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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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="" />

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Goblin
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

newbie
Location: Rochdale

Total posts: 15
Posted:piping, found some and started spinning.

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sureau


sureau

enthusiast
Location: Oz girl in Eng-land

Total posts: 224
Posted:I definitely believe the jacket thing. At Woodford, the guy from Gadgets was juggling 3 balls while removing his jacket. He then weaved the jacket through the balls, poi-style. Incredible. I wish I had that whole performance on video.

"Be the Bunny"

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Burning Brain


Burning Brain

eye shifter
Location: between my headphones

Total posts: 321
Posted:dice on string. very light but i could get a few cicles out. nowraps or the dice would fall out of the loose knot i put in them.

If I could be granted one wish I would ask for all the questions of the universe.

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Lavatwilight
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK

Total posts: 834
Posted:i got bored whilst crushing biscuits with a rolling pin the other day(for cheese cake), and managed to get a few fishtails out of it :P biggrin

Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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Druidpyre
GOLD Member since Nov 2004

Druidpyre

Member
Location: Houston, TX

Total posts: 19
Posted:I can't tell you how many times I've been bitched at for screwing up the groceries spinning them around me in the plastic bags. I swear not all of that damage was mine. ooooops

But I am glad to hear that my compulsive nature is not uncommon among Hoppers.


We create a new world order, one of beauty and grace, color and sound. There is nothing more vibrant or full of life than the roar of fire tying knots of light around your body.

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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:Ah, someone else who works in a bakery!
I work in a bakery/deli/cafe...I was caught last night spinning 2 large things of Mortadella in their overnight vacum pack bags...they were like 2 feet long and I couldn't help myself >.<


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="" />

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devkev
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

devkev

discoverer of phat and poigling
Location: North London.. England

Total posts: 292
Posted:i finger twirled a painting kettle today and i kicked up a paint roller extension bar... nearly broke the light... lol

its all about the fun fun fun fun and more fun...

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:contact juggling with my sisters new puppy biggrin

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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Devilstick_Russell
BRONZE Member since May 2004

I like devilstick...
Location: Falmouth

Total posts: 196
Posted:i want pictures!!!

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

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sureau


sureau

enthusiast
Location: Oz girl in Eng-land

Total posts: 224
Posted:Written by: pineapple pete

contact juggling with my sisters new puppy biggrin



ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol

this thread never ceases to please

I tried twirling a friend's unlit cigarette the other night at Juggle. Heh. Figured there were better uses for it than smoking it.


"Be the Bunny"

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Alfred
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

Alfred

Altyd Brandend
Location: Orange County, California, US...

Total posts: 149
Posted:My first poi were dogleashes with Batteries taped on the ends...Trust me.Pain is a great motivator not to mess up.And then ofcourse all the "other things" Keys,wallets,brooms,socks,headphones...
Which reminds me...I am an actor/singer and we put condoms on our mic packs to keep the sweat out.I have spun those aswell.I would put stage make up in it and spin it.


Spinning makes my world go round

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Stongsfire
GOLD Member since May 2004

member
Location: Hawaii

Total posts: 53
Posted:I tried to spin friend of mine like a staff, but she woundn't hold still

And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war
for a lead role in a cage?
--Pink Floyd

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:my new rope dart is a dog toy, it seems that dog toys canbe modified for almost any twirling purpose

cheers, pete biggrin


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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ScRuFfY - Fetish for flames


ScRuFfY - Fetish for flames

Member
Location: frankston

Total posts: 42
Posted:i started looking for things to twirl with one day and found two of those dummies that flash....and i twirled them for ages the only bad thing is that after a few drops they kept breaking...but they always looked awsome...

ScRuFfY- FeTiSh FoR FlAmEs:
live life, succeced, crash, burn then die


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sureau


sureau

enthusiast
Location: Oz girl in Eng-land

Total posts: 224
Posted:Written by: Stongsfire

I tried to spin friend of mine like a staff, but she woundn't hold still


It can be done! Kyle contact-staffed me. But it came so out of the blue, when I realized what he was doing, I couldn't stop laughing...and as far as I know his 'real' contact staffs don't start convulsing halfway up hehe


"Be the Bunny"

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.:* Moon Pixie *:.

