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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Location: , United Kingdom

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Posted:Every year, as the weather starts to get colder, windier, wetter, etc, my enthusiasm for spinning declines as obviously, you cant spin outside, and my landlady doesnt approve of me spinning fire in the house...... strange lady... umm

At the moment.. im generally spinning about once a week at juggling society at Uni.
I usually take my juggling balls everywhere though.

But then when the summer comes round again, and it starts getting lighter, later, my enthusiasm goes back up again.

Does anyone else feel like this?


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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1626
Posted:Yup. I really want to spin in the winter, it's just I know that the amount of hassle it is getting to somewhere I can spin isn't worth it.. because within 3 minutes my fingers are black and dropping off, my joints are stiff regardless of warmups, my ears feel like they're on fire, my nose is running...

I'm not even spinning once a week at the mo. But I'm really looking forward to the summer so I can spend whole days doing nothing but spinning smile


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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1858
Posted:I'm not fussed about spinning fire, and I go to a club anything from once to three times a week, so I get to spin anytime.

But it's so much nicer in the summer time outside.


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Yep, muchly.

I can't even go to a circus school regularly cos I work nights, and my mornings are spent arsing about on here and emailing.

Yeush. I wish this country was warm all year round weavesmiley


Getting to the other side smile

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:I have thesame probs. I hate winter. It sucks.

I used to spin staff and poi in doors, but the guys in my boarding house got pissed off evuntaulay when I started taking chunks out of their doors... my house master didn't appreciate it much either.

Bring on the summer!


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

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Posted:i've spun more in the last 2 months than i have in the past 12 months.
but maybe that's just a reflection of how little i spun last year!

its at about the once a week mark at the moment.

to reinforce jonnnnnnny's hop classic topic starter though, i haven't juggled clubs since summer.


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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Parafinfairy
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Parafinfairy

old hand
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 845
Posted:The weather doesn't affect the Guildford spins does it Durbs??? You just need a nice warm pub close by and lots of blankets!! wink

Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

I need it..... Trust me!

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Nate
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Total posts: 1530
Posted:i dont really care about the temp at which i spin in, as long as it doesnt go below five im out there with my staffs poi rope dart and clubs juggling for my life with five t shirts on lol

but still i have to aggree bring on the summer......or the spring


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Casz
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

Casz

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Location: Chattanooga TN, USA

Total posts: 15
Posted:Has anyone ever spun in the snow before? I've waited to try it because I think it would just be truely awesome...sadly it doesn't snow where I live. frown

"Firework shops are like porn shops for Pyros"

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I haven't touched poi since October. frown

-Mike )'(
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babajaga
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

babajaga

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Location: Berlin, Germany

Total posts: 863
Posted:frown hug

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Casz
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

Casz

stranger
Location: Chattanooga TN, USA

Total posts: 15
Posted:The last time I did anything was new years eve.

"Firework shops are like porn shops for Pyros"

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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:I spin everynight and at various times through the day.
Living in Canada it really does limit how often I am willing to spin with fire or spin outside in general, but it does happen now and then, maybe once a month I'll do a few nights of fire spinning, check my gallery for a picture of the last spin as I was just starting up my spin ^.^' Although spinning in winter makes me feel icky and makes me less inclined to do any harder moves, so I rarely go anything past 5bt weaves or 3bt btb weaves. I just spin to stay from getting rusty I guess.
I am always juggling, where ever I go, and especially in school during class, or before my martial arts I'm always messing around. I'm lucky to have the entire dojo to my self for at least an hour before I start teaching classes, and it's got extra high ceilings so I can have lots of fun.
Once summer starts up I intend to have a big spinning party every friday night outside biggrin


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And all that's jazz
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

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Location: just behind your left shoulder...

Total posts: 92
Posted:You know, it's funny, but I don't seem to have that problem. Maybe it's because I live somewhere warm. wink

jazz


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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

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Location: In a test pit, Mackay, Austral...

Total posts: 1107
Posted:I used to look forward to winter: you didn't have to wait forever for it to get dark; the beamers lit up the condensation in your breath; the cold air anaestatises the beamer whacks pretty fast.

Up here in tropical Queensland we don't get any of that, just the light reflecting off thousands of mosquitos.


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NYC


NYC

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Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Yeah, I'm almost embarassed as to how little I've spun lately. I forced myself to spin last night just so I didn't feel guilty about posting on this site. wink

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Written by: Cole
i haven't juggled clubs since summer.



Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiies.

Ive got video footage that says otherwise wink


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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

veteran
Location: Out, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1508
Posted:Yeah, the really gimpy thing tho is that my ceiling is too low for pois!

AAARRRGGGHHH!!! My giant stick broke!!! In two!!! My stick broke in two!!! ubbcrying

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elasta


elasta

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Location: wishing to be in Rio

Total posts: 645
Posted:yeah, summer is SO much better for spinning.sunnysunnysunny Going out to the park for a juggle juggle drop drop drop spin and sharing the experience with lots of other layabouts who have nothing better to do. ah bliss.juggleweavesmiley

I mean, it's 19:45 here right now, dark, about -8C, covered with snow and I'm a 40 min walk from my flat eek (hence the fact I am posting in social shat)... were it summertime however, it'd still be light and warm and I'd probly be chillin on the grass.... ah well.

But I'm still spinning more or less everyday though - too cold for fire, but my flat's big enough and I live all on my lonesome ( frown boooooooooo. )

Oh and Casz, spinning in snow looks very cool for those watching, but loses its novelty value when your fingers fall off. Oh the evenings I've spent sewing fingers back on... umm


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:"social shat"

Yeh, it seem like that sometimes.

smile

"I'd probly be chillin on the grass"

I do that too.. ubbangel


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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Total posts: 3289
Posted:mmm thats one thing I really like about Oz, during the winter we just turn the music up louder and keep going. We have an all weather fire spot and it never gets too cold for fwirlage. I dont know of many fire meets that keep going regularly 12 months of the year smile

Josh


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originalsmit
SILVER Member since Aug 2003

originalsmit

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Location: nottingham, england. cornwall ...

Total posts: 469
Posted:YUP its cold alright,
last weeks fire meet nearly never happened when it did it was 11:30 and -3'C
Im looking forward to summer a lot, as we have no light place to spin teaching and learning is a lot harder,I just tend to repeat what I know instead of trying new stuff, and the attraction of going down the park with your minidisc and a few toys is severely diminished by freezing your face off, and cold fingers really dont help much either.

roll on summer the sooner the better


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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:i feel guilty about not practicing poi in sub-freezing weather.

and yet i wonder why my friends say i'm obsessed shrug


-James

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside, Australia

Total posts: 2676
Posted:I HATE firetwirling in wind. ubbcrying

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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peles_paynim
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

peles_paynim

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Location: the fascist states of amerika,...

Total posts: 80
Posted:wow, yeah, i live in oregon so it rains here about 9 months out of the year...so we've looked around and found a covered concrete area with painted lines for four square to practice in.. it's at an elementary school and we can get together every week without getting dumped on...i think you can find a place to spin just about anywhere if you're really determined...

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:OK there's only one solution for you fingerfrozen spinners! Come move to Brisbane where there's a mass of nice folks spinning all year round. In fact it gets harder to spin in summer cos who wants fire round yr face when it's already 35 degrees? And yr hands get sweaty and it;s easier to drop the staff.....

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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