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Endangered Sanity
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Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Member Since: 11th Feb 2001
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Posted:Has anyone ever tried this? If so, was it any good?

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Frenzie
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 30th Jan 2001
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Posted:MonekyKat has a staff with torches on each end .,.. that what u mean? Looks really good when twirled

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Endangered Sanity
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Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
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Posted:I meant torches as in thigies that you turn on a switch and they light up. So if you mean that, then yes, thats what i meant :P

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tkerby
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Location: Edinburgh, UK
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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
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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

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adamrice
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Location: Austin TX USA
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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.

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Frenzie
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Total posts: 515
Posted:Yeah he has torches on the end just taped on :PHurt pretty bad if u hit yourself though

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Finn
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 23rd Dec 2000
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Posted:Monkeykat has two of these flashlight/torch staves. He does double stave moves with them. They look amazing. Very trippy.
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Endangered Sanity
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Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
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Posted:Yeah I was referring to 'flashlights'As for what I call those flamey sticks, well, I call them flamey sticks !!!
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