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Catalyst
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Posted:Ok, so tell me....is there anything to put on the sidewalk/street to either absorb the oil from spinning, or to make it less slippery? We are often spinning on the sidewalk, or in front of a business, and even though we all "spin out" before we light up, there is always some oil that is left on the street. It's also very slick to perform on...and often times I am just concentrating on not falling!!! Any suggestions?? ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile

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UCOF
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Posted:sand?

I cant really think of anyting else....

umm..

nope.

I cant.

sorry.


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Mand
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Posted:What fuel are you using?

If you're using lamp oil then it will get slippy.
It shouldn't be too bad if you're using coleman fuel though. confused


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UCOF
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Posted:Yeah,

but ifits parrafin..


cor..

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vanize
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Posted:use coleman/white gas instead of lamp oil/parrafin if surface slipperness is a concern.

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MiG
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Posted:salt eats away at fat, which, i think, is of a similar molecular construction to kerosene. just get some buckets of stuff, pour some on the ground, and see what works best smile

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UCOF
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Posted:Vanise:were you at the Kent weekend when the neighbours complained abou the road being really slippery?

People went out with yard brooms, buckets of water and washing up liquid..

smile


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flid
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Posted:no, he was at the feb one.

there's video of how not to clean a road in the video here:

http://photos.offline.org.uk/showgallery.php?galleryid=137


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mech
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Posted:you could wash it down with soap, and a yard brush, like a load of us did at a party last yr!

Step (el-nombrie)

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UCOF
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Posted:rolleyes

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Posted:I'll have to double check, but bleach and ammonia is the combination used to keep the stages around here non slippery after fire shows. It should work on sidewalks and roads and boobies(the red footed ones) as well.
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Spanner
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Posted:Off topic I know, but I misread this thread title as "Oli on the road or sidewalk=very slippery......what to do?????"

redface


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flash fire
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Posted:Written by: flid

no, he was at the feb one.

there's video of how not to clean a road in the video here:

http://photos.offline.org.uk/showgallery.php?galleryid=137




bwahahah! I didn't even bother looking for the vid. was too busy laughing at the naked wrestlers! I guess one of them is UCOF - who is the other?


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Mand
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Posted:Written by: flash fire

bwahahah! I didn't even bother looking for the vid. was too busy laughing at the naked wrestlers! I guess one of them is UCOF - who is the other?



Nope, that's actually Frodo and Mech. ubblol


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flash fire
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Posted:which one is which?

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Bird
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Posted:Written by: Spanner

Off topic I know, but I misread this thread title as "Oli on the road or sidewalk=very slippery......what to do?????"

redface



ubblol

I did that too when I first read it!!

ubblol ubblol


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UCOF
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Posted:eek

I take offence to that Flash. wink

Seeing as you do already know what I look like.

rolleyes


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Posted:The H+S man for Beltane Fire Festival swears by Cat Litter as the number one paraffin prevention technique. Throw some over the area, let it absorb, and sweep it up. Yay!

Scary photos eek


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ado-p
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Posted:Cat litter eh... Bring on the busking.

and the tripping (yes, this is a double entendre)...

Now if i could only find a cat that could spin...

wait a minute ubbidea


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vanize
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Posted:just spin the cats...

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MiG
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Posted:or use the cats to wipe it up?

or pour kero on the cat and light it up? no, thats nasty.


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Posted:Written by: Untimely Calculations Often Fail

eek

I take offence to that Flash. wink

Seeing as you do already know what I look like.

rolleyes



Yeah, but I've never seen you naked wrestling before, so perhaps you can understand my mistake. ubblol


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Posted:What were you looking at?

eek


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Posted:just do not step on it! I had once and I thought I was sk8ing for some seconds.Then luckily I did not fell someone grabbed me.
It is so nice to have friends with good reflex wink


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ado-p
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Posted:i spin in my feet if its slippy

gonna have some damn cold feet tonight though.

its other people that i worry about more.

especially after i leave and the drunks come out to play


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Catalyst
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Posted:Ok, so if I'm spinning with lamp oil, I'm basically out of luck??? frown

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Mand
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Posted:Pretty much.

If you spin out well, then it'll take longer for the slippiness to become a problem.
But really, the only way you're going to get round it is by switching to coleman gas.


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Posted:1-2-3.
sand. before you go out throw some down. cat litter? seems chunky for the toe-sies.
socks. not too good for socks though wink so i double them up or save a pair for after.
rugs. get junky wool ones and clean them with a carpet shampooer once in a while. they're heavy though! (the shampooers _and_ the rugs)


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Posted:Written by: musashii

I'll have to double check, but bleach and ammonia is the combination used to keep the stages around here non slippery after fire shows. It should work on sidewalks and roads and boobies(the red footed ones) as well.



Just a bit of a safety tip, DO NOT mix bleach and ammonia. It releases chlorine gas which is really not good for you. Besides that it's not particularly good for the ground either (neither is salt BTW).

Have you thought about sawdust or cat litter? Those are pretty tried and true "soak up liquid mess" materials which could be swept up afterwards.


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Catalyst
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Posted:I've thought of the cat litter and sand, but haven't tried either (except when I dumped over a big bucket of fuel, I tried to use sand , and it didn't do anything, but turned into oil soaked sand). I also like the carpet idea, to get a big carpet would be easy enough, and a cool one would add some charachter....thanks for the cool ideas. As far as spinning out, I use a bucket...and I spin with the monkey fists....so, even though I use the bucket, there is way more fuel that spits out...I ususally then spin again somewhere away from people or the area just to get that out as well.....

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