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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:I know it's certainly been done before but I'd never done it...

Yesterday I had a little poi practice in the park and it started to drizzle. It had been unbearably hot and humid all day so the little bit of rain felt nice. Fortunately I had planned on getting wet so I was dressed appropriately in shorts and a Tshirt. It drizzled for a while... then everyone left except for me... and then it started to POUR. So I popped off my shirt and buried my walkman and cellphone in my pockets in plastic bags (See I was prepared) and even brought a crappy pair of headphones to listen to CDs and didn't care if it shorted out.

WOW! What an experience! It wasn't like a typical steady rain. It was a hard, driving, pouring, strong rain. It felt sooooo good. As I was spinning and dancing in the rain it was especially cool because every different move I'd do would bend my body and make the rain hit different parts of me. It was honestly like a warm massage shower on a really hot day.

The music was perfect. The temperature was perfect. The poi were perfect. And the driving rain felt soooooo nice.

And the only witnesses was the goth chick jumping in the buddles and her two friends making out on the bench.

It was awesome.

Though kissing someone in it would have been nice too. wink


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Dom
Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:biggrin Been there, had that smile - but without the goth chick jumping in puddles obviously. I have to say that rain on a beach, skipping through the surf, is by far the best.

life is good smile


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Ooooo - nice

Rain or Snow though? - that's a tough one...


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GottaLoveIt
GottaLoveIt

Sponge
Location: Stevenage
Member Since: 21st Sep 2003
Total posts: 883
Posted:rain for me, when it's been hot for a couple of days and it's a humid day and it rains it smells and feels lovely... only smells nice when you're not around a group of hot and wet dogs and it's at its best if you're in a wood with fir trees, all the pine needles on the floor smell sooo good.

Monkeys monkeys and bananas

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Ahhhh, but spinning fire in snow - with that weird silence that snow brings, except the roar of the fire and the crunch under your feet...

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I hate rain.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:i love rain, but not cold rain, which is unfortunately what it is outside right now. the bummer part is that i really want to film my COL5 entry tonight in order for me to get it in the mail in time. which means being very cold while spinning. however, my friend had a brilliant idea. he said i should spin in a white t-shirt....might guarantee me the win wink

ubblol


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:yep.



i entered a crossword puzzle competition once and when i did it i was wearing a white t-shirt and i won.



or did i miss the point here...? wink



as for snow vs. rain i'm afraid its snow every time for me. smile


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:ubblol

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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GottaLoveIt
GottaLoveIt

Sponge
Location: Stevenage
Member Since: 21st Sep 2003
Total posts: 883
Posted:i am a virgin to fire poi in the snow... got a while to wait till it gets cold enough for now warm rain!!!! except it's quite cold now... hope your spin did good pounce biggrin

Monkeys monkeys and bananas

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Pyrolific
Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 10th Jan 2001
Total posts: 3288
Posted:Twirling in the Rain - tis excellent smile

I loves it.

Josh


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Dragon7
Dragon7

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Location: Aotearoa (NZ)
Member Since: 17th Oct 2003
Total posts: 625
Posted:Its the coolest, specially when there are alot of other spinners and u have a 40g drum on fire to keep u warm. Though it should be mentioned to newbs that rain cause's u to get burnt worse. Something to do with conducting heat.

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Steam.

Steam burns are much worse.


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OrangeBobo
OrangeBobo

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Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Member Since: 21st Nov 2003
Total posts: 1389
Posted:I just spun fire twice in a downpour... Was absolutely AMAZING. I'd practiced in the rain before ,but somehting bout the mixture of the cool fat raindrops on your face, with the warmth of a flame on you whilst doing a buzzsaw -- amazing.

I would do that forever if I could.

~ Bobo


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gita
gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas
Member Since: 13th Oct 2003
Total posts: 3776
Posted:biggrin hmm...i think i'd prefer rain...but that's probably because i'm in queensland and we don't do snow here!! hehe! i'd have to travel a long way to get to snow! ubblol

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Flapjacks
part of the lonely trio
Location: Hastings, England
Member Since: 23rd Mar 2004
Total posts: 137
Posted:I've spun fire in the snow before, that was lovely. Really was. smile

But rain...? Wouldn't that put the flames out or dement your wicks? I may be being dim though. tongue


smells like burning teenagers..

