Forums > Other Toys > Strangest Thing Ever Spun?

Login/Join to Participate
Page: 1...3456
ImmortalAngel
Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 19th Jan 2004
Total posts: 578
Posted:We all know once you start twirling, it's hard to stop :P
I grabed a pair of my friend's mittens the other day and broke into 3 beat weave (tried for 5 but they were to short and had no weight) then into a butterfly.
I realized I do this a fair bit when ever I get items in my hands. I've done it with articles of clothing, shopping bags full of food and all sorts of strange items :P
I wanted to know how many other people twirl what ever they can get their hands on.
I know in the Martial Arts world, everything becomes staff or a sword wink
I think in the twirling world, everything becoms twirlable.


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> STAY SAFE! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug.gif" alt="" />

Delete Topic

decemberscalm
member
Location: Cypress (Houston), Texas
Member Since: 29th Aug 2007
Total posts: 49
Posted:Once you spin, you can't stop. I spin everything I get my hands on x.x ex: grocerys, keys, chains

At my office I've got two bands of shoe strings I cut up, tied at the end to paper clamps. Works good for boredom attacks.

I've gotten giant lanterns, and spun them on chain. Wow they were heavy, but they lit up and looked like fire poi frozen in time but still spinning ^,^; Bloody hard to stop thier momentum though.

I tried spinning my girlfriend like a staff once, it worked (she's a cheerleader)... but I never learned how to staff x.x.

I am living proof you can practice spinning with beamers every day and still be alive 6 months later ^^. What I don't get is where anyone would ever get the bright idea of spinning an HAMMER or a AXE. That is so much more dangerous than fire. I've hit myself in the face with fire full force, and couldn't care less (got it on video XD). I don't think I want a spear in my jaw any time soon.


Delete

Firewuff
Firewuff

member
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 26
Posted:Hey I tried to spin my 7 year old daughter but she kept giggling too much. It sort of works.... she's a twin so I'd try doubles but my back couldn't take it (and I'm scared of my wife's reaction...)

BRETT


"The company of those that seek the truth is
always preferable to those who think they have
found it"

Terry Pratchet
Monsterous Regiment

Delete

Rosherrim
Rosherrim

stranger
Location: England
Member Since: 6th Dec 2007
Total posts: 7
Posted:I work as a lifeguard, so I was spinning two whistles. They make awesome noises if you spin them fast enough, but they're really light so I tend to smack myself in the face with them, haha.

Delete

FireTom
Stargazer

Member Since: 20th Sep 2003
Total posts: 6650
Posted:the other night I was spinning massive amounts and after that got home on my Enfield. Unfortunately I got stuck on a narrow road, behind a massive truck... you can't imagine the loads of smoke from his exhaust... (*coughs by the mere thought of it*)

Gotten home I showered for half an hour and then tried to clear my nostrils... they were so congested! confused So with my right pinky I pull one snot out of the left nostril... eeeeeeew some solid matter at the end of a long slimy thread... eek and (you guessed it) with my left I pull the same out of my right nostril... weavesmiley

biggrin


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

Delete

Pogo69
Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo
Member Since: 6th Apr 2006
Total posts: 3764
Posted:my youngest, isaac (8), spins anything he can get his hands on (staff-like, cos that's his weapon of choice), at the grocery store... celery, kabana, loaf of dog food...

last time we were there in the fruit'n'vege section, isaac was spinning a carrot, while lachie (11) was spinning a pair of turnips (as poi, as they're his weapon of choice)...

strange boys... but then... they are mine...


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

Delete

Geeza
Geeza

addict
Location: Leeds
Member Since: 14th May 2006
Total posts: 694
Posted:my housekey on a keyring.
my packlunch box and bottle in a plastic bag on the way home from work. I usually try stalls and isolations as i just have one thing

plastic bags with something in are good to spin


Delete

Rellizate
Rellizate

old hand
Location: Cambridge, UK
Member Since: 10th Feb 2007
Total posts: 719
Posted:Tampons would be the weirdest. But also, phone chargers. Tent poles. Punt poles (ahh - good times... biggrin). My sister. A chair. A taser (longggg story!). And some other random stuff.

Delete

Phexxie
newbie

Member Since: 14th Jun 2008
Total posts: 2
Posted:i span with my friends braids in a club once, they were past her knees and she was idly playing them while talking to the barman, i couldn't resist...
-my mobile phone, by its lanyard
-sugar dummies
-pillow cases with bean bags in - made fairly good flag poi!
-two broken plugs after the cat chewed through the wires (they were unplugged, so the kitty is fine ^_^)
-headphones (the kind that go in your ears)
-my dreadfalls

think that's about it! I guess if it has a cord and a weight of some kind I'll probably try to spin it, haha ubbrollsmile


Delete

Brenn
Brenn

Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 28th Jun 2004
Total posts: 3286
Posted:In dome tents you have those long dome tent poles that connect up into one long tent pole and collapse into a bundle when not in use...those are fun to spin unconnected biggrin (until you lose grip of it or throw it and it becomes a giant half connected tent spaghetti monster thing ubblol )

&#2384;

Owner of burningoftheclavey smile
Owned by Lost83spy

Delete

jarle
jarle

Lv15 Ranger
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 13th Mar 2007
Total posts: 1489
Posted:I spin teatowels at work. Does that count?

Kupo!

Delete

fire.chef
fire.chef

crazy mofo
Location: Southport, lancashire
Member Since: 15th Feb 2008
Total posts: 99
Posted:hey i've been known to spin teatowels at work aswell, usually after being questoned by the other chefs or waiting on staff what poi is it helps when there slightly wet and have a knot at the end ive also spun spaghetti till it breaks and flies across the kitchen

Yo Yo Yo motherfcukers

Delete

Talon_tigris
Talon_tigris

Member
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Member Since: 25th Aug 2007
Total posts: 10
Posted:I used to work at a recycling depot. Sometimes that job got really slow/boring, so I sometimes got in the habit of getting plastic twine and tying that off to two empty orange juice jugs. They were large and bulky, but I could manage to do 360 3 beats, butterflies, and a few other simple ones.

