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Damo


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Posted: I was thinking today.... You have someone that goes out clubbing... therefore and clubber. Or a person that ski's.... a skier.

So what is it for someone who has a skill in Poi or Staff?

Thinking now as I write this it might be a spinner??


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Gidg
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Posted:It just depends on who you are talking with and how detailed you want to get. Spinners, twirlers, poiers, staffers. They all work.

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Damo


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Posted:Ahhhh <feels enlightened>

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UCOF
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Posted:Manipulators.

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Gidg
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Posted:umm I'm not going there!

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Bzrael
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Posted:well you swing the Poi, so that makes you a swinger..

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Damo


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Posted:Written by: Bzrael

so that makes you a swinger..



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Medusa
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Posted:If you spin with fire then a Fire Artist works too.

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Cantus
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Posted:Depends where you are in the world i think. In Britain we mostly refer to ourselves as spinners (and fire spinners if you're so inclined).

Poi spinner, staff spinner etc.



Aussies tend to call themselves twirlers - no matter how gay that makes them sound. Odd in such a macho country wink



Lots of people, the world over, refer to themselves as fire dancers.



Object manipulator tends to come from the contact field more than any where else.



People who gain employment from Poi and staff often say that they are fire artists/artistes. maybe so they don't just sound like everyone else. It allows a feeling mystery perhaps...



Then there are people that are called by the objects they choose to spin.

"oh him? he's a glowstringer"

"She's a devil sticker"

I noticed a lot of people in various countries simply adding an er to there toys. So Poier and staffer.

etc



Some that does Diabolo is a diaboloist.



Not sure what you call someone who does meteors though. Meteoricist?


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fNi
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Posted:meteorologist perhaps? then at least we'd have people that know what they're talking about ubblol

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Bender_the_Offender
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Posted:C@ntus
Written by: C@ntus

Aussies tend to call themselves twirlers - no matter how gay that makes them sound. Odd in such a macho country wink



OMGOMG that's sooo spot in it's scary.
C@ntus, that's a pretty accurate run-down too! biggrin


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andythepoi


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Posted:what about a collective name for ALL people that play with fire for a HOBBY!! heheh....how about an "insanity of spinners"?, an "accidentwaitingtohappen of spinners"?, a "lunacy"?, an "ayunee"( A and E)? hehe

or perhaps.... a glow of spinners


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Faberg
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Posted:what's the collective name for Poi & staff? toys! ubbrollsmile

i call my glo-poi my babies. gave up using that name for my Firepoi after the strange looks i'd get when "going outside to burn my babies" biggrin

i refuse to be called a poier though. "pooier" (pronounced the same as poier) means pimp or panderer in dutch ubblol spinner will do i reckon.... cool


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vanize
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Posted:for fire peeps - well, I say fire spinners, fire performers, or even fire peeps. many people also think I am refering to them when I say burners as well, but I am actually refering to people who are part of the burningman community when I say that. even though there is an overlap of the two groups, I try to keep that one strait! if it is fire somethingorother - then it has to do with Poi Staff meteors or whatever. If I say burn- or burning-<whatever> then that should refer to burningman type stuff!

all is clear? good, because I expect everyone to adopt that convention now! wink

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Hanz


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Posted:Well for me it depends what art I am talking... I generally only talk about Poi and Staff though.
If I am talking about someone who does Poi I call them a Poi Spinner.
If I am talking about Staff I say Twirler.
I have no idea why I say what I do... but oh well.

Cantus you said "Aussies tend to call themselves twirlers - no matter how gay that makes them sound. Odd in such a macho country"
Why does that make us sound gay? and why are we a macho country?


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duballstar
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Posted:poff? umm

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Domino
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Posted:I have once seen it refered to at fwirling, as in short for Fire Twirling. Anyone else seen this?

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Dom
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Posted:I say "Me? I'm just cool. Tell me I'm great..."

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Mayhem
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Posted:I have heard fwirlers(fire twirlers) but i think its pretty much up to each person as to what they call themselves. Fire twirlers, fire spinners, fire dancers, fire performers, burners...a rose by any other name still burns as sweet....

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nearly_all_gone
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Posted:I was recently referred to as a "Poi Nuteer", which I thought was a particularly good one!

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