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Flapjacks
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

part of the lonely trio
Location: Hastings, England

Total posts: 137
Posted:I've just lit up my balls for the first time. (I love the way that sounds so wrong wink)

So proud! I've just juggled fire...still need to get used to it properly, but yay anyway!

And now I need praise and attention... biggrin


smells like burning teenagers..

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CTHobbit
BRONZE Member since Jul 2001

CTHobbit

God Emperor Hobbit
Location: East Windsor, CT

Total posts: 15
Posted:Written by: grotbox

I've just lit up my balls for the first time. (I love the way that sounds so wrong wink)

So proud! I've just juggled fire...still need to get used to it properly, but yay anyway!

And now I need praise and attention... biggrin



<praise>
Yay!
</praise>

Did you use those neat firefly thingummies? I think those are really neat.


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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings

Total posts: 4172
Posted:cool. you'll have to show me those sometime. tampering with the idea of making my own fire clubs....or buy some, that would be easier lol

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Flapjacks
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

part of the lonely trio
Location: Hastings, England

Total posts: 137
Posted:I used ones similar to these...

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Haven't got used to them properly yet though. Will hopefully be comfy with them soon.

Aimee, when you finish school for the summer I might have to kidnap you for a while... biggrin


smells like burning teenagers..

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings

Total posts: 4172
Posted:ohhh those look expensive.

1 week three days and counting! but then i go on holiday pretty much stright away frown im free for the further 5 weeks tho!


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Flapjacks
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

part of the lonely trio
Location: Hastings, England

Total posts: 137
Posted:How long is your hol?

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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Total posts: 3289
Posted:hehe - its cool aint it? took me ages to be able to pull tricks with fire clubs, it seems so much harder than normal clubs.

can those balls be used without gloves?

josh


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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay

Total posts: 2216
Posted:the spiral ones can because it's the wick in the middle that burns not the outside which is kevlar coated to prevent any contact with metal... i think clubs is where it's at fire juggling wise though! wink

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Flapjacks
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

part of the lonely trio
Location: Hastings, England

Total posts: 137
Posted:Written by: Josh

can those balls be used without gloves?


As duballstar said, yus they can. This scares my mother very very much. ubblol

Do you really think clubs are better than balls when it comes to fire?
I began trying to learn normal clubs a while ago, and I must admit, the rhythm is rather nice. smile

grot x


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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings

Total posts: 4172
Posted:its 6 weeks smile
2 broken nails, a wobbly tooth and a smashed lightbulb later i can juggle clubs - can't wait to get some fire ones.


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Flapjacks
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

part of the lonely trio
Location: Hastings, England

Total posts: 137
Posted:Your holiday away is 6 weeks?
Or your holiday from school is 6 weeks?

Are you in Hastings at all this summer?
Damn, now I'm confused...!


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:admittedly i haven't juggled those fireflies for a while but they did get pretty hot...

how long did you burn them for?

as far as i remember they're not great for tricks with carries either (burkes, weave and so on) which is a shame cos those tricks all look great with lit up props.

but i think i'm just a bit of a wuss when it comes to juggling and fire!

like josh said, it took ages before i could do tricks with fire clubs and to be honest, i've pretty much given up on juggling fire clubs completely.
although that may just be because i don't own any yet...

good luck with the fireballs smile

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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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rarr
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

rarr

rrragghh!
Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 121
Posted:I'm waiting for my fire clubs to arrive in the post.. cant wait! biggrin

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:I use one of those balls for fire Contact Juggling - doesn't get too hot, and I keep it still for quite some time - heat goes up, so as long as you hand's underneath the ball your hands should be quite cool.

I do seem to have permanently bald hands mind you wink


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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings

Total posts: 4172
Posted:my holiday from school is 6 weeks
my holiday with dad is one week and the very beginning of school holidays so technically have 5 weeks.

so...yes i live in bexhiil, so hastings takes a 2 minute car ride. see you in a couple of weeks?!


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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:It's on my 'to do' list, to get into juggling fire. But as yet, I don't know too much about it.

With regards to these balls...
Written by: Durbs
...heat goes up, so as long as you hand's underneath the ball your hands should be quite cool.


Does this mean you're still able to do tricks such as 'mills mess', or do the balls get too hot to grab from above?

Durbs, you said you did CJ with them? Roughly how long can they sit on your body before they get too hot? (when juggling I often do 'stalls' on the backs of my hands... would this still be possible?)

biggrin juggle biggrin


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Eveish
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Eveish

*Tickles pretty strangers*
Location: Australia

Total posts: 610
Posted:Where did you get those fire balls?! I need some : ) How much were they, they look to be so much fun.....weeeee! fire juggling!