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I think the thing about getting burned while spinning in the rain is that dry fabric is a good insulator against heat. That's why oven mitts work, right?



Ever tried to use a wet oven mitt? That's a spectacular example of how wet fabric is a good conductor of heat.



Owie. I learned that one the hard way. frown



Oh, and NYC? Whatcha listening to CD's for? That's sooooooo 2002. If I think it might rain and I'm going out, I'll just put my iPod in a zip-lock bag (the kind that actually comes with the little zipper thingie) and run the headphone cord out of one end of it. Works beautifully and I get all my music in MP3licious sound!


-Mike )'(
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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Ive spun staff in a slight drizzle last new years eve. My grip got wet, but i did sum throws none the less. Nearly decapitated myself but did it successfully. It didnt burn as long, but the fuel I used was kinda crappy....

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: L i g h t n i n g

I think the thing about getting burned while spinning in the rain is that dry fabric is a good insulator against heat. That's why oven mitts work, right?

Ever tried to use a wet oven mitt? That's a spectacular example of how wet fabric is a good conductor of heat.

Owie. I learned that one the hard way. frown

Oh, and NYC? Whatcha listening to CD's for? That's sooooooo 2002. If I think it might rain and I'm going out, I'll just put my iPod in a zip-lock bag (the kind that actually comes with the little zipper thingie) and run the headphone cord out of one end of it. Works beautifully and I get all my music in MP3licious sound!



Good point on the oven mitt analogy.

And my CD player is an MP3 player too. Which I like better because I can trade them with friends and students more easily. I've got two of Glass' MP3s that I still pop in every now and then.

Unless you were just bragging that you've got money to blow on iPods... in which case:

"Gee, I wish I had enough money to buy an iPod like Mike but I've got all of my money tied up in cash." frown


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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:Written by: NYC


"Gee, I wish I had enough money to buy an iPod like Mike but I've got all of my money tied up in cash." frown



ubblol


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Pyrolific
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 10th Jan 2001
Total posts: 3288
Posted:hehe smile

Im just surprised at how people brag about listening to lower quality tunes...

wink

I cant talk tho - I listen to Mindiscs ubbloco

Josh


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OrangeBobo
OrangeBobo

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Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
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Total posts: 1389
Posted:Written by: Josh



I cant talk tho - I listen to Mindiscs ubbloco

Josh



ditto biggrin

~ Bobo


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certifiedloon
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Location: currently New Zealand
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2004
Total posts: 29
Posted:Written by: Josh


I cant talk tho - I listen to Mindiscs ubbloco

Josh



MInidiscs are great biggrin


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Mele
Mele

A perth girl gone walkabout...
Location: Back home in Perth WA
Member Since: 30th Oct 2003
Total posts: 396
Posted:
I've twirled in rain before, and its nice.... but one of my aims for my first european winter ever is to fire twirl in the snow! Can't wait! (I know, it will probably have me running home for the Perth summer with the 40 degrees celcius weather that i'd be missing, but i can be strong! I'm sure i can be.... really) biggrin


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fraggle
fraggle

member
Location: denver, colorado
Member Since: 14th Apr 2004
Total posts: 94
Posted:spinnin in the rain is so coo u hear the fizzle of the rain aginst ur poi yay

dance your cares away
worries for another day
so let the music play
down in fragle rock

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joulz
joulz

enlightened
Location: montreal
Member Since: 6th Oct 2003
Total posts: 187
Posted:ahhhh in camp there use to be the beastiest rain drops it would poor for half an hour at a time to the point where u couldnt c that far away from u, couldnt spin fire though deff wouldnt have wokred, and watch my poi touch the floor and get soaked, meh, stick to glowsticks in the rain ubblove

it must be green

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fraggle
fraggle

member
Location: denver, colorado
Member Since: 14th Apr 2004
Total posts: 94
Posted:its raining right now in denver

dance your cares away
worries for another day
so let the music play
down in fragle rock

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Parafinfairy
Parafinfairy

old hand
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 5th Sep 2003
Total posts: 845
Posted:I've never really spun in a downpour. Could imagine it being quite nice but I'd rather be in the snow. Definately! ubblove

Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

I need it..... Trust me!

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Kapura Mataaro
Kapura Mataaro

HoP resident longboarder.
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2004
Total posts: 195
Posted:rain- spinning in the rain-ace...

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

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