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Fueroaddict
465 posts
Location: Netherlands


Posted:
Let's hear how y'all lost your fire virginity and what it felt like.

For me I spun for the first time in my garden and the feeling was: "WHAT A RUSH", the soaring of the flames around you is fantastic. I was hyped up all evening, it was great.

Fuero



P.s. you've lost the game

Hmm, there's gotta be something round and shiny, I can play with


beckanewbie
12 posts

Posted:
i cant answer that question coz i havent done it hehe but also what was the feelin before doin it,were you all real scared? coz im gonna be sooo scared..more scared than i am of the dentist!!! rolleyes

rarrBRONZE Member
rrragghh!
121 posts
Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
thought it was about time I did fire poi so last Friday I ordered some kevlar. Arrived saturday morning, made the poi that day and did it that night smile

I think I enjoyed the first time I did fire juggling more, probably just due to the fact it was the first time I'd delt with fire. It was still a massive rush and can't wait to do it again biggrin

joulzenlightened
187 posts
Location: montreal


Posted:
some gurl at my school gave fire spinning a bad name during a show biggrin, she spun fire with bout 10 inch long chains and had no idea waht she was doing, ppl are all like [censored]! shes amazing! .... she couldnt bust a weave..
this year i wanna spin fire jsut so i could show them that they havent seen anything yet

it must be green


Fueroaddict
465 posts
Location: Netherlands


Posted:
Bring her down....

Hmm, there's gotta be something round and shiny, I can play with


efes spinnernewbie
15 posts
Location: Northern Cyprus


Posted:
first tyme i ever spun anythin was a randoms fire chains in newquay...obviously couldent bust a weave or anythin cause hadent ever done it b4 but just spinning them by my sides reali fast got me all excited hehe

To each der own as with all in life.


FabergGOLD Member
veteran
1,459 posts
Location: Dublin, Ireland


Posted:
first time i did fire was quite amazing. instant addiction.

spinning socks is cool too though
spinning tennis balls is not bad either
spinning my new globugs that arrived in the post yesterday is truly lovely
spinning fire is right up there with sex & chocolate biggrin

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile


Fueroaddict
465 posts
Location: Netherlands


Posted:
@Becka,

I was maybe a little anxious, but not scared. If you only do the tricks you're sure about and use the "rules" that are set on HOP, then you'll be fine.

Hmm, there's gotta be something round and shiny, I can play with


IfritBRONZE Member
The GF of HoP
492 posts
Location: Somerset, England


Posted:
My first experience with fire was on my diabolo and it was alittle bit of a let down frown cause it had already been doin non-fire for 6 months and had ben dreaming of fire all through this time(bigging it up in my head). But the first time i lit up i found i could do all my tricks but whats the fun of a genocide in the pitch dark when no-one can see the sticks. Thats why im thinkin of attachin wicks to my sticks devil

fire leads to creation


LazyAngelGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
First did fire a couple of weeks ago at a small poi meet in cambridge. Had been practising with the fire poi unlit a while first, specially as they weighed a lot more than my practise ones. Made sure the people there knew what I should do to prepare the poi, made sure I wore cotton hoody and denim jeans, and in case of accidents, had the cam (our main river) within running distance, so wasn't too scared. Safety first indeed. ubbangel But DUDE! the noise they make, the whole watching the fire spin round thing. Poi (which I love) + Fire (which I love)=my favorite toy. It's just addictive, like farberge say. Now i always want to spin fire (at least at night), my best solo fire spin being in front of a big plate glass window in front of a cinema in central london so I could watch myself. rolleyes Always happy to spin with anything, especialy in good weather!

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi


filthy 23BRONZE Member
member
136 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
I love virgins :-)

I AM working.


IfritBRONZE Member
The GF of HoP
492 posts
Location: Somerset, England


Posted:
filthy assistant living up to your name smile

fire leads to creation


nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,626 posts
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
First time was a couple of months ago at a mates party. We were all drinking and such, and though I'd been spinning for a while I wasn't that confident still. But then they gave me the fire poi, lit me and I just went for it. I also got some amazing photos of it (courtesy of my girlfriend) which I've had printed and framed up. It was an amazing experience. The noise, the heat (White spirit mixed with barbecue lighter is still the fuel of choice), the lack or bodily hair from wraps (hm, that sounds worse than it needs to)... beautiful. An amazing experience, which I've repeated many times since.

Later that evening I did another burn, but in a far more wasted state. I set my hair on fire. Let that be a lesson to all you virgins!

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau


mtbeerGOLD Member
ARRRR!
529 posts
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA


Posted:
Spun my first fire Friday night at Burning Man. We had a flame thrower set up that I used to light them from a weave. After a minor fumble I realized I wasn't flammable and really got going. Another one of our campers lit up and we started drawing a crowd. By the time I ran out of gas a few other fire spinners in the neighborhood (staffs and long chain) joined in and it turned into a spontaneous event.

I met so many great spinners out there and saw some absolutely mind blowing moves. I am totally hooked on fire now and itching to learn more.

https://home.carolina.rr.com/dhmtb/fire1.jpg

"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok


nearly_all_goneSILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,626 posts
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom


Posted:
That's a really good pic, esp for a first spin!

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau


Maderlocknewbie
21 posts
Location: Bristol Zoo (with the other monkeys)


Posted:
My first time was last year on the downs in Bristol, with my sister's Poi. I had been practicing that afternoon on all sorts of tricks like 5-point backwards weave (look, it impressed me at the time, OK?) only to find that with fire I was too scared to do anything like that which brought the flames close to my head. Then I tried the double-headed Poi and contented myself with butterfly and just spinning them with my eyes shut praying I wouldn't die. Only slightly exagerating.