People alter their lives by altering their attitudes

Delete

Fire_Moose
Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Member Since: 2nd May 2007
Total posts: 3597
Posted:3 foot and 5 foot pieces of rebar....contact rebar...granted not entirely strange after hitting myself once i put it down.

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

Delete

frer3
newbie

Member Since: 8th Dec 2006
Total posts: 42
Posted:once I tried metal fishing weights tied to the end of a piece of dental floss...

Delete

WildThing
WildThing

miss beelzeboss
Location: Zagreb , Croatia =)
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2008
Total posts: 41
Posted:mobile phones on their leashes ... 2 leather belts ( that hurts if you hit yourself with the side with the metal buckle... ) .... my dads crutch as a staff ... 2 mice from PCs ROFL.. .. and... two oranges in socks

You make my heart sing..you make everything..GROOVEY .. yeah =) xD

Delete

aston
aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Sinkers on dental floss? Ouchies....

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Delete

WildThing
WildThing

miss beelzeboss
Location: Zagreb , Croatia =)
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2008
Total posts: 41
Posted:lucklly ..they were not hooks on dental floss ..that would've been a real OUCH :P

You make my heart sing..you make everything..GROOVEY .. yeah =) xD

Delete

Mother_Natures_Son
Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:2 wiimotes on leashes... they are REALLY good for stalls etc. I usually play the bowling game solo and have both of the wiimotes so I can poi in the downtime.

hug

Delete

poxe679
newbie
Location: perth
Member Since: 26th Sep 2007
Total posts: 40
Posted:iv twirled squid in a bag head fones tied onto tea spoons for weight ummmmmm fones .....hehehe juggled 3 iphones now that was funi ever seen 3 jaws drop at once

Delete

Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted: Written by :poxe679


iv twirled squid in a bag



umm

sounds intriguing


Delete

CPlater1
CPlater1

newbie
Location: Bristol, Penrith for uni
Member Since: 25th Aug 2008
Total posts: 28
Posted:I've seen someone spin 2 ratchet straps. All around told the person to put them down before someone got hurt!

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it most probably is a duck!

Delete

pilch
stranger
Location: room 12 of nuneaton never was...
Member Since: 1st Aug 2008
Total posts: 18
Posted:I've got to say that it's so unconteolable n I don't think shop keepers like it to much LOL . But the weirds thing I've spun is a bottel of pop In vertaxe (diabolo)

dont u just love it when ur toys hit ya

Delete

Live_in_a_spin
Live_in_a_spin

Dude where's my Poi?
Location: neather here nor there
Member Since: 30th Oct 2005
Total posts: 383
Posted:I have a habbit of doing shopping basket finger spins when in the supermarket.

Live life in a spin!!!
but if you fall don't come crying to me!!!

Delete

burningoftheclavey
burningoftheclavey

lurking like a ninja with no camouflage..
Location: over yonder
Member Since: 22nd Jul 2005
Total posts: 926
Posted:my friend and I spun our keys tied to scarves at the weekend in a club, and subsequently lost my USB stick with all my college work on it frown oops!

on spam robots - "Burn the robot! Melt him down, and then we can make lots and lots of money from his shiiiny juices!"

Owned by Brenn smile

Delete

Fruitbasket
Fruitbasket

#1 Bender Fan :D
Location: Somewheres i tell ya!
Member Since: 12th Oct 2008
Total posts: 133
Posted:Well..Ive turned some gloves into nunchuku. It worked pretty well.

ANGER IS A GIFT.You have the right to demand better!

Originally Posted By: Mr Majestikhear the news about the guy in adelaide on the weekend who walked stilts 20m high? broke the world record by taking four steps.

Delete

Rayan
Rayan

your friendly neighborhood crack head?
Location: Tennessee (U.S.)
Member Since: 9th Nov 2008
Total posts: 30
Posted:i took two knives and attached them to chains... swung them around like poi makes a nice weapon. but ehh.. prolly not that good of an idea.

Delete

bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:zomg!

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

Delete

WildThing
WildThing

miss beelzeboss
Location: Zagreb , Croatia =)
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2008
Total posts: 41
Posted:does it feel good at least tongue2

You make my heart sing..you make everything..GROOVEY .. yeah =) xD

Delete

Puff
Puff

The Magic Dragon
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Member Since: 10th Jun 2007
Total posts: 134
Posted:I used to work in a menswear store and used silk ties as poi. Doesn't work great but at least they are nice to hold laugh3

Let my words, dear friends, be treasures. Weightless golden butterflies that hang before your eyes for seconds, then are gone. But the dust of truth and beauty that their wingbeats leave behind will settle on your soul and make you happy. - Edward Monkton

Delete

Brenn
Brenn

Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 28th Jun 2004
Total posts: 3286
Posted:Leeks

&#2384;

Owner of burningoftheclavey smile
Owned by Lost83spy

Delete

Page: 1...3456

Similar Topics

Using the keywords [strangest thing spun] we found the following similar topics.
1. Learn > POI > Advanced Butterflies > pacman twist *help/resource let me know what this thing is called  butterfly weave this is...
2. Forums > The strangest thing you ever had pushed through your catflap [31 replies]
3. Forums > whats the heaviest thing you've spun [13 replies]
4. Forums > Strangest thing that ever happened to you [43 replies]
5. Forums > stupidist thing you've done lately? [85 replies]

     Show more..