NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Yeah, well I don't quite know what to write but thought I'd start a plate spinning thread since I recently spun my own home made fire plates.

Weee...

It's really hard to describe plate spinning. I'm sure there are other sites which actually explain how to do it.

I can pretty much throw and catch and spin and respin and move it around my body pretty well. I can also juggle two plates with two people badly. And once, just once, I threw up two plates and caught them on opposite sticks.

The fire plate will reemerge as version 2, held together with bolts rather than glue. Since it worked so well the first time. biggrin

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


mechBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


Posted:
firstly nyc can i have some pics

secondly i exposed, dunc, rosco, and ben all to plate spining and passing, its well cool

after playing with other, i am now up to a 5person ring 5 plates, and continous pasing biggrin

Step (el-nombrie)


musashiistarring Skippy the green llama
1,148 posts
Location: Seattle, WA


Posted:
fire plates..think that covers everything now..except fire chainsaws, mmm ubblove

First intention, then enlightenment..
Ars Pyronomica

" Life is programmed. Whether death is programmed or not is yet to be determined."


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Written by: mech


firstly nyc can i have some pics





NO.

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mechBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


Posted:
how do you do that?

how do you do a trick, look pimp, and look stupid at the same time?

wink

can we get a close up of the plate?

Step (el-nombrie)


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
The plate has since degraded into a regular plate until I get time to rebuild it properly.

And I always look pimp. biggrin

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: musashii


fire chainsaws, mmm ubblove




been done smile

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
But not ...

A BLUE ONE!

wink

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musashiistarring Skippy the green llama
1,148 posts
Location: Seattle, WA


Posted:
sweet!! guess it really has been done..what about.......fire rocking chair?? eek ubbloco


anyways, back to your previous discussion of ex-fire spinning plates. Post-fire spinning plates? Your foregoing, late, long ago, long gone, of yore, old, old-time, once, one-time, past, preceding, prior, quondam, sometime, whilom fire plates?? biggrin

First intention, then enlightenment..
Ars Pyronomica

" Life is programmed. Whether death is programmed or not is yet to be determined."


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
I think you can pretty much add fire to any art. Especially if you have protective clothing. biggrin

I'm embarassed to say that, after seeing anything new, I tend to ask "I wonder what that would look like on fire?"

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musashiistarring Skippy the green llama
1,148 posts
Location: Seattle, WA


Posted:
same here too, trying those ideas out has always had mixed results tho biggrin

First intention, then enlightenment..
Ars Pyronomica

" Life is programmed. Whether death is programmed or not is yet to be determined."


GelflingBRONZE Member
Watcher of 80s cartoons
665 posts
Location: Chepstow & Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
Always wanted to make a fire frisbee...

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.


Dr_MollyPooh-Bah
2,354 posts
Location: Away from home


Posted:
which you obviously wouldn't throw because that would be silly (for silly read dangerous)
wouldn't it

musashiistarring Skippy the green llama
1,148 posts
Location: Seattle, WA


Posted:
nah, the troupe I'm in does it, in a show..They're not throwing 50-60 feet, more like 10-20 for safety reasons..It's no where near as dangerous as the gas cannons they use ubblol

First intention, then enlightenment..
Ars Pyronomica

" Life is programmed. Whether death is programmed or not is yet to be determined."


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Now if we could just get the Golden Retriever soaked in whitegas to catch the flaming frisbee in his teeth... we'd have a REAL show.



eek



wink

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Yes, let's go.
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thorFlaming Lesbian
181 posts
Location: Portland, Oregon


Posted:
don't say that, nyc... you know fur smells funny when it burns.

that's why god gave us hairless cats

Lights dancing off my skin as chains wrap round it.
Pain is in a little box and I'm so glad I found it.


musashiistarring Skippy the green llama
1,148 posts
Location: Seattle, WA


Posted:
Written by: NYC


Now if we could just get the Golden Retriever soaked in whitegas to catch the flaming frisbee in his teeth... we'd have a REAL show.

eek

wink




He _knows_...

You can see it in his little dilated eyes, he knows what will happen once he catches that frisbee.

First intention, then enlightenment..
Ars Pyronomica

" Life is programmed. Whether death is programmed or not is yet to be determined."


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Version 2.0 of the plate went perfectly.

Life is grand.

Photos will be up soon. (Check my gallery for photos of Version 1.0)

I found that it's extremely important to have the center of the bottom of the plate as smooth and scratch free as possible. The outer rim can get banged up as much as possible but a small nick in the bottom middle circle can cause havoc. I think I'll gently sand that area every now and then.

[Who am I talking to? I'm the only one who does this!]

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


ado-pGOLD Member
Pirate Ninja
3,882 posts
Location: Galway/Ireland


Posted:
are you just using plain old pointy stix?
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Love is the law.


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Yeah... wooden... but wrapping the ends in aluminium tape.

And having a tip that's sharp but not too sharp helps. I'm finging that the tip of the stick greatly affects the spin stability. To dull sucks, too sharp sucks.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
But not wrapping the tips in aluminium tape.... just the area below the tips. So you can still sharpen the tip.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
mwahah!

bought ourselves 6 alu plates.

when you coming to show us how its done?


hug

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


ado-pGOLD Member
Pirate Ninja
3,882 posts
Location: Galway/Ireland


Posted:
I have an image of you sitting at home with your whittling knife sharpening sticks smile

Im seriously thinkin about giving this a whirl.

must remember to have a go while in pooksville

Love is the law.


Devilstick_RussellBRONZE Member
I like devilstick...
196 posts
Location: Falmouth, United Kingdom


Posted:
you people are obsessed with fire, tut tut. Has anyone got some simple tricks to learn that don't require fire. I can do full curl and a couple of throws etc..

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


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Here's a photo late in the spin. So the towering inverted tornado of fire has simmered down enough for me to balance it on my gothic pointed ring I'm wearing.



biggrin




Non-Https Image Link

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ado-pGOLD Member
Pirate Ninja
3,882 posts
Location: Galway/Ireland


Posted:
eek your doing it on a pointy ring!!!!?

Hardcore mr nyc. me likes

Why is there a big giant chicken fillet (bra insert) in the photo?

Love is the law.


_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
ubblol

Hardcore indeed

Getting to the other side smile


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
The giant white disk was a video screen of sorts. Kinda. That Mayhem kept almost lighting on fire. wink

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Yes, let's go.
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elementalspritestranger
6 posts
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand


Posted:
is there any videos on how to spin plates?

*dreams* oh look a pretty cloud


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