidens of the villagery - fairy

I am the merry wander of the night -puk

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Gnor
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Posted:Flynt is damn fine seamstress. Did luberly fluffy blue poi bags too..very VERY stylish!!

hug hug


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Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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Flynt
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Posted:oh shush.

Currently on the right side up of the world.

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