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FireSpirit
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

FireSpirit

Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe

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Posted:A Spinn-off bucket is a way to concerve oil, as well as protect the ground.

It's basicly a paint can with a chain on the wire handle.
After you have douced your poi or staffs, you put them in the spinn-off bucket, an inch or two from the bottom. Holding the bucket chain with your poi/staff, spinn the hell out of them, and the bucket catches all of the oil. This keeps the grownd from getting oiled, and saves you oil for the next show. wink You will be surprized at how much oil you save... biggrin

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PS. With Staffs douce one side, spin off, then douce the other. This keeps oil from dripping down onto your staff wrap/ handle... But you probably already know this ubblol


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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

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Posted:No, it actually says "Kero + White Gas"

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FireTom


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Posted:... and people abuse it to spin off? Hang them higher! wink

No seriously I don't know what the problem is with your can. If ppl ONLY spin white gas, okay - but for everybody else... shrug

You're right tho': dipping + reading at the same time IS difficult (at night)... We will just have to hang on and wait till the word spreads that not every can is for dipping, not all sticks and balls are for spinning.... rolleyes


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

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Posted:Wait.... You can do something else with sticks?

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Skatto
GOLD Member since Jan 2007

Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK

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Posted:I forgot all about these!!

Thanks for reminding me of their existence.



make some for my poi... but with my staff I can't resit the huge burn-offs.



I'm off to find a can.



Edit:

I meant that in a non-toiletry sense.

EDITED_BY: Skatto (1203803891)


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FireTom


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Posted:Well, spin off cans are to avoid spillage of Kerosene into the environment. As I understand it, if you perform a huge burn-off, you are using that (excess) Kerosene to generate a WOWish effect...

Acceptable, no?


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Skatto
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Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK

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Posted:Hmm, I suppose so. I assumed that during a burn-off, excess bits of paraffin would spray here and there - some of which doesn't catch aflame.

I'm probably completely wrong though.

It's probably as you say - which means that now I can do it... and not feel guilty at all. wink


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bluecat


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Posted:if you burn off, there is still huge spillage frown so unless you are performing or actually practising (as opposed to just playing) you should spin off, IMO....

Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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Skatto
GOLD Member since Jan 2007

Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK

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Posted:Ah, so it is as I feared.

I guess I should make some staff-spin off cans then... to use when not performing.


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poinoob
SILVER Member since Oct 2007

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Posted:i use a spin off can type thing that i had its a plastic fish bowl with a lil leash on it came from a bar down here works quite nicely

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DarkFyre
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Posted:rope and a coke bottle with the top cut off smile

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FireTom


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Posted:*ponders* Thanks Rob, you're right - there is still spillage. The amount of it might depend on the speed and accuracy of your spin off...

Besides I get more and more wary of spinning outside of practising or performing... but that's more due to Indian Kero being eek


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