What if I should fall right through the centre of the Earth and come out the other side where people walk upside-down?!

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Devilstick_Russell
BRONZE Member since May 2004

I like devilstick...
Location: Falmouth

Total posts: 196
Posted:my friend Dave had some fire juggling balls but they werent cages so they needed gloves. Ive never seen him use them because he left them for six months without lighting them and the wicks got all weird, so now if you can light all three (which takes ages) as soon as you start juggling one goes out and dissapears because its dark so you drop them and have to start again. Let this be a warning do not leave your wicks too long. Especially with juggling balls as they are extra prone to becoming crapped up.

Does this site actually exist? Or am i talking to all my other personalities?

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:fyrefli balls

the ones that russell's mate dave had were probably more like the mr babache ones:
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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay

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Posted:Written by: coleman

to be honest, i've pretty much given up on juggling fire clubs completely.
although that may just be because i don't own any yet...




i always thought you were a man that enjoy a challenge though? wink to be fair i don't do a lot with mine but i think the true test of having learnt a clubs trick is to do it with fire when you can't see the handles...


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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Posted:yeah doing fire clubs in the dark is really tricky. Lots of fun tho smile

Josh


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Flapjacks
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

part of the lonely trio
Location: Hastings, England

Total posts: 137
Posted:Written by: coleman
how long did you burn them for?

...

but i think i'm just a bit of a wuss when it comes to juggling and fire!


Umm, not sure how long I burnt them for? Until they went out really.

One of the balls went out before the others so I decided to do two balls in one hand instead. For some reason I found it really difficult to get that pattern started, even though without fire I wouldn't even give it a second thought.
I suppose if I wasn't that little bit weary of fire, I wouldn't find it quite so much fun. biggrin


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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

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Posted:Written by: grotbox

I suppose if I wasn't that little bit weary of fire, I wouldn't find it quite so much fun. biggrin



this seems like a bit of a paradoxical statement to me mr.grotbox. i believe you meant to say something else... umm


It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

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Posted:makes sense to me mate - its just another way of saying "doing it with fire makes it a little scary but much more fun".

i don't agree, but i do get it smile


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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rarr
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

rarr

rrragghh!
Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 121
Posted:lit up my fire clubs for the first time last night biggrin very tricky trying to catch the end you cant see but managed a certain amount of sucess.

Only get about 2 mins worth of burn though (second hand clubs) and the wicks are 55mm... is this the normal size?

The noise and heat is just amazing though, love it smile


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Flapjacks
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

part of the lonely trio
Location: Hastings, England

Total posts: 137
Posted:Written by: duballstar

this seems like a bit of a paradoxical statement to me mr.grotbox. i believe you meant to say something else... umm


It's miss grotbox. wink
And coleman's translation of my phrase makes much more sense!

Don't you find that having a bit of fear of the fire adds to the adrenaline of whatever you're doing? It can't just be me?!


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Ifrit
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Ifrit

The GF of HoP
Location: Somerset, England

Total posts: 492
Posted:Any chance of sum pics?

fire leads to creation

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duballstar
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

duballstar

slack rating - 9.5
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay

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Posted:i belive rarr's avatar is of someone juggling with fire clubs... juggle

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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rarr
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

rarr

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Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 121
Posted:I do believe thats me wink

I've got a few pics at http://www.web-a-photo.com/pictures_view...557904491092043
br> Its my first set of pics so they arn't the best wink


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FIRE_SPINNER
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

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Location: New South Wales

Total posts: 87
Posted:i believe clubs are better than balls when it comes to fire juggling thou harder to learn have a better rythm and look as if they need an awful lot of talent but if you can juggle ball not that harder maybe a couple of weeks to learn i have been juggling for six months and i can juggle 1,2,3,4 and 5 balls 1,2,3 and 4 clubs (thou 4 club juggling sounds hard it's not just two colums that look like they are crossing but that are not) and have juggled fire balls but prefer to juggle fire clubs

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FIRE_SPINNER
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

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Location: New South Wales

Total posts: 87
Posted:i believe clubs are better than balls when it comes to fire juggling thou harder to learn have a better rythm and look as if they need an awful lot of talent but if you can juggle ball not that harder maybe a couple of weeks to learn i have been juggling for six months and i can juggle 1,2,3,4 and 5 balls 1,2,3 and 4 clubs (thou 4 club juggling sounds hard it's not just two colums that look like they are crossing but that are not) and have juggled fire balls but prefer to juggle fire clubs great for showing off to friends harder to do i the pitch black but resoults are great

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