What I fear most is isolation


PsyriSILVER Member
artisan
1,576 posts
Location: Berkshire, UK


Posted:
First time I spun was when I bought some new fire poi with change I had saved in a big jar (took all night to count) and lit up in the garden... I scared the neighbours a bit too lol.... but I was quite impressed with myself even though looking back I had like 3 or 4 moves.... craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap!
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MEERCATBRONZE Member
A Meerkat that eats chicken
194 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:


ooo Yay fist time was with a fire staff with a DAVE that lives in Arcksden near saffron walden the sound was awesom.. i had wanted to do it before anyway ..but once i had done it i was hooked ....If anyone knows Dave PM me it would be nice to hear from him

roarfireSILVER Member
comfortably numb
2,676 posts
Location: The countryside, Australia


Posted:
Well my first time was with a guy called Dean...


Oh! You mean fire virginity? [censored]... -blushes insanely- Heheh

Nah an ex boyfriend firetwirled for me and attempted to seduce me with it...and it worked. He passed it to me and I was wuite nervous.

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.


BarflySILVER Member
Member
2 posts
Location: Singapore


Posted:
My first time was by this canal near my home. like angel phoenix, i had my friend know what to do if anything happened. there was a bottle of water and i had a scarf over my head (at least if there was any accidents, i'd be able to go to school. =P)

the adrenaline rush was incredible!! the swishing of the poi by your head. just reminds you that it's there even though you are trying to focus on just your hands. i was telling myself just think of your hands but it was hard. everytime it swished by, it was like, "I'm playing with fire!!"

but it was real awesome. Faberge, i couldn't have put it better. sex, chocolate, viagra AND poi. =P

Don't sweat the petty stuff and don't pet the sweaty stuff.


Rex of the Nervinewbie
6 posts
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands


Posted:

I lost my fire virginity in the backyard of a friend, he learned me how to breath fire and that moment was intens!! the fire rolling away from you...

My first timer with poi was 2 years later, after a fireshow I did where I saw this lady doing things with fire I'd dreamed of for years indead.
Half an hour later it was me swinging the poi.
The sound of Poi indead is a turn on as is the sight..

HaggardSILVER Member
stranger
9 posts
Location: Durham UK


Posted:
I lost mine lastnight smile
I loved it, the sound was amazing, i think im addicted to it.
It was in my garden.
I had already been practicing poi for nearly 6 months and had alot of moves down, i was just wary of using fire, but now i cant get enough!

Sgt Baker is my name, Gonna teach you how to play the game of warfare


WonderlushBRONZE Member
Haven't you heard? I come in six-packs now.
134 posts
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA


Posted:
I just lost my fire virginity tonight. It's been a few hours since, and I still feel exhilerated! The sound of flames rushing past your face is quite a rush. I am definately addicted.

A bunch of folks get together from time to time at this beach in El Segundo and spin and whatnot. They call these little gatherings Moon Tribe - good people grouphug Nothing like spinning fire on the beach.

I also happened to get some good photos out of the night. Score!

If you can talk you can sing / If you can walk you can dance


SprocketGOLD Member
Member
140 posts
Location: middle of the outback, Australia


Posted:
first time i "burned" is nearly a year ago. a friend showed me but i could only do about three moves. i tried to do angel wings (which i hadnt practised) and the poi tangled around my head and burned of my eyebrows. scary but good learning.

hm, pinecones, my favourits!


FacelessjokerBRONZE Member
enthusiast
249 posts
Location: Exeter, United Kingdom


Posted:
The first time i played with fire there was a group of us at my friends house. My boyfriend let us play with his fire stuffs. He was the only one out of all of us that had done it previously so he was showing us what to do hehe. smile

orkossmember
28 posts
Location: veracruz, mexico


Posted:
the first time i played with fire was in an event here in my town called Cumbre Tajin, i used to play with glowstick, and some guys from germany start glowsticking with me, and then they started to play with fire, and i gave it a try, it was so cool

joulzenlightened
187 posts
Location: montreal


Posted:
shiiitt... here my parents are worying about me getting my face permanently damaged with fire poi when i've been spinning for over 2 years....while u guys start with fire early in your spinning career.
seems to me like.. well cant be that dangerous lol
so i ask:

What was your biggest fear b4 u lost your virginity?

it must be green


orkossmember
28 posts
Location: veracruz, mexico


Posted:
hey my parents are kind of scared too jeje, but not too much they've seen me and they know that i've never hurt myself,
well b4 losing my virginity i wasn't that scared, but when i did it for the first time i was scared coz of the noise of the fire spinning

Alanderanewbie
12 posts
Location: Johannesburg. south africa


Posted:
heh heh, i lost mine at an actual fire show... where i was doing fire. it was pretty cool but the chains were really short so i nearly burned myself. and the B@stards got it on the tv camera. a reverse ttn tangled around my arms and burned all the hair off them

creaturesfarleySILVER Member
stranger
22 posts
Location: South devon, England


Posted:
i lost my fire virginity on tuesday!!
It was great!!!
I was really surprised how loud the sound was when i started swinging. I was also suprised when i hit myself on the head. luckily i was unhurt and lived to play around some more. for all of you who have not yet fire poied, get out there and do it! its great.

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