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Posted:It can look good with laser pointers! It's not safe to do with anyone around but to do yourself in a room and watch the pattern is great. If they point out from the end of the chain then you can't blind yourself!Torhes with a fine beam would be pretty cool too I reckon. I always like to see something of what I'm doing, my favourite is practicing with fire in front of a glass window and watching the reflection Non-Https Image Link
Posted:What I think you mean, Endangered, is the firey version of club swinging. I started fire spinning with torches and it really helped me be really strong in technique before I approached poi. I still very much dig them for the level of control you have and the skills you can do that you can't do with poi. There've been a few good threads on the topic you might want to look up. Try looking up "torches" or "clubs" by following the search link under the "Home of Poi Bulletin Board" sub head. Post back if you've got more questions. Diana
Posted:Ah, the barrier of the common language. Diana, I think ES was referring to what we Americans call "flashlights" when he said "torches." ES, when we Americans hear "torch" we think of the flamey sticks that the villagers are carrying as they go to storm Dr Frankenstein's castle. This begs the question, ES--what do you call those flamey sticks, anyhow?I've never tried twirling flashlights or torches. I've seen torch twirling, which is basically the same as club twirling (as Diana said), and has basically the same moves as poi.