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meep
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Location: Midlands - nr cov

Total posts: 344
Posted:Sock poi in the living room; broke the last lightbulb in the ceiling light. (there were 3 when i moved in, but they've been dying one by one). Luckily for me as they were so dim anyway, I've been using freestanding floor lights which are brighter.

So what has anyone else broken? biggrin

Lynne


"But what would you do with a brain if you had one?"

Dorothy Gale

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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

veteran
Location: Lancs England

Total posts: 1453
Posted:he he!! the wows of the indoor poi isthehe

(ashamed look at the floor shuffling of feet) *cough* erm redface I thing I have to admit I'm exactly the same. The magical light bulb thief has run amuck in my uni halls again.ubbangel Te he he

sunny sunny sunny sunny Long live the indoor POI sunny sunny sunny sunny


before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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Mele
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mele

A perth girl gone walkabout...
Location: Back home in Perth WA

Total posts: 396
Posted:I was using my housemates staff, and broke the glass lampshade of a light in our rental house - it was one of 8 matching light shades - oops - That was the end of my staff career - Back to poi for me redface

I smile because i have no idea whats going on!! biggrin

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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There

Total posts: 6140
Posted:I broke the lampshade in the living room, it was a set of 3 and i broke one. We had to replace the whole set again ubbangel

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Hanz


Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:Has anyone learnt yet, not to spin inside?

Oh, and I havent broken anything, coz i dont spin inside.


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kiteman


Flying high!
Location: At the beach.

Total posts: 245
Posted:Not only did the light bulb go, but the shade covering it and the cover connecting it the the ceiling, Only 2 wires hanging down now.
Luckly it's in the spare bedroom so not much of a problem.


If everything seems under control, your not going fast enough!

It's not the size of the wave, it's the length of the ride!

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griffin


griffin

feminine tiddly pom
Location: cambs england

Total posts: 505
Posted:ive bruised people, but not things redface

in state of metamorphosis

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 6086
Posted:I've knocked the speakers off my shelf and i've pulled the blinds off their runners!

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My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield

Total posts: 3252
Posted:In my nunchuck phase whilst living in a small room I took out about twenty bulbs in a couple of months.

I'd start off ultra aware of the bulb, then gradually get deeper into the flow of the moves till there's be an explosion and everything went black.

When I moved into my new flat I was mainly doing poi, which tends not to break the bulb but makes it dodgy- it either goes brighter or dimmer.

My solution was to get some card, push the flex up and staple gun the card over so the bulb is as high to the ceiling as it can go.

Impacts are very rare now.

To this day though, I always buy my bulbs in six packs and ensure that I've always got half a dozen in the house.


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I knocked over a table lamp. No damage (amazingly).

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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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TuTuMan
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

TuTuMan

Mushroom Fueled Frenzy
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Total posts: 139
Posted:2 of the 3 lights are out of my ceiling fan.. the fan is off balance now and makes "nock nock nock nock nock" noises on any setting higher than low . Yeah I also have about 6 extra light bulbs around just in case. My land lord is going to be angry when he sees that the fan is off balance =) Im just thinking about removing it all together...

::::does a little monkey man dance::::
You'll understand when you see his dancing feet

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meep
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Location: Midlands - nr cov

Total posts: 344
Posted:Because he won't notice it's gone? wink

"But what would you do with a brain if you had one?"

Dorothy Gale

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Eera


old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay

Total posts: 1107
Posted:Not broken anything but gave my fish a fright when I koshed the tank.

Outside rules now.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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Katch
GOLD Member since Jun 2004

Katch

Beach bum


Total posts: 162
Posted:broke the clip on dad's ipod. Thank God for super glue! biggrin

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
-Franklin P. Jones

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native
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

native

sleeping with angels
Location: anaheim CA usa

Total posts: 508
Posted:i broke my roomates nose!!!
i was inside practicing a new move. when he burst threw the front door. in reaction i threw my staff at the incoming stranger. and accidently broke my roomates nose!! oops!!!


SLEEP WITH ANGELS muckieha

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griffin


griffin

feminine tiddly pom
Location: cambs england

Total posts: 505
Posted:ubblol but also ooooops

in state of metamorphosis

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meep
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Location: Midlands - nr cov

Total posts: 344
Posted:You people are dangerous! At least i've only bruised myself!