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: .:*over the rainbow*:.

Total posts: 3492
Posted:bluecat once spun my dreadies... i believe he managed at least a 3 beat weave weavesmiley .... before I shooooed him away... ubblol

*:...one day all the fairy fridges will be aligned and my pixie world will be complete...:*

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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

.:star:.

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1785
Posted:soap on a rope....spinning in the shower!!

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Firewuff


Firewuff

member
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 26
Posted:Ive done video cables with a VDA (distro amp) on the end, worked really well till the cable came apart

Riding crops work well sort of, with a bit of practice. you can also do throws with one quite easily.

Various stuffed toys (I've got 4year old twin girls) keeps them very amused.

Garden hose while it was on, kinda hard to control and only 1 but heaps of fun in summer


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

Terry Pratchet
Monsterous Regiment

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Boo_Bunny
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Boo_Bunny

Sparkely arty Mormon rainbow fairy
Location: infront of you

Total posts: 933
Posted:camras, shoelaces, backpacks (very hard to control), sophies phone(to sophies horror), Pencil cases, headphones, computer mouses.

Property of Fine_Rabid_Dog

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devkev
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

devkev

discoverer of phat and poigling
Location: North London.. England

Total posts: 292
Posted:i have just remembered i had some mini flags... about 10x8 cm with 50 ozzie cent as the weights... gold lame material... really small. smile

its all about the fun fun fun fun and more fun...

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sureau


sureau

enthusiast
Location: Oz girl in Eng-land

Total posts: 224
Posted:at juggle I'd just made myself a cuppa and while going to the bin, twirled the sopping tea bag across the piazza... got covered in tea, heh.

was twirling the african spear in my room again yesterday... great incentive to not hit yourself when the risk is stabbing yourself in the back of the leg with a spearhead


"Be the Bunny"

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darkpoet
BRONZE Member since May 2003

darkpoet

Irish
Location: Dallas.........ish

Total posts: 525
Posted:was doing staff with a weedwhacker yesterday....was rather....hard to do

Jesus saves sinners and redeems them for cash and
prizes

Co-Founder of Keepers of Light

Educate yourself about the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Puk
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz

Total posts: 2615
Posted:I did contact with a 10ft conduit on a loading dock or juggling 3 light globes on a 10ft ladder . Or doing contact (trying ) jugging with a pool ball.

that shrewd and knavish sprite

Called Robin Good Fellow ; are you not he that is frighten of the maidens of the villagery - fairy

I am the merry wander of the night -puk

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Delirium_Star


Delirium_Star

member
Location: Portsmouth

Total posts: 73
Posted:Erm.... My pink fluffy Dreaded falls that glow orange in uv light they made really pretty patterns just not weighty enough frown

+Delirium_57412+

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Psyri
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Psyri

artisan
Location: Berkshire, UK

Total posts: 1576
Posted:when I had dreds I span em

weirdest thing managed is big ass metre long metal tongs at work used for taking steaks outa the grill... nice


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minimaniac


minimaniac

The Ladiees Man
Location: near swindon/ oxford

Total posts: 360
Posted:i was spinning a bench press bar at the gym yesterday but my god contact staff with a 20kg pole is painful!

I'm going to leave the army and run away to the circus

if not i will just become a MI5 agent !!!

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PyroMonkey
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

PyroMonkey

b...bal...lence?....
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney

Total posts: 370
Posted:at my rockclimbing gym i was hung upsidedown 4m up while spinning a 8m pole that we use to hook in the ropes. it was slow but it was cooool, managed to get a behind-the-back move tongue

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polarity
SILVER Member since May 2005

polarity

veteran
Location: on the wrong planet

Total posts: 1228
Posted:turkeys smile

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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Loki_the_trickster
SILVER Member since Feb 2006

Loki_the_trickster

Has sharp edges
Location: Stuck in the mire

Total posts: 1266
Posted:*BUMP*


This here would be the strangest for me so far wink
Boy do I ever need to get a life ubblol


My ADD makes it so that.....Ooooo SHINY.....wanna go ride bikes....wait....where am I.....

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Firewuff


Firewuff

member
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 26
Posted:But can you eat them at the same time!.... now that would be a cool trick

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

Terry Pratchet
Monsterous Regiment

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