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"But what would you do with a brain if you had one?"

Dorothy Gale

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Hanz


Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:Native.... your dangerous man, does your roommate still live with you?

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Red_RaveN
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

Neo - Hippie
Location: Sala, Slovakia

Total posts: 358
Posted:lol long live thin ceiling lamps and high ceilings as in my room which I specifically designed and refurnished for inside spinning..: o) so Im no lightbulb murderer yet...

Smile.. It confuses people..:)

Wonders never cease as long as you never cease to wonder.

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(Sole)Spark


fixerupera of strangness maximus
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 147
Posted:ok perfect example of not twirling when ur drunk redface
i was at my mates 18th and i was under the influence of good old jimmy bean
long story short i was useing my poi inside (unlit) and i hit his dads antique light hanning fron the celling, now if it wasnt there i wouldnt have hit anything cos the celling was high enough but it was there and i hit it........... thus far never done poi drunk again
i hope my mates dad enjoyed the 500 bucks compo i gave him cos i didnt enjoy it :S

remains to date the stupidest thing i have ever done


yay up to 5 beat weave only 4 more to get to 9 :P

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Faberg
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

veteran
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 1459
Posted:i won't even begin to think about the amount of lightbulbs i've broken, but like OWD, i now buy in bulk, so i've always plenty of spares

when i first started poi, the lampshade was blasted into smithereens within a week. i replaced it with a paper shade, which needless to say lasted no time at all.

i now have a disco ball in the middle of the ceiling. i usually practice indoors with my tennis balls, so they don't do too much damage to it, but every time i take out the electro-glos i'm losing more and more of the little mirrors frown

i've broken some of my eggs (don't ask), glasses, cups, plants, a mirror (don't believe in that 7 years bad luck malarky) one of the hands from one of my statuettes of the Argonath from Lord of the Rings frown, i've cracked the glass in a fairly pricey lead & glass table lamp, hmmm..... anything else......?

and of course there are the countless numbers of marks & dents in the ceiling from when i try straight arm moves......

all of the furniture is constantly pushed over to one side of the room

but you know what...... i wouldn't have it any other way biggrin


My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile

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Lyra
SILVER Member since Feb 2004

spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it

Total posts: 314
Posted:native, you broke his nose!? poor guy

ah, yes, i broke two lightbulbs in my room, the didnt shatter, thank good, just went out,i keep wacking the chandelies/lightfixture in my living room, but nothing to bad has happen yet

my dad actually raised the light fixtures in the front and living rooms in our house to a more "poi friendly " height, yay!!!!!!!

i hit my cat pretty hard one time, he kinda snarled, but i didnt break anything(i dont think)


if you think that our kiss was all in the lips, come on you got it all wrong man, and if you think that our dance was all in the hips then, oh well, do the twist -The White Stripes

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garthy
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England

Total posts: 717
Posted:hmm...

Having just spread tiny little bits of glass all over my floor I thought I'd add to this thread.

Also don't practice poi when there's a glass of red wine by your bed..

Or a ashtray nearby.

Or you by a plasma screen TV (I haven't but I'd be scared to cause of this. Normal TV take poi quite well)

Or practice throws in the fron room while the windows is open.

Or when your mates little girl is runnig around. Cost me an Ice cream but then she kept trying to run into my poi to get more ice creams! Kids!

Ah Poi stupidity. I'll learn one day!



ubbrollsmile


"**grumble*spuriouswindmills*grumble**" - Coleman
"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx

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meep
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Location: Midlands - nr cov

Total posts: 344
Posted:Written by: garthy

Or when your mates little girl is runnig around. Cost me an Ice cream but then she kept trying to run into my poi to get more ice creams! Kids!



ubblol ubblol ubblol


"But what would you do with a brain if you had one?"

Dorothy Gale

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Psyri
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Psyri

artisan
Location: Berkshire, UK

Total posts: 1576
Posted:Well living in the rainy UK, poi indorrs can be the only option.... hmmm I keep hitting the light fixture but thankfully I aint broke owt yet